Our sports round-up features Ferguson protest by the St. Louis Rams, what’s good about sports from Ohio State/Michigan, and an epicly bad loss by the NY Football Giants.
1. The St. Louis Rams Protested the Ferguson Decision By Coming Onto the Field In ‘Hands-Up-Don’t-Shoot’ . . . And the Ferguson Police Department Wants Them Punished.
Prior to their game against the Oakland Raiders, Rams players Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens came out of the tunnel onto the field and stood together in the “hands-up-don’t-shoot” gesture that has been used by protestors in Ferguson.
Further illustrating their inability to “get it,” The St. Louis Police Officers’ Association immediately called for the players involved to be disciplined and for the NFL and the Rams to issue a “very public apology.”
P.S. The Rams won the football game 52-0.
2. Ohio State Played Michigan in the Game. An Injury Showed That What’s Good in Sports is Still Alive.
Michigan and Ohio State continued their long-standing Big Ten rivalry this weekend, in a game that has become known as…well…The Game.
In a down year for Michigan, No. 6 ranked Ohio State took the game 42-28, to move to 11-1.
But there are two pieces of news – or rather – images, from the game that are stories in and off themselves. Both arise from Ohio State’s star QB, J.T. Barrett fracturing his ankle.
The first, pictured above is Michigan’s Devin Gardner consoling Barrett on the field, demonstrating compassion, strength, and sportsmanship.
The second, pictured below, is Barrett himself, returning to the stands after having his ankle wrapped, and making this young fans day.
3. The NY Giants Are a Really Bad Football Team. Like Really Really Really Ridiculously Bad.
When I finally made it to the couch and flipped on the Giants game, they were up 21-3 on the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars. Finally, a team “we” could beat! It seemed a safe time for the “It would be so wonderful for the Giants to play teams like the Jaguars more often. Like three or four times a season. That would be great” Facebook post.
It was not.
Fumble, recovered in the end zone. Touchdown Jaguars.
Three and out, Giants.
Long pass to a wide open Marquise Lee. Touchdown Jaguars.
Fumble by Giants. Recovered by Jaguars and ran in. Touchdown Jaguars.
And somewhere in there was even a missed chip-shot field goal by Giants Kicker, Josh Brown, the man who recently was profiled by The New York Times Sports section as the guy having “a perfect season.”
The New York Football Giants. Ripping our hearts out with poor execution and incompetence, since 2012.
Photo Credit(s): (i) Tumble; (ii) Ohio State Buckeyes Facebook Page; (iii) Associated Press/L.G. Patterson)