This year, one of the first big women's head coaching jobs at the University of Arkansas went to Jimmy Dykes, a long-time ESPN commentator with little prior coaching experience and none in the last 20 years. It is a move that has prompted many to wonder -- are men taking over women's basketball?
Sitting in the middle of March Madness it is easy to forget that this annual orgy of basketball and money is a relatively new phenomenon.
This is a terrific time of year for fans of college sports as March Madness takes center stage. But big money, national fame and institutional pride too often overwhelm the best intentions of educators.
It goes without saying that one of the key drivers of the Mustached American experience in recent years has been the skinny jean and lower nose foliage-clad American hipster species. Now it's time to educate hipsters in non-ironic ways.
I hate criticizing Hip-Hop, but it's definitely become "trap music." I may partake in the ignorant hypocrisy, but like a pitbull, I have trouble defending it.
This is America, where sports are sacred. A vote in Congress may be preferable, but a demonstrable vote with ESPN should be inalienable.
The media circus began immediately after Sam's declaration, and who knows how long it will last? In the meanwhile, send in the clowns. Or have they already arrived?
Were the Seattle Seahawks ever both feared and respected throughout the 2013 NFL regular season, or even up to the day before the Super Bowl?
Many are quick to express the sentiment that when the Yankees spend much more than anyone else on talent it is bad for baseball. I am going to note that the Tanaka signing is quite good for competitive balance in baseball.
I don't get it. I honestly don't understand the appeal of the X Games. I realize that it's because I'm a crotchety, old fart, but they just strike me as really, really lame.
In 2010, I made the argument for HuffingtonPost that the National Football League's Super Bowl has become a national holiday and should thus be moved ...
This week, I was lucky enough that work brought Andrea to DC, so we could meet, and chat about football (it's that time of year... her accurate prediction is that the Broncos will defeat my beloved Patriots), but also about fashion.
Don't get me wrong. I completely respect the Chilis body of work, but there had to have been a more cohesive and suitable act available. How on earth did the NFL come to that weird combination in the first place?
No one was served by Grantland's article except themselves. Trans people were not helped by seeing yet another one of them portrayed as a demented lunatic trickster. Golfers were not served by learning the woman behind an effective tool in their sport was once a man.
Attempts to make the game of football safer, particularly in reference to concussions, are seen by some social critics as proof of a feminization of the culture.
The following is an open letter to the two most powerful people in football to explain why and to provide policy suggestions they should consider when drafting the new NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.