1. Rating the NFL Quarterbacks and NBA Players: Sports Most Intriguing Questions

    If you are a sports fan, almost any ranking question is interesting, difficult and, of course, subjective...

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  2. Why It's Not Too Early To Call LeBron James One of the Greatest Players Ever

    I suppose I could start this article with why LeBron James is such a great basketball player, however, that is not the point of this article...

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  3. LeBron James Is Now the Second Greatest Basketball Player Of All Time

    Based upon LeBron's vast improvement (especially defensively) and dominance the last two years, and Kobe's less selfish play over the last three years and his additional championship, ...

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  4. How Much Power Should a Sports Commissioner Have?

    When our founding fathers formed this country they were smart enough to realize that having one person, usually a king at that time, decide the fate of the whole country and every individual in it, is not a good idea...

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  5. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Morals: It's Too Late for All That

    The bottom line is this: Why do sports’ Hall of Fames exist? Basically, it is to signify which players were the best players of all time in their particular sport. None of the Hall of Fames have a moral clause, except baseball, of course...

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  6. Why I Root For the Tom Watson's and Not the John Daly's

    In sports, we usually root for the somewhat unusual: the prodigy, the comeback player, the underachiever, the hard luck story, the super dedicated, the flashy/exciting/smooth athlete, the greatest of all time, the big underdog, and of course, the old guy

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  7. UFC: Something Is Missing

    I was at a party Saturday night and the Ultimate Fighting Championships were on, and I watched some of the fights. To me, UFC advertises that they are going to deliver me a chocolate shake, and I am served a vanilla one...

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  8. Early U.S. Sports Deaths: The Top 15

    In making lists like these, obviously your criteria will greatly influence who makes the cut and in what order you put them. My criteria emphasized how much of a great career the sports world potentially missed...

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  9. Are Plaxico Burress and His Lawyer Overplaying Their Hand?

    For background purposes, I am a practicing criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia. While I have never practiced in NYC, I have handled a lot of gun cases...

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  10. Evaluating the Big O, West, Baylor, Malone, and Barkely: What's Fair?

    The general consensus when evaluating the greatest NBA basketball players of all-time seems to be that it is fair to consider championship rings as a factor or criterion...

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  11. NBA Age Related Draft Mess: A Possible Solution, Finally!

    I am pretty sure that this will be the shortest article that I will ever write. As you know, a person has to be 19 years-old during the calender year of the NBA draft to be eligible...

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  12. Bryce Harper: Sometimes Prodigies Are Exceptions to the Rule

    Far be it from me not to value and understand the importance of education. After all, I have a law degree and I’m a practicing lawyer with my own business. Like most people who write about sports, I also played sports growing up and in high school..

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  13. Imagine That—Exciting NHL Playoff Action Without Fighting

    As some of you know, I am not a big hockey fan; hence, I tend not to write about it. But, this year’s playoffs, for several reasons, were the most intriguing in years in the NHL, and I actually watched some of them...

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  14. Championships: How Important Are They When Ranking an Athlete?

    Obviously, the importance of the number of championships when ranking or rating an athlete’s greatness varies from sport to sport and depends on whether we are taking about individual or team sports...

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  15. The Top 10 Greatest Closers In NBA History

    In team sports (except for possibly baseball—where statistics rule) it is always more accurate when you are ranking a player all time to have actually seen him (or her) play...

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  16. Hey LeBron James: Next Time, Shake Hands

    This is difficult for me because LeBron James is currently my favorite athlete, but I felt compelled to write this. I try my hardest to follow what I learned from my father regarding opinions: ...

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  17. Why Are There So Many Dumb Sports Opinions Out There?

    I am sure that if you or I were the hosts of a show like Pardon the Interruption or a morning radio sports talk show—where we spewing out over 20 sports opinions almost every day—we would eventually cough up a clunker...

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  18. Why the NBA Should Return to the 2-2-1-1-1 Format for the Finals

    I have never liked the 2-3-2 format for a seven-game playoff series. I am convinced it gives the team with the home court advantage too much of a edge...

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  19. Has Carmelo Anthony Achieved Superstar Status?

    Unlike some of the media, I am not a big fan of throwing around terms like superstar and legend loosely. Hence, it seems to me, there can only be around a half dozen superstars in a professional ...

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  20. Suddenly, the NBA Might Not Get its Dream Matchup

    When the Playoffs began, it seemed inevitable that the NBA was going to get its dream match-up of the last two MVP’s: Kobe vs. Lebron. Well, something funny happened on the way to the forum, uh, finals...

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  21. Is LeBron James the World's Greatest Athlete?

    Two years ago, when I wrote two articles, “The 25 Greatest Athletes of All Time” and “The 25 Greatest Basketball Players of All Time...

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  22. Jeremy Tyler Goes Pro Early—And I Am Surprisingly OK With His Decision

    Jeremy Tyler of San Diego has decided to skip his senior year of high school and play pro basketball in Europe for two years...

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  23. Why Americans Do Not Excel at Soccer (Football)

    I previously wrote an article in which I stated that soccer would never be popular in the U.S. unless the sport has more scoring...

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  24. Why Dwyane Wade Will Not Win the NBA MVP Award

    The first reason that Dwyane Wade won’t win the NBA MVP Award is that he doesn’t deserve it. While consideration for the award is very close between Lebron James, Wade, and Kobe Bryant, Lebron deserves the MVP award this year...

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  25. The NBA Playoffs ... Where Legends are Born

    The PLAYOFFS are coming! Last Monday was the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Title Game, which officially ended March Madness. While I undoubtedly enjoyed the whole NCAA tournament, sorry, it is not the "greatest American sporting event...

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