Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sports History Files: Remembering an American soccer pioneer

Tweet“The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.” — Phil Woosnam Like a lot of Americans raised on baseball, basketball and gridiron football, I didn’t really come around to soccer until the 1994 World Cup. As a thirtysomething, […]

Why there is no Title IX for sports media

TweetI don’t want to rain on a parade. I really don’t, even though the local forecast does call for showers as my hometown’s annual Independence Day parade is scheduled to take place on Thursday. The parade I’m referring to begins tonight, with the first of ESPN’s new women’s sports film series “Nine for IX,” and […]

Champagne on hold amid growing Brazilian protests

TweetTo illustrate how tone-deaf FIFA has truly become in the wake of general mass protests in Brazil, consider this: The unveiling of a special label by Taittinger, the official bubbly provider of next summer’s World Cup, and of the just-completed Confederations Cup, took place as scheduled late last week. While The Guardian noted that “it […]