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Firing Fallout Falls on Felipe
Firing Fallout Falls on Felipe

August 16, 2005
So you say you wanna be a racist? Put down that burning cross! Rip up your white hood! Throw away your CD of

Si Se Puede: Felipe Alou Stands Up to Bigotry
Si Se Puede: Felipe Alou Stands Up to Bigotry

August 8, 2005
When KNBR's Larry Krueger decided to spice up his baseball coverage with a little immigrant bashing, he picked on the wrong guy: SF Giants manager Felipe Alou.

Rafael Palmeiro and the Politics of Distraction
Rafael Palmeiro and the Politics of Distraction

August 3, 2005

Why Lance Must Break With Bush
Why Lance Must Break With Bush

July 26, 2005
Lance Armstrong is reveiving a gusher of well deserved praise for his seventh straight Tour de France victory. But when his "old friend" George W. Bush sent well wishes, it seemed to strike an odd note considering Armstrong's comments following his victory. They weren't about the Alps, the cobbled Paris streets, or the new bell on his handlebars. They were about Iraq.

The Eclipse of Venus
The Eclipse of Venus

July 22, 2005
It was the sports story of the year....Yet the news going into the weekend was not Venus

Dave's interview on Democracy Now!
Dave's interview on Democracy Now!

July 21, 2005
A 40 minute interview on Democracy Now! that chronicles a history of athletes who have stood up to war and racism in the United States.

Shellacked! The Crushing of the NHL Players Association
Shellacked! The Crushing of the NHL Players Association

July 19, 2005
Not since Ronald Reagan gutted the PATCO Air Traffic Controllers has a union suffered such a high profile thrashing. After the longest labor lockout in the history of pro-sports, the National Hockey League Players Association now resembles John Ashcroft after 12 rounds with Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.

Storming the Castle: Why We Need To Know Our Radical Sports History
Storming the Castle: Why We Need To Know Our Radical Sports History

July 14, 2005
The history of how social struggles have exploded onto the playing field is vibrant, thrilling and very real. More importantly, it's a tradition that arms us with the ability to challenge the dominant ideas in that swoosh adorned ivory tower. The problem is that its political teeth have been so thoroughly extracted that the most compelling parts of our history, the parts that have the most to show and teach us today, reside forgotten on the ESPN cutting room floor.

British Invasion: The Olympics March Into London
British Invasion: The Olympics March Into London

July 6, 2005
Former United States Olympic Committee President - and Nazi Sympathizer - Avery Brundage once said famously, "The cardinal rule of the Olympics is no politics," which is like saying the cardinal rule of boxing is no punching.

Pining for the Pistons
Pining for the Pistons

June 30, 2005
The world would be an incrementally better place if the Detroit Pistons had won the NBA championship last week.