John Calvin

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

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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Beleaguered Like Beckham

 

Is social media and modern technology turning us all into a bunch of worrywarts and wannabe nannies for people who didn’t ask our opinion in the first place? An insignificant incident this past week involving some players on the New York Giants football team that generated way too much publicity than it warranted has me […]

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A Schilling for Your Thoughts

 

Is former Major League pitcher Curt Schilling too conservative to be allowed into baseball’s Hall of Fame? As outrageous as it sounds, this seems to be one of the criteria that was considered by many Hall voters. To give some perspective on Schilling’s Hall of Fame credentials, Schilling finished his career with more than 3,000 […]

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Quitters Never Win

 

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once quipped, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Some current football players, however, are betting otherwise, and their actions speak volumes about our modern time. Outside of opening presents on Christmas morning and the ball dropping in Time Square on New Year’s Eve, nothing says the holiday season more […]

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Baseball Changes Its Dress Code

 

Everyone knows there is no crying in baseball, but apparently now there are no dresses either. With this development, players both past and present aren’t happy, and you can thank a double-dose of political correctness for making sure fun and frivolity has struck out in Mudville. To explain, Major League Baseball and the Players Association […]

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