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Jock Talk: FIFA to LGBT fans: Be yourself, but be careful

Jock Talk: FIFA to LGBT fans: Be yourself, but be careful

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 13, 2018

I was shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that even though the U.S. men's soccer team did not qualify for it, FIFA nonetheless has decided to hold its men's World Cup soccer tournament in Russia, starting this week.

Jock Talk: Changes needed for USOC to protect athletes

Jock Talk: Changes needed for USOC to protect athletes

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jun 6, 2018

The US Olympic Committee needs to develop policies that protect athletes.

Jock Talk: Send the NFL your hopes and prayers

Jock Talk: Send the NFL your hopes and prayers

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 30, 2018

Just what we need: another reason not to watch NFL football.

Jock Talk: Gay Games hoping for 10,000

Jock Talk: Gay Games hoping for 10,000

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 23, 2018

With little more than one month left to register for the Gay Games, organizers report they are right at the brink of 9,000 registrants, and the event stands a solid shot at becoming the first Gay Games since 2006 to have 10,000 registrants.

Jock Talk: Solidarity in unity

Jock Talk: Solidarity in unity

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 9, 2018

After what never needed to have been said was said, the things that had to be said were said and the fashion statement that followed was fabulous and powerful and emboldening and unifying.

Jock Talk: Testosterone pseudoscience

Jock Talk: Testosterone pseudoscience

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 2, 2018

Horrific indifference to the human condition has been a recent hallmark of decisions in elite international sports.

Jock Talk: Marathoner conquers the North Pole

Jock Talk: Marathoner conquers the North Pole

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 25, 2018

I asked Larry Rich what it was like running a marathon at the North Pole. He spoke to me about the strange sound the snow made beneath his feet. That made all the sense in the world to me.

Jock Talk: MLB's local LGBT and Pride games set

Jock Talk: MLB's local LGBT and Pride games set

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 18, 2018

LGBT Pride Night events are coming up for the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's.

Jock Talk: Gay Games are back

Jock Talk: Gay Games are back

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 12, 2018

Forget the frustrating fabrications of the late, never great World Outgames. Get over the legal slap fest to settle ownership of the Sin City Classic.

Jock Talk: Welts elected to Hall of Fame

Jock Talk: Welts elected to Hall of Fame

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 4, 2018

Warriors President Rick Welts was elected to the NBA Hall of Fame.

Jock Talk: The NCAA needs a reboot

Jock Talk: The NCAA needs a reboot

  • by by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 28, 2018

Perhaps we have all come to expect too much of the NCAA. Perhaps we should stop thinking those four letters stand for National Collegiate Athletic Association and accept its current reality: "No Compassion, Action, or Accountability."

Jock Talk: Discrimination clear as ice

Jock Talk: Discrimination clear as ice

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 21, 2018

After a nine-day trial, a federal jury last week awarded former University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey coach Shannon Miller $3.7 million,

Jock Talk: Wrestling transgressions

Jock Talk: Wrestling transgressions

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 14, 2018

Two recent incidents involving transgender high school wrestlers in Texas and Ohio have shown the importance of having school practices driven less by political stances or cultural prejudices, and more by common sense.

Jock Talk: Blame all around as lawsuit roils Outgames

Jock Talk: Blame all around as lawsuit roils Outgames

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 7, 2018

The final chapters of the Outgames legacy will be recorded not by athletes on playing fields, nor by conference rooms full of academic activists wielding resolutions and declarations, but by courtrooms of attorneys and litigants.