Are participation awards good for kids?

Youth sports and competition require a winner and a loser. The winner gets rewarded with a trophy marking their victory, while the loser sometimes gets a trophy marking their participation. But are those participation trophies good for children? On one hand, participation trophies reward and encourage kids to partake in physical activity. On the other hand, rewarding them for nothing gives kids a…

Who will be the better NFL quarterback: Josh Rosen vs. Sam Darnold?

College stars Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold are expected to be the first quarterbacks taken in the NFL draft if they decide to come out this year. While their positions in the draft are uncertain, it is likely they will be playing professionally on Sundays. Rosen has laser precision with his passes, while Darnold can make plays with his feet. Who will be the better pro? 🏈…

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 it wrong for the NBA to put ads on jerseys?

The NBA season is in full swing, and fans are seeing something new on some jerseys—advertisements. To bring in more revenue, the NBA is selling small advertising space on the front of jerseys. The size of the ad is not gaudy, and if it brings in more money to compensate these great athletes, the NBA should continue to do it. Still, doing this looks like a greedy attempt to get more money and turns…

Is NASCAR really a sport?

NASCAR returns in mid-February with the 60th running of the Daytona 500. NASCAR drivers put their lives on the line in an intense battle for position every week. But is what they do 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 any…

Are ‘superteams’ good for the NBA?

ESPN published a Chris Haynes report stating that LeBron James would be open to joining the Golden State Warriors if they had a max slot open, potentially creating an unstoppable superteam. These superteams can generate a lot of interest and show fans some of the best basketball they can ever see. However, making the NBA this top heavy is not good for small market teams, and is ruining the competi…

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin: Who wins the rematch?

HBO announced Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will square off in the ring in a rematch set for May 5. Alvarez is the younger fighter and hungry to avenge the loss he suffered late last year, making him dangerous. Golovkin won the last match and already has the formula to beat Alvarez. He also has that notorious one-punch knockout power he can employ at any time. Who wins? 🥊…

Is it time for Cleveland Indians fans to bury Chief Wahoo?

The Cleveland Indians are removing the controversial Chief Wahoo logo from the team's uniforms starting in 2019. Many feel like this move was years in the making, with the logo considered a racist caricature by many fans. Still, others blame political correctness for unfairly maligning the logo and want to keep the traditional mascot around. What do you think? ⚾…

Does Ronda Rousey belong in the WWE?

Former UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is officially in the WWE after making an appearance at the Royal Rumble. After a string of losses in the UFC, Rousey may be a perfect fit for pro wrestling—she has the star power and athletic ability. Still, Rousey is only 30 years old and still considered a top-five fighter by some publications in her weight class. This could be a step backward for her career. Was…

Should the NBA let players smoke marijuana?

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern told Uninterrupted that marijuana should be taken off the banned list. Marijuana has medicinal properties that help with pain and anxiety, properties that could benefit NBA players. For big men with chronic knee pain, the sticky icky is a godsend. However, marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and promoting marijuana use to minors who look up to the pl…