Rus’sell’ Wilson

Shakespeare famously wrote, “What’s in a name, that which a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” as a monologue in “Romeo and Juliet.” In the monologue, Juliet expressed frustration that her family held assumptions about Romeo because of the actions of others within his bloodline. Many superstar athletes are also stereotyped, and […]

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Tarnished Sterling

On Saturday April 26th, the (maybe not so new) story of Donald Sterling’s apparent and flagrant racism came rapidly to the public eye. An audio recording, seemingly though as of yet unconfirmed to be long-time Las Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was released to the ever-reputable news source TMZ.  The clip is purportedly (read: almost […]

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Tennis & Cheesecake?

Cheesecake is not necessarily something you would think of when you think of sports marketing. The well-known American restaurant chain, The Cheesecake Factory is popular for its heft portions and four figure calorie counts. It also just made a contract with its first endorser, Polish athlete, Agnieszka Radwanska. Adnieszka Radwankska achieved a career-high singles ranking […]

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Grading Adam Silver: The Donald Sterling Conundrum

When the Donald Sterling audio tape was leaked by TMZ last week, it sent shockwaves through the social media world, involving not just NBA fans, but any person understandably outraged by Sterling’s racist comments. The incident forced new NBA commissioner into a huge spotlight, as even people who were not fans of the game were […]

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