Eli Manning, Properly Rated and Calibrated

Why do we act as if Eli Manning has been getting away with something? For some reason, sports media are smug when discussing the New York Giant quarterback. They want to point out that Manning’s play has declined, and was never that great in the first place. Pricking Eli Manning’s good-not-great QB career is not…

College Team Mascots: The Silly, the Profane, and the Caricature

William Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” The King James Bible declares, “A good name is better than precious ointment.” W.C. Fields said, “It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” In the world of sports, names mean plenty.  They conjure rivalries and the spirit of competition. Names serve to identify you,…