Jordan Kobritz

NFL has yet to mandate use of metal detectors

A day at the ballpark now begins like an airplane flight. Major League Baseball required all 30 teams to install metal detectors at their entrance gates prior to the beginning of the 2015 season. A few teams installed metal detectors last year and many others had security measures that required fans to undergo bag checks…

Fried Concoctions courtesy of the Texas Rangers – by Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz

Ballpark concessions are as much a part of the baseball experience as foul balls and autographs. And if you want to challenge your inner gastronomical self, a number of new and creative concession items are available at ballparks around the country. Some may sound appealing, others revolting depending on your constitution. The Texas Rangers introduced…

Women’s NWHL set to launch for 2015-16 – by Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz

In case you missed it, there’s another women’s professional sports league on the horizon. Thanks to the yeoman efforts of a former Division I hockey player, Dani Rylan, the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) is set to launch for the 2015-16 season. The league will debut with four teams – the Boston Pride, The Buffalo…

Athletics too offen wags the dog in the NCAA

Jordan Kobritz

In an effort to become or remain competitive on the field of play, too many schools have lost sight of their primary mission – education. The tail – athletics – too often wags the dog – academics. And that reversal of order is oftentimes endorsed by campus presidents. Until that mindset changes, the NCAA is…

NFL TOPS LIST OF MOST ARROGANT AND INCOMPETENT

by Jordan Kobritz If a contest were held to determine the most arrogant and incompetent sports organization in the country, there would be no dearth of worthy candidates, with the NCAA and the NFL topping the list. But the NFL’s recent handling of its Personal Conduct Policy stamps it as the prime contender to take home…

NASCAR’S Jeff Gordon has earned bragging rights

Jordan Kobritz

NASCAR is losing an icon. Jeff Gordon recently announced that 2015 will be his last season racing full-time in the Sprint Cup Series. Every driver should utter a “Thank you” to the guy who ushered in stock car racing’s current era. Gordon has spent the past 23 seasons wheeling a stock car around tracks that…

Is Goodell doing the job? Jordan Kobritz says No

After the Patriots defeated the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX the 2014 NFL season came to a merciful end. And not a minute too soon for Roger Goodell, the embattled leader of the nation’s most popular and financially successful sports league. The popularity of the NFL is both a blessing and a curse. The league…