Archive for July 13th, 2016

AL Wins All Star Game, Tenors Alter O Canada, Barkley Weighs In On Race, Obama’s Town Hall On ESPN


The American League beat out the National League in the All Star Game for the 4th time in a row. Why is this important and why should we care? In baseball, the All Star game (which doesn’t have the same hype or star studded celebrity crowd as the NBA All Star weekend), actually means something. Home field advantage in the world series goes to the team from the winning league. So, this year, home field advantage will go to any American League team.

The TenorsIn a controversial moment before the game, the members of the Tenors (a popular vocal quartet) altered the words to “O Canada”, the Canadian National Anthem, by substituting the words “All Lives Matter” in a verse while holding up an “All Lives Matter” sign. The Tenors apologized via twitter and blamed one member of the quartet, Remigio Pereira, insisting he didn’t speak for the rest of the group.


Speaking of controversial topics, Charles Barkley weighed in on the recent police shootings and the retaliatory attacks on police officers on ESPN’s Dan Lebatard Show. He said:

“The cops have made some mistakes, but that doesn’t give us the right to riot and shoot cops. We need the cops, especially in the black community. We as black people, we’ve got to do better. We never get mad when black people kill each other, which that has always bothered me … I’ve always said if we as black people want more respect, we have to give each other respect. You can’t demand respect from white people and the cops if you don’t respect each other. We’ve got to do better as black people. The cops have made some mistakes, but there’s a lot of blame to go around. But I’m not going to get on TV and yell like all these other idiots.”

I’m sure Barkley will have more to say after President Obama’s Town Hall “The President & The People: Race in America” airing on ESPN and ABC Thursday evening at 8:00 pm EST. ESPN host, Jemele Hill, will join the President in this discussion moderated by ABC’s David Muir.


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