Domestic Violence on the Field

These posts are always hard to get going for me. There’s something about “write whatever you want” that seems so limiting. There’s only so much I can write about a certain team, or about a play that happened in a game last week. So I thought to write about something that may be on the […]

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Greg: Hardy or Hardly Innocent?

Unfortunately for the League, the cat’s finally out of the bag. After the arrest of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy on May 13, 2014, the details from what actually happened that night have been hidden from the public up until this past weekend. According to prosecutors involved in the case, Hardy has not spoken […]

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NFL’s Double Standard

We’ve all seen the Play 60 commercials. Play 60 is part of the NFL Foundation’s reach to kids to get them active and playing outside 60 minutes a day. It would appear that the NFL is interested in helping out plenty of people other than their players. The NFL Foundation is on a mission to “support the […]

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What’s Happening In the NFC East?

The year’s NFL season is finally under way, and what kind of an NFL season would it be without it’s usual surprises and story lines. Things have already gotten off to a crazy start, but what might be most surprising of all is the way the NFC East has performed as a division to this point […]

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Julio Jones: The 71.25 Million Dollar Man

After a stellar 2014 season in which he posted career-highs in receptions (104) and receiving yards (1,593), Julio Jones established himself as one of the top receivers in the NFL. His herculean effort earned him a hefty five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million on August 29th, securing the 26 year old through his prime, but […]

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Peterson Won or Done?

With all the negative attention that the National Football League has received the last few months, it seems that its management should be professionals now at handling cases such as domestic violence and child abuse. Yet, how does the NFL respond when a player is implicated in a crime yet gets off with a fine […]

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To Play or Not to Play?

While many continue to analyze, discuss and complain about Sunday’s very uneventful super bowl game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, a greater issue continues to challenge the National Football League – the concussion lawsuit. As a former club soccer player, I personally have experienced the consequences of repeated concussions and have witnessed […]

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Bullying Incognito

Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins offensive lineman, is suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins and now faces an investigation from the NFLPA. His punishment stems from reports of Incognito bullying his teammate and partner on the offensive line, Jonathan Martin, who recently left the team citing emotional distress as his primary reason for leaving. By now this […]

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The journey for women in sports and its reflection in society

Tonight hundreds of locals are resting their tired feet after a long day running. This morning at 7:30 a.m. runners lined up in downtown Athens at the race start of the 3rd Annual “AthHalf“ to test their endurance in the iconic 13.1-mile half marathon race. While runners trotted through the eclectic neighborhoods of Athens, local […]

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Tea with my football? I’m not so sure.

Across the pond in Wembley Stadium, America’s own Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings battled it out today in front of a crowd of 80,000 European football fans. Despite the distance, NFL fans all over the country had their eyes on this game with one question in the back of their mind: should the NFL have […]

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