By Ken Shepherd | January 9, 2012 | 12:39 PM EST

Do you sometimes get the sense that sports journalism is where wannabe general assignment reporters hack it out until they get a break in the traditional general news media?

According to the folks at, "Tim Tebow Is Now the Most Polarizing Figure in All of Sports." (h/t Rush Limbaugh)

By NB Staff | January 7, 2012 | 7:08 AM EST

Between the NFL playoffs, basketball, hockey, and Monday's college football championship game, there should be a lot of sports to talk about. So do it!

By NB Staff | December 24, 2011 | 6:40 AM EST

Almost all the NFL games are on Saturday with only one on Sunday? Anybody remember THIS ever happening?

Any excitement about the NBA returning Sunday or is this a ho-hum?

Anything else you want to talk about?

By Noel Sheppard | December 19, 2011 | 8:02 AM EST

The liberal, secular, Tim Tebow-hating media rejoiced Sunday after the New England Patriots soundly defeated the Denver Broncos.

A fine example of the merriment was displayed on the front page of the perilously liberal and secular Huffington Post with the headline "Brady Slays Tebow":

By Noel Sheppard | December 18, 2011 | 2:22 PM EST

Although he later made it clear he was joking, CBS Sports columnist Gregg Doyel said Sunday, "If [Tim] Tebow had more class he’d just kill dogs or get drunk and run over somebody and maybe end their life."

Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Doyel also said of the Denver Broncos quarterback, "He's got a lot of nerve talking about some higher power in his life" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By NB Staff | December 17, 2011 | 10:09 AM EST

You know the drill.

By Ken Shepherd | December 15, 2011 | 4:02 PM EST

You'd think a former Catholic seminarian would be happy about Christian athletes who are unashamed to publicly praise Jesus Christ. But then again, this is Bill Press we're talking about.

Our friend Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer notes how the left-wing talker and CNN Crossfire alumnus declared on his December 15 radio program that the Denver Broncos quarterback should shut the [expletive] up:

By Ken Shepherd | December 14, 2011 | 3:01 PM EST

Update (19:35 EST, Dec. 18): On Friday, Hammerman apologized for his column at his personal blog site. You can read that in full here.

Update (10:35 EST, Dec. 15): The Jewish Week has completely pulled the Hammerman post.

Update (16:40 EST): Huston has a screen capture that shows the Hammerman post before he scrubbed it of its offensive passage.

One Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, a columnist for The Jewish Week, went off the deep end into a cesspool of anti-Tim Tebow derangement in his December 12 post, "My Tim Tebow" problem.

Former NewsBuster Warner Todd Huston noted the most offensive passage of Hammerman's screed at the website This paragraph has since been scrubbed from Hammerman's post:

By NB Staff | December 10, 2011 | 9:48 AM EST

I know we've got Army-Navy today, but what does one do on a Saturday without a full complement of college football games?

Anything else of sports interest this weekend apart from tomorrow's football matchups?

By Paul Wilson | December 6, 2011 | 4:16 PM EST

Many journalists recognize that Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has become a lightning rod for religious conflict in America. What some columnists seem less willing to recognize is the intense hatred that he has engendered among those offended by his Christianity.

A Dec. 6 USA Today article by Reid Cherner, "Why Tebow Stirs Debate," acknowledged that Tebow's very public expressions of faith have caused intense religious controversy, and made some people uncomfortable. Cherner also quoted former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer criticizing Tebow for excessively preaching his outspoken religious faith.

By NB Staff | December 3, 2011 | 9:43 AM EST

As the college football season winds down, the NFL is heating up. Great how that works.

Basketball returns on Christmas Day. What are your thoughts?

Anything else on your sports mind this weekend?

By NB Staff | November 26, 2011 | 8:55 AM EST

So many great sporting events this weekend who knows what to watch?