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|DK Fantasy Football - Last chance!
So, we've filled six leagues with friends & community members & I thought that would do it but my kos mail got a few messages from folks who wanted in. Therefore, we've opened the DKFL VII. Yeah, ...
|The NFL You Won't See On Fox This Season
"Protect the Shield" is the number 1 job of the folks in the offices at the NFL. Football season is nigh upon us. The unofficial start to the season, the annual release of ...
|Football. Deadspin. It's back.
Every year Deadspin runs a series on "Why Your Team Sucks" Back and hilarious as ever. Why your Team Sucks Go to the bottom of the page to see who they have covered so far. Why Your Team Sucks ...
|Top Comments - Greg Maddux, the Diary I have run from for years
I have been running from this diary for years now. I mentioned it in a diary I wrote in April, about diaries I have to write, but the timestamps on some of ...
|DK Fantasy Football - Full for now!
As usual, demand for DK Fantasy Football is high. We have over forty-five players in the group and we still have room for a few more. We've been at this for twelve years now & we're happy to do our ...
|Tonight MLB Waves the Rainbow Flag at the All Star Game
Today, Major League Baseball Commissioner, Bud Selig, announced the appointment of former major leaguer, Billy Bean, as Baseball's Ambassador ...
|Sports Team Considering Ban on "Culturally Insensitive Attire"
Unfortunately, it's not the one you might think: USA Today The San Francisco Giants are considering a policy that could prohibit fans from wearing items such as fake headdresses in what American ...
|Colombia y Uruguay - whirled cup
Lots of stories, including a few biting remarks, but those come later. Uruguay started mean, lean, *iting machine, but Colombia is showing something. I expect a yellow soon, just for arguing.
|Brazil - Chile whirled cup blog
It is on! And already tons of excitement. Two Chileans received yellows, making them not eligible should they win today. Brazil has been pressing hard, but Chile seems to squeak by. Brazil scored ...
|World Cup For Kossacks, The Basics
Your Bloguero loves futbol utterly and completely. In that he’s a lot like millions of people around the world. And like them, he knows that beginning on Thursday he will put everything on hold (...
|#RedskinsPride hashtag campaign directed at Harry Reid backfires spectacularly
The Washington Redskins led a campaign today asking their fans to put Harry Reid in his place for his effort to shame the team and its owner into dropping its offensive name. Recently, Senator Reid ...
|Closed Minds, No Heart, Will Lose: A Response to Paul Daugherty's Article Concerning Michael Sam
Mr. Daugherty: As a sports columnist for The Cincinnati Enquirer, you are entitled to publish a wide array of opinions concerning St. Louis Rams and University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam.
|Michael Sam Knocks Down another Wall for Gay Rights
I am not a football fan in even the least sense of the word. In fact, if I was having difficulty sleeping, watching a football game would surely end my bout of insomnia. Still, I am a big fan of gay ...
|Righties melt down after Michael Sam kisses boyfriend on TV
Oh, get over it. Today in things that drive certain people crazy: Openly gay sports-doer Michael Sam got picked in Saturday's NFL draft. He'll be going to the St. Louis Rams. And the worst ...
|A first as St. Louis Rams take Michael Sam late in the draft
|NFL Draft. Michael Sam. Well?
Michael came out. Prior to the NFL Draft. Help? Hurt? He won awards for his play in College. If you give the NFL the benefit of the doubt, evaluators say: “Most of his production was ...
|NH GOP vs. Female Sports Fans
The NH GOP like to regularly twitter their rants about Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen... especially with the upcoming election. In typical GOP fashion they went after Sen. Shaheen for tweeting ...
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's outrage on the Don Sterling outrage may surprise you
Here's a fascinating and unique prospective well worth your time to read - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics. Kareem is outraged by our outrage. Yes, he is disgusted and ...
|Maybe The Best Response to Racism in the History of Sports
(Okay, maybe not the entire history of sports, with the heroic actions of Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, Jack Johnson, Althea Gibson and so many others who paved the way for the ...
|University of Massachusetts basketball player comes out of the closet
University of Massachusetts basketball player Derrick Gordon publicly announced that he is gay in an interview with ESPN and Outsports, becoming perhaps the first Division 1 men's basketball player ...
|UMass men's basketball player comes out as gay
Derrick Gordon, a starting sophomore for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team, will be the first openly gay player in Division 1 men's basketball. ...
|40 years ago, success was marked by death threats
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Henry "Hank" Aaron breaking Major League Baseball's home run record that had previously been held by George Herman Ruth, aka "Babe" Ruth. Today, in newspapers ...
|Brackets Busted: NCAA needs to change its stance on "student athletes"
It's that time of year again. The first week of March Madness has washed over us and many are wishing that they still had the sick days they spent watching their brackets get destroyed. But this ...
|Down Goes Duke - Lord have Mercer
Ding Dong - Duke is dead. yeah it's a short diary off topic and all but hey, Mercer 78 Duke ...
|Dave the Wave||03/21/2014||42||12||-||-|
|Jason Collins Returns to the NBA
According to Newsday: The Nets have reached an agreement with Jason Collins, according to reports, paving the way for him to become the first openly gay athlete to play in one of America's top four ...
|Was signing on Jason Collins to the Brooklyn Nets also a rebuke to Putin?
|McDonald's will send your gay propaganda to Sochi's Olympic Village for you! Here is how!
The Sochi Olympic Games have not been kind to the social media teams of Olympic Sponsors, at least in the west. Social media campaigns for both McDonald's ...
|More on Michael Sam and the University of Missouri (All Good)
We've always known that the university is supposed to be a place where young people can go to reevaluate their prejudices. This Associated Press story, just published by ESPN, has so many good ...
|Dave in Northridge||02/15/2014||25||59||-||-|
|Remember that bullying case in the NFL? Well, the report is out.
It's not looking good for Incognito. First, some background for those of you who may not follow football: Last year, Miami Dolphin's tackle Jonathan Martin left the team, later claiming that he ...
|New Olympic Sport (video)
I do not know if this has been shared. I just ran across it this morning. If you haven't seen it, you should. Sorry for the brevity. Sorry if this is repetitive...except not really. It's a ...
|Michael Sam Needs to Ace His NFL Combine Performance
Congratulations to Michael Sam for telling it like it is. Too bad he had to. I never thought I would be required to stand up and tell my potential future employer, "Hi! I'm heterosexual. Is that OK ...
|Russian figure skater waits a year to blame racist Obama tweet on hacker
During the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, we got a really good idea how low Russia's standards are. One of the people who lit the cauldron was Irina Rodnina, a three-time gold medalist in ...
|Christian Dem in NC||02/11/2014||4||16||-||-|
|Michael Sam and the NFL Draft- It's not that simple
There is a lot of talk regarding Michael Sam today. A lot of it is bullshit. A popular theme goes something like this : The NFL has declared that openly gay players will face retribution and be ...
|NFL spokespeople admit publicly the NFL will pay Sam LESS for being Gay
But they aren't homophobic or anything. Sam, a University of Missouri defensive end who came out on Sunday night, will drop in the draft, according to Sports Illustrated. The magazine spoke to ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||02/10/2014||61||16||-||-|
|NFL draft prospect Michael Sam: 'I am an openly, proud gay man'
It now looks like the National Football League will get its first openly gay player, not by having a current player come out but by ...
|Mizzou DE and NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam comes out as openly gay
Mizzou Defensive End and NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam has ...
|Puck You Futin!
This is how you beat them... Openly gay speedskater wins gold Edit: Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust became the first openly gay athlete to win a medal at the Sochi Games, taking gold in the 3,000 ...
|quiet in NC||02/09/2014||7||21||-||-|
|Sochi 2014 or Chef Putin's Witches' Brew
The first waive of pictures that came from Sochi, were posted by western reporters, flabbergasted by the lack of preparedness shown by the games organizers. Twitter feed Sochi Problems has more ...
|Ignoring The Winter Olympics.
Being a snow bunny from Vermont I love the winter Olympics much more than the summer viariety, but not this year. I know I wrote a diary defending a Coca Cola advert against the wingnut universe, ...
|Sochi: LGBT issues on the first OFFICIAL day of the Olympics: UPDATED
So the day finally came. Nothing that you wouldn't have expected, except maybe - perhaps - a statement espousing the ideas behind Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter came out of the mouth of Thomas ...
|Dave in Northridge||02/08/2014||32||52||1||-|
|AT&T becomes first Olympics sponsor to condemn Russian homophobic laws
This grabbed my attention this afternoon. I didn't see it written up after skimming the Recent Diaries list or by tag-searching Sochi. On their AT&T Consumer Blog today, AT&T issued a statement ...
|CDH in Brooklyn||02/04/2014||14||24||-||-|
|Stop the World: Peyton Manning Wants to Get Off.
Wow. Just wow. Poor Peyton Manning. Okay, yeah, so he's a Republican and he advertises for Papa John's, but wow. You have to feel bad for the guy. He's one of the greatest, arguably THE greatest ...
|Utah Republican: Make the NFL pay taxes||Laura Clawson||01/30/2014||112||101||1||-|
|Prediction Thread: NFL Divisional Playoffs
What a fantastic bunch of nailbiters we had last weekend! Here is a recap: Indy edges KC in a thriller 45-44. New Orleans tops Philly with a last-second field goal 26-24. San Diego throttles ...
|He played in the English Premier League and in the Bundesliga, and He's Out
No, unless you follow professional European soccer more closely than I do (and that would put you above the 90th percentile), you are not likely to have heard of him; I hadn't either. His name is ...
|Dave in Northridge||01/08/2014||8||20||-||-|
|The Athlete Coming Out Project: A Postmortem
There's been a lot of activity on the homophobia in professional sports front of late, because, so far, it appears that it's not just BEING out (Jason Collins), it's also supporting LGBT Civil ...
|Dave in Northridge||01/04/2014||33||46||1||-|
|Vikings to launch independent review of Kluwe's allegations; Kluwe: Let the investigation begin.
The Minnesota Vikings have launched an independent investigation into former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations that he was fired for his activism. According to the statement from the Viking's PR ...
|Chris Kluwe (probably) WAS let go from the Vikings because of his support for gay marriage
Chris Kluwe finally reveals what some of us had suspected when the Minnesota Vikings let him go last year. Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota ...
|Predictably, IOC is preparing to muzzle demonstrations at Sochi
This morning, the Los Angeles Times website ran an item titled IOC officials to ask athletes not to protest Russia's anti-gay law . Predictably, as I see it. The IOC has drafted a letter to send to ...
|Dave in Northridge||12/09/2013||42||41||-||-|
|The Culture Made Me Do It
I’m not a sports fan. in fact, I’m so not a sports fan that I can seldom match the team names with the sports they play. But friends have been sharing so many stories and clips about the Richie ...
|Bullying: Bill Plaschke Eviscerates the Miami Dolphins in the LA Times
No, this isn't the end of this situation. As many of you may know, the Miami Dolphins played their first game after the scandal broke Monday night, and lost that game to the previously winless Tampa ...
|Dave in Northridge||11/13/2013||59||104||-||-|
I know this is a political web site and not a sports site. In Boston there is no difference. Spent a few minutes before the game chatting with a former state rep, in fact. First, congratulations to ...
|A Class Act to Follow
Every year my friends and I start up a fantasy football league. This year, I was extra excited, because my team, the Seahawks had players to draft. As the season drew near, expectations were that ...
|World Series, Game One: October Open Thread.
It's that time again. World Series Time. And I'm loving it. Not that my Cincinnati Reds made it here. No, they didn't. And, failing that, the Pittsburgh Pirates came up shy of making this a ...
|Craig James suing Fox Sports over firing
You may remember that last month, Craig James was hired as an analyst on Fox Sports Southwest's college football studio show--only to be ousted after only one appearance after Fox Sports brass in ...
|Christian Dem in NC||10/14/2013||14||9||-||-|
|Wait, the NFL is a 'non-profit' organization?
If you want your blood to boil, read this piece on how the NFL fleeces taxpayers. It has shit like this: Though Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal claims to be ...
|Keith Olbermann on ESPN 2: A (Special) Comment on Sochi
Special thanks to *Hey338Too* for bringing this to my attention. I have to admit that I don't watch much television during the semester, but Keith on Sochi is just too good to pass up without ...
|Dave in Northridge||09/13/2013||52||84||3||-|
|Craig James on unemployment line due to anti-gay comments during brief Senate run
Craig James was a mainstay on college football broadcasts for more than 20 years before a brief--and embarrassing--run for the Senate from Texas in 2012. But now it looks like anti-gay comments he ...
|Christian Dem in NC||09/07/2013||19||19||-||-|
|Dear "Proud Sponsors" of the 2014 Sochi Olympics
Dear "Proud Sponsors" of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, If you, like in years past, going to splash the Olympic logo in your ads and on your products to tell us that you are “proudly” sponsoring the ...
|IOC (Surprise!) Caves to Russian Laws
I was waiting on this one because of sourcing issues, but when Gay Star News reports something and the Advocate decides to publicize it, I figure why wait for Reuters or somebody else. The net is ...
|Dave in Northridge||08/13/2013||158||108||3||-|
|My letter to the International Olympic Committee
First of all, they are hard to contact. The only way I've found is by snail mail. If anyone else wants to write to them, here it is: International Olympic Committee Chateau de Vidy Case Postale ...
|On Puget Sound||08/13/2013||9||7||1||-|
|Why I write about the Sochi Olympics and Russia
This was made necessary by a comment on a Sochi diary Friday: Somehow I had missed the fact that the anti LGTB law was new. My bad. Fine. Since July 23, there have been seventeen diaries about Russia,
|Dave in Northridge||08/11/2013||108||81||1||-|
|President Obama Condemns Russia's Anti-Gay Laws
President Obama last night spoke out about Russia's new anti-gay laws on the Tonight Show: Q Well, something that shocked me about Russia — and I’m surprised this is not a huge story —
|The Sochi Olympics: A Modest Proposal from Outsports
Indeedy, and it's a good one . But first, the op-ed pages of the New York Times have turned up a very troubling article from the International Herald Tribune by Masha Gessen, an influential Russian ...
|Dave in Northridge||08/06/2013||20||72||1||-|
|Sochi Olympics: Gag Rule for Athletes
Just a short one today. The New York Times reports that Official Russia has warned athletes who plan to compete in Sochi that Russian laws apply to them. I am reminded of two issues in American ...
|Dave in Northridge||08/02/2013||76||59||-||-|
|The Sochi Olympics, Homophobia, and Protest in Context from Dave Zirin
There isn't anything really new on the front of Russian homophobia today. Nothing new from the IOC or NBC, and the boycotts of Russian vodka are spreading . People within the Russian government are ...
|Dave in Northridge||08/01/2013||15||32||-||-|
|The Sochi Olympics and the Russian Pogrom against LGBT People
Two articles. Nancy Goldstein in the Guardian with a long headline: Shame on the IOC, NBC and foreign governments for turning a blind eye on Russia's LGBT hate campaign (h/t to John Aravosis for ...
|Dave in Northridge||07/31/2013||43||43||-||-|
|Gay foreigners could be jailed and deported at Winter Olympics
Back in June, Russia, already one of the most homophobic countries on the planet, passed a law which not only bans public displays of affection by gays, but also bans speaking about homosexuality ...
|Christian Dem in NC||07/31/2013||18||31||-||-|
|DK Fantasy Football
Hey everybody! DK Fantasy Football is back again. We've got a decade under our belts now! How about that? We have about 50 players already and we're looking for a few new teams to add to the mix.
|Openly gay soccer player signed by LA Galaxy
So we were all wondering which men's professional sports team would be the first to actually sign an out gay player. It turns out it won't be MLB. Nor the NFL, the NBA, or the NHL. MLS, or major ...
|Dave in Northridge||05/25/2013||20||25||-||-|
|Judging the Sin, Not the Sinner: ESPN's Chris Broussard is a Coward
Yes, I am talking to you, unimaginative hack with credentials supplied by ESPN. Chris Broussard had an opinion about the Jason Collins coming-out party, and I commend him for being willing to ...
|Sports world reacts to Jason Collins in a (mostly) positive way
Yesterday's history-making announcement from veteran NBA journeyman Jason ...
|3 Degrees of Jason Collins
It could be a game that centers around any NBA journeyman. It would go something like this: Chris Webber played with Peja Stojakovich Peja Stojakovich played with Jason Kidd Jason Kidd played with ...
|Basketball Player Brittney Griner Came Out Last Week, But Nobody Noticed
The news of 12-year NBA veteran (and active player) Jason Collins announcing that he is gay is groundbreaking moment that is to be celebrated. Encouragingly, the response from his own teammates, ...
|To the Religious Right Trashing Jason Collins: He Was Born Gay. You Were Taught to Hate.
Originally published in Tikkun Daily | Jason Collins today became the first active NBA player to reveal his gay identity in the league's history. And he did so on the pages of Sports Illustrated ...
|David Harris Gershon||04/29/2013||118||225||1||-|
|History is Made. First Major League Basketball Player in US Comes Out. Cover Photo. Tweets. Video.
It's been anticipated for a while; today it happened. I've never heard of Jason Collins. Which is not surprising, since I don't follow major league sports. But I do follow history. And Jason Collins,
|NBA player Jason Collins comes out of the closet
This will be the major story on sports talk radio today for sure, and elsewhere: 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins has announced that he is gay : I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.
|If you can play, YOU CAN PLAY
Yes, this has been diaried before, but not with a link to the video. As JGibson wrote in a diary on April 11, Today, the NHL and the NHLPA have announced a partnership with the LGBTQ-friendly You ...
|Dave in Northridge||04/27/2013||14||24||-||-|
|A Rivalry of Respect, oh and "Sweet Caroline"
There is a moment in the classic American movie, The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy and the Scarecrow encounter the rusting Tin Man in the woods. The poor Tin Man is frozen in place, unable to move at ...
|NHL announces groundbreaking program to support LGBT athletes
Earlier today, the NHL and the NHLPA announced what may be the first effort of its kind to support LGBT players. The NHL and NHLPA have partnered with the You Can Play Project, an organization ...
|Christian Dem in NC||04/11/2013||21||19||-||-|
|Brendon Ayanbadejo and the Professional Athlete Coming Out Project - MAYBE
After Brendon Ayanbadejo, the most vocal of our three allies in pro football, was cut by the Baltimore Ravens, he went on MSNBC to discuss that, and the progress being made in the attempt to ...
|Dave in Northridge||04/11/2013||7||20||-||-|
|NHL and NHLPA agree to partnership with pro-LGBTQ You Can Play Project
Today, the NHL and the NHLPA have announced a partnership with the LGBTQ-friendly You Can Play Project in an effort to curb homophobia in the league and ...
|Report: NFL Player "Strongly Considering" Coming Out
The He-Man Homo Haters Club is about to haz a real sad about this: Efforts of heroes like @ scottfujita99 making it safer for gay NFL players. Hearing one is considering coming out: cbssports.com/...
|NCAA bracketology, Daily Kos Elections-style
The annual rituals of March Madness are upon us, meaning many of us will be spending the next few days fervently rooting for some small college that we've never heard of before, in the hopes of ...
|The Dailykos NCAA Pool
For those of you wanting to have some fun with the NCAA tournament coming up, I set up a group for dailykos users. It is through ESPN if anyone is interested, here is the link to the page http://...
|Join our DK March Madness pool!
March Madness is here! We'd love to have more community members join the annual pool over at Yahoo! We've got 24 in the group already from the DK Fantasy Leagues and would love to grow the group. ...
|Three NYU professors call for all sports leagues to ban questions about sexual orientation
As I mentioned yesterday , three former college football players claim that at least one NFL team asked them about their sexual orientation. The NFL is investigating, and both the league and the ...
|Christian Dem in NC||03/02/2013||25||18||1||-|
|Moving gay rights toward the goal line
Support for gay rights has advanced faster and further than I think anyone would have guessed a decade ago. Marriage equality in nine states and the District of Columbia? Really, who would have ...
|DKos Fantasy Baseball - Year #10
Baseball is back! Players are getting back after it in Florida & Arizona. Also, the DKos Fantasy Baseball Leagues are open for business. I can't believe it's been a decade-long endeavor! Details ...
|Tim Tebow aligns with Hatemongering Mega-Church
Apparently it didn't take much for Rex Ryan to not like Tebow. That having been said, he sure gained a loyal fan of people who viewed him as a great guy with solid values who just wasn't getting a ...
|My first Kos Diary is about the Olympics
I have been a reader, and very rare commenter, here at DailyKos for many years now. I never really thought that I would write a diary because I think that most of those who write here are more ...
Hello and welcome to the biggest spectacle of professional sports in the United States. Since the Superbowl generally attracts more casual fans of the game, I figured it might be nice to provide a ...
|GO RAVENS GO!!!!
We are long due for a superbowl. I am proud to be from Baltimore.
|NFL Picks: Super Bowl Edition
And so we come to the end of an exciting and dynamic season. The rookie QBs came out in force and are rewriting the game. There were some new stars to be sure who aren't QBs. JJ Watt took the league ...
|It Gets Better? For 49ers, It Gets Worse
This is likely going to be a short, and not so sweet, diary. First it was the Chris Culliver incident, where second-string cornerback/homophobe made comments about how he didn't want out gay ...
|49ers Chris Culliver's homophobic remarks should have consequences
In an interview with shock jock Artie Lange on Wednesday, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver let his homophobia banner fly just in time to embarrass his entire team headed into the Super ...
|NBA star Kenneth "Manimal" Faried tells story of his two moms to promote CO civil unions bill
Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets starred in a video to tell the story of his two moms in order to help further Colorado's civil union bill working its way through the Colorado legislature. ...
|Ravens @ Patriots AFC Championship - Liveblog
Oops, looks like the Ravens peed in the pundit's punchbowl. They went and spoiled the much anticipated Brady-Manning clash of the Titans. Instead we get a rematch of last year's AFC Championship. ...
|49ers @ Falcons NFC Championship - Liveblog
The San Francisco 49ers play the Atlanta Falcons in this opening game of Championship Sunday. There are a couple of dominant storylines coming into this game. One is the incredibly amazing ...
|NFL Picks: Conference Championship Edition
I went 2-2 last weekend. Playoffs I'm 6 -2. Seattle had a comeback for the ages and I will give Atlanta credit for holding on and winning in the end, but the Seahawks are going to be tough next ...
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