Pushing the Boundaries: Immigration and Esports

Pushing the Boundaries: Immigration and Esports
Image: Valda Kalnina/Epa/REX/ShutterstockEsports pros in the Finnish military are going to start getting the same privileges that traditional sports athletes do, the Finnish Esports Federation announced today. In Finland, males are required to enter the military service for roughly six months or a year before they're 30 years old, according to Finnish news site Yle.  Top-level athletes are given special privileges, including extra time off and unique training. Those same privileges are going to be given to esports athletes

‘The Ice Age cometh’ … Iceland qualify for Russia 2018

‘The Ice Age cometh’ … Iceland qualify for Russia 2018
(CNN)Russia brace yourself -- the "Viking thunder clap" is heading your way."I'm sure there are a few sore heads in Iceland this morning," Eidur Gudjohnsen, the country's record goalscorer, told CNN. "It was an amazing night -- historic for us, historic for world footballThe 'Viking thunder clap' heads to Russia 2018Iceland's successful World Cup qualification comes less than 18 months after dumping England out of Euro 2016 to reach the quarterfinals before being beaten by France."Iceland have qualified for

Hate against the NFL proves impeachment wont stop Trumps America

Hate against the NFL proves impeachment wont stop Trumps America
Which do Trump fans love more, the NFL or President Donald Trump? According to the New York Times, it’s not the NFL. After the president’s vulgar criticisms against NFL players who kneel for the national anthem to protest police violence against Black Americans, and the subsequent backlash from various players and coaches, Trump fans are now much more likely to view the NFL negatively than positively, according to Morning Consult polls. Over 60 percent of Trump voters see the NFL “somewhat

Mike Pence put the NFL controversy back in the headlines because that’s right where Trump wants it

Mike Pence put the NFL controversy back in the headlines because that’s right where Trump wants it
Image: drew angerer/getty imagesAs far as dumb stunts go, this one was pretty smart: Vice President Mike Pence put the ball through the uprights, and got the NFL protest controversy back into U.S. headlines over the weekend for his boss. Pence, as you've probably already read, went to ostensibly watch an Indianapolis Colts game, but left after some players on the visiting San Francisco 49ers team knelt during the national Anthem.  The stunt—all indications are that Pence attended the

Egypt sent into raptures as country qualifies for first World Cup since 1990

Egypt sent into raptures as country qualifies for first World Cup since 1990
(CNN)Egypt manager Hctor Cper had already been taking medication for high blood pressure to deal with the stress before the game.Time seemed to slow as Egypt's 27-year wait to reach football's showpiece event came down to a single left-footed strike. As many as 90,000 supporters crowded into the Borg El-Arab Stadium near the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria for Sunday's match. Salah's parents even hired a bus to take people from his home town of Basyoun. Millions more watched

Time to throw your support behind the U.S. women’s soccer team. They deserve it.

Time to throw your support behind the U.S. women’s soccer team. They deserve it.
‌U.S. soccer's Matt Besler after the loss to Trinidad and Tobago. Photo by Abraham Diaz/AFP/Getty Images‌. When the U.S. men's soccer team was eliminated from this year's World Cup contention, people were devastated. The U.S. Men's National Team's 2-1 loss Wednesday loss to Trinidad and Tobago marked the end of a 31-year run of World Cup appearances by the team (though they've never won). People ... didn't take it well. Social media erupted with outrage, along with hot-headed analysis

A strongly worded letter to Mike Ditka and anyone else who thinks oppression is over.

A strongly worded letter to Mike Ditka and anyone else who thinks oppression is over.
NFL legend Mike Ditka may have had the worst take of all time this week when he said, "There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of." The former coach and star tight end of the Chicago Bears appeared on Jim Gray's national radio show ahead of Monday Night Football, Oct. 9 to talk football, protests, and apparently his rudimentary knowledge of American history. Gray even tried to help Ditka out of the hole

Geese, nature’s conniving feather-jerks, are the stars of this ridiculous 2018 game

Geese, nature’s conniving feather-jerks, are the stars of this ridiculous 2018 game
I am so very here for a game that lets you commandeer a goose whose only purpose in life is to be a total shit. That's what you're getting in "Untitled Goose Game," which is coming in 2018 from House House. An extended trailer highlights the various ways your plucky, little waterfowl can cause trouble. Your goose appears to be charged with hassling unsuspecting humans. In the trailer, the target is a groundskeeper and your goals include "get the

Mike Ditka thinks America hasn’t seen oppression in 100 years

Mike Ditka thinks America hasn’t seen oppression in 100 years
It’s already common knowledge that football coach Mike Ditka isn’t the biggest Colin Kaepernick fan in the world. But Ditka went one step further in a discussion about the NFL protests on Monday, stupifying the internet with his statement that America hasn’t seen any oppression in the last 100 years. The former football coach and commentator chatted with Westwood One’s Jim Gray while the Chicago Bears prepared to face off against the Minnesota Vikings. And during the conversation, Ditka shared some