ESPN is being blasted for political correctness after pulling announcer Robert Lee from play-by-play duties for the Sept. 2 University of Virginia (UVa) football game, in case some people might be offended by his name. Robert Lee is Asian. And UVa is in Charlottesville. The same Charlottesville where on Aug. 14, a group of white […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, learn about the Huskies heading to China, the rebirth of Jeremy Lin in Charlotte, Ichiro returning for at least one more season, and Manny Pacquiao’s last fight. New team, new ’do for Lin Since it is November, […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Nunatak.” Any guess as to what the word means? More importantly, how do you spell it? For 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri it meant either sharing the glory of being the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 13-year -old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas or the […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill, in which we see athletes supporting typhoon victims; a legendary pool player; and a former UW star’s big shot. Baldwin flies Philippines flag During pre-game introductions at a recent home game against the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As we begin the summer, we take a look at a Mariners ace, the world of competitive spelling, what American speed skater JR Celski is up to, and much more.
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Show me the money!” That line made famous by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the movie “Jerry Maguire” exemplifies the greed of sports management. Eugene Lee, professional sports agent, is seeking to go beyond this. As the NFL Draft takes place on April 20, Lee will be tending to […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Manti Te’o, Notre Dame linebacker from Hawaii, became one of four finalists for the 2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy
By Christopher Foster UW News Lab Jeremy Lin, the Taiwanese American point guard for the New York Knicks, has captured headlines and hearts all over the country, and rightfully so.
On Friday, Feb. 17, the Knicks lost to the Hornets, 85–89. The Knicks’ seven-game winning streak was dead. In news outlets, point guard Jeremy Lin publicly blamed himself. After all, he had committed nine turnovers. Overshadowing all of that was an unfortunate ESPN headline, which popped up online hours after the loss. The moment the […]