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 […]

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. […]

Pro Bowl switching to “Draft” format – Nobody Cares

Pro Bowl switching to “Draft” format – Nobody Cares

Apparently, the NFL is likely to move to a “draft” format for the Pro Bowl starting in 2014, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora who cites “league sources.” The draft format would possibly consist of team captains picking players for each team after fan voting is complete. The league hopes this would […]

Tony Romo’s Contract Is Not As Bad As You Think

Tony Romo’s Contract Is Not As Bad As You Think

With the recent Tony Romo contract, the debate has hit a new feverish pitch about just what Romo is worth as a quarterback.  For Cowboys fans, the reactions are mixed.  It’s quite literally a 50/50 split on those who love Tony Romo and those who hate him. Before I get into where Romo ranks among […]