Someone other than the Cardinals brought a championship home to Saint Louis. For the first time in their 52 year existence, the Blues won the Stanley Cup, in a series that peaked in last night’s game 7 with a record 9 million viewers late in the 3rd period when the decisive 4th goal was scored. The previous record was 2010’s game 6 when the Blackhawks ended their 49 year drought against the Flyers. Most impressive, 60% of television viewers in Saint Louis were watching the game. Nobody can say their city was uninterested. Original 6 Boston is a reliable draw, but it is a bit surprising the 1971 rematch would break the record. Maybe the NHL’s popularity is on the rise. Blues fans have waited a long time, being the final 1967 expansion team to join hockey immortality. Sorry Seals, you never made it.
During the top of the 7th inning in Tuesday’s NCAA softball championship, the entire Oklahoma team held up the white supremacy symbol after their only black player tied the game with a homerun with 2 outs in the final inning. It is uncertain if the racist mostly white team was mocking their teammate who just tied the game or if this is how they display their white privilege every game . When is the NCAA going to stop endorsing and encouraging dangerous white supremacy that is destroying our diverse country? Events like this only further marginalize black students who are already harrassed, assaulted, and victimized daily by white culture on every college campus across this racist nation. The NCAA must strip Oklahoma of all their victories in the 2019 season, investigate the program, and put them on athletic probation until each racist player in that photo is expelled and the toxic white culture in Norman is eradicated for good.
First strike: Casually hurls racial slurs at the opposing team exposing players and fans of color to hate speech.
Second strike: Brazenly high fives white coach then proudly flashes the white supremacy symbol for everyone to see before he touches home plate.
How long will major league baseball allow this unalloyed racist to scream the n word during games and flash symbols that represent centuries of bloodshed at the hands of white supremacy?
You have 16 days until the crosstown series Ricketts family! If this man is not banned, a protest demonstration and boycott will be launched so the entire world knows of your true feelings toward people of color!