She was beyond courageous. The athletes who are honored with the Arthur Ashe award incorporate courage into their daily lives, and Jenner is no exception. There was the possibility that her family and the world would have rejected her.
Many people are rubbed the wrong way by Bob Costas, and with good cause. Costas can feel full of himself, saccharin sweet and incongruent with certain issues in sports. To accomplish this, they cherry-pick the profile they need and ram it on home in the name of ratings.
Bob Costas is an entertainer, and entertainers need you to be entertained. Caitlyn Jenner is also primarily known as an entertainer.
ESPN is also an entertainment entity, covering the world of sports in what has become the douchiest possible manner in the most monopolistic way with a knack for furthering their own agenda and hiring as many asshats as possible. There are some gems hidden in the quagmire of windbags, you just have to keep an eye out for them.
I just want to be really clear about the players in this minor conundrum. What we have, very clearly, is one entertainer on a talk show with another entertainer, talking about a third entertainer who will be appearing on an entertainment show.
But I can see how someone might find it disingenuous for a man who has lived his life in search of ratings take ESPN behind the woodshed for what he claims is just a play for ratings.
What he says is that, in his opinion, ESPN could have found a more deserving recipient in the current world of sport. And you know what? A huge part of this decision is ratings based.
Anyone in the sports media machine would. I mean, he may very well be a douche, but I hate how every opinion piece especially on the internet has to polarize everyone into deciding someone is percent wrong or percent right.
Maybe Costas was hoping that this award was above ratings. It has certainly been the one sports award over the years that has somehow seemed to mean more than the others. But that award did wonders for the gay and lesbian community and helped pave the way to more universal acceptance of homosexuality in sports.
Can a man be both gay and a football player? It seems like in this should be a non-story. Only weeks ago I sat here at my laptop, with Lady Castleton rubbing my shoulders as I blubbered out the final results of the Irish referendum on gay marriage to my kids, telling them through streaming tears that they were growing up in a more complicated world, but a better one.
Every step, no matter how small, matters. But from the success of the television show Transparent to the current Caitlyn Jenner media blitz, transgender issues are front and center.
For too long, issues like these have kept members of our community in the shadows, forced to cope with unthinkable difficulties in the absence of societal sympathy, understanding or awareness. One last note on this: In some ways, fine, whatever. The craziest bitches get all the headlines.
The biggest assholes steal the show. Carson went in as a neurosurgeon and came out as a complete idiot. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, said this week that homosexuality is a choice.
Ben Carson a candidate for President, said that homosexuality is a choice: Unfortunately for him, so are elections. This just in, Dr. Ben Carson, a candidate for President, is no longer a candidate for President.
The country of Ireland. The tenor or a nation who has largely embraced Caitlyn Jenner and a movement of inclusivity and acceptance.
We can keep working hard to imprint good values of diversity and acceptance in our children so that awards for courage of this kind are no longer necessary, and word of someone in the public eye like Caitlyn Jenner will be as boring and toothless as any Kim Kardashian sound bite.
Lord Castleton is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the ESPY Awards in July ESPN executive producer Maura Mandt said Jenner was given the award because "she has shown the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances, but can.
The ESPYs, however, have made headlines for ESPN's decision to give the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner. This slideshow gives a brief recap, along with a look at.
LOS ANGELES -- Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS on Wednesday night and urged acceptance for others who are transgender.
Jenner received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world's biggest stars after her minute speech during the annual awards show honoring the year's top athletes and .
Caitlyn Jenner tearfully thanked her family while accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday at the ESPYs in Los Angeles. Caitlyn Jenner appears on a talk show to discuss her since-canceled reality show.
to bestow Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs was a tipping point. Modern Family won. “Courage” is defined as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.” This past Wednesday night the ESPYs aired on ABC and the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage was presented for the 23 rd time.
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