1. New Laker Coach Mike Brown Deserves a Chance, Not Criticism and Ridicule

    It's not like he's been coaching a middle school basketball team, and surprisingly found himself the new head coach of two-time champion Los Angeles Lakers ...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 1,056 reads 3 comments

  2. Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan Facing Do-or-Die Season?

    Someone needs to tell Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan that John Elway isn't walking through that door. Shannon Sharpe isn't walking through that door. Neither is Terrell Davis...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 2,583 reads 24 comments

  3. NBA Playoffs 2011: Plenty of Factors Led to Lakers' Stunning Implosion

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling all year by Lakers standards. Deep down inside, we knew they were doomed after Hall-of-Famer and five-time Laker Champion Earvin "Magic" ...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 1,092 reads 6 comments

  4. Did Terps Basketball Coach Gary Williams Actually Retire...Or Was He Pushed Out?

    They've been trying to fire the guy for several years, and now at the 11th hour he resigns? I like Kool-Aid, but I'm not drinking this batch. I've lived in the Washington D.C...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 2,079 reads 11 comments

  5. Kobe Bryant, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens Face Critical Spotlight: Is It Unfair?

    They're all living the life every sports-loving kid across the country hopes to experience one day, but is it worth the price? Kobe Bryant is back in the national spotlight ...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 485 reads 1 comments

  6. MLB Hit King Pete Rose Turning 70: Hall of Fame Vote Would Be Nice Birthday Gift

    Baseball's all-time hits leader is still staring through the pearly gates of the Hall of Fame from the outside, as he approaches a milestone in his life...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 563 reads 1 comments

  7. San Francisco Giants Fan Attacked in Dodgers Parking Lot the Sad Side of Sports

    They're calling in the Calvary at Dodger Stadium, This on the heels of a San Francisco Giants fan getting attacked by LA Dodgers fans in the parking lot following a Dodgers - Giants game...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 872 reads 2 comments

  8. Washington Wizards Backcourt Set, Rebuilding Process Full Steam Ahead

    Nick Young, John Wall and newcomer Jordan Crawford have developed into one of the most exciting NBA backcourt combinations in a long time for the Washington Wizards ...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 874 reads 10 comments

  9. VCU Perfect Fit for March Madness, Criticism from ESPN Analysts Way off Base

    As I sat on my couch on Selection Sunday for March Madness, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I wasn't surprised that VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University, had received an at large bid for the tournament...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 1,024 reads 0 comments

  10. NCAA Bracket 2011: Getting Dizzy Playing Channel-Flipping Game During the Dance

    This whole March Madness craze has taken on a life of its own. It seems every year, more and more people are talking Final Four. Did your team get in? Who do you play? My wife is totally into the tournament...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 441 reads 0 comments

  11. ESPN's Jalen Rose's Racial Comments Honest, but Offensive and Divisive

    Jalen Rose knew his comments would hurt people, but he may have underestimated the gravity of the words he spewed on national television last week during ESPN's "Fab Five" special...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 1,970 reads 5 comments

  12. Maryland Coach Gary Williams Rejects "One-and-Dones": Program Suffering?

    It's a new day in college basketball, and everyone knows it. The talented few are on campus for one year, and they quickly sprint for the NBA riches. Who can blame them? I don't...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 870 reads 3 comments

  13. Charlie Sheen a Role Model for Baseball Players? I Don't Think So!

    I've been told that sometimes I'm a little pointed in my remarks in this column. My tone, according to others, can be a little, shall we say, direct. Well, here I go again...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 1,223 reads 1 comments

  14. NBA's Changing Face of Free Agency: Form a Big Three

    Melo wasn't budging, and there was very little anyone could do about it. He wanted the bright lights of Broadway, and nothing was getting in his way. Not the Denver Nuggets ...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 372 reads 0 comments

  15. NBA All-Star Pre-Game Coverage Not a Slam Dunk

    It's always uncomfortable to watch celebrities attempting to interview sports figures. And it's equally nauseating as sports figures try to quiz celebrities. Talk about a fish out of water...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 555 reads 1 comments

  16. Los Angeles Lakers: 3-Peat a Work in Progress for Kobe Bryant, Lake Show

    Full disclosure from Jump Street: I'm a pure Los Angeles Lakers fan. I didn't just jump on the bandwagon after Kobe and Shaq. Or after Kobe and Gasol...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 769 reads 0 comments

  17. Kids In The NBA: The Dumbing Down Of Professional Basketball

    They're called one and done. You've no doubt heard the term. Basketball players who attend college for one year and immediately declare for the NBA...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 1,036 reads 7 comments

  18. Dan Snyder: Big Bad Dan and His Ludicrous Lawsuit Against Washington City Paper

    Let me say right out of the gate that I'm not looking for trouble. I don't want the second wealthiest NFL owner putting me on his radar...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 560 reads 1 comments

  19. Washington Wizards Facing Big Decisions

    So how long do you wait for the rebuilding to show signs of life? How long do you keep the current front office together, despite being win less on the road this year? How long ...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 3 years ago 419 reads 1 comments

  20. Jason Campbell the Key to Washington Redskins Success

    As the Washington Redskins prepare to gear up for the 2009-2010 season, all eyes will focus on quarterback Jason Campbell. The one-time Auburn star has been the subject trade talk, but has managed to hang on to the starting job...

    Greg Starddard Written by Greg Starddard about over 5 years ago 484 reads 1 comments