1. For UCLA and Steve Alford, Time to Step Back from John Wooden's Legacy

    They hang like road-side warning signs. Flapping above Nell & John Wooden Court, they warn all who would join the men’s basketball program of the unyielding standards by which members are judged...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about over 1 year ago 1,262 reads 2 comments

  2. For Boise State, the Big East's Pyramid Scheme Is No Place to Call Home

    Give Boise State some credit. The Broncos went for it. They swung for the fences by doubling down on a conference half a world away, and they did it at a time of great chaos and uncertainty...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about over 1 year ago 2,082 reads 9 comments

  3. Melky Cabrera: Erasing Cabrera's Batting Title Just Another Baseball Cover-Up

    Sleight of hand can’t fix this one. Neither can an eraser. Major League Baseball may have changed the rules , but fans will always remember the year the San Francisco Giants ...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about almost 2 years ago 2,001 reads 3 comments

  4. NFL Referee Lockout Never Threatened the League's Integrity

    You want to reminisce about those bad calls, go ahead. You want to say that the replacement refs hurt the flow of the game, fine. But please, spare me talk about how the replacement refs undermined the integrity of the NFL ...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about almost 2 years ago 397 reads 0 comments

  5. San Francisco Giants May Have Dropped the Ball in Dealing for Hunter Pence

    When the San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Hunter Pence on July 31, GM Brian Sabean touted Pence as the final piece to a division winner. In the bowels of AT&T Park, however, it seems the Giants may have been caught looking...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about almost 2 years ago 2,628 reads 44 comments

  6. Luck of the Draft Should Spurn the Indianapolis Colts

    Jim Irsay cleaned house. Coaches, executives and a soon-to-be ex-quarterback thrown out with the bathwater. But divorced from the only greatness Indianapolis has ever known, Irsay and the Colts can flush one more thing down the toilet...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about over 2 years ago 524 reads 13 comments

  7. For Eli Manning, a Super Scar on Super Sunday

    It’s amazing how quickly we forget disgraceful opening acts. Celebrate those whose arrogance knew no bounds on day one. Cherish those who entered the NFL too scared to play anywhere, and too naïve to look in the mirror...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about over 2 years ago 764 reads 3 comments

  8. For Joe Paterno, Morality Was a Weapon of Mass Destruction

    A day after the disturbing details of the Penn State sex scandal rocked the nation, the nation’s sports media demanded Joe Paterno ’s firing. Mostly ignored were the victims and the legality of Paterno’s actions...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about over 2 years ago 9,062 reads 28 comments

  9. Alabama, LSU at the Center of the College Football, BCS Matrix

    College football and its fans are in a matrix. But no one seems to care, and most watch and cheer in a drugged-like stupor of acceptance. Wake up. Watching Oregon, Michigan and Oklahoma St...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about over 2 years ago 183 reads 0 comments

  10. Notre Dame in the Crosshairs of BCS Restructuring

    With rumors in the air of a restructured Bowl Championship Series on the day after an all-SEC title game, one can only hope that a fair playoff system emerges from the rubble. Whatever the system, it must crush Notre Dame...

    Bob Firpo Written by Bob Firpo about over 2 years ago 1,962 reads 29 comments