Are Liberal Politics Ruining Sports? One Sportswriter Thinks So.

Sports have a tremendous potential to impact our culture and society, and they do so in a transformative way that transcends politics. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and helped usher in the civil rights era by working hard. Baseball helped unify the country and heal wounds after 9/11. But lately, the Left has been hijacking the power of sports for their own political gain, pushing liberal politics onto sports fans across America. Just in the last few years, we’ve seen the Left use sports to protest Arizona’s immigration laws, engage in corporate bullying against North Carolina, and dishonor the American

NCAA Relents on North Carolina Threats, Infuriates Liberals

Following North Carolina’s decision last week to repeal HB2 — referred to in the media as the “bathroom bill” — through the passage of compromise legislation, the NCAA has announced that it will once again allow the state to host collegiate championship games. In a statement released yesterday, the NCAA explained its reasoning — and signaled some reluctancy in returning to the state: “While the new law meets the minimal NCAA requirements, the board remains concerned that some may perceive North Carolina’s moratorium against affording opportunities for communities to extend basic civil rights as a signal that discriminatory behavior is

LGBT Bullies Continue Assault on North Carolina

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the passage of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 — popularly labeled as the state’s “bathroom bill” — which was passed last spring to overturn a Charlotte city ordinance mandating public bathrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities be open to use by persons based on their “gender identity.” Though polls have shown that the law’s actual precepts have plenty support from North Carolina residents, the LGBT community and their allies on the Left have not ceased their attacks on the state. Several weeks ago, the Human Rights Campaign announced the launch of a campaign to

LGBT Lobby Demands NCAA Limit Events to Blue States

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced earlier this week they are launching a project to convince the NCAA to restrict sports championship events — such as March Madness tournament games — to liberal-leaning states. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Deformation (GLAAD), and Lambda Legal have all signed onto the initiative, which “urges” the NCAA to “reaffirm … previous commitments to nondiscrimination and inclusion by avoiding venues that are inherently unwelcoming and unsafe for LGBT people.” And these demands don’t simply apply to particular venues. The letter also calls on the NCAA to avoid holding

New Poll Confirms McCrory’s Lead Over Cooper

For weeks, polls have shown Democrat Roy Cooper leading North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory. But a September 11-12 Civitas poll found McCrory had fought his way back to a two-point lead. Pundits began saying opposition to all things transgender was a political death knell. Now, a second new poll from Elon University of 644 likely voters surveyed from September 12-16 confirms that McCrory leads Cooper by 2.7 percentage points: 48.7 percent to 46 percent, as independents break strongly for him.  This poll was taken after the NCAA decided to strip the “March Madness” games from Greensboro, N.C., as punishment for the state passing HB

Did the NBA/NCAA Attack on North Carolina Just Backfire?

A new Civitas poll shows an astonishing turnaround for the courageous North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory — a 9-point swing now putting him up two points after being down seven in the last poll. As the sports-entertainment complex seeks to shame good, loving people in North Carolina who object to permitting transgender biological males to freely invade the privacy of girls in public school showers by dubbing them haters and bigots unworthy of being treated like any other American state, it looks like the overkill may be provoking a swing in McCrory’s favor. Or it could be the work of

NCAA Caves, Joins Progressive War on North Carolina

The Big Business/Big Entertainment pile-on continues in North Carolina. Yesterday, the NCAA announced that it would be relocating seven college athletic events from North Carolina due to HB 2, the state’s transgender bathroom law. In a press release, the group explained that the law would “make it challenging” for the NCAA to “promote an inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans,” necessitating the venue changes: “Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships,” said Mark Emmert, NCAA president. “We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at

LGBT Extremists Terrorize Big 12 Over Potential BYU Admission

The Big 12 collegiate athletic conference is looking to expand, and Brigham Young University (BYU) is hoping to join. However, LGBT extremists are in an uproar over the mere idea of a relationship between the conference and the school. BYU is the largest Mormon college in the country, and every student is required to sign and uphold an honor code. One of the pledges, keeping with traditional Mormon moral teachings, is to refrain from homosexual behavior and premarital sex, or, as the honor code puts it, to commit to “living a chaste and virtuous life.” 25 national LGBT groups, led