On July 15, 2008 the final All-Star Game to ever be played at the original Yankee Stadium provided a sentimental House-that-Ruth-Built farewell and a decent, if not brutally long game, but baseball should say good-bye to this All-Star boondoggle.
††††††††††† NFL misconduct penalties for the 2007 season flagged players like cannon fodder. Now the suspended league miscreant Pacman Jones is trying to get back in, but league commissioner Roger Goodell has dug deep into the NFL soul to reveal the true source of declining league imagery: neck ties.
When Robert Horry rudely decked Suns point guard Steve Nash into the courtside press tables during Game 4 of the Suns-Spurs 2007 playoff series, he ignited a firestorm of debate over the application of NBA Rule VII(c) that prohibits players from leaving the bench area during altercations.
Sports violence has become a part of our culture from a long line of hostilities that include a 1977 headline punch thrown by the Lakersí Kermit Washington, Mike Tysonís ear biting episode, and a 2006 cleat slashing of an NFL playerís face.