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by James Leroy Wilson
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48 Articles
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Paying college athletes?
Unleash the boosters and allow athletes to market themselves
April 8, 2014
Ryan Braun's Standing O
Is playing by the rules still important?
April 1, 2014
Clueless Leadership
How hierarchy leads to bad outcomes in sports and politics
March 25, 2014
When Pro Athletes Behave Like Adults
Examples from Eric Deckker, Steve Nash, and Bob Pettit
March 18, 2014
NBA Tanking: The Solution
Get rid of the draft
March 4, 2014
More Change in the Air
Taboos begin to loosen.
February 25, 2014
Sharing the Same Movie Worlds
Put new characters and plots in familiar setting
February 18, 2014
Peyton Manning, David Stern, Hall of Fame, and Fixing All Star Games
Quick commentaries on recent sporting news.
February 4, 2014
Did the BCS Work?
Comparing it to previous years.
January 7, 2014
The Big Four of 2004, Ten Seasons Later
Is any quarterback from this class a Hall of Famer?
December 17, 2013
Nelson Mandela, Movies, and History
The real story is more interesting than dramatizations.
December 10, 2013
Brigham Young's Curse
How a national champion nobody liked changed college football.
December 3, 2013
Baylor: STILL College Football's Crownholder
They've held it for a full year.
November 19, 2013
Tony Romo Gets No Respect
If only he quarterbacked almost anywhere other than Dallas...
October 8, 2013
Change is in the air
From the NCAA to marijuana to foreign policy.
October 1, 2013
Fix the Emmys
Cable and network programs are very different from each other, and shouldn't compete on the same standards.
September 25, 2013
Abolish the NCAA?
Unenforceable rules will be broken.
September 17, 2013
Faking Injuries
Can cheating be stopped?
September 10, 2013
Four reasons why next year's New York Super Bowl is a bad idea
The NFL is flirting with disaster.
February 5, 2013
The NFL: Top Ten Stories of the 2012 Season
Sensational failures and successes.
January 29, 2013
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June 26, 2012

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