Category Archives: Sports

MC5 Baseball

As much as I loved Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching a no-hitter on LSD and beaning every player on the Cincinnati Reds in one game, my favorite ballplayer of the 1970s has to be Fred Sonic Smith from the MC5. Strangely I can find any mention of Fred Smith in the records of […]

Tom Brady Is So Cool

In the Teddy Bruschi home game shirt which I found thrown out on South Oxford Street a year ago. Freshly laundered. Yesterday with the Patriots down two TDs against the Ravens I broke tradition and phoned a friend. This potentially dangerous breach of the superstition code paid off big time and the Patriots won against […]

Waiting For Andre

Whenever the question arises at a bar about who was the greatest athlete, I allow everyone to offer their opinions. “Jim Thorpe.” He was a multi-talented competitor. “Ali.” Ali was a great fighter. Once the debate has lost steam I say, “Andre the Giant.” They argue that the Frenchman was only a wrestler, but Andre […]

Andre The Giant Had A Posse

Andre the Giant is a legend. His presence in the WWF gave the wrestling federation credibility. This man was big. He entered Studio 54 when I was working there. I opened the ropes and said, “Right this way, Andre.” He smiled and ushered in his three guests. No much of an entourage and I was […]

Tiger Versus Stevie