Yunel Escobar, homophobia and the folly of tolerance


My mom has a thing for fools. More correctly, she has a thing for saying the word “fool.” She loves it. Enjoys saying “fool” the way most women enjoy eating chocolate. Curls her bottom lip beneath her top row of teeth so she can push the word out with extra force; the fricative morphs into … Continue reading

ABDB Ep. 7: Immigration, Agitation and Aquille Carr Nation


Where sports and social issues intersect, that’s where you’ll find ABDB. This week we tackle immigration policy via Atlanta Hawks foward Etan Thomas, gay marriage via NHL pest Sean Avery, and child labour via high school basketball star Aquille Carr. Along the way we break down Manny Pacquiao’s whitewash over Shane Mosley, Gus Johnson’s exit … Continue reading

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