Football http://www.kunc.org en The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect The Clock http://www.kunc.org/post/time-our-sports-lives-how-europes-games-neglect-clock Why is it that Europeans don't pay as much attention to time in sports as we do?<p>You American novices to soccer, who climbed on the World Cup bandwagon this summer –– you must have been completely baffled by how soccer has a thing called "stoppage time." That means that the game goes on after regulation time is up for an undisclosed period that only the referee knows. <br /> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Frank Deford 58470 at http://www.kunc.org The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect The Clock Deford: Paying College Athletes Would Level The Playing Field http://www.kunc.org/post/deford-paying-college-athletes-would-level-playing-field For many decades, baseball had a reserve clause, which essentially tied a baseball player to a franchise in perpetuity. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Frank Deford 55110 at http://www.kunc.org Deford: Paying College Athletes Would Level The Playing Field In Sports, There's No Such Thing As A Bad Hustle http://www.kunc.org/post/sports-theres-no-such-thing-bad-hustle Surely, "hustle" is the single most beloved word associated with sport. As color is to rainbows, as chocolate to the palate, as sweet nothings to love, hustle is to sport.<p>Hear it now:<p><em>Hustle up! </em><br /> <em>Hustle down the line!</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:32:00 +0000 Frank Deford 54613 at http://www.kunc.org In Sports, There's No Such Thing As A Bad Hustle Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please http://www.kunc.org/post/michael-sam-distraction-please Now that Michael Sam, an NFL draft prospect, has announced that he is gay, there's been <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/02/10/274652475/defining-masculinity-down-the-mans-man-game">a lot of mumbling</a> that he would be a distraction — but it's really an issue of antipathy<em>.</em><p>What <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20140209/michael-sam-draft-stock/">some are saying</a>, in coded language, is that too many players and fans would hate Michael Sam because he's gay, and the media will pounce on this, and that would be bad for his team and henc Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Frank Deford 54160 at http://www.kunc.org Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals http://www.kunc.org/post/seahawks-say-they-figured-out-mannings-signals Here's a window into why the Seattle Seahawks' defense so thoroughly dominated the Denver Broncos' offense during Sunday's Super Bowl, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/02/270657316/seattle-dominates-denver-to-win-its-first-super-bowl-victory" target="_blank">which Seattle won 43-8</a>.<p>Yes, it certainly seems as if Seattle's players were just bigger and faster and played better.<p>But like all teams do, Seattle spent the better part of two weeks before the game studying the Denver offense. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:43:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 53849 at http://www.kunc.org Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals