Over this past weekend the NFL draft took place in Chicago for the 2nd year in a row.The years prior it was tradition for the event to take place in the Radio city music hall in New York City.The recent change in venue has prompt me to prepose this idea for the future of the Draft.My idea is this” What if you draft was always hosted by the Super bowl winning city? this way the season would end and begin in the same place and further celebrates that teams accomplishment of winning the big game.When the Draft was constantly in New York I always agree with that tradition of it being in the same place every year. but if the NFL will now removing around a bit more I think this could be a nice change for the league. Any team that homes an NFL Franchise would more then likely have a indoor venue in its city like the radio music hall of New York that could house this event.It would also make it easier for fans of different teams to have the chance to attend a draft at some point in their life.in recently reason the Draft fan attendance has been dominated by Giants,Jets and Eagles fans while being in New York and of course obviously Bears fans the past two years in Chicago.By Rewarding the Super Bowl winning city with the honor of hosting the NFL draft would be a win for all involved it would make every years event seem different and unique.
Guess Radiohead took their “How To Disappear Completely” to heart as they slowly digressed from all social media within a day. the band’s Houdini act started in the morning of May1st. Radiohead seemed to render away from online sources throughout the course the day, leaving blank website pages and stark Twitter and Facebook accounts.
While the new taxi alternative is helping save people a few dollars on their car ride, it’s making investors lose hundreds. This new “ride sharing” evolution is a bonus for those who want to save more money on their rides to work, school, or even prevent DUI’s is making a huge impact on the use of taxi drivers medallions. Because the drivers are validated through background checks and driving records, it cancels out the value of medallions, or cab licenses, that taxi drivers have to get which harms taxi drivers need.
Many consumers are boycotting target due to the new bathroom policy. Target has announced that they will now allow customers to use the restrooms according to gender identity instead of their sex.
Everybody is in an uproar and very upset. Apparently, Target is going to be the new “rapist hot spot” because of it. People think that because Target has announced this their will now be heterosexual men that are sexual predators in the restrooms preying on innocent women. Personally, I think that is a little far fetched. I also believe that a lot of people may not know what “gender identity” means and are ignorant to what this really means.
U.S. court ruling on religious freedoms has enabled devil worshipers in Florida to hand out educational material about their religion to children in state schools. This year a new book filled with lessons and games it includes 10 pages of activities and includes characters such as Annabel as well as Damien. Who demonstrate rituals to explain Satanism. This was all made possible after a Florida judge ruled that no one religion can rule over public schools in Florida, and it is religious freedom to release information on other religions to children if Christian groups were going to do the same. The followers of the Anti-Christ ceased on the decision to treat all religions equally.
UFC Superstar Conor McGregor was bounced out of UFC 200 coming up on July 9 because he didn’t comply with UFC President Dana White’s rules. McGregor felt he had to do too many public appearances and travel too much to promote for his fight vs Nate Diaz who choked him out in the 2nd round of UFC 196 back in Marc. McGregor feels he’s made too much money for the sport and has put them on a national spotlight and feels he has done enough to promote for this fight, but Dana White disagreed and said McGregor knew his obligations for this fight and deliberately disobeyed and now has to pay the consequences.
There has been a lot left unsaid between Conor McGregor and Dana White between their disagreement on UFC 200. I believe Mr. White really wants to see McGregor vs Diaz 2 and he knew it would be a great money maker for his company but he had to draw a line for his athletes. You invite fighters to come fight at your event and you set the boundaries and the rules and they have to comply with said rules to participate in your event. I believe Mr. White set his rules and clearly made them and Mr. McGregor simply thought he was bigger than the rules because his last 3 fights had made money making records. Male testosterone has been the focal point of millions of arguments and issues throughout time. I, personally would love to see Nate Diaz make Conor McGregor tap out again, but it won’t happen because UFC President, Dana White stuck to his guns against his sports superstar and I respect that.
Batman v Superman was the first in a long time for DC Comics when it came to making a cinematic universe. The movie went through its hard times throughout the box office but with its final week of showing the movies box office score has now been shown. Batman v Superman had made almost 900 million dollars at the box office. Now you might think that is a lot but there has been several movies that have surpassed that mark. However, the movie did pretty good even with its not so good ratings.
Perhaps the most popular food chain among college students is Chipotle. I’m pretty sure that not a day goes by that I don’t hear the Mexican grill food chain mentioned at least once. Somebody is always talking about how they’re going to go get their burrito bowl after class or about how the guacamole costs way too much extra. However, a new study is showing that Chipotle’s popularity numbers have been going down among teenagers over the past several months.
The study comes from Piper Jaffray’s 2016 “Taking Stock with Teens Survey,” which says that out of the 6,500 teenagers who were surveyed, the majority said that they still liked Chipotle but that they don’t eat there quite as often as they used to. The main reason for this decrease in popularity comes from Chipotle’s health scare that happened earlier this year.
With the E coli breakout that occurred in early 2016, Chipotle took to strategic measures to make sure that customers still kept coming back. When restaurants across the country closed early one day for employee meetings on food safety, the company offered couples through a text deal where customers could receive a coupon for a free burrito on their next visit.
While numbers are still down, this tactic was able to bring some customers in. I myself took part in the deal. From the moment I walked in until the time I got my burrito, I waited almost an hour. Granted, I did go the first day that the coupons were valid. However, it was easy to tell that the company had definitely thought this tactic through. College students were the first to jump at the chance to get their Chipotle burritos for free. I think it will be interesting to see if the chain finds another way to raise customer numbers.
Lately, in Hillsborough County there has been numerous fatal accidents due to drunk drivers driving on the wrong side of the road. It is alarming and has been in the news more and more, but with most horrible news, you read it and keep scrolling thinking “Wow, that unfortunate…”. That is until it happens to you.
I was born in the middle of 1991,just months before the Orlando Magic drafted one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen, Center Shaquille O’Neal out of LSU. At the height of their mid-90’s success saw The Magic reach the 1994 NBA Finals, just to be swept by the Houston Rockets. I would say they were one of the most popular and talented teams that never won a title. With Shaq leading the way, The Magic traded Chris Webber to the Golden State Warriors in return for a few 1st round draft picks and also their next super star by the name of Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.
Orlando had key role player such as The Magics first draft pick ever, Nick Anderson who was my favorite player when I was little. The had sharp shooter Dennis Scott, Horace Grant, their current head coach, Scott Skiles among other talented role players. I was only 3 to 5 years old when the Magic were at their best, but I remember all those players and remember being an absolute die hard Orlando Magic fan. I had a Nick Anderson jersey and Shaq’s signature shoes so it was cool to see ESPN shine a light on the guys I idolized as a little kid.
ESPN showed a lot of clips of the players around Downtown Orlando in the 90’s and it made me reminisce on the old days and the huge buzz that surrounded the Magic. It was Orlando’s first professional sports team so the people had something to get excited about besides Disney World. It seemed as though they rose to the top so fast, but they fell even faster. After the 1996 season the Magic lost their super star, Shaq O’Neal to the Los Angeles Lakers and the city was devastated. As an example, my 5 year old self threw away my Shaq shoes and rooted against him until I was much older. Even though I was very young, the memories are vivid and I tip my hat to ESPN for a very well done documentary.