I am addicted to fantasy football. I wanted this year to be different than years past, I came with a plan. I drafted all the players that I thought wouldn’t get arrested for murder, domestic violence, child abuse, or drugs. I must say, it’s been working out quite well. This post isn’t about fantasy football though, it’s about the six violent scandals in the NFL within a few weeks. I think at this point people are wondering if the NFL even has football games anymore. Unless you have been busy making meth in your trailer with your high school chemistry set, watching reruns of Breaking Bad, you have seen these players in the news. Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice clocked his girlfriend unconscious in an elevator and dragged her out. Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson went 1920’s and whipped his child several times with a switch,breaking skin and causing bruises. Arizona Cardinals Running Back Johnathan Dwyer, the most recent scandal, reportedly headbutted his wife causing her nose to bleed for refusing to have sex with him. It’s also reported that he punched her with a close fist and hit his toddler son with a shoe.
As he was escorted into the Maricopa County Jail, Dwyer kept his head up and said nothing. He wore a black T-shirt with white lettering that read “propaganda obey.”
Dwyer was booked one count of aggravate assault causing a fracture, one count aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency and assault.
Dwyer spent Wednesday night in jail after he was arraigned and was released about 5 a.m. Thursday morning on $25,000 bond.
He mumbled something to reporters, and when asked if he would play football again, he said, “I will.” He then got into a taxi and was driven away.
So you may be asking yourself, What is the NFL doing about all these players who seem to have anger management issues? In many cases, a slap on the wrist. It wasn’t until the media outcry and negative attention to the league that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell imposed a new 6 game suspension for domestic violence and sexual assault.
“Effective immediately, violations of the Personal Conduct Policy regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force will be subject to a suspension without pay of six games for a first offense,” Goodell writes, though the league may choose to make a suspension longer or shorter depending on various factors. “A second offense will result in banishment from the NFL.”
While I still feel like the first offense should be more severe, at least they are tightening up on the penalties. No one should ever be physically or sexually abused by someone else whether or not it’s a man or woman doing it. I also don’t want to paint the whole NFL as violent woman beaters either. It’s true, Football is a violent sport. That’s why we love watching it. Football players have been raised since a young child to be the best and most violent Gladiator on the field. At the end of the day though, it’s still a game. That also doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. According to FiveThirtyEight’s research, of all the arrests in the NFL from ages 25-29 yrs old 55.4% were arrested due to domestic violence.
So why doesn’t the NFL look into investing more money and having more programs to help players control their anger more effectively off the field? As a business it’s common sense to be frugal with money and be profitable, but if this violent trend keeps going, they may start losing viewership and money all together. Now if you will excuse me, I have to set my fantasy football lineup for tonight’s game.
Both men above have been treated unfairly. One has been criticized for doing absolutely nothing, the other praised for accomplishing nothing. I mean, did he really deserve an ESPY award for courage? He’s endured pretty much nothing but love and praise.
I feel like we talk about gay issues way too much on this blog. Why is that? Well, we mostly talk about current events, and it just so happens that society (mostly the media) has deemed homosexuality an important (and volatile) issue. I don’t know why.
So today, we’re talking about the Evil Tony Dungy. Why is he evil, you may ask? Well, let me tell you, bro! Somebody asked him if he would have drafted Michael Sam, the Great American Hero, and he said he wouldn’t. WTF?!? He must hate gays! Because we all know that if a football player, or any person for that matter, declares their sexual preference to be same-sex, then that automatically makes them a courageous, heroic figure. Every team should line up for the chance to not only draft him, but stand in amazement and awe of his magnificence. They should probably just go ahead and put him in the Hall of Fame. I’m sure he’ll have to deal with the same type horrors Jackie Robinson did. /s
Ok, here’s the actual story. Speaking to the Tampa Bay Tribune , Tony Dungy said “I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”
“It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’’
Any reasonable person should agree. Look, let’s face some facts here. Sam was not a first round pick. He’s not an amazing, or even great player. Seventh round picks are essentially on the same level as undrafted free agents. Many don’t even make the team. If Sam doesn’t make the final roster, media and the left will start calling the Rams homophobes and say Jeff Fisher hates gay people. They are not free to treat Sam fairly because there will be serious consequences if he’s cut.
Back to Tony Dungy. Here we have a man who is beloved by the sports world and beyond. Great, winning coach who players love, is respectful and respectable, and just an all-around awesome human being. But, there’s a serious problem. You see, most importantly, he’s a devout Christian. Progressives just can’t stand that. They hate religion and anyone who believes in it. Mostly Christianity, since that makes him hate gays, because being Christian means hating gays, amirite guys lol!! So now, because, without denigrating Sam or criticizing him in any way, Dungy said that he wouldn’t want the gargantuan media circus, along with the team and personal scrutiny that would come with drafting a mediocre player (mediocre is my statement, not Dungy’s), he hates gays. The media has gone berserk on him, proving his point correct.
Who wants to draft an average player that will bring major scrutiny to the team? Why can Tony not speak to the detriment of drafting a player who will be a major off-field distraction, and can’t be dropped whether he sucks (pun intended) or not. What he said makes perfect sense. Sam was neither the best or only defensive end available. If I have a choice between a guy who will bring a large circus, and a guy who will not and has just as much talent, guess who I’m picking? Some coaches might like all the unnecessary attention. Tony, and I suspect most, wouldn’t. Neither would I.
The Rams will be under a huge magnifying glass this year. Teammates’ every comment on Sam will be dissected, and some will be declared homophobic bigots. His playing time and role on defense will be subject to criticism, and Heaven forbid they don’t start him, or even release him. On the flip side, the hypocritical media was overjoyed with teams not wanting Tebow. They can’t stand that he is just so Christian. Ew. Here we have a man who may be of average talent, but is a great man on and off the field, who has gone on countless trips to help the unfortunate, yet is hated because he believes in something. These same people who hate him, love and worship Sam, just because he likes dudes.
Why do we have to keep doing this? Most gay ‘issues’ are non-issues. It’s the new version of calling someone racist. Most of the time, when someone is called racist, it is not racism. It’s just a disagreement on something, and the accuser is just throwing out a bomb hoping to discredit the “racist” by declaring him as such, also making themselves a victim and winning the argument by default. Now, you can also call them a bigot.
What percentage of the U.S. population do you think are gay? 10%? Maybe even 20-30%? Half? It seems like everyone knows a bunch of people who are gay. We see them on television all the time. There are constant stories about ‘pride parades’ and other gay events with crowds of people. It seems like their population is quite large. Well, sorry. It isn’t. According to the CDC (link to PDF on the right), the gay population stands at about 2.3%, with 96.6% identifying as ‘straight,’ or as the left knows them, ‘bigot.’ The way things are portrayed one might believe it was the other way around.
Why are we demanded to accommodate and elevate everything about this 2.3% of the population? We’re told we should hate the infamous 1%. I guess we’re supposed to believe that every one of those 1 percenters are evil thieves, while every one of those 2.3 percenters are amazing people. One deserves our vile hate, while the other deserves our servitude.
Progressivism is a disease. That’s what this is. Progressives are the most intolerant people you will ever meet. If you don’t agree with them on everything, you will offend them, and will be declared their mortal enemy. They believe every bit of the nonsense that can’t be understood with logic, and you will spend your life defending yourself against the assaults they hurl against a good and decent society. There can never be a peace with them.
Well, unless you’re gay. Then you’re BFF’s.
Mara Salvatrucha ( commonly abbreviated MS-13) are notoriously dubbed the most violent gang in the world. They are known for their cuddly cute tattoos that span all over their face and body and for killing people with firearms, machetes, and blunt objects. You are probably asking, why is this important? That’s an excellent question! Among the various illegal immigrant minors crossing into the U.S, it was reported that 16 of them so far are members of the El Salvadorian street gang MS-13.
“Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) and Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs), assigned to The Nogales Placement Center (NPC), discovered that 16 unaccompanied alien children (13 El Salvadoran males, two Guatelmalan males and one Honduran male) currently being held at the NPC are members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). The MS-13 gang members admitted to their gang associations following a discovery of graffiti at the NPC.
Lets not overreact though, after all, these poor teens want to turn their life around and become respectable U.S citizens who work for a living, plant beautiful gardens, and eat ice cream. Or they could possibly show up in a community near you, slicing someones throat with a sharp edge of a glass window for “street cred”. Either way, President Obama’s temporary amnesty program seems to be working out wonderfully so far.
Oh Snaps!! An intelligent black woman speaking out against Obama’s open border policy! This almost brought a tear to my eye.
You know, some days I just wake up and realize what a decent and wonderful world in which we live, so full of loving and amazing people. And no person is more loving and amazing than a liberal Democrat. Why, Dems all across the fruited plains are some of the best people you’ll ever meet. Just so compassionate and personable.
Take Mike Dickinson for instance. Mike is a Virginia Democrat running for Congress who has now decided to wade, or rather, dive ass-first, into the issue over the hunting Texas cheerleader.
For those unfamiliar (what cave have you been in), Kendall Jones is a 19 year old Texas Tech cheerleader, who also happens to hunt big game. She’s posted pictures on places like Facebook and Twitter of herself posing with animals she has hunted and killed, such as lions, hippos and such. All of it is legal, and much of it is simply the process of population control for these animals, something that’s crucial. Her explanations are in this article. There’s been a lot of hoopla and people whining, vulgarly insulting her, sending death threats, and petitioning Facebook to take down her photos. You know, the normal things thoughtless, hate-filled mobs do.
Whatever you think of the girl is irrelevant here, as she is not the topic. Our boy Mike is. Or rather, Democrats and liberals in general. You see, Mike decided it was in the best interest of his perverted campaign to post things like this to Twitter:
— DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) July 10, 2014
That just happened to the the ONE I picked. His Twitter feed for the last day or so is full of nasty stuff directed toward her and people criticizing him. If he wants to criticize the girl, why can’t he do it like an adult? Why does he have to resort to middle school type crap? Oh wait, attention. Right. Virginia, do you want someone like this representing you? I hope not.
Of course, this isn’t the first idiotic thing the guy has said or done. Here’s a great interview Greta Van Susteren did with the guy that shows how big of an idiot and weasel he is. I know, it’s evil Faux News. They are Republicans! They lie! They hate babies! Take off your blinders for a second and read the article, or just watch the interview.
Now, when a Republican says something less than ideal, or downright stupid, the media simply can’t wait to dive in and start trying to connect them to the Tea Party and all conservatives. In fact, any time anyone does or says something bad, and if their politics are not already well-known, the effort is made to paint them as a far-right wacko. And make no mistake, everyone on the right is a far-right wacko. We’re all bigoted racists, we all hate poor people, the sick and elderly, children, and WOMEN!
Why isn’t this guy being called a sexual predator? Why aren’t feminists and liberals, who supposedly love women so much, trying to protect this young girl from this obviously depraved and sex-obsessed pervert? No, this guy will be largely ignored by Democrats and the media. They’ll pretend he didn’t say anything sexist or hateful to women, or will even cheer him, because he’s a liberal. They can say what they want because they’re on the proper side. And unless you’re a conservative, you probably won’t care about this, either. Conservative women don’t deserve your, or anyone’s respect.
But let a conservative think Sandra Fluke spends too much on birth control, and booooy they must hate women! We have to get the word out that conservatives hate women!
Let the liberal war on women continue, I guess.
Hi, my name is hypocrisy. Actually it’s not, but what the U.S Military is doing could be the very definition. Back in March, a military base in Alabama stopped a decade tradition of Gideon Christian volunteers giving new recruits ‘The Holy Bible’ saying it violated the the church and state rule. Does this make sense? Absolutely. Although technically a soldier could opt to not take the Bible, so it’s not really being forced. However, I agree with the notion that no one should have religion forced upon them. Lets fast forward to today:
U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at sunrise on Saturday, depending on when the new moon is sighted. The holy month lasts for approximately 30 days — until about July 28. For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month of fasting and devotion to God. Most Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, when families gather for Iftar — the meal that breaks the fast.
For the 8,200 U.S. personnel living here, and those serving throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility — including servicemembers, civilian personnel, contractors and family members — the month may require changing some daily routines.
Businesses and government offices will reduce hours and most restaurants will be closed during daylight hours.
While not required to fast during Ramadan, in Bahrain, Americans can be fined or detained by local authorities for eating, drinking or smoking in public when off-base during daylight hours.
Navy officials are requiring U.S. personnel to dress more conservatively off-base during Ramadan. Although not a requirement by Bahraini authorities, the Navy is demanding that men wear long-sleeved shirts and women wear sleeved blouses that cover their elbows. Also, men must wear long trousers, and women should wear pants or skirts that cover the knees.
So it’s question time. If giving the Bible to soldiers goes against church and state, why is it ‘OK’ to force soldiers, Military personnel, and businesses to observe a religious holiday such as Ramadan? I get why the military is doing this though, we don’t want to offend Muslims. Great idea! So will Muslim soldiers be observing Christian holidays as well? Crickets..