1. Reggie Jackson Says Keep "Cheaters" out of Hall: I Don't Agree

    The question will dominate the Hall of Fame voting for the foreseeable future: How do voters look at known, or suspected, use of performance enhancing drugs when making their decision ...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,878 reads 8 comments

  2. Former Syracuse Orange Etan Thomas Rips NCAA: Agree?

    It’s one thing for me to criticize the hypocrisy of the NCAA and the unfairness of the system to the athletes. It’s quite another for someone who has gone through that system to do so...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 464 reads 0 comments

  3. Dion Waiters: How Jim Boeheim Changed His Mindset at Syracuse

    Dion Waiters was a typical college freshman in the fall of 2010. Well, other than on the basketball court where very few freshmen looked like him. The similar part was the voice in his head that said the old man was crazy...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 2,131 reads 37 comments

  4. LaDainian Tomlinson Isnt Selfish to Prefer Hall to Ring

    LaDainian Tomlinson certainly tells you what he feels. No sugar coating, no humoring anyone. Appearing on NBC's SportsTalk , Tomlinson chose between making it into the Hall of Fame or winning a Super Bowl ring...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 327 reads 4 comments

  5. American League's Most Exciting Storylines

    I feel like a bear awakened from hibernation. I had no idea that baseball had started and has played almost half their season already...

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  6. Jerry Sandusky Convicted Because of Courageous Testimony and Honest Deliberation

    The monster will never again see the light of day. Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of the 48 counts of sexual abuse he was charged with and will be sentenced in about 90 days...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 420 reads 0 comments

  7. Roger Clemens Acquitted in Court, but What About in Your Eyes?

    Roger Clemens was found not guilty of lying to Congress. We’ve long been past the point where that means he didn’t do it in the court of public opinion...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 238 reads 0 comments

  8. Michael Jordan Makes Unsafe Hire Again: Mike Dunlap Is New Charlotte Coach

    If anyone else was running the Charlotte Bobcats and had the record as an executive that Michael Jordan has, this next coaching hire would have been the safest candidate they could find...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 781 reads 0 comments

  9. Can Modern USA Olympic Basketball Team Match Up with the Dream Team?

    It's the 20th anniversary of the original "Dream Team." The first U.S. Olympic basketball team with professional players didn't just win the Gold in Barcelona. They took the gold back and reminded the rest of the world who invented the game...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,900 reads 1 comments

  10. Wayne Gretzky Coming to Los Angeles in 1988 Led to the Cup in 2012

    I sat riveted. I’d watched not one minute of regular season hockey and a total of about a game and a half of the playoffs, and yet, I sat glued to the television for the third period of game six between the LA Kings and the New Jersey Devils ...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 257 reads 0 comments

  11. Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Is Black and White in the Finals

    Good vs. Evil. Superman vs. Lex Luther. Batman and Robin vs...well a whole cast of bad guys. The NBA ’s version starts Tuesday night. The Oklahoma City Thunder in white and the Miami Heat in black...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,809 reads 6 comments

  12. LeBron James Won Game 6, but Heat Have to Win Again

    Can he do it again? That’s the question heading into tonight’s Game 7 between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics . “He” is the player who faces more scrutiny than any player I can remember, LeBron James ...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 530 reads 0 comments

  13. Jerry Sandusky Jury Selection Underway: Can't Avoid Penn State Ties

    I can’t write about the NBA playoffs tonight, as good as they’ve been. I’m drawn to the story that ranks as the most horrific I’ve ever seen in sports...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 294 reads 0 comments

  14. LeBron James and Miami Heat Face Pressure in Game 5 Tonight

    Game 5. It’s a critical game in a seven-game series that’s tied at two. According to ESPN , 83.5 percent of Game 5 winners in a series tied at two go on to win the series...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 93 reads 16 comments

  15. Lil Wayne Dissed by the Thunder? Durant and Harden Try to Step Up to No Avail.

    The hip hop industry’s had a rough couple of days spent mingling with sports. First we had the vilification of Sean “Diddy” Combs and his son over Justin Combs’ acceptance of a football scholarship to UCLA...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 255 reads 2 comments

  16. Justin Combs, Son of "Diddy" Does It the Right Way, Applaud Him

    Boy, we sure have different standards sometimes. Justin Combs, the son of hip-hop star Sean “Diddy” Combs, is learning that as there seems to be a bit of an uproar over his accepting a paid football scholarship to UCLA...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 6,978 reads 10 comments

  17. Don Litzelman: Star at West Genesee High and Geneseo State, Even Better Man

    Cancer sucks. It takes people from us too soon. It makes those of us dealing with the loss angry with ourselves for not staying in touch more...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,140 reads 0 comments

  18. NY Jet Bart Scott Slaves in the NFL Mines so His Son Won't Have to

    NY Jets linebacker Bart Scott is the latest to weigh in on the subject of kids playing football. Seven-year-old B.J. Scott’s dad says that B.J. won’t be allowed to play football...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 486 reads 4 comments

  19. Nick Fairley Arrested: Should He Worry About His Job Like Us?

    Are professional athletes more likely to engage in reckless, dangerous and illegal behavior than the rest of us? As an employee, do they feel the same concern over losing their job ...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,152 reads 18 comments

  20. Joe Namath, Muhammed Ali and Deion Sanders: Why Today's Megastars Owe Them

    Many of today's athletes want to be more than just a player. None are more visible in this regard than Shaquille O'Neal, who is an author, has done movies, rap videos, commercials and more...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 423 reads 0 comments

  21. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James Lead Miami Heat to Series Win. Stars Always Do.

    There were a lot of reasons to pick the Indiana Pacers to win game six of their series with the Miami Heat . They were home in an elimination game in front of a college-like enthusiastic crowd...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 424 reads 4 comments

  22. Are Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and the New York Yankees Done Already?

    Here’s how tough it is in New York. On May 22, the city saw their beloved Yankees tied for the AL East cellar with the hated Boston Red Sox ...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 344 reads 3 comments

  23. Los Angeles Lakers Need Fixing, but Who Goes and Who Stays?

    I’m picturing the scene in the Oklahoma City Thunder locker room before Game five against the Lakers . What I see is Herb Brooks addressing the USA Olympic Hockey team before they were to take on the big, bad Soviet Union...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 934 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2012: LeBron James and Dwayne Wade Lead Heat, Spurs Win Semifinals

    Yesterday saw amazing performances by both the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, and I want to give credit to each. Heat first. LeBron James is as polarizing an athlete as I have ever seen...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 496 reads 4 comments

  25. Drew Brees and Saints Still Can't Agree: Is Someone Wrong? Someone Right?

    The 2011 season was a record breaking year for the New Orleans Saints ’ quarterback Drew Brees . 2012 sees him without a contract...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about 2 years ago 1,418 reads 14 comments