Tag: What-is-wrong-with-sports

Seattle Seahawks' MLK Day Twitter Fail

By Albert Lin Sunday was a banner day for the Seattle Seahawks. Monday Not so much. On Sunday, the Seahawks came back from a 12-point deficit with three minutes remaining in the NFC Championship Game to earn a return trip to the Super Bowl. Quarterback Russell Wilson, who threw four…

Another NBA Owner Makes Racist Comment

By Albert Lin Fellow owner Joe Lacob and Guber. For the third time this year, a National Basketball Association team owner is under fire for making racist remarks. Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber sent out an email on Monday in which he said he would have to learn “hoodish”…

Redskins Owner Pulls the 'I Have American Indian Friends' Move

By Chris Hoenig Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder pulled the ol’ “I have _____ friends” move over the weekend, and it failed miserably. Snyder invited outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly to his box for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, and, predictably, the publicity stunt was shown on TV during…

St. Louis Baseball Fans Mock, Use Slurs at Ferguson Protesters

By Chris Hoenig The St. Louis Cardinals are enjoying yet another banner season: They won the National League’s Central Division, dispatched the Los Angeles Dodgers in their opening playoff series, and are now playing in their fourthstraight National League Championship Series. Some might even call them the class of Major…

HS Football Players Investigated for Racist Locker-Room Prank

By Julissa Catalan The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) confirmed on Tuesday that an investigation of alleged racial taunting by members of the Summit High School football team is under way. Last week, Summit hosted North Plainfield High School, which has a football team that is more than…

Does the NFL Condone Domestic Violence

By Daryl Hannah #GoodellMustGo was the pervasive message in social and mainstream media on Sunday, as calls for the National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign escalated and clouded Sunday’s football headlines. Fans, women’s rights groups and even the White House have issued fierce criticism condemning Goodell for the…

NBA GM: Africans Are Two-Faced Liars and Cheats

UPDATE 9/12/2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET: Danny Ferry has now decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from the Atlanta Hawks, following the release of an audio recording of his comments. In a statement, Ferry said, “I will maximize my time during this leave to meet with community leaders…

Another NBA Owner to Sell Team After Racist Emails Surface

By Chris Hoenig Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson is selling his controlling stake in the team after admitting to sending a racist email. In the email, sent in August 2012, Levenson asked questions and shared his observations about the fan experience at Philips Arena, where the Hawks play their…

Game Over For Sterling

By Chris Hoenig Just three months after his racist comments were made public, Donald Sterling’s days as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers are coming to an end. In a courthouse just two miles from the Clippers’ home arena, a Superior Court judge ruled on Monday that Sterling’s wife,…