1. Eli Manning and CM Punk: The Best in the World in 2011

    The score was 17-9. Tom Brady had just taken New England on a 79-yard touchdown drive to extend the Patriots ’ lead in Super Bowl 46...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 2 years ago 1,675 reads 13 comments

  2. New York Mets 2011: Sandy Alderson Must Pull Trigger on Jose Reyes Deal

    Emotions do not always hamper decision-making. Think of relationships. If you are unhappy, following your feelings brings you happiness. “Doing what’s right” often correlates with the wishes of your significant other...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 3 years ago 1,243 reads 28 comments

  3. LeBron James: A King with No Crown, King with No Crown

    One of the first boxing matches I followed with significant interest was Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Zab Judah in 2006. I think my love of rap music attracted me to the event that AllHipHop...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 3 years ago 835 reads 0 comments

  4. Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz: Redemption Awaits the Next Golden Boy

    Sports fans: It took over two years but you finally got what you wanted. Floyd Mayweather is returning to the ring this fall to challenge an explosive, speedy, powerful, in-his-prime, left-handed welterweight...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 3 years ago 2,773 reads 26 comments

  5. Rafael Nadal: Exposing the Invincibility of the Greatest of All Time

    The average American responds to the question, “How was work today?” with an answer proportionate to the amount of additional work that they were forced to do...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 3 years ago 3,646 reads 111 comments

  6. Manny Being Manny: Pacquiao's Opponent Selection Leaves Much to Be Desired

    It is not often that I can use the exact same title for back-to-back columns about two different topics...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 3 years ago 921 reads 5 comments

  7. Manny Ramirez: A Red Sox Fan in NYC's Take on Manny Being Manny

    Being a Red Sox fan in New York was much different back in 2000. My family did not own a high-quality computer—the Macintosh we used allowed little more than writing ...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 3 years ago 414 reads 1 comments

  8. Breaking News: Manny Ramirez Retires from Major League Baseball

    Breaking News: According to a Major League Baseball press release, Manny Ramirez is retiring as an active baseball player...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 3 years ago 726 reads 3 comments

  9. Boston Red Sox: What the Hell, Even Champions Lose 6 Games in a Row

    2010 was the greatest season in Texas Rangers history. I know that is not saying a whole lot, but to me, it is remarkable anytime a team that has been around as long as ...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 3 years ago 203 reads 0 comments

  10. Carmelo Anthony To The New York Knicks: A Star Was Born

    Some stories do not need analogical lead-ins. Sometimes, I can exclude an anecdote about the time I chose Joe’s Pizza over Hi-Class even though my friends like Hi-Class better and I can get right to the point...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about almost 4 years ago 3,936 reads 0 comments

  11. St. John's Red Storm vs. The Duke Blue Devils: To Have This Moment for Life

    On my digital camera, I have some videos of things that I thought would be cool to record but later realized were not. Rather than delete them, I kept the videos in a folder on my laptop where they mask into oblivion...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about almost 4 years ago 193 reads 3 comments

  12. Timothy Bradley Vs. Devon Alexander: All They Do Is Win Win Win No Matter What!

    Back when The Max Kellerman Show ruled the airwaves of New York City, host Max Kellerman regularly proposed a thought experiment that he referred to as “The Four Corners”: ...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about almost 4 years ago 545 reads 12 comments

  13. Joba Chamberlain: The New York Yankees Rotation Needs a Call To the Bullpen

    People often say that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results”. I always wondered how this originated...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about almost 4 years ago 809 reads 5 comments

  14. Eli Manning: Let's Play the Blame Game, I ____ You

    In a recent article on SI.com, Joe Posnanski explained a theory he has on talent. To sum it up—and I hope I do his argument justice—Posnanski believes that talent is the ability to frequently repeat your optimal performance...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about almost 4 years ago 1,321 reads 15 comments

  15. Jeff Bagwell: Outside of Baseball's Hall of Fame Looking Out

    Earlier today, three overqualified Hall of Fame caliber first basemen were denied entry into Cooperstown...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about almost 4 years ago 862 reads 25 comments

  16. Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito at Cowboys Stadium: Cheaters DO Prosper

    Cheaters never prosper. Let me rephrase that. Cheaters never prosper unless Bob Arum promotes them. Just last year, prior to his fight against Shane Mosley , illegal inserts ...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about 4 years ago 1,360 reads 6 comments

  17. Tony Romo: Out for Season With Fractured Left Clavicle

    Tony Romo has fractured his left clavicle in Monday night's game against the New York Giants , according to ESPN. Romo was drilled by Giants linebacker, Michael Boley, who went untouched through the Cowboys' porous offensive line...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about 4 years ago 923 reads 4 comments

  18. Independent Wrestling: A Funky Fresh Story

    Reminisce on your childhood. Remember how simple things were? No jobs, no bills, no relationships. Aspirations were much more vivid; at age seven, everything is in play...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about 4 years ago 269 reads 13 comments

  19. LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather, & the Self-Confidence of Today's Athletes

    Two guys are interested in a girl at a bar. Guy A needs his friends to help him talk to her. He could win her on his own but he feels safer in numbers; less pressure. Guy B never acknowledges the girl's presence...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 4 years ago 2,356 reads 45 comments

  20. Alex Rodriguez: Baseball's Anti-LeBron

    Quick question: Which baseball player do you hate the most? Whether you are a Red Sox fan, Mets fan, or you hate baseball and only know players who frequently are on TMZ, your answer is likely Alex Rodriguez...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 4 years ago 626 reads 4 comments

  21. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Just a Matter Of Time Before Basketball Passes Soccer By

    My five year old cousin, Ricky, is growing up in a much superior technological age than I did. When I was his age, Nintendo baseball games consisted of two commands: A = Swing, B = Bunt...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 4 years ago 473 reads 3 comments

  22. LeBron James Rumors: The Prettiest Girls Aren't Always Worth The Time

    There is nothing a pretty girl loves more than attention. It’s an obsession. An addiction. Theoretically, they shouldn’t need attention—the average pretty girl ...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 4 years ago 2,015 reads 10 comments

  23. Floyd Mayweather-Shane Mosley: Boxing's Yankees-Red Sox

    Congratulations sports fans. The American League Championship Series is four months early. The Phillies have beaten the Braves and are awaiting the winner of Yankees-Red Sox...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 4 years ago 375 reads 1 comments

  24. Tiger Woods: Caught In a Bad Romance

    99.94 percent of the time, I write about sports. Therefore, 99.94 percent of the time, I have no reason to write about Tiger Woods . But Woods’s current fiasco has transcended sports...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about 5 years ago 1,785 reads 4 comments

  25. Juan Is Enough: Mayweather Hopes Del Potro Is Only Juan To Score Upset

    Roger Federer almost did it. Down 5-2 in the fifth set of the US Open final, while facing two championship points, the world’s greatest tennis player clawed his way back to deuce...

    Nick Xouris Written by Nick Xouris about over 5 years ago 339 reads 2 comments