I want real sports news to return to sports news.
Sounds like an odd statement. But, in light of this week’s sports headlines, my plea makes perfect sense.
If you’re a diehard sports fan like me, you probably check your Twitter feed and log onto your favorite sports site before taking your first sip of morning coffee.
Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. hasn’t even entered the ring for tonight’s highly anticipated rematch against Marcos Maidana, and he should expect that fewer fans will be in his corner.
The 37 year-old with the usually bumptious bearing found himself back pedaling during a recent interview that more than likely will garner new found support for Mayweather’s opponent.
Just watch television, listen to the radio, read any sports blog or check Twitter. Former NFL RB Ray Rice’s sickening assault continues to dominate headlines across sports and non-sports media platforms.
And rightfully so!
Even last night, CBS Sports’ James Brown delivered an impassioned Thursday Night Football pre-game speech that both gripped and educated a national television audience.
Yesterday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell exercised the extraordinary power of his office and brought down his huge hammer with thunderous force.
And, the shocking sound of his proposed new sanctions resonated all across America today.
Goodell announced the NFL’s new domestic abuse policy that should sting all repugnant, battering players with the same shocking wallop as their unexpected, abusive physical attacks perpetrated upon physically weaker women and children.
It’s a “good thing” Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice only punched his fiancé (now wife) in the face and knocked her unconscious in the Revel Casino elevator in Atlantic City.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell only suspended him for two games this coming season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
What a joke!
Ironically, Rice could have committed these “egregious” acts and faced far stiffer sanctions from the NFL Commissioner’s office.