May 2012

Football

The silly little idea that could happen

In the wake of Junior Seau’s passing, perhaps it’s time to take a look at where American football at all levels is going. Is the sport too dangerous? Is there enough being done to make sure those participating are healthy long-term, both physically and mentally? The sport is at its most popular, but a rapid decline due to the dangers is not out of the realm of possibilty.

Football

Smith vs Newton: The battle for the best quarterback

When 49ers QB Alex Smith recently took shots at Panthers QB Cam Newton recently, it sparked a debate much larger than who is the better of the two. Instead, people are focusing on just what makes a great quarterback in the first place? Is it team wins or impressive personal statistics? The answer may help decide which QB you’d rather have on your team.

Basketball

Lost in the Stack: What Jerry Stackhouse means to our generation

Jerry Stackhouse is an aspiring NBA coach nearing the end of a long and eventful career. Will it be his experience playing with a young Allen Iverson, spearheading a revolution with the Detroit Pistons, sharing time on the wing with an aging Michael Jordan or playing in the NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks that will help him most as he transitions from on the court to the sidelines? The man’s got history.