805 posts categorized "ATHLETICS"

Mar 30 2015
Need To Know: Hipster Hell + Village Of The Damned Fools + Angie's Shit List + On A Clear Day + Madonna Swift + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSaw Noah Baumbach's While We're Young. Liked it lots. B.O. hit, too.

*widget boy culture2 bodies pulled from East Village, NYC, explosion site. RIP.

*widget boy cultureSelfie-taking idiots are shamed by the New York Post.

*widget boy cultureMissing MI man's body found.

*widget boy cultureIndiana fails to make Angie's List. (Co-founder once supported Pence.)

*widget boy cultureHOOSIER DADDY?: Funny Indiana diss video.

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*widget boy cultureThiago Catena (above) by Rafa Borges. More like this @ Homotography.

*widget boy cultureThese dudes are sexy ass-kickers.

*widget boy culture16 total Scientology shockers from Going Clear.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand speaks up for trans rights.

*widget boy cultureJamie Foxx makes crass Bruce Jenner jokes.

*widget boy cultureMadge & MJ fans: Vincent Paterson film needs your $$$.

*widget boy cultureJezebel—GULP—liked Madonna's performance with Taylor Swift. MTV, too.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift not only played with Madonna, she won big @ iHeart Radio Music Awards.

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Mar 24 2015
Need To Know: I Wish I Were A Princess + Made For Jew + Fattening Candy + Chris My Ass + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThis (HOT) guy above is the coolest uncle EVER!

*widget boy cultureThe Jewish Tinder? Like buttah.

*widget boy cultureJoe Simpson: Tongues are wagging!

*widget boy culture1975 would be shocked by this 2015 Candy Bergen headline.

*widget boy cultureHe didn't give up gay sex for Lent, he gave it up forever. (We'll see.)

*widget boy cultureChris Hemsworth's hot butt.

*widget boy cultureKing of pain.

*widget boy cultureMadonna still settling the score with Michigan.

*widget boy cultureCollege rugby studs get nude to fight LGBT domestic violence.

Rugger3.0They're raising my awareness.

 
Mar 23 2015
Aztec Support Comments (0)

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The San Diego Aztecs (what a team name, but I guess it's okay to offend dead populations?) mascot is fuckin' hot!

 
Mar 19 2015
This Sporting Life: Why Having Gay Sports Heroes Matters Comments (0)

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In collaboration with Sarah Fielding...

Since Michael Sam’s coming-out, are we any closer to equality in sport?

Over the last decades attitudes towards gay Americans have come forward leaps and bounds. Fifteen years ago major networks were so afraid of screening the Ellen coming out episode that many dropped the show; today they’d likely be clamouring for that privilege. In the House of Representatives, which at one point acted as a bully pulpit for bigots, six LGBT congressmen sit as equals.

But until gay Americans are represented fairly in all areas of life, there’s still work to be done and there’s one field where the absence of gay people is becoming glaringly obvious: sport. That is, of course, until Michael Sam shocked the world by coming out last year.

Sam’s profile rose immediately, and much of the response to his announcement was gratifyingly positive. He was voted GQ’s Man of the Year, then made global headlines by proposing to his boyfriend in a church overlooking the Vatican City. What better symbol could there be of America’s new, enlightened attitude towards gay rights?

But if that’s the case why does an All-American, in the prime of his career, find himself without a team for the 2015 season? There is even betting on the draft, with sportsbooks offering “prop bets” on whether Sam will be on any NFL team’s roster next season, with the odds considerably against. The media have even taken to calling him “controversial” or “mercurial,” terms that imply he has discipline issues despite little or no evidence. Some are convinced any contract for Sam is a “liberal conspiracy” as, according to them, he lacks the talent to play in the NFL. In a particularly ugly throwback, ESPN even discussed whether Sam showers separately from his (then) teammates at the St. Louis Rams.

The only “controversy” that Sam has created or invited is by coming out and being a vocal supporter of gay rights in sport. This shouldn’t be controversial at all, its a right which would be defended for players discussing other issues. But it is a testament to Michael Sam’s courage that he has stepped away from allegations that his sexuality led to his difficulty in finding a team.

In many ways the case of Michael Sam is comparable to that of Justin Fashanu; the first (and so far only) soccer player to come out as gay. Before coming out, Fashanu was enjoying a stellar career and became the first player to attract a £1 million price tag. After coming out Fashanu’s career stalled and he spent his remaining playing career doing short spells at unfancied clubs.

Since Fashanu came out, no active soccer player any top league has dared follow. This must, in part, be due to the appalling treatment and sluts Fashanu faced from fans and the press. In a more progressive age, surely the NFL can avoid repeating that mistake and help make sport another equal arena for all. 

 
Mar 14 2015
Boys Will Be Boys Comments (0)

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I'm so glad guys like this sometimes get silly and flaunt their assets...

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Feb 25 2015
Ends Of The World Comments (0)

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It's not just the ass, it's what the commentator says...

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Feb 20 2015
Coming Out Of Hiding Comments (0)

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After the jump the story of a hockey-playing teen who came out as gay via YouTube. The piece is making the point that being gay isn't a choice and is overall good, though in trying to show that the kid used to be well-adjusted and then suddenly, due to his turmoil over being gay, was not, this unfortunate passage occurs:

“His parents...never suspected their son was gay. Growing up, he was competitive, played every team sport and seemed confident and outgoing.”

I don't think the piece meant to suggest straight = competitive/athletic/confident/outgoing, but it was a tin-ear moment in an otherwise empathetic document...

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DisgRACEful: Chelsea Fans Bar Black Man From Paris Metro Comments (0)

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Idiotic Chelsea fans chant their pride in being racists, prevent black man from getting on Paris Metro. Astonishing...

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