ABDB Ep 23: The Loneliness of Dominance


The ABDB crew does it again in Episode 23 and to hear it CLICK HERE. ABDB finally has a sponsor and a special guest! Both named Snickers Pie!… Episode 23 don’t need a roll call… Happy Birthday to Michael Jackson and Perdita Felicien, tuning in from Korea… Shouts out to Northwestern…. Big big BIG shout … Continue reading

ABDB Ep. 22: What if Tom Brady… were BLACK!!


He’d look like this. And the All Balls Don’t Bounce Podcast would sound like this. If you ever need support knowin who’s on the court, you call — All Balls Don’t Bounce… Pimpers Paradise even more pimped out than ever…Shouts out to ABDB’s ever-expanding circle of friends… Annika Sorenstam still beefing with Michelle Wie, says … Continue reading

Building Brand Bautista and addressing “the question”


Heading to the office Monday morning I noticed a poster of José Bautista on a wall inside the Cooksville GO station. In it he’s pitching Booster Juice, which is a sort of Smoothie King of the north — 300 outlets nationwide peddling fruit smoothies and a healthy lifestyle. Besides being impressed at the poster’s linguistic … Continue reading

Pissed over Pryor but we can’t quit the NFL


Pissed over Pryor but we can’t quit the NFL.

UFC (smartly) backs down from a showdown with Pacquiao


Looks like the UFC’s debut event with new broadcast partner Fox Sports is no longer going head-to-head- with the Nov. 12 superfight between Manny Pacquiao and the last fighter to come close to defeating him, Juan Manuel Marquez. Instead of lasting deep into the evening, UFC’s live event on Fox will span just one hour, … Continue reading

Pissed over Pryor but we can’t quit the NFL


By now we should all know that the NFL’s ruling on Terrelle Pryor — that the former Ohio State quarterback can enter the supplemental draft but must serve a five-game suspension — makes no sense. To justify the move the NFL explained that by receiving cash and hiring an agent while still on football scholarship … Continue reading

ABDB Episode 21: Out-Stan-Ding!


Click HERE to hear it. We’re finally LEGAL!!! Episode Roberto Clemente/Deion Sanders/Dominique Wilkins… The Human Highlight Film exploits Market Inefficiencies… Global shouts out — Ghana, Ireland, Town & Country, Florida… Will got us kicked outta China… We talk fights off the top… Rampage Jackson is the Erik Morales of MMA… How about a UFC 205-pound … Continue reading

Feb 28, 2011: The False Economy of Speed


Story orignially appeared Feb. 28, 2011 in the Toronto Star MORGAN CAMPBELL SPORTS REPORTER The 40-yard dash is the main event of the NFL Draft Combine, and the one test than can make or break the pre-draft process for receivers, cornerbacks and running backs. A fast time can make an unknown player draftable, while a slow … Continue reading

Feb 28, 2011: NFL Combine –The world’s most gruelling entrance exam


MORGAN CAMPBELL SPORTS REPORTER Danny Watkins spent his senior season at Baylor University manhandling defensive linemen, pass protecting and pancake-blocking his way to the All Big 12 second team and to the top of several NFL draft prospect lists. But even when you’re 315 pounds and solid as a sequoia, life in football’s trenches beats … Continue reading

Let me Explain: I’m Not Leaving


Friday night I filed this gem on deadline then sent the link out via all my social networks, explaining to all my friends and both my fans that this story about Serena Williams would be my last by-line as a member of the Toronto Star’s sports department. For the next 36 hours messages trickled in … Continue reading

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