A baseball player takes PEDs. He hides the truth, lies about his tests and wants to proclaim his innocence from the highest mountain only to be proven a phony and to then be looked upon as a pariah by those who used to adore him as well as by those pessimists who never believed that his numbers were real.
The purists want him banned from the sport for life. “To cheat the game is the ultimate disgrace”, they say.
The sanctity of the records not to mention the occupation of a roster spot from possibly another deserving player is enough to cast a scarlet letter across the chest of your uniform for the rest of your playing days.… Read the rest
The Steinhafel’s Big Unit’s Poker Run benefiting Fisher House has doubled in size!!
This year we have 2 special dates in 2 different cities:
Sunday, May 25th (Memorial Day Weekend)
Sunday, August 31st (Labor Day Weekend)
More info to come re: Sign-up and destinations!
About The Fisher House of Wisconsin:
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, as well as the hardships of military service, by offering shelter and support during a medical crisis.… Read the rest
Bart Starr walked into our lives professionally in 1956. After 5 championships, 2 Super Bowl MVPs, 4 Pro Bowls, 9 years of coaching and 44 years of service to the Vince Lombardi Charitable Foundation, Bart Starr is stepping away from the public spotlight.
Starr and his wife Cherry, who will be married for 60 years this coming May, stood at the podium and graciously thanked everyone for their support and then made the announcement that Vince Lombardi’s quarterback, who just turned 80, wanted to rest and spend time at home.… Read the rest
The NFL wants to ban the use of the N-word. Good idea but a bit hard to enforce.
You see, any player caught using the word on the football field will be assessed a 15 yard penalty.
As an official, you would almost have to be looking directly at the player when the word is actually used.
I am finding it a little hard to believe that there are so many black athletes who are pushing back against this proposed rule addition. You see the N-word has become an unfortunate institution in today’s pop culture language and it’s used now as an adjective between two close friends. … Read the rest
Just after I sang the praises of the NBA for not having any police problems, here comes the Knicks Raymond Felton. Not only does he get arrested but his charges are for using a gun in a menacing manner and possessing a gun that wasn’t even his.
Wait…Numerous gun charges.
I understand that, at times, athletes in their homes may feel the need to have protection but why in the world are they carrying the guns around?
“Well it’s because were in the public eye”, they’ll say. You mean to tell me that you’re in such danger, all the time that you need to carry unregistered weapons around?… Read the rest
A young man playing high school athletics has been accused of rape and rumors persist regarding additional sexual misconducts. I preface this story by stating that this young man has been a star athlete almost his entire life. He is a multi-sport talent and had been inundated with numerous scholarship offerings.
Since the allegations and rumors have surfaced, this young man’s life has begun to unravel. The scholarships have been either been rescinded or put into limbo along with his future.
I remember back when I was a young athlete, my friends and I would share stories and gossip with other buddies and girlfriends from other high schools and soon everyone knew everyone else’s business. … Read the rest
Jermichael Finley puts himself through a rigorous workout in an effort to strengthen his surgically repaired neck. Bigger and stronger and better is the tight end’s goal. The question now is, once he’s cleared to play, will there be an NFL team willing to take the risk on the once nearly paralyzed big man?
The Pittsburgh Steelers neurosurgeon who performed Finley’s surgery, Dr. Joseph Maroon, told Finley there there’s a 99.9 percent chance the fusion will fully heal and he can then be cleared. Finley’s information is that the healing could culminate with 4 weeks.
If I were in Ted Thompson’s shoes, I would have to take a really hard look at the guy Mike McCarthy has called a “defensive match-up nightmare”. … Read the rest
Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an interview, “Seattle is a wonderful market. It would be very additive to the league to have a team there but we’re not planning on expanding right now, so it’s not a function of price.”
That sent the local twitter world abuzz. It was as if Silver said that he wasn’t going to allow the Milwaukee Bucks to move at all. What Silver said was that the league was not going to EXPAND. It’s what Silver didn’t say that should have the Bucks fans concerned. He NEVER said that he wouldn’t consider relocating a team to the Emerald City.… Read the rest
Snowboarder Shaun White was the best, hands down, in the world. He was brash, he was arrogant and he was envied yet disliked. When you’re the best, people can’t wait to see you fail. This was never more true than in Sochi.
White pulled out of the slopeside competition, at least according to White, to concentrate on winning his 3rd straight Gold Medal in the halfpipe competition. His competitors felt that the red headed kid from San Diego was realizing that he wasn’t going to win the slopeside and therefore bailed on the competition, disrespecting their abilities if you will.… Read the rest