Book/Movie Review: Friday Night Lights

If you and I both sit down and look at Van Gogh’s Starry Night, we are likely to come away with two very different opinions on the painting. People interpret things differently, they see the world in varying lights. A vast array of viewpoints is what makes judging material so interesting. In many instances, there […]

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“42” Reverberates into today’s sports world

What is amazing about quality period pieces is the ability to draw parallels between that particular time and the present. To use the past or the future as a window into the current makes everything feel a bit more real. The Jackie Robinson biopic “42” does exactly that. “42” is a fine sports movie although it […]

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Boston Marathon: Sports medicine

The tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon on Monday is unspeakable. There are no words to explain why such terrible things happen in this world. There is no way to console those affected by this horrible act. The motivations and choices of a small minority of evil people in the world can never be […]

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Kevin Ware injury: To show or not to show?

The above video is the gruesome leg injury Kevin Ware of Louisville suffered against Duke. Before watching it, I must warn that it is very graphic. Personally, I hate watching any type of stomach-churning injury. I’ve seen the Ware replay no more than twice. The last time I saw the cringe inducing hit on Willis McGahee‘s […]

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It’s time to pay College Athletes

Does the loch ness monster exist? What is in the Mariana’s Trench? Should college athletes be paid? All questions for the ages that have no definitive answer. Many speculate and offer their own thoughts. But, few can come to a common ground. From an extremely outside perspective, I believe players should be compensated in some […]

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Miami Heat streak means nothing without a ring

The Miami Heat are in the midst of a 23 game winning streak, the second longest in NBA history. With their game tonight against LeBron James‘ old pals, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Heat have a chance to make it 24 straight Ws. I’ve only got one thing to say to that: so what? This streak […]

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Redefining success in the NFL

In life, there are certain benchmarks that indicate accomplishment. These indicators are tangible symbols of success. Numbers often times provide the road map of a success for a given field. But, what happens when those numbers are no longer as indicative as they once were? When benchmarks become outdated, when they no longer reliably reflect […]

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The Miami Heat mean business

The Miami Heat have now won 16 straight games with their victory over the Orlando Magic. During that span, LeBron James has been the model of efficiency (64% from the field in the month of February), Dwayne Wade has averaged nearly 25 points, and the entire teams has gelled together. If this winning streak doesn’t cement that […]

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LeBron James & the Dunk Contest

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9014505&categoryid=2459788 In the above video, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether or not LeBron James should be influenced by Magic Johnson’s $1 million offer to participate in the dunk contest. I am a fan of the NBA. Obviously, I would love to see James throw down his vicious dunks in the contest. But […]

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NFL: Contract killers

Word broke recently that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be the NFL’s highest paid player. The two parties have agreed to a six-year deal worth $120.6 million. Excuse me? Come again? Is this the same Joe Flacco whose completion percentage has been under 60% the last two seasons? The same Joe Flacco whose career post-season […]

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