Welcome to TV in America, where violence, no matter how malicious or senseless, is just fine but sex is decried, maligned and verboten in all but the most secure corners of the schedule. TV's ban on sexuality not only covers scenes of nudity or sexual acts, but our very language itself.
In 1958, winger Willie O'Ree became the first African American athlete to play in the NHL. Which team was responsible for breaking the color barrier? The Boston Bruins.
The obscenely racist tweets aimed at Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward is the most disgusting behavior by sports fans in my lifetime. Ward, to his credit, isn't letting it get to him.
You'd think with the intense publicity that the Stanley Cup playoffs get that the NHL would clean things up. Just the opposite. A week into the playoffs, we've seen double the number of game misconducts as during the entire 2011 post-season.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are well underway, so we at TiqIQ wanted to take the temperature of the country and see which team's tickets are the hottest.
Naturally, the great joy of Goon is watching this lovable, eager-to-please oaf destroying everyone in his way, sort of like a happy-go-lucky Lenny from Of Mice and Men.
In the NHL apparently All-Star jerseys come with signs that read: "cheap shot me please."
The Madoff trustee wanted a billion, he got $162 million instead. And nothing has to be paid for three years. So now the Mets are solvent right? They can go back to being a big league team in a big league city right? We can only hope.
Brendan Burke publicly talked about the challenges of being a gay hockey player in November 2009 when he was managing the hockey team at Ohio's Miami University.
In a sports media world devoted to talking heads, outlandish rumor-mongering, wild speculation and outright lies, Real Sports is a godsend.
Tonight, the crème de la crème of A-List suburban dads will be at the most sought-after show of Fashion Week, the Rangers vs. Blackhawks game at glitzy Madison Square Garden.
If NFL rules continue to reduce the number and ferocity of hits the equity of the football brand will decrease. This will open the door for other sports with bravado, warrior and hero identities to grow.
Get your earplugs, Maria Sharapova will be battling Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open final. The two women are the top noisemakers in the game.
I've looked at/listened to newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul's recent video presentation to the people of Russia. Based on my Foreign Service experience in Moscow as Cultural Affairs Officer (1998-2001), several aspects of the talk struck me.
The NHL can keep their heads in the sand as long as they like -- who am I to tell them what to do? Meanwhile, their stars, their raison d'etre, are losing their futures, and in some cases, their lives.
The life of a professional athlete is often a "work hard, party hard" existence -- binge drinking is part of the culture, and many turn to alcohol and drugs as a way to cope.