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Home is where the sports are

Home is where the sports are

I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can remember. My mom put a pencil in my hand as soon as she could because as an English teacher she…

What exactly are we beating?

What exactly  are we beating?

Sports are obviously about beating someone – the opponent. But no one can turn a blind eye to the beatings that have been all over the media lately, headlined by…

We get it, you know sports

We get it,  you know sports

If you choose to read any further, you will probably pick up on the fact that this is the first column I’ve ever written. My editor entrusted me with the…

Thank you, NCAA

Thank you, NCAA

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine you’re Cameron Payne. You’re in high school at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tenn., and Murray State, Appalachian State, Arkansas Sate and…

Allow me to introduce myself

Allow me to  introduce myself

I’ve loved to write since I was in elementary school. In fourth grade, my teacher entered a few of my pieces into a regional writing contest, and I began winning…

My thanks to all

My thanks to all

My mom has multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disease causing interference between the brain, spinal cord and other areas of the body. There is no cure, and the cause is unknown.…

We’re all the same dust

We’re all the same dust

I am no better than a black man, no matter what his or my capabilities may be. And the fact that I am attracted to women does not place me…

U-S-A, U-S-A

U-S-A, U-S-A

Few things in our lives unite people the way sports can. Ninety-five percent of the time, sports unite the communities and regions which make up specific fan bases. Whether it’s…

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