Back when I first wrote about my disappointment in the NFL late in July over the issuing of a paltry two-game suspension for Ray Rice, their continued defense of the Redskins in keeping their offensive name, and their shameful apathy towards former players with lifelong injuries and illnesses, I thought for a hot second about stating that I would boycott the NFL for those reasons.
Because writing it would mean I would have to actually boycott the NFL – I may not be winning Pulitzers over here, but I don’t lie – I stopped short of doing so. I was disappointed and frustrated, but not yet disgusted.
Well, now I’m disgusted.
Continue reading 15 Weeks for Personnel Foul – Boycotting the NFL
Over the past week we’ve heard all the facts, seen the video, and witnessed the justifiable outrage over the NFL’s laughably soft punishment of Ray Rice for punching his fiancé in the face and knocking her unconscious in an elevator. Well, it would be laughable if it wasn’t so insulting to the intelligence of the population in general, and women in particular.
Continue reading The NFL is America. The Bad Part.
As part of her post today, The Bloggess included the video below of Sir Patrick Stewart answering a surprisingly serious question from a fan at Comicpalooza 2013 in Texas. I found this noteworthy because :
1) It shows how awesome of a person Sir Patrick is when he shows genuine compassion for both the fight against domestic violence, as well as the girl asking the question.
2) It allows us to listen to him talk for seven minutes, and I’m pretty sure I could listen to him for seven hours without tiring of it.
Continue reading Patrick Stewart = Man