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Thu
24
Aug
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Kaepernick Supporters Converge on NFL Offices in NYC

Kaepernick

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Last year Colin Kaepernick sat at the eye of a PR storm after media operatives directed ire to him after he began sitting or kneeling during the national anthem in protest against unjust treatment against African Americans.  Namely, the shooting and killing of unarmed African American men by policemen. 

The quarterback remains a “Free Agent” despite having a marketable QB rating just weeks from the beginning of the season. 

Other players have joined the battle with Kaepernicks original idea, but because he was the first he was singled out as a bag guy and are suffering repercussions.   On Wednesday hundreds of protesters have rallied to support Kaepernick understanding that he is being blackballed despite his talent and skills. 

Tue
22
Aug
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NFL has bigger Hearts than Congress

Cleveland Browns

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Colin Kaepernick may have paid the ultimate price for standing for something, he kicked off a chain of events that is united some teams in the NFL while some white fans would prefer they shut up and just entertain.   The embattled professional quarterback said that until African Americans are treated justly and are not shot down in the streets by police officers who are sworn to protect them he will sit for the national anthem. 

Since then more unarmed African American’s have died and most recently, Heather Heyer, a white anti-racist protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, by a neo-Nazi after charging through the crowd with his car. 

Cleveland Brown’s Offensive lineman Marcus Martin stood and supported his teammates as they kneeled and prayed during the national anthem against the New York Knicks.   

Mon
21
Aug
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McGregor: Social Welfare to Millionaire in six Months

Connor McGregor

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Connor McGregor is speaking out ahead of 26 August super bout with the legendary boxer Flied Mayweather.  Saturday nights bout is expected to earn upwards of $600 million with Mayweather expecting to gross $350 million with McGregor UFC team earning a whopping $100 million. 

McGregor is one of the most popular people in the UFC today and talked his way into a mega battle with a man who boast a professional career that span nearly 20 years without a single blemish on his record. 

The mixed martial artists lost a battle last year when he took an impromptu fight with the veteran Nick Diaz who submitted McGregor in the second round.  Diaz outweighed the Irishman by nearly 25 pounds.  McGregor avenged that lost in rematch the ended in a decision victory for McGregor. 

Thu
17
Aug
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Ric Flair battling for his Health

Ric Flair

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Wrestling superstar Ric Flair has survived a lightning strike, he has survived a plane crash, but not he is in a fight for his life. 

According to reports the wrestling legend is battling against multiple organ failures.  His manager Cam Fordham says don’t count him out.  The sixteen-time world champion is in critical condition in an Atlanta hospital, this following an emergency operation. 

Flair wrestled for four decades and has been hospitalized since 11 August after he complained of abdominal pain.  Not a lot of detail on his condition has been released.  Both his daughter and Fiancée are asking for prayers as he continue to recover. 

Good luck Ric Flair, Woooooo. 

Wed
16
Aug
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Kaepernick-Pariah: Is the Protest Warranted?

Marshawn Lynch

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Amid protests started by Colin Kaepernick and still carried on by Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett, commissioner Roger Goodell said, "It's one of those things where we have to understand that there are people who have different viewpoints," Goodell said, via ESPN.com. "It's something that I think everybody wants. The national anthem is a special moment for me. It's a point of pride. That is a really important moment but we also have to understand the other side, that people do have rights and we want to respect those."

Tue
15
Aug
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N. Tru Bass - NFL Players Noble fight against Injustice?

Michael Bennett

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Protest on your own time!

The American media is pushing the idea, that if Michael Bennet wants to protest racial bigotry and injustice he should do it on his own time. 

More than one study has shown that whites in America do not believe there is a racial problem.  They are convinced this represents just a handful of Blacks who want things to go their way and can’t get it.  It has been said that Colin Kaepernick kicked off a protest that has caused him to be a pariah and unemployable.

Mon
14
Aug
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Usain Bolt ends an impressive career with an Injury

Usain Bolt

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

It’s the end of an era.  Usain Bolt the fastest man in the world and arguably the most dominant sprinter of all time has announce his retirement and ran his final race in London on Saturday night.  However, it wasn't the text book ended that he had envisioned. 

As he made the final turn running the anchor leg of the 4x100 meters bolt shouted out in pain as his left leg failed just about half way the leg.  The race was won by a British sprinter which brought about the largest roar of the night.

The Jamaican team doctor said his preliminary findings is that Bolt suffered an acute muscle cramp accenting an end to a dominant career.  

Wed
09
Aug
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Tiger Woods MIA for Hearing

TIger Woods

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Tiger Woods was MIA on Wednesday from Wednesday mornings DUI hearing in a Florida court. His lawyer entered a not guilty plea on a charge that occurred on Memorial Day. His attorney Douglas Duncan said Woods will begin a diversion program on 25 October.

According to new court documents under the program Woods would be allowed to serve 12 months probation in exchange for pleading guilty to reckless driving and having the DUI dropped.

Its not unusual for a defendant not to appear for this type of hearing.

Woods had no alcohol in his system but his speech was slurred and he was completely unaware of his location. He admitted to have taken a Vicodan and a Xanax. The athlete has not competed since February and has won 14 majors and 79 PGA Tours lifetime.

Thu
03
Aug
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Why does Kaepernick not have a team?

Colin Kaepernick

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

In 2016 quarterback Colin Kaepernick gained national attention when he kneeled against the oppression of non-white races.   He did this during the singing of the national anthem, prompting racists to say he was protesting against the US Military. 

I was a soldier and I did not feel that way. 

He is now a free agent and still a special athlete.  He was drafted second round in 2011 by the San Francisco 49ers.   He currently does not have a team while the Baltimore Ravens are considering his employee. 

He currently has a passer rating of 88.9

Do you believe the player standing up against racial oppression is the only reason he does not have a team?

Wed
02
Aug
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N. Tru Bass -- NBA life of Dreams and Inspiration

NBA Draft Class 2017

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

Op/ED

The NBA has never been more exciting than is today with rookies like Josh Jackson and Markelle Fultz joining veterans like LeBron James and Steph Curry should make for an abundance of highlights.  It reminds me of when I was a boy watching basketball with intensity.  Not because I loved the players themselves, but because I had gifts and talent of my own and watching always sparked that little voice in my head to say, “I can do that.”

As a 10-year-old, I watched, Artis Gilmore, Julius Erving, David Thompson, Larry Keenan and George Gervin compete in a dunk contest.  It was around 1976, and it you are old enough to remember, there was a backboard breaker at the time, Daryl Dawkins that made the game wickedly exciting.    By the way, (Dr. J) Julius Erving, 6-6 won the contest. 

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