One thing I love about the World Cup is that it gives a certain set of liberals who love to shout SPORTSBALL most of the time an excuse to root.
Female athletes are treated horrible. The lack of investment in professional leagues has marginalized them for decades. Even now that there are professional leagues, it's not as if they are.
I have been unusually transfixed by this year's World Cup, where histories of European identity and empire are so clearly on display. [updated 15 July] We're headed into the last.
This is the grave of Malcolm Glazer. Born in Rochester in 1928 to Jewish immigrant parents, Glazer grew up fairly poor, working in his father's watch repair shop. Ambitious though,.
Above: Ousted FIFA president Sepp Blatter Sepp Blatter is a man who works strictly in subtlety. But for Blatter, a man who makes Donald Trump seem modest and reticent, this.
Even when female athletes become national heroes, as which happened with the U.S. soccer team, they receive second-class citizenship compared to male athletes. This isn't just in pay or television.
Minky Worden argues at Human Rights Watch that while corruption is a major issue, the new FIFA director needs to prioritize worker safety in building World Cup facilities. FIFA’s (non-corruption).
1200 dead workers building World Cup projects in Qatar so far. This compares to just a handful of workers dying for other major sporting events in recent years, even in.