New York, NY – At some point, more than likely, Alex Rodriguez will actually be banned from baseball. Once his appeals run out, once the arbitration process ends, he will very likely be set aside for a little while, perhaps even long enough for him to get the idea that the MLB really does not want him to play anymore.
New York, NY – One day Alex Rodriguez will be too old to play baseball, no matter how many drugs he takes, and people will start to really define his legacy. As it stands right now that legacy will not be a good one, at least in respect to baseball playing as great as he has been, with or without drugs.
New York, NY – Every player but one involved in the Biogenesis doping scandal has accepted his punishment. Every player that received a suspension, all of them lengthy, has just taken the ban regardless of the length and the money they will lose, all but one.
Moscow, Russia – The Olympic Games are, at their core, a celebration of what it means to be human. While they are just sporting events, really, they are the one time that the world can come together and not end up fighting with one another, not in any real way, obviously contact sports involve fighting.
Austin, TX – Few doubt that Johnny Manziel has talent, perhaps even enough talent to make him an elite professional player. That is very much up in the air right now and winning the Heisman, while certainly notable unto itself, is no guarantee of future success. In fact it is rarely even a barometer of it.
New York, NY – For years now the NFL has been dealing with a major headache, specifically the ongoing concerns about head trauma in the game and the lingering effects that has had on players. Earlier this year that league settled with older players and on the field they have taken fairly dramatic action to reduce such injuries from happening in the first place.