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Before Kaepernick

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On February 24, 2021
A critical reminder that Colin Kaepernick was not the first athlete blacklisted for standing up for Black rights. During the interview – and as we examine race in America during Black History Month – I kept thinking about how times have changed since Craig Hodges was whiteballed by the NBA less than 30 years ago […]
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We commence with a dilemma: we know that the the functionality of our federal government is catastrophically inept, and we know that DC sports is also a long-standing trainwreck, but we don’t fully understand the connection between these two things. I am a trained social scientist and have rigorously applied my trade in attempting to […]
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I know I am shocked that the white response to black athletes protesting is framed by white racism. But all those white people love the conservative values espoused by Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali so they aren’t racist at all just because they’d like to see Colin Kaepernick lynched for not standing for the […]
Bill Barnwell lists some bad NFL contracts, but of course his definition of “bad contract” is one in which the team loses value, not one in which the player is dramatically underpaid relative to his contribution. Given labor agreements that substantially restrict rookie and early year player compensation, a list of underpaid players is naturally […]

Musburger

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On June 4, 2012

The fact that a young sportswriter named Brent Musberger called Tommie Smith and John Carlos “a pair of black skinned stormtroopers” after they raised the black power fist at the Mexico Ci

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