John Simmons is a Culture reporter for the MRCTV Blog, specializing in exposing liberal bias in the world of sports. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Liberty University and has written for numerous publications and websites, including The Boston Globe, The Liberty Champion, and The Standing for Freedom Center.
The most recent edition of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, was held under strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The protocols were so strict that even parents could barely interact with their sons beyond cheering for them from the stands.
In a convoluted way, some argued that this was a good thing.
Rachel Nichols has been a regular on ESPN’s NBA coverage. In addition to hosting “The Jump” for five years, Nichols could be seen reporting courtside at countless games interviewing countless players and coaches. She was an incredible asset to ESPN, but now she is out of a job because of a comment she made over a year ago.
American sports leagues are not the only professional leagues that are dealing with a level of turmoil between executives, players and coaches on whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Imagine a world in which a professional athlete – in pique physical shape - could be ridiculed and punished for not taking an experimental vaccine for a disease with a minimal death rate.
Sounds too ridiculous to actually happen, right? Well, not exactly.
Each year, the NBA holds a Rookie Transition Program (RTP) to help the new draft class get a solid foundation on how to deal with the numerous and chaotic challenges that come with being a professional basketball player. But this year, rookies were forced to hear the NBA shove their woke agenda down their throats when the NBA decided to “educate” players on how to become involved in social justice causes.