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Inebriated fan flips bird and curses out Rafa Nadal because Australia gets to have nice things like that
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A fan was kicked out of the Australian Open for taunting Rafa Nadal. Remember taunting fans?Image: Getty ImagesI’ve missed sports fans.This morning, a spectator was ejected from the Australian Open after cursing out Rafael Nadal and giving him the ol’ bird.The fan starts by calling Rafa some sort of inaudible insult ending in “fuck.” Then, moves on to yelling “wanker” before getting escorted out by security. You can watch the hilarious episode and the very proper Australian play-by-play below.As one commentator describes, this fan “made a complete goose of themselves.” Oh, those Aussies!As she leaves her seat with her facemask around her chin, she gives one final “fuck you” to the world’s No. 2... which was immediately met with a chorus of boos. I don’t think you’ll see anything funnier all day.G/O Media may get a commissionBy the end of the clip, Rafa was laughing at the gestures and comments. Clearly, he was unfazed by the event. He’d go on to win the second-round match against American Michael Mmoh, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.If you’re like me wondering how Australia could host fans in a pandemic, take a look at their COVID numbers. The entire country averaged six cases over the past week. Six cases — that’s not a typo. The land down under is controlling the spread of COVID and, in turn, they get to have nice things. But as you saw from the clip, attendance is still limited and masks are worn inside the arena.Back here in the U.S., we’re beginning to see more fans attend sporting events, and they’re getting back in the heckling game. How will we ever forget “courtside Karen” and LeBron James calling her 100-year-old husband an “old steroid ass.”The gates of American fan hell could swing open even further after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proclamation that the state’s pro stadiums, and arenas over 10,000-seats, will reopen at 10-percent capacity on Feb. 23. New York fans have been waiting a year to scream at their teams live and in-person. And the guy who wrote a book on “Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic” during the pandemic, will let that happen sooner rather than later.Someday, when it’s actually appropriate to allow thousands of spectators into an arena, we’ll all be able to curse out our least favorite athletes in person. May we recall the classic The New Yorker article “At The Wide-Open Open” by Martin Amis on the 1993 U.S. Open, and Andrei Medvedev reveling in the antics of Gotham’s denizens:Q: How much did the debris bother you that was falling on the court?A: Who?Q: The debris, the garbage.A: It was fun … The people are just crazy. It is nice. They are crazy. They are nice … Since you don’t get shot, it is loads of fun, seriously.Won’t that, indeed, be fun? .
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Dallas Stars pull the ultimate dog-whistle #PleaseLikeMySport, fragile white people
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Stand and salute or you’re a goshdang commie, so sayeth the Dallas Stars. Image: Getty ImagesIt didn’t take tarot cards and an 800-number to figure out where the Mavericks/anthem debate was going to go. And never let it be said that the NHL and hockey in general would miss a chance to try and show just how traditional and loyal they are, while actually showing exactly what they really are. Dallas Stars, come on down!Did anyone ask for this? Nope. Was anyone sitting around the Metroplex thinking, “Boy, I wonder what the Stars think of their roommates not playing the anthem in front of basically no one?” Certainly not. But like any ignorant and yet arrogantly assured assclown who enters a debate that didn’t involve him (always a him), they’re going to tell you what they think and are damn sure you want to hear it. Again, you don’t need a cipher to figure out what the Stars are doing here. This is every bit of a dog-whistle and almost at an infomercial level of one. This is a rush to try and turn the heads of anyone upset by the Mavs skipping the anthem, and you know exactly who that is. Anyone who gets really angry about the flag “not being respected” looks the same, and that’s clearly whom the Stars think is their target audience. Again, this is hockey, and it’s shown no urge to try and grow their fanbase beyond those who struggle to make toast (fuck, some of them even coach in the league!). Let’s not underestimate the Texas-wrapping of themselves either, as if being the only NHL team in Texas had anything to do with anything. But hey, if you’re going whole “These Colors Don’t Run!” you might as well keep going and give the horns-sign and break a bottle of Lone Star over your head before eating the shards.G/O Media may get a commissionNow, this is an NHL team, and we have to allow for the possibility that this was somehow unintentional and just a complete missing of their mark by a football field or two. This is a league filled with teams capable of that kind of dumbassery. But this one seems a little too pointed, a little too timely, and a little too thorough to have been some sort of accident. The Stars PR team certainly knows exactly what it’s doing. This is a beacon for the NBA-hating, which is a specific kind of hockey fan that turns away from the NBA and runs to the “good Canadian boys” because of the makeup of the NBA. And they’re rarely subtle about it. They might as well hang a sign outside the American Airlines Center before Stars games that reads, “Give us your ig-nant, your hateful, your chaw-soaked yearning to be racist.” Or this: .
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The push for Tom Brady as the greatest ever feels like Great White Hope talk
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Tom Brady, the greatest athlete ever? Come on.Illustration: Getty ImagesOnce Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl ring on Sunday, you knew people would gush all over the 43-year-old Tampa Bay quarterback.It was a natural.After all, it gave Brady more championships than any other franchise in the league. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots both own six championships, one behind Brady now.Many jumped at the chance to proclaim Brady was the Greatest Of All Time in the NFL — whether he was directly involved in his team actually winning the game or not.Brady has won more than half of his titles on the backs of his team’s defense, including this Super Bowl win over the Kansas City Chiefs.G/O Media may get a commissionFor the Brady fanboys, it didn’t matter. It was all about the ring total.Even if you didn’t fully agree, you could understand why some would make the case for him.Enter jumping the shark, going off the rails.The next leap was that Brady was the greatest team-sport athlete ever.Somehow, Brady had passed Michael Jordan now because Brady has seven rings to Jordan’s six.The notion just didn’t feel silly, it felt like there was more to the narrative, a sinister message, if you will.Plain and simple, it was the propping up of a white athlete over all Black athletes.Yes, it felt like the Great White Hope agenda. Especially to some in Black America.Some people, or so it seems, want the message to be that Brady, a former sixth-round draft pick, was not only the best player in a sport that is 70 percent Black, but the best in all sports.The leap isn’t logical at all.First of all, there’s Jordan, who was 6-0 in NBA Finals and won all six NBA Finals MVPs in the process.Then, there’s Bill Russell, who won 11 NBA championships in 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics.There’s LeBron James, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and many others.Heck, there are other white players who won in team sports more than Brady. The Yankee’s Yogi Berra won 10 World Series in New York.So it can’t just be a ring count that makes you the greatest.And even as great as Brady is, many will concede that he isn’t the best quarterback ever. Maybe, the most accomplished — because of all his records and titles — but hardly the greatest who ever played.Even Hall of Fame former Packers’ QB Brett Favre couldn’t co-sign that. Here’s what he said about Brady on a Boston radio show:“I think Tom Brady, his leadership, his competitiveness, you know, is he the most talented quarterback? I don’t think anyone would say that, but he’s got the It factor that you hear people talk about.”The “It factor” is a long cry from being the greatest team-sport athlete.This current over-the-top narrative feels like when Larry Bird came on the scene in the NBA. Fans and TV announcers talked about Bird’s play as if he’d invented basketball. There was the feeling that there was a narrative that the best player in an 80 percent Black league was white.Obviously, Bird was a great player. It wasn’t as if they were trying to push a bum.We’ve seen that in boxing with the likes of heavyweight Gerry Cooney, a made-up contender who never won jack.But the Bird hype put off some folks so much that Dennis Rodman and Isiah Thomas pushed back and called it out at the time.Rodman said in 1987 that Bird was overrated because he was white. “I don’t think he’s the greatest player,” Rodman said to the media back then. “Why does he get so much publicity? Because he’s white. You never hear about Black players being the greatest.”Both players were made to apologize for their comments. But they were legitimate and honest. Many Black fans sitting at home heard the same coming through their TVs.“The big controversy isn’t about my saying professional athletes are stereotyped,” Thomas told the New York Times. “The controversy is that I said Larry Bird, if he was Black, would be just another good guy. But I think you would all agree that stereotypes do exist.”For sure, Brady is a great player, hardly the greatest. It’s just some say he is in the hope of convincing others that he actually is. .
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What flavor wings should you eat for the Super Bowl? And why is it honey BBQ?
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You might think you know what the best wings flavor is, but you’re probably wrong.Illustration: Getty ImagesI already know some of you guys’ taste buds are suspect so if you don’t agree with my rankings blame yourself not me.We know that the Super Bowl get-togethers will and should look a little bit different this year considering the United States is still dealing with a global pandemic that has killed over 460,000 people. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some of the same foods that we normally enjoy on arguably the biggest sports day of the year.For many people, wings are the No. 1 Game Day food. Pizza, Rotel dip, and chips and salsa are all up there, but you’d have to be smoking something if you don’t have wings in your game-day rotation. And even then you have to have the best types of wings.You can go ahead and eliminate the flavors that are always doing the most like Garlic Parmesan and Siracha. If you are bringing those flavors to your Super Bowl party you might as well go ahead and block me now.Other flavors like Mango Habanero and Chipotle were honorable mentions for this list but ultimately I couldn’t put them in the final cut.G/O Media may get a commissionAfter a lot of thought, I have narrowed down my wing flavors to these top five flavors that are needed for your Super Bowl meal.Note: All wings should be eaten with Ranch and Ranch only, if you eat with Bleu Cheese dip you probably have deeper issues that need to be addressed.5. Cajun You always need someone to pull up to the function that has a little spice to them. You need Someone that can pull up to the spot and raise the temperature a little bit without burning the house down. Cajun gives you your spicy fun without having to worry about getting insurance on your home. This is where the Cajun wings come in and why Sriracha and Mango Habanero can both get to stepping cause no one wants to be in tears while watching the Super Bowl.4. Honey Mustard This flavor is the stable friend that you know is going to Cashapp you on time for the party materials but still has a wild side. It has to be in the building. Honey Mustard gives you the tangy taste but won’t leave your tongue begging for a beverage.3. Buffalo The ol’ reliable. This is probably your friend that has lived in the same city his/her whole life and pulls up to the Super Bowl party with a case of Mike’s Hard Lemonade when everybody else brought hard liquor. They are still a fan-favorite, though, for anyone who wants to play it close to the vest so you gotta have it on your menu.2. Lemon Pepper If you don’t have this flavor on your list you might as well not even have wings. Lemon pepper is like a friend you invite over who you wish was more than a friend but you know can’t be more than a friend cause it just gets complicated. But you know you need them in building. The unique taste of Lemon Pepper gives it an undisputed spot near the top.1. Honey BBQ Where can you go wrong with honey barbecue? The answer is you can’t. This is the best friend that acts as the best man or maid of honor at your wedding. Not only is the flavor savory, but it also gives you a sweet after taste. Honey Barbecue is the superior flavor of wings which means it should claim the top spot in our Super Bowl Wing rankings. .
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Baseball Hall of Fame should rename the J.G. Taylor Spink Award after Claire Smith
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Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, with legendary MLB reporter Claire Smith.Image: Smith FamilyThe Baseball Writers Association of America decided to take the name J.G. Taylor Spink off its award given to writers and broadcasters.Spink held hardline segregationist and racist views that he frequently espoused in the pages of The Sporting News, which he founded in 1914. In the days before the internet and TV, The Sporting News had an oversized impact on baseball fans for decades.Kevin Fagan of TSN detailed Spink’s long history of racism and his role in keeping the game segregated.Winners of the Spink Award are commonly referred to as Hall of Famers. One of those is Claire Smith, the first woman to win the award. Smith covered baseball for the Hartford Courant, The New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Fagan quotes Smith in his story:“My hope is this will be the era when we shed enough light on the subject of race and the influence of media, of sports, of politics and all, that we can shed enough light to reveal what we’ve hidden away in shadows but have always known was there.The BBWAA should rename it the Claire Smith Award.“She started to change how baseball was covered because she treated the players as people, real people,” said John Quinn, formerly sports editor of the Asbury Park Press and Philadelphia Inquirer. “The Times had the business end and the people’s end markets cornered. Rest of New York was tabloid, Steinbrenner, Reggie, etc.G/O Media may get a commissionMeanwhile, Claire was cultivating relationships like no other. They all respected her. She had direct relationships with Hall of Famers, ground breakers.”“She was a pioneer for her female (journalists). She broke down barriers. She made people — editors — rethink the job.You took her for granted because she did things so seamlessly. She’d talk to Hall of Famer after Hall of Famer on the phone, then turn to you in the same voice, in stride. Remarkable.”Quinn’s idea is long overdue. Your move, BBWAA. .
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Who are the oldest and youngest players to win a Super Bowl MVP?
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Only one of these guys can claim the age crown.Image: Getty ImagesYou thought you were getting another Patrick Mahomes/Tom Brady age piece, didn’t you? Well, you did. Kind of.Mahomes was just 24 when he won the Super Bowl MVP last year. Not bad. But Tom Brady was also 24 when he received his first Big Game MVP in… are you ready to feel old? February 2002 (Super Bowl XXXVI). That’s pretty young, but these two QB’s are not the babies of the bunch. Two other players won the award at 23. Lynn Swann got it in Super Bowl X and Marcus Allen won it in Super Bowl XVIII. Allen was awarded with the MVP trophy at 23 years, nine months, and 29 days. Swann was a few days older when he won it at 23 years, 10 months and 11 days.Marcus Allen soared over Washington to become one of the two youngest Super Bowl MVPs.Image: APSo who’s the oldest player to win a Super Bowl MVP? Take a wild guess. His name is… Tom Brady. Shocking, I know. At 39, he was awarded with the MVP after overcoming a 28-3 deficit to defeat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Two years later, Brady defeated the Rams for his sixth Lombardi Trophy, but the MVP award was given to Julian Edelman for his 10 catch, 141 yard performance. Brady also became the oldest regular season MVP in NFL history when he won the award at 40.G/O Media may get a commissionAt 43, Brady has the opportunity to break his own Super Bowl record on Sunday. .
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Nothing compares to Prince (and the Purple Rain) at Super Bowl XLI
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Prince performs in the pouring rain in Miami during Super Bowl XLI.Image: Getty ImagesFew performances during the intermission of a sporting event have come close to feeling like a truly artistic display, but one stands out above them all. Fourteen years ago today, Prince delivered the most iconic Super Bowl halftime show we have ever seen. On Feb. 4, 2007, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, amidst a torrential downpour in true Floridian fashion, Prince brought down the house.In an interview years later with NFL.com, Bruce Rodgers, the production designer for the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show, told the story. He described the storm that day as “a scene from Moby Dick,” with the palm trees bending and swaying and the rain unrelenting. “We’re sitting in a truck, and I’m sitting behind (NBC Producer) Don Mischer, and I remember Don said ‘put me on the phone with Prince.’ Don said ‘now, I want you to know it’s raining,’ and Prince said ‘yes, it’s raining.’ Don said ‘and are you OK?’ Prince said, ‘Can you make it rain harder.’His set list included covers of “Proud Mary,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “We Will Rock You,” “Best of You” as well as his classics “Let’s Go Crazy,” “1999,” “Baby I’m a Star,” and of course “Purple Rain.”Justin Timberlake pays tribute to Prince when Minneapolis hosted Super Bowl LII.Image: Getty ImagesEleven years to the day from that unforgettable purple-rained performance, and two years after Prince passed away from a fentanyl overdose, Justin Timberlake paid tribute to the legend at a Super Bowl halftime show. That Super Bowl, Super Bowl LII, was played in the newly built U.S. Bank Stadium in the hometown of Prince, Minneapolis. In that performance, Timberlake used video from that night in Miami, showing the everlasting visual of the silhouette of Prince playing his guitar cast against a billowing sheet. G/O Media may get a commissionMan, it would have been incredible for Minnesota fans to be there to cheer on their Vikings in their home stadium that year (too soon?). Take some time for yourself and go watch the video of Prince’s Super Bowl performance. It was more than a halftime show, it was an artistic endeavor that far transcended football. The image of him playing “Purple Rain” with the lighting shooting up through the rain in the midst of a downpour is an image that I will never forget. .
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