Most Memorable Father-Son Moments in Sports

 by Paul Knepper Whether it’s having a catch in the backyard or watching a football game together, fathers and sons have bonded over sports for generations. Many professional athletes still call their fathers after a big game and look to them for guidance and approval. Those athletes pass on the love of sports to their own sons. Occasionally, aContinue reading “Most Memorable Father-Son Moments in Sports”

Jimbo’s Magical Run: 20 Years Later

by Paul Knepper Tennis can be a lonely sport. You’re all alone on the court. There’s nobody there to share the joy of victory or burden of defeat. There’s no one to lean on when you’re tired or to commiserate with on the road. That was especially true for Jimmy Connors who made a point of distancing himself from the other members of the tour. Such isolation lendsContinue reading “Jimbo’s Magical Run: 20 Years Later”

Another Mountain to Summitt

by Paul Knepper Summit   sum·mit / [suhm-it] noun 1. the highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.                                                                                                                                                   2. the highest point of attainment or aspiration: the summit of one’s ambition.                                                                                                                                        3. the highest state or degree. verb (used with object) 1. to reach the summitContinue reading “Another Mountain to Summitt”

Top Ten Athlete Accessories

by Paul Knepper At the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on August 6th, inductee Deion Sanders concluded his speech by placing his signature bandana on his Hall of Fame bust. Throughout Prime Time’s career the all pro defensive back wore a bandana under his helmet during games and often kept it on forContinue reading “Top Ten Athlete Accessories”

Is Rodman Hall of Fame Worthy?

by Paul Knepper I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Dennis Rodman is being enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. I usually have an intuitive sense as to whether a player belongs in the hall of fame or not, but in Rodman’s case I can’t decide. I justContinue reading “Is Rodman Hall of Fame Worthy?”

For David Stern This Lockout Is Personal

by Paul Knepper NBA Commissioner David Stern is often credited with rescuing the league from the dark days of the late 70’s and early 80’s and developing it into the prosperous enterprise it is today. During his 27 years on the job, he’s overseen the boom years of the 1980’s and has been instrumental in expanding basketball’s popularity around theContinue reading “For David Stern This Lockout Is Personal”

You’re a Real Man Deion!

In honor of Deion Sanders’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this evening, here’s a highlight reel of vintage “Prime Time” from his early years with the Atlanta Falcons. And who can forget this classic confrontation with announcer Tim McCarver…

Is Brandon Marshall the Only Wide Receiver With a Personality Disorder?

by Paul Knepper A week ago, Brandon Marshall was considered just your average egomaniacal wide receiver; self-centered, attention seeking, demanding, aversive to authority and inclined to engage in risky and/or violent activities off the field. On Monday, the Miami Dolphins wide receiver took the courageous step of publicly revealing that he suffers from a serious psychiatricContinue reading “Is Brandon Marshall the Only Wide Receiver With a Personality Disorder?”