African-American sports writer William C. Rhoden said at a recent conference in Phoenix that in order for the survival of his race it's time for younger blacks to get socially "woke" and carry on the legacy of older social justice warriors. The author of Forty Million Dollar Slaves made his remarks at the Global Sport Summit at Arizona State University. The older generations also need to educate young African-Americans on fighting for equality, he advises.
Progressive media and social justice warrior athletes are heaping praise on Utah Jazz veteran Kyle Korver for confessing to white privilege in this week's post on The Players Tribune, titled "Privileged." He is now the toast of ESPN talk shows, its blog, The Undefeated, and athletes for writing that present-day white Americans are responsible for the racist sins of their forefathers.
As the women's Final Four college basketball games were approaching this weekend, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw stirred up a hornet's nest by promising she will never hire a male assistant and griping about sexism in the hiring of college basketball coaching. She also complained that the U.S. has not passed the Equal Rights Amendment. An Oregon sports columnist strongly objected to McGraw's discriminatory remarks, prompting support for McGraw by panelists on ESPN's Around The Horn talk show.
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.
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.
Believers of basic biology, take note: Mack Beggs was born a girl, but her revised birth certificate has transformed her into a "man." There's nothing anyone can do about that either, gloats Outsports' Cyd Zeigler, a bulldog for the gender-fluid LGBT movement.
Pardon the interruption, Tony Kornheiser, but isn't your show of the same name supposed to be about sports, and not a platform for you to promote Democrat candidates? Yet in the closing segment of yesterday's PTI, Kornheiser managed to work in a plug for Mark Kelly, a Dem candidate for senator from Arizona. Kelly is the husband of former Dem Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Kelly and Giffords became prominent gun-control advocates after she survived an assassination attempt in 2011. Kornheiser wished Happy 55th Birthday to Kelly and his twin brother Scott, then added: "Mark Kelly is running for the Senate in Arizona."
Monday was the first chance for ESPN First Take debaters Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman to weigh in on Friday's NFL settlement with former player Colin Kaepernick, who, along with Eric Reid, had sued on the grounds of collusion to keep them out of the league for kneeling. Both First Take commentators have consistently defended Kaepernick's social justice cause, but on Monday Kellerman said Kaepernick can claim victory and Smith disputed that.
Former U.S. Olympic athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos shocked with black power salutes at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. They were sent home in disgrace then, but now that the media has a love affair with social justice warriors like Colin Kaepernick, Smith and Carlos are treated like heroes and adorned with honors by the progressive, social justice crowd. The Golden State Warriors saluted Smith during a game Wednesday, and visiting San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich predicted that Kaepernick, too, will become greatly admired.
Absolutely no one should be surprised that a media apologist for Colin Kaepernick would try to upstage the upcoming NFL championship by paying homage to the social justice warrior during Super Bowl week. Michael Fletcher, a senior writer for ESPN's The Undefeated, writes a glowing puff piece about how Kaepernick dominates every NFL conversation without actually speaking.
With a charge of racism Wednesday, ESPN TV's First Take talk program unofficially launched its third season of Trump Derangement Syndrome. All three members of the leftist-heavy program took potshots at President Donald Trump after he fed fast food to the national championship Clemson football team in Monday's White House reception. First Take has been battering Trump ever since he became president two years ago.
On Thursday night, UCLA basketball legend and noted leftist Bill Walton (at left in photo) provided color commentary during the ESPN broadcast of the Bruins' first game since Coach Steve Alford was fired Monday. Play-by-play man Dave Pasch asked him who he'd like to see installed as UCLA's new coach, and as Cassandra Negley of Yahoo Sports reports, Walton aimed high in recommending former President Barack Obama.