Herschel Walker has attempted, finished, and excelled at many things in his life. But he’s finding supporting a Republican candidate in America in 2016 to be particularly hard. How, specifically, is the NFL legend suffering for his public endorsement of Trump? Well, as Walker explained it to TMZ, a lot of people basically don’t want to invite him to speaking gigs anymore:
Despite its own embarrassing poll result – that nine out of ten native Americans have no hostility to the Washington Redskins team name – The Washington Post is staunchly standing by its censorious liberal position. On Wednesday, they posted a staff editorial titled “Mr. Snyder’s losing battle with the next generation: Sidwell Friends bans Washington football team apparel.” So Sidwell Friends – the leftist Quaker private school that educated the children of Obama, Clinton, and Gore, as well as Joe Biden’s grandchildren – represents “the next generation.”
They say a broken clock is right at least twice a day. Yet, ESPN has only been right once. Though they are still operating well below broken clocks status, it appears that, unlike last year, the “four-letter network” finally got it right. At least when it comes to who to give this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award to.
Just when you thought Hall of Fame Dodgers announcer Vin Scully couldn’t possibly be any more awesome…he goes ahead and delivers this gem during the Dodgers game against the Brewers on Friday night.
So, riddle me this: how does a company edict, that requires employees to not wade into political matter of an inflammatory nature, change from a sternly enforced rule, to all of a sudden becoming, no biggie?
If you thought Tiger Woods was done objectifying and causing distress to women, well, according to USA Today’s Christine Brennan, you couldn’t be more mistaken.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith jumped the shark quite some time ago. However, this may take the cake. On Tuesday’s edition of First Take on ESPN2, Smith took strong exception with Brock Osweiler, the former Bronco, and current Houston Texans quarterback. Osweiler opted to not attend the Broncos visit to the White House on Monday, and instead spent the time at OTA’s with his new team.
The liberal New York Daily News wallowed in anti-Trump comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Ryan Harris, who won a Super Bowl ring in February with the Denver Broncos. Harris, a convert to Islam, put on his freedom swagger and said Trump’s comments on Islam have been “un-American.” No one asks about the serious tensions between Islam and freedom of religion.
The NFL has a serious PR problem with concussions. NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide in 2012 to underline the issue. Count on flower children at NPR to go over the edge with this issue. The problem isn't the size and strength, and therefore power of professional football players. No, it's -- ready? -- the evil game of football itself.
This is your taxpayer-funded broadcasting in action: Planned Parenthood selling dead baby parts is just a "women's health" group aiding "medical research," but the NFL is organized savagery.
In a week with the NBA Finals beginning, and an African-American baseball player named Mookie Betts tearing the cover off the ball (in a sport that the media loves to single out for lack of black representation), you’d think ESPN’s flagship website, the one that deals with sports and race, would be far too busy talking about Lebron, Steph Curry, and Mookie to slander President Obama’s political opponents as racists.
Former Major League pitcher, and former ESPN MLB analyst Curt Schilling launched into an impassioned Facebook rant against the man he wants very badly to be a former President.
Like almost everyone who has the sense God gave geese, Deadspin founder Leitch thinks O.J. Simpson is an unconvicted murderer. Unlike most of those people, Leitch also thinks Simpson’s acquittal “may have been one of the biggest civil-rights victories” of the 1990s. In a New York magazine review of the seven-hour, 43-minute documentary O.J.: Made in America, which airs in five parts next month on ABC and ESPN, Leitch remarked, “The verdict was just cause for all that national celebration from African-Americans, even if [Simpson] was guilty. Shit, especially if he was.”
To Leitch, the acquittal amounted to partial recompense for the black community of Los Angeles, given “the city’s [history of] scabrous racial politics, from the southern blacks who came to Los Angeles expecting acceptance and discovering something far different, to the Watts riots…to former LAPD chief Daryl Gates’s horrific racial attitudes…It all exploded with the Rodney King riots, which were less about King and more about the seeming impossibility that a black man could ever win anything in a court of law in the city of Los Angeles.”