Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 13, 2020. It’s Sunday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
ICYMI on this first NFL Sunday of the 2020 Season: In 101 NFL seasons there has never been an openly gay player
Scroll down for the link to Alex Reimer’s Big Gay Football Preview!
In other LGBT Sports news...
Daily Mail: Why I texted my rugby team-mates to tell them I’m bisexual by Levi Davis
Also new this morning...
Sources tell ESPN: Tom Brady was New Orleans Saints’ backup plan if Drew Brees had retired this past offseason
CBS Sports: Arkansas State stuns Kansas State to give Sun Belt its second upset victory over Big 12 in Week 2
Milwaukee Journal: Big Ten members are confident the presidents and chancellors will approve a plan to play football in 2020
Fox News: Welcome back: Lakers, LeBron headed to the conference finals
Yahoo Sports: Naomi Osaka wears Kobe Bryant jersey after US Open title: ‘It gave me strength’
Our friend Kirk Walker shared this tweet from Derrick Gordon in the GO! SPACE Facebook group to congratulate him for signing to play pro basketball in Cyprus!
Can’t express how excited I am to be joining Apollon Limassol B.C. in Cyprus ! Looking forward to doing everything I can to help bring a championship to Limassol.— Derrick Gordon (@flash2gordon) September 11, 2020
(I’m excited) pic.twitter.com/SOUN63vVhb
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:
Jason Collins announces his partnership for a great cause: fighting childhood cancer.
The calendar says it’s not even mid-September but LGBT youth advocate and educator Micah Porter has Halloween on his mind:
From the Instagram hashtag #gayathlete we meet kitesurfer Marcel Ploch of Munich:
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Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. This weekend, deputy managing editor Alex Reimer brings us the Big Gay NFL Preview! It’s a look ahead to the 2020 NFL season with former baseball standout-turned-porn star Kacey Edenfield. Alex and Kacey go over their picks and talk some smack as well. Click here to listen:
This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!
Today’s Sports Calendar
Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty underway on CBSSN
Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm at 3 p.m. EDT on ABC
Washington Mystics at Atlanta Dream at 5 p.m. EDT (NOT NATIONALLY TELEVISED)
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets underway on ESPN
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders at 3 p.m. EDT on NBC
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES:
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers at 2:10 p.m. EDT on TNT
Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins at 2:10 pm. EDT on ESPN+
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN
Click here for info on today’s U.S. Open Men’s Final and results from the Women’s Final and other results.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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