Pop Quiz: How many months must a Cambodian Nike Factory worker toil to to purchase a pair of 2013 Nike Air Jordan 28′s in America?
Answer: 4 Months — but only if they receive the $88 per month salary they demanded.
via The Guardian
At least 23 workers were [...]
The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting LGBT athletes and The Last Closet Campaign. The resolution was introduced by City Council President Pat Kernighan.
The resolution encourages the Commissioners of the five major men’s sports leagues – Major League Baseball, National Football league, National Basketball Association, National Hockey [...]
A couple of weeks ago POPSspot asked a few SportsDocs to provide their general plain-spoken reactions to the news of Jason Collins announcing he was gay. In all four reactions to Collins, the gay double-standard to gender was cited, and the fact that we still have a long way to go.
SportsDocs share a commitment [...]
One year ago, Derrick Rose tore his anterior cruciate ligament. Early in March, doctors medically cleared him to play and he began to practice with the Bulls. It became difficult to go anywhere in Chicago, where I live, without the subject coming up. Someone might turn to a stranger in a Bulls [...]
Via Deadspin: ”The highest-paid employee in each state is usually the football coach at the largest state school. This is actually a gross mischaracterization: Sometimes it is the basketball coach. Based on data drawn from media reports and state salary databases, the ranks of the highest-paid active public employees include 27 football coaches, [...]
Via WashPost: “After 24 knee operations, the National Football League’s former Man of the Year leans heavily on a crutch. When Reggie Williams pulls up his pants leg, what’s underneath looks like the trimmings from a butcher shop. His right leg is so ravaged that it’s three inches shorter than his left. Worse, [...]
Press Release – Mianyang, China: Former NBA All Star, Humanitarian, entrepreneur and author, James Donaldson made a recent visit to several schools in the earthquake stricken areas in the Sichuan province of China. Donaldson, who spends a great deal of time in China working with The China Service Centre for Friendship and Cooperation with Foreign [...]
Jason Collins’ coming out is no big deal. Lots of male athletes have “come out” during retirement and we all know there are lots of successful gay male athletes who are still “in the closet”. More than that, lots of successful female athletes have come out prior to retirement.
So then why are so many [...]
One of the time honored recent traditions within NBA media culture is the television shot of a players’ partner nervously watching “her man” on the court. Often deployed during the playoffs, this gaze adds to both the humanity and importance of the game. With Kobe Bryant, especially in the aftermath of Colorado, his kissing of [...]
T.F. Charlton at RD Magazine: On Monday, the New York Jets released quarterback Tim Tebow from their roster after only a year on a team. In ironic timing, news almost immediately followed that Jason Collins, a veteran center in the NBA, had become the ﬁrst active male athlete in a [...]
“This is simply outrageous: In the United States in 2013, it’s still legal for an employer to fire someone for being gay in 29 states.
Last week, a bipartisan group in Congress took steps to change this. They introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, which would make it illegal [...]
Jason Collins has announced that he is gay, but whether he is still an “active player” is still in question. That will be decided if and when he is picked up by an NBA team in the off-season. Nothing is certain as he is marginal enough of a player for teams to [...]
Earlier today in a Sports Illustrated expose, the NBA’s Jason Collins announced that he was gay, and the tremendous support from other professional players has seemed to outweigh the condemnation so far (again — so far). Within a few hours, over 40 players tweeted their support for [...]
Jason Collins writes in Sports Illustrated:
I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the [...]
In under-reported news last week, Myron Rolle announced his retirement from professional football and says he plans to attend medical school. At the age of 26, he’s ready to take on a new challenge in life and become a neurosurgeon like his childhood hero Ben Carson. In the wake of his retirement, as well [...]
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