Archive for April 2013

Jason Collins, NBA Center, "Comes Out" as Being Gay

Jason Collins, a professional basketball athlete, has come out to the world as being gay.  I applaud his courage, sincerity, honesty, and narrative in the current issue of Sports Illustrated,  of what led up to this brave decision. It was only 3 weeks ago, Rutgers basketball star, Brittney Griner, the #1 Women’s basketball player,... Read more »

White Sox v. Nats: The "Fun" Police Say "NO" in Nat's Ballpark

Going to a White Sox game, at any opposing ball park, is a treat. I’ve only been to Camden Yards in Baltimore,  AT&T Park in San Francisco, and the older stadiums in Philadelphia,  Cleveland (1959), Anaheim, Detroit, and Milwaukee. It’s fabulous seeing all the White Sox jerseys on fans like myself.  These last few days,... Read more »

Mike Rice, Tim Pernetti & Rutgers' Basketball: Abuse as Normalized

Mike Rice, the head basketball coach at Rutgers University, in New Jersey, used  his power and position to physically, emotionally, and verbally abuse his college basketball players.  The video tape of a practice, shown on ESPN’s Outside the Lines two days ago, has gone viral.  Take a look at both video and the story which... Read more »