Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tony Dungy’s Transcendence Backpedal: Differentiating Distraction from Distraction

This certainly isn’t the first nor last story covering Tony Dungy’s remarks and clarification that he would not have drafted Michael Sam.  Tampa Tribune writer Ira Kaufman’s broad story about the NFL trying to reign in player behavior spotlighted Michael Sam’s … Continue reading

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Examining The Home Run Derby Myth

Somewhat in the same vein as the Madden curse, during the past decade MLB players have avoided the Home Run Derby contest because competing in it causes an imminent second half collapse. Well…at least that’s how the story goes. The … Continue reading

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An Unanswered Question 13 Years Later: What Should the U.S. do with Gitmo Detainees?

On May 23, 2014, Federal District Court Judge Gladys Kessler lifted an order that barred the military from force-feeding Syrian detainee Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab at Guantanamo Bay. Kessler’s order came only a week after she ordered the military to stop force-feeding … Continue reading

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Moving the Unmovable: Swapping Uggla for Weeks

With less than a month before the July 31st trading deadline, many MLB teams are trying to decide whether they’ll be buyers or sellers before the deadline. With the addition of the second Wild Card, the buyer/seller dichotomy has probably … Continue reading

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