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Television Runs Sports, And That's Not Good

Ken Reed | Posted 07.19.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

The mass media provides the financial foundation that drives commercialized sport. That has been the case for decades now.

Groundbreaking Program Encourages College And Professional Sports Leaders to be LGBT Inclusive

Eric Lueshen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Lueshen

"The athletic community is ready for a cultural shift as many of us know or love someone who identifies as LGBT."

Commercialization Abuses Tainting Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 05.20.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Depending on your perspective, sport is either thriving or disintegrating today. From a purely commercial enterprise perspective, sport has never been stronger.

An Open Letter to Adam Silver

Ken Reed | Posted 05.11.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Based on the NBA's crass commercialization in recent years, and the fact that you have now slapped ads on every aspect of an NBA game, it's clear that the greed of your league's owners knows no bounds.

Which Sport Benefits the Most From Analytics?

Quora | Posted 05.09.2016 | Sports
Quora

Are analytics more important to certain sports than others? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ar...

Every Day Can Be a Good Day of Training

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most frequent comments I hear from the athletes I work with is: "I had a lousy day of training." This statement was almost always accompanied by a variety of emotions that are neither pleasant nor helpful including frustration, anger, worry, doubt, and disappointment.

Farewell Tiger Woods and Thanks for the Memories

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.04.2015 | Sports
Steve Siebold

To say that Tiger Woods will make a comeback and that he will break Jack Nicklaus' record for the most major championship wins would be a huge stretch and probably untrue. In fact, Tiger himself doesn't even know what the future holds.

Without 'Context' Even the Best Coaches Must Fail

Dirk Stroda | Posted 09.25.2015 | Sports
Dirk Stroda

Most leadership and support structures in professional team sport are set up for failure. Although head coaches have their assistant coaches to lead certain aspects in training -- it is not what will prevent them from failure.

Labor Day and Sports: A Tip of the Cap to Collective Bargaining

Warren K. Zola | Posted 09.07.2015 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

When considering the biggest sports law issues making news lately, virtually all of them derive from disagreements between employees and employers. A critical question has always been, to what extent should employees have a say in how their workplace operates?

The Day the French Open Loses Rafael Nadal

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Sports
Sajeel Qureshi

Nadal is in a spot where people use the words 'won't' and 'still when describing his form. 'He won't win another French' or 'he's still a threat' is what they say now and what they'll continue to say until he retires.

10 Things I Hate About the Game I Love

Bruce Nash | Posted 04.21.2015 | Sports
Bruce Nash

I have enjoyed a lifelong love affair with baseball. But as passionate as I am about our national pastime, there are some things that need to be changed. Here then is what I hate most about the game I truly Iove.

Meanwhile, Over on This Court

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.30.2015 | Sports
Katharine Rose

Sportsmanship in its most pure form -- defined as "fair play, respect for opponents and polite behaviors by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition" -- can still be found.

Freedom of Religion Does Not Mean Absence of Religion

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Gregory P. Demetriou

While the NFL has had its share of trouble this season, the height of absurdity was reached recently. Monday night, Husain Abdullah, scored a touchdow...

A September Contrast: Classy Jeter vs. NFL Misfit 'Switch' Hitters

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.29.2014 | Sports
Steven Kurlander

September is usually a time in American sports when devoted sports fans are treated to both baseball pennant races and the start of the NFL season. Traditionally, it's a time when stars are born and veterans build their legacies.

Adrian Peterson's Foundation Goes Offline To Protect Charity Partners

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

Programs benefiting from Adrian Peterson's charity are suffering because of the recent accusations of child abuse against the NFL star. The All Da...

Fantasy Football Could Help Raise Millions For Charity

USA Today | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact

It's that time of year again that has every major-league baseball player and executive salivating. Nah, we're not talking about pennant races. W...

We Need More Teens to Turn Out Like LeBron

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 09.27.2014 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

Teens go through a difficult, sometimes torturous dance deciding who they are, what they stand for and who they're destined to be. But young LeBron James was different.

The Game Is Not Enough

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
Edward Flattau

No one is suggesting any diminution of the roar of the crowd in response to a spectacular athletic feat. It is an elemental part of the spectator role and is too intermittent and brief anyway to pose a noise pollution hazard. But the relative quiet that used to occur during timeouts, half time intervals, and in between innings is now replaced by a frenetic blare from loudspeakers.

The N-Word: An Open Letter to ESPN's Skip Bayless

Dexter Rogers | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

Knowing there is a problem is not enough. Rallying around a common goal to produce the desired result is the way to go. While Bayless's passion is clearly evident it's not enough to solve complex problems.

It's Decision Time: What Kind of Sports Do We Want?

Ken Reed | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

On several occasions, people have asked me, "Why are you so angry about what's going on in sports?" My response is always, "Why aren't you angry?"

Football Player Quits NFL After Reading Chomsky, Dalai Lama

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living

It's often said that "money can't buy happiness" and one NFL player appears to have found that the adage still holds true. John Moffitt seemed to h...

Jews and Sports Journalism

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

It has often been said that a Jewish boy has a better chance of owning a professional sports team than playing on one. But, lately I've been thinking about all the Jewish guys who at some point in their lives determined that they'd rather write and talk about their favorite sports than play them.

The Sports World's Best Couples

Vogue | Posted 10.01.2013 | Style
Vogue

Inspired by Vonn and Woods's budding histoire d'amour, we've assembled an all-star lineup of our favorite sports-world pairings, from tennis It-couple Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov to newly engaged basketball lovebirds Kevin Durant and Monica Wright.

Fighting Our Addiction to Empty Stimulation

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are all sorts of TV shows and literature about interventions -- how you convince a loved one that their behavior is damaging not just themselves but everyone around them. But how do you perform an intervention for an entire society?

Which Sport Has More Athletic Players: the NFL or the NBA?

Quora | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John DeMarchi, It's the NFL, and it isn't even close.I know what you are about to say: What...