Coming Out and Playing Ball: Jason Collins Heads to Brooklyn Nets

By: Sunday February 23, 2014 4:00 pm

The Brooklyn Nets in their current iteration, having only moved to the borough they call home in 2012, are a fairly new enterprise. Even so, the team will make history this evening.

They’ll sign Jason Collins today to a ten day contract (after he clears waivers at 5:00pm ET), with hopes of having him suit up to go up against the LA Lakers tonight. Signing and frequently trading players isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, but what makes this deal noteworthy is that Jason Collins came out as gay while working as a free agent (meaning he wasn’t associated with a team) last year.

And Now a Few Words From TX Sportscaster Dale Hansen on the Coming Out of Michael Sam

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 12:20 pm

More like this, please.

Super Bowl Sunday!

By: Sunday February 2, 2014 3:15 pm

Welp. Here we are on the day of the largest annual secular holiday in the United States – Super Bowl Sunday. At 6:30PM Eastern time, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will kick-off at “MetLife” Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ for Super Bowl XLVIII. This is the first Super Bowl played outdoors in the north. Super Bowls XVI and XL were both played in Detroit albeit indoors at the Pontiac Silverdome and Ford Field respectively.

NFL’s Record Settlement for Traumatic Brain Injuries

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 5:15 pm

Former National Football League players have reached a 914 million dollar settlement with the NFL for traumatic brain injuries. The settlement proposal is subject to court approval.

Drone-Shaped Ad: What Next?

By: Friday January 3, 2014 3:46 pm

Amidst all the talk about Amazon’s plan to use drones to deliver books and packages, and all the furor over NSA spying on your emails, and peeking at online video games to discover hidden communications between players, there now appears on network television, a VISA ad designed to catch the attention of football fans that features a chase scene. This time around it is not your ordinary car chase, however, but a drone zeroing in on an individual in street clothes dashing across a semi-arid landscape.

Miami Dolphins: Team Controversy Brings Bullying and Intolerance in the NFL to Light

By: Friday November 22, 2013 6:00 pm

You might have caught wind of the recent Miami Dolphins’ controversy.  While it’s easy to dismiss the dispute as a war between the two players most directly involved -Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito- in truth the story and the resulting back and forth provide a telling look into the bullying, bravado and intolerance permitted and encouraged by NFL culture.

Celebrities: Obamacare’s Proxy Recruits

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 6:10 pm

President Obama is personally recruiting celebrities to help promote Obamacare before insurance exchanges launch October 1. POTUS dropped into a meeting led by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett; singer Jennifer Hudson, actress Amy Poehler, and execs from the Grammys and Funny Or Die, and one of Oprah’s reps got charm-bombed.

Late Night: Avoiding the Spectacle

By: Saturday February 2, 2013 8:00 pm

You might have heard the news there is a big football game tomorrow evening? I think they call it the Super Bowl or something. For myself, while I do not know what I will be watching to avoid the nonsense, I’m fairly certain it won’t be football.

I used to be a football fan as part of generally being a fan of all sports.

NFL Ends Lockout of Referees

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 6:45 am

The NFL will have its regular officials back on the field tonight, as the owners ended their lockout of the referees, reaching a tentative agreement. The referees union must vote to approve the contract, but the NFL was holding up the return to play for the officials by locking them out, so their lifting that allowed the officials to go back to work.

Officials will receive a solid raise throughout the eight-year deal, and here is the information on their pensions, which was the main bone of contention…

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