Rethinking the modern athlete’s place in society

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

They said what, Volume Six: Chris Archer, Adolpho Birch, Stephen A. Smith, Drew Brees, Shelley Meyer and Derrick Rose

Oh how a simple flip of the bat can ruffle some feathers. On a recent road trip to Tampa Bay, the Boston Red Sox took on a three-game set against their division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays took Continue reading

As the World Tweets: Your AFC/NFC Championship Edition

On a glorious Sunday afternoon, NFL fans were treated to two captivating football games that, when it was all said and done, totally lived up to their billing.

The sad, sad story of Aaron Hernandez

“So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There’s more to life Continue reading

Tim Tebow landing in New England creates mass hysteria, and some great one-liners, on Twitter

A reader recently asked me why I hadn’t written anything about Tim Tebow being picked up by the New England Patriots.  What’s to say that hasn’t already been said?

Chumpservations, Vol. 12 Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll edition: Lawrence Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, John Tesh and marijuana use at the University of Florida

Sex: Lawrence Taylor I was watching the disturbing news about Lawrence Taylor this week when something other than the actual atrocities of the situation struck me as odd. 

Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators’ Quest for Perfection

  Tim Tebow was wrong.   Believe it or not, college football’s poster boy actually made a mistake.