The combined enrollment of the U.S. Naval and Army academies is nearly 9,000, but after the annual football rivalry game between the two rivals in Philadelphia Saturday, media are obsessed with three of them for supposedly making racist hand gestures at the game.



ESPN First Take yell man Stephen A. Smith is under fire for making a mockery of journalism ethics. On Friday, The Root writer Stephen A. Crockett Jr. joined in with Jemele Hill's Twitter criticisms of Smith for secretly working with Jay-Z to arrange last month's failed NFL workout for Colin Kaepernick. Crockett and Hill, a writer for The Atlantic, are giving Smith no mercy.



New York Magazine's top 10 sports stories of the decade reflect just how politically partisan sports reporting has become in recent years. Writer Will Leitch's list delivers digs at white men and President Donald Trump while applauding social justice activism by athletes, the acceptance of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and attacks on amateurism. For these reasons, the decade about to end provided more joy than heartache, he says.



“Wake up, kick ass, repeat.” This is a slogan hand-painted on a sign in a redshirt-sophomore’s bedroom; three simple lines that have inspired millions across the country. Thursday, Casey O’Brien received the “Disney Spirit Award” at the College Football Awards ceremony in Atlanta, aired on ESPN.



We're feeling festive and generous in this Christmas season and want to "honor" those in sports media who went below and beyond the call of duty to distinguish themselves for dubious reasons in 2019. Sports media and current and former athletes embarrassed themselves by stumbling and bumbling into politics, social justice, race, biology and other areas.



The “gender pay gap” between men and women in professional sports has been in the news-cycle for months. This has taken the activist world by storm and has created countless conversations about how patriarchal systems are unfair because they should earn “equal pay for equal work.”



Sports Illustrated announced that United States women’s national soccer team star, Megan Rapinoe, was chosen as its 2019 "Sportsperson of the Year" on Monday. However, what has taken much of the media by storm is the way she accepted the award. In true Rapinoe fashion, she used the opportunity to push her activism, while throwing Sports Illustrated itself under the proverbial bus.



The Chicago Bears beat Dallas 31-24 last week. While there are plenty of Americans who’ll swear that the Cowboys are Satan’s team, outside of the “Super Fans” (Da Berss!) few would have characterized Chicago as God’s team. And yet … 



Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Thursday leveled a double-barreled attack on white, Christian Americans and conservative media in a caustic defense of Colin Kaepernick's recent anti-Thanksgiving Day activities. The former NBA great and Guardian writer shamed them by portraying Kaepernick as "the black Grinch for those who dream of a white America."



They do the math and the eyeball tests differently at The Undefeated, the race-baiting ESPN blog. Until Tuesday, there were three African American head coaches and one Latino head coach in the NFL. That day the Carolina Panthers canned Latino head coach Ron Rivera and named African American Perry Fewell the interim coach, upping the number of black head coaches in the league from three to four. It's not rocket science here, but The Undefeated claims this coaching move makes the NFL "whiter."



Megan Rapinoe is no longer satisfied calling the shots just for women's soccer. She's demanding that male soccer superstars get with the social justice program, too. Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic need to get active to clean up the problems plaguing men's soccer, Rapinoe said.



Outsports journalist, sports fan and transgender athlete Karleigh Webb has peeked into the so-called "playbook" used by trans-phobes and cracked their so-called "code." It's the code they use to make bigotry look reasonable. The so-called "playbook" can be characterized as five tactics used by groups and individuals who have always maintained an anti-LGBTQ position, Webb maintains.