Brotherly love, brotherly competition, reflections, endings and new beginnings all highlight this farewell (for now) edition of Bagels and Jocks.
The NFL has its Final Four, the NHL is back, the BBWAA said no to three of the most prominent alleged steroid users and…Koufax and Greenberg are still making news? Just another week in Bagels and Jocks.
With our heads still spinning from all of the NFL action, there’s only one focus for today’s column…although we will also take time out to recognize a special (baseball) birthday boy.
Nothing is forever, especially in the sports world. After a fairly serious Bagels and Jocks piece last week, I mean this in a lighter vein this time around. But still: How much will it bother rabid Red Sox fans that Kevin Youkilis is now a Yankee?
What happens when the world of sports too closely reflects some of the biggest problems in society at large? How should the media report and comment on such events…and are we all becoming too intolerant of differing opinions?
Yes, baseball season is over, but the stoves still burn during the offseason…and in some corners, the debate still rages over who should have won the American League MVP Award. Even Nate Silver weighed in.
With the NFL season more than halfway completed and the NHL still mired in a lockout, today’s Bagels and Jocks discusses both gridiron and gridlock.
The World Series is now in the books, and pretty soon so will be the long tenure of NBA Commissioner David Stern. In today’s Bagels and Jocks, we’ll wrap up the Fall Classic, take a brief look at Stern’s career and also examine whether there is any correlation between winners of the World Series and the Presidential election.
Baseball’s Final Four, individual award selections and a review of all of the Jewish MLB players’ seasons highlight today’s BAGELS AND JOCKS…by MATTHEW J. GOLDBERG.
The MLB playoffs are crazy exciting, Derek Jeter is sidelined with an injury, and what about the upcoming individual awards? Does Ryan Braun deserve to win what would be back-to-back National League MVP Awards?