Waiting for Goddell: The Slippery Slope of the NFL’s Disciplinary Autocracy

Waiting for Goddell:  The Slippery Slope of the NFL’s Disciplinary Autocracy

DeAndre Hopkins is a twenty-year-old football star from Clemson University. He also, apparently, has yet to learn how to clean up after himself. Roughly six days before last week’s NFL draft, a Yahoo! report came out implicating Hopkins as well as Rutgers wide receiver Mark Harrison as being the unnamed players who allegedly destroyed a […]

Tianlang Guan Shouldn’t Be Babied at the Masters

Tianlang Guan Shouldn’t Be Babied at the Masters

I’ve seen and heard comments from people who were outraged that 14-year-old Tianlang Guan almost missed the cut at the Masters, after being penalized one stroke for slow play Friday. They’ve been crying about it being “unprecedented” for somebody to actually receive the penalty instead of just receiving repeated warnings, and claiming that rules officials are […]

The Culture of Homophobia: Why We’re Years Away From Having An Openly Gay Professional Athlete

The Culture of Homophobia:  Why We’re Years Away From Having An Openly Gay Professional Athlete

Some barriers take time to cross.  Just ask Jackie Robinson. On Thursday, Mediatakeout.com, a website that bills itself as “The Most Visited Urban Website In The World” released three photos of NFL safety Kerry Rhodes on vacation.  The first photo taken had a picture of Rhodes with his arm around another man on a boat. […]