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If the holiest day on the American calendar is Super Bowl Sunday, Vince Lombardi and Joe Namath were its early saints. So what does that make Pat Tillman?

Kudos to Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy for being the first two black coaches to lead teams to the Superbowl. But hold the applause for the NFL.

Big-money athletics cannot help but sabotage what our colleges and universities are for: instruction and research.

The day The Champ turned 65 was marked by the release of a line of snack foods bearing his image. Lost in the hype was Muhammad Ali's proud history as a war resister.

Carmelo Anthony pays the price for the melee between the Nuggets and the Knicks, but it's NBA commissioner David Stern who should be benched.

The Democrats won the House and the Senate because the Republicans lost
the garage. How Nascar fans helped turn the tide of the election.

As the two top-ranked college teams clash on Saturday, the world stops, vote-counting is halted in a tight Congressional race and cities brace for violence.

Take time out to acknowledge the return of the NBA--and the beginning of
a political season of sorts for NBA players with a social conscience.

The last time the Detroit Tigers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, the Motor City was literally aflame. What's evident this time is that the city never rose from the ashes.

The hype-masters of sports would have us believe that the return of the New
Orleans Saints to the Superdome is a sign of a city on the
verge of resurrection. It's not.

Blogs

Michael Sam’s efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history took a massive hit on Tuesday, with news that he was being cut from the Dallas Cowboys.

October 22, 2014

A world-class athlete is standing up to the barbaric surgical practices women are subjected to in international sports. She deserves our support.

October 20, 2014

“Since logic and human decency have not led to a name change, perhaps it’s best we attempt to destroy their brand through public mockery.”

October 17, 2014

Israeli basketball fans say it’s just a game. Palestinian fans say it’s their game too and are disappointed the NBA has taken away a safe space, an escape from conflict.

October 16, 2014

Ferguson October protesters want football fans to know that "Black lives matter, on and off the field."

October 14, 2014

High school football, hazing, sexual assault and a truth more horrifying than fiction.

October 13, 2014

If there is any justice, these revelations by longtime general manager Jerry Angelo will lead to an investigation and the firing of Roger Goodell.

October 10, 2014

Inside and outside the Barclays Center, protesters came out to raise their voices against a Friends of the IDF fundraiser that was coupled with an NBA preseason game between the Nets and Israeli team Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

October 8, 2014

Blood testing to build a better basketball cyborg? The newest NBA data-driven health craze that will further dehumanize—“thingify”—the players.

October 7, 2014

There will be a protest this Tuesday in Brooklyn before a preseason basketball game. It is difficult to comprehend, given his conciliatory approach, that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver did not see this coming.

 

October 3, 2014