“You can’t quit….you’re fired!!”
Wait, what?! Last time I checked, you can’t fire someone who’s already quit.
Can You Disinvite Someone Who’s Already RSVP’d NO????
The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII. Traditionally, championship teams, in major sports, are invited to the White House to celebrate their victory. Reportedly, only ONE Eagles’ player (Nick Foles) had confirmed he would attend Tuesday’s celebration. When the White House caught wind of this, the Eagles’ invitation was revoked.
This issue stems from handfuls of NFL players choosing to kneel on the field during the National Anthem. A good portion of Eagles’ players were known to participate in this form of protest. The White House issued a statement Monday evening:
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for the national anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”
The Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, posted a scathing response:
“Disinviting the Eagles from the White House only proves that our president is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend.”
“City Hall is always open for a celebration,” he added.
SPORTS and POLITICS have just taken part in a head-on collision.
The question is: Does anyone want that??
Yankee Power Play
The New York Yankees flexed their muscles this week.
This past Friday, ESPN announced they would move the Yankees-Blue Jays game on Sunday, July 8th from 1:00 P.M. EST to 8:00 P.M. EST (Sunday Night Baseball). This decision came just one day after the Yankees agreed to make-up a postponed game with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, July 9th (as part of a double-header). This meant ESPN would have been asking the Yankees to play three games, in two different cities (and countries), in approximately 24 hours. These three games are also games three, four, and five of an 11-game road trip for the Yankees. I’m just sayin’….
I know the Yankees move the needle no matter who, and where they play, but this seemed like overkill. So, after the Yankees’ organization threatened to boycott interviews with ESPN for the REST OF THE SEASON, MLB acquiesced, moving the Yankees’ July 8th game back to 1:00 P.M. EST. Instead, Sunday Night Baseball will broadcast the Los Angeles Angels vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“We’re thankful to Commissioner Manfred for coming up with a common sense solution,” Yankees President Randy Levine said.
Common sense. What’s that?!
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