from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Premier League season needs a grand finale

August 14, 2009

The English Premier League has always reminded me of eating out at McDonalds. I always hope for something new but then end up getting the same as last time.

Is Michael Vick an asset or a liability for NFL?

July 26, 2009

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick’s prison sentence followed by house arrest for participating and bankrolling a dog-fighting operation officially ended on Monday July 20.

Terrell Owens hasn’t met a camera he didn’t like

July 22, 2009

Terrell Owens’ new reality show on VH1, “The T.O. Show”, debuted on Monday night and the reviews were not kind. One media member simply called it “a train wreck”, while television critic Jonathan Stoowens1rm used more colorful language saying, “The T.O. Show is so shallow mosquitoes couldn’t breed in it…”

Fame, fortune and the death of Steve McNair

July 17, 2009

mcnairSixty years after former baseball star Eddie Waitkus survived being shot by a 19-year-old female stalker (his life story became the template for Bernard Malamud’s 1952 novel “The Natural”), police suspect former NFL quarterback Steve McNair and former world boxing champion Arturo “Thunder” Gatti were slain by women they were once intimate with.

Should Brett Favre come out of retirement…again?

July 10, 2009

NFL/Although NFL training camps are still weeks away, each passing day brings new reports suggesting that Brett Favre is about to come out of retirement for a second time in as many years. The Vikings have openly admitted their interest and Favre has done the same.

Should NFL give Vick a second chance?

June 6, 2009

vickShould a man, having paid his debt to society for a crime he says he regrets, be forbidden from resuming a career at which he excels; a career for which his crime in no way disqualifies him (in the way that an embezzlement conviction might disqualify an accountant)?

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

‘A Rose Bowl by any other name would smell as sweet’

May 11, 2009

The Miami Dolphins used to play at Dolphin Stadium. It was not, it has to be said, a particularly imaginative moniker for the venue but nonetheless it carried a certain logic. But the days of Dolphin Stadium are over: when the Fins kick off the new NFL season in August, they will be performing at Land Shark Stadium.

Super Bowl in London? Bring your brollies…

May 5, 2009

Having been based in China for the last few years, I am no stranger to the giddy ambitions of visionary sports administrators trying to ”grow” their “brands” outside their heartlands.

Winners and losers of the 2009 NFL draft

April 28, 2009

Top NFL prospects stand together on stage before the start of the 2009 NFL Draft

Most football experts will tell you that it takes three full years to evaluate an NFL draft class, but don’t tell that to the media, who are only too happy to provide the instant gratification of a thumbs up or down analysis after less than 72 hours.

Sanchez ready to call New York home

April 27, 2009

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Richard Cato is blogging the NFL draft

Catching a late cross-country flight, the top pick of the New York Jets, Mark Sanchez, made a surprise appearance at Radio City Music Hall today for day 2 of the 2009 NFL Draft.