1. Where Does Michael Phelps Rate Among the All-Time Great Olympians?

    First of all, I strongly suspect this question will a have a definitive answer four years from now. Michael Phelps has indicated in interviews that he will compete in London in the 2012 Olympics...

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  2. Can Any Sport Be Popular In The U.S. Without American Stars?

    John McEnroe called the Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer 2008 Men's Wimbledon Final the greatest tennis match ever. It is the type of sporting that can give a sport a boost in popularity...

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  3. Why Did The Boxing World Ever Listen To Nat Fleischer?

    Nat Fleischer, for you non-boxing fans, was the founder of Ring Magazine and its editor-in-chief for 50 years, from 1922 until the time of his death in 1972. During that time time period, according to stellar boxing writer, Frank Lotierzo, "...

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  4. Phil Jackson or Red Auerbach: Who Will Get His Due as the Greatest of All Time?

    Boston's Red Auerbach is the God of basketball coaches. He receives nothing but praise and is considered the greatest NBA coach in history. There does not seem to be any debate about it. It is almost as if it would be blasphemy to suggest otherwise...

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  5. Doug Collins: Sports Broadcasting's Unsung Hero

    Doug Collins was a good coach (.536 winning percentage), was a very good NBA player (a four-time all-star), but is a great pro basketball color commentator (Sports Event Analyst for Emmy purposes)...

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  6. The Wild and Wacky World of Charles Barkley

    Charles Barkley returns to TNT this week after being arrested for a DUI and taking a leave of absence. And for that, I am glad. It is hard not to like someone as entertaining as Barkley...

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  7. NBA Needs To Outlaw the Flop

    I am not sure what the best and most just solution is, but I do know it is time to penalize basketball players for flopping in an attempt to get a foul called their way. It is bush, dishonest, and against the spirit of good sportsmanship...

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  8. The NFL Draft Is Still a Crapshoot

    Michigan left tackle Jake Long signed a $57 million deal last year with the Miami Dolphins and was the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft...

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  9. Call Me a Softie, but I Have Sympathy for All Fans

    If you were to ask the people who know me best to describe me, none of them would would say that I'm a "softie". But when it comes to sports fans, I am...

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  10. How Good of a Football Player Is Reggie Bush?

    I was listening to SportsCenter on ESPN and football analyst Mark Schlereth said that “Reggie Bush is not a good football player...

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  11. Should Rookie Quarterbacks Start or Sit? Analyzing the NFL's Murkiest Question

    How many rookie quarterbacks throughout the history of the NFL were thrown to the wolves and did not come out unscathed? How much can a quarterback learn from watching on the sidelines? ...

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  12. Sports Fans: Stop Criticizing What You Don't Understand

    When I was 21 years old and thought I knew everything, like most people that age, an older co-worker said to me that the easiest thing in the world to do is criticize. Apparently, I was doing a lot of criticizing and didn't realize it...

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  13. O.J. Simpson: The Final Chapter?

    Watching one of my childhood sports heroes graveling on camera to a judge in a rambling manner recently as he was about to be sentenced for armed robbery and kidnapping was eerie, to say the least...

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  14. If Professional Athletes Are Role-Models, Society's in Big Trouble

    I understand that there are of a lot of athletes who are well-behaved and do a lot for their community with volunteer work and donations. However, the percentage of professional athletes who behave improperly is amazing high compared to other professions.

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  15. How Good Will Tim Tebow and Tyler Hansbrough Be in the Pros?

    Every sports fan knows that just because an athlete is very successful in college does not mean he will be automatically be successful as a professional athlete. There is a whole list of Heisman winners who were busts in the NFL...

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  16. Donovan McNabb, Andy Reid Can Still Determine Their Own Legacy

    If you are an athlete, coach, or team and you do not want your legacy decided by the fans or the media—it is simple—win championships. This will shut up even your harshest critics...

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  17. How to Fix the NBA All-Star Voting

    The purpose of an All-Star game, it seems to me, is for the league to provide its fans with a showcase of its best players all playing in the same game...

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  18. Will American Football Ever Be Popular in the Rest of the World?

    Will American football ever make it big outside of North America? Since watching American football (specifically the NFL) is my favorite sport to watch, it is hard for me to be neutral in this topic, but I will try my best...

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  19. Why Shirley Babashoff is a Hero and Barry Bonds is a Villain

    While it may seem strange to compare Shirley Babashoff, a female Olympic swimmer from 33 years ago, to Barry Bonds. If you think about it for a moment, it really isn’t...

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  20. Ernie Davis and The Express: What Took So Long Hollywood?

    He grew up in poverty as his dad died in a accident when he was young. He broke of all Jim Brown’s football records at Syracuse and lead the Orangemen to their first and only National Championship in his first season of varsity play...

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  21. Bud Selig: Sport's Biggest Hypocrite?

    The MLB owners, led by Bud Selig, pressured Fay Vincent out of his commissioner’s post in September 1992 for various reasons, including what they felt was a heavy-handed approach...

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