Perhaps, as time goes by, as more pioneers break racial, sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, language, and other barriers, athletes' very being may one day have diminished political implications, but sport has always been and will forever have political consequences and possibilities.
Is there a high level of disgust, criticism, hate, or anger that has been produced by Michael Sam being picked as the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL?
Predicting the NFL draft order is particularly difficult since three variables must align: pick number, player and team. As noted, draft trades and dr...
There are only about 10 things I really care about in this crazy world and two of them are jokes and football. As usual, the comedy gods smiled down upon me during another great season.
The real issue is whether any of them -- and more importantly, whether YOU -- create ongoing experiences that lead others seek your voice, trust you, and willingly follow your lead.
Hatred and bias against the Jets will not go away anytime soon. The best way to deal with them is for the Jets to finally win another Super Bowl, thus allowing feelings of envy to have a firm basis in reality.
As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
The New York Jets have just announced a Mark Sanchez jersey buyback sale that launches Thursday night. This, finally, is the kind of positive publicity the New York Jets are rewarding their long suffering fans with.
It seems that the former Heisman Trophy winner just is not an NFL caliber quarterback. It looks like he's destined to join another Gator football deity, Steve Spurrier, on the "Top 10 Disappointing Heisman Winners" list.
There's no risk here: If he can play, they develop him; if not, they'll cut him. And if Tebow is a distraction, the Pats will absolutely cut him -- ask Randy Moss.
When the Original Six played, Phil and Tony Esposito were household names, and Tony's autograph was on our street hockey sticks and "Jesus Saved" but Phil "scored on the rebound."
The strange and rare reality of Tebow -- whom the New York Jets quite literally could not give away -- is that the media love to cover him, to criticize him, but perhaps most importantly, to try to make sense of him.
Bill Belichick has a fondness for versatility, and Tebow has the physical attributes to be a contributor on the field. So what will his role be in New England?
Stop with the whole, "Why is it OK to make fun of Tim Tebow for being a good Christian but we commend Jason Collins for being gay?" thing. When Tim Tebow can legally get fired in 29 states simply for being a Christian, then we'll talk.
Rob Gronkowski is, perhaps, one of the best tight ends to play the game and a likely hall of famer. Predictably, we have seen a lot of Rob this off-season, mostly featured in stories about his "off-the-field" antics.
When I was a sports-obsessed child with a big secret, I would lie awake at night thinking about how cool it would be for one of my beloved Denver Broncos to tell the world that he was just like me. I have been dreaming of an openly gay active athlete in one of the big four team sports for a long time.