SIRCUS: Thanks, mom, for my sports fanaticism

Behind every true sports fanatic lies an ethusiastic supporter. It’s high time that I thanked the woman who introduced me to my love of sports. Indulge me for a moment. To those who brave the bitter cold to watch their team take the field, or spend hours upon hours each week pouring over box scores, […]

SIRCUS: Inside sports networks

I know why you’re happy, Yale. Sure, the weather is unusually nice, but it’s not global warming that’s got you smiling wide. And yeah, shopping period can be a hoot and a half, but that’s not why you’re whistlin’ “Dixie” down Prospect Street. Here’s what it really comes down to — Yalies are running rampant […]

SIRCUS: NBA lockout woes

Well, much as it pains me to say, it looks like the 2011-’12 NBA season may never come to fruition. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I honestly don’t know — I’m in a little bit of a sports funk right now, and the beginning of the NBA season was just what […]

SIRCUS: Baseball’s most exciting night ever

It takes a lot for me to get excited about baseball. Maybe this is because I still need to choke up on the bat to hit the ball out of the infield, or because the Cubs’ perennial failure has made me crotchety and bitter. Whatever the case, seldom in the 162-game season does a bottom-of-the-ninth, […]

Sircus: Stern, let there be games

In what may become one of the most boneheaded managerial moves of the sports decade, NBA Commisioner David Stern announced last week that the NBA preseason would be indefinitely postponed. Though the immediate repercussions of this decision are minor — training camps will not meet and 43 exhibition games have been cancelled — the possible […]

Sircus: Colts becoming hard to watch

In 2008, Will Ferrell released the soon-to-be-forgotten “Semi-Pro” — a mega-flopper, screwball comedy about a singer (Ferrell) turned ABA basketball owner/power forward. With the exception of Andre 3000 providing a smooth, strong supporting performance, the movie, for lack of a better term, stunk. It lacked the infinite quotable moments from “Step Brothers” or the original […]

SIRCUS: Breathing sports: an introduction

Well, here we are — on our first date. I have to say, if I had my druthers, we would be meeting under better circumstances. I mean, let’s face it, I’m lounging in my common room donning my Indianapolis Colts boxer-briefs, watching “SportsCenter,” and working vigorously to scrub the Wenzel stain from last night off […]

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