STATE of MIND: Are we really still in this place? In this day and age?…
LOCATION: Certainly not reading one of the many football blogs I follow or writing my own…
The twitterverse and blogosphere exploded today after comments made by MLSsoccer.com writer and contributor to the Extra Time Radio podcast Simon Borg sparked [...]
POPSspot is playing some catch-up, but before we get to five recent articles, there is some tremendous play to acknowledge. Congratulations on an incredible triple overtime win by the Rangers last night, a ridiculous 27-point comeback by The Clippers this week, and a great Yankee win last week after being nine runs down to the [...]
I don’t particularly follow sports at all. Well, that’s a lie. I do pay pretty close attention to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and I follow soccer internationally to some degree. That’s about it, though, and I definitely pay no attention to American football. However, the other day I was around a TV with ESPN’s [...]
She is only 24.
She works for a small local paper called The Patriot News.
Their budget is tighter than the lips of Penn State’s leadership.
Yet, Sara Ganim, a 2008 Penn State graduate, still broke the biggest scandal in NCAA sports history a full seven months before the grand jury report was released in [...]
For my second entry into POPSspot, I contemplate the question that many of us are contemplating right now as the NFL Draft approaches: Is it RG3 or Andrew Luck?
Most importantly, why does ESPN continue to rely on and/or value the picks of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. And as I keep [...]
Eight months after disclosing her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Pat Summitt announced Wednesday that she will step aside as the Tennessee women’s basketball coach, making way for longtime assistant Holly Warlick take over the Lady Vols.
The university made the news [...]
On March 20th, former NBA All-Star Chris Webber declared: “I Don’t Give A Damn About Sports” before dedicating nearly his entire radio show to the case of Trayvon Martin. Webber’s retired voice barely caused a ripple in sports media, but when a few days later, Lebron James organized the Miami Heat in a team hoodie [...]
Former NFL player Warren Sapp filed for bankruptcy on March 30, and his story seems to have gotten a big boost from The Associated Press:
“Former NFL star Warren Sapp owes more than $6.7 million to creditors and back child support and alimony, according to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing in South Florida. Sapp’s $6.45 million in [...]
Oh, here we go again. This week brought us another sports fueled violent white riot after Kentucky won the NCAA Basketball Championship. The riot, which many had predicted would happen, came just 60 fires and two days after the first one where Kentucky fans burned cars to celebrate [...]
Congratulations to The Baylor Lady Bears and Brittney Griner for being the first team in NCAA history to go 40-0. Brittney will go on to dominate the WNBA like we have never seen. More on Brittney and her lack of media love coming next week…
Alonzo Mourning and Isiah Thomas are the latest all-star athletes to speak out on behalf of Trayvon Martin along with thousands of others on Sunday, April 1st in Miami. Says Alonzo Mourning: “The only way you see change, you have to become change.”
Pictures and videos below:
(First posted at The Nation): Sanford, Florida is a city that will now be known for all times as the place where Trayvon Martin was killed for the crime of Living While Black. It’s in addition the place whose institutions—the police department, the local press, and even the city morgue—treated Trayvon and his body [...]
Philadelphia 76er and former NBA All-Star Elton Brand reflects on Trayvon Martin:
“I’ve worn a hoodie walking taking a short cut through a nicer area (he laughs) knowing what I know good. It’s sad to see this happen. It could have been any of us. It could have definitely been me as a young teenager.”…
Besides drawing greater national attention to the Trayvon Martin tragedy, The Miami Heat and other outspoken athletes have provided comfort to his family. Tracy Martin, Trayvon father stated on Sunday:
“I saw a post that D-Wade had saying, ‘I am Trayvon Martin”, To see all these athletes put Trayvon in the same sentence with [...]
Along with the Trayvon Martin tragedy has come All-Star leadership from Chris Webber, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Amare Soudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash, and The NBA Players Association. The big names should not drown out the poignant words of lesser known players like Earl Watson of the Utah Jazz. Says [...]
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