I need some stress relief
A D.C. Council member is preparing to introduce a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins to change its name, perhaps to the Washington Redtails.
Council member David Grosso, an independent elected last year, said he plans to pursue his non-binding resolution because the current name is “a derogatory, racist name.”
“It’s been a long time that we’ve had this name associated with Washington, and I think its time we take a stand and change it,” Grosso said.
Grosso is circulating his resolution to other council members to try to get co-sponsors. So far, he said, council members Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) have agreed to sign on to it.
Just think how much better we would all be if busy body legislators kept their focus on important mattes rather than trying to dictate every move we make.
Chris is a fine blogger, and a blogging friend of this fine blog, so, I urge you to go check out his new venture, “He’s Pretty Fly For a Jersey Guy”
Also check out Wyblog where Chris expresses his feelings on Jason Collins, Gay NBA player/Publicity seeker/hero of the Left
What team wouldn’t beat a path to his door, now that Jason Collins has courageously admitted that he’s gay?
Pardon my cynicism, but c’mon already, it’s pure marketing genius. Being homosexual doesn’t make him a better basketball player. But being The First Gay Basketball Player? When he’s a free agent journeyman nearing the end of his career? We’re talking signing bonus, baby!
If he’s not picked up, the NBA is homophobic.
If he’s not paid more than his team’s average salary, the NBA is homophobic.
If he’s benched, or cut, the NBA is homophobic.
Plus, having The First Gay NBA Player on your roster is guaranteed to sell lots of tickets. Or the fans are homophobic.
I, of course, have my own thoughts on Jason Collins. First, and foremost. I had one reaction when I heard the media blowing this story out of proportion. That thought was “who freaking cares!” Sorry to let ESPN and the rest of the sports, and news media in on a secret, but America could not care less who this guy, or any other player sleeps with. I know the media loves to pretend that America is Homopobic so they can pretend that this story really matters. But, again, most of us do not care a whit about this story! I would also add that if the media really wants a BIG story, let them find the first WNBA player to come out as straight, now that might shock some folks.
Seriously though, look for Collins to have a book deal, and get some media spotlight. And while I am not saying that is all this is about, I am betting it is a large part of it. And no amount of the media calling this man a hero, or brave, is going to change reality. And that reality is no one really cares if he is Gay.
Tebow Time is up.
The Jets released popular backup quarterback Tim Tebow on Monday morning, The Post has learned. The move comes three days after they drafted Geno Smith in the second round to compete with Mark Sanchez, David Garrard and Greg McElroy for the starting quarterback spot.
It ends Tebow’s 13 months as a Jet that were more memorable for all of the headlines than anything that actually happened on the field. The Jets acquired him from the Broncos in March 2012 for a fourth-round draft pick (the two teams also swapped later draft picks).
The Jets confirmed the news with a press release that included a quote from coach Rex Ryan.
“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” Ryan said in the statement. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward.”
Tebow reported to the Jets training center in Florham Park to work out this morning, according to a source. Before he made it to the weight room, he was summoned to general manager John Idzik’s office where he was informed of his release by Idzik and Ryan.
The arrival of Tebow last year was marked by a splashy news conference that irritated some who believed the Jets were making too big a deal of a backup quarterback. The Jets sold the move by saying they would use Tebow in a variety of roles, including running the wildcat formation, but it never worked.
Tebow played just over 70 snaps on offense. He also served as the personal protector on the punt team until injuring his ribs in November. He completed 6-of-8 passes for 39 yards and ran the ball 32 times for 102 yards. He did not score a touchdown.
The Tebow acquisition had far-reaching consequences. Former offensive coordinator Tony Sparano never figured out how to use Tebow, and it cost him his job. Former general manager Mike Tannenbaum lost his job after the season in part because of the Tebow trade. Starting quarterback Mark Sanchez also regressed greatly in 2012, and many believe Tebow’s presence contributed to that.
It was a comedown for the Heisman Trophy winner from 2011 when he led the Broncos to a division title. But after the team picked up Peyton Manning, Tebow hit the trading block and the Jets grabbed him.
Tebow’s time in New York will be remembered for the massive coverage it drew during training camp, including a memorable shirtless run through the rain, rather than football.
The whole experiment really failed in December when Ryan decided to make a change at quarterback, but passed over Tebow for McElroy. Tebow told Ryan he did not want to run the gimmicky offenses anymore and just wanted to play traditional quarterback.
By the time the season was over, everyone, including Tebow, seemed miserable that he ended up a Jet. Now, Tebow is now a free agent. It will be fascinating to see if he gets picked up.
It caps a remarkable eight days for Idzik, who traded start cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers on April 21, drafted Smith in the second round of the Draft and now jettisoned Tebow.
Very sad news today. I grew up listening to greats like Dick Enberg, Verene Lundquist, Charlie Jones, and yes, this man, Pat Summerall. He had a great voice, something that is surprisingly rare in the broadcast business. He will be missed
For many sports fans in the 1960s through the 1990s, Pat Summerall was the voice of the NFL, starting with CBS’ Sunday telecasts and later with Fox, famously paired for much of that time with John Madden.
Summerall, 82, passed away Tuesday in Dallas, said his daughter, Susie Wiles.
“He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful father,” Wiles told the Associated Press. “I know he will be greatly missed.”
The Dallas Morning News reported Summerall died in his room at Dallas’ Zale Lipshy Hospital, where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip.
Summerall worked a record 16 Super Bowls, drawing on his football relationships made during his nine-plus years as a kicker in the NFL, primarily for the then-Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants from 1952 to 1961.
What a week for Rick Pitino! He’s elected to the Hall of Fame. His horse is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His son gets a prominent head coaching job.
Then he caps it off with what he wanted most.
Another national championship.
For that, he can thank 13 of the grittiest guys he’s ever coached.
Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.
“This team is one of the most together, toughest and hard-nosed teams,” the coach said. “Being down never bothers us. They just come back.”
Jack Hoffman is a seven year old boy from Nebraska with a rare form of brain cancer. He’s been undergoing chemotherapy, but still has some of the same interests as other young boys, and apparently Jack likes football. Some of the Nebraska Cornhuskers have sort of adopted Jack and wanted to do something nice for him. Now, it would be great for a kid like Jack to get a chance to go see a game with his new friends, but the Cornhuskers had a better idea.
Jack Hoffman is a 7-year-old brain cancer patient, but that didn’t stop him from scoring a touchdown in Nebraska’s spring game Saturday afternoon. Jack, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and is currently on a break from his chemotherapy treatment, came into the game for a fourth-and-1 on the 31 yard line. With the help of some blockers, Jack ran the ball all the way into the end zone in front of more than 60,000 fans.
Wow, I have caught several stripers and they are fun fish to fight, but all of mine were 3-6 pound range, can’t imagine what kind of fight this behemoth put up
Hope no one is badly hurt.
More from ESPN apparently 15 fans were taken to local hospitals, four of those were minor injuries, one fan is in surgery
A horrific multicar crash moments before the end of the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway injured 28 fans after Kyle Larson‘s car flew into the frontstretch catch fencing, shearing off its front half and leaving large pieces of the vehicle inside the fencing.
Speedway president Joie Chitwood said 14 of the injured spectators were transported off-property for medical attention and 14 were treated on site.
One adult is in surgery with life-threatening head trauma, and a 14-year-old is in critical, but not life-threatening condition, Halifax Medical Center representative Byron Cogdell told ESPN.
Say a prayer for those injured
Props to this lady. I hate the pretense of golf, and the sheer boredom watching it is, but this gal rocks!
Holmqvist was on the fourth hole at the Royal Canberra Golf Club on Tuesday during a pre-qualifier for the LPGA Tour’s ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla, Australia.
She felt a sharp pain in her ankle. She looked down and noticed a spider with the markings of a Black Widow.
That’s when most people would panic (and yours truly would start sobbing), but not the young Swede. Rather than seek medical attention, Holmqvist decided to perform impromptu surgery.
As Holmqvist’s leg started to swell and the pain became intense, she made the quick decision to take matters into her own hands (she’d just been informed that a Black Widow bite can kill a child in as little as 30 minutes). She pulled a tee out of her pocket (“it was the only thing I had handy,” she told Svensk Golf) and used it to cut open the wound so she could squeeze out the venom and keep it from spreading inside her body.
“A clear fluid came out,” she said. “It wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever done, but I had to get as much of it out of me as possible.”
You have to respect Duke for the record of excellence, mainly due to having Coach K around, and I have never had an issue with the Cameron Crazies for taunting opposing players. I have always hated Duke because they get, in my view “Notre Dame” type treatment from the media. Of course no one gets treated as special as the Notre Dame football program, which is why I despise Notre dame and pull for them to lose every game they play, but Duke basketball comes close. But back to those Cameron Crazies. They did something recently that should make everyone hate them for the spoiled little bastards that they are.
Now their Cameron Crazies pack of students are in limelight again. They were filmed while taunting a player of the opposite team. You think this is normal. Well wait for it then. They were taunting him on the death of his grandmother. Can’t believe it right? Tyler Lewis had lost his grandmother on Saturday and apparently they both were close to each other.
When Lewis came to free throw line last night, the crowd was filmed chanting, “Where is your grandma?” Duke has obviously disagreed with the fact that this happened but the video says it all.