Rivalry Revisited: Setting the Stage for Canada-USA Semifinal

Canada, USA…you would be hard pressed to find a better rivalry in the sporting world, one that is fierce across all sports. While both countries may naturally associate this storied opposition with hockey, women’s soccer may be where we see the second most intense installment, and we have one game to thank for that.  ThereContinue reading “Rivalry Revisited: Setting the Stage for Canada-USA Semifinal”

Canada Squeaks Through

Canada are quickly becoming this year’s Cardiac Kids, not making anything comfortable or relaxing on their fans, or themselves. The latest edition was needing all five rounds of penalties after ending 120 minutes of play goalless against Brazil. The quarterfinal matchup was a rematch of the 2016 bronze medal game, and the victor was theContinue reading “Canada Squeaks Through”

Canada Moves On With Another Lost Lead

Canada’s Olympic group play came to a somewhat unsatisfying end with a 1-1 draw with Great Britain on Tuesday morning. The game played out with a heavily rotated Canadian side that saw Captain Canada, Christine Sinclair, watching from the stands. Sinclair was joined by veterans Desiree Scott and Alysha Chapman in the alternates role, whileContinue reading “Canada Moves On With Another Lost Lead”

Craving Creativity: The Key to Beating Chile

The Canadian women appeared to have a dream start to the Games, going up 1-0 on the hosts less than 10 minutes in, that was until they gave up the equalizer in the dying minutes of the second half. Beyond getting rid of some jitters, the opening game clarified much of what needs to happenContinue reading “Craving Creativity: The Key to Beating Chile”

NFL Says it Will Halt Race-Norming

A practice that was questionable in origin, racist in practice, and astonishing in longevity is finally over. The NFL has committed to ending its use of the practice of race-norming in concussion cases. The decision comes after two former players filed a civil rights lawsuit over the practice. While the judge who presided over theContinue reading “NFL Says it Will Halt Race-Norming”

Take Off Your Clothes or Get Off the Field: Hegemonic Masculinity and the Discourse on Women in Football

It’s no secret that football has long been considered the epitome of a man’s game, but a far less contemplated element of the equation is the question about how we got there. A natural assumption would be that this whole “toxic masculinity” that us Gen Z kids keep bringing up. Believe it or not, thisContinue reading “Take Off Your Clothes or Get Off the Field: Hegemonic Masculinity and the Discourse on Women in Football”

Hidden Hypocrisy: How the NCAA is Violating Their Own Bylaws, but not Title IX

On March 18, University of Oregon basketball player Sedona Prince showed the world the depth of the disparities between the women’s and men’s March Madness tournaments by documenting the women’s gym space on her TikTok. In case you haven’t seen it, a hint as to how bad it is is that the average person hasContinue reading “Hidden Hypocrisy: How the NCAA is Violating Their Own Bylaws, but not Title IX”