Friday Night Tykes: How Women Shouldn’t Coach

Friday Night Tykes: How Women Shouldn’t Coach

Anyone who knows me moderately well knows that I love me some Friday Night Tykes. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a reality TV show based on youth football leagues in Texas and Pennsylvania. It’s packed with all the drama that comes from the combination of talented youth football players, questionable parenting and coaching and […]

The Women of the College Football National Championship

The Women of the College Football National Championship

  In the weeks leading up to the College Football National Championship we’ve heard and read a TON about the offenses, defenses, coaches, players and percentages of the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide. And rightfully so, the teams are setting us up for a National Championship for the record books. These men have worked […]

HAIL TO THE REDNECKS

HAIL TO THE REDNECKS

Not too long ago I found myself in my home state of South Carolina standing in an NFL gear shop with my brother. I was doing some shopping when I characteristically found myself engaged in football banter. The target of the Townes Trash Talk was a random, middle-aged white man. He was an avid Carolina […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF ALLIES

THE IMPORTANCE OF ALLIES

Much of the sports world has been engaged in a fierce debate about NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against America’s racism and historic patterns of institutional injustices against people of color.  While much of the media may be showing that the vast majority of football players and Americans are disgusted by Kaepernick’s refusal […]

WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON AT BAYLOR?!

WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON AT BAYLOR?!

  On any given day over the past several months you were very likely to come across a headline about Baylor University and its problem with sexual assault.  Football players were (and still are) de-committing, administrators were being fired and repurposed, there were convictions, cover-ups, interviews and investigations at every turn.  If chaos has come […]

NO COUNTRY FOR TENNESSEE COACHES

NO COUNTRY FOR TENNESSEE COACHES

On February 9th we learned of another Title IX lawsuit against a major institution.  This time a group of unnamed women are alleging the University of Tennessee violated Title IX by creating a “hostile sexual environment” through its established pattern of indifference towards claims that student-athletes engaged in sexual assaults.  A few days later on […]

HOW ERICA KINSMAN & AMBER ROSE WON THIS WEEK

HOW ERICA KINSMAN & AMBER ROSE WON THIS WEEK

This week women have had some newsworthy victories.  On Monday, it was announced that Florida State University (FSU) would pay Erica Kinsman $950,000 and commit itself to sexual assault awareness, prevention and training programs in exchange for Kinsman dismissing her Title IX lawsuit against the school.  Yesterday, Amber Rose got a win for every woman […]

THE LADYBALL & GROWING WOMEN’S SPORTS

THE LADYBALL & GROWING WOMEN’S SPORTS

Last week, some new hotness dropped; and by new hotness I mean utter ridiculousness.  It was dubbed the Ladyball and touted as a “soft-touch, easy play and fashion driven” alternative to regular (read manly) balls.  It was specially designed for “a woman’s unique grip” and “to go with every woman’s wardrobe.”  Say what?! You can […]

A YEAR IN REVIEW

A YEAR IN REVIEW

It’s hard to pick one word to describe women’s sports in 2015.  This year has been filled with excitement, disappoint and progress.  In 2015 women continued to take sports by storm as athletes, coaches, officials, journalists, administrators, doctors and in every other way imaginable.  They set records, caused controversy and told their own stories on […]

HEY, LEAVE BALLERINAS OUT OF IT

HEY, LEAVE BALLERINAS OUT OF IT

Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. (OBJ) gave football fans action on and off the field this past weekend.  The league’s top-rated cornerback and wide receiver, respectively, hit hard physically and verbally as they attempted to show their defensive and offensive prowess.  There are rumors about the nature of some of the verbal hits that […]