1. NCAA Investigation Brings Dark Cloud over University of Miami

    Nevin Shapiro is a convicted cheat who took other people’s money and used it to portray a lavish lifestyle unbefitting of his diminutive stature as a person (he’s 5-foot-5) and human being...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 192 reads 0 comments

  2. San Diego Chargers a Good Bet for Los Angeles Homecoming

    There are more than a few pro football fans in San Diego who believe the writing’s on the wall. Now that the Los Angeles City Council has given its nod to the framework for ...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 1,654 reads 18 comments

  3. NFL Player Moves: The 5 Best Acquisitions of Week 1

    NFL general managers are moving at breakneck speed to get their rosters in order and the player movement of the past few days has been nothing short of fascinating...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 155 reads 0 comments

  4. MLB Trade Deadline: 5 Outfielders Who Could Bolster Contending Teams

    Outfielders are a red-hot commodity as the July 31 interleague trading deadline nears. Contending teams are looking to add speed to the top of their lineups, power to the middle and ...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  5. New York Mets Trade Rumors: Why Jose Reyes Should Not Be Traded

    The New York Mets in 2011 have the misfortune of playing in the National League East, virtually ensuring they will be spectators once the playoffs come around. The pitching staff is second-rate without injured ace Johan Santana...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 133 reads 3 comments

  6. Golden Age of Football Coming to University of Miami

    Howard Schnellenberger put the University of Miami football program back on the map in the early 1980s by doing something so basic it was genius: He made sure the best recruits in South Florida stayed home...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 2,522 reads 11 comments

  7. 5 Best TV Broadcast Teams in Major League Baseball

    To borrow from the title of Curt Smith's great book about the great baseball announcers of all-time, they are "The Voices of the Game." Not until the advent of satellite TV could fans access as many games as they can today...

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  8. Jim Thome Already Among Elite as No. 600 Nears

    Don’t look now, but Jim Thome is on the verge of becoming only the eighth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 home runs. “The Pride of Peoria” hit No...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  9. MLB Trades: 5 Players the New York Mets Should Consider Dealing

    Give New York Mets manager Terry Collins credit for keeping the competitive fires burning at Citi Field despite the team's financial problems, and injuries to its pitching ace and almost all of its best bats...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 5,432 reads 9 comments

  10. The Many Casualties in Ohio State's Fall from Gridiron Grace

    One would like to believe the legendary Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes would have been appalled by the way Jim Tressel ran his old program...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 898 reads 25 comments

  11. Athlete's Biggest Foe Can Be the Mind

    When Taylor Buchholz’s recent stint on the disabled list was over, the New York Mets relief pitcher still did not rejoin the team. His shoulder fatigue had subsided. That wasn’t the reason...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 170 reads 2 comments

  12. Curt Flood's Sacrifice: Sports' Most Meaningful Trade

    It’s become almost cliche to say all professional athletes owe a debt of gratitude to Curt Flood , the man who dared to challenge baseball’s reserve clause. But it is undeniable...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 3 years ago 1,932 reads 0 comments

  13. Outgoing Ombudsman Leaves ESPN Much To Consider

    Her two-year assignment as ESPN's ombudsman now complete, Le Anne Schreiber wrote a farewell column this week in which she recapped the sentiments of those who made their feelings known during her tenure...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about almost 6 years ago 73 reads 2 comments

  14. Michael Phelps' Career Shouldn't Go to Pot

    Memo to Michael Phelps: If you're going to do bong hits, you've got to recuse yourself as a role model and don't allow yourself to ever again be photographed while you're getting high...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about almost 6 years ago 70 reads 0 comments

  15. MSG Hockey MIA In HD

    The folks at Cablevision sure have a penchant for pissing off the very fans they want to support their sports teams and TV networks—and we're not even talking about the Isiah Thomas years with the New York Knicks...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about almost 6 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  16. Matt Millen Merits Mic Despite Motown Mess

    What's all the fuss about Matt Millen being added to the cast of NBC's five-hour Super Bowl XLIII pregame show? Yeah, he was a lousy personnel manager with the Detroit Lions. Really lousy...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about almost 6 years ago 100 reads 5 comments

  17. Michael Vick's Team Drops Ball with PETA

    What in the world were Michael Vick's lawyers thinking when they tried to barter for their client's appearance in an anti-dogfighting public service announcement for PETA? The animal-rights ...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about almost 6 years ago 165 reads 2 comments

  18. Carl Joseph's Story Is an Absolute Inspiration

    The email I received from Carl Joseph on Monday was nothing short of a revelation. I was not familiar with his story, but when you see him in action you quickly learn it is one of courage, fortitude, and faith...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about 6 years ago 306 reads 0 comments

  19. The Incredible, Shrinking Newspaper

    We saw a post today on Zoner Sports from our friend, the Zoner, in which he laments that his hometown Chicago Tribune is no longer running NBA box scores...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about 6 years ago 235 reads 1 comments

  20. Hawks Get It Right With Foley

    It's almost unheard of when a professional sports franchise brings back an announcer after having fired him...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about 6 years ago 272 reads 0 comments

  21. Atlanta Braves: School's Out For "The Professor"

    It was just a couple of months ago that baseball announcer Skip Caray passed away. Now, the last member of the original Atlanta Braves broadcast team on the TBS Superstaion is calling it quits—marking a true end of an era...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about 6 years ago 302 reads 4 comments

  22. In Search Of The CFL

    July has arrived and your football withdrawals are making you climb walls. Watching repeats of old games on NFL Network just doesn't cut it. Arena league games are unsatisfying if you demand some defense with your offense...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 6 years ago 1,313 reads 7 comments

  23. Open Season On Sports Blogs

    Those of us in the blogosphere with our platforms of varying tones and readership took a collective beating last week on HBO's "Costas Now" summit on sports media...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 6 years ago 449 reads 3 comments

  24. Open Season On Sports Blogs

    Those of us in the blogosphere with our platforms of varying tones and readership took a collective beating last week on HBO's "Costas Now" summit on sports media...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 6 years ago 441 reads 0 comments

  25. Much Intrigue in 2008 NFL Draft

    The folks at ESPN must be delighted at all of the intrigue surrounding this year's NFL Draft, which it will be televising wall-to-wall for the 28th year...

    Howard Burns Written by Howard Burns about over 6 years ago 451 reads 0 comments