Contact Us

Where’s the Outrage?

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The state of sports media in 2011 is such that an athlete can hardly fart without it being captured on a cell phone camera and posted on TMZ and Deadspin within 30 minutes. I miss the days where recovering addicts could fall off the wagon in privacy. (see Hamilton, Josh)

In the information, instant analysis age why does the Iowa football story fall so flat?  If you’re not familiar with the story,  thirteen members of the Iowa Hawkeye football team were hospitalized with a rare kidney ailment related to over exertion.  The clinical name is rhabdomyolysis and it occurs when muscle is destroyed and the pigment in it that makes it red, called myoglobin, gets into the kidneys and can damage them.

I understand the Iowa Hawkeyes are not the Dallas Cowboys, but it’s not like they are Central Grand Valley State Tech either.  Iowa is a BCS school that has won a BCS bowl game in the last three years.  I’m not here to cast blame or point fingers.  I am simply curious how an athlete taking a body shot off a co-ed goes viral, and no one in the national media is too concerned about thirteen division one football players from the same team being hospitalized with a kidney ailment related to over exertion.

More from Team 600

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://krod.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 600 ESPN EL PASO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 600 ESPN EL PASO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!