Men in the NFL deciding that men should get away with beating up women and abusing children and don’t you dare talk about concussions, you fucking wimp, just get the fuck back on the field.
“You’re right. It’s terrible.”
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN, confirming receipt of a video at the National Football League’s executive offices on April 9; the footage shows former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice punching his then fiance Janay Palmer, rendering her unconscious.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week that no one at the League had seen the video before handing down its initial two-game suspension for Rice.
(via the AP)
Alternative chyron should read “US PATENT OFFICE SAYS RACISM CAN’T BE TRADEMARKED.”
The World Cup is boring compared to the Out Of This World Cup.
“For us now talking about winning a World Cup, it is just not realistic.”
I like the way he manages expectations.
(via CBS Sports)
This is my favorite thing I have ever seen on the internet.
Dale Hanson is a hero and a stand-up guy. Way to go Texas, for having the best sports anchor in America.
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards freedom." -Martin Luther King
In case you can’t be bothered to watch this video — an old straight white dude from Texas, a sports anchor, calls out the whole NFL for allowing men to commit acts of violence and violence against women, but being completely close-minded about Michael Sam announcing he’s gay. AND HE QUOTES AUDRE LORDE.
We’re getting there. This is real. When men like this stand up for men like Michael Sam — it makes a goddamn difference.
Just think of that question: ‘Are you okay with a gay teammate?’ Who wants to put their players through the agony of saying ‘Yeah’?
I cannot believe we have come to this as a nation — to sully the game of (accused rapist) Ben Roethlisberger and (dog killer) Michael Vick with a gay guy.
…Michael Sam’s only chance is to go back in the closet. Mike: we’ll pretend you’re not gay if you pretend we’re not bigots.”
– STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report
“No pro team wants the type of ‘controversy’ having a gay player is gonna cause. If he had just been convicted of DUI vehicular manslaughter, or obstruction of justice in connection with a murder, or have been accused of sexual assault, or screamed the N-word at a concert, or killed a bunch of dogs and buried them in his fucking yard — you know, ‘NFL material.’”
JON STEWART, responding to reports that college football player Michael Sam has been deemed undraftable by some NFL teams because of the “controversy” surrounding his announcement that he’s gay, on The Daily Show.
“I’m Michael Sam. I’m a college graduate. I’m African-American. And I’m gay.”
“Ironically, I went to his football camp when I was ten years old.”
Seattle Seahawks championship quarterback RUSSELL WILSON, telling CBS News that he once attended a sports camp run by… Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who he beat in last night’s Super Bowl.
The student has become the teacher, indeed.
(Quote via CBS Radio News)
CALM-FETTI Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith lays on the field at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ following his team’s 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48 on Sunday. (Photo: Shannon Stapleton / Reuters via The Daily Beast)
Everything you need to know about American Football for our friends from overseas.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman during the NFL’s Media Day in Newark, NJ. (Photos: Chang W. Lee / The New York Times and Elsa / Getty Images, both via the Times)
“The only reason it bothers me is that it seems like (calling people ‘thug’ is) the accepted way of calling people the n-word nowadays. … What’s the definition of a thug, really? Can a guy on the football field, just talking to people — maybe I’m talking loudly, or doing something I’m not supposed to be. But there was a hockey game where they didn’t even play hockey, they just threw the puck aside and started fighting. I saw that and I thought, ‘Oh man, I’m a thug?’”
Seattle Seahawks cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN, calling out the racist idiocy spread like wildfire online following his postgame interview with Erin Andrews last Sunday.
This is the hockey game he’s referring to; on CNN’s The Lead earlier today, a sports columnist pointed out that in hockey, players who regularly get into skirmishes on the ice aren’t regularly referred to as “thugs,” but “enforcers.”
Hmmmm. And yep.
(via Business Insider)
(Photo: Robert Michael / AFP-Getty via NY Daily News)