Tag: What-is-wrong-with-sports

Major League White: How Pro Sports Aren't What They Seem

By Chris Hoenig MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Diversity in professional sports is evident on the fields, courts and rinks across the country. Just don’t look for it in owner’s boxes. The media firestorm and outpouring of disgust that followed the broadcasting of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s long-held racist…

UPDATE: Donald Sterling Banned for Life From NBA

By Julissa Catalan At a press conference on Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been barred for life from the Clippers organization and the NBA. This includes no games, no practices and no meetings. Sterling was also fined the maximum amount of…

L.A. Clippers Owner: 'Don't Bring Black People to My Games'

By Julissa Catalan Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s true racist colors have been revealed, all thanks to an audio recording. In a 15-minute recorded conversation released by TMZ, Sterling is heard arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, about her posting a photo on Instagram of herself with basketball legend…

Why Are There So Few Blacks in Major League Baseball

By Julissa Catalan Only 8.3 percent of Major League Baseball players on Opening Day rosters identified themselves as Black, according to a newly released report by the MLB association, marking a steep decline in the number of Black baseball players since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier 67 years ago….

ESPN Host Uses N-Word On the Air

By Chris Hoenig ESPN host Michael Wilbon is so against the NFL’s consideration of a penalty for using the N-word on the field that he used the term on air to prove a point during a network show highlighting the common use of the N-word. The league’s competition committee has…

Jason Collins: Game Changer

By Julissa Catalan In the May 6, 2013, issue ofSports Illustrated, Jason Collins made a ground-breaking announcement: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m…

MUST SEE: Sportscaster's Response to Gay NFL Prospect Goes Viral

By Chris Hoenig When NFL prospect Michael Sam announced he is gay, vile, hate-filled reaction followed on Twitter (WARNING: link contains graphic language). His father struggled with the news. Current NFL players said the league isn’t ready for an openly gay player. His draft stock plummeted. And then, in just…

The Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See

By Chris Hoenig American Indians call themselves many things. There are tribes and tribal leaders they identify with. Celebrities and athletes, past and present. Athletes. Yes, there have been American Indians who were professional athletesone of the greatest pro athletes ever, Jim Thorpe, was of both American Indian and European…