The New Guy
Trevor’s guests this week-
What begins as a hopeful journey by Mexican migrant workers looking to seek a better life by crossing the US border quickly becomes a fight for survival, when the unarmed men and women are chased across the desert terrain by a merciless rifle-toting vigilante.
Yeah, well you’ve never seen me get all evangelical in your face.
It’s all too easy. Some of my personality profiles say- prophet. You should thank your lucky stars I’m a stone cold atheist and not militant about it. It gives me no pleasure to destroy your faith, I think it’s kind of quaint.
Larry’s panelists this week-
So Conference Championships this week.
Super Bowl XL star Antwaan Randle El says NFL could be dead ‘in 20, 25 years’
Tuesday 19 January 2016 21.51 GMT
“If I could go back, I wouldn’t,” the former Indiana University quarterback said of the sport that brought him roughly $40m in career earnings. “I would play baseball. I got drafted by the Cubs in the 14th round, but I didn’t play baseball because of my parents. They made me go to school. Don’t get me wrong, I love the game of football. But right now, I could still be playing baseball.”
An outspoken critic of the NFL and plaintiff in a 2013 lawsuit claiming the league “has done everything in its power to hide the issue and mislead players concerning the risks associated with concussions”, Randle El believes the sport is inherently dangerous and beyond fixing.
“The kids are getting bigger and faster, so the concussions, the severe spinal cord injuries, are only going to get worse,” Randle El said. “It’s a tough pill to swallow because I love the game of football. But I tell parents, you can have the right helmet, the perfect pads on, and still end up with a paraplegic kid.
“There’s no correcting it. There’s no helmet that’s going to correct it. There’s no teaching that’s going to correct it. It just comes down to it’s a physically violent game. Football players are in a car wreck every week.”
He added: “I wouldn’t be surprised if football isn’t around in 20, 25 years.”
You could still be playing Baseball. Yup. About as damning an indictment as I’ve ever heard. Emily and I have issues, but she was right about Throwball. The culture. The violence. The culture of violence.
I’d be dead today if she’d have let me play.
Stephen’s guests this week-