Cubs Broadcast Makes Monstrous Gaffe While Promoting Women’s Empowerment Night

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If you’re not familiar with the Twitter account @_youhadonejob1, then you really need to check it out and see what you’re missing. The phrase “you only had one job” certainly applies to the producer and/or cameraman of the Chicago Cubs broadcast last night in Cincinnati.

During their win over the Reds Wednesday night, the Cubs telecast ran an in game promotion for their upcoming Women’s Empowerment Night at the ballpark. Now of the nine players on the field and the 24 on the roster, who would you NOT want to spotlight as you transition to the promo?  Well, take a look:

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Owner Roman Abramovich Takes in First Chelsea FC Match of the Season

Persona non grata in the United Kingdom, Chelsea FC Owner Roman Abramovich has not seen his team play live and in person- until tonight.

Yes, it was just a friendly, and every competitive match for Chelsea this season except one (London derby Europa League Final versus Arsenal on the 29th) has been played, but hey, the Russian oligarch is finally in the house. Abramovich was on hand at Gillette Stadium for Chelsea’s charity match against the New England Revolution.

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Sports Bank Founder to Give Talk at Fulbright Alumni Conference at Univ. of Arkansas

Building Bridges: The Fulbright Legacy and the Future of International Exchange” will be taking place next weekend, May 17 to 19, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas and I will be on hand, hosting a round table on the state of journalism in the world today.

Hosted by the German-American Fulbright Commission, in partnership with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, it’s a chance to discuss the Fulbright legacy and alma mater and reconnect with the Fulbright community. As a Fulbright alumni myself, I will be leading and moderating a World Café on Saturday, May 18, from 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm. The details are as follows.

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Cubs Activate Addison Russell: Some of the More Appropriate Reaction Tweets

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It’s been a rather strange and upsetting day here in the Chicago Cubs community. It began with the club trying to draw as much publicity as possible to the fact that they were aggressively investigating the fan who flashed the white power sign at a broadcaster.

They did find him and they indeed follow through on their promise to ban him from the park for life. Why did they come down so Draconian on one anonymous racist idiot? Why did they want to bring so much public attention to their hard line response against one random white supremacist piece of trash?

Two words- Addison Russell.

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Cubs Fan Faces Lifetime Ban for Flashing White Supremacy Sign On-Air

Last night’s thrilling 5-2 win by the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins ended with a Kris Bryant walk home run. It was a powerful moment to be sure, but it’s another moment, memorable for all kinds of very different reasons that is being talked about today.

A Cubs fan, well aware that he was in the midst of broadcaster Doug Glanville’s live shot, flashed the upside “OK” sign. This gesture, here being flashed at a black man by a white guy, is a symbol for white supremacy. It’s also a part of the exceedingly stupid “circle game,” which consists of an individual flashing a hand sign at another person, and if that person looks, they get punch. Yes, DUMB.

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Tony Bennett, Virginia Cavaliers Reject Visit to Trump White House

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Just a pre-emptive warning to the 45th POTUS and his cultish acolytes- “leave Virginia alone” as Rod Stewart once sang. Virginia is for lovers, and this spring it’s also for NCAA Men’s Basketball national champions.

However, the spoils of victory won’t include a trip to the White House. UVA head coach Tony Bennett won’t be taking the team to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Jurgen Klopp Condemns Racial Abuse aimed at Mo Salah by Chelsea Fans

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Here we go again with a small group of Chelsea fans engaging in deplorable behavior, singing offensive, discriminatory chants. Once again a tiny group of Chelsea supporters took a sweet, beautiful song and made it into an instrument of racial abuse.

Ahead of the Premier League’s headliner fixture this weekend, Chelsea at Liverpool, a group of six male Blues backers were sang “Salah is a bomber,” to the tune of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” in a Prague pub. The video, which circulated worldwide yesterday, is below:

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How a Chicago Fire Move Back to Soldier Field Would Affect City, Bridgeview

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On Tuesday, news of the Chicago Fire potentially leaving suburban Bridgeview, moving back to Soldier Field, and even re-branding, dropped.

It was all a bombshell to say the least.

James Vlahakis, a Chicago based attorney who worked as outside counsel for a law firm previously retained by the Fire, first broke the story on Twitter. As the week went on, other outlets followed the lead of Vlahakis, who is currently representing a Fire supporter who has filed suit against the club over an incident at the stadium last season.

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Danny Rose: Tottenham Star Makes Comments About Race We Must All Hear

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Tottenham Hotspur and England star Danny Rose has given some candid commentary on the issue of race in contemporary world football that we all need to pay attention to. Rose has said that the ugly racism ever present in the beautiful game is so abominable that it makes him look forward to the days when his playing career is behind him.

Danny Rose also said the fines levied against teams when their supporters engage in racist behavior is so low that it’s on par with what he spends for a night on the town in London. Rose’s comments are making waves in media outlets all over the world, but the question is- will anything change?

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Illinois Could Have Legal Sports Gambling by Next Super Bowl, Says State Rep

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If everything goes as smoothly as possible, and there are no unexpected hiccups along the way, legal sports gambling will be in the state of Illinois by the next Super Bowl. That’s according to Illinois House Revenue and Finance Committee Chairman Mike Zalewksi, who late last month filed four separate amendments to House Bill 3308 to jumpstart the Land of Lincoln’s movement on sports betting.

“Enacted and up and running, I’ve set an ambitious goal for the Super Bowl, but I can’t say for sure that will happen,” Rep. Zalewski told The Sports Bank in an exclusive interview on Monday.

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Chicago Cubs Offseason Provided Plenty of Material for Justifiable Outrage

During the Ricketts family era of ownership, the Chicago Cubs have become an organization that treats their fans like idiots (crying poor in the free agent market while maintaining some of the highest ticket prices in the Major League Baseball, literally selling their garbage for $100 per item of trash) and their media like their marketing department (about 70-90% of their “news releases” sent to journalists consist of ticket sales info, concessions, promotions and corporate sponsorships).

This past offseason brought a new low, as the franchise became about as unlikable as any team once called “the lovable losers” could be.

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Should Athletes Be Allowed to Protest?

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In February, eight basketball players from the University of Mississippi knelt during the national anthem in order to protest two confederate sympathizer groups who had gathered on their college campus. The hate groups’ rallies were formed in support of a sculpture of a confederate soldier on the school’s campus. Regardless, the Ole Miss players’ silent protest stirred up some controversy around the sports media world.

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