Should Sports Be A Platform For Political Discussions?

Should Sports Be A Platform For Political Discussions?

For generations, sports stars have enjoyed the ability to use their celebrity for political purposes. Whether they make headlines by helping to break racial stereotypes, like Gold Medalist Jesse Owens at the Olympic Games in Berlin, or utilize athletic ceremonies as a forum for protest, like sprinters Wayne Collett and Vince Mathews did at the 1972 […]

NFL Likely to Hire 17 Full-Time Officials

NFL Likely to Hire 17 Full-Time Officials

It appears the NFL will soon be taking significant steps to improve officiating. According to Troy Vincent, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, the league will likely be hiring 17 full-time officials for the 2016-17 season. In addition to allowing officials to commit adequate time for training and consultation, the hiring of full-time […]

Politics Isn’t Necessarily a Dirty Word in Sports Anymore

Politics Isn’t Necessarily a Dirty Word in Sports Anymore

Traditionally, sports have often been viewed as a chance to get away from the controversies and political firestorms the erupt daily. Still, the convergence of sports and politics can sometimes develop regardless of such efforts. That often brings with it controversy due to the emotional components that each entity has within its avid bases. The Changing Face […]

On Mixing Sports and Politics

On Mixing Sports and Politics

Earlier this week, Joschka Tryba wrote a piece for The Huffington Post arguing the central thesis, and title, “Sports Prove Americans are Already Socialists at Heart”. Tryba stated that current regulations in American athletic leagues utilize structures that are unique to and common in most socialist governments. The core points are laid out here: “Professional football, basketball and hockey leagues have salary […]