May 22, 2024

Lombardi instilled, valued inclusivity in a time of widespread exclusion

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s recent remarks on abortion, gender roles and the looming national celebration of Pride Month were a reminder that sports inevitably reflect the controversies and complexities of the society around them. It’s true today and it was true 55 years ago, when legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi quietly but firmly […]

May 21, 2024

Power conferences, NCAA to vote on landmark $2.7 billion settlement

University presidents around the country are scheduled to meet this week to vote on whether to accept a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit that would cost the NCAA nearly $3 billion and create a landmark revenue-sharing system with college athletes. The terms of the agreement have met some pushback from Division I conferences that […]

May 21, 2024

Major news site publishes Harrison Butker rumor from TikTok

“Bombshell Accusation Claims Harrison Butker Hooked Up With Male Cheerleader In College,” blared the headline of a story from Blast, which was picked up and posted on Yahoo. “Following the controversy surrounding Harrison Butker‘s graduation speech on gender roles and ‘bad leadership,’ the NFL star is being accused of hooking up with a male cheerleader […]

May 20, 2024

Netflix will carry NFL games on Christmas Day

Netflix and the NFL announced a three-year deal Wednesday to stream games on Christmas Day. The streaming giant will carry two games this year and at least one game in 2025 and ‘26. Netflix announced during a presentation to advertisers that it will have defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City at Pittsburgh followed by Baltimore […]

May 20, 2024

Uproar after conservative Catholic NFL player expresses conservative Catholic views

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, a conservative Catholic who has been outspoken about his religious beliefs, is suddenly the most controversial topic in the NFL after criticizing abortion and LGBTQ Pride month, and suggesting that motherhood might be more rewarding for some women than a professional career. Butker, 28, shared his conservative views with […]

May 19, 2024

‘Catholics watch games, too’: Catholic groups raise alarm after NFL stiff-arms Harrison Butker

Conservative Catholics want to know if the NFL’s commitment to “inclusion” includes them after watching the league distance itself from Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker. CatholicVote President Brian Burch fired off a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt raising concerns about the league’s chilly reaction to the Pro Bowler’s […]

May 17, 2024

Missouri AG opens probe into Kansas City’s ‘retaliatory’ post doxxing Chiefs’ Harrison Butker

Kansas City apologized after posting information about NFL kicker Harrison Butker’s residence on X in an apparent attempt to retaliate against the Pro Bowl athlete. But the state isn’t willing to let bygones be bygones. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey opened an investigation Thursday into Kansas City Mayor Lucas Quinton’s office, accusing city officials of […]