football

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t Tell Colin Kaepernick to "Stick to Sports"; ‘Where Is the Support from the White Players?’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Hollywood Reporter
The NBA legend, who once faced withering criticism after he converted to Islam and changed his name, argues that NFL players need to step up in solidarity and defend an outspoken black quarterback fighting for social justice and a job.

Campaign Against Colin Kaepernick - Because of His Politics

Ken Belson; Dave Zirin
The Nation
The truth is ugly as sin. The NFL is denying Colin Kaepernick employment not because he isn’t “good enough” but because he is being shut out for the crime of using his platform to protest the killing of black kids by police. NFL owners don’t make pariahs out of players who beat women or face accusations of murder. Kaepernick’s pariah status is about sending a shot across the bow at every political athlete—particularly black athletes—that they better toe the line.

Patriots-Falcons Super Bowl Has Become More Than a Game, But a Clash of Cultures

Mike Freeman
Bleacher Report
This year's Super Bowl between the Falcons and Patriots is viewed by many across football as a battle of cultures. On one end, some in the game see the Patriots as a conveyor belt of winning machinery, aligned with Donald Trump, but despised by a large swath of the American populace. On the other are the Falcons, a talented, less rigid team, supported by a city starving for a winner and viewed as the welcome alternative in this fight.

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