He...could...go...all...the...way...to DirecTV: ESPN analyst personality Chris Berman's contract is set to expire in three months. Both DirecTV and the NFL Network are trying to lure the stumblin', bumblin' Swami (NSFW) away. Not everyone understands the appeal.
Brett Favre Mic'd Up: Damn Steven, what they got you in for?
Antoine Walker broke, arrested for writing bad checks: Antoine Walker entered the NBA's maximum-contract financial elite in 1999, the year Boston signed him to a six-year, $71 million deal. As Rick Pitino, then the Celtics president and coach, put it, Walker "will never have to worry about money again in his life." Pitino's prediction, like so many things about his tenure with the Green, proved way off the mark.
Brian Cashman: The Bad Lieutenant: Matt Taibbi rips Cashman as only Taibbi can: They all made a show of preferring some other situation before quietly, somberly almost, taking the big money and going to New York. Basically, Brian Cashman hired a team full of Brian Cashmans, i.e., guys who passed up the girl they really liked to marry the Boss's bucktoothed, cross-eyed daughter.
Casino Host and Wingman to the All-Stars: Mr. Jones generally travels with a large group of friends as well as the athletes, and it frequently expands to 20 strong. Mr. Jones always elects one local friend to be his "chief of staff," charged with making sure everyone in the group is trustworthy and preventing stragglers from glomming on.
Dead athletes' brains show stunning damage: Researchers using new technology to study brain tissue from dead NFL athletes say they're surprised at how extensive the damage is from concussions. Far from innocuous, invisible injuries, concussions confer tremendous brain damage. That damage now has a name: chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Some of the symptoms include "...depression, sleep disorders and mental fatigue."
SpoFi Basketball H2H Week 1 results: No blowouts and a long season ahead, but a few teams got off to great starts. My team, not so much.
2008 Fantasy Basketball Draft Results: Lots of talent still left after twelve rounds and twelve teams.
Suns go from Run and Gun to Ground and Pound: Heat trade Shaquille O'Neal to Phoenix for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks, pending an MRI of Shaq's left hip.
2007-2008 Spofi Fantasy Basketball league signups: Are you ready for some
football fantasy basketball? We've got two choices for you: head-to-head and rotisserie.
I Am Bill James and I Am Smarter Than You.: The only way to make your team succeed is to undergo a harsh rebuilding process where nearly each and every one of your core players is acquired through the draft. What if you can't draft, or afford the outrageous signing bonuses top picks get nowadays? Too bad bitch.
I need a left-handed bat stretcher.: Nervous and excited to suddenly find himself in the major leagues, former New York Yankees batboy Matthew McGough recalls his adventures leading up to his job working for the Bronx Bombers in 1992.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: This is it: smithers and I head to head for the league championship, along with three other matchups for 3rd, 7th and 9th place.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Results from the Quarterfinals in both the championship and consolation brackets, plus matchups for the Seminfinals.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Final regular season standings. Six in the championship bracket, six in the consolation bracket. Good luck in the playoffs!
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Week 20 update. One and a half weeks to the playoffs, with at least two spots up for grabs, plus the first week bye up for grabs for the leaders.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Week 16-18 update. Lots of broken ankles, dislocated kneecaps and even a 9-0 skunking to discuss.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Week 16 update. Not a single dominant performance, and the top of the standings tighten even more.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Week 15 update. Still ten teams within 10 points of first place.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Week 13 update. The Black Hand grabs first place with the week's only dominating performance. With just more than half the season gone, almost everyone still has a shot at the playoffs.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Week 11 update. Major reshuffling, except at the top and bottom. The Knicks are now 35+ games out of first.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Week 8 update. The_Black_Hand rides another strong week to take the lead, while Ying Yang Mafia and YukonGold falter.
Fantasy Basketball H2H league: Week 7 update. Ying Yang Mafia retakes the lead, but YukonGold is only a half game behind. There are still 4+ months to go, with six teams in position to fight for the last playoff spot.