Tag: What-is-wrong-with-sports

NFL Player: LGBT Advocacy Got Me Fired

By Chris Hoenig Chris Kluwe’s eight-year career as punter for the Minnesota Vikings ended pretty suddenly. And, according to him, it’s because he’s an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community. Kluwe is perhaps better known by those outside of Minnesota for his advocacy than for his punting, especially after Deadspin…

Washington Redskins Name Change Gains Momentum

By Chris Hoenig There’s a disagreement in Washington, D.C., that’s making headlines across the country, and it has nothing to do with the budget or the deficit. Instead, it’s a battle between the owner of D.C.’s pro football team, the Washington Redskins, and millions of Americans who think it’s time…

What the #$@! Is Wrong With Sports

This article, which appears in the Summer 2013 edition of the DiversityInc magazine, is part of a DiversityInc series: “What the #$@! is Wrong With Sports” CLICK HERE for more of this special series. By Chris Hoenig Sports are a numbers game. Scores and statistics determine everything and are obsessed…

WA High School Drops Redskins Name; Will Pro Teams Follow

This article is part of a DiversityInc series: “What the #$@! is Wrong With Sports” CLICK HERE for more of this special series. By Manuel McDonnell Smith and Chris Hoenig In Port Townsend, Wash., the end of June marked not only the closing of the books for the 201213 school…

SLIDESHOW: Sports Cards of Trouble

While professional sports leagues and their star athletes have records that are envied by many, their scorecards when it comes to dealing with diversity and inclusion leave a lot to be desired. DiversityInc takes a closer look at some of the problem policies, athletes and issues with diversity in pro…

Touting Diversity: Why Are Pro Sports Leagues Celebrating

This article is part of a DiversityInc series: “What the #$@! is Wrong With Sports” CLICK HERE for more of this special series. By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Yes, diversity within pro sports is better than it used to be. Of course, “used to be” included full segregation and…

NFL Coach Blames Fans for Lack of Openly Gay Players

This article is part of a DiversityInc series: “What the #$@! is Wrong With Sports” CLICK HERE for more of this special series. By Chris Hoenig Gay NFL players would be accepted in the locker room and by the league, but they won’t come out because they’re scared of the…