I always feel sad when I write about ex-football players. Too often, the stories are about death, brain disease and violence. When I read about Tony Dorsett, the story involved the last: brain disease. He was diagnosed in 2013 with CTE, a degenerative brain disease linked…Continue
Before his announcement of being homosexual Michael Sam was an ordinary football player and the emphasis was on “ordinary.” However, he was ordinary enough to be selected in the NFL draft. While no guarantee that he would ever become a member of any team he was good enough to be selected. So, what is so special about…Continue
For weeks, the NFL was involved in a controversy as contentious as the Protestant Reformation: a salary dispute with and concomitant lockout of referees...and their replacement by lower-level officials who have already made countless blunders, failed to understand football's elaborate rules, and even counted an interception as a touchdown by the player who never caught the ball.
Their ineptitude has enraged the fans. In Baltimore, they united into a "fuck you" chant that the…Continue
“No child should predecease their parents. I remember what it’s like (PAUSE). It brings back (PAUSE)…It brings back memories…that call, out of the blue.”
Why is football still legal? It’s a serious question. Why maintain, nay, lionize a pastime that wrecks bodies and minds?
A century ago, Teddy Roosevelt, that manliest of…Continue
Yep, that's right, I am against contact sports. The basic question is, what is sports for? Is sports about teams, friendly competition, health or is it to beat the living crap out of the next person or team? I prefer the healthier version of teams, and being healthy and friendly. Ask yourself, what does a parent of a child who plays football in highschool do if they receive a concussion from a head blow while playing a game that intends to be hit hard? Do they say oh what a tragedy I…Continue
Domestic violence is a serious problem.…Continue
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