There’s nothing “tender” in the dispensing of major league contracts to baseball players. San Francisco last week declined to offer a contract to Brian Wilson, the fierce and funky closer who in 2010 helped the Giants win their first World Series since the franchise bolted New York for the West Coast. Wilson has been rehabbing […]Read More Who’s the more aggrieved Bay Area athlete – Alex Smith or Brian Wilson?
You’d think someone who spent a significant chunk of his life in Wisconsin, met his wife there and has two cheesehead children would be backing the Green Bay Packers in the NFL playoffs. But that’s not the case with me. I tried to like the Packers when I lived in Milwaukee in the late 70s […]Read More Try as I might, I can’t get behind the Green Bay Packers
[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=Tiger+Woods&iid=7029112″ src=”9/9/1/c/2009_Australian_Masters_8b90.jpg?adImageId=7920619&imageId=7029112″ width=”234″ height=”150″ /]Before the Tiger Woods story erupted this Thanksgiving weekend, I’d been ruminating on the differences between elite athletes and us mere men and women. Highly paid pro athletes like Woods in golf or Alex Rodriguez in baseball or LeBron James in basketball exist on a plane at which most of us mortals […]Read More Don’t bother Tiger Woods, officer. He’s sleeping.
A tip of the cap to the National Football League, which is raising awareness about breast cancer this week with its “Crucial Catch” campaign. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the league is encouraging women – especially those over the age of 40 – to get yearly screenings to detect breast cancer as early […]Read More The NFL goes ‘pink’ to fight breast cancer
If I had an Oakland Raiders cap, I sure wouldn’t wear it today. This once proud AFL and NFL franchise has fallen about as low as it can go. Today, the team got drubbed 24-0 by the Atlanta Falcons, hardly the Monsters of the Midway. Where have you gone, Daryle Lamonica?Read More The Oakland Raiders cap: Nothing underneath