1. Why The Vols Will Win It All

    With all due respect to Tom Izzo, he’s about to get Pearl jammed. This year’s eventual winner of the NCAA tournament has been hiding in plain sight...

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  2. NCAA Tournament, Providence-Style

    PROVIDENCE, RI -- I’m a native Rhode Islander and didn’t really have a dog in the NCAA second-round fights between Villanova vs. St. Mary’s and Tennessee vs. Ohio...

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  3. Why The New Orleans Saints Will Win The Super Bowl, Part II

    Much has been made of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it wrought on the city of New Orleans in 2005. I say the hurricane never really left...

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  4. Who Brett? Why The New Orleans Saints Will Roll

    Favre on the ground, Favre on the ground, how ya gonna beat the Saints with Favre on the ground? The sun is setting on Brett Favre’s season and perhaps, career. Cue up Sinatra’s “My Way...

    Brian Gaylord Written by Brian Gaylord about almost 5 years ago 1,039 reads 6 comments

  5. Why The New Orleans Saints Will Win The Super Bowl

    This week Drew Brees admitted to Jay Leno somewhat sheepishly that he watches the show “Glee” with his wife...

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  6. Jimmy The Greek: Outliving A Life

    In January 1988, Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder crawled out on a proverbial limb and sawed it off, crashing his career in television to the ground, never to return...

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  7. Ted Williams Hits For Cycle

    News item from NBCSports.com news services, Oct. 2, 2009: The New York Daily News is reporting that Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams’ severed head was mistreated at an Arizona cryonics facility, according to details from a new book...

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  8. All My Excess Lives In Texas

    When the world ends, Cowboys Stadium -- that monument to human excess -- will be ground zero. There were so many signs of the Apocalypse at the unveiling of Cowboys Stadium on Sunday night one fumbles with knowing where to begin...

    Brian Gaylord Written by Brian Gaylord about 5 years ago 56 reads 2 comments

  9. How To Read A Newspaper Sports Section

    When I want to read the sports section, I start by reading world news. If the world is about to blow up, then it’s of little consequence to me that Josh Beckett has allowed 97 runs over his last five outings...

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  10. Sports Humanitarians: We Are Each Other’s Angels

    In memory of my father, James M. Gaylord (May 20, 1925-March 10, 2009), a decorated World War II foot soldier, a D-Day Plus 6 man who stormed the beaches of Normandy, a man who nearly froze his feet off at the Battle of the Bulge...

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  11. Your Cheatin' Start: Rosie Ruiz's Marathon Missteps

    Much was made of China’s use of prepubescent girl gymnasts at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. I say better that—and the chance for your country’s adulation—than some other form of forced labor, such as factory work...

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  12. Wondering Where the (Detroit) Lions Are

    I take no pleasure in the Detroit Lions 0-16 season, no pleasure in their staking a claim to NFL infamousy. Didn’t want to see it happen, even...

    Brian Gaylord Written by Brian Gaylord about almost 6 years ago 299 reads 0 comments

  13. Lane Kiffin Sings ‘I Shall Be Released’

    This year saw Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis fire head coach Lane Kiffin four games into the season, Kiffin’s second with the organization...

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  14. 'The Greatest Game Ever Played' an ESPN triumph

    Even the trombone player in the Baltimore Colts marching band wound up bloodied from what is referred to as the NFL's greatest game ever played, the 1958 championship game at Yankee Stadium won ...

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  15. No Shock Value For Sean Avery, Other Shameless Self-Promoters

    You may leave here for four days in space,but when you return, it's the same old place. --from “Eve of Destruction," written by P.F...

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  16. Life On Mars: The Sports Connection

    Questions abound about exactly what has happened to Detective Sam Tyler on the new U.S. television series “Life On Mars,” an adaptation of the British series by the same name...

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  17. Chicago Cubs Fans: Be Careful What You Wish for

    He whispered, "Don't cry, we'll meet by and by near the Heavenly Hall of FameHe said I've got seasons tickets to watch the Angels now,So that's just what I'm going to doHe said well ...

    Brian Gaylord Written by Brian Gaylord about 6 years ago 583 reads 2 comments

  18. Football Is The New Baseball

    There hasn't been this much taunting, flaunting and haunting since the 2007-2008 NFL season ended. And that’s just from the fans. Okay, see “Favre” for haunting...

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  19. Open Mic: No Pain, No Sport

    Death, dismemberment, real pain—this is the stuff of sports. Drill a chess piece off your opponent’s head and that might smart a little, but no real pain, so not a sport...

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  20. Open Mic: Soccer Is Subtlety and Nuance, and That’s Not American

    Unless skilled in playing soccer, the fastest sprinter in the world can't do what Freddy Adu can do on a soccer field...

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  21. Open Mic: Gone in 91 seconds

    “If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss...

    Brian Gaylord Written by Brian Gaylord about over 6 years ago 437 reads 2 comments

  22. Confessions of a Wayward Writer

    I know I should have confessed sooner but I'm here to confess that I've made mistakes in my life for which I'm sorry. I feel it's important to come clean on this issue...

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  23. Improbable Georgia will Pose Issues for Xavier

    The Xavier Musketeers are in trouble. Do you know how long it takes to load a musket, especially with Bulldogs bearing down on you? While Xavier foot soldier Stanley Burrell busies with a musket, Georgia’s Sundiata Gaines will go for his throat..

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  24. MLB Prison Break: Starring Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds

    “Perjury”: In this series' pilot episode, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds share a prison cell. Clemens tries to convince Bonds that he can break them out of Fox River State Penitentiary...

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  25. The Man in the Arena vs. sports criticism

    Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech titled “The Man in the Arena” at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910...

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