Seriously, Ki? It's not the city of Chattanooga's responsibility to ensure that unmarried folks have health insurance. It's each individual's responsibility. So if there are certain folks who (now illegally) choose to go without health insurance which leads to higher premium costs for insured folks, blame the freeloaders, not the voters who shot down the ordinance last night.
Speaking of Chris Anderson, let's remember that he arrogantly predicted that the petitioners would not get enough signatures to get the ordinance on the ballot. (Oops.) Then he arrogantly predicted that there was no way that the city would have enough voters to overturn the ordinance. (Oops again.) Looks like Anderson has some major crow-eating to do today. LOL.
How many times do you libs need to be reminded that this was not a gay/straight issue...it was a married/unmarried issue. And secondarily (or primarily to some), it was a money issue. Chattanoogans overwhelmingly said last night that they don't want their hard-earned tax money supporting sexually immoral lifestyles.
And just so you know, God is not gay. Lol. Do you ever read more than just the red letters in the Bible, David? If you did, you would know that Jesus is on every page. Instead, you have become ignorant to the truth of the Bible and about God. You may call yourself a Christian, but you sound like nothing more than a false teacher.
Happy anniversary, Jay. Well said in the column today.
$100k to $200k per athlete? Yeah right. So long as the football players have to attend classes to justify their school-sponsored scholarship, no extra "cost of attendance" monies need to be paid. If you want to complain about how big the TV money pot is, blame yourself and other college football fans who have made the game popular enough to get that way.
If this is primarily about money (and not getting an education), maybe the system should be overhauled to allow schools to sign players but not give them scholarships or mandate that they sign up for classes. Then the players would represent the school on the field only, and they would be bona fide employees (and their income would be taxed). If that were to happen, amateurism would officially be dead and the players would have to start dealing with the IRS instead of the NCAA.
I don't think Rivers would be in high demand from the other teams. Also, as noted before, I think Kaep is a Top 10 guy right now. I would take him over Rivers, Ryan, Romo, Cutler, and Stafford for sure.
It's hard to argue with ESPN choosing Sanders' 1988 season as the best ever. His 154-yard game was his worst one of the year. And his 200+ bowl game yardage isn't counted in his official stats. Guys who are playing today have the benefit of the extra regular season games played along with their bowl game stats being included in their official numbers.
Completely agree with Marino, Sanders, and Williams on the no-ring Rushmore. But I think Karl Malone needs to be the 4th instead of Sir Chuck.
Conspiracy Theories: Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals and Bobby Riggs throwing the match against Billie Jean King.
Don't forget Lattimore and McGahee on the knee injuries. Ouch.
I noticed live that Paul George had landed awkwardly on that play but at first I assumed (and hoped) that it was "only" a bad ankle sprain or a small ankle break. But after he stayed down and they showed the replay, I couldn't bear to watch it all the way through. Absolutely gruesome. And I'm not going to watch it again.
Other than that, the scrimmage was fun to watch. Good to see Rose back and looking like his former self again. I was disappointed that they called the game after the injury despite there being nearly a full quarter left to play. Guys are still trying to make this team and the fans deserved to see a whole game. I don't think continuing to play would have meant any disrespect to George. Guys need to be able to refocus themselves after an injury like that which could occur during any game.
Mocs over the Chippewas? Love the optimism, but I would give Obama better odds of getting impeached than I would the Mocs leaving Central Michigan with a W.
Interesting stuff. Wonder how/why he ended up in Chattanooga? From the Sigma Chi article, it looks like he ended his college career with the Mocs since it has his graduating year listed next to the school's name. If so, he left a year or two before Russ got there.
It must have been brief or in a very (very) limited role; Gavin's time with the Mocs is not mentioned in his bio here:
Agreed on including no more ownership as part of a deal to lift the ban. But I doubt any owner would want to sell him any stake due to the subsequent bad PR, and even if they did, I doubt the rest of the owners would approve. Secondly, offering the Maloofs some cash at this point would do no good in trying to get back into the league...the Maloofs sold their stake in the Kings last year.
[Which, when you think about it, Silver and Co. was able to force something that seemed impossible — forcing him to sell without voting him out — and then lifting the ban that they had complete control over.]
Adam Silver did not force The Don to sell; Shelly Sterling forced The Don to sell. If The Don didn't have Alzheimer's, there'd be no sale. And the lawsuits would continue. And then Silver would have to make a decision on how to handle rumored player boycotts. Would he let the league (and the fans) suffer and point the finger at The Don? Or would he take control and fine and/or suspend players who refused to play?
Lifting the lifetime ban on The Don would be the right thing to do. Not sure what Silver will do though since he seems to want LeBron's blessings on his decisions. And we know how LeBron would feel about lifting the ban. But once The Don becomes a general fan with no ties to any team or organization, I'm not sure that a continued ban would even be legal. He has not broken any rules as a general fan. Wouldn't refusing to allow him into games be a form of discrimination?
Jay, exactly. Love him or hate him, Smith got suspended for doing his job. Makes no sense.
[(Side note No. 1: Yes feel free to debate a guy getting a full year for being a multiple pot offender while Ray Rice gets two games for domestic assault against his wife.]
Apples and oranges, Jay. There is a clear policy on drug violations and the punishments that come with it. Not sure that the NFL should have even gotten involved in the Ray Rice incident unless he clearly violated an NFL rule. Any punishment should have been addressed by the justice system and/or the Ravens organization.
[Side note to the side note: ESPN suspended Steven A. Smith from work longer for his rant last week about the Rice incident than the NFL suspended Rice for the actual incident. Smith got a full week or five days; Rice got two games. Go figure)]
Not sure what Stephen A. Smith said that was wrong. He didn't blame the woman nor did he excuse Rice. He simply tried to hold both the instigator and the retaliator responsible for their actions. Leave it to the liberal media in ultra-p.c. America to take his words way out of context. That said, Smith's suspension is unjustified. Remember, he gets paid to run his mouth.
As for a suspension comparison, consider that Ray Rice is missing 13% of his work time (2 games out of 16). In comparison, Smith is missing only 2% of his work time (5 days out of 261 weekdays in a year).