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The Curious Case of Timothy Tebow

December 28, 2011


Nestled in a strange nexus between sports, pop culture, politics, and religion one finds a debate raging about Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow that, like all things regarding the quarterback, has been overhyped and blown out of proportion. It seems the issue at hand isn’t Tebow’s style of play – though that has assuredly been atrocious at […]

Tebow ad controversy much ado about nothing

February 8, 2010


In the run-up to the Super Bowl (congrats, Saints), a controversy swirled around Tim Tebow and an ad he shot for Focus on the Family with his mother that was to be aired during the biggest night for television of the year. The ad, it was reported, would deal with abortion and would urge people to “choose […]

Just what we need: DOJ to look into BCS oversight

February 1, 2010


That’s BCS as in college football Bowl Championship Series, and Obama’s Department of Justice sent a letter to Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch stating its interest in pursuing the legality of the series that determines a national champion in Division I football. Hatch, a Republican, has made a stink after the Utah Utes, after posting an undefeated […]

Bad end to Chris Henry story

December 17, 2009


  The world of professional football was saddened today when it was learned that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry had died Thursday morning after falling out of the bed of a moving pickup truck the night before during a domestic dispute with his fiancée. Those with a passing knowledge of football or the Bengals probably think of […]

So long, T.J.

March 2, 2009


(Photo credit: ESPN) After much, speculation, it appears that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh is headed out of the Queen City to play for the Seattle Seahawks. The Bengals apparently made a fairly decent offer to keep him, but you can hardly blame T.J. for wanting to seek greener pastures. Over the last few […]

Roddick says “no” to Dubai

February 24, 2009


I give tennis star Andy Roddick massive kudos on his recent decision to drop out of a tournament in Dubai in protest of the United Arab Emirates’ refusal to issue a visa to Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer. He says, “I don’t know if it’s the best thing to mix politics and sports, and that was […]

NFL Championship Weekend

January 17, 2009


Tomorrow sees the championship games in the NFC and AFC, with the winners advancing to the almighty Super Bowl. I doubt I’ll be able to watch the games, but I’ll be keenly interested in the results. The AFC championship sees the Baltimore Ravens travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers in an AFC North […]