Postgame Press: Call it a comeback

“Don’t call it a comeback.” LL Cool J immortalized those words nearly 30 years ago. He did not want anyone to think that he had been gone and was now returning; no, he was always there. That is not the case in sports. There are clear falls and there are even clearer comebacks. There are many reasons […]

Postgame Press: Rivalry and farewell for now

Bears-Packers. Red Sox-Yankees. Ali-Frazier. Rivalries are everywhere, and they can bring out the best in us. Or the worst. Some of them are historically close, and others are pretty one-sided (see Road Runner-Wile E. Coyote). This past Monday, a rivalry took the football field and showed its darkest colors. The Steelers-Bengals showdowns in the past […]

P.S. …: The good, the bad and the bunny

Content warning: This column mentions sexual violence. Few people have had as flamboyant, controversial or divisive of a public persona as Hugh Hefner. I myself have had wavering opinions about Hefner, beginning in childhood (I grew up in Los Angeles, so in many ways Playboy was part of my community). At first, I saw Hefner […]

Postgame Press: Trump and the changed sports-politics relationship

This has been a crazy week for sports, and most of the drama is due to comments from the White House. President Trump’s first statement came around a week ago during a rally, according to the Chicago Tribune, with Trump saying “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our […]