Monday, October 15, 2018

African Football And European Poachers

BAMAKO -- The beautiful game. You know it's soccer. We have played ball since we were children and we've moved to love the game....

FIFA World Cup: The Greedy Wolf And Its 13+1 Spots

Europe alone has 13 (+1) spots and Africa just 5 in the World Cup. The idea that because European teams (UEFA) rank higher in...

If Luck Deserves A Raise, What Does Russell Wilson Deserve?

Russell Wilson has become to the NFL what Lebron James has been to the NBA. But would he be recognized as such? If anything,...

Latest FIFA Rankings: Black Stars Ranked Second-Best To The Elephants

Coach Kwesi Appiah's team are now ranked the second-best side on the continent behind the Elephants of the Ivory Coast. Mali are third on the African ranking table.

Soccer, Dance And Capitalism: Strange Bedfellows

NTOABOMA—Real Football (not the throw-catch-and-run military drills played in helmets and shoulder pads), or more specifically soccer, is a game that has been handed...

Rigatoni: Or How the Fake Anti-African FIFA World Cup Is Rigged For Europe

There is zero percent excitement about the World Cup in Africa. It is no surprise why. After many years of taking part in this...
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US Media Coverage of African Americans in the Rio Olympics

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA — While the Rio Olympics take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thousands of miles away US police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...

Who Should Play For Country?

Performing on the world stage, every player makes some decision to play for country, but which country? That is the question perpetually facing players who feel bound to multiple allegiances—whether by birth, residence, or family heritage—yet must salute one flag above all.

Mario Balotelli, Liverpool Striker, To Be Punished For Saying His Mom Is Jewish

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been forced to apologize for a post on social media which Jewish leaders in the UK insist appears to...

Marshawn Lynch: I’m Just Here So I Don’t Get Fined

Why has Marshawn Lynch’s name been in the media so often lately? Part of the reasons is that the football sensation Seattle Seahawks have...