Solving NCAA Athletic$

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “living under a rock,” it would certainly apply to anyone who found themselves shocked by the latest findings of the FBI’s investigation into improprieties in college athletics. Student-athlete? Amateur athletics? Players and their families have been receiving benefits directly and indirectly from universities for years. This is nothing new. Most […]

The Dog Days of Sports

So the Super Bowl ended a week ago. NFL news lives 24/7 on NFL Network, but the games are gone until preseason next August. Die-hard baseball fans are excited about “Pitchers & Catchers Reporting to Camp” this month. Casual baseball fans say, “So what? The season doesn’t start until April.” Race fans? Well the Nascar folk […]

Sports Venues

If you’re a sports fan you likely hold a personal attachment or passion for a certain sports venue. A baseball park you love. A football stadium you think is better than others. A basketball arena you enjoy seeing hoops at. I’ve always been fascinated by sports venues. Even though they’re just physical structures, the history […]

The Super Bowl!

The big game is almost here. I remember when these things had “X’s” in them. Now they have “L’s.” Yeah, we’re getting older! Super Bowl 52 kicks off this Sunday in Minneapolis, and it features one team in their 3rd ever Super Bowl vs. another team in their 3rd Super Bowl in the past 4 […]

Fixing the NFL

The National Football League. It’s still the most popular professional sport in America. Yet, it’s popularity has waned with folks in recent years, and the reasons are plentiful. In truth, I believe most of their issues can be easily solved. Here’s a list of my suggestions. #1 The non-football issue: The sideline National Anthem protest: […]

Worst Run Team In Sports

The Chicago Bulls logo.  If you were around in the ’90s you’d remember that image being associated with greatness. Led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and their “Zen Master” Phil Jackson, they won six championships in eight years. What’s transpired since 1998 has mostly been disastrous. Sadly, their peril has been self-inflicted. The guy […]

The Best Playoffs Happening Now

May and June each year bring us the playoff seasons of two major sports in America. This year, and probably last year as well, the best playoff experience hasn’t belonged to the NBA. That distinction, in my humble opinion, clearly belongs to the NHL. Like most kids I grew up with, we followed and played […]