1. Tragedy Brings About Turbulent Times for Angels

    In a previous article I remarked that it had been a quiet couple months on the L.A. sports scene. But this isn't what I wanted. This isn't what anyone wanted...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  2. USC's Pete Carroll: Heart of a Champion on the Field, Heart of Gold off

    Those who toss and turn at night, worrying about whether or not USC football coach Pete Carroll is making ends meet can fret no longer. According to recent reports, Carroll is the highest-paid private university employee in the country, raking in about $4

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 5 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  3. Shaq and Kobe: All-Star Game 'Bromance' is Questionable

    For Shaq and Kobe, Sunday's NBA All-Star Game should have been like a high school reunion. You can almost see the two awkwardly huddled around a punch bowl, hands in their pockets and making minimal eye contact...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 5 years ago 156 reads 1 comments

  4. The Madden Curse Lives, Claims Brett Favre as Latest Victim

    Curses aren't real. Never have been, never will be.When Boston Red Sox fans celebrated their 2004 World Series victory, it marked the end of eighty-six years of torture. The "curse" was "broken," after all...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 5 years ago 343 reads 1 comments

  5. Memo to Tiger Woods' Caddy: Quiet, Please!

    In this time of economic crisis, financial arrogance is often frowned upon. Nobody wants to hear the sob story of the hedge fund guru who can no longer afford daily massages and pampering...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about almost 6 years ago 1,751 reads 1 comments

  6. NFL: Week 1 Random Rants

    Pats fans push panic buttonIf Bernard Pollard's shot-heard-round-the-world to Tom Brady's left knee is going to lead to "Curse of the Giants front four!" talk throughout the New England area, then let's just shut up about it now and move on...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about 6 years ago 189 reads 0 comments

  7. Charles Barkley Balking: The NBA Legend's Unusually Entertaining Golf Game

    Charles Barkley is making a strong case for being the most entertaining athlete of all time. He's given the sports world on-the-court, off-the-court antics, mixed with an electric chemistry ...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about 6 years ago 1,123 reads 0 comments

  8. My First (Paid) Sports Gig: A Memoir

    Post-college life is anticlimactic, that's for sure. How cruel is it that college life is comprised of complete freedom, total relaxation, and just as much—or as little—responsibility ...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about 6 years ago 699 reads 0 comments

  9. A Boston Celtics Fan's Stream Of Consciousness

    I can't believe it. I've never seen a shellacking like that in a clincher. I've never seen a more non-threatening Lakers team. I thoroughly enjoyed nearly every Celtic rising to the occasion and taking what is theirs...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 383 reads 1 comments

  10. Barry Bonds to The Boston Red Sox? Just Stop

    Boston Globe columnist Eric Wilbur wrote a recent blog piece tossing around the idea of controversial slugger Barry Bonds shippin' up to Boston...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 1,059 reads 2 comments

  11. Little League Follies: This Week's Sign of the Apocalypse

    Each week Sports Illustrated features its "Sign of the Apocalypse", which typically involves some type of outlandish happening in the realm of sports—a bizarre superstition or incredible feat, for instance...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 1,328 reads 9 comments

  12. Charlie Weis Blasts Eight Belles

    Thought Charlie Weis's comments regarding "thugs and hoodlums" was controversial?Bad move waking a sleeping giant like the maze and blue with his "To hell with Michigan!" ...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 1,058 reads 0 comments

  13. March Madness Preview: Top 10 Contenders

    With March around the corner, bubbles will soon burst and brackets will take shape. The ESPN/USA Today rankings are slightly disheveled heading into the Big Dance...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 1,639 reads 6 comments

  14. MLB: John Rocker Aims Fastball at Bud Selig

    When John Rocker made disparaging remarks about New Yorkers that included homophobic and blatantly racist language, he was wrong.When the former Atlanta Braves closer referred to then-teammate Randall Simon as a "fat monkey," he was dead wrong..

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 2,445 reads 4 comments

  15. Patriots Saga: Getting to Know the Spygate All-Stars

    Just when the public thought Spygate was put to rest, the media dug up the corpse and dished out thirty lashes. Coincidentally—or perhaps intentionally—the agonizing tale caught a second wind on the doorstep of Super Bowl XLII...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 1,838 reads 2 comments

  16. Witness History, Witness Super Bowl XLII

    Jay Mohr, comedian and foxsports.com columnist, wrote a perplexing piece concerning Super Bowl XLII.The gist was that the game "stinks" unless your team is included in the action...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 701 reads 0 comments

  17. Championship Review and Super Bowl Preview

    The Pats and G-Men prevail and prepare for Super Bowl XLII. With two weeks until the big game, let's review some random AFC/NFC Championship postgame thoughts and Super Bowl matchups.AFC Championship—San Diego vs...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 1,198 reads 2 comments

  18. NFL Playoffs: The Final Four

    And then there were four...GiantsThis team has to falter eventually, right? Right?How many more upsets do these guys have in the tank? If you had told me the Giants would upset the ...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 931 reads 2 comments

  19. Roger Clemens Fallout: Much Ado About Nothing

    I used shake my finger at steroid abusers and accuse them of corrupting American sports.After all, that's what the model fan does these days...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 1,054 reads 2 comments

  20. I Love the 80s: Celtics, Pistons, Lakers Renew Rivalries

    Every so often, some loon tries to pawn off the 80s as a revolutionary decade.Wait, so the tie-dye shirts, constant Corey Feldman cameos, and Journey jingles were somehow cool?No. They were horribly lame...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 2,255 reads 3 comments

  21. Duke Basketball: The Fearless Taylor King

    Each college basketball season brings a fresh batch of young talent.The 2007-2008 season is once again the Year of the Freshmen, with Derrick Rose, Eric Gordon, Kevin Love, and Michael Beasley headlining the bunch...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about over 6 years ago 6,532 reads 16 comments

  22. Best of 2007: Jon Lester's Cancer Comeback

    True greatness hinges on an athlete's reaction to adversity. Standing toe-to-toe with a roadblock means going through, not around.2007 had its share of poignant moments. They all made us feel something—a jovial state, or a sense of disbelief...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about almost 7 years ago 223 reads 5 comments

  23. Detroit Tigers: A Power Shift in the AL?

    The Detroit Tigers were already legitimate contenders—but the rich get richer.The recent acquisitions of Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from the Florida Marlins put the Tigers in "powerhouse" territory...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about almost 7 years ago 1,639 reads 11 comments

  24. Lights Out?: The Sad Saga of Shawne Merriman

    The NFL features its share of "game-changers"—guys who opposing offensive and defensive coordinators have to plan around. Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is one example...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about almost 7 years ago 4,144 reads 68 comments

  25. Steelers-Patriots: Anthony Smith Seals His Fate

    Some thoughts in the wake of New England's runaway win... Anthony "Guaranteed" SmithPicture this: It's the year 2011. Al Michaels and John Madden (assuming he's still semi-coherent) are introducing the starting lineups for the Sunday night game...

    John McClory Written by John McClory about almost 7 years ago 2,520 reads 15 comments