Dave George

Started in The Post's sports department in 1978. Nothing much has changed since then ... well, except for going from typewriters to computers and covering four pro franchises in this market instead of one and flying to games in jets instead of on the backs of pterodactyls. If you have been a loyal reader all these years, bless you. With all that's happened in technology, there still are worse things than a little newsprint on the fingers.

Latest from Dave George

Time to say farewell after 40 years of covering sports for The Post
 Don’t worry. This won’t take long. If you’ve been reading this regular sports column for a while, very little about my way of thinking will come as a revelation. And, on the other hand, if you’ve simply skipped over my opinions because they rarely seem to go anywhere, or because the accompanying photo sig is a bit...

1:23 PM Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018

Don’t worry. This won’t take long. If you’ve been reading this regular sports column for a while, very little about my way of thinking will come as a revelation. And, on the other hand, if you’ve simply skipped over my opinions because they rarely seem to go anywhere, or because the accompanying photo sig is a bit...
Once again, Hassan Whiteside gives Miami Heat too little, too late
 White Hot is is a fine postseason slogan. Whiteside, however, is what the Miami Heat need more of against a high-scoring Philadelphia 76ers team that threatens to make this playoff run a one-and-done. Hassan Whiteside, Pat Riley’s $98 million investment in the future, is going to have to give the franchise more for its money than he...

2:55 AM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

White Hot is is a fine postseason slogan. Whiteside, however, is what the Miami Heat need more of against a high-scoring Philadelphia 76ers team that threatens to make this playoff run a one-and-done. Hassan Whiteside, Pat Riley’s $98 million investment in the future, is going to have to give the franchise more for its money than he...
Here’s my goodbye with many thanks to Dave’s Digital Domain visitors
   Well, here’s my final post to Dave’s Digital Domain, a blog that started three years ago because those of us in the newspaper
                     business have been pretty much told to blog or die.
                  
                    I’m retiring this week after 40 years at the Palm Beach Post, so the blogging...

5:13 PM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

  Well, here’s my final post to Dave’s Digital Domain, a blog that started three years ago because those of us in the newspaper business have been pretty much told to blog or die.   I’m retiring this week after 40 years at the Palm Beach Post, so the blogging...
Early Gase momentum lost in constant churn of players
 The Miami Dolphins have reported back to Davie for a voluntary round of strength training and this is the moment, with another NFL draft coming, when the team hopes to pump up all of South Florida, too. It’s not working, at least not with me. Too much momentum has been lost since Adam Gase’s arrival in 2016 as the bold, young...

9:30 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

The Miami Dolphins have reported back to Davie for a voluntary round of strength training and this is the moment, with another NFL draft coming, when the team hopes to pump up all of South Florida, too. It’s not working, at least not with me. Too much momentum has been lost since Adam Gase’s arrival in 2016 as the bold, young...
NBA playoff series pits tanking 76ers vs. never-take-a-dive Heat
 Miami’s opponent in the opening round of the NBA playoffs finished 10-72 a couple of years ago. Too bad Philadelphia didn’t just go ahead and lose 76 games while they were in full tank mode, matching the 76ers team logo with the front office’s brazen philosophy of losing by design. “Trust the Process” became...

9:48 PM Friday, Apr. 13, 2018

Miami’s opponent in the opening round of the NBA playoffs finished 10-72 a couple of years ago. Too bad Philadelphia didn’t just go ahead and lose 76 games while they were in full tank mode, matching the 76ers team logo with the front office’s brazen philosophy of losing by design. “Trust the Process” became...
Dave George: For Felipe Alou, a life well lived in South Florida
 Felipe Alou used to live near Tamarind Avenue in West Palm Beach. For a man who didn’t make much money managing a minor-league baseball team and needed to be within walking distance of the old Municipal Stadium, it was just right. These days, Felipe, baseball royalty by any measure, docks a boat at Gateway Marina near the Boynton Inlet...

10:09 PM Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018

Felipe Alou used to live near Tamarind Avenue in West Palm Beach. For a man who didn’t make much money managing a minor-league baseball team and needed to be within walking distance of the old Municipal Stadium, it was just right. These days, Felipe, baseball royalty by any measure, docks a boat at Gateway Marina near the Boynton Inlet...
Whatever happens to Heat now, it can’t be worse than their opening 1996 draw against MJ’s merciless Bulls
   There is one super player in the Eastern Conference but no super teams, which makes me feel kind of hopeful about the Miami
            Heat’s chances for reaching the second round of the playoffs. If that doesn’t sound like much of a goal, or even if you’re feeling a little sorry for this team devoid of dominating...

11:20 AM Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018

  There is one super player in the Eastern Conference but no super teams, which makes me feel kind of hopeful about the Miami Heat’s chances for reaching the second round of the playoffs. If that doesn’t sound like much of a goal, or even if you’re feeling a little sorry for this team devoid of dominating...
Felipe Alou, the Dominican baseball legend, has deep roots in Palm Beach County
 I’ll be meeting with Boynton Beach’s Felipe Alou this week for a column on his new book, “Alou: My Baseball Journey,” and
            a celebration of his long ties to Palm Beach County. As an appetizer, here is something I wrote way back in 1991 about a West Palm Beach Expos team that Felipe managed to the
      ...

6:24 PM Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

I’ll be meeting with Boynton Beach’s Felipe Alou this week for a column on his new book, “Alou: My Baseball Journey,” and a celebration of his long ties to Palm Beach County. As an appetizer, here is something I wrote way back in 1991 about a West Palm Beach Expos team that Felipe managed to the ...
Though big names fell short, Masters finish offered plenty of drama
 Jordan Spieth wasn’t supposed to win the Masters and darn near did. Rory McIlroy was supposed to win the Masters and didn’t, or at least that’s what they’ll be grumbling about back in Belfast. Not entirely fair, since Rory started the final round three shots behind eventual winner Patrick Reed, but those are the expectations...

6:10 PM Monday, Apr. 09, 2018

Jordan Spieth wasn’t supposed to win the Masters and darn near did. Rory McIlroy was supposed to win the Masters and didn’t, or at least that’s what they’ll be grumbling about back in Belfast. Not entirely fair, since Rory started the final round three shots behind eventual winner Patrick Reed, but those are the expectations...
Reed holds off Spieth, Fowler to capture first Masters
 Match play is where Patrick Reed earned his bulldog reputation, but the final round of the Masters is not a team event. It leaves the leader to stand alone, for as long as he can, while the roars come gusting up from every corner of the back nine, threatening to drown out his dream. And on this Sunday, the challengers never seemed to stop...

1:13 AM Monday, Apr. 09, 2018

Match play is where Patrick Reed earned his bulldog reputation, but the final round of the Masters is not a team event. It leaves the leader to stand alone, for as long as he can, while the roars come gusting up from every corner of the back nine, threatening to drown out his dream. And on this Sunday, the challengers never seemed to stop...