Posts tagged "sports"

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 announcers continued to say it, I…

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 is obnoxious. If you have the misfortune…

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 was originally suspended by the NFL for only two games; his team, the Baltimore Raven,…

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…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 17, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Adrian Peterson, Discipline & Child Abuse

Growing up, I was occasionally threatened with “the belt,” or asked if I wanted a “patch on my tuchus” whenever I behaved extra naughty. But that’s all they were — threats. Instead, my parents sent me to my room, took away prized privileges, or assigned me extra chores. Now, with my own son, there aren’t…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 16, 2014

Pressure Mounts To Fire NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Including Mentions Of A Cover Girl Boycott

Pressure is mounting every single day against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over his handling of Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens player who assaulted his now-wife. The NFL has insisted it had never seen the brutal video in which Rice punches his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in the head, knocking her unconscious, until TMZ released…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2014

Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Accused Of Sexual Assault By Ex-Stripper

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been accused of sexually assaulting a former stripper named Jana Weckerly, 27, during a 2009 incident in Texas. In a lawsuit, which can be read here, Wecklery said she and another woman met Jones at a hotel in North Texas sometime during May or June 2009. She accused the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2014

On Serena Williams & The Racism Experienced By Black Women Athletes

Articles chronicling the story of Serena’s 3rd consecutive U.S. Open win were accompanied with pictures of a smiling trophy-displaying Serena Williams standing in front of American flags as they wavered carelessly behind. For many, this photo represents the modern America we all want to believe in: One free of yesteryear’s discrimination and racism…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / September 9, 2014

Grown Men Bob For Buffalo Wings In A 20-Gallon Kiddie Pool Of Blue Cheese

You know what they say: you can never have too much of a good thing … except at the National Buffalo Wing Festival where “good things” go to die.

Last weekend, Buffalo, N.Y. hosted the 13th annual finger lickin’ fest where people of all ages could bond over their love for hot wings.

By: Katie Oldenburg / September 5, 2014

The End Zone: Fantasy Football 101

So, you finally gave in to those incessant office e-mail chains and decided to play fantasy football. Congrats! Welcome! It is now socially acceptable for you to spend the next 13 weeks not moving from the couch on Sundays, so at the very least, there’s that. Oh, but you also don’t want to come i…

By: Beejoli Shah / September 3, 2014

11 Reasons Baseball Games Are A Great Way To Spend The Day

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to get yourself to a baseball game before the season ends. Last weekend, I paid a visit to Yankee Stadium (but let’s be real, I’m solely a Tigers fan) and I was reminded that baseball is one of the best warm weather activities i…

By: Claire Hannum / August 29, 2014

NFL Institutes Six-Game Suspension For Domestic Violence

The NFL has updated its personal conduct policy to suspend any player or personnel without pay for six games if he commits an act of domestic violence. If there is a second incident, he would be banned by the league or a year before he could petition for reinstatement. The policy applies to domestic violence,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2014

This Little League Coach’s Rousing Pep Talk Is About So Much More Than Baseball

After the Cumberland American team lost at the Little League World Series on Monday, their amazing coach, David Belisle, gave them a speech they’ll likely never forget. The team lost 8-7 to a team from Illinois, and many of the Cumberland players couldn’t help but cry. Belisle, however, couldn’t have been prouder of hi…

By: Claire Hannum / August 20, 2014

Baseball Player Mo’Ne Davis Led Her All-Male Little League Team To The World Series

Mo’Ne Davis, a 13-year-old from Philadelphia, led her Little League baseball team to the World Series by striking out six batters on Sunday with her amazing pitching skills. Her fellow players are male, and she’ll be only the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series, which will take place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

By: Claire Hannum / August 11, 2014

Prepare To Watch Misty Copeland Make You Feel Inadequate

Every muscle in my body hurts just by watching Misty Copeland dance in this Under Armour ad. The American Ballet Theater ballerina (the first African-American soloist, in fact!) is utterly breathtaking and she proves just what someone can be capable of with hard work and dedication. It’s like a whole new way to look at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2014

Watch The Trailer For “Mudbloods,” The Documentary About Real-Life Quidditch Players

Quidditch isn’t just played in “Harry Potter” — it’s become a real-life sport on college campuses all over the U.S. “Mudbloods,” a documentary hitting limited theaters and On Demand in October, will explore the intense subculture that compels people to run around on a field with a broom between their legs at a competitive level.

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014
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