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Things You Tell Yourself When Your Team Loses

My beloved Spurs were knocked out of the NBA playoffs on Saturday. This is the first time since the 2010-2011 season that they failed to make it out of the first round. That’s actually pretty good for any NBA team, but as a fan it’s kind of a tough pill to swallow. Especially since they won the Championship last year.

Here are a few of the things I have told myself (and others) since Saturday’s loss: Continue reading

#NotYourMascot, #Not4Sale: Protesting Anti-Native Mascots

The recent and short-lived #CancelColbert campaign caused much controversy over whether the joke was offensive to Asian-Americans.  Lost in the #CancelColbert fervor was the fact that Colbert’s joke meant to mock Dan Snyder’s Original Americans Foundation, widely thought to be a PR tactic to appease Native Americans and others who oppose the name “Washington Redskins.” Continue reading

French Football Clubs Will Strike To Protest Supertax

Soccer BallFrench football (meaning soccer to the Americans) clubs are going on strike to protest the 75% tax on those earning over 1 million euros annually. Ligue 1 and 2 clubs have announced that matches have been cancelled for the last weekend in November.

The two-year tax is meant to be a temporary measure as France deals with an economic crises. Originally meant to apply to households, the French constitutional counsel held that the tax as then written was unconstitutional. Lawmakers rewrote the law so that the tax would be on employers instead. Continue reading

Whose Streets? Our streets! Ovarian Psycos’ Clitoral Mass in Los Angeles

“Whose streets? Our streets!” was one of the chants repeated Saturday night by organizers of the Los Angeles edition of Clitoral Mass. The ride’s official start time was 5:00 pm from Watts Towers in South Los Angeles, and would take the women and women-identified cyclists throughout Los Angeles, traveling north through downtown Los Angeles, and east into Pasadena, Highland Park and Boyle Heights. Continue reading

Johnny “JFF” Manziel’s Slow Descent into Madness

Johnny Manziel is a legend and he’s 20 years old. In his opening season with Texas A&M last year, he lead the team to an epic win over Alabama during the season, demolished Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, and capped off the season as the first freshman Heisman trophy winner.

Manziel is a hero around Aggieland and all over the country, but just being an athlete isn’t what makes you a legend. The guy rolls around town with multiple fake IDs in case one gets taken up. He could have spent the offseason training and working in his game, but fuck that noise, then he’d just be another quarterback. Manziel is anything but just another quarterback, he’s Johnny F’n Football. Continue reading