1. Philadelphia Eagles Need to Be Blown Up, Reid and Vick Included

    I’m sure I felt a very different emotion watching the Philadelphia Eagles play the New Orleans Saints than Eagles fans did. While their fans felt anger, I felt sadness...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 282 reads 1 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants Ride a Great Culture to Championships

    The San Francisco Giants just won the World Series for the second time in three years. Did they win because “ Kung Fu Panda” homered three times in Game 1? No...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 636 reads 4 comments

  3. Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers the Latest to Succeed Against the Odds

    I’m not exactly going out on a limb by declaring Aaron Rodgers the best quarterback in the NFL . He shares something with previous holders of that distinction, Tom Brady and Joe Montana...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 2,672 reads 6 comments

  4. The Top 10 Greatest American Sports Moments of All Time

    Moments are the best part of sports. Amazing moments can be defined as a breathtaking play or even an entire unbelievable game. Moments remain etched in our minds for decades...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 47,499 reads 22 comments

  5. NFL Quarterpole Evaluation by Division: Can Cardinals and Vikings Keep This Up?

    The NFL season is now 25% complete. As usual, there are givens and surprises. Typically Baltimore , Houston , Philadelphia , Atlanta and San Francisco look great. But nobody saw Arizona at 4-1 or New Orleans at 0-4...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  6. Don't Let the NFL Take Us for Granted Anymore

    The NFL owners think very little of you and me. They consider us lemmings who won’t desert their league even with so-called referees calling touchbacks on punts downed on the four-yard line…...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 62 reads 6 comments

  7. Bobby Petrino to Auburn or Kentucky in 2013? Arkansas' John L Smith Got It Wrong

    Is it okay to speculate on the next football coach at a college that hasn ’t fired it’s current coach? It's generally not considered kosher—and apparently needed ...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 13,659 reads 18 comments

  8. Four Reasons the NFL Is Insincere About Concern over Player Safety

    The National Football League has been screaming from the mountaintop about player safety for the past couple of years. They’ve instructed referees to be very strict about penalizing helmet to helmet hits...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 289 reads 0 comments

  9. Baltimore Orioles Right There with the NY Yankees: Can They Win the AL East?

    The Baltimore Orioles are a half game behind the New York Yankees atop the AL East with 13 games left in the season. The New York Yankees? Ruth? Gehrig? DiMaggio? Mantle? Costanza? (It’s always good to include a Seinfeld reference)...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 1,201 reads 8 comments

  10. What's Next for the Big East After Losing Notre Dame and Jim Calhoun?

    If coaches rule college basketball, the Big East kingdom has been rendered virtually leaderless in the past year or so. First West Virginia’s Bob Huggins left for the Big 12...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 682 reads 0 comments

  11. Peyton Manning Returns and Plays as If He'd Never Been Away

    It seemed like he’d never been away. It’s really tough to reconcile the play of Peyton Manning in Week 1 with the fact that he missed the entire 2011 season. Rust? Peyton doesn’t deal with no freaking rust...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 1,500 reads 17 comments

  12. Syracuse Basketball: Upcoming Fortunes Depend on One Thing

    Labor Day means different things to different people. For me as a parent, it kicks off a celebration as my kids trudge back to school. As a Syracuse Orange basketball fan, it starts the countdown to Midnight Madness on October 15...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 1,572 reads 1 comments

  13. College Football Week 1 Recap: Matt Barkley, Geno Smith and Oregon Uniforms

    The sights and sounds this weekend made my senses come alive. Fireworks after a Labor Day Weekend ballgame? No. A great family barbecue? No. Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit are back on Saturday night...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about almost 2 years ago 1,921 reads 45 comments

  14. USC Trojan Backup and Singer Bill Withers Can Help Concussion Issue

    Marquis Simmons is a backup linebacker and special teams player for USC. He’s entering his redshirt junior season and doesn’t register much of a blip on the radar of big-time college football...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 760 reads 2 comments

  15. Jacksonville Jaguars Right to Hold Firm on Maurice Jones-Drew Contract

    Maurice Jones-Drew thinks he has outperformed his current contract. It rankles him that, as the defending NFL rushing champion, he is the third-highest-paid running back in his own division...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 2,267 reads 2 comments

  16. Can a Packers Fan Own Jay Cutler on His Fantasy Team? Fan or Owner?

    Football is almost here and with it a serious dilemma for fans: How do you balance your devotion to a team with participation in fantasy sports, something that puts you in a position ...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 257 reads 4 comments

  17. Tyrann Mathieu Deserves This Author's Apology

    This is the article that seemingly never gets written. The one where the author admits he jumped the gun, was wrong and apologizes. To Tyrann Mathieu : I’m sorry. To LsuWeAreTheChampions: You were right, I was wrong...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 2,132 reads 8 comments

  18. Tyrann Mathieu Is a Great Player on the Field but a Lousy Teammate off It

    Tyrann Mathieu ’s on-field skills earned him a trip to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist as a true sophomore...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 2,214 reads 6 comments

  19. Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Finally: Did the Orlando Magic Get Enough?

    Dwight Howard is officially a Los Angeles Laker. Thank you to Orlando for finally letting us move on from what seems like a decade-long story. I feel like we have bonded so well that I know the questions you have...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,413 reads 12 comments

  20. Penn State Case: Paterno Family Requests NCAA Hearing

    We so want this story to go away and yet it won’t. The Paterno family won’t let it die without fighting with seemingly every last breath to clear their patriarch’s name...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 949 reads 13 comments

  21. Missy Franklin's Story Stands out Because of Stories Like Wu Minxia's

    The story of U.S. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin is heartwarming. As a father, it’s the one I would want for my kid. The story of Chinese diver Wu Minxia is heartwrenching...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,981 reads 9 comments

  22. Washington and LSU Make Football Scholarship Offers: For the Class of 2017

    My, times have changed. I know that things are supposed to progress and our kids should have better things than we did. All in all I’m very glad my kids have the advantages of so many technological advances...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,242 reads 8 comments

  23. Penn State Scandal: Why the NCAA's Sanctions Are Not Too Harsh

    The question we’ve been asking for weeks has been answered. Would the NCAA punish Penn State? The answer leads to lots of discussion. Let’s have at it...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 707 reads 4 comments

  24. Joe Paterno's Legacy Is Up to You: Let's Look at the Facts

    At every turn in the Penn State tragedy, the news is the most horrific possible. At every opportunity for the ugliness to subside just a little, it only gets worse...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 2,733 reads 58 comments

  25. Jim Valvano Said It All: "Don't Give Up, Don't Ever Give Up"

    Today was both the Jimmy V auction and the ESPY’s on ESPN. Founded by the late Jim Valvano in 1993, the Jimmy V Foundation has raised over $120 million to help wipe out the ...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 602 reads 0 comments