Too much too soon
Too much too soon
After taking a hiatus, sports are now making their comeback. But you know what never went away? COVID-19. And in some places (we’re looking at you, Florida), it’s as bad as it’s ever been.
June 25, 2020
Rose colored glasses
Rose colored glasses
Let’s quickly flash back to March 11th: one athlete, Rudy Gobert (pronounced GOH-BEAR) of the Utah Jazz, tested positive for coronavirus, and the entire sports world shut down. Today, dozens of players have tested positive, and the leagues are somehow going full steam ahead with their return-to-play scenarios, even in COVID-19 hotspots.
June 22, 2020
Count 'em up
Count 'em up
The rate of new COVID-19 cases hit a high in the US this weekend, with over 30,000 new cases reported yesterday alone. Turns out, it’s not just Donald Trump’s campaign staffers who are testing positive: quite a few athletes are among the count, too.
June 22, 2020
Podcast Episode 23: “You can’t win a championship without gays”
Podcast Episode 23: “You can’t win a championship without gays”
Did you know there’s no openly queer athletes in the majors? In honour of Pride Month, co-hosts Ellen and Steph discuss how heteronormative and gender binary ideals and the societal constructs of what’s “masculine” and “feminine” play a huge — and detrimental — part in the LGBT2Q+ community’s involvement in sports.
June 17, 2020
One day at a time
Sports are finally returning. And with athletes, coaches, teams and leagues back in the limelight, it’s the perfect opportunity for them to follow up on their statements on the Black Lives Matter movement with real, tangible actions.
June 11, 2020
Podcast Episode 22: The sports world is taking notice and making change
Podcast Episode 22: The sports world is taking notice and making change
Following the murder of George Floyd on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota we’ve seen protests, ongoing police brutality, and dangerous leadership from the White House. In today’s episode co-hosts Ellen and Steph talk about the progress that sports teams, leagues and corporations have made (and not made) to help the sports world change for the better. Tune in, won’t you?
June 10, 2020
Don't stop 'til you get enough
Don't stop 'til you get enough
As protests in North America and around the world continue into a third week, athletes continue to highlight the need for change within the sports world while also continuing to support, donate and protest in the name of social justice.
June 08, 2020
Speak up
Speak up
As protests in major North American cities continue, most athletes here and around the world are continuing to use their voice to call for justice and change. And when there’s so much misinformation spreading throughout an already divided nation, athletes' voices, actions and leadership are incredibly important.
June 04, 2020
#BLM
#BLM
The death of George Floyd has caused civil unrest in America — in the days since his murder on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have seen protests, ongoing police brutality, and a complete lack of leadership from the White House. In its absence, athletes, teams and leagues have been using their voices to call for justice and reform.
June 01, 2020
Let's talk about it
Let's talk about it
May is Mental Health Awareness month. And during unprecedented times like these, taking care of your mental health can be a bit of a struggle. So we wanted to highlight some stories of athletes managing their mental health and well-being, because even though they may seem like superheroes to us, at the end of the day, they’re human too.
May 21, 2020