FootballLife & TimesA Crack in the Shield

Mike Ginn October 9, 2014
Do you feel that? No, that is not an earthquake in the traditional sense but the proverbial nature of the shaking is rocking the NFL and it’s owners to it’s core. Maybe this Christmas the National Football League and it’s commissioner Roger Goodell can send Ray Rice a thank you note full of coal, because it was his incident on February 15th of this year the started the rumbling that has turned the NFL on...

FootballLife & TimesThe Carousel of Michael Sam (@MichaelSam52)

Mike Ginn September 3, 2014
The question that will surround Michael Sam for the rest of his eternity and most definitely his NFL career is that if he wasn’t publicly gay would he even be on an NFL roster? Is it fair? Yes. Why? Because he made it a public topic. When Sam publicly announced before the NFL draft that the current Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC is gay and proud of that, he made it a...

Extreme SportsLife & TimesRemembering My Friend… Z-Boy Jay Adams

Jessica Janae August 24, 2014
Whether you met him for 20 minutes, or knew him for 20 years, you invariably have a great story to tell about Jay Adams. On August 14th 2014, the surf/skate community lost an idol. I heard someone recently describe him accurately as the Godfather of Skateboarding. I like that. It has a pretty nice ring to it, and I have a feeling that would have brought a smile to his face, that is, if he...

BasketballLife & TimesAllen Iverson (@alleniverson): The Crossover

Mike Ginn August 15, 2014
From impoverished beginnings as the son of a single 15 year old mother, Allen Iverson began his journey through this life as statistic and made himself the exception. His triumph was not just becoming an 11 time NBA All-Star or even winning the prestigious NBA Most Valuable Player award in 2001. No, his triumph was just making it out of his Hampton Roads, Virginia home alive and out of prison. Iverson embodied the American dream...

The InterviewWrestlingThe Interview: Tessa Blanchard (@Tess_Blanchard)

Mike Ginn October 20, 2014
For every Trish Stratus, there are many more males superstars like Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. When it comes to second and third generation wrestlers, the gender gap is even larger. There are many more Randy Orton and Roman Reigns than Natalya and Charlotte’s. But that gap is closing and with the rise of women though things like NXT and talented trainers such as George South, Dave Finlay and Sara Del Ray, women...

The InterviewThe Interview: Jennifer Williams (@JenXperience)

Mike Ginn May 29, 2011
First on the national scene doing work with ESPN and now here in the DC area with CSN Washington, what’s the journey been like for you and how did you get here? Jennifer Williams: A lot of hard work! At ESPN there are so many talented people and amazing opportunities. Once I started hosting a fantasy hockey segment for ESPN mobile, I knew digital was where I needed to be. After earning a masters in digital media,...

The InterviewWrestlingThe Interview: Marty Jannetty (@JannettyHOF)

Mike Ginn March 19, 2007
What do you think of the state of wrestling today? Compared to the 80’s & 90’s? Marty Jannetty: Wrestling has changed to a more soap opera-ish product, but, it’s still the best entertaining thing on TV so…learn to live and love the changes…everything in life will always be a change..nothing, but MJ N D House will ever remain the same, and even old MJ has a few new wrinkles..

The InterviewWrestlingThe Interview: Tessa Blanchard (@Tess_Blanchard)

Mike Ginn October 20, 2014
For every Trish Stratus, there are many more males superstars like Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. When it comes to second and third generation wrestlers, the gender gap is even larger. There are many more Randy Orton and Roman Reigns than Natalya and Charlotte’s. But that gap is closing and with the rise of women though things like NXT and talented trainers such as George South, Dave Finlay and Sara Del Ray, women...