This was all to appease Trump, who responded, of course, by saying players who didn’t stand for the anthem maybe “shouldn’t be in the country,” assuring that everyone will just dig in a little more, with players now as likely to fight against the policy as Trump is to keep bringing it up every time he’s in front of a crowd. Goodell’s vapid, vaguely corporate rhetorical style is in many ways miles from Trump’s, but just like the president, whenever he opens his mouth, Goodell makes the problem worse by further irritating everyone. In a closed-door meeting back in October between player representatives and owners, audio of which was obtained by the New YorkTimes, several owners clearly were terrified of more Trump-caused headaches. “We’ve got to be careful not to be baited by Trump,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. “All Donald needs to do is to start to do this again,” said Bills owner Terry Pegula. The policy last … [Read more...] about Roger Goodell Is the Prototypical Trump Enabler
The last time the NFL was caught this far behind, with Rice, it reacted with a wag-the-dog investigation into the inflation levels of Tom Brady’s footballs that, had such a regular apparatus been used in this case, might have gotten that video months ahead of TMZ and handled the Hunt situation in a much less fire-drill fashion. (Deflategate might have gotten Bostonians furious at Goodell for generations, but it sure did get people to stop talking about Rice.) There might not be a handy distraction again this time, during a season in which ratings have bounced back up and the quality of play has improved. There are not many Kareem Hunts in the NFL. But the NFL, one more time, has made it look like there are. Prepare for another “high-profile” crackdown on a problem that might not truly exist, and one that’ll likely fail anyway. The Goodell note telling Hunt that he accepts that Hunt is sincere in wanting to turn his life around and that he intends to be a … [Read more...] about The NFL’s Real Problem Isn’t Kareem Hunt. It’s Roger Goodell.
Bernice was born in Milford, January 1, 1917, daughter of the late Ernest P. and Beatrice Nettleton Rogers. Bernice was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1934 and worked as a telephone operator for SNET for many years until her retirement. Bernice was known within her family for her vast gardens, her painting and miniatures, baking her own bread daily in her wood stove, her famous clam chowder, and her homemade pickles. Family gatherings in her home would always have soda in glass bottles, homemade blueberry pie, and succotash while talking about the latest project around her home or plans for next year's gardens. Her time spent with her late husband, Carl, included building 2 cottages as well as constructing the home they lived in until their passing. They had a life-long interest in genealogy before it was a mainstream interest, authoring several short books documenting their family histories. She was quietly proud of all her children's accomplishments and enjoyed visits … [Read more...] about Obituary: Bernice Rogers Schulte Bowden, 103
“Normally, this is not something you would get in a battle about,” said Roger Noll, professor emeritus of economics at Stanford University and an expert on the economics of sports. “The reason they’re having a fight about it instead of just having a meeting is because the well has already been poisoned between them.” … [Read more...] about 49ers in brawl with Santa Clara over a $600,000-plus bill for floor polishing
The ocean may appear calm before a larger so-called sneaker wave runs farther up the beach. "These waves sneak up on people when they're not anticipating it," said Roger Gass, a meteorologist with the NWS's Monterey office. … [Read more...] about Weather Service issues ‘sneaker wave’ warning for Bay Area beaches