September 2014

Class and Character

Watching the end-of-the-season games between the Sox of Boston and the Bronx Bombers, the TV cameras would frequently cut-away from the action to catch a glimpse of Yankee Captain Derek Jeter.

The 40-year-old Jeter has amassed enough stats to easily make Baseball’s Hall of Fame … Read More

Boobs on the Ground

What’s your reputation worth? That’s the question Minnesota Vikings principal owner Zygi Wilf needs to ask himself. It’s also a question that every league owner needs to seriously consider in the face of public criticism concerning the escalation of players who have moved beyond thoughtless … Read More

Education, Texas Style

Imagine that you’re the black parent of a 9th grade student opening a textbook on United States History and read that the slave trade is referenced as the “Atlantic Triangular Trade.” How about this one: that same parent is helping his son study for a … Read More

Are You Ready for Some Fooootballl?

Are you ready
Are you ready
Are you ready, ready
Are you ready for some football?

– Hank Williams, Jr.

I don’t ever remember a time when football wasn’t King. Yes, there’s always been baseball (love it), basketball, hockey, and golf to a lesser extent, … Read More

The Punch and the Roll Back

Two football stories made the news yesterday, but the focus on one all but buried the other. Let’s begin with the obvious. By now, most people have seen the video circulated by celebrity news web site TMZ that shows what happened inside the elevator between … Read More

ISIS: The Assad Dilemma

Like many, I was sickened and repulsed by the single still images that came out of somewhere in Syria of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff before each was savagely beheaded by a member of ISIS, or ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the … Read More