Admittedly, I've spent most of this week consumed with course preparation, editing and watching way too much coverage of the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, but I did get a little reading done. And, the best of it, I read this evening after dinner while waiting for the UConn-Tennessee basketball game.
Mike Freeman is a great sports columnist. This past fall, Freeman became the sports race and inequality editor at USA Today. Thank goodness we still get to read his work.
Eric Bienemy, the offensive coordinator for the defending Super Bowl-champion Kansas City Chiefs, has yet to be hired as a head coach. Meanwhile, a bunch of other guys -- all who happen to be white -- are getting hired.
This is a short column. It makes its point succinctly. Still, it is long on impact and it is the best thing I've read this week.
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Media, Fandom, and Soccer's Biggest Stage is available online from Palgrave Macmillan. (Hardback available in September 2021.)
Molly Yanity, Ph.D.