1. Success on Field Does Not Translate to Popularity for Patriots

    If ever there was an America's Team these days, or at least one that deserved to be celebrated as much as the Dallas Cowboys of the 1970s and 1990s, it's the New England Patriots ...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about over 1 year ago 51 reads 1 comments

  2. A Tale of Two Washington Teams: Redskins vs. Nationals

    On one hand, the Washington Nationals management was criticized for coddling star pitcher Stephen Strasburg last season and not letting him pitch in the playoffs, when the team really needed him...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about over 1 year ago 316 reads 1 comments

  3. College Football Needs to Rid Itself of Hypocrites and Pay Players

    Many universities, conference and NCAA bigwigs like President Mark Emmert make millions off college football. Look no farther than ESPN's recent $5.6 billion deal to broadcast the college football four-team playoff system that will begin in 2014...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about over 1 year ago 948 reads 2 comments

  4. Will Nationals Be Under the Curse of the Strasburg Shutdown for Years?

    If ever there was a World Series for the taking, this was it for the Washington Nationals . They had home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. They didn't have to face the Phillies , Braves , Yankees , Rangers or Red Sox in the playoffs...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about over 1 year ago 756 reads 23 comments

  5. St. Louis Cardinals: Luckiest Team in Sports in the Last 2 Years?

    Up until about age of 12, the St. Louis Cardinals were my favorite Major League Baseball team. I grew up in Dallas, an area that didn't get the Rangers until 1972...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about over 1 year ago 2,763 reads 38 comments

  6. Why Nationals Might Be Better off as Third Seed in MLB Playoffs

    Only a few pundits picked the Washington Nationals to make the playoffs before this season, and that was as a wild-card team. But this team has quietly remained in first place in the National League East since way back on May 22...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about almost 2 years ago 1,014 reads 13 comments

  7. A Dallas Mavericks Fan Gives LeBron James Props for Leading Heat to NBA Title

    As a fairly avid Dallas Mavericks fan, what I have to say will likely be unpopular in Texas and Oklahoma—if not blasphemy...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 2 years ago 548 reads 3 comments

  8. Nationals' Strasburg, Zimmermann Lead MLB's Best Hitting and Pitching Staff

    I’ve been going to Major League Baseball games for about four decades. And I just recently witnessed something for the first time - a pitcher hitting a home run...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 2 years ago 222 reads 1 comments

  9. Dirk's Sick NBA Finals Performance More Impressive Than Jordan's 1997 Flu Game

    When Kobe Bryant recently scored 31 points in Game 6 of the first round playoff series against the Nuggets despite a stomach illness, some pundits compared his performance to Michael Jordan’s “flu game” in the 1997 NBA Finals...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 2 years ago 3,712 reads 13 comments

  10. Cuban, Nelson Not Signing Chandler Etc. Biggest Blunder in Dallas Sports History

    If you want to know why the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks were swept from the first round of the playoffs this year, look at the boxscores of this year's Mavs-OKC playoff series vs...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 2 years ago 1,172 reads 20 comments

  11. Homefield Advantage in World Series a Bigger Deal for NL Than AL

    If the Rangers get past the Tigers and make the World Series for the second straight year, they can thank their own pitcher, C.J. Wilson , for not having home field advantage again this year...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about almost 3 years ago 921 reads 1 comments

  12. Dirk Nowitzki Most Marketable NBA Player, but He Doesn't Want to Be a Brand

    Fresh off his stunning performance at the ESPYs and even more stunning NBA championship run, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is now the most marketable player in the NBA...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about almost 3 years ago 3,663 reads 21 comments

  13. NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Mavericks Complete One of Most Amazing Playoff Runs

    There is no question that the Dallas Mavericks overachieved this year in winning their first NBA title in their 31-year franchise history. The really eye-opening part is by how much...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 3 years ago 2,041 reads 1 comments

  14. Dirk Nowitzki Was One of All-Time Best NBA Playoff Performers Before This Run

    Numerous sports commentators look at what Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has done during this current playoff run and remark how he has suddenly emerged as an elite NBA postseason performer...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 3 years ago 1,349 reads 4 comments

  15. NBA Finals 2011: 10 Reasons Why the Miami Heat Are the Most Hated Team Ever

    No. 10: After making a big dunk, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and even Dwyane Wade sometime scream at the top of their lungs like they just won the NBA Finals. C'mon, this is a professional league, Heat ...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 3 years ago 2,250 reads 2 comments

  16. Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Likely Turned in Most Efficient Big Game in NBA History

    Bill Simmons had an interesting tweet about one of the greatest performances in NBA history turned in during Game 1 of the 2011 Western Conference finals by Dirk Nowitzki : "48 points, 3 missed shots total (FG + FT)...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 3 years ago 1,785 reads 4 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2011: Why Skip Bayless Doubts Dallas Mavs, Dirk Nowitzki

    A few hours before Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, before Dirk Nowitzki put on a playoff performance for the ages, ESPN sports analyst Skip Bayless was leading the Dirk and Mavs doubters...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 3 years ago 1,511 reads 11 comments

  18. Barkley Among Few National Sports Commentators To Give Dallas Mavericks Respect

    Like Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban , TNT sports analyst and former NBA great Charles Barkley says some controversial statements and provokes strong likes and dislikes among people...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 3 years ago 1,851 reads 4 comments

  19. Dallas Mavericks Have a History of Exceeding Playoff Expectations, Not Choking

    After the Dallas Mavericks lost to Portland Saturday, in a game in which Dallas was ahead by 18 points in the fourth quarter, a lot of people brought back the "Playoff Chokers" label for the Mavs...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about 3 years ago 2,346 reads 30 comments

  20. Jets Overtake '86 University Of Miami Squad As Most Hated Sports Team in History

    by Kevin James Shay At the risk of putting my foot in my mouth, I will go out on a limb: The New York Jets have just overtaken the 1986 University of Miami football squad as the most hated, loathsome sports team in history...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about over 3 years ago 584 reads 11 comments

  21. Seahawks-Saints Injustice Points Out Need For NFL To Do Away With Divisions

    Many pundits are saying that the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks knocking off the 11-5 Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints is one of the most shocking upsets in NFL playoff history. I disagree...

    Kevin Shay Written by Kevin Shay about over 3 years ago 1,324 reads 43 comments