Sports Columns

What makes the best?

Ask anybody who the best player ever in the NBA?was and Michael Jordan's name will come up a lot.Football is Tom Brady or Joe Montana?Golf has Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods (although numbers say Tiger isn't close).Baseball?Soccer?People have been on Peyton Manning for years that, while he is ...

Billy Joel knocks it out of the park for baseball

On Friday, the greatest American songwriter performed a sold out concert at the greatest ballpark in America.The Piano Man, himself, Billy Joel was at Pittsburgh's picturesque PNC Park and dazzled the masses who came out to catch a glimpse of the 67-year old and his talented bandmates.Now, Joel ...

Coaches and their influence

Candace Parker played women's college basketball at the University of Tennessee under former head coach Pat Summitt.The current member of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks posted a Twitter picture of the letter she received from Summitt while being recruited, saying "You held true to your promises ...

Still time for a big Bucs’ run

No matter what you hear on sports talk radio or see on social media sites, the Pittsburgh Pirates season isn't over yet.Look at the crowd at PNC Park and there's more than 27,000 fans there on a nightly basis to show that there is still plenty of baseball to be played.Right now, even after ...

Competitive nature is there 9 years later

The 2007 Steubenville Post 33 state championship team hated to lose then and still hates to lose.That was evident Sunday afternoon at Vaccaro Field."I thought when we went down in the seventh that there were still three innings left and I don't think anybody in that dugout wasn't ready to win," ...

USGA made a double bogey Sunday

The rules fiasco with eventual winner Dustin Johnson during Sunday's 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club was not good then, was not good yesterday and will not be good for some time.It will take the USGA a while to get over this one.The USGA was Ali leaning on the ropes taking shots from ...

I have failed as a father, and will do so again

Happy Father's Day, a day late.I have said for many years that my goal as a father was to be a million times a better father than my father, and I pray my son is 2 million times a better father than I.I rarely understood my father, which is why he and I didn't talk for more than a year before ...

Father’s Day can be shared every day

At the end of every present-opening session of a birthday party or Christmas celebration as a child, I can distinctly remember my grandfather letting me know I spoiled I was.All the Game Boys, action figures, model trains, comic books and Tamagotchis added up over the years and were slowly ...

Which is it?

Accident: A sudden event (such as a crash) that is not planned or intended and that causes damage or injury; An event that is not planned or intended: An event that occurs by chance;Decision: A choice that you make about something after thinking about it: The result of deciding; The ability to ...

Football coach talks failure and recruiting

Being in this business, I tend to peruse and read a lot of things.That includes many things I know I won't necessarily agree with. But, that's how you learn and get varying opinions.You can't always ready only stuff you know you will agree with and use in your daily life.I do read a lot of ...