1. Why Darren McFadden Should Win the Heisman Trophy

    One game. That's all it takes: one game.One game should be enough to get Darren McFadden the Heisman Trophy. College football is about moments—about big players rising to the occasion in big games...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 6 years ago 1,069 reads 13 comments

  2. What No One's Saying About Chris Benoit

    I don't mean to burst anybody's triple-murder bubble here, but someone please explain this to me: If Chris Benoit really is innocent if Kevin Sullivan or the One-Armed Man or whomever ...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about almost 7 years ago 863 reads 47 comments

  3. Why Barry Bonds Won't Break Hank Aaron's Record

    Because I don't want him to. I really don't want him to. Barry Bonds hit his 749th career home run on Friday, and it made me sick to my stomach. By 753, I expect to be broken out in hives...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 639 reads 4 comments

  4. Duke Rape Case: How to Give Mike Nifong What He Deserves

    One night. That would at least be the beginning of justice, in this whole unspeakable mess: One night for Mike Nifong. Not in prison. Forget prison. Prison doesn't even touch the scope of the wrong here...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 396 reads 6 comments

  5. NBA Finals: What Happened to LeBron James?

    The King is dead. Long live the King. Let me say, for starters, that I know LeBron James will be okay. I know he will survive his defeat at the hands of Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 2,463 reads 4 comments

  6. 12-Year-Old at the US Open: What Alexis Thompson Has in Store

    If I were Alexis Thompson's old man, I wouldn't let her anywhere near a golf course. Not with anyone watching, anyway...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 407 reads 2 comments

  7. How Lewis Hamilton Made History

    If Lewis Hamilton proved anything at the Grand Prix of Canada on Sunday, it's that there really is a first time for everything. Literally, almost. In driving to the title, the 22-year-old earned the first victory of his F1 career...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 372 reads 3 comments

  8. Don't Be Fooled Roger Clemens Is Finished

    Hey—it was just the Pirates. Before we go etching Roger Clemens' name on the Cy Young award, let's remember that much: It was just the Pirates. And it was just June...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 210 reads 1 comments

  9. Why Rafael Nadal Will Beat Roger Federer

    On Sunday, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in the men's final at Roland Garros. Nick Nickel, for one, has already called the match for Federer, claiming that Nadal's days of clay court dominance are behind him...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 333 reads 3 comments

  10. Lakers Analysis: The Best Reason to Trade Kobe Bryant

    At least then he'll shut up. That seems to me to be the best reason for the Lakers to ship Kobe Bryant out of Los Angeles: At least then he'll shut up. At least then we won't have to put up with the whining and the finger-pointing...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 708 reads 19 comments

  11. Magic Job: Why Stan Van Gundy Should Thank Billy Donovan

    Some NBA coaches have big shoes to fill when they take a new job. Not so for Stan Van Gundy. The Orlando Magic hired Van Gundy as their head coach on Thursday, just days after Billy Donovan backed out of a five-year, $27 million agreement...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 297 reads 0 comments

  12. Will Billy Donovan Be Welcome Back at Florida?

    You can't go home again. It's a truism, sure—but at the core of every truism is a rock-hard kernel of truth. Given the way things have gone this week, you've got to wonder if Billy Donovan's about to find that out the hard way...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about 7 years ago 286 reads 15 comments

  13. Cottage Industry: December 30

    Because "Better late than never" ain't even the half of it... Say hey there Bleacher Bums hope nobody missed me on Friday. (Quoth Harry Doyle: "And judging by the attendance...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 149 reads 0 comments

  14. Cottage Industry: December 22

    Because let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with a fifteen-game suspension... Happy Solstice and change, Bleacher Creatures...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 184 reads 0 comments

  15. Cottage Industry: December 15

    Because there s no Semitism like anti-Semitism... Happy belated Hanukkah, Bleacher Creatures. How bout a warm baruch habah to the Industry s new Jewish Affairs coordinator, Mahmoud Ahmadinmejad...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 305 reads 0 comments

  16. Cottage Industry: December 8

    Happy Pearl Harbor Day plus one, Cheap-Seaters. Let's have a special welcome for the Industry's new Minister of the Obvious, Jumpin' James Baker...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 307 reads 0 comments

  17. Cottage Industry: December 1

    Because my investigative work helped expose corruption in the Kremlin and all I got was this lousy case of radiation poisoning.....

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 213 reads 0 comments

  18. Cottage Industry: November 24

    Because man can t live on tryptophan alone A hearty gobble gobble to all you pilgrims out there. Industry Insiders had grand ambitions for this week s edition, but there s nothing ...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 153 reads 0 comments

  19. Cottage Industry: November 17

    Because there's no duck like a lame duck... Happy Friday, boys and girls. How 'bout a hand for our house band, Nancy Pelosi and the Bay City Rollers...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 233 reads 0 comments

  20. Cottage Industry: November 10

    Because the more things change... Happy Friday-after, Cottage cheesers. How 'bout a hand for our new Master of Ceremonies, Dandy Don Rumsfeld...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 307 reads 0 comments

  21. Cottage Industry: November 3

    Because Congressmen come and Congressmen go, but sound bites last forever... Welcome back, Industry Insiders. Let's have a warm welcome for our new resident humorist, G.I. John Kerry. Military Intelligence, 1...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 307 reads 0 comments

  22. Cottage Industry: October 27

    Because you got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to use the damned hand soap... A hearty welcome back to all you Cottage-heads out there...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 245 reads 0 comments

  23. Cottage Industry: October 20

    Because being right means never having to say your sorry... Say hey there Bleacher Creatures—great to be back here in cyber-blivion. I just flew in with Cory Lidle, and boy are my arms...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 338 reads 1 comments

  24. Cottage Industry: October 13

    Because if he don't say it, someone else might... Happy Friday the Thirteenth everybody. How 'bout a warm hand for our megalomaniacal despots of the week, Kim Jong-il and George Steinbrenner...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about over 7 years ago 303 reads 1 comments

  25. Cottage Industry: October 6

    So, a milkman walks into an Amish schoolhouse— But seriously. Early reports were the dude was driven over the edge by the memory of a terrible thing he did twenty years ago...

    Joe Cottage Written by Joe Cottage about almost 8 years ago 233 reads 2 comments