Drew Brees on the NFL, Financial Advice, and a Possible Political Career

    A slight break from politics for the moment — until the end of the interview. Listen to hear how Drew Brees answers the last question. Even highly paid athletes aren’t invulnerable when it comes to economic downturns. Over the past few years in the National Football League, we’ve seen a long list of players experience the ramifications of poor financial decisions. According to a report | Read More »

    Drew Brees on the NFL, Financial Advice, and a Possible Political Career

    A slight break from politics for the moment — until the end of the interview. Listen to hear how Drew Brees answers the last question. Even highly paid athletes aren’t invulnerable when it comes to economic downturns. Over the past few years in the National Football League, we’ve seen a long list of players experience the ramifications of poor financial decisions. According to a report | Read More »

    Tigers, ACC reputation on line on The Plain [Braves-Gamecock Football - Week 3]

    Cockstradamus returned from his Azores sabbatical to correctly pick 12 of 16 college and 9 of 16 pro football games last week, including our USC Fighting Gamecocks 17-6 victory over the Georgia Bullgogs. James Madison: The father of the Constitution and diminishing Boise BCS Championship game hopes The Broncos barely beat the, now 0-2, Virginia Tech Hokies after the Gobblers were defeated by Div-AA James | Read More »

    Stadium Deal in LA a Moneypit

    Whenever I think of this new Staples sports stadium deal going down in Los Angeles I can’t help but think of the “bread and circuses” that contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. Here is the City of L.A. sinking millions into this entertainment project leaving the people destitute and all for what? After all, as I wrote in the last column, these stadiums | Read More »

    Fourth Annual Braves-Gamecock College Football Ode to Leonard’s Losers [Open Thread]

    Our annual sports weekly that runs during College Football season returns for its fourth year with weekly prognostications by Braves-Gamecock and occasional oracle-like calls from Cockstradamus, still on sabbatical in The Azores. This year we also launch the season with conference predictions as well as our usual selection of weekly picks at the bottom of the column, but first… Leonard Postosties This column has always | Read More »

    Cockstradamus on death (of white guilt) and taxes (as mandates)

    Cockstradamus on race, losing the white (guilt) vote, etc With the N.L. East-leading Atlanta Braves still on track to defeat the New York Yankees in the World Series, it seems a good time for our visionary alter ego to bring his high wire act to bear on correct crowings of the recent past and the immediate future. The complete lists follow this more in-depth discussion of | Read More »

    Want Economic Stimulus? Don’t Build a Sports Stadium!

    For the last few decades sports teams across the country have nosed up to the public trough and demanded that states and cities chip in millions for the construction of new sports stadiums. To justify the public expense the claim has been made that these monstrous construction projects bring a wealth of jobs and spending on entertainment and are a boon to any city that | Read More »

    My post Mortem on the World Cup

    I have been excoriated as an ugly American for not “getting” soccer. So I watched a lot of the world Cup, I gave it a try I really did. What I saw was pretty bad. There was not much scoring, but when there was the referees called it back. There was the most horrible flopping and play acting. I even saw a guy who looked | Read More »

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    Providence College Basketball Players Randomly Assault Student

    Providence College may be a small Catholic liberal arts school, but as the founding member of the Big East Conference, Friars Basketball is big business. The dynamics of competing in the top basketball conference in the country require recruits to be primarily chosen on the basis of their PPG rather than their SAT. Given the lily-white, suburbanite demographics of Providence College, the experiences and values of the basketball players are generally an ocean apart from the average student on campus.

    This gap has unfortunately manifested itself in a series of incidents that include everything from one teammate smashing another with a tire iron, to another player assaulting his girlfriend on campus. This culminated in the infamous riot that took place directly off campus resulting in the expulsion of half the 1999-2000 team. Although we have yet to reach the upper echelons of athletic “thugnificence” that is University of Miami Football, we are at the very least providing them with spirited competition.

    The latest incident involves the arrest of two black members of the current squad…

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    Gamecock’s Downey not waiting for Obama phone call

    Dark-skinned with a Southern accent, Devan Downey will never be the Democratic Party’s Harry Reid-approved choice for a Presidential candidate. But the University of South Carolina’s Fighting Gamecock star in his team’s prime-time ESPN win over then undefeated and number one ranked Kentucky Wildcats this week sure showed up the light-skinned accent-less President. Braves-Gamecock (pictured) knew, when he heard the sycophant in the White House | Read More »

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    Stop Blaming Tiger’s Women

    Whenever a popular figure such as Tiger Woods is caught in a public scandal involving alleged marital infidelity, many people (women in particular) are quick to attack the mistresses. They are called “homewreckers,” “whores,” “sluts,” “trash,” and every other name you can think of. Maybe the women are all of those things or maybe none of them. However, I think it is at the very least | Read More »

    TCU, Boise got Fiesta shaft but it’s no business of Congress

    NCAA, BCS politics, are protection rackets for major conferences Whatever powers that be decided that the Cotton Bowl needed to be replaced as one of the top four bowl games must be scratching their heads and I hope they scratch all their hair out anyway. The Fiesta Bowl never has had the gravitas to join the mighty Rose, Sugar and Orange anyway, but I digress. | Read More »

    Rush gets real apology from Whitlock

    Jason Whitlock has long been one of this Rush Dittohead’s favorite sports and social commentators, so it was with much chagrin when he wrote a column during the recent Rush-NFL Rams-bid controversy repeating false racist statements to Limbaugh and his Excellence in Broadcasting “network”. But I am not surprised that the Kansas City Star reporter has redeemed himself: Let me first apologize to Rush Limbaugh. Last | Read More »

    How Limbaugh’s embodiment of MLK’s dream changed my life

    From the diaries by Erick Rush dares to judge all by the content of their character and that threatens the race industry Raised by parents that were instrumental in integrating the races in my South Carolina hometown in the 60s and 70s, I was receptive in my youth to the Democratic Party’s rhetoric of racial inclusion. I practiced affirmative action in my law firm in | Read More »

    Braves-Gamecock Volume One

    Formerly known as Gamecock’s Ode to Leonard’s Losers DeVine Law Gamecock’s first rooster crowings from the Stone Mountain of Georgia upon our return to Atlanta last week addressed mostly politics. We will weigh in on legal matters later this week. But for this first column as Atlanta Law and Politics Examiner, after two years of such examinations from North Carolina’s Queen City, we want to reincarnate our annual sports | Read More »