Just when you thought life in the US couldn’t get any more Bizarre…
Peregrine Honig says she just wanted to help celebrate the hometown team when she designed Lucky Royals boyshorts.
She says you could tell “they felt like they were kicking a puppy.”The panties, with “Take the Crown” and “KC” across the rear, were set to be sold in Honig’s Birdies Panties shop today. But Homeland Security agents visited the Crossroads store and confiscated the few dozen pairs of underwear, printed in Kansas City by Lindquist Press.
“They came in and there were two guys” Honig said. “I asked one of them what size he needed and he showed me a badge and took me outside. They told me they were from Homeland Security and we were violating copyright laws.”
Today at the Rip Curl Pro at Supertubes he was the last man standing and it’s a Mick Fanning signature. He’s done it three times this year; you haven’t noticed he’s even in the event until he’s won it. Bells, J-Bay, and now Supertubes, all won in great waves and with surfing that couldn’t be denied. He now goes into Pipe alongside Kelly and Gabe, and this whole world title thing just got a lot more interesting.
There’s a reason why people refer to 11-time world champ Kelly Slater as “the king”. This clip/maneuver is yet another ground-breaking moment in the history of surfing.
Slideshow at link
NJ Advance Media is reporting that Sayreville School Superintendent Richard Labbe has canceled the remainder of the high school football season. Last week, an anonymous source reported hazing of a sexual nature to the local police. They briefed Labbe who canceled that night’s game. Over the next couple days, he consulted with the county prosecutor’s office. Based on those talks and with the support of the Board of Education, he decided to cancel the entire season Monday.
I’ve driven past this school many times on my way to visiting family. Kudos to the superintendent and the school board for acting so quickly and decisively.
The timeline is here. Warning: Some articles in the timeline describe the assaults.
Some excellent news for NFL fans from Jon Brodkin.
The Federal Communications Commission today unanimously voted to eliminate its sports blackout rules, challenging the National Football League to end its own policies that sometimes prevent fans from watching home games on TV.
“Today’s FCC action makes clear: if leagues want to mistreat fans, they will have to do so without Uncle Sam’s help,” said David Goodfriend, an attorney and lobbyist who founded a group called the Sports Fans Coalition that fought against the rules.
NFL broadcasts are blacked out in local markets when games are not sold out. The NFL in 2012 relaxed the rules by letting individual teams reduce the likelihood of a blackout by only requiring that 85 percent of tickets be sold. But the policies have persisted for decades with support from the federal government.
Instead, he is, of course, New York’s reigning sports star on its most glamorous team. And yet, despite being on our television sets seven months a year for the past 20 years, despite the regular appearances at charity events and a social life that seems to have included dating three-quarters of the Maxim Hot 100, he’s always felt just out of reach, available for all to adore but somehow still protected by an impenetrable, cannily constructed bubble of privacy. Opening the door to his home is a hint of a looming shift in Jeter’s life, and in Jeter, Inc.
Tomorrow is Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium. It’s his latest stop on a cross-country farewell tour celebrating not just Jeter’s Hall of Fame-caliber playing career but his humility and rectitude off the field. Jeter announced in February, via Facebook, that he would be retiring after this season. Since then, he’s done a remarkable job of tuning out the impending end of his athletic life, at least publicly. At home, though, down to his final days in pinstripes, Jeter is by turns wistful, proud, funny, even a bit cranky. Mostly he seems relieved. “No more off-seasons,” he says. “It’s just over.”
Fans of Jeter will like this. I’ve never been a fan but he is no doubt a sports icon. While not in any way hard hitting it is a nice profile with some some interesting pictures. Jeter has always been one to keep tight control of his image and nothing changes here. No doors are really opened.
My eldest daughter, now in her mid-twenties, has been in love with him forever so I have been constantly made aware of his career regardless of my indifference. For her sake, I’m sad to see him go.
There were smiles all around Thursday night when Hope Solo extended her shutout record to 73 in the United States national women’s soccer team’s 4-0 victory over Mexico in Rochester.
Fans cheered, and the players, as they often do, posed for photos and signed autographs with the young girls who revere them. Ah, to be a strong and successful role model, especially for the next generation, and to have the honor to represent your country.
But look past the patina of glee and here’s what you will see: a team and a league — not named the N.F.L. this time — that are tone-deaf when it comes to domestic violence and how they handle players who have been accused of it.
Best comment from Ross Williams, one of the ASP commentators, as the camera showed us Jordy Smith and John Florence hanging out in the competitor’s area:
“It looks like John John is getting back to his haole moke roots with that outfit.”
Kelly Slater vs. John Florence in semifinal #2. Worth watching if you have the time.