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CGTN: China sends important message with two games
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I take a look at the important message China is sending this week through sport. Scheduling all domestic competitions in the same year also offers an important affirmation of the importance of human rights in China, a topic that the West too often argues is non-existent in the country. … Continue reading CGTN: China sends important message with two games
The Bishop Sycamore fiasco could have been predicted
If you're a sports fan, then you're already familiar with the disgusting story surrounding Bishop Sycamore, a high school that might (or might not) actually exist that has a football team made up of players who might (or might not) be high school age. A few days ago, the BS scandal became national news after … Continue reading The Bishop Sycamore fiasco could have been predicted
CGTN: Forget about a U.S. boycott of the 2022 Olympics. Tell Canada.
My latest editorial for CGTN makes clear that a U.S. boycott of the 2022 Olympics isn't going to happen. And it's time for Canada to stop talk of such actions, too. The position of the U.S. is in stark contrast to its northern neighbor. A few Canadian officials continue to bang the boycott drum. Earlier … Continue reading CGTN: Forget about a U.S. boycott of the 2022 Olympics. Tell Canada.
As we await the first person to call Simone Biles a quitter…
Simone Biles has done something that some people will deem scandalous: She spoke honestly. The news from Tokyo earlier today was stunning: The world's best gymnast, who was expected to win perhaps as many as five gold medals, raised the white flag. She admitted her mental health was in trouble, and she risked her physical … Continue reading As we await the first person to call Simone Biles a quitter…
Texas and Oklahoma: Please, please go to the SEC
I read today -- with obvious enthusiasm based on that headline you just read -- a report indicating the universities of Texas and Oklahoma are eager to join the Southeastern Conference. For the love of all things good, let's do it. It's long overdue. The next wave of conference realignment would set up 64 elite … Continue reading Texas and Oklahoma: Please, please go to the SEC
Atlanta United v Philadelphia Union
A few photos from the 20 June 2021 match
Centennial Olympic Park
The rain abbreviated my visit, but it was great to be back at Centennial Olympic Park.
Another important reason to not neglect the Naomi Osaka/French Open controversy
The decision by one of the world's top female tennis players to abandon her chances at a French Open title has sparked plenty of conversation. Summarized briefly, Naomi Osaka walked away from the tournament because she refused to speak to the media. Osaka said the mental anguish those interview sessions often caused made her decide … Continue reading Another important reason to not neglect the Naomi Osaka/French Open controversy