Category Archives: Lamm at Large

LAMM AT LARGE: Are major leaguers juicing again?

LAMM AT LARGE: Are major leaguers juicing again?

By: David Lamm With baseballs flying out of Major League parks at a record pace, almost everyone in baseball agrees the balls are juiced. According to former big-league manager and Dodgers broadcaster Kevin Kennedy, the balls aren’t the only things juiced. Kennedy said on CBS Sports radio this weekend that he thinks the players are…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: Telvin Smith back for training camp?

LAMM AT LARGE: Telvin Smith back for training camp?

By: David Lamm I was blown away last week when I read about Laine Roberts, a junior at Bolles, pole vaulting 12 feet, 10¾ inches earlier this year. I never could pole vault 5 feet, much less Roberts’ vault. (Please, no fat jokes about the poor old pole.) While I’m disgusted by the fact the…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: NBA Draft not only about the top

LAMM AT LARGE: NBA Draft not only about the top

By: David Lamm Tonight’s NBA draft is considered a two-player draft: Duke’s Zion Williamson and Murray State’s Ja Morant. Maybe three if you include Duke’s R.J. Barrett. No one else is rated as a future game-changer. Too many flaws or limited potential. But do not despair, my NBA friends, if your team doesn’t have a…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: Luck a more important factor than we admit

LAMM AT LARGE: Luck a more important factor than we admit

By: David Lamm Preparation in sports is a great thing, but luck is an even greater friend. Sure, I know the expression, “The better I prepare, the luckier I get.” But sometimes the sports gods simply smile for you – or against you. There are examples of “lucky” winners all around us. • Gary Woodland…Continue Reading »

LAMM AT LARGE: Contradictions of NFL off-season

LAMM AT LARGE: Contradictions of NFL off-season

By: David Lamm I’m confused. Some would say that’s my normal condition. As the Jaguars prepare for their offseason mini-camp, we talk a lot about injuries. First-round draft pick Josh Allen has been out since the first day of OTAs. He has a bruised knee. Other players have missed time for various bumps and bruises.…Continue Reading »

Pebble Beach and U.S. Open a perfect marriage

Pebble Beach and U.S. Open a perfect marriage

By: David Lamm The U.S. Open will be played at Pebble Beach this week, the 6th time the national championship has gone to the iconic California resort. The history of this marriage only goes back to 1972, but it is filled with some of the greatest moments in golf. Tiger Woods’ 15-shot victory in 2000…Continue Reading »