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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Other Mr. Cub I Remember

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | January 25, 2015 | Black Voices
Banks lived on Chicago's South Side. He often commuted to Cubs home games on the L train. He had no choice. Though he was the biggest name and biggest draw the Cubs had, he could not buy a home or rent an apartment in the neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field.
Roger I. Abrams

Science and Bad Faith in the Deflate-gate Scandal

Roger I. Abrams | January 25, 2015 | Sports
As anyone who has been alive in America over the past week knows, the New England Patriots have been accused of deflating the footballs they used in the first half of their crushing triumph over the Indianapolis Colts.
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Deflated Footballs: Mother Nature Didn't Do It

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | January 25, 2015 | Science
Unless you are Rip van Winkle, you are well aware that the footballs in the game in New England were underinflated. There is talk that the weather is to blame. If you run the numbers, here's what the equation looks like.
Robert J. Elisberg

Taking It to the Banks

Robert J. Elisberg | January 24, 2015 | Sports
It's sad to pass along the news that Ernie Banks passed away last night at the age of 83. I've written about "Mr. Cub" quite a lot on these pages, including when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, and it's incredibly hard to get across to people outside of Chicago what he meant to Cubs fans.
Chad Williams

Should Black Athletes Attend the University of Michigan?

Chad Williams | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.
Christopher Lamb

Good Riddance, Bud Selig

Christopher Lamb | January 23, 2015 | Sports
Selig's legacy is as follows: When baseball needed a strong commissioner, he was the game's nowhere man. When he did act, it was in the best interests of owners -- and not in the best interests of the game and its fans.
S. L. Young

Patriots Win the Game, but Fail to Score Points With Public Opinion

S. L. Young | January 23, 2015 | Sports
The New England Patriots' postgame celebration started to deflate shortly after the AFC Championship Game concluded. This sudden release of tension occurred due to questions related to the Patriots' adherence to the NFL's game rules and ethical standards.
Will Wilkinson

Why I'm Not Watching the Super Bowl This Year

Will Wilkinson | January 23, 2015 | Sports
I'm not watching the Super Bowl this year. Not just because of Deflategate, although that's probably what pushed me over the edge. Mainly, I've realized it's a complete and utter waste of time. I have better things to do.
HooplaHa

Fearless Woman Climbs to New Heights for Love and Community

HooplaHa | January 23, 2015 | Sports
Jes Meiris does what few women do -- she climbs some of the largest peaks in our country! She recently smashed a record for climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California.
Quora

How Do NFL Fans Get Over Their Team's Big Playoff Losses and Bad Seasons?

Quora | January 23, 2015 | Sports
Most social scientists who study the psychology of sports fans would say that it has to do with the NFL fan identifying with the team so strongly that the outcome of the game has emotional and even physiological consequences for the fan.
Culturalist

The 5 Weirdest Moments of Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Culturalist | January 23, 2015 | Entertainment
Make your list now! Culturalist.com is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to join the conversation? You can make your own list of the Top 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows by...
Bob Katz

NFL Deflation: Too Many Rules or Too Many Miscreants?

Bob Katz | January 23, 2015 | Sports
Are National Football League referees, in addition to their duties policing a chaotic game of borderline violence, also supposed to serve as grade school hall monitors?
Nica Noelle

Deflategate: The Big NFL Scandal That Couldn't

Nica Noelle | January 23, 2015 | Sports
While "deflategate" may add to the perception that Brady's achievements should be viewed with suspicion, the scandal's own "intangibles" have caused it to fall short of the smoking gun his detractors were hoping for.
Marvin Blugh

The Rebound at Loftus Road, Manchester United Week 22 Recap

Marvin Blugh | January 23, 2015 | Sports
After a home defeat against Southampton, Manchester United were eager to return to the field in search of three points against relegation-fearing Queen Parks Rangers.
James Dorsey

AFC Official 'Happy' to Bar Women Spectators From Stadia

James Dorsey | January 23, 2015 | Sports
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dropped any pretention of standing up for universal standards for equality in sports by endorsing bans on women attending soccer matches in stadia.
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Huddles: In Football, Business and Hospitals

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | January 22, 2015 | Sports
Football is not just a game of strategy, but it is counterstrategy, execution, recovery, calibration, recalibration and then again strategy and execution -- all in 24-second cycles. So what makes this possible? We pondered, why is football so different from other team sports like soccer, baseball or basketball.
Paul Stewart

Want to Get Rid of the Zac Rinaldo Types? Hold Their Coaches Accountable

Paul Stewart | January 22, 2015 | Sports
Come Monday, the NHL will hand down a suspension to Rinaldo, who apparently opted for phone hearing instead of an in-person hearing. That means a suspension of at least five games is likely. So what? Nothing will change.
Jesse Lawrence

Super Bowl Tickets Nearly Averaging $5000 On Secondary Market

Jesse Lawrence | January 22, 2015 | Sports
It's a tradition like no other -- paying huge fees to see two of the NFL's best teams battle it out on mutual grass -- but this year's tickets are projected to exceed the $5,000 average, making 2015's game the most expensive Super Bowl in at least the last six seasons.
Chad Barr

The United Nations of X Games

Chad Barr | January 22, 2015 | College
Increasingly, the highly acclaimed extreme winter sports competition and festival -- which takes place this weekend in Aspen, Colo. -- has developed quite an international accent.
Howard Falco

The New Edge in Sports Performance and Results

Howard Falco | January 22, 2015 | Sports
What works best in terms of performance and results is constantly changing and evolving with each new generation. Those who desire to succeed at the highest levels are always searching for a greater understanding about how this is accomplished.
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