Sports

Ronny Quevedo: A Latino Transforming Museums

What do Sonia Sotomayor, Jennifer López, Anthony Romero, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mario Vázquez and Jon Oliva have in common? These Latinos called Bronx their home. So did Tito Puente, Prince Royce, Willie Colón and many others. I’ll throw in a couple of honorary Latinos such as Edgar Allan Poe, Marian Zazeela, Woody Allen, Neil Simon […]

  • Aug 10, 2015
  • 2:13 pm

Pedro Martínez’s Amazing and Historic Bilingual Hall of Fame Speech (VIDEO)

In case you missed it yesterday, here is what Pedro Martínez told the world about his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. As cool as Pedro’s words were in English, it is the Spanish portion of this speech that hit home in a lot of ways. Take that, Colin Cowherd. Your browser does not […]

  • Jul 27, 2015
  • 10:23 am

#NoMames, Colin Cowherd: Dominicans Are Saving Baseball

UPDATE: ESPN just got rid of Cowherd this afternoon: “Colin Cowherd’s comments over the past two days do not reflect the values of ESPN or our employees. Colin will no longer appear on ESPN.” John Skipper, ESPN’s president This is what Cowherd tweeted after hearing the news: I did not intend to offend anyone w […]

  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 4:16 pm

I Am the Bronx Judas: All Because of Nomah, Pedro and Papi

So this weekend is the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend. Although I don’t plan to drive from Boston to Cooperstown to catch it, I am a bit (okay, VERY) excited because Pedro Martínez is one of the honorees. In his prime, Pedro was the best pitcher I have ever seen. In fact, he […]

  • Jul 22, 2015
  • 10:31 pm

How Fútbol Will Defeat Donald Trump’s Fear of a ‘Lost’ America

FOXBORO, MA, July 10, 2015 I am driving down Route 1 headed to the stadium normally reserved for Patriots. My middle schooler (and fútbol-obsessed) son is in the back seat with his friend. They talk Clint Dempsey, Ronaldo and if they will ever get the chance to watch an FA Cup Final at Wembley. Did […]

  • Jul 14, 2015
  • 11:05 am

2012 Video of Mariachi Band Singing National Anthem Suddenly Goes Viral

Here is just yet another example of how something from a few years back will hit a sweet digital spot a few years later. This past Wednesday, the Facebook page of Omar y Argelia shared the following video of Mariachi Monumental de México singing the national anthem at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The Facebook […]

  • Jul 11, 2015
  • 10:36 am

Now Playing on NPR’s Latino USA: A Show About BÉISBOL (AUDIO)

Today, NPR’s Latino USA produced a show about a topic a lot of the Rebeldes love: baseball. The audio is below, and there’s a moment where our very own jefe reveals how he stopped being a Yankees fan to become a (gasp) Red Sox fan.

  • Jul 10, 2015
  • 2:06 pm

NPR Explores CONMEBOL’s Immunity from Paraguayan Law

One of the lesser-known angles being reported from the #FIFAScandal has to do with how South America’s CONMEBOL is not subject to the laws of Paraguay, where the football confederation is located. This morning, NPR’s Lourdes García-Navarro visited CONMEBOL in Paraguay. Her report is quite telling, and yes, CONMEBOL officers did not want to talk […]

  • Jun 5, 2015
  • 8:59 am

Revolt or Revolution in Latin America?

As the story goes, when Louis XVI of France learned of the storming of the Bastille, he asked if it was simply another revolt, to which the Duke of La Rochefoucauld is said to have replied, “No, sire. It’s a revolution.” Given the recent unrest ignited by corruption scandals across Latin America, regional leaders must […]

  • Jun 5, 2015
  • 8:05 am

Floyd Mayweather: The Best Never

Over the weekend, I’m sure you called all of your gente to invite them over or secure a spot to watch “The Fight.” All along, Floyd Mayweather told us it was going to be a great fight, the Fight of the Century. And as Michael Buffer delivered his signature, “Let’s get ready to rumble!” moments […]

  • May 4, 2015
  • 1:22 pm

Chicago Hockey Team Takes Stand Against ‘F*ck*ng Mexican Sp*c’ Racial Slurs

Earlier today, Latino Rebels received an email from Alex Martínez, a founding member of the Chicago Bulldogs men’s hockey team. In the email, Martinez shared two links from the Bulldogs site. The first one (full story here) reported that on “February 10th, 2015, Bob Moretti who plays for the Ice Bison at the Fox Valley […]

  • Apr 28, 2015
  • 12:04 pm

Last Night on #LatinoRebelsRadio: Super Bowl Postgame and Latina Disney Princesses

In case you missed last night’s Latino Rebels Radio show, we went down the pop culture route. First then, Rafael Collazo of Latino Sports Talk shared his thoughts about Super Bowl XLIX. Then, Wendy Carrillo got philosophical about Disney’s newest Latina princess.

  • Feb 2, 2015
  • 3:44 pm

Please, Let’s All Shut Up About #Deflategate (VIDEO)

Another week, another new #RebelReport. This week, R.J. talks “Deflategate.”

  • Jan 31, 2015
  • 6:12 pm

Showtime’s Jim Gray Quickly Discovers That US Latinos Actually Speak English

Last night Deadspin posted a Vine showing Showtime’s Jim Gray about to interview Albuquerque native Fidel Maldonado, a Mexican American boxer who lost his fight to Amir Imam. As the Vine shows, Gray asked Maldonado a question but then turned to his trainer first, who said, “He speaks English.” That was awkward. By the way, […]

  • Jan 18, 2015
  • 8:38 am

What Were the Dodgers Thinking? Team Slammed for Peña Nieto Photo

UPDATE, December 10: Still no comment from the Dodgers, but NBC Los Angeles ran a segment last night about it. Original Story from December 9 After this debacle, organizations like the Los Angeles Dodgers will likely need to rethink who is running the team’s social media account. Last night, several of our followers tweeted us […]

  • Dec 9, 2014
  • 8:30 am

Our Vote for FIFA Goal of the Year Goes to Stephanie Roche (VIDEO)

So FIFA recently announced its three finalists for this year’s Pusksas Award, given to the best goal of the year. While others might marvel at James Rodríguez or Robin van Persie, we voted for Ireland’s Stephanie Roche. Love, love, love. By the way, Roche is the first woman to ever get nominated for this award.

  • Dec 8, 2014
  • 1:56 pm

Why Is Sammy Sosa All Blanquito and White Again?

Ok, we don’t want to just sit here and judge what has been going on through Sammy Sosa’s cabeza in the last five years, but before we completely contradict ourselves and indeed judge, we will say this: in 1998, the year we thought baseball was more of an innocent sport than the drug-fueled fraud it […]

  • Nov 18, 2014
  • 3:25 pm

Youth Take Soccer Field Fight to San Francisco City Hall… and Win

Last week, a tense video went viral, showing older dudes in Dropbox shirts telling younger kids in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood to get off a soccer field because the older dudes had a permit. Today in City Hall, those kids and their supporters held a “Playground Is Not For Sale” rally that drew about 150 […]

  • Oct 16, 2014
  • 4:48 pm

The Tense Video Showing Older Guys Booting Younger Kids Off a San Francisco Soccer Field

UPDATE, October 13, 2014: Some apologies were made. It was still awkward. By now, you may or may not have seen the following viral video from San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood showing a confrontation between a bunch of younger (and mostly brown) soccer players being told by a bunch of older guys (and mostly white) soccer […]

  • Oct 11, 2014
  • 5:22 pm