Tommy Lasorda wasn’t just an angry Umpire hater The passing of Tommy Lasorda leaves us to recast the man as more than just the guy who made arguing balls and strikes “cool”. He was so much more than that. Lasorda played for the Dodgers in the ‘50s. He made them a team to be reckoned with as a member of the coaching staff from the 1970s to the 1990s. He’s the reason so many Californians […]

The world of sports took a turn for the worse this past decade, didn’t it? The Penn State Sex abuse scandal, the Jovan Belcher tragedy, and Lebron James’ departure from Cleveland mirrored the ugliness we saw on the news. But athletes showed their giving side like never before, showing were as capable of greatness as we are at a time where it feels hope’s in short supply. To listen to Dan Riley’s  Show: Click here […]

Christmas had Alvin Kamara tie the NFL record for most rushing TDS in a game; it stood since 1929.  The winds of change may blow because of Alvin’s big day. Expect teams to draft running backs to keep the Tom Brady’s of the world a non-factor on game day. Those of us who grew up watching Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, and Eddie George will be smiling. Then again, so will running backs when they see […]

2005’s Longest Yard a redemption tale for today’s nightmarish times While Adam Sandler’s remake of the Longest Yard deserves no Oscars, it warrants praise as a redemption story in these awful times we all want over with. Seeing a fictional QB lead Convicts to victory reminds us of the second chance Mike Vick got, but also the importance of giving ourselves a reason to give ourselves and others a second chance too. When the Covid […]

  In 1986, John Elway led his team 98 yards to win in overtime when forfeiting looked like the better bet for Denver. In an era of too many tragic deaths, crass politics, and nonstop nonsense, things look dire. But cynicism can’t fix things now. No sir. If everyone wears a mask and makes smart divisions to keep us all safe, with apologies to Keith Bishop, good things are gonna happen! Join in and listen […]

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