We all loved watching Pete Rose compete. But the softening stance on his ban for betting on baseball is wrong. As his remarks to The Fan in Pittsburgh indicate, he still doesn't quite own up to the gravity of his crime.
In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, Steve Wulf writes that of all the schools snubbed by the BCS, Boise State has built an entire program around its outsider status. And the Broncos know the playoffs won't change that.
On the 30th anniversary of the Pine Tar Game it's the sage, and not the rage, that we should remember. This is as good a time as any to celebrate the wisdom of Lee MacPhail, the American League president who looked beyond the letter of the law.
MLB's efforts to punish players tied to the Biogenesis clinic is important. You must care. You need to stop enabling the cheaters the way we used to. You have to root, root, root just as hard for the game itself as you do for the players.
Coaches who think it's OK to ride the refs, fans who feel it's cool to yell at officials all the time and the confusion of professional sports with youth sports lead to a breakdown in respect for authority.