1. Lane Kiffin Should Blame His Players, Not SEC Officials

    Tennessee head football coach Lane Kiffin is complaining about a penalty that was not called. In Tennessee’s game against Alabama on Saturday, the Volunteers attempted a game-winning kick to knock off the second-ranked team in the country...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 943 reads 5 comments

  2. Austin Scott's Lawsuit Against Penn State Is a Fumble Waiting to Happen

    Austin Scott is a running back.  And he is looking to get paid! But he is not attempting to get on an NFL team, or a CFL team, or a UFL team, or even in one of the many European leagues...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 755 reads 10 comments

  3. Bobby, Blue, Bland: The Effect of Bobby Bowden at Florida State

    During the 1992 Democratic National Convention, then vice presidential candidate Al Gore repeated the line "it's time for them to go...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 4 years ago 436 reads 4 comments

  4. Jeff Passan, Sports Media, and the Loss of Power

    Jeff Passan is a writer for Yahoo! Sports and formerly of The Kansas City Star; the latter a newspaper, for those who did not know (yes, newspapers do still exist). And apparently he is a bitter man...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 849 reads 0 comments

  5. Rainbow Bright: Finding Positives in Hawai'i's Loss To UNLV

    After getting out quickly and holding off the Washington State Cougars, Hawai'i met a stronger opponent in Mountain West foe UNLV.  In the end, the Warriors came away with a loss in the second of a three-game mainland road trip...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 171 reads 2 comments

  6. Whiteout? Blackout? Who Really Wins (and Who Cares)?

    It seems that it is now fashionable for teams, particularly college football teams, to have color-themed games.  Penn State has pulled the “whiteout” at Beaver Stadium and while it is cool looking, it does not really do anything special...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 2,249 reads 3 comments

  7. Hawaii Football: Finding Positives In Close Win Over Central Arkansas

    It was not pretty, but it was one of those "we'll take it" victories over the Bears of Central Arkansas. What was likely perceived by some to be an automatic "W" became a fight for survival for ...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 291 reads 4 comments

  8. Josh Hamilton's Scarlet Letter?

    Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter is one of sin, guilt, and repentance, set in Puritan Boston. It follows Hester Prynne, who is forced to wear a scarlet "A" to advertise her sin ...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 621 reads 1 comments

  9. Josh Hamilton, Addiction, and Human Frailty: Disasterpieces

    "I don’t feel like I’m a hypocrite. I feel like I’m human." Those are Josh Hamilton's words on Saturday, Aug. 8, following the publication on Deadspin of pictures proving MLB's "Superman" had in fact relapsed...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 1,138 reads 8 comments

  10. 2009 Boise State Schedule: Three Big Games Beyond Oregon

    Upon the release of the USA Today coaches poll, it became quite clear that the voters initially held Boise State in high regards...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 1,026 reads 8 comments

  11. Three Mountain West BCS Busters Face Three Trap Games Before Crashing the Party

    Sometimes, you have to suspend disbelief in order for an article to work. We love the underdog. Well, most of us love the underdog just as long as that underdog is not upsetting our favorite ...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 684 reads 13 comments

  12. Hi, My Name Is Brett, and I Am an Addict: Brett Favre and Football

    Football is indeed the new favorite pastime in the United States, supplanting baseball for that honor. This status is exemplified by how ESPN and other sports media cover the sport 365 days a year...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 2,820 reads 11 comments

  13. College Football's Five Most Likely Upsets in 2009, Part Three

    Many different people, from academics to politicians, spend an extraordinary amount of time defining each word they use. As sports fans, we are no different, especially when defining exactly what is a "sport...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 5 years ago 2,298 reads 14 comments

  14. MLB's All-Star Game Is for the Fans—at Least According to the Media

    The moment that Major League Baseball announces the starting rosters for its annual All-Star Game, sports fans across the United States (and maybe Ontario) begin dissecting the selections...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 525 reads 19 comments

  15. Ricky Rubio, Who Do You Think You Are?

    You remember Yi Jianlian, yeah? He was the seven-footer from Guangdong Province in China who was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the sixth pick in the 2007 NBA Draft...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 4,045 reads 85 comments

  16. College Football's Five Most Likely Upsets in 2009, Pt 2

    Sometimes the snow comes down in June. Sometimes the earth goes 'round the moon. And sometimes, an FCS school beats two FBS schools in the same season! Yes, I did just cite a Vanessa Williams song...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 1,398 reads 7 comments

  17. Holy Chizik! Give Auburn a Break!

    Two seasons after Alabama makes a splash with the hiring of Nick Saban, Auburn goes out and, like 13-year-old Chinese divers, barely makes a splash in the pool by hiring Gene Chizik...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 1,150 reads 5 comments

  18. College Football's Five Most Likely Upsets in 2009, Pt. 1

    As college football fans, we love to circle the marquee games for the upcoming season. It helps build up the anticipation to discuss the games that will define the season for our favorite teams...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 2,827 reads 10 comments

  19. The Top Five U.S. Athletes To Play Abroad

    In most sports, we as sports fans simply take it as natural that the world's best athletes come to the United States to play in arguably the best leagues in the world...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 2,174 reads 2 comments

  20. Rush Limbaugh Should Own a Sports Franchise—Just Not the St. Louis Rams

    Imagine the following scenario on ESPN's SportsCenter: "Today, NFL owners approved the sale of the St. Louis Rams to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 900 reads 37 comments

  21. Chien-Ming Wang To Start, but Is He Really "Back"?

    First, I have to give big ups to "Heartbeat of the Bronx." His article on Chien-Ming Wang inspired this article. Wang is scheduled to make his first start today since returning from the disabled list...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 449 reads 16 comments

  22. An Ode to LeBron James, With Help From Coldplay (Viva LeBron?)

    An article written by Dan Wetzel for Yahoo! Sports discusses LeBron James's silence and actions speaking loudly. For some reason, as I read that article, the sounds of Chris Martin and Coldplay entered my head...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 688 reads 2 comments

  23. Did Chris Andersen Posterize Lamar Odom?

    Whoa now! How is it that someone who dunked “all over” another human being can actually be the one who is “posterized”? Well, let’s go over what happened in Game ...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 1,659 reads 34 comments

  24. The Draft, Rookie Salaries, and Inequality in the NFL

    “With the first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select...INSIGNIFICANCE!!!” Now, before people reading this article become upset that I am calling Matthew Stafford a bust, follow the logic...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 1,713 reads 22 comments

  25. Minding Your Manners: Should Enthusiasm in Baseball Be Discouraged?

    Much has been made over the past weekend's baseball games and "extracurricular activities." On Saturday, Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun took a Ryan Dempster pitch deep for a solo shot in the seventh, ending the Cubs pitcher's day...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about 5 years ago 703 reads 22 comments