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Hue've Got to be Joking!

It has been my experience that 80% of NFL games are decided by about five plays. If you look at the stats at the end of most games, the total yards and most every other stat are close enough that both teams have a realistic shot at winning. But one team converts a third-and-twelve or […]

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Staff Picks: Best of 2017

The Holyfield team names their favorites of 2017

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There Were Bigger Problems In Steelers-Patriots Ending Than One Catch

I have heard enough “experts” say that the refs got the call right on Jesse James’ non-catch on the goal line against the Patriots. I’ll go along with it. Besides, if the Steelers had been able to do anything with Rob Gronkowski on the Patriots’ last drive it would not have mattered what happened on […]

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MLB Should Step In And Stop Marlins

The ESPN assessment of the Giancarlo Stanton trade gives the Marlins a grade of B. Despite the fact that neither of the two prospects Miami received top 10 in the Yankees’ farm system, the Marlins faced such an urgency to shed Stanton’s contract that getting rid of him is a good thing, regardless of the […]

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Disappointment Derrick

A total of 29 men have won the Most Valuable Player awards in the four major American sports before their 24th birthday. As you might expect, achieving such a level of excellence at such a young age is usually a precursor to a great career. Indeed, the majority of the guys on this list are […]

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2017 MLB Winter Meetings Roundup

As the weather gets colder, baseball’s off-season has been warming up the last few days. From the Shohei Ohtani siging to the Giancarlo Stanton trade, deals figure to get hotter over the next four days in Orlando as the winter meetings descend upon the land of Mickey and Minnie. Here are some things and teams […]

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Navy Football and the Maginot Line

After the dreadful stalemate of World War I, the French government was determined to prevent another invasion by Germany over their common border. They proceeded to construct the Maginot Line, a series of fortifications and obstacles that they felt would be impenetrable. So as war became more and more likely in the late 1930s, the […]

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Movie Watcher's Club: Christmas Films

“Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.”

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The MVP Case For Russell Wilson

Without Russell Wilson, what are the Seattle Seahawks?

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How Much Does it Suck to be a Bengals Fan?

The value may be too large to measure

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Playoff System Inherently Flawed, Again

Many years ago my dad gave me a piece of wisdom that I never forgot, even if he ignored it a thousand times later in life: if you leave an outcome close enough for the refs to decide, you have to live with what they decide. As Ohio State fans bemoan the decision of the […]

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