Monthly Archives: June 2010

What I’ve been reading and writing, June 30

Tweet• I’ve been taken to the woodshed by another women’s sports blogger — “Ken” from After Atalanta, which is about “discussions of gender in sports.” I didn’t expect a bouquet of roses for what I wrote last week about Title IX, but such a torrent of rage with the word “patriarchy” tossed around indignantly is [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 29

Tweet• I haven’t waded in on the controversy over David Weigel’s departure as the conservative beat writer at the Washington Post for comments he made on a private journalists’ listserv. Jeff Jarvis sums it all up quite nicely here (although I don’t agree with him on McChrystal), with Weigel commenting that “I am not an [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 28

Tweet• If I can’t be in Brazil for the next World Cup in 2014, then I’ll cut a shuck for Vanuatu or any other place on the planet except the United States. Nothing against my country, but rather the America media that every four years insists on deconstructing their fellow citizens who like the sport. [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 25

Tweet• The Sports Illustrated World Cup preview edition included a well-crafted profile of Landon Donovan and his odyssey of carrying the burden for the U.S. soccer team. While it was a bit rich to include the genius references to Mozart, Picasso, etc., Joe Posnanski cut to the heart of Donovan’s dilemma, which is rooted in [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 24

Tweet• Not surprisingly, my post yesterday at Blue Star Basketball about Title IX drew some heated response from the predictable quarters, although one critic did bother to respond directly in the comments section. So I thank him for that.
• And with World Cup euphoria reaching a fever pitch here in America (believe that!), I’ve come to love [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 23

Tweet• My latest piece at Blue Star Basketball is entitled “Why It’s Time To Get Beyond Title IX,” but I haven’t had a chance to respond to readers, etc. as I was at an all-day website workshop. Not trying to blog and run, but I couldn’t avoid the schedule conflict.
• And I missed today’s World [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 22

Tweet• After finishing the main draft of my post on the 38th anniversary of Title IX, I traipsed around my Twitterverse and discovered some disbelief that there’s actually a federal lawsuit underway that may decide whether cheerleading is a sport.
• Their combatants at the College Sports Council have exploited publicity about the World Cup to point [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 21

Tweet• An excellent post today by Jason Fry at the National Sports Journalism Center encourages sports journalists to think business not only in their approach to work, but also in the content they produce. Some good advice here from CNBC sports business correspondent Darren Rovell:
“Move without the ball. Do things are that not directly related [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 18

TweetI’m absolutely exhausted from watching both the U.S. and England matches at the World Cup today. Unbelievable drama, emotion, anxiety and suspense is gripping casual American soccer fans flabbergasted by the lack of transparency from FIFA in explaining a controversial decision to wave off what would have been the winning goal from Maurice Edu of [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 17

Tweet• With the banishment of George Carlin’s once-infamous “seven dirty words” all but collapsed on American television airwaves, Poynter Institute writing coach extraordinaire Roy Peter Clark offers some help to those of us trying to encapsulate such language without actually using such language:
“I certainly want the word in my dictionaries (if it is the most [...]