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Dave Wiggins

Former longtime Japan resident Dave Wiggins, who was a sports columnist and television analyst in Tokyo, is now a sports writer based in Vero Beach, Florida. He contributes a bi-monthly column on the North American sports scene to The Japan Times. Wiggins, who was a TV sportscaster in Hawaii for several years prior to his time in Japan, is known for his keen observations and acerbic wit. In 2006 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foreign Sportswriters Association of Japan.

For Dave Wiggins's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Selection committee for NCAA playoff system flawed

| Dec 16, 2014

Selection committee for NCAA playoff system flawed

“Geez, it’s not figure skating.” — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher’s take on “style points” affecting the college football playoff rankings. Style points. Translation: lopsided wins. These days, it isn’t enough for teams to just win every week on the college gridiron. You also ...

Brewers enjoying turnaround despite recent struggles

| Sep 9, 2014

Brewers enjoying turnaround despite recent struggles

Darn those woebegone Chicago Cubs! They sure know how to ruin a great storyline. If it weren’t for the perennially cellar-dwelling, lovable loser Cubbies, the Milwaukee Brewers would have an excellent shot at a worst-to-first finish in the National League Central this campaign. Last ...

| Aug 26, 2014

New NCAA playoff system filled with complex issues

As homespun ex-Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden might say, this U.S. college football season promises to be pretty “dad gum” interesting. With the debut of what many fans have long been clamoring for — a national championship tournament — things should at least ...