The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

England Soccer: ‘Get Woke, Go Broke’?

This is a subject that I am loath to raise because (a) I don’t know a lot about contemporary England, (b) I don’t understand soccer strategy, and (c) this involves accusations of RAAAAACISM! England lost the European championship final to Italy in an overtime “shootout,” a sort of sudden-death situation where the teams, having finished […]

More Proof America Is Racist?

Professional sports teams derive most of their revenue from TV contracts. If fewer people are watching sports on TV, that’s less revenue for the teams, and ultimately the players will be paid less. Because 69% of NFL players are black, guess who will suffer the most? The ratings for Super Bowl 55 are in, and […]

Sports News From Wokeville, USA

What do NFL players think their anti-white message will produce? Because to accuse someone of thinking in stereotypes is a deliberate insult. What such an accusation really means is, “You are ignorant. You are morally and intellectually inferior, and therefore in need of tutelage.” NFL players are saying this to their own audience. They are […]

Fake Noose, Fake News

  Not a hate crime: The FBI has determined that a noose found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday had been there since at least last year, according to the bureau. A statement issued by U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town said that an investigation has concluded that no federal crime […]

The Basketball World Mourns ‘Mamba’

  It’s been years since I paid attention to the NBA, or to basketball generally. When I was a sports editor in the 1980s, of course, I followed the game, but in my mind, the Golden Age of Basketball was when Larry Bird’s Celtics battled Magic Johnson’s Lakers back in the 1980s. Still, when the […]

‘We Should Have Just Let Him Die’

  According to police in Pittsburgh, after Terrelle Pryor was stabbed by his girlfriend Shalaya Briston on Nov. 30, one of her friends said Briston was acting in self-defense, and added, “We should have just let him die.” A 6-foot-4, 230-pound wide receiver, Pryor played quarterback in college, twice leading the Ohio State Buckeyes to […]

How #StickToSports Became the New #LearnToCode — Deadspin Is Dead

  “There was a time, about ten years ago, when I could write like Grantland Rice. Not necessarily because I believed all that sporty bullshit, but because sportswriting was the only thing I could do that anybody was willing to pay for. And none of the people I wrote about seemed to give a hoot […]

‘Gender Equality,’ World Cup Edition

  Nearly as soon as the women’s World Cup ended, public interest evaporated, because almost nobody really cares about women’s sports and Americans don’t much like soccer. Every four years, during the Olympics, there is a temporary burst of interest in the women’s gymnastics team and a few other gold-medal hopefuls, but once that quadrennial […]

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