Sometimes fans put a borderline unhealthy amount of passion, energy and even effort into sports. I’ve been told I do. Maybe the people who say that are right. Then again, who is anyone else to say what I, or you, do is right or wrong? I get emotionally invested in sports. I love the games, I love the players.
ESPN doesn’t need me nor anyone else to defend it. It’s a gigantic company owned by the largest media group in the world, it can handle its own business. But, seeing so many people get laid off Wednesday in order to trim its budget is really important in a lot of ways, some of which are admittedly selfish from my point of view. Continue reading →
It’s hard to write anything about the Cubs winning the World Series without coming off as extremely corny. It’s been 108 years and it took seven games and extra innings for the Cubs to finally become champions, but they made it happen. The resilient team that went wire to wire as the best team in baseball (more or less) finally ended the drought. I can’t describe to you how happy that all makes me. Continue reading →
One of my favorite things to do when it comes to talking baseball is to rag on Dusty Baker. So imagine my glee when on Thursday night I got plenty of fuel to stoke my Dusty-hating fire. Continue reading →
Journalism is an amazing thing. It informs the public, it entertains, it holds people accountable. There seems to be a common misconception, however, that everyone in the media is supposed to be a journalist, or at least that’s what it seems like when it comes to the world of sports. Continue reading →
For as often as individual athletes and players fall under the public’s microscope, rarely does an entire sport become intensively analyzed and picked apart at every level like women’s basketball (football and its concussion issue notwithstanding). Continue reading →