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