1. Alex Rodriguez: Guilty Until Proven Innocent for Pitch-Tipping

    We live in a country that prides itself on cute little slogans. One that is applied to our court systems is "innocent until proven guilty...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 5 years ago 641 reads 14 comments

  2. Alexander Ovechkin, Shots on Goal, and the NHL Playoffs

    As the NHL Playoffs continue, the most anticipated Conference Quarterfinal match-up features the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Washington Capitals (thank you, Carolina!). Or, as many fans see this series, Sidney Crosby versus Alexander Ovechkin...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 5 years ago 744 reads 2 comments

  3. Going Against the Home Team

    Growing up in Alabama, it was difficult to to pull for professional teams. College teams—well, college football—became the obvious teams to follow, as if there even was a choice...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about over 5 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  4. Becoming Relevant: The Top Five Mr. Irrelevants Since 1994

    It is the only selection in the NFL Draft that has a trophy associated with it. The player drafted is swept away to a week of fun and honor in fabulous Newport Beach, California. And it is the most anticipated selection of the NFL Draft...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 947 reads 2 comments

  5. Is Alexander Ovechkin the NHL's Allen Iverson?

    Can being too good be bad for your team? Perhaps that is the case with the Washington Capitals and their charismatic left winger Alexander Ovechkin...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 2,261 reads 35 comments

  6. "Ichiro" Means "Baseball's Best Hitter"

    The best hitter in the Major Leagues today stands 5'11" and weighs around 170 pounds. And he is not a home run hitter. Manny Ramirez receives a lot of credit for being the “best hitter in baseball...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 189 reads 47 comments

  7. Sports and Politics: A Steady Relationship

    In June of last year, Yani Tseng defeated Maria Hjorth in a four-hole, sudden death playoff to win the McDonald's LPGA Championship...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 3,826 reads 0 comments

  8. Don't Worry, It's OK To Hate Tiger Woods

    Maybe "hate" is too strong of a word for you. Perhaps "dislike." Or you are "not a fan of Tiger." Or maybe "hate" is an appropriate word and, in the words of Henry Winkler in The Waterboy, you "hate him...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 1,256 reads 10 comments

  9. Revisiting the Race Issue: What Makes a "Hard-Working" Player?

    Hate to revisit the race issue, but Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma spoke two weeks too late. Following Connecticut's victory over the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday night, the ...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 1,073 reads 20 comments

  10. Brian Dawkins is More Newsworthy Than Jay Cutler

    As sports fans, we are inundated with sensationalism. And really since ESPN's SportsCenter switched from highlights to (primarily) sports "news," the most sensational stories are typically the "top" stories...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 133 reads 7 comments

  11. John Calipari's Step Down—Or, How Memphis is Actually Better Than Kentucky

    John Calipari's decision to take the head coaching job at the University of Kentucky has reverberated throughout the sports world...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 1,417 reads 28 comments

  12. The Pimping of Candace Parker

    Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker is a stunning athlete, both in terms of skill and beauty. She is also as popular as a WNBA star can be in this country. The rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan even referenced her on their recent album...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 1,484 reads 10 comments

  13. The White Devil in Basketball

    Jeff Passan might have written the previously unwritable. He invoked race when discussing basketball, only he noted that the it is the white kid that is being picked on. And the thing is…he is correct...

    Daniel McGowin Written by Daniel McGowin about almost 6 years ago 2,142 reads 17 comments