Tag Archives: Sports

Dave Zirin :
SPORT | In the city known as ‘The Big Heart’: Resistance at Super Bowl LI

This will be a Super Bowl with political action outside the stadium and political symbolism all over the field. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2017 HOUSTON — The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | In the city known as ‘The Big Heart’: Resistance at Super Bowl LI

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | The sweetest escape: The Chicago Cubs win the World Series

After more than a century, the Cubs gave so many of us cathartic joy, just when we needed it the most. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | November 3, 2016 There are no words. If the greatest predictor … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | The sweetest escape: The Chicago Cubs win the World Series

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Sunshine Williams :
METRO | Muhammad Ali, the Astrodome,
and me

We had ringside seats on the second row, and were splattered all night with blood, sweat, and snot! By Sunshine Williams | The Rag Blog | June 7, 2016 HOUSTON — News of Muhammad Ali’s death brought back memories from … finish reading Sunshine Williams :
METRO | Muhammad Ali, the Astrodome,
and me

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The radical reverberations of Muhammad Ali

He redefined what it meant to be tough and collectivized the very idea of courage. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | June 5, 2016 The reverberations. Not the rumbles, the reverberations. The death of Muhammad Ali will undoubtedly … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The radical reverberations of Muhammad Ali

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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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Murray Polner :
SPORT | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?

Despite Al Campanis’ historic racist remark, he was a proud and honorable man who was mistreated by pro baseball’s self-righteous moral guardians. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 I often think of Al Campanis, a … finish reading Murray Polner :
SPORT | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?

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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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Lamar W. Hankins :
The dishonesty of Clemson and its football coach

Not only does coach Dabo Swinney use his personal Christian beliefs to recruit, he also uses religion to manipulate, control, and motivate his players. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2014 For the last half-century, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The dishonesty of Clemson and its football coach

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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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Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

Members of the punk rock collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossacks and horsewhipped in the streets of Sochi. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, way back in 2011, there was … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

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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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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Matt Hern Writes With Bravado That Sports Do Matter

  Wait a minute people: Sports do have meaning Engagingly written, One Game at a Time is motivated by the belief that sports do matter as much as sports fans think they do. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Matt Hern Writes With Bravado That Sports Do Matter

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