Column: Raiderettes Strike Back May 25, 2017

In January 2014, two former NFL cheerleaders filed a class-action wage theft lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders. The suit accused the NFL team of breaking multiple state labor laws, like failing to pay minimum wage, withholding wages for months and refusing the reimburse cheerleaders for their business expenses. September 2014 saw the team hand out […]

Column: The Washington Contradictions May 1, 2017

In early April, the NFL announced the Washington Redskins would be hosting the franchise’s first Thanksgiving Day game this year. When considering the Native American contributions to Thanksgiving and the meaning of redskin, it seems a little strange to have this contradiction. The word redskin has a long and varied history. The Beothuk tribe, located […]

Column: 50-year advantage March 1, 2017

I’ll be honest — I forgot the WNBA existed until the Chicago Sky trade Elena Delle Donne to the Washington Mystics. Delle Donne was the 2015 WNBA MVP and is one of the more known WNBA players outside of the small fanbase the league as accumulated in just over 20 years of operation. It’s pretty […]

Column: Preventative warm-ups March 1, 2017

I’m not a big baseball fan. The idea of spreading 30 minutes of excitement over four hours is just appalling to me — but I’m not a very patient person. I struggle to find reasons to be a baseball fan, knowing that I may end up working for a baseball team one day. As a […]

Column: Bring back the legacy January 29, 2017

Shoes are a big deal in the basketball world. Even with so many new and exciting options in sports shoes, there seems to be a market missing — signature sneakers from female athletes. Air Swoopes, released in 1995, were the first pair of signature shoes named for a female athlete, Sheryl Swoopes. The shoes were […]

Column: Disrespectful or supportive? January 29, 2017

As a kid, it confused me when I saw people sporting jerseys. It seemed silly to wear a jersey with someone else’s name on the back. The guy in the produce section at the grocery is clearly not Peyton Manning, but there he is with his Manning jersey on. Even as an adult, it confuses […]