Dick Butkus, 1942-2023

The legendary football player and pitchman is gone at 80.

The Future of Streaming TV

The current business model is collapsing. It’s about time.

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Why America’s News Networks Are So Bad

It’s Nixon’s fault?

“Politicizing” Sports

A reminder that all choices are political to one degree or the other.

PGA, LIV, and World Tour Merging

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em?

DeSantis Pandering to the Deplorables

Out Trumping Trump is possible because of Trump.

Streaming Wars Killing Streaming Dream

Disney is making some unwelcome moves.

The Ever-Shifting Media Landscape

BuzzFeed, Disney, and others are making big cuts.

Education Department Issues Regulations on Transgender Sports Competition

A sensible compromise on a controversial issue.

Tom Brady Retiring Again

The Greatest of All Time is hanging up his cleats a year too late.

Mike Leach, 1961-2022

A one-of-a-kind coach is gone far too soon.

NFL and College Football Going Head to Head

The most popular television product is running out of room to expand.

Streaming Service Consolidation

There are too many products chasing too few consumers.

Who’s Running the Washington Post, Anyway?

Apparently, whoever has the most Twitter followers.

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The End of Passwords?

One of the great annoyances of the Internet is slowly going away.

John Clayton, 1954-2022

The longtime NFL reporter is gone at 67.

Washington Commanders

DC’s NFL franchise finally has a new name.

Dan Reeves, 1944-2022

The legendary football player and coach is gone at 77.

John Madden, 1936-2021

The Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster is dead at 85.

Bryce Young 1st Alabama Quarterback to Win Heisman Trophy

A historic achievement for the first-year starter.

Three Tom Bradys?

A breakdown of a remarkable career that’s not yet finished.

Atlanta Braves Win World Series

The city’s second major championship was among the most improbable.

Neverending Tabs

Stories of potential interest.

ESPN, Jock Culture, and Jon Gruden

Is the Worldwide Leader responsible oblivious to bigotry?

Jon Gruden ‘Resigns’ After Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Emails Revealed

A spectacular fall for a man who has been at the center of the football world for three decades.

College Conference Chaos

Texas and Oklahoma have reopened Pandora’s Box.

NC State DQ’d from College World Series

Stupid is as stupid does.

Supreme Court Ends ‘Amateur’ Collegiate Sports

Most NCAA restrictions violate anti-trust law.

College Football Playoff Expansion

The inevitable is now very much in progress.

Corporate Politics in Georgia

The GA GOP is butting heads with corporations over HB202

The NFL’s $10 Billion TV Deal

Pandemic-induced recession? What pandemic-induced recession?

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 1954-2021

An all-time boxing legend is gone.

Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

The talk radio megastar has died, aged 70.

Alabama Wins 6th Championship in Saban Era

The Crimson Tide’s best season is one that shouldn’t have been played.

Cleveland Indians Changing Name

The inevitable only took 105 years.

Alabama Reaches #1 for 13th Year in a Row

A mind-boggling statistic.

Saban Cleared to Coach

Three negative tests have overturned an initial false positive.

LeBron Wins Title with Third Team

Give him his damn respect.

Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam

The Spaniard continues his quest to be the Greatest of All Time.

Big Ten Football Back October 24

Yet another twist in an ongoing saga.

John Thompson Dead at 78

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach is gone.

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Fox News is Leading Prime Time Network

Preying on the fears of old white people is good business.

Harvey Updyke Dead at 71

Roll Damn Tide.

When Equality is Unequal

Black football players at Iowa complain they were treated differently—and also the same.

PAC-12 Goes Conference-Only

Another small step toward canceling the fall sports calendar.

Big Ten and ACC Change Fall Sports Schedules

More dominoes are falling. They won’t be the last.

Ivy League Suspends Sports

The hopes of football in the fall are fading fast.

Sports and Body Types

Athletes are getting bigger and stronger. Except those who aren’t.

Who Pays for Coronavirus Losses?

Some inchorent musings about a massive question.