1. Yankees And Cashman: Why Do Sports Teams Strain To Keep Mediocre Leaders?

    Six days ago, the Lions finally relieved Matt Millen of his duties as General Manager and Team President after seven very long and anguishing years for the Detroit faithful...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 658 reads 0 comments

  2. The Inevitable Bowl Crisis: Four Undefeated No-Names and The Bowl System

    Currently, some board room hotshots are sweating bullets over bad contracts, and I'm not talking about Wall Street. Boise State is 3-0 and ranked 19th in the AP Poll...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 849 reads 2 comments

  3. One Nation Under Me: The NBA's Crisis Of Viewpoint

    It goes so much deeper than Josh Howard. While I'll never begrudge a man for what is, at root, expressing a political opinion, the content of Howard's flippant remark is, sadly, the tip of an ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 692 reads 1 comments

  4. The Bright Future of Big Ten Football: 2008 as a Conference Nadir

    There's a lot of gloom-and-doom floating around after yesterday's dismal performances from the Big Ten's top two programs. It's population shifts. The talents all in the south and west these days...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 906 reads 9 comments

  5. Football's Crazy Uncle Strikes Again: Al Davis Close To Firing Kiffin

    They're the crazy grandpas and uncles that most American families are quite blessed to have. There they sit, at the Thanksgiving tables and in the beat-up recliners, telling ridiculously exaggerated ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 1,072 reads 4 comments

  6. Ron Zook Cheated? A Retrospective on Illinois' 2007 Class

    "I've never seen anything like it in 28 years." - Notre Dame/hyperbole fan Tom Lemming after signing day in 2007, concerning Illinois' class. "Where there's smoke, there's probably fire." - John L...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 1,279 reads 8 comments

  7. Steve Young Still Playing; Associated Press Looking for Editors

    I first heard about it at 12 PM today. Steve Young is back in the NFL, he's apparently playing for the Titans, and he spent Tuesday safely at a friend's house eating chicken wings...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 407 reads 3 comments

  8. Why an Irish Skeptic Cheers for Notre Dame

    When I flipped over to NBC on Saturday and saw that San Diego State had just scored to take a 7-0 lead on the Fighting Irish at the latter's home field, I felt a very perplexing emotion run through my body: disappointment...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 922 reads 9 comments

  9. Why Former Sportscaster Sarah Palin Should Not Be Vice President

    Author's note: Before proceeding, please note that the following article is on a SPORTS site and serves as a parody of the way many in the media kept digging up new reasons to not vote for someone to office in an impressively-short time span...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 1,271 reads 126 comments

  10. A Rivalry That Will Matter: BYU-Utah and The 2008 "Holy War"

    On Nov. 22, college football fans might see an intense rivalry game that will double as a playoff into the BCS. Players and fans will make the stadium buzz with a fierce intensity and, briefly, ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 1,419 reads 2 comments

  11. The Pedophilic Hypocrisy Of NBC and Its Sponsors

    Over the last few days, a certain Ortega taco commercial has been proliferating throughout the Internet. Showcasing the Hamm brothers and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, the commercial ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 1,968 reads 6 comments

  12. Progressive Losing: Illinois Football After the Loss to Missouri

    Last night, the University of Illinois football team lost by 10 points—17 if we're being honest with ourselves—yet still proved decisively that Illinois has a better football program than they did one year ago today...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 1,287 reads 2 comments

  13. Goodbye Chicago Princess: An Open Letter to Jay Mariotti

    Dearest Jay: Since your caustic and abrupt departure from The Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday, many of your former colleagues have willingly turned you into a punching bag...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 6 years ago 1,407 reads 5 comments

  14. Human Error: Why I Hate the College Football Polls

    As I look over the newly-released AP Top 25, I can't help but wonder which college football season a majority of the pollsters have been following...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 6 years ago 2,494 reads 34 comments

  15. Illinois and Notre Dame: A Tale of Two Programs

    At the start of the college football season, Pat Forde of ESPN.com called Illinois football coach Ron Zook one of the "two worst coaching hires of 2005." Zook has consistently faced derision and skepticism concerning his coaching ability...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 6 years ago 3,561 reads 25 comments

  16. Illinois BB: Can You Fire a Coach with an .800 Winning Percentage?

    Having an elite basketball program—or a semi-elite basketball program, if you prefer—is relatively new territory for the University of Illinois...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 7 years ago 5,136 reads 30 comments

  17. Parts Greater Than the Sum: The All-Time Chicago Cubs Roster

    It's been awhile since I last visited the Bleachers (those "other things" in life have a way of interfering), but I'm glad I've made my way back after a few months—for today I've found the All-Time MLB Roster Challenge...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 7 years ago 3,885 reads 6 comments

  18. Forget Mark McGwire Other Snubs the Real Hall of Fame Story

    Now that the 'roid rage has abated and Mark McGwire has taken a temporary seat next to Pete Rose, it's time to address the real issue of the 2007 Hall of Fame vote: The ridiculously ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 7 years ago 796 reads 8 comments

  19. Barbaro, Barbaro, Wherefore Art Thou, Barbaro!

    Whew, it's been a long time, friends. But I'm back, and I'm here to give you a BARBARO update. Yes, I know you've been waiting at least 2 months to know how everyone's favorite ...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 7 years ago 356 reads 6 comments

  20. Boise State, My National Champions

    If Monday night's BCS National Championship game proved anything conclusively, it was that Boise State deserves the title this year...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 7 years ago 518 reads 33 comments

  21. Opinions: And then there was one...

    One, as in teams left the BCS is praying on. The head honchos are kneeling to the football gods in hopes that the threeway in the Big East whittles itself to one undefeated team...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 7 years ago 225 reads 1 comments

  22. Scoop Jackson Plays the Race Card Again...and Loses

    Today's question: How exactly does one get a column on a major sports website with only one possible point of view, a fact acknowledged by his former associates? In his October 11 column for ESPN...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 7 years ago 522 reads 3 comments

  23. Opinions: Are we having fun yet?

    So Iowa loses at Indiana (and yes, even though I hate Indiana right now, I'm happy for Terry Hoeppner) and Georgia goes down against Vanderbilt...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about over 7 years ago 308 reads 1 comments

  24. NBA Europe? No, Nein, Non, and N'et!

    On October 5, former NBA player Vlade Divac led a group of potential investors, representing the best basketball teams in Spain, before David Stern to propose the idea of a European division of the National Basketball Association...

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 8 years ago 262 reads 1 comments

  25. Opinions: 8 October

    So we have this big long season where it's the Yankees and the Red Sox, and in the Central it's the White Sox and the Twins and the Tigers.....

    Mordecai Browner Written by Mordecai Browner about almost 8 years ago 291 reads 0 comments