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Friday Nite Videos | May 31, 2019

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Why All the Arguments Against Impeachment Are B.S. Mavis Staples | "We Get By". Hasan Minhaj and Ilana Glazer Discuss Abortion Laws. High Flying Bird | Movie Trailer. Extreme Groups at Home and Abroad.

High Flying Bird | Movie Trailer

In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to. (Netflix, dir Stephen Soderburgh, script Tarell Alvin McCraney.)

Why We Owe Pat Summitt a Thank You

Christine Brennan USA Today
Well before Title IX was taken seriously, well before there were record ratings for women's sports on TV, before there was the dominance of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team or the sold-out crowds at the NCAA Women's Final Four, there was Pat Summitt. She turned a women's sports team into a national brand in the 1980s and 1990s. And she did it not by playing by the old, demure, ladylike rules of women's sports, but by crashing the boys' sports party.

Friday Nite Videos -- June 5, 2015

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Flashmob Nuremburg - Beethoven's Ode to Joy. Clinton Slams GOP for War on Voting, Calls for Universal Registration. Key & Peele - Basketball Commentary. Jefferson Davis Day in Alabama. Gay High School Student Delivers Valedictorian Speech He Was Barred from Giving.

It's the Racism, Stupid: Meet the Press's Epic NCAA Fail

Dave Zirin TheNation.com Blog
It is March Madness, after all, when the NCAA makes 90% of its billion-dollar budget. As the business of college football and basketball expands, and as more and more players find themselves used up and spit out with neither compensation nor education to show for their time, this is the moment to talk about the future of the so-called "student-athlete."

Socialism and Sports

Lee Levin Democratic Socialists of America
Too often feminists and leftists dismiss the importance of sports in society and only focus on the machismo culture encouraged by professional/college athletics. Although that culture is real to an alarming extent, I dare say it is also an elitist attitude that is not conducive to mass organizing and needs to be re-considered.
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