In wake of news, harsh realities of sports are no laughing matter
Then, in the follow-up game against Fillmore High, he misses a free throw with one second remaining. Jefferson High loses and Richie is transformed into the
In the wake of Bosley's passing, I find myself wishing that the modern sports landscape looked less like the mess that we currently find ourselves in and more like 1950s fictional Milwaukee. Sadly, that's an impossible dream.
In case you missed it, last Saturday
On the day after the LeGrand tragedy, we were allowed to glimpse inside the (jarringly insensitive) mind of
"I don't want to see anyone injured," he elaborated. "But I'm not opposed to hurting anyone."
With LeGrand lying inside the Hackensack University Medical Center and Harrison's boneheaded sentiment speeding across the Internet, the NFL rushed to action, issuing enormous fines against three of its players for flagrant hits (Harrison led the way with a $75,000, New England's
The news brought the standard cheers and jeers from football loyalists, but really only served to highlight the obvious -- that when it comes to its image, the NFL acts fast. Where, after all, is the concern for the physical well-being of the players when
Life, however, isn't a sitcom.
There is precious little to laugh about.