Category Archives: Sports

A Penn State Primer

I’m not going to add much to what I’ve written about Penn State so far, at least not until more information comes out (and it most certainly will). But for those who are interested in a detailed timeline of what happened and when, asiangrrlMN … Continue reading

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Be True to Your School

One of the first stories I ever followed on this blog was the University of Colorado rape and sexual abuse scandal. For those who’ve forgotten — there have been a lot of rape and sexual abuse scandals over the years — … Continue reading

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Unforgivable

The news from the Penn State football program is as horrible a story as we have heard in college athletics, and that is truly saying something. For a scandal to stand out against the NCAA’s miasma of academic, financial, and … Continue reading

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No More Rabbits

The United States women’s national soccer team spent most of the past year with their backs against the wall. After losing to Mexico in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the Stars and Stripes had to beat Costa Rica in … Continue reading

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But Soccer is Booooring! Women’s Sports are Booooring!

If you’ve ever expressed either of those opinions, I’d like to introduce you to Ms. Abby Wambach. This goal — down a woman, with less than a minute to go before elimination, against one of the best teams in the … Continue reading

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World Cup: Don’t Panic!

It’s tempting for American soccer fans to view the women’s squad’s 2-0 victory over North Korea as a mediocre start to the World Cup. The problems that showed up are the ones that have concerned fans of U.S. Women’s Soccer throughout … Continue reading

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Like a Kid Out There

Brett Favre sexually harassed a co-worker when he played for the New York Jets. Oh, you can sugarcoat it all you want; the woman he harassed — Jenn Sterger — wasn’t the one to bring these allegations forward. Because we … Continue reading

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How's That Working Out For You?

Hey, Sun, do you still stand by this analysis? All right, to be fair, the Three Lions are tied for second in Group C with the USA. Like the Yanks, England has drawn both their matches. But the two sides … Continue reading

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Hating on the WNBA is Sexist

I actually think the WNBA is doing pretty good for a relatively new product. The NBA wasn’t drawing tens of thousands of fans in its early years, players weren’t making a bazillion dollars a year. The WNBA is doing things … Continue reading

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An Inadequate Punishment is Still Punishment

As you probably know, Ben Roethlisberger won’t be jailed for raping a woman in Georgia. Indeed, he won’t even be tried. After investigation, the prosecutor decided he lacked sufficient evidence to convict the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, and while Roethlisberger may … Continue reading

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