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Friday Firepower

Weaponry And What-not From The Brigade



Sporting event overwatch …


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The perfect Valentine’s Day gift …


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With the Olympics on everyone’s mind we thought we’d conclude the teasers with some “Big Air” …


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Notre Dame Star Manti Te’o Never Had a Dead Girlfriend



” Inspirational, right? Well, hold onto your Rudy hats and Coach Carter DVDs. It looks like Manti was flubbing the truth about the events surrounding the Michigan game.

Deadspin reports that although Manti’s grandmother did pass away, his girlfriend did not. In fact, his girlfriend might not have ever existed.

Let’s take a step back. Manti’s girlfriend was supposedly named Lennay Kekua and was a Stanford student. The South Bend Tribune even wrote an article about the young couple in which it said they met while in college. The Tribune reported that Lennay was multi-lingual and had a knack for music.

The two met in 2009 but did not start going out until 2012. That is when Lennay’s story line gets somewhat blurry. Somewhere in 2012 she gets into a car accident, then somewhere in 2012 she gets leukemia and then on September 12 she dies. Te’o did not attend the funeral because (as reported by the LA Times) Kekua insisted that Te’o never should miss a game. ”



SE Cupp on The Bob Costas Idiocy






Blame The Men, Not The Guns

” But in the case of Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs player who shot his girlfriend and then killed himself, it’s all too easy to ignore the bigger story of domestic violence and train everyone’s attention on the gun instead.

Costas quoted Jason Whitlock, a sports writer who once compared the NRA to the Ku Klux Klan, blaming “gun culture” for Perkins’ death:

“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”

Ascribing human capabilities to an inanimate object — endowing handguns with the ability to “tempt us” into murder — takes silly to new lows. Amateur psychiatrists, and maybe even some children, would tell you that if someone is tempted by an object to harm someone else, that person’s probably got very serious mental problems.

The grossly irresponsible aspect of Costas’ screed against guns is that in one fell swoop, he gave us all permission to blame the weapon instead of the perpetrator.

Ironically, it’s the same kind of excuse that abusers use and too many abuse victims ultimately believe: that it isn’t the abuser’s fault. They blame alcohol, the way a woman dresses, an unkempt house, a late night out. “