Tag: ESPN

NFL understands “Rule #1” and has you by “The Balls”

We find ourselves living through another crisis to America’s confidence.  “Deflate-gate.” Listening to sports talk radio the past week I was struck by the faux outrage of poorly prepared talk hosts and their disbelief that an NFL head coach and quarterback may have cheated.  Shockingly stretching the rules to gain a unfair advantage.  With billions…

Sports Media – When Did a Crime Become a “Situation?”

Listen or watch the coverage of the NFL players that have recently been accused or convicted of “crimes.”  Child abuse, domestic abuse…last year it was murder! Sports media can’t say the word “crime.” To review: Ray Rice, running back of the Baltimore Ravens, was charged with simple assault and domestic violence in February, but there was…

“That’s One Small Kiss for Man…One Giant Smooch for Mankind.”

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, recently warned the NFL to watch its overexposure.  Without reeling that exposure in some and understanding its core mission, the league was at risk of destroying itself. The NFL is about football.  Physically freakish men moving a ball up and down a field while pounding on…