Enough with the columnists injecting their political ***** into sports articles (Ryan Lambert anyone?)
I’ve been using Yahoo as my main sports news and fantasy sports source, along with using it as my homepage, main e-mail service, and main search engine (I picked Yahoo over Alta Vista and never looked back), ever since I signed up for a Yahoo account on July 29, 1998. Recently, however, I have noticed that more and more Yahoo sports columnists are injecting their own political ***** into their articles, and slamming people who disagree with their views. This was exemplified by the recent Ryan Lambert article (Dec 24, 2012 “What we learned” NHL article) in which he lambasted Tim Thomas for (1) Refusing to go to the White House and meet President Obama, and (2) supporting the right of the owner of a company to express his personal views on gay marriage.
In his article, Mr. Lambert publicly ridiculed Tim Thomas for his views, resorting to name calling (nutbar, lunatic, jerk, and kook were among the words he used), twisting the facts around, and making certain negative implications about him (he’s a racist and supports discrimination against gay people). I am no Tim Thomas fan, but the way Mr. Lambert wrote his article disgusted me. I want to read about sports, not what the columnist thinks about athletes who differ from his political views.
For me, this is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. I haven’t made a New Year’s resolution in about 30 years, but for 2013 I resolve to find a different online source for my sports news. Of course, this will most likely lead to me finding a new fantasy sports provider, e-mail provider, search engine, and homepage too.
No, sports don't exist in a political vacuum. But it is called "the sports page". It is not a forum for political views. If a sports writer reaches around and finds another backbone, have it walk his or her *** over to the editorial section where he or she can discuss this profound thought of societal ills and have it published there.
Sports don't exist in a political vacuum and it's foolish to suggest otherwise. Race, gender, religion, and other social factors are deeply embedded in sports culture and thus totally fair game for sports commentators. Besides, not challenging the toxic opinions frequently spouted by sports figures is tacitly approving of them, so silence on those issues itself becomes a political statement. Sorry, pal, you're just going to have to think from time to time.
Most people don't agree with you. Beat on your keyboard some more and see where you get. You're the ultimate *******.
i don't appreciate dwyer's comments in his rodman/north korea article either.....keep political opinions out of the articles plz
Please get rid of this jerk. He has infuriated the entire Detroit Red Wings fan base with his "presented by Amway" remarks. It is an old, stale joke of his that was never funny in the first place. At the very least, please make him stop this ugly nonsense.
This is obviously encouraged by Yahoo... just take a look at any of the "writers" they promote.