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Off Asides: Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants, Robert De Niro

Brandon "The Tangerine Trainwreck" Weeden is history. Ancient history. The Weeden Era is reminiscent of the Mesozoic Era -- a big dinosaur lumbered around...
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Sports Rush: Giving Basketball Multiple Looks

The sport of basketball offers endless permutations. In this video interview I talked about three of them with T.J. Cline. We discussed: Youth basketball...

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants

With Thanksgiving approaching, I'll begin Off Asides this week by expressing gratitude and sincere homage to something very dear to my heart -- the...
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Sports Rush: Adjustments From Australia

When an athlete moves from one team to another, he or she has a number of adjustments to make. Some come on the court,...

World Cup Update (The Payback Edition)

I watched Jersey Boys immediately after USA’s rousing victory over Ghana, so it’s possible my review of the movie may have been colored by...

World Cup Update (The Bedeviled by Red Devils Edition)

So the World Cup’s round of 16 is over and done, and to general sadness but no one's great shock, USA has gone down...

Viva La Furia Roja!

So here are my thoughts as Euro 2012 ends with Spain victorious once more: Spain are superhuman Everyone is calling this Spain team the greatest...

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears, Mike Ditka

In today's column I will attempt to avoid using cliches or pat phrases. There was no snow at last night's Cowboys-Bears game on Monday Night...

Women’s World Cup Update (The Sour Grapes Down Under Edition)

The sad realities of working in an office meant that I had to miss the Nigeria-Sweden game, which looked like a real barn-burner. Fortunately,...

Sports Rush: Pendleton and Ink

Those of us who work in the newspaper business, even the ones who just dabble in it, like me, tend to romanticize the profession’s...