What happens over the next months and years will say more about American society and its boundaries of acceptance than it ever could about Jason Collins or Kirk Walker or Kevin McClatchy or Martina Navratilova.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant makes a case against NBA and NFL owners who say a salary cap is necessary for parity, using the example of MLB's exciting pennant races.
Albert Pujols' contract with the Angels is a clear indication of Major League Baseball's strength and stability next to the uncertainty of Chris Paul's future in the NBA.
Atlanta civic leaders embraced pro sports as a catalyst to change attitudes in and about the South. But Henry Aaron had to be persuaded to return when the Braves moved.
Tony Dorsett's reference to the Cam Newton investigation as a "modern-day lynching" undermines some vital points about sports issues and America.