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By Josh Kramer Four years and 56 million dollars is a large chunk of change.  Back on December 3, 2010, that amount is what the Chicago White Sox offered Adam Dunn, aka the “Big Donkey,” to come play in Chicago.  At the … Continue reading

Food for Thought 11-1-2011

Photo courtesy of allphiladelphiasports.com. Michael Vick (pictured above) and the "Dream Team" appear to have finally found their mojo.

By Josh Kramer

The past few days in the sporting world have been absolutely wild.  Amazing College Football finishes, shocking NFL upsets, and of course the conclusion of what was an epic World Series. The following are the items that have really caught my attention.

See ya Tony

-The game of baseball is now a better place.  Okay maybe that is a little bit of a hyperbole, but it is not so far-fetched in my opinion.  Tony LaRussa, the St. Louis Cardinals manager, has called it quits after 33 years as an MLB manager.  And as you all are already more than aware, I have never been shy about my sentiments on LaRussa.  The man is a nuissance, and really hurt the game more than he helped it.  Despite my opinion though, he did put up some outrageous numbers that will forever be in the record books. Continue reading

Food for Thought 10-18-2011

Photo courtesy of detnews.com. Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz (pictured above) captured all of the headlines following Detroit's first loss of the season.

By Josh Kramer

It was another wild weekend in the wide world of sports made up of great football and exciting baseball. In addition, the conference realignment uproar continued, while the NBA Labor discussions did anything but get better. There is so much to discuss.   Here are the main topics that have my attention.

Schwartz is loco

-Sunday was a great day of football.  Some real nail-biting affairs.  A fair share of upsets.  And of course drama.  This drama though was somewhat atypical.  I mean how many times does a game between two divisions leader that goes down to the wire become more about the post-game activities than the actual game that was played?  Well the sole focus after the 49ers upset of the previously undefeated Lions was the skirmish that transpired between the two head coaches during the post game bonanza.

-Most people are pointing the finger at first year 49ers Head Coach, Jim Harbaugh.  Well I am not most people and must say that I disagree with the majority.  Harbaugh did shake the opposing coaches hand (Schwartz) a little harder than your typical hand shake.  Did he push him away as Schwartz so adamantly claims?  No way.  Check out the tape. Continue reading

Weekly Nickel 10-10-2011

Photo courtesy of throughthefencebaseball.com. Ryan Braun (left) and Prince Fielder (right) are doing all they can to lead Milwaukee to the World Series in what may be their last year as teammates.

By Josh Kramer

It is blatantly obvious to anyone not living under a rock that the sporting world is absolutely rocking right now.  The MLB Playoffs are in full swing.  The pigskin is getting tossed around at all levels.  NBA labor negotiations are finally heating up.  And even the NHL is back in action.

Here are the events you should keep an eye on this week. Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer How many times have you heard a person say that baseball is too boring?  That baseball is a sport in which it is impossible to watch a full game on television?  A sport that is longer the American pastime? I am sure you have … Continue reading

Food for Thought 9-6-2011

Photo courtesy of crackbillionair.wordpress.com. Donald Young (pictured above) seems to finally be living up to the hype this year in Flushing.

By Josh Kramer

The sporting world has been going wild the past couple of days, and it is about to get even crazier with the beginning of the NFL Regular season.  Now we have football, baseball, and tennis all going at once.  Not a bad time to be a sports fan.

Here is what has caught my attention.

American Tennis Awakes

It is common knowledge for even the most casual of tennis fans that American tennis has been struggling for years now.  No man has brought home a Grand Slam title since the 2003 US Open.  This is the longest drought in the history of American Men’s tennis.  Well over the course of the past week, all eyes in the tennis world have been focused on the Big Apple.  Flushing Meadows has taken center stage hosting the 4th and Final Grand Slam of the year.

Guess how many American made it to the round of 16? Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer I may just be imagining things, but it feels like this year, there are more MVP candidates than in a normal year.  This could possibly be due to outstanding pitching and piss-pour hitting?  Or it could be due … Continue reading