Football is the most quintessential of American sports, played on a 120-yard field by warriors sheathed in armor, clamoring for ownership of a few inches, then a few yards. But is the NFL and America ready for a gay player? As reported by the BBC, In the same week that President Obama and the United States justice department granted same-sex couples in all 50 states “full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law”, an NFL hopeful sat down with the New York Times for a landmark interview. Read the full story here.
Can the NFL, a $10 billion behemoth, survive a backlash from corporate sponsors not wanting to be associated with claims of bullying, racism, and overall abusive locker room behavior? As reported by the New York Times: Campbell Soup Company is one of the N.F.L.’s many corporate sponsors that are bankrolling a league that we now know includes workplace behavior so vile that much of it cannot even be repeated in detail here. Read the full story here.
Overcoming the world of male-dominated pro-sports broadcast commentary. As reported by The Globe and Mail, On Friday evening, Meredith Vieira became the first woman to host a U.S. prime-time Olympics broadcast by herself, after a medical issue and sleep deprivation forced two of her male colleagues to step aside. Read the full story here.