St. Andrews On A Budget

Jun 22, 2010
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Being the golf fan that I am, I just returned from my second trip across the pond. I organized a golf trip for a group of my buddies to the Home Of Golf. St. Andrews Scotland. St. Andrews is the friendliest place I have ever visited, and I have been to quite a few places. […]

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Around The World Of Major League Baseball

Jun 08, 2010
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Strasburg – It is FINALLY HERE The hype is almost over … well it is still going on for a few more hours until the highly touted pitcher makes his debut for the Washington Nationals tonight at home in D.C. against the Pittsburgh Pirates. You have seen numerous articles mentioning Strasburg here on the Casual […]

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The Changing Face Of The Sportscard Hobby

Jun 01, 2010
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When I was a younger kid growing up in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, collecting baseball cards was something that most of the kids in the neighborhood would do.  We would run to the local grocery store in my small town to pick up the newest Topps cards of guys like Reggie Jackson, Tom […]

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Will The Big 10 Add Teams?

May 11, 2010
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Big 10 … errr … 11 … errrr 15 … errr … 16? Big news that has been speculated for awhile hit the ESPN newswire yesterday afternoon.  According to a radio affiliate in Kansas City, the Big 10 conference has extended offers for Missouri, Rutgers, Notre Dame, and Nebraska to join their conference.  If all […]

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Ishikawa shoots 58, McIlroy Shoots 62, Ochoa Retires

May 04, 2010
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This was a great week on the golf circuit.  On the Japanese tour, 18 year old Phenom Ryo Ishikawa shot an amazing 12 under 58 to win a tournament.  58’s are not shot everyday at any level of golf.  (Well maybe for a lot of you readers for 9 holes) but to shoot that low […]

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What Are the Broncos Thinking?

Apr 27, 2010
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Editor’s note: Today, Johnny Goodman resumes his regular gig on The Soap Boxers.  Good to have you back, Johnny. Tim Tebow … Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow … The Media cannot get enough of this guy. I am thoroughly convinced anyone living outside of Gainesville is sick and tired of seeing his mug on […]

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My Apologies to Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe

Mar 22, 2010
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MY APOLOGIES TO BOB RYAN OF THE BOSTON GLOBE Dear Bob, I am officially the Village Idiot. In last week’s article in the Casual Observer, I called out sports columnist Bob Ryan, who is often featured on ESPN’s Sports Reporters and Around the Horn for his incredible comment that Northern Iowa was one of eleven […]

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March Madness

Mar 16, 2010
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Editor’s note: make sure to enter The Soap Boxers’s pool. Details can be found here.   It is that time of year again. March Madness! Although they should change this title to something with “April” in the title as this thing is starting to drag out farther than the NBA playoffs!. The Men’s bracket should […]

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Dogging the Huskies

Mar 09, 2010
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My apologies to the Connecticut Women’s Basketball team and their fans, but the entire content of this article will likely be offensive to you … A dynasty is alive and kicking in NCAA Women’s hoops. It is worse than Duke of the 90’s, The New York Yankees, the Patriots and well … it even makes […]

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Short But Sweep

Mar 02, 2010
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Editor’s note: We’re happy to announce the return of Johnny Goodman! First off my apologies to the loyal (are there still any) readers of my column. Unfortunately Johnny Goodman hasn’t been feeling so good the last few months. A return of Hodgkin’s cancer, a couple of special trips down chemo lane, and a few weeks […]

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