In Steubenville, Ohio high school football reigns supreme. Two players from that football team were convicted of raping a 16 year old girl, posting the event and comments on social media and allowing her peers to watch. Did I mention that all of this took place after she has basically passed out from a night of drinking.
As a country, we’re learning from it and trying to move past it.
We get it.
Well, at least most of us get it.… Read the rest
Bob Costas can say what he wants because he feels that he’s earned that right and he just doesn’t care what you think. If you don’t like it, turn the channel.
And I will!
Costas has spoken out about numerous topics, including gun control, that have incited the masses but his latest shot is just uncalled for.
The Mets beat the Cubs over the weekend with a 4 run 9th inning capped off by a walk off homer from Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who by the way was just called up from Triple A. When Nieuwenhuis reached homeplate, his teammates surround him and celebrated enthusiastically as many teams do, with the bouncing scrum.… Read the rest
Major league baseball has said that cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. Then again, baseball has a dilemma on their hands; go after the alleged cheaters with veracity or deal with them to put the dealers out of business and have the government looking over their shoulder again? That’s the decision baseball had to make when it came to Tony Bosch and the Biogenesis lab in south Florida.
Baseball weighed the choices and, in my opinion, two things decided the choice MLB made;
1. You would rather go after the cheaters in the game. Baseball wanted to make sure that the fans didn’t lose faith in the system and that MLB sent the message loud and clear that cheating, in any form, will not be tolerated and prosecuted in baseball’s style with tenacity.… Read the rest
I watched the Blackhawks and the Bruins, one of the original 6 NHL teams, battle in 3 overtimes until Andrew Shaw dropped the biscuit into the net for a 4-3 Chicago win in the fifth-longest game in the history of the Stanley Cup Finals.
When the lamp lit and the United Center fans leaped to their feet in adulation, I witnessed the Twitter World explode. Keep in mind, I mainly follow sports people but still, even a guy like former NFL’er Warren Sapp was tweeting about the extra amount of exciting hockey we were catching.
It’s hard to believe that only 6 months ago we were wondering if there would even be an NHL season.… Read the rest