Brady's handling of 'Deflategate' deplorable

| Sep 22, 2015

Brady's handling of 'Deflategate' deplorable

Some MAS musings on a number of early season NFL developments: ■ If you’re buying Tom Brady’s innocence in the much-to-do-about-nothing Deflategate “scandal,” then I’ve got some ‘gator-infested swampland in the nearby Everglades that you’d probably want to snap up as well. There is ...

Emulating 'Evil Empire' lands Red Sox in last place

| Jun 30, 2015

Emulating 'Evil Empire' lands Red Sox in last place

Awhile back, Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino famously referred to the arch rival New York Yankees as “The Evil Empire.” The imagery was clear. The comment referenced the filthy-rich Bronx Bombers’ then-penchant for buying up the best baseball talent available in order to ...

| Jun 2, 2015

Revived Mets ignite renewed attention in ballclub

Sitting in the dugout of a New York Mets foe before a recent contest, MAS overheard an intriguing comment. It was one usually uttered about Notre Dame football. One opposition player said to another, “I think it’s good for baseball when the Mets are ...

NBA playoffs offer everything from sublime to ridiculous

| May 19, 2015

NBA playoffs offer everything from sublime to ridiculous

Some MAS musings on the disappointing-turned-exhilarating first two rounds of the NBA playoffs. (This, from a guy whose hoops career peaked when he was a starting guard on his junior high team and then went precipitously downhill thereafter.) ■ Gregg Popovich’s double-edged sword — ...