Author: Zane Bookbinder

Does the NFL Finally Care about Social Justice?

In the fall of 2021, the National Football League’s internal probe revealed emails sent by Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden between 2011 and 2018 that contained racist, sexist, and homophobic langauge. Within a week, the NFL and the Raiders forced Gruden to resign. This particular story might suggest that the NFL takes instances of… Read more »

The Most Devoted Fanbases in Professional Sports

When it comes to success in professional sports, the support of an ardent fanbase is even more crucial than it may seem. Home-field advantage is a big deal in professional sports. When a team plays in its home stadium, the players don’t have to travel; they feel more comfortable with their practice and rest routines… Read more »

The Brooklyn Nets and the Beginning of a Super Team Era

How might the “Super Team” phenomenon change the NBA landscape, and what does this mean for our favorite teams? In a typical NBA season, five or six teams decide they have no chance to make a playoff run and deliberately tank their records in hopes of earning a better draft pick. This year, that number… Read more »