The NCAA just became the next income stream lost by North Carolina for its anti-LGBT laws: The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced on Monday that it would pull seven championship games from North Carolina over the states anti-LGBT law known as HB2. In the announcement, the NCAA said that North Carolina laws make it [Read More…]
BREAKING: The NBA pulls the All-Star game out of Charlotte due to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation.
Well this is cool: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers failed to repeal or repair an anti-LGBT law passed in spring, according totop NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports. The All-Star Weekend events, scheduled to take place February 17-19, will likely be moved to New Orleans, [Read More…]
Every year we do a WWJTD NCAA bracket pool. Here’s a link to this year’s group. Head over and submit your own bracket. The prize: the winner will be able to submit a guest post bragging about their superiority to all other contestants. 😛 Good luck, everybody! I picked Kansas to win for two reasons: [Read More…]
I’m in the middle of working on my first post of the day while keeping my eye on twitter for anything developing. I saw a link to this video on ESPN that made me smile all over the place. It’s a high school basketball game where one team has an equipment manager with Down Syndrome. [Read More…]
Here’s a bit of cool, happy news: After working in the league for the past 13 years, Smith is now the special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills. “Kathryn Smith has done an outstanding job in the seven years that she has worked with our staff,” Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan said in [Read More…]
Satanic Temple offering to give invocation after high school football coach who won’t stop praying with players.
Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy is going to cost his school district a lot of money (which I’ve written about in detail here). He keeps leading prayers after games even though his school district, which seems acutely aware that they would lose a lawsuit over this, is telling him to stop. Hemant recently [Read More…]
Tim Tebow was deemed not good enough to be the third string quarterback for the Eagles. Today they released him: [Tebow’s] release Saturday came a day after the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals, opening the No. 3 quarterback job. The Eagles are opting to move ahead with two, Sam Bradford and Mark [Read More…]
Want to see the double standard that gets foisted onto atheists? Here it is, straight from the Washington Post: Ok, Arian Foster said he didn’t believe in god but that he was cool with people who did. This makes him the anti-Tebow? He literally said he was cool with people who believe like Tebow. How [Read More…]
Holy cow, this is really big. For anybody who played sports in high school it’s pretty clear that Christianity has done a great job weaving itself into athletics. In fact, it seems most of the violations in public schools of church/state separation come from coaches praying with athletes or otherwise using sports programs to proselytize [Read More…]
Former student athlete sues Delaware State University because coach made church attendance mandatory.
It seems another college coach is using their post to spread their religion: Natalia Mendieta is suing the university, former coach LaKisya Killingsworth and former athletic director Candy Young in U.S. District Court, alleging they violated the First Amendment by requiring religious activities at a publicly funded university. … David Finger, an attorney representing Mendieta, [Read More…]