Steve Kallas (TheSTN) – On The Knicks, The Return Of Amar’e & Jeremy Lin

The New York Knicks, off to a fantastic 21-9 start, have certainly stamped themselves as a legit NBA team this season.  A championship team?  Well, that’s unlikely because they are, to date, a live-by-the-three-die-by-the-three team and undersized as well. But, clearly, by bringing in a guy like Jason Kidd (the … Continue reading

Steve Kallas (TheSTN) – Part II: Jack Taylor’s Record Performance Misses The Point

  (Author’s Note:  This column is long.  Please stick with it.  It gets better at the end.)    Well, a lot of new information has come out since the initial this-is-wonderful reaction to Jack Taylor, a 22-year-old sophomore, scoring 138 points in a college basketball game against non-NCAA school Faith … Continue reading

Steve Kallas (TheSTN) – Jim Schwartz & The NFL: Dumb & Dumber

Well, you can’t make this stuff up.  By now you’ve seen the play in Texans-Lions on Thanksgiving: 3rd quarter, Lions up 10, Houston’s Justin Forsett runs it up the middle and gets tackled about seven yards downfield. Except, according to the officials, despite his elbow and knee touching the ground, … Continue reading

Steve Kallas (TheSTN) – Jack Taylor’s 138-Point Record Performance Misses The Point

Yes, it’s hard to fathom.  Yes, it’s amazing.  Yes, it’s the all-time college scoring record for points in a game.  But the feat of Grinnell’s Jack Taylor, scoring 138 points in a D III college game, also raises a number of questions. HOW COULD IT HAPPEN? Arguably the most interesting … Continue reading

Steve Kallas (TheSTN) – Did A Bad Slide By Prince Fielder Cost The Tigers The World Series?

By now you’ve seen the play.  World Series Game 2, top 2nd, nobody out, no score, Prince Fielder on first.  Delmon Young doubles down the left field line.  Fielder, chugging around the bases, is waived home by third-base coach Gene Lamont.  But Fielder runs home inside the third-base line as … Continue reading

Steve Kallas (TheSTN) – Beware The Patriots; This Season, Are You Really What Your Record Says You Are?

One of the most quoted sayings (to this day) in NFL history comes from the great Bill Parcells: “You are what your record says you are.”  Truer words were never spoken, right? But it says here that Parcells’ famous saying isn’t necessarily true this season. THE GREEN BAY PACKERS Everybody … Continue reading