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Google May Be Preparing To Buy Its Way Into NFL Broadcasting

Fox Sports 1 launched over the weekend, giving Fox the cable sports partner it thinks can eventually dethrone ESPN from its self-appointed position as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Fox Sports 1 has understandably attracted attention, and because it has broadcast rights fees for major sports like the NFL and Major League Baseball and for rising sports like the Ultimate Fighting Championship, FS1 … [Read more...]

Alabama News Site Apologizes For Saying Football Is Confusing ‘Especially For Women’

Sexism can be a confusing and vexing concept, especially for some men. That is the only plausible explanation for the lead Al.com food editor David Holloway placed on his story about an Mobile, Alabama event called, “Girls of Fall: A night of Food, Fashion and Football.” The event will “offer instruction in how to host the perfect game day party — either at home or at the … [Read more...]

Robert Griffin III: Time Is Now For Openly Gay NFL Player

CREDIT: USA Today There’s no better time for a gay football player to come out of the closet than right now, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told GQ Magazine. The answer was part of the magazine’s profile of the second-year quarterback who won the offensive Rookie of the Year award last season and is currently recovering from a knee injury. Griffin is notably … [Read more...]

American Runner Wins Silver Medal In Russia, Dedicates It To LGBT Friends

CREDIT: US Presswire A top American distance runner dedicated the silver medal he won at the track and field World Championships in Moscow to his gay and lesbian friends, becoming the first athlete to openly defy Russia’s new anti-gay law that outlaws “homosexual propaganda.” Nick Symmonds won the silver medal in the 800-meters Tuesday, then broke a previous pledge to not speak … [Read more...]

ESPN’s Jay Bilas Exposes NCAA’s Hypocrisy On Amateurism With Simple Web Search

Jay Bilas CREDIT: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE The NCAA has removed the search function from its shopping web site Tuesday after ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, an avowed proponent of paying college athletes, exposed the lie behind one of the organization’s central arguments for amateurism. Tuesday afternoon, Bilas began searching the NCAA Shop web site – ShopNCAASports.com … [Read more...]