Why Do People Love To Hate The Blue Devils?I just Googled "I hate Duke" just to see how many websites I could find that share an obsession with hating the newly-crowned NCAA Basketball champions.
Warriors Sued By StubHub: Should You Care?Please forgive me if my Outrage-O-Meter needle stays stuck on zero after reading about StubHub's lawsuit against Ticketmaster and the Warriors.
Will Faster Games, More Scoring Make Baseball Better?
KCBS Sports Fans: Are We Going To Be Americans About This?America is going gaga over soccer. All of a sudden, we’re painting our faces and destroying workplace productivity so we can follow the men’s national team at the World Cup.
KCBS Sports Fans: Drug Lawsuit Further Tarnishes NFL ExperienceThe phrase "peak oil" was in vogue a few years back. Geologist M. King Hubbert theorized the world was about to hit the peak of its petroleum-extraction capabilities and it would all be downhill after that.
KCBS Sports Fans: Clippers Owner's Bad Behavior Not Exactly New News It is laughable to watch pundits far and wide demand action right now against the buffoon who's owned the Los Angeles Clippers since 1981. He's been an embarrassment pretty much since Day One. It doesn't take much digging to find the long record of allegations against Sterling--or the things he's said and done on the record.
KCBS Sports Fans: Revisiting Tony La Russa's LegacyThe whole notion of "going out on top" sounds good, but it doesn't happen often enough. Too many athletes, coaches, and managers stick around hoping for one more trip to the top of the hill--one that seldom comes.
KCBS Sports Fans: Earth to NFL - Time To Get Serious
KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of ViolenceIt’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.
KCBS Sports Fans: World Series Umps Get It Right Without Instant ReplayAs baseball joins the headlong rush toward video replay, the Beantown Blooper in Game 1 of the World Series is proof that many, if not most, of the bad calls in baseball don't require replay to resolve.
KCBS Sports Fans: America's Cup Return To SF Should Be Easy CallAnywhere else on Earth, the chance to host a world-class event like the America's Cup would have the civic leaders abuzz.
KCBS Sports Fans: Puig Changing The Identity Of The DodgersGiants fans, it's pretty bad right now. That sweep at the hands of the Cubs--all one-run losses, all marked by painful moments of failure--is the low point of 2013. For now.
KCBS Sports Fans: Best Of Times, Worst Of Times For Bay Area Baseball The A's have gone from plucky to scary and lead the AL West again (with the league's second-best record). The Giants? Well, they're summoning up memories of the Bad Old Days.
KCBS Sports Fans: Baseball's Replay MessAs I've written before, I'm not in the replay camp. I'm just fine with umps blowing calls (after all, the players screw up and don't get re-do's), but I recognize that I'm in the minority.
KCBS Sports Fans: Jason Collins And The Big OutIt's tempting to compare Jason Collins with Jackie Robinson; after all, the biopic about Robinson, "42", is a hot movie ticket right now and both are pioneers.