British Government Backs N.F.L. Franchise In London, But It Doesn’t Make Sense

The N.F.L. and the British Government are both behind the idea of a franchise in London, but the idea doesn’t really make sense for the league, or the game.

F.C.C. Set To Ban The Word “Redskins” From The Airwaves?

The F.C.C. will be considering a petition to ban the word “Redskins” from the airwaves.

F.C.C. Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule Over N.F.L Objections

A long standing rule is finally repealed, but it’s not likely to change your viewing choices.

ESPN Was Right to Suspend Bill Simmons for Calling Roger Goodell a Liar

The Worldwide Leader has a conflict of interest. But it handled it correctly in this case.

Qatar Won’t Host World Cup, Says FIFA Official

A member of FIFA’s inner circle says Qatar won’t be hosting the 2022 World Cup after all.

‘Daily Show’ Ambushes Redskins Fans in Unfair Segment

These segments are usually unfair; they outdid themselves this time.

Despite Abuse Scandals, The NFL Remains As Popular As Ever

A new poll indicates that NFL fans plan to keep watching despite the recent domestic abuse scandals.

Texas Rangers Call Up Minor League Coach with Parkinsons So He Can Have Health Insurance

A heartwarming story. But why don’t minor league coaches have insurance?

The TMZification of Sports

Today’s sports media more closely resemble Court TV and TMZ than the SportsCenter of yore.

N.C.A.A. Lifts All Of Its Sanctions Against Penn State

Well, that punishment didn’t last for very long.

NFL Punishing Victim in Ray Rice Case

The firing actually hurts Janay Rice much more than it does Ray.

Being Jerry Jones

Washington Post Won’t Use ‘Redskins’ in Editorials–But Will on Sports Pages

The capital’s paper has issued a partial ban on the controversial nickname of the local NFL franchise.

Yes, Americans Care About Soccer Now

My latest for The Hill, “America Comes to Soccer,” has posted.

LeBron James Is Returning To Cleveland

‘The Decision’ is undecided.

Brazil’s Coach Shows How to Lose

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for the 7-1 loss to Germany.

LeBron James’ Game (Theory)

Does the NBA’s best player have first mover advantage? Or should he take his time?

Has Soccer Finally Captured American Hearts?

Only two 2013 college football games attracted more viewers that Tuesday’s World Cup match vs. Belgium.

The Redskins Trademark Decision Is Legally Dubious, And Troubling

However you feel about the Redskins name, the decision to retroactively repeal their trademarks is troubling on many levels.

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled

The US Government has deemed the nickname of the capital’s NFL club racially offensive.

Who Owns a Tattoo?

Those who tattoo celebrities want to be be paid when their tattoos appear in the media.

Donald Sterling Wants To Air The NBA’s Dirty Laundry

There’s really no better word for it than blackmail.

#StopDadPants

Steve Coburn is (Mostly) Right

Leaving aside his emotionalism and frustration, his core argument has merit.