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Why Sports and Politics Do Not Mix

Originally Published in Washington Times on 10/8/17.

There’s a famous old Woody Allen joke that: “those who can’t do, teach. And those that can’t teach, teach gym.”

Well here’s a modernized version of this old saw. Those who can’t do, write. And those who can’t write, write about sports.

One of the most amazing revelations about the shameful and unpatriotic antics by NFL players who are taking the knee or even lying on the ground stretching during the national anthem, has been the near-universal approval by sports journalists. The left has infiltrated the locker room, and sports commentators now all think they are social reformers and muckrakers. Fake news is now endemic on the sports pages too.