John Strubel | Freelance Sports JournalistSubscribe Now

NO KIDDING

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd is leaving the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks. Since the rumors started late last week, rumors that suggested Kidd wanted out of Brooklyn, Twitter was bursting at the seams. … [read more]

THE R-WORD

redskins

The Washington Redskins trademark is in jeopardy but, if you listen to Daniel Snyder, the team's name is not. "We will never change the name of the team," Snyder told the media in May 2013. "It's that simple. NEVER — you can use caps." … [read more]

GWYNN MORE THAN A BASEBALL PLAYER

Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn died today. He was 54. Gwynn is remembered as a Hall of Fame baseball player, but he was much more than that. Gwynn was a father, a teammate, a friend, a mentor, a teacher and a coach ... to name a few. Memories of Gwynn have been … [read more]

POPOVICH IS A BULLY

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich has a reputation: He is a bully. … [read more]

ZIMMER, REILLY, SPORTS BRANDING

Don Zimmer

Sports Illustrated sports journalist Tom Verducci has written a wonderful tribute to Don Zimmer, who passed away Wednesday at age 83. One of the joys of a "baseball lifer" like Zimmer is, everyone who knew him has a Zim story; Verducci is no … [read more]

SPORTS MEDIA BLOG

sportsmedia_01

First, let me introduce myself: My name is John Strubel. I am a freelance sports journalist from Charleston, South Carolina. I have been an active member of the media for 25+ years, including print, digital and professional sports public relations … [read more]

WHEELER PITCHING HIS WAY TO VEGAS?

Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler is on the verge of pitching himself right out of the New York Mets rotation, and don't be surprised if it earns him a ticket to Las Vegas. … [read more]

I DO NOT LIKE THAT, SAM I AM

Michael Sam

"After this press conference, like Coach Fisher said, we're going to get back to football," said St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead. … [read more]

ALDERSON OUTSMARTS ALL OF US

Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson's disappearing act on Sunday was brilliant. The New York Mets made a miraculous comeback to avoid being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday, capped off by a walk-off single by Ruben Tejada, who has been struggling for, well, … [read more]