In a world where protecting everyone’s feelings is the primary focus of every one, everywhere, it is impossible to discuss the other side of sportsmanship, the side where celebrating a touchdown or outscoring an opponent by 100 points is okay, without upsetting someone. It is impossible to find any support of the notion that competition … Continue reading The Devil’s Advocate: Sportsmanship
In the late summer months of 2016 Colin Kaepernick took a stand by not standing. During preseason games in the middle of August, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback began sitting while the national anthem was being played before the game. He continued this for three games before anyone took notice. After the protest finally gained … Continue reading When Athletes Take a Stand (or don’t).
Youth sports are a beautiful thing. They encourage kids to get out and be active, while also helping them build friendships that will most likely last a lifetime. They teach lifelong skills, such as teamwork and work ethic, that the children can apply to their lives every single day as they grow older. They begin … Continue reading participation trophies have got to go.
How does one decide what sport should be added when a college makes the decision to do so? There are too many great options to choose from and the current Title IX requirements make the decision that much tougher. Women’s soccer, men’s volleyball, swimming, ice or field hockey, all of these are fantastic options, especially … Continue reading Bring Baseball to CSC.
The discussion of the legality of daily fantasy sports is something that has found its way into the spotlight in recent years. It is being discussed in legal circles and has been filling the minutes of state legislative meetings around the country. It truly is a hot topic so I have to discuss it, despite … Continue reading Keep Playing, Those Fantasy Leagues are Legal
I think the answer to this question is very simple: if the NCAA continues not paying college athletes, specifically men’s basketball players and football players, then these young athletes should have every right to go pro immediately out of high school. Our first debate was centered on this issue and I think a lot, if … Continue reading Go Get Your Money: An Argument Against College Requirements in Pro Sports
This is a question that I find very hard to answer because I can see where both sides of the argument have very valid points. There are rules in baseball that exist now that did not in the years the players in question were competing. The way steroids are handled by the league and … Continue reading The Great Baseball Debate: PEDs and The Hall of Fame
In order to answer this question, one must separate sideline cheerleading and competitive cheerleading. These are two completely different styles of cheer and their differences make this answer a complicated one. In my opinion, and what seemed to be the collective opinion of the class debate, is that competitive cheer most definitely is a sport … Continue reading Is cheerleading a sport?