Hope Solo = the Terrell Owens of Soccer

My girl Hope Solo is at it again. First, there was the dust-up that involved Brianna Scurry during the 2007 World Cup.  You  remember when then-U.S. coach Greg Ryan who benched Solo, then a young goalkeeper for the veteran Scurry, who was Solo’s backup but had a more decorated career at the time (two gold…

Penn State Players Loyal to a Fault

First, let me commend the football players at Penn State for vowing not to renege on their commitment and staying with the university.  They maintained that not one person built Penn State, and not one person is going to tear it down. You have to respect those young men for wanting to finish what they…

NCAA Is Headed Down a Slippery Slope

The NCAA is expected to make a ruling on Penn State at a press conference tomorrow morning at 9 AM.  NCAA president Mark Emmert made the announcement earlier today that he will announce penalties levied against Penn State in relation to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation crimes – and the school’s unwillingness to do anything…

JoePa’s Statue Had to Go

Penn State’s president decided to remove Joe Paterno’s statue early this morning.  I’ve got one thing to say to this gentleman. “Bravo”. Good for the president in making the right, albeit courageous decision.  And congrats to the Board of Trustees in backing him. Simply put, Penn State had to remove that statue because it has…

College Athletes Should not Be Paid – Just Do the Math

Another college football season is upon us in T-minus 41 days (or something like that).  WHOO-HOO!!!  Salvation is approaching us all – well, maybe not the football widows. And with the college football season comes the age-old question that STILL goes unanswered: should college athletes be paid? Of course the answer should be twofold –…

Knicks Smart not to Re-Sign Lin

Looks like my New York Knicks may not be Linsanity believers after all. The Knicks have completed a sign-and-trade for Portland PG Raymond Felton for three years and $10 million.  That gives New York at least two solid point guards (the other being future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd).  This makes it highly unlikely that…