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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:

| Jan 13, 2015

New Year's resolutions Man About Sports hopes for

For an improved sports world, some better-late-than-never New Year’s resolutions MAS would like to see made — and carried out: ■ MLB — We will make the wild card round of the postseason a best-of-three affair and not a grossly unfair one-and-done deal following ...

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 ...