Is pro wrestling a fake sport?

The WWE is definitely entertaining to watch, but sports fans have long debated if pro wrestling is a "fake" sport. On one hand, fans argue wrestlers are extremely athletic and, like boxing, it's a fighting sport. You can't be out of shape and compete at a high level. But detractors say wrestling is choreographed, pre-determined for the winner. Some would even say it's completely fake. Is it time t…

Is the NFL exploiting black players?

Some people feel NFL players are exploited for their physical prowess by wealthy owners, who make billions on the blood, sweat, and tears of black players. Still, these athletes are often being paid millions of dollars, and to compare a legitimate organization as a plantation is a gross overstatement, and cheapens the disturbing experience of slaves. What do you think? 🏈…

Is a hockey barbaric sport?

Hockey is the only non-combat sport where fighting is not only allowed but looked upon favorably by fans and players. Fighting is a special part of the sport that swings momentum and helps protect the skill players who make the game fun to watch. Others feel fighting is barbaric, and shouldn't be allowed in the sport anymore. What do you think? 🏒…

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…

Are ‘super teams’ good for the NBA?

NBA legend Michael Jordan spoke out against ‘super teams' in the league, saying that a collection of All-Stars on one team is bad for overall competition. These super teams can generate a lot of interest, 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 competitive balance. What do you think? 🏀…

Should MLB get rid of umpires?

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon and umpire Jim Wolf got in a shouting match in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series regarding a blown strike-three call, resulting in the ejection of Maddon in a close game. Umpires are an essential part of baseball, and although they get some calls wrong, human error is part of the game and adds drama. However, errors should not be accepted, especially…

Should college athletes be paid?

The NCAA pulls in nearly a billion dollars in revenue each year, but the athletes who make it all happen aren't paid for all the work they put in. Critics say the NCAA is exploiting student talent to make huge amounts of money and it's time to pay student-athletes a fair wage. The NCAA says the vast majority of the money it generates goes back to the players in scholarships or some other form. Wha…

Is home-field advantage overrated?

Playoff teams fight at the end of the season to have home-field advantage so they have can a supportive crowd behind them. Teams usually win more games at home than they do on the road, so with a title on the line, it makes sense to fight for it. However, home-field doesn't guarantee a significant advantage, so it's up to the players anyway. What do you think? ⚾ 🏀 🏈 ⚽ 🏒…

Should full-time college athletes be part-time students?

In money sports like basketball and football, the demands on the field often take away from the classroom, causing frustration from athletes and administrators. If they were part-time students, college athletes wouldn’t have a big burden to bear academically, making it easier to focus on what they were brought in to do—play sports. Still, allowing this would cheapen the “student-athlete” experienc…

Should the NFL force players to stand for the national anthem?

President Donald Trump criticized Marshawn Lynch for standing for Mexico's National Anthem, but not the United States'. According to NFL public relations executive Joe Lockhart, the NFL owners are considering changing policy language to require players to stand during the anthem. Requiring players to stand would help with the league’s image, and bring fans back. However, forcing the players to go…