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What aroused Imus's twisted admiration and antagonism was the reality of
strong, determined, aggressive women.
The fact that the media is astonished that the Rutgers athletes are articulate and smart is a tragedy.
It's been thirty-five years since Title IX was passed, and women athletes are still battling the kind of sexism Imus espouses.
The openly gay former NBA star speaks eloquently against homophobia, the war in Iraq and racism.
The Bracket Racket has dragged athletes and institutions of higher learning into the mud of big money and pseudo-professional sports.
Former NBA player John Amaechi's admission that he is gay exposed the league's compassion and bigotry.
If the holiest day on the American calendar is Super Bowl Sunday, Vince Lombardi and Joe Namath were its early saints. So what does that make Pat Tillman?
Kudos to Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy for being the first two black coaches to lead teams to the Superbowl. But hold the applause for the NFL.
Big-money athletics cannot help but sabotage what our colleges and universities are for: instruction and research.
The day The Champ turned 65 was marked by the release of a line of snack foods bearing his image. Lost in the hype was Muhammad Ali's proud history as a war resister.