1. Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit Of The NFL

    Like the proverbial question about the sound of a tree in the forest, I have a similar question about the NFL...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 146 reads 1 comments

  2. The Greed Of Adidas: Sticking It To UCF And Air Jordan's Son

    Given that his father is synonymous with the company, it is likely that Marcus Jordan had a Nike swoosh on his pacifier as a baby. Certainly, he grew up wearing shoes and clothes designed by the famous sports apparel company...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 1,507 reads 1 comments

  3. Yankees Win, Major League Baseball Loses

    In a decade in which greed and excess have been dominant themes in all walks of life, it may be only fitting that the final major sports championship would be claimed by the franchise that best personifies those qualities, the New York Yankees...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 858 reads 38 comments

  4. College Football Weekly Review: Undefeated and Unloved

    There is still more than a month left in the college football regular season, but it is now pretty clear that if Florida, Alabama, and Texas all win out through the regular season, the BCS Championship ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 946 reads 4 comments

  5. Classic Rewind: Philadelphia Eagles Rally to Shock Washington Redskins

    Each week, Sports Then and Now picks one NFL matchup and looks through the history books to find an intriguing past meeting between the two teams...

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  6. College Football Week Seven: A Win Is a Win

    None of the top three teams in college football looked all that dominating this week, but they all took home the “W”, which is really all that matters...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 650 reads 0 comments

  7. Even at 99, John Wooden Can Still Teach Current Coaches

    Today marks the 99th birthday of coaching legend John Wooden. Unlike some current coaching greats, Wooden knew when it was time to walk away. It is a legacy that others may want to consider emulating...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 296 reads -1 comments

  8. College Football Week In Review: Style Or Substance?

    After weeks of positioning, this was the week where the real contenders and pretenders started to weed themselves out...

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  9. Greats of Baltimore Orioles History: Bob Boyd

    The Baltimore Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week is the first in a long line of great first basemen for the Baltimore Orioles. The first player in the modern history of the Baltimore Orioles to hit over ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 433 reads 0 comments

  10. Junior Seau: Hard To Say Goodbye

    Word came out earlier this week that Junior Seau is still interested in playing in the NFL again and now it looks like Bill Belichick and the Patriots may be interested in adding the 40-year linebacker to shore up their depleted defense...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 758 reads 3 comments

  11. College Football Week Five: Returning The Fight To The Fighting Irish

    It was another interesting weekend of college football as several ranked teams received unexpected challenges while a couple teams solidified their place in the rankings...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 784 reads 23 comments

  12. Dave Trembley Retained By Baltimore Orioles For 2010

    At first reaction, the announcement on Friday that the Baltimore Orioles have retained the services of manager Dave Trembley for the 2010 season seems like a head-scratcher...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 58 reads 1 comments

  13. College Football Week 4 Review: Revivals Are Short Lived

    One of the early themes of the 2009 college football season has been the revivals demonstrated by a number of programs that had struggled in recent years, but gave indications early in this season that they were ready for a return to prominence...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 236 reads 6 comments

  14. Can The Sports World Control Twitter?

    It was about a year ago that I first learned about Twitter and started my own personal Twitter account (dhprguy). At the time I was working for a public relations firm and it was pretty obvious ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 118 reads 1 comments

  15. Classic Rewind: When Baltimore vs. Cleveland Meant Colts vs. Browns

    Each week during the 2009 NFL season, Sports Then and Now will pick one NFL matchup and look through the history books to find an intriguing past meeting between the two teams...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 502 reads 0 comments

  16. Greats Of Baltimore Orioles History: Paul Blair

    This week the Baltimore Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week is an outfielder that patrolled centerfield with grace while also providing the Orioles with timely hitting for more than a decade...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 295 reads 0 comments

  17. Week Three Provides Some Great College Football Action

    It will be pretty hard for the rest of the college football season to have an afternoon like we saw this Saturday. If you were lucky enough to be sitting in front of the TV or at a sports bar for the games that started at 3:30 p...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 331 reads 0 comments

  18. Today's NFL Is Different for Top Rookie Quarterbacks

    There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the biggest things a rookie NFL quarterback had to worry about on game day were wearing a cool baseball cap and keeping track of his clipboard...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 309 reads 0 comments

  19. Greats Of Baltimore Orioles History: Mike Cuellar

    We recognize as the Baltimore Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week one of the key pitchers for the Baltimore Orioles during their championship run of the late 1960s and early 1970s...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 100 reads 1 comments

  20. College Football Week Two Review: Are They Really Back?

    Each Sunday during college football season, Sports Then and Now looks at some of the big games, stories, and events from the action of the week...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 1,592 reads 23 comments

  21. Classic Rewind: The Day the Scoring Never Stopped

    Each week during the 2009 NFL season, Sports Then and Now will pick one upcoming NFL matchup and look through the history books to find an intriguing past meeting between the two teams...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 180 reads 0 comments

  22. Calvin Hill: From the Ivy League to the NFL

    With the NFL season starting this week we recognize as the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week a player who was the NFL Rookie of the Year 40 years ago and went on to a successful 12-year career...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 798 reads 0 comments

  23. Why Football Powers Should Start The Season With Cupcakes

    Each Sunday during college football season Sports Then and Now will look at some of the big games, stories, and events from the action of that week...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 561 reads 14 comments

  24. What Might Have Been: Remembering the 1994 Montreal Expos

    Had Major League Baseball and the Baseball Players Union made some different choices 15 years ago, September 2009 might have been a great time to be a fan of the Montreal Expos. If I close my eyes, I can almost picture it...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 6,119 reads 4 comments

  25. It's "Pie" Time for the Baltimore Orioles

    With Adam Jones potentially done for the season with an ankle injury, much-maligned Felix Pie will get a chance to prove he belongs in the Orioles starting lineup come 2010...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 5 years ago 250 reads 2 comments