Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 21, 2020. It’s Wednesday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
This follows yesterday’s breaking news by Cyd: Phoenix Rising won’t host USL Championship, essentially vacating ‘win’ against San Diego
In other LGBT Sports news...
Dueling debates in Newsweek: The Transgender Threat to Women’s Sports vs. Transgender Athletes Do Not Threaten Women’s Sports
Also new this morning...
L.A. Perspective: Dodgers get behind efficient Kershaw to win Game 1
Tampa Bay view: Dodgers 8, Rays 3: October is for horror stories, right?
“Robbie Manson announces his indefinite break from his competing and training as an elite international rower. Thanks Robbie for all the awareness and leadership you have brought to the lgbt sports movement. Good luck in the next chapters in your life.”
If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.
Highlights from Social Media:
This is so wrong.
WNBA Commissioner @CathyEngelbert notes that just 1% of sports sponsorship dollars goes to women's sports, despite 84% of sports fans being interested in women's sports and women controlling 85% of spending power.— @coachhorowitz13 (@CoachHorowitz13) October 20, 2020
Invest in women's sports.
Big news on Instagram as a Fordham WBB alum came out as transgender Tuesday:
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The “Bre Cavanaugh” era is officially over! Basketball has given me so much, a free education and friends that’ll last a lifetime. However, now it’s time to be who I really am! Yes I’m “coming out” but I’m a different way. Just know that gender dysphoria is a real thing and I’ve hid it for quite some time. Yes I am coming out as a transgender female to male. And yes there is probably so many questions people have... you got my inbox you can always ask questions. But I’m excited to finally become who I am and those who support I appreciate and those who don’t that is also fine! You can now refer to me as Bryson :). Just wanna thank everyone who’s had my back including my awesome girl @jennifer_brittany. Always remember I’ll still be me just a little different! Much love and respect! -Bryson Cavanaugh
Congratulations to Bryson Cavanaugh, who has agreed to be interviewed by Outsports!
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Karleigh Chardonnay Webb and I are back in The Trans Sporter Room with the news about Bryson Cavanaugh, as well as how the feds won one and lost one in their battle to pressure schools and universities to end their transgender student athlete inclusion policies. Plus, we’ll preview both Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation vote and the last presidential debate, both happening tomorrow. In addition, I’ve got the scoop on Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, which drops episode 2 on CBS All Access tomorrow! Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
MLB World Series Game 2:
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
NFL Week 7 begins tomorrow night:
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