- Fox News has predictably idiotic things to say about a Midwestern swimming facility that will accommodate Muslim women by closing the pool to men for one-hour per day. SHARIA LAW IS COMING FOR US ALL! [Think Progress]
- MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry wrote up the consummate readers’ syllabus on Black feminism. [MSNBC]
- Also, this weekend, Harris-Perry read an open letter to Angela Corey, the Florida State Attorney responsible for putting Marissa Alexander in jail. Alexander fired a gun into the air when she was being attacked by her abusive ex-husband — for this, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Alexander was released on bond in time for Thanksgiving and is awaiting a new trial. [Feministing] Keep reading »
Tag Archives: sports
In case you were looking for some inspiration for your morning run, two British women have dedicated themselves to trying out all 114 summer Olympic events available to women in the 2016 Brazil Olympic games. Keep reading »
This morning, I happened to stumble upon a CNN photo gallery of children partaking in a MMA fight … in a cage. Participants as young as age five are allowed to compete in the Thunderdome, where “they punch, kick, tackle and choke each other,” with their hands and feet.
I asked myself, “How many parents would actually let their kids do this?” The answer: a lot. Keep reading »
An Ohio high school student was suspended for — of all reasons — writing a poem about his feelings. Sixteen-year-old Nick Andre, who plays defensive end on the football team, was just doing his composition homework. The assignment? To write a poem about something that makes you angry. So, Nick wrote a poem entitled Stupid about his team’s losing streak. Keep reading »
Fucking football, man. Following last night’s tight game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, in which the Jets emerged with a narrow victory, a fight broke out between rival fans because, you know, football is everything to some people. And amidst the melee, a male Jets fan, who apparently didn’t consider his team’s victory to be good enough, punched a female Pats fan in the face. Sportsmanship! WTF? [NY Daily News]
- The two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson has died. The child was beaten on Wednesday by his mother’s boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, who has a history of domestic violence charges. The kid was Peterson’s “secret” child (whose name is being kept private) by an ex-girlfriend. Both were now living in South Dakota and the child was alone with Patterson, who was the one who called 911 when the child became unresponsive. The child suffered from “multiple head injuries” during the abuse, which also included choking. This story is so disgusting and sad. [Deadspin, Sports Illustrated]
- It’s National Coming Out Day! Here’s Andy Cohen’s mama Evelyn with a message for the parents of gay youth. It gets better for them, too. [YouTube]
- A well-known addiction specialist has joined Joe Jonas’ entourage, adding fuel to the rumor that the Jonas Brothers cancelled their upcoming tour because Joe is battling drug addiction. [TMZ]
- LeAnn Rimes’ ex-husband Dean Sheremet opened up about the phone call she made confessing her unfaithfulness with her now-husband Eddie Cibrian. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
Dear Joe Salter, AKA The Guy Who Ran An Entire Marathon Backward While Juggling,
Some of the qualities I most admire in a man are a sense of humor, cardiovascular health, and superb hand-eye coordination. Based on the fact that you recently completed Illinois’ Quad Cities Marathon while running backward and continuously juggling, I feel confident that you meet all of these standards. You might have missed out on a Guinness World Record due to a tragic technicality (certain parts of the race didn’t allow filming, so they can’t verify your feat), but you have endurance-juggled your way right into my heart. Care to meet me for a jog — backward or forward — sometime?
Last week I had the opportunity to attend my very first hockey game. It was a pre-season matchup between the Nashville Predators and the Tampa Bay Lightning, which is how I was able to score two 4th row tickets right behind the Predators bench for $10 a piece. When I entered the stadium, I knew nothing about hockey except for what I’d learned from watching “The Mighty Ducks” movies hundreds of times. During the game, I ate a giant pretzel, yelled “WELCOME TO SMASHVILLE!” every time a Tampa player got crushed up against the glass, and generally had a rollicking good time. I also took notes. Here are some assorted thoughts, observations, and philosophical questions from a hockey virgin… Keep reading »