1. The 2011 NBA Champships: The Last Best Hope for Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd

    I have a soft spot for future Hall of Fame players who never won the big one, the championship, like Charles Barkley...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about 3 years ago 1,739 reads 8 comments

  2. New York Yankees 2011: Should the Yankees Be Concerned About Mark Teixeira?

    Panicked? No. Concerned? Maybe. As of this writing, the well-paid, Yankee first baseman is batting .248—well below his .284 lifetime average, and a far cry from the .207 he hit in 2007...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about 3 years ago 45 reads 29 comments

  3. New Blood: The 2011 Yankees Need a Spark from the Farm System

    This morning, Mike Silva of the New York Baseball Digest wrote that the Yankees need some fresh faces. Couldn't agree more. In fact, I think they should go even further than Silva suggests...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about 3 years ago 419 reads 1 comments

  4. The Sellout of ESPN: The Worldwide Leader in Sports and Bias

    Watching those stupid new Kenny Mayne/Erin Andrews Diet Mountain Dew commercials rubbed me the wrong way. I didn't know why, but they bugged me...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about 3 years ago 888 reads 1 comments

  5. New York Yankees: Time To Sit Jorge Posada and Promote Jesus Montero

    This is Jorge Posada ’s last year in a Yankee uniform as a player—there's no doubt of that. Someday he might make a nice coach, tutoring young catchers and using his stubborn fiery personality to put rookies through their paces...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about 3 years ago 556 reads 3 comments

  6. NFL Draft 2011: Is Cam Newton a No. 1 Pick?

    Back in January, after Auburn won it all and people started thinking about the upcoming draft, most prognosticators and scouts had Cam Newton as a first round pick—not near the top, more like in the 20th pick range...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 361 reads 14 comments

  7. Brett Gardner: The New York Yankees Need Him to Get His Groove Back

    When looking into Brett Gardner 's problems, one stat really jumps out at you. Gardner, after batting .287 against righties last year, is only batting a .105 against them this year...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 1,725 reads 14 comments

  8. Is Sheff Special? Does Gary Sheffield Deserve the Hall of Fame?

    Since he announced his retirement, there have been a slew of articles debating whether Gary Sheffield deserves to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 1,584 reads 1 comments

  9. New York Yankees: The Key To the Bronx Bombers' 2011 Might Be Josh Beckett

    When Josh Beckett was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 2006, it was assumed he would be an Cy Young candidate and an ace for years to come...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 626 reads 26 comments

  10. March Madness 2011: Don't Sleep on the Kentucky Wildcats

    Let's face it. Kentucky got shafted. A No. 4 seed? Really? Wow. For a team that beat Florida twice in the past three weeks—and handily beat them—and beat Alabama as well—also a whupping—a No...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 1,346 reads 10 comments

  11. New York Mets 2011: The Worst Team Money Could Buy, Part II

    The Mets have a the fifth largest payroll in baseball. They have a shiny new stadium, they play in the largest market in America and have a roster loaded with talent. For all this, the Mets are terrible...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 880 reads 20 comments

  12. New York Yankees: Derek Jeter's New Swing—The Early Returns

    Kevin Long always thought Derek Jeter ’s swing was flawed. But it seemed to work. For Jeter, his approach was to let the ball get deep into the zone before his quick bat ...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 1,822 reads 3 comments

  13. New York Yankees: Would Francisco Liriano Be a Good Fit? Do the Homework First

    Did I want Cliff Lee for the Yankees? Of course. The guy is a stud, wins playoff games and more than replaces Andy Pettitte...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 739 reads 2 comments

  14. Ray Lucas: The NFL and the Long-Term Effect of Injuries

    On Feb. 8, ESPN's Rich Cimini reported that former National Football League quarterback Ray Lucas was detailing on Facebook, his withdrawal from painkilling drugs. The pain he earned in the NFL...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 1,063 reads 0 comments

  15. New York Yankees and Their $200-Million, Mediocre Pitching Staff

    The whole offseason drama with the Yankees was: "Who's going to pitch for us?" The Yankees have talented minor league pitching prospects, but they aren't ready to pitch by Opening ...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 347 reads 11 comments

  16. 2011 New York Yankees: Why Is Derek Jeter Leading Off?

    Monday's Spring Training press report didn't have much to say. Joe Girardi said the platitudes, as did Brian Cashman...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 403 reads 11 comments

  17. Super Bowl: The Cowardice of Football

    I've written about this before, but I'd like to expound on this subject—and take to task one Frank DeFord of Sports Illustrated...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 525 reads 18 comments

  18. MLB: Tampa Bay Rays' 2011 Preview

    A little while back, we did an an examination on one of the Yankees' oldest enemies, the Red Sox . Now we're going to look in depth on one of the newest Yankees rival, the Tampa "Don't call them Devil" Rays ...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 451 reads 0 comments

  19. Notre Dame Recruiting 2011: The Strange Siren Call of Notre Dame Football

    Can someone please explain the siren call Notre Dame football has over recruits? Sure, way back when, The Fighting Irish ruled the college football world...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 3,638 reads 37 comments

  20. New York Yankees 2011: Were the Steinbrenners Actually Right for Once?

    I grew up in the '80s, which was a despondent time for Yankee fans. The first—and only—decade since the teens where the Yankees didn't win a World Series...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 600 reads 7 comments

  21. Bill Belichick: Is the New England Patriots Head Coach Really a Coaching Genius?

    Even before the media recently began touting the fact that the Patriots have lost their last three playoff games—dating back to the Giants upset in Super Bowl XLII—some ...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 1,613 reads 9 comments

  22. A Deep Look at Andy Pettitte's Chances for the Hall of Fame

    After the 2008 season—a season where he pitched better than he had in years—Mike Mussina abruptly retired. Never mind that his ERA was the lowest it had been since 2001; likewise his WAR—the lowest since 2001...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 851 reads 15 comments

  23. Logos: The Best (and Worst) Sports Logos in America

    Logos are important. They represent the team. And in some cases (The Cowboy's Star; the Yankees NY) they can become iconic and represent something more than just the franchise. Here, in no particular order, are some of the best and worst...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 621 reads 0 comments

  24. A Love Song For Mark: Why New York Is Wrong For Giving Up On Mark Sanchez

    Nowhere else in the United States are things as overstated as in the sports world of New York City. There are only two choices there in describing athletes: Either they are the best...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 160 reads 2 comments

  25. My New York Knicks: Comparing the 1993 Knicks to the Knicks of Today

    Once upon a time, the New York Knicks were a religion. Seriously, they owned the city of New York . Not the Yankees, the Mets, the Giants, Jets or any other thing you can think of...

    Paul Catalano Written by Paul Catalano about over 3 years ago 595 reads 2 comments