Posts Tagged ‘Athletes’

People Are People, Athletes Included

A quick glimpse at the headlines on a national sports news site looked more like a tabloid. Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil showed a gun in a traffic incident. Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested for a domestic violence misdemeanor.  The Paterno family planned to fight against the Freeh...
July 17th, 2012 | Columns, Et cetera, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

#SourcesTellMe Players Need To Be The Sources

Michael Jordan stans, by and large, love to remind LeBron James sycophants that their legend announced his 1995 return to the NBA via fax, not an elaborately staged television special. (Though let us not forget that Pat Riley’s use of the fax a season prior was the genesis of the NBA’s longstanding...
July 6th, 2012 | A Sports Scribe, Columns, Et cetera | Read More

An Athlete’s Final Frontier

Down by ten points in a game that was never closer than six in the second half, the home team’s coach yelled to call off the dogs. No more fouls, let the time run out. As the seconds quickly ran down, the light bulbs in the scoreboard seemed to unravel into nothing. The star player had the gaze. The...
March 1st, 2012 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More