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Sports, Cheating and Betting:  Thinking About the Court of Appeal Decision in R. v. Riesberry

Sports, Cheating and Betting: Thinking About the Court of Appeal Decision in R. v. Riesberry

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

If people vote with their dollars, then gambling (legal and illegal) has won the election by a landslide. In a dollar democracy that probably means sports betting is the leading candidate for president. Earlier this year Will Hobson wrote this in the Washington Post: America’s sports gambling prohibition has created what many consider (these things […]

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The NFL Lets the Air Out of Fair Procedures: District Court’s “Deflategate” Review Reveals An Unfair Process, Not Brady’s Innocence

The NFL Lets the Air Out of Fair Procedures: District Court’s “Deflategate” Review Reveals An Unfair Process, Not Brady’s Innocence

| September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

When United States District Court Judge Richard M. Berman handed down his ruling in the National Football League Management Council v. National Football League Players’ Association “Deflategate” case almost two weeks ago, some were quick to declare the upshot: Tom Brady wins again – Tom Brady is innocent. But in deciding to set aside the […]

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Demographic Snapshot: Canadian Sports Halls of Fame and the Black Athlete – Part 1

Demographic Snapshot: Canadian Sports Halls of Fame and the Black Athlete – Part 1

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sports halls of fame provide lots of grist for the debate mill. Dedicated baseball fans and even occasional observers are pretty familiar with the assertion that the hallowed halls in Cooperstown, New York are the most difficult to enter in all of professional sports. Hockey devotees commonly wrestle over the induction of 1,000 point scorers […]

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Flutie’s High Notes Don’t Reach Moon

Flutie’s High Notes Don’t Reach Moon

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Comments on the CFL’s greatest quarterback debate Among many CFL observers there is a growing belief that Toronto Argonaut Doug Flutie is the best quarterback the league has ever seen. As early as the last season talking heads, such as The Sports Network’s Gordon Miller, suggested that beyond being the greatest quarterback, Flutie also had […]

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