Showing posts from November, 2019

How to handle your family on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming, brace yourselves. That means awkward conversations about personal matters in your life, cringing at racially/sexually inappropriate jokes your uncle makes and worst of all... political conversations. Take it from me being a journalist, these conversations are the worst, especially in today's climate. However, they aren't ever going to go away - unless you fake your death through an elaborate hot air balloon accident and go into hiding. For those of you that aren't that bold to move your entire life to avoid these conversations, here are some things you can do to make Thanksgiving dinner a little less sucky. 1) Get a good beer/wine armor going Right out of the gate, drink. I am not saying that you need to get shit faced. In fact, getting wasted at a family event like this is possibly the worst idea you can have. That being said, getting a good buzz and developing an armor of fuzziness can't hurt you either. The alcohol will warm

The NFL upholds Myles Garrett's suspension, showing its hypocrisy...again

Myles Garret tried to appeal his indefinite suspension today in New York. In less than two hours, his hearing ended and he walked out with no indication whether or not he was successful. Now, word has come out that the NFL is upholding its decision to suspend him. Here's the thing: Garrett shouldn't be suspended at all. At the very least, he shouldn't be punished as harshly as he was for hitting Mason Rudolph on the head with a helmet. Was it brutal? Absolutely. Was it uncalled for? I mean there was less than a minute left in the whole game and his team was winning, Is this the first time something like this has happened? Absolutely not. First, let's just get this out of the way: in the NFL rule book, it clearly lays out that the maximum punishment for a player that uses a helmet as a weapon. The maximum punishment is a 15-yard penalty and an automatic disqualification from the game. That's it. Nowhere does it say that the player will be sus