Jovan Belcher, Adam Lanza and the “Manhood Crisis” at the Heart of Recent Tragedies: The Jackson Katz interview, part II

Posted in Blogroll, Bob Costas, Kansas City Chiefs, KC Chiefs, NFL, Race and Sports, Race and Sports Culture, Racial Issues, rage, Roger Goodell on December 21st, 2012 by Christian Avard

Part II of my interview with activist/scholar Jackson Katz. Part I can be read here. – CA

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Kassandra Perkins with their three-month-old daughter Zoey (left) and Jovon Belcher (right)

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I wanted to ask you about the tragic deaths of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins earlier this month. What was your reaction when you heard about the murder-suicide?

Of course I was sad to hear about yet another domestic violence tragedy. They happen all the time, though most of the time it’s just a local story, people hear about it, shrug their shoulders, and move on to the next news event. But I thought there was something about this one that made it stand out, even beyond the obvious fact that it involved a high-profile professional athlete. No one could pretend it was just a “private matter,” since Belcher killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, which means it spilled over directly into the workplace. It must have been — still must be — very traumatic for the individuals involved, not to mention for a whole lot of other people who knew the couple, his teammates, Chiefs fans, etc. Because it was just so tragic, including the orphaning of a three-month old, I thought it might spark an increased commitment from the League to address the issue of men’s violence against women more proactively than in the past.

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Ron Glover’s Week 3 NFL Predictions

Posted in Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Blogroll, blogrolll, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnatti Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Devin Hester, Donavan McNabb, Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, football night in America, Football Outsiders, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonvile Jags, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Vick, Mike Singletary, Mike Tomlins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFC, NFL Live, NFL Players Association, NFL Players Union, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Manning, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Eagles fans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ron Glover, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Super Bowl, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tenessee Titans, The Starting Five, TSF, Washington Redskins on September 26th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

 

After going 12-4 last week, things get a little tougher in week 3. One game that has my interest is Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay. Both teams are 2-0, which we expected  from the Steelers, but the Bucs are reminding many of the upstart Bucs that blossomed under Tony Dungy. A young vibrant defense and a unheralded leader in quarterback Josh Freeman has things looking up in Tampa.

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Ron Glover’s Week 3 NFL Power Rankings

Posted in Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Blogroll, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonvile Jags, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tenessee Titans, Washington Redskins on September 24th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

I held off until after the second week of games to compile the power rankings. I considered waiting longer and rolling them out like the BCS Standings. As always I welcome your feedback.

Let’s get started.

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Monday Night Football Preview

Posted in Baltimore Ravens, Blogroll, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers on September 13th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

If tonight’s card were a world championship fight card tonight’s late game between the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs would be out of the way long before the main event that is the Baltimore Ravens against the New York Jets. The war of words between Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and former Ravens Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan will be settled tonight.

I would pay an extra 20 bucks on my cable bill to hear these two miked up tonight.

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2010 NFL Preseason Power Rankings (26-24)

Posted in Blogroll, Jacksonvile Jags, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, Seattle Seahawks on September 7th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

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We’re working our way to the top – sorting through the bottom tier of the NFL is not easy. It’s beginning to clear up now as we move towards the middle of the pack.

Let’s go.

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TBR’s First Annual 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 5-8)

Posted in 2008 NFL Draft, Baltimore Ravens, Bill Belichick, Blogroll, Boise State, Boston College, Glenn Dorsey, John Harbaugh, Kansas City Chiefs, Keith Jenkins, Matt Ryan, Mike Jenkins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL, NFL Mock Drafts, Ryan Clady, Sedrick Ellis, South Florida, Tennessee State on April 15th, 2008 by Ronald Glover

This is Day 2 of the 2008 NFL Mock Draft and the Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock, followed by the New York Jets, New England Patriots. and Baltimore Ravens.

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