Should Athletes Really Be Considered Role Models?

Charles Barkley

  Back in 1993, Charles Barkley (in)famously said “I’m not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”   At the time, that was a very controversial statement, and Barkley took a lot of heat for it.  With the way social media runs with everything these days, […]

Malcontents: Sometimes A Change Of Scenery Doesn’t Help

Terrell Owens, Donovan McNabb

  In sports, there have always been players who have been dissatisfied and rebellious wherever they have been.  Even in the best situations, they will find a problem.  Often times they are the problem.     Usually after they tear a team apart, they are released or traded.   Fans, sometimes ever the player themselves will say that all […]

Times Change: The Sport, The Game, The Athlete

Baseball, Basketball, Football

  Don’t you love it when someone says “Well, that player wouldn’t be able to compete in today’s game.”  Or the inverse, “He wouldn’t last 5 minutes back in the day.”  Often times, that might be true.  But does it really matter?   Many people, mostly fans, get caught up in how players would fare […]

The Closing Window: Capitalizing On Your One Shot At A Title

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden

  How many times have you heard a fan say “It’s OK, we’ll be back here again.”?  When a team makes a deep run at a Championship, more often than not, they fall short.  There is only 1 Champion, it’s inevitable.  So often we assume that team will be back for another shot next year, […]