Bud Selig

A’s Stadium a Big Problem as Bud Selig Departs

With just a few days left in his term as Major League Baseball Commissioner, Bud Selig has left his successor Rob Manfred a major problem. Oakland A’s ownership is still stuck in a stadium that was built in the

The Super Bowl at the Meadowlands was the most watched TV show of all time

Meadowlands Arena Faces Uncertain Future

In St. Petersburg, local elected officials are trying to figure out what to do with a desire by Tampa Bay Rays’ ownership to look for a new stadium and leave the dome. The baseball team has a lease to

Adam Silver

NBA Jersey Ads Are Inevitable

For some reason, American sports fans think a sports uniform is a special piece of clothing that should just feature a team name or logo. The Pinstripes, in the case of the New York Yankees, Les “Bleu, Blanc et

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The NFL and Martin Luther King Day

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King. The civil rights leader was born on January 15, 1929.

Rams

Stan Kroenke Is Not a Football Hero

There are some people in Southern California who are ready to put up a statue of Stan Kroenke, somewhere in the Los Angeles area. Kroenke is looking to build a football facility in Inglewood that could house Kroenke’s property,

Olympics

Selling the Olympics to Boston: Is It Worth It?

 The United States has not hosted an Olympics since the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. America whiffed on bids for the 2012 Summer Games in New York and the 2016 Summer Games in Chicago. There has been some

Stewart Mandela

College Football Playoff: A New Tradition

It is somewhat ironic that the college football showdown between Ohio State and Oregon is being played 46 years to the day that the Super Bowl became important. In 1969, the Super Bowl was, at best, a middle level

MLB

Baseball Hall of Fame Needs New Voters

The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame was announced earlier this week and while the electorate was able to find four worthy candidates, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio, there is some question about the worthiness of

NCAA

NCAA to Pay For Athletes’ Families’ Travel

There is an old term, “shamateurism,” that may have been coined to describe college sports in the United States. It is a corruption of sham and amateurism and was used to describe how colleges were making money off of

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Will Kenya Throw Athletes in Jail for Doping?

There seems to be a growing global movement that the United States has not joined. Countries are not looking at athletes who use banned controlled substances as performance enhancers, as cheaters. The countries may follow Italy’s example and jail