Signing Ray Rice at this time could be seen as condoning his misdeed. It would certainly attract an avalanche of media attention. A team could expect that the story line of its push for the playoffs would be dwarfed by Rice stories.
Cops have really hard jobs. That doesn't mean it's off limits ever to question the manner in which some of them fulfill their responsibilities or to raise serious concerns about the institutional racism that undeniably pervades our culture and inevitably affects how policing is carried out.
The World Health Organization reported a global total of more than 16,000 cases and nearly 6,943 deaths. We also expect economic losses in the billions of dollars in the West Africa region, as employees stay home, markets close, and food prices rise. At the same time, we are seeing some hopeful signs.
Consistency can be overrated, but if the public is inclined to crush the career of an athlete who beats his wife, it should also be willing to ignore Mailer's books and turn a blind eye to Picasso paintings.
Forgive my pessimism, but as long as football continues to attract these types of "You hit like a girl!" gorillas to teach the game to children, no amount of Heads Up football is going to make the sport safer.
Lurie, when asked at Philadelphia Magazine's Thinkfest conference, argued that football is not dangerous at the NFL level, despite the record $870 million settlement that the NFL agreed to pay former players.
According to Hawking, there exists an entire universe that is based on that innocuous bread choice. Somewhere, in a galaxy far, far away, you are eating sourdough toast and Virginia stops Virginia Tech at the 42 yard line and walks away with the win.
The dramatic circumstances of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases raise the issue of which aspects of an athlete's private life should be subject to public awareness and judgment.
Back when the Arizona Cardinals were 7-1 and had the best record in the entire NFL, I wrote a piece here entitled "Why We Shouldn't Trust the Arizona Cardinals' Early Success" and was generally bashed for my stance and analysis.
On November 26th, the nation's highest-profile pollster -- Nate Silver of the New York Times -- gave ten teams a better chance of making the inaugural College Football Playoff than the University of Wisconsin.
WARNING: This long-term effect of this game is lethal to civilization on Earth. Only we can prevent it.
Will you make a difference in someone's life this Thanksgiving weekend? Beyond the football, the turkey, family and friends, will you take the time to make someone's day?
I shouldn't have been surprised when I was asked what separates a sport from something else. I answered by paraphrasing Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's attempt to define obscenity: I'm not sure what a sport is, but I know it when I see it.
So men, think about this. Imagine being old and trotting around an oxygen tank. You no longer inspire the fear you could pretend was respect, and when you die no one comes to your funeral because no one loves you.
As someone who has dedicated his life to preparing his students to live active and full lives, I can't bite my tongue any longer. I can't remain silen...
In November, football is at a fever pitch in America at every level of the sport - in high school bleachers, collegiate stadiums and professional dome...