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Pastner era begins

April 7, 2009


Twelve years ago, athletic director R.C. Johnson made one of the biggest blunders in his decade-plus tenure as athletic director by hiring George “Tic” Price, a guy who had received his nickname after hitting a game winner in grade school. Of course back then, Johnson had to deal with the issue of how the firing […]

Balance and options for Braves

April 6, 2009


Last night, I watched a revamped Atlanta team beat the defending World Champion Phillies with two key components that every contender needs in the stretch run come September. Pitching and offense. And believe me, the Braves provided plenty of it, topped with Brian McCann’s tape-measure shot in the first inning to give the Braves the win […]

If I was R.C. Johnson…………….

April 3, 2009


Yesterday morning, I was asked on who I would go after if I was athletic director at the University of Memphis. While at the time I couldn’t think of anyone who would come to Memphis and replace the legend that would have been John Calipari, I came up with four legitimate candidates for the job: […]

This can't be life, but it is

April 1, 2009


I was one of the people interviewed by FOX 13 on yesterday about Calipari and I made some points that by now, most Memphians can agree with me on. If Calipari ever did leave Memphis, true enough basketball as we know it here won’t be the same, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t succeed […]