Posts tagged "sports"

College Baseball Player Calls Mo’Ne Davis A “Slut,” Is Rightfully Booted From The Team

Mo'Ne Davis is awesome. She's a 14-year-old pitcher from Philadelphia and is the only girl to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. She just published a memoir and the Disney Channel even wants to produce her biopic, "Throw Like Mo". Considering the fact that I wa…
By: Megan Reynolds / March 23, 2015

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Quitters Win

Hi there! Welcome to Absolute Beginners, our new fitness column. I’d tell you to sit down and make yourself comfortable, but that’d really go against the whole modus operandi of what I’m trying to do, here. Instead, I don’t know, go do some jumping jacks, then come back and read this. So, I write about…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE] Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory] The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

This Business Insider Senior Editor Thinks NBA And NFL Players Do “Hood Rat Sh-t”

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…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 2, 2015

WTFootball: Here’s How Your Favorite Internet Writers Think Super Bowl XLIX Will Go

People tend to think that your fearless Frisky staff doesn't care about football with the same fervor that we care about, say, black honey lipstick, but that is only partially a lie because you probably forgot about a little thing called…
By: Beejoli Shah / January 30, 2015

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos] Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing] The tampon scene was pulled from the "Fifty Shades of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

The End Zone: 7 Times Rob Gronkowski Has Been His Most Rob Gronkowski

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,…
By: Beejoli Shah / November 24, 2014

The End Zone: Is It A Quarterback’s Fault If He Keeps Getting Sacked?

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 thi…
By: Beejoli Shah / November 14, 2014

The End Zone: Guys, Stop Mansplaining Football To Me

If you ask a woman what the worst part of being a female football fan is, they’ll most likely not love that you’ve segregated them into the boat of “female football fan,” but even that’s a close second to having an ostensibly well-intentioned male football fan mansplain the game to you. Just because I mused…
By: Beejoli Shah / November 7, 2014

The End Zone: The Best, Worst & Most Laughable Moments From This Week’s Games

I know, I know, I’ve been complaining the last two weeks about the NFL getting boring. And it’s true, right around this time of the season, it does get a little hum-drum. We’re too far away to reasonably start calling playoff berths, but too deep into the season to find freshly contrived celebrations as adorable…
By: Beejoli Shah / October 30, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Director Farzad Sangari & Quidditch Player Ali Cottong From “Mudbloods”

We've all seen wizards playing quidditch on broomsticks in the "Harry Potter" films, but these days, quidditch is a very real sport on college campuses across the world. The new documentary "Mudbloods" explores the root of the sport's growth from a fantasy on a book page to a real-life…
By: Claire Hannum / October 29, 2014

The End Zone: Is Percy Harvin’s Third Act Going To Be His Best Yet?

In what was otherwise an incredibly slow week for the NFL, the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks surprisingly traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional draft pick. Speculation was instantly rampant that the move was tactical, due to Harvin’s alleged inability to get along with hi…
By: Beejoli Shah / October 24, 2014

Why Americans Riot: 10 Historical Examples Of Bad And Better Reasons To Riot

When riots broke out after citizens of Ferguson took to the streets to protest the murder of Mike Brown by a police officer, the media was littered with imagery and stories of violent and savage Black people destroying the city. To a large extent, those images overshadowed the reason for the protests and even gave…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 20, 2014

The End Zone: Professional Football Mascots, Ranked

Let's do this. From worst to best... [All Photos: Getty Images]…
By: Beejoli Shah / October 16, 2014

The End Zone: Is Thursday Night Football Too Much Football?

There comes a point right around this time of the season where a thought runs through my brain that I would never dare utter out loud: “This is too much football.” We just wrapped Week 5, are close to being midway through the season, and even though I just spent the entire summer lamenting the…
By: Beejoli Shah / October 9, 2014

The 11 Funniest Names In Football (Past & Present)

A few weeks ago, I was watching the Packers- Seahawks game, when it sounded like the commentator referred to one of the Green Bay players as "Ha Ha Clinton-Dix." All of a sudden, I was paying close attention because I thought I missed an inappropriate political joke. When the…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 26, 2014

The End Zone: The 5 Types Of People In Your Fantasy League

We’re coming up on Week 4, the season is almost a third over already, and if you’re in a fantasy league, this means you’ve had plenty of time to see the true colors of the people you fake-own football teams with: and as it turns out, that color…
By: Beejoli Shah / September 25, 2014

Roger Goodell On NFL’s Handling Of Ray Rice: “I Made A Mistake”

In a press conference today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is not considering a resignation of the league's handling of Ray Rice's assault on his then-fiancée, which has been pretty much a hot mess from the get-go. Rice wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2014

No, These Cyclers Aren’t Half Naked, But Their Uniforms Have Been Deemed ‘Unacceptable’

A Colombian women's cycling team uniform is causing quite a stir. As some point out, the garment's light-colored section appears to make the riders look partially nude. Photos of the uniformed Bogota Humana team riders at the women's Giro Toscana race in Italy this weekend have spread like wildfire across social media, where users were…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 17, 2014
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