Atlanta could host Super Bowl 51, but Falcons owner Arthur Blank said on Friday that he opposes Georgia’s “religious freedom” bill that was approved by the Georgia Legislature. This bill protects opponents of same-sex marriage, which of course will increase discrimination against the LGBT community.
Atlanta is one of the finalists for the… READ MORE »
MIA is still feeling salty, so she channeled these feelings into her latest song, “Boom ADD.” READ MORE »
Watch the series for yourself and see if you have a greater immunity to the cuteness of the #DadDo than I do. READ MORE »
Hey Beyonce, can we get a “Who run the world?!” READ MORE »
Yesterday, ESPN’s Wendi Nix joined the crew at SportsCenter to talk about Greg Hardy. Hardy, if you don’t follow football, beat his ex-girlfriend badly while playing for the Carolina Panthers, was shielded by the NFL, had the charges of assault expunged, and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. Deadspin shone a light on the whole horrible… READ MORE »
The first woman coach probably ever been hired in the NFL, working in training camp on the Arizona Cardinals staff, and it should surprise literally no one that this woman is a badass.
Jen Welter played football as a linebacker for 14 years on the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Football Alliance. Then… READ MORE »
California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday that will allow all cheerleaders for California-based sports teams to have benefits like minimum wage, paid sick leave and many other legal rights and protections that full time employees receive. According to Buzzfeed, the bill comes on the heels of a much-publicized lawsuit filed by an Oakland… READ MORE »
Earlier today, news broke that the NFL had hired its first female referee, Sarah Thomas. Thomas, a current NCAA Big Ten referee, has been in final round talks with the NFL in years prior, and has refereed NFL pre-season games in the past. But while the man tears that have taken Twitter by storm in… READ MORE »
Darren Sharper, a retired NFL safety who played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New Orleans Saints, was charged with two counts of sexual assault for drugging and raping two female tourists in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in January 2014.
The latest charges join a long line of drug-and-rape accusations under… READ MORE »
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has issued an apology for abusing his wife Janay. [TIME]
Two more alleged victims have spoken out against Bill Cosby. [Death and Taxes]
Jamie Brewer is inspirational for her achievements, not for her Downs syndrome. [Daily Dot]
Ijeoma Oluo argues that because hipster racism… READ MORE »
The NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign partner, No More, is a sham — surprise, surprise. [Deadspin]
Black girls are six times as likely to be suspended as White girls in New York schools. [The Daily Beast]
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking at Georgetown University, said that if she could undo one Supreme Court decision… READ MORE »
It’s never easy to get an assignment handed to you that’s hard to write — especially one as silly as a listicle about what constitutes a “Modern Gentleman,” but that didn’t stop Business Insider’s senior finance editor, Linette Lopez, from giving it the old college try. The other thing it didn’t stop her from? Making… READ MORE »
Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt bearing the words “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” — two unarmed Black Cleveland residents who were shot and killed by police — during pre-game interviews on Sunday, prompting Cleveland police officers to demand an apology. The Browns refused, and later, Hawkins spoke with the media… READ MORE »
Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt is having the best damn season of his life, what with all those touchdowns he can’t seem to stop scoring. After single-handedly running the Tennessee Titans ragged this weekend (sure, Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had a monster six touchdown game, but this was clearly the Watt show), the MVP… READ MORE »
Earlier this week during Sunday night football, five St. Louis Rams players came out of the tunnel to take the field ahead of the rest of the team, arms raised in “hands up, don’t shoot” posture, in honor of the Ferguson protesters angry with the lack of indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, four months after… READ MORE »
Ray Rice is now allowed to play football in the NFL should anyone choose to have him. And if you, like me, are wondering where exactly to direct your outrage, look squarely at Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL.
For nearly 10 months, we’ve watched Goodell bungle Rice’s suspension and appeal. In August he… READ MORE »
The Patriots improbably excellent season just keeps getting better and better. After a rocky start, Tom Brady has more than proven that he hasn’t gotten any less effective with age. But it’s tight end Rob Gronkowski, now back at full strength after knee surgery earlier in the year, who has been having a monster year,… READ MORE »
The big story of Monday Night Football was, of course, the tale of butt fumble redemption: Mark Sanchez’s first start in almost two years, this time as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, as they dominated the Carolina Panthers 45-21. The second most talked about story? Just how bad Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looked in this game… READ MORE »