John Calvin

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

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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The Athlete as Activist

 

God help us all as we have entered a new era, that of the athlete activist. There was a time in American life when Hollywood celebrities could accept an award or speak in public without breaking into a lecture to the little people about how the world would be tolerable to them if only we […]

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Hey Super Bowl Watcher, This Bud Isn’t for You.

 

As remarkable as it seems, Super Bowl LI has proven that many corporations actually have disdain for their customers, and are only interested in their business if their customers are willing to change how they think on social issues, even if that has nothing to do with the product they sell. Take for example the […]

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Real Madrid Surrenders Its Cross

 

For those who don’t follow “international football,” Real Madrid is one of the marquee sports teams in the world. Think of them as the New York Yankees of soccer whose players are megastars and whose brand is known across the globe. Real Madrid recently announced that it will be altering its logo in the Middle […]

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The NFL Goes Gaga Super Bowl-Wise

 

Now that we know it will be the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, all that is left is to enjoy the game, right? Unfortunately not, as a full two weeks out from Super Bowl Sunday we already are getting clear signals that the enlightened plan is to use the […]

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‘Take My Wife’ Is Out

 

“I know you guys may be angry with me, but I’m used to it because I have a black wife and three mixed kids, so I’m used to people being angry and argumentative.” With those 33 words, which probably took less than 20 seconds to utter, Atlanta Hawks General Manager Wes Wilcox’s reputation has been […]

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