Posts tagged "sports"

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 that would've…
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. Not surprisingly,…
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 his team, and…
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

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who "provoke" domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose. On the show "First Take," Smith and other panelists were discussing Ray Rice, an NFL player who physically assaulted his now-wife and has been suspended…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2014

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suggests To Abused Women: “Let’s Make Sure We Don’t Do Anything To Provoke Wrong Actions”

Hoo boy. So, on the ESPN program "First Take," panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the suspension of NFL player Ray Rice for two games in the upcoming season. Rice faces jail-time for aggravated assault on his wife, Janay Rice. In discussing Rice's suspension, Smith oh so helpfully turned it around on women,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

Women Still Aren’t Allowed To Compete In The Tour De France

Women are still not allowed to compete in the Tour de France race, a nearly month-long cycling competition finishes this Sunday in Paris. This year, women cyclists can ride in a separate one-day-long race, called "La Course by Le Tour de France." However, it's dismaying that in the main race's 100-year-plus history, the full competition i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2014

Girls’ Breasts Not Being Big Enough To Be Groped Isn’t The Damn Point

I haven't been following the Australian swimming community's sexual abuse scandal. I only feel like I have been. That's because these sorts of heartbreaking stories are so goddamned familiar: a coach is accused of sexually abusing the young charges under his tutelage and with whom he has shared lots of private time, often far from home. I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2014

Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested For Domestic Violence

Friday night, United States women's national soccer team star Hope Solo, 32, was arrested on two counts of domestic violence in Kirkland, Washington, and being held without bail. According to The Seattle Times, Solo allegedly struck her sister and her nephew during a family gathering at the home she shares with her husband, former Seattle…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2014

Here’s What You Need To Know About Sex At The World Cup

I may not care about the results of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but I do care about sex with hot soccer players. (Or, as they are called in most of the world, "football players.") Fortunately, Quartz has researched a handy-dandy list of all the countries' team sex policies for the 2014 games. The long…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2014

More Men Than Usual Are Buying Sex Toys This Week Thanks To The World Cup

On any typical day, sex toy sales are divided pretty equally between men and women buyers. But not today, my friends… today is different. With the 2014 FIFA World Cup beginning tomorrow in Brazil, new research conducted by sex toy brand…
By: Katie Oldenburg / June 11, 2014

Baby Panda To Predict The World Cup Results

This existed on the Internet for 24 hours before I became aware of it, which means ALL OF YOU are in trouble: a baby panda will be predicting the winner of the 2014 World Cup. With the Cup taking place in Brazil in just one week, a panda conservation center in Chengdu, China, has "invited"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2014

Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Accused Of Drugging & Raping Nine Women

A former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints is in court today facing accusations of sexual assault. Darren Sharper is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least nine women in five different states: California, Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana. The women tell disturbingly similar stories of going someplace alone with him, taking a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2014

The Soapbox: Powerlifting Is For Women, Too

The first time I put a barbell across my back, I was in love. It wasn't like I had never lifted weights before; I had, but never like this. Thanks to the myth that I needed to do high reps with light weights to get  “toned” arms and legs (because, of course, as a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers Display Silent Protest Against Racist Owner Donald Sterling

Over the weekend, TMZ released a recording in which Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, tells his mistress he wishes she wouldn't bring Black people to games or pose in photos with them on her Instagram. "Don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2014
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