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Players Back Out of MLB All-Star Game Boycott in Arizona

By Micah Perry

Of all the mainstream forms of entertainment, professional sports is certainly the arena least likely to produce out-spoken ideologues. Its participants entertain and interact through action, rarely getting a chance to speak on anything outside the game, and even then, largely in soft-profile human interest stories.

American Identity

Anti-Latino Bias Reaches American Professional Sports

However you’d like to refer to the game, be it soccer, football, or fútbol there’s only one thing you need to know. I love everything about it. I treasure those moments when new acquaintances question me about my love for soccer so that I can quote legendary English soccer coach Bill Shankly who said of the game “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” Sunderland A.F.C., Portland Timbers and the Chicago Fire these are names of the teams that I support, my friends say worship and they are right.… Read more

Culture

SPORTS: He Loves You, He Loves You Not

Here in America we just can’t seem to resist guilty pleasures. We do things we know we shouldn’t. American sports fans seem to enjoy the lingering relationship between themselves and a superstar. This type of relationship is much akin to exclusively dating someone and sooner or later breaking up with them. Both are a type of love-hate relationship that continue until one party either finds someone else, more money, or a sense of clarity. Feelings linger, emotions peak, and rationality is thrown completely out the window when we are invested in these types of relationships.

Usually the scenario goes like so: Person A says to Person B “Look, it has been a wonderful run, but… Read more