On Wednesday, Barack Obama conducted his final press conference as president and journalists demanded accountability... from his Republican successor. While just one question was asked about Obama’s decision to pardon Chelsea Manning, there were five queries worrying about what Donald Trump will do when he’s in charge.
As the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians play a classic World Series, it's hard not to get swept up in the drama, the excitement, the whining. Cleveland's Chief Wahoo hasn't just stirred the pride of Indians baseball fans, he's stirred the ire of the Indian grievance industry. MLB has expressed concern (of course) and promised to address the issue after the series, and it remains to be seen whether the PC bullies can defeat Chief Wahoo. In the meantime, here are some team names and logos to keep indignant liberals occupied.
Despite carrying the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, subsequently being cut from 3 NFL teams, and receiving constant media hostility, Tim Tebow’s faith was not shaken. On October 25 Tebow, who now plays outfield for the New York Mets in an instructional league, released his new book titled, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms. According to the description on Amazon, Shaken discusses “glimpses of [Tebow’s] journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny.” Tebow probably has a lot to say about media criticism, considering the leftist sports media has either ignored or belittled his achievements.
The politicization of ESPN the Magazine is complete, as the October 31 NBA Preview issue features a cover story interview of NBA star Carmelo Anthony by sportswriter turned Black Lives Matter! cheerleader Howard Bryant, “The truth according to Carmelo Anthony.” The cover shot featured Anthony in radical chic mode, sporting a black beret and unleashing a font of ‘60s-tinged cliches about the Baltimore riots and Colin Kaepernick.
As you settle down tonight with your beer and nachos to take in a historic World Series Game One, spare a thought for those suffering from America’s number one killer of innocent enjoyment: progressivism.
As NFL ratings plunge, the press has adamantly avoided placing any blame on player national anthem protests. However, on Bill Simmons’ show Any Given Wednesday, “the Kaepernick thing” was finally mentioned…and quickly shut down. On October 19, host Simmons had on sportscasters Al Michaels and Bob Costas to discuss the fate of the NFL. He began the discussion by citing the recent NFL ratings drop, asking, “Do you remember the ‘what’s wrong with football, is it gonna fall apart, is this it’?”
While ABC and CBS on Monday highlighted the fire bombing of a Republican Party headquarters in North Carolina as “political terrorism,” NBC only gave the story seconds and avoided using that phrase. CBS This Morning opened the program with the story and reporter Jeff Pegues explained, “Local officials are calling the violence an act of political terrorism.”
Within the first five seconds of Thursday's episode, I was already thankful that the events on Fox's new sports drama Pitch are fictional. Partly because I don’t understand how on earth a 23-year-old girl (sorry, woman, they emphasize) could match up to men twice her size in any sport. But mostly, it’s because I don’t know how long I’d be able to stand the hashtag #PutHerInTheGame.
The spate of NFL flag/anthem protests, the same protests that Commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged, are taking a toll on NFL ratings.
It appears as though ESPN is finally taking a stand against anthem/flag protests at football games. Well, at least the Fayetteville, North Carolina ESPN affiliate which carries East Carolina football is taking a stand.