Integrity Matters

Cheating is cheating. I cannot believe I have to say this again. Seems just yesterday I was making the same point. But it was not yesterday it was twelve years ago. Twelve years ago when these same New England Patriots were caught illegally videotaping another team. Then it was the 4-12 New York Jets, now…

The Ray Rice Conversation

There are some columns I try not to write, some subjects I try to avoid. Often it is a simple case of asking if I am the person who should be talking about this subject. Then again sometimes an issue keeps gnawing at you and you realize that like it or not it is time…

This is Jimmy V week.

I did not know Jim Valvano. I never saw him play, never saw him coach. When he was cutting down the nets after winning the 1983 NCAA Basketball Tournament I was only 12 years old. I was unaware of Jim Valvano’s entire existence until this: It is odd going from being unaware of someone to feeling…

Shame and outrage.

(I wrote this column last Wednesday. I felt due to the events taking place it was best if I waited for a resolution before I published this.) I am going to step away from writing about sports for just a moment here. There are times you just have to; times when events are much more…