Archive for September 24, 2014

NFL Doesn’t Even Know How to Duck.

1046 for publication September 19, 2014

Ross Brewitt

          My column today will touch on, well, touchy issues.

These days the NFL is in a crisis mode, and rightfully so. For years NFL players have enjoyed a free pass from serious backlash over a long list of head-cases, literally, considering the rate of systemic concussions and neck injuries the NFL ignored. Those injuries brought on a successful lawsuit by former players.

All while the long rap sheet of DUI’s, firearm offenses, and TA-DA, rampant domestic abuse, lengthens. Abuse on girlfriends, wives, even the children of both, and might if memory serves me include an offender’s Mom or mother-in-laws. Read more

Team Sports = Life Lessons

1044 for publication September 5, 2014

Ross Brewitt.

          “Team sports. Are they beneficial for children?” says a guy holding forth at a meet-and-greet I recently attended.

          Sounds professorial doesn’t it? A remark you’d hear from someone wearing a lab coat, or a skinny legged, skinny-pants lecturer with in a tweed jacket sporting blown-out elbows. Nope, this fellow’s complaint to his table was “minor sports has outlived its usefulness. Injuries are out of control.” Read more