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2024 COMMENTARIES


Ohtani Set For Debut, Kike Rejoins Dodgers
February 26, 2024

Yes, spring training has just started. It's very early, but only a week in, the Los Angeles Dodgers and their fans have to be extremely happy with all of the money the team spent in the off season. In five practice games, the team hasn't lost yet, and the big expenditure, Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani hasn't even played yet. He's set to make his Cactus League debut on Tuesday...(continued)



East Breaks 200 Mark to Win NBA All-Star Game
February 19, 2024

The NBA All-Star Game is a joke. It has been for some years now, but professional hoopsters from the eastern half of the world's most prestigious basketball league really drove home the punchline this year, with a 211-186 win over the Western Conference. The All-Star event isn't quite as ludicrous as the NFL's Pro Bowl, but it's getting close...(continued)




Defense, Chiefs Prevail in Overtime Super Bowl
February 12, 2024

You watched the same game I did, right? Listening to the morning TV hosts, the sports talk radio people, the fans, and any others with an opinion, and they are saying that Sunday's game was one of the top Super Bowl games ever. The Chiefs beat the 49ers to win it all, but was the game really that good? Well, maybe, but it didn't really start out that way...(continued)




Too Early for the Game, but Birthday in Vegas
February 5, 2024

I'm an Older American now. And while I'm not super happy about that notion, a 15-second interaction with a total stranger put it into perspective, and even makes me laugh a little. I'm still constructing my 'Get Off My Lawn' sign, but now it'll be a little more tongue-in-cheek...(continued)




The Joe Montana Bowl? It's Niners vs. Chiefs
January 29, 2024

We now know. We'll also be hearing about it ad nauseum for the next two weeks. It's the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII. The game will be in Las Vegas where sports betting has been legal for a long time, and the wagers are already flying...(continued)




Not-So-Hot Stove: MLB's All Free Agent Team
January 22, 2024

Here it is, a rainy California Monday, football is down to its final four teams before the Super Bowl, and the basketball and hockey seasons have reached their halfway point. But also, the first spring training baseball games are one month from today, and two months from now, the opening series between the Dodgers and Padres in Korea will be over. Still, there are a lot of unsigned free agents out there, with pitchers and catchers due to report in Arizona and Florida in just a couple of weeks...(continued)



Forcing Us to Stream Football? You Can Say No
January 15, 2024

Wow. NBC and its parent company Universal must be really desperate to get new streaming subscribers. Or, perhaps, as most angry football fans wrote on social media, they are greedy. Saturday's NFL playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs was shown exclusively on Peacock, which you have to pay extra for to receive...(continued)




Ranking the Bowls As Michigan Wins It All
January 8, 2024

What do college football bowl games and major television awards shows have in common? That's easy. They can either be snapshots of time which create moments we'll remember for years to come, or they can be a gigantic three-hour waste of time. Tonight's football championship is closer to the former this year, although there were a few other post-season games that fell closer to Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards...(continued)



Happy New Year! A Lot In Store For 2024
January 1, 2024

As usual, I watched the ball drop in New York City's Times Square on TV this year. Did it seem different to you? The crowd didn't disperse immediately after midnight like they usually do, but there was no big reason to stay, either. Instead of recordings of John Lennon's Imagine, we got 82 year-old Paul Anka doing a re-written version of My Way. CNN didn't show earlier protests, but for a lot of folks, there is a lot of uncertainty ahead. That couldn't be more true personally, either...(continued)







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