Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 28, 2020. It’s Monday, and for those of the Jewish faith like me, it’s Yom Kippur. Happy New Year (5781) to all who participate, and may you have an easy fast.
Your need to read time today is under 90-seconds.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
ICYMI: Ben Koo of Awful Announcing interviewed me for a report he published over the weekend: How and why HBO Real Sports pulled a segment on transgender student athletes. HBO gave him a statement, apparently referring to trans runner June Eastwood:
“REAL SPORTS explores stories from across the world of sports and at its core examines culture, ethics and the human experience. Out of respect for concerns raised by an athlete whose voice was central to a segment planned for broadcast, we decided to remove the interview. As a result of this, the segment was postponed.”
Also new this morning...
Thank you to everyone who has reached out. Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well. We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time.— Joseph Montana (@JoeMontana) September 27, 2020
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.
Highlight from Social Media:
Three women put a new “F” in the NFL on Sunday, for “female!” Billie Jean King took note:
Johnny Weir is back on the dance floor tonight on Dancing With The Stars on ABC:
27.9.2020 I can not wait for tomorrow! Our performance is all about loving who you see in the mirror. We’ve worked so hard and I hope you guys enjoy it. @BrittBStewart @dancingabc #dwts #teambrijo #disneynight pic.twitter.com/T3seb1yv0o— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) September 28, 2020
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today it’s our Cyd Zeigler and Five Rings To Rule Them All. This week, Cyd’s podcast is devoted to the movement to ban Iran from the Olympic Games after the murder of Navid Afkari and LGBTQ people, which he reports is gaining momentum. Listen here:
Today’s Sports Calendar
WNBA SEMIFINALS: NO GAMES SCHEDULED
NBA FINALS: NO GAMES SCHEDULED
NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL:
MLB: NO GAMES SCHEDULED
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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