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Jock Talk: Warriors exec gets a ring of his own

Jock Talk: Warriors exec gets a ring of his own

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 15, 2020

The new decade comes with a new chapter in the life of Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts.

Jock Talk: 49ers coach Sowers gets airtime

Jock Talk: 49ers coach Sowers gets airtime

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 8, 2020

First off, a big yahoo to the San Francisco 49ers for their clutch regular season-ending victory over the rival Seahawks in Seattle to clinch the division title and capture the top seed in the NFL playoffs.

Jock Talk: 2010-19 in sports: A decade of unfulfilled promise

Jock Talk: 2010-19 in sports: A decade of unfulfilled promise

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 30, 2019

The 21st century has been going through its adolescent years the past decade, swiftly zipping in and out of its teens to enter 2020 as a young adult, fully capable of voting, driving, and spitting into the wind

Jock Talk: Aussie takes helm of LGBT running group

Jock Talk: Aussie takes helm of LGBT running group

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 23, 2019

International Front Runners became a little more "inter" and a little less "national" toward the end of 2019 when it elected Chris Rauchle of Australia as its new president.

Jock Talk: Elite sports need to grow a spine

Jock Talk: Elite sports need to grow a spine

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 18, 2019

Two years ago, I wrote a facetious JockTalk column that said the best holiday gift the collective sports world could get would be a moral compass. This year I think our sports world could use a spine.

Jock Talk: Bodybuilding as self-actualization

Jock Talk: Bodybuilding as self-actualization

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 20, 2019

I've always had a somewhat ambivalent fascination with the sport of bodybuilding that transcends the obvious erotic appeal and focuses on the sport's artistry and discipline.

Jock Talk: Gay Games reaffirms Hong Kong commitment

Jock Talk: Gay Games reaffirms Hong Kong commitment

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 13, 2019

The Federation of Gay Games issued a joint statement Monday with the selected host organization of Gay Games XI, Hong Kong 2022, stating both groups remain committed to staging the quadrennial event in Hong Kong despite the demonstrations and disruptions.

Jock Talk: FGG punts on Hong Kong issues at meeting

Jock Talk: FGG punts on Hong Kong issues at meeting

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 6, 2019

Some Federation of Gay Games delegates hoped for more discussion and action relating to the next event in Hong Kong, given recent demonstrations there. But FGG took no definitive action.

Updated: No criminal charges in high school bullying incident

Updated: No criminal charges in high school bullying incident

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 4, 2019

Some Adrian Wilcox High School football players have faced discipline from school officials, but they will not face criminal charges, the city of Santa Clara said Monday in a news release.

Jock Talk: Former EVRC director reflects on Castro changes

Jock Talk: Former EVRC director reflects on Castro changes

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 30, 2019

Time was, Eureka Valley Recreation Center was at the heart of LGBT sports in San Francisco.

Bullying reported at South Bay school

Bullying reported at South Bay school

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 23, 2019

Santa Clara police and school officials said this week that they are investigating an alleged case of Adrian Wilcox High School football players bullying a male Wilcox cheerleader with homophobic taunts last week.

Jock Talk: Gay Games needs to get serious about Hong Kong

Jock Talk: Gay Games needs to get serious about Hong Kong

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 23, 2019

When the Federation of Gay Games opens its annual meeting in in exactly one week, their discussions will be bookended by the topic of demonstrations in Hong Kong and their potential impact on plans to hold the Gay Games there in 2022.

Jock Talk: 30 years ago, quake interrupted World Series

Jock Talk: 30 years ago, quake interrupted World Series

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 16, 2019

My mainstream sports journalism career reached its apex 30 years ago today — October 17, 1989 — when the Loma Prieta earthquake rumbled through Candlestick Park just minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.

Jock Talk: The price of protest

Jock Talk: The price of protest

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 9, 2019

Last week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a simple note on Twitter expressing his support for the cause of demonstrators in Hong Kong.