John Calvin

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

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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Balkanized Baseball

 

We are constantly being told that America needs to embrace diversity, but it would be nice if the proponents of diversity would return the favor and embrace being American. Case in point is the ongoing World Baseball Classic, which could just as easily be called the Balkanized Ball Games. Since its origins in 2006, the […]

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Hockey Puck Injustice

 

The past week in sports highlighted two very different but nevertheless telling narratives that prove, in the end, even leftist ideals are subject to the market forces of supply and demand. First up was cop-hating, Castro-loving knucklehead Colin Kaepernick. The much-maligned pregame protester and quarterback announced that he no longer will be taking a knee […]

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ESPN Loses Its Magic

 

Healey’s Rule loosely states that when your opponent is digging a hole for himself, whatever you do, don’t stop him. So it was from a quiet distance that conservatives watched as political correctness creamed one of its own. At issue was basketball legend Magic Johnson. The controversy centered on comments that ESPN’s commentator Dan Le Batard made […]

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Charlotte Survives NBA’s Bathroom Boycott

 

The potty police, a.k.a. the NBA and the NFL, are at it again, siding with extreme leftist ideology over democracy, states’ rights, and common human decency. At issue are transgender restrooms. This weekend’s NBA All-Star game host was the City of New Orleans. You’ll recall the original host was to be Charlotte, but the NBA reneged […]

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