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Super Bowl MVP & Commentators Agree: Rebuild Culture Like Locker Room

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Over the past week, George Floyd’s violent and tragic death has been well documented. Additionally, the tragic turmoil at the hands of violent rioters has also been at the forefront of the news.

Trump-hating Progressive Power Couples To Host 2020 ESPYs

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The 2020 ESPN "ESPY Awards" show this summer is bound to be a politically charged event. How can it not be with Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird and Russell Wilson hosting the remote event? It's an election year, all three of these Seattle area progressives have a history of political activism and the ESPYs have provided "home field" for the likes of Michelle Obama and Caitlyn…
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Sports' Fear-Driven COVID Responses Need to Stop, Says Sports Writer

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Months ago, nobody would have imagined that there would be dozens of controversial articles written about an NFL quarterback getting a haircut and a beard trim, but here we are. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers posted a video of quarterback “Big Ben” Roethlisberger throwing “legit NFL passes” to teammates Juju Smith-Schuster, James Connor, and Ryan Switzer, signaling…

NY Post Zings NFL Commissioner, Culture Of Criminality

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The New York Post's Phil Mushnick is never afraid to tell it like it really is. Which makes him an outlier in sports media. This week, he tattoos NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as a pandering "Great White Father" who treats everyone like dopes, insults minorities and presides over the league's untreated illness: the criminality of its players. You won't see this kind of…

Deadspin Rages About Failure Of NFL Affirmative Action Proposal

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In a meeting with league owners Tuesday, the NFL approved rules requiring more minority candidates for coaching and general manager (GM) jobs to be interviewed. A virtual affirmative action proposal to elevate the draft positions of teams hiring minority coaches and GMs was tabled due to a lack of owner support, prompting a race-filled diatribe from Deadspin writer Carron J. Phillips.

Sports Media Suddenly Discover Fallacies Of Affirmative Action

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Suddenly progressives have become aware that affirmative action is demeaning to minorities. Liberal sports writers from SB Nation and the ESPN blog known as The Undefeated are surprisingly ripping an NFL proposal to elevate the draft positions of teams hiring minority coaches and general managers, amid charges of engaging in affirmative action. A Deadspin writer also shreds the idea of allowing…

NFL Committee Proposes Reverse Discrimination In Hiring

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Talk about reverse discrimination! On Tuesday, NFL owners will meet via video conferencing to consider incentives to hire more minority executives and coaches that amount to affirmative action on steroids. Get this: under this proposed plan, teams that hire nonwhite general managers, coaches or assistant coaches would move up several positions in the third round of the draft and receive an extra…

McIlroy Won't Do Golf With President Who Politicizes Pandemic

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Once they were golfing buds, but now Rory McIlroy refuses to play with President Donald Trump. McIlroy doesn't agree with anything the president says, some of which is "just terrible." Mark Cannizzaro's New York Post headline on the story reads that the world's top-ranked golfer takes a swing at his old golfing pal President Trump.

The Nation: NFL Part of Trump Re-election Campaign

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It's "official" now: conscience-lacking NFL owners are part of President Donald Trump's re-election project, says Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine. Unbelievably, so is ESPN! They're all willing to risk lives and support the president's re-election campaign by going ahead with the NFL season this fall. "He and his cronies want the games back, even if…
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Obama Disappointed About Jordan's ‘Republicans Buy Sneakers Too’

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In this time without live sports, the country has been looking for anything possible to fill that void. Similarly, sport media has been looking to find new ways to fill air time. One of the largest ways they have been doing this is by releasing new documentaries, such as ESPN’s The Last Dance. 

Oh No! An NBA Player and a Rapper Don’t Like Trump’s Virus Response!

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Well, President Trump’s reelection bid is doomed. Noted immunologist Carmelo Anthony and world-renowned epidemiologist Ludacris have pronounced Trump’s efforts against the Wuhan virus a failure.

NBC Sports Blog: NFL Star Who Tweeted Trump Risks ‘Very Real Backlash’

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Mike Florio at NBC’s Profootballtalk blog doesn’t want to sing Kumbaya, national pandemic crisis or no. And that’s cool. What isn’t cool is his nasty dishonesty in using his blog to go after NFL stars who don’t show enough contempt for Florio’s political enemies.

Deadspin Labels President Trump Self-Centered 'Idiot'

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You've got the internet, conservative talk radio and Fox News as alternatives for fake news on the COVID-19 pandemic, right? Yes, and who else do you trust to provide straight, unbiased reporting on the coronavirus? You naturally gravitate to ... sports writers ... for the latest news, too, right? Nah, not so much! Deadspin's cadre of caustic, progressive cynics will give you everything…

Sports Illustrated Podcast Labels Trump 'Criminally Negligent

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Sports Illustrated writer and podcast host Jimmy Traina on Monday tried to goad retired ESPN SportsCenter host Bob Ley into a broadside attack on President Trump and met with mixed results. Traina said the president is doing "long-standing" damage to the nation, and before veering off the political angle of COVID-19, Ley directed the words "criminal negligence" in the…