The USC-Stanford Shootout Contributes to a Sports Jinx

The USC-Stanford Shootout Contributes to a Sports Jinx

I was fortunate enough to get a late-moment invite to the thrilling USC-Stanford game on Saturday night and enjoy, in person, one of the best college football games I have ever seen. But, one thing about the night bothered me. Moments after Nickell Robey delivered the Trojans a pick-six against all-world Andrew Luck, the public address man at the Coliseum said “As a reminder, fans are prohibited from running onto the field at the end of...

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David Freese, Kirby Puckett and the Best World Series Game 6′s Ever

David Freese, Kirby Puckett and the Best World Series Game 6′s Ever

Couldn’t Kirby Puckett’s and David Freese’s feats be separated? Instead Joe Buck plagiarized his father and called Freese’s incredible walk-off home run in the exact same fashion Jack Buck called Puckett’s 20 years ago. “And, we’ll see you tomorrow night!” Joe Buck ruined a terrific moment in time, one of the best World Series games in history. (Side note: some thought Buck was offering a nice...

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Random Pro of the Week: Frank Reich

Random Pro of the Week: Frank Reich

There are some names in the history of pro sports that just conjure up heroic moments. This is what distinguishes them from players like Babe Ruth or Wilt Chamberlain or Walter Payton. Those players had so many great games so often, it’s difficult to pick out just one. But then there’s the little guy. The person who shines for one moment and in that moment it’s usually with a lot at stake. Guys like Bucky Dent and Larry Brown...

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The Tim Tebow Effect: Is He At All Like John Elway?

The Tim Tebow Effect: Is He At All Like John Elway?

It’s hard to remember of any one player in the NFL over the past 20-plus years who seemed to cause so much division, so much talk, so many headlines and so much interest than Tim Tebow. It truly is astounding. How many backup quarterbacks have been loved enough to have billboards posted on their behalf? How many quarterbacks have been dissected as much as Tebow? How many have had a loyal fan base love someone as much, while all the...

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Carlton Fisk, Good Will Hunting and World Series Moments

It’s not the most famous home run in playoff history, nor did it lead his team to the World Series title, but Carlton Fisk’s theatrics and his histrionics made his Game 6 homer one of the best moments in World Series history. It happened on this date in 1975. While MLB Advanced Media makes it damn near impossible to embed videos, I found something even better. We all know what it looks like – Fisk taking a loping swing, then...

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