I wonder if Desean Jackson could get a good lawyer somewhere? He could see about getting the rest of his 4.8 million 'characters' back from the Eagles. Should there be a price paid for defaming and attacking a guy's reputation?
Seems to me if schools are going to shortchange other athletic programs so football can have a hog's share of the resources, it ought to come out of other men's teams right along with the women's programs.
If the ruling survives all the legal challenges to come, there are several relatively straightforward items that a Northwestern players' union -- or a potential athletes' union at any university -- could bring to the bargaining table quickly.
Everything the Philadelphia Eagles have done since naming Chip Kelly the head coach just over a year ago has had a perfectly logical explanation. But on the surface, cutting DeSean Jackson makes no sense.
It is often more attractive or convenient to shoe-horn normative results we want into the legal cases that arise -- in this case, by pretending what the students should be is what they are. But this comes with great costs.
Although unionization seems to be a necessary consequence of the evolution of college football into a billion dollar industry, conceding that football players are no longer student-athletes comes with a steep price.
Not to mix metaphors, but as I read it, that National Labor Relations Board ruling that footballers at Northwestern are actually employees of the university and thus can form a union looks like a slamdunk.
Most of the globe is getting excited for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer, but for those of you who haven't yet felt the magic of the World Cup, here's a look through some of it's history, so you can start feeling the magic, too.
When you're paid $7 million to run a football program -- and when college football generates the billions of dollars in revenue it does -- you're no longer a coach. You're a CEO.
How does an 18-year-old emerging league compare to a 126-year national institution? Let's cherry pick a few superlatives and find out.
Few players in the NFL have earned the respect and admiration of present and former NFL players as has tackle Anthony Muñoz. But that's just part of the story -- or a fraction of his life narrative, really.
As a New York Reconstructive Foot Surgeon, I want to offer some perspective on Cam Newton's "minor ankle surgery." According to NFL.com Cam Newton is having surgery to "tighten ankle ligaments" -- but what does that really mean?
For the first time in my life I started to understand the psychological stress that sexual harassment causes. I 'get' why people feel they cannot do anything to stop it. It's a sly, evil form of abuse that is as carefully thought through as any well-planned crime.
This is a terrific time of year for fans of college sports as March Madness takes center stage. But big money, national fame and institutional pride too often overwhelm the best intentions of educators.
It is important that we, as adults, remember to help students see that they can succeed and be happy at many colleges. As they wait for and learn which colleges have accepted them, we need to help them see the powerful of the options they do and will have.
The harmful impact that sex-based slurs may have upon male players, fans, and coaches has also received insufficient attention in the NFL.