Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 21, 2020. It’s Monday, and #BiAwarenessWeek continues!
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This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
In other LGBT Sports news...
- Scroll down to Social Media to fill in the blanks by reading what the players had to say about racism, misogyny and sexism behind the scenes
Also new this morning...
NFL Week 2, Sunday Night Football: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks final score, Russell Wilson cooks, Seattle defense gets huge stop to top New England
We Hate TURFs (oh, wait, they mean the football field... ok, nevermind): San Francisco 49ers criticize turf at MetLife Stadium after rash of injuries
It’s not sports, but: RuPaul wins again at the Emmy Awards
“Great work ECA member Holly Rowe for sharing and telling this story. Several ECA members are highlighted and interviewed in the segment. Great timeline of the advocacy and activism of the WNBA athletes.” Watch here:
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:
Most of the players of the Utah Royals FC signed this tweeted statement about head coach Craig Harrington as well as an assistant coach being placed on leave, and sent a message of support for his interim replacement, Amy LePeilbet.
“In sport,” writes non-binary athlete Rach Mcbride in an inspiring Instagram post, “we are constantly chasing #flowstate. I strive to find that flow in sport as much as I’ve tapped into it with my cello!”
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This cello and I have been together for 24 years. It has flown numerous times across the ocean (sometimes with its own seat!), been stolen...and returned, played in countless cities of 5 different countries. When together we find that groove, it is like I’m speaking through my instrument, as easy as language. In sport, we are constantly chasing #flowstate. I strive to find that flow in sport as much as I’ve tapped into it with my cello! . . #cello #oldgrowthforest
I’m a big believer in the thought that it’s never too late to convey sympathy, grief, or good wishes. Friday night, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, and the news reached different people at different times; Partly because of religious observances, partly because that’s just how news travels. Here’s Olympian Ian Thorpe:
Podcast Du Jour
This week, Cyd talks with openly gay former Ambassador to Germany and Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell about the reasons to ban Iran from Olympic competition. The murder of national-champion wrestler Navid Afkari has sparked international outrage, coupled with a decades-long history of the torture and mistreatment of LGBTQ people, women and religious minorities. Grenell is a champion of LGBTQ rights and also involved in the current GOP campaign for the White House. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
NFL: Monday Night Football is back on ABC!
WNBA SEMIFINALS: No games scheduled
NBA PLAYOFFS: No games scheduled
NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS:
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAME:
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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