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It didn't require a spokesperson from an LGBT pressure group to denounce opponents of the proposed Equality Act debated Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee hearing. A transgender member of the media did the job for those organizations, royally trashing conservatives opposed to males intruding on women's sports. Trans Deadspin writer Lauren Thiesen, a male who competed against males in sports until ninth-grade basketball tryouts 10 years ago and then became a "queer blogger," slammed opponents of the Equality Act.
Well the Left couldn't nail President Donald Trump on Russia, but Rick Reilly, a former Sports Illustrated writer who now writes books and movies, got him on golf. Reilly's book, "Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump" is an exposé on the president's golf exploits. Reilly has also challenged President Trump to a golf match without the help of his "cheating caddies."
The capture of the sport of baseball by LGBT pressure groups is nearly complete. To the delight of Outsports, an SB Nation blog pushing the LGBT agenda, all but two Major League Baseball teams are inviting you to take yourself out to the Pride Night ball game this season. And those two teams from a conservative state are getting ridiculed.
A writer/editor from Complex Sports used this week's opening of the 2019 Major League Baseball season as an opportunity to ridicule the President and to feature anti-Trump Twitter users doing likewise. They all belittled President Donald Trump because he has not yet thrown out a ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball team's season opener.
Tempestuous sportscaster Keith Olbermann is used to blowing a gasket, absolutely trashing people and getting away with it because employers look the other way. What he's not used to is employer disapproval. Earlier this week he urged people to make a hunter's life a "living hell," and ESPN chopped him down to size. Yes, that ESPN! President Jimmy Pitaro previously said his network should not be political and, for once, the head of the network is standing on his word.
Special Olympics (SO) not only does a great job of providing programs for the mentally and physically impaired, but also excels at fundraising from non-government sources. SO raises 90 percent of its funding, but when U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed ending federal funding, ESPN and Sports Illustrated pushed back hard against the Trump Administration.
Beware the Ides of March ... and progressive sports media! Especially if you're a college basketball coach looking for an edge by needling an opposing player. Cal-Irvine's coach razzed an Oregon player during an NCAA basketball tournament game Sunday, Michigan State's coach got extremely angry at one of his own players, and hysterical snowflake writers are complaining that homophobes and toxic males are ruining March Madness.
Progressive sports media's anti-Christian "jihad" reached a new level of ridiculousness Sunday as an Outsports blogger attacked In-N-Out Burger because the Liberty University team ate a post-game meal there after its first-round victory in the NCAA basketball tournament Friday night.
Liberty University pulled off a huge upset Friday in the NCAA Tournament, enraging the school's anti-Christian critics at Deadspin blog all the more about the Flames' presence in the "Big Dance." Earlier in the week, Deadspin's podcast selected Liberty as the "most hatable" team in the tourney, and now writer Laura Wagner is praying for the retrograde ultra-right-wing bigots masquerading as Christians to lose their second-round game against Virginia Tech Sunday.
Two Christian universities with men's basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament this week have become punching bags for intolerant left-wing blogs. At the start of the week, the Outsports LGBT blog heaped hate on Liberty University and Abilene Christian University for standing on faith in opposition to a radical anti-Christian agenda. Then on Thursday, a Deadspin podcast turned the same two schools into piñatas during their "Hater's Guide to March Madness."
In an example of two-faced reporting, the sports blog SBNation on Monday declared Abilene Christian University's upcoming first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance "an amazing accomplishment." But its Outsports section (a strident mouthpiece for LGBT pressure groups) considers it "March Badness" when anti-LGBT bigots like Abilene Christian and Liberty University qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Both schools earned "Shame List" designation.
Jemele Hill just can't help her race-baiting self, as yet another episode of open mouth, insert foot unfolds. The world-class race-baiter added yet more notoriety to her one-track career Monday morning, again via Twitter. This time she outrageously claimed the purpose of the Electoral College is outdated and was intended to "preserve slavery." Oddly enough, this time the politico she was disagreeing with was none other than a Democrat.
Virtually every time a starting NFL quarterback gets injured or traded, the Kaepernick eruptions begin anew with his adoring media pack. You can set your clock to it. The Dolphins traded long-time starting QB Ryan Tannehill to Tennessee a few days ago, and ... sure enough, Kaepernick-loving media start chirping about how Miami is the ideal place for the America-hating social justice warrior to make his grand re-entrance into the National Football League.
Labeled a legendary Texas sportscaster, Dale Hansen of WFAA TV in Dallas has all the right progressive credentials to win this year's Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) Lifetime Achievement Award. Hansen is lauded as a sportscaster who never stuck to sports, and now he joins Tom Brokaw, Christiane Amanpour, Charlie Rose, Bob Schieffer and others as winners of the award. During his acceptance speech Wednesday, Hansen refuted President Donald Trump's assertion that the press is the enemy of the people.
What do the white, female mayor of a Hallmark program's fictional Town of Hope Valley and Duke basketball sensation Zion Williamson have to do with one another? Actress Lori Loughlin, who stars in the popular TV program "When Calls the Heart," has been implicated (with others) in a college admissions bribery scandal, and Williamson is not getting any of the Blue Devils' $34 million in basketball revenue. TIME magazine senior writer Sean Gregory says the scandal is connected to a bad odor polluting college sports.
Concluding an 11-part series on what it would change in sports, USA Today is calling for an end to the playing of the national anthem at sporting events. Columnist Nancy Armour called the pregame renditions of the Star Spangled Banner a "lazy excuse for patriotism" and a "faux display of national pride better suited for countries run by dictators or despots."
NFL social justice warrior (SJW) Michael Bennett's impending trade to the New England Patriots renewed the debate Tuesday over national anthem protests. The former Seahawk, soon-to-be former Eagle and outspoken SJW told the Patriots he will remain in the locker room during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. This prompted a debate between ESPN First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on whether or not this is a big deal.
An opinion piece by USA Today concludes that America does not need Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban entertaining any ideas about the presidency. Because he's too much like you know who: Donald John Trump. This is from the paper's editorial board or a political writer? No, it's the opinion of sports columnist Nancy Armour.
Progressive agendas used to be confined to the news and opinion pages of print and electronic media. Now they're spilling over onto the sports pages. Case in point: today's Washington Post sports section includes a lengthy feature story as part of a "Game Changer" series pushing the climate change agenda.
To help us sort out the tumult caused by a recent outbreak of "transphobia," The Nation's radical lefty sports editor Dave Zirin and a biology-challenged cast of woke "gender experts" are disparaging opponents of the growing transgender movement in sports. And it's quite a fine gender bending mess they've made. They claim that confused, angry cis-genders are spreading misinformation about what it means to be trans and how "sexed bodies" operate in the world.