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Shmackem: Toxic masculinity’s negative play in sports

Jah-Tosh Baruti

January 23, 2019

Since the age of time men have dominated sports with emotionless ferocity, however, this type of toxic masculinity is actually toxic to sports.According to Macmillan Dictionary, toxic masculinity can be defined as the “adherence to traditional male gender roles that expect boys and men to show few emotions and assert their dominance.”Toxic masculinity is a...

Shmackem: LA Clippers are far from a threat in the West

Shmackem: LA Clippers are far from a threat in the West

December 5, 2018

Don’t let the NBA standings fool you, the 2018-19 Clippers are not the best team in the Western Conference. The Clippers...

Shmackem: The resilient LA Rams

Shmackem: The resilient LA Rams

November 17, 2018

The Los Angeles Rams returned to its winning ways taking on the Seattle Seahawks, proving the team is still a force to be reck...

Shmackem: Big payday for NBA prospects

Shmackem: Big payday for NBA prospects

October 22, 2018

The NBA’s G League, which is a transition league where players go to develop, will began offering contracts worth up to 125k...

Shmackem: Showtime Lakers are officially back

Shmackem: Showtime Lakers are officially back

October 14, 2018

"Showtime is back baby!" As legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn would say, “The game's in the refrigerator, the door's...

Shmackem: Young King James is up next

Shmackem: Young King James is up next

October 9, 2018

LeBron James Jr., who turned 14 years old on Oct. 6 has called next in line for greatness. Nicknamed Bronny, he is the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who is...

Shmackem: High ceiling for playoff-bound Dodgers

Shmackem: High ceiling for playoff-bound Dodgers

October 2, 2018

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers did not rack up 100 wins this year equaling a 66 percent chance to make the World Series—with...

Shmackem: Dodgers have too much talent to miss the playoffs

Shmackem: Dodgers have too much talent to miss the playoffs

September 29, 2018

The Los Angeles Dodgers have endured a battle-tested season, now the team is on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first...

Shmackem: Wait, the Browns actually won

Shmackem: Wait, the Browns actually won

September 22, 2018

The Cleveland Browns won a football game for the first time in 635 days on Thursday, but fans shouldn’t get overhyped, after all the team is still the Browns. ...

Shmackem: Jackie Robinson isn’t talked about enough

Shmackem: Jackie Robinson isn’t talked about enough

September 18, 2018

When it comes to Civil Rights history, Jackie Robinson isn’t talked about enough in today’s time; most people just know him...

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