Book Review: “Dalko”

The life and career of the "Fastest Pitcher Ever" does a great job separating the facts from the legend of Steve Dalkowski Dalko: The Untold Story of Baseball's Fastest Pitcher by Bill Dembski, Alex Thomas and Brian Vikander Growing up in Elmira, NY, there was always a hint of the legend of Steve Dalkowski, floating ...

Make it Rain

June 19, 2021 This just in.  The Chicago White Sox have passed the New York Yankees as the betting favorite to win the American League pennant.  Probably has something to do with the fact that New York has lost seven of its last nine while scoring the second fewest runs in the American League.   If ...

2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 17 – Nashville

Another "new to the Cup Series" track!

Spot and Choose

June 12, 2021 So, I saw a promo for football games from something called The Spring League... being televised on FOX.  That's something new. Photo credit: @villan4eva_ Actually, it isn't.  The Spring League has been operating since 2017.  Who knew?  They still promote the fact that Bills legend Fred Jackson and former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel ...

In the Beginning…

May 29, 2021 Until last week I didn't know who Joe Valerio was.  He was like a lot of people who work behind the scenes to produce television programs.  Invisible.  His calling card was ESPN's The Sports Reporters. A panel discussion show on ESPN.  A ground breaking production that brought serious discussion to real sports ...

Improving the Best of Seven

May 22, 2021 There's never a bad time to resurrect a good idea.  No matter how far-fetched.   The NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs have begun.   The Utah Jazz... Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets are the top three times in the stacked NBA West Conference.  But no one is picking any of these teams to ...

2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 16 – Sonoma

Feel like I haven't seen you in two years!

2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 15 – Charlotte

Day into Night, 600 miles at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 14 – Circuit of the Americas

New twists and turns for NASCAR!

Willie O’Ree and How It All Began

May 15, 2021 Willie O'Ree made his National Hockey League debut for the Boston Bruins in 1958.  Played two impact less games before being sent back to Quebec City.  He resurfaced three seasons later with the Bruins, played in 43 games and scored four goals.  Among them the first scored by a Black NHLer.  Those ...

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