01 Aug 2005
If Brian Urlacher wanted to portray himself as a wholesome family man, he could have picked a better way than having Paris Hilton sit in his box during a Monday Night Football game. Since becoming a star with the Bears, Urlacher has dated Hilton, gotten a divorce, and had two children out of wedlock. An interesting Chicago Tribune article examines what that will do to his endorsement deals.
One subject that I think is important but that the article doesn't tackle is race. Urlacher is white. Would a black athlete with the same off-field activities be viewed differently? Would the Tribune even run this article if it were about a black athlete?
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Instant replay review is one of the cornerstones of the modern NFL. The process and its myriad special rules have been internalized and constantly debated. Mike Kurtz wonders: is it worth it?