Should there even be high school football? Just asking that question is probably an affront to players and their fans at every level. But I'm asking because the question needs to be asked. Because don't we put student safety above all else?
Abe Pollin, may he rest in peace, was particularly sensitive about team names. He owned the Washington professional basketball team that had long been known as the Bullets, when Abe decided to change the name.
The Dolphins' D may be showing some grit, but sophomore QB Ryan Tannehill has had some rough sledding recently with 10 turnovers in his team's four-game losing streak.
I may have yet another chance at life. Who gets that? What good will I accomplish? Who can I help? I have a lot of stuff to do now.
It's great to win as a team. More than anything it helped the morale of the team. It also reassured the young guys that the work they've been putting in is not in vain. The weekly routine can feel mundane at times, but at the end of the day, this is our job.
A loose campaign is afoot to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing their name. At least on an ethical front, the decision is a no-brainer. I'm trying to imagine a world in which Jews, the ethnic group to which both myself and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder belong, were represented the same way.
Looking into the life of Jim Thorpe, you'd think that there must be a majestic connection between him and the town that has taken his name as its own in Eastern Pennsylvania. It is not the case.
Football is a violent game and always will be, but that does not mean steps should not be taken to lower the risk of injury.
It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.
I don't believe teams would prefer Peyton Manning over RG3 or Andrew Luck, and the Colts proved that by letting Peyton walk because they planned on drafting Luck. But some of the factors are interesting nonetheless.
With God's help, Vick is turning his life around. Four years and counting, he is moving steadily forward. Rather than pointing to the past, wouldn't we all be better served to be cheering him on?
While one wouldn't seriously suggest making one's Week 8 NFL picks using a dartboard, football predictions for the 2013 season have proven best made using the SAT method: make your choice and don't second-guess yourself by referring to facts.
Netflix customers already can (and do) access their accounts everywhere and via multiple other access points, including their DVRs, DVD players, Xbox's, Apple TVs, and others of that ilk. That is the reality facing cable/satellite providers. So, why pretend it isn't there?
Who will pay the price? Who wants it more? Who has the guts to go for glory? Who is man enough to take it? Who will meet the moment? Who will grasp greatness?
Although Romo has yet to deliver a world championship the idea that he isn't an "elite" quarterback is absurd!