1. New York Jets Dominate New England Patriots: To Heck with Conventional Wisdom

    I have completely lost patience with conventional wisdom and those who worship at its alter. I am convinced that so-called “conventional wisdom” means absolutely nothing...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 134 reads 0 comments

  2. New Year's Day Massacre: The Big Ten Takes a Beating

    I’m a Midwestern guy. A Big Ten guy. But right now I’m feeling a little embarrassed. Something is terribly wrong with Big Ten football. The Big Ten took an absolute beating on New Year’s Day, losing all five of its games...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 571 reads 3 comments

  3. 2010: A Year That Will Shape the Way We See Sports in the Future

    This year challenged many of our beliefs about sports issues and the athletes who play the games. The highlights and the low-lights of 2010 offered us important insights into what athletes face, and what fans expect and are willing to accept...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  4. The President and Michael Vick

    Redemption has a friend in President Obama, and that’s a very good thing. My hope is that what the President said about Michael Vick will not become so politicized that people wlll misunderstand what the President is really trying to convey...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 587 reads 2 comments

  5. Tim Tebow Silences the Critics and Makes His Case

    Tim Tebow leads Denver to a comeback win over Houston with over 300 yards passing—that’s the headline. The headline could also read: Much maligned, former Heisman trophy winner begins to silence his critics...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 667 reads 8 comments

  6. Ohio State Football Suspensions: NCAA Shows It's True Colors

    By selectively, suspending five Ohio State players this week, the NCAA revealed itself for what it really is, an arrogant, hypocritical, dysfunctional organization...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 331 reads 1 comments

  7. UConn's Ladies: A Different Game

    The University of Connecticut women steamrolled Florida State 93-62 on Tuesday night. They have now gone 89 straight games without losing. The streak started 25 months ago against Georgia Tech...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  8. Austin Collie: A Concussion To Remember

    We had another harrowing reminder on Sunday about just how dangerous football can be. The brutal but clean hit that Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie took against Jacksonville should be examined by all of us...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 1,151 reads 2 comments

  9. Cam Newton Cleared as NCAA Washes Its Hands

    For weeks I have wanted to write that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is, without a doubt, this season’s best college football player and should easily win the Heisman Trophy...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 33 reads 4 comments

  10. A Dream Deferred Again: Portland's Greg Oden to Miss Entire Season

    I just learned that the Portland Trailblazer’s often-injured center, Greg Oden, will miss the entire season. I don’t think I can possibly feel worse for an athlete...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 106 reads 0 comments

  11. Washington Redskins' Donovan McNabb's Career on Line Against Philadelphia Eagles

    The irony and symbolism surrounding the upcoming Monday Night Football game can’t be more apparent. Donovan McNabb is facing his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles , in a game to prove he can still run a team...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 647 reads 2 comments

  12. Jerry Rice: Is He the NFL's Greatest Player?

    I watch a lot of sports programming on TV, but this year, one sports show really stands out: The NFL Network’s 10-week long documentary series, The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 1,429 reads 0 comments

  13. Does Randy Moss Want To Play for the Tennessee Titans?

    The Tennessee Titans might be Randy Moss's final NFL destination. But I foolishly thought New England was it for Moss, and that was two teams ago. Moss is on his third team this season—Tennessee is his third team in just four weeks...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 934 reads 0 comments

  14. Washington Redskins: Donovan McNabb Benched, DC Stunned

    Talk radio here in DC is buzzing and fans are confused; this in a city where people are rarely caught off-guard and understand politics better than most...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  15. The NBA Season Starts: It's Still All about LeBron James

    LeBron James and his talents will be dissected all season long, especially in defeat. Every game, like Miami’s season opening loss to the Boston Celtics, will be reviewed and scrutinized...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  16. Michael Vick Is Back Under Center

    Last year we marveled at the passing skills of the aging Brett Favre, who at 40 took the Vikings to the brink of the Super Bowl. Unbelievably, Favre had the best overall season of his career...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 4 years ago 120 reads 0 comments

  17. George Steinbrenner Passes Away, But Not His Legacy

    Sports fans knew George Steinbrenner for 37 of his 80 years, ever since he bought the New York Yankees in the early 1970s. But the legacy Steinbrenner leaves behind will permeate throughout the offices of sports owners for years to come...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 4 years ago 95 reads 1 comments

  18. LeBron James Leaves Home But Still Bears a Burden

    Yes, LeBron James’ ESPN special Thursday night was overblown, self-indulgent and maybe even cruel, but I couldn’t help watching it...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about 4 years ago 24 reads 1 comments

  19. 2010 NFL Draft: Is Tim Tebow the Denver Broncos' Next Great Quarterback?

    Easily the biggest surprise of this year’s NFL draft is the Denver Broncos’ selection of the University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in the first round...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about 4 years ago 1,988 reads 3 comments

  20. Ben Roethlisberger Deserves Suspension and Scorn

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may have escaped prosecution, but he should not elude a suspension and public scorn...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about 4 years ago 645 reads 14 comments

  21. Phil Mickelson Masterful in Augusta

    Finally Phil Mickelson lived up to the hype. He played the tournament of his life this weekend at The Master’s. On this day, he was in fact easily golf’s best...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 4 years ago 170 reads 0 comments

  22. Martina Navratilova Takes on Cancer with Same Spirit She Does Tennis, Life

    Martina Navratilova is one of my all-time sports favorites. Her courage to come out as a lesbian years ago, when she could have stayed in the closet, literally cost her millions of dollars...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 4 years ago 289 reads 1 comments

  23. Butler Will Be Back but Not as Cinderella

    The game played out like the Hollywood script it was meant to emulate. Monday night’s dramatic championship game ended with Duke edging Butler 61-59. But that was only the score, not the full story...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 4 years ago 94 reads 0 comments

  24. Why the Butler Bulldogs Are Poised for Basketball Immortality

    With Saturday’s semi-final games completed, college basketball’s best ever storybook has just one more chapter to complete. The final game...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 4 years ago 1,093 reads 11 comments

  25. Brittney Griner Versus UConn: Baylor Star Looks to End Huskies' Dominance

    I have been pretty critical of women’s basketball, particularly this year with the University of Connecticut’s mind-numbingly boring winning streak of 76 games straight...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 4 years ago 544 reads 7 comments