Topic: Racism

January 13, 2014

Coatesville, Pa. was a city with problems even before a massive scandal broke involving racism and corruption in its schools. Football was a big part of that scandal. It will also be a big part of Coatesville's healing process.

October 15, 2013

In the days of kayfabe, wrestling journalists always kept up the ruse, treating the act like a sport. But as public perception of the medium shifts from an athletic contest to high-impact theater, it's time for the people writing about it to follow suit.  

February 7, 2013

Jason Whitlock doesn't deserve a Pulitzer, of course. And precisely because there's a modicum of hard truth under all that Whitlockian vanity, goofiness and grandiosity, we all deserve a lot better than Whitlock.

January 23, 2013

The Baseball Hall of Fame has plenty of problems as we saw earlier this month. But the fact that Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is in it certainly counts as one, and says a lot about those other problems.

January 18, 2013

Sportsflicks is an occasional series that examines justly or unjustly forgotten sports movies. What better place to start than a William Peter Blatty-penned film featuring Arab stereotypes, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Shirley MacLaine?

October 29, 2012

Before he could win five Grey Cup championships, two Grey Cup MVPs and the 1983 Canadian Football League MVP, which was before he was able to make nine Pro Bowl rosters or earn three All-Pro selections, which was in turn before he was enshrined in both the CFL and NFL Hall of Fames, Warren Moon had to be black. None of this would have happened without that. So, when he says something about race and sports, we should probably listen. 

October 4, 2012

Lance Armstrong and John Terry were both found not guilty by criminal courts, only to receive opposite verdicts from ruling bodies for their respective sports. Are sports tribunals better at investigations than police and prosecutors? Or is the idea of a sports justice system flawed at its core?