Changing Channels

Changing Channels

Are Sports Dead, Or Just Dying?

I know, I know the headline above seems dramatic, or maybe overly-dramatic.

But the thing is, when you look at sports today they just MAY be dying a slow death or perhaps worse.

Start with major league baseball, as several players have been banned from the sport this season alone for use of performance-enhancers … including Melky Cabrera of the Giants.

Cabrera is a BIG deal, as MLB’s leading hitter and All-Star Game MVP … it doesn’t look good for the sport, to put it mildly. And before him there was Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire, all sports frauds in a way.

Then take a look at professional football. I’m not sure whatever happened to risk-taking and being responsible for your own actions come in but some prominent names, like George Will, are talking about doing away with the sport due to concussions.

While the problem is serious should we just quit on the No. 1 sport in America?

Joe Paterno

College football, too, seems to be rotting with the likes of Ohio State, Miami, North Carolina and Penn State involved in embarrassing, or worse, situations.

Finishing, for now, with the NHL … the league may just finish itself off with yet another labor dispute.

How dumb can they be? I am a BIG fan of the league and yet I keep forgiving it for these regular labor squabbles.

But is hockey just one sport that’s dead, or dying?

What’s your opinion?

Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

Another blog to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Changing Channels. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Idol Chatter

posted 9:45:41am Dec. 20, 2012 | read full post »

This TV Critic Hopes Twitter Is Here To Stay!
A recent newspaper article that indicated Twitter is some kind of fad that could come and go in the next few years seems kind of sad to me. The great equalizer in our society isn't economic or legal or anythin

posted 5:04:10pm Dec. 12, 2012 | read full post »

Missing Sammy Davis Jr., Twinkies
I just noticed that the late, great Sammy Davis Jr's birthday, Dec. 8, came and went over the weekend. I miss the talented man, who broke down racial barriers through high great singing, dancing and even acting skills. Yes, even the latter, as judged by his appearance on the TV classic "All in

posted 8:22:23am Dec. 12, 2012 | read full post »

Daymond John Is One Cool 'Shark'
Inspiring people who are role-models are often difficult to come by when it comes to today’s television shows. Programs are often so full of rude, crude and offensive behavior from people with the same qualit

posted 1:39:27pm Dec. 10, 2012 | read full post »

On Thin Ice: Are NHL Owners Bargaining In Good Faith With Players?
I'm a strange 'cat', I'll admit it. Just ab0ut completely broke all the time, yet I am as conservative as the day is long. And I always will be. In a similar way, I have always been among the working middle class, or poor, lol, but tend to see things in the owner's point of view in many res

posted 6:23:34pm Dec. 07, 2012 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.