I have lived my entire life on every possible side of the Ohio State-Michigan college football rivalry, often cited as the greatest rivalry in sports. Through relocations and my admitted disdain for certain SEC-turned B1G (Big Ten) coaches, my loyalties have shifted through the years. I have always respected both programs, and I have made
Jeremy Lesh is a former Legal Reader general staff writer. In addition to publishing several academic and mainstream articles, Jeremy also conducts social research for the University of Michigan and Amazon Web Services.
The subculture of sports is by and large dominated by games played by men, at least in America if not most of the world. There are a few exceptions, however, like figure skating, tennis, and especially soccer in which American women have outperformed the men in both in-game success and in overall popularity. Although Major
A few years back while transitioning careers, I spent a little time driving a taxi on the beaches near Jacksonville, Florida. One of my frequent customers was an elderly gentleman named Calvin who lived in the golf community of Ponte Vedra. We had chatted about all kinds of things during our trips to the store,
The NFL owners’ winter meetings began on Monday at the Boca Raton Resort in Florida with several controversial issues scheduled to be discussed. Even though the owners approved some oft-contested rules regarding a legal catch and unsportsmanlike penalties along with the NFL’s recent admission regarding CTE, it appears that “Deflategate” will once again dominate the
I am not saying that he hasn’t been a quality player (255 career homers), but the retirement of 12-year veteran first baseman/designated hitter Adam LaRoche on Tuesday sent the kind of buzz through the world of baseball usually reserved for future first-ballot Hall of Famers. LaRoche, who signed a two-year, $25 million contract last year
After first years of denial followed by years of posturing for litigation purposes, a high-ranking NFL official finally admitted the link between former players and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE. The NFL’s senior vice president for health and safety Jeff Miller acknowledged the link during a U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Just days after Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl last month, Shaun King of the New York Daily News unleashed a damming report about an alleged incident in 1996 in which Manning, then the star quarterback at the University of Tennessee, lewdly exposed his genitals to a female athletic trainer during
As a former high-school tennis player in the early 1990s, NBC’s “Breakfast at Wimbledon” was one of my favorite annual television events. The youthful and rebellious Andre Agassi and his 1992 singles championship at the All-England Club, along with surprising upset wins by Michael Stich in 1991 and Conchita Martinez in 1994 are among the
Some legendary athletes only need first names: Michael, Magic, Pele, Tiger, Metta World…Well, Peyton Manning surely deserves to be on that list despite his surname being NFL royalty. By making his retirement official on Monday, he fulfills the words caught on NFL Films audio after January’s AFC Championship game, telling New England coach Bill Belichick
Believe it or not, there is another kind of “March Madness” in the world of basketball this year that doesn’t involve bubble teams, chalk, Cinderellas, or shining moments. As has become the rule rather than the exception in recent years, the overhyped February 18th, 3:00 PM NBA trade deadline came and went mostly to the
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