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Jock Talk: The Kaepernick effect

Jock Talk: The Kaepernick effect

By Roger Brigham

Think we live in confusing times, when even the term "United States" suddenly seems oxymoronic?

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By Roger Brigham | September 5, 2018

I've often told friends that the vast majority of criminal news about wayward elite male athletes involves abuse of women, abuse of drugs, and possession of guns.

By Roger Brigham | August 29, 2018

Paul Mart, one of the original Gay Games founders with Dr. Tom Waddell and Mark Brown, celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family at a party in Palm Springs, where he currently resides in an assisted-living facility.

By Roger Brigham | August 29, 2018

Behind the optimism of the 2022 Gay Games in Hong Kong, there is also an undercurrent of caution, intensified by a few recent events.

By Roger Brigham | August 22, 2018

Gay Games historians speak of the event's ability to bring together a "critical mass" of international LGBT competitors in almost every sport to create the numbers and inspiration to form new championship tournaments and governing bodies.

By Roger Brigham | August 15, 2018

In the end, Paris proved to be exactly what the Gay Games needed.

By Roger Brigham | August 8, 2018

Here are some observations, reports, and comments from this scribe and wrestling coach who is in Paris for his fourth consecutive Gay Games.

By Roger Brigham | August 1, 2018

When 10,000-plus athletes and artists march into Stade Jean Bouin Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Paris time, it will be a triumph of persistence and stamina on every level.

By Roger Brigham | July 25, 2018

There are some things we know about the Gay Games before they occur every four years.

By Roger Brigham | July 25, 2018

LGBT athletes in Taiwan are hoping to send 25 participants to Paris next month for the Gay Games.

By Roger Brigham | July 18, 2018

When 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers spoke at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco this week, she was witty, thoughtful, sensitive, down-to-earth, intelligent, and candid.

By Roger Brigham | July 11, 2018

Gotta love television's World Cup coverage.

By Roger Brigham | July 4, 2018

I spent the last week of June in the hospital at UCSF. At the beginning of the week I was given a kidney to replace my failed renal organs and had a heart attack while being treated.

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