H.S. Football Games Moved for ‘Environmental’ Reasons. Wait, what?
Tulsa Public Schools administrators moved the venue for two high schools’ future home football games. It’s for the children, after all. Oh, my gosh. We certainly would not want to expose student-athletes to “environmental elements”. The mind reels as it imagines a football pitch-cum-Love Canal poisoned with pesticides, herbicides or (G_d forbid) “fracking chemicals“. As it turns out, this particular football suffered from environmental contamination, alright: | Read More »
Penn State has torn down JoePa’s statue. Now the NCAA should tear down Penn State’s football program.
At 7am Sunday morning, Pennsylvania State University president Rodney Erickson released a statement announcing that the statue of Joe Paterno that has stood outside Beaver Stadium since 2001 would be removed. By half-past eight, the job was finished, and a football legend cast in bronze no longer adorned the stadium grounds. Removing the statue was the correct move, and one that had to be made | Read More »
We Don’t Need a Speech. We Need Jobs.
President Obama and Speaker Boehner have agreed that the President will address a joint session of the Congress next Thursday. The President wanted Wednesday during the GOP debate, but John Boehner said no. Folks at the White House said the Speaker had been consulted before they put it in writing and did not object. Speaker Boehner’s staff say he was not consulted prior to receiving | Read More »
On Vick and values
This past week, the President again made the mistake of speaking without consulting his handlers – this time on the topic of Michael Vick. In this particular case, his comments came in a call to Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, who subsequently shared Obama’s comments on Vick and the Eagles with the news media. According to the WaPo: The president has not spoken publicly about | Read More »