Tag Archives: Sports Illustrated

Food for Thought 7-12-11

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Mike Trout (pictured above) is just 19-years-old and is currently up in the Major Leagues. Bryce Harper has received much more attention, but it appears Trout's time has come. Get to know Mike Trout.

By Josh Kramer

Finally something positive in Columbus

It has not exactly been a pleasant past six months in Columbus.  Ohio State went from a national title contender, to rule breakers, to having the faces of the program resign and/or quitters, to a program that is currently waiting further instruction from the NCAA.  Not exactly the place where Buckeye Nation would like to be heading into a season where many had considered them a national title favorite before all of the recent shenanigans.

On a day where a recruit decided to forego heading to the Horseshoe and take his talents up North to the hated Big House (Kyle Kalis), at least something good finally happened.  Ohio State added a new coach to the staff.  A home-grown Ohioan.  A Buckeye legend.  A former two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the year.  And of course a 3-time Super Bowl Champion.  None other than a man who most definitely bleeds scarlet and gray, Mike Vrabel. Continue reading

Food for Thought 7-5-2011

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com.

By Josh Kramer

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  As is the case ever year, the sporting world does not stop for the holidays.  Sports have become embedded in the American holiday culture.

Here are the main items that have been on my mind.

Is eating really a sport?

We all know that people love to eat.  And in America, we really love to eat.  Sadly, according to today’s SportsNation poll (compliments of ESPN), over 81% of people agreed that competitive eating was not a sport.  That did not stop over 40,000 people from heading to Coney Island to watch the American hero, Joey Chestnut, the eating machine from California bring home the mustard belt for a 5th consecutive year.

According to Wikipedia, a sport is defined as follows:

“An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team
competes against another or others.” Continue reading


By Josh Kramer A story capturing the sporting world’s attention pertains to one of baseball’s youngest and brightest stars, Bryce Harper.  Harper today is making media waves due to his post-home run antics in a Minor League game for the Hagerstown … Continue reading


As I have said many times on this blog before, the MLB always has one surprise team that finds their way into postseason baseball.  A team that nobody outside of the home city (and even most in the home city) could … Continue reading


There are currently only two teams in all of Major League Baseball that we can call “defeated.”  Otherwise known as, “winless.”  Surprisingly, both of these teams are perennial playoff teams that reside in what most, including myself, consider the best division in … Continue reading