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NCAA And NBA: Our North Carolina Boycott Is Still On

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ESPN reports: Amid deepening acrimony, a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the North Carolina law known as the “bathroom bill” fell apart Wednesday night, ensuring the likelihood that global corporations and national sports events will continue to stay away from the state. “The NCAA’s decision to withhold championships from North Carolina remains unchanged,” said NCAA spokesman Bob Williams in a ...

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CHARLOTTE: Amid HB2 Furor, Pro Hockey Team Issues Touching Call For Unity In Holiday Message [VIDEO]

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From the Charlotte Observer: When hockey players bring a tear to someone’s eye, it’s usually after breaking their nose. But there’s apparently a mushy side to these guys that the world has overlooked. Just a week after the Carolina Panthers released a sweet-hearted Christmas video, the Charlotte Checkers have produced one of their own that is both sentimental and poignant ...

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SO FETCH: Professional Hockey Players Perform The “Jingle Bell Rock” Dance From Mean Girls [VIDEO]

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SB Nation reports: Ah, the holiday season is here. A time for joy, family, gift giving, and debating over what qualifies as a Christmas movie. It’s also that time of year when athletes do absurd things in support of their team’s social media hijinks. The South Carolina Stingrays from the ECHL are one such team, who upped the ante this ...

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Major League Baseball Bans Drag Hazing

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Mic.com reports: Starting next season, there’ll be a new rule in baseball: No more dressing the new guys in drag. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball is set to ratify a new anti-hazing and anti-bullying policy meant to end a sexist and transphobic tradition in the sport, which bans veteran players from forcing new team members dress as women. The rules ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Gay Man Proposes At NBA Game

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People reports: Jake Conrad took the Bull by the horns and went all out for his proposal to boyfriend Michael Holtzman at a Chicago Bulls game on Thursday night. In the three days since the NBA team shared the video of Conrad popping the question, the tear-jerking proposal has racked up nearly 800,000 views. The video, posted to the Bulls’ ...

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Chicago Cubs Pitcher Mocks Anti-Trump Celebrities: I’ll Help You Pack To Leave The United States, Beat It

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Not so hot anymore, is he? The Chicago Tribune reports: Cubs President Theo Epstein hasn’t exactly hidden his political views from the public. Last month he gave a donation to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign at a fundraiser in Chicago right after signing a five-year, $50 million extension to stay with the Cubs. But Epstein prefers to separate his political views ...

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PASADENA: Olympic Legend Greg Louganis Named Grand Marshal Of Tournament Of Roses Parade

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Fire up the Christian outrage machine! The San Jose Mercury News reports: In between the excitement of being chosen as a Grand Marshal for the 128th Rose Parade Tuesday, Greg Louganis didn’t think stop to think that he could be the first openly gay person to be given the honor. “I hope it inspires people,” said Louganis, “and that they ...

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Chicago Cubs Win World Series [VIDEO]

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From the Chicago Tribune: Finally. The most epic drought in sports history is over, and the Cubs are world champions. After 107 years of waiting, the Cubs won the 2016 World Series with an 8-7, 10-inning Game 7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The triumph completed their climb back from a 3-1 Series deficit to ...

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Curt Schilling Joins Breitbart

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New York Magazine reports: With it looking increasingly unlikely Donald Trump will be heading to the White House, the prospect that he will partner with his campaign CEO, Breitbart executive chair Steve Bannon, to launch a Trump TV network seems more and more probable. In the meantime, the right-wing website is staffing up with potential on-air talent. On Monday, Breitbart ...

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On Sale Today Outside The 49ers Game

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Via Mediaite: Today was San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s first start of the season after the team benched prior starter Blaine Gabbert and turned to the guy who led them to the Super Bowl a few short years ago. With the 49ers playing in Buffalo, some vendors outside the stadium decided to use the anger many fans have towards the ...

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Orlando To Host College Football Championship Yanked From North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

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Poetic justice. Yahoo Sports reports: The ACC officially has a new location for its football championship game. The conference announced Thursday morning that the game will move to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. The move comes two weeks after the conference, following an NCAA decision, decided to move all of its championships outside of the state of North Carolina because of ...

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Pro Skateboarder Brian Anderson Comes Out [VIDEO]

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Quite frankly, I was only dimly aware that professional skateboarding exists, but judging by all of this afternoon’s emails from JMG readers, this guy is a big deal in the sport. Hypebeast reports: Retired skateboarder Brian Anderson, who infamously won both Thrasher‘s prestigious Skater of the Year award and a World Cup of Skateboarding title back in 1999, has come ...

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TIME Hails Colin Kaepernick: People Who Call Him Unpatriotic Don’t Understand What Real Patriotism Is

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TIME Magazine writes: The idea that Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem is unpatriotic fails doubly: first, in a mistaken notion of what real patriotism is, and second in missing a larger point. For one, the idea that to not stand while the anthem is played signals a lack of allegiance to one’s nation is simplistic to ...

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TEXAS: High School Plans $70M Football Stadium

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The Los Angeles Times reports: In bigger-is-better Texas, Eagle Stadium, which rivals Staples Center in capacity with 18,000 seats, gives the suburban Dallas high school serious bragging rights. But in the battle of one-upmanship among Texas high schools, a challenger is rising close to home. The school district just up the street in McKinney plans to break ground within a ...

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NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick On Death Threats From The Right: Killing Me Would Only Prove My Point

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The Huffington Post reports: For his role in spearheading a protest movement and amplifying an ongoing discussion about racial inequality in America, Colin Kaepernick has been rewarded with death threats. On Tuesday, the 49ers quarterback told reporters, in no uncertain terms, that killing him would only reinforce the importance of his message. “If something like that were to happen, you’ve ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Losses From Sports Cancellations Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law Could Exceed $100M

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Yahoo Finance reports: College sports are big money, and losing them can cost a state, big-time. The Atlantic Coast Conference’s announcement Wednesday to relocate all neutral-site championships from North Carolina was yet another hit to the state over its controversial “bathroom law.” The ACC decision comes just two day after the NCAA announced it will pull all 2017 championships from ...

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US House Rep. Richard Hudson Threatens Tax-Exempt Status Of NCAA And ACC Over Cancellations

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Via press release from US Rep. Richard Hudson: “This is political theatre by the NCAA and ACC. If these multi-million dollar, tax exempt organizations were interested in social change and not making a political statement, they would proceed with their marquee events in North Carolina and enact any transgender bathroom policy they wanted. This blatant political move – less than ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Atlantic Coast Conference Pulls Ten Championship Events Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

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NCAA 2, Electric Boogaloo! Via press release: Statement from the ACC Council of Presidents: “As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination. Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC ...

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North Carolina Newspapers React To NCAA Pulling Events: “A Slap In The Face And It’s McCrory’s Fault”

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Above is just one article on the front page of the sports section in today’s Greensboro News & Record. See the full thing below. Here’s what two college athletes are saying in an op-ed for the Raleigh News & Observer: In reaction to HB2, the NCAA’s Board of Governors will relocate all seven collegiate championship events from North Carolina in ...

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Tony Perkins Has The NCAA Sadz

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Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: North Carolina hasn’t bowed to the cultural bullies yet — but that hasn’t stopped the NCAA from trying! Months after the state legislature passed H.B. 2, liberals are still trying to punish Governor Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) for listening to voters and enacting a common sense law that protects businesses from being ...

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