Penn State coach Joe Paterno looked out the field this season and made a shocking discovery, apparently - it’s a lot of black dudes out there! After competing in the Big Ten for more than a decade he came up with these thoughts in the wake of Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry’s comments about b…

The NBA’s players have caught a lot of grief over the past few years for attitudes and violent incidents. The latest flap over a reasonable dress code showed that many players have no clue what “real life” actually means in America. However, other than the Detroit brawl in November 2004, wha…

With the team struggling mightily, the St. Louis Blues were still leading the National Hockey League in attendance. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the team has experienced the largest drop in attendance from last year.

Browns tight end Kellen Winslow can thank his lucky stars that Romeo Crennel is his head coach and that the first-year headman has the team playing very competitively at 2-2. If this were not the case there is no way the Browns would have agreed to a new contract with Winslow that runs throu…

How on earth could the fans of St. Louis not vote for Willie McGee as the center fielder of the St. Louis Cardinals all-time Busch Stadium team? With all due respect to current Cardinal Jim Edmonds (who got the nod), McGee should have been the choice.

Amid all the boo-hooing about Busch Stadium being torn down, Cardinal management managed at least one misstep. When picking stadium employees to man the 11 posts around the infield that marked each year the Cardinals made the play-offs at Busch, magically all black beer vendors, ticket taker…

Now that Mike Claiborne has moved on from the local bigot, longtime broadcaster Bob Ramsey has taken the challenge of trying to make sense out of the senseless. Ramsey has done everything under the sun here in St. Louis, from making the Billikens sound like they had a chance when they didn't…

The Milwaukee Brewers are on pace to have their best season at the gate and in revenue since Miller Park's inaugural season in 2001, and minority fans are a major reason. While the team has improved and was near a .500 record at the beginning of the week, this alone would not draw this many …

A Florida judge took one look at Dwight Gooden last week and sent him to jail for two months to await his first hearing on charges of DWI and fleeing police at a traffic stop. Gooden had disappeared for a few days before turning himself in to authorities, but the courtroom had to be shocked …

While Terrell Owens was contemplating holding, Adam "Pacman" Jones and Sean Taylor were being arrested and charged with serious crimes, and Randy Moss was reliving his pot smoking-days in college and early NFL career with HBO, the Atlanta Falcons' Warrick Dunn was also up to something. He wa…

Tiger Woods was in Florida when Phil Mickleson was winning the PGA Championship last Monday. Had disaster fell on three golfers during the rain-delayed final round, Woods could have faced a catastrophic embarrassment. However, it didn't happen, and Woods was saved from himself. Woods should …

Mike Claiborne, a veteran of 25 years of sports talk radio, had one of his finest moments last week when he refused to let 86-year-old Bob Feller slip several racist comments into an interview on KFNS.

For the importance of the role he played in college and professional football, few black gridiron fans have any idea who Fritz Pollard was or how he made sports history. Pollard was an All-American halfback who transferred from Bates College in Maine to Brown University in Rhode Island, wher…

As teenagers wilted under the pressure of possibly winning the LPGA U.S. Open, a 23-year-old South Korean named Birdie Kim rammed home a more-lucky-than-skilled birdie from the bunker on the 18th hole at Cherry Hills last Sunday to win the coveted title.