"Cancel culture" almost claimed another high profile sports victim this week. Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts drew criticism from the Los Angeles Times and SB Nation sports blog for agreeing to speak at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) event in Kern County, Calif., but he made the obligatory confession of ignorance to sidestep the condemnation of LGBT media lapdogs. For now. He may not be so fortunate in the future.
Only one man of color got a head coaching job in the NFL's recent round of hires, proving to The Undefeated's senior NFL writer that the league has a "white is right" mentality. Furthermore, Jason Reid writes that league owners could not care less about inclusive hiring.
The recent hiring of three white NFL head coaches has led to an outbreak of complaints by minority media, notably panelists on ESPN's First Take program and Roland Martin of Unfiltered: The Daily Digital Show. In their complaints against African Americans not getting any of these head coaching jobs, the media called for various levels of controls and legal means to stop the NFL for what Martin calls blatant "whiteness."
Progressive Texas television sportscaster Dale Hansen won accolades from MSNBC for comparing the lies of the Dallas Cowboys to life in America right now ― a dig at President Donald Trump and Republicans. On her "Who Won the Week" segment, Joy Reid toasted Hansen as someone who spoke truth to the world in describing what he perceives as the negative state of the nation.
Norman Chad thought the 2008 election of Barack Obama as president would bring about a post-racial America, but instead he finds the National Football League offering evidence to the contrary. Chad's Washington Post commentary on the dearth of African American head coaches in pro football strengthens the publication's credentials as a dependable race-mongering voice.
Disgruntled America hater Colin Kaepernick just won't give it up. The activist who threw his football career away has accused the U.S. of targeting minorities after American forces used a drone strike to kill an Iranian terrorist responsible for many atrocities. "Imperialism" against black and brown people, says Kaepernick in his latest caustic Tweet.
It was an inevitable, though farcical and ridiculous, ploy of the left-stream media to hoist Colin Kaepernick onto a pedestal in a review of sports in the past decade. USA Today's For The Win blog argues that he was the most important athlete of the decade. This is not a joke!
Hardcore socialist Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation magazine, characterizes 2019 as a time of political resistance and victory against Trumpian white nationalists. His heroes shone in spite of the "orange smear" in the White House, and he also issued a call to arms for young journalist comrades to take up the social justice fight beyond the playing field.
ESPN First Take yell man Stephen A. Smith is under fire for making a mockery of journalism ethics. On Friday, The Root writer Stephen A. Crockett Jr. joined in with Jemele Hill's Twitter criticisms of Smith for secretly working with Jay-Z to arrange last month's failed NFL workout for Colin Kaepernick. Crockett and Hill, a writer for The Atlantic, are giving Smith no mercy.
The Chicago Bears beat Dallas 31-24 last week. While there are plenty of Americans who’ll swear that the Cowboys are Satan’s team, outside of the “Super Fans” (Da Berss!) few would have characterized Chicago as God’s team. And yet …
Tuesday brought confirmation of two important truths: no good deed (or 129 years of them) goes unpunished; and the “woke” left hates people. That’s why a British singer may not be performing at the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving halftime show. The show is the official kickoff of the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign, which runs through Christmas Eve -- you know, the cheerful people who stand in the cold outside supermarkets and ring bells and collect donations.
There's been a major thaw in the cold war between the NFL and former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The league has arranged a private workout and interview for the cop-hating NFL cast-off this Saturday, and all 32 teams are invited to attend.