Well, the World Cup has finally come to a close... and I can start focusing on work again. While many are rejoicing, many are also licking their wou...
Under the brightest of lights imaginable and with the eyes of the world square upon them, perennial juggernauts Germany and Argentina are set to square off in a mouthwatering World Cup Final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.
Garçon's hope for fans, friends and supporters alike, is to demonstrate by example that it is always a good time lend a helping hand.
Clearly, the weight of national expectation had been too great for Brazil's players to bear without the presence on the field of their two leaders to inspire them and hold them together.
When you think of the Pro Bowl, rather than images of bone-crunching tackles or running backs trucking defenders into the ground, you may be inclined to think of players laughing on the sidelines as defenses concede touchdowns at will.
A whole industry has developed which has nonstop reporting of arrests, domestic problems, money issues, and alcohol and drug abuse by these stars. This requires the athlete to be extra scrupulous in where and how he is seen in public. Venues like Las Vegas can be especially challenging.
Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.
You'd think with a student population of around 60,000 and more than 10,000 employees, UCF would have no problem filling a 45,000-seat football stadium or 10,000-seat basketball arena.
Like the NBA's San Antonio Spurs revealed in the NBA finals, diversity in sports represents the welcome face of globalization. For World Cup fans, that diversity has been nowhere greater than in the composition of the Latin American teams.
The revised proposed settlement of the class action lawsuit against the NFL remains fundamentally flawed. The settlement neither recognizes nor compensates the majority of players who suffer the long-term consequences of repeated concussive injury.
FIFA, I've read the World Cup rule book. Save yourself future agony and consider making the following changes, preferably immediately, but at least before the 2018 tournament commences.
To many of my friends in the U.S., sports often entail beer on a Sunday night. To some in Africa, it might mean making and playing with a football made from plastic bags. But this is exactly how sports unite by highlighting commonality among those who are otherwise very different.
Today, the high school graduation rate in the United States is 81 percent, the highest ever recorded, and thanks in large part to people from all walks of life -- people just like you -- who are coming together to tackle the source, not just the symptoms, of core community challenges.
I am definitely not what my American friends call a "sports guy." But it was with great astonishment that I recently read the article called "America's Favorite Pastime: Hating Soccer," written by a certain outraged Ann Coulter.
I won't pretend I'm a true soccer fan, but I love the World Cup. It has to do with country versus country, and how much it means to the players and fans of those countries. Having been fortunate enough to have visited several foreign countries, my method of choosing who to root for is quite simple.
1) "Native American" is a universally acceptable and honorable name for the same people that the current name disrespects and dishonors. 2) Washing...