Straddlers! I am super-excited to report that your regular steward for AAA, Dr. Carmen Phillips, will be returning to the helm next week. Thanks for hanging out with me the last few weeks and indulging all my sports commentary. Let’s do one more for the road, shall we?
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Apparently, there were still people doubting the existence of male bisexuality?: Study Sheds Light on Male Bisexuality
Saw This, Thought of You
+ “We’re all gonna have some serious PTSD from this shit one day:” I Know How to Cover a Portland Protest. So Why Am I Shaking?
+ Better late to the party than to never show up, right?: Planned Parenthood in N.Y. Disavows Margaret Sanger Over Eugenics
Saw This, Thought of You: Sportsball Edition
+ After a frustrating set of quarterfinal matches, the semis gave NWSL fans something we’d been sorely missing: GOAL SCORING. In the first semifinal, match-up, the Houston Dash were able to put one in the net, defeating the Portland Thorns. Then in the second semifinal, Chicago looked set to walk into their second straight NWSL final — thanks to three early goals — but then Sky Blue FC slotted in two goals and made a game of it. In the end, the Red Stars prevailed and our final was set:
8️⃣ entered, 2️⃣ remain.
— NWSL (@NWSL) July 23, 2020
+ The NWSL will crown a first-time champion on Sunday: Unlikely NWSL season will have an unlikely Challenge Cup champion
+ This sounds like a great idea: Sky Blue FC’s Midge Purce opens up about playing outside back and her plans for NWSL’s Black Players Coalition
The 2020 WNBA Season kicks off this weekend from IMG Academy in Florida. Ginger, get the popcorn!
- Saturday, June 25
- 12:00 PM – Seattle Storm vs. New York Liberty (ESPN)
- 3:00 PM – Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury (ABC)
- 5:00 PM – Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics (CBS Sports Network)
- Sunday, June 26
- 12:00 PM – Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx (ESPN)
- 3:00 PM – Chicago Sky vs. Las Vegas Aces (ABC)
- 5:00 PM – Dallas Wings vs. Atlanta Dream (CBS Sports Network)
+ Unfamiliar with the WNBA and looking for a team to cheer on this season? Matt Ellentuck has you covered: WNBA Beginner’s Guide Part 2: Picking which team to root for
The women of the @wnba are always out front.
Working with the family of Breonna Taylor, the @TheWNBPA
has created these shirts to sell, proceeds going to the Breonna Taylor Foundation. #justiceforbreonna#sayhername pic.twitter.com/061rRH2ENq
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) July 22, 2020
In “Men Also Play Sports” news: The weirdest MLB season ever is about to start. Here’s how baseball in 2020 could play out
+ A new franchise is set to join the MLS. I am unimpressed with the team’s name and crest:
We are Charlotte FC.
Welcome to the club. pic.twitter.com/LVXW5RaYxO
— Charlotte FC (@CharlotteMLS) July 22, 2020
+ Corporate Hypocrisy: Corporate Political Donations Clash With Company Causes
+ A blatantly unconstitutional order that, before it is struck down, will dissuade people from participating in the census and stroke the president’s xenophobic base… which is exactly what they wanted: Trump Endorses a New Three-Fifths Clause
+ If you haven’t watched Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s brilliant response to the offensive attack from her colleague, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), make some time for it today:
Rep @AOC: "I do not need Rep. Yoho to apologize to me. Clearly he does not want to. Clearly when given the opportunity he will not & I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women & using abusive language towards women." pic.twitter.com/XKymFh3Oyf
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 23, 2020
+ How fucked up is 2020? It’s got me agreeing with Liz Cheney. GOP Trump allies urge Liz Cheney to step down from leadership over her criticisms of the president