Commentary Archive

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: NIU worth celebrating

    Northern Illinois became the first MAC team to earn a BCS berth. Regardless of what it means for the sport, the Huskies are worth celebrating.

    Dec 3 | By espnW

  • I'm Just Askin'

    Andrews: In a state of wonder over bowls

    It's bowl season again, which gives Adena Andrews all kinds of wackiness to wonder about in this week's "I'm Just Askin'" column.

    Dec 1 8:12 PM ET | By Adena Andrews

  • Fagan: Hope Solo's future under new coach uncertain

    Hope Solo too often finds herself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. New coach Tom Sermanni may find the distractions outweigh the contributions of a star who is not getting any younger.

    Nov 30 2:13 AM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Caple: Patience, sacrifice will help pro league succeed

    Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, as well as other U.S. women's soccer stars, need to exercise patience and sacrifice to help the new women’s professional soccer league succeed.

    Nov 29 10:22 AM ET | By Jim Caple

  • McManus: Female athletes pay steep price for controversies

    As the Hope Solo and Chamique Holdsclaw controversies show, female athletes can be just as flawed as men -- and the price they pay can be steeper.

    Nov 29 1:31 AM ET | By Jane McManus

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: Rich get richer in SEC

    In this week's That's What She Said, Sarah Spain offers a few million compelling reasons to search for employment as an SEC football coach, where you don't have to win to come out on top.

    Nov 28 2:42 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Caple: Hope Solo makes first appearance since off-field controversy

    Hope Solo's first appearance with the U.S. national team since she married Jerramy Stevens a day after his arrest provided plenty of reaction, from fans and the goalkeeper herself.

    Nov 28 3:38 PM ET | By Jim Caple

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: New women's soccer league has much to learn

    Could it be the third time's a charm for the new women's professional soccer league? Our writers weigh in with the lessons that must be learned to avoid the failed fate of the previous incarnations.

    Nov 26 | By espnW

  • McDonald: One family's first experience with football

    Anna McDonald never expected to become a football mom, but she and her husband agreed to let their son go out for the sixth-grade team when he asked. And they're glad they did.

    Nov 26 3:09 PM ET | By Anna McDonald

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: Picks for Danica Patrick's next suitor

    Danica Patrick's recent split with her husband left Sarah Spain thinking about who could be next for the racing star. In this week's "That's What She Said," span makes some recommendations.

    Jan 16 6:49 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Giving thanks for sports

    'Tis the season for thankfulness and our writers are serving up a hearty helping of praise for their favorite milestones, moments, stars and characters in this week's W roundtable.

    Nov 19 | By espnW

  • McManus: NFLPA, league must keep fighting for safety

    While the NFL has made great strides to protect its players from head injuries, it must remain diligent in minimizing risks. Jane McManus says adding an independent neurologist to the sideline is a necessary next step.

    Nov 15 1:25 PM ET | By Jane McManus

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: Ryan Garcia's random acts of kindness

    In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain catches up with fellow Chicagoan Ryan Garcia whose kind acts have been the talk of the town.

    Nov 14 3:55 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Who will play for the BCS title?

    Alabama is down, but is it out? Our writers weigh in with their picks for the BCS title contenders in light of the Crimson Tide's stumble Saturday.

    Nov 12 | By espnW

  • I'm Just Askin'

    Andrews: A wide world of sports questions

    From cheating equipment managers to LeBron's politics to annoying songs, Adena Andrews has questions on all fronts in her latest I'm Just Askin.

    Nov 9 12:30 PM ET | By Adena Andrews

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Early NBA surprises

    From liftoff in Houston to hope in New York to panic in L.A., our writers pick the biggest early NBA surprises in this week's roundtable.

    Nov 5 | By espnW

  • Gentile: Let's learn from this year, make volunteerism NYC Marathon tradition

    To lend a hand for a day was the least we could do. What a great outcome it would be if we made service a permanent part of the NYC Marathon's weeklong schedule.

    Nov 5 12:25 AM ET | By Laura Gentile

  • Andrews: New York City has to take care of its own before it can play host

    Adena Andrews wants to thank Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYRR president Mary Wittenberg for ultimately making the right call to cancel the NYC Marathon. Why? Because, right now, the city has to take care of its own before it plays host.

    Nov 3 6:28 PM ET | By Adena Andrews

  • That's What She Said

    TWSS: Tailgating twists in the NFC North

    From "yardgating" to "tubgating" and "sailgating," Sarah Spain explores all the pregame party possibilities the NFC North offers in her latest "That's What She Said."

    Oct 30 5:50 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • McManus: Athletes make views known this election season

    From Victor Cruz to Swin Cash and Chris Kluwe, athletes haven't been shy with sharing and hearing others' political views this election season.

    Oct 29 5:54 PM ET | By Jane McManus

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Aging Serena Williams' chances

    Serena Williams had quite a resurgence in 2012, but what does the future hold? Our writers weigh in with their predictions for 2013 and beyond.

    Oct 29 | By espnW

  • I'm Just Askin'

    Andrews: Tipping off the NBA with questions

    In her latest "I'm Just Askin'" column, Adena Andrews can't wait for NBA season, but there are some things she needs to know first.

    Oct 26 3:54 PM ET | By Adena Andrews

  • Howard: Listen to Geno Auriemma's ideas for changing women's basketball

    Listen to Geno Auriemma. Maybe a radical change such as lowering the hoops is the right way to increase the audience for women's basketball.

    Oct 26 12:32 PM ET | By Johnette Howard

  • Fagan: Lowering the rims? Um, no, that's not the answer

    UConn coach Geno Auriemma may think he's helping by suggesting women's college hoops lower the rims to improve the game, but what his suggestions would really do is ostracize young girls who are trying to learn the game on courts across the country.

    Oct 24 6:24 PM ET | By Kate Fagan