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The Nation has its first sports columnist, Dave Zirin, and he has more to write about than you know!  Here's a place to discuss sports and politics at the same time (my two passions).

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Started by John Dewhurst Jun 27, 2012. 0 Replies

These are my 2 favorite subjects and finally a group on here cool. OK, so Miami heat won the NBA Championship and Lebron James who said in early interviews said they will win like 8 titles as now…Continue

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Comment by Lew A. Welge on March 21, 2015 at 10:17pm
Frankly forgot, Lamonte, albeit March Madness is marvelous: a generalization I'd uphold and defend against any challenger.
Comment by John Dewhurst on March 21, 2015 at 4:26pm

I am not sure what Lew was talking about I see no issue I guess others do. 

Comment by Lamonte Johnson on February 14, 2015 at 10:38pm

What specifically are you referring to Lew?

Comment by Lew A. Welge on February 14, 2015 at 10:20pm
Watch your generalizations, guys and gals.
Comment by Lamonte Johnson on February 14, 2015 at 7:34pm

It won't happen. I have written every black sports star I could contact, all pertinent black organizations and none ever responded. It would need a well organized group, but I don't see anyone very interested. The magnitude of this would inspire a revolution in what is a new form of slavery, college sports. The black athletes would favor states with the least visible political hatred. Oprah could do it.

Comment by John Dewhurst on February 14, 2015 at 6:56pm

Lamonte........you are right but do you think it will happen? I don't see that happening but if it did the shock wves throughout America would be mind blowing. The only issue would be where would these african americans go to college and play football, basketball, baseball and so forth?

Comment by Lamonte Johnson on February 14, 2015 at 5:18pm

This is about sports and politics. Some of the most rabid sport fans live in states that are always trying to discriminate against the black people. In 2013 Alabama made over $120,000,000 from NCAA sports. These football factories cannot exists without that money. I would like to see a boycott that will make all other boycotts look small. If young black athletes in those states refused to participate in colleges in states that do not like them, and enrolled elsewhere the South would have a quick attitude change. The NCAA would be asked to forego their eligibility rules for a good cause. This involves a lot of money and rabid fans that know the value of their young black athletes to their colleges. 

Comment by John Dewhurst on February 14, 2015 at 4:58pm

I love politics & sports and I am so happy to find this group. So what is everyone up to today?

Comment by Peggy Randall on April 29, 2013 at 2:03pm

Excellent piece by Dave Zirin today in The Nation.  His columns are a constant reminder of how political sports can really be:

http://www.thenation.com/blog/174080/fighter-his-trade-tamerlan-tsa...

Comment by Peggy Randall on August 1, 2012 at 11:34am

Nothing more tiresome to those of us living in the "here and now" than someone who continuously harkens back to the "good 'ol days."  And then insists on referring to me as the equally dated and condescending "Ms. Randall" and not addressing me directly instead of in the 3rd person (something it looks like "Mr Harris" has done with other women on this network; could it be because we're girls?).  Or demeaning me because I recount a personal story.  Nothing like that kind of personal snarkery to stop a conversation dead.

 

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