Josh Luchs’ “Illegal Procedure” is a to-the-point book about the life of a professional scout. It exposes the messy underbelly of the culture, at least from Luchs’ point of view. Luchs’ career has been filled with controversy, and he holds nothing back as he details shady dealings and questionable ethics.
As the NHL and NHLPA discuss the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the fans get to wonder whether or not they’ll see hockey this October. The owners made an aggressive first proposal, which has proven their own hypocrisy as even with their current offer on the table, some are still attempting to exploit the loopholes they are trying to close in the expiring CBA.
Time and again the issue of homosexuality and sports gets brought up in the news. Several athletes have come out after their playing days and with each one, the impact of the news is less and less. For a football player like Wade Davis, coming out was met with almost no media attention, yet it was still one of the hardest decisions he’s ever had to make.
The Penn State story continues. The school has decided to remove the statue of fallen legend Joe Paterno, while NCAA president Mark Emmert is alone issuing sever sanctions against Penn State. This potentially opens up a world of new issues, as Emmert is skipping the usual investigative process and instead is taking matters into his own hands.
Arian Foster might not be one of your favorite athletes, but he should be. Consider the following. Not only has the 25-year-old running back reinvented what it means to exceed expectations, he’s done so while breathing desperately craved life into a stale NFL caricature as woeful as it’s become predictable. Still not convinced? Read on.