1. Penn State Scandal: A Plausible Scenario Where the Media Has It All Wrong

    At this point, being perceived as defending Jerry Sandusky or even Joe Paterno is roughly about as ill-advised as appearing to say anything positive about Adolf Hitler...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about almost 3 years ago 98 reads 4 comments

  2. ESPN's Coverage of Joe Paterno: One Disgrace Leads to Another

    Despite what you may have heard from the vast majority of the sports media, we still don’t know for sure what exactly, if anything, Joe Paterno actually did or didn’t ...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about almost 3 years ago 2,340 reads 5 comments

  3. Joe Paterno: In Defense of a Legend and Fearing a Dangerous Precedent

    I am a contrarian by nature (it makes me inherently nervous when almost everyone agrees on a controversial subject), but I honestly don’t think that is what is motivating my desire to defend Joe Paterno ...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about almost 3 years ago 1,711 reads 8 comments

  4. College Sports: Killing the Golden Goose of Tradition and Rivalry

    It is the worst kept secret in college sports that its entire structure is being radically and systematically reconstructed in the brazen pursuit of nothing more than increased access to money...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about almost 3 years ago 189 reads 0 comments

  5. Conference Realignment: Why the Big East/Big 12 Leftovers Merger Is a Bad Idea

    Of all the schools who will eventually be harmed in the great conference realignment of this century, there is a very strong argument that my alma mater, Georgetown University, may suffer more damage than any other...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about almost 3 years ago 1,620 reads 5 comments

  6. Seve Ballesteros: The Passing of a Golfing Genius to Whom We Could All Relate

    In my 20-plus years of working in the world of media, I have interviewed some of the most prominent people in the world...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about over 3 years ago 308 reads 4 comments

  7. 2011 Masters Odds: The 25 Players Who Can Win the 2011 Masters

    I can't remember a year when there were more players with a reasonable shot at winning The Masters. Even the favorite is suspect because he would be fighting against age and history...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about over 3 years ago 9,335 reads 5 comments

  8. Tiger Woods: The Top 10 Reasons He Won't Win the 2011 Masters

    Most of the media and millions of his fans still seem to be convinced that, at any moment now, Tiger Woods is going to show up at a golf tournament with that red "S" back on his chest and with his super powers fully restored...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about over 3 years ago 827 reads 2 comments

  9. The Masters: Top Ten Moments of All Time

    There is simply no greater stage in golf, or perhaps sports, than when the Augusta National Golf Club hosts The Masters each April. On this stage some of the best theater in golf history has been witnessed...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about over 3 years ago 651 reads 1 comments

  10. Tiger Woods as Fallen Hero: The Journey from Role Model to Chump

    Not long ago, I was probably the world’s No. 1 fan of Tiger Woods . Without boring you with the many details that almost became a book, I first became totally enamored ...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about over 3 years ago 1,993 reads 7 comments

  11. NFL Rule Change: the Beginning of the End for Football as We Know It.

    While it hasn’t received much attention, this week the NFL took a giant step down a slippery slope that will inevitably lead to the most successful professional sport in American ...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about over 3 years ago 495 reads 0 comments

  12. Tiger Woods Continues to Be Serviced: Sports Media All Too Eager To Sell Out

    Though reports have surfaced that Tiger Woods has a new "girlfriend," no one knows for sure if Tiger Woods has gone back to keeping company with women who like to get paid for their various "talents...

    John Ziegler Written by John Ziegler about over 3 years ago 5,319 reads 10 comments