1. 2012 Olympics Part II: London Games Bring out “Legalize Steroids"—Again!

    Continuing our discussion on why legalizing PED use at the upper level of sports is not such a good idea ( Part I here ), there are a few other aspects that we must address...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 2 years ago 581 reads 0 comments

  2. 2012 Olympics Part I: London Games Bring out “Legalize Steroids"-Again!

    As was expected, the London Olympics has again brought to the surface the continued debate over what to do about performance-enhancement drugs in sports...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 2 years ago 1,114 reads 0 comments

  3. Olympics: Gymnastics Unforgiving, but Arbitrary Rules Should Not a Champion Make

    Two contrasting stories, one right up my alley because of the adversity she faced and the opportunity that arose in a sport so tough (due to the discipline it takes to be a consistent ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 2 years ago 2,220 reads 2 comments

  4. Boxing: My Take on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Fight

    It’s not too often I get a chance to sit down with friends—you know, boys’ night out—and watch a well-publicized sporting event...

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  5. Future of Illegal Performance Enhancement Is Likely Super Hi-Tech Through DNA

    Athlete : Hey, do you have anything new that will give me an edge over the competition in the upcoming Olympics next year? I need something different, better than what everyone else is using to catch up...

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  6. Saints Bounty Scandal: Roger Goodell Did the Right Thing Suspending Sean Payton

    So how many of you saw the movie Thor last year? Remember that enormous mallet Thor carried around with him devastating anything and anyone he swung at? Well, it appears NFL Commissioner ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 3 years ago 644 reads 4 comments

  7. New Orleans Saints Bounty: Suspensions, Fines, Loss of Draft Pick Likely

    The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching ( CEYC ) is very much up in arms over the recent purported “bounty” [reward] system for injuring opponents, associated with some of the New Orleans Saints players and coach Greg Williams...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 3 years ago 2,387 reads 7 comments

  8. Brian Urlacher's Painkiller Use Depicts Bigger Problem in NFL

    Early Tuesday morning, as I perused the numerous work emails needing my attention, my department head came into the office and asked if I had heard about Brian Urlacher ’s recent comments, that it was all over the radio...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 3 years ago 2,729 reads 5 comments

  9. NCAA President Mark Emmert Wants to Move College Sports in a Better Direction

    Wow, what a year in college sports. Talk about epitomizing the “bad” behavior that college sports can bring to the table; 2011 was a banner year...

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  10. Tim Tebow: Is America Searching for a Sports Hero?

    There has been some talk lately about whether elite-level athletes should be considered role models. A recent piece on this topic (relating to Derrick Rose) , which I published here and on Bleacher Report, totaled in excess of 3,300 hits...

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  11. MMA: Fighter Rosi Sexton Tells It Like It Is in MMA Regarding Steroids and PED's

    “When I saw the news on twitter last night ['Cyborg' Santos positive drug test] , I felt a little like a ten year old whose parents have just admitted that Santa Claus doesn't exist...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 3 years ago 757 reads 16 comments

  12. Chicago Tribune “Opinion” Article on Bulls Derrick Rose Slightly Bent: P2

    Highlighting Mark Yost’s article published last week in the Opinion section of the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Rose is no role model , I ended (in Part I ) taking issue ...

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  13. Tribune “Opinion” Article on Chicago Bull Derrick Rose Slightly Bent: P1

    I don’t spend much time highlighting or discussing opinion articles based on the sheer fact that they are just that?opinion...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 3 years ago 3,684 reads 13 comments

  14. MLB: Huge Loophole in Major League Baseball HGH Testing Agreement

    It appears I spoke a little prematurely when I mentioned in my piece, MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH Use , that Major League Baseball was taking a giant ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about 3 years ago 163 reads 0 comments

  15. Wide Receiver Sam Hurd Officially Cut by Chicago Bears

    Man, this is going to be a tough one for many to swallow. A professional athlete, one of the privileged few, who this past summer signed a multimillion-dollar deal to play for ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about 3 years ago 379 reads 0 comments

  16. NFL: WADA Pulls No Punches in Addressing NFLPA and Its Failure to Implement HGH

    In two November articles ( Rep. Waxman Calls Into Question NFL Union “Delay” Tactics Regarding HGH Testing and MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about 3 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  17. Penn State Scandal: Football Coach Joe Paterno Made Fatal Error in Judgment

    Choices, and the results of those choices, are what make up a life. The good ones, they can bring happiness and fulfillment...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about 3 years ago 291 reads 2 comments

  18. NFL Lockout Is Over: Pro Football Blood Testing for HGH

    The recent article in the New York Times, N.F.L. Says Drug Testing Will Be Rigorous and Frequent , was somewhat refreshing...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 3 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  19. Kudos to B.J. Penn on His Stance on Steroids & Performance-Enhancing Substances

    Finally, there is someone in MMA who stands behind a belief system centered around character and integrity...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 3 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  20. Manny Pacquiao & Shane Mosley Declared "Clean," but Do They Really Know?

    DOGHOUSEBOXING.COM reported in their piece, D rug Test Results for Manny Pacquiao & Shane Mosley made public , that NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) executive director Keith Kizer declared the Mosley/Pacquiao fight to be "clean...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 3 years ago 1,472 reads 76 comments

  21. MMA: Top Doping Agencies "Challenge" UFC's Claim of "Toughest Drug Testing"

    In an article titled Fighting-Anti-Doping chiefs say UFC must get serious , the global news agency Reuters reported that: "The Ultimate Fighting Championship claims to have ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 3 years ago 316 reads 0 comments

  22. Arizona State Wrestler Not the Only Inspirational Story in Town

    Geez, how much inspiration can a guy take in one month. First comes that story of the one-legged wrestler from Arizona State, Anthony Robles , winning an NCAA Championship, then ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about over 3 years ago 183 reads 0 comments

  23. 2012 London Olympics: Anticipate Illegal Performance Enhancement to Be Hot Topic

    A recent article in the online "Opinion" section of The Salt Lake City Tribune , Expect illegal drugs at 2012 Olympics , highlights the likelihood of steroids and other performance-enhancing ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 4 years ago 528 reads 0 comments

  24. Pro Before Pro, Following The Dollars Into High Profile Amateur Sports

    One of the big news stories in amateur sports this past fall focused on the Cam Newton scandal and that $180,000 his father allegedly requested from Mississippi State for Cam's commitment there...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about almost 4 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  25. Ohio State Football Suspensions: Terrelle Pryor, 4 Others Suspended By NCAA

    So you want another example of how $$$$ have corrupted the deeper meanings that once brought pride to those who achieved great things in sports? How one's sense of value and perspective ...

    Kirk Mango Written by Kirk Mango about 4 years ago 720 reads 4 comments