1. Tim Tebow: Denver Broncos May Commit a Cardinal Football Sin

    Years ago, I was at Madison Square Garden with a bunch of friends, watching the Big East tournament. We had great seats, just a few rows behind the Georgetown bench, and we were clamoring to see the Hoyas' latest highly-touted big man, Dikembe Mutombo...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 3 years ago 462 reads 8 comments

  2. Detroit Lions Are Not Exactly Toothless

    If you are a fan of professional football you have to be rooting—at least a little bit—for the Detroit Lions. The NFC North team has been the NFL’s poster child for futility over the past two decades...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 4 years ago 1,382 reads 30 comments

  3. Philadelphia Eagles: "Vick"-Tory Certain To Rekindle Debate

    The Kevin Kolb Era got off to a rocky start in Philadelphia last week when the Eagles’ newly-minted starter suffered a concussion against the Green Bay Packers...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 4 years ago 1,343 reads 18 comments

  4. Matt Leinart: Three Things That Could Have Saved His Career

    It was 2006, and life was easy for former USC quarterback Matt Leinart. He was a Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion, as well as the No. 10 selection in the NFL Draft...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 4 years ago 2,716 reads 1 comments

  5. Brett Favre, the Media Pimp

    Unless you live an entirely media-free life (in which case you would not be reading this), you’ve heard the latest Brett Favre news...

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  6. ESPN Suspends Tony Kornheiser for Being Himself

    Many sports fans consider this time of year the “dry season.” College and pro football is over, the interminably long NBA regular season has more than 20 games yet to be played, spring ...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about over 4 years ago 181 reads 7 comments

  7. Regardless What His Agent Says, Brett Favre is Mulling a Return

    When Michael Jordan was recently voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, he said it was a bittersweet honor...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about over 5 years ago 657 reads 2 comments

  8. Mike Singletary Serves Notice In Loss

    Some of you, sadly, are too young to remember Mike Singletary as the Hall of Fame player he was. He was a perennial All-Pro linebacker with a quiet intensity...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about almost 7 years ago 11,156 reads 43 comments

  9. Adam "Pacman" Jones: Just a Nasty Guy, Doing His Nasty Thing

    So I had this great idea for an office pool, but it went up in smoke this week. The idea was to bet on the month that Adam Jones went back to being his old, lovable Pacman self. Personally, I would have bet on November or December...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 936 reads 8 comments

  10. Rodgers Looks Better Than Favre, Hochuli 'Blew It' and Other Random NFL Musings

    The Aaron Rodgers Era begins in earnest I have to keep reminding myself that it's only Week Two, and that nothing in the NFL is decided in September. But doesn't Aaron Rodgers look great so far? Four touchdowns and no interceptions, two wins...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 511 reads 0 comments

  11. Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers: Save Some Love For Later

    The offseason saga involving Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers seems to be moving toward a satisfying conclusion for all parties...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 697 reads 1 comments

  12. Who Does the NFL's Scheduling, and Why Is It So Screwed Up?

    I’m lucky enough to be married to a woman who is a die-hard football fan. My wife may be even more of a gridiron junkie than I am...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 711 reads 7 comments

  13. Marion Jones Disgraced Herself Along with Fans Who Wanted to Believe Her

    We wanted to believe her, and she let us down. Marion Jones was loud, defiant, and emphatic in the face of accusations that she rose to the top of her sport with the aid of performance-enhancing drugs...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 896 reads 2 comments

  14. Giants Kick Off Season With 16-7 Victory Over Redskins

    The opening game of the NFL season is always very exciting, but it doesn't usually answer very many questions. A textbook example is the New York Giants' 16-7 win over the Washington Redskins last night...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 216 reads 0 comments

  15. USA Basketball: Time to Give (or Maybe Just Loan) it Back to the College Kids

    The Dream Team, the original 1992 Olympic basketball squad, was the right team at the right time. Nearly every sports fan, including myself, embraced the idea of it. The heavily favored U...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 884 reads 13 comments

  16. The Heimlich Awards: Top 10 Chokers in Sports History

    The first time I ever heard the word "choke" in reference to athletics, the word had been directed at yours truly. A lifetime ago, in the waning seconds of a basketball game, I dribbled the ball off my foot, and my team lost...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 946 reads 7 comments

  17. The Osborne Identity: Former Coach Tom Osborne Looks to Restore Husker Luster

    Saturday was a lovely day in Lincoln, Neb. It was unseasonably warm, the skies were clear, and it was an excellent day for a football game...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 861 reads 3 comments

  18. Atlanta Falcons To Repeat As NFC South Cellar-Dwellers

    Three of the four teams in the NFC South have a legitimate shot at winning the division. The Atlanta Falcons are the only team out of the running, but this is considered a rebuilding year for them...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 328 reads 0 comments

  19. Olympic Gymnastics: Who Cares How Old These Girls Are?

    You can’t really have an Olympiad without at least a little controversy. A judging snafu here, a doping scandal there. To a degree, it is expected...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 1,052 reads 7 comments

  20. Should the NFL Take a Chance on a Player with Ties to Sept. 11?

    During my naval service, I made friends with a guy from Iran. This guy—let's call him Jalil—is friendly, soft-spoken, and brilliant. He is fluent in four languages and is pretty fair at three others...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 2,098 reads 15 comments

  21. Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings Will Battle for NFC North Supremacy

    If the front-office people in the NFC North have any sense, they are starting their training camps without visions of Brett Favre dancing in their heads...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about 6 years ago 738 reads 4 comments

  22. Favre From Over: Packers, QB Continue to Stand Their Ground

    It is very difficult for me to feel sorry for a millionaire, but I feel a little bad for Aaron Rodgers. History shows that you don't want to be the man who replaces The Man. Rather, you want to be the man who replaces the man who replaces The Man...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about over 6 years ago 156 reads 2 comments

  23. Dallas Cowboys Are Still Tops in the NFC East

    Many sports fans think of the summer months as the deadest period of the year, but for football junkies like me, this is a very exciting time, full of optimism and possibility...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about over 6 years ago 412 reads 1 comments

  24. Brett Favre: They Tried To Make Me Stay Retired, And I Said No, No, No

    If you’re a fan of the Bears, Vikings, Dolphins, Ravens, or any other NFL team in need of stability at the quarterback position, the Brett Favre situation is a painfully ironic one...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about over 6 years ago 1,042 reads 5 comments

  25. Len Bias: Where Were You When You Heard?

    Today, the Boston Celtics and their fans celebrated their 17th NBA title with a “rolling rally,” a parade to honor a team that climbed its way from the cellar of the league to its penthouse...

    O'Dell Isaac II Written by O'Dell Isaac II about over 6 years ago 452 reads 2 comments