If the federal government were like the NFL

by John Rocker -- To say the National Football League has had a bad couple of weeks would be an understatement. Well-chronicled over the last decade, and even longer in some respects, more…

Why protest for mediocrity?

by John Rocker -- Each and every week while writing my columns, I generally find myself in some capacity referring to the greatness of the country we find ourselves living in. I more…

When pro athletes go broke

by John Rocker -- There was a lot of sneering last week when news broke that the entire San Francisco 49ers football team were new clients of Wealthfront, a financial "robo-advisor" company, more…

I want to hear Obama concede defeat

by John Rocker -- In the sports world, the determination of victor versus loser is easy. There is generally a scoreboard containing some kind of point total and a mechanism that declares more…

What makes Derek Jeter 1 of a kind

by John Rocker -- For whatever reason I just can't seem to get off of this "turning 40 thing." I'm not sure if I'm typical or perhaps more neurotic than the normal more…

What will your legacy be?

by John Rocker -- Although it is impossible to speak for everyone and to fully comprehend what intangible aspects all Americans and all human beings, for that matter, find important, there are more…

Water is not a human right

by John Rocker -- For the past few months, I've been detained on a project allowing me virtually zero Internet access. More to the point, I was away from home as well, more…