1. 2011 NHL, NBA Playoffs: Why Panic Never Pays

    The San Jose Sharks have blown a 3-0 series lead to the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The question I've heard asked in more than one article is whether or not it's time for the Sharks to panic...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about 3 years ago 89 reads 1 comments

  2. Francisco Liriano No-Hitter: Lucky or Not, Liriano Deserves Better Reception

    Francisco Liriano ’s no-hitter bothers me, but not for the reasons it seems to bother everyone else...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about 3 years ago 338 reads 2 comments

  3. Franck Ribery Is Ugly (And Other Qualms with Selling Cristiano Ronaldo)

    Last summer, I didn't know what to think about Cristiano Ronaldo's possible departure. Now, the reigning player of the year is all but gone, and not much has changed. I still don't know what to make of losing one of the best players in the world...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about 5 years ago 12,759 reads 16 comments

  4. Juvenile Joy: How Ken Griffey Jr. Brings Back the Kid in Me

    I'm a childish sports fan. I know I'm not alone when I admit that, because it's inherent to being a good fan. Performing the odd rituals that are expected of us requires a fairly low level of maturity, and I don't even think I'm as childish as they come..

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about over 5 years ago 517 reads 26 comments

  5. Joey Gathright Signing Best Move of Chicago Cubs' Offseason

    It's been difficult for me to watch the Cubbies this offseason. Not that I thought the 2007 and '08 N.L. Central champs needed much re-tooling, but the moves they have (and haven't) made just don't feel like good ones to me...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about over 5 years ago 543 reads 15 comments

  6. Hubris and Humiliation: Chicago Cubs Fans Help Make It 100 Years

    Are you happy Cubs fans? Are you proud of yourselves? Because this one's on you. With a team that hadn't won a World Series in a century, Cubs fans and the media have been acting ...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about almost 6 years ago 545 reads 3 comments

  7. Cristiano Ronaldo: What's a Manchester United Fan To Do?

    It was all going so well. Manchester United were the best team in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo the best player. They'd won a terrific double; he'd scored 42 goals along the way. They'd held off Chelsea, he'd scored the only Reds' goal in regulation...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about 6 years ago 1,461 reads 11 comments

  8. Relationship Counseling: Is Allen Iverson's Heart in Philadelphia?

    It felt good watching Allen Iverson get cheers upon cheers of a standing ovation heaped upon him last night in his return to Philadelphia, the type of "welcome home" that enough athletes don't receive in our booing obsessed fan culture...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about over 6 years ago 2,446 reads 6 comments

  9. MLB Spring Training Running Notes: Twins-Yankees

    I'm a little bit bored this Wednesday afternoon, so I thought I'd try out a running notes column on the Yankees-Twins spring training game that's on ESPN right now...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about over 6 years ago 1,114 reads 2 comments

  10. Blasphemy: I'm Glad Brett Favre Is Done

    I know I'll never make it as a sportswriter, for one reason:I've never liked Brett Favre.It seems to be an unwritten prerequisite for being a sports journalist that you have to like Favre...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about over 6 years ago 1,246 reads 30 comments

  11. Lou Piniella Killing the Cubs with Lineup

    It's the best of times and the worst of times if you're a Cubs fan. Baseball is back, and the Cubs are at HoHoKam Park preparing to break a million hearts for the 100th straight year...

    Justin Swiderski Written by Justin Swiderski about over 6 years ago 1,051 reads 18 comments