[Ed. – The MSM are giving this no play, but just as I (ahem; J.E.) predicted, the NCAA is having to do business with the powerhouse sports states that adopted laws protecting females sports from biological males. You can’t have the SEC in the NCAA and order it not to play games in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Florida. Or the American or C-USA, for that matter. Boycott states and they’ll just band together and play each other, with three quarters of the best teams and most of the money walking away from the NCAA. Tony Perkins has a round-up.]
For the refused-to-be-canceled crowd, it was a headline to celebrate. “The NCAA threatened states over anti-transgender bills,” the big print of the Washington Post read. “But the games went on.” It was the surest sign in a post-Georgia, Coke-boycotting world that fed-up conservatives were the newest force to be reckoned with. It’s also the most recent evidence — out of piles of examples — that the Right side may be winning the woke wars.
For the far-Left, the retreat of a major sports league is a public defeat that they can’t seem to reconcile. …
Just two months ago, the NCAA had promised to boycott states that protected girls’ sports or banned gender experimentation on minors. That all fell apart just a few weeks later, when so many states had passed conservative legislation that the league finally realized it had nowhere to go. Suddenly, states like Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee that weren’t supposed to be awarded tournaments got the news that they would still be hosts after all.