Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Are College Sports a Sham?

Taylor Branch's article in The Atlantic Monthly argues that the NCAA denies the rights of athletes by treating them as students and not wage-earning, revenue-generating employees. Here is Frank DeFord's commentary. Is this the beginning of the end of the NCAA?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Life After the NFL


During the NFL lockout this year, some startling numbers came to light as many players were forced to consider what their lives would be like without football.
• The average NFL career is 3.52 seasons;
• The average age of retired NFL players is 28;
• Within five years of leaving the league, 75% of NFL players end up broke, divorced or unemployed;
• 65% of NFL players leave the game with permanent injuries;
• At least 20% of players reading this are clinically depressed;
• The average life expectancy for retired NFL players is 53-59 years.