Tag Archive for 'Football'

At UNC, abdicating the obligations of leadership in scandal

Via Instapundit: A nice editorial on UNC leadership in regard to their academic and sports scandal.

It really is amazing that more people have not been fired over this academic scandal.

On The Looming Death of American Football

Take it away, Coyote.

When I talk about this, people think I’m nuts. The game is either going to die or it’s going to have to change radically. It won’t survive many more verdicts like this.

Have you happened to notice how many kids are playing lacrosse these days?

Cut welfare to sports

Cut welfare to sports.

I was aware of sports team owners being able to depreciate their player’s contracts and deduct the salaries as an operating expense, since Mrs. White Rock used to work in accounting at a local professional sports team. But you really need to go read the whole article to get a sense of the nonsense of pro sports subsidies.

The article also touches on college sports.

Gaahhh!

Update: I want it understood that when the author of the article says that tax exempt stadium bonds cost the treasury money he’s wrong, but it doesn’t change his overall point by much. One industry should not be favored over another. And pro sports seems to be a particularly bad industry to choose to subsidize if public policy goals at to help/grow the middle class.

My wife might still be opposed to gay marriage…

I mean if you tell her that continuing to outlaw gay marriage will make these women carry through with their threats:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Be8LnuG3U[/youtube]

She’d probably be in favor of not allowing gay marriage. She doesn’t want to play video games with me. Having these lesbians actually go to a hockey game with me would allow her to get a good night’s rest. (This, of course, assumes we’ll have hockey again someday.)

The Hard Life of an N.F.L. Long Shot

The Hard Life of an N.F.L. Long Shot – NYTimes.com.

A good long story about trying to make in the NFL. Well worth your time.