Category Archives: sports

Ex-pitcher Curt Schilling blames criticism of his creationism on “atheists, liberals, and Democrats”

You all know (or should, if you’ve been reading here) about the Twi**er battle between former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling and baseball writer Keith Law, both of whom worked for the sports television network ESPN. Schilling was sending out unreconstructed creationist tw**ts, the much smarter Law defended evolution, and, lo and behold, ESPN suspended Law from tw**ting […]

But organisms still evolved!

Baseball writer Keith Law—suspended from tw**ting by the television sports network ESPN for reasons that are unclear, but almost certainly had to do with his Twi**ter battles about evolution with the creationist pitcher Curt Schilling (also an ESPN employee)—is back. Law, who eloquently defended evolution against Schilling’s stupidities, was given a forced hiatus from Nov. 19 to Nov. […]

Baseball writer suspended from Twitter by ESPN after defending evolution against famous pitcher

I got this from a gazillion readers, but the first two to inform me were Jason and Scott, with thanks to all the rest. But the story isn’t pretty.  Curt Shilling was a great pitcher who played with the Red Sox, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Philadelphia Phillies. Since 2010 he’s been a broadcast analyst for the sports network ESPN, with […]

German fans help an ailing football club

Lord, soccer fans can be cruel to their own clubs. This video showing such behavior was sent by Matthew Cobb, who noted: In 2012, FC Magdeburg had gone 5 games without scoring, so the fans decided to help their strikers. How embarrassing this must have been for the team. And, even with this help, Magdeburg […]

Football sucks

I cannot abide football, for it’s brutal and the action occupies just a few minutes of a one hour-game (which often lasts 2.5 hours or more with time-outs, half-time, and commercials. Reader Diane G. called my attention to a piece in the Wall Street Journal, which, although four years old, surely applies today. It shows […]

Real Islamophobia: Muslim football player penalized for thanking Allah on the field

Well, here’s what seems to be a case of genuine Islamophobia: penalizing someone who shows their Islamic belief in public while letting off others who do the same thing in the name of the Christian God.  Addictinng Info reports that a Muslim football player, Husain Abdullah, the safety for the Kansas City Chiefs, prostrated himself before Allah […]

Google Doodle honors Althea Gibson

Were Althea Gibson (1927-2003) still alive, today would be her 87th birthday. Google honors the day with this animated Doodle of Gibson playing tennis (click on screenshot to go to Doodle): I’m old enough to have seen her play. She was not only the first black woman to hit the big time in tennis, but this didn’t represent […]

Goalkeeper scores goal

Here’s a tidbit for soccer lovers. I’m sure this has happened before (readers?), but I’ve never seen it. In this video of a game from August 9, Hibernian goalkeeper Mark Oxley scores a goal against Livingston on a kick out from his own goal. Hibernian won this one 2-1 in the Scottish Professional Football League Championship […]

Footie fallout

I suspect we’ll have a bit more of this stuff as the excitement of the World Cup tapers off. Elite Daily put up two more items related to The Chomper: A Pac-Man game with his likeness was, somehow, created. Even well-respected companies couldn’t resists getting in on the fun, going out of their way to taunt […]

The end of footie

Well, it’s all over, and the golden World Cup trophy (worth several million dollars, I’m told) is in the hands of Germany.  One can’t argue that they don’t deserve it, for they’ve played well the whole time. And yesterday’s game against Argentina was very good, with the winning goal scored in the second 15-minute extension […]


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