Playing for profit: Kyle Larson’s dominant run reveals hypocrisy in NASCAR

So, NASCAR is in an odd place right now. In the last year or so, the sport has increased its efforts to promote social justice initiatives. Through this year of supposed progress, NASCAR’s main selling point was its commitment to racial equity and diversity within the sport.  The only Black driver in NASCAR’s top division, […]

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Playing For Profit: What is happening with the sport of boxing?

Is anyone else worried about the sport of boxing? Was Sunday’s joke of a “prize fight” enough to help fans realize how far the sport has fallen? I find it hard to believe the best fights boxing has to offer involve an out-of-shape Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson sweating on each other for half […]

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Playing For Profit: Shannon Sharpe might just have changed sports journalism

Shannon Sharpe and Julio Jones could very likely have changed the way rumors spread in professional sports, forever. In case you haven’t heard by now, the Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Jones is not happy with the franchise. The 10-year NFL veteran has spent his entire career in Atlanta, Ga., but rumors have circulated this entire […]

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Playing for Profit: Super League is the beginning of the end for domestic league soccer

I almost don’t even know where to start with this. Twelve of the top soccer clubs in Europe announced the formation of a “Super League” Sunday.   The competition will take place midweek, effectively replacing the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and eventually, domestic league football. The Super League will feature 20 teams; the 12 founding […]

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Playing for Profit: Jersey sponsorships shouldn’t go the highest bidder

The Los Angeles Galaxy are one of, if not the premier brand in U.S. soccer. Their jerseys are also sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition, a company that might be a pyramid scheme. Imagine if the Galaxy, and other sports teams, were sponsored by companies that actually meant something to the communities they represent? How many Angelenos […]

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Playing for Profit: Premier League failed its players by voting against five substitution rule

Since the coronavirus first brought the world to a halt in March 2020, Europe’s “top-five” soccer leagues have made changes to their rulebooks to accommodate clubs, players and managers. The decision to allow managers to make five substitutions per game as opposed to three has given clubs the flexibility to cope with a heavily condensed […]

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