Ladies, you are now welcome in the wide-world of baseball analysis, at least according to one broadcasting booth. And if you are as awesome as Michele Smith.
Perhaps even more heartwrenching than the financial stress that these woman face is the constant reminder that their bodies do not fit the status quo.
“Sports aren’t just about empowering women to change their surroundings. They’re also about changing the ways in which women are viewed in their surroundings.”
“For the record: I am gay.”
Brittani’s Team Pick: “You can’t discriminate. It’s just like black, white, same thing. You wouldn’t discriminate against my race, just like I wouldn’t discriminate against your sexuality.” -TJ Graham of the Buffalo Bills
Football coach Ron Brown doesn’t think that LGBT people have the right to be protected under the law, but don’t worry, he’ll treat you the same as everyone else!
Intern Grace’s Team Pick: “We’re out there.”
Remember that giant rainbow parachute? Me too!
Megan Rapinoe plays soccer and has excellent hair. It is likely that you will appreciate her for these and other reasons.
Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday. America. Fuck yeah.
Women’s Boxing will debut at the 2012 Olympics after 109 years, making it one of the last sports to join its male counterpart.
What does the Penn State sex abuse scandal have to do with gay adoptive families? Oh, that’s right, nothing.
Brittani’s Team Pick: “The fact that you could lace journalism with sarcasm is what attracted me to sportswriting in the first place. Humor was permitted, even encouraged.”
The US Open is coming to a close while football season and the Rugby World Cup begin. What better way to end the summer? Pretend you don’t have a million answers to that.
An on-campus humor short at USC ends in a racist Fox Sports video. It looks like one person still thinks that Asian people will accents are hilarious. Hello: the ’80s called and wants its stereotypes back.
Brittani’s Team Pick: Hope Solo doin’ thangs. Including, but not limited to, getting naked and dancing. Not at the same time from what I can tell but we can pray.
Introducing the Lingerie Basketball League. Their slogan is “where beauty meets the hardwood.” Doesn’t that make you want to puke? If it doesn’t it’s because you didn’t catch the “hardwood” pun the first time.
Any of you who were ever banished to the swampy softball field for practice or wore decades old polyster uniforms while the boy’s team got new ones understand why Title IX exists. But is it working?
Brittani’s Team Pick: No Look Pass. This film documents the journey of Emily Tay from her playing days at Harvard to a professional basketball career in Germany while in a relationship with a U.S. servicewoman.
Sheryl Swoopes, a WNBA lesbian icon, has broken up with her longtime girlfriend and is now engaged to a man. What does that mean?