John Calvin

John Calvin is the pen name of a sports executive who has been actively involved in professional sports for over 20 years.

Pillorying Kevin Pillar

 

Like Berkeley and most of today’s snowflake college campuses, we just learned that the concept of safe spaces has now been extended to the Major League Baseball playing field. Merriam-Webster defines a safe space as, “a place intended to be free of bias, conflict, criticism, or potentially threatening actions, ideas, or conversations.” In laymen’s terms […]

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Kaepernick Behind the Blackball

 

The Super Bowl is now a distant memory, and with training camp on the horizon, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the aspiring Che Guevara of the NFL, is still unemployed and the leftwing media is crying foul. To refresh your memory, Colin Kaepernick was a once promising player who led his team to the Super Bowl with […]

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America’s Racist Ballpark?

 

Is Boston, the mothership of East Coast progressives, a hotbed of racism or is the city getting a bad rap? This debate got going again when Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones made national news. He spoke out about being taunted with racial epithets as well as having a bag of peanuts thrown at him by the […]

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Trump and the NFL Draft

 

By any chance, did you catch the annual NFL draft extravaganza on ESPN? The NFL draft has evolved from a handful of men in a cigar-smoke filled room making player selections to an over the top live primetime TV spectacular. This year’s draft featured first round picks in slick suits walking down a long flight […]

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Ganging Up in America

 

What five letter word do a killing spree in Long Island, the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a public school, and a suicide of an NFL player all have in common? If you guessed G-A-N-G-S you answered correctly. Last week, the life and fast times of Aaron Hernandez was a sports story that grabbed […]

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Last Week’s Overlooked Terrorist Bombing

 

As we have become desensitized to the continual assaults by terrorists on the free world, just “part and parcel of living in a big city” as London’s Mayor marked it down to, you probably glossed over some news from Germany last week that signals a shift in tactics by the terrorists. This new tactic involves […]

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ESPN Steps Over Its Own Red Line

 

Has ESPN finally seen the light? Yes, this ESPN, the premier sports network that at the height of its power and influence decided to infuse politics into its programming, taking the network politically to the neighborhood of the likes of MSNBC and Al Jazeera. Has this ESPN finally had a change of heart? What caused […]

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Ex-Men Set to Break Women’s Records!

 

You are what you feel. Only in unhinged modern America could we confuse that two-bit feel good slogan with reality. But today, more and more, we are told, and often commanded by laws and regulations, that we must treat people based on how they feel, this, despite the fact that their feelings often are at […]

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Celebrations of Me, Me, Me in Sports

 

Did you hear? To help rein in the excess, the NFL announced that it is putting out a training video to instruct its players on the correct way to celebrate on-field. And if you’re a member of the Boston Red Sox outfield it is an unwritten requirement to learn a celebration dance called “Win, Dance, […]

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No Hole in One Against Trump

 

It used to be men, including most American Presidents since Woodrow Wilson, could find sanctuary on the golf course. Those days are over. With golf’s perennial event, The Masters, only two weeks away, an interview with one of the world’s best golfers, Rory McIlroy, caught my attention. “I mean, in this day and age, where […]

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