John Calvin

John Calvin is the pen name of a sports executive who has been actively involved in professional sports for over 20 years.

Figure Eight Diplomacy

 

I’ve heard of gunboat diplomacy before, but I never thought I’d live to see the world putting its eggs in the basket of figure eight diplomacy. In Korea, we are witnessing a series of diplomatic maneuvers revolving around ice skating, the Winter Olympics, and a dance troupe. Talks have begun between the two Koreas about […]

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What a Bunch of Hockey Pucks

 

The lady doth protest too much, methinks. The words may be from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, written over 400 years ago, but the Bard of Avon sure knew people. At issue is the latest sports National Anthem protest controversy, this one courtesy of actress Debra Messing, and how she used and politized her 13-year-old son for cheap […]

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NFL Wrestles With a New Problem

 

The NFL, under the stewardship of its $200 million-man Roger Goodell, is in such bad shape that it’s on the verge of blowing its one trump card: a virtual monopoly on professional football in the United States. Last week that showman of the sports community, Vince McMahon, sold $100 million of his WWE stock to […]

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Finally, a Colin Kaepernick Connection

 

As predicted when Harvey Weinstein first made news for being a letch, the sexual harassment hysteria that is sweeping the nation has now officially hit the sports world like a ton of bricks. This time the NFL Network, ESPN, and 81-year old Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson have found themselves on the wrong end of accusations […]

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A Risk-Free Life Is Not Worth Living

 

In our modern snowflake society, is the concept of risk vs. reward dead? By chance I happened to be watching the now infamous Pittsburgh Steeler/Cincinnati Bengals football game. This was the game that contained hard hits, unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, and a player suffering a serious spinal injury. Then we had the game this past weekend […]

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PC Sports Losers of 2017

 

Anti-congratulations to Roger Goodell and the NFL for the dubious honor of being 2017’s spoilsports of the year for unnecessarily injecting partisan politics and political correctness into sports. This is the second year in a row the NFL landed in the top spot. Check out the top (or bottom) ten below to see who else […]

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The Old Statue of Bribery Play

 

During the XYZ Affair, back during the first Adams presidency, Robert Goodloe Harper most likely uttered the famous saying, “Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute,” in response to French officials seeking a bribe. Fast forward about 200 years and the sniveling cowards who run the NFL are offering $100 million in bribes […]

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Justice and the Sporting Life

 

Harvey Weinstein is a pig, and Kevin Spacey is such a creep his excuse for his alleged pedophilia seems to be he was drunk at the time. Meanwhile, Louis C.K.’s new movie, a morality tale about a Woody Allen like comedian who is infatuated with young women, has been shelved as Louis C.K.’s real life […]

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Saints They Ain’t

 

Imagine you’re an NFL team and your league has been mired in a two-year slump of declining ratings and attendance and has been on the receiving end of a never-ending barrage of bad publicity over the players’ offensive action of protesting the flag and National Anthem. What would be the last thing you do so […]

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He Will Be Served

 

Allow me to introduce you to Bruce Maxwell. While the NFL has had literally scores and scores of players who have taken a knee during the national anthem this year, Maxwell is the only Major League player who joined the protest. If you hadn’t heard of Maxwell, you’re not alone. He is an obscure 26-year-old […]

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