Forgotten Player of the Moment – BRIAN SIPE

BRIAN SIPE (by ED AGNER) Here’s a little secret I’ll clue you in on – the Raiders suck. Yes. Oh, yes. They do. My more-youthful days of wallowing in pain and misery are long-long-long-long-long gone, so delving into the particulars of the Raiders current suckitude doesn’t interest me at all. I am an old man now and seeing Kerry Collins […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – MARC WILSON

MARC WILSON (By Ed Agner. Requested by Dean Rasmussen) In case you weren’t aware, Dean is an evil-evil-evil-evil man. As if making me rehash Jay Schroeder wasn’t bad enough, he now asks for Marc Wilson. Oh sure, the first reaction is to do what we here at VP.com do best – nothing. But ever since I saw the request, I […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – PHILLIPPI SPARKS

PHILLIPPI SPARKS (by BILL BARNWELL) Growing up a fan of the Giants in the mid-nineties was a tough gig. Now, I understand that a lot of teams run through cold spells and don’t really have much to offer in the way of success. That’s okay. I could’ve easily fallen for a crappy team. Those Giants, however, were doubly unfortunate – […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – VON HAYES

VON HAYES (by ED AGNER – Requested by Brendan Sullivan) Brendan being a Philly sports fan brings me much joy. Well, Philly fans in general bring me much joy since they are the way most sports fans really want to be – crass, hateful, demanding and oblivious to all that tact and decorum BS that keeps our satisfaction in other sport […]

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NIGHTMARE FUEL: JAPANESE SPORTS MASCOTS

NIGHTMARE FUEL: JAPANESE SPORTS MASCOTS (by PHIL RIPPA) Japan loves mascots. Japan loves some mascots that will make you question your sanity. I love Japan. EHIME FC MASCOTS If you ever wondered what would happen if Otto the Orange was exposed to high doses of radiation and then started a family – here is your answer. The Ehmie Football Club […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – CONRAD DOBLER

CONRAD DOBLER (by ED AGNER) One’s knowledge of Conrad Dobler is a dividing line between football fans who are in the key marketing demographic that makes Madison Avenue drool and those whom Madison Avenue believes are in the drooling, incontinent, impotent demographic. If you have no clue who Dobler is or, at best, think he was just some guy who […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – BOBBY THIGPEN

BOBBY THIGPEN (by Bill Barnwell, requested by joel martin) Bobby Thigpen is a perfect example of all that’s wrong about baseball. That a strong enough lead-in for you? OK, maybe he’s not. But take a look at this: Name Team AB AVG OBP SLG ERA Bobby Thigpen CHA 317 .255 .327 .385 1.83 Steve Farr KC 474 .255 .327 .382 […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – WILLIAM ANDREWS

William Andrews (by Ed Agner and Phil Rippa) ED: Dean threatened to put on his Tom Landry hat, go into his Randy White four-point stance and bore us to death with endless tales of The Doomsday Defense if we didn’t feature William Andrews as a Forgotten Player of the Moment. I’ve had the misfortune of hearing my Dad wax poetic […]

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30 REASONS: Why Mark Bellhorn Will Sign With All 30 Teams

REASONS WHY MARK BELLHORN WILL SIGN WITH ALL 30 TEAMS (by PHIL RIPPA – with help)   Angels (From Bill): “They would sign him and then teach him how not to draw walks” Arizona Diamondbacks: Would be a mortal lock if he was a former Yankee. But being someone else’s castoff works close enough. Atlanta Braves: Bellhorn signing with Atlanta […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – RON DIXON

RON DIXON (by Phil Rippa)   The New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings played a Monday Night Football game that had lots and lots and lots of subplots. Brett Favre returning to play the second team he bailed on with a fake retirement. Favre, also, apparently has a jimmy that matches his jersey number. Randy Moss’ return to the Vikings. […]

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