The American River Current

No remorse for professional athletes

No remorse for professional athletes

Steven Paxaio and Steven Paxaio

December 5, 2012

If athletes were paid to be remorseful, they would never go broke. There are times in an athlete’s life we will never understand, but there is no reason why they should be treated above the law. When Donté Stallworth was accused of DUI manslaughter in Florida in 2009 and got away with less than...

What’s the rush about rushing quarterbacks?

What’s the rush about rushing quarterbacks?

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

November 26, 2012

Can someone please tell me what is so great about a rushing quarterback? Besides the obvious addition of another threat on the ground, it just doesn’t make sense to me. If it’s overall records you could argue for, you would be shocked to find out what they actually are.  The top three rushing...

There’s nothing professional about overpaid athletes

There’s nothing professional about overpaid athletes

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

November 8, 2012

“Show me the money.” To most people, this may be just another ancient Cuba Gooding, Jr. line. But to professional athletes, it’s a real life demand. There’s no secret that professional athletes make much more than the average person, but it is even more evident when a player signs an outlandish...

Coaches need to learn how to protect high school and youth football players

Coaches need to learn how to protect high school and youth football players

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

October 24, 2012

Concussions have become a huge part of athletics over the past few years, and fans are left wondering why. Being a former football player, I have had my encounters with injuries over the years, but the only one I sustained multiple times were concussions. One of my injuries came as a junior in...

NFL replacement refs

NFL replacement refs

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

October 10, 2012

It seems like an eternity since we all had to watch a bunch of low-level college referees check off another box on their bucket list. But after just two weeks, fans are certainly happy to be back to the normal. This may come as a shocker to some, but there is no redoing of the first few weeks of the...

Integrity of our nation’s pastime is at risk due to cheaters

Integrity of our nation's pastime is at risk due to cheaters

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

September 19, 2012

Sports is often sought to be one of the most popular entertainment venues among the world.  Lately, it seems to me that there have been a lot more negative issues than positive. This is an attempt to inform the everyday citizen of the things that are out of bounds with the million dollar athletes...

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