I have watched in amazement the unfair characterization of NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas. The host if inflammatory allegations about him are either factually untrue or distorted. As a result, the media has participated in not giving all of the facts about a case involving Madison Square Garden over eight years ago.
A very smart pro sports general manager once told me sports are about pushing as far as you can to try and create every edge for you and your team. Everyday we encourage our kids to do their best and to leverage whatever resources they have that will help them succeed and win. This isn't limited to sports.
Organizations like Seton Hall, should they continue to live in an archaic time where it is okay to pretend that the world doesn't look the way it does, that the people in it are less human than others, and that some are less deserving of equality than others, will waste away into the annals of time.
The arrests in Zurich this week of some FIFA officials is totally embarrassing for Sepp Blatter and the powers that be at FIFA but actually quite meaningless in terms of actual consequences and real changes for the game itself for one reason and one reason only: FIFA's total monopoly over the game of Association Football since 1904.
Winning isn't everything, but for the University of Illinois baseball team it has become the only thing. The Illini have won 46 games on the season. The bad boys of the Big Ten also hold the nation's longest winning streak at 27 games. But Illinois a baseball school? Where has this success stemmed from?