1. Women's World Cup 2011: Wish Team USA's Exciting Win over Brazil More Historic

    I'll never forget the thought that stirred yesterday, as a tiny white blur fired across the screen. Abby Wambach is going to score. This game isn't over. Sure enough, the pride of U...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 559 reads 6 comments

  2. Philadelphia Phillies: Raul Ibanez Now a Consideration at MLB Trade Deadline

    We're used to Raul Ibanez being problematic. Disappointing at the plate. Liable in the field. A hummer-sized guzzler of green. We're used to Raul Ibanez being problematic. But never like this...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 2,953 reads 12 comments

  3. NBA Lockout: Deron Williams Not Helping Himself, CBA Discussions in Turkey

    Deron Williams swears it’s not about the money. "It's ridiculous," he told ESPN's Chris Broussard . "We've known this lockout's coming. I have plenty of money saved for the lockout purpose...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 1,096 reads 21 comments

  4. Michael Stutes Worrisome in Philadelphia Phillies' 11th Inning Loss to Braves

    Three times yesterday, you had to wince while watching. More than the loss to Atlanta, a 4-1 tally decided over 11 innings, more than the offense drying up, more than any scenario you could have conjured, you didn't want to see three...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 995 reads 10 comments

  5. Philadelphia Phillies: 3-2 Win Over Atlanta Braves Outlines Philly's Formula

    After months of toying and tinkering, they found it. After a half-season of fumbling, they're onto it. The Phillies found the formula...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 455 reads 16 comments

  6. NFL Free Agency: 8 Teams That Should Pursue Soon-to-Be Free Agent Reggie Bush

    Begrudging lockout update: Looks like this might take a while, with an evening report that a deal isn't likely before next week , and this morning's 8th Circuit Court's ruling on the lockout's legality ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 3,839 reads 33 comments

  7. Philadelphia Phillies: Atlanta Braves Series Will Disappoint, Not Preview NLCS

    You want to get pumped for Phillies - Braves tonight, the first of a three-game tilt before the All-Star break. But you can't. You tell yourself it's replete with consequence. At least that's what the National League East leaderboard is hinting...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 955 reads 10 comments

  8. Dallas Cowboys: Texas-Sized Winners of 2011 NFL Lockout

    I'm done with it. You're done with it. The this NFL lockout has worn out its welcome. Except, of course, in Dallas, the biggest beneficiaries. Really—the Fort Worth area should be in bedlam...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 653 reads 6 comments

  9. Sports in Court: All of America's Games Tied Up in Legal Battles

    I once read in Rick Reilly 's Sports From Hell that New Zealand was the most litigious country on the planet. Then I glanced at our sports landscape. This just in: we've overtaken the Kiwis...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 132 reads 0 comments

  10. Casey Anthony Verdict: Athletes Misinform, Miss the Point on Twitter Pages

    Before 2:15 p.m. ET, I hadn't heard a lick about the Casey Anthony murder trial. I knew it was underway, knew it was high-profile and knew it questioned the death of an infant. But I didn't follow the coverage...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 319 reads 0 comments

  11. Philadelphia Phillies: Worley, Bastardo, Stutes and Brown a Much-Needed Re-Up

    Antonio Bastardo , Domonic Brown, Michael Stutes and Vance Worley are more couples than cargo. The Phillies youngsters aren't the train cars screaming around this first half of ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 677 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB All-Star Game: Selection Process Should Honor Production over Popularity

    Derek Jeter's 2011 player card reads like Lindsay Lohan's IMDB page: thin and unimpressive. His defense is withered, his batting eroded...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  13. Michael Vick: Nike Puts Redemption Narrative to the Test with Endorsement Deal

    Michael Vick and Nike: the marriage of sports marketing at its savviest. But the unintended consequences they berthed escape anything we've seen...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 687 reads 1 comments

  14. Philadelphia Phillies: Trade for Hitting Will Cause More Problems Than It Solves

    This will be the first you hear of "subtraction by addition." Hopefully it's the last. Brace yourself for this one: The Phillies shouldn't make a move. Nothing. No trades, funneling players in or shuttling them out...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 1,328 reads 18 comments

  15. NBA Lockout: NBA, Shane Battier, Billy Hunter off to Nightmarish PR Start

    It took just Night One of the NBA lockout. Like, eight hours really. Barbs soared. Passive aggression raged. Patently un-funny jokes were cracked. For anyone curious as to what a PR nightmare looks like, see Exhibits A-D...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  16. Philadelphia Phillies: Vance Worley Conundrum Looms Before MLB Trade Deadline

    Do they trade him? Or stash him? What are the Philadelphia Phillies to do with Vance Worley ? Of all the wrinkles Phillies fans anticipated this season, none came within a 100-mile radius of the rotation...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 4,234 reads 25 comments

  17. Dallas Cowboys: Projecting 2011 Draft Picks' Rookie Seasons and Beyond

    Dallas fans know the schtick: This our year . At least that's how it always feels. Hard to describe the NFL 's second-most-winningest franchise as embattled, but it's been rough ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 15,312 reads 18 comments

  18. Philadelphia Phillies: Lee, Halladay, Hamels barely worth the price

    Hope it's been worth it. The three-straight complete game shutouts. The 32-consecutive scoreless innings. The 5-0 win over the Red Sox B-squad. So here's to the most questionable spending in baseball...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 1,151 reads 38 comments

  19. Gold Cup Final: Mexican-American fans, USA Soccer, Tim Howard all ebarrassing

    The only other way to slice it would be on a golf course. The soccer was disgraceful, the boo birds disrespectful and the sum of it disenchanting. This was embarrassing all the way around...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 1,687 reads 16 comments

  20. NBA Draft: Teams looking for bigs, not international players

    Maybe it's not about looking over. Maybe it's not about fragmented phone numbers. Maybe the scouting process isn't broken. Maybe the NCAA isn't as depleted as we think. Maybe it's just our tendency to look up...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  21. Philadelphia Phillies: Most Likable, Relatable Team in MLB, Professional Sports

    The outfield walls in Citizen's Bank Park must seem imaginary. That's how close, how real, how human this Phillies team feels. You wonder what would happen if you pricked most players' fingers...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 610 reads 0 comments

  22. Terrelle Pryor: Supplemental Draft Could Mark End to 'Plight of Black QB'

    Drew Rosenhaus was half right. Terrelle Pryor has all-time greatness left in him yet. Not for why you'd think. In the past 20 minutes, he hasn't refined his accuracy, still a major concern for most...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 1,186 reads 34 comments

  23. MLB: More than Buster Posey on the line in catcher collisions

    This article first ran on May 27, 2011 at IdLovetoSayIt.com Consider the bubble of sameness popped, its comfort zone collapsed. Baseball needs to end this...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Lockout: What David Stern and Billy Hunter can learn from NFL negotiations

    With the NFL labor deal all but wrapped up—some reports project football being back in business July 15 , others by week's end—our collective disinterest shifts to the NBA 's collective bargaining negotiations...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 294 reads 1 comments

  25. NFL Lockout: Simple CBA proposal brings owners, players close to deal

    The reaction to the NFL 's soon-to-be-signed collective bargaining agreement might be confusion, maybe for how confusing it isn't. Unlike revisions past, this proposed labor deal is as vanilla as the paper it's printed on...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 543 reads 0 comments