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  • NBA Store Allows ‘Defund Police,’ ‘Beware of Jews’ on Custom Jerseys, But Not ‘Free Hong Kong’

    07/13/2020 6:57:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 13 July 2020 | Andrew Stiles
    In keeping with league policy on political statements, the official online store of the NBA does not permit fans to order a custom jersey with the phrase "Free Hong Kong" printed on the back. "Free Hong Kong" is one of the many phrases banned under the NBA's new jersey policy, which allows players to display certain political messages such as "Black Lives Matter," but prohibits messages critical of the Chinese regime. Typing "Free Hong Kong" into the text box on the NBA store's custom jersey page returns the following message: "We are unable to customize this item with the text...
  • Titans' Ryan Tannehill: 'People are waking up' to injustice

    07/12/2020 6:23:25 PM PDT · by The Colts Repeat · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 10, 2020 | Turron Davenport
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Like many other professional athletes, Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has taken to social media to show that he's taking a stand against police brutality and social injustice. The death of George Floyd has left a different impact. "This push was the straw that broke the camel's back, it finally got to the point where enough was enough," Tannehill said on Wednesday. "More and more people are getting an awakening to the reality of the situation and how deep it really is. There's so many layers to it and it's been happening for far too long. If...
  • ESPN suspends NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski after profane email to Sen. Hawley: reports

    07/11/2020 11:51:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11 2020 | Ryan Gaydos
    ESPN suspended NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski a day after a profane email from him to Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was leaked to social media, according to multiple reports. Outkick and the New York Post both reported that the basketball reporter was suspended. The newspaper reported he was suspended without pay. It was unclear how long the suspension is for. The incident occurred after Hawley’s office sent a news release detailing a letter he planned to send NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, criticizing the league’s decision to limit messages players can wear on their uniforms to “pre-approved, social justice slogans” while “censoring...
  • Charles Barkley: Sports Are Turning Into A Divisive “Circus” And Fans Might Not Come Back

    07/11/2020 11:13:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    “I think we’re missing the point,” Charles Barkley told CNBC yesterday about the role of sports — and the fans — in the current unrest. Without a doubt, the NBA Hall of Famer said, we need police reform, but that should mean “good cops out there policing the bad cops. … My concern is turning this into a circus instead of trying to do some good stuff.”If professional sports leagues think they’ll get there by shoving the argument into fans’ faces constantly, Barkley thinks they might just talk themselves out of a job. “They [the fans] don’t want to...
  • ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski emails Josh Hawley an F-bomb

    07/10/2020 11:20:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 42 replies
    thehill ^ | 7/10/2020 | rodrigo
    ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi emailed Sen. Josh Hawley's (R-Mo.) press address an F-bomb Friday after the lawmaker criticized rules on NBA player jerseys. Hawley tweeted out a screenshot of the email, which reads "F--- you."
  • Major League Baseball Saturates Social Media with Black Lives Matter Posts

    07/09/2020 1:44:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 09 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Major League Baseball’s social media accounts has gone full woke with dozens of Black Lives Matter posts from the league and players alike. Pro baseball escaped from much of the anthem kneeling controversies in 2016 and 2017 by steering clear of wokeness for the most part. But that seems to be coming to an end if the league’s Twitter account is any indication of where baseball is headed. MLB’s Twitter feed is filled with paeans to Black Lives Matter that have been given the MLB endorsement with official posts and re-tweets.
  • Dave Lamont’s ESPN job in jeopardy after slip-up in race relations call

    07/09/2020 8:14:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    NYP ^ | 07 08 2020 | Andrew Marchand
    During a passionate two-hour ESPN college football conference call last month to discuss race following the death of George Floyd, there were riveting and emotional testimonials from on- and off-air people as hundreds listened. About a half-hour in, as ESPN’s Maria Taylor discussed the issue and her experience, a play-by-play man for the network, Dave LaMont, could be heard in the background, apparently thinking his phone was on mute. LaMont described the nature of the call on race as “venting,” which stunned those listening and immediately caused a rebuke from Taylor, who warned there could be ramifications if he did...
  • Ivy League cancels ALL fall sports

    The Ivy League is cancelling its fall sports, including college football, becoming the first major sports league to suspend ...
  • Patrick Mahomes has signed a 10-year deal, per report. It’s the richest in NFL history.

    07/06/2020 1:47:08 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 83 replies
    KC Star ^ | 7/7/20 | Herbie Teope
    The Chiefs have their guy for the long haul. Superstar quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has agreed to terms on a 10-year extension that will keep him in Kansas City through the 2031 season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday afternoon. Schefter later reported the deal is worth more than $400 million.
  • Roger Goodell’s National Anthem Gambit

    07/05/2020 5:56:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American ^ | July 5, 2020 | William Sullivan
    It is now being reported that the NFL will be playing “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” a song that has been called the “Black national anthem,” before all NFL games in Week 1. This is a high-risk, low-reward move by the NFL. There are countless problems with this strategy to appease the woke mobs, and it would be difficult to overstate just how foolish and dangerous it is. First of all, a “Black national anthem” can only exist if there is a broad acceptance of the notion that black people, as a racial category, share a common identity with other...
  • Kaepernick isn’t the NFL’s biggest problem, CTE is (chronic brain injuries)

    07/03/2020 4:41:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    The Undefeated ^ | Aug 2017 | Andre Kimo
    As important as the issues surrounding the Kaepernick controversy are, the danger of growing up black and male isn’t the thing that makes me fear the most for my grandson’s life — chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, is what keeps me up at night. ...Darius has been playing football since he was 5. While it is true that there is no conclusive causal link between football and CTE, the evidence is very compelling and brings me as much if not more concern for...
  • So long, sports -- nice knowin’ ya

    07/03/2020 5:09:54 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3 Jul, 2020 | Richard K. Davis
    If you’re already fed up with the repugnant race pandering from sports like NASCAR and the English Premier League, get ready for much worse. Watching the NBA or NFL will be tantamount to endorsing the loathsome ideology of BLM and Antifa. Take a knee, sports fan, or take a hike. I’m choosing the latter. When I turned on the restart of the EPL to see all teams take the knee while wearing Black Lives Matter on their jerseys, my viewing days were over. The fake-noose abomination and subsequent race pandering of NASCAR ending that decades-long kinship. Even watching sport shows...
  • NBA players won’t have these social messages on their jerseys

    07/02/2020 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2020 | Phil Mushnick
    “Free the Slaves in Nigeria and the Congo” would be good. Both African countries still enslave blacks, but the BLM movement and its affiliates aren’t interested. They’re working on freeing American slaves, though that freedom was won in a war that cost 650,000 mostly white lives 157 years ago. OK. Then how about this: “Stop the Slaughter! — B.H.”
  • Kids should wear masks for youth sports, Pa. health secretary says, and futher explains expanded order

    07/02/2020 11:21:44 AM PDT · by lightman · 71 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 2 July A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Pennsylvania Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine took to Pittsburgh’s KDKA NewsRadio on Thursday morning to further explain the expanded mask-wearing order she signed on Wednesday. Levine hit on a number of familiar talking points. She repeated her familiar refrain: “my mask protects you and your mask protects me.” And she said that the order, which says citizens should wear a face-covering anytime they leave their home and will be around other people unless they’re under the age of two or have a medical or work-related reason not to, is not political. Rather, it’s meant to help prevent an outburst...
  • Alexi Lalas apologizes for tweet about protests during national anthem.

    06/29/2020 7:21:20 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 28 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 28, 2020 | Jack Baer
    Fox Sports soccer broadcaster Alexi Lalas issued an apology on Sunday for a since-deleted tweet posted in reaction to players on two NWSL teams kneeling before their first match of the Challenge Cup. Lalas’ original tweet read “Now it takes courage to actually stand for the national anthem,” followed by an American flag and soccer ball emoji. Hour later, Lalas posted the following statement on Twitter praising the players’ protest and apologizing for the “hurt or anger” caused by his tweet.
  • GM's pro-Trump, pro-anthem tweet called 'backhanded racism' by players as they all quit the team

    06/29/2020 7:51:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 6/27/2020 | Michael Austin
    Apparently, standing up for the national anthem and supporting the president of the United States is "backhanded racism." That is the case, at least, in the minds of several professional softball players. On June 22, the players of Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, a professional softball team based out of Conroe, Texas, decided to quit the team because their general manager had published a pro-Trump, pro-national anthem tweet.
  • NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) Players Kneel During National Anthem

    06/28/2020 12:26:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 June 2020 | AP
    The players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. The players also knelt during a moment of silence before kickoff. “We took a knee today to protest racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism against Black people and people of color in America. We love our country and we have taken this opportunity to hold it to a higher standard. It is our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms this nation was founded upon are extended to everyone,” the Thorns and Courage said in a joint statement...
  • Tom Brady appears to snap back at critics over workouts amid Florida's coronavirus spike

    06/26/2020 10:02:50 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/20 | Ryan Gados
    Tom Brady appeared to have a message for those criticizing him for working out with his new Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates while coronavirus cases spike in Florida and the NFLPA cautioned players against workouts. Brady used a quote from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt to thumb his nose at the noise around his sessions. TOM BRADY WORKS OUT WITH BUCCANEERS TEAMMATES DESPITE NFLPA'S ADVISORY OVER CORONAVIRUS CASES “’Only thing we have to fear, is fear itself’ – FDR,” Brady wrote on an Instagram story.
  • The Awokening Of Sports Media

    06/26/2020 8:42:17 AM PDT · by OddLane · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 26, 2020 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on the infestation of sports journalism, and how woke culture's island-hopping strategy finally reached NASCAR.
  • On the anniversary of Title IX, are women's sports in jeopardy?

    06/23/2020 6:09:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/20 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, has noted that, when it comes to competitive athletics, “sex segregation is the only way to achieve equality for girls and women.” That is because, on average, males are stronger, faster, and more powerful than females. And, yet, with the stroke of a pen, the United States Supreme Court last week called into question the legality of all sex-specific athletic teams. ... Many civil rights activists cheered the holding as a victory for the LGBTQ+ community. And, indeed, it is. ... Suppose, for example, a male student fails...