Sports Archives

  1. Perspective

    In chatting with folks about the Super Bowl, it’s very interesting to see how the one loss is coloring the season for the Patriots. Had they won, their close games down the stretch would have been an example of their greatness: they “found a way to win” when they needed to. Now that they’ve lost…

  2. Go Rockies!

    Wow, the Rockies continue their unbelievable run by sweeping the Phillies to face Arizona in the NLCS. Winning 17 of their last 18 games – amazing! Keep it going boys, this is really fun to watch.

  3. FedEx Cup Standings

    The PGA Tour is trying a new experiment this year with the FedEx Cup, a season long standings race culminating in a big playoff and payoff for the winners. A quick glance at the standings show that Tiger has a slim lead at the top over Phil and Vijay, with the rest of the pack…

  4. Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball Improvements

    Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball got a nice upgrade this year. The things I’m particularly enjoying so far: A Roto-League Standings Visualization Brilliant! A great way to see where you are in your league, and particularly what areas you need to make a move in. Improved Offline Draft Submission My keeper league does an offline draft every…

  5. Overheard on PTI

    Michael Wilbon: Albert Pujols scored a perfect 100 on his citizenship test, are you impressed? Tony Kornheiser: I am. Brad Lidge served that up to him. I can’t wait for baseball season.

  6. Tim McCarver… Ugh!

    I’ve said it before and I’m sorry to have to say it again now – Tim McCarver ruins baseball games. Between his idiotic babbling and Fox missing half the game to show random close-ups of people’s faces, it’s really hard to enjoy the postseason so far. And that’s a shame. The comments are open, throw…

  7. Go Tigers!

    Wow – seeing the Yankee offense shut down so thoroughly was both surprising and impressive. Tigers – A’s for the AL crown, should be a good battle. If Zito pitches well, the A’s have a good chance. Yankees 2006 payroll: $198,662,180 A’s + Twins + Tigers 2006 Payroll: $208,434,171 No additional commentary needed.

  8. Choo-ing out the Mariners GM

    The Mariners made another “stupid” trade this year – dealing Shin-Soo Choo to the Indians for Ben Broussard. Choo basically spent the entire year in AAA, and had very good numbers, compiling an .893 OPS. He’s had good numbers (especially his OBP) at every stop along the way in the minors, and is only 24…

  9. Out of Shape

    If I hadn’t already realized it during the season, the three nights of volleyball playoffs this week were definitely enough to tell me I need to get back on my workout routine. Lots of work plus travel make it easy to come up with excuses – I need to make the time like I was…

  10. SportsOasis is Open (again)

    I played sand volleyball tonight for the first time since the SportsOasis closed up back in January. They re-opened about a month after they’d planned, but I’m just glad to be back playing on a regular basis again. I was huffing and puffing a bit tonight1, and wasn’t clearing the net the way I should…

  11. Phil Mickelson, Masters Champion

    Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for winning his second green jacket in convincing style this afternoon. Jim Nantz noted that Phil has won 3 of the past 9 majors, which made me curious to look back at the major winners over the last few years and see how he’s done compared to Tiger and the others…

  12. The Masters in HD

    Golf in HD is good, the Masters in HD is fantastic. I don’t know that I’ll ever be satisfied watching golf without HD again (at least on the big screen).

  13. Draft Tonight

    My fantasy baseball draft is in about 10 minutes – follow along live if you like. UPDATE: the draft has been postponed, tune in on Thursday @ 7pm PST to watch the carnage.