This past week may have been a critical step in the fight against the NCAA’s exploitation of Athlete-Students. ESPN’s Jay Bilas has been aggressive in calling out hypocrisy, the NCAA’s online shop will be closing down, and even Newt Gingrich has jumped in for paying players? Is this the [...]
Cross-post @ TheESPNWatch: I will be returning to this subject a whole bunch, I imagine. Jay Bilas got a lot of attention yesterday because he went to the NCAA’s apparel website and even though none of the jerseys being sold include player names, when he typed individual player names into the search [...]
Slate announced today that it has joined a growing list of publications and websites to stop referring to The Washington team name. Which journalistic outlet will be next to drop the name? The ones that assume the will and leadership. From David Plotz at Slate: “The Washington _________: Why Slate will no longer refer to Washington’s NFL [...]
“Johnny Manziel ate Skittles, drank beer, won the Heisman. Trayvon Martin ate Skittles, drank ice tea, got murdered. #Truth”—Charlton Jimerson a k a cjimerson25; former Major League Baseball Player
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Philadelphia Eagle’s Wide Receiver Riley Cooper who stated at a July concert. “I will jump that fence and fight every ni–er here, bro.” After the clip was made public, Cooper issued an apology. B. Austin from War Room Sports reacts to Cooper below.
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Every player on Game Elite’s 17U squad from Atlanta were wearing “I AM TRAYVON” T-shirts during warm-ups, didn’t remove them until tip-off, and wore the shirts before and after games for the duration of their stay in the prestigious Fab 48 Las Vegas tournament. CBS Sports reports:
“We all wanted to wear [...]
Mike Ilitch is the owner of Little Caesars Pizza, The Detroit Tigers, and The Detroit Red Wings. His estimated net household worth is 2.7 billion, but he apparently can not afford to pay for a new $650 million hockey arena. The City of Detroit had just filed for bankruptcy, and thousands of current and former workers [...]
“I keep thinking how strange it is … I kill a man and most people understand and forgive me. However, I love a man, and to so many people this is an unforgivable sin; this makes me an evil person. So, even though I never went to
Hours after I attended the 2013 ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA, I was amazed at how much our modern day professional and college student-athletes are heroized for their athletic and social pursuits here at home, as well as globally. With every step as well as every statement they make [...]
POPSspot issued its first story on Trayvon Martin the day after the story broke nationally on March 9, 2012. It was considered a sports story as Trayvon was killed at half-time during the NBA All-Star Game in nearby Orlando, a symbolic contrast of young black life that did not go unnoticed by Jasiri X [...]
The George Zimmerman Trial concluded today, and only a few minutes after the jury went into deliberation, the Sanford Police Department held a press conference to essentially warn the “Florida community” not to riot after the verdict announcement. Shortly thereafter, CNN anchor Don Lemon took exception to the press conference while wondering why there wasn’t [...]
Etan Thomas is not the only athlete with something to share about Fatherhood this Father’s Day. In the last year, both Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade (A Father’s First) and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly have joined Thomas in writing books and sharing athlete’s perspectives on Fatherhood.
Happy Fathers Day! In his book Fatherhood: Rising to The Ultimate Challenge, former NBA player Etan Thomas writes the book he “wish [he] had as a young boy.” Thomas says:
“Because I wanted the book to be as broad and inspirational and educational as possible, I called upon a wide range of men to [...]
Press Release —An alliance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) sports leaders from across the country has announced the second annual Nike LGBT Sports Summit, set for June 12-15 in Portland, Ore. The Sports Summit will bring together college and professional athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, political figures, LGBT advocates and sports organizations to combat [...]
The Stanley Cup Final will showcase a racist team name. Is it time to question that name?
The Stanley Cup Final is set, and I am oh so excited to see some amazing hockey. Both teams are original six teams and bring both grit and scoring to the ice. This series should be epic. The [...]
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