Lee Greenwood sang his iconic “God Bless the USA” between periods of the NHL’s 2015 “Winter Classic” outdoor game in Washington, DC on New Year’s Day, but the real treat came off-stage in a concourse at Nationals Park. Fortunately, it was recorded on a smart phone, so you can enjoy it this Independence Day. Intern Gabrielle Dube posted it with this description: “After Lee Greenwood’s performance during the intermission, he met with the Military Choir to take pictures and it sparked an impromptu a cappella version of ‘God Bless the USA.’ Amazing!”
Remember that time the Obama administration took a courageous stand against the face of evil and racism in our time? Me neither. No, instead the Obama Administration has contented itself with throwing down the gauntlet in the face of an NFL team.
If the Redskins want to move back to the District of Columbia, they need to cave and change their allegedly racist name.
When cruelty and ignorance meet …
Tuesday night, U.S. Senator John McCain, decided to take in a Diamondbacks game. During the game, a foul-ball was hit toward him. McCain, 78, failed to come down with the catch.
On Sunday, the hosts of NBC’s Today laughed at how Russian President Vladimir Putin scored 8 goals during an exhibition hockey game in Sochi on Saturday.
“Dad, what’s ‘humor?’
“Well, it was a way of talking about things – mixing truth with absurdity or irony – that helped us navigate uncomfortable issues. It made people smile and laugh. They even allowed it in the media sometimes. But that was all long ago, before the Rise of the Perpetually Offended.”
If you think that conversation is far-fetched, get a load of USA Today’s Ted Berg. Berg got sniffy about an exchange on Washington, DC’s 106.7 The Fan between the hosts and Washington Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan, who jokingly discussed what position Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper might play if he played in the NFL.
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.