Jonathan Martin is one troubled individual. He attracted other troubled individuals including Richie Incognito and his merry band of misguided fiends in the toxic cesspool that was the Miami Dolphin organization.
Martin’s prints are all over the Miami Dolphin crime scene fiasco and are integrally intertwined with Incognito’s current pathological issues, actions and hospitalization. Continue reading
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The verdict has come down and Richie Incognito is a man in denial and diagnosable. This is why he took things too far. He consistently exhibits a pattern of thinking that leads to misguided actions-which have now been well documented in Ted Wells report.
Incognito has indicated, all along, that he meant no harm to Martin his dearest friend, until most recently when he took to twitter to ream Martin out, another sign of his instability.
Incognito has also consistently attempted to clarify for us that the culture of his work place environment, which involves among other things; racial slurs, threats against one’s family and questions about others sexual orientation, is the norm. It is not. Continue reading
When Derek Jeter announced via Facebook that this would be his last season there was more than a collective sigh that came from the Yankee nation in fact there were tears from choked up grown men-which goes to show that big boys do cry, and some very hard.
Contrary to popular belief and pseudo pop psychological advice we may be receiving, celebrating Jeter’s greatness is not the way to feel better, it is, in fact, contra-indicated. Continue reading
Michael Sam has chosen to announce that he is homosexual right before the NFL draft. Although both homosexuality and heterosexuality have been around since the beginning of time, it seems that the NFL as it is being portrayed is the last bastion of untouched, purified heterosexuality where only true men are allowed into the club
Only in a true men’s club does an outwardly gregarious leader and SEC defensive player of the year who is projected to go in the high rounds of the NFL draft get treated like a drag queen starring in Kinky Boots.
Although we are more than half a century removed from Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner some in the NFL boys club are still repulsed by that movie, and perhaps in the recesses of their minds condone Twelve Years a Slave?
Alex Rodriguez has prudently dropped his law suits against his own union and Major League Baseball, he was never going to win but when one’s emotional life is on the line, they will do just about anything to feel better—and Rodriguez was doing just that.
The irony of it all was that it was never going to make him feel better as Rodriguez is much more than a disgraced baseball player he is an emotionally damaged individual-and that hurts a lot more than all the tangible penalties that he has endured. Continue reading
The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions easily defeating the Denver Broncos in a one sided affair. While the game was nothing short of a dud the back stories that dominated the game were much more telling than the game itself.
We managed in a two week period prior to the game to shove Richard Sherman back in the box in a manner that had little do with Sherman, but surely spoke volumes about us.
If you are worried about what Sherman is saying then perhaps you are not smart enough to embrace the idea that we are looking for different, divergent thinkers who honestly express themselves which Sherman seemed to be doing. Even if it was in a heated emotionally reactive moment. Continue reading
The Super Bowl has become such an important event in our society that it has taken on the stature of many of our religious and national holidays and has become embedded in our family traditions.
This year’s Super Bowl is expected to break television viewing records with viewer estimates exceeding 111 million people while yielding record advertising revenues. As a stand-alone two week event it seems bigger than any religious holiday– and well it should
The glut of stories emanating from New York have been about the Super Bowl dominating the news while easily eclipsing President Obama’s state of the union address.
These are all indications that perhaps the Super Bowl is bigger than Christmas but with all the emotional highs and lows that go with it. Continue reading
In the heat of victory and after intense, brutally fought game Richard Sherman indicated that he said to Michael Crabtree “good game” patted him, and then Crabtree pushed his hand into Sherman’s facemask– and Sherman lost it.
He was clearly enraged when Erin Andrews interviewed him as he spewed a combination of venom and bravado, and the internet and media erupted.
There is no doubt that this was not Sherman’s finest moment, however Sherman hurt no one but himself and his teammates, yet he is being hung out to dry by what has clearly become an overly appropriate hypocritical society. Continue reading
The New England Patriots are by any standard a very successful franchise. Their record is unparalleled having won the most games of any team since their last Super Bowl win in 2004.
The Patriots have also made the post season most frequently since their last Super Bowl appearing in 8 of 9 playoffs and hold more individual and team records since 2000, then I care to address in this post.
Yet they have not won a Superbowl for eight years and after losing to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game they are once again bridesmaids. No one knows how to deal with disappointments better than the Patriots. Continue reading
The wait is over Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for an unprecedented full season. What Rodriquez does next will tell us a lot about A-Rod’s state of mind. But my best guess is that he has not learned a thing from all that has gone down.
A-Rod has displayed a predictive pattern of having difficulty dealing with the truth, consequences and what this will all mean for his legacy. Thus, his actions have been and will be driven by those internal emotional struggles he is continually plagued by. Continue reading