What do Lance Armstrong, Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps and Bartolo Colon have in common? They've all allegedly had their blood composition modified, in ways legal or not.
Marginalizing Michelson's tax frustrations as basically criminal illustrates that the populist obligatory egalitarianism that now characterizes our dysfunctional political dialogue sadly now dominates the sports world too.
So what are we to make of Tiger Woods waltzing away with the Farmers Insurance Open? Does this mean his five-year hiatus from winning major golf tournaments is about to end? Even with his drought he clearly drives golf.
While most people focus on Tiger's physical game, which of course is amazing in its own right, most people don't give enough credit to another very important part of his game: his mental toughness.
Is Woods really back to form? Do improvements in one's personal life equate to good results on the golf course? It would seem to make perfect sense, especially in a game like golf where the mental is often more powerful than the physical.
Is there really one person who can depict it all without contending with their fallible human vulnerabilities? There must be a healthier way to believe in heroism all together.
Friday night, PGA Tour rookie Charlie Beljan was wondering if he'd live another day. On Sunday afternoon, he was standing in the winner's circle of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic just outside Orlando, Fla.
Nike is a pioneer in endorsements, going as far as developing brands within its brand. The payoff has been huge, but the risk is high when hundreds of millions of dollars are invested in the reputation of fallible individuals.
Advertising, marketing, events, websites, apps, merchandise -- all based on the character of the heroic figure -- mean real job losses, real cancelled orders and real lost revenue.
Livestrong can survive the loss of Lance. It just needs to strike while the iron is hot and spread its identity well beyond one man.
Whether you like Tiger Woods or not, there are lessons we can all learn from his time on the course, and it's not always those times he has wowed us with his unbelievable play -- but rather, the times he hasn't performed at his best.
As the final match reached Medinah's 17th hole, it was still unclear who'd be drinking champagne and who'd be flying back in shame, one thing though was certain -- this would be a Ryder cup to remember.
The Washington Nationals clinch the first Washington baseball postseason appearance since 1933. The Cincinnati Reds also clinch a postseason berth.
The Poltergeist Phenomenon is the first and only non-fiction book by Michael Clarkson. He says, "I would stress that I don't believe there's solid proof for them, but I would not say I don't believe in them."
I finally figured out what I love most about Roger Federer, even more than his elegance and class on the tennis court: His wife isn't beautiful.
There is no other sports event in Boston where the very, very best compete with the stakes so high and the calendar marked with X's with four straight days of competition guaranteed in writing.