1. R.A. Dickey Changes Game Plans as Blue Jays Shut out the Yankees, 4-0

    In his first two starts as Toronto Blue Jays ace this season, R.A. Dickey has already shown how low and high things can go when a team's fortunes are riding on the most mercurial pitch in baseball—the knuckleball...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 8 months ago 572 reads 0 comments

  2. Tim Tebow Sparks a Deadspin and Sports Illustrated Writing Duel

    Tim Tebow 's NFL football career died, Sports Illustrated wrote a retrospective and Deadspin set it ablaze...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 12 months ago 11,548 reads 28 comments

  3. Charles Barkley, Matt Barnes and Who Gets the Last Word on the N-Word

    NBA legend and current TNT basketball commentator Charles Barkley and Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes are adamant they will continue to use the N-word in certain contexts, which complicates the boundaries of acceptable speech in sports...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 1 year ago 827 reads 2 comments

  4. Richie Incognito's Path to Redemption Has Been Paved by Middle Schoolers

    Richie Incognito and his bulky frame have taken shelter from a storm of controversy, but he would do better to walk a difficult path paved by a bunch of pint-sized, big-hearted middle schoolers ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 1 year ago 999 reads 5 comments

  5. Tim Tebow Talks Streaker, Troy Polamalu and Faith in Greenville, South Carolina

    Tim Tebow did not even mention his new team, the New England Patriots , at a Christian men's conference over the weekend, but he thrilled a packed stadium with both humorous and serious anecdotes about his young NFL career...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 1 year ago 25,079 reads 56 comments

  6. New York Mets' Walkoff Revelry Inexplicably Disgusts Bob Costas

    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas be damned, the celebration that ensued after Kirk Nieuwenhuis ' walk-off homer lifted the New York Mets to a 4-3 comeback win over the Chicago Cubs ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 1 year ago 7,353 reads 4 comments

  7. R.A. Dickey Resurrects Cy Young Form

    Conditions were perfect at AT&T Park in San Francisco for R.A. Dickey to resurrect last season's National League Cy Young-winning knuckleball form as the Toronto Blue Jays downed the San Francisco Giants 4-0...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 1 year ago 1,029 reads 2 comments

  8. Tim Tebow Is to Football What Michael Jordan Was to Baseball

    It might seem like blasphemy to draw similarities between the basketball icon Michael Jordan and the professional football washout Tim Tebow , but in the light of a baseball diamond, ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 1 year ago 1,701 reads 14 comments

  9. Jeremy Lin Has First "Linsane" Rockets Game in James Harden's Absence

    With " Beardsanity " relegated to the bench where James Harden was resting a sore ankle, Jeremy Lin launched " Linsanity " like a rocket with the same explosive individual results he so famously ignited in New York...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about almost 2 years ago 5,174 reads 24 comments

  10. Houston Rockets Explosion on New York Knicks Shows Jeremy Lin Move Was Win-Win

    The first matchup between the Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks was billed as a test for Jeremy Lin...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 234 reads 22 comments

  11. Jeremy Lin Sees "Ironic" Thanksgiving Timing in Rockets vs. New York Knicks

    Jeremy Lin was barely clinging to his place in the NBA when he landed with the New York Knicks , and he now needs an encounter with his former team to turn around his slumping season with the Houston Rockets ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 3,668 reads 29 comments

  12. Eric LeGrand Responds to the Most Moving Sports Video of the Year

    ESPN's feature on a wrestling families' indomitable spirit in the face of a perilous health crisis was so soul-stirring that not only did it spark immediate Twitter responses from ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 1,641 reads 0 comments

  13. Brandon Roy: What Makes His Injury so Gruesome

    Brandon Roy 's knee injury hardly seems macabre compared to some of the gruesome athletic stuff we've seen on television this year, but Roy's knees are a ghastly reminder of how often sports—like the rest of life—go painfully off script...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 5,827 reads 1 comments

  14. Jeremy Lin and Toney Douglas: Point Guard Controversy for Houston Rockets?

    With the New York Knicks , Jeremy Lin supplanted Toney Douglas as the starting point guard, but now that both Douglas and Lin play for the Houston Rockets , there are signs that a reverse coup may be in play...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 21,174 reads 195 comments

  15. Tim Tebow Gets Twitter Defense from Former Broncos Teammate Brian Dawkins

    Tim Tebow can even make a nine-time Pro Bowl safety come out of retirement to play defense. Brian Dawkins , Tebow's 2011 teammate with the Denver Broncos , took to Twitter to ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 6,477 reads 51 comments

  16. Tim Tebow's Anonymous Teammates Are Terrible but Tebow Fans Need to Soul-Search

    In a classless and "terrible" move, anonymous New York Jet teammates of Tim Tebow drove their defenseless backup QB and personal punt protector into the proverbial ground by publicly and thoroughly disparaging his QB skills...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 1,622 reads 6 comments

  17. Jeremy Lin Breaks Out of Slump in Final Houston Rockets Preseason Game

    Jeremy Lin hit three of his four three-point attempts in a strong finish to an otherwise erratic preseason. In previous games, Lin had been misfiring from every area of the court...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 8,530 reads 14 comments

  18. Dwight Howard and the Top 4 NBA Stories Heading into 2012-13 Season

    There are five riveting NBA narratives heading into the NBA 2012-2013 regular season that should have fans on the edge of their couches, shaking with anticipation. A few of those stories, though, may need some rehabilitation to renew fan fascination..

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 654 reads 0 comments

  19. Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson Throwing Winning Touchdown Redeems His Image

    Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks downed Tom Brady and the New England Patriots with a throw so beautiful that it might help NFL fans forget Wilson's presence in an ugly scene earlier in the season...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 1,074 reads 0 comments

  20. Tim Tebow and the Numbers Game We Can't Stop Playing

    Tim Tebow did something provocative before the New York Jets underdog matchup with the Houston Texans that may have signaled the cosmic storm clouds he sees forming over the New York Jets' 2013 season...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 2,251 reads 3 comments

  21. New York Jets: Tim Tebow Could Be Reignited in the CFL

    Dear U.S. football fans, many of you have grown weary of Tim Tebow , so I would like to make a Canadian appeal for you to export him to your friendly neighbours (that's how we spell it) to the North...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 3,875 reads 2 comments

  22. Tim Tebow Was Framed in Preseason but the Real Framing Is About to Begin

    Which of the various incarnations of Tim Tebow did you see in the preseason? Your response is likely informed, at least in part, by some of the extreme media frames used to capture his story...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about 2 years ago 3,845 reads 10 comments

  23. Jeremy Lin Won Free Agency as Soon as He Got to Speak

    Jeremy Lin has come out of free agency smelling like a rose. The waft emanating from New York Knicks owner James Dolan's office is less floral...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 4,790 reads 20 comments

  24. Jeremy Lin: An Open Letter in the Face of Uncertainty

    Well, Jeremy Lin , I imagine you have some anxious feelings as the clock ticks toward that midnight deadline when you find out whether you get to perform the NBA version of Cinderella ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 937 reads 2 comments

  25. Home Run Derby Boos and Mocking Cheers Rain Down on Father-Son Cano Duo

    Robinson Cano got caught in a storm of hostile revelry as Kansas City was transformed into a no-heartland for the returning Home Run Derby champion and his beloved father, Jose...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about over 2 years ago 739 reads 13 comments