sport & entertainment

“My love for my team comes first for me, before anything else” i think everyone in this fandom understands that your love for your team can be very strong, but lets get this clear. You can’t defend issues like racism and homophobia on the basis of your love for your team. You can’t love your team’s players so unconditionally that you decide to ignore their wrong actions. It may hurt you to hear this but football is still just a sport, a form of entertainment, and you can’t let that overpower your basic human judgement and make you so blind that you think it’s okay to defend real world issues such as this, just because that player plays well for your team.

Not The Horse Racing Series We Deserved, But the One Someone Apparently  Thought We Needed

Yes, especially for my new followers, I am once again assaulting your sanity with this. Because misery loves company.

I’m dragging this back out because apparently the above video for the video game Pretty Derby was so popular it’s actually getting it’s own fully animated anime series.

The Pretty Derby video game isn’t even out yet, they just released the first in-game footage the other day (See below). It also has it’s own manga (comic) called STARTING GATE! on the game company’s website, though it isn’t in English.

Apparently the plot of the game revolved around these anthropomorphized horse girls who are “ endowed with excellent running capability” (And apparently endowed in other areas…) “…and who aim to become top idols and compete in the national sports entertainment show “Twinkle Series.” “

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I think I am going to bed now.

Please Japan, just make more Gallop Racer instead.

I feel as a fan of sports as well as sports entertainment, there’s an unwritten rule that you don’t wish crippling injuries upon anyone, no matter how much you may dislike a player/fighter/pro wrestler. Which is why when I see “Why couldn’t it have been Roman Reigns” in response to Seth Rollins possibly suffering another knee injury (storyline or not), I get sick to my stomach.

This isn’t just about Roman, its about ANYONE people say this shit about. You haters wish this shit on people as if an injury is just a mild inconvenience with no suffering or loss and it means the afflicted party just sits out and happily heals up until they come back. Injuries aren’t just extremely painful, but they can be INCREDIBLY demoralizing to people that go through it. An injury in all cases means that someone can’t go work to provide for their family or make a living doing what they love. It means that they have to lay around and feel as if they aren’t of any use because what they did was how they made others happy or kept a roof over the heads of others. And in extreme cases, it can change everything. Like in Daniel Bryan’s case.

If you really think its funny or ok for anyone to go through that kind of physical and mental anguish just for showing up to work and entertaining you ungrateful dumb ass sheep, then you need to step back, close your browsers and turn your tv sets off and seriously re-examine what you’re saying. You may hate Roman Reigns or John Cena, but at least you never see them tweeting about how they hope you suffer a crippling injury at wherever you work so you can’t keep a roof over your head. Even if you’re really that blindly hateful enough to geniunely hope someone gets seriously hurt, keep that stupid bullshit to yourself.

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President Obama presents the 2016 Medal of Freedom to star-studded honorees


President Barack Obama honored actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford with the nation’s highest civilian honor.

They are among 21 people Obama recognized with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Tuesday.

Honorees from the sports world include basketball players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan, along with veteran sports broadcaster Vin Scully.

Entertainers include Ellen DeGeneres, Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen.

Other honorees are philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, polymath physicist Richard Garwin, architect Frank Gehry, designer Maya Lin, “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels, attorney Newt Minow, mathematician and computer scientist Margaret H. Hamilton, and Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College in Florida.

Posthumous honors went to Native American advocate Elouise Cobell and Rear Adm. Grace Hopper. (AP)

(Photos: Carlos Barria/Reuters [2], Yuri Gripas/Reuters [3])

See more from the ceremony on Yahoo News.

Noam Chomsky: “There are other media too [the first being newspapers and control of information] whose basic social role is quite different. It’s diversion. There’s the real mass media, the kinds that are aimed at the guys who… Joe six-pack. That kind. The purpose of those media is just to dull people’s brain. This is an over-simplification, but for the 80 per cent or whatever they are, the main thing for them is to divert them. To get them to watch National Football League, and to worry about the… you know… mother with child with six heads, or whatever the thing you pick up on the supermarket stands, and so on. Or, you know, look at astrology, or get involved in fundamentalist stuff, or something. Just get them away you know. Get them away from things that matter. And for that, it’s important to reduce their capacity to think.
Sports. That’s another crucial example of the indoctrination system in my view. For one thing, because it offers people something to pay attention to that is of no importance. That keeps them from worrying about things that matter to their lives that they might have some idea about doing something about. And in fact, it’s striking to see the intelligence that’s used by ordinary people in sports. You listen to radio sations where people call in. They have the most exotic information and understanding of all kinds of arcane issues, and the press undoubtedly does a lot with this. I remember in high school I suddenly asked myself at one point: Why do I care if my high school team wins the football game? I mean, I don’t know anybody on the team, you know. […] It doesn’t make any sense. But the point is, it does make sense. It’s a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority. And, you know, group cohesion behind… you know, leadership elements. In fact, it’s training in irrational jingoism. That’s also a feature of competitive sports. I think, if you look closely at those things, typically, they do have functions, and that’s why energy is devoted to supporting them, and creating basis for them, and advertisers are willing to pay for them.”

Noam Chomsky in “Manufacturing Consent” (1992)

What these “Go Back to Africa and Mexico” White Supremacists don’t realize is, if all of us, every single obviously black person left and every brown person that remained moved, nothing but white and fair skin remained. YOU AND THIS ECONOMY WOULD HAVE NOTHING AND WOULD SUFFER. Why? We make up the majority of your top beloved sports, black men are now in college more than they are incarcerated. Black women are among the highest in college attendance and career advancement. PLUS we have a great if not the greatest in buying power! You wouldn’t get to benefit from great films featuring Denzel Washington and Will Smith, the films that have helped drive the entertainment industry. And if we had left like you wanted us to in the 60’s you wouldn’t have Eminem or Michael Jackson, the 2 people you have cried over for years. And the immigrants you laugh at who don’t mind tending to our fields, if they left, agriculture would suffer! Black and other cultural influence has driven America and you feed off of the currency it brings. You wouldn’t even have Taco Bell, or any Mexican food you claim to love from the people you claim to hate. You wouldn’t be better off. If we leave, this nation suffers. The numbers don’t lie. Besides, this IS an immigrant nation, you’re not home either.
—  Karena Atkinson (If We Leave)
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“I didn’t have a sports entertainment background. The way I fell in love with it was [the way] that all these women were all willing to fail and all willing to take chances. […] We just hope we opened doors and caught people’s attention.”

thecropsey  asked:

Whenever I run searches like "famous people with ADHD," the results are uniformly contemporary entertainers and sports stars. I find that kind of disheartening. Do you know of any lists that include famous thinkers, STEM fielders, and/or artists with ADHD? I don't want to sound like a snob, since there's nothing wrong with celebrities, but I want to be an academic, and my ADHD gets in the way of my studies a lot. I'd like to see examples of ADHD philosophers and writers and stuff. Know Any?

pt. 2: I know that Einstein was diagnosed posthumously, and that’s pretty cool, but I would like to see more than just that, especially given that no one can know what his modern-day psych eval would look like, because ADHD didn’t exist as a diagnosis until after his death.

Ours does!

It also includes fictional characters, and those are first, so scroll on down to famous people and you’ll see that the very first person on that list is a political analyst!

-J

At a conference in June, NBC CEO Steve Burke explained what would constitute an Olympics “nightmare,” Bloomberg reports. “We wake up someday and the ratings are down 20%,” he said. “If that happens, my prediction would be that millennials had been in a Facebook bubble or a Snapchat bubble and the Olympics have come, and they didn’t know it.”

That nightmare is basically here, as the Olympics saw a sharp viewership dip for the first time since 2000. Among 18- to 49-year-olds, the damage is even greater than 20%, sitting at a 25% drop-off

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NBC Olympics viewership is down 17% - Business Insider

AKA “It’s not our shitty, tape-delayed, reality-show style coverage, or our myopic and draconian social media policies - it’s those damn millennials and their snapchats!”

Recent DnD Escapade

DM: Your turn, Josh.

(Rolls 13+17 Perform Check)

Me: Vyncas Locheart begins to play a song of Inspiring Greatness, weaving a slow, building tale about a former warrior who now battles in an arena for sport and entertainment.

DM: Alright, everyone in the party gets 2 bonus hit die and +2 to their attack rolls. Anything else, Josh?

Me: At the end of his song, Vyncas uses his magic to cast Shout to damage and deafen the enemies, at the same time revealing the name of the hero…

WME-IMG Enters Content Partnership With UNICEF

WME-IMG is entering a new content partnership with UNICEF.

Under the collaboration, the company will lead the co-creation and distribution of content to elevate UNICEF’s causes. Through its network across entertainment, sports, and fashion, the company will look to partner UNICEF with key influencers, award-winning directors and producers, and global brands to create consumer-facing marketing campaigns and initiatives.

“WME-IMG’s employees work with some of the world’s greatest influencers, brands, and storytellers; all of whom care deeply about the welfare of our next generation,” said WME-IMG Co-CEOs Ariel Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell. “Through this partnership, we will mobilize our global network to ignite action around UNICEF’s most pressing issues, encouraging people to get — and stay — involved.”

UNICEF was briefly mentioned in Tom Hiddleston’s speech following his Golden Globe win for best actor in limited series. Hiddleston, who is repped by WME, is a major supporter of the organization, and was featured in a video message at WME-IMG’s recent retreat, expressing his happiness that the company is partnering with the cause.

In addition to this partnership, the WME-IMG Foundation will continue its support of partner schools in Compton, Brooklyn, London, and Nashville through mentorship programs, arts and education grants, client collaborations, and teacher assistance; as well as its work supporting WME-IMG clients in building and/or expanding their own philanthropic platforms and partnerships. In 2016 alone, the Foundation supported 200 charities in 140 communities globally.

“With 16,000 children dying each day of preventable causes and tens of millions more displaced by violence and extreme poverty, UNICEF’s work on behalf of children is as important now as ever,” said Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “Through this partnership with WME-IMG, we can change the narrative and the way the entertainment industry thinks about global social impact. It is an extraordinary opportunity and I am very excited about what we can achieve together. With their support, we look forward to engaging with influential figures around the world to keep the world’s children in the spotlight, allowing them to survive and thrive despite the obstacles.”

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Luka made the photo session for the Charity Catalog “Ten People 10 Self-portraits” 2017 by Chocrón Joyeros.
Each year, Chocrón Joyeros creates a charity catalog in collaboration with ten prestigious personalities from the world of culture, entertainment, art, sport or fashion, who engineer and offer their own self-portrait in exchange for an economic contribution that Chocrón will dedicate to the Charity association chosen by each of the ten protagonists of this project.