Long before Cristiano Ronaldo, there was this dude named Eusebio. They called him ‘The Black Panther’… because, you know, Eusebio was born in Africa. (Jury’s out on whether or not that nickname was racist, but I’d guess it’s one of these Washington Redskins-type things that was appropriate at the time because the minorities affected didn’t have […]Read more "Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, The Black Panther"
It pays to be Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s the established second-greatest player in the world. He makes so many millions a year, there’s really no point in being too specific about the figure. He does this. He’s played for Sporting, Manchester United, and Real Madrid. Chances are, he’ll be bored with whatever team he’s on at the […]Read more "Cristiano Ronaldo, The Pride of Portugal"
Leave it to Europe to leave nothing to the imagination. Whether it’s bold and sometimes violent French kissing — despite varying levels of attractiveness in either partner — or fans’ monkey calls at black players in packed stadiums, Europeans certainly don’t mind letting us know their opinion of anybody, be it tasteful, bitter sweet or […]Read more "Vintage Column: Euro 2012 is Euro 1939, the Sports Edition"