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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

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  2. Tennis: No mistaking Bob and Mike Bryan's excellence

    James Martin,

    Everyone has a favorite Bryan brothers story. Mine is about the time when one of the twins found himself in an awkward case of mistaken identity. It was 2004, at Wimbledon. Bob Bryan was getting a massage and watching "Lord of the Rings" when Mike's...

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  3. Tennis: Delivering our quarterly grades

    James Martin,

    Roger Federer and Serena Williams have their eyes set squarely on the majors, but that's OK. For others (Djoker, Safina), focus has been a major issue.

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2010
  4. Imposing John Isner playing as big as his stature

    James Martin,

    A year ago, John Isner was a big man with a tennis racket. Now, the massive-serving American is a big-time tennis player.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2010
  5. Beer will make the ATP Tour taste a whole lot better

    James Martin,

    Sit down, watch some tennis and have a pint, Joe Sixpack. The ATP Tour's new global sponsor, Corona Extra, is a huge step toward the game's image.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  6. Do Roger Federer's records deserve an asterisk?

    James Martin,

    Roger Federer never had to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open or Wimbledon, so naturally the all-time Slam leader deserves an asterisk next to his name, right?

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  7. Prospect of parity a frightening thought

    James Martin,

    What happens when the Rafa-Roger reign ends? The prospect that the game might plummet into the abyss of parity is frightening.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  8. Returns of Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova add intrigue to 2010

    James Martin,

    Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova took tennis respites for different reasons. What do their returns mean to the WTA Tour?

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2010
  9. Writing off Rafael Nadal now makes little sense

    James Martin,

    It has been a tale of two seasons for Rafael Nadal. For the first five months, fans and pundits alike were wondering if Rafa might take over the No. 1 ranking and, ultimately, end his career with more Grand Slam titles than Roger Federer. After the p...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  10. Answers we want from the Barclay ATP World Tour Finals

    James Martin,

    Don't look now, but the Barclay ATP World Tour Finals are upon us. What questions will be answered when the tournament is over? James Martin poses a bunch.

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2009
  11. Ten burning fall season questions

    James Martin,

    When will Rafael Nadal learn to pace himself? And for all the overzealous competitors, is tennis hazardous to your health? These are just a couple of questions we're pondering.

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2009
  12. Bring back the pompous Djokovic

    James Martin,

    What ever happened to the smug, arrogant Novak Djokovic, who was never afraid to seize the moment? Fear not, the much-needed tuneup is on its way.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2009
  13. U.S. Open needs nighttime makeover

    James Martin,

    Night tennis at the U.S. Open is electric. It's what the Open and New York City are all about -- energy, entertainment and, to borrow a word from Andy Roddick, a time when all the "crazies" come out to be part of the action. At least that's what we...

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2009
  14. Here's how to reinvigorate the dog days of summer tennis

    James Martin,

    This is a weird time of year for tennis fans. On the one hand, the recreational season is in full swing, as people hit the courts and league tennis heats up as teams try to reach nationals in their final matches. On the other hand, the pro tours seem...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2009
  15. Thankfully, Lleyton Hewitt isn't ready to act his age

    James Martin,

    It's bizarre: The feel-good story of this year's Wimbledon has centered around one of the game's most confrontational and controversial players, Lleyton Hewitt. After falling off the radar and, let's face it, being left for irrelevancy after having h...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2009
  16. Ana Ivanovic, formerly world's No. 1 player, still in free fall

    James Martin,

    At this point, only days after the French Open, it's hard to focus on anything tennis-related beyond Roger Federer's historic win. But amid the buzz at Roland Garros came news about a player who used to be at the top of the sport. Now, however, she i...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  17. Call Richard Gasquet what you will, but he's not a cheater

    James Martin,

    Snorting cocaine does not give a player an unfair advantage. Is Richard Gasquet's potential two-year ban from tennis fair?

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2009