NFL, Players Agree On New CBA

With the Draft only 27 days away, multiple lawsuits pending, and the lockout only in force for a few weeks, the NFL announced that an agreement on a new CBA had been reached with players.

Vikings Adrian Peterson: NFL Is “Modern-Day Slavery”

If you believe Minnesota Vikings’ Running Back Adrian Peterson, the NFL is a modern-day plantation and he’s a slave.

Clipper Players Paid For Coach’s Surgery

Players from the Los Angeles Clippers chipped in to pay for the surgery of assistant coach Kim Hughes back in 2004. It’s been a secret until now.

NFL Players Invoke Nuclear Option

No matter how the owners and players resolve their squabble, the fans are likely to get screwed.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Moral High Ground Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Athletes Are Ruining Sports!

Players have taken control of the NBA from the owners. That’s bad for fans. But probably a good thing.

NFL’s Most Popular Teams

The Pittsburg Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are the 2nd and 5th most popular teams in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are number one and the St. Louis Rams bring up the rear at 32.

Aaron Rodgers: Best Quarterback Ever?!

Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders explain why Aaron Rodgers’ ranking as the best quarterback in NFL history is absurd.

BCS vs. Playoffs

While I support a college playoff, there’s an argument to be made for the integrity of the regular season.

Blizzard Postpones Sunday Night Football: Are We A Nation Of Wimps?

The National Football League’s decision to postpone last night’s Eagles-Vikings game due to weather is receiving a lot of criticism, but they made the right choice.

No, Net Neutrality Is Not A Government Takeover Of The Internet

Contrary to current conservative talking points, Net Neutrality is not a nefarious government scheme to takeover the Internet, but is aimed to address a real problem. Like most ideas that involve the government, though, it doesn’t really address the real source of the problem; not enough freedom

Geno Auriemma and John Wooden

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies should rightly be enormously proud of their accomplishments. But comparing them to John Wooden’s is embarrassing.

Columns That Refute Themselves

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News is a must-read for NFL fans, always offering sharp insights into the game garnered over decades of experience. But, like anyone else, he can develop silly theories from anecdotal evidence.

The NFL Stadium Shakedown

The NFL’s “especially mercenary” push to extract new stadia from cities–even where the stadium’s practically brand-new.

Heath Shuler To Democrats: It’s Time To Change Quarterbacks

Former Washington Redskins Quarterback, and current Congressman, Heath Shuler has launched a quixotic campaign against Nancy Pelosi for House Minority Leader.

What Bristol Palin Tells Us About Sarah Palin’s Fans

Bristol Palin’s success on Dancing With The Stars is apparently due largely to the fact that she is Sarah Palin’s daughter. That tells us much more about Sarah Palin’s supporters than it does either Sarah or Bristol.

Elites: Americans But Not Of America?

Charles Murray argues that the Tea Party is right to complain about out-of-touch elites.

Junior Seau Drives Off Cliff, Walks Away

The retired superstar linebacker drove off a 30 foot cliff at 70 mph and walked away with barely a scratch.

Quote of the Day – Dubious Stats Edition

Dwayne Jarrett’s career with the Carolina Panthers: 1 touchdown, 2 DUIs.

Guilty Until Proved Innocent. And Even Then.

Our 24/7 media culture has created a climate where persons accused of sensational crimes are presumed guilty.

Structural Unemployment a Myth?

Paul Krugman says there’s zero evidence for structural causes for unemployment. It’s just a demand problem. How do we spark demand, then?

Quote of the Day – NFL Edition

Just because somebody pay you money don’t mean they’ll make you do whatever they want or whatever.

Was Donovan McNabb Traded Because He Was Black?

A renowned sports economist argues that black quarterbacks are treated differently than their white counterparts.

OTB Latenight – Korn

18-Game NFL Schedule Moves Into The Red Zone

A shorter preseason and more meaningful games may come to fruition as soon as 2012.

Palin Taking Heat For Defense Of Dr. Laura

Sarah Palin’s decision to jump to the defense of “Doctor” Laura Schlessinger has many Republicans confused as to what her plans for the future are.

Worst Sports Broadcast Ever

Last night’s preseason opener between the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals was the worst sports broadcast I’ve ever seen, barring any recent Olympics.

NPR Shouldn’t Exist But I’m Glad It Does

Many of us who have philosophical objections to public radio nonetheless like the results.

Today’s Vocab Word: “Purple Drank”

Thanks to JaMarcus Russell, I have learned a new term.