Rethinking the modern athlete’s place in society

Role Model

In one of the more poignant sports commercials of all time, Charles Barkley told America that he was not a role model.  Of course, Chuck was just trying to sell some shoes in the process but his point resonates to Continue reading

Will the last person not playing fantasy football please turn out the lights?

fantasy

“Life is just a fantasy. Can you live this fantasy life?” -Aldo Nova I’m about to write a very unpopular post.  It wouldn’t be the first time. It was 7:30 last Thursday night.  Only an hour remained before kick-off of Continue reading

Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel!!! In other less important news, Sam Bradford is out for the season.

Sam sacks Manziel

This pre-season, two NFL players have been talked about more than any others.  Those two men are Michael Sam and Johnny Manziel.  (And BOOM!  Just by mentioning those two names in my opening paragraph, my website received a million more Continue reading

Barred Conversations: Johnny Manziel, Madonna, Moody Blues and Hall of Fame Worthiness

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I was chatting up my local bartender after a mid-afternoon round of golf the other day when I stumbled onto yet another bizarre sports conversation. The gentleman pouring the drinks had a few years on me.  A replay of some Continue reading

#AskJameis campaign teaches lesson in cruelty and other ill-advised Twitter forum ideas

Twitter Jameis

Florida State University and its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, recently realized that Twitter can have more of a bite than Shark Week. In keeping with the 21st century, someone in charge of the Florida State athletic brain trust Continue reading