Should Sports Be A Platform For Political Discussions?

Should Sports Be A Platform For Political Discussions?

For generations, sports stars have enjoyed the ability to use their celebrity for political purposes. Whether they make headlines by helping to break racial stereotypes, like Gold Medalist Jesse Owens at the Olympic Games in Berlin, or utilize athletic ceremonies as a forum for protest, like sprinters Wayne Collett and Vince Mathews did at the 1972 […]

Popovich on Trump: “I Feel Like We’ve Been Invaded”

Popovich on Trump: “I Feel Like We’ve Been Invaded”

On Monday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich went on yet another long anti-Trump rant. During an interview, Pop told WTHR.com he doesn’t plan to stop talking about the president: “There will be some people who will say, ‘Just go coach your basketball team’. Just go do this, go sit in your sauna, just go run the football, whatever […]

According to Sources Familiar With Bulls**t: Rumors And Gossip In Sports Journalism

According to Sources Familiar With Bulls**t: Rumors And Gossip In Sports Journalism

While reading about the NBA, I recently came across the phrases “a source familiar with [Carmelo] Anthony’s thinking” and “sources familiar with ownership’s thinking”. The first time I read it, the context irked me and, after seeing it again another piece, I decided to do a little Googling. It turns out, this phrase has been getting thrown around a […]

Billionaire Flame War: Trump Just Randomly Attacked Mark Cuban

Billionaire Flame War: Trump Just Randomly Attacked Mark Cuban

At 8:30 am on Sunday, February 12, President Trump decided to get into an unprompted twitter war with another billionaire. One hour later, Cuban sent out his first reply: Now, this whole situation is deeply troubling for many reasons, but I think the The New York Times said it best: “The morning after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into […]