Over time, not surprisingly, the story of Jackie Robinson, has surpassed the memory of Jackie Robinson as a player. Robinson was, however, a great player, and an unusual one.
Going into Super Bowl XLVII, some interesting trends have cropped up on the secondary ticket market, with special significance for fans still looking to grab a seat. On Sunday night, the average price paid for a Super Bowl XLVII ticket was $3,223.
The NFL has it right. 12 teams make the playoffs. But for those other 20 teams it feels as if the sky is falling. For some reason in the other sports, the consequences for not making the playoffs don't seem quite as harsh.
The Mets agree on a deal to ship Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto. It's contingent on Dickey signing a contract extension with the Blue Jays.
It's a horse race. Washington beat the Giants last night 17-16, so the Giants now lead Washington and Dallas by just one game with four to go.
More than halfway through the season, we have a pretty good idea of who the powerhouses are. The road to New Orleans is looming upon us and we'll see what teams are on the fast track.
So, hey, after much early criticism when it came to the Steelers this season, it looks like they may be peaking right when it counts, especially with two games against the Baltimore Ravens looming.
Why is okay for the professional sports players to play on Sunday, but not the average person who has trained hard and is getting paid nothing? Why do average people have to make the donations and sacrifices, while the professionals don't?
American League drama: The A's score three in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Tigers 4-3 and force a fifth and deciding game tonight in Oakland. The Yankees beat the Orioles in 12 innings on a Raul Ibanez homer to lead Baltimore two games to one.
New Orleans won its first game beating San Diego 31-24 as quarterback Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas' record, throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game.
When it comes to the Cowboys, things are never really as they seem. 'Mediocrity with flashes of excellence,' as a team model, does make them dangerous but never quite relevant.
With so many of the game's most critical plays now reviewed automatically, it's actually time to eliminate the coaches' challenge from the game outright.
The New York Giants have a paper-thin secondary, the Dallas Cowboys have no healthy ball-catchers, while the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins have shiny new quarterbacks.
While I may be living the so-called "American Dream," that is not how many of us -- "us" being NFL Super Bowl Champions -- start out. My trials have enabled me to appreciate and understand the position my success has put me in -- a position to give back.
If I'm Team Obama, I'd change up the traditional nightly convention schedule this year and have Obama's name placed into nomination by Clinton on Tuesday night, thus ensuring the biggest possible TV audience for Bill's speech.
There's a lot about the New York trod by the real Mad Men back in 1966 -- the year in which we assume season five will be set -- that would send even die-hard Mad Men retroheads scurrying back to 2012.