1. Watching the NFL Bail the Steelers Out

    The Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger have accepted Big Ben’s suspension and will move forward. Luckily for them, the NFL has set them up to still be very successful next year ...

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  2. Watching Tiger's new best friend…

    “Did you hear the one about Tiger Woods and the cocktail wait-” “Yes, we’ve heard it.” “Oh…how about the one where Tiger walks into this bar and-” “Heard that one, too...

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  3. Watching women's basketball blow it…

    For years I’ve wondered why the men’s NCAA basketball championship is played on Monday and the women’s championship is decided the day after...

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  4. Watching the NCAA Championship…

    With all due respect to Butler, the NCAA championship was played in the late game on Saturday night when Duke defeated West Virginia, 78-57...

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  5. Watching the NCAA tourney's move to 96 teams…

    As the Final Four tips off this weekend with nary a big name playing on the court, the needed distraction to steal some headlines has been created by the NCAA themselves as the confirmation ...

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  6. Watching Brittney Griner…

    In a college basketball season where the Final Four is a disaster and ratings nightmare for CBS, there is only one thing that has kept me watching the NCAA tournament this year...

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  7. Watching Duke Survive…

    Once upon a time, there was a commercial where an imposter thirsty for Bud Light tries to impersonate everyone’s favorite basketball coach with the funny name. His response of “Yes...

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  8. Watching Cornell ease their pain…

    For so many colleges and universities, March Madness is a time of excitement where conference tournaments can lead to dancing and high hopes can lead to a date with cinderella...

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  9. Watching a national columnist slam UNLV…

    I don’t usually play the role of a “homer” in my columns. I try to write about what I know and what I’m passionate about. Often times that ends up being the Mountain West Conference...

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  10. Watching the first round of the NCAA tournament…

    High seeds, low seeds, upsets, cinderellas and erasers are spinning sports fans’ heads this week, but everyone’s bracket will have to be in ink by Thursday morning when the madness begins in earnest...

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  11. Watching the play-in game of the NCAA tournament…

    Workflow is down, Dick Vitale’s blood pressure is up and just about everybody is filling out brackets this week in preparation for the NCAA tournament, which kicks off with the ...

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  12. Watching the Pac-10 lose the West…

    As the NCAA Selection Committee prepares to finalize their brackets on Sunday night, the scene will shift from the conference tournaments to the Big Dance, but we should all be reminded that ...

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  13. Watching the NFL Scouting Combine (part 2)…

    This is the second of a two-part column. The first part can be read HERE. The combine needs to be a way to look at raw physical skills and athletic potential. Rarely will someone need to run a 40-yard dash in a straight line during a game...

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  14. Watching the NFL Scouting Combine (part 1)…

    Texting is cool. When it first became mainstream in the last half decade, an appropriate question to ask a potential texting buddy was “Do you text?” Well the guys at ESPN working the NFL Draft certainly do...

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  15. Watching the NHL shun Olympic hockey…

    Free advertising is good.  Someone should tell Gary Bettman this so that he stops hinting at the end of a relationship between the NHL and Olympic hockey, a relationship that may very well save his sport...

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  16. Watching our athletes' behavior…

    No cliché in sports lore is older than the refrain of players wanting to represent themselves, their team and the league well…on and off the floor or field...

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  17. Watching what could have been with Drew Brees…

    As the Saints and Colts prepare to have all eyes on them Sunday night in Miami, Drew Brees prepares to share the biggest spotlight with the best quarterback in the world, Peyton Manning...

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  18. Watching ESPN's college basketball bias…

    Last night I watched SportsCenter on ESPN at 8 PM as my pregnant wife snoozed away (I wrenched the remote away stealthily and changed it from some housewife show)...

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  19. Watching an owner with heart in the AFC Championship…

    Typically, owners of major sports franchises are not lauded for much of anything. Either they are loudmouths like Mark Cuban, meddlers like Daniel Snyder and Jerry Jones, divorcés ...

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  20. Watching the ins and outs of baseball's HOF...

    So the best looking neck in sports came out of his injection-free bathroom this week when Mark McGwire admitted to using steroids. Now we get to talk about this until the NFL conference championships at the turn of the week...

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  21. Watching Superstars Go Head-To-Head...

    Tonight, television sets will be going back-and-forth between the two major showdowns in the NBA and NHL, featuring the two biggest stars in each sport. Scratch that, only televisions in Pittsburgh and Washington will have that opportunity...

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  22. Watching superstars go head-to-head…

    Tonight, television sets will be going back-and-forth between the two major showdowns in the NBA and NHL, featuring the two biggest stars in each sport. Scratch that, only televisions in Pittsburgh and Washington will have that opportunity...

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  23. Watching Haiti and the dunk contest…

    Last night, Shaquille O’Neal commented in his post game interview that LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter and others should all participate in a slam dunk competition to benefit the earthquake-ravaged country of Haiti (see HERE)...

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