EXCITEMENT OF THE PAST THAT IS THE PRESENT: HOW MUCH WE STILL ENJOY SPORTS LIKE OUR ANCESTORS

“We enjoy no matter what era.” sports Humanity has taken part in sports for centuries. But this post is not about the different kinds of sports, it’s more so about the way we view sports as a cultural event. The same way that the Romans would frequent the Colosseum is the same way we part-take in football. So in part the culture of sports has not changed much in a few thousand years. Sure the venues are a little moreRead more

TRUE HEROICS: WHY ARE ATHLETES PLACED ABOVE OUR UNITED STATES TROOPS?

“Those who serve or those who service us with entertainment?” Recently, former NFL quarterback and social activist Colin Kaepernick was given the front cover of GQ magazine. He was recognized for his efforts in combating what he deemed to be prejudice against the African American population from members of law enforcement. And next, there was an onslaught of controversy since he decided to take a knee during the national anthem in football. Now people are criticizing the magazine stating thatRead more

A LEAGUE OF OUR OWN: SHOULD BLACK ATHLETES CREATE THEIR OWN LEAGUES FOR SPORTS

“Taking a knee or taking your talents elsewhere?” There has been yet another knee taken in an NFL opener, this time by Houston Texans players after team owner Robert C. McNair made a statement regarding players in the NFL protesting before the game. He stated that, We can’t let the inmates rule the prison.” A comment that he later apologized for, but the damage had already been done. His players, in a move of defiance, staged a protest against himRead more

red, white, and BLUES: HOW WE ARE SLOWLY STRIPPING EACH OTHER OF FREEDOM

“Break free from yourself.” It has become redundant at this point, but another issue has spiraled out of control regarding President Donald Trump. This time it took place between him and players of the National Football League. This past weekend, he made comments in Huntsville, Alabama before a crowdd of his supporters regarding their protesting on the football field during the National Anthem. And the response was, as you guessed it, swift and wide spread. Because the very next dayRead more

WHEN PERSONAL INTEREST COLLIDE WITH CORPORATE INTEREST

“Know that you represent them inside and out.” The above photo is of sports journalist Jemele Hill of ESPN. She recently came under fire for her comments aimed toward President Donald J. Trump. She stated via her Twitter account that she felt President Trump was not only a voice for White Supremacy, but a member of their organizations. It sparked criticism enough to catch the attention of the United States Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who stated that Jemele’s commentsRead more

A DYING SPORT: WHY NASCAR CAN’T COMPETE WITH OTHER SPORTS

“An aging fan base with no real replacements.” NASCAR is a family owned sporting events organization that governs over auto-car racing series. It has been in existence for 70 years and popularity has held on strong all these years. But with an aging generation, what is to come of NASCAR. Also in combination with the social climate and lack of global competitiveness, NASCAR is a dying sport. Now you might ask yourselves, what do you mean by the social climate, agingRead more

LEBRON HATE: WHY PEOPLE WANT HIM TO FAIL SO BAD

“He’s not the first and won’t be the last.” NBA All-Star Lebron James has been dealing with controversy ever since he decided to leave Cleveland the first time and head to the Miami Heat. Since then, he has returned to Cleveland, yet the hate has still been going strong. And now that he has surpassed Michael Jordan as the all-time leader in scoring in the playoffs, people having been making the comparison. Now, more hate than ever has popped upRead more

THE PATRIOT AGENDA: WHY PEOPLE REALLY ARE UPSET WITH KAEPERNICK

“Disrespecting the flag; there has to be more to the hate.” It has been nearly six months since the end of the 2016 NFL season and quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without a job. For those who are unaware of Colin Kaepernick, he is an NFL quarterback who last played for the San Francisco 49ers. Colin received adulation from many as he aided in rallying his team to the NFL Super Bowl back in 2013. Although they lost against theRead more

GRABBING LAVAR BY THE BALL: WHY HE SHOULD BE MORE MENTAL AND LESS VERBAL

“Success comes from mental strategy, not verbal emotion.” Over the recent months there have been a man in the news whose son is a potential NBA draft pick. His name is Lavar Ball, and his UCLA collegiate basketball playing son is Lonzo Ball.  Lavar has been in the news lately surrounding his parenting style with his sons as well as his business dealings in their lives. Now, I have written about Lavar in the past, and I commend him on hisRead more

PAY FOR PLAY: SHOULD THE NCAA PAY ITS PLAYERS?

“What is wrong with payment?” The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been a strong organization that has served as a platform which has launched the careers of so many well-known athletes. But the topic in recent years have came up regarding the payment of athletes for their performance in sports. Should they be paid for their skill or shouldn’t they be paid? It makes sense considering how much money the universities and the NCAA make off these athletes. OthersRead more