Archive for February 2014

Jon Kitna, an Ethical Hero by any Math Equation

Jon Kitna is able to do something that few of us can ever imagine doing – he is a professional football player who played quarterback for 16 years and one game. What I mean to say, is that two years after his official retirement from football, he was called out of retirement to serve as a back-up for a single Dallas Cowboys game. It was not a publicity stunt; Kitna, 41 years of age, was familiar with the Cowboys offense (having played there) and was asked back to stand in […]

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Do I Believe Noah Spence? Yes. Does it Matter? No.

Greg Spence, the father of Ohio State football defensive end Noah Spence, is hopping mad.  Greg, a law enforcement officer, is angry that his son was suspended from playing in the Orange Bowl by the Big Ten.  Noah tested positive for the drug “Ecstasy,” a recreational psychoactive drug that also takes on the slang name of “Molly.” Both Greg and Noah claim that Noah had accidentally ingested the drug at a party after someone had slipped the drug in his drink. This would have been in early December or late […]

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You’ve Got More Than a Golf Handicap, Lance

I was not at all surprised when I recently read in USA Today (January 17, 2014) that Lance Armstrong pushed his golf handicap down to a 9 and that he recently shot a 74 on some course, somewhere. I will take him at his word, which may or may not be a good thing, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a miniature golf course complete with windmills and a hole with a big clown who had a gaping mouth. The image forces me to loop back around to […]

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Ethical Comedy in the “D” League

As I sit here pecking away at my laptop, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers are currently riding atop the Central Division of the D-League (NBA Development League) with a 10 – 2 record. The team, part of the Houston organization is responsible for the development of promising players that could eventually feed into Rockets at the next level. Looks like they’re coming along pretty good. The D-League is new and the Vipers only go back to the 2007-2008 season, but the league is already having an impact in player development […]

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