Pro football hasn't changed much over the years. And if you doubt that, consider the following sound bite: "We try to hurt everybody. We hit each other as hard as we can. This is a man's game." Those words appeared in a Time magazine story in 1959.
NBA players are facing a Wednesday afternoon deadline to accept the league's current proposal or face a harsher one that calls for rolling back their salaries, and Commissioner David Stern said Monday "the only rational thing to do is for us to make that deal."