How Owners Destroyed the NHL (Feb. 23, 2005)

There’s nothing left but the autopsy and it doesn’t take William Peterson — or even David Caruso — to decipher who killed the National Hockey League. The season is cancelled. The accusations are flying. But the most deafening sound is silence. There is no outcry in the streets. There has been no Million Hockey Fan […]

Kevin Durant & The Discomfort With Player Power

Kevin Durant has made the decision to create a superteam by joining the 73-9 Golden State Warriors. Going to the best possible workplace to achieve the greatest success would be a no-brainer in any other profession. But Durant is being pierced by the same arrows—slung by many of the same people—that LeBron James suffered six […]

The Legacy Of Al Davis

When I was doing my book tour for Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love, I always had a joke in my back pocket about Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis that never failed to generate a laugh. I said that kids in Oakland wake up screaming in the middle of the night […]

The Great American Witch Hunt

Just as Guantanamo Bay detention centers and military tribunals have remained in place, the perjury witch hunt trial of Major League Baseball’s home run king, Barry Lamar Bonds, continued unabated and has now reached a predictably ugly conclusion.