David Menzies reacts to a black baseball player who claims the game is a white man’s sport.
April 9, 2017
March 31, 2017
Sportsnet special on the legendary life and career of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. Narrated by Stephen Brunt.
February 12, 2017
“It’s particularly meaningful that this sting culminated on the day of the Super Bowl, which unfortunately has emerged as a prominent haven for sex trafficking.”
During Super Bowl weekend 522 would-be sex buyers or sex traffickers were arrested across the United States.
The arrests follow a massive sting operation involving 23 law enforcement agencies in 14 states taking part in the National Johns Suppression Initiative. The program started three weeks ago and culminated on Super Bowl Sunday.
“Sex trafficking continues to destroy countless lives, and this broad national movement should send a strong message to prospective johns that their ‘hobby’ is much more than a ‘victimless’ crime,” said Illinois Sheriff Thomas J. Dart in a press release.
January 29, 2017
Former assistant coach Kendal Briles — the son of the head coach — once told a Dallas-area student athlete, “Do you like white women? Because we have a lot of them at Baylor and they love football players,” according to the suit.
A Baylor University graduate who says she was raped by football players in 2013 sued the university Friday. Her lawsuit includes an allegation that 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014 — an estimate that far exceeds the number previously provided by school officials.
Those figures could not be independently verified Friday, and Baylor officials declined to comment on their accuracy.
The woman, identified in the suit by the pseudonym Elizabeth Doe, reports being gang raped by then-Baylor football players Tre’Von Armstead and Shamycheal Chatman after a party on April 18, 2013.
Those football players were previously named as suspects in a sexual assault police report related to that date but were not charged. They could not be immediately reached for comment Friday.
The woman, a 2014 graduate of Baylor, is now suing the university for Title IX violations and negligence.
January 17, 2017
“The Greatest” is a title which is very difficult to live up to, but the silver-tongued boxing legend Muhammad Ali is held in incredibly high esteem across almost all political, racial and demographic lines. On June 3rd, 2016, the world lost one of the greatest boxers of all time, an influential civil rights activist and one of the most well-known personalities of the last century. But what is the Truth About Muhammad Ali?
November 30, 2016
Marine Corps Colonel Jeffery Powers challenges the NFL over their despicable disrespect of the American flag.
October 31, 2016
The specific schedule for Feb. 15, 2013, were that Obama flew from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to Chicago to deliver remarks on the economy, He then flew to Palm Beach, Florida, for vacation, where he golfed with Woods before returning to Joint Base Andrews.
When it comes to taking advantage of the system, no one does it better than Barack Obama. And when it comes to golfing while on the job, Obama has completed more rounds than any person who has served in the White House in history.
And one of Obama’s most expensive rounds of golf came in 2013 with Tiger Woods, costing U.S. taxpayers nearly $3.6 million, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.
The costs accounted for operating expenses of Air Force One, supporting aircraft, and U.S. Coast Guard small boats, travel expenses, which include commercial airfare and rental cars for Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security personnel supporting the trip, according to the report.
October 4, 2016
Sports journalists jumped on a man in a gorilla suit invading the field at the Lions-Bears game in Chicago on Sunday as a racist. Then the cops unmasked him as something else entirely.
The masked man ran about half the length of Soldier Field toward the end zone and ran back in the opposite direction, employing several evasive jukes to avoid his pursuers, before taking a don’t-hit-me-I’m-a-quarterback slide near the 40. Four security guards, ignoring NFL rules, quickly pounced on the costumed man despite his feet-first, I-give-up slide.
The man wore a t-shirt that read “All Lives Matter” on the front. On the back, it read: “Put Down the Guns.”
A guy dressed as a gorilla wearing an "all lives matter" shirt just ran onto the field at the Bears game pic.twitter.com/QJLfuS1b1U
— Nik Gaur (@Gaur_Nik) October 2, 2016
Chicago has witnessed 545 murders in 2016. Despite placing third in population, the Windy City counts more killings than New York City and Los Angeles combined this year. Sports journalists rush to defend political points made on the field in the wake of Colin Kaepernick kneeling for the national anthem. Protesting black men killing other black men in a majority-minority city, however, just doesn’t strike tastemakers as fashionable the way “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” does.
Sports writers quickly denounced the “All Lives Matter” stunt as racism.
September 22, 2016
America is a free country. A multimillionaire remains free to kneel during the national anthem. Joe Six Pack remains free to turn off the television.
The NFL sees its ratings going down faster than Colin Kaepernick after hearing “O say can you see.”
The Eagles-Bears ratings declined by double digits from last year’s Week Two Monday Night Football contest and represents the lowest number since the franchise moved from ABC to ESPN. The NFL experienced drops, albeit smaller ones, for the Sunday slate, too.
The 8.3 overnight rating for Eagles-Bears is ESPN's lowest "MNF" Week 2 figure in a while. At least 2009. Eagles-Colts did a 9.3 in 2015
— Austin Karp (@AustinKarp) September 20, 2016
Viewership likely same story for MNF week 2. Primetime not good through 2 weeks for NFL. Sunday afternoons lower too, but not double digit % https://t.co/FDjKQns1yd
— Austin Karp (@AustinKarp) September 20, 2016
Reasons exist beyond San Francisco for the slump.
The two faces of the league for more than a decade, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, watch the action at home. The former by choice. The latter by the commissioner’s whim. Two franchises, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, essentially play in a limbo state. They ask, like The Clash, “Should I stay or should I go?” Their fans don’t care for the prolonged mistreatment that comes with franchises flirting with other markets. And certainly excessive flags and unwelcome rules—such as the attempted negation of the kicking game by bringing touchbacks to the 25—turn off some people who now turn off the NFL.
September 17, 2016
Actor James Woods is fed up with the way the NFL has handled Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest — so much so that he has vowed never to watch a league game ever again.
The 69-year-old conservative actor ripped the league in an impromptu interview with TMZ this week.
“They can do what they want, they can say whatever they think and I respect their Constitutional right to do it,” Woods said when asked about Kaepernick’s protest, during which he takes a knee during the National Anthem to protest the United States’ treatment of minority citizens.
“I hope they respect my Constitutional right never to watch the NFL again,” Woods added. “I will never watch the NFL again, ever.”
When asked whether there was anything the league could do to win back his viewership, Woods shut them down: “I don’t know, cause I’m never gonna watch them again, so how would I know?”
Woods has been one of the most vocal critics of Kaerpernick’s National Anthem protest. Shortly after the San Francisco 49ers quarterback first made his statement ahead of a pre-season game in August, Woods told Kaepernick not to “tarnish out flag by standing.”
“Just stay where you choose to be, with your worthless ass in the mud,” the actor tweeted.