Archive

05/23/18 - The Real Reason NFL Owners Want to Punish Players for Protesting During the Anthem

This is about labor rights, and whether NFL players will exercise them in the face of a craven crackdown.

05/21/18 - Uncovering the Hidden Resistance History of Black Women Athletes

Professor Amira Rose Davis reveals forgotten heroines of athletic resistance.

05/18/18 - Israel’s Most Racist Soccer Club Renames Itself After Donald Trump

If there were ever two entities that deserve each other, it’s Beitar Jerusalem and Donald Trump.

05/14/18 - The Affirmative Case for Becky Hammon

05/09/18 - Roger Goodell Tries to Pass Buck on Protests Staged During Anthem

05/04/18 - NFL Washington Cheerleaders Go Public With Horrific Treatment

04/30/18 - Confrontation’: An Interview With Howard Bryant on Today’s Political Black Athlete

04/27/18 - Ex-Cheerleaders Fight Back Against the NFL

04/23/18 - Donald Trump and Jack Johnson Would Have Despised One Another

04/20/18 - How a Feminist Uprising Is Saving South American Soccer

04/19/18 - Cincinnati’s Soccer Stadium Scam

04/12/18 - Eric Reid Is Not For Sale

04/09/18 - Russell Westbrook Is ‘All-In’ With Oklahoma’s Striking Teachers

04/05/18 - Donald Trump and Mike Pence Have No Business Speaking About Martin Luther King Jr.

04/02/18 - Why Does Adidas Sponsor Soccer Teams in Illegal Settlements?

03/27/18 - #BlackLivesMatter and the NBA Collide In Sacramento

03/23/18 - Fans Are the Target of Madison Square Garden’s New Facial-Recognition Technology

03/19/18 - Loyola Soars In March Madness While a Faculty Strike Looms

03/16/18 - Loyola Basketball’s March Madness Success Shaded By Student Unrest

03/12/18 - What Losing the Brooklyn Dodgers Taught Bernie Sanders

03/08/18 - ‘He’s Been Our Voice’: Seattle Says Goodbye to Michael Bennett

03/05/18 - Is It Okay to Watch Football?

03/02/18 - Aly Raisman: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

02/26/18 - Winter Olympic Roundup: New Athletic Heroes Alongside the Same Old Grifts

02/23/18 - 15 Million Reasons Why Russian Olympians May Get Their Flags Back

02/21/18 - An Interview With Aaron Maybin

02/19/18 - LeBron James Flips the Script—Again

02/15/18 - Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Speaks Out Against the NRA

02/12/18 - The Farce of the ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’

02/08/18 - Why So Many Philadelphia Eagles Are Rejecting This White House

02/05/18 - The Eagles’ Super Bowl Win Shows That Having a Conscience Does Not Distract From Winning the Game

02/01/18 - Hot Protest in an Ice-Cold Super Bowl City

01/29/18 - The Progressive Case for the Philadelphia Eagles (Seriously)

01/25/18 - Larry Nassar’s Imprisonment and Lou Anna Simon’s Resignation Are Not Nearly Enough

01/22/18 - The Progressive Case for the New England Patriots (Seriously)

01/19/18 - Olympian Adam Rippon Stands Up to Mike Pence’s Homophobia

01/17/18 - The NBA Has Become a Site of Resistance Against Racism and Trump

01/11/18 - Jaylen Brown and the Evolution of the Activist Athlete

01/11/18 - Colin Kaepernick Has Shown That Courage Is Contagious

01/08/18 - Donald Trump and College Football: A Match Made in Helld

01/05/18 - Aaron Maybin Stands Up for Baltimore Students on the Brink

01/02/18 - The NFL Chose to Tank Its Season Rather Than Sign Colin Kaepernick

12/29/17 - The Israeli Sports Minister Is Using the NBA to Further an Anti-Palestine PR Campaign

12/19/17 - 2017 in Sports and Politics: The Return of the Backlash

12/14/17 - Charles Barkley’s Politics Demand Criticism

12/11/17 - These 2 NFL Players Stood Up for Palestine—and It Didn’t Kill Their Careers

12/04/17 - Two Different Paths, Two Different Goals: Understanding the Rift in the NFL’s ‘Players Coalition’

11/28/17 - Sports Tax Scams Laid the Groundwork for Amazon Bidding Madness

11/21/17 - About LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump

11/17/17 - By Having the Washington R*dskins Host a Game on Thanksgiving, NFL Owners Show Their True Colors

11/13/17 - Pandering to the Military Won’t Save NFL Players From Racist Backlash

11/09/17 - Colin Kaepernick Is Not Your Father’s Willie Horton

11/06/17 - #MeToo in Sports: Moving From Revelations to Policy

11/03/17 - Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much

11/01/17 - WNBA Star Breanna Stewart Joins the #MeToo Movement, Saying ‘Courage Is Contagious’

10/30/17 - The Houston Texans Showed the Power and Dignity of Black Labor

10/25/17 - Looks Like Jerry Jones Isn’t Going to Punish His Players for Protesting After All

10/19/17 - Colin Kaepernick Was Mocked and Threatened for Taking a Knee. He’s Also Winning.

10/16/17 - ‘A Soulless Coward’: Coach Gregg Popovich Responds to Trump

10/16/17 - Player Protests Are Not a Spectator Sport

10/13/17 - Jerry Jones Is the NFL’s Biggest Distraction

10/10/17 - NFL Owners and ESPN Bosses Are Showing Which Side They Are On

10/09/17 - Mike Pence’s NFL Walkout Was a Cheap, Transparent Stunt

10/05/17 - Protesting NFL Players Aren’t Being Demonized Only by Trumpers

10/03/17 - There’s Been a Shocking Shift in National Support for Protesting Players

09/29/17 - Oakland Catcher Bruce Maxwell Breaks Baseball’s Politics Line

09/26/17 - Taking a Knee Is Not About Abstract Unity but Racial Justice

09/24/17 - For the NFL, It Was ‘Choose-Your-Side Sunday’

09/24/17 - The Fragile, Toxic Masculinity of Donald Trump

09/22/17 - Is the NBA a ‘Safer Space’ for Political Athletes?

09/18/17 - Seattle to Michael Bennett: We’ve Got Your Back

09/15/17 - Sports is a hub for protests against racism. ESPN shouldn’t silence Jemele Hill.

09/13/17 - Statement of Solidarity With Michael Bennett

09/08/17 - The NFL wants you to think Colin Kaepernick isn't being sidelined by politics. The NFL is wrong — again

09/08/17 - The Las Vegas Police Union Goes in the Gutter to Attack Michael Bennett

09/06/17 - Stand With Michael Bennett, Even if It’s Uncomfortable

08/31/17 - The Houston Stadium Grift Comes Home to Roost

08/24/17 - The NFL Is More Comfortable With Concussions Than Conscience

08/21/17 - White NFL Players and the Politics of Solidarity

08/18/17 - Chris Long Makes the Gesture We’ve Been Waiting For

08/15/17 - Trump’s Message to the Country: #NotAllNazis

08/14/17 - Will Charlottesville Provoke White Athletes to Stand Up Against Racist Hate?

08/09/17 - Activists Are Rallying for Colin Kaepernick, but Aiming Far Higher Than One Man’s Career

08/07/17 - An Elite Soccer Team Protests ICE After Their Teammate Is Detained

08/02/17 - Colin Kaepernick Finally Has a Shot at Getting Signed, but a High-Profile Trump Apologist Stands in His Way

07/26/17 - New Concussion Report Calls the NFL’s Future Into Question

07/24/17 - Rio’s Olympic Legacy: A Body Count

07/20/17 - O.J.’s Parole: A Fitting End to the ‘Fifth Quarter’

07/17/17 - Johnny Manziel: The NFL Owners’ ‘Good Boy’

07/13/17 - Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert: Cleveland’s Corporate-Welfare King

07/10/17 - Venus Williams, a Car Accident, and the Outrageous Police Response

06/29/17 - Colin Kaepernick Shouldn’t Have to Beg to Play in the NFL

06/26/17 - The Seattle Storm and Planned Parenthood Break New Ground