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Ripping the Band-Aid – Solving the Problem of FIFA

What is the future of FIFA following the revelations contained in the 47 count indictment by the US Department of Justice of 14 FIFA and …

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Sport as Drug

Sport as Drug

It didn’t take long for the hypnotic cocktail of fandom, apathy, and indifference to kick in. It doesn’t usually take very long. Part …

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….the Atlanta Hawks can reverse the damage of racism and poor ownership

….the Atlanta Hawks can reverse the damage of racism and poor ownership

It has been a busy season of sports, even busier off the field and in the boardrooms of teams, leagues, owners conference calls, and sports …

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The Sterling SILVER Example

The Sterling SILVER Example

Sport has the power of uncertainty, the unexpected, the surprise. On Tuesday, the sports world enjoyed one of the biggest upsets in history. NBA …

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The Sterling Example

Ladies and gentlemen, hello.
In recent days we have been informed of despicable comments made by a sports team owner about minorities and the outrage is rightfully …

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The NFL as Tableau Vivant

The NFL as Tableau Vivant

The best NFL Sunday – among which this past one surely was – is one where the entirety of the games play back the next morning like …

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The Blah Quarter

The Blah Quarter

I should begin every NFL piece with “well, at least no one has been milled yet,” which would absolutely apply here, That good news aside, …

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Very Little, Very Late

Very Little, Very Late

Yesterday, the NFL settled a concussion claim with the players’ association for $765M. This settlement is a joke. Not only is it literally billions of …

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Parity Ate the NFL

Parity Ate the NFL

It consumed it, like a Clevelander tearing through beer sausage at a Browns tailgater (really the only reason to find oneself at a football stadium …

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The National Football League of America

The National Football League of America

In what can only be described as a bonanza, the first NFL preseason game has come and gone and we’ve seen only one (potentially mass) …

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The Tragedy of Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

The Tragedy of Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

Exit stage.
Director’s note:  Gracefully?  Petulant?  Actor’s choice.
We are at the end of a great sports epic.  Alex Rodriguez or A-Rod, superstar infield slugger for the …

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Brand Beckham To Exercise Its Muscle

Brand Beckham To Exercise Its Muscle

Some celebrities are bigger in death than life, but rarely are they bigger in retirement than when they were doing what made them famous in …

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….the stadium experience is designed to distract you

….the stadium experience is designed to distract you

The days of simply going to see a game are so distant that it does not matter very much when we miss the action on …

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….the IOC is making a mistake by dropping Wrestling

….the IOC is making a mistake by dropping Wrestling

It is hard to imagine that a future Summer Olympic Games will likely not have wrestling on its program. Few sports are as closely associated …

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….Manchester United face unique challenges replacing Alex Ferguson

….Manchester United face unique challenges replacing Alex Ferguson

After 27 years of managing their club, Manchester United have the unenviable task of replacing their legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.  Any successful organization places …

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….to save Boxing from itself

….to save Boxing from itself

The eyes of the sports world briefly returned to boxing this past weekend for the latest Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.  Mayweather is the undisputed big …

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….Lebron is already a bigger star than Jordan

….Lebron is already a bigger star than Jordan

This past weekend, Lebron James wrapped up his fourth MVP award in five seasons, joining Russell, Abdul-Jabbar, Chamberlain, and Jordan as the only players to …

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Nightmare on Boylston Street

Nightmare on Boylston Street

The marathon bombing in Boston on Monday was the realization of every event organizer’s worst nightmare. Terrorism is an ever-present threat wherever there is …

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The Blessing and the Curse of Tiger Woods

The Blessing and the Curse of Tiger Woods

The high times for golf and Tiger Woods have returned.  He entered this weekend’s Masters tournament as the top-ranked player in the world and favourite …

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Coaching Carousel – Mid-Majors enjoying the other side of March Madness

Coaching Carousel – Mid-Majors enjoying the other side of March Madness

As the college basketball celebrates the final weekend of the season, several schools are spending March Madness searching for new head basketball coaches.  Year after …

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