Now available on + Rowman & Littlefield website…

Not much to say about the Super Bowl – the Eagles won, the Patriots lost, and life goes on. No matter what others say, the Super Bowl loss does not diminish New England’s run since 2001. It doesn’t tarnish anything that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have accomplished in New England. There will always be haters, so why waste time arguing with them?

In the meantime…

The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season is now available on and the Rowman & Littlefield publisher website.

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Here’s a review from Boston Globe‘s Bob Ryan:

Orel Hershiser IV…Kirk Gibson…the irrepressible Tom LaSorda…you know all about them. But Rick Dempsey, Mickey Hatcher, and Danny Heep—aka “The Stuntmen”—not so much. Now, thanks to K. P. Wee’s The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season, you will. This is the story of a very improbable and, yes, lovable bunch, the last LA Dodger squad to win a championship.
— Bob Ryan, Boston Globe, ESPN

The book is due to be released in August 2018, but all you sports fans out there can pre-order now! What a great gift for the baseball fan in your family!


NFL/XFL/Baseball Thoughts…

There’s really not much for me to talk about regarding the NFL. I’ve already long established the fact that I wanted a Brees-Brady Super Bowl matchup – and, in fact, have wanted such a Super Sunday for the past decade. Not much really to add, other than the fact that people who “hate” Tom Brady and the Patriots simply do not appreciate greatness. How can anyone hate greatness? And Brady has been loyal to his team, not switching clubs the way that other star athletes in other sports do on a regular basis. I mean, the way that LeBron James, for example, left Cleveland to go to Miami was disgusting, and you can hate that. Not only that, James has a losing record in the NBA Finals. Brady is 5-2 in the Super Bowl, and it easily could be 7-0. He’s been a winner throughout his career and was drafted at a position where he was almost an undrafted player. How can one hate a successful guy like that, one who began his journey as an underdog?

As for the XFL, count me as one of those who aren’t interested. A two-hour game is not real football, in my opinion. Gimmicks and all that aren’t real football. I applaud the concept of not allowing players to kneel during the anthem, but other than that, you’re talking about a low-tier league. Why would I invest time – even if it’s just two hours – to watch that?

The Hall of Fame in baseball… yes…. More and more, it’s the Hall of the Very Good, or the Hall with Voters’ Agendas…. I can’t agree with this year’s balloting results for the Baseball Hall of Fame… You know, the Hall is becoming a joke. Let’s talk about last year for a moment. Above, I referenced how Brady is hated by so many football fans… Ken Griffey Jr. was three votes shy of being voted in unanimously in 2016… but you have to wonder why there’s so much love for Griffey publicly by fans and the media…He essentially tried to undermine the Mariners organization by demanding a trade, and demanding to be traded only to Cincinnati. That meant Pat Gillick, the GM of the Mariners at the time, was put in a tough spot to try and make this deal happen. Yet, none of that comes up anymore today – or when the Hall of Fame voting happened. So, the number one pick who basically tried to sabotage his own team gets a free pass, but an underdog who leads his football team to greatness is hated all around. Yup. It makes sense indeed.

I’d been away from this site because I’d been working on my new book as well as working at my teaching job. Yes, I do read the major stories on every day, but I’m not one who sees the need to post every day. I’m a sports fan but I’m not obsessed. It’s kind of like how some of these major radio personalities decide to take the holidays off and not be on air when the big games are being played (ie. the NFL season in the final two weeks…where games with significant playoff implications are played). Why would I want to listen to their backups? I tune in to listen to these major personalities and their takes. If they’re going to be on vacation – and some do this a lot – perhaps I’ll go on a permanent vacation and no longer tune in. But anyway, you can liken my disappearance from this site to those personalities’ lack of being on air at various times. I love sports – but I do have a life and don’t post every day or every week.

A new week, a new scandal…

News broke late Monday night about three former-NFL-players-turned-analysts (including a Hall of Famer) being suspended by NFL Network because of a sexual misconduct lawsuit.

At least three other former NFL players (including another Hall of Famer plus an ex-Eagles quarterback) were named in the lawsuit, with sexually inappropriate encounters being alleged.

At this point, you will have to wonder how many more celebrities – whether they’re from the world of sports or the movie/entertainment industry – are going to be outed for their disgusting behaviors.

But if you take a gander on the Internet, you’ll see a bunch of men supporting their favorite NFLers – I guess because they’re men and they’re pigs, and they think women make stuff up. Here are a few examples:


Clearly, a couple of people there seem to believe that we need to take these types of lawsuits lightly because – apparently – they’re fans of those ex-players. Or, they just don’t take this seriously.


Ahhh…more people supporting the ex-players. A couple seem to be taking shots at women – or at least the woman in question.


One guy was using the words “gold diggers” and “extortion”….

It’s remarkable how many sports fans in America will condemn guys like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens for allegedly taking stuff to keep performing at a high level. … and yet take the sides of athletes (and celebrities) for mis-treating women.

Bravo, all you men who support inappropriate behavior toward women. I’m sure your mothers are all proud of you right now.

Have you gotten a Christmas gift for the sports lover in your family?

Well, Christmas is a couple of weeks away, so have you bought a gift yet for the sports lover in your family?

If not, then why not one of these two books?


The hockey book is about the Boston-Montreal rivalry from 1988-1994, when the Bruins won five of the six series played between the two clubs, ending a streak of 18 consecutive playoff series losses to the Canadiens. Click to purchase this book here.

The baseball book is a biography of Tom Candiotti, the former knuckleball pitcher who pitched in the 1980s and 1990s. Candiotti won 151 major-league games and this book highlights his career. You can purchase this book here.

Get them for the sports lover in your family! 🙂

Today’s Sports Takes…

Ahhh…it was just one day ago when that Japanese non-superstar decided to sign with the L.A. Angels so he could avoid the spotlight playing for a non-playoff team which doesn’t get that much scrutiny, relatively speaking.

Then came the news today of Giancarlo Stanton wanting to play for the Yankees and the later rumors of the Marlins and Yanks agreeing to a deal that would land the NL MVP in New York.

Now, THAT’s a real superstar. A guy in his prime wanting to be in the spotlight, playing for one of sports’ most storied franchises (and the most storied in baseball). I’m no Stanton fan, to be clear. But at least the guy has guts and wants to face the media scrutiny in New York.

The guy who wanted to play for the Angels? He’ll probably be sitting at home for the playoffs every year. But then again, maybe he doesn’t care.

With Stanton in New York joining Aaron Judge, the Yankees will have the two home-run champions, and this potentially could be the second coming of Mantle and Maris! That’s, of course, assuming the deal goes through and Stanton avoids injuries, with the latter not a guarantee. And you wonder if there’ll be a sophomore jinx for Judge. But we’ll see.

Thursday Night Football was fun. Any time the Saints play the Falcons, I remember a Saints player saying in 2014 that New Orleans would send the Falcons “to their funeral” when the two teams met in Week 16.

It didn’t turn out then, and it didn’t turn out that way either on Thursday. (In the 2014 game, New Orleans was 6-8 going in against 5-9 Atlanta. The Saints would have won the division had they beaten the Falcons and then won the next week…. but it turned out to be the 3-8-1 Panthers going on to win it.)

But man, the Saints could have buried the Falcons on Thursday but lost 20-17. At 9-4, New Orleans is still in control but the Panthers and Falcons are still alive for the division.

Yup, the guy isn’t ready for the spotlight…

So, Shohei Otahni has signed with the L.A. Angels, joining Mike Trout and Albert Pujols – but this is a team that has missed the playoffs seven of the last eight years.

L.A. is a nice place to live. The Angels are the city’s second team, a west coast club with less scrutiny compared to other contending teams.

C’mon. Think about it. Any true “superstar” would relish playing for the Yankees or Red Sox or Dodgers. This guy, who’s coming off injuries last season, is no superstar. Who cares about that 100-mph fastball. Prove that you can actually do it in the major leagues before trying to dictate your own terms.

Want to be a hitter and pitcher in the big leagues? The reason nobody’s done it for decades is that it’s a demanding sport to begin with, and anyone who wants to try that is more than likely going to fail.

If the Angels think this guy is going to give them 200 innings or hit .300 in the big leagues…they’re completely delusional.

Monday football and baseball thoughts

The New York Giants did indeed fire their coach and GM on Monday, and ownership did acknowledge it was their fault for the Eli Manning benching.

Great. And yet the coach was still made the scapegoat. That’s a pretty gutless move since it was ownership that suggested to the coaching staff to start evaluating other quarterbacks down the stretch. I guess the owners can’t fire themselves.

There was also talk about former Giants wanting to go on the sideline in support of Manning. What? If they were serious about this, they would have made a farce of the game. Indeed, it’s sad that players dictate what happens in the NFL. Owners seem scared of them. Gutless.

In other news, word has come out that this Ohtani kid wants to play for one of seven MLB teams. The teams include the LA clubs, Texas, the Cubs… and no Yankees/Red Sox. This tells me the kid is afraid to play in big markets. Any star player will want to play in a big market with lots of media and fan scrutiny. Yeah, what a real superstar he is, wanting to hide on the west coast where the media scrutiny isn’t as tough.

Finally, today on Facebook I saw someone post a quote by Louis C.K. that goes like this: “When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.”

What a joke.

Every time someone used to mention that name, I wonder who the heck this Louis C.K. was. What was so great about him?

Recently, I found out what this Louis C.K. is. … a disgusting man involved in some scandal. Way to go, Louis whatever your name is.