1. Cliff Lee: 5 Reasons New York Yankee Fans Should Relax about Him

    If you search for "#clifflee" on Twitter, you will find an ongoing slew of tweets as folks await his long overdue decision about where he'll play in 2011...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about 4 years ago 1,556 reads 12 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox Are the Winter Meeting Champs With Gonzalez-Crawford Deals

    The MLB winter meetings have a lot of fans glued to their technology of choice. Twitter, ESPN, XM Radio, the Internet in general are all being utilized to absorb every nugget of info on the dealings going on in Orlando...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about 4 years ago 170 reads 1 comments

  3. LeBron James' Return: The Biggest Non-Story in Sports History

    Late November and early December qualify as a slight lull for those in the sports news business. Baseball is in the hot stove run, the NBA and NHL are just gearing up, the NFL ...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about 4 years ago 292 reads 7 comments

  4. Derek Jeter Negotiations Bring Out the Worst in Yankee Fans

    If you’re going to write anything this month about Derek Jeter and his current negotiations with the New York Yankees , you need to begin by weighing in...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about 4 years ago 577 reads 0 comments

  5. Barry the Ambassador: Five Reasons Why Bonds Is Not the PR Man for MLB

    Last week, Doug Glanville of ESPN.com posted a piece about Barry Bonds new opportunity to be an ambassador for Major League Baseball...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about 4 years ago 571 reads 2 comments

  6. Michael Vick: 5 Reasons Not To Take Issue With Him As an NFL Starter

    Michael Vick 's return to the NFL last season did not see the acrimony that many expected. Convicted of animal abuse and gambling felonies, Vick spent 23 months in prison and was simultaneously suspended from the NFL...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about 4 years ago 2,531 reads 14 comments

  7. Austin Collie Injury: NFL Edict Adds Insult

    I purposely waited until the Eagles – Colts game went final and the Eagles won before I even entertained writing this post. As a life long Eagles fan, I wanted to be sure that the content would not come off like sour grapes if they had lost...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about 4 years ago 1,468 reads 4 comments

  8. You Did It, Brett Favre, but You're Still a Twerp!

    The circle is almost complete now. The plan that was put in motion in the summer of 2008 has all but come to fruition. Brett Favre, arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL beat the Packers...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about 5 years ago 503 reads 20 comments

  9. Red Sox 2010 Schedule To Include Manny's Return

    When Interleague play commences next summer, Manny Ramirez will have more than enough reason to look over his shoulder. Come June 18, Manny will make his return to Fenway—assuming that Boston and L...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 410 reads 2 comments

  10. Red Sox-Angels: Brian Fuentes Blames "Scared" Umpires in Boston's Walk-Off Win

    With the Los Angeles Angles holding a six-game lead over the Rangers in the AL West and the Red Sox sitting 6.5 up in the wild card (also over the Rangers), the only reason LA's current visit ...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 483 reads 3 comments

  11. NFL Week One: Better Than They Looked, Worse Than They Seem

    With an exciting first week schedule almost over, there is already a lot of talk about surprises and disappointments in the NFL. The bottom line is that it's way to early to tell by only looking at the surface...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 194 reads 4 comments

  12. Tate Forcier Rocks Irish in Game Marred By Controversial Ending

    By midnight tonight, the USC-OSU game that has been talked about ad-nauseum throughout the week will fail in comparison to the classic week two match-up between Michigan (1-0) and Notre Dame (1-0)...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 641 reads 30 comments

  13. LeGarrette Blount and Byron Hout's Two Wrongs Deserve Two Punishments

    The Boise State-Oregon game last night was the first to use the NCAA's new "handshake" policy. Both teams engaged in the totally symbolic gesture of shaking hands prior to the game...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 755 reads 9 comments

  14. Is the N.L. Really That Much Weaker Than the A.L.? (Updated)

    It was suggested that my sampe size for the original post was simply innaccurate. I've added extra info (seen in blue) to further demonstrate my view. Thank you to P.J. for his input...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 202 reads 4 comments

  15. Front Office Exec Loses Phillies World Series Ring

    Here's a little quiz for all of you baseball fanatics out there... Question: If you're lucky enough to get a job with a Major League Baseball team and that team not only wins the World Series, ...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 639 reads 3 comments

  16. Enough with the Michael Vick Hypocrisy: Many Athletes Have Done Worse

    Is anyone else tired of hearing about Michael Vick? While I’m sure the answer to that question is affirmative, I bet not many people are fed up with the topic for the same reason I am...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 1,196 reads 5 comments

  17. What a Meth: My First NASCAR Article

    I have been ignoring NASCAR long before I began writing posts for Bleacher Report. Pretty much from the first time I was made familiar with the concept—50 or so southerners driving in a circle for several hundred miles—I was not interested...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 436 reads 14 comments

  18. Scutaro, Not Jeter for All-Star Game AL Shortstop

    There is always a good deal of popularity factors in All-Star voting. That doesn't mean we have to like it. Knowing how something happens doesn't make it better. Derek Jeter is loved...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 1,976 reads 9 comments

  19. Fenway Faithful Rise Above for Big Papi

    Perhaps it was that the AL East leading Blue Jays were in town. Perhaps it was that a rather tough West Coast trip had just ended and it was nice to have the guys back in the friendly confines...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 100 reads 0 comments

  20. One Red Sox Fan's Take On Manny's Suspension

    Since the news broke that Manny Ramirez had tested positive for some PED, I have been tuned into sports talk radio, watching ESPN and MLB Network, and reading what I could find...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 197 reads 0 comments

  21. What's Wrong with the Yankees

    Walt Whitman said, “Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything." While there have been times that I have tried to conceive a way to exert my personal force on the Yankees or their fans, today I’ll opt for some charity

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 566 reads 27 comments

  22. Gary Sheffield's Release About Personality and Performance

    While most roster moves at this point of the year are unsurprising and routine, we now know that Gary Sheffield will not be a Tiger this season Sheffield he was released today, just one home run short of 500...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 319 reads 0 comments

  23. Mike Marshall's Newest Pitch

    Ahh! The wonders of the modern age. I changed my cable service to include the MLB Network yesterday. I'll let you know what I think of it in days to come, but for now, let me fill you in on the whereabouts of Dr...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 274 reads 0 comments

  24. Boston Red Sox's Curt Schilling Ends Legendary Career

    There are certain iconic phrases and images whose mere mention will produce galvanized memories among most. The line "I'll be back" makes us all think of Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Terminator...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about over 5 years ago 140 reads 2 comments

  25. Top 10 Ways the Story About Manny's Injury Could Have Been Better

    (If you haven't got a clue what I'm talking about, read this.) 10. If Manny had said it was a simple case of "hammy being hammy". 9. If there were any real follow-up questions asked by the lame L...

    Don Spieles Written by Don Spieles about almost 6 years ago 101 reads 0 comments