Scott Gray Sports Commentary: "Lefty" Takes a Left TurnPhil Mickelson is getting a bit feisty in his old age. His hall of fame and elder statesman status on the PGA Tour appears to have given him a comfort zone for making his feelings known. Not that "Lefty" has been alone in the new "speak your mind" world of golf.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary, Thursday, September 25th, 2014I have a confession to make. Until this past week I didn't realize how serious my addiction was, but I've been suffering from the D.T.'s, withdrawal pains, hallucinations of Tiger Woods winning all four majors next season. I need my golf fix.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary, Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014I last saw Bill Detrick on the 28th of August. We'd just finished playing 18 holes of golf in the annual Harry "The Cat" Nowobilski tournament at Tallwood Country Club in Hebron in support of junior golf.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary: Cycling Into A New ImageIn three weeks the newly renovated XL Center will officially open with a Celtics-Knicks NBA exhibition. With a fan lounge, concourse level luxury seating, improved handicapped seating, color coding for easier location and an open symmetry between the arena and the concourse the XL Center will assume it's continuing role as the home of the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack and a home away from home for the UCONN men's and women's basketball teams while becoming the Hockey East home for UCONN hockey.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary: How Could We Wonder Why?Where to go. Today it's a definite quandary, with two issues that beg for comment, the first close to home. The change of player development affiliations by the New Britain Rock Cats creates a personal void. I have relationships in the Minnesota Twins organization that date back to the early 1980's and every summer brought a chance to catch up with old friends.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary: Time For the TourniquetThe NFL has mishandled the Ray Rice affair. One of their largest sponsors pointed that out to them yesterday.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary: Baseball in Mark Twain TimesDo you think this is all new? Do you believe the troubles in the sports world are unique to our era? This week the NFL Players Association is expected to approve HGH testing, the latest step in combating a drug issue that certainly is not unique to football, as baseball will forever be tainted by it's "Steroid Era".
Scott Gray Sports Commentary, Monday, September 15th, 2014Sean McDonough is the best play-by-play man in America. A veteran of several networks, McDonough, currently in the employ of ESPN, has called some of the biggest events in the world of sports, from the World Series to the major college football bowl games. He's known for honest description that tell it like it is, never calling attention to himself with prefabricated "signature" calls.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary: When Everyone Knows Who You AreAn old friend from high school who went to work for our home town police department once told me a story from his days on cruiser patrol. A car screeched out of a supermarket parking lot, through on coming traffic from both directions and tore down the street.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary: A New PresenceAnton Goff is only 45 years old, but already the former Bowling Green wide receiver out of Pittsburgh has nearly two decades of administrative experience at various levels of college athletics, from major schools in major conferences to mid majors to division II.
Scott Gray Sports Commentary, Wednesday, September 10th, 2014An interesting dynamic exists between the sports media and the, often, spoiled and overpaid superstar anti role models they cover. Nowhere is the messenger more vulnerable than in the sports world.