Bill Leavy Apologizes for ‘06 Super Bowl Officiating

Since Jim Joyce’s tearful apology over a blown call that cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game, it’s become trendy in America for officials to apologize for their mistakes. Hell, maybe it would have become trendy for World Cup officials to apologize if Sepp Blatter didn’t have them whisked off in the middle of the … Continue reading

Special Guest Op-Ed Contributor, Ozzie Guillen — On Racism

This post originally contributed to Venuing Voices by Ozzie Guillen at http://www.venuing.com/voices.  Check back there for original article. Hey. Hey you! You listen here to me now. Ozzie has lots to say. Firstily I would like to thank Venuing Voices for giving me forum to speak thoughts close to my heart. Is better than ESPN … Continue reading

Wes Welker vs Frodo Baggins: the Committee for Who Wins Returns

Glad we’re done with all those World Cup power ranking columns. Booo-Riiiing! Are we wrong? Sure, we were head over heads in love with that particular — what was it again? riiiiight — international ’soccer’ competition while it was happening but some two weeks removed, we couldn’t tell a corner-kick from a kick in the … Continue reading

Piniella Throws One Final Tantrum

This post originally from http://www.venuing.com/voices Yesterday Lou Piniella announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season. The angriest man in baseball will finally walk away from the game, dirt kicking, base throwing and all. He will depart with three championship rings from his managerial days — during which time he headed … Continue reading

The 2010 Miami Heat v Space Jam: the ‘Committee for Who Wins’ Decides

This post originally on http://www.venuing.com/voices. This week, that whole World Cup fiasco well over, TCFWW is taking on the most-talked about sports subject in these here United States: whether or not the new-look Miami Heat could take on the crew from the beloved sports-meets-Warner Cartoons epic, Space Jam. Round 1: We KNOW that LeBron didn’t … Continue reading

Not “King,” Just LeBron: Cleveland, US a sadder place

Above: Chief Wahoo is going to need to find a new bridge partner, reports indicate Everyone knows where my heart lies. I grew up in Akron. I learned to play on these courts. When I skipped recruitment and came directly to the NBA, this city supported me and helped me become the man I am. … Continue reading

2010 World Cup-tastrophe – ‘Down and Out in Albion’, or ‘Germany! Germany! Germany!’

Still reeling from the shock and horror of the three lions dismal and depressing performance against Zee Germans on Sunday, I was in full agreement with YT Crooks’ Venuing article regarding “Your Sport has a Serious Fucking Problem.” Bravo Sir! The dinosaur that we know as FIFA is finally actually ‘considering’ goal line technology and … Continue reading

US Eliminated, FIFA Victorious

FIFA unveiled its most devious plan yet to defeat the US: fair officiating. And sadly, it worked. Without the spark of having to overcome immense odds and stolen goals, the US proved horribly ineffective against Ghana. I guess the “never say die attitude” only works when you’re being prevented from winning by outside forces, not … Continue reading

What Were the Knicks Thinking?

With the Summer of LeBron fast approaching, the NBA Draft would have been a perfect ending to the Spring of Cap-Space. With two second rounders in a draft where the talent disparity between pick 25 and 40 was essentially zero, the Knicks had the chance to find two young guys to develop into flourishing role … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Football [see also: soccer] Power Rankings: The ‘Committee For Who Wins’ decides

Hey Venuers, how you doing? Still balling? Thought so… And btw, caught your breath yet? Holy mackerel, ten beers and nigh 36 hours ago, US Soccer made The Venuist entirely forget that the NBA Finals ever happened. Too bad the that Peanuts’ gang of Charlie Brown look-a-likes (see also: Slovenia) couldn’t come along for the … Continue reading