John Calvin

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

The Juice Is Loose

 

The juice is loose, as was popular to say in the 1970s when O.J. Simpson ran through NFL backfields with abandon. Now O.J. is on the loose again (or soon will be this October), this time getting probation from his lengthy prison stay that had nothing to do with the killings of his wife and […]

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With Malice Toward Most

 

Remember when all your local sports team had to worry about was winning games and selling tickets? Now they are also expected to be political activists as well. Case in point is what is happening in Tampa Bay. As is vogue these days, Confederate statues and memorials are being removed as quickly as ISIS obliterates […]

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Tebow Fed to the RiverDogs

 

Is it healthy in America for Christianity to be the default punchline of jokes regarding religion, at the same time other belief systems are off limits? This question comes to mind after the razzing Tim Tebow received as a minor league baseball player when his team, the Columbia Fireflies, visited Charleston, South Carolina to play […]

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Bad Sports Are All the Rage

 

Remember when sports were a relaxing and nonpolitical activity, and nothing could be more laid back than a softball game? The renewed calls for civility after the ghastly attack on a softball practice in Alexandria, Virginia due to political beliefs are long overdue. If you haven’t noticed lately, your local neighborhood sports venue has been […]

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About Schmidt and Remy

 

Hall of Fame baseball player Mike Schmidt and Boston Red Sox icon Jerry Remy are in hot water for making honest observations and for expressing an opinion. Their mistake was not understanding the new rules regarding free speech. You are allowed to say anything you want as long as it is politically correct. If not, […]

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NBA Goes Cold Turkey on Enes Kanter

 

The harrowing circumstance of Oklahoma Thunder basketball player Enes Kanter hasn’t mustered the response it should, thanks in part to political correctness and international business concerns. This is both telling of our times and speaks to where we are as a society. Enes Kanter’s story is also just the tip of the iceberg of what […]

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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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