The elementary school shooting that occurred December 14, 2012 will always be remembered as a horrific tragedy, one that will likely spark a number of political and social debates, such as gun control and treatment for those with mental illness.
However, after reading numerous Twitter and Facebook posts following the incident in Newtown, Connecticut, I believe another troublesome issue has arisen from the event, one concerning the way we interact with one another after such tragedies. Postings of thoughts and prayers going out to the families affected are frequent and heartfelt, but the confrontational dialogue between individuals on their ideas for reform is becoming problematic. Many are reacting with anger, which is an understandable tributary in the range of emotions stemming from initial sadness and shock. However, it is important to remember that no matter how often these tragedies seem to occur, our anger should not be misplaced onto each other and we should never express shame over living in a country or world where such travesties take place. Continue reading A Reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut Shooting »
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If you’re trying to use Yahoo! Fantasy Sports this morning to check on your Fantasy Football or Basketball teams, you’re likely still running into a little trouble.
That’s because Sunday’s truly annoying outage has spilled into Monday.
The engineers over at Yahoo! are still working on identifying the root cause of the issue and fixing it. In the meantime, the head of Yahoo! Sports, Ken Fuchs (exactly how do you pronounce his last name?), sent out an apology e-mail to all users. Continue reading Update: Yahoo! Fantasy Football Still Sort of Down, Sports Head Ken Fuchs Sorry »
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45 long years after Carl Yastrzemski won baseball’s Triple Crown, Miguel Cabrera just clinched the 16th such award in history.
Cabrera finished the season with 44 home runs, 139 RBIs, and a .330 batting average. Numbers worthy of MVP consideration, without a doubt. Consideration, you ask? Yes.
Why would a Triple Crown winner only be considered for the league’s MVP award? Why would Mike Trout be getting more MVP buzz than Cabrera?
Because Cabrera’s historic season was just that: historic. Continue reading Miguel Cabrera Wins Elusive Triple Crown. So? »
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File this under “in case you missed this.”
John Clayton, otherwise known as the pencil-neck geek that analyzes the NFL for ESPN, is featured in the latest Sportscenter ad: (video after the jump): Continue reading Video: John Clayton’s ESPN Sportscenter Commercial »
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Yankees fans got a big scare Thursday when it was announced on the team’s official Facebook page that star shortstop Derek Jeter would miss the rest of the season.
Then, closer reading reveals the following:
“We regret to inform our fans that Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with sexual reassignment surgery. He promises to come back stronger than ever in 2013 as Minnie Mantlez.” Continue reading Hacked Yankees Facebook Page: Derek Jeter Will Miss Season After Sex Change »
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