The Devil's Advocate: Peter Angelos Loves Kittens!

Peter Angelos is a great man. A well known philanthropist, he has contributed millions to charitable causes all over Maryland and is the single largest individual donor to the Univeristy of Baltimore. In 1988 he was given the Marylander of the Year award by the Baltimore Sun, and in 1996 he was awarded the Ellis … Continue reading

SI Using Jinx Power to Influence NCAA Tournament

SI all but admitted today in the “Hot Picks” section of its website that they are using their widespread powers of the occult to influence the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Most everyone has heard of the dreaded SI Cover Curse; a hex ranking almost as high as the Unforgivable Curses which the head warlocks of … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: Lindsey Vonn and the SI Curse

The Sports Illustrated Cover Curse has struck again. It’s latest victim: Olympian Lindsey Vonn. Now you, dear reader, may want desperately to point out to me that Mrs. Vonn could not possibly be cursed. “She’s won two medals!” you say in outrage. “And one of them was gold!” Yes, well this is true, but let’s … Continue reading

“Tuesday Morning Hangover; Tuesday Ed!” – An Open Letter to Sports Illustrated

    DEAR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (Online), We love you but we need to talk. Why don’t you take a seat?  Why not over there, on the sofa, near the hydrangea?  Comfy? Want any coffee, tea, soda, water, anything? How about the temp – too hot or too cold?  Sure you don’t want any coffee? You’re fine?  Ok.  … Continue reading

"Tuesday Morning Hangover; Tuesday Ed!" – An Open Letter to Sports Illustrated

    DEAR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (Online), We love you but we need to talk. Why don’t you take a seat?  Why not over there, on the sofa, near the hydrangea?  Comfy? Want any coffee, tea, soda, water, anything? How about the temp – too hot or too cold?  Sure you don’t want any coffee? You’re fine?  Ok.  … Continue reading

NOT Derek Jeter, cont.

    Interesting article this week on the state of the Red Sox infield.  Shaughnessy – of the Boston Globe, but sometimes, lately, of Sports Illustrated – writes of Boston’s long nightmare, err, search for stability at the position of short stop.   Now, the other day the Venuist pointed out that while Orlando Cabrera … Continue reading

I'm happy for you Derek Jeter, I'ma let you finish, but…

Honestly, was his season that remarkable that he should receive an accolade for it? Okay, so he hit a few milestones. Lou Gehrig. Blah blah blah. Big whoop. Everyone’s hitting milestones in baseball these days thanks to these big name players getting their roid on. (Now, I’m not suggesting that Derek Jeter uses performance enhancing substances. If he did, his performance might actually be impressive.)

I’m happy for you Derek Jeter, I’ma let you finish, but…

Honestly, was his season that remarkable that he should receive an accolade for it? Okay, so he hit a few milestones. Lou Gehrig. Blah blah blah. Big whoop. Everyone’s hitting milestones in baseball these days thanks to these big name players getting their roid on. (Now, I’m not suggesting that Derek Jeter uses performance enhancing substances. If he did, his performance might actually be impressive.)