Robert Griffin lll came to the Redskins with mile high expectations he was the next coming of the new age quarterback and looked at as the savior of the Redskin nation.
After just ten or so games in uniform it all seemed like it was right out of a fairy tale. A young prince was going to ascend to the throne and a peoples and kingdom were going to live happily ever after—except it did not happen that way. Continue reading
Contrary to popular belief the palpable tension that is emanating out of Washington DC is not from our contentious, and ineffective politicians it is coming from the Washington Redskins organization where it seems that Mike Shanahan and his son are facing the coaching version of the guillotine.
Shanahan it seems has gotten himself caught up in an old fashioned power struggle between an infatuated owner Dan Synder and his star quarterback Robert Griffin lll, and Shanahan is going to be the odd man out. Continue reading
The ruling from the state attorney for Florida’s second judicial circuit Willie Meggs declaring that there was not enough evidence to bring a rape charge against Jameis Winston has brought about a public outcry from varied constituencies around the country and people in general.
The story deserves the attention it is getting due to the seriousness of the charges and the gravity of the event. The state attorney provided the public with the evidence they had garnered and invited all to look it over.
Moreover the case may not be over due to the fact that both sides have continued legal options.
There is little doubt that the evidence will be poured over and dissected in the coming days and months with thousands of opinions rendered.
And yet with all the attention paid to the case we are more than likely never going to find out what happened between Winston and his accuser. Continue reading
The signing of Jacoby Ellsbury by the New York Yankees sent shockwaves through the baseball world. Ellsbury now a former Boston Red Sox spent his entire career in Boston and was part of the Boston brand and two championship teams.
How could Ellsbury a Boston fixture go to his former team’s arch rival? I would not blame Boston fans if they feel betrayed, abandoned or powerless. Continue reading
Mike Tomlin stepped onto a football field during a Jacoby Jones’ kick return effectively interfering with Jones.
Tomlin made a mistake. His explanation that he lost his place in space did not seem sufficient as conspiracy theorists and internet sleuths analyzed every second of the viral internet video. Continue reading
A recent report that there has been a dramatic rise in Adderall usage in Major League Baseball is disturbing as players continue to look for any competitive edge that they can. Attention Deficit Disorder is one of the most overly and wrongly diagnosed disorders.
Stimulant medications are not only over-prescribed in sports they are also over-prescribed in education where educators want compliant children and both parents and students look for a competitive edge on exams.
Most diagnosed with the condition are eligible for extended time on tests and other educational modifications.
It is the current rage with college students who want to stay up all night and cram.
Thus it is no surprise that athletes would chose this medication which is all too frequently dispensed. It has few side effects and is short acting. The cat and mouse game is going to continue between athletes looking to gain an edge and enforcement agencies. Continue reading
Kobe Bryant extended his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for roughly 48 million dollars and one would have thought from the reactions of many that millions of dollars were being thrown at or given away to a D-League cast off rather than one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
How misguided in our judgment we have become as this happens when we lose sight of the facts and respond emotionally.
The injury to Derrick Rose was stunning in its suddenness and then things unraveled so quickly that it did not give anyone time to process the enormity of the loss for both Rose and his team.
The consequences both emotionally and practically are now beginning to set in and there is good reason for all to be feeling down. Continue reading
History has shown that the Tom Brady’s and Peyton Manning’s of the football world come around once in a generation. While each has left their mark on the playing field in terms of successes, they are both truly football geniuses who have made those around them better.
This has been no easy personal feat for them but their desire to win and compete has made them the consummate professionals they are. Continue reading
The Jameis Winston rape case reads like something right out of a television drama but unfortunately it is not. We have a high profile college athlete who is a potential Heisman Trophy winner being accused of raping a female college student.
The story is getting the national attention it has been in part because of Winston’s status. But it also deserves the attention it is getting due to the seriousness of the charges and the gravity of the event.
As humans it also has an effect on our emotions as well as our responses which have run the gamut bringing out both our best and baser instincts. Continue reading