Category: Sports

Information on all your favorite BL sports as well as what’s going on in the major leagues.

Fantasy Football Fandom Sweeps Boys’ Latin Upper School

Walking through the hallways at Boys’ Latin, it is hard to miss the debates about fantasy football each week. According to nfl.com,  fantasy football first started in the United States in 1962 when the Oakland Raiders part owner Wilfred “Bill the Gill” Winkenbach developed a system of organization and a rulebook for an eight man fantasy football league. Since then, fantasy football spread across the country. Fantasy football drafts have changed the way people watch the sport, and it has sparked weekly conversations among fans.

OPINION: Let’s Keep Talking About the National Anthem Protests

Last month Nike teamed up with Colin Kaepernick to make a 30th anniversary commercial that would air on the NFL’s  opening night, September 6. Kaepernick made national headlines in 2016 when he started protesting police brutality against the black community by kneeling during the National Anthem. His actions sparked a national debate about the proper way to respect the flag, a discussion that  has been reignited by Nike’s latest commercial, which was presented to be inspirational to young people, motivating them be the best person they can be.