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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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Trump Defends Putin?

 

The most dramatic finale to the football season in memory had even Mr. R. Emmett Tyrrell — a handball player and former member of the storied Indiana varsity aquatic team — glued to the television screen the other day, and it allowed him an occasion to report on the cultural background of this important sporting […]

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Are You Sure About That, Gisele?

 

Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele, wants him to retire. It would be a fine time to do so, after winning a record fifth Super-Bowl. Brady is 39. Hardly ancient, but an awkward age for an NFL player. Awkward or not, Brady is in no mood for retirement talk. At least not now while the cheers from […]

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It’s Not the Same Game: Donald Trump and the Atlanta Falcons

 

The Atlanta Falcons got to the most important place a football team can ever reach, into the Super Bowl. They took a lead that surprised almost everyone in the United States, including many Falcons fans, against a New England Patriots team that has been a dominant force for years and is led by two people […]

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Shanahan Demoted for Insane Play Calling

 

Coming from behind in championship competition has been a theme over the past sports year. First the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from down 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Then the Chicago Cubs ended a century-plus championship drought by also overcoming a 3-1 deficit to the Cleveland Indians, winning the 2016 […]

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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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Lady GaGa Was Political Enough

 

Leftists at the L.A. Times are unhappy: Lady Ga Ga missed her moment to say something “profound.” Here’s Mikael Wood’s two cents: This was her moment to say something profound (or at least grandly scaled) about American acceptance — yet she passed, seemingly eager to move onto the infinitely lighter-weight “Just Dance,” for which she […]

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Mr. Perfect Forever

 

All week long — actually, for two weeks — I was worried about the New England Patriots’ chances against a hot and talented Atlanta team. It didn’t help that all the pre-Super Bowl coverage focused almost entirely on the Patriots and on Tom Brady and how victory would not only record setting for both but […]

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Sports: America’s Great Escape from Political Correctness

 

America’s escape into sports is increasingly an escape from political correctness. The contrast between the objectivity of the one and the subjectivity of the other could not be clearer — or more welcome to ever-growing crowds. Sport has always been a retreat from life’s drudgery, and that drudgery has never been more comprised of self-conscious […]

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