Fortune magazine would have you know that the Baltimore Orioles monetary hit from the unrest in Baltimore is "likely to be relative chump change considering the big money it make over the entire season, including from television."
Liberals love science. Except when they come face-to-face with science that lacks a political agenda. That occurred this week when Judge Anita Brody handed down her ruling in the NFL’s concussion settlement that only deceased NFL players whose brains show evidence of CTE will automatically qualify for benefits from the fund. Not living retired players.
It was a victory for science over the supposedly science-loving media because it is a scientific fact, and for the media, an inconvenient truth, that CTE cannot currently be detected in a living person. In other words, you have to be dead in order to prove that you actually had CTE.
On Tuesday’s Washington D.C. ESPN 980’s “The Tony Kornheiser Show,” host and Obama golfing buddy Tony Kornheiser let fly with an inferno of silly in reaction to Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) announcement that he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Nancy Armour was a sports writer for Associated Press for years before coming a sports columnist for USA Today. Or a sports censor. Armour believes anyone holding a conservative view based on some ancient holy text that homosexuality is a sin should be punished and exiled in some say. It's a "lunatic fringe," she writes.
When Indiana’s governor signed a law creating a religious-freedom exception for gay marriages, giving the right to refuse to participate or endorse it, Armour wrote “NCAA's next moves should be out of Indiana.” Everyone should evacuate the Hate State immediately!
Bracket busted? How about a nice Marxist critique of the NCAA tournament? Call it the theory of surplus value in high-tops . . .
On Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show today, David Zirin, sports guy at the far-left Nation mag, called the NCAA tournament nothing less than "the organized theft of black wealth."
It ain’t just you. Politics and ideology really are encroaching more on your favorite diversions, especially sports. And you can thank the usual suspects: journalists.
From Michael Sam to the Redskins to gun control and race relations, the very liberal sports media increasingly inject their preoccupations into their coverage. They just can’t leave you alone to enjoy the game – they have to “raise your consciousness.”
The Sunday Washington Post boosted NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a writer for Time magazine and a “new kind of public intellectual.” So what’s a little funny by the time you read through this puff piece is this: Where are the actual quotes from his political and religious commentary? There aren’t any.
Post reporter Geoff Edgers wrote under the headline “Showtime for a mover and a Laker.” One reason they're so positive? Abdul-Jabbar is arguing that you can't blame Islam for radical Islamist terrorism.
Despite all the best efforts of the fearmongering liberal media, most Americans and indeed most American parents, are perfectly fine with kids playing youth-league or high-school football, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. What's more, the so-called millennial demographic (18-34 year-olds) is among the demographic cohorts least concerned with kids playing the sport.
In the January 5 edition of ESPN The Magazine, ESPN senior writer (or junior Keith Olbermann) Howard Bryant looked back at 2014 at alleged bigotry in the sports world. "Conservative front offices" wouldn't allow gay NFL player Michael Sam to stay employed, and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was exactly as racist as former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
With the Redskins, "Change comes only through force, through the relentlessness of voice."
Professional sports is becoming increasingly political, thanks to the media. Journalists love to praise players who flaunt that they fall into a sexual minority or bash players and coaches if they happen to mention their Christianity or politics.
But NBC completely forgot to mention how the NFL showed support to the two NYPD officers who were targeted and killed last week. Both New York Jets then-coach Rex Ryan and New York Giants coach wore “NYPD” hats for their game Sunday.
If Tea Party activists staged a repeal-Obamacare rally and about 100 people showed up, would The Washington Post consider it newsworthy? If they did, it might be to suggest their crusade was drying up.
But on Monday morning, the Post treated about 100 protesters of the Washington Redskins name as an achievement, a “significant moment,” as local reporter John Woodrow Cox lovingly chronicled the badly attended event on Twitter.
Oprah Winfrey's documentary on gay NFL tryout (and washout) Michael Sam airs on Saturday night. Secular leftist journalists and gay activists desperately wanted a happier story line than the one that unfolded. What was pitched a Major Historical Moment vanished into put-on-waivers obscurity.
Bryan Curtis at ESPN's Grantland site compared the Sam kiss, carefully choreographed for the ESPN cameras by ESPN activists (what other seventh-rounder has a camera crew?), to Victory Over Japan in 1945: