It's that time of year when die-hard college football fans and die-hard NFL fans (some of which are one in the same) come together and debate endlessly about the draft and the players in them that can help NFL teams win games over the next 5-10 years.
It is my hope that the next generation of athletes will not support a culture of ignorance and discrimination and that gay athletes will feel comfortable being open about their sexuality.
Football appeals to many men because it is aggressive, tough and filled with risk. Christianity appeals to me for exactly the same reasons.
What do Lance Armstrong, Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps and Bartolo Colon have in common? They've all allegedly had their blood composition modified, in ways legal or not.
While the NFL is cracking down on head injuries and the MLB continues to investigate performance-enhancing drugs, many are overlooking one of the biggest health issues in all of sports: the ACL tear.
College football players are amateurs, right? Amateurs are usually broke, right? So how can training former collegiate players for the world's most over-hyped job interview become a burgeoning industry?
Brandon O'Brien isn't your average NFL Draft hopeful. The 6'1", 218 lb wide receiver served two tours of duty in Iraq before deciding to dedicate his post-Marine Corps life to getting a shot at playing professional football.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, then nothing unites us or separates us in the same way until fireworks bl...
As we look back on the event for glorifying this most "manly" of sports in America -- the Super Bowl -- it's time to step back and take a look at what our national football obsession could be doing to our collective psyche.
My boss, W. Kamau Bell and the folks at Totally Biased let me put together a response to the less gay-friendly members of the San Francisco 49ers.
Numbers are powerful entities -- understanding them, controlling them, manipulating them can teach us a lot and give us an edge -- but in the end, without the stories in front, behind and on the sides, they simply remain numbers.
The physical risks to football players should be taken with the utmost seriousness, but the more important questions are about what lessons kids are learning about how to define themselves and to relate to one another.
College football is arguably the most popular sport at the nation's colleges and universities. Like every area of higher education, finding the right blend of diversity on the football field is a challenge.
As you reflect on the this year's Super Bowl, take a moment to think about the individual stadiums competing in the Solar Bowl. Their commitment to tap into our largest source of energy in the US -- solar energy -- is a clear example of how individual leaders are moving America forward.
After a tough loss in the playoffs, many fans expected the Texans players to go into hibernation for a few days. And yet, upon J.J. Watt's return to Houston, he chose to stop by a school for a surprise visit.
Chess exists as the purest form of intellectual competition this side of a university debate. Head to any major urban park on a sunny afternoon and find the chess hustlers on the benches, decimating all challengers willing to slap down a five-dollar bill.