It is a sports culture built around masculinity that has run amok, so out of control that allows for and defends Ray Rice's assaults, Stephen A. Smith's blame of women, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game punishment.
In its tone-deaf punishment against Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, it not only failed to match the punishment to the crime, it failed all those in our communities nationwide who rally against domestic violence.
How could she, as his zealously anti-gay religious mentor and self-avowed "demon buster," possibly tolerate his "evolving" on something that is so fundamental to her belief system? But if it's truly the case that he's evolved, Tyree can let us all know that he completely disavows her radical views on homosexuality.
I understood Clevelanders who declared LeBron forever dead to them. Still, I have my own journey as a prodigal son who once had to leave Cleveland in order to grow up, only to later return so I could discover my real story.
I've learned everything about hockey from watching this man in red and black. I'm a goalie because I wanted to be just like Marty. I play in the number 30, have it tattooed on my left (glove-side) wrist, because that's Marty's number.
The punishment should not simply fit the crime. It should be instrumental in avoiding its repetition anywhere, anytime, by anyone. Rice and the NFL can be instrumental in making that happen.
Steve Yzerman was one of the greats. He also evolved into a player who commanded a lot of respect among fellow players as a team leader. That does not mean, however, that most officials enjoyed dealing with him.
LeBron James disrespected Pat Riley worse than anyone ever and that ain't cool. This isn't Riley's naivety thinking LeBron would return. This isn't Riley miscalculating. This is straight up LeBron and his entourage's ego disrespecting Pat Riley in-his-face.
The Red Sox might not be able to trade Lester, or the the prospects they get for Lester may not turn into valuable players in the future, but the willingness of the Red Sox to shop Lester demonstrates why the Red Sox are one of the smartest organizations in baseball.
In many ways LeBron is an embodiment of the next generation of Cleveland and the Rust Belt. His return epitomizes possibility. The beauty of cities and societies is that they are constantly evolving.
"I'm not cheap ok, I think every person should coupon. If you have the opportunity to save money, why wouldn't you?" Words to live by from an unexpected source, a three-time NFL Pro Bowler.
As the NFL pre-season is about to commence, one thing is inevitable: the national and local media will be unable to resist the temptation of calling the Jets a circus. There's one problem with this stereotype: It has nothing to do with reality.
Like Lebron James, the NBA appears dedicated to setting a proper example. Like Johnny Football, the NFL has continually skirted responsibility for its actions and realities.
There is no question that scientific investigations related to concussions and head and brain injury among current and aspiring NFL players should occur. But there is another largely ignored population within the NFL suffering head injury, concussions and related trauma
From its security policy to suspicious, crony nationalizations, and down to its corrupt officials still in office, the Argentine president refuses to learn when she has lost. Without admitting defeat, ideology is left naked to face undeniable reality. Today this ideology is only useful to protect the corrupt and hide scandals. Power is never eternal, and for Kirchner it is finally running out.
What can the Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame do for an encore of 2014? It needs to continue to honor those who played the game the right way, and still shun those who brought dishonor to the game of baseball.
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.
A real leader acknowledges quickly that rules must often change immediately. A real leader of the NFL better understand the role of violence in that sport -- its uses, its value, its expressions, and its costs.