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Buffalo to LA: OK, We’ve Changed Our Minds: Keep the Clippers (Satire)

August 6th, 2010
(Part Five in a Satirical Series)  I thought he’d given up on me. It has been almost a year since I first heard from Brave Throat. Despite my best efforts to light a fire under the idea of bringing the Braves back to Buffalo,  I had received less than a grand ...

The Best Way to the Stanley Cup: Brave Throat’s Plan B

August 6th, 2010
I thought he’d given up on me. It has been almost a year since I first heard from Brave Throat. Despite my best efforts to light a fire under the idea of bringing the Braves back to Buffalo, I had received less than a grand and a few season tickets ...

This Chicago Bulls Fan Says LeBron Stay Home

July 3rd, 2010
Last I checked, none of the NBA teams play their home games in the Roman Coliseum. While the ancient Romans might have enjoyed the predictable spectacle of lion versus human, there's a reason why the Romans called it bread and circus. It was not a sporting event. It was ...

The King James Version of “Thou Shalt Not Covet in a New York State of Mind”

January 7th, 2010
Long-time sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford chose to speak of the Ten Commandments, New York City and a particular native son of Cleveland, Ohio in his weekly radio column on NPR yesterday (January 6th). Ford is one of my favorite sports pundits, mainly because he takes a counter- intuitive approach ...