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Remembering the First Openly Gay Pro Athlete

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 25, 2014

...supported Burke then, like NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver are with Sam and Collins, respectively, the over-the-top coverage of those two might not be so heavy as it is today. There wouldn't have had to be a Sports Illustrated article, or a coming-out on ESPN's Outside the Lines.

Everything happens for a reason though and hopefully we can learn from this. From the absurdity that is the coverage of Collins and Sam, and the lack of awareness that was Burke.

The world could've been different in a sense if you think about it.

Kind... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, history, out, espn, coming out, 2014, glenn burke, openly gay athlete, l.a. dodgers, 1978, jason collins, michael sam

Rob Parker questions Robert Griffin's blackness

By Lartinos, published on Dec 17, 2012

Many people tune into ESPN wanting to watch sports and sports commentary. What they instead get with “First Take” is a racially motivated program that puts into question the ethics behind everyone involved in the show. “First Take” has gradually made more topics around race with Stephen A. Smith being the catalyst behind these discussions. Many times race will be inserted into a discussion to the point it is questionable journalism. Case in point being the very recent guest of Gabby Douglas who is an American of African descent who recently won a gold medal in London. Instead of speaking about... (more)

Tags: race, racist, controversy, espn, rob, parker, rg3, robert griffin, iii, uncle tom, stephen a. smith, first take

Could Suzy Kolber kick Stuart Scott’s Ass in a fair fight

By SanityCheck2, published on Nov 10, 2010

Monday Night Football Coverage now starts about two days before the game and the four hour lead-in does little more than aggravate the average viewer. This is due in no small part to the participation of Suzy Kolber and Stuart Scott. Tiring of the in-depth and hard hitting analysis provided by these two, the viewer, will no doubt arrive at a point where boredom kicks in and idle minds turn to speculation about such things as “Could Suzy Kolber kick Stuart Scott’s Ass in a fair fight”?

This Fight would is no doubt be one of those affairs where most are hoping for a protracted and hotly... (more)

Tags: stuart scott, suzy kolber, joe namath, mnf, monday night football, espn

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