For the Dolphins, Sunday was a chilling reminder of a talented and promising team's inability to finish down the stretch, by 1) losing their season-finale, 2) in front of its home crowd, 3) to another pitiful New York Jets team and 4) for the second December in a row.
I am not asking for anything next Christmas. Instead, I want you to give it all away. With the exception of Carmelo, everyone can go. After all it is the season of giving, right?
The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons should be considered the bible for basketball fans everywhere, and its crown jewel is The Pyramid, Simmons's idea for a new basketball Hall of Fame and his ranking of the 96 best players in basketball history.
Atlanta handed New Orleans its fifth straight home loss with a 30-14 win in the Big Easy, which it has been for opposing road teams of late. The Falcons set up a winner takes all showdown with the Panthers next week and eliminated the Saints from playoff contention.
My work offers athletes easy-to-understand and practical tools, such as mental imagery, breathing, routines, and keywords, that can be incorporated readily into every part of your overall training program.
I wondered why pro athletes have not responded with the same outrage to the racial bias and negative stereotypes that have infected their sport.
The Redskins led the Giants 10-7 at the half and were 52 percent likely to win. Had Griffin's touchdown stood, Washington leading 17-7 at the half, the Redskins' expected win probability increases to 70 percent.
It's the media that makes the fuss, not the Royals themselves. So I hope the world will give them a break. They're not lauding it over anybody, nor would you ever hear a Cambridge say, as some celebrities have been known to, "Do you know who I am?" And if their loveliness is due to being "boring", really? Then give me some more "boring" to counter our high-drama, high-octane lives.
After the game James was asked his reason for wearing the "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt, and he responded, "It was a message to the family. That I'm sorry for their loss, sorry to his wife. That's what it's about." It appears that James was more interested in playing it safe, unwilling to ruffle the feathers of his corporate sponsors and brands.
Black athletes know what needs to be done. All that is missing is the will to do it. Now is the time to dispel the stereotypes about black athletes.
This past Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge swept into New York City for a whirlwind three-day trip. They met Jay-Z, Beyonce and LeBron James at a Brooklyn Nets versus Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball game in Brooklyn.
The bigger point here isn't the particular statements made by professional athletes. It's the increasing number of pro athletes willing to risk their "brand" by taking a stand on causes they believe in. It's a welcome "other-oriented" vs. "me-oriented" development in the world of pro sports.
When the Colts trailed 21-7 in the third quarter; Indy had just an 11 percent chance of winning. Andrew Luck threw a one-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 32 seconds left to rally Indianapolis to a 25-24 victory.
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.
To highlight the Live ScoreCaster, we will take our in-game technology, Live ScoreCaster, to the next level to review the game-changing plays from the NFL and what the game would have looked like if the plays had turned out differently.
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...