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The Resource Republicans buy sneakers too : how the left is ruining sports with politics, Clay Travis

Republicans buy sneakers too : how the left is ruining sports with politics, Clay Travis

Label
Republicans buy sneakers too : how the left is ruining sports with politics
Title
Republicans buy sneakers too
Title remainder
how the left is ruining sports with politics
Statement of responsibility
Clay Travis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Remember when sports news was mostly news about sports? Over the past few years, we've watched Colin Kaepernick protest who knows what and Mizzou destroy itself over nothing. One broadcaster was fired for saying Venus Williams used the "guerrilla effect," and another was pulled off a game in the south for being named Robert Lee even though he's Asian. Caitlyn Jenner received a sporting award when she never played sports. (Bruce Jenner did, decades ago, but we're supposed to pretend he never existed.) Jemele Hill became a hero for being political, when being political got Curt Schilling fired. If you feel like you're taking crazy pills, you're not alone. Clay Travis investigates every story on his own and never allows media misperceptions to drive his opinions. If that leads to him being attacked or called names, he can handle it. His hero is another Tennessean, the frontier explorer Davey Crockett, whose life mantra was "Be sure you're right and then go ahead." That's Travis's goal. In this book, the First Amendment warrior shouts his opinions as loudly as possible, never scared to say what he believes when it makes others uncomfortable. What does he shout? Many of these protests are a sham, with mysterious goals and a lack of facts to back them up. The sports media is afraid to do its job and hold the protesting athletes accountable because so many are afraid of being called racist or sexist. Even worse, they often celebrate people behaving foolishly, and actively search out nobodies to humiliate into getting "woke." Sports used to be the great equalizer and the ultimate meritocracy, a return to the place where Americans of all races, genders, and creeds found common ground and escaped polarizing political drudgery. [This book] follows the recent trajectory of the left-wing politicization of sports, controversy by controversy, until the present day, where ESPN spends more time acting like MSNBC than actually covering sports. Let's take some sanity pills, and make sports great again."--Jacket
  • "Sports media superstar Clay Travis wants to save sports from the social justice warriors seeking to turn them into another political battleground. Have you ever tuned into your favorite sports highlights show, only to find the talking heads yammering about the newest Trump tweets or what an athlete thinks about the second amendment? The way Clay Travis sees it, sports are barely about sports anymore. Whether it's in the stadium or the studio, the conversation isn't about who's talented and who stinks. It's about who said the right or wrong thing from the sidelines or on social media. And we know which side is playing referee in that game. Having ruined journalism and Hollywood, far left-wing activists have now turned to sports. Travis argues it's time for right-thinking fans everywhere to put down their beers and reclaim their teams and their traditions. In Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too he replays the arguments he's won and lays out all the battles ahead. His goal is simple: to make sports great again. Travis wants sports to remain the great equalizer and ultimate meritocracy--a passion that unites Americans of all races, genders, and creeds, providing an opportunity to find common ground and an escape from polarizing commentary. He takes readers through the recent politicization of sports, controversy by controversy and untalented-but-celebrated hero by hero, and skewers outlets like ESPN which spend more time mimicking MSNBC than covering sports. Travis hopes that if we can stop sports from being just another political battlefield, and return it to our common ground, we can come together as a country again."--Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10733947
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Travis, Clay
Dewey number
796.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.35
LC item number
.T74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sports
  • Sports journalism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Sports
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / History
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how the Left is ruining sports with politics
Label
Republicans buy sneakers too : how the left is ruining sports with politics, Clay Travis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stick to sports (or at least leave out one-sided politics) -- ESPN and Mike Conley -- Dragging the sports media left -- The social media trap -- Curt Schilling vs. Jemele Hill -- Colin Kaepernick's protest made no sense -- The NFL's bungled response to Kaepernick -- The left-wing sports media desperately wants America to be an awful place -- America needs to be more like sports -- Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James -- How to make sports great again
Control code
1970677
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780062878533
Lccn
2018024647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062878533
  • (OCoLC)1048027736
Label
Republicans buy sneakers too : how the left is ruining sports with politics, Clay Travis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stick to sports (or at least leave out one-sided politics) -- ESPN and Mike Conley -- Dragging the sports media left -- The social media trap -- Curt Schilling vs. Jemele Hill -- Colin Kaepernick's protest made no sense -- The NFL's bungled response to Kaepernick -- The left-wing sports media desperately wants America to be an awful place -- America needs to be more like sports -- Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James -- How to make sports great again
Control code
1970677
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780062878533
Lccn
2018024647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062878533
  • (OCoLC)1048027736

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