MLB Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge vs. Cody Bellinger?

Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger were named unanimous American League and National League Rookie of the Year respectively. But who is the MLB Rookie of the Year? Judge had a historical rookie year on the way to an American League Championship Series appearance. Bellinger had one of the most impressive rookie debuts ever, and was an important piece in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series run. Who is…

Is NASCAR really a sport?

NASCAR drivers put their lives on the line in an intense battle for position every week. But is what they do could truly be considered a sport? These competitors control over 850 horsepower, with precise movements and incredible coordination, using muscle memory to push their cars to the limit for hours on end. Still, it doesn’t take much athletic ability to drive around in circles. What do you th…

Is Carlos Beltran a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

Señor Octubre is calling it a career. After winning a World Series with the Houston Astros, Carlos Beltran is retiring at age 40. Many feel his numbers warrant induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first try. Others feel that he was a good player who might make it to Cooperstown, but not on the first ballot. What do you think? ⚾…

Is ESPN too political?

Television's most popular sports network has gotten a lot of criticism regarding its content in an increasingly political climate. Many feel the topics ESPN covers now are too political, drawing attention away from the sports it is tasked to cover. Sports should not be partisan. Still, others feel politics and culture are a part of sports, and ESPN needs to cover all angles of athletics—even if it…

Should kids be allowed to play football?

With more data released about the link between CTE and tackle football, parents are faced with a choice on whether or not to let their children play football. Children's brains are developing, and putting them through head trauma so early in life could cause irreparable damage. However, sports teaches important life lessons, and the game is getting safer with better tackling techniques and equipme…

Is the 'one-and-done' rule good for college basketball?

College basketball is back! However, some athletes haven't been in the college spirit, leaving school after one year to the NBA. Many look at college as a one-year annoyance, and allowing prospects to enter the NBA directly from high school would benefit colleges who wouldn't have to deal with the headache of an unengaged player. Still, the rule gives players a chance to develop before playing in…

Should the NFL get rid of Thursday Night Football?

Richard Sherman suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury on Thursday Night Football, adding to the body count for the mid-week NFL game. Some fans argue with injuries mounting and generally sloppy play, the NFL should stop playing games on Thursdays. Still, people love NFL football, and any day there is football on the television is a good day. What do you think? 🏈…

Should the NFL compensate Aaron Hernandez's family for his CTE diagnosis?

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez had the worst case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) ever seen in a player his age, according to researchers. Hernandez committed suicide in prison, which could have stemmed from erratic behavior that occurs with CTE. Hernandez’s family is suing the NFL for damages because of the punishment he received playing football. Still, the NFL is not respo…

Are professional athletes overpaid?

Your average professional player earns between $1.54 and $5.3 million per year across all four major U.S. sports. Since professional sports leagues generate billions of dollars in revenue, players say they're just getting their fair share. But is it fair to pay people to play a game when your average teacher only makes $45,335 per year and your average physician makes just over $165,000? What do y…

Should the national anthem be banned from sporting events?

The California NAACP is calling for the end of the national anthem before sporting events. The tradition began in major league baseball during World War I and quickly spread to all other sports after World War II. But with so many athletes kneeling, some are asking what "The Star-Spangled Banner" has to do with football—or any sporting event. Others believe the anthem is an important patriotic rit…