1. Is Too Much Talent the Los Angeles Lakers' Biggest Problem?

    Suppose everyday after school, a 16-year-old plays Madden with his 8-year-old brother. Game after game, day after day, month after month, the older brother demolishes the younger one. It’s not even close...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 425 reads 16 comments

  2. As Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Bluff, I Long for the Days of Mike Tyson

    Excuse me for perhaps being momentarily crazy, but ask yourself a simple question: Would Mike Tyson ever do this? I never thought I would ask myself that question, either...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 675 reads 15 comments

  3. Urban Meyer's Predicament Exemplifies the Business of NCAA Athletics

    Whether the headaches and chronic chest pains are anything more than products of the job we will never know, at least not until Urban Meyer exposes more personal details about his health, but ...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 289 reads 6 comments

  4. Born To Ball: Kevin Durant's Ascent to the NBA's Elite

    Only three years ago, this young man, with the perilously thin limbs and fluorescent smile, traded in his Longhorn burnt orange for the dying shade of Sonic green...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 441 reads 8 comments

  5. Yankees-Red Sox Arms Race Benefits MLB

    I can see Brian Cashman now. Leaning back in a cushy, black La-Z-Boy recliner, feet up on his desk as he peers out over the snow-covered diamond, sipping on a scotch with a content midnight smirk adorning his face...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 675 reads 6 comments

  6. Holiday Gut Reactions Tell Us Nothing About the N.F.L.

    What the N.F.L., and its fans, could use while Santa Claus is readying his sleigh is a little selective hearing. It’s fun, I suppose, to justify heat-of-the-moment reactions with vigor ...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 172 reads 0 comments

  7. NFL's Request for Brains Must Yield Honest Effort to Sack Trauma

    The old adage applies here: Help me to help you. As we sit down to enjoy our Sunday rituals of barbecues, halftime naps, or whatever yours may be while you indulge in a day of football, one thing will always remain constant...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 65 reads 6 comments

  8. Tiger Woods Fiasco Drowned Dreams of Epic Year In Sports History

    I am far from a golf junkie or a links diehard, but I consider myself at least a moderate golf fan if not an above-average one...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 608 reads 6 comments

  9. No Troy Polamalu, No Super Bowl Defense for the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Without those long, ferocious, black locks soaring through the secondary, unleashing fury on opposing receivers and running backs, the Pittsburgh Steelers have nothing...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 511 reads 2 comments

  10. Endangered Bearcat: Brian Kelly on Verge of Ruining Legacy at Cincinnati

    There is a right way and a wrong way to make transitions, and Brian Kelly is dangerously close to the latter. For a man that has seemingly done everything right at the University of Cincinnati, ...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 1,731 reads 56 comments

  11. No Bowl Could Be Blessing In Disguise For Notre Dame Football

      The Fighting Irish officially pulled the plug on all bowl consideration Friday, announced athletic director Jack Swarbrick, and that’s the best news that can come out of South Bend if you care about Notre Dame...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 1,020 reads 73 comments

  12. In This World, Don't Blame Tiger Woods for Being a Closed Book

    I’ve heard it all, folks, everything that you have. I’ve read the statements, listened to the voice messages, seen the photos. Some of it is peculiar, some of it is meaningless...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 298 reads 21 comments

  13. Twins Can't Sleep on Joe Mauer Deadline

    Some things are so right, so true, so meant to be, that there is no conceivable way they can play out other than expected. Warm chocolate chip cookies go with milk. Sunflower seeds cater to the word "spit...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 340 reads 4 comments

  14. Minnesota Has Favre Fever, but Adrian Peterson Still Vikings' Backbone

    Another Sunday in Minneapolis, another dreamland victory for the Minnesota Vikings. So life goes nowadays for the Vikes, led by a magical man who refuses to fade...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 988 reads 36 comments

  15. The NFC East Can't Be This Fraudulent, Can It?

    For a division that perennially defines tough, power football, this year’s version of the NFC East is softer than a feather pillow...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 714 reads 17 comments

  16. No Mumbling, Mark: McGwire Must Open Up During Cardinals Introduction

    None of us are fans of harping on the past, but when the past collides with the present, well, then we have an issue...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 241 reads 24 comments

  17. For Yankees, 27th Title Is Something Entirely Different

    You could see it in their faces, you could read it on their lips, you could hear it in their roars. This may have been a nostalgic taste of history for many donning Yankees caps and ...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 358 reads 11 comments

  18. UConn-West Virginia Is Why We Watch Sports

    Somewhere deep inside the heart of Morgantown, W.Va., amidst the ribbons and the pins and the armbands and the commemorative signs, there was a football game Saturday afternoon. And it was a good one, too...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 759 reads 12 comments

  19. Angels Take Swagger, Then Series From Red Sox

    It took one hit to validate everything that we knew nights ago. It took one pitch to cripple something that was born years ago...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about almost 5 years ago 259 reads 29 comments

  20. Boston We'll-See Party: New England Patriots Deserve Benefit of Doubt for Now

    Ever since Mark Sanchez dinked and dunked New England to death and Rex Ryan’s infectious defense dared Tom Brady to beat the Jets through the air last weekend, we have heard it all...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about 5 years ago 343 reads 14 comments

  21. Jets-Patriots Doesn't Need Rex Ryan's Words to Be Worthy

    The first arrow launched at the behemoth of the East that is the New England Patriots came three months ago from a rookie head coach who hadn’t even blown his first whistle of fall training camp...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about 5 years ago 223 reads 22 comments

  22. To be "Blount," Oregon Has Worse Things To Worry about From Boise St. Defeat

    If you’re Oregon, I’m not quite sure which is worse waking up this morning: the fact that you played so horrendous in your much-hyped and nationally televised season opener, or ...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about 5 years ago 277 reads 7 comments

  23. For Rockies, Huston Street Is Back to Sweeping

    It wasn’t all that long ago that the eyes of Texas relaxed and the hearts of Austin calmed at the first sight of him. Is that Huston Street jogging in? Oh, okay, it’s over. Inning over, game over, series over...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about 5 years ago 132 reads 10 comments

  24. Billy Wagner Could Help Boston Red Sox If It Weren't for the Demands

    As I sat back and watched the slugfest that was the Yankees-Red Sox series this past weekend, I wondered how Billy Wagner might fit into the Boston bullpen...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about 5 years ago 160 reads 18 comments

  25. Joe Torre's New Tactic Could Bend Baseball's Flawed Logic

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Joe Torre could be on the verge of something so simple, so basic, so right, but I’m not sure whether he knows it or not...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about 5 years ago 274 reads 19 comments