With the movie “42″ coming out I would like to say that Jackie...
Few college athletes graduate, and those that do graduate often receive degrees in areas that don’t allow them to be competitive in the job market. The age requirement rule for entering the draft to play professional sports doesn’t necessarily benefit an athlete. It does, however, allow for colleges and the NCAA to make millions of [...]
Earlier this season, I lost all hope in the humanity of football. It was because of what happened during the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens game when Chiefs’ quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a concussion and was unable to return to the game. As coaches and trainers escorted Cassel from the field, fans began to [...]
Due to the lack of a new agreement between NFL owners and the original NFL referees, there has been what I would call “unnecessary drama” (NFL Referee Labor Dispute). This drama began on the first day of the season with a referee lockout and has yet to stop. The lockout has led to the [...]
A celebrity died this past Thursday, and little news has reached the public about her death. She is even on the cover of a popular magazine. Still no idea? That is because this celebrity has four legs and is known to the public as 832F. 832F was the alpha female of the Lamar Canyon Pack of Grey Wolves, and wore a $4,000 Global Positioning System tracking collar used in scientific research for the past six years. The alpha and pack have been very popular with tourists, and were even featured prominently on the cover of the current issue of American Scientist. 832F was the eighth collared and the 53rd wolf killed since the start of Wyoming’s wolf hunting season on October 1. The Grey Wolf was taken off of Wyoming’s endangered species list this August; the state is home to an estimated 230 wolves. Hunting is not allowed in Yellowstone, the traditional home of the Lamar Canyon Pack or the Grand Tetons. In the northeast corner of the state, the wolf is considered to be a trophy animal and the season only allows a certain number of wolves to be killed. In the other 80% of the state, the Grey Wolf is considered to be a predator and may be shot on site at any time of the year. This has drawn a great deal of ire from environmental and outdoor groups, such as the Sierra Club. Several lawsuits trying to stop the hunts are still pending action. Until a decision is made, the hunting continues. Critics state the wolf population is still near extinction and were removed from the endangered species list prematurely. The animal is prone to disease and environmental disturbance. Proponents of the hunt say this season could potentially help protect livestock and the population of traditional game animals, such as deer and elk. 832F ventured outside the safety of the park (Yellowstone Park Map), and became a casualty of Wyoming’s wolf hunt. As tragic as the circumstance is, the death of this celebrity may help get more public opinion on the side of wolf advocates. It may also aid in getting this hunt revoked until the wolf population is at a healthier level. [...]
This is an issue that has sparked a voice in many analysts and fans eyes. Athletes going broke after retirement or even while playing. This issue is one that is very serious and one that I personally have an interest in because my best friend is in the NBA. The NFL and the NBA, where [...]
My story this week is on the great coach Gregg Popovich. This past week he made a decision to sit four of his star players; Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, and Danny Green. This decision was not taken well by the commissioner of the NBA, David Stern. The Spurs were scheduled to face off [...]
Recently, Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman announced that he may miss a football game due to the birth of a child. As a result of this announcement, he has received some praise and criticism. The decision whether to choose a sport, such as football, or your family is a no brainer for me but amazingly [...]
Should the NFL Reconsider its Rule Regarding Years Removed From High School? Marcus Lattimore Might Think So.
Is it time for potential NFL players to have the right not to be three years removed from high school before they can be drafted? Some players go through the motions and pretend to be student athletes during their three years of school just waiting to become eligible for the draft. Others work hard hoping [...]
As a boys High School basketball coach my job is to prepare young men for the real world by demonstrating to them what hard work can accomplish. Obviously, part of my job is to work on improving their basketball skills and knowledge which will hopefully help us win basketball games. I take these responsibilities very [...]
In today’s society what you know can only get you so far, it is our resume that gets us in the door. When looking at the issue translating what you know onto your resume is key. We all want the dream job and we all want to feel the expert in our field. This translates [...]