The NFL needs a reality check

In the midst of the 2018 NFL season, the political standpoint of NFL players protesting during the national anthem due to police brutality against African Americans and President Trump’s remarks about players protesting has been a hot topic issue. Players, team owners, celebrities, and activists have all expressed opinions on how the NFL should handle players kneeling during the national anthem, and the NFL has not made the necessary steps for everyone to be satisfied. The NFL needs to act swiftly in order to give …

Kaepernick backlash: racism vs patriotism

*Correction: An earlier version of this piece quoted writer Marcie Bianco without attribution. The piece has been updated to reflect the proper credit. Our apologies for the error.* Freedom of speech and expression is seen as a core tenet of American society. Unfortunately, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has proven that expressing said freedom is only acceptable when you toe the line of American exceptionalism.

Grantland, Gone too soon

ESPN announced in September that they were going to suspend the publication of the popular sports and pop culture blog Grantland, effective immediately. “After careful consideration, we have decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact across our enterprise,” ESPN said in a statement. Since 2011, Grantland provided stellar journalism for those who craved more than just a game recap. The editor-in-chief, Bill Simmons, was an established writer and sports journalist …