1. Regarding Trump’s Comments
It only took about 15 seconds for CNN anchor, Don Lemon, to perfectly summarize the attitudes and feelings of many Americans regarding our current political affairs.
Trump’s latest ridiculous action broke news this week when he begged the question, reportedly during a meeting on immigration at the White House, of why the United States needed to accept immigrants from “s***hole countries” and accept more immigrants from “countries like Norway” instead. It has widely been reported that by saying “s***hole countries” Trump was referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
1. A New Year
The first Friday of 2018! You’re here. You made it. We had a nice little treat here in North Carolina in the form of SNOW! I’m a huge fan of snow just as long as it’s only snow (I don’t mess with freezing rain and sleet). In any case, I hope you’ve all had a great start to your year. Thanks for sticking with me and my blog as I have some great things planned for 2018! Now, enjoy the rest of this Friday Five.
1. The Consistency Problem
I wrote a post on Wednesday that shared some thoughts on N.C. State/Clemson game and what has become a big problem for officiating in college football. Check it out!
It’s Wednesday. I think I’ve finally cooled off enough from that atrocious N.C. State vs. Clemson game on Saturday to pen a proper article outlining my grievances.
I’ll start off by mentioning the amount of penalties for each team: three penalties for 23 yards for Clemson, and six penalties for 69 yards for N.C. State. Now, in no way, do I believe every single call in the game was wrong. However, there were several calls that did not go the Pack’s way in key situations, penalty or otherwise.
1. Yes, the Sky is Falling
I went to see Marshall on Tuesday and got home to a text from a friend. He said that Carolina Panthers wide receiver, Kelvin Benjamin, was traded to the Buffalo Bills for a third and seventh round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
If I’ve ever had a “get on my nerves” moment, it happened this week. Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel published an article via Yahoo! Sports (I’m not including the link to it because I don’t want it to get any more views than it already has) speaking sort of on topic about the recent scandal in college basketball. The following is my personal opinion of this dumpster fire of an article.
1. We Need to Talk
I’d like to take a moment to address the situation regarding NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. Frankly, I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll start like this: My paternal grandfather served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served as a crew member aboard the U.S.S. Chicago. My grandfather, just like the millions of other active duty members and veterans fight or have fought, not for a piece of fabric or a song. Rather, the freedoms and values that comprise the fabric of our country.