1. Can We Get Back To The Present, Please?

    Talking with some fellow Illinois fans not that long ago, they mentioned that they were hoping the Illini basketball team could land recruits Jabari Parker, Thomas Hamilton, Jr...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about 5 years ago 157 reads 0 comments

  2. LeBron, You Really Should Have Studied More

    So, LeBron, you got dunked on. So you got dunked on by a kid from Xavier barely known to college fans. Did you really need to act all "Big Brother" and destroy the videotape? You've had a horrible time since the buzzer sounded on your '08-'09 season...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 938 reads 33 comments

  3. Clint Hurdle's Rocky Tenure: A Scapegoat for Poor Upper Management

    Most write-ups regarding the firing of Clint Hurdle can't help but focus immediately on the improbable great baseball the Rockies played in September and October of 2007, and who could blame them considering it's his only accomplishment in seven years...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 295 reads 5 comments

  4. Men's College Basketball: Sometimes, Recruiting Should Be a Felony

    If you give your 15-year-old a beer or if you do nothing to ensure said teen goes to school, you can be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which at that age is a felony in many states...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 377 reads 1 comments

  5. Dallas Morning News Irresponsible in Practice Facility Over-Coverage

    In this recession, it's been hard to miss newspapers closing down. It's been even harder to miss self-important journalists belly-aching about the newspaper industry...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 476 reads 0 comments

  6. "Branch Rickey's Bojangles," Or Good Writing, Good Business, and B/R

    Jackie Robinson was no noble pioneer. Rather, he was complicit in the continual subordination of the African-American for white male profits, each day working the sun-drenched dust in a manner ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 126 reads 5 comments

  7. Sleaze Has No Offseason: Pearl Devoid Of Ethics in APR Criticism

    March Madness may have faded from our collective rear-view mirrors, with the Tennessee Volunteers even further behind, but that does not stop Bruce Pearl from continuing his solemn trek to being college basketball's biggest tool...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 474 reads 17 comments

  8. Reducing Baseball to Numbers Is an Insult to The Game Itself

    It's no secret that baseball fans are obsessed with numbers. It seems 3000, 500, and 300 are benchmarks for automatic fame, while the numbers 61, 70, and 73 have caused an outpouring of controversy, news, and debates over punctuation additions...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 228 reads 5 comments

  9. Libel, or the Relevance of the RIck Pitino Soap Opera

    I don't have a bleeping idea what's going on in Louisville, and unlike many other electro-fabulists, I'm going to refrain from connecting the dots how I see fit...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 3,388 reads 11 comments

  10. John Calipari and Kentucky: A Marriage Made in Basketball Heaven

    I, John Calipari... John Calipari is a good basketball coach, not a great one. The Kentucky basketball program right now is a good one, not a great one. They're perfect for each other...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 994 reads 20 comments

  11. Got That Kentucky-Davidson Score? A Call To Expand the Tournament to 96 Teams

    I never thought I'd say this, and in fact I've suggested the opposite in the past, but give me 96 teams in the NCAA Tournament. Essentially, there are two distinct consumer values of the NCAA tournament...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 314 reads 7 comments

  12. Randy Johnson: Shadow Of a Giant

    Roger Clemens, David Wells, Gaylord Perry, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and even going back to Warren Spahn, in every case it was gone by 44...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 142 reads 2 comments

  13. Bud Selig, Or, A Better Way To Spend Eighteen Million Dollars

    “I will make this prediction to you: by the time I leave, you won’t recognize this sport,” he said a year ago. “It’s going to be that much more popular and we’ll have branched out into so many other things...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 5 years ago 161 reads 2 comments

  14. Desperate Times: The Dark Side of Tim Tebow Worship

    "If you are fortunate enough to spend five minutes around Tim Tebow, your life is better for it." It's a certain nominee for the best broadcast fellatio in a very young 2009...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 3,447 reads 54 comments

  15. Utah, Boise State, and the Arrogant Mythology Behind Deja Vu

    Can we please stop calling them David-and-Goliath upsets? Four years ago, the Utah Utes thrashed Pitt 35-7 in the Fiesta Bowl. Two years ago, Boise State beat an 11-1 Oklahoma squad in the very same stadium...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 2,387 reads 16 comments

  16. Breathing Under Water: The Need For Revolution In College Football

    Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 645 reads 12 comments

  17. Responsibility: It's Not Just for Iowa Fans and Bathroom Stalls

    A story rumbling around the message boards concerns two Iowa fans who were caught having adult relations in a Metrodome handicapped stall last Saturday, an event that has probably garnered more reaction than the lackluster 55-0 game itself...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 848 reads 1 comments

  18. Overachievers, Underachievers: Recruiting and Performance in 2008

    Every February, we make a big deal about recruiting rankings as the next college football class signs with their prospective schools. But rarely do we look back in time to see who did the best with the recruits they got...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 1,632 reads 9 comments

  19. Illinois Football 2008: The Big Orange Waste

    For the second time in my life, Illinois, fresh off a BCS Bowl, has pushed itself right back into the mediocrity pit. In 2002, the Illini posted a 5-7 record after going to the Sugar Bowl the prior year...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 821 reads 2 comments

  20. If Minorities Can Be President, Why Not Head Coach?

    Three nights after Barack Obama became the first minority President-elect of the United States, I'm left wondering about one of the most tried-and-true topics in college football: the scarcity of black head coaches...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 3,989 reads 62 comments

  21. John Amaechi: The Big Gay Barrier Got Bigger

    Quick: What's the difference between John Amaechi and the wide receiver formally known as Chad Johnson? John Amaechi has a little bit more brains; Ocho Cinco has a ton more talent and relevance...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 647 reads 7 comments

  22. Joe Dumars and the College Degree Fallacy

    Joe Dumars went back to school recently and earned his diploma from McNeese State. After years of putting off those lingering last few credits in favor of winning NBA basketball games and running ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about 6 years ago 153 reads 0 comments

  23. High School Football and The Wonderful Part Of a 91-Point Win

    "A high-school teacher...is a person deputized by the rest of us to explain to the young what sort of world they are living in, and to defend, if possible, the part their elders are playing in it...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about 6 years ago 1,465 reads 1 comments

  24. Illini A Mystery No More, Belong In Top 25

    Until this past weekend, the Illinois football team had befuddled even its most ardent fans. Despite giving Missouri and Penn State competitive games on the road, Illinois had squeezed ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about 6 years ago 441 reads 1 comments

  25. Intervention For a Cub Fan

    I expected a bachelor party. Ain't nothing like an Old Style too many and a parade of strippers to forget what just happened. Instead, there sat my family and some hippie chick with a psychiatry degree...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about 6 years ago 775 reads 3 comments