Category Archives: Lamm at Large

LAMM AT LARGE: No winner in MLB revenue argument

LAMM AT LARGE: No winner in MLB revenue argument

By: David Lamm I’m not taking sides between the MLB owners and the players on how much the players should be paid when games begin. I don’t know the details of what percentage of revenue would be lost if we got in half of the regular season. The players want 50% of their salaries. The…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: Happy 50th son

By: David Lamm I remember turning 50 like it was yesterday. I suddenly felt old. Not hunched back, achy old. I just knew 50 meant my days as young man were over. I was now the age of presidents, CEOs’, generals,statesmen and hall of fame athletes.. In my own silly ways, I saw myself somewhere…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: Muhammad Ali’s continuing legacy

LAMM AT LARGE: Muhammad Ali’s continuing legacy

By: David Lamm The world’s best known and most revered athlete ever? That’s an easy question for me. Muhammad Ali, boxing great, showman and racial activist. Even four years since his death, Ali is immediately recognized around the world. I realize you might disagree with me. There are other candidates who deserve consideration. Tiger Woods…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: SEC Commissioner Sankey’s slip up

LAMM AT LARGE: SEC Commissioner Sankey’s slip up

By: David Lamm The worst kept secret for years in sports is that big-time college football and basketball are amateur endeavors. College administrators still drop terms like student-athlete with straight faces. They argue against paying athletes any kind of payment in the face of billion-dollar TV contracts and their own lucrative contracts. They ignore their eye-popping budgets and…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: Enjoying golf’s exhibitions

LAMM AT LARGE: Enjoying golf’s exhibitions

By: David Lamm It wasn’t the PGA Championship or anywhere close to it. But I enjoyed last Sunday’s exhibition matching Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Ricky Fowler and Matt Wolff. None of the golfers was as sharp as usual, but I enjoyed seeing the golfers in such a relaxed atmosphere, wearing shorts and carrying…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: Media psychoanalysis

LAMM AT LARGE: Media psychoanalysis

By: David Lamm We in the media — and that includes me — have got to stop analyzing everything anyone of importance says. That includes politics, sports, business, even water cooler chit-chat. Repeating what someone says is reporting. Analyzing it is one man’s opinion. That’s like walking in a mine field. One of the biggest…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: Advice for Blake Snell

LAMM AT LARGE: Advice for Blake Snell

By: David Lamm Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell he won’t play this season unless he’s paid in full what his contract says. Others players have backed Snell. Who doesn’t want such a thing? But these aren’t normal times.What’s been isn’t what it is now. Everyone is expected to make sacrifices. Let’s hope the cornavirus…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: ‘Absurdly excited’ about exhibition golf

LAMM AT LARGE: ‘Absurdly excited’ about exhibition golf

By: David Lamm To a starving man, anything to eat is a gourmet meal. I’m a starving golf fan and that’s why I’m absurdly excited about Sunday’s exhibition match featuring Callaway golf’s top clients at America’s best unseen course, Seminole. Simply watching Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson take on Ricky Fowler and Matt Wolff is…Continue Reading »