Smilin' Steve Sports Talk Guru

Steve Itzkowitz

I've been a serious sports fan for the better part of 30 years now. Although I never went pro in my fave sports, I have a dream to one day be a regular contributor to a sports show on TV and/ or radio as well as a major sports blog. My favorite teams are as follows:' 1. Los Angeles Lakers 2. New York Yankees 3. San Francisco 49er's 4. UCLA Football and basketball. 5. The Los Angeles Kings Thank you and enjoy my blog posts. Keep on keepin' on in the name of sports!

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  • 07:23 PM ET  10.18
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Who'd Have Thunk It?
In what has been two of the most sad-sap franchises in the NFL over about the past 10 years, the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, who would've thought that both of them would become media darlings and playoff contenders in the same season after unuusually long playoff malaises for the 2 proud franchises?
How about nobody?
Let's look at the Niners recent renaissance for a moment.  First of all, they haven't even sniffed the playoffs in over 8 years.  They drafted Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers, which set the franchise 5 years back at least…
  • 09:50 PM ET  10.16
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As the NBA lockout gets longer and negotiations between the owners and the NBPA become more contentious, the following overlooked fact of these proceedings needs to be brought to the forefront at this time:The NBA players gain more and more leverage as long as they don't play.  I've been listening to pundits on sports radio and in studio shows talking about how the players will cave because of a supposed lack of leverage as David Stern and his owners threaten further game cancellations beyond the first two weeks that have already been cancelled.   On a sidenote, to me that…
  • 05:04 PM ET  04.26
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As THE Ohio State University college football scandal continues to unfold and reveal new, damaging facts within its scope, there are those in the media and the general public that are calling for  Jim Tressel to do the right thing and step down from his perch as head coach of one of the most successful and recognized college football programs in the entire country.  Let me preface what I'm about to write by stating that we in the media, be it paid media or citizen journalists, have the luxury of intepreting reality or engage in something called idealism, which means we can…

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