Articles by James Irwin

  • Top 4: Things we wonder

    James Irwin | March 13, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    These are strange days. The commissioner of the NFL has a salary of $1. The NCAA tournament will include 68 teams. Jim Calhoun somehow was allowed to coach a team to the Big East championship.... Read More…

  • Everyone is able to beat the Heat

    James Irwin | March 06, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Barring a stunning collapse, the Miami Heat likely will win between 55 and 58 games this season. And it might be the least impressive 50-plus-win season in the history of the NBA. Let's be... Read More…

  • Burn through or flame out?

    James Irwin | March 01, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Is Notre Dame the best team in the Big East? The Fighting Irish (24-5, 13-4), who jumped to eighth in the latest AP poll, celebrated the bump with a 93-72 pasting of Villanova on Monday as... Read More…

  • Top 4: Reasons the CAA should get 3 bids

    James Irwin | February 13, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    If the season ended Sunday, the Colonial Athletic Association would have three teams -- Old Dominion, George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth -- with at least 20 wins. That's more than the Big... Read More…

  • Top 5: Political gaffes in sports

    James Irwin | February 08, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Councilman Dwaine Carawaygave Michael Vick a key to the city. Unfortunately for Caraway, his city is Dallas. It's another example of why politicians should stay away from sports. A few... Read More…

  • Top 5: Ex-Red Sox whom Rays should sign

    James Irwin | January 23, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    So Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez will play for Tampa Bay next season. Are the Rays trying to re-create the 2004 Red Sox? If so, we have a few other moves that could help. 1. Bring Kevin Millar... Read More…

  • Downright Patriotic

    James Irwin | January 03, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    The NFL's second season kicks off Saturday. Time to handicap the playoff field leading up to Super Bowl XLV. (Spoiler Alert: The path to JerryWorld will be lined with Justin Bieber haircuts.)... Read More…

  • Time to Pack it in?

    James Irwin | December 12, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    They have a prolific offense and have allowed the fewest points in the NFL. They boast a stable of talented receivers and the hottest quarterback in the league since Nov. 1. And with three... Read More…

  • No fitness woes here

    James Irwin | November 21, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    The maturation of Mark Sanchez continues. For the third week in a row, Sanchez led the Jets to a game-winning score when it mattered most, driving New York 72 yards in the final 45 seconds... Read More…

  • Seven weeks later, Dukes no longer up

    James Irwin | October 31, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Seven weeks ago, while the world was burying Virginia Tech and anointing James Madison, Hokies coach Frank Beamer delivered a rather direct quote. "The bottom line is: You need to get it done,"... Read More…

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