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Magic Johnson: “I’m Happy that it was me who was the person who got HIV in the sports world.”

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This week marked the 20th anniversary of when Magic Johnson found out he had been diagnosed as HIV positive and went public with the news. His retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers accompanied the announcement. I remember watching the coverage at the time, but having absolutely no idea what it ...

Matt Bonner Does Everything He Can To Avoid Directly Calling David Stern a Liar

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

If we're going to have to sit here and talk about the NBA lockout, at least now we're getting some entertaining voices on the subject. For weeks it seems like just about everybody involved with the NBA's work stoppage said little more than they wanted it to end. Now, Matt ...

Isiah Thomas: Players and Owners Need to Put the Game Ahead of Personal Interests

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Isiah Thomas has been a part of lockouts. He's also held numerous roles, both off the court and on, when it comes to the NBA. So the Florida International coach knows a bit about what he's talking about when he says the two sides in the NBA lockout need to ...

John McCain Would Have Considered Using HGH in High School if it Had Been Offered

Monday, October 17th, 2011

John McCain has long been an advocate for the testing of human growth hormone in sports and a big reason why is because he knows what kind of long-term effects it can have and what could happen if young athletes start using it in high school. McCain now admits part ...

Historian Taylor Branch Predicts Revolt Against NCAA Within the Next Five Years

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The easiest way to introduce the subject of this post is to simply ask you to read his latest work, if you haven't already. "The Shame of College Sports" was featured in the October 2011 edition of The Atlantic and can be read here. Frank Deford has called it the most ...

BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock Gears Up For Meeting with Justice Department

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Bill Hancock believes the United States government has plenty more to worry about than college football, but that doesn't mean he's not looking forward to a meeting with the Justice Department later this summer. Hancock, the executive director of the BCS, said late last week that the Justice Department had ...

Once Again Marvin Miller Is Shunned By Baseball’s Hall of Fame Committee

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America holds an election every December for the purpose of selecting former players, managers and executives to the National Baseball Hall of Fame that made a significant impact on the game of baseball.  For the very few that make it into the HOF it is ...

Let the BCS Waiting Games Begin!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

The first BCS standings came out on Sunday night and with them, the first round of speculation that goes along with them. Would an undefeated TCU or Boise State play in a title game over a one-loss Alabama team? Could the top two teams, Oklahoma and Oregon, be supplanted without losing ...

Veteran Agent Ralph Cindrich: Better than 70, 75 Percent of Players Have Broken Rules

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

It seems fair to say that the Sports Illustrated article in which former NFL agent Josh Luchs comes clean -- while naming names -- about paying potential clients and sheds light on the profession of sports agents has sent shockwaves through the sports community. It has also created just as ...

Kevin Mawae: “We’re 100 percent preparing our guys for a lockout”

Friday, October 1st, 2010

As we're fully entrenched in the NFL season, it's hard to imagine what fall would be like without it. It's pretty unclear exactly what we'll be facing a year from today, but it doesn't look good. DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, said around the time of the ...