November 13, 2017

Veteran Yahoo Sports Writer Denies Decline, Thinks NFL ‘Attendance’ Is Who ‘Showed Up’

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 3:23 pm

Jay Busbee has been a “writer for Yahoo Sports since 2008″ who “has covered the Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, the Masters, the Indianapolis 500, the Kentucky Derby, the Final Four, NBA, NCAA football, and the MLB playoffs.” It’s hard to believe that someone with this level of experience can actually believe that reported “attendance” at National Football League games represents the number of people who actually “showed up” at the games. But he does, and he used that ignorance early Sunday evening to argue that attendance increased at Sunday’s early NFL games.

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (111317)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

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“Illegal Immigrant Goes on Shooting RampageNot One Major Network Covers It” — Underlying Article: “Rolando Martinez charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for weekend rampage up I-35.” Martinez was a busy guy Saturday morning, and was charged when apprehended with “four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of injury to a child” — a 7 year-old in critical condition.

Positivity: Crestview, Nuevas teacher surprised by students with Veterans Day honor

Filed under: Positivity,US & Allied Military — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington County, Minnesota (video at link):

Nov 10, 2017 at 1:33 p.m.

Physical education teacher Mark Haesly was the guest of honor at a Crestview Elementary School and Nuevas Fronteras Veterans Day celebration Nov. 10 — only he didn’t know it.

The celebration was planned as a surprise for Haesly, who is retiring at the end of the year after 21 years at Crestview, and 37 years teaching.

Haesly was led to a red carpet that he walked down as the students stood around him clapping and cheering.

“It’s one of the best things that’s happened in my life,” he said.

Haesly served in the Navy from 1974 to 1980, in a ship just back from Vietnam.

He and the rest of the crew would go out to sea and listen for Russian submarines. Haesly said he was a torpedoman on the ship, and shot nine during his time.

Most kids in the school didn’t know about his military background before the ceremony, and he said it was “overwhelming” to see them all cheering and clapping for him.

Students also presented him with a painting of an American flag they had created by each student placing a fingerprint on it.

Haesly said he will miss the kids and the school after he retires in May. …

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