Monthly Archives: April 2014

On Donald Sterling, the NBA, Racist Symbols, Easy Victories, and A Wakeup Call That May Continue To Be Unheard

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Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA Tuesday, in an unprecedented move by new commissioner, Adam Silver.  The Los Angeles Clippers owner, a habitually public racist, had long been ready for the gallows and today was the long-past due execution. Continue reading

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Bill Simmons and the Crowdsourcing Crusade Against Racist Donald Sterling

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If you have not seen it, TMZ reported late Friday night that Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, was caught on audio tape making racist comments against black people and specifically, Magic Johnson.

Sterling was arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who just happens to be black and Mexican, about a picture she put up on Instagram with her and Magic Johnson.

The following are select excerpts from the audio that TMZ pulled: Continue reading

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The Jets and the Steady But Uninspiring Need for Chris Johnson

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Much of the Jets focus this off-season has been finding ways to surround Geno Smith (and now, Mike Vick) with playmakers for the passing game.

But in a switch of thought process, the last few weeks of rumors have surrounded not a wide receiver or tight end, but a running back.

That RB is former Tennessee Titans speedster, Chris Johnson. Continue reading

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April Fools! Yankees and Mets 2014 Campaigns Starting Off As a Joke

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The excitement of opening day has taken a sudden turn towards malaise.

The Yankees and Mets have started off the season 0-4 and some of the easy to spot problems for both clubs are rearing their heads early. Continue reading

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