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NFL Gung-ho On Ending Racism, Not So Much On Player Crime

July 28th, 2020 1:58 PM

By stenciling the phrases "End Racism" and "It Takes All Of Us" across end zones for home openers this fall, the NFL is ducking several messages for which it needs to take ownership. The league and its players plan to portray themselves as high-minded social justice heroes, when in fact many of them have sorry records of uncivil behavior that continue to go unaddressed.

WNBA's BLM on-court display

Resistance to Social Justice in Sports Is Futile

July 27th, 2020 10:00 AM

Forget pro sports as you once knew and loved them. Those days are, like the late Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell's famous home run call, "long gone!" Even baseball has gone social justice mad. WNBA players did a walk-off Saturday, but not of the game-winning variety; they disrespectfully walked out of the arena as the Star Spangled Banner began to play. The NBA has approved slogans…

Draymond Green

Barkley Suspects Fans May Tune Out Sports Over Social Justice

July 25th, 2020 2:32 PM

On Friday's episode of TNT's "The Arena," Charles Barkley briefly deviated from the social justice narrative to question how long sports fans will stomach the media's obsession with non-stop racism and Black Lives Matter. Co-panelist Draymond Green, who plays forward for the Golden State Warriors, tried to steer Barkley back on course by insisting that people will be on the right side of…

Cari Champion

Panelists on 'The Arena' Address 'Global' Racist 'Pandemic'

July 24th, 2020 6:02 PM

Instead of opening with another thundering denouncing of white people, Thursday night's fourth episode of "The Arena" focused on racism as a "global pandemic" and put the heat on professional sports owners to provide space for social justice activities. Especially conservative owners who haven't yet aided the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

SI: Giants Pitcher Who Wouldn’t Kneel ‘Hid Behind Religion’

July 24th, 2020 2:43 PM

Don’t do groupthink? Sports Illustrated’s Dan Gartland will judge you. He’ll even lecture you about your Christianity.

Adam Silver

NBA Commissioner Silver Donates Maximum To Biden

July 24th, 2020 12:56 PM

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has donated the maximum amount allowable to the 2020 presidential campaign of China ally and Democrat Joe Biden. This was according to Outkick the Coverage, which claimed this as proof the association is more interested in repairing relations with China than doing anything positive here in America. The Silver donation also gave credence to claims that NBA…

Rays Tweet ‘Opening Day Great Day to Arrest Breonna Taylor Killers’

July 24th, 2020 10:34 AM

Ya gotta feel for the Tampa Bay Rays. Imagine having your Twitter account hacked by political extremists on Opening Day? You’re trying to gin up enthusiasm in a fan base that couldn’t come to your (craptastic) ballpark if they wanted to, and some basement Bolshevik is posting Black Lives Matter propaganda on your twitter feed.

Surprise on 'The Arena': Black-On-Black Violence

July 23rd, 2020 2:35 PM

In its third episode of The Arena, TNT again hit viewers with Black Lives Matter, "no justice no peace," "I can't breathe" protest anger, right out of the starting gate. The Arena also struck positive tones with a feature on NBA arena workers who lost their jobs because of the COVID19 shutdown and another on a woman who brought people together in peace in the…

Cari Champion, left, and Stacey Abrams

'The Arena,' Part 2 Features Dem-heavy Politics

July 22nd, 2020 2:03 PM

There's no pretense of political impartiality on TNT's The Arena (partnering with fellow AT&T property) Bleacher Report. Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the race for governor in Georgia in 2018 and then cried "voter suppression," used the second installment of the program Tuesday evening to continue that accusation.

Does NBA Have a Conscience? League Cut Ties to Chinese Academy

July 22nd, 2020 1:37 PM

Let’s face it: “Uyghurs” isn’t easy to spell, and “Stand With Hong Kong” is kind of long for the back of a jersey, at least compared to “BLM.” And being confronted with actual systemic oppression is pretty embarrassing for millionaire athletes who fancy themselves social justice warriors. So the victims of the Chinese communist government really couldn’t expect even a nod from the oh-so woke…

Killer Mike on TNT's"The Arena"

TNT Basketball Show Educates Clueless Whites on Racist America

July 21st, 2020 7:20 PM

TNT and Bleacher Report supplied the television platform Monday night, Jemele Hill, Killer Mike, Gregg Popovich and others provided the fireworks on "The Arena," a forum for social justice agitation in a basketball setting. It was the first of five consecutive nights of this social justice extravaganza, which continues through Friday.

SF Giants protesters

Giants, Angels Usher In Start of Sports Protest Season

July 21st, 2020 3:03 PM

Here we go! Kneeling season has begun, courtesy of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels in two preseason exhibition games. This promises to be the grand-daddy of all kneeling seasons, especially in pro football and pro basketball, which start up later.

Bob Costas

'Gun Control' Bob Costas Re-emerges at CNN

July 21st, 2020 10:00 AM

Bob Costas is set to bring "valuable opinions" as a contributor to a new employer -- CNN. Some of those opinions made him very unpopular during his many years at NBC, where he bloviated about gun control, the future of football and team nicknames during NFL broadcasts. He left NBC, for whom he also hosted the Olympics for 24 years, in 2017, not on the best of terms.

Draymond Green

TNT to Promote Social Justice, Joe Biden in New Program, 'The Arena'

July 20th, 2020 5:55 PM

Oh, joy, tonight's debut of "The Arena" on TNT will give social justice warriors one more forum to shove sports to the sideline. Joe Biden's campaign will also get a boost from the program featuring Charles Barkley, Draymond Green, Jemele Hill and others, which starts tonight, airs nightly through Friday and continues through the NBA's upcoming shortened season.