| Apr 22, 2014

Ex-NFL star Johnson happy for new shot with CFL

Don’t you just love serendipitous dovetailing? MAS sure does after benefiting from a whole bunch of it while putting this column together. Indulge him, please, while he explains. After the shocking release of star receiver DeSean Jackson by the Philadelphia Eagles, MAS had contemplated ...

| Jan 28, 2014

Reaction to Sherman's rant completely over the top

What would a Super Bowl be without a mountain being made of out a molehill? You know, a huge controversy growing out of a relatively insignificant occurrence. Like Joe Namath predicting an upset, Eugene Robinson arrested for solicitation or Thomas Henderson belittling Terry Bradshaw’s ...

| Dec 17, 2013

NCAA's hoop hype not such an easy sell in December

If Howard Cosell were still with us, he would probably say this about NCAA basketball (you supply the nasal tone and staccato pace): There now exists annually a veritable plethora of enthralling inter-conference hardwood encounters between traditionally proficient American institutions of higher academia. Translation: ...

| Dec 3, 2013

Looking at both sides of the Martin-Incognito issue

The sports locker room code goes like this: “What you see, hear and say here, stays here.” Recently, this time-honored oath of secrecy — especially the pro variety — has come under intense scrutiny because of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin NFL bullying fiasco. Miami’s ...