NFL Commissioner puts round peg in round hole: The Ezekiel Elliott No-Brainer edition

Rarely do I defend Commissioner Roger Goodell – he’s hardly the defendable one – but for one brief moment, can we cut this guy some slack?  For the first time in a long time, the Commish finally got something right.  Continue reading

Athletes, domestic violence, contrition and the overwhelming lack thereof

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman was just suspended thirty games by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence dispute in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.  Johnny Manziel is currently under investigation for similar acts.  Ray Rice last carried Continue reading

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Johnny Football

The NFL has another very important decision to make soon.  This one has nothing to do with whether a player stepped out of bounds or if a pass should be ruled incomplete. Cleveland Brown quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly struck his Continue reading

NBA’s big guns gun down gun violence for the holidays

Not long ago, in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, the NFL ran a series of public service announcements entitled “No More.”  In conjunction with the Joyful Heart Foundation, a slew of present and former NFL greats Continue reading

What to do, what to do: Roger Goodell contemplates changes in NFL conduct policy

If you haven’t heard the names Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson lately, you haven’t been paying much attention to your surroundings. The NFL in all its facets, from commissioner to owners to coaching staff to players, has come under tremendous Continue reading

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

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

“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

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

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