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Archive: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Not Michael Vick

Let's stop comparing this incident to the Michael Vick case, and please let's stop putting this situation in the same window of everything else that goes wrong in the "failed moral behavior of athletes" category.

By Roman Oben | June 20, 2009; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (3)

Consistent Punishment

If Roger Goodell is going to drop a hammer on Stallworth then he has to act equally as strong against every other NFL player who is arrested for a DUI.

By Les Carpenter | June 19, 2009; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (8)

Rosenhaus Responsible?

"Suspended indefinitely" certainly does not mean "banned for life" and Stallworth can expect to have a chance to return to football at some point.

By Jason Maloni | June 19, 2009; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell Should Channel Judge Landis

If the Ginger Hammer wants to prove there's a new sheriff in town, he must punish more adequately than the justice system has.

By Doug Farrar | June 19, 2009; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell Went Too Far

The NFL commissioner has pushed the punitive bar too high, to the point of inappropriate excessive.

By Peter Schaffer | June 19, 2009; 9:34 AM ET | Comments (9)

Goodell Will Be Fair

Once Goodell has reviewed all the facts we fully anticipate a just resolution

By David Cornwell | June 19, 2009; 7:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell On Right Track

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did exactly what he should have by issuing an indefinite suspension to Donte' Stallworth.

By Gene Wang | June 19, 2009; 7:39 AM ET | Comments (2)

Goodell Must Be Tough

let's hope Goodell is tougher than Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy.

By Dan Levy | June 19, 2009; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (2)

Black Homophobia

Barack Obama achieving the presidency was easier than a gay NFL player coming out.

By Mike Freeman | June 18, 2009; 5:17 AM ET | Comments (4)

Not in the Locker Room

You can't compare an NFL locker room -- the ultimate macho, homophobic environment -- to a traditional work environment.

By Roman Oben | June 17, 2009; 3:46 PM ET | Comments (10)

Slight Movement

The needle has moved slightly, I think, on the issue of homosexuality in the league.

By Liz Clarke | June 17, 2009; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Someone Has to Break the Barrier

Gay rights in sports will happen as they happen in life -- gradually, and not without considerable struggle, or the courage of the people who dare to be first.

By Doug Farrar | June 17, 2009; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

No, Until Yes.

The NFL isn't ready for an openly gay player. And you know what the only thing that can change that is? An openly gay player.

By Dan Levy | June 17, 2009; 8:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

Time Will Tell

Is the NFL ready for an openly gay player? Yes, no and maybe.

By Emil Steiner | June 17, 2009; 8:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Come Out of the Dark Ages

It's been 30+ years since I came out, but if the NFL is not ready by now, it should be.

By David Kopay | June 17, 2009; 8:14 AM ET | Comments (4)

Bated Breath

The NFL might be moving at a glacial pace when it comes to accepting gays, but even glaciers eventually melt.

By Jim Buzinski | June 17, 2009; 7:26 AM ET | Comments (1)

We Need a Hero

Don't hold the NFL accountable when its players remain silent.

By Jason Maloni | June 17, 2009; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

No "Gay" in "Team"

It's like having a woman on the team or having a woman in the shower. How can you keep your mind on the game?

By Kenneth Hutcherson | June 17, 2009; 6:36 AM ET | Comments (122)

Flooding the Zone

The biggest problem with football movies is that there are too many of them.

By C.J. Holley | June 15, 2009; 3:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Match Made in Hell

Because of their unique natures, football and film are about as compatible as Gloria Steinem and Al Bundy.

By Emil Steiner | June 15, 2009; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Most Sports Films Are Bad

Why are football movies so bad? Maybe it's because sports movies in general ain't so great.

By Desmond Bieler | June 15, 2009; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Nuance in Football

Do filmmakers assume football fans can't appreciate a movie that involves nuance, suspense or actual acting?

By Liz Kelly | June 15, 2009; 8:34 AM ET | Comments (9)

The Truth Helps

So the rule of thumb for football films is to avoid fictional accounts of the sport. It's those movies that give the entire genre a bad name.

By Gene Wang | June 15, 2009; 8:12 AM ET | Comments (3)

The Dynamics Don't Fit

The primary problem with adapting fictional football stories to the big screen is that the real thing is simply better.

By Doug Farrar | June 15, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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