Mike Carey was an NFL referee for 19 seasons before joining CBS to act as the network’s rules analyst during NFL broadcasts. On Monday, Carey told the Washington Post’s Mike Wise that he hasn’t worked a Washington home game since 2006, after specifically requesting that he not be assigned to their games because of the team’s offensive name.
How did Michele Roberts convince NBA players to elect her as executive director of the players’ union? According to this weekend’s New York Times profile, she directly addressed the huge, gendered elephant in the room:
"I bet you can tell I’m a woman," she said, "and I suspect the rest of the world can, too."
She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the N.B.A.; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly men.
She did not flinch. “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.”
Those are strong words, ones that no doubt went a long way toward earning her 94 percent of votes cast.
.. son …
The look on that kid’s face as he gyrated was kind of unsettling
I get so sick of people using that tired ass “BUT WHAT DO I TELL MY CHILDREN???” argument.
I’m watching ESPN First Take and some athlete on twitter was upset that ESPN showed two gay men kissing. He used the what if children were watching argument, and these niggas on TV are sitting here giving his concerns validity.
Fuck your children, the world don’t stop just because your dumb ass haven’t told them that gay people exist yet.
200 little girls in Nigeria were kidnapped, people are being tortured and raped and killed every day, our civil rights in this country disappear more and more with each passing year, our entire planet will be unable to sustain human life soon with the way we’re treating it………. and with all that going on in the world you’re worried about two niggas who love each other kissing in a moment of joy on TV?
That’s what you’re worried about? You fucking moron.
Fuck you and your child.
All the revolting human beings who have reality shows paraded across the screen every week and you’re tripping off two men kissing.
It’s such a joke.
I’d love to play meaningful minutes. It’s just that my body is at a point where it takes a process for me to get physically ready to play and a process for me to recover. It’s just not worth going through all of that to play a minute or two in a blowout.
Greg Oden, Teaching Greg Oden How To Be A Benchwarmer
Jalen Rose breaking down the roles in an athlete’s entourage
Its long but very entertaining
The plan was set, the product of a 30-minute players meeting.
The Warriors were going to go through pre-game warm-ups and take part in the national anthem and starting line-up introductions. They were going to take the floor for the jump ball, dapping up the Clippers players as is customary before games.
Then once the ball was in the air, they were just going to walk off. All 15 of them.
“It would have been our only chance to make a statement in front of the biggest audience that we weren’t going to accept anything but the maximum punishment,” Curry said. “We would deal with the consequences later but we were not going to play.”
The message was intentionally bold and controversial, point guard Stephen Curry said. And if they had their way, the Clippers would have joined them in exiting the court.
We missed out on the most gangster shit ever
Anonymous said: I'm somewhat disappointed that the Clippers players only took a marginal stance on the situation even after more of the conversation came out.
I think that was moreso because of Doc Rivers.
Doc is a highly respected coach and leader, and I think the Clipper team trusts his judgement and direction. The younger guys may be more radical and gung ho about boycotting but Doc Rivers is more conservative. Doc didn’t even like the fact that they turned their jerseys inside out.
One of the huge dynamics of sports is how the athletes fall in line and follow the coaches wishes. They’ve been going to battle under his orders all year, and in this time of disorder and confusion I think they’ve deferred to Doc Rivers out of comfort and routine.
thefatgawd said: I never figured they would FORCE him to sell, but they can damn sure ban his ass from the stadium and fine the hell outta him.
The fine (1 million) and ban (only keeps him from physically being in the building but he’ll still have contact with the front office on the low) mean practically nothing.
Everyone knows he needs to sell, but everyone also knows the NBA can’t force him to sell without:
a.) a lengthy legal battle
b) setting a dangerous precedent for other owners
What really NEEDS to happen is for the public to force Sterling’s hand. The fans need to boycott, the sponsors need to stay away. When that revenue dries up Sterling will be pressured into getting rid of the team.
The problem is that as a society we love the fuck out of sports. Getting fans to stay away from the arena and not support the Clippers is a tall order.
Americans just aren’t conditioned for that kind of pleasure denial for the greater good. Americans aren’t used to inconveniencing themselves to make a social or political statement. Americans will only support a cause in the form of a Facebook like or a retweet. Americans aren’t willing to hardcore boycott the shit out of an organization for 6 months straight until they get what they want.
That’s what really needs to happen, and I don’t see it happening.
Therefore the NBA will have to possibly overstep their bounds and force Sterling into something.
Bomani Jones & Dan LeBatard talking about the Sterling situation
Dude this shit is so good.
At first they’re just joking around about the lighter points about Sterling’s sidepiece and her potentially sleeping with Magic Johnson. But they then start talking about the murder of Leonore Draper in Chicago and how that situation is relevant to Sterling and how despicable his actions were in regards to his rent discrimination lawsuit..Also how the media is missing a huge opportunity to address the parts of this story that matters.
Totally worth your time.
Twitter is so much fun when a shitstorm is brewing
I refuse to even go to Gawker and read this article because I dont want to give them the pageviews and advertising revenue.