The Broncos, owned for 31 years by Pat Bowlen, stand as a testament to what the NFL ideally symbolizes — excellence on and off the field. Bowlen, whose NFL legacy embodies eventual enshrinement in the Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday morning that he was stepping down from the day-to-day operations of the Broncos to fight his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Jillian Michael’s “Maximize Your Life Tour” ends this weekend in Canada. Saturday night Jillian the infamous trainer for NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” visits Ottawa (the National Arts Centre) before a Sunday night appearance at Oshawa’s General Motors Place. and the last stop on her “tour” Sunday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Earlier this week “filmmaker” John Ziegler* appeared on NBC’s Today show and CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Ziegler is in the midst of producing a documentary “The Framing of Joe Paterno”, seemingly a one-man mission to exonerate former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno for any role Paterno may have played in the massive Penn State child sex abuse scandal.
The New England Patriots remain one of the sports industries standard bearers, how other sports franchises judge themselves. The Patriots proven player philosophy – as long as you fit the team’s needs you’re welcome to be a part of the organization, once you no longer fit those plans as Wes Welker found out, it’s out with the old and you’re on the outside looking in.
In the coming days and weeks as March Madness unfolds, the NCAA’s annual national collegiate basketball celebration, expect the issue of the billions of dollars the event generates and the issue of NCAA players being the cheapest labor available (the players aren’t paid) to be debated.