FRONDORF: Come watch some Yale football

September 27, 2012
Did you know that there’s a home football game this Saturday? Even if you do, are you planning on going? Your Bulldogs are 1–1 with a freshman quarterback and a first-year coach, and they’re showing a lot of promise. They’ve got a good chance for a win against Colgate, and they could use some more »

FRONDORF: Unwritten rules are made to be broken

September 20, 2012
Maybe we should keep a closer eye on coaches’ conduct after a game: They can’t even seem to get through the postgame handshake without going at it. Last year, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh shook Lions coach Jim Schwartz’s hand just a little too forcefully after a tense game, nearly resulting in fisticuffs. On Sunday, the »

FRONDORF: Fantasy should not overtake reality

September 13, 2012
“God bless fantasy football. There are many things a man can do with his time. This is better than those things.” This monologue kicked off the first season of “The League,” an FX series that features a cast of characters joined together by their annual fantasy football league. Going into its fourth season, the show »

FRONDORF: Murray makes it a “Big Four”

September 12, 2012
I didn’t expect to write a follow-up column on the U.S. Open. Andy Murray has been on a roll, sure, but with the world’s best at Arthur Ashe, I didn’t expect him to make it all the way to the final. Instead, we got a final and much more: Andy Murray managed to hold off »

FRONDORF: The Murray effect

September 6, 2012
Looking back, Monday wasn’t the best night to be at the U.S. Open. Top seed Roger Federer had already played earlier in the afternoon, and the Andy Roddick farewell tour wouldn’t resume until the next day. But watching two rising stars gave me hope that passion still lives somewhere in sports today. Those of us »

FRONDORF: A(nother) fall from grace

August 29, 2012
We thought the Steroid Era was over. Fans, executives, and analysts alike thought we had finally moved on from the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) that seemed to infiltrate nearly every sport. Athletes testified, Congress investigated, and strict drug-testing policies were put in place throughout professional and amateur athletics. MLB suspensions for steroid use »