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ESPN Columnist Boycotting Florida Sports over Trayvon Martin Verdict

ESPN Columnist Boycotting Florida Sports over Trayvon Martin Verdict

On Thursday, ESPN columnist Scoop Jackson announced that he plans to “stand his ground” and boycott all Florida sports. Jackson, reacting to the Florida jury’s acquittal of charges against George Zimmerman over the death of Trayvon Martin, wrote that he

Uh-Oh: Obama Used 'R-Word' at White House Ceremony

Uh-Oh: Obama Used 'R-Word' at White House Ceremony

Intentionally or not, President Barack Obama poked the far left bear during Tuesday’s White House ceremony honoring the 1972 Miami Dolphins when he used what many of his liberal base consider a racist, derogatory, and patently offensive term: Redskins.   By doing

Trump Backs Charlie Hustle's Cooperstown Bid

Trump Backs Charlie Hustle's Cooperstown Bid

When Donald Trump was asked Monday night if Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, should now be in the Hall of Fame, The Donald answered, “absolutely,” and elaborated on why he feels “Charlie Hustle” deserves a plaque in Cooperstown.  

Left Pressures NBC to Make Maddow Olympics 'Human Rights Correspondent'

Left Pressures NBC to Make Maddow Olympics 'Human Rights Correspondent'

Truth Wins Out (TWO), a nonprofit organization fighting anti-LGBT extremism, is “strongly urging” that NBC add to its 2014 Sochi Olympic Games primetime broadcasting lineup a “special human rights correspondent” who would provide viewers with “hard-hitting pieces exposing the reality

SF Giants Announce Organic Vegetable Garden for AT&T Park

SF Giants Announce Organic Vegetable Garden for AT&T Park

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a hot tub, the Kansas City Royals have a waterfall, and soon the San Francisco Giants will have in their centerfield an organic vegetable garden. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the “ambitious project, dubbed the

NASCAR Leaves ESPN, TNT for NBC Sports

NASCAR Leaves ESPN, TNT for NBC Sports

Last week, NASCAR said goodbye to ESPN and entered into a new lucrative 10-year agreement with the up-and-coming NBC Sports Network. According to the Sports Business Daily, the “landmark” deal, which gives NBC the exclusive broadcasting rights to 20 Sprint Cup Series

ACLU Spurs MI School District to Ban Team Prayer 'Tradition'

ACLU Spurs MI School District to Ban Team Prayer 'Tradition'

The Lahser High School football team’s 11-year tradition of taking a knee in post-game prayer is now history.   According to Click on Detroit, The Bloomfield Hills, Michigan School District, after receiving a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Flashback: ESPN Abandoned Social Media Policy for Trayvon Martin Case

Flashback: ESPN Abandoned Social Media Policy for Trayvon Martin Case

ESPN caved on its “long-standing” social media policy last March when in a special exemption, it permitted its employees to make personal political statements relating specifically to the Trayvon Martin case.    Initially, on Friday March 23—the same day that

WSJ Columnist Labels Obama 'President Asterisk'

WSJ Columnist Labels Obama 'President Asterisk'

Comparing the unfair advantage of the IRS targeting conservative groups to professional athletes taking illegal steroids, James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal believes Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign deserves the mark frequently associated with sports’s most dubious record breakers:

Exclusive: George W. Bush Gives Veteran 'Ultimate Halftime Speech'

Exclusive: George W. Bush Gives Veteran 'Ultimate Halftime Speech'

As thousands of out-of-town guests arrived by car and plane in Dallas, Texas for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, one Marine Corps veteran, Brendan O’Toole, arrived by a less conventional route. So unconventional, as it happened,

CNN.com Reporter Confronts RGIII over Redskins: 'Racist or Not?'

CNN.com Reporter Confronts RGIII over Redskins: 'Racist or Not?'

CNN.com reporter Moni Basu took an opportunity last week to confront and challenge Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins quarterback who had tweeted about “the tyranny of political correctness,” with a set of race-related questions. “Is the R-word is as

D.C. Council Member Wants Redskins Change: 'Hail to the Redtails'

D.C. Council Member Wants Redskins Change: 'Hail to the Redtails'

D.C. City Council may soon take its turn to “officially” run with a familiar beltway political football: the Washington Redskins “name change” issue. According to The Washington Post, D.C. council member David Grosso, who believes the Redskins name is both “derogatory”

Al Jazeera Pursues Larger Share of U.S. Sports Market

Al Jazeera Pursues Larger Share of U.S. Sports Market

Al Jazeera, the Qatar-financed media network which in January bought Al Gore’s Current TV, now is interested in acquiring the Tennis Channel.  A source close to the New York Post said, “the Tennis Channel is in play and the Qataris are looking hard.”

PETA to Police 'Slob' Hunters with Drones

PETA to Police 'Slob' Hunters with Drones

Recreational hunters be warned because according to the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA), the far-left group “is planning to acquire a drone…to spy on hunters and catch them in the act as they terrorize animals and break game

Release the Drones: PETA Plans to Spy from the Sky on 'Slob' Hunters

Release the Drones: PETA Plans to Spy from the Sky on 'Slob' Hunters

Recreational hunters be warned. According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the far-left group “is planning to acquire a drone…to spy on hunters and catch them in the act as they terrorize animals and break game laws.”  

Sandy Hook Referenced as reason to Ban Dodge Ball

Sandy Hook Referenced as reason to Ban Dodge Ball

Stephanie Wimmer, a Windham, New Hampshire School Board member who voted recently to implement a district-wide ban on “human target games” (dodgeball), could have used innumerable examples to rationalize her decision, but instead chose to evoke a national tragedy: Sandy

Rep. Files Bill to 'Pressure' Redskins Name Change

Rep. Files Bill to 'Pressure' Redskins Name Change

A House Democrat on Wednesday offered a “solution” to the Redskins name change controversy: The Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of 2013. According to The Hill, the legislation “would prevent the term ‘Redskins’ from being trademarked” and is “a

Harvard Wins Ivy

Harvard Wins Ivy

Harvard is headed back to the NCAA Tournament after rolling past Cornell 65-56 and Brown defeated Princeton 80-67. As Ancient Eight champions for the third consecutive year and set for a second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, Harvard has been revitalized

Child's Play: Fifth-Grade Basketball Wiz Shines on Varsity Stage

Child's Play: Fifth-Grade Basketball Wiz Shines on Varsity Stage

Measuring 5’3″, Tyrone ‘Muggsy’ Bogues (pictured with Michael Jordan) is the shortest NBA player of all time. At 4’5″, Julian “Handles” Newman is perhaps not only the shortest high school basketball player in the country, but also the youngest. This dual

D.C. Symposium to Discuss Redskins Name Change

D.C. Symposium to Discuss Redskins Name Change

On Thursday, the National Museum of the Native American in Washington, D.C. is playing host to a conversation on “Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports.”  Given the recent war of words and calls for a Redskins name change,

ESPN Drops Gun Shop Commercial After 5 Months

ESPN Drops Gun Shop Commercial After 5 Months

Gun shops like the one pictured in Seattle will not be able to run commercials on ESPN like this one that ran for five months for a South Carolina gun shop before being dropped by ESPN. What changed? ESPN senior communications director