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Robert Brewer aka "Football Rob" weighs in on the controversial statements made by former Super Bowl champion head coach Tony Dungy towards St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam. According to Tampa Tribune reporter Ira Kaufman, Dungy stated that he would not have drafted Michael Sam due to the distraction he may cause to a team because of his sexual orientation. Dungy later released a statement to further clarify his comments.
Frequent guest contributor Gary "Kool" Ayd of MediaAidEntertainment.com also stops by to discuss this touchy situation.
The St. Louis Rams knew a media circus was coming when they drafted Michael Sam, but they didn't expect it to escalate so quickly or be jump started by Tony Dungy. Sports Page host Pat Whitehurst is joined by Scott Poppen and Stephen Sheehan to discuss the prospect of Sam making the Rams and the roles the media plays in causing these distractions.
Fantasy football draft strategies along with value picks and potential busts will also be discussed. Join the conversation and Be Seen, Be Heard, Be a Fan!
I will be discussing and analyzing Tony Dungy's comments concerning Michael Sam. He said he wouldn't have drafted Sam basically because of the distraction of having an openly gay player in the locker room. He also does not think the St. Louis Rams are ready for that media storm for employing a gay player. Chris Loupe and The Yard/HBCU Sports' Duane Nash will join me in discussing Dungy's thinking in making those comments. Does Dungy have a point or was he merely being homophobic?
The Legendary Soul Man SAM MOORE, voted one of the 100 top pop voices of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, joins bluegrass group Nu-Blu as a special guest on their upcoming single release "Jesus and Jones" - a song that pays tribute to the late George Jones.
Moore, who had been invited personally by George before he passed away, performed at what became Jones' tribute show Playin' Possum: The Final No Show in November of 2013. Sam took no time to agree to participate in recording this song. "I've been a fan of George's music for a long, long time and was fortunate enough that we called each other friends," says Moore. "This song honors him and says what we all have felt about him."
"We absolutely love this song and its message," says Nu-Blu's Carolyn Routh. "We played the demo for George's widow Nancy Jones and she loved it. With her encouragement we recorded it and just knew we wanted to add a guest vocalist to the recording. Then we thought back to the November tribute show and remembered it was Sam Moore who had just brought the house down. You could see the love he had for George."
Over the years, Sam has crossed over from soul, the genre his hit song "Soul Man" named, to rhythm & blues, jazz, big band, pop, and country. He was nominated for an ACM, and two CMAs for his collaboration with Conway Twitty on "Rainy Night In Georgia" on the Country, Rhythm & Blues album. Their video is considered a classic and one of the top country duets of all time.
Sam Duncombe, founder of reEarth achieved a victory in the fight against marine mammal captivity. ReEarth, an environmental group, had brought a judicial review against the government and Blue Illusions Ltd out of concern for process and marine life protection and sought the revoking of licences to import the dolphins and to have them moved to an appropriate location.
reEarth is a nonprofit, community based environmental watch group, founded in 1990, dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of environmental issues. For more on the issues reearth focus on visit their about page.
Here is the link to their petition that is still active and we encourage you to sign and share! Oppose New Dolphin Swim Facilities in The Bahamas
Thanks for joining us on Football Fury. Here are our 4 quarters of talk!
1st Quarter: Tony Dungy on Michael Sam
2nd Quarter: Chris Kluwe suing Vikings
3rd Quarter: Juke E. Talks Jaguars and Trivia
4th Quarter: Tyrone Davis Fantasy preview
Tune in as Justin Renaud and Chris Hooper discuss the worst team names in sports, distractions on NFL Teams (Manziel vs Sam), Rams and Chiefs team previews, the Cardinals plans for the 2nd half of the season, the British Open and what Rory McElroy means to golf moving forward, and where Kevin Love will end up. That and MUCH more on this week's Mid MO Sport Show.
Today's youth are caught up in something that began to express itself in the 1960s. In response, Revolution in Mind chronicles the very personal and self-revelatory story of Roger Neill's history from 1960 to 2012, providing inspiration and encouragement to all those who may be concerned by the current generation's social radicalization. From conservatism to liberalism, to Marxism, popular psychology, and eastern religion-he is redeemed to true faith. This revolutionary voyage is symbolic of what is brewing both inside and outside the church of Jesus Christ. In the modern age, the winds of doctrine blow, demanding to be discerned amidst the rise of deceptive movements engulfing the post-Christian West. About the Author: Roger Neill has a bachelor's and master's degree from Simon Fraser University, is a registered social worker in British Columbia, and has worked in community psychiatry for the Greater Vancouver Mental Health Service and Fraser Health Authority for twenty-six years. He spent seven years with the Mennonite Central Committee, working with the homeless and imprisoned mentally ill of Jamaica, and recently he has served the Israel Defense Force in a volunteer capacity. Roger has published articles in academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and currently is a blogger on international affairs. He is retired and lives in Mission, B.C.
Visit Roger's website at HERE and his blog HERE.
Join Tim and Paul as they discuss the following topics:
Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam. Was Tony out of line and would you have drafted Michael Sam?
Jamaal Charles is holding out and wants more money. Your thoughts? If you're the Chiefs, would you pay him?
Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
The Mariners lose to the Mets in a close one last night. The Mariners still lead in the second Wild Card spot. What are your thoughts on where they stand?
Is the David Price trade talk dead now that the Devil Rays have won 6 straight and are eyeing contention?
With the trading deadline a week away do you see Jack Z making a deal or standing pat?
What does that say to the locker room if Jack Z doesn't make a deal?
Training camp this week and what to look for.
Is the national media putting too much stock in the loss of Clemons, Thurmond, and Big Red?
Will the "new money" change the dynamic in the locker room?
Who needs to have a great camp in order to make the roster?
Also the Buy or Sell segment
There is much discussion about the role that mental health issues have played in schools and communities that have been impacted by recent college campus shootings and other school shootings.
On this week's Know-It-All: The ABCs of Education, join us for an informative conversation with George Washington University Associate Professor of Counseling, Dr. Sam Steen. School counselors address mental health issues that arise and also support students' healthy social, emotional, and academic development.With his expertise and research on group counseling, Dr. Steen has identified key counseling strategies, particularly group counseling, that can produce positive outcomes for individuals inside schools and in communities as a whole. Dr. Steen will share with us his enlightening perspective on the benefits and necessity of having counselors and other mental health professionals in the school environment.
Host Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney and President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which creates education equity plans and promotes equity in education.
Join us live at 347.857.2729 or download the podcast as we discuss hot topics of the week of Michael Sam and the ESPYs and Tony Dungy along with the major international news of the week.
Most investment choices don't earn great curiosity, but if any are deserving of that kind of attention, it would be the Roth IRA.
Financial planners routinely say that younger people should invest in a Roth because they would most benefit from its many wonderful qualities. But the truth is, Roth IRA accounts make a good choice for people of all ages.
With Roth IRAs, savers get a tax-free stream of income in retirement. And it's not just the contributions that come out tax-free. Uncle Sam doesn't lay a finger on any of the earnings. It can be a pretty sweet deal when you're talking about decades of compounding.
The only catch is that you pay income tax on your contributions upfront (post-tax dollars).
Unlike the traditional IRA, which gives investors a tax deduction for the year the contribution is made, the Roth version lets savers contribute after-tax money today and withdraw principal and earnings tax-free at retirement.
The Roth can also be used for educational purposes, major medical expenses, and first home buys...with qualifications.
For individuals looking for tax diversification in retirement, the Roth IRA is one of the few tools they can create that ensures that they have a stream of tax-free income in retirement.
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