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Keeping Score: The Death of Football

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Football has long since surpassed both baseball and basketball as America’s pastime. With it’s ability to produce Olympic-level speed, dashes of twinkle-toe execution reminiscent of Baryshnikov and savage brutality normally reserved for pugilistic en...

Keeping Score: The Danger of Social Media in Sports

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It was 1993 when Charles Barkley penned the infamous text for his now iconic Nike commercial where he proclaimed, “I am not a role model. I’m not paid to be a role model. I’m paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models....

Keeping Score: Casting the NBA Playoffs

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Summer blockbusters and heart pumping NBA Playoff action seem to go together year after year as if the 16 teams themselves personified the scripts being pumped out of Hollywood – each with the chance to capture gold hardware and the attention o...

Keeping Score: The Disappearance of the White-American NBA Superstar

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As the Final Four draws closer and NBA teams look to solidify playoff positioning with the same scrappiness their younger counterparts use to cut down the nets with, it’s clear that the game of basketball is alive and well despite pay to play scandal...

Keeping Score: The Cost of Being an Athlete’s Wife

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The life of a professional athlete is a dream for many little boys out there who have aspirations for million dollar contracts, a house with an infinity pool and a lady on his arm that dazzles like championship hardware. We start out playing cowboys...

Keeping Score: The Beauty of March Madness

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While the mark of spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20, many people would point to the rebirth of basketball’s greatest spectacle as the event that brings people out of the winter doldrums, whose grip was fiercely vicious this year after a...

Keeping Score: The Anatomy of A Perfect Point Guard

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The point guard controls the pace, movement and build of an NBA franchise as if a maestro for an orchestra, signaling blistering crescendos by simply holding up one finger in the air. Today more than ever, floor generals are being treated as centerpi...

Keeping Score: The Day Americans Rule Fútbol

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While the NBA All Star Game is purely an exhibition – where dunks come fast and furious and the pace resembles that of a 4 x 400 relay instead of a 4th quarter 4:00 minutes to go slugfest, the athletic prowess at which the game’s elite play is...

Keeping Score: The Peyton Manning vs. Andrew Luck Debate

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Finding a franchise quarterback in the contemporary NFL landscape is not simply at the top of a general manager’s checklist, it is the list. As the league enacts more and more rules that protect the quarterback, and allow receivers to run freely down...

Keeping Score: Dwight Howard Should Wait To Be A Bull

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One thing is for certain. Dwight Howard will not be taking his talents to South Beach to team with King James, D. Wade and Chris Bosh in an extravagant ceremony involving capes, burning buildings and Clark Kent-inspired spectacles. That much we can s...