| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Long before Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened in August, its operator studied the game-day habits of football fans in other cities — Cleveland, New Orleans, Cincinnati — where it runs casinos similarly situated near NFL stadiums.
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:38 PM
I wanted to start today's conversation by defining what turns a sports injury into a stupid sports injury. Turns out I'm not smart enough to do that, so I'll get around it the same way Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart did when he couldn't define...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Let's talk about Philadelphia sports fans. Are they really the worst people in the country?
Seems like a fair question when you look at the body of evidence. Some examples:
•A man in a Santa suit was booed at an Eagles game in 1968, which started...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It's resurrection week, as a few names that hadn't been mentioned much since the beginning of the season have resurfaced and could figure prominently in the fantasy football playoff picture.
5. Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
If you're desperate at running...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston's season-ending knee injury during his sack dance reminds me of how a lot of football players are just big kids. Big dumb kids.
Heck, Bears coach Marc Trestman is giving his students -- a.k.a. the players -- written...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Wall Street analysts fear the South Florida gambling market is saturated, and it's easy to see why: South Broward County has five casinos within 15 minutes of each other, and Miami-Dade has a pocket with three.
"It's a regional market that's achieved...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Austin Davis is out, Shaun Hill is back in. The St. Louis Rams quarterbacks swapped positions on the depth charts after Davis committed three fourth-quarter turnovers in Sunday's loss to Arizona.
Is Hill worth pursuing on the waiver wire? In a word, no....
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:05 AM
With 48 hours before kickoff, the ritual begins.
Family and friends fill the room. Cassandra Mitchell serves up her famous seafood rice, a specialty often requested by her son’s Miami teammates. Her husband, Duane, offers up the barbecue sauce and...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:56 PM
It's the Falcons. At the Panthers. Someone has to score, don't they?
No game this season has promised so much yet so little at the same time. You could look at this matchup and see Cam Newton and Matt Ryan engaged in a shootout, or you could turn it...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The waiver wire is an opportunity game. You can't always take a wait-and-see approach with free agents because someone else may take a chance on a player and find a steal, while you and your reservations will be left with nothing.
Keep that in mind as...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Others fawn over Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. They're all-time greats, but give me Drew Brees.
For as long as a can I remember Brees wearing black and gold, I have drafted, tried to draft, bribed or threatened bodily harm to get the Saints quarterback...