Maureen Holloway –
Smith will not play a concussed player, but rather Dr. Bennet Omahu, the neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, the degenerative brain disease caused by concussions, and brought awareness to the public. CTE is of tremendous concern to the NFL and the NHL – any of the impact sports, in fact, which is why many parents are now encouraging their children to take up shuffleboard, or, if they must, combat juggling.
Jonah Hill, the nice guy of comedy, has been doing some backpedaling this week after dropping the dreaded F-bomb on a couple of paparazzi. Not the 4 letter F-bomb – the homophobic one.
Hill, who has supported gay rights on several occasions, apologized on Howard Stern’s show Tuesday, and again on the Tonight show Tuesday night.
It’s the right thing to do, and I doubt very much that Hill is harbouring any true homophobic feelings under the surface. Still, we need to come up with a strong word to describe our foes that does not offend any particular ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Give it some thought. I suggest SCHMO, or DOOFUS, or BIEBER.
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 06/04/14