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Jason Collins Is Actually Not The First Openly Gay Active NBA Player Yet…Because No Team Will Sign Him

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On April 29, 2013, Jason Collins announced to the world through Sports Illustrated that he was gay.  The hope was that he would become the first active athlete in a major North American team sport to be open about it – a Jackie Robinson, of sorts, for the LGBT of America.

Today is October 9, 2013.  We are 20 days away from NBA Opening Night.  Jason Collins does not have a job. Continue reading

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Wait, What? Calvin Pace Once Fell Through a Window??? (Jets-Falcons MNF Preview)

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Deadspin had an interesting article the other day on the history of injuries for players that were on the field as Jake Locker went down during the Jets-Titans Week 4 matchup.

Hidden neatly underneath the information was a nugget on Calvin Pace…

He once fell through a window??? Continue reading

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Matt Harvey and the Mets Lose Game; Fan Loses Footing and Falls Down Rows of CitiField Seats

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The Mets lost a ball game today.

Even though it was against the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals, and their best pitcher Adam Wainwright, fans were dejected to witness phenom Matt Harvey’s first loss this year.

What one fan didn’t expect, was to lose his dignity to embarrassment on national TV. Continue reading

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Matt Harvey Will Definitely Start for the NL in the All-Star Game…Unless One of These Other Guys Do

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He’s on the over of Sports Illustrated.  He has taken New York by storm.  He has drawn comparisons from Tom Seaver to Dwight Gooden to Roger Clemens to Justin Verlander.

He has an ERA of 1.44, 0.73 WHIP, 62 K in 56.1 innings.  He is the Mets pitching phenom, Matt Harvey.

We know he is here to stay – the only question now is, will he start the All-Star Game, taking place at Citifield in July?  He is definitely the favorite, as well as the hometown hero, so it is in the bag, right?  Well, just for kicks, lets throw around a few other names who could be on the mound for that first inning in Flushing, Queens.* Continue reading

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Gay Athletes, the NFL, Kerry Rhodes, and the Importance of Being a Willing, First Outed Player

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In the motion picture “In and Out” Kevin Kline’s teacher character, Howard, is outed by a former student, played by Matt Dillon, while accepting an Oscar.

This news comes as a shock to Howard’s friends, family, wife, and interesting enough, himself. Over the course of the movie, Howard explores his possible homosexuality, eventually realizing that indeed he is gay, which results in both being fired from his job and gaining the support of his friends, family, and students along the way.

In similar recent Hollywood happenings, the Jackie Robinson biopic, ’42’ was released last week.  It tells the well-known story of Robinson, the first African-American baseball player, signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

The movie is less about the moment in which Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier, and more about how Jackie was the perfect force of strength, leadership, hardheaded, and talent to set the perfect example for future African-Americans to play in Major League Baseball, as well as every minority that plays in every major sport today.

Many wonder what would have happened if any part of Jackie Robinson’s make-up were different.  If he were any of less talented, less successful, less able to withstand the pressure, less able to be the example – if things would be the same today – if Larry Doby and Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron, and Ken Griffey Jr. would have been able to follow in future years, decades, and generations.

Enter the salacious gossip news of last night, which revealed the possibility of the first active gay NFL player. Continue reading

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A Hall of Fame Entering The Steroid Era: Why Baseball Needs To Never Forget, But Also Include

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At 2 PM today, Baseball Writers will be setting a standard for who during the “Steroid Era” can be considered a Hall of Famer and who cannot.

What this standard is, exactly, nobody seems to know. Continue reading

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Jets vs. Cardinals 12-2-12: Preview of Before

Previously on the Jets:

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Jets take on the Cardinals today, who they have had a lot of success against in recent years.

Possibly the most famous game between these two was the game that took place in 2008, when Packers great, Brett Favre, was in mid-season form against the Cardinals.  He would  throw a Jets record, 6 touchdown passes, over the course of the day.

Check out this high quality video of all those TDs:

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Video of the Day 10/22/12 – Giants closer Brian Wilson

Injured San Francisco Giants closer, Brian Wilson, tries to rally his team late in Game 6 of the 2012 NLCS vs. the Cardinals by playing “We Will Rock You” on his teammates’ heads.


Brian Wilson…still getting it done.

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