Keith Olbermann’s Fall from Grace

Back in 1992 when I graduated from high school and went to college, I fell in love with the best morning sports show in the world, ESPN Sports Center. This show not only gave me great sports coverage, it presented sports in a way that had never been done before. It was funny, it was engaging, and it was memorable. One of the key components of Sports Center was … [Read more...]

Sports Announcers: The Necessary Evil

In my last post I talked about how much I love the Olympics and it is true, I do. However, there is a part of the Olympics that drives me crazy and I am talking about the announcers. To be fair, I rarely like the announcers in any sport, John Madden in for Sunday Night Football drives me to drink sometimes. “The team that scores the most points will win the … [Read more...]

When Does Life Start Keeping Score?

A good friend of mine (hi, Travis) coaches his son’s Pre-K soccer team. It fascinated me to find out that when it comes to keeping score at that young age, they don’t. Or at least they’re not supposed to. Without a score, there isn’t a winner or a loser. But try telling that to the kids. When one of my friend’s players asks him, … [Read more...]

My 4 Favorite Columnists in American Media

(Photo: Peggy Noonan) Here are some my favorite American journalists who rarely fail to amaze me with their wit and erudition, powerful prose, and clarity of thought. Peggy Noonan She writes for the Wall Street Journal. Her Friday columns is a must reading for me. She used to be Ronald Reagan’s speechwriter. A devout Catholic and a committed Republican that … [Read more...]