A Day in the Life of College RBs Training for the 40 at the NFL Combine – Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame.com

By: Jon Finkel There are four coaches with stopwatches, one stationed every 30 feet along the 40-yard path. There is a guy with a video camera. There’s a woman with a still camera and my camera man. There are two assistant coaches. There are 14 of the best NFL running back prospects in the country sitting on two benches. That makes 23 people watching. If …

Ever Wonder What It’s Like to be a Duke Fan on the Road? I Tried it.

Jon Finkel after Miami's historic upset win against Duke

From afar, I must look like a racquetball bouncing around a crate of oranges — a lone Duke Blue Devils shirt in a hurricane of Canes gear jostling my way through the concourse of the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables. If someone didn’t know my name, they might think my parents had put ‘Overrated’ on my birth certificate by how many times I’ve inspired the …

Weeknight at Burnie’s – My Evening as a Mascot for the Reigning NBA Champion Miami Heat

By: Jon Finkel It feels like I’m climbing on a StairMaster wrapped in a wool carpet inside a sauna. My visibility is somewhere between driving in a blizzard and having sand in my eyes. The fingers of the furry gloves are soggier than just-used sink sponges. And that’s when I’m standing still. With nine minutes left in the Miami Heat game, and LeBron James having …