June 9, 2013 |
Why isn't it enough for fans to enjoy watching athletes based only on their skills and accomplishments? Why do we need to know about a player's personal life? Why do we need athletes to be nice people? Those questions lead me to the most polarizing sports figure today: LeBron James. Why do fans hate him so much? By reading Twitter and Facebook, many believe James is a spoiled, arrogant, self-centered crybaby who gets all the calls he wants. The angst LeBron conjures has me thinking about another superstar who continues to sell sneakers years after he retired: Michael Jordan.
April 9, 2013 |
Actors who portray professional baseball players are not themselves professional baseball players. So hitting home runs - or just making contact with the ball - isn't automatic. “There [were] some times when I struck out. Struck out over and over again,” says Chadwick Boseman, who stars as legendary Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson in “42.” “At a certain point you wonder, 'Oh, I hope I really can do this.' ” He absolutely did it. The relatively unknown actor (seen previously on TV shows such as “Lincoln Heights” and “Persons Unknown”)