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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese

    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. Buster Olney interviews new Cubs GM Theo Epstein

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney interviews new Cubs GM Theo Epstein for ESPN The Magazine's latest issue.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2011
  3. MLB - Remembering Mike Flanagan, funniest man in baseball

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reflects on the life and career of his friend Mike Flanagan, the funniest man in baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  4. Reflecting on the tragedy at Rangers Ballpark -- MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney reflects on the Thursday night tragedy involving Josh Hamilton at Rangers Ballpark.

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  5. Evan Longoria of the Rays is quickly joining baseball's elite

    Buster Olney

    Evan Longoria looks like a natural now, but he didn't even get drafted out of high school. See what can happen, kids, when you work your tail off?

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2009
  6. Five key injury situations

    Buster Olney

    Our preschooler came back from school at the end of last week with his face all puffed up and stuff coming out his eyes and his nose. Your first thought is built around empathy for the little guy, knowing that the cold or the winter bug or whatever i...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2009
  7. Indians primed for turnaround

    Buster Olney

    The Cleveland Indians opened the 2008 season with a payroll of just under $80 million, so while they aren't the Florida Marlins, they aren't in anywhere near the class of the Yankees or the Tigers or the Mets or the Red Sox. They're stuck right in th...

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2009
  8. Moyers embody spirit of holiday season

    Buster Olney

    The man at the dump seemed to know a little bit about baseball and seemed to understand what it meant to be a champion baseball player, but Jamie and Karen Moyer aren't certain all that was clear to him. What was clear to them this past Christmas Eve...

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2009
  9. Will Bush throw a pardon to Clemens?

    Buster Olney

    Brian McNamee met with federal investigators to discuss Roger Clemens, who is being investigated by the feds. If Clemens is charged with perjury, as Barry Bonds has been, he would be looking at a possible jail sentence. Rusty Hardin, his lawyer, wou...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2009
  10. With money scarce, it's hard for vets to find jobs

    Buster Olney

    A general manager recently had a conversation with the agent for a prominent player. "I told [the agent] that I was ready to make an offer," recalled the general manager, "but I didn't want to throw out something that the [player] would consider emba...

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2009
  11. Curious offseason in Atlanta

    Buster Olney

    You can puzzle and puzzle over the Braves' offseason for hours, but it will never make sense, from the Jake Peavy trade talks all the way to Tuesday's agreement of four years and $60 million with Derek Lowe. When the talks between San Diego and At...

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2009
  12. A lot to digest around baseball

    Buster Olney

    There is a buffet of news items to write about, and we'll start with a dollop of the Hall of Fame. Dish: Rickey Henderson received votes from 511 voters. His name was left off 28 ballots, leaving his 94.8 vote percentage well short of Tom Seaver's ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2009
  13. For some, Hall won't call

    Buster Olney

    This will be a great day for Rickey Henderson, a day when he will be told he is getting into the Hall of Fame. Rickey being Rickey, today will be a day he began anticipating sometime in the midst of his teenage years. For others, however, this wil...

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2009
  14. Baseball's unemployment still high

    Buster Olney

    Some future Hall of Famers signed this week, but Bobby Abreu is still out of work, and so are Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez and Orlando Hudson. With a little more than a month to go until spring training begins, you could start a 31st team with the a...

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2009
  15. Joining Boston, Smoltz out to prove Atlanta wrong

    Buster Olney

    John Smoltz has struck up a friendship with Tiger Woods through the years, probably because they understand each other -- and understand the need to constantly find a competitive edge in their walks through life. Both men seem to thrive on the doubts...

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2009
  16. Some players in compensation-pick purgatory

    Buster Olney

    The prices for free agents are dropping far enough that suddenly teams that haven't made moves in the offseason may be in a position to nab a player they might've thought of as out of their price range a month ago. But there remains a group of playe...

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2009
  17. Burrell adds to Rays' offensive depth

    Buster Olney

    The Tampa Bay Rays won 97 games in the 2008 regular season and made it to the World Series, in spite of a lineup filled with guys who go into 2009 seemingly capable of doing a lot more. Carl Crawford: Injuries limited him to 109 games in 2008, and h...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2009