Nixon's newest soulmate is Alex Rodriguez. Faced with an utterly credible report over the weekend by Sports Illustrated that Rodriguez had tested positive for steroids in 2003, Rodriguez decided to get ahead of the story and admit what everybody knew, that he had used steroids — and not just for the few months implied by the positive test, but for three years, from 2001 to 2003 — his entire tenure with the Texas Rangers.
Yes, the Arizona Cardinals will be the underdogs to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLII (as they have been throughout the playoffs), but there are a number of reasons to root for the red shirts on Sunday.
Contributor's Notes: Jeff Beresford-Howe: Want to see the Stanley Cup champs? Got $11.50? No problem. This way, sir.
Want to see the Stanley Cup champs? Pull a ten out of your wallet and throw in some laundry quarters and you're in. Fans in New York City wouldn't know it — The Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Jets, Giants and Knicks are still partying like it's 1999 when it comes to ticket prices — but out there in the provinces, teams are grappling with the economy. And the economy — and by extension the fan — is scoring some impressive victories.
There will be lots and lots of agate type in every paper in America this morning as the world takes note of the election of Oakland's Rickey Henderson to baseball's Hall of Fame, and God knows there's more of it in his career than just about anyone's.
Read Jeff's notes on Rickey Henderson's election to baseball's Hall of Fame or listen to his segment on The Takeaway.
Yesterday, the Baseball Writers Association of America inducted two players into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Our friend and one-man-tailgate-party, Jeff Beresford Howe, is here to tell us about Rickey Henderson, who might be called The Great One, and Jim Rice, who maybe, you’d call The Lucky One.
You can give 110% all you want, praise the Lord for the successful completion of a fade route and use the word "defense" as a verb, but the only cliché in football that matters — because it's actually true — is that you can't win without a good quarterback. Especially in the playoffs.
The fates aligned for some of football’s dogged underdogs this weekend. The Philadelphia Eagles knocked defending Super Bowl champs the New York Giants out of the running and long-time losers the Arizona Cardinals staged a spectacular upset against North Carolina. The Takeaway is joined by frequent sports contributor Jeff Beresford Howe to discuss the wild weekend in sports.
If you can drag yourself away from watching football this holiday season, it may be worth noticing that in this economy the recession-proof industries of sports and sports media may not be so recession proof. Here to talk about what could be a very important trend in the sports world in 2009 is Jeff Beresford Howe, The Takeaway tailgater and sports commentator.
Listen to Jeff Beresford-Howe discuss the eventful NFL Sunday on The Takeaway.
Yesterday may have been the single most interesting day in the modern history of the NFL, and it was certainly the most amazing final day of the season in any sport in a long time. Any one of the following would be a big story, but all of them in the span of about 12 hours?
And oh what a weekend it was. From the Dallas Cowboys' spectacular crash to the grand finale of Detroit's season-long slow burn to the odd alignment of the playoff fates that put the New York Jets in the position to keep their hated rivals the Patriots out of the playoffs...by losing. It's complicated. To help us make sense of it all The Takeaway talks to writer and frequent contributor Jeff Beresford-Howe.
The Detroit Lions became the first 0-15 team in National Football League history on Sunday, their latest loss one of the ugliest of an ugly season. Jeff Beresford-Howe joins us to talk about the fate of the Lions.
Of all the sordid details aired in the criminal complaint handed down to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, one stuck out in Jeff Beresford-Howe’s mind. Find out how Wrigley Field may have factored into the latest gubernatorial scandal to rock the nation.
Pitch-perfect as usual, major league baseball management gathers in Las Vegas this weekend for the annual Winter Meeting tradefest. The venue is the Bellagio Hotel, a place where there are Picassos in the dining room, caviar fusion facials help keep you hydrated in the harsh desert air and you can ...
While the rest of the United States — indeed, the world — was dancing, carousing and toasting VB Day, California voters gave the Obama administration an idea of what the future's going to look like, and a serious reality check: letting go of the brutal, stupid politics of the last 20 years is not going to come easy. With no statewide office races this year — Gov. Schwarzenegger's tenure ends in 2010, neither California senate seat was up, and the legislature is locked into place by gerrymandering that rises to the level of abstract art — this California election was all about ballot propositions.
With Sunday night's Game Four 10-2 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays by the Philadelphia Phillies, this year's World Series nears a probable end Monday night as the Phillies throw their ace, the always good and recently unhittable Cole Hamels, at the Rays. If Hamels pulls it off for the Phils, it'll be the fifth straight lopsided and forgettable World Series.
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