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Why Do Idiotic People Burn Jerseys?

Why burn your jersey, when you could just as easily donate that piece of clothing to a worthwhile organization? 

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Why burn your jersey, when you could just as easily donate that piece of clothing to a worthwhile organization? Whenever I see an idiotic sports fan burn the jersey of a player who has left the team or of an organization that did something they don’t agree with, all I can think is, why? Why not do something good with that clothing or product instead of destroying it out of blind anger? Moments like these are when you realize our species is destined to crash and burn.

In a time when natural disasters are ravaging our planet and people all over are suffering, maybe you should think outside of your tiny bubble and think about how stupid your actions are. Sports are supposed to be a release, a way to cut loose from all of life’s problems and hardships, but somehow we ruined that too.
Remember this summer, when the Boston Celtics traded star point guard Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers for fellow all-star point guard Kyrie Irving, Boston fans burned Thomas’ jersey, even though he had no say in what transpired? People were upset with the trade, mad that their favorite player was leaving the team, I understand that… But what I don’t get is why burn his jersey? There is no good reason.

Isaiah didn’t ask for a trade, he didn’t even know it was happening, but these birdbrains decided to burn his jersey in an act of anger… Seems like morons burning crosses because they are scared of things that are not like them, or as I call them, cowards. I can’t stand when idiotic people burn jerseys, seriously, grow up children. If you keep acting like kids, maybe you should be treated like kids. If you burn jerseys, you aren’t allowed to watch sports anymore, because you are a bad fan, we don’t want you anymore, you have disgraced all of us with your ignorance and stupidity.

There are literally millions of people who would love to have a new shirt, but no, you decide it’s better to burn that jersey because your little brain can’t handle the fact that a player you liked, isn’t on your team anymore… really?

Or these numbnuts who are protesting the NFL because people are kneeling for the National Anthem… OMG. People, the teams weren’t even on the field for the National Anthem until 2009, when the NFL and the US military had a deal set to increase patriotism… blah blah blah, you all got conned by big business and the US government…

It’s time to wake up people, the NFL is a business and its profits from people talking about it, so keep boycotting it all you want, the ratings are higher than ever, and Roger Goodell still makes over $35 million a year…

Keep burning jerseys, they only bring attention to your stupidity and the fact that you don’t care about your fellow human beings… and that is sadder than anything.

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It’s Going to Be the Craziest Sports Year Ever

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To offset the ill effects of the present coronavirus raging all over the world, multiple sports tournaments are coming back—and they’re coming back with a vengeance. So, for avid sports fans who have been bored to death during the past months, the new sports calendar is sure to have them joyously jumping for weeks and months to come. Just this week, various sports events occurred.

Sunday Sports

A drizzle-filled chilly Sunday saw the start of the French Open. The United States Open also did a short, two-week turnaround. For their 3rd week, NFL fans witnessed the Atlanta Falcons beat the Chicago Bears by a whopping 15-point lead, enabling them to get a 3-0 victory. The Los Angeles Rams had a 25-point lead but later on lost the game to the Buffalo Bills, enabling the latter to obtain a 3-0 victory, as well.

For European Soccer, Bayern Munich lost their second game to Hoffenhein, with the score ending in 4-1. Then, Somerset lost to Essex during this year’s final, preventing Somerset from winning its first ever English 4-day cricket championship. Also, Mark Selby beat Martin Gould and won the European Masters snooker tournament that took place in Milton Keynes, England.

Monday Events

If that’s not enough sports happening in a single day, Monday brought more sports events to avid fans. Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars, obtaining a score of 2-0. They were able to secure the Stanley Cup, having a final series win of 4-2. To add icing to the cake, Lightning’s defenseman, Victor Hedman got the most valuable player title, as well.

The Super Bowl fan favorites, the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs battled it out for Monday Night Football, allowing both their star quarterbacks to do a faceoff. In the end, the Chiefs beat the Ravens, enabling them to move forward with a 34-20 victory. Additionally, India’s Bangalore team had to push harder and beat Mumbai, as the game finished with the highest tied score ever recorded in the Indian Premier League.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday Games

The remaining days were also filled to the brim with various sports events. On Tuesday, the baseball playoffs opened with 4 games. The Yankees dazzled fans as they were able to win over Cleveland with a 12-3 score. The Minnesota Twins fell to the Houston Astros, however, adding to their losing streak with a disheartening total of 17 losses.

Serena Wiliams, who beat Kristie Ahn on Monday at the French Open, was forced to withdraw from the games on Wednesday due to an Achilles’ tendon complaint. Arsenal advanced due to penalties when they faced Liverpool in the League Cup.

On Friday, the WNBA finals started. Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces with a score of 93-80. Then, the Lakers made a 2-0 lead against the Heat in the NBA finals as they began Game 3 on Sunday.

The games have all started and, indeed, there’s more to come for all the avid sports fans waiting to watch all the different tournaments again. As the year comes to an end and the pandemic begins to abate, the sports world is starting to come alive.

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Cutting College Varsity Teams May Be a Good Thing

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Some of the college—and university—programs are due to end. Many of them will be turning into sports clubs, instead, allowing athletes to remain playing without the usual pressure brought about by the NCAA. Some of these sports programs started the process.

Earlier last week, the athletic director of Virginia’s William & Mary, Samantha Huge, was forced to resign. A month before, 7 sports divisions were removed from her department to help balance the decreasing funds that were exacerbated by the present coronavirus pandemic.

Experts predict that Huge is merely one of the many who will eventually have to vacate their posts as the defunding of varsity teams across the country continues. In April, over 250 collegiate and university teams were eradicated which included 3 NCAA divisions. This move heavily affected schools including those located in Connecticut, Minnesota, Dartmouth, and Iowa.

Numerous sectors are protesting this cut. Alumni and current athletes of these sports programs, politicians, and sports entrepreneurs push back against this decision. Numerous travel tournament agencies and recruiting firms, who help deserving players in securing NCAA spots, are largely affected, as well.

Due to the dwindling incentives received by these athletes, it is predicted that an increasing decline in sports participation will occur. Experts assert that players who actively participate in the Olympics will also lessen in the coming years. This decision to slowly remove some of the sports programs from the different colleges and universities in the country may also affect the youth’s health and well-being, as well, they speculate.

For decades, sports scholarship has been helping many youngsters achieve collegiate certifications. In fact, athletic scholarships have amounted to over $3.5 billion—a gargantuan amount of monetary aid that helped offset the effects of the rapid increase of college and university tuition fees. Lucky recruits were provided with preferential admission to various schools, as well, a privilege that used to drive wealthier students—and their families—to the extremes.

Nonetheless, these collegiate and university privileges also drove youngsters to train earlier for various sports. Families spent huge amounts of money to support these training, preparing their children for that rare shot at a college or university sports scholarship. Often, children started specializing in specific sports programs at the age of 12, causing them numerous injuries at such an early age. Children from lower-income brackets played the same programs less because, of course, most of them could not afford the big expenses. This, then, helped widen the great divide between the rich and the poor.

Thus, the reduction of support for these school sports programs will mean lesser scholarship aid. Yet, this potential is deemed beneficial since it will also signify a lesser pursuit for them. Also, the future guidelines for acceptance to these scholarships may provide more chances for the deserving youths hailing from less-privileged families.

Ultimately, all these varsity sports teams will be removed. “I feel for the athletes whose programs were just cut, but I think they will find that club frees up time to get passionate about other things,” shares Johnny McCormick who used to be a Stanford rugby player. 

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Sports World Mourns the Loss of 29-Year-Old Australian Athlete, Jacinda Barclay

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The world of sports pays tribute to Jacinda Barclay, an Australian athlete who died too young. The 29-year-old star was discovered unresponsive when police were called to a residence located in Chidlow, mentions a spokesperson for Western Australia Police Force. At around 4:35 in the afternoon on Monday, St John Ambulance attendants and police arrived in the area and discovered pronounced Barclay to be dead. “The woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner,” adds the spokesperson.

Barclay, a player for the Greater Western Sydney Giants, helped the team dominate the AFLW. She joined the giants for 23 games in a total of 4 seasons. She represented Australia in the Women’s Baseball World Cup, playing for the country as a pitcher for 5 seasons, as well. During her US debut, Barclay also won the championship for the Chicago Bliss during the Legends Football League.

As the 65th pick, the star athlete joined the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2016, leaving her former team, the UNSW-ES Bulldogs. The Giants’ club chief executive, David Matthews, posits that the team Is “devastated by her passing.” He says, “As an inaugural Giants AFLW player, Jacinda was a vital part of our club. More than that though, Jacinda’s spirit and infectious personality made her a popular and unforgettable member of the Giants family. She will always be a part of our club. Our thoughts and condolences are with Jacinda’s family and friends during this extremely tough time.”

An athlete in the making

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 08: Cora Staunton (left) and Jacinda Barclay pose during the GWS Giants AFLW 2020 official team photo day at the WestConnex Centre on January 08, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/AFL Photos)

A native of Western Australia, Barclay joined the World Cup when she was only 17 years old. In 2008 until 2016, she was able to bag 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. Baseball Australia chief executive, Cam Vale shares, “It’s truly tragic news and we extend our thoughts to those close to Jacinda. Jacinda made a significant contribution not only to our sport over a long period of time but a number of other sports, on and off the field.”

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by Jacinda’s passing and the loss of a member of our tight-knit baseball community,” he adds.

Widely recognized as a highly respected athlete who played both football and American baseball, Barclay also worked as an assistant life-support technician. For 2021, she was listed as an inactive player. This meant that she was still part of the Giants, although she was to be unavailable for the upcoming player selection.

Gone too soon

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 23: Jacinda Barclay of the Giants kicks a goal as she is tackled during the round three AFLW match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 23, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Team mates and co-players from the AFLW all share their heartfelt condolences, saddened by her untimely passing. “Rest easy, Jacinda,” Stephanie Chiocci of Collingwood says.

Former captain of Matildas, Melissa Barbieri, has this to say: “Female football is very widespread and intertwined…chances are you know someone who is grieving today. Reach out. Stay with them even if you didn’t know Jacinda Barclay personally, chances are her death is impacting your friends. Strength to all today.” Barbieri’s message resonates with the heavy grief that is brought about by Barclay’s sudden death.

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