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Will Middlebrooks, Red Sox (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/28/14 – Getting Behind On Opening Day

Getting behind on Opening Day… I screwed up… I not only got behind the eight ball, I got behind opening day… how could I have missed it?… Well, actually I didn’t, it sorta missed me… […]

03/28/2014

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Sports Commenatry 3/27/14 CAPA 3 Northwestern 0

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago connected on a long field goal for the football players at Northwestern University yesterday when he ruled they have the right to form the nation’s first college athlete’s union.

03/27/2014

UConn women in NCAA Tournament (Bob Stowell/UConn)

Sports Commentary 3/26/2014 – Steam Rolling to Lincoln… and Beyond

There was a defining moment last night at Gampel Pavilion, a moment that defines the UCONN women’s basketball program, that defined the heart of a program that, on paper, appears to be heartless.

03/26/2014

Derek Jeter, Yankees, in Panama (Rodrigo Arangua/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/25/14 – The Distorted Prism of Spring

You know what they say about spring training, turn the standings upside down to get a handle on the regular season.

03/25/2014

Geno Auriemma (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/24/14 Tournament Time And All…

UCONN women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma isn’t a fan of campus hosts for regional games in the NCAA tournament.

03/24/2014

UConn Huskies (Elsa/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/21/14 – For Everything Else There’s ….

Some wins you can’t put a price on. It’s hard to overstate the importance of any post season win because margins alone at this time of year aren’t the where all and end all of how important a win may be.

03/21/2014

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Sports Commentary 3/20/14 – Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine (Brackets)

I said I’d show you mine, and here it is, from the inside out.

03/20/2014

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Sports Commentary 3/19/14 – About a “Weak” Back

On the surface it’s a passing story. Tiger Woods pulled out of this week’s PGA Bay Hill Classic to deal with back spasms. We’ve seen it all from Tiger in the past… But this is Arnold Palmer’s tournament, not just in name only.

03/19/2014

UConn women's basketball team (Bob Stowell/UConn)

Sports Commentary 3/18/14- I Know I’ve Been Here Before

To quote Bob Dylan’s epic ballad “Red River Shore”, “Though nothing looks familiar to me, I know I’ve stayed here before.”

03/18/2014

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Sports Commentary 3/17/14 – The Brackets are Out – No Love for the American

This was not a normal year for the Men’s NCAA basketball tournament selection process, not a year just about seeding, who’s seeded where, which region is the strongest, which is the weakest.

03/17/2014