Tag Archives: Sports

Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women

TweetAnother professional athlete has been arrested for hitting a woman. This time it’s NBA player Greg Oden, who punched his former girlfriend in the face. The police report described “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area” on the woman’s the face. Oden was apparently calm and cooperative, telling the police [...]
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Video: The World Cup is no excuse for domestic violence

TweetAs a soccer fan, I know that the World Cup is serious business. But it definitely shouldn’t be this serious. Tweet
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Watch: Michael Sam and his boyfriend find out he’s become the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL

TweetAs Courtney mentioned in the Reader yesterday,  Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL this weekend. Here’s a heartwarming video of Sam and his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, receiving the call from the St. Louis Rams. Tweet
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Update: The #WeAreAllMonkeys banana selfie campaign was a planned marking stunt

TweetIt turns out that Dani Alves’ witty reaction to a banana being thrown onto the soccer field that I wrote about earlier this week was a planned marketing stunt. I don’t know about you, but I think this speaks to why the ensuing social media reaction felt like such a hollow campaign. What’s troubling to me is [...]
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“I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”

TweetIf you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football star Jameis Winston. As the Times reports — and then methodically and devastatingly documents — “there was virtually no investigation at [...]
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