1. Thug LeBron James at It Again with His Childish, Elitist Grudges

    Call him what you want, a band wagoner, a loser, a whiner (no, that's not a typo for "winner"), but I just don't like LeBron James or the way the NBA forces himself upon us, the fans and the media...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 3 years ago 3,803 reads 57 comments

  2. 14,895 Reasons For NHL, Gary Bettman to Finally End The Phoenix Coyotes Fraud

    14,895. Attendance at a power-house Division II football game last Saturday? Perhaps the attendance at a football-crazed Texas High School football game last Friday. You know, under the lights? No...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,333 reads 14 comments

  3. NBA 2010-11: Postseason Awards and Predictions

    Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Celtics (53-29) Re-signed Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Added an aging Shaquille O'Neal and Jermiane O'Neal. Didn't really lose anyone of significance...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 132 reads 9 comments

  4. NBA and Contraction: Timberwolves, Memphis, Toronto, New Orleans In Jeopardy?

    Growing up my dad used to tell me that with escalating player salaries, which were out of control back then, he'd like to see each league shut down "for a year or two" to straighten everything out...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 2,241 reads 17 comments

  5. Cliff Lee as a New York Yankee: If You Can't Beat Him, Buy Him

    They say good things come to those that wait. Similarily, the same could be said that all roads eventually end up in the Bronx...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 42 reads 1 comments

  6. Minnesota Golden Gophers Talking Big Game, Name In Next Football Coach Search

    By now you know that jettisoned Tim Brewster is the first of many to have the axe fall on his career at the University of Minnesota as the coaching carousel begins. He will forever be first in something...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,934 reads 4 comments

  7. Has Winnipeg Done Enough To Secure an NHL Team? Quebec Has a Rally, Jets Nothing

    You might have heard that a little over two weeks ago, the fans of a would-be team in Quebec City, Quebec had a massive rally on the Plains of Abraham that drew anywhere between 50,000-100,000 supporters...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 618 reads 11 comments

  8. MLB Playoff Predictions 2010: Realistic Picks for First Round

    In a perfect world, according to my most favorable teams they divisions would annually end something like this: American League East: Baltimore Tampa Toronto Boston and New ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 789 reads 2 comments

  9. Quebecor, Quebec City Face Race Against Time to Get Nordiques Back to Canada

    News broke earlier this week that the Quebec province has agreed to pay for 45% of the total cost of a new $400 million arena which would hopefully, and eventually mark the return of the NHL to the province from once it left...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 709 reads 8 comments

  10. Boise State Football: Broncos Would Be Wise To Follow BYU's Independent Lead

    You might say, "It's the system, stupid!" So its not really the words of former President Bill Clinton, but we all know last week BYU took the somewhat unprecedented plunge into the ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 2,914 reads 25 comments

  11. Can Richard Petty Motorsports' Two Car Operation Really Be Successful In 2011?

    Even before Richard Petty officially told the Roanoke Times that they'd be going with a two-car operation I long had plans to write an article in support of the team...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 2,158 reads 12 comments

  12. My 2010 NFL Regular and Postseason Picks and Awards

    AFC EastNew England Patriots (11-5) As much as I wanted to put them lower. Had a fantastic draft stealing Aaron Hernandez out of Florida (fourth round) to replace Ben Watson who went to Cleveland...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 763 reads 8 comments

  13. Loss Of One Car Teams, Southern Owners/Crew Chiefs Show NASCAR's Decline

    Forward: In order to better understand this article, perhaps you should first check out what essentially is a "part one" NASCAR 1996: Sponsorship, Schedules, Drivers, and Selling Racing's Soul...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 660 reads 13 comments

  14. NASCAR 1996: Sponsorship, Schedules, Drivers, and Selling Racing's Soul

    Forward: In 1996, the first NASCAR race I ever saw was the final race ever at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Most of the guys in a class I was taking at the time were quite upset over a NASCAR race taking place soon...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 630 reads 7 comments

  15. Jimmie Johnson: Is JJ Fading or Simply Waiting In the Weeds For the Chase?

    Don't look now but NASCAR's new Jeff Gordon in terms of arrogance and divisiveness, Jimmie Johnson, last won a race (gasp) six weeks ago...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 126 reads 4 comments

  16. Can the Minnesota Twins Win the World Series?

    The 2009 New York Yankees set the template. Open a brand-new ballpark and immediately win a World Series. Could the current, first place Minnesota Twins do just that? They are, after all, unsurprisingly in first place...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 696 reads 0 comments

  17. NASCAR Nationwide Series Should Be Reserved for Rookies, Veterans Only

    For those of you, like me, who watched the Camping World Truck Series race this Saturday at Darlington, you probably noticed three things different from Cup and Nationwide fields: ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 302 reads 5 comments

  18. Rockingham Rumor: Could The Track Host Nationwide and Trucks Next Year?

    For those of you who watched Raceline this past Friday, you probably noted the comments made 2/3 of the way into the half-hour weekly show by co-host Tiffany Ricardo-Moore concerning Rockingham...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 362 reads 2 comments

  19. Brett Favre: Relax Vikings Fans, the Old Gunslinger's Coming Back

    Remember that upon his election, former Governor Jesse Ventura, perhaps one of the most colorful and controversial figures in Minnesota history, promised to "put Minnesota on the map," ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,492 reads 17 comments

  20. Ice Edge Holdings Quit Embarrassing Yourselves and Go Away, Already!

    The roller coaster is back. The team the NHL just won't let die, the Phoenix Coyotes, nor their annoying wannabe buyers, Ice Edge Holdings are at it again...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 4 years ago 1,897 reads 10 comments

  21. Timberwolves Trade of Jefferson to Jazz is about Assets, Not Players

    As the rumors of the Timberwolves “haul” for Al Jefferson surfaced Tuesday morning with the trade to the Utah Jazz, my initial reaction upon hearing the paltry compensation ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 864 reads 18 comments

  22. Minnesota Timberwolves All Too Easily Get Michael Beasley

    "With the 34th pick in the 2008 draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select.....Michael Beasley!" What? (you ask)...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 3,786 reads 28 comments

  23. Defending Darko and David: Milicic First Of T-Wolves Many Right Moves

    Go ahead. Get it out of your system, just like every other non-Timberwolves fan and national media talking head (Chad Ford, Chris Mannix et al) who has criticized the Wolves re-signing perfect-fit center Darko Milicic...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 1,520 reads 9 comments

  24. 20 Years Later: The Eric Lindros Draft Kills Quebec and Changes The NHL forever

    Eric Lindros. Perhaps no player infuriates Canadians and NHL fans alike than the London, ON native who once spurned not just an entire team but a province and culture as well...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 15,205 reads 10 comments

  25. Could June 24 Be the Day the Quebec Nordiques Return To the NHL?

    Depending on who you believe, there are rumors on the Internet that an announcement could soon be made on or around June 18 concerning a future rebirth of the Quebec Nordiques to the NHL and Quebec City...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 4 years ago 1,442 reads 4 comments