Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Satan, Football, and the ‘Persecution’ of Christians.

“My special magic is true and yours isn’t.”  This is shall be the running theme of our look at the recent hullabaloo at Bremerton High School, in Washington state.     The story breaks down as this.  Football Coach guy leads a christian prayer on the 50 yard line after each football game.  He’s been doing ...

Musings on Canadian Politics: The Quebec Soccer Federation deserves condemnation

In the wake of the Quebec Soccer Federation’s banning of “turbans” on the playing field, FIFA has announced “turbans” can be worn on the field of play. FIFA issued a news release yesterday saying the Canadian Soccer Association should “allow male players in Canada to wear head covers.” Of course, this wasn’t an issue for ...

Musings on Canadian Politics: Soccer, Sikhs and multiculturalism in Quebec

Quebec’s Soccer Federation is going into hiding. The names and contact information of its board of directors have been pulled from the federation’s website. They’re refusing to talk to the media. Are they being accused of embezzlement? Did they steal children’s money? No, they’re refusing to allow Sikh kids to wear “turbans” during competitive matches. ...

The Canadian Progressive: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Fired From Beloved Football Coaching Job

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will no longer derive personal and political capital from his position of head football coach at Etobicoke’s Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School. The Toronto Catholic District School (TCDSB) has fired him from the position. “The Toronto Catholic District School (TCDSB) thanks Mayor Rob Ford for his contribution and many years of service ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Hackland Ruling Not About The $3,150

The ruling by Justice Charles T. Hackland was not about the $3150 that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford improperly solicited for his football team but about his arrogant and stubborn insistence that he is above the law. Matters of law regarding conflict of interest can be subject of interpretation and if after being found to have ...

Chris Tindal: The one option left in Don Bosco’s playbook

When things go wrong, those with the least power usually suffer the most. Football players at the bottom of a pileup have the most weight pressing down on them, and can’t get up unless others do so first. This holds true with the numerous scandals involving football coach and occasional mayor Rob Ford’s inability to ...

Trashy's World: Christine Sinclair’s ludicrous ban…

…and fine is typical of the corrupt anachronism called FIFA! Like the IOC, it is a cabal of greed and very wealthy individuals who are interested in nothing else but seeing a great sport make as much money for them as possible… even if they have to degrade the Game to so. Christine Sinclair is ...

Drive-by Planet: Banksy photos: Zapatista murals and ‘Cowboys’ football

Turns out the British graffiti artist Banksy was once a goalie – and a decent one at that by all accounts. He played for a cool football team called the Easton Cowboys. BBC: Starting off as kickabouts involving a group of youngsters in the St Pauls district of Bristol and later at Baptist Mills School ...

Canadian Progressive: Right-wing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford should step down: POLL

Fifty-five per cent Torontonians want their right-wing Mayor Rob Ford to leave office if he is found guilty in the ongoing conflict of interest case, according to the results of a recent poll by Forum Research. Can you blame them? Last week, Ford appeared in court in a conflict of interest case “to explain why he participated ...

Canadian Progressive World: Christine Sinclair For Canada’s Flagbearer For London Olympics Closing Ceremony

Christine Sinclair, the captain of the bronze-winning Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team, is our choice to carry the flag during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. That’s the word from Canadians. See the Twitter hashtag #SinclairForFlagBearer. I approve. By making Sinclair flag-bearer, Canada would honour both our gallant women’s soccer team and her personal achievements ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Irish Fans Win Euro 2012

We all love the Irish. Don’t we? Well, now we should all love them. Or love them some more. So says the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The European football’s governing body has decided to give Irish fans a special award for good behavior during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. UEFA is so impressed that its ...

DeSmogBlog: BP Launches PR Blitz To Repair Image

bp-logo-oil.jpg College football fans aren’t the only ones who’ll be paying close attention to what’s happening in Louisiana this evening – BP is hoping that tonight’s BCS championship game will be the ultimate payoff for their aggressive public relations campaign which is aimed at convincing the American public that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon ...

gay persons of color: Scott Fujita makes marriage equality video

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has made a video in which he declares his support for marriage equality. The Japanese-American, whose father was interned in a relocation camp during World War II, had in 2009 expressed similar sentiments regarding equality saying: “People could look at this issue without blinders on…the blinders imposed by their church, ...

gay persons of color: Hockey defenceman Andrew Ference in support of gay players

Canadian hockey defenceman Andrew Ference who plays for the Boston Bruins came out in support of gay athletes last week in an article discussing open displays of religious fervour by professional football players, namely Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. From NESN: “It’s the same thing with anything in sports,” Ference said. “If a guy comes ...

gay persons of color: Professional soccer player, David Testo, applauded by Montreal teammates for coming out

A lot of good has emerged from David Testo’s coming out last week in Montreal, including the support from some of his former Montreal Impact teammates. Captain Nevio Pizzolitto told the Montreal Gazette: “I’m glad he did, because he’s in a position where he can inspire a lot of people to do the same. Even ...

gay persons of color: American professional soccer player, David Testo, comes out

In an interview Thursday with Radio-Canada Sports, American soccer player, David Testo, who most recently played with the Montreal Impact in the North American Soccer League (NASL), publicly declared that he is gay. Recipient of the team’s 2009 Giuseppe-Saputo Trophy, presented to the team’s most valuable player, Testo told the French language network that while ...

Five of Five: Quote of the Day

“I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.” – Joe Paterno” After learning that he and Penn State university President Graham Spanier were fired immediately over their handling of a sex abuse scandal. CNN Story

gay persons of color: Former Belgian soccer player Jonathan De Falco fields balls in porn

Earlier this year, Jonathan De Falco, a semi-professional, third division Belgian soccer player for the team Racing Mechelen was forced to quit the playing the game due to injury, and rather than move into a more traditional ex-pro line of work, the 27-year-old decided to exchange his cleats for sheets and become a porn star. ...

LeDaro: Aliens are football fan!!

They watch the game from the comfort of their UFOs. Read the story here.

gay persons of color: Watch: D.C. United players promise It Gets Better

The Washington D.C Major League Soccer (MLS) club, D.C. United, has come out in support of gay youth by filming an It Gets Better video. Featuring striker Josh Wolff and midfielder Clyde Simms, the spot encourages young people who are suffering from anti-gay bullying to ride the storm and look ahead to a brighter future. ...

gay persons of color: Watch: Seattle Mariners, Seahawks, Storm, and Sounders say It Gets Better

Last Thursday, the Seattle Mariners released an “It Gets Better” video against anti-gay bullying to become the fifth Major League Baseball (MLB) team to do so and the first to include players from Seattle teams in the National Football League (NFL), Major League Soccer (MLS), and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Way to round up ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #5- Get involved in Athletics at Mount Allison University

Fifth in this 20-part video series is third year biology student David Summerby-Murray talking about how incoming students can get involved in athletics at Mount Allison University. Mount Allison has 18 Varsity and Club sports teams, in addition to a variety of intramural teams. Try out for a varsity team, play on a co-ed intramural ...

centre of the universe: Angles and Corners

These boys are all skinny legs and large, awkward feet. You see the way they stand and listen to their coaches, and you see glimpses of the men they will become – in the angle of a hip; in the … Continue reading →

gay persons of color: Out Magazine salutes five athlete allies

Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor, Michael Irvin, Mike Chabala, and Nick YoungquestSource: Out Magazine In its July 2011 issue, Out Magazine salutes five top sportsmen “who have stood up for fairness and tolerance, shoulder-to-shoulder with their LGBT peers.” They are English retired rugby star, Ben Cohen, All-American wrestler, Hudson Taylor, American former football wide receiver, Michael ...

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INTERNATIONAL POLITICS BAHRAIN: TELL US WOMEN’S WORLD CUP PLAYERS TO SUPPORT THEIR FELLOW PLAYERS IN BAHRAIN: As this is being written the US Team at The Women’s World Football Cup has advanced to playing in the finals against Japan. With each advance the significance of the team showing solidarity with other footballers in Bahrain becomes ...