1. Dallas Mavericks Without a LeBron James Villain: Shawn Marion Still Wants Love

    Shawn Marion wants your attention right now, and he’s wanted it for a long time. This is what he said back in 2005 to Jack McCallum when Marion was a Sun: “I mean, damn, I’m doing things in this league nobody else is doing...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about almost 3 years ago 876 reads 6 comments

  2. Top 5 Surprising Mashups of Religion and Sports

    Religion has been invoked, evoked, and provoked this year in the vertiginous swirl that is Tebowmania. Whether you can’t get enough of the Protestant Patron Saint of Comebacks, ...

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  3. Tim Tebow Was Mic'd Up Against the Chicago Bears: Top 5 Telling Sounds

    It has been nearly a year since we've been able to get up close and personal with Tebow and hear what he shouts and prays on the field...

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  4. Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, Through the Eyes of a Four-Year-Old

    I’m in a blurred frenzy of excitement, which makes the angry face of the 4-year-old inches from my face seem not only incongruous but surreal. She’s not mad, though. She’s ecstatic...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about almost 3 years ago 1,805 reads 3 comments

  5. Alicia Sacramone and Brady Quinn: Inspirations from the Bench

    Alicia Sacramone got naked for ESPN, but she bares her soul to a certain quarterback for the Denver Broncos ; he is both a committed Christian and devilishly handsome. No, not that quarterback—we’re talking Brady Quinn here...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about almost 3 years ago 1,823 reads 14 comments

  6. Steve Nash, Justin Bieber, and That Never Say Retirement (eh?) Spirit

    Justin Bieber was just doing his thing: a quick shimmy that made a girl swoon. Bieber somehow got into a lockout pickup game with Steve Nash (how this travesty did not produce a quicker resolution to that conflict, I will never understand)...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about almost 3 years ago 1,573 reads 2 comments

  7. Tim Tebow Curse? Tebow Is Not Mad at the Detroit Lions, but Is God?

    I’m already in full rhetorical scramble, knowing that some readers are going to be charging furiously. My first linguistic stiff-arm is for Detroit Lions fans: I’m not arguing that you are cursed or that God hates Stephen Tulloch...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about almost 3 years ago 1,366 reads 8 comments

  8. Tim Tebow Is the Anti-Josh Hamilton, Not the Anti-LeBron James

    It is usually better to compare apples with apples than apples with oranges. When you examine two things in a similar category, the resulting shades of difference tend to be more illuminating than comparisons drawn across far-reaching domains...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about almost 3 years ago 1,323 reads 1 comments

  9. Tim Tebow Made Me Stop Hating LeBron James Just in Time for the Post-Lockout NBA

    Tebow enthusiasts can enumerate a long list of likable qualities about their favorite overachieving quarterback: friendly with fans, generous with his time and money, unflinchingly ...

    Rocky  Samuels Written by Rocky Samuels about almost 3 years ago 1,365 reads 0 comments