Take it away, Gord.
I like those guys a lot, but anything to do with Barstool is a no-go for me. https://t.co/W5l3IjmgIC— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 16, 2021
He later followed up, to make sure he was clear.
My problem with Barstool is the history of unapologetic misogyny, racism, xenophobia and the repeated condoning of non-consensual sex. If not wanting to associate with that makes me part of “cancel culture”, or constitutes “virtue signalling” or being “woke”, I’m OK with that.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 17, 2021
“Cancel Culture”: holding individuals and groups responsible for what they say and do.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 17, 2021
“Everyone is in favour of free speech...but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”
“Woke”: Recognizing that there has been—and still is—inequality and injustice around us, and making a commitment to point it out and affect real change.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 17, 2021
And so no, I won’t “stick to sports” or “stay in my lane.” Sports is part of my life but not all of it, and the road I’m on has many, many lanes.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) March 17, 2021
Barstool has, like, five talking points for why they should be allowed to be misogynists and Gord hit on them all. Men need to be part of the conversation against sexism and racism, and he did exactly that. We should all follow suit. And speaking of, I hope other major hockey media men echo and repeat this opinion. So far, none have publicly.
Barstool has since begun attacking Miller and his daughter’s account online with slurs, insults, harassment, attacks, and “she asked for it.”
The Maple Leafs are selling George Armstrong patches on Real Sports. “All proceeds will be donated to the True Davidson Acres Home for the Aged at the request of the Armstrong family.” You can get two for $25, not $65 each like some re-sellers found by Seldo on Ebay.
The Buffalo Sabres lost their 12th game in a row last night, tying them for 82nd on the NHL’s all-time winless streak. The franchise record is 14 losses in a row achieved in 2014-15, the McJack-off year. Taylor Hall got hit in the face with a puck from his own teammate in the game, he later returned, but I hear the Leafs are sending an invoice for damages.