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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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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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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Forgotten Player of the Moment – RENALDO NEHEMIAH

Renaldo Nehemiah (by Ed Agner) Mmm, speed. The NFL loves speed over pretty much everything. Be a smallish and slowish but good college lineman or a smart QB without the physical tools that makes Mel Kiper need to change his shorts and you’ve got next to no chance at getting a serious shot at the NFL. Be faster than high […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – TOM HUME

Tom Hume (by Ed Agner) Thomas Hubert Hume was – well, I wouldn’t call him the worst closer ever since I’ve seen. Jose Mesa in the post-Cleveland era – but he certainly was…well…the word “fungible” comes to mind. Let’s just say he picked up the nickname “Boom Boom” for a very good reason and that’s apt considering he was supposedly […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – QUINCY CARTER

QUINCY CARTER (by PHIL RIPPA) I had an epiphany (I was going to say a little epiphany but I realized that due to the nature of the word there really isn’t any half-assing it. We are in Do or Do Not territory). I have been hacking away at this site for, on and off, over 10 years. This means that […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – CHARLIE HOUGH

CHARLIE HOUGH (by Ed Agner) I am not only a sucker for knuckleballers (Though, oddly, I trust a knuckleballer in crucial situations only a smidge more than I would, say, Jose Mesa. Call me kooky.), but I am also the world’s biggest sucker for atheletes so brutally ugly that even the 80’s-era Celtics would cringe. One of these days we’ll […]

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