The ESPNs of the world have made "character" an attribute of athletic worthiness every bit as important as how fast someone runs the 40, or how far one can hit a baseball. In the process, the sports media complex has appropriated for itself the mantle of moral arbiter.
Operating bowl games is not an inexpensive venture. What then, motivated ESPN Regional Television to become an owner and operator of seven non-BCS bowl games?
For reasons only you could articulate, you called into question the blackness of Robert Griffin III. You went so far as to essentially grade his blackness. Have you ever publicly or privately questioned whether a white person was white enough?
Working with leading talent from around the globe DK Johnston and his Arts Fund partners have been able to add water to mid-career creatives and help take their marketing, business, and financials to the next level.
When someone mentions the city of Chicago and the topic of sports, basketball will surely arise in the discussion. Basketball in Chicago is a lifestyle.
I've found out over the years that if you have a disagreement with your boss -- no matter where you work -- the person with the most power wins. Always.
I began to think that perhaps these sports reporters and crews don't know how good they have it. Perhaps they don't realize that they are living out the dream thousands of young aspiring journalists have.
It hurt to watch my Green Bay Packers lose a must-win football game due to the shoddy work of replacement officials who have absolutely no business walking the NFL's sidelines. But what hurts even more is that Packers fans got exactly what they voted for.
Women have come a long way in sports, as evidenced by the 40th anniversary of Title IX this year. It's time that the NFL and the networks that cover it keep the ball rolling.
What is a movie's sell-by date? Studios give tremendous care to the timing of a release date, taking into account competitive films, holidays, market analysis, and executive instincts above my paygrade.
A new study of 20 major media outlets used the image-curating website Pinterest to help measure the photographic coverage of four days of the Olympics.
For the gay football player or coach in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend, the words of Cathy, diminishing him to second-class citizenship, will be ringing in his ear. On that day, he will become a walking billboard for a symbol of his own oppression.
Whether you're a beginner or advanced player the summer tennis camps/programs at the Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Vermont can help you hone your game -- and there are fringe benefits.
HuffPost Live launches tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. EST -- and we couldn't be more excited. Every new launch is like a birth, full of hope and uncertainty. And a baby's first words are always remembered. The opening lines spoken on MTV were, "Ladies and gentlemen, rock 'n' roll!" When Ted Turner announced CNN, he promised the network wouldn't "be signing off until the world ends." And ESPN kicked off with, "If you're a fan, what you'll see... may convince you you've gone to sports heaven." Now we're trying to decide what our baby's first words should be. And since HuffPost Live is designed to put the HuffPost community front and center in everything we do, we thought we'd open up the discussion to you. So what do you think our opening words should be? Leave your suggestions in the comments, then tune in tomorrow morning to see if we picked yours.
Reilly's implication that we want prisoners to continue to mete out street justice while locked up sends a mixed message of the worst kind. Let's not set these men up for failure by implying that violence is acceptable, expected, and that they're good for nothing else.
Sports were my first love affair. It was through them that I learned to set goals, chart progress and witness the rewards of ambition and perseverance. Title IX made this possible.