- The Incredibly Crappy Hulk movie and the best of the worst in sports (06/26/2003)
Taking something good and ruining it -- it happens all the time, most
recently with the new movie, "The Hulk." Using that as a theme,
Shawn looks at the worst of the best in the world of sports, including
Terrell Owens, George Steinbrenner and Pat Riley.
Questions" by 50 Cent (05/22/2003)
Prompted by a song by his favorite rapper, 50 Cent, Shawn takes a look at
the sports world and answers some tough questions.
- Larry's back:
Griffin ALA King! (05/08/2003)
Call him crazy, but Shawn's actually glad to see CNNSI.com gave Larry King
his own weekly sports column. Now Shawn's got something to make fun of.
- Sports: Can't live
with 'em or without 'em (05/02/2003)
Unveiling his GAS Scale (Griffin Angry Scale), Shawn lists the things in
sports that annoy him the most, including bad announcers, the Lakers, NFL
draft grades and the state of Major League Baseball.
- The State of the NHL (04/14/2003)
Not much of a hockey fan himself, Shawn analyzes NHL commissioner Gary
Bettman's "State of the League" address from this past February to
decipher what he actually meant to say.
- I'm back baby! (03/12/2003)
Figuring it was about time, Shawn devoted a column to some of the questions and observations that run through his "inconsistently-sane head" each
- The three-headed
monster: Burk, Jackson and Smith (03/02/2003)
Shawn sounds off on three of the world's most irritating and idiotic
figures: Martha Burk, Jesse Jackson and Toni Smith.
- There they go again (01/17/2003)
Irritated by the love-fest for Tennessee's Pat Summitt, Shawn says ESPN is
giving far too much coverage and credit to the female coach's 800th career
- Santa's sports gifts (12/19/2002)
Shawn looks around the sports world and hands out some of his own Christmas
gifts, including a muzzle for Warren Sapp, condoms for Michael Jordan and
cash for Indians owner Larry Dolan.
- What I learned... (12/09/2002)
Borrowing from one of his favorite magazines, Esquire, Shawn lists
what he's learned about Warren Sapp, Art Modell, Hootie Johnson and life in
- Random observations:
week six of the NFL season (10/16/2002)
Shawn says that someone either on the field or standing on the Seattle
sidelines should've popped Terrell Owens upside the head following his
autographing session in the end zone on Monday night.
- Random observations:
week five of the NFL season (10/09/2002)
Shawn discusses the Tim Couch soap opera in Cleveland, the quarterback
carousel in Cincinnati and Paul Macguire's infatuation with Ray Lewis in his
- NFL: Numerous Flags
Judging by his fantasy football leagues, his DirecTV subscription and all
his league merchandise, Shawn loves the NFL. Still, he's tired of watching
part-time refs ruin games every Sunday by calling way too many penalties.
- Random observations:
week three of the NFL season (09/26/2002)
The Rams and Steelers are a combined 0-5 but Shawn says he'd still rather
watch a game between those two winless teams than one between the undefeated
Panthers and Chargers.
- Random observations:
week two of the NFL season (09/18/2002)
Shawn wonders if anybody else is tired of Tom Brady while also claiming that
Andy Reid and Mike Shanahan are the two best head coaches in the NFL.
- MLB season saved?
Who cares... (08/30/2002)
MLB's players and owners may have avoided a strike this year, but Shawn
could care less because, in another four years, he says we'll again be
dealing with all the annoying labor talk.
In order to reduce the amount of sports imitators & sports-like
entertainment cluttering up his sports page, Shawn proposes that a new
section be added to the newspapers entitled: SpEntertainment.
- It's the Orange Vest
In honor of those "hard-working" construction crews camped out on
our highways everyday, Shawn releases baseball's Orange Vest Brigade, a list
of the league's best underachievers who collect a paycheck for minimal work.
- It's HAMMER TIME!
We've reached the All-Star break, which this year just means we're even
closer to a possible work stoppage. Shawn blames this entire situation on
Donald Fehr, saying it's time to ban him from the game and work out a new
Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- My letter to Larry
Following the Bartolo Colon trade to Montreal, Shawn asks Larry Dolan to
sell the team to an owner who's willing to open up his wallet for a winner.
- Tiger vs. Phil and
Shawn says Tiger's PGA throne will never be threatened by someone like Phil
Mickelson, a man whose contentment to play second or third fiddle puts him
in the same class as Anna Kournikova.
- It's time to put the
AX to Title IX, part II (06/13/2002)
In the second and final installment of his two-part series, Shawn says instead of
creating more opportunities for women, Title IX has forced schools to cut
men's programs like wrestling, gymnastics, and track and field.
- It's time to put the
AX to Title IX (05/31/2002)
Shawn says that Title IX, which was designed in good faith to end
discrimination against women, now denies men their right to participate in
- Sports -- the last
Sports have yet to succumb to the politically correct element that has
infiltrated most other aspects of our society...and Shawn likes it that way.
- No cheapskates
Shawn wonders why Larry Dolan bought the Cleveland Indians if he had no
intentions of fielding a championship-caliber team.
- An open letter to
Bud Selig and Donald Fehr (05/13/2002)
In response to the possibility of yet another work stoppage in baseball,
Shawn tells Bud Selig and Donald Fehr that he'll never come back if they let
him down again.
- Random thoughts on
the world, sports...and viewer e-mail (04/30/2002)
Shawn answers some reader mail while also sounding off on Ted Turner,
Michael Eisner, Darryl Strawberry's drug counselor and the war on
- How to spice up the
LPGA Tour (04/23/2002)
Envious of the success the PGA is enjoying, the LPGA is looking for a way to
boost ratings. They didn't ask Shawn for his opinion, but you can bet he's
got some ideas.
- Why riot? (04/04/2002)
Shawn wants to know why sports fans these days feel the need to riot
whenever their team wins a championship.
- Selig and Fehr --
the true enemies of baseball (03/29/2002)
Bud Selig tried to ease our worries by coming out and saying there wouldn't
be a lockout or strike this year, but true baseball fans like Shawn aren't
- Run, Charlie, run!
Never much of a Charlie Manuel fan, Shawn says this year we'll see just how
incompetent the Cleveland Indians skipper is.
- George Karl...moron
of the moment (03/21/2002)
With his recent remarks to Esquire magazine, Shawn says Milwaukee
Bucks coach George Karl is his moron of the moment.
- You people crack me
Shawn responds to some recent reader e-mails.
- Nolan Richardson's
real problem (03/01/2002)
Arkansas basketball head coach Nolan Richardson was quick to play the race
card this past week in the face of some pointed criticism, but maybe he
should take a look at his pitiful graduation rate before condemning anybody
- Monty can't take it
Colin Montgomerie loves whining and complaining about how the "mean old
American fans" disrespect him on the golf course.
- Why you gotta love
Mark Cuban (02/24/2002)
He may not be liked by David Stern or NBA refs, but Shawn loves Dallas
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
- Long live Chief
The Cleveland Indians hung on to their mascot despite the PC criticism
they've been subjected to, and Shawn couldn't be any happier.
- ESPN -- Hijacked by
the suits...the readers respond (02/18/2002)
Shawn received plenty of e-mail responses after writing about the downfall
of ESPN a few weeks ago.
- Alomar trade marks a
new era for Tribe baseball (02/15/2002)
Shawn revisits this winter's Robbie Alomar-Matt Lawton blockbuster trade,
saying Tribe fans will soon be quite pleased with new GM Mark Shapiro's
first big move.
- My Olympic dream
To inject more national interest in the Winter Olympics, Shawn suggests
throwing a handful of celebrities into some of the most dangerous events.
- The 2002 Winter
Games...be quiet Mr. & Mrs. America (02/08/2002)
Shawn's tired of hearing people speak out against expressions of U.S.
patriotism during this month's Olympics.
Real Sports World (02/04/2002)
off the successful -- and ridiculous -- formula used with MTV's Real
World, Shawn searches for seven athletes to fill his Real Sports World
Tyson and O.J. -- the saga continues (01/25/2002)
just about everyone else in the world, Shawn is tired of hearing about
Iron Mike and the Juice.
Hijacked by the suits (01/18/2002)
once the model of perfection for cable sports networks, is no longer at
the top of Shawn's must-see list.
tale of two owners (01/16/2002)
a Cleveland fan, looks at two distinctly different owners: Larry Dolan,
who owns the Indians, and Browns' boss Al Lerner.
2001 One-Liner Awards (01/10/2002)
new year, which means it's cheesy award time. Shawn hands out his own
unique award this year, though, presenting the first-annual "Griffin
One-Liner NFL Award Winners."
Sexiest Female Athletes...the winners and losers (01/06/2002)
handicaps the female participants in ESPN's Sexiest Athlete contest.
the gun, take the cannolis, Part II (12/20/2001)
completes his series, comparing sports world characters to characters in
the gun, take the cannolis (12/14/2001)
compares characters in the sports world to the characters in the best
movie of all time, "The Godfather."
who "Jumped the Shark" (12/06/2001)
pinpoints when athletes like Joe Namath and Kareem Abdul Jabar
"jumped the shark" in their respective sports careers.
kind of sports fan are you? (11/30/2001)
through Shawn's sports fan categories to find out just what type of fan
first half -- What happened to these teams? (11/20/2001)
takes a look at the NFL's biggest disappointments thus far, and borrows a
few lines from his favorite movies for some help.
may not be a bad thing (11/12/2001)
buzz word in baseball right now is "contraction," and Shawn
looks at some things he'd contract in the world of sports and
entertainment if he had the power.
"Entertainment" is back (11/01/2001)
looks at some of the NBA's worst clichés and tries to translate them for
and entertainment: One and the same (10/25/2001)
compares NFL teams to some of the hottest women in the entertainment
latest edition of Griff's Grumblings, Shawn calls for a Don Zimmer/Lou
Piniella basebrawl and praises the East Coast Hockey League team, the
week's Griff's Grumblings, Shawn complains
about this season's new sitcoms and also asks why Pat Summerall still has
a job with Fox football.
Shawn writes of his hatred for Dennis Miller, rap
music and Jim Rome callers in his latest edition of Griff's Grumblings.
Shawn complains about Larry King, Krispy Kremes,
the WNBA and more in his first edition of Griff's Grumblings.
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