The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots visited the White House and met with the orange troll yesterday. Here’s the photo:
OF course, the Patriots have been to the White House before. Here they are in 2015 when Barack Obama was president:
It’s like Inauguration Day, all over again. Who had the bigger crowd?
Just in time for the Super Bowl:
I saw the title I saw the image at the beginning, but for some reason, I just didn’t see the hit coming.
And I know what Terry Tate does!
This happened a couple of weeks ago, but I’m just getting to it now. Still, it’s one of the great fan heartbreaks of all time. It’s a fan reaction to an obvious penalty in a Seahawks vs. Falcons game. Here’s the action:
And here’s the reaction:
I kind of admire this kid because I used to have passion like that. But then I got old and realized, it’s just a game.
My interest in this year’s NFL season blew up with Teddy Bridgewater’s leg before the year began.
And speaking of the opening credits:
So why are we thinking about “Do the Right Thing“?
Because Radio Raheem died this week.
Bill Nunn, a versatile actor best known for playing the role of Radio Raheem, the boombox-toting neighborhood philosopher killed by police officers in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” died on Saturday in Pittsburgh. He was 63.
His death was announced on social media by Mr. Lee. His wife, Donna, told The Associated Press that Mr. Nunn had cancer.
Also, here’s something interesting to consider. Radio Raheem’s death by cop in “Do the Right Thing” happened decades ago. Very little has changed, but there has been an interesting reaction to similar circumstances today:
And this is why Colin Kaepernick is taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Because brutality that was the climax of a movie in 1989 that had pundits like Joe Klein saying that the movie was dangerous because it would make blacks want to riot (that’s right Joe, I haven’t forgotten that piece of editorial diarrhea) still happens today and doesn’t appear like it’s going to stop anytime soon.
Spike Lee was criticized for making it the focus of attention in 1989. Colin Kaepernick is criticized for making it the focus of attention in 2016.