Feb 24

The athletic dream team you’ve never heard of



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On June 4, 1967, a cadre of America’s most outstanding African American athletes gathered in the offices of the Black Economic Union in Cleveland, Ohio. Although the meeting took place in the offices of an organization dedicated to increasing economic opportunities, money was not on the agenda.



Feb 21

Pitchers, catchers…and signers report: a Founding Fathers baseball dream team



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If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?



Feb 3

A USFL Super Bowl? The short-lived challenge to NFL dominance



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On February 5, people across the globe will gather to watch Super Bowl XLVI. The worldwide popularity of the NFL’s end-of-the-season championship showcase serves to underscore the dominance of the NFL’s hegemony over the American sporting landscape. Since the AFL-NFL merger established the modern NFL in 1970, there have been few challenges to the NFL’s… [Continue Reading]



Dec 19

Bowling for dollars: Should college athletes be paid?



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Everyone seems to profit except the men and women who make it all possible by playing.



Dec 13

In praise of “America’s Game”



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For the last several years, I have had the privilege of witnessing the Army-Navy game up close and personal. The game never disappoints, and this year was no different.