I may owe somebody a hat tip for this. From ESPN:
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
“With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today,” Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said in a release. “Not only have we added an outstanding football player, we have added even a better person that brings dignity, character, and heart to our team.”
The Alouettes have held the exclusive CFL rights to Sam since his senior year at Missouri, when he was the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
“I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes,” Sam said in a statement. “… I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal.”…
After he came out, Sam’s NFL jersey was an instant best-seller and President Barack Obama publicly congratulated Sam and the Rams… Aware of Sam’s celebrity, the team immediately put his No. 94 Alouettes jersey on sale on its website for $139.95…
Popp said Sam was considered a tweener by NFL clubs; he didn’t have quite the right body type to be a defensive end or an outside linebacker in the league.
But Sam may fit perfectly in the CFL. Popp believes Sam can follow a path similar to that of Cameron Wake, who was converted from linebacker to end when he joined the BC Lions in 2007. Wake was the Defensive Player of the Year in his two CFL seasons before signing with the Miami Dolphins, with whom he has had a successful NFL career.
“If he proves (NFL) people wrong, it would be great for us, and I think he can do it,” Popp said.
Yes, but would the Alouettes sign Josh Duggar? That’s the real question!
Je te plumerai la tête.
Mike Huckabee is trending on twitter (roasting like pig). Congratulations on making a lasting first impression with young voters.
TLC is the worst channel on TV, maybe even worse than FOX.
Any of you knuckleheads use WAZE when you travel?
I don’t, but I see it on Google maps traffic all the time.
@Baud: I just installed it. Does it use Google Maps as it’s navigation tool?
Good for the Alouettes. I hope this turns out to be the start of a long and fruitful career for Sam.
I imagine a Tim Tebow joke would be appropriate here, since the TV bobbleheads all thought he might join the CFL after his NFL career ended, but poor passing is an even bigger liability for a CFL QB than it is in the NFL. Besides *snicker*, Philadelphia’s got him.
I don’t know. But when you turn on traffic on Google maps, it always shows where Waze users have reported traffic issues.
That shit is sentient.
Humanity better choose wisely when picking a side in the machine wars.
@Baud: Cool, I shall use it and report.
After the drafting of Shane Ray I don’t have time for the NFL and its homophobia – fuck em. I’m glad Sam can see a future for himself in Canada.
Anyone following the escapades of that 57 year old Virginia Senator with the 19 year old fiance…
10 Burning Questions We Have For 57yo Politician Joe Morrissey & His 19yo Girlfriend
The “family album” picture released…wow!
@Svensker: They could hire him as a tackling dummy, that’d be ok with me.
Humans will occupy the bottom side regardless of who wins.
@Keith G: Here’s the Very Serious Washington Post‘s take on The Picture.
I surely hope the couple will have many happy years together, but that’s just never a good look for an AARP-qualified white dude and his not-yet-old-enough-to-drink-legally former receptionist…
Michael B. Jordan: Why I’m Torching the Color Line
by Michael B. Jordan
Will Radinho ever come back and do some soccer posts? Copa America is coming up in a month and in two weeks is the Champions Final. Would be nice if it weren’t just me jumping up and down in my living room scaring the hell out of my cats when Barca scores. I am also taking bets on how long it takes Suarez to bite Chellini during the game.
@Anne Laurie: The obsurdity of the picture aside, I know people in Virginia who are taking it very seriously.
Been talking about it for days, today Chris Hayes actually did a short segment on it for his show.
I live in the Richmond area, so I’m trying my best t to avoid it (but I actually work in a TV newsroom, so good luck with all that!). All it takes is for me to hear the name “Joe Morrissey” and everything goes all Charlie Brown’s teacher.
But with the Duggar news, I’m just waiting for the Teabaggers to catch wind of it. Brace yourselves, ‘Both Sides Do It’ is coming.
So I came home tonight without cat food. I ate some food myself and went to lie down for an hour. Then I got up to go to the store for the food, and when I came home (15 minutes later) there was two piles of a dead bird on my front door step The head and wings in one pile and the guts and feet in another. I’m sure it was the sweet little black female kitty who did the deed. Always the artist…
Both a welcome home present and telling you what’s what. Cats are bosses. I love that about them.
@Mister Papercut: On the subject of the Duggars, what really pisses me off more than anything is the media headlines, STILL calling this “allegations”…the dude admitted his guilt in his damn apology. “Teenage mistakes” = MOLESTING HIS FUCKIN’ SISTERS AND ANOTHER GIRL!
And Mike Huckabee…when Josh Duggar was 14 the age of the sisters in the house ranged from 4-12 years old. “Teenage mistakes” is getting drunk off of moonshine and puking all over ur parents car…NOT possibly molesting ur 4 y.o. sister..
Fuck Mike Huckabee and the rest of the Duggar-apologists
Steve in the ATL
@raven: I have been using Waze for a couple of months now and find it quite helpful. It even found me a relatively low traffic way home from the airport tonight. Only gripe is that is drains my battery.
This is what IOKIYAR leads to.
@David Koch: #MikeHuckabee is a thing of beauty.
@lamh36: There were 5 girls at the time and supposedly the oldest one was not touched. The perp has a daughter who is five.
Howard Beale IV
Dat be me.
On the Duggars, I find it interesting none of the sisters have made any statements. I know one of them got married, so it is not like they are afraid of media attention, per se.
I do wonder what they are thinking.
Especially with all the media attention gone, i.e. no one more wedding photos in weekly gossip mags, for example.
EDIT: I think the way the media is going to run away from the Duggars, instead of trying to get information / awareness out about abuse is another form of sweeping things under the rug.
@JPL: yeah 5 girls, the age of the oldest sister was 12 at the time he was 14. the remaining sisters then were 4-10.
I don’t know how anyone who learns about the exact language in the police report about WHAT exactly Duggar did can even try to defend it or try to “blame the media” or “blame the gays” for it all…ugh.
And a judge ordered all the records on the Duggar arrest to be destroyed today. This in Arkansas. I know you are all so surprised.
@princess leia: I was just reading that a few hours ago…just ugh.
@lamh36: No subtlety in it at all, is there?
Be warned, it does discuss what was in the police report.
The Web Has Known About Josh Duggar for Years. When Did TLC Find Out?
Fortunately the newspaper got a copy before it was destroyed. Which makes the judge’s order seem even stranger.
@gene108: Although I responded money, I think it’s more than that. The Duggar’s are obviously not fond of psychologists, since that was not part of Josh’s therapy, the girls might not have a safety net. If they write a book about under the covers, their family is destroyed and they might have money from the book but nothing else. Losing ones family whether or not it is dysfunctional, is difficult.
#NewTLCShows — HAHAHAHA
Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set ye free. Or not.
@JPL: I’m already seeing comments, just on ‘mainstream’ websites like the Washington Post, that the girls (women) will be considered “unmarriageable”, “spoilt for life”, if they’re identified as victims. Which is a sick, sick attitude, but when you grow up in a cult it’s hard to think like a normal person. If the ‘girl’ who wanted those records destroyed still believes that her only hope — in this world & the next — is being married to a fellow cultist and popping out future cult members, I can understand her being shamed/persuaded into trying to destroy all evidence of her “sin”…
@TaMara (BHF): Hilarious! Megan Kelly drops an F-Bomb on Huckabee
Duggar girls have no autonomy. They help their mother raise their younger siblings and then they are married off ASAP to a man of Jim Bob’s choice. Of course their abuse was not reported and of course they forgave their brother. What other choice did they have? This family’s mother and father are disgusting and I have never understood their appeal. Rap your cultish ways in evangelical Christianity and you can get away with anything.
@Keith P.: She’s up for providing for both of you if you’ve passed your prime. Letting you pick which half, too.
@lamh36: I believe that, legally, the media has to use the “alleged” term until someone is found or pleads guilty in court in order to not commit libel, even if they admit to the crime in a statement.
Having said that, I know of a registry and a Molotov cocktail that should have Josh Duggar’s name on them.
The Duggars are disgusting. Every one of them.
@efgoldman: He’s a Democrat, or was.
Just One More Canuck
@Suzanne: @lamh36: Huckabee’s getting shredded on his own Facebook page
I may be late to this, but google bought waze. waze essentially crowd sources traffic reporting, you are on the map and part of the data
it “learns” your preferred routes and steers you around the worst jams.