The intersection of sports and politics has been a hot topic in recent years, but it’s not new. Whether it was the Tommie Smith and John Carlos Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics, or Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem in the NFL, sports and politics have been unlikely dance partners for a very long time. Yet, in today’s highly partisan world, simply expressing your personal opinion on social media can draw the ire of those who’d rather you said nothing at all.
We won’t be silent. While we love and write about sports, we also have a civic responsibility to be engaged in the matters of the day. Sharing our personal opinions is not just a right, it is the core of what makes this country great. For those who wish for us to be silent, you can be assured that we won’t be sticking to sports.