"I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't know when that day will be."

-- Tiger Woods at his press conference, Feb. 19, 2010

Raise your hand if you still believe that sentence.



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Last week in this space, I wrote a column called “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth.” The premise of the piece can be summed up in a few simple sentences. “Advanced baseball stats are becoming more and more prevalent. It seems like every offseason move the Sox made was based on them. Guys who believe in sabermetrics take themselves really seriously.



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This is a rare sighting of Rasheed Wallace inside the 3-point line. Wallace's woeful performances in big games this season helps explain the Celtics' poor record against the league's top teams. (AP)Maybe I should be here in praise of Rasheed Wallace.



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Sherron Collins and Kansas look almost unbeatable heading into the tournament. (AP)A bunch of questions (and even a few answers) as a nation works on its bracket and CBS works on unfreezing Dan Bonner and Jim Spanarkel ...
 
OK, Kansas vs. the field. Whom are you taking?
 



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I would like to apologize to everyone.

That’s not to say I feel like I have anything to apologize for. Nor am I under the delusion anyone cares enough about what I do or say to expect an apology. I mean what I said quite literally. I would like to apologize. To everyone. Just because I think it would be fun.



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Tiger Woods took an interesting approach Friday morning. (AP)"Honey, don't you understand? Sure, I slept with 19 women. OK, I was wrong. Not huge. I agree. But that was when I wasn't a Buddhist!"

What a terrible job by Tiger this morning. Just another train wreck. If that was a round of golf, he shot about 78. Just scarily robotic. They should  have broke out the "Small Wonder" theme song when he walked to the podium.



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A brisk nine with Tiger before he gives the most heavily-anticipated quasi-press conference in history. All three networks are cutting in live to show this, the first time this has been done for an athlete since Brett Szabo's retirement announcement in July of 1997.

1. Will Tiger give us the Kobe/A-Rod press conference fake cry, or will he actually go The Full Vermeil and break down?



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How can you not love curling? (AP)I might be the only guy in Boston who’s man enough to admit this publicly, but I’m watching the Winter Olympics. And I mean hours and hours of the Winter Olympics. You know how much time your lazy 14-year-old son squanders playing “Halo 3”? That’s how much time I’m spending in front of the Olympic coverage.



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“It is not enough that I should succeed.  Others must fail.”

— Broadway producer David Merrick



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After a week of debate, nothing has changed: Peyton Manning is the best ever. (AP)The people have spoken.

No surprise that the vast majority of readers disagree with my assertion that Peyton Manning is the best quarterback I have ever seen. But some of the e-mails and comments regarding my column from Monday went  a bit far, I think. Let's just say that I took some hits.

I dress like a woman.



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