1. Music Matters: Choosing a Great Song For The Cage, Ring, or Batter's Box

    “God must be a musician because we all appear to be born with it already installed. It is like factory air on all models...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about over 4 years ago 457 reads 2 comments

  2. A Vocabulary Test For Big Ben

    Em·pa·thy Pronunciation: \ˈem-pə-thē\ Function: noun Etymology: Greek empatheia, literally, passion, from empathēs emotional, from em- +pathos ...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about over 4 years ago 288 reads 1 comments

  3. Blounted Senses: Another Unlearned Lesson in Collegiate Sports

      "It was just something that I shouldn't have done. I lost my head." Yes, LeGarrette, you did, and oh how awesome it was to see that you were suspended for the rest of the season! And what a fool I was for believing it this time! Shame on me...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about 5 years ago 169 reads 1 comments

  4. Letter to the NFL: Trim the Fat

    There are seven weeks left to the NFL season and this has been a weird year. There are some wonderful teams creating wonderful stories. The Colts are steady rolling behind Manning which, I suppose, was expected...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  5. Check One of the Following for NCAA Change

    Right before the bottom line where gifted athletes sign their names, the NCAA and its universities should put a new, small but important, section. It could look something like this: Please check one (1) of the following...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about over 5 years ago 47 reads 1 comments

  6. Let's Rock This Year's NFL Draft...Literally: A Musical Draft Preview

    The NFL Draft is next month. By this point of the year there are many football-starved souls who cannot wait. Like a first kiss, the anticipation of the upcoming season and what it can bring, is usually better than the final results...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about over 5 years ago 129 reads 2 comments

  7. With Pick No. 18, The Chicago Bears Select...Tyler Hansbrough? Why Not?

    That's right, why not? The Bears should draft Tyler Hansbrough with the 18thpick of this year’s NFL Draft. Todd McShay has the Bears picking an under-sized Percy Harvin with that pick...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about over 5 years ago 133 reads 1 comments

  8. Phelps Will Weather This Storm; Just Like Other Michaels Before Him.

    Michael Phelps has three months. For three months, he will stew about how stupid he was to get caught with his face stuck to a bong. He might even regret doing drugs, but he most defiantly regrets getting photographed doing drugs...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about almost 6 years ago 163 reads 3 comments

  9. Phelps Finds Himself Drowning In a Sea Of Over-Reaction

    Is this really news-worthy? Michael Phelps busted with drug paraphernalia? Michael Phelps caught with marijuana? Personally, I’m more bothered by his 2004 DUI...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about almost 6 years ago 240 reads 0 comments

  10. My Kids' New Rolle Model

    I love Myron Rolle. I love his parents. I love the teachers and coaches that have helped him become who he is. Mostly, I love him because I can use him as the new role model for my kids…okay, I lied...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about almost 6 years ago 125 reads 1 comments

  11. Plaxico Burress Accidentally Shoots Self in NYC Nightclub: I'm Not Buying It

    I’m not buying it; not for a New York City nightclubbing second. That just does not happen. People do not accidentally shoot themselves in the thigh...in a nightclub...in New York City...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about almost 6 years ago 856 reads 11 comments

  12. Quote the Gator: "Let's Throw Some More"

    The Gator (An attempt, probably a bad one, at a truncated parody of E.A. Poe’s “The Raven.”) Once upon a mid-day bleary, hung-over as hell, weak and weary, From many a pint ...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about 6 years ago 302 reads 2 comments

  13. Success With Honor: Penn State Rolls To 9-0. But That Makes Sense

    Penn State’s football motto is Success with Honor and that makes sense when you think about the head coach. I’ve always loved Penn Sate’s home uniforms: simple, classy, sharp...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about 6 years ago 608 reads 3 comments

  14. What's In a Name? Pacman Jones Explained

    There’s only one Adam “Pacman” Jones…thank god. The 25 year-old is a punk, plain and simple. He needs to be booted from the league and forced to get a job that his WVU education prepared him for...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about 6 years ago 490 reads 0 comments

  15. Just Like Clockwork: Chicago Cubs Continue Losing Tradition

    All is well with the world because the Cubs lost….excuse me; all is well with the world because the Cubs imploded...again...

    Matt Picchietti Written by Matt Picchietti about 6 years ago 757 reads 1 comments