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I won’t for one hot second pretend that I follow soccer. But I do try to follow life on this planet. And you can’t be a citizen of the Earth without being aware when something monumental happens. Like Iceland beating England in the Copa America tournament. From what I gather, this is an upset of colossal proportions. And along with the fallout from Brexit, pretty much handed Britain its worst week since German bombs were whistling down out of the skies like raindrops.

What has to make it worse, is that the Icelandics capped off the win with one of the most badass celebrations in the history of team sports. It takes a special kind of cool to play off your Viking heritage and use it to spike the football in England’s face. And to remind them that this is exactly the way your ancestors kicked the Brits’ junk in the dirt back in 866.

If it were up to me, I’d go with some serious Ragnar Lothbrok, History Channel’s “Vikings”-inspired stuff:

But as celebrations go, there might be none in all of pro sports as cool as this. If I was a Minnesota Vikings fan (and by the grace of God I am not), I’d be ashamed we never came up with it.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

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If you don’t remember the kid from this clip from last fall, he is Luke Gatti, the former UConn kid with a hunger for jalepeno mac & cheese, an insufferably condescending attitude and the world’s most punchable face. This video exploded, as did Luke’s painfully insincere apology days later.

If you do remember him, it shouldn’t surprise you that the sniveling little turd burglar is up to much, much worse. Enough to get him arrested in Florida. Via MassLive:

A clerk in the Palm Beach clerk and comptroller’s office said that Gatti, 20, of Bayville, New York, was arraigned in May on a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer. … Gatti allegedly “raised his left hand in a ‘hook-em-horns’-like gesture” and called arresting officer Richard MacLean — who is white — the N-word.

Congratulations, humankind. You are now the nanny to yet another incorrigible, privileged, self-absorbed asswipe with no regard for people who actually earn a living. And working people are now babysitters to the Luke Gattis of the world. Cops, food service managers, prison guards, the doctors who will pump his stomach the next time he poisons himself with booze and the EMTs who will have to bring him back with Narcan every time he overdoses from the heroin addiction that no doubt awaits him.

So thanks, Mr. and Mrs. Gatti. Appreciate it, Bayville. On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for unleashing this monster on the rest of us.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
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Football NationNew England Patriots wide receiver, Julian Edelman, is hosting a Women’s Football Clinic, the star pass catcher announced via his twitter account.

The event is at Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots, and takes place on October 3rd at 7:30 pm. Tickets vary in price. For the most basic package which costs between $159 and $199, attendees will get complimentary beer, wine and “Mint Julian,” photo and autograph with Edelman and a long sleeve t-shirt. 

Looking to spend a little more money or put your wife/girlfriend in a car with Rob Gronkowski? Then the “Touchdown Package” is perfect for you. For just $2,995 women can not only get everything included at the $199 package, but also get a ride from Gronk to the clinic, plus get an autographed mini-helmet, and a “selfie-opportunity” with the Patriots star Tight End. 

Whoever said athletes today aren’t role models, never saw a large group of women flock to a football clinic hosted by Julian Edelman with Rob Gronkowski doing the driving.

As a Patriots fan, it’s deeply rewarding to see these two giving back to the community. Especially to a segment that has been overlooked and marginalized for far too long: Women of drinking age. Minitron and Gronk are demonstrating the best kind of character traits. They’re being inclusive, giving women a seat at the football clinic table and breaking through the glass ceiling that has for far too long kept women from being able to drink booze with single, super desirable, single male athletes they’re very attracted to. That is my kind of feminism, and I applaud them for it.

Let this be a lesson for all pro athletes. Remember, when you give a little, you can get back a whooole lot more.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Former University of Tennessee coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Pat Summitt passed away Tuesday morning after a lengthy battle with early onset dementia. She was 64.

Legendary coach Pat Summitt passed away Monday night. (Randy Sartin/USA Today Sports)

Legendary coach Pat Summitt passed away Tuesday. (Randy Sartin/USA Today Sports)

Former University of Tennessee coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Pat Summitt passed away Tuesday morning after a lengthy battle with early onset dementia. She was 64.

Her son, Tyler Summitt, released a statement Tuesday revealing his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville, Tennessee surrounded by loved ones.

“Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced,” Tyler Summitt said. “Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease.”

The winningest coach in Division I history, Summitt tallied 1,098 wins and eight national championships in her 38 seasons as head coach of the Lady Vols. She left the team in 2012 after announcing she had early onset dementia in 2011.

A pioneer for women’s basketball, Summitt became head coach at Tennessee in 1974 when the NCAA didn’t recognize the sport. Her accomplishments and success helped women’s basketball garner national attention and gave the sport a new spotlight.

Even after retiring in 2012, she continued to work with Tennessee student-athletes while working with the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, with proceeds going to cutting-edge research. She received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPN’s ESPY Awards in 2012, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama that same year.

“She’ll be remembered as the all-time winningest D-1 basketball coach in NCAA history, but she was more than a coach to so many,” Tyler Summitt said. “She was a hero and a mentor, especially to me, her family, her friends, her Tennessee Lady Volunteer staff and the 161 Lady Vol student-athletes she coached during her 38-year tenure.”

Blog Author: 
Nicholas Frazier