Tag: Sports

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Car Racing: Sport?

 

I didn’t want to clutter up another conversation with my (alleged) ignorance. Is car racing really a sport? Why? What makes it a sport? To my knowledge sports are either group or individual, based upon rules, depend upon some extraordinary physical ability… not just mental. More

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“Woke” Without Waking Up to History … and Real Life

 

Four days ago on the website of the SyFy Channel, film critic, screenwriter, and comic book author Marc Bernardin wrote about the 2018 slate of pictures to be released.

If 2017 was the tip of the representational spear, then 2018 will be the long shaft that follows. This year will deliver Black Panther, A Wrinkle in Time, Ocean’s 8, and Crazy Rich Asians — studio movies catering to historically underserved audiences, many of which are written and directed by members of those same audiences.

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The Strange Erasure of Women’s Rights

 

“Never pass up a clean, safe bathroom” is one of the timeless rules, especially in female life. Yesterday, my husband and I were at the Maine College of Art together, looking at an exhibit, and we decided to use the restrooms before leaving. Down a corridor, we found two of them. One was labeled “Men” and the other was labeled “All Genders.”

Got that? There weren’t two all-gender bathrooms, nor three — a men’s, a women’s, and an all-gender. Nope. The only choice that I, as a woman, was offered was a bathroom in which a man (any man, not just a man who identified as a woman) was expressly permitted to enter into and share with me.

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Countering #BLM, race hucksters and #TakeAKnee protest lies with Mike J.

 

Mike Jefferson had me on his sports podcast to discuss the NFL protests, the blight of inner-city education, the “genocide” of black youth shooting each other and the lie the Left purports regarding police brutality. Open-minded folks like Mike J. sharing a right-of-center perspective with his audience is a good start in bringing people together, as […]

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Tim Tebow: An Awesome Guy

 

The phone video shot by the mom of an autistic son speaks for itself: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/08/10/tim-tebow-stops-warming-up-to-shake-autistic-fans-hand-follows-it-up-with-home-run.html More

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This Week’s Book Review – The First Tour de France

 

I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) My review normally appears Wednesdays. When it appears, I post the review on Ricochet on the following Sunday. Seawriter More

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Celebrity Family Feud: Stanley Cup Edition

 

(At the risk of getting tossed off Ricochet, I must admit that the idea for this came from a Saturday Night Live skit.) STEVE HARVEY: Welcome to Celebrity Family Feud, Stanley Cup Edition! Our producers spent three hours this morning explaining to me what hockey is, so we’re committed to putting on a great show […]

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The Bennington Bulldogs’ Season in the Sun (and One Blizzard)

 

This is the team picture that was published in the Salina Journal when they ran a “50th Anniversary” article on the legendary Bennington Bulldogs, in 1979.

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Don’t Cry for Me, Caitlyn Jenner: ESPN and Media Comeuppance

 

ESPN has announced a massive round of layoffs today – over 100 people, many of them on-air talent – as the most expensive channel on cable television struggles to balance the books amid exploding sports licensing fees and plummeting cable subscriber numbers. But Outkick the Coverage (via National Review) notes that ESPN’s pronounced Leftward political lean may have played a large part in its current problems, too:

Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don’t want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football. ESPN made the mistake of trying to make liberal social media losers happy and as a result lost millions of viewers.

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