Via Dion Beary at The Atlantic. “Don’t laugh: WWE has been trying to show some social consciousness lately. So why does it still insist on making its minority wrestlers into grill-wearing, thuggish B-listers?” Excerpt below:
In the fictional WWE storylines, being the world champion means you are the best wrestler. But [...]
Via The Root: Students at a Philadelphia-area high school are being punished for not using the word “r*dsk*n.”
Like the Washington, D.C., NFL team that just lost its trademark, Neshaminy High School has as its mascot a brown man’s face wearing a headdress—and the mascot is called “R*dsk*n,” a term that is offensive [...]
Via Valerie Alexander @ Jezebel: There are few sporting events I get as excited about as the World Cup. I played soccer in high school, in the NCAA, and for five years post-college, including two glorious years in the Golden Gate Women’s League, Premier Division. What the U.S. Men’s National Team has [...]
Before Lebron James wore his hoodie to bring attention to Trayvon Martin, he was undeniably linked to the life and death of Oscar Grant. As James contemplates his free-agent future, POPSspot Sports Radio (access show here) takes a critical look back at the 4-year anniversary [...]
Last week’s arrest and police video of Bengal’s player Sam Montgomery getting arrested raises many questions and demands answers. It also raises a direct question that should be answered by ESPN.
Why did ESPN bury this story?
John “Hennry” Harris of Brothers on Sports reports:
Cincinatti Bengals defensive end Sam Montgomery, 24, was pulled over by Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter who clocked Montgomery going 89 mph in a 55 mph. Once Salter pulled him over, the South Carolina state trooper’s own dashcam showed the type of police aggressiveness and abuse against people of color that has [...]
Via HuffPost: After holding a hearing to air their concerns over college football players unionizing, congressional Republicans took their opposition to the idea a step further on Thursday, filing a brief with the federal labor board against collective bargaining for college athletes.
The brief, submitted by six Republicans [...]
On November 27th 2013, I lost my father in an accident at Arena Corinthians, the stadium built in São Paulo for the World Cup. He was killed after a crane gave way and ripped off part of the metal roof of the stadium – the metal [...]
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) decided the case Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc., declaring the “R*dskins” name is derogatory and offensive to Native Americans and calling for cancellation of the team’s six trademark registrations.
There is no doubt that this year’s NBA Finals has produced some of the best basketball played. People are witnessing history, that will be talked about for many years down the road. The basketball the San Antonio Spurs have played during these finals is “Poetry in Motion”.
With not one top 25 scorer on [...]
Via ThinkProgress Sports: A man identifying himself as a police officer reportedly pointed a gun and fired live rounds at a small gathering of demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday evening, while another police officer fired live rounds into the air as other police attempted to disperse an anti-FIFA protest during Brazil’s World [...]
Brazilian Police Fire Tear Gas at World Cup Protesters, CNN World, June 12
Demonstrators clashed with the police in São Paulo and Rio a few hours before the opening game of the World Cup, NY Times, June 12
World Cup protester Pepper-Sprayed [...]
Robin Boylorn from The Crunk Feminist Collective weighs in on Rashad McCants interview:
In the last few weeks McCants has returned to the spotlight, this time whistleblowing on the problematic practices of academic misconduct at UNC from his college years. I can’t say I was shocked by the allegations but I am [...]
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