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Appeals officer lifts suspension on NFL multiple repeat offender

December 30, 2014 by


Is it respecting the game of football when an often-punished player gets a one-game suspension reduced to a fine, allowing him to play in this weekend’s playoff? Appeals hearing officer Ted Cottrell (pictured) doesn’t seem concerned. He

The dream came true for a college basketball player

November 3, 2014 by


We reported last week about 19-year-old Lauren Hill, the sophomore at Mt. St. Joseph College in Cincinnati with advanced brain cancer. She hoped to live until yesterday to play in her first college basketball game. The contest was played

Failing politicians and disrespectful media: Watch this and be thankful

October 27, 2014 by


Respect and civility seem small things to ask for when compared to the challenges some people face. CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman (pictured, next page) reported on a high school basketball player who is hoping to play Sunday, before she dies.

Sportsmanship: Thumbs down and up

October 26, 2014 by


We’ve previously pointed our dislike of NFL players celebrating after making a tackle,  sometimes by pounding their chests. We say they’re doing their job. You don’t celebrate every good play you make.  Imagine the accountant who balances two statements,  getting up and dancing. Another thing we find annoying is when professional or college coaches whose […]

LeBron respects his ‘constituents’; Do politicians respect theirs?

July 14, 2014 by


LeBron James explained his decision to return to Cleveland as the result of introspection.  He wrote in “Sports Illustrated” that he realized his priorities needed to change.

Deception in soccer: A plus or a minus

June 30, 2014 by


What does this have to do with respect in politics? Do many politicians disrespect their constituents by taking positions that put them in sync with their party leaders when personally, they may have different views? Sadly, yes.

Respect for the disadvantaged: Part of the Golden Rule

June 29, 2014 by


There are those who naturally care about people, including those less talented and those with disabilities. You can pick them out. They’re the ones going the extra distance to assist those who need a little extra help. (They don’t include the politicians who spend so much of their time demeaning, disrespecting and demonstrating incompetence.) This […]

Winner’s rant the opposite of good sportsmanship

January 20, 2014 by


We wonder what he would have said if he lost the game. Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman ranted about one of his opponents during a post-game interview with Erin Andrews, the Fox sideline reporter.

Bullying is under attack and that’s good news

January 15, 2014 by


It seems people are increasingly becoming aware of the devastating effects bullying can have. Education programs for our children are springing up at schools around the country. Many more are needed. Our sports fields

Anti-bullying program garners respect

January 10, 2014 by


With so many tragedies attributed to bullying, more programs are being developed to try to reduce its incidence. Professional athletes are often the kind of role models that influence young people’s behavior. One NBA star is continuing an effort he started a year ago to build the mutual regard that can prevent bullying and inspire […]

Another former player criticizes Rodman’s trip to N. Korea

January 10, 2014 by


(Photo is former NBA player Ira Newble on the Chad-Sudanese border) There have been varied reactions to the trip by basketball player Dennis Rodman and other team members to North Korea, where he cozied up to dictator Kim Jong. But most have been negative Whether because of his woeful

Bad behavior in youth sports and politics

January 9, 2014 by


One of the chief reasons we feel so strongly about trying to curb the incivility and disrespect displayed by politicians and media is because of the terrible example it sets for our children. They watch that behavior


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