Sam Mellinger: Stop with the ‘keep sports out of politics’ stuff. They’ve never been separate. – HEDGE accordingly
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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We live in a time of memes, and among the most tried and true is one that precedes facts or opinions of varying levels of seriousness: I don’t know who needs to hear this but … That comes to mind at the moment because I don’t know who needs to hear this, but politics have always been involved in sports. Sports — always involved in politics. The NFL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA each have their own dedicated government affairs offices in Washington D.C. The NFL and MLB regularly spend seven figures on lobbyists. There is no gap between politics and sports. If you’ve bou…

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