A Return to the Past?

There is something poetic about NFL teams that once called Los Angeles home flirting with a return.  Not all that different than college sweethearts reuniting after failed first marriages.  It seems this discussion occurs every NFL off-season, and the pattern will continue until a team relocates to LA.   All three NFL teams that once called… Continue reading A Return to the Past?

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Sam I Am: NFL Draft Prospect Aims to Break Barriers, Become the First Openly Gay Athlete Active in a Major U.S. Professional Sport

“Why do you love sports so much?”  This question has been aimed my way for as long as I can remember.  For the most part,  I’ve struggled to put into words an answer that fully enlightens the poor soul who had no idea he/she was about to get hit with 10 minutes of edgy, non-concise… Continue reading Sam I Am: NFL Draft Prospect Aims to Break Barriers, Become the First Openly Gay Athlete Active in a Major U.S. Professional Sport

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Down in Front! Chicago Cubs Threaten to Block the View From Nearby Rooftops

Ever since Wrigley Field opened in 1914 folks have tried to get a peek inside the ivy-covered walls for free. The owners of rooftops behind the stadium’s outfield capitalized on that, selling tickets to rooftop stadium boxes with the enticement of unobstructed views into the Friendly Confines during Chicago Cubs’ home games. In 2002, that… Continue reading Down in Front! Chicago Cubs Threaten to Block the View From Nearby Rooftops

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Force Majeure? Is that a 5-Minute Penalty or Game Misconduct? How a Common Contract Clause Could Allow the NHL to Keep Its Players From Competing in Sochi.

On January 27, 2013, the Associated Press reported that it had received an email from NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly which stated that the NHL expects to send its players to the upcoming Sochi Olympics, but that the league may change its mind if there is “an unreasonably dangerous situation” in Sochi. The NHL, IOC,… Continue reading Force Majeure? Is that a 5-Minute Penalty or Game Misconduct? How a Common Contract Clause Could Allow the NHL to Keep Its Players From Competing in Sochi.

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Super Bowl Saturday?

The Super Bowl is on Sunday. It always has been, and it always will? Every year there is a new push to make the day after the Super Bowl a national holiday. But so far, no such luck. I want to offer up a second possibility. Host the Super Bowl on Saturday. Think about it.… Continue reading Super Bowl Saturday?

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Down the Rabbit Hole: The Unlikely and Fantastical Theory of a College Sports Union

OFFICIAL STATEMENTS Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter second from right, speaks while College Athletes Players Association president Ramogi Huma left, United Steel Workers National Political Director Tim Waters second from left, and United Steel Workers president Leo Gerard right, look on during a news conference in Chicago. (AP) Northwestern and the NCAA have both made statements… Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole: The Unlikely and Fantastical Theory of a College Sports Union

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All Courts United: Why, Despite Kain Colter’s Best Efforts, It Is Unlikely He Will Succeed In Unionizing College Athletes

So Kain Colter is leading the charge to unionize college football players as the next step from his “All Players United” protest armband.  Hopefully union leadership is kinder to him than it was to poor Frank Sobotka on the Baltimore shipyards…   While perhaps a monumental moment in the rights of college athletes, there is one… Continue reading All Courts United: Why, Despite Kain Colter’s Best Efforts, It Is Unlikely He Will Succeed In Unionizing College Athletes

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MLB Hall of Fame: A Chamber for Stars or a Star Chamber?

Congratulations are in order for Greg Maddox, Jeff Glavine, and Frank Thomas. Cooperstown’s latest inductees are all undoubtedly Hall of Fame talents. As for the writers that voted them in? They’re collectively closer to minor league talents. It’s unbelievable how self-righteous and blissfully ignorant the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America have become.… Continue reading MLB Hall of Fame: A Chamber for Stars or a Star Chamber?

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If Tomlin Summoned His Inner Polamalu… And Brought Jones Down

Mike Tomlin, the 2010 Lombardi Trophy-hoisting head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, uncharacteristically thrust himself into the limelight during a Thanksgiving night game against the rival Baltimore Ravens.  Tomlin seemingly attempted to impede kick return extraordinaire Jacoby Jones’ path to the end zone by standing extremely close to the playing field during a return down… Continue reading If Tomlin Summoned His Inner Polamalu… And Brought Jones Down

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