On Friday, the Major League Baseball exhibition season began. That makes me happy on so many levels.
The NFL has become full-time, big business. But as much as I can appreciate the league and all that it represents, I have no appreciation at all for the scouting combine.
The Yankees' storied history is full of baseball legends, many with career numbers much better than Derek Jeter's. So why is he one of the most beloved in franchise history?
As I journey through this month of February, I'll certainly remember the contributions of George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., just to name a few. But, I'll be sure to also recognize all the great work done by two of my favorite African-Americans, Jackie Robinson and Curt Flood.
Gentlemen, please! Stop it!
I know. You've read enough about the threatening weather that could negatively affect this year's Super Bowl. So, I won't bother to reiterate the old news that the game could be wrought by snow, ice and frigid temperatures.
In just over two weeks, the 2014 Sochi Olympics will commence. I've begun my official countdown as we march toward the 22nd Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Feb. 6. I must admit, when I hear the word "Olympics, " I get excited about the 100-meter dash, boxing, basketball, swimming, etc. Oh, that's right — this is the Winter Olympics!
I say thanks to the Bowl Championship Series for 16 years of service, and wish it a fond farewell. With that said, I'm excited about ushering in a new playoff system in college football, which will provide us with some of the most competitive games ever.
IBF junior welterweight champion and D.C. native Lamont Peterson will defend his title against undefeated Dierry Jean on Jan. 25 at the D.C. Armory.
Jay Gruden must have a successful first season, i.e., more wins than losses. Anything short of that and the fan base will quickly become frustrated and impatient. Quite frankly, we don't like losing around here.