Gender, Sports, and Becky Hammon

When the news first came across the wire it read like any other coaching acquisition, “Spurs Hire Hammon as Assistant Coach,” but those who follow basketball recognized the news as significant considering the only Hammon currently recognized in the basketball world is retiring WNBA player Becky Hammon. Hammon has spent the last 16 seasons playing…

Toying Around with Mike Ewing of OYO Sports

Earlier this year OYO Sports made a big splash by launching their line of NHL minifigure toys, which is comprised of several players from all 30 teams (plus a few Winter Olympic team variants as well). As of this writing there are over 200 players available, each with their own name, number, and likeness. It’s quite an…

On Michael Sam, Coming Out, and Being a Big Deal

First, let’s get one thing out of the way. Michael Sam is not the first gay NFL player. He’s the first player to come out before being drafted, and if all goes well, he’ll be the first out player to take the field. When Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the…