Archive for February 21st, 2019

Zion Williamson’s Shoe Falls Apart, ACLU Involved In Cheerleading Gag Awards


Fans who paid from $2000-$10,000 for a ticket to watch the UNC/Duke game and get a glimpse of Zion Williamson barely saw him play.  With just 36 seconds in, Williamson collapsed on the court because his shoe fell apart. He was wearing a Nike PG 2.5 PE and, according to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, Zion suffered “a mild knee sprain”. The Tar Heels beat Duke 88-72, but all anyone could talk about was the freak injury to Zion and whether or not the almost certain #1 pick in the NBA draft will continue to play this season or sit out for fear of another injury.


Tremper High School in Wisconsin is under scrutiny by the ACLU for “creating a hostile environment for female students” after parents complained about the awards given out to cheerleaders at the annual banquets in 2017 and 2018. In addition to the traditional awards, a number of “gag” awards were announced including the “Big Boobie” and the “Big Booty” award. According to an ACLU attorney, “There is a serious indifference to how young girls are being treated within the KUSD (Kenosha Wisconsin Unified School District) system and that indifference is creating a toxic culture of perpetuating gender stereotypes that will stay with these girls for the rest of their lives.”