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On 10/17, take a stand against bullying and wear purple for #SpiritDay! http://glaad.org/spiritday #SpiritDay

On 10/17, take a stand against bullying and wear purple for #SpiritDay! http://glaad.org/spiritday #SpiritDay

wnbalove:

Go Tina!!

Tina is saying her good byes the best way she knows, by playing legendary once again!  It has been a pleasure to meet you and even greater to watch you play the game!

wnbalove:

Go Tina!!

Tina is saying her good byes the best way she knows, by playing legendary once again!  It has been a pleasure to meet you and even greater to watch you play the game!

espnW and Nine for IX -- Sex sells? For female athletes, the trend may be changing

Possibility is not a luxury: Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

flanneryogonner:

Found from various places online:

The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Angela Y. Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis - Race, Women, and Class

The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

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WNBA.com: Mystics at Storm Game Info - June 18, 2013

WHOA TINA THOMPSON!  Wow, just wow… simply wow… did I say wow?

Tina led the team stats in ALL areas except steals and assists… What a way to go out with a huge bang:  30 pts, 8 rbs, 2 blks.  Keep on adding ‘cause 7,100 career points is not quite enough —judging by your standards!… Keep raising the bar, girl.

See you in July… save some great performances for me to witness herstory in the making ;)

Let’s bring Tina to her last All Stars Game:  Vote TINA THOMPSON at http://allstarballot.wnba.com/.

Ray Allen

Seven Seconds in Heaven: Ray Allen’s tying 3-pointer revealed everything that’s great about sports (and a few things that are terrible about sports commentary).

Excellent article!!!

Jun 9

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Brittney Griner

I know it’s been a while since my last post.  The WNBA season has started, my Seattle Storm are in for a challenging ride without our two main stars LJ & Bird. But WNBA news these days are more about the fantastic rookie class, particularly the #1 pick Brittney Griner. Kudos to Griner for being her full self and not give portions of herself to make others comfortable with their issues around gender & sexuality.

Mar 8

Inside Major League Baseball's Dominican Sweatshop System

Teen shortstop Yewri Guillén died the day the Nationals were supposed to ship him to America. Has MLB learned from the tragedy?

Danica Patrick wins historic pole position at Daytona 500

She says she was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl.

On Sunday, none of the boys was faster than the girl.

Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the pole position for the Daytona 500, considered the Super Bowl of NASCAR, posting a lap of 196.434 mph Sunday.

In doing so, she also became the first woman to win a pole at any NASCAR top-division race, racking up another milestone in her barrier-breaking career.

Patrick, 30, is in her first full year as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver. Last year she made 10 Sprint Cup startsqualifying no better than 23rd. NASCAR says Patrick still qualifies as a rookie for the 2013 season, and she’s the first rookie to win the Daytona 500 pole since Jimmie Johnson in 2002.

Feb 8

Storm signs Temeka Johnson & Noelle Quinn as Free Agents

Temeka has career averages of 8.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. She is approaching the 2,000-point plateau, with 1,922 points over her eight year career. Temeka spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks (2006-08) and three with the Mercury (2009-11).

Noelle is a 6-0 guard out of UCLA and a six-year veteran who most recently played with the Washington Mystics. She played in all 30 games and averaged 6.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for the Mystics in 2012. Noelle spent her first two seasons with Minnesota followed by another three with Los Angeles. She has career averages of 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds.

Feb 8

LJ to miss 2013 season - Wauters not returning

SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm announced today that Lauren Jackson will not compete with the team during the 2013 season. Jackson has chosen to remain in Australia to rehabilitate following her recent hamstring surgery. Her contract has been suspended and she is expected to play for the Storm in 2014.

In addition, the Storm announced that center Ann Wauters will not return. She has chosen to spend the summer resting and with her family and does not plan to participate in the WNBA in 2013.

Feb 8

2013 WNBA schedule came out today!

wnbalove:

Get all the details from the link below!

http://www.wnba.com/news/2013_wnba_schedule.html

The countdown has begun! 

Rapinoe takes next step in changing the game

Megan Rapinoe, who recently came out of the closet publicly, will be appearing in a Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) video, which coincided with the organization’s annual No Name-Calling Week. Rapinoe’s involvement focuses on respect towards one another on the field.

Stadium Journey Announces 101 Best Stadium Experiences of 2012

Stadium Journey Magazine released its 2nd annual list of the best stadium experiences of the past year. For the second consecutive year, the Indianapolis Colts and Lucas Oil Stadium were recognized as the best stadium experience.

 Jan. 14, 2013 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Stadium Journey utilizes its FANFARE scale for ranking the stadiums on its website and for the purposes of creating this list. The scale takes into account the food & beverage at the stadium, overall atmosphere, the neighborhood in which it resides, the fans, access outside and inside the stadium, return on investment, and allows for room for “bonus points” for unique features.

Reviews are submitted by Stadium Journey’s 80+ contributors, and tiebreakers are settled by a stadium’s “Crowd Score,” (the average of ratings submitted by members).

Stadium Journey Magazine is a monthly publication, available exclusively on the Stadium Journey website -http://www.stadiumjourney.com/magazine
  • Our Seattle Sounders FC came in as #7th [only MLS team listed]
  • our Seattle Storm at the Key Arena as #62nd [only WNBA team listed] &
  • our Seattle Seahawks in #95th

bitchville:

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