Viola Davis

Want Some Football with Your Race Discussion?

Culture
February 7th, 2021 8:00 PM

NY Post’s Phil Mushnick predicted the NFL season would end with “reminders that we’re all racists who need to change our ways."

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MSNBC Mandates that Americans Have Only 'Virtual' Super Bowl Parties

February 7th, 2021 1:51 PM

In the media’s tradition of fear mongering about holidays, gathering with friends and families, and anything else that brings joy to people, MSNBC is now freaking out about people having Super Bowl Parties. On Friday’s MSNBC Live, substitute host Chris Jansing collaborated with former Obama CDC director Tom Frieden to command that people not do simple things that make them happy…

USA Today Strips the Football, Covers Super Bowl Gentlemen's Clubs

Culture
February 5th, 2021 2:23 PM

Nothing demonstrates how sports writing has changed over the years like the Super Bowl coverage we’re seeing. There is scant focus on matchups or x’s and o’s, but ample Super Bowl coverage is accorded to the peripheral and the bizarre.

Tom Brady
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Sports Media Gang Up On Brady Over His Past Trump Friendship

Culture
February 3rd, 2021 12:07 PM

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady appeared in a Zoom press conference Tuesday to talk about Sunday’s Super Bowl game versus Kansas City. The media turned the event into an ambush on Brady over his past friendship with Donald Trump and the issue of racism.

Jason Wright

Washington Team President Confirms Nation Guilty Of ‘Systemic Racism’

Culture
February 1st, 2021 12:54 PM

The latest so-called “proof” of “systemic racism” in the United States has arrived on the heels of the just-completed National Football League head coach hiring phase. Five of the new seven head coaches are white men, one is African American and one is Lebanese.

NFL Star: The Pro-Life Movement Brings Unity Through Justice

Culture
January 30th, 2021 4:00 PM

On January 29, former NFL football player Benjamin Watson and his wife Kirsten gave a short talk for the virtual March for Life. They encouraged viewers to be living witnesses to the pro-life movement and to recognize that being pro-life is not opposed to true justice. 

Chad Wheeler

USA Today: NFL, Society Too Tolerant With Domestic Abusers

Culture
January 29th, 2021 11:02 AM

Year after year, arrest after arrest, the National Football League’s domestic violence plague continues with no end in sight. It’s because the league and society simply do not care. If a player abuses off the field and has the skill or potential to contribute on the field, he’s all too often allowed to keep playing, says USA Today writer Mike Freeman.

Colin Kaepernick

NYTimes: Forget the Two Incredible Super Bowl QBs; Pine for Kaepernick

Culture
January 26th, 2021 1:04 PM

The Feb. 7 Super Bowl is shaping up as a tale of two great quarterbacks: Kansas City’s young gunslinger Patrick Mahomes and Tampa Bay’s old G.O.A.T. Tom Brady. Great as their legacies are, neither can compare to the one preferred by The New York Times writer Kurt Streeter – Colin Kaepernick. 

June Eastwood, U. of Montana trans runner

Biden Administration Reassuring To Trans, Outdoor Athletes

Culture
January 22nd, 2021 1:01 PM

If you’re a male seeking to intrude upon female sports, an athlete and climate change nut or an athlete looking for a good free meal, Joe Biden is the president for you. Dustin Foote explains why in the Deadspin story “From White House visits to NCAA reform, what should sports expect from a Joe Biden administration.”

Dan Campbell

NFL Writer Eats Crow After Exposing Coach’s Social Media History

Culture
January 20th, 2021 12:23 PM

An old Swedish proverb says, “Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.” One NFL reporter with egg on his face today would have done well to heed this simple but sound advice.

Tom Brady

New York Magazine Cancels Trump Friends Brady, Belichick

Culture
January 12th, 2021 12:30 PM

New York magazine is cancelling NFL coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady for their past associations with President Donald Trump and saying nothing will save them because they can never escape the Trump stink.

Carron J. Phillips

Deadspin Slaps NFL For Being AWOL From Political Activism In Georgia

Culture
January 6th, 2021 5:30 PM

In a blog filed under the tag of “racial justice,” Deadspin’s Carron J. Phillips torched the National Football League for not getting more deeply involved in Tuesday’s Georgia Senate elections. He writes that too many of the league’s owners are in bed with the Republican Party, which is threatening America’s democracy.

NY Post Claims Football In Freefall With No Safety Net

Culture
January 4th, 2021 12:40 PM

Long considered essential to American culture, football is destroying itself, and it’s not just over social justice mania. The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick says the sport is in an idiot-induced freefall, as evidenced most recently by a brawl after a college bowl game Friday and unbridled anti-social behavior on the NCAA and NFL levels.

Booger McFarland
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Jason Johnson Assails McFarland, Whitlock As Mouthpieces For Racists

Culture
January 3rd, 2021 6:14 PM

It pays to be an "anti-black scold" on television, writes Dr. Jason Johnson, an MSNBC contributor and Morgan State University professor, in a sports screed on The Grio that was picked up by Yahoo. His excoriation of so-called scolds centers on ESPN’s Booger McFarland, but also includes his African American colleagues Sage Steele, Stephen A. Smith and the "grand-daddy" of them all…