Trash talking in sports is all around us; everyone hears it constantly. While trash talking may be said jokingly, lately in professional sports it has gone too far.
Trash talking has moved away from harmless humor to something more serious and offensive. Especially in the NFL, the harsh and sometimes inappropriate words are weekly news headlines.More »
Last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers won a thriller against the New York Jets that sent them to the Super Bowl. This latest trip ties the Steelers with the Dallas Cowboys for the most all-time Super Bowl appearances with eight. Pittsburgh is 6-1 in its previous seven trips.More »
Do you rush home from school so you can get your homework done before basketball practice? Is it too out there to think that the best and brightest minds are the biggest and fastest athletes? Do you think thousands of people would fill a stadium to watch a debate or a spelling bee every Sunday? What about Stephen Strasburg vs. Toby Gerhart in a chess match? Does that sound worthy of Super Bowl hype? The golden answer is no.More »
This story starts when I texted New York Giants offensive lineman Rich Seubert after their huge, 31-7 December win over the Washington Redskins (if they had lost, I wasn’t going to send the text). I asked him if I could meet his kids to ask “What is it like to have a dad in the NFL?”More »
When its playoff time in the NFL, there are many things the league’s fans can count on: hot teams, exciting finishes, and, of course, the Ravens-Steelers matchup.More »
Athletes should be judged on their ability, rather than the ability of those officiating. Officials have significantly altered numerous outcomes of games due to incorrect decisions. More »