Sunday Roundup: #Selma50, Red Wings, and Social Justice Warriors

It’s Sunday and it is time to catch up on the best the internet had to offer during the past week. If you have any article suggestions for the Sunday Roundup send me a tweet @tbone1225.

Glendening hamstrings Red Wings top line

Tom Mitsos disputes Mike Babcock’s decision to put Luke Glendening on the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar in his article “Red Wings: Why is Luke Glendening Getting Top-Line Minutes?” for The Hockey Writers.

Red Wings goalies: Mrazek elite, Gustavsson obsolete

“Gustavsson’s time in Detroit was great, but it’s time to end the experiment and look toward the future.” While Tom Mitsos is thankful for the service of goalie Jonas Gustavsson, he makes the case for the Detroit Red Wings investing in Petr Mrazek instead in his article “Time For the Jonas Gustavsson Experiment to End” for The Hockey Writers.

A #Selma50 tour of the Freedom Movement in Mississippi

Richard Thomas details how the freedom movement in Mississippi required different strategies than anywhere else in his article “Lessons from #Selma50: #1 Medgar Evers and organization #TCUCRBT” for The Resist Daily.

Next stop, Alabama: #Selma50 tour continues

In his article “Lessons from #Selma50: #2 Bloody Sunday,” Richard Thomas of The Resist Daily describes the systemic inequalities many residents of Selma, Alabama have faced and continue to face today.

Red Wings potential first round playoff matchups

Tom Mitsos of The Hockey Writers forecasts a few of the more likely first round matchups in his article “Red Wings’ Possible Playoff Matchups.”

Social Justice Warriors and the wake they leave

“Organizing, advocacy, agitating, etc. is not about social or moral purity. Calling out injustice is not about bullying individuals but about naming a visible problem.” Gabe Pfefer discusses privileged apathetic approaches to social justice that ultimately create more problems in his post “For the Last Time, Social Justice Activism is not about Ideological Purity” on Ephphathoughts.

Holy anger in the face of injustice

Gabe Pfefer discusses how anger can be valued negatively or positively depending on its context, expression, object, and purpose in his post “Anger What Is It Good For? Quite A Lot Actually.” on Ephphathoughts.

Sunday Roundup: Party Philosophy, Petr Mrazek’s Fate, and Selma

It’s Sunday and it is time to catch up on the best the internet had to offer during the past week. If you have any article suggestions for the Sunday Roundup send me a tweet @tbone1225.

Andrew WK tweet of the week

Straight up zen!

You can never have too many goalies

“I’ve said in the past that Mrazek has done all that he can in the AHL. He has more than 50 wins and backstopped his team to a Calder Cup during the 2012-13 season. He has nothing left to prove at that level.” Tom Mitsos discusses goalie Petr Mrazek’s likely fate after head goalie Jimmy Howard returns in his article “Has Petr Mrazek Played His Way Onto Red Wings” at The Hockey Writers.

It’s a good time for social justice cinema

“It’s no laughing matter to see enslaved Black persons being beaten on the big screen. These social justice films are enjoyable, but I would not say that they are entirely pleasant experiences. We’re not talking about rom-coms here.” Rod Thomas of The Resist Daily shares his critical observations about the Ava Duvernay film Selma in an article titled “5 Takeaways from #Selma @SelmaMovie.”

Miracle: the Russian perspective

“[I]t was Tarasov’s love of the game and big-hearted nature that helped the Soviet Union players fall in love with the sport.” Tom Mitsos reviews ESPN’s new 30 for 30 hockey-umentary “Of Miracles and Men” for The Hockey Writers.

From Becky to Bechdel

Comedy gold.

Defense fails Mrazek in Red Wings loss to Penguins

“Mrazek most likely played his last game in Detroit for a while, now that both Howard and Jonas Gustavsson are healthy.” After a difficult loss to the Penguins, Tom Mitsos laments Petr Mrazek’s relatively short season as goaltender for the Red Wings in his article “3 Observations from Red Wings’ Loss to Pittsburgh” on The Hockey Writers.

The hypothetical cost of Kessel

“It’s a very solid lineup for sure. Kessel on the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader is a dream lineup, and the possibility of Henrik Zetterberg taking Abdelkader’s spot on the wing only makes the line that more dangerous.” Tom Mitsos weighs the pros and cons of the Red Wings trading a big chunk of their roster for Toronto’s Phil Kessel in his article “Red Wings Hypothetical Trade: How Much for Kessel?” for The Hockey Writers. Special thanks to hockey analytics researcher David Malinowski for the prompt.

Goalie Tom McCollum on his time with the Red Wings

Tom Mitsos and The Hockey Writers interview Red Wings goalie prospect Tom McCollum about his short stint in Detroit, his continued presence with the Grand Rapids Griffins, and how he got into hockey in the first place.