On this edition of Power Players Melissa Mahler and Chrissy Carew speak with two Ironman competitors and inspirational athletes Don Davey and Shad Ireland.

The information regarding what might have happened in Miami is trickling out.  None of it so far as been positive. One of the big questions is what did Coach Joe Philbin know about the treatment of Jonathan Martin by Dolphing’ teammate Richie Incognito. 

Strength is beautiful.

“This is the 8th game the NFL has played in London, spreading the international brand. And for the life of me, I don’t understand why we’re not spreading a little love out here to Los Angeles. Do you realize it has been 19 years since we last had a team here in the Los Angeles area?”

Terry Bradshaw

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“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.”
— Haruki Murakami


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Should the NFL remain tax exempt?


The National Football League and the National Hockey League are considered 501 (c) 6 trade associations.

By comparison, the National Basketball Association has never had a tax exemption. Major League Baseball gave up the tax exemption for its league office in 2007.

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn- R-Okla. says it’s time to end the tax exemption and has introduced a bill in the Senate to do just that.  Meanwhile, the NFL’s tax guru, Jeremy Spector, says there is public confusion over the taxation of the $9 billion earned by the NFL empire.  Spector notes that the 32 individual teams pay taxes just not the league itself.   

While 501 (c)(6) organizations are non-profit, they are not necessarily charitable as is the case with the NFL. Contributions to trade associations are not tax deductible but may be written off as a business expense.

The rules of the game remain unchanged as the debate continues.