our view from the sidelines

Equal Pay For Equal Work?

The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) have been battling over compensation for the last year. In some ways, the dispute is just another chapter in the timeless battle...

81 Turns 10 As Kobe Eyes The Pasture

I don’t remember going to sleep on the night of January 21st, but I remember waking up, puking, puking again, and again, and so on and so forth, until 6 in the evening the...

The Despicable Game

Late in the 3rd Quarter of Saturday’s AFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bengals were driving and had a 3rd and 9 from the Steelers’ 23-yard...

Odom’s Song

As sports fans, when we watch players often enough we get to know them. Or we think we do. By watching the way they play, how they interact with their teammates, how they are...

From the Archives: The Life of a Mets Fan

This weekend, NL playoff baseball returns to New York for the first time in 9 years with the Mets embarking on their inaugural postseason sojourn at Citi Field.  It has been 7 years now since the Mets...