I have covered pro and college sports since 1981, and my work has been published by MSNBC.com, NFL.com and ESPN Magazine. I was a senior editor at Pro Football Weekly for 10 years. I have won three awards from the Pro Football Writers of America. I have written eight sports-related books, including Who's Better, Who's Best in Football. I have two children and I am also a long-time youth sports coach.
In your story "Sergio Garcia vs. Tiger Woods: Remarks Sink Spaniard Deeper into Tiger Trap" you state that Woods put two in the water at 17 and one at 18 instead of Sergio.
Here we are in round 2 and this is awesome Hockey to watch!
All these fans talking about how weak and soft and tainted the game is, get a life.
Hockey right now, is great. We are watching some legendary teams and players right now, tonite, tomorrow night... So enjoy, get a drink and get involved. Bring some hotties to a game.
Back on point, my take ( And the regular season is done, we are talking playoffs)
1- Kings, I get it and they should have been at 3-0, but Stoll is out - major loss.
Everytime I see a comment that says Kings have no one, but Quick " I think Moron." Kopitar, Brown, Voy, Penner, Richards, Lewis, Tof, Doughty, Stoll, etc.
" Underestimating a team can be self destructive."
2- Pens - what a cast of players. If they dont win this out straight, what would that say about all the hype?
3- Boston- 2 up. Surprising to me, but that tells me 1) rangers, whats going on? 2) still not the Pens in my opinion.
4- Chicago - Im out there in Tinley Park every month in one of the bars ( hush), kings vs Chicago, could be?
5-Red Wings - Talk about flip the chips and take them all back, we are even and heading to home court. Boom!
6- Senators - Could this be the energy shift, and take another. if so, the Pens may trend on that next emotional loss.
7-Sharks - Like Barry said, how are they 2 down with that many shots on Goal ?
Quick is Legend, and the Kings penalty kill is amazing. Stoll out, shows on stats. Sharks win in OT, on 1 man advantage or was it 2 man..
8-Rangers - Its do or die and the Bruins are all about the dagger!
Comments, rachet backlash welcomed...
Re: 10 most surprising rookies. Where is 19 year old Jonas Brodin of the Minnesota Wild, probably the best D prospect to come into the NHL in years (according to Scottie Bowman)? 22 minutes a game as a rookie (most of any rookie in the NHL) who started the season in the AHL. Easily top 3.
Loser and Keegan Bradley in the same sentence. Just cause you don't win doesn't make you a loser. Keep it positive. Having a great year so far.
Perhaps you should actually watch a hockey game before writing articles about it. Really bro, stick to football, because your NHL articles truly do lack quality.
Thank you Steve for your kind compliment, and I am so happy to have been able to help.
Your recent article regarding Mayweather, and whether he is still the best was disappointing at best. I agree that Mayweather hasn't aggressively sought fights with the "best" available comp. But you as a writer need to acknowledge how the boxing game has changed. Fighters nowadays see dollar signs, and the best competition doesn't always translate into the biggest purses. That's not the fault of the fighters - it's society.
More importantly, your proposed list of possible contenders is a joke. Nonaire would never fight Mayweather. He's just too small. And it's unrealistic for anyone to expect Mayweather to move up 2 or 3 weight classes to fight Sergio or Ward. Mayweather fighting at 154 is a feat which no one acknowlwedges. He is a welterweight. At best, Mayweather walks around at 153. Sergio and Ward probably walk around at 170 to 175, or more.
If you are serious about seeing Mayweather challenged, why not suggest some of the young 140 or 147 fighters to step up. That would present the classic tale of new, young, hungry warrior attempting to remove the old, proven King from his hill.
I think the playoff division rule is unfair. Somebody wrote an article about expanding the playoff bracket to include more teams. I really think that we have already made too many changes to the game in addition to cutting parts and whole seasons out of the history altogether. Let's say you're a New York Islanders fan like very few people are but you're a hockey fan like me and you love the Islanders because they're the Islanders and I would rather see 6 expansion teams fold then to lose the Islanders. So they're in the Atlantic division and the teams are most competitive their and the East is more physical hockey than the West in my opinion. So if the Islanders finish last in the Atlantic division but 5th in points in the conference then they're not going to make the playoffs? I think that's unfair and this divisional ranking over total points is total bullcrap. If anything they should just have two divisions per conference instead of 3. So 4 divisions and 2 conferences. More teams in each division but same old top 8. Maybe that would help somewhat. If anything the conferences should be North South not East West. I think 4 divisions is best. I wouldn't be surprised if they just created An American-Canada-Euro-Russian hockey league. Where is the appreciation for tradition and history? The players are like paid performers, why do they play? for the money? not because they want glory. Once you replace pride and legacy with profits there is no more glory. The players are just a horse and the fans are the jockeys... and all the gamblers and owners... they get all the money and that's what's important.
Hey Steve,i dont why I keep sticking up for you on your nhl articles because when you write an article you never respond to your readers.I get it that you probably don't want to waist your time on the trolls but remember that there are folks on here that deserve the same attention they gave you when reading and commenting on your articles.also,not everybody is against you either.Im not suggesting that im a fan because your articles seem to be lacking knowledge and substance but I do at times learn things from you but will speak for the rest of your readers by saying we feel offended that you pay zero attention to us.
1.do thorough research on what your writing and dont post the article till it completed.its not about how many article you write,its about how many GOOD articles you right so don't do it half a$$
2.spend more time in your comment section.books and internet are good and all for research but debate is a great tool for learning as long as your open minded enough to change your thoughts on things.Also,your readers wont fell so disrespected,plus you'll find having fans will only increase your status as a writer
3.If your not willing to do the simple things I suggested then maybe you should leave the hockey stuff alone and focus on the things your good at.
please take this as healthy criticism only...thanx!!!
Please PM me your votes ASAP for B/R's 2012 Best of Boxing Awards. Also please provide your expert commentary on why you voted for your winners, any where from 1 sentence to a paragraph. Thanks.