With the lives that were touched and the leadership skills that will be taken into NFL locker rooms this fall, Kelli Masters may have just turned the tables on the way NFL agents entertain their clients.
As opposed to predicting who each team will take, which is an exercise in futility with all the smokescreens out there, this is instead a mock draft of who I would pick if I were the general manager of each team.
As you watch the NFL Draft selections, keep in mind these players began training last spring for the college season and then went straight into six weeks of focused training to try to reach peak performance at the NFL Combine or their college Pro Day.
Looking back, I believe that the 2006 World Cup in Germany was a significant milestone in the history of the world's biggest sporting event. For the f...
While working in Colombia in 1994, I was shocked and saddened by the killing of Andrés Escobar over an own goal scored at the World Cup. This sensele...
It has been said that football is a game of inches and that field position often determines who wins and who loses. Is not the same true when it comes to protecting the planet?
And now Patrick's gone, and with him an era of gentlemanly broadcasting with those deep, lush, Florida tones behind the mike. Pat Summerall was a Giant, both lower case and capital G. To have known him is one of the great privileges of a writer's life.
The day of the photo shoot, I rose early, showered, shaved, brushed my teeth twice and spent the better part of an hour in front of the mirror making sure my hair was perfect.
In the 21st century, we could all use the kind of media training provided for college football stars and NFL Draft hopefuls. Quick -- describe yourself in pithy, media-friendly sound bytes that will translate into lucrative business deals. Yeah, I couldn't do it either.
It's very popular right now to talk about bullying. But it is way past time to start talking about misogynist bullying as a separate category of abuse aimed at young girls, and as something that requires a separate cure.
Being a student-athlete is a full-time job, it's not easy. But in the end team comradery and a scholarship check at the beginning of the quarter or semester makes it all worthwhile.
There has never been any serious question that football is a concussion delivery system. But despite this knowledge, over the years, players have been encouraged to "shake it off." The conduct of the NFL is duplicitous and must be scrutinized under a bright and honest light to reveal the truth.
The African American community desperately needs openly LGBT public role models. We need them to come out and denounce anti-homophobic bullying, vitriol, and discrimination.
The franchise's all-time leader in tackles is out on the street? And then I remembered why one of the greatest Bears middle linebackers in team history won't be returning to Soldier Field in blue and orange in 2013. Brian Urlacher can't play at a high level in the NFL anymore.
When I was a kid, baseball was America's game. My memories linger around visions of classic summertime Americana; hot dogs on the grill, cold beer (or in my case Coca-Cola), sweet apple pie, and Vin Scully on the call from Dodger Stadium.
As a gay sports fan, I have a simple message for any athlete who is ready to come out: We got you. I hope you are listening, because the LGBT sports-loving community has been waiting for this for a long time and we are ready to battle for you.