Topic: football

NFL Cheerleaders Sue Team For Treating Them Like Indentured Servants With Pom Poms

NFL Cheerleaders Sue Team For Treating Them Like Indentured Servants With Pom Poms

For the majority of my life, when I have imagined cheerleaders, I’ve envisioned happy, bouncing women who are excellent at backflips and say things like, “It’s a cheerocracy.” To be honest, I never thought much about how well they were paid or the fact that pro-sports cheerleaders are workers just like everybody else. Apparently, neither did the NFL. More »

12-Year-Old Girl Kicked Off Football Team Because She Might Give Her Male Teammates ‘Impure Thoughts’

12-Year-Old Girl Kicked Off Football Team Because She Might Give Her Male Teammates 'Impure Thoughts'

In this age of Title IX and female empowerment, it’s hard to believe that any girl would be denied her right to engage in the same athletic activities as her male classmates. But for one pigskin-punting young girl in Georgia, that discrimination remains a reality. And the reason her Christian school gave for it was undeniably gross. More »

A Word On The Super Bowl

A Word On The Super Bowl

If you are watching the Bowl today, I hope you very much enjoy it and that you have all the right kind of snacks. If you are not, I hope you find something equally pleasant with which to pass the time. I’m not anti-Bowls, you know? Let everyone enjoy whatever bowls they like, I’ve always said, having a very tolerant bowl enjoyment policy. I’m broad-minded.

That said, this kind of Event – the bring over your friends and gather round a cracklin’ television kind of Event – brings up a serious question that demands attention from Serious People. Is talking allowed during communal TV-watching? More »

Tom Brady Wears A Dog Collar, Tom Ford Says Controversial Things In V

Tom Brady Wears A Dog Collar, Tom Ford Says Controversial Things In V

Tom Brady plays football but the fashion industry has decided he’s just too beautiful for all that pummeling and grunting, so they’ve bestowed upon him a nebulous career in being handsome. Thus, here is Tom Brady wearing a Givenchy suit on the cover of V, photographed by Mario Testino, styled by Carine Roitfeld and interviewed by Tom Ford himself (the full-court press). The New England Patriots’ quarterback and husband to Gisele Bundchen probably said some pleasant things in that interview, but it’s Ford who says all the interesting stuff. More »