Let's say your boss shows up and decides he's had enough of you. You're not helping the company anymore and you've become a distraction, so he offers you millions of dollars just to go away. Who wouldn't take that deal?
I listen to Tim as he speaks about these experiences during his NFL career and I can't help but feel compassion and a sense of sadness. This is not just Tim's story, it's been repeated over and over in the media.
With former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle's vision of "parity" having become a reality, it's hard to stand on one's hind legs and confidently make bold predictions. With that said, here are five intrepid predictions for the 2015 season.
What if the Denver Broncos became the Bridgeport Broncos? Or LeBron's Cavaliers played their home games in Riverside, California? Denver and Cleveland fans: calm down -- this isn't going to happen. But, from at least one perspective, it wouldn't be totally crazy if it did.
Tom Brady has got to be feeling in high spirits. He nimbly strolled away from the federal court hearing regarding his suspension to resume practices with his team, and a judge basically just gave Rodger Goodell and the NFL a big, fat bird.
In a culture overly saturated with "political correctness" -- where the slightest comment challenging social norms is vociferously attacked -- it was refreshing to read a post asserting that any honor or success must be earned and not assumed.
It was there that I also spoke to three of the artists about their professional life in the high-stakes game known as the art world. These athletes aren't your basement-starving artists. It's been their life mission to work hard on the field or court, and now in their art.
I grew up in a strict Catholic home, where there was zero tolerance of an alternative take on abortion. Partially in reaction, I've been pro-choice ...
While earning good grades and participating in a sport might be easy and and effortless for some, it is quite an achievement for a young man or woman who battles hunger, an unpredictable home life, and other challenges.
How do you go from being on top of the world with a multimillion dollar contract to filing for bankruptcy? By spending like it is never going to end. Former football superstars are finding that out the hard way.
Geno Smith is not a leader. Period. It would have been simply inconceivable for a Peyton Manning or a Joe Namath or [enter here the name of any great QB] to be shown such disrespect and punched for an off the field reason by a teammate.
The purpose of this post is not to argue either side, so Patriots fans, please read the whole thing before you come looking for me.
While the gridiron may allegedly flow with milk and honey, the supply of Jets fans who thought Geno Smith was capable of leading them to glory were few and far between, even before a teammate felt the need to ruin his grill piece.
Last week was hard on media stocks. For a couple of days it looked like the dire warnings about cord-cutting and millennial TV viewing had proven out.
What made Frank Gifford truly gifted was that he was much more than a great football player. Unlike many great athletes who disappear from the face of the earth after their time in professional sports, Gifford was different and a true champion in everything he did.
The sad truth is, some institutions at all levels are failing children and young adults - in particular those who disproportionately make up the bulk of popular college- and professional-level sports, such as basketball and football: Black and Brown males.