Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sportsattitudes Mailbox – Dwight Howard Finally “Gets” His Stan…R-E-S-P-E-C-T…and R.I.P. Fab Five

Another chance to respond to imaginary questions from imaginary readers… Q. Stan Van Gundy is out as Head Coach of the Orlando Magic.  Where did it all go wrong? A. When the Magic didn’t deal Dwight Howard long ago and … Continue reading

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LeBron James’ Cavalier Effort Keeps Heat On Pacers

LeBron James has always gotten a fair, even-handed shake here.  If you scroll through the archives of my prior Miami Heat posts, you’ll find: 1. I think “The Decision” was handled in the worst possible way he could have handled it. 2. I think … Continue reading

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NBA Playoffs 2012: LeBron Taking Charge, Players Taking Charges…Random Association Observations

On last night’s TBS telecast of the Pacers-Heat playoff game, play-by-play man Marv Albert was trying to lay out the upcoming schedule of games for the rest of their series and got confused as to what day it was.  Analyst Steve Kerr … Continue reading

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London Olympics 2012 – “Field” Events Include Discus, Hammer, Shot Put…and Missile

The brainchild of Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympic Movement was established back in 1894.  Its objective is defined in the Olympic Charter: “The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by … Continue reading

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Cole Hamels, Tough Guy

The United Negro College Fund has used the phrase for four decades now: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” When I first heard of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels’ decision to deliberately throw at the Washington Nationals’ teen phenom … Continue reading

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