Could the Boston Celtics be in line to make herstory?
Considering The Last Dance: Its Achievements, Its Enigmas, and Its Frustrations
Are we owed an explanation for the docuseries's silences? And can we find meaning and value in our experience of The Last Dance even if those explanations never come?
Caption this: “The Last Dance” for Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman
"The Last Dance" has hit different for all of us. We're left without live sports, stuck inside our houses--or at least bound awfully close to our property lines--waiting for the COVID-19 pandemic to run its course. So let's give credit where it's deserved: ESPN's decision to release the 10-hour documentary series months earlier than expected … Continue reading Caption this: “The Last Dance” for Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman
Social media, Donald Trump, and the bigoted weaponization of sports
Digging deep into the motivation and mechanics of the latest front in the war on information. Social media and sports are under attack.
The WNBA is the most important North American pro sports league
The WNBA's time has come, and its new leader is just the person to take it to new heights.
College sports fans as fuel for change
As many of y’all reading this know, I'm a rowdy and unreasonable fan of college basketball, particularly UNC men’s basketball, the ACC, March Madness, and plenty of other indefensible components of an indefensible operation. But I’m also someone who believes there’s no truly ethical consumption, and that in that sense we're pretty much slogging our … Continue reading College sports fans as fuel for change
2020 Democratic field meets March Madness: Elizabeth Warren draws top-overall seed, Kamala Harris leads tough West
Which top seed is in trouble? And which lower seed is destined for a Cinderella story? #LetsDance
Megan Rapinoe and the Squad: Don’t Just Resist—Win.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why Megan Rapinoe’s World Cup performance was so impactful. It’s not just that she was great; Carli Lloyd was great in the 2015 World Cup, but I would argue that her performance is now remembered as an exemplary sports performance, not as a transcendent cultural moment. There was … Continue reading Megan Rapinoe and the Squad: Don’t Just Resist—Win.
NFL, Tyreek Hill, and gaslighting a generation of fans
I honestly never thought I'd need to write his name again. I thought the NFL might get this one correct.
USWNT wins the World Cup, and I’m out here breaking promises to my kids (fan reaction video included)
I promised myself I'd never force a sports team on my children. And then the 2019 World Cup happened.