Tag: Sports

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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. Preview Open

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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.

In other words, 2018 is the year that white dudes will be confronted with inescapable media that isn’t about them.

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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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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  One of the most successful franchises of all time will face one of the least successful franchises in this year’s World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers will make their 19th appearance in the World Series in search of their 7th World Championship while their opponent will be the Houston Astros, a franchise without a […]

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R. I. P. – Y. A. Tittle

 

Former pro football quarterback Y. A. Tittle passed away away October 8, 2017 at the age of 90.

After a fine college career at Louisiana State University, Tittle proceeded into professional football, starting out with the Baltimore Colts in the All American Football Conference (AAFC) in 1948. When the Colts, who had joined the NFL in 1950, folded at the end of that season, he found himself with the San Francisco 49ers and he would play for the 49ers for a decade before ending his Hall of Fame career with the New York Giants at the end of the 1964 season.

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Last night, the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 thus ending the Indians win streak at 22 games. Those 22 straight wins are the highest total in American League history and the second highest total in major league history. In fact, this Indian win streak is one of only four in the history […]

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Adam Scott & Jordan Spieth shake hands at the end of their 3rd round at the 2014 Masters I watch a fair amount of PGA golf on TV, and the players (all of them) have a strange ritual at the end of each round. They shake hands with their playing partner(s). Well…the hand shaking isn’t […]

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I’d like to reconcile two different phenomena that I have struggled to understand, one throughout my life and another more recent. I’ve never been a fan of professional sports. I’m about three and a half feet too short to be of much use on a basketball court, and wasn’t part of that crucial culture of […]

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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 Book Review  A signature French sporting event By MARK LARDAS Preview […]

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As summer time looms, the countdown has begun to the next season of college football, and I and many Texas Tech alumni across the country look forward to the fall with hopeful anticipation. But I write today not of the gridiron, but of another sport revered by the Red Raider Nation: cheerleading. Here are some […]

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(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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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.

Of course, the Lefty commenters on Deadspin.com – a site that has its own ESPN-like Leftward tilt – see things very differently:

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From PC Gamer:  According to SuperData, there’s now a bigger audience for gaming video than the combined audiences of HBO, Netflix, ESPN, and Hulu. For reference, Netflix’s subscriber count is somewhere near 100 million, while Hulu maintains about 12 million. For better or for worse, PewDiePie alone has over 54 million YouTube subscribers. [….] Preview […]

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Queen for a Day

 

I am really glad you weren’t there, because I blew a gasket when the storied race director, 75-year-old Tennnesee “Tenn” K. Pace, asked me to pull down my pants.

With the encouragement of my college basketball coach, Al E. Oops, I had registered to compete in the women’s division of the Movement Marathon, a fund-raiser to promote O.I.C. awareness. I showed up for the race in a stunning hot pink singlet and fuschia shorts. Underneath, I wore my brand new JogBra and down below, an advanced prototype of the new Tuck-It-In® jockey strap developed by my director of transgender products research, R.N.D. Funding.

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I typically like my sports politics free. Especially on just meat & potatoes kind of stuff. Even though I’m political I don’t like talking politics ALL the time and when I watch entertainment (sports and otherwise) I don’t like having politics thrown in my face constantly. Sometimes it’s just nice to sit back, have a […]

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