We are off and running in the season of Fall. This is my favorite season! So in honor of this beautiful season and to celebrate our amazing new, fabulous, and exciting version of QL 4.0 ; I am breakin down the top 10 for Fall 2014 and in true Letterman style. Let’s do this =) Continue reading
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.
Football and lesbians. What a great combination! I’ve found that the stereotype is either really true, or not true at all. There doesn’t seem to be much gray area with regard to football. I do know that I can’t get my gay boyfriends to even consider football (or, really, any sport), yet I know there are as many differences between gay people as there are among people in general. There are football loving and hating straight people, gay people, males, females, etc. There is also a reason there are stereotypes…if there weren’t some truth to it, there wouldn’t be a stereotype.
Michael Sam is now the first openly gay player in the NFL. In that beautiful and emotional moment after getting the call from the St. Louis Rams, he kissed and hugged his boyfriend, and ESPN showed it live on national television. Now your kids have seen it, and they have some questions.
Here’s an easy guide how you can talk to your son or daughter about Michael Sam.
Also if you really like, you can buy his jersey from the NFL shop.