Sports

‘Sports Illustrated’ Lays Off Last of Its Staffers in Photography Department

Sports Illustrated has officially laid off the last six staff photographers in their photo department. Director of photography Brad Smith… Read More

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Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies of Cancer at 49

Stuart Scott, the beloved ESPN sportscaster who reinvigorated sports commentary with his exuberance and flair (and also coined the term… Read More

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Happy 10th Anniversary to the Boston Red Sox Finally Winning the World Series!

This week marks the 10th anniversary of an impossible feat; when the Boston Red Sox pulled victory out of the jaws of defeat with an improbable four game comeback against their sworn enemies, forever rivals, forged in fire, with the immortal fuck-up of The Curse of the Bambino as the kicking-off point, the ever-smug and very victorious New York Yankees. … Read More

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Why We Should Applaud Ferguson Protesters for Interrupting Last Night’s NFL Game

Last night, St. Louis Rams fans were engrossed in the second half of their team’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, when a giant banner dropped over a scoreboard, reading: “Rams fans know on and off the field black lives matter.” This marked a new tactic amid the weeks and months of protests that have continued virtually uninterrupted since the death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, who still hasn’t been charged (a grand jury is hearing the case). … Read More

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There’s More to Sports Than Macho Football Culture

This week, New York magazine ran a lengthy story by Jonathan Chait, entitled “In Defense of Male Aggression: What Liberals Get Wrong About Football.” I’ve found myself thinking about it a lot this week, and about what it has to say about masculinity and the way in which we raise our boys to become men. I’ve written about this a fair bit on Flavorwire, because I think it’s a socially important issue that doesn’t get talked about as much as it should. As its title might suggest, Chait’s piece has been controversial — but not for the reasons it should have been. Its greatest problem is that it sells sports short. … Read More

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Soccer Player Asamoah Gyan Is Being Accused of Ritually Sacrificing Rapper Castro in Ghana

In what sounds like a gripping hour of television, but is instead an unfortunately true story, soccer player Asamoah Gyan… Read More

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