1. Coaching as a Metaphor for Fatherhood

    This article originated from HowToWatchSports.com My little boy turns six months old today. It’s been the wildest—and best—ride of my life...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about almost 5 years ago 60 reads 1 comments

  2. How the BCS Kept Utah From A National Title, Would Have Prevented BYU's

    This article originated from HowToWatchSports.com The BYU-Utah clash is no slouch among the elite rivalries in college football...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about almost 5 years ago 588 reads 16 comments

  3. Which NFL GM's Wife Will Let Him Sign Michael Vick?

    Michael Vick’s eventual home in the NFL has very little to do with football. It has nothing to do with what offensive schemes can accommodate him, what coaches covet his talents, or what teams have needs at quarterback...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about almost 5 years ago 1,229 reads 13 comments

  4. If You're an NBA Has-Been, This Offseason Is For You

    The NBA’s 2009 offseason has seen movement of some of the league’s most dynamic, influential, and franchise-changing players. If you’re stuck in 2001, that is...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about almost 5 years ago 668 reads 10 comments

  5. Clippers To End Lakers' LA Playoff Monopoly in 2010

    Nineteen wins in 2008-09. Playoffs in 2009-10. It's a bold prediction, especially for the Los Angeles Clippers. But if they're ever going to shrug off twenty-five years of Clipperdom and enter ...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about almost 5 years ago 1,918 reads 23 comments

  6. With All the Big-Name Dealing, This NBA Offseason's Got a Baseball Feeling

    Basketball is a coach's sport, and baseball is a manager's sport.It's not an absolute, of course, as coaches and managers play a significant role in both sports...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 514 reads 11 comments

  7. 25 Years Later: Evander Holyfield Robbed of Gold in the 1984 Olympics

    This article looks back on an event from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, which celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.In 1984, Evander Holyfield became a household name in the United States...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 5,365 reads 11 comments

  8. A Trojan at Every Position: The 2009 All-USC NFL Team

    USC football has become a dynasty. They've won two National Championships in the last six years, they've won seven straight Conference Championships, and they have made seven straight BCS Bowl appearances...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 2,588 reads 19 comments

  9. Albert Pujols Suspended for Use of the Gym (Satire)

    Albert Pujols has been suspended from Major League Baseball after testing positive for using the gym, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced yesterday."We have a problem in baseball," said Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg upon hearing the news...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 697 reads 16 comments

  10. How Is LeBron James Affected by the NBA's New Salary Cap Figure?

    The bad news about the salary cap made quite a splash. But not all of it was justified, especially when it comes to the future of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.In case you missed it, the 2009-2010 salary cap figure is $57...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 775 reads 9 comments

  11. Cleveland Cavaliers Nab Anthony Parker: Really, It's a Big Deal

    The Cleveland Cavaliers finally did the one thing they needed to do in free agency this year. They got Anthony Parker. The Cavaliers and Parker have agreed to terms, though a contract hasn't yet been signed...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 63 reads 24 comments

  12. The BCS on Trial: Understanding the Implications

    Who could have guessed it would come to this? Congressional hearings opened Tuesday to investigate possible violations of antitrust laws by college football's Bowl Championship Series.This opens the whole can of worms again...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 497 reads 26 comments

  13. The Richard Jefferson Deal Makes the San Antonio Spurs Human Again

    For 10 years, the San Antonio Spurs have been breaking all the rules. Not NBA rules, of course—in all reality they've been fully rule-abiding...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 17 reads 22 comments

  14. If NBA Teams Aren't Getting Better This Offseason, They're Getting Worse

    There's never been a "holding steady" in sports. If you're not busy getting better, you're busy getting worse—because everyone else is getting better.Never has that been more true than in this NBA offseason...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 1,622 reads 26 comments

  15. How Sports Embody the American Spirit

    The history of the United States is the consummate underdog story. Underdog stories are the bread and butter of sports movies...

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  16. It's Official: I'm Breaking Up With Mo Williams

    I really, really tried to like Mo Williams this year. Everybody said he could be that piece, that Scottie Pippen that LeBron James needs so badly. He'd be the key to the vicious inside-outside game, with LeBron at the hub...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 671 reads 14 comments

  17. Why Nobody Likes the Clippers: Location, Location, Location?

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 793 reads 34 comments

  18. Is Charlie Villanueva the Final Piece of the Cavaliers' Puzzle?

    Cleveland fans, hold your breath. Charlie Villanueva might be the piece that finally pushes the Cavaliers to a title.Cavs GM Danny Ferry has been busy the past few offseasons, struggling to assemble an adequate supporting cast around LeBron James...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 1,258 reads 26 comments

  19. Angels Introduce Nick Adenhart Award—and Pray It Never Happens Again

    Last week the Los Angeles Angels announced the Nick Adenhart "Pitcher of the Year" award, in memory of their young starting pitcher who was killed by a drunk driver on April 9...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 490 reads 2 comments

  20. What This Lackluster NBA Draft Needed: High Schoolers

    Another NBA Draft has come and gone, and this one took some serious flak for being one of the shallowest drafts in years...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 412 reads 15 comments

  21. Why a LeBron James Injury Is What the Cavaliers Need Most

    The Cleveland Cavaliers' trade rumor mill is running on overdrive this offseason, but the real problems aren't with their roster. What the Cavs need is for LeBron James to go out with an injury...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 1,662 reads 15 comments

  22. An Advertising Guy's 10 Best Sports Commercials

    As someone with a background in the advertising industry, I feel somewhat uniquely qualified in putting this list together. I've even worked on ad campaigns for some of the brands that made this list...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 2,854 reads 26 comments

  23. Destroy the Steroids Test Results. Do It for Baseball.

    Steroids were the best thing that's happened to baseball in a long time.With Sammy Sosa having been revealed as another of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing ...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 57 reads 29 comments

  24. Forget Shaq; The Lakers Won This Title Without Kobe

    That's a lie, obviously.Kobe Bryant was the clearly the biggest part and the moving force behind the Lakers' 2009 championship run. But in the Finals, it felt like Kobe was behind the scenes...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 916 reads 6 comments

  25. Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: Graphing NBA Finals Game Four

    Derek Fisher was the Lakers' hero for Game Four of the NBA Finals. Twice.His stat line doesn't look like much—only 12 points, and he only made 2-7 from beyond the arc—but his two trios came at the best possible times...

    Roger P Written by Roger P about 5 years ago 358 reads 11 comments