Super Bowl QBs: Polarizing … but why?

I’ve always rooted for Cam Newton, except when he played against the Falcons. I have never ever rooted against Peyton Manning, going back to his days at Tennessee. However, Super Bowl 50 has taken on a feel that has nothing to do with football. It speaks more to what a crappy place we are as a country.

Atlanta is drunk on failure

I’ve been saying how consistently wrong Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has been for years. This week came yet another example of why most of us have abandoned hope of the team getting better anytime soon.

Here's the kicker …

Blair Walsh won’t be the last to miss a huge kick. These things happen. So because they do to everybody who plays sports, try this: Give them a break.

The Oregon Fail

The Founding Fathers would have long since flipped their powdered wigs were they still around and watching this band of armed, clearly overcompensating, bird sanctuary squatters play army up in Middle of Nowhere, Oregon.

A black father's resolution

What else have I forgotten to teach him? That’s all I could think about as my middle son stood next to me tying his necktie without assistance for the first time. … That’s when it really hit me: I have to be more purposeful before grief and regret show up.

OBJ's teachable moment

You know all all about it by now when Odell Beckham Jr. lost his mind against Josh Norman. With the Giants hanging on to the slightest of playoff berth chances, OBJ’s sitting out a game will hurt for sure — and he should learn from it.

Pete Rose picked the wrong sin

It seems Pete Rose won’t see his day in the Hall of Fame, and that’s a tragedy. It’s terrible that he put himself in this position and has had to deal with this for the past 25 years, but it just seems the punishment far exceeds the deed.

Foot-in-mouth runs rampant

“But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” That’s from James 3:8. I think it would have come in handy for a lot of folks recently. And it went far beyond Donald Trump’s xenophobia.

Many faces of domestic terrorism

Robert Lewis Dear walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic and killed three people. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik walked into a place that served the mentally challenged in San Bernardino, Calif., and killed 14. Stop with the differentiations; both were acts of domestic terrorism.

Knowing when to fold 'em …

What is the deal with superstar athletes who just can’t let it go? The adulation fans shouting your name intoxicating — but here’s hoping Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant, and others on the slide get out before a film of sadness coats otherwise terrific careers.

Be truly brave, America

It is simply shameful to turn our backs on people in this most dire of situations. If shame does not motivate you, then how about it being un-American as it is counter to what Lady Liberty in New York Harbor had been about. Past tense.

Mizzou players take a stand

Mizzou football players decided what was happening on campus was something they were not willing to live with and decided to do something about it. That’s effecting change in a major way. And it’s a good thing to see.