From the category archives:


Mike Ditka (and Me) on the Redskins Debate

August 20, 2014

The Washington Redskins name controversy is resurfacing as the 2014 NFL season draws closer.  The politically correct cultural elites are trying to force their views onto a generally disinterested public to further turn the mostly neutered  NFL (No Fun League) political.  For libs everything is political — they can’t help it, it’s just who they [...]

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Super Slaughter

February 3, 2014

Outside of the Pacific Northwest, last night’s Super Bowl XLVIII was not very exciting.  I predicted a 27-24 Broncos victory, contingent upon whether or not Seattle could produce a pass rush against Peyton Manning.  Well, no pass rush was necessary for the kind of beat-down we haven’t seen in a Super Bowl since 1993:  Seattle [...]

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Big Game Sunday!!!

February 2, 2014

Tonight at around 6:30pm EST Super Bowl XLVIII (“48″ to us non-Romans) between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks–the league’s #1 offense versus the #1 defense, while both being #1 seeds in their respective conferences during the playoffs.  Here’s a preview. It should be a great game–Vegas still has the game with the Broncos [...]

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NFL Playoff Predictions

August 8, 2013

The NFL’s preseason gets going tonight, and before you can blink the “Prediction Machine” has posted your team’s odds for winning the Super Bowl.  It’s basically just water-cooler material, but let’s indulge. The Top Five Best Odds:  San Francisco 49ers (20.1%), Denver Broncos (14.6%), Green Bay Packers (10.5%), New England Patriots (8.9%), and Seattle Seahawks [...]

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Whose Pitch is Better?

July 7, 2013

Did you happen to see this on YouTube* or in the media this weekend?  Regardless, I’m adding it to the echo chamber. Ah, the Koreans… I think it’s safe to say that we all won that competition.         * The powers that be won’t allow a direct video link here.

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Championship Soccer: Watford’s Final Moment Fireworks

May 13, 2013

In English soccer, if your team sucks it can drop to a lower league.  However, if it’s great there’s a possibility your team will get promoted!  So, Watford and Leicester were engaged in a series to have the chance to play one more playoff game to get into the highest league in English soccer — [...]

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Yankees Pull Off a Triple Play

April 13, 2013

Last night against the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees pulled off something quite rare — a triple play.  It is so rare for the Yanks that it’s only the team’s second since 1969, and first one at home since 1968! Here’s how it happened: The Yankees eventually won the game 5-2.

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The NFL’s Emasculation Continues on Offense

March 15, 2013

The Silly Nannies National Football League is apparently floating the idea of penalizing running backs for lowering their heads before contact with another player.  This would ostensibly end the running game in the NFL as lowering one’s head to prepare for a tackle is, um, instinct.  How about having the players sign a contract saying [...]

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The Big Game: Blowout, Blackout, and Burnout

February 4, 2013

Last night, I turned out to be wrong about the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII.  However, I was entertained — the halftime show was good, the commercials were OK (I liked “Montana Stain” and Paul Harvey, personally), and the post-blackout game was truly exciting to watch. In terms of the spectacle, the game itself seemed [...]

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Finally Super Bowl XLVII is Here!

February 3, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII (or “47″ to us non-Romans) will kick-off tonight at around 6:30 EST, featuring the San Francisco 49ers versus the Baltimore Ravens. And it’s about time!  All the manufactured hype, hackneyed story lines, politically-tinged distractions, and self-congratulations makes this two-week interregnum nearly intolerable.  Oh, and don’t forget the Pro Bowl sans all the [...]

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Obama Targets Football

January 28, 2013

The week before the Super Bowl, our President decided to give an interview with the New Republic in which he took aim at player safety in football: I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play [...]

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Beck Weighs In on Musburger Controversy

January 11, 2013

While the BCS National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama was still competitive (which, if you were watching, wasn’t long unfortunately), ESPN commentator Brent Musburger said this about Katherine Webb, Ms. Alabama and Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend: At the time I didn’t think it was weird — Musburger’s an old guy (73) and let’s [...]

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Jovan Belcher’s Murder-Suicide Shakes NFL

December 2, 2012

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed himself in front of three team officials yesterday outside Arrowhead Stadium.  The obviously disturbed young man had just shot and killed his girlfriend, 22-year old Kasandra Perkins, who also had three-month old daughter.  Belcher drove to work, said thank you to the Chiefs team manager Scott Pioli and [...]

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Covering Injuries in the 2012 NFL Season

September 9, 2012

Today the 2012 NFL season kicks off its opening weekend.  A game has already been played — the Cowboys defeated the Super Bowl-winning Giants 24-17 on Wednesday, playing opposite Bill Clinton‘s DNC speech, in fact.  For me football equals Fall, and I love the Fall, so I’m excited.  Go Pats! However, the game will be [...]

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Thriller at Old Trafford

August 7, 2012

Yesterday’s Olympic Women’s Soccer semifinal between the US and Canada was awesome — the most entertaining team sport match of the Olympics thus far!  The US defeated Canada 4-3 with a header from Alex Morgan on Heather O’Reilly’s cross in the 123rd minute.  The teams traded goals in regulation which ended 3-3.  A knock-down/drag-out battle [...]

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The NCAA’s Penn State Smackdown

July 23, 2012

Coming on the heels of Penn State University’s removal of Joe Paterno’s statue from the front of its football stadium yesterday, the NCAA has issued Penn State’s punishment for the Sandusky scandal, which includes the following: a $60 million fine a four-year football bowl ban vacating all wins from Paterno’s record from 1998-2011 reducing the [...]

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College Football Playoff Coming Soon

June 26, 2012

The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) commissioners have met with some university presidents and decided to have a four-game playoff to decide the national championship for the 2014 season.  No longer will #1 play #2 for the right to claim a national championship;  #1 will play #4, #2 will play #3, then advance to a national [...]

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NBC Covering for Penn State Pedo?

June 18, 2012

It seems so.  In an interview with Bob Costas last November, accused “Penn State Pedo” Jerry Sandusky had a bit of a Freudian slip that would have made huge news and given some serious ammunition in the prosecution’s case against the alleged pedophile.  At present, the prosecution wants the tape.  The transcript has Costas asking: [...]

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Obama Booed at Fenway

April 21, 2012

There is one thing Red Sox nation did right yesterday, which marked the 100th anniversary of opening day at Fenway Park.  Though the Sox lost the game 6-2 to the Yankees, booing Obama’s video message was probably the classiest thing coming from the fans that day. Go eat a dawg!

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Tim Tebow Booed at Yankee Stadium. So What?

April 16, 2012

Tim Tebow was booed at Yankee Stadium last night.  Predictably, some of my favorite Twitter people are reacting to the news as if the booing is further evidence of the decline of western civilization.  After all, Tebow stands up for what is right in the world and New York City is one of the most [...]

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Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos

March 20, 2012

Future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning has found a new home since being released from the Indianapolis Colts — the Denver Broncos.  The Broncos’ old quarterback, the inspirational Tim Tebow, will likely need to find a new home fast. I’m glad Manning will be playing again after recovering from neck surgery.  I hated him (in a sports [...]

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Getting Their Parade in New York

February 7, 2012

The Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants were given a major ticker-tape parade in New York City, which is customary in the Big Apple when a local team wins a national championship.  The Giants played a great game, had a great second-half of their season, and should feel proud of their accomplishments. What bugs [...]

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Deja Vu at the Super Bowl

February 6, 2012

Last night, Super Bowl XLVI ended with the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 in a game that saw just about everything:  scintillating long-drives, a safety (!), great catches, key penalties, last-minute heroics on the field and chess-like determination from two master coaches.  An estimated 111.3 million people watched the Big Game [...]

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Cincy-Xavier Basketbrawl

December 11, 2011

Yesterday’s Cincinnati vs. Xavier NCAA Men’s Basketball game turned really ugly when a brawl broke out in the final seconds of the game: This kind of behavior is inexcusable.  While the tapes are being examined to identify all the belligerents, the Atlantic 10 and the Big East should set a serious example through meaningful suspensions [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

All of us here at AOR would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving full of family, friends, and football!

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Francona Latest Victim of Red Sox Collapse

September 30, 2011

Terry Francona, manager of the Boston Red Sox, is not having the options on his contract extended for next season.  That’s a nice way of saying “you’re fired” after an absolutely historic September collapse for the Boston Red Sox, who from May to August scared just about everyone in the MLB with their prolific offense [...]

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I Agree with Coach: Dogs are Better Than Cats

September 9, 2011

Here’s Coastal Carolina Coach David Bennett’s Lombardi-esque assessment of what his team needs moving forward: Yes — that was not only real, but totally awesome.  Here’s a transcript in case you missed some of the subtleties in his plan for success.

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Obama Takes on the NFL

September 1, 2011

In the aftermath of yesterday’s media scuffle between the White House and Speaker Boehner, President Obama capitulated, moving the date of the President’s big economic speech to Thursday the 8th, rather than Republican Debate Night, Wednesday the 7th.  An obvious political ploy, the President sought to upstage the GOP field while taking the steam out [...]

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Double Dose of a Triple Play

August 17, 2011

In the last two nights of baseball, one of the most rare and exciting plays in baseball has taken place:  the triple play.  First, was Monday night’s triple play when the Brewers pulled one off against the Dodgers.  Then, last night the Red Sox pulled one off against the Rays, though the Sox eventually lost [...]

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There Will Be NFL Football

July 25, 2011

Today, word came out that the NFL team owners and the NFLPA have agreed to a contract through 2021. Phew!  And all it cost the fans was the meaningless Hall of Fame game! I’ve never been too concerned about the details of this conflict, except that I didn’t like the potential 18-game season (which is [...]

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