Here is the opening to my Tuesday column: Tiger Woods is Mike Tyson, and Mike Tyson is Tiger Woods. This is not to suggest Woods and Tyson have the same personality. Tyson was a thug who went to the slammer for rape, although he seems kind of lovable now. And Woods has a thin Stanford veneer from the minute or two he spent on the Farm. And Woods, for the most part, has controlled his public image in ways Tyson… Read More »
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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports
It’s the top of the 18th at the A’s game and here’s my fantasy. That the A’s will order a bunch of pizzas and send them to the press box. Plain cheese would be fine, although I wouldn’t mind pepperoni. I mean, I’m hungry.
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Here is the opening to my Friday column: The Denver Nuggets fired George Karl on Thursday. What does a coach have to do? Karl’s Nuggets, the third-youngest team in the NBA, a team without an All-Star, won 57 games in the regular season. It was the Nuggets’ best NBA season, and, accordingly, Karl was voted the league’s Coach of the Year, hardly a firing offense. So, this firing is weird, although Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri left Denver for the… Read More »
I’m on CSNBayArea at 5:00 pm from Willie Mays Plaza — must remember to dress warm. The show no longer is called Chronicle Live. It is Yahoo! Sports Talk Live. I don’t mind the name change. I used to go on Chronicle Live thinking, with a touch of irony, I am Chronicle Dead.
Here are my highly-subjective rankings of managers in the AL West: 1. Ron Washington 2. Bob Melvin 3. Eric Wedge 4. Bo Porter 5. Mike Scioscia I encourage you to suggest your own list.
Here is my highly subjective ranking of managers in the NL West. 1. Bruce Bochy 2. Bud Black 3. Kirk Gibson 4. Walt Weiss 5. Don Mattingly I encourage you to suggest your own list
A few days ago, I wrote a column about the titanium necklaces baseball players wear. I received two emails informing me Phiten, the necklace brand the Giants use, is now making mattresses and “sleeping pods.” Phiten has teamed up with the Futon Shop to distribute these mattresses and there happens to be a Futon Shop in Santa Rosa. Now you know.
I didn’t realize you couldn’t open the link to Art Agnos’ editorial in the Chron. Some of this online stuff baffles me. Agnos basically bemoans the location of the proposed arena, says it will be a blight on the waterfront and also bemoans a proposed a luxury high rise condominium building across the street along with a ten story hotel. Just the kind of clutter that clutters a neighborhood.
You know by now I am interested in words. Here’s a phrase that puzzles me. Maybe you can shed light on it. During a basketball broadcast, the announcer will say something like, “Stephen Curry is 7 or 8 from the field.” It’s that “from the field” part I don’t get. They play baseball on a field. They play football and soccer and lacrosse on a field. But they most definitely do not play basketball on a field. They play it… Read More »