It’s going to be a busy day for the BLMs who have two race storylines today: Kaep-Tebow and the first all-black NHL line
If you think you saw all the ‘Tebow is the definition of white privilege’ arguments on Monday, you don’t understand how social media works. The Tebow-Jags news isn’t 24-hours-old, which means ESPN’s woke morning shows haven’t dropped their woke takes which are then promoted across social media channels to fire up the BLM base.
There’s also a late-breaking BLM theme you’ll be seeing today. Monday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning went with an all-black starting forward line. Researchers say this is the first time that has happened in NHL history, which means that’s about to be rammed straight down your throat, but not on the grand scale of Kaepernick-Tebow because NFL is king and that one will drive some serious eyeballs. The NHL thing is like an appetizer for the BLM community. It’ll be simmering on one of the back burners in case Kap-Tebow burns out early today.
I’m not up on the NHL and its black history, but a quick search reveals that those who track such things say that the all-black line hasn’t happened because black players haven’t been allowed to play center because it’s the quarterback position in hockey.
• The slicing and dicing of ESPN continued Monday with the news that Kenny Mayne, 61, is leaving the Worldwide Leader. It feels like a lifetime ago when Mayne was pumping out feature after feature for the network. Lately, he’d been relegated to basic SportsCenter duties and had become a forgotten relic of brighter days for the highlight business. I haven’t looked at the seniority list, but this has to mean Steve Levy has a strong grip on the vacation signup board at the network. With hockey returning and his Monday Night Football job, Levy should be safe for a few years. Karl Ravech and his hair that never ages has to be right there with Levy.
• Do you feel that? It’s the final tugging from the coronabros as their grip starts to slip on their prized pandemic. Seasonal mask-wearing. Clubs where you’re going to get dangerously drunk & possibly do some drugs requiring vaccine passports. Vegas OUTDOOR EDM shows requiring proof of vaccination. Kids required to wear masks at summer camp. Peter King all freaked out by a full Braves stadium. This is the final stand for the lunatics. They’re pulling out all the stops.
• I was looking at this map of broadband usage by county across the United States, and all I could think of was how difficult it must be to run eight TVs, multiple tablets on the WI-FI network and use phones in the counties where people are struggling to get 25Mbps service. How are some of you people out there surviving?
• And finally this morning, congratulations to JLo for finding love so fast with Ben Affleck — again. You know, I’m starting to think JLo is the type of woman who must be in a relationship. You know the type. This woman has now plowed through three marriages and three high-profile relationships that could’ve been marriages. Damn girl, give yourself a couple of months to recharge the batteries.
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Alex DeBrincat of the @NHLBlackhawks is the first NHL player to score a goal in each of his team's final 7 regular-season games since Toronto's John Anderson did it in 1984-85.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) May 11, 2021
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Lightning struck I-10 in the FL Panhandle this morning, causing a chunk of the road to fly through the windshield of this truck.
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Mr Las Vegas, Wayne Newton, then still 16, made his Las #Vegas, NV debut with his brother Jerry in the Carnival Lounge at the Fremont Hotel in downtown Las Vegas on May 9, 1959.https://t.co/YmW0SKiUPm
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