Death Defying Duke and a Chalky Sweet Sixteen

Let me wipe the “sleepy dust” from my eyes. This year’s NCAA basketball tournament has provided many opportunities for some quality naps so far. No major upsets in the first two days. No buzzer beaters, until LSU took down Maryland in round two on a driving layup with just over a second left. Tennessee needed...

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Duke will claim the Kingdom, and Zion will be King

On November 13, 2018, I stated that Duke would win the National Championship. On March 19, 2019, I’m stating again that Duke will win the National Championship. As a card carrying member of the “Duke Haters” club, I don’t like it but must admit it.  I’m on a bad streak of watching teams I dislike...

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Will’s Whiteboard: Potential No. 1 Seeds

Published March 13, 2019 By William Whisler NOTE: Love College Basketball? Check out the new PennSports.Live podcast, Tourney Talk, coming next week and continuing throughout the NCAA Tournament! Fill out your bracket with my analysis!   With championship week in full swing and Selection Sunday just days away, the NCAA Tournament field has started to (more…)

Will’s Whiteboard: Bryce Harper the Right fit in Philly, But is Philly Right for Him?

Published March 6, 2019 By William Whisler By now you have heard the news of how Major League Baseball’s free agency has finally reached its pinnacle, with Bryce Harper reaching a North American sports record with a 13-year/$330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. For the Phillies, the offseason ends with the City of Brotherly...

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It’s March, so let the MADNESS begin

Last Friday I noticed my excitement level increased. No, not because it was the weekend. My calendar said it was March. That can only mean one thing… Let the madness begin. Big Time Event For a one day major event, you can’t beat the Super Bowl. Ok, this year was not a good example. In...

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Will’s Whiteboard: Pennsylvania NFL Teams Moving in Different Directions

Published February 27, 2019 By William Whisler When it comes to football in Pennsylvania, for as long as I can remember, the Pittsburgh Steelers have always been the superior franchise. With the departure of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell and an aging Ben Roethlisberger, for the first time the Steelers may not be the premiere...

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Different year, same Nutting nonsense

Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting spoke last week. Here is a sound bite. To begin with, Bob Nutting is a geek. I don’t mean that in a name calling way. He is a business nerd, who from day one displayed very little baseball knowledge. That’s fine. Owners hire people to take care of the sports...

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Will’s Whiteboard: Machado has signed, what’s next?

Published February 20, 2019 By William Whisler This winter was supposed to be one that established a market for two of baseball’s youngest stars. It was supposed to be an offseason that would change the landscape of Major League Baseball. Instead, there was silence. Lots of it. Rumors swirled around Manny Machado and Bryce Harper (more…)