The Last Great Barrier: The Locker Room

Over the past few days, four individuals revealed in different stories that they were coming out as gay.   CNN anchor Don Lemon, Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts, former Villanova University basketball player Will Sheridan, and Jared Max, a sports radio host on ESPN 1050-AM in New York.  All but Lemon are directly linked to the sports world:  one as…

Tournament Frenzy

I have gone to the state tournament almost every year since 1990 and the most important thing I purchase isn’t the Dippin’ Dots, or the nachos.  It’s the Stat Book (or commonly referred to as the Dope Book).  The Stat Book has all of the historical information about who has been to the state tournament,…

Code of Conduct

Last Tuesday, I went to watch the Hoover vs. Southeast Polk substate final at West Des Moines Valley.  It was a surprise when rumors started to circulate that a starting player for SE Polk (SEP), Tony Sandquist, should have been suspended for being at an underage party Friday night after their regular season finale. To…