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|Tue, March 17, 2015 at 12:31 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
There's been a lot going on in the NFL, with the lawsuits and more research done suggesting the devastating effects (CTE) playing football can have. While the players love what they do, some are also scared about the future and the possible loss of cognition they'll face later on in life. The San Francisco 49ers got hit yet again. After the shocking retirement of Patrick Willis, now 24-year old 49ers linebacker Chris Borland will retire from the NFL after just one season.
Borland had a stellar rookie season but is calling it quits due to concerns over the long-term impact of head injuries.
"I just honestly want to do what's best for my health," Borland said. "From what I've researched and what I've experienced, I don't think it's worth the risk. . . .
"I feel largely the same, as sharp as I've ever been, for me it's wanting to be proactive. I'm concerned that if you wait [until] you have symptoms, it's too late. . . . There are a lot of unknowns. I can't claim that 'X' will happen. I just want to live a long healthy life, and I don't want to have any neurological diseases or die younger than I would otherwise."
Borland said it wasn't an easy decision, given his success last year.
"I've thought about what I could accomplish in football, but for me personally, when you read about Mike Webster and Dave Duerson and Ray Easterling, you read all these stories and to be the type of player I want to be in football, I think I'd have to take on some risks that as a person I don't want to take on," Borland said.
Borland said he believed he suffered a concussion in training camp, but he played through it because he wanted to make the team. As the season progressed, he became more concerned about the issue.
As a third-round pick in 2014, Borland signed a four-year contract with a $617,436 signing bonus. The 49ers have the right to recover 3/4ths of that amount ($463,077).
|Tue, March 17, 2015 at 12:11 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Update: Ye must have let it marinate because he just took to his Twitter to share the following:
"KENDRICK IS AN INSPIRATION. THANK YOU FOR THE VIBRATIONS AND THE SPIRIT. YOUR MEANING, MESSAGE AND EXECUTION ARE GIFTS TO THE WORLD."
...well alright, alright, alright!!! It was already official, but doesn't that Yeezus nod just give it some extra-critical juice?
Original: Sure the official release date wasn't until March 24th and sure the 8 day pushed up release is still like whaaaaat...but now Kanye West Has Listened Kendrick's New Album and fans everywhere are juuuuuust a little more restless waiting on that new-new!
While Kanye West Has Listened Kendrick's New Album he joins a random list of music celebs and high entertainment society-folk including Taraji P. Henson (who was allegedly the one who Kendrick let release any song she picked, which is how we all got to hear "Blacker the Berry"), Michael Jackson's son Prince, obviously those on the album like Rapsody, and of course the TDE family-who's now given a money-back guarantee that this is K.Dot's "best work" to date! What did Yeezy season have to say??? Sorry to tell you it hasn't been much yet:
"Finally back in the studio...starting my day by listening to Kendrick's new album!!! Thank you for the music and messaging!!!"
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|Thurs, March 12, 2015 at 11:01 PM|New Music- T.I. "Project Steps"
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|Mon, March 9, 2015 at 2:05 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
A video was posted on Twitter Sunday evening (March 8)-a day after President Obama's speech at Selma, Ala. and same day as the 50th anniversary of "Blood Sunday"-of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers of the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song about never letting black people pledge (see below).
Since the release, SAE has closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma, suspending all its members and stating that the men featured in the video "may have their membership privileges revoked permanently."
One rapper has responded to the disturbing video and made it very clear that he will not tolerate such disgusting behavior and canceled his scheduled concert at the University. That rapper is Waka Flocka Flame. Known mostly for his turn up anthems and jovial personality, Waka made it clear that there is no place for racism. Read his Instagram message below.
Read the SAE national headquarter's statement below:
We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.
This type of racist behavior will not be tolerated and is not consistent with the values and morals of our fraternity. We have more than 15,000 collegiate members across the nation, and this incident should not reflect on other brothers because this type of hateful action is not what Sigma Alpha Epsilon stands for. This is absolutely not who we are.
|Sun, March 8, 2015 at 12:23 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
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