Cornell Study Attempts to Quantify Sexism in Sports Media

Cornell Study Attempts to Quantify Sexism in Sports Media

Liye Fu, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee of Cornell University recently released their study: “Using language models to quantify gender bias in sports journalism“. The researchers ran an algorithm to analyze the differences in word usage during pre- and post-game press conferences with professional tennis players. When they completed their study, they found that:  “journalists ask male […]

One Day In: NFL Season’s Off To A Rocky Start

One Day In: NFL Season’s Off To A Rocky Start

The NFL season official began yesterday evening and, less than 24 hours into the season, anthem protests are already back in the news. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters chose to sit during the anthem before his team’s victory against the New England Patriots. The Browns protested in preseason and there were also calls for people to boycott the […]

Police and Emergency Service Workers Will Not Stand With Cleveland Browns

Police and Emergency Service Workers Will Not Stand With Cleveland Browns

Last month, the Cleveland Browns made headlines when eleven of their players launched an “anthem protest” during a preseason game. Linebacker Chris Kirksey later told reporters: “We respect everything that’s happened with people in the military, we respect all of that, we just felt that it was the right time to do that, to say a prayer for […]

Dragonz & Tigerz: Gateway To The World of Southeast Asian Boxing

Dragonz & Tigerz: Gateway To The World of Southeast Asian Boxing

If you are a fan of combat sports and have a Facebook account, you should definitely be following Dragonz & Tigerz. The stated goal of the page is “promoting and elevating the sports of Muay Thai, lethwei, [and] Khemer boxing” and they share some of the best combat sports videos you’ll find on the web. If you […]

Bare Knuckle Boxer Says VICE Tricked Him

Bare Knuckle Boxer Says VICE Tricked Him

VICE News recently filmed a feature about bare knuckle boxing in the UK. They released a full 27 minute, and aired a shorter version on their Facebook page during the Mayweather-McGregor fight. It’s a great piece about the bare knuckle boxing subculture. The film crew spends most of the film following around underground fighter James “Gypsy […]