Random Pro of the Week: Darius Miles

Random Pro of the Week: Darius Miles

Since the Clippers have become sexy again (thank you, Chris Paul), I remember the first time in my life when people actually began mentioning them as a potential playoff team. It’s like the scene in Major League when everyone around town is talking about the Indians during a successful run and saying “These guys might not be so f—ing bad.” Three rookies and two first-year players – Quentin Richardson, Keyon...

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Roberto Alomar and Yorvit Torrealba: The Spit Hits the Fan

Roberto Alomar and Yorvit Torrealba: The Spit Hits the Fan

Referees, umpires and officials are all human, we must remember, in the sense that they are prone to mistakes, too. Yet, we demand much more perfection from them than in most any other position in sports. If a quarterback throws an interception it could be the receiver’s fault, a good defensive secondary, a leaky offensive line, a pass rush that force a bad throw, or a miscommunication. All those options – and more – can cause a...

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Christmas Memories: 1990 Donruss Complete Set

Christmas Memories: 1990 Donruss Complete Set

Before the price of a pack of baseball cards blew through the roof and outpriced any kid with a buck, me, like any other young kid from my generation, spent a fair amount of time and money on baseball cards. One year, every time I went to the store, I purchased a pack of 1990 Donruss cards, the awful-looking red cards with cursive writing of player’s names on the top. They might have been some of the ugliest cards in the history of the...

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Random Pro of the Week: Muggsy Bogues

Random Pro of the Week: Muggsy Bogues

Growing up, if there was one basketball player that wasn’t a Laker that I admired, it was Spud Webb. If there were two, it was Spud Webb and Muggsy Bogues. As someone who wasn’t cut from his freshman team in high school because all I did was hustle despite the fact that I hadn’t really developed any basketball skills, guys like Webb and Bogues were inspirational. Here was a guy who was no taller than my mother – Bogues is...

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Remembering Dock Ellis and His No-Hitter on LSD

I never saw Dock Ellis pitch, but I always loved hearing his story of throwing the no-hitter while high on LSD. Sadly, on this date in 2008, Dock Ellis passed away. Thankfully, we can re-live his greatest accomplishment through the video magic of No Mas, a clothing company. ...

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