I had a chance to take in When The Game Stands Tall over the weekend and I really liked it. It’s no Remember The Titans that’s for sure, and I think it tried a little hard to mimic that film, but it’s really well done. If I had to give it a grade in a classroom I’d award it a hearty B for very good. I don’t know if I’d recommend you pay full price at night for it but it’s definitely worth a matinee viewing after a cute lunch somewhere. What really stood tall for me was the hidden hottie Matthew Daddario.
I’ve been mulling it over in my head for a few days now and I thought it was time I weighed in and posted some of my thoughts about the NFL and the new Ray Rice video that emerged this week. There is no other way to say this: The NFL handled almost this entire situation really, really wrong. The initial two-day suspension of Ray Rice was a ghastly error in and of itself.
Football season is kicking into high gear with Week 1 nearly over. If you’re Packer and Cowboy fans like Mike and I, we know your pain. However! With the new football season comes new commercials, like this one from DirecTV featuring a gay couple.
Watch the video after the jump!
Michael Sam was officially signed to the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys today. This was a great move for Sam and an even better move for the Cowboys. I wished we would have just snagged him off waivers over the weekend but it seems to be working out anyway. You can watch the video of Coach Jason Garrett announcing the move that posted less than an hour ago on the Dallas Cowboys website.
The Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with former punter and LGBT advocate Chris Kluwe, by agreeing to donate “a substantial amount” to LGBT organizations and continuing “to enhance [their] sensitivity training policy.
The first openly gay player in the NFL, drafted by the St. Louis Rams this summer, got his first sack of the season. It came in the second half over the weekend in the preseason contest against the Green Bay Packers. Way to go Michael Sam!
Since the news first came out that Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was fired, it was immediately thought to be because of his outspoken LGBT stance. The Minnesota Vikings then hired Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson and former U.S. Justice Department attorney Chris Madel to do an independent investigation to see if there was credibility to that claim. Now, six months after the start of the investigation, the report is finished and in the hands of the Vikings.