If you've never seen Cool Runnings. Stop reading this now and watch it on Netflix. It's one of my all time favorite movies from my childhood. I'd conservatively say I've watched 100+ times. I had to rewind that VHS a LOT as a kid.
Now on with our regularly scheduled blog post:
Is giving Cool Runnings only 2/5 stars on Netflix the biggest injustice of the history of mankind? This is a question I jokingly asked on twitter last night.
This all started Monday night when I put on Cool Runnings as my fall asleep movie.
I'm a biiiiigggg "need sounds in the background to fall asleep" guy. If it's silence I think way too much and I don't need to think about what death will be like when I'm trying to fall asleep.
So what I like to do is put on a movie or show I've seen many times before so when I fall asleep I don't really miss anything, since I already know what happens. It's a pro move. 80% of the time I pick The Office, but on this night I decided to veer in another direction. I turn on something, then just roll over and listen to it for like a half hour before I pass out.
Well since it was so late and I was so tired, I didn't even realize the rating Cool Runnings had received. Totally overlooked it. Last night I decided to finish it, and actually look at the screen. When I did I was shocked to see 2 measly little stars.
I mean look at some of the garbage on Netflix with a higher rating.
The disrespect by the people rating this makes me want to vomit. I'm not saying Cool Runnings is the best movie of all time or anything. But it is a fucking classic, with a great story and message. It deserves a hell of a lot more of respect than a fucking 2.25. Giving Cool Runnings a 2.25/5 is the equivalent of giving it a 45 out of 100 which is a failing grade. Which means you (the voters) think this movie failed.
You're telling me the story of four Jamaicans brodas who under some interesting circumstances team up and represent their small island country in the Winter Olympics against all odds is only worth a 45? With themes such as teamwork, perseverance, forgiveness, acceptance, and national pride I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's a better overall movie than the fucking The Angry Birds movie. Nobody is crying from that.
Cool Runnings made almost $155 million in the box office against only a $14 million budget. V good return on investment, especially in 1993.
Plus it has received acclaim much more worthy than 2.25 stars.
Hey IMDB, nice.
Yet somehow these idiots on Netflix think that some shitty Ralphie May stand up warrants a better rating. That is an injustice that will not stand. They say when you see wrong, do something, no matter how big or how small. So that's exactly what I'm doing.
It got me thinking about some other injustice's in the history of mankind and how they compare. Now you can decide on your own what you think the biggest injustices in the history of mankind are. That's your right.
Here are IMO five of the worst things to happen in the history of mankind.
Why Slavery was an injustice:
I think anybody with a brain could agree that Slavery was a HUGE injustice and one of the biggest mistakes in the history of man. Definitely the worst thing America has ever done. It was a really fucked up thing to do.
But at the same time, Cool Runnings tells the story 3 Jamaican sprinters and push cart driver who thanks to the coaching of a disgraced former Olympian end up qualifying for the Olympics as bobsledders. They don't have snow in Jamaica so that's a pretty big deal. Before this they only sent athletes in three summer sports. Track, boxing and I don't remember what the third was. Despite ridicule from pretty much everybody along the way by the end they are considered equals. (Sound familiar?) It's a movie that still will make me cry at the end after the crash, despite watching that scene at least 100 times.
After all of that, some morons gave that story less than 2 stars on Netflix. Little intro to math for you. Since that is an average score that means more people have to give it a bad score than a high one for the score to be so low.
How Black People Have Been Treated Since Slavery Ended
Why How Black People Have Been Treated Since Slavery Ended is an injustice:
All of those are horrible things. It is an absolute shame that black people still are fighting a lot of those battles today. I'd say most people agree that those are injustices.
However in Cool Runnings Yul Brenner starts out as an angry tough guy, mad at the world, and really mad at Junior. I mean afterall, he was responsible for him not already being at the Olympics as a sprinter. He also wants to get out of Jamaica and live in Buckingham palace. He then becomes a great friend to Junior, first by helping him stand up to that racist ass hole Josef Grool in the bar, then ultimately his overbearing father who disapproves him chasing this dream (now that sounds REALLY familiar). He becomes not only a solid teammate, but a solid friend as well. His character growth throughout the film is one of the highlights in my opinion. Yet still Cool Runnings only has 2.25/5 stars. Disgusting.
Why The Holocaust was an injustice:
The Holocaust is the biggest genocide in the history of mankind. I think most people could agree on that one. I wish it never happened. Although because of the butterfly effect, that could mean I was never born, but please know I'm not happy it happened.
However if there could be any light at the end of the concentration camp tunnel it has to be this. I'm sure at least a few people who died in the Holocaust had it coming. Now before you report this and try to ruin my life hear me out.
It's estimated anywhere from 6-11 million people died in the Holocaust. That is way too many. We all know that. But I mean statistically I'm sure at least like 5 of them deserved to die. There had to be some murderers, robbers or rapists in the bunch. I mean it's just basic probability. If you have that many people, some are going to suck. If you give me any group of 6-11 million people on this planet, I'm sure at least a few deserve to die. Now I'm in no way condoning what went down, in fact I do believe it is one of the biggest injustices of all time. Way too many people died. It was a fucked up situation to say the least. I'm just saying I bet a few people had it coming.
That being said. In Cool Runnings, John Candy as Irv Blitzer is able to go from disgraced cheater, who had to give up his two gold medals. To the coach of one of the most inspirational stories in the history of the Olympic games. But believe me, it was not an easy journey. He had the vision to turn sprinters into bobsledders, and while they did not win a medal, I think you'd have to call his experiment a success. He gave Jamaica something to be extremely proud of, even if at first they thought he was crazy. After all of that Cool Runnings still only has 2.25 stars on Netflix.
Women's Suffrage/ All Other Women's Equality Issues
Why Women's Suffrage/ All Other Women's Equality Issues was an injustice:
It still blows my mind how women have had the right to vote in the US for less than 100 years. In the grand scheme of history that is nothing timewise. Like women couldn't vote during the Red Sox early century dynasty. That makes me sad. It also isn't fair that they still do not get equal pay, and I don't need to dive into the reproductive stuff, I just believe a lady should have the right to do with her body as she pleases.
Everything that women have dealt with definitely sucks.
But in Cool Runnings Doug E. Doug plays Sanka, one of the best pushcart drivers in Jamaica. He is the comic relief throughout the movie, always having something funny to say or do. Whether it be kissing his lucky egg, letting Derice know he's not dead after crashes, or having coach Blitzer bang his helmet on his head to fit over his dreads. He left Jamaica mainly to help out his friend Derice after he was robbed of a chance to sprint in the Olympics after Junior tripped him. I don't think I have a lot of friends who would do the same for me. While he sometimes may be perceived as a joke, he is actually a great dude and one of the most important characters in the story. Yet still Cool Runnings has 2.25 stars on Netflix.
The Battle for LGBT Rights
Why LGBT people have dealt with injustice:
The gays have had it tough, although luckily for them now things are definitely improved, and quickly in terms of history time. Just look at where we were 50 years ago. However it still could be better. In 2017 there are states that want to repeal the progress that has been made in marriage equality. The hate for the gays is something I'll never understand. Even if you disagree with the lifestyle, it really doesn't impact you. Unless you've been raped by a gay person (which I highly doubt you have) then there's no real worry about them. Live and let life. Even if you think it's gross, just look away. I'm a low key God guy, but I believe deep down he loves all his children, including the gay ones. Idk maybe I'm oversimplifying things but I feel like if you are anti-LGBT you're a loser. It doesn't really concern you, just let people be happy. Don't get me wrong, I think they should be subject of jokes just like everybody else. That's true equality. But I'd rather have gay neighbors who are good people, than some scumbag who beats up his wife.
Everything that the gays and all their subdivisions have dealt with and continue to deal with is less than ideal, and I want you to know you have a friend in Ole Dozo, that being said it doesn't take away from the fact that Cool Runnings has only 2.25 stars on Netflix despite one of the best opening songs in movie history.
So now that I've provided you with some information I'll let the final decision be up to you. I'm not saying that Cool Runnings only getting 2.25 stars on Netflix is worse than what Black people, Jews, Women, and LGBT have dealt with. Nobody is getting killed here.
However I think given the level of success the movie received, it is getting disrespected. Very disrespected. And In Japanese culture people will perform Seppuku (killing themselves by driving a sword into their chest) to avoid embarrassment and disrespect. They'd rather die "with honor" than with embarrassment, or at the hands of an enemy than be embarrassed or disrespected. So in their eyes, the blatant disrespect by the Netflix viewers may be worse.
While it may be unfair to rank injustices, I think at the very least a spot in the top 10 is justified.
(I feel like I have to say this to save my own ass, but this was a joke)
Nordstrom is selling “mud-stained” jeans to the tune of $425.
They’re called the “Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans” and come with some sort of fake mud substance caked all over them. (It’s not clear what that substance is.) The knees, pockets and crotch of the jeans appear bear most of the faux brown muck.
And as CNN discovered, “the dirt does not wash out, because it’s actually not real dirt.”
The jeans were designed by PRSP and are sold on Nordstrom’s website, which describes them this way:
Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.
A few people with jobs that involve getting “down and dirty” are pretty miffed.
Among them is Mike Rowe, the former host of TV’s “Dirty Jobs,” who channeled his befuddled anger in a Facebook post that’s been shared more than 13,500 times and liked more than 31,000 times as of Wednesday morning.
“This morning, for your consideration, I offer further proof that our country’s war on work continues to rage in all corners of polite society,” he wrote of the jeans. “Finally — a pair of jeans that look like they have been worn by someone with a dirty job … made for people who don’t.”
“But forget the jeans themselves for a moment, and their price, and look again at the actual description,” Rowe wrote. “‘Rugged Americana’ is now synonymous with a ‘caked-on, muddy coating.’ Not real mud. Fake mud. Something to foster the illusion of work. The illusion of effort. Or perhaps, for those who actually buy them, the illusion of sanity.”
He added later in the post, “The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans aren’t pants. They’re not even fashion. They’re a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic — not iconic.”
I was sooooooooo mad when I read about this story while I was in the bathroom at the gym yesterday because it meant I was too late. I had to go to work immediately after, so I wouldn't be able to write about this when it was still hot on the internet streets, but damnit even after half a day I'm giving my spin.
I've definitely made some decisions in my life that would warrant me be called "an ass hole". I don't think I am one, but I can understand why I've been called one many a time. Stealing your friend's girlfriend is definitely a real ass hole move. I can put my hand up on that one. But at least I can sleep at night knowing I'm not the ass hole who thought it was a good idea to sell jeans with fake mud for the reasonable price of $425, or the even bigger ass hole that decides to buy them. These are the people we as Americans should be protesting.
Am I just out of the loop because I don't have a full time job and a disposable income? Is this what it's like when you have some money to blow? Do people just blow hundreds of dollars on jeans that make it look like you work as a logger? Will this be something I can't understand until then?
For society's sake, I sure hope not.
Just think about this for a second.
Someone thought of this, then pitched it, then had it approved, then had it put into production, and now it is actually being sold. Along the line nobody stopped and thought "maybe this is a bad idea".
Nobody said anything, just like with Hannah Baker.
Maybe if one person said something she'd still be alive, and maybe this crime against humanity this wouldn't have seen the light of day. Although knowing how companies work they are probably just trying to create some buzz by creating this ridiculous product, which worked. I bet Nordstorm counted yesterday as a win. People like me are writing about them now.
I just don't get it at all. I know I'm a broke joke, but are there really people out there who would spend $425 to look like they work outside, when they actually don't? Like who is the target demographic here? The people who spend $300 on a ripped t-shirt from Kanye? How people will spend that much money on garbage to look "cool" blows my mind. Yeahhh, we're the ones who just don't get it. All I know is if I was dropping rent checks on clothes, they would not be ones that look like you could get at Savers, the back of some random pick up or find in a dumpster.
This shit is like stolen valor for the working class and I do not like it one bit. As someone who has many friends who work blue-collar jobs this makes me mad for them. You're being a working class poser. That's an absolutely disgusting thing to actually think about. People so rich, they can pretend to work hard.
I just don't understand the logic of someone wanting to buy these. Talk about being a sheep. It must just be rich ass holes that want to have them just to say they spent $425 on muddy jeans. At least I can kind of understand that. But for "average" people, why would you voluntarily want muddy jeans? That blows my mind too. Is Nordstrom going to start selling fake grease stained t-shirts for $275 and fake skidmark boxers for $105 as well?
Plus I feel like fake muddy jeans would be such a fucking hassle. How do you wash them? I'm sure they say the fake mud doesn't come off, but I feel like after a few washes these will ruin a load of laundry. Also I feel like they'd be uncomfortable. Like have you ever had wet jeans? It's the worst. I can't imagine fake mud feels fantastic either.
I don't know, maybe I'm in the wrong here but I don't think I am. I don't know a lot of things. But I do know this, if one day you decide "You know what, I'd like pair of these jeans" That YOU ARE AN ASS HOLE.
P.S. This is v funny to me.
Song: Love On The Brain
Artist: Cold War Kids (featuring Bishop Briggs)
I didn't think my first blog back after a few days away from the game would be about Blockbuster video, but that's the beauty of the internet, you never know what you're gonna find or where it will take you.
So short story short, an autistic boy was sad that the Blockbuster video by him was closing down. So naturally his parents made him a replica of the store at home to help deal with the anguish of losing one of everybody's favorite 90's relics.
Obviously the internet loved this story. It was all over twitter and reddit. How could it not? It's nostalgia combined with making someone with special needs happy. All this story needs is a puppy.
While it is obviously was an awesome gesture by this boy's parents (I think it's a very cool move). Everybody is quick to say how awesome of parents this kid has, but I still kind of have my doubts. It's a question that is worth wondering. Because of course it's incredible to do something like this to make your son happy, but can we talk about the elephant in the room for a second? How can you raise your family in a place where BlockBuster video even exists? Do they live in 1998?
I'm just genuinely worried about this family's well being. We can all agree doing something like this to make your autistic son happy is awesome and incredible, there's no debating that, and I'm not hear to say anything bad about him because I have nothing bad to say. I just can't imagine living in a place where there is still a running Blockbuster video to be very safe. Like does this town have hospitals and a grocery store? Or is it just like a nebulous of pay phones and video rental stores?
I just can't imagine a place that had a running BlockBuster a week ago to also have luxuries of today like running water, paved roads, or modern medicine.
To me this is all about there still being a BlockBuster somewhere in 2017. This is like finding out in 1987 that there are still schools that aren't desegregated. I thought by 2017 there would be zero Blockbusters left.
Not to be too woke, but can we do a little research and see if there actually was a BlockBuster video around these people? I mean it can't take that long right? There's literally only a dozen left in the U.S. ( I just checked and even that seems high) assuming these people live in America it will be pretty easy to find out if it adds up. I hope I'm wrong, cause I don't want to sound horrible but with how desperate people can be to go viral on the internet it just makes me wonder for a second. It just doesn't make sense to me that there are actual people using Blockbusters in 2017. Unless one parent is a travel agent and the other develops pictures for a living. Then it all adds up.
But in all seriousness, obviously this is a cool heart-warming story, I'm just saying on the internet you can never be too careful. If this story was from 2007 then yeah it'd seem a lot more plausible. Just blows my mind that these people could've rented from Blockbuster after Donald Trump was elected President. That timeline makes zero sense.
P.S. I love how it's all DVDs for him with stuff like Rugrats, Elmo and Veggie Tales, then sprinkled in The Town on the top shelf. Nothing like a little Charlestown bank robbing after learning about Jesus from a Cucumber.
The official BlockBuster twitter account is still active and it's v sad.
Song: Don't Take The Money (live on Kimmel)
Album: Gone Now
Song: Let's Go Get Stoned
Artist: Ray Charles
Album: Crying Time
Is this not the most Gronk thing of all time? Just lost in the White House trying to find his friends. My guess is probably got bored and wanted to check some stuff out, but then somehow got lost and just wondered in there trying to find everybody. Just opening doors hoping he runs into Edelman.
If I was Sean Spicer I might have considered keeping Gronk in the room. There has never been a more beloved player on a hated franchise than Rob Gronkowski. Jet fans don't even hate Gronk. There are sooooo many Patriot haters out there who even admit they fuck with Gronk. I mean how could you not? He's just a big human puppy and everybody loves puppies. He just wants to have fun, roll around, drink, play catch and fuck. He's beast and just a lot of fun. If you don't like Gronk you must be the wettest of blankets. He's honestly the perfect human being, minus the fact that he's made out of ripped tin foil and broken glass.
If I was Sean Spicer or Trump I'd see a way to add Gronk to the team. Give him like a consultant job and I bet the Trump administrations approval rating goes through the rood. If Gronk can become a beloved national treasure despite being a star on the NFL's most hated team, then maybe he could help the most hated President get a little more love. Plus the odds of him breaking his back go down exponentially.
On the day Aaron Hernandez hanged himself, it's nice to have a lighthearted story involving the other half of that dynamic 2010 draft class tight end duo.
If you think Brad Stevens is the major reason that the Celtics are struggling or are crazy enough to think he should get fired then you need to get your head checked. I don't know the inner workings of basketball like I do with football or even baseball so forgive me for being almost all opinion based on this blog, but this topic has been driving bananas. I honestly don't even think Brad Stevens 2-10 playoff record matters (yet).
Of course Brad Stevens deserves some blame. His #1 seed Celtics have been embarrassed by the Chicago Bulls. A team that looked like they would miss the playoffs entirely. But now that the Celtics are down 2-0 to the 8 seeded 41-41 Chicago Bulls after getting blown out last night 111-97 everybody is talking about how coach Brad Stevens is now 2-10 in the playoffs. Thinking that he's the issue. That now he's all of a sudden not a good coach.
Look I'm fucking pissed at the C's too, believe me. While I didn't have extremely high hopes going into the playoffs, I thought they'd fucking win a series. This will be a horrible look for the franchise should they not comeback. They are looking like the frauds many thought they were. But I think numbers 100% can lie and be manipulated.
This situation is a prime example of that.
Yes, Brad Stevens is 2-10 in the playoffs. That is a fact, there's no denying that. As Bill Parcels used to say "You are what your record says you are" and Brad Stevens IS 2-10 in the playoffs. But I believe it is incredibly unfair to just say that and think it tells the whole story. Getting mad Brad Stevens for being 2-10 in the playoffs with these Celtics teams is like getting mad at like some nerd who won a contest on twitter to go on a "date" with a super model because he didn't fuck her. No shit he didn't. It wasn't even a real date. He never had a chance going in.
You need to look at expectations vs. the outcome. If the Celtics were perennially winning 55+ games every season with multiple all stars and were losing in the first round then, yeah I'd say blame the coach. I'm a huge blame the coach guy when it's the right move. That's why I despise John Farrell, despite the fact he technically won a World Series. If you have talent like and are winning close to 60 games a year and can't get out of the first round then yeah be fucking heated at the coach and think it's his fault. But that's not the case, these were not great teams or in some cases even good teams.
In the 2014-15 season, Steven's 2nd with the Celtics. He led a team that was at one point 16-30 to a 40-42 finish. They went 6-0 run to end the year to even make the playoffs. I know a lot of people were mad they didn't tank, but I think it helped lead to the development of a lot of players who are still on the team today. They entered the playoffs BELOW .500 as the 7 seed in the East and got the pleasure of going against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers who would go on to lose in the NBA Finals in 6 games.
That team had no business being in the playoffs talent wise, but because of Brad Stevens and how they performed after the Rondo trade, they were able to make the playoffs in the first place. That team had zero chance against Cleveland. I'd rather bet my money on a snowball surviving in hell. Idk what the series odds were but I'd guess Celtics to win would be over +1000. Absolute best case scenario would've been Cavs in 5. So they got swept by a superior talented team? Boo who. Getting swept in that series should not be held against him, that's ridiculous to me. The accomplishment of leading that team their outweighs the playoff result to me in that situation. Like as much as I hate Lebron (I REALLY hate Lebron), even I can admit using his losing record in the Finals to bash him is sometimes unfair. In 2007 he pretty much single-handled brought a horrible team (by eventual conference champions standards) to the Finals where they were swept by a far superior Spurs team in the middle of their dynasty. Like hold the 2011 Heat loss against him 100 out of 100 times. They should've won that series. You can blame Lebron there. But same cannot be said for the 2007 Cavs. But each Finals loss counts the same in the record books. I'm just saying losing in situations that you weren't even expected to make it to should not be seen as a negative. Like do people talk shit about the 2007 Colorado Rockies for getting swept in the World Series?
Then in the 2015-16 season the Celtics finished with 48 wins and were the 5 seed. They were bounced in 6 by the Hawks. If you want to say they should've beaten them, whatever I can see either side. It was definitely a winnable series, but after losing a heartbreaker in game one and a blow out in game two they were able to bounce back and tie the series. Before dropping the final two games. But that team did not have championship aspirations. Yeah it would've been nice to win a round, but again I think a lot of people believe that team overachieved.
Then this year the Celtics were the 1 seed in the East. 53 wins, which for a 1 seed is relatively low to begin with. But they are not your normal 1 seed. Many analytical people claimed they were one of the worst 1 seeds of all time. I agree even before this series started. They rely way too much on a 5 foot 9 point guard, have no legit second option and may be the worst rebounding team of all time. I can't think of too many other times in the history of any sport, not just the NBA where going into the playoffs most people thought the 1 seed had little to no chance to make it to it's league's championship round. It'd be the most shocking 1 seed to make the Finals maybe ever.
Then the draw the Celtics got couldn't have been worse, The Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have been kind of a mess all season long, but talent wise, at least with starters, you could argue the Bulls are better. They definitely have the best player on the court, in Jimmy Butler. They also are not your normal 8 seed. I think going into the season many people thought the Bulls would be closer to a 50 win team and somewhere in the middle of the East pack. Between the Celtics overachieving and Bulls underachieving I'd argue this 1-8 match up is realistically more like a 3-6. Now again, I'm angry at the Celtics too, and believe they should be able to at least win a playoff series with this team, but game 1 after the death of Isaiah Thomas' sister going in felt like a game they may end up losing because of the emotional toll on their star point guard. Which ended up being the outcome. As for last night, it was just horrible, stupid shots and it seemed like they just gave up. They are shook, they are rattled. This is where they need Brad Stevens. But from an X's and O's standpoint, there's not much he can do about a small team being horrible on the glass.
If you want to blame anybody, blame Danny Ainge for standing pat at the trade deadline. I get it this team has a lot of assets for a potentially very bright future that they don't want to waste in a rental deal, but the fact that they did not address their lack of rebounding was astounding. They basically conceded the East to the Cavs by not adding a guy. Even if they added someone they'd still be underdogs, but it would've bridged the gap. I'm not saying they had to add Paul George or Jimmy Butler, but they should've done something. There are plenty of expendable players on this roster and draft capital that could've been moved to do something, literally anything.
The major problem is how this team is built. They needed heroic efforts by Isaiah night after night. If he didn't score close to 30, the Celtics were probably fucked. His game is all about getting the hole or free throw line. In the playoffs games are officiating differently and some of those calls don't go your way that would in the regular season. Also tell me who the Celtics second option is? I'll wait. They don't have one. It's a team of nice role players who grind and get the most of their talents, but that's the thing there isn't much talent. You can win a championship with guys like Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder on your team, but they can't be who you are relying on night after night. They have no knock down shooters, no bigs who have heart down low. It's a team of defensive minded guards who can't shoot and stretch 4's who can't rebound and have little to no inside game. Shocker it's working when they give up 100 offensive rebound and second chances a game. Sure you can play great defense, but if you're giving teams 2nd, 3rd or even 4th tries on a single possession, pros are gonna score eventually.
Now the Celtics head to Chicago in a situation where I think realistically it's two must win games. For the C's to have any chance I think they need to go back to Boston tied 2-2. However given how this series has looked, they might not even get back to Boston at all. I just hope people can understand that what Brad Stevens has done with these teams is like a chef cooking a 5 star meal with bologna and ramen noodles.
Tom Brady at the last minute backed out of the Patriots White House trip. However do not let horribly misleading, clickbait titles of posts like this fool you:
Unreal to link the two together there. Hernandez and Brady haven't been teammates for four full seasons. Makes it seem like Brady is so shook up from Hernandez that he pulled out of the White House visit because of it. When in reality I bet deep down I bet Brady hates Hernandez' guts. I wouldn't be shocked if he was happy about it. We've seen how quickly Brady will totally write off a receiver and lose faith after a single drop. Pretty much shun them off the team. It's why guys like Aaron Dobson didn't make it. I'd imagine losing one of your most trusted targets to a murder conviction would probably warrant some hate. I bet Brady's first thought was "good riddance".
But in all seriousness, this move seems like it's all about his mother, Galynn who has been battling "illness". I don't know why they keep calling it "illness" instead of cancer, kind of weird IMO. It's obviously cancer. Bandana was a dead giveaway. I get the privacy thing, but I feel like that makes it a bigger deal than just being truthful. By leaving it open ended I feel like that does more harm than good, leaves people wanting to know more, and possibly going to great lengths to find out. Idk, I obviously support TB12 no matter what, just seems very odd to me.
Regardless, it just sucks that Brady isn't going to be there because I'm sure the Brady/Trump haters on social media will have a field day making shitty jokes. Especially when it's seemingly about his mom. Most people can agree that is off limits. However given the Brady-Trump relationship something pretty serious must've happened with her to stop Tommy from going. Only 34 of a possible 53 players are in attendance. I feel like that is a crazy low number. Bad look for Donald (even if it truly is because of his mom) to have the one guy who seemingly supported him not be able to make it. With how shit is going politically, I wouldn't be shocked if the tradition of champions visiting the White House dying. Like how many guys on the Cavs or Warriors do you think would show up? Over/under 2.5
I'm just bummed we're gonna get robbed of another opportunity for a snapshot like this one
Idk why but this picture always make me chuckle. I think it's just from how they're standing and the weird hand placement by Brady. Just looks so awkward. Luckily Trump always makes time for golf so I'm sure they'll be able to hit the links a few times this summer and get another pic.
P.S. Absolutely love how Brady knows he'll be back on the South Lawn Soon. He's right! The only question is how many more times? Again I'll set the over/under at 2.5.