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Sport and Society for Arete: Rice and Goodell

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For those who wonder why the owners have supported Goodell through the recent missteps and blunders it is only necessary to look at what the labor settlement and television contracts have done to team values. A lot of money has been delivered to the owners by Roger Goodell's achievements.

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference for Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Last week, we recognized some of the most remarkable people and animals on the front lines of that effort by bestowing our annual ASPCA Humane Awards.

ESPN Announcer Confuses Cam Newton For Michael Vick

Awful Announcing | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

By Josh Gold-Smith, Awful Announcing ESPN’s Mike Tirico isn’t known for making too many mistakes, but this one was hard to ignore. The Mond...

The Sad Cycle of Being a New York Jets Fan

David Juskow | Posted 01.10.2015 | Comedy
David Juskow

I'm very worried about being a New York Jets fan. I'm not talking about the usual nonsense of what it is to be a Jets fan but, the usual nonsense of being a complete pessimist the day after the draft.

Why It Matters That PetSmart Discriminates Against Pit Bulls

Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Arin Greenwood

PetSmart's policy helps reinforce the incorrect belief that pit bulls are different from other dogs. That they are dangerous and can't be trusted, just because of the shape of their head. That they don't deserve to be treated as well as other dogs. This belief has consequences.

Former Michael Vick Pit Bull Has Cancer

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green

This is Hector the pit bull, a former Michael Vick dog, who lived the first couple of years of life in hell and the seven after proving -- over and ov...

Violence Against Women Affects All Women -- Even You

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

We need to be true to our sisters, even when they don't stand up for themselves. We have to be the voice that says we demand dignity and refuse to support a sport that does not take women -- all women -- seriously.

WATCH: Jets Quarterback Caught Cursing Out Fan

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports

Many fans at MetLife Stadium had seen enough of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. At least one of them caught the 23-year-old's attention after th...

Vick, Incognito, Rice, Peterson, and the Power of Symbols

Mark Osler | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Mark Osler

Make no mistake about one thing: the NFL is a business, created to make money. It's not a church or a prosecutor's office. Still, it is a business that is rooted in the creation of symbols and the building-up of heroes.

Ray Rice Isn't the Only Monster in the NFL

Scott Benner | Posted 11.09.2014 | Sports
Scott Benner

It seems that we can only count on the National Football League and it's teams to do the right thing when there are no more lies to hide behind. The money they make and the appearances that they try so hard to keep up are their main focus.

Jordan Schultz

The NFL Storylines Of 2014 That You Need To Know | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

The 2014 NFL season is upon us, which is about the greatest news we can ask for after the dog days of summer. That means the annual speculation about ...

Jordan Schultz

5 Things NFL Fans Will Be Sick Of Hearing About By Week 1 | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports

Part of the NFL preseason experience is undoubtedly the firestorm of recycled stories, and 2014 is no different. Three cheers for football fans counti...

Dear NFL: Aren't Women Worth as Much as Dogs?

Richelle Carey | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports
Richelle Carey

Goodell claims he's "being consistent." How about consistently sending a message to players and fans that violence against women won't be tolerated?

2 More States May Give Abused Pit Bulls A Fighting Chance

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.20.2014 | Green

Biscuits and belly rubs for two state legislatures! Michigan and Delaware are both considering bills that would give abused pit bulls a fighting chanc...

LOOK: How Painting Michael Vick's Dogs Changed Her Life

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

Levity Tomkinson is a Kentucky artist and dog lover who's about a fifth of the way through painting every single one of the 51 dogs seized from Michae...

Brothel Bans Donald Sterling For Life

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.30.2014 | Weird News

Donald Sterling is not only banned for life from the Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA, a Nevada brothel owner also wants nothing to do with him. De...

The Jets, Michael Vick and a College Dilemma

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Robert J. Spitzer

Having served his time, is Michael Vick entitled to resume his profession? I'd say yes. Are people entitled to protest him and his animal abuse past? Also yes. But what about the bigger question: Does an uber-violent sport attract or even cultivate violence?

Michael Vick's Former Dogfighting Pups Will Make You Believe In Happily Ever After

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

Seven years ago, Michael Vick, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons at the time, was indicted on charges relating to an illegal dogfighting ring. Inves...

Petition Started To Keep Vick Away From Jets' Training Camp

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — A petition seeking to ban quarterback Michael Vick from New York Jets' training camp at SUNY Cortland this summer because of his dog...

Why We Can't Forget Michael Vick's Dog-Fighting Past

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Originally printed in New York Post On Friday, the New York Jets signed Michael Vick to a one-year contract worth $5 million. His return on that inv...

Jets Sign Vick, Cut Sanchez

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.21.2014 | Sports

The New York Jets dropped one quarterback, picked up another and raised questions about the future of a third within a matter of minutes. Mark San...

Vick Reclaims His Financial Status

Eurweb | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

Michael Vick has reportedly patched up his bank account following a 2008 bankruptcy filing and is a millionaire once again....

Arin Greenwood

Most Americans Agree Attending An Animal Fight Should Be Illegal, Poll Shows | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

The farm bill that President Barack Obama signed this month contains a provision -- called "Cock-A-Doodle-Don't" by the magazine Modern Farmer and the...

Arin Greenwood

Over 64,000 People Think This Michael Vick Speech Is A Bad Idea | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

According to a rather testy-sounding message posted to Facebook, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce was aware that "some would disagree" when the...

'At Some Point I'll Be Playing Somewhere'

National Football Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

By Aaron Wilson, National Football Post Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick anticipates starting for an NFL team next season. If it do...