Leagues and Athletes Across North America Boycott Games in Protest of Racial Injustice
Leagues and Athletes Across North America Boycott Games in Protest of Racial Injustice
Yesterday, in protest of racial injustice, the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their NBA playoff game. And, in one of the strongest collective actions we’ve seen in sports, the rest of the league and athletes from across North America are following suit.
August 27, 2020
Ivy League Postpones Fall Collegiate Sports to Spring 2021
Ivy League Postpones Fall Collegiate Sports to Spring 2021
As we anticipate the return of so many pro sports, the college sports world is not looking great: it seems like a few sports won’t be coming back this year...or ever.
July 09, 2020
Podcast Episode 25: Everything you need to know about the return of sports
Podcast Episode 25: Everything you need to know about the return of sports
This week co-hosts Ellen and Steph talk sports returning to play. From leagues that are already underway like the NWSL, to the NBA (that’s still going to Disney World), to the NHL (that finally has a plan), Ellen and Steph cover it all. And bonus: they give you #thegist of what each of the leagues, and players, are doing (or not doing) for the Black Lives Matter movement. Tune in, won’t you?
July 08, 2020
History has its eyes on you
History has its eyes on you
As the musical version of Alexander Hamilton said (by way of Lin-Manuel Miranda, because yes, we’re obsessed), “This is not a moment; it’s a movement.” And he was totally right. Ongoing protests and calls for equality and diversity are leading to great change in the sports world.
July 06, 2020
Too much too soon
Too much too soon
After taking a hiatus, sports are now making their comeback. But you know what never went away? COVID-19. And in some places (we’re looking at you, Florida), it’s as bad as it’s ever been.
June 25, 2020
Rose colored glasses
Rose colored glasses
Let’s quickly flash back to March 11th: one athlete, Rudy Gobert (pronounced GOH-BEAR) of the Utah Jazz, tested positive for coronavirus, and the entire sports world shut down. Today, dozens of players have tested positive, and the leagues are somehow going full steam ahead with their return-to-play scenarios, even in COVID-19 hotspots.
June 22, 2020
Count 'em up
Count 'em up
The rate of new COVID-19 cases hit a high in the US this weekend, with over 30,000 new cases reported yesterday alone. Turns out, it’s not just Donald Trump’s campaign staffers who are testing positive: quite a few athletes are among the count, too.
June 22, 2020
Podcast Episode 23: “You can’t win a championship without gays”
Podcast Episode 23: “You can’t win a championship without gays”
Did you know there’s no openly queer athletes in the majors? In honour of Pride Month, co-hosts Ellen and Steph discuss how heteronormative and gender binary ideals and the societal constructs of what’s “masculine” and “feminine” play a huge — and detrimental — part in the LGBT2Q+ community’s involvement in sports.
June 17, 2020