Geno Auriemma and UConn GREAT for Women’s Basketball

I realize that I generally do not give women’s sports a lot of love on this blog, which is something I am not very proud of.  Seriously. Even though I have spoke eloquently over tennis legend Serena Williams on more than one occasion (like this, that, oh and this too), I need to do better in…

Serena (and Venus) Makes Black America Proud

Serena Williams made history last weekend, becoming the first female tennis player to win 23 Grand Slam titles in the Open era (Margaret Court won 24 such titles).  Unfortunately, Serena had to beat big sister Venus and deny her her eighth such title.  There are several things that I found noteworthy about Serena’s latest achievement. …

Hope Solo Finally Getting Hers

Looks like the female version of Terrell Owens cashed a check her big mouth can’t cash. U.S. goalie Hope Solo, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, received a six month suspension from U.S. Soccer after she called Sweden’s national team “a bunch of cowards” following the Americans’ Rio Olympic quarterfinal loss to the Swedes. Solo’s punishment…

Women’s Sports Owes Pat Summitt

Man, 2016 has turned into one sorry year for celebrity deaths. First, it claimed Phife Dawg from my favorite rap group, “A Tribe Called Quest”.  Then sadly, it claimed Prince.  Shortly thereafter, Muhammad Ali.  Then Gordie Howe. And if 2016 wasn’t through taking our celebrities, it claimed someone who was a pioneer in women’s sports….

Believe It or Not, Geno Auriemma Has a Point

UConn’s women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is a lot of things to a lot of people – most of them not so good. He comes off as an egotistical blowhard, always seemingly bloviating over how great the women’s game is (and his team, of course), as well as other topics he may seemingly no idea…

Criticism of Gabby’s Hair Shows How Much We Hate Ourselves

Today was supposed to be a day of celebration – for all Americans and particularly black Americans. Not only did Gabby Douglas become the the third straight American to win gymnastics’ biggest prize, she became the first African-American to do so. We as black Americans – and one could argue people of African descent worldwide…

Our Women’s Soccer Team Choked

Disclaimer: this is one of the very few positive rants I will ever make on soccer.  Now without further ado… First let me say that I am extremely proud of our women’s World Cup team. They showed a lot of grit throughout the tournament, whether it’s playing through pain (Abby Wambach’s Achilles injury), overcoming adversity (bad…