Tag: NFL

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs Right Tackle Eric Winston Puts Fans in Their Place!!!

All I can say is…IT’S ABOUT TIME!!! What I mean is that it’s about time athletes started standing up for the “right thing” by voicing criticism toward those who have no clue on what the right thing is. That is my take on Eric Winston’s comments regarding the cheering by Chiefs fans after Kansas City quarterback,... Read more »

Sports Inspiration: Never Give Up, Never Give In Attitude of Chad Jones Keeps NFL Dream Alive

Most all of us, in one way or the other, face some type of adversity during our lives. Circumstances that force us to find out just what we are made of, who we really are on the inside. They are “life lesson” type situations that teach us…well, about life. However, sometimes, for some, these hardships…difficulties,... Read more »

High School: Becoming a True Champion Endorsee NY Giants Punter Steve Weatherford KNOWS Training!!!

What a pleasure it was to see the highlight of Steve on myfoxny.com pop up on my Facebook timeline. As you will hear, the commentator from Fox states Weatherford “is one of the best conditioned athletes, not just in the NFL, but really all of sports.” I would agree. Here take a look: Giants punter... Read more »

Make No Mistake, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Not Playing Around―Saints Penalized Harshly

So how many of you saw the movie “Thor” last year? Remember that enormous mallet Thor carried around with him devastating anything and anyone he swung at. Well, it appears NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has one of those babies, and it looks like he is not  afraid to use it. He swung that sucker down... Read more »

Bears Middle Linebacker Brian Urlacher’s Painkiller Use Depicts Bigger Problem in Sports

Early Tuesday morning as I perused the numerous work emails needing my attention, my department head came into the office and asked if I had heard about Brian Urlacher’s recent comments; that it was all over the radio. Being a suburbanite of Chicago, one very interested in happenings in the sports world (at youth through... Read more »

Derrick Rose, Tim Tebow, etc.: Is America Searching for a Sports Hero?

There has been some talk lately about whether elite level athletes should be considered role models. A recent piece on this topic (relating to Derrick Rose, Chicago Tribune “Opinion” Article on Chicago Bull Derrick Rose Slightly Bent), which I published here and on the sports website Bleacher Report, totaled in excess of 3300 hits. That... Read more »

Sexual Abuse Scandals, Drug Involvement, (HGH) PED Testing, Unethical, Illegal, Unsportsmanlike Behavior: It’s Time to Put an Independent in Charge!!!

It’s not too often I come across a piece, an article, that brings to notion a new idea, or in this case an old idea anew, that actually  makes some sense. Rarely a month, or week, goes by without some terrible sports scandal being plastered all over the news. The recent Penn State, Paterno, Sandusky... Read more »

MLB: Huge Loophole in Major League Baseball HGH Testing Agreement

It appears I spoke a little premature when I mentioned in my piece, MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH Use, that major league baseball was taking a giant step forward in their approach to testing players for HGH and demonstrating to the NFL how to get the job done. Based on the... Read more »

Chicago Bears: It’s Official - NFL Wide Reciever Sam Hurd Cut by Bears

Man, this is going to be a tough one for many to swallow. A professional athlete, one of the privileged few, who this past summer signed a multi-million dollar deal to play for the Chicago Bears, gets arrested for attempting to purchase (for distribution) large amounts of cocaine and marijuana (5-10 kilos of coke/1,000 lbs... Read more »

NFL: WADA Pulls No Punches in Addressing NFLPA and its Failure to Implement HGH Testing

In two November articles (Rep. Waxman Calls Into Question NFL Union “Delay” Tactics Regarding HGH Testing and MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH Use) I discuss the NFLPA’s failure to actually implement the needed HGH testing they had agreed to in the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) they signed this fall. It is... Read more »