Tag Archives: Professional Sports

Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Former NFL star David Meggyesy wrote the classic memoir, ‘Out of Their League’

Meggyesy speaks out on the uber-violent ‘military culture’ of pro football. And he calls new UT coach Charlie Strong’s ‘hard-ass’ approach ‘insane.’ By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | September 8, 2014 David Meggyesy, author of the classic football … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Former NFL star David Meggyesy wrote the classic memoir, ‘Out of Their League’

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David P. Hamilton :
SPORT | Was the Spurs win a symbolic victory for the left?

Besides the triumph of the Spurs’ collectivism over the Heat’s individualism, internationalism won over Americanism. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 17, 2014 How is the victory of a major professional sports franchise, the San Antonio … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
SPORT | Was the Spurs win a symbolic victory for the left?

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | Pat Tillman, the Boston Marathon, and a Tale of Two Anniversaries

Two upcoming sports anniversaries contain elements of tragedy, honor, and courage. But one won’t get much attention. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | April 15, 2014 Two wrenching anniversaries loom in the world of sports. Both are in … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | Pat Tillman, the Boston Marathon, and a Tale of Two Anniversaries

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James McEnteer :
Wahoo! It’s Indian Summer

As Washington Redskin fans debate the political correctness of their team name, Indians fans and detractors grapple with the propriety of the grinning visage of Chief Wahoo. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | April 10, 2014 It’s crazy … finish reading James McEnteer :
Wahoo! It’s Indian Summer

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Dave Zirin :
Richard Sherman’s refusal to be a brand

If you’re going to root against the Seahawks, please do it for the right reasons. Not so Richard Sherman gets some kind of lip-buttoning comeuppance. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2014 I was done writing … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Richard Sherman’s refusal to be a brand

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Decriminalize Baseball!

Ryan Braun isn’t Al Capone. Image from Deadspin. Decriminalize the game:A solution to baseball’s drug wars I love baseball and it’s tragic to watch it self-devour. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | June 5, 2013 See Thorne Dreyer’s … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Decriminalize Baseball!

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Steve Russell : The Unlikely Story of Dr. Wahoo, Professor Illiniwek, and RGIII

Chief Illiniwok, the long-embattled mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was retired in 2007. Illiniwok was opposed by American Indian groups and others for perpetuating cultural stereotypes. Native American caricatures live on as mascots in Cleveland and Washington, … finish reading Steve Russell : The Unlikely Story of Dr. Wahoo, Professor Illiniwek, and RGIII

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