Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Your need to read time today is under 2-minutes.
Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
On this day in 1892, Lord Frederick Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada, presented the silver Dominion Challenge cup to an amateur ice hockey team in the Great White North. Pro hockey teams weren’t eligible until 1906. The Stanley Cup is believed to be the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise in North America. To this day, no NHL player has come out, and lifted the cup in celebration of victory, but one can only hope. As an aside, I think the cup’s nickname ought to be “Fred.”
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news...
Today’s SB Nation’s top story...
Top LGBTQ News...
Ty McCubbin is the latest member of the Sports Equality Foundation team to share their thoughts in a TikTok video! Watch it by clicking 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.
Social Media Spotlight:
Sports Media LGBT+ shared this message on Instagram: “Whatever your role in football - player, coach, ref, fan, journalist, or being part of the game in another way - it’s important to have team-mates who support you!”
Today’s Outsports Podcast:
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, our Brian Bell welcomes “The Technicolor Technico” Erica Leigh to the LGBT In The Ring podcast! Brian and Leigh discuss the diversity of queer representation in pro wrestling, straight wrestlers portraying LGBTQ characters, the importance of authenticity in wrestling personas and Leigh’s stream of consciousness approach to Twitter. Download and listen by clicking here.
Today’s Sports Calendar:
MLB Spring Training:
Exhibition games are underway! Click here for MLB’s guide to your favorite teams’ schedules.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro hockey action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of women’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
Share your thoughts in the comments below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A new On Deck Circle posts every weekday on Outsports.com