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Anyone Know Who This Eurotrash Hipster in the Women’s Coat Is?

Posted by V the K at 6:46 pm - February 4, 2018.
Filed under: Sports

Skinning the NFL and Wearing Its Jersey

Posted by V the K at 8:43 am - September 27, 2017.
Filed under: Ideas & Trends,Sports

According to the way smarter and funnier than me David Burge, this is how the Progressive Left works:

1. Target a respected institution 2. Kill & clean it 3. Wear it as a skin suit, while demanding respect

This is how the left operates. Public education was taken over by the left. Now, our kids are at the bottom of the pack in math and science, but they know all their transgender pronouns and can spout anti-Capitalist talking points like Hugo Chavez (or the Pope). Meanwhile, teachers demand society’s respect as the Priests and Priestesses of the Holy Temple of Education.

They’re doing it to the Boy Scouts. All that old scout stuff about honor, patriotism, bravery… that’s what the left calls “Toxic Masculinity.” Now that the Scouts have knuckled under to the social justice wankers, their glidepath to becoming another left-wing indoctrination farm is all but assured.

Jazz Shaw writes that this dynamic is really what’s behind the #TakeAKnee protests at the NFL.

This has little or nothing to do with police shootings, racial profiling or any of the rest of it. What we’re seeing is an almost brilliant and concerted effort to damage, if not eliminate, the National Football League.

Why? Because the activist Left has despised the NFL for years. They hate everything about it. It’s a game filled with big, tough, manly men engaging in the closest thing to warfare you can manage without guns. It’s a game rife with symbolism and, yes… nationalism. Even people who would never buy an album from a country singer could feel their blood heating up when Hank Williams used to sing, Are you Ready for Some Football. The military loves football and they fly jets over the stadiums in formation and send our nation’s finest out to pay tribute. And it’s not just the military. Our police and other first responders are frequently called out for honors at the games. Everything about it screams of apple pie, fireworks and patriotism. (Or, if you prefer, God, guns and flags.) And the activist Left hates it. Probably the only sporting event they despise more is NASCAR.

Exactly so. But the greedy and stupid NFL owners have no clue that this is the actual agenda. They just made an insipid advertisement about “Unity,” thinking this is going to fix everything. “Unity” is just a word the left uses to mean “Shut Up and Obey!”

Forget the NFL

Posted by V the K at 7:51 pm - September 24, 2017.
Filed under: Music,Sports

PDT is an absolute genius when it comes to making Democrats and journalists (but I repeat myself) take hard stands on opinions that are the complete opposite of where mainstream American voters are. PDT at the UN verbally attacked a deranged dictator who tortures and starves his own people and is threatening the world with nuclear war; Democrats immediately defended the deranged dictator who tortures and starves his own people and is threatening the world with nuclear war. Then, PDT criticized bitchy NFL football players who disrespect the American Flag and National Anthem, and Democrats rushed to defend the flag-haters.

Well played, PDT. The same people who cheered when Obama and the Democrats went on the warpath about the name of the Washington Redskins now say it’s “Unpresidential” for the POTUS to comment on sports.

As for myself, I freakin’ love football. On any Saturday, I’ll typically follow four college games; and if I can score an invite to a high school game on a Friday night, I’m there. But the NFL… I lost interest in them way before they became another phalange of the social justice left.  No, I stopped following professional football because it became a celebration of Thug Culture. The league looked the other way while players beat up their wives and girlfriends, and elevated murderers and sociopaths to positions of acclaim.  (e.g. Michael Vick, Ray Lewis, Aaron Hernandez…)  And then there were the league’s demands for taxpayer subsidies for multibillion dollar stadia, from a league that was tax exempt until 2015.  And the ticket prices for a lot of these games put them out-of-reach of working class Americans.

One of the delights of watching college games streamed over the internet is that the commentary is minimal; just play-by-play. And every play isn’t replayed eight times from different angles while computer graphics explode across the screen while talking heads make noise exchange.

I anticipate that the NFL is going to try to make some ham-fisted “patriotic” gesture to recover from this PR debacle. I imagine something like a squadron of red-white-and-blue pickups (“Those patriotic hicks in flyover love pickups, don’t they?”) forming an American flag midfield while a squadron of F-16 flies overhead.

That’s pretty much what I got to say about that. After the jump, I just discovered this Japanese band, I find them amazing. And I like the way the lead singer just kind of casually saunters his way through the video in a Slavic tuxedo jacket.


Fake News at The New York Times

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 5:52 pm - April 20, 2017.
Filed under: Media Bias,Sports

Via HotAir. Just click the link because photos are involved. I’ll summarize.

  • NYT Sports tweets out 2 photos, showing how way fewer New England Patriots attended the White House celebration in 2017 than in 2015. Intended message: even the Patriots hate Trump.
  • Patriots then counter-tweet photos that blow NYT Sports out of the water.
  • It turns out that photos were staged differently in the 2 years and NYT Sports should never have tried to compare them.

The photos were real. But the story was fake, anyway.

This kind of thing happens all the time. Our media, at work.

UPDATE: The editor apologized. He deserves a nod because, as Craig put it, “He didn’t blame anyone else…and owned up to it.” Which is rare nowadays.

Then again, as V pointed out, he still didn’t admit the real nature of what he did: that, motivated by political animus, he tried to use the Sports page to make political points.

For an apology to be effective (morally and emotionally), you have to 1) really understand what you did, and 2) really be sorry that you would do such a thing. Not just sorry that the other person took it badly. Or just sorry that they caught you.


Posted by V the K at 1:16 pm - March 15, 2017.
Filed under: Sports

This story just bleeds awesome.

I knew it wasn’t good from the sound my cheek had made when it hit the dasher above the boards. I knew it wasn’t good because the referee had blown his whistle so quickly. I knew it wasn’t good because our trainer, John Wharton, had jumped over the boards right away to check on me.

I saw the blood on the ice, but I didn’t know the right side of my face was caved in.

My only thought was, O.K., this is a bad one. How many stitches?

I frigging love hockey the way liberals pretend to love science.


33 Seconds of Zen

Posted by V the K at 6:29 pm - March 2, 2017.
Filed under: Sports

It’s important to turn away from politics as much as possible and focus on the good and the beautiful.

I could watch this all day.

Good Looks, Massive Talent, Great Heart, Immense Faith

Posted by V the K at 8:01 am - August 9, 2016.
Filed under: Sports

Sean L is on record for saying Olympian David Boudia is a handsome fella. This makes me like him even more.

“We can’t take credit for this… To God be the glory, which is why we do what we do day in and day out.”

Harsh Reality 7, Feminist Delusions 0

Posted by V the K at 8:49 am - June 8, 2016.
Filed under: Sports

Australia’s champion Womnys Kickball Team got their asses kicked by a team of 13 and 14 year old boys.

Australia’s national women’s soccer team have suffered a devastating defeat in the lead up to the Rio Olympics – going down 7-0 to the Newcastle Jets under-15 boys side.

Despite the embarrassing defeat on Wednesday night at Valentine Sports Park in Newcastle, the Australian team will travel to Brazil as one of the gold medal favourites.

But, hey, let’s keep pretending there’s no such thing as biology and that anyone who thinks there are any differences is just a white-privileged rapist who hates science.

Stupid protests

Many NFL players have to be smart, to get where they are. So, file this one under “Normally-smart people doing remarkably-stupid actions”:

To review, and based on available evidence:

  • Michael Brown was not shot/killed as he peacefully tried to surrender to a cop. No. Rather,
  • Michael Brown was shot/killed after physically attacking a cop in his car and trying to gain control of his gun; and then, during a foot chase, turning back toward the cop and charging at him. (Eyewitness testimony: Michael Brown “did some sort of body gesture, I’m not sure what it was, but…I could say for sure he never put his hands up. After he did his body gesture, he ran towards the officer full charge.”)
  • It’s a tragic incident – in which the cop, Darren Wilson, seems to have reacted reasonably and did his job.
  • There is plenty of OTHER stuff happening in this country that deserves urgent protest. (Examples: Blacks killing each other, in the inner cities. Welfare dependency. Obama lying. Obama violating the Constitution. Obama policies that rip off working people for the sake of lazy people. Etc.) So, where are those protests?

UPDATE: Charles Barkley might agree. The former NBA star said, “The true story came out from the grand jury…key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story…I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other.”

Hockey Is the Greatest Sport in the World

Posted by V the K at 2:59 pm - November 29, 2014.
Filed under: Sports

Prove to me it isn’t!



hockey is better than hockey


Why Does the Left Hate Football?

Posted by V the K at 3:09 pm - September 28, 2014.
Filed under: Sports

The progressive left seems to have started a crusade to abolish football. Check out the new cover from that news pamphlet you sometimes see in the doctor’s office.  And this comes after the left-wing media’s long crusade against the name of the Washington Redskins (if your outrage meter doesn’t peg 11 on the “Redskins” name, that means you’re a racist) and more attacking the NFL as a culture that encourages domestic violence. (Curiously, despite a whole lot of domestic violence in the Entertainment industry, there is no leftist crusade against “Hollywood Culture.)

I have been wondering why the left hates football. I have a few theories.

  • Football is a quintessentially American sport beloved by real Americans; and so it must be taken away to punish middle America for not being sufficiently progressive.
  • The typical leftist is an emotional and intellectual adolescent who never matured beyond high school and still associates football with the popular kids.
  • It is part of the overall leftist agenda to feminize and sissify the USA by stigmatizing all things tough and masculine.

What are your theories?


Michael Sam Cut from the Rams

Posted by V the K at 5:35 pm - August 30, 2014.
Filed under: Sports

I bet Oprah Winfrey didn’t foresee the TV movie ending like this.

The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, the team announced.

Sam’s efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.

It’s amazing how many of these media-hyped “historic firsts” turn out not to be up to the job.

Update: A little tantrum from the lefties at Mother Jones: Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams . Kind of ironic that Sam is the gay dude, but it’s the liberal media who are all butthurt.

The Difference

Posted by V the K at 5:48 pm - June 23, 2014.
Filed under: Sports


I get why soccer is the perfect sport for liberals. You win by pitching a crying fit over the slightest injury so that an official will penalize the other team. That’s what liberalism basically is.

How ‘Bout Those Kings?

Posted by V the K at 9:53 am - June 14, 2014.
Filed under: Sports

Once you get past the silliness of playing hockey (or as Europeans call it… “Ice Football”) in June, or that LA even has a hockey team….  Stanley Cup two-fers are pretty neat.


Basketball player comes out; “I could care less”

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 10:08 pm - April 30, 2013.
Filed under: Media Bias,Sports

I don’t follow basketball save to root for the Lakers when I catch them on a TV I’m watching at the gym. (One of my best friends is a fan, so I root for the LA team, knowing their victory will help make her day.)

Until this week, I had never heard of Jason Collins, and assume the 34-year-old center must be a good basketball player, given that he been playing professionally for “12 seasons“, including once “in a Final Four for Stanford and” twice in the “NBA Finals.”

As usual when someone in the public eye out, you can expect overblown rhetoric for the various gay advocacy outfits with Aaron McQuade, the head of GLAAD’s sports program, saying that Collins had put “courage” and “inspiration” into “a brand new context.”

Give me a break.  This is not 1973.  Or even 1993.  Ellen’s coming out may have been big in the 1997, but now men and women, in most fields of endeavor, take it for granted that one of their colleagues is (or might be) gay.

Talking about Collins’s call a few days ago “to share the news with” him, Boston Celtics player and (the Collins’s former) coach said:

When he called me to tell me, you could tell he wanted to tell me. I told him before he said it, ‘Jason I could care less about what you’re about to tell me.’ And that’s how I feel. I honestly feel that way.

It’s a non-factor to me, and I know it is a factor to a lot of people. I’ve never understood why anyone cares what someone else does. And I told Jason that it will be a non-issue eventually, but it will not be right now.

Leave it to an athlete to say it better than a professional gay advocate.  It’s not an non-issue now because Collins is the first professional athlete to come up while still playing.  But, it should be one.  The coach is right to note that no one should really care about an athlete’s sexuality.  It’s as irrelevant to his performance as his hair color.

No wonder Bruce Bawer urges Collins to “say no” to the gay outfits who want to make him their “spokesrobot.”*  Don’t let him fall into spouting the same kind of bromides as Mr. McQuade offered. (more…)

Gay athletes – update

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 10:56 am - April 30, 2013.
Filed under: Gay America,Gay PC Silliness,Social Issues,Sports

To follow up on my post of a couple weeks ago on gay athletes in the 21st century, these news items may be of interest.

First, NBA center Jason Collins comes out. Interestingly, he has a twin who is straight. (Studies show that identical twins are somewhat likely, but far from guaranteed, to have the same orientation.) His article has a few odd political shots in it; I wonder if they come from his co-writer?

Next, kicker Alan Gendreau didn’t get drafted. But not many kickers are drafted, so that may be small news. Gendreau was the first openly-gay player to enter the NFL draft. The Newsbusters article (hat tip Peter H) mentions ABC News’ role in having publicized Gendreau for reasons of political advocacy.

UPDATE: Caught a few minutes of Rush, who predicts that the NFL will soon come out with at least two gay players… because they have to trump the NBA.

I hope he’s right. I mean, can we please get the coming-out-in-sports process over with? Like I said in my earlier post, in 1993 or 2003 I cared about celebrities’ “brave personal journeys” in coming out, but it’s 2013 now. The sooner done and forgotten, the better.

Gay athletes in the 21st century

I’m late in getting to this, but last week on NBC’s Today, Matt Lauer said:

It’s interesting that in 2013, with attitudes towards homosexuality changing so dramatically in this country, there isn’t a single major athlete in a major professional sport playing right now who has come out and said, ‘I’m gay.’ Why is that?…

I have a possible answer, and a new question.

My answer is: For much the same reason that straight athletes don’t come out and say “I’m straight.” It’s irrelevant. Not every activity or field is one where the customers (spectators) need any information about the producers’ (athletes’) personal lives.

Part of what we love about athletes is their focus on something wonderfully beyond themselves: which is the sport, the game, the discipline it takes to be a winning athlete. Call me crazy, but I find it distasteful when any athlete, gay or straight, insists on my knowing whom they ‘like’ or are dating. I only care about their dedication to (and success with) their sport.

Which brings me to my question: why, in 2013, would Lauer think this is important? This isn’t the 1980s, wherein gays had to battle sodomy laws, or the total absence of gay-straight alliances at schools, or certain professional bans. Today we even have States scrambling to support gay marriage. Lauer’s question itself assumes there are lots of gay pro athletes – so, no real job discrimination.

I must admit that I thought like Lauer did in, say, 1993. Some years later, I came into the 21st century. Join me, Matt!

(Hat tip: reader Peter H.)

Why do Americans need engage in soul-searching for misdeeds at Penn State?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:47 pm - November 14, 2011.
Filed under: Liberals,Sports

President Obama thinks the bad actions of a few individuals in Penn State’s football program is some kind of national crisis requiring the “entire country to do some soul-searching“:

President Obama called for the nation to do some “soul searching” in the wake of a scandal at Penn State University that led to the firing of longtime coach Joe Paterno after it was revealed one of his assistants allegedly sexually abused eight boys and the team did little to stop it.

“Obviously what happened was heartbreaking, especially for the victims, the young people who got affected by these alleged assaults,” he told Westwood One Radio in a Friday night interview, making his first public comments on the scandal.

“And I think it’s a good time for the entire country to do some soul-searching — not just Penn State. People care about sports, it’s important to us, but our No. 1 priority has to be protecting our kids. And every institution has to examine how they operate, and every individual has to take responsibility for making sure that our kids are protected.”

One assistant coach behaved very, very badly and should be locked up for the rest of his life. And those who knew and did not report this matter to authorities also deserve censure (at minimum) and perhaps punishment (depending on the laws in the Keystone State).

But, why must all Americans engage in soul-searching for a handful of individual bad actors?  Is it this liberal mentality makes social problems of individual crimes?

This is a very revealing comment about the president’s mentality.  He would have been better served to respond as did Pennsylvania’s junior senator.  By all accounts, Joe Paterno was a first rate coach who handled this situation in a, well, less than professional manner.

Because this matter has received such prominence, perhaps it is appropriate for the president to comment, but to fault those at fault and express the disgust most Americans feel at the charges, but we’re not the bad actors here.  And we don’t need engage in soul-searching for misdeeds we haven’t committed.

BREAKING! Pelosi Reverses Results of Kansas NCAA Game

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:05 pm - March 21, 2010.
Filed under: Congress (111th),Pelosi Watch,Sports

An ESPN News Release

In a shocking turn of events, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reversed the results of the second round Kansas vs. Northern Iowa NCAA tournament game by deeming the Jayhawks to have passed to the next round.

“I like the procedure, because you don’t have to win the game,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi was reacting to Northern Iowa’s upset of the number one seed overall Kansas, which President Obama had picked to win March Madness.

“There will be no busted Barack-ets this year,” Pelosi said, as she made her way out of the Capital en route to a plastic surgery appointment.

“This kind of thing helps Barack get on with his legislative strategy when the Republican Party of No is just trying to defeat him and win the pick em game.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, said that he was going to filibuster Kansas’ win.=

Condolences to the Nation of Georgia

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 11:21 am - February 13, 2010.
Filed under: Sports

It was heartbreaking to watch the Georgian athletes walk into the Olympic Stadium.  Every other nation was cheering, jumping up and down and soaking in the excitement.  But the Georgians were in mourning for the loss of their comrade-in-sports, Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died yesterday morning in a training run on the luge course.

I just wanted to take a moment to express my sorrow to all those who knew Nodar and his family.  And condolences to all those Olympians who were struck by the tragedy yesterday.

It is sad that the World had to come together last night under a cloud of darkness, but I was cheered by how brave the Georgian delegation was as they strode into the stadium with 60,000 people encouraging them to continue on with their dreams.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)