There is a popular saying that goes a little like this: Baseball’s the only avenue in life in which you can fail 70 percent of the time and still be considered a success. While it’s been around for years and in many different forms, you can especially thank Pete Rose for it. Does it make sense? Do you agree with the sentiment? Good. Now let’s attack it.
The MLB All-Star Game is unlike those in the other three major professional sports in the sense that it counts for something, but with home-field advantage in the upcoming World Series on the line, is it worth too much? Nick Faris reconsiders the Midsummer Classic.
Three conference championships and a cloud of dust marked the end of Bret Bielema’s tenure as head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers. Gone to Arkansas and the glamor of the SEC, he left a bittersweet taste in the mouths of the Badger faithful, a fan base that loved much of what he produced in the win column despite routinely calling for his dismissal as head coach.
The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its newest members last week and in November will officially welcome two defensemen, one with sublime skill and the other highly physical, an all-time great power forward, an innovative coach and possibly the best female defender ever. And as with every induction year, the rallies of praise towards those selected are met with the cry of foul for those some feel are unjustly snubbed from being immortalized in downtown Toronto.
When the Houston Rockets brought Dwight Howard on board through free agency this offseason, they essentially signed themselves up for a year of headlines and hoopla. Easily forgotten in all of the commotion of Houston’s resurgence as a Western Conference power, however, is point guard Jeremy Lin. It wasn’t long ago when Linsanity was in full effect. Will we ever see it again?
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. After suffering through a terrible stretch of years that saw the Edmonton Oilers make the playoffs just once between lockouts (in 2005-06 no less), change was supposed to be on the horizon. Buoyed by a triumvirate of first overall picks from 2010 to 2012, netting them Taylor Hall, […]
In the nearly 70-year existence of the NBA, a lot has changed. Players of a variety of races and nationalities now populate the league. The 24-second shot clock and three-point arc have been implemented. Shorts have grown longer, and tattoos more prevalent. The elite players of today earn more salary in a year than the legends of yesteryear did over an entire career. Throughout all that change, though, at least one thing has remained constant: the dominance of the Lakers and Celtics.
Two of college football’s most renowned offensive minds are teaming up, and it could make for an explosive combination. Famed former Hawaii and NFL coach June Jones, who’s been the head coach at Southern Methodist University since 2008, has brought the legendary Hal Mumme in as offensive coordinator for this season.
Dwight Howard has been a topic of major discussion for going on three seasons now. What often gets lost in the shuffle of where he’ll end up or why he hasn’t been as dominant as he was during some of his final years in Orlando is the fact that he’s been playing with a back injury. TheGP’s resident sports medicine guru Doug Freeman sheds light on the situation.
As Brazil claimed a 3-0 victory in the Confederations Cup final over Spain, we witnessed more than just a changing of the guard in the 2014 World Cup hosts. Players like Neymar and Fred are adjusting nicely to the world stage as veterans like Cesar and captain Silva prepare to hand the reigns over to the youth. But still, does Brazil have what it takes to make history as the first nation to follow a Confed Cup title by claiming victory at the next World Cup?