Eric Dompierre loves sports, especially basketball. Eric never let his Down Syndrome stop him from playing but now he may have to cheer on his team from the bleachers. Its a battle between Eric's family and the Michigan High School Athletic Association with the latter claiming that because he's 19 years old, Eric isn't allowed to play in his senior year of high school.Read more »
Remember when you were told to do your best? That’s because you weren’t Demias Jimerson… Meet the 11 year old boy who has been told he has to stop scoring touchdowns.Read more »
This and other articles refer to takedowns of various sites that link to live streams of sporting events--not coincidentally, just before the Super Bowl. Many sites taken down aren't even in the United States, such as Rojadirecta.org, and none of them actually host the streams. Rojadirecta, in Spain, has even been ruled completely legal by Spanish courts. Yet, the heavy-handed US government continues to push its weight around the globe.Read more »
Soccer fan makes a statement and gets mauled by four police men. When the sticks get applied, the spectators took action.Read more »
A sports fan who paid $100 for a 2nd row ticket is forced to vacate his seat because he wasn't wearing the right colors. I'm sure the color of his skin didn't help anything either.Read more »
In Not Just a Game, documentary film maker, Dave Zirin shows that far from providing merely escapist entertainment, sports have also reflected, and at times played a role in shaping, the political tensions and social struggles at the heart of American society.Read more »
Schools in Indianapolis have delayed starting by 2 hours so bus drivers can sober up after the Super Bowl.Read more »
Seminary, an Oregon alumnus from the Portland area, attended the game in Boise. According to the Web site, everydayshouldbesaturday.com, he was so unhappy with what he saw, he sent Ducks coach Chip Kelly an e-mail, with an attached invoice for $439 in travel expenses.
Sure enough, a check for $439, apparently signed by Kelly, arrived in Seminary's mailbox, according to the Web site. Seminary was so impressed by the gesture, he returned the check to Kelly with a thank-you note, rather than cashing it.
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