The Tide ripped him his team up, but Coach Pittman is a guy I could root for. (Wall Street Journal, gated.)
Nice story about Nicky Satan. (Roll Tide.)
It's early yet, but I think the author is correct.
And that’s the thing: It doesn’t have to be a scandal of Black Sox scope to eat away at what people love about sports. The whole point of athletic competition is that it’s on the level. Elite athletes trying their best at every moment is the entire premise. Even if you find that too romantic or naive, sheesh, the only reason people bet on sports in the first place is that they’re supposed to be legit. (This is why you can’t bet on WWE matches. Yet, I suppose.) When you take away that fundamental element of fair competition, sports cease to have any meaning whatsoever. You have to believe.
I think I saw the video of the finish of Plano East--John Tyler, but it was a long time ago and it was nice to see it again.
He didn't need to say them because, hands down, he's the greatest player in American team sports.
Here's video of him saying the five words.
Well, they probably aren't as obvious about it now.
"Everybody who is interested in early NBA history should know about this famous play - Bill Russell blocked Coleman potential game-winning shot in game 7 of 1957 NBA finals."
Quite interesting, especially that a lot of other NFL coaches imitated Belichick the following season when they played the Rams.
Sad and interesting and something I hadn't heard before.
This piece claims only four players ever blocked Kareem's famous skyhook.