Cap It, But Carefully

Talking about a salary cap in Major League Baseball is forbidden. Talk of a salary cap was one of the reasons there was a players’ strike from 1994-95. That’s why it’s surprising in the last two weeks that two different MLB owners – Mark Attanasio of the Milwaukee Brewers and Drayton McLane of the Houston…
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Belichick Coaching Tree Dealt A Blow

For all the success New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has had, those who have learned from him have struggled. Two former Belichick assistants have been fired in the last week. Eric Mangini was let go by the New York Jets, while the Cleveland Browns canned Romeo Crennel. Toss in the struggles that Charlie…
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Babich’s Seat Heats Up

AP Sports Writer Andrew Seligman wrote a follow-up to the Chicago Bears season. He mentioned that Bears general manager praised former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli while appearing to put defensive coordinator Bob Babich – a former North Dakota State head coach – on notice. Here’s what the story had: The Bears hoped the…
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Funny Video

The Minnesota Twins recently signed Gary Gaetti’s son Joe to a minor league contract. Here’s a video of Joe impersonating his dad, singing "I ain’t as good as I once was" by Toby Keith except his version is "I ain’t as good as my dad was."

Another Creative Bullpen Option

Former Texas Rangers closer Akinori Otsuka is going to work out in front of all 30 Major League Baseball teams next month in Arizona. Otsuka underwent elbow surgery early in 2008 after experiencing tightness in his elbow in 2007. He missed all of last season while recovering. Otsuka was pretty effective in his four major…
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Big Day Of NFL Action Tomorrow

The Minnesota Vikings will try to secure their first division title since 2000 with a victory against the New York Giants at noon tomorrow. But the Vikings’ game is just one of many intriguing matchups tomorrow. Here’s what’s else on the slate: Detroit at Green Bay, noon: The Detroit Lions try to avoid becoming the…
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Stocking Stuffers

A couple of interesting Christmas Day sports notes: Morris replaces Kiffin with Bucs The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted secondary coach Raheem Morris to replace Monte Kiffin as their defensive coordinator. Kiffin is leaving for a job with son Lane at the University of Tennessee. This of course means that former North Dakota State assistant coach Casey…
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A Look Inside Festivus

Well, the first Festivus celebration for Goethe’s sports blog took place last night. We’re hoping to make this an annual tradition. Anywho, I thought I would take my readers inside the celebration. Here’s part of my speech from last night: "Welcome to the first annual Festivus celebration. I just want to remind everyone that Festivus isn’t over…
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