The Packers are likely to start 0-2. It’s okay to not panic

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Five thoughts ahead of the Thursday night Bears vs. Packers matchup: a) It’s early but there’s a lot of signs that this is the best offense the Bears have had since Mike Mccarthy got to Green Bay. An elite top-tier receiver in Brandon Marshall, a slew of complementary #2 and #3 wideouts, 2 healthy running… Read more »

Something fishy about Cricinfo’s report on moving CL T20 to South Africa

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A few things don’t jive well with me on the recent announcement and Cricinfo’s report that the Champions’ league T-20 tournament for 2012 is likely to be moved to South Africa from India. While the reports only said this was a proposal, this looks like a done deal to me. I anticipate an announcement in… Read more »

5 thoughts on the IPL 2012 eliminator between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians

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Previewing a three-hour playoff contest between two IPL teams is pretty hard. It requires the writer to extrapolate and interpolate based on already small sample sizes. I can look through my lime yellow colored glasses and identify fifteen different reasons the Chennai Super Kings will win the game. For each of those reasons, there’s a… Read more »

Harsha Bhogle is India’s Thomas Friedman

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“Thank God it’s Friday! Harsha’s column must be up.” : No one, ever. Friday after Friday, Harsha Bhogle occupies premium space on the world’s premier cricket website. It is a position of great influence and enormous visibility. It is one of the few dashboards with which historically static and stoic national and global bodies can… Read more »

Six thoughts after Dwayne Bravo’s last ball six at the Eden Gardens

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpH61mPTXKQ] Here, dedicated to Dwayne Bravo’s stunning last ball six are six thoughts on the absurd, ridiculous theater that is the Chennai Super Kings : a) Spare a thought for Sunil Narine who dominated an instance of cricket’s unfairest format in a manner that seemed unfair and impossible. Not since Mohammed Azharuddin has a cricketer… Read more »