“When you see me bash somebody’s skull, you enjoy it!”

By on 2.11.14 | 3:59PM

The title above references my favorite of the many notoriously blunt quotes from Mike Tyson. Prior to his 1992 rape conviction, Tyson cemented a well deserved reputation for being, if not the best heavyweight boxer of all time, one of the greatest. Of course these days, "Iron Mike" has been reduced to a pop cultural punchline, known as much for his over-the-top cameo in the comedy "The Hangover," a 2006 drug arrest, and a sad late career fight in which he bit off part of the ear of fellow heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield, as for his glory days in the late-1980s as an untouchable pugilist.

Ballfield for Sale

By on 7.20.10 | 9:24AM

The original "Field of Dreams" can be yours for $5.4 million.

Don’t Check Your Class at the Keyboard

By on 7.9.10 | 7:33AM

LeBron James is leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat, and for the online version of thePlain Dealer's story the editors have low expectations of their readers.

Call It ‘The Miracle on Grass’

By on 6.23.10 | 12:37PM

The U.S. was three minutes away from being eliminated from the World Cup, in a scoreless tie with Algeria as the final game of Group C first-round play went to overtime and . . .

And . . . ?


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So Sioux Me

By 11.23.09

Are collegiate nicknames really such a problem?

Charlie’s All-In

By on 10.14.09 | 3:52PM

Here's an interesting note from college football: apparently Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis has arranged for an unusual number of highly-touted high school recruits to make their official campus visits this weekend, for the showdown between the #25 Irish and the #6 USC Trojans.

The decision to have so many big-name recruits is notable on Weis's part because recently the annual USC game has been one to scare away potential Irish players: in the past two years Notre Dame has lost 38-0 and 38-3. Weis's struggles against USC -- he's 0-4 -- are a big part of his precarious status as head coach. After mediocre 3-9 and 7-6 seasons, and with no victories against high-caliber teams like USC in his five years, Weis's chances to prove that he can lead Notre Dame to the top might be all used up without a win this weekend against the Trojans.

R.I.P., Fred Cusick

By on 9.17.09 | 12:50PM

The Boston Bruins' longtime play-by-play man often converted to war correspondent in games with the Montreal Canadiens.

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Nashville Mourns Its Fallen Star?

By 7.14.09

Steve McNair put to rest.

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The Final Hail Mary

By 2.13.09

Should Brett Favre have packed it in as a Packer?

The Current Crisis

Good Sports, Great Sports

By 12.18.08

Why the NFL can't shine the boots of U.S. fighting men.