Welcome to a new weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. Normally, this column will run every Sunday, it ran today because Kyle doesn't know how to use wordpress. Agree or disagree with the author? Please comment below or let him know your thoughts by email, email@example.com or twitter, @kyle_bauer
At my job, I have the luck of watching TV in small patches of downtime. Wednesday night, I had the Philadelphia Flyers-Pittsburgh Penguins 6-5 thriller on. As I was gleefully watching the Flyers Wayne Simmonds and Pens Tanner Glass trade blows in one of the best fights of the abbreviated NHL season, a black co-worker walked by, paused and rhetorically asked,
"There's a black guy in the NHL?!"
He wasn't joking. He was serious. He did not realize there were currently any players of color in the league. This is a serious problem.
Could I possibly be overreacting to ...