A chronicle of the ongoing saga of the NFL, NBA and MLB through the daft lens of a misguided youth. Balls Without Discretion goes for the gut with beguiling sports news, analysis and two-bit humor fit for the "Pee-Wee Herman Show."
Dwight Howard was, at one time, beloved. Now he's fallen from our good graces. From his indecision to stay with the Orlando Magic to his passive-aggressive feud with Stan Van Gundy, we see the real Dwight Howard. Published 4:16 p.m. April 19, 2012 - Comments
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Tuesday to "talk" about his alleged brutality on the field. Published 11:41 p.m. November 2, 2011 - Comments
The saga of Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown and quarterback Carson Palmer was seemingly destined for a bitter end. Thanks to Hue Jackson and the Oakland Raiders, both sides are happy. Published 1:36 p.m. October 18, 2011 - Comments
We haven't seen the last of players and owners squabbling for more cash. The NBA lockout is sprawling out of control and losing fans with each passing day. Published 7:41 p.m. October 12, 2011 - Comments
The epic odyssey that has become the NFL Labor Agreement finds itself dead at the age of 18 long months, just in time to have a regular season. A see-through plot with no surprises like the lockout doesn't sit well with Balls Without Discretion. Published 10:14 p.m. July 25, 2011 - Comments
Carmelo Anthony’s trade was a turning point for the New York Knicks and, more importantly, the Denver Nuggets, who are poised to make some waves in the NBA. Published 7:28 a.m. March 23, 2011 - Comments
Sam Bovard is a weird dude on the cusp of adulthood. His immaculate capacity for sports knowledge has terminally crippled his social skills, leaving him paralyzed in large groups, and halted the growth of his maturity at age thirteen. But ...Read More
An objective, analysis-based perspective of D.C. sports as seen through the eyes of lifelong D.C. sports enthusiast, John Heibel.
The Capitals fell behind 3-0, but caught fire behind Alex Ovechkin’s four goals, breaking Peter Bondra’s franchise record for power play goals (138).
Who is really running this football team? Washington general manager Bruce Allen will either stay the course or succumb to the dysfunction.
Bad grades all around for the Washington Redskins' Monday night performance.
The Capitals celebrated Veterans Appreciation Night with an improbable last minute goal followed by an overtime goal by Alex Ovechkin.
All of the world’s problems, solved on your back porch
Human interest stories to feed interest, satisfy curiosity and see outside the box.
Politics, economics, and business from a real world perspective.
News and views on the Civil War.
Television commentary, reviews, news and nonstop DVR catch-up by Lisa King Dolloff and friends.
Sam Bovard is a weird dude on the cusp of adulthood. His immaculate capacity for sports knowledge has terminally crippled his social skills, leaving him paralyzed in large groups, and halted the growth of his maturity at age thirteen. But he's just fine with that. He is currently a student at Grove City College, just outside of Pittsburgh. Follow Sam on Twitter@Free_Samson. You know, if you want to.