Age is Nothing but a Number

It is often stated there are three types of lies – ‘lies, damn lies and statistics’. But how much can we rely on statistics in sport? Are they a vital component in understanding the game? One statistic I stumbled across during the World Cup was concerning the age when...

Welcome Back Tiger Woods

His back surgery was 31 March 2014, his last competition was 9 March 2014, and as I said on CNN… Tiger will be back – and not a moment too soon because golf has sorely missed him. Even Tiger’s haters have missed him. Whether they like it or not, it can’t be denied...

50 Years Ago This Month

 ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ I got so caught up in the World Cup, especially the beating that Germany put on Brazil (I am still in shock), that I completely forgot that one of the most significant laws in the United States was passed 50 years ago this month. Well, to be...

The Fall of a National Hero

So, Neymar is out of the World Cup. It has been reported that he has fractured his vertebrae in his lower spine after being kneed in the back by Juan Zuniga in a challenge that went unpunished. I have had an opportunity to review that challenge many times and at many...