Jonas Wells is a contributing writer for MRC Culture
I write about sports, culture, and politics from the lens of a professional within the world of sport.
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The man known as the “Gypsy King,” Tyson Fury, made sure to clear up any doubt about who the true King is after his seventh round Technical Knock Out of Deontay Wilder Saturday night.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, Netflix’s new documentary series highlighting the former NFL star and convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez, has brought the conversation of personal responsibility to the forefront of society. The problem is Hernandez is portrayed in a way that largely avoids the fact that he is culpable for his own actions.
For what may be the first time in a long time, there was a day of true bipartisanship in the House of Representatives during the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Wednesday.
Prior to leaving the White House for the College Football National Championship game on Monday, President Trump told reporters, “It’ll be a great game. It’ll be something that a lot of people want to see. And we’ll be in New Orleans, and we look forward to it.”
Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, has found his voice yet again to speak out on another political issue and against the possibility of another war breaking out in Iran. Kerr made news on Friday by replying to an article written by The Week. The article highlighted an apparent flaw made by Vice President Mike Pence when listing 10 of the largest “atrocities” committed by Iranian General Qasem Soleimani that contributed to President Trump’s decision to call a drone strike.
Youngest player to ever win the Heisman trophy. Youngest player in NFL history with multiple five passing touchdown games. Most rushing yards in a season for an NFL quarterback. First player to ever rush for 1,000 yards in a season while also throwing 30 touchdowns. The MVP front-runner. Not to mention, follower of God.
“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.
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.
In their rematch against the Steelers on Sunday, Browns Head Coach, Freddie Kitchens, made waves by wearing a t-shirt that simply said, "Pittsburgh started it." This referred to the fight between the Steelers and Browns earlier this season, which resulted in 33 disciplinary actions, including an indefinite suspension to the Browns' Myles Garrett.
Myles Garrett made huge headlines last week when he hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Mason Rudolf, with his own helmet during a fight at the end of the Thursday Night Football game.