DeSean Jackson

Pro Football Player Under Fire For Quoting Hitler, Praising Farrakhan

Culture
July 7th, 2020 4:13 PM

Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson is on the end of a different kind of reception today: heaps of flack for posting anti-semitic social media messages that could threaten his lucrative pro football career. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Jackson binged on Lewis Farrakhan messages and posted anti-semitic quotes supposedly made by Adolph Hitler, leading former Eagles owner Joe Banner…

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder

Redskins Nickname on the Ropes; Sports Media Elated

Culture
July 6th, 2020 10:00 AM

Feeling extreme corporate and political heat, the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Indians are talking about changing their nicknames, and elated sports media "piranhas" are smelling blood in the water. Despite overwhelming national support for Native American nicknames, left-stream media -- The Washington Post and USA Today in particular -- have been demanding this…

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Blogger Wants Anthem Replaced With 'Lift Every Voice And Sing'

Culture
July 6th, 2020 7:00 AM

The National Football League is figuratively going through a frantic two-minute drill to placate the Black Lives Matter crowd, and a sports blogger from The Shadow League is whining that the league's lengthy list of social justice activities is too little and too late. Rhett Butler writes that the league's decision to play the black national anthem "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" is wise, but…

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Media, Politicians Launch Renewed Attack on Redskins

Culture
June 29th, 2020 10:00 AM

 Opponents of the Redskins nickname are on the warpath with renewed fury, combining the efforts of media, activists and politicians to call upon team members to refuse to play for Washington. Leading the charge is Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians, an organization representing 500 tribes.

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Bryant Gumbel, His HBO Guests Assail Our 'Country of Slavery'

Culture
June 24th, 2020 5:00 PM

In the June installment of HBO's Real Sports Tuesday evening, host Bryant Gumbel and a supporting cast of progressives looked down their noses at whites and conservatives while discussing the racial tsunami sweeping over America. There was no shortage of accusations -- including slavery -- aimed at white people, and Gumbel closed the program by claiming African Americans pay a "black…

Dr. Harry Edwards

ESPN Guest Accuses U.S. of Slavery, Demands Nobel Prize For Kap

Culture
June 22nd, 2020 3:03 PM

A long-time driver of social justice activism in sports, Dr. Harry Edwards appeared on ESPN's First Take television program Monday morning. Treated with great reverence by co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim, the emeritus professor of sociology at Cal-Berkeley offered no shortage of incendiary remarks.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NY Daily News Writers 'Marketing' Kaepernick For Return

Culture
June 21st, 2020 10:00 AM

New York Daily News sports writers on Saturday blitzed the NFL with renewed calls to sign Colin Kaepernick. Bob Raissman urged the NFL Network to run a marathon marketing the lightning rod former pro quarterback. Mike Lupica wrote the New York Giants should do the right thing and give him a chance to be their quarterback.

Jason Whitlock

Writer Jason Whitlock: Media Peddling Dangerous Racial Conspiracies

Culture
June 19th, 2020 1:06 PM

The newest member of Outkick The Coverage blog team Jason Whitlock on Thursday delivered a brutal assessment of cable news networks. In defense of One America News (OAN), he wrote that cable news is guilty of peddling dangerous and divisive conspiracy theories. OAN has been in the news with Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy having said he enjoys the news source, which was condemned…

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Kaepernick Gains New Platform For Radical Rhetoric

Culture
June 19th, 2020 7:00 AM

Colin Kaepernick spewed volumes of hate and anger with his knee during the 2016 NFL season, and the America hater is about to rev up the volume on his rhetoric through a San Francisco publishing company. Kaepernick will join Medium's board of directors in addition to writing about race and civil rights.

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Deadspin, LGBT Supporters Celebrate SCOTUS Judicial Activism

Culture
June 16th, 2020 2:56 PM

Obscure NFL free agents, basketball has-beens, the gender-confused, kooky pitchers, LGBT activists and others are coming out of the woodwork to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's latest example of judicial activism. By a vote of 6-3 Monday in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, the high court rewrote the Civil Rights Act. Deadspin's Dustin Foote's LGBT puff piece quotes only people…

Pro Sports Leagues Rushing to Support Social Justice, BLM

Culture
June 12th, 2020 7:00 AM

Last week's apology by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has opened the floodgates for other pro sports to plunge headlong into social justice mania. Declaring that systemic racism is real, the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and NASCAR are all sucking up to Black Lives Matter, protesters and minority athletes who are speaking out, with no shortage of supportive media coverage.

Fox Sports Commentator Calls on NFL to Sack Anthem

Culture
June 11th, 2020 6:06 PM

With a major outbreak of kneeling during the national anthem forecast for the coming NFL season, Fox Sports 1's Rob Parker says the NFL ought to just abandon the pre-game tradition of playing the Star Spangled Banner. Writing on the Deadspin blog, Parker makes the outrageous claim that patriotism at sporting events is draped in racism.

Media Tone Deaf: NFL's Apology Taken As Exoneration Of Kaepernick

Culture
June 6th, 2020 3:36 PM

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday issued a video statement apologizing for the league's refusal to listen to player protests of police brutality. USA Today called it an exoneration of Colin Kaepernick's pathetic behavior in 2016 and demands he be signed by an NFL team. Deadspin says the commissioner didn't go nearly far enough and should have issued a lengthy apology…

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Nets Outraged by 'Controversial' Pro-Flag Comments From NFL Player

June 4th, 2020 11:44 AM

NFL Quarterback for the New Orleans’ Saints Drew Brees came under immediate backlash from other athletes and the media yesterday after saying in an interview that players shouldn’t “disrespect” the American flag by protesting during the National Anthem. This statement was treated like heresy by the networks this morning, who hyped how “controversial” “tone-deaf” his comments were and hyped…