In the wake of the incident between Oklahoma State basketball star Marcus Smart and Texas Tech "superfan" Jeff Orr, the question of why fans spend half of their time idolizing athletes and the other half treating them like dirt is one worth asking.
Michael Sam, the SEC's reigning defensive player of the year and sack leader went from promising prospect to Jackie Robinson overnight—a transition that says a few things worth saying about the places he came from.
A once-great, now-disgraced cyclist whose name we're not going to type here because you might still be sick of seeing it is in a video intended to go viral poking fun at his image. Is this part of a path to redemption?
A Waco teenager found a wedding ring inside a baseball glove he bought at an Academy sporting goods store that belonged to the person who tried it on before him. Through the power of social media, he reconnected with the owner—and subsequently was rewarded by the store, the ring manufacturer, and the glove company with an array of gifts. Are we over-celebrating an act of basic decency?
It took until the final minutes of the 2014 NFL Draft for Michael Sam—the Texas native who, as the first openly gay player to attempt to enter the NFL, made history this weekend—to hear his name called. The league, and a few prominent football players, have some growing up to do.