St. Louis Rams players Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook and Chris Givens, ought to be celebrated. Showing solidarity with the people who want to see justice done in the Mike Brown, Jr. murder was an act of courage. These brothers are courageous because they had to know there would be backlash. And it’s important to note that there are at least 25 Black players on the Rams roster, but only five stood up. Continue Reading →
For the third straight week, tragedy has again gripped our consciousness, this time away from the NFL — the horrific events in Connecticut on Friday. Sunday all across the NFL there were moments of silence and athletes and fans showing heartfelt expressions of sorrow for the senseless murders of the 26 victims.
The Vikings and Rams, before kickoff, gathered at midfield holding hands, with both head coaches and one player wearing the jersey number 26 representing the lives lost at the Sandy Hook school. President Barack Obama, speaking at a memorial service Sunday, said, “These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change.”
The Vikings kept alive their Wild Card playoff hopes by dominating the St. Louis Rams 36-22. The Vikings improved to 8-6, and with two games left they have positioned themselves as the number-six seed in the rugged NFC. Continue Reading →