Coronavirus Daze: The New NFL CBA Makes it Harder than Ever to Hold Out

The newly minted CBA includes rules changes designed to prevent holdouts from players under contract, making fines mandatory (previously, they could be waived at teams’ discretion), jacking up the daily cost of a fine up from the old $40,000 per day, and wiping away an accrued season allowing the player to hit free agency on time; in short, delaying the opportunity to hit free agency by a year. … More Coronavirus Daze: The New NFL CBA Makes it Harder than Ever to Hold Out

U.S. Women’s Soccer Deserves Proper Pay

The USWNT is dominant on the field.  Their record in the FIFA World Cup and in international play is beyond impressive, let alone the star power provided by members of the WNT such as Carli Llyod, Megan Rapinoe, and Julie Ertz.  However, for playing the same game, at the same level, and being more successful than their opposite-sex counterparts, they are paid far less than the men. … More U.S. Women’s Soccer Deserves Proper Pay

The Houston Astros: Baseball’s Former Shooting Star is Just Space Junk

Sign stealing is nothing new in baseball.  It is a respected part of the game; when done properly, without the use of sign stealing technology.  The Astros decidedly ignored this aspect of the game.  Beginning in September 2016, an intern in the Astros organization gave a presentation to Jeff Luhnow, then Astros General Manager and President of Baseball Operations.  This presentation consisted of a Microsoft Excel application that could “decode” opposing teams’ signs; they dubbed it “Codebreaker.”  … More The Houston Astros: Baseball’s Former Shooting Star is Just Space Junk