For decades, the NCAA Tournament selection show has been the ultimate edge-of-your-seat viewing experience. This year, CBS broke it with a bloated two-hour edition. Then midway through, the entire bracket leaked, which felt like a just result.
Quicken Loans is a predatory lender. It’s impossible to read the numerous lawsuits against the mortgage company and conclude otherwise. So when Kelly Dwyer, the editor of Yahoo’s popular NBA blog Ball Don’t Lie, made an offhand joke about that fact in a post last year, he would have had no reason to think twice.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”
Nelson Mandela, who passed away on 5 December 2013 aged 95, said those words at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Award evening in Monte Carlo, 25 May 2000.