Tag: #nfl

TO STAND OR NOT TO STAND: THE NFL DILEMMA OR PLAYERS PROTESTING

“The right to do it.” taking a knee Over the past couple of years there has been the controversy over the former Quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem to protest against police brutality. And since then there has been protest… Continue Reading “TO STAND OR NOT TO STAND: THE NFL DILEMMA OR PLAYERS PROTESTING”

WAY TOO TYPICAL: WHY YOUNG BLACK MALES CHASE THE SAME HOOP DREAMS

“One in a 4,000 to 12,000.” going pro “With the number one pick of the ______draft, the _______ select_____________ from the University of_____________________.” These are the words so many collegiate athletes will not hear. And if you read my previous post about hoop dreams… Continue Reading “WAY TOO TYPICAL: WHY YOUNG BLACK MALES CHASE THE SAME HOOP DREAMS”

MONEY WOES: WHY ATHLETES MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND GO BROKE

“Why they lose it all.” new money When you are a young male coming from an impoverished environment or even coming from the middle class, you have all these dreams in regards to money. Buying this lavish home and living a life that you… Continue Reading “MONEY WOES: WHY ATHLETES MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND GO BROKE”

ROLE MODELS: WHY WE PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON ATHLETES

  “Role models, really?” the chosen ones For the longest, athletes have been seen as these role models, especially to a younger generation. But what happens when the onus is on the athlete to raise the children of society. Because that is what being… Continue Reading “ROLE MODELS: WHY WE PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON ATHLETES”

X PATS: WHY PEOPLE TRULY HATE WINNERS ALL THE TIME

“They win we cheer, they keep winning we hate.” a winning franchise Since the early 2000’s, the New England Patriots have been a powerhouse franchise. Years removed from the franchise that no one really seemed to care about in football. They were like the… Continue Reading “X PATS: WHY PEOPLE TRULY HATE WINNERS ALL THE TIME”

SHOW ME THE MONEY: WILL SPORTS CONTRACTS GET BIGGER IN THE FUTURE

“Give me some money.” the big bucks In my lifetime I have heard of some pretty major contracts to play professional sports. Kobe Bryant signing his $126 million contract, Floyd Mayweather, Tiger Woods, and Formula One driver Michael Shumacher all earning $100 million in… Continue Reading “SHOW ME THE MONEY: WILL SPORTS CONTRACTS GET BIGGER IN THE FUTURE”

HOOP DREAMS: WHY SO MANY NEVER MAKE IT

“You’re just not good enough.” the dream As a young boy growing up, we have all had these visions of ourselves becoming a top athlete in sports. But somewhere in our lives reality sets in and you know that your life is not going… Continue Reading “HOOP DREAMS: WHY SO MANY NEVER MAKE IT”

AFTER THE LIGHTS: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THEY RETIRE

  “What do they do now?” athletic retirement We watch, they play, we celebrate; but what happens when it all goes away? Eventually, when they put up the cleats and sneakers they will go into retirement. And when that happens what are they to… Continue Reading “AFTER THE LIGHTS: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THEY RETIRE”

TAKING A KNEE: WHY IS THERE STILL A STARK DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK SENTIMENT ON NFL PROTEST

“In protest of…..” on one knee Ever since former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick got down on one knee during an NFL game to protest police brutality in America during the national anthem, the anthem protest has taken on a life of its own. It… Continue Reading “TAKING A KNEE: WHY IS THERE STILL A STARK DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK SENTIMENT ON NFL PROTEST”

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… Continue Reading “A LEAGUE OF OUR OWN: SHOULD BLACK ATHLETES CREATE THEIR OWN LEAGUES FOR SPORTS”