Georgia or Alabama: Who Will Win College Football’s National Championship?

An all-SEC national championship game is not only a testament to how strong the conference is, but a better example of just how good both the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs are....

Another Viewpoint: “Buck O’Neil: The Forgotten Man”

Before I serve the main course, I would like to set the table. Followers of this space are aware that my three knuckleheads, Maddie, Jordan and John, often provide me with inspiration through their...

Should Saquon Barkley Go No. 1 Overall in NFL Draft?

Speed, agility and power—Penn State running back Saquon Barkley offers them all. The third year runner dominated all season for the Nittany Lions and is highly expected to declare early for the 2018 NFL...

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder Be in the Western Conference Finals?

The Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t exploded out of the gate as many predicted. Standing at 18-15, the Thunder are 7-3 over their last 10 games but haven’t displayed the same team cohesion found among...

Which Kobe Was Better? No. 8 or No. 24?

The Los Angeles Lakers will proudly retire both of Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers on Dec. 18 during halftime of their home game against the Golden State Warriors. Bryant famously wore No. 8 during his...

Does the Frequently Viewed Ryan Shazier Injury Make You Reconsider Dangers of Football?

The NFL is under fire nationwide. Social issues and domestic violence problems aside, injuries this season have taken a toll on players and viewers alike. The popularity the sport proudly enjoyed through a media boom...

Another Viewpoint: “Another Teaching Moment”

The gang—my grandkids, Maddie, Jordan and John—were gathered in the usual meeting place (my kitchen) when Ms. L excitedly announced that we had tickets for the production of the Nina Simone stage event. A...

Can Josh Gordon Return to Form?

Fresh off a near three-year hiatus, embattled Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will return to the football field on Dec. 3 for the first time since 2014. Substance abuse and suspensions have zapped the...

Should Derrick Rose Retire?

It seems as if Derrick Rose has been battling injuries since he entered the NBA. Now it seems he may be tired of fighting the war against his body. The current Cleveland Cavalier and former league MVP has...

Another Viewpoint: “My Two Cents”

A few issues I have been soap boxing for quite some time have come to the surface recently, and I have got to take this opportunity to say, “I told you so.” For years, I...

Is Lonzo Ball a Bust?

Shooting 30 percent from the field, 22 percent from deep and just 46 percent from the free throw line, Los Angeles Lakers lottery pick point guard Lonzo Ball hasn’t resembled the sure-fire superstar his...

Another Viewpoint: “A Hot Mess”

My kitchen is the room of choice for solving problems and just hanging out, and the other day conversation centered on LaVar Ball and his three sons. Suddenly a voice came out of the...

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