Robert Mathis: Please shut up about your positive test


Late last week Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis earned a four-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, but instead of accepting the punishment he and his agent launched a media counterattack. Over the weekend they explained Mathis flunked a drug test not because he knowingly embarked on a doping program, but because … Continue reading

The P stands for: Publishing, Pugilism, Popular this week


A disappearing act? Nope. I haven’t vanished these last couple of weeks — you just had to know where to find me. And usually that’s Laptopistan, where I peck away at projects both short and long-term, putting in eight-hour work days even during my week of “vacation.” Not that I’m complaining. Doing what I do … 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

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

ABDB Ep. 5: Pimper’s Paradise.


Two days before UFC 129, the All Balls Don’t Bounce crew descends upon Duane “Sweets” Watson’s luxurious downtown condo to preview the event. Along the way cast a critical lens on the NFL’s attempt to extend their lockout, examine the creative accounting NCAA schools employ to appear to comply with title IX, and conclude that … Continue reading

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