The Oklahoma State Cowboys haven’t always been top-level contenders in college football, but there’s no denying their emergence as a BCS threat in recent years. Much of OSU’s new-found success can be credited to the generous contributions of megabooster T. Boone Pickens. TheGP Football explores Pickens’ role with the program and how such relationships may impact the NCAA.
For eight long years Steve Bartman’s silence has echoed throughout Major League Baseball. His infamous decision to reach for a contested foul ball in the eighth inning of a critical Game 6 is all that remains. After all this time, what – if anything – can bring the man out from wherever he’s been hiding since Oct. 13, 2003?
This summer, ESPN unveiled an innovative rendition of football’s quarterback rating, taking situational context into consideration when putting a statistical value on the contributions of the game’s QBs. The measurement has come under fire since its release, but does it deserve all the criticism?
Ryan Braun is no stranger to success, the fifth-year Brewer has thrived on and off the field in literally every chapter of his career. Given his uncanny ability to come through when it matters most for Milwaukee and his laughably impressive slash lines, it’s no surprise that the 27-year-old is a favorite to win the 2011 NL MVP award. We pulled him aside to ask how he does it.
As quickly as it burst onto the scene, it appears as though the Wildcat offense (made famous by the 2008 Miami Dolphins) has been classified a playbook novelty. The innovative formation, however, hasn’t completely disappeared. Thanks to teams like the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns, the Wildcat lives on.
On April 12, 1980, Terrance Stanley Fox filled two bottles with ocean water from the Atlantic and headed west from St. John’s, Newfoundland. And so began his marathon. This, however, was no ordinary marathon. This was something far more special. This, was a Marathon of Hope. While an ordinary marathon runs a distance of 42.2 […]
One of the most unique things about college sports is the schools themselves have the power to remake their environment, and that’s led to the chaotic round of conference realignment we’ve seen lately. The recent decisions by Nebraska and Colorado to leave the Big 12 for the Big 10 and the Pac-12 respectively, while noteworthy […]
Imagine your favorite baseball team decided to eschew both home run hitters and strikeout pitchers. There would probably be some kind of fan revolt, since dingers and punchouts are nearly synonymous with offense and defense in the modern game. It’s a near-universal assumption that if a team wants to win it all, they have to […]
After an on-ice career seemingly defined by a small stack of controversial moments, Claude Lemieux certainly feels content with the mark he made on the game of hockey. “I have no regrets about how I played the game,” he told The Good Point recently. “We always say rules are made to be broken.” And, it […]
The allures of Major League Baseball are unlike those of other North American sports. Quite typically, the pace and tradition of the game work to its benefit, establishing within the sport a sense of timelessness thoroughly appreciated by anyone receptive to its subtleties and summer afternoon tranquility. On the other hand, its relative lack of […]