Professional sports mania is as American as apple pie. Religiously, we buy jerseys, pack stadiums, and congregate around TVs to root for our favorite players and teams. These traditions have been passed down for generations -- so why has Generation X detached?
Remember the last time the Eagles put together what amounted to their longest winning streak (2 games) this season? For three weeks, it felt like maybe the Eagles were finding their way, putting their season together, pulling out the tailspin.
Anyway, at this point the Eagles are seriously shaky. Then again, so are the Cowboys. Actually, I'm starting to think the entire league is shaky, other than maybe the Packers and the Pats.
Poverty levels are rising to numbers not seen for half a century. One-third of children in the District of Columbia go to bed hungry at night. And Daniel Snyder just bought a $70 million yacht.
The fact is, the NBA owners can't afford to miss out on a season and they're not taking the right approach towards making that happen.
This week, the Eagles host the 49ers. Working in the Eagles favor will be the fact that kickoff will feel like 10 a.m. to the 49ers.
I have mixed feelings about the latest conference musical chairs, Syracuse and Pitt bolting the Big East for the ACC. Nothing lasts forever, but great memories are hard to erase.
The situation in Dallas, Texas is drastic. Millions of men are outside of their houses playing with their children, feigning a sort of happiness that can't possibly be genuine. It is November 13th, 2011, and there is no football.
While the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work on revenue sharing among the owners and players, revenue sharing among the owners -- a problem lying beneath the surface of this two-year dispute -- lies dormant.
Although he is renowned for being one of the most athletic players in the game, Demarcus Ware has had to learn how to change his approach to training as he has gotten older.
As disliked as Barry Bonds is outside the Bay area, here's something he did right. He has offered to pay for college for the two kids of the Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium.
Emmitt James Smith grew up wanting to be a Dallas Cowboy, but he far exceeded that aspiration. And now, after retiring, Emmitt has welcomed the opportunity to explore his roots.
Almost an entire generation of potential fans in Los Angeles has been lost to soccer, basketball, the beach, going out to dinner and reading. Speaking for most of the populace, we don't miss the NFL one bit.
At the Super Bowl in Dallas, they've pulled together a Texas comfort-food menu that would make even the toughest cowboy coo over the beautifully decadent options.
Franchise-defining decisions often happen due to fate. I vividly remember all the defensive players that we were targeting in the draft. Then the time came and there was only one player name staring at us.
The Rooney Rule was passed to reverse decades of lack of opportunities for minorities as head coaches in the NFL. It has operated, on the surface, with good results. However, in taking a closer look, there are areas for improvement.