Antonio Brown’s ghostwritten apology, Myles Garrett’s Race Card and Mason Rudolph’s Punk Move: AB pens first grade English on social media, so I ain’t buying that apology he ‘wrote’ to the New England Patriots this week. And it ain’t getting him back in the good graces of the Evil Empire, as much as they really could use his talents right about now.
Myles Garrett lost it with his helmet swing and that’s a shame because he’s going to become that guy now going forward. But to claim . . a week later mind you, that he went off on Rudolph because the Steelers QB called him the N word? Why didn’t he explain it that way from the get? Or when he wrote an apology to Rudolph on social media? Or . . like . . why would you apologize to Rudolph in the first place if this were the case? And why . . even if this is true, would Garrett think that makes his actions justifiable?
Which doesn’t mean I’m absolving Rudolph here. Because I think he should have gotten two games for instigating the fight when he went to pull Garrett’s helmet off. It was a punk move by a very mediocre substitute quarterback, in my humble opinion.
Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers continues to raise awareness about mental health issues. He is doing good things, all the time. And I just thought you should know that.
Million Dollar Answer: Earlier this month, Jeopardy host Alek Trebek announced he would be re-entering treatment for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer before filming an episode of the game show. Dhruv Gaur was a contestant on the “Tournament of Champions” that evening and was in third place going into Final Jeopardy. And that’s when he delivered up an answer that cost him any chance of winning the game, but won him the hearts of millions instead.
“We love you, Alex!” was his response. It cost him $1,995 and left him with five bucks. And here’s hoping he has that bill framed for posterity, because it’s the best damn question to an answer in game show history. Just saying . . .
No one to root for: I’ve supported Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest all along, but his last minute stunt in which he moved his workout an hour away from the agreed upon location is typical. Doing it in order to give the media a thirty second speech that he otherwise couldn’t have given? I don’t buy it, especially in the age of social media, where Kaep can make his thoughts known thirty seconds after the last throw. As for former teammate Eric Reid claiming that Kaep proved he can play? Uh, no. Kaep ran through scripted plays to his guys, with no defense to test him. But . . I read a very interesting piece of by Charles Robinson this week which posits a very believable angle on this NFL prescribed workout. In the end, Kaep always deserved a job somewhere else but the league is full of billionaires who forgot what it means to take risks.
So Jussie Smollett is suing the city of Chicago after they sued him for wasting their time and resources on a bullshit story? Got it.
The Paragon Charter Academy in Michigan has a problem with red hair extensions on its students. And when you think about all the many real world problems a school might have a problem with, this policy of theirs sounds that much more ridiculous. So when they told 8-year old Marian Scott she wasn’t allowed to have her picture taken during picture day, she was crushed. But after her parents went viral with the story, Jermaine Horton Photography in Chicago had a much better idea. They gave little Marian her own photo shoot. And this happened.
Radio killed the conservative star: It seems the state run media for Trump is stronger than ever. Conservative Denver radio station 710 KNUS pulled the plug on its host, former district attorney Craig Silverman during his broadcast last weekend. Silverman called Trump’s relationship with Roy Cohn into question, and was fired for it. The conservatives rail on about how the Democrats are being run by socialists . . . . while the conservatives are behaving like fascists. Michael Bloomberg . . can you pick up the white courtesy phone, por favor?
The Philadelphia Eagles opened up their stadium to a couple of New Jersey high school football teams on Wednesday so they could finish the last seventeen minutes of a game that had been called last Friday evening. The game between Pleasantville High School and Camden High was played at Lincoln Financial Field before a small audience of families and friends.
Camden won the game 22-0, but forgive the kids if they weren’t in a celebratory mood when all was said and done. Because the first forty three minutes of that game played in Jersey last Friday disappeared when someone opened fire on the crowd. And so on the day when I was posting about how gun violence was beginning to feel like just another day in this country, it happened. Again.
Three people were injured in the shooting, and another weekend was spent making speeches and praying. And wondering. Wondering how it is that we can figure out a way to save money on our car insurance, while having no blessed idea how we might be able to save ourselves . . from ourselves.
The Eagles did good, and they get this space because they provided seventeen minutes worth of sanctuary to these kids. Who are our kids, really. And we owe them so much more than seventeen minutes of a football game.
Micah Tennant was one of the injured victims in that shooting last Friday night in Jersey. He succumbed to the injuries sustained in that shooting on Wednesday afternoon, leaving the world shortly before that game in Philadelphia began.
He was ten years old.