O’Loughlin confirmed for Cycling World Championships

first_imgThe men’s Elite team is made up of Nicolas Roche, his first cousin Dan Martin and Donegal’s Philip Deignan with Carrick on Suirs Sam Bennett named as the reserve.Another Carrick on Suir native has been selected to ride both the Junior Road Race and Individual Time Trial.17 year old Michael O’Loughlin of the Nicolas Roche Performance Team has had an amazing season to date with 2 stage wins and 2nd overall in the Junior Tour, a stage win and the overall in the recent Wexford 2-Day as well as a victory in France last weekend.last_img read more

Proposed bill would provide Americans with $2,000 a month until employment returns to pre-pandemic levels

first_imgAccording to a press release, a bill proposed by two congressmen could potentially give Americans $2,000 a month until employment levels return to the rate they were before the coronavirus pandemic.Democratic Reps. Tim Ryan of Ohio and Ro Khanna of California introduced the bill calling it the Emergency Money for the People Act.The bill would include a monthly payment of $2,000 to every qualifying American over the age of 16 who makes less than $130,000 a year. Married couples earning less than $260,000 would receive at least $4,000 a month, and qualifying families with children would receive an additional $500 per child, up to three children.The payments would last until employment rates return to pre-COVID-19 levels.last_img read more

NFL’s running renaissance highlighted by Gurley’s MVP look

first_img-In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Los Angeles. With Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys among a growing number of productive and important backs, it’s a good time to be a runner again — not to mention the critical role that pass catching can play out of the backfield. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File) “Definitely it’s starting to re-emerge,” said Elliott, who was the NFL rushing leader as a rookie in 2016 with the Dallas Cowboys. “He was the first one in that draft and then as the years went on, more backs started to get picked and they’ve all been doing well. I wouldn’t take all the credit, but I think it’s just a new age of backs.” And an age of young backs. Gurley went 10th overall to the Rams when they were in St. Louis, followed five picks later by Melvin Gordon to the Chargers when they were still in San Diego. Now both backs are in LA.Elliott was the first of two straight rookies to win the rushing title, followed by Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt last season. Among the top 10 rushers this season, eight are 25 or younger.That’s still not getting to New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley , the No. 2 overall pick and highest back taken since Reggie Bush went second in 2006.“I guess I kind of did start the first-round thing again,” Gurley said. “But those guys are great players. They put themselves in great positions to be where they are at today, and you see why they are having success in the NFL.”Elliott got a top-four thing going when the Cowboys drafted the Ohio State star fourth overall in 2016. Now there have been three straight years with a back taken at least that high: Leonard Fournette fourth out of LSU the year in 2017, then Barkley from Penn State this year.The other top 10 running back over the past three drafts also illustrates one reason runners could be in vogue: their ability as pass catchers. Carolina took Christian McCaffrey eighth overall out of Stanford last year, even with the perception he might be a third-down back.Now McCaffrey has a respectable 111 carries for the playoff-contending Panthers while ranking fourth among running backs with 49 catches.“A lot of times teams that had a feature back, he was considered the first- and second-down guy, and then they put in a little scatback to be the third-down receiver,” said Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane, who had a hand in drafting McCaffrey while with Carolina. “Well, now, you’re getting these guys that can do it all.”Hunt and Barkley have made it back-to-back seasons for rookies to start their careers with six or more straight games of at least 100 scrimmage yards. Barkley’s run ended there, but now he’s at seven of his first eight games despite another miserable season for the Giants (1-7).Hunt started his career with seven straight last year — the first rookie to do that since Kevin Jones for Detroit in 2004.Not that multipurpose lead backs are a new thing.“I don’t think anyone’s ever matched how Marshall Faulk produced in the passing game, and that seems like 8 million years ago,” Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said of a back who was the 2000 NFL MVP in the middle of three straight years with at least 1,300 yards rushing and 800 receiving.Oh, and Faulk was the second overall pick in 1994.“I just think of these guys have been doing this stuff in this league for years,” Linehan said. “I think people probably targeted them because they’re the best with the ball in their hands.”Gurley is well on his way to his first rushing title with 868 yards; leads the NFL with 16 touchdowns, including 12 rushing; and has a chance Sunday against Seattle to become just the fourth player with at least one TD in each of the first 10 games. The others are all Hall of Famers.Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner, left, rushes past Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)The former Georgia standout has a 162-yard lead over James Conner, the replacement for Le’Veon Bell in Pittsburgh when Bell decided to stay away from the Steelers rather than play under the franchise tag.Conner’s emergence also shows the depth of the 2017 class — even with Fournette missing all but two games with a hamstring injury after rushing for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie for a team that reached the AFC championship game.The second-year group has two of the NFL’s top three rushers in Conner and Hunt, who have almost 1,400 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns between them, while Hunt has another six receiving TDs.The versatility of 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara helps quarterback Drew Brees in one of the NFL’s best offenses in New Orleans. Dalvin Cook (Minnesota) and Joe Mixon (Cincinnati) are expected to play leading roles in their respective run games.And forget for a moment about the draft. Another second-year player, Matt Breida in San Francisco, is ninth in the NFL with 531 yards rushing after going undrafted. Denver rookie Phillip Lindsay is sixth at 591 after not getting selected.“A lot of times there’s a lot of backs in the draft,” Washington coach Jay Gruden said. “You might be able to get one that’s close in the second round, but you won’t get that left tackle who’s a star in the second round or that defensive lineman or that outside ’backer or that corner.”There’s a different kind of renaissance with the Redskins: an “old” guy leading the way. Adrian Peterson, the 33-year-old three-time league rushing champ, has helped Washington to the NFC East lead by ranking fifth with 604 yards.“I don’t think that position’s ever been devalued,” Gruden said. “I think you look at what Zeke’s done and you look at some of the other young running backs, Le’Veon Bell, and what type of impact they can have on your football team.“We’re learning that right now firsthand with Adrian Peterson. Even though we didn’t draft him, obviously, but the impact these backs can have on your football as far as running game, controlling the clock and then the play-actions. It’s big time.”It’s been big at draft time recently as well.___AP Sports Writer John Wawrow contributed.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLcenter_img Ezekiel Elliott likes to give Todd Gurley credit for the NFL’s running renaissance because the Los Angeles Rams star ended an unprecedented two-year drought of backs taken in the first round of the draft.With MVP-type numbers on a team looking like a Super Bowl contender, Gurley is the best example why it’s a good time to be a running back not many years after the position seemed undervalued in what is still considered a passing league.last_img read more

Obama Boosts Summer at the Jersey Shore

first_imgBy John BurtonASBURY PARK – The message of support for the shore, delivered under a rainy sky on a renovated city boardwalk by President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie this week, was a welcome one.President Barack Obama speaks to a crowd on the Asbury Park boardwalk.The Tuesday, May 28, event “had the feeling of a rock concert,” said restaurateur and musician Tim McLoone. “There were thousands of people waiting. ” It was a concert, with Christie serving as the opening act “and then the star of the show comes out and does a 12-minute act.”The president and governor’s appearance “really means a lot to the Jersey Shore, not just to Asbury Park,” said Asbury Mayor Ed Johnson. “It really lifted the spirits of the citizens here and the Jersey Shore.”Area residents needed their spirits lifted as they continue to recover and rebound from the effects of Super Storm Sandy seven months ago.The speeches, delivered by the two leaders, were to let people know that much of the area is available for them to visit, vacation and enjoy; that lives are returning to normalcy – maybe slowly, but surely. As Obama told residents, the federal government continues “to have your back.”The president’s message was welcomed. “As the weather worsened, there were moments when we were waiting for the president, but the enthusiasm of the crowds never waned,” Johnson said. “It just grew and grew.”Vin Gopal, the Monmouth County Democratic chairman, said 3,500 tickets were distributed prior to the event with maybe another 500 waiting for a chance to attend on the boardwalk in front of Convention Hall.There were Republicans, Democrats and independents on hand, with elected officials from both sides of the aisle represented, Johnson said.People reach out to try and shake the hand of President Barack Obama during his Tuesday, May 28, visit to Asbury Park.“It was more than a return to the Jersey Shore to see how we’re doing, it was to recommit to resources of the federal government to the rebuilding of the area,” said the mayor.The event also was an affirmation to those in Oklahoma suffering from a devastating tornado. It was to tell them “that while times are hard right now, the disaster is terrible, you will stand again,” Johnson saidAssemblywomen Caroline Casagrande and Mary Pat Angelini, Republicans representing the 11th Legislative District, which includes the city, were invited with other area officials to participate to meet Obama.“It was very brief, but we were grateful he was able to come to Asbury Park to highlight the progress the Jersey Shore has made and we’re open for business,” Casagrande said.“I think it was important for the president to come and say the Jersey Shore is open for business, because that news clip made it on the next 24-to-48 hour news cycle to thousands of news channels, thousands of radio stations, websites throughout the country,” Gopal said.“We really couldn’t have paid for that for that kind of advertisement. It was fantastic,” Casagrande noted.The event highlighted the message that visitors should come to the shore “and patronize our businesses and bring that revenue that so many of these towns rely on,” Red Bank Borough Council­man Edward Zipprich said.The significance of the event loomed large for McLoone, as Christie and Obama were standing in front of his McLoone’s Asbury Grille on the boardwalk.“Having the governor and the president literally standing in front of my restaurant in Asbury Park, that’s not a bad thing,” he said.It has been a tough rebound for his business. It was damaged by the storm and business has been building slowing following a terrible first quarter this year, he said. “This is going to help a lot, to get this national exposure.”On the political side, McLoone said he was glad to see the two men, with differing political beliefs standing side by side. “It really did feel bipartisan,” he said. “I felt good about that and I think I can believe both of those men.”last_img read more

Sea Bright Voters Elect Kelly, Birdsall To Council

first_imgBy Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – Republican incumbent Brian Kelly, who has served on the council for 11 years, was reelected to the Borough Council by a large margin for another three-year term, according to unofficial results.Newcomer independent Kevin Birdsall was also elected to the council for a three-year term, beating out Kelly’s Republican running mate, Jennifer Walsh, and independent Linda Lamia.Republican Peggy Bills decided not to run again for the council seat after 11 years as a member because she no longer had the time to dedicate to the position. “I learned a lot, I’m glad I did it,” she said Tuesday.According to the Monmouth County Clerk’s office, Councilman Kelly received 561 votes, and Walsh got 303; Birdsall received 383 with Lamia tallying 151.The 6-member council now has three Republicans: Kelly, Council President Jack Keeler and John Lamia. There are also two Democrats and now one independent, Birdsall.But recently, important issues in the borough have seen council members of the same party divided in their decisions on what is the best course of action for the council to take.When the bond issue to pay the town’s $5.7 million share of the $13 million cost to replace the fire house, library, police headquarters and the existing Borough Hall was opposed by Keeler and Lamia, who said the projected costs were too high and had to be lowered, Kelly and Bills joined with the two Democrats on the council, Charles Rooney III and Marc Leckstein, to pass the bond ordinance.And when a petition signed by borough residents forced a referendum on the bond issue the council had passed, Republican Kelly went door to door with Democrats Rooney and Leckstein to ask for votes for approval of the bond issue.Birdsall, 45, a computer programmer and developer, said after the election results were announced that he was “nervous and excited.”“I love this town. I feel I identify with those who are the heart and soul of the town,” he said.In an interview before the election, Birdsall said he was against the discussed noise ordinance that would limit noise levels after 10 p.m.“It’s always been a fun shore town and had the energy of outdoors,” he said.After the election results were read at Borough Hall, 48-year old Kelly, the president of Sea Bright Solar, said he was happy to be able “to see all the projects go through” that he has been working on as a council member. He cited the progress on the new library and beach facility building and municipal complex, which he had championed from the beginning through the final approval by a referendum that permitted a bond issue.Kelly said the streetscape project would begin in the borough next week.This project will include bumping out sections of sidewalks on Ocean Avenue so pedestrians will have a shorter distance to cross the busy highway, and placing decorative street lights, new signage, landscaping and trees, and more benches.Part of the proposal was to eliminate parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue and have head-out-angle parking, where motorists would back into an angled parking spot.Before the election, Kelly said that part of the project, which was being carried out by the state Department of Transportation, was now in question. Tuesday night, he said he was not sure what would be done in regard to it.Frank Lawrence, a staff administrator for the borough, said Wednesday the decision had not yet been made. He said on the state and town level there was support both for including or removing the new parking method in the town.Lawrence said one of the problems with the plans for the street changes, including bicycle lanes on both sides of Ocean Avenue and the new parking method was the narrowness of the street, which could not be changed.last_img read more

Relive the Apollo 8 Earthrise

first_img45 years after Apollo 8’s  historic first, everyone can experience what it was like to see the “blue marble” rise above the limb of the moon.Detailed “archaeological” work has allowed computer animators to recreate what Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders, the crew of Apollo 8, experienced on Christmas Eve, 1968.“Oh my God! Look at that picture over there!” exclaimed Anders. “There’s the Earth comin’ up. Wow, is that pretty!”Andrew Chaikin narrates a new NASA video posted on Space.com that lets the viewer ride along with the astronauts, seeing what they saw out the window.  The picture Anders took, called “Earthrise,” quickly became a space classic, launching music, poetry and commentary about the precious orb, free of national boundaries, that we call home – the only body in the blackness of space where life is known to exist.NASA researchers, comparing original Apollo photographs with high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), were able to locate the exact point in lunar orbit where the experience happened.  Combining original photography with computer animation and the voices of the astronauts, they created the most accurate recreation to date of that historic moment.The article doesn’t mention it, but later in orbit at lunar sunrise, the astronauts read the story of creation from Genesis 1, before wishing everyone “a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you – all of you on the good Earth.”  The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating that moment, with the Earthrise picture and the caption, “In the beginning, God…”  Atheists at the time protested the word “God” on the stamp, but responses by many others prevailed, and it was kept.Only seniors will have a memory of that amazing Christmas Eve when the world stood still and listened to the Bible.  It had been a tumultuous decade, filled with riots, wars, and conflict, with divisions even worse than those we complain about today.  The Cold War was in full swing, Americans were torn over the carnage in Vietnam, leftists were rioting in the cities, the hippie and drug culture were ripping apart families, and traditional values were under assault everywhere.  Interest in the manned space program had waned from the glory days of the “Mercury 7” astronauts; launches had become routine, and after the Apollo 1 disaster, many were questioning the value of the space program with so many pressing ground-based problems.But then, Apollo 8 raised public interest once again when NASA changed plans, deciding to beat the Russians with a daring mission to lunar orbit.  It was to be the first manned mission away from Earth’s domain.  Within 14 hours after the Earthrise picture was beamed back home, on Christmas Eve, everyone hushed for a moment at news the crew was going to speak.  Bill Anders spoke, from 240,000 miles away, “For all the people on Earth the crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send you. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.…”   The world stood still as the crew took turns reading from Genesis 1:1-10.  ….And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.  Millions around the world listened respectfully for those few minutes.  Then they resumed their rioting.We’re glad NASA has recreated that beautiful day in time for Christmas Eve when the light pierced the darkness.  Take 7 minutes to enjoy it.  Merry Christmas, and God bless you, all of you on the good Earth! (Visited 145 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Meek Control the Earth

first_img(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 How can such a small thing affect the geology and climate of the whole planet?  Don’t underestimate the power of small creatures.Ants Control the WorldA paper in Geology presents “Ants as a powerful biotic agent” of the dissolution of two common types of rock: plagioclase and olivine.  Both minerals are important constituents of earth’s crust.  The scurrying and digging activity of uncounted trillions of ants can add up to a big effect, Ronald Dorn of Arizona State has calculated from controlled observations spanning 25 years.The biotic enhancement of Ca-Mg silicate weathering has helped maintain Earth’s habitability over geological time scales by assisting in the gradual drawdown of atmospheric CO2. 25 years of in-situ measurements of Ca-Mg silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites, root mats, bare ground, and a control reveals ants to be one of the most powerful biotic weathering agents yet recognized. Six sites in Arizona and Texas (USA) indicate that eight different ant species enhance mineral dissolution by ∼50×–300× over controls. A comparison of extracted soil at a 50 cm depth in ant colonies and adjacent bare ground shows a gradual accumulation of CaCO3 content for all eight ant species over 25 yr. Ants, thus, have potential to provide clues on how to enhance contemporary carbon sequestration efforts to transform Ca-Mg silicates and CO2 into carbonate. Given that ants underwent a great diversification and biomass expansion over the Cenozoic, a speculative implication of this research is that ant enhancement of Ca-Mg silicate dissolution might have been an influence on Cenozoic cooling.This makes one wonder how the biosphere got along before the Cenozoic.  Regardless, a response to the global warming alarmists might be, “Go to the ant, thou sluggard” (Proverbs 6:6); “consider her ways, and be wise.”  The finding also raises questions about the habitability of planets without ants.  This is an interesting finding that seems to reinforce the concept of the biosphere being intricately linked to a planet’s habitability.Salamander SalveAnother small animal may have power over humans: the ability to heal.  Medical Xpress reported experiments that show a peptide in salamander skin, when rubbed on mice, promoted “quick and effective” wound healing in mice.  This could lead to human trials before long.  Salamanders are way ahead of humans, too, in the ability to regenerate limbs.  There’s things people can learn from the lowly in the world.Long Live the MonarchThe delicate butterflies that fly 3,000 miles in their migration are in need of help.  Stars of Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies, these beautiful one-gram kings and queens of lightweight flight have declined some 90% in two decades, PhysOrg says, primarily because new GMO corn allows farmers to spray Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide indiscriminately on their corn crops, killing off the milkweed on which the butterflys’ life cycle depends.  National Geographic calls on concerned citizens to rescue them by planting milkweed in their yards, but it appears this will require a national effort of many ordinary citizens to be effective.Name that AnimalScientists are scratching their heads over creatures collected back in 1986 in deep waters off Tasmania, stored in jars and forgotten.  They look like mushrooms, but they don’t fit obviously into any known animal phylum (see pictures in the BBC News, Science Daily, National Geographic or Nature).  They have “medusae” (umbrella-shaped tops with dangling stalks), but they don’t have the characteristics of jellyfish and comb jellies.  What are they?  The authors who announced them in PLoS ONE don’t know.  They recommend researchers go out and find more, so that they can sequence their genomes.There’s an outside possibility, based on resemblance, that these creatures, named Dendrogramma enigmatica and D. discoides, represent living members of Ediacaran organisms, long thought extinct before the Cambrian Explosion.  If so, they could represent the oldest “living fossils” on earth, raising the usual questions about how they could have survived intact so long without leaving a trace in the fossil record.  New Scientist notes that the organisms are small, just half an inch or so; “There are no obvious sex organs in the specimens, no nervous system and no apparent means by which the disc could be flexed to enable movement.”  Then the article asks:Dendrogramma‘s disc-like shape is very reminiscent of three Ediacaran genera – Albumares, Anfesta and Rugoconites. The snag is that all three went extinct half a billion years ago, along with all of the other weird Ediacaran creatures.Does this mean that Dendrogramma is proof that some Ediacaran creatures have managed to cling on in the remote depths of the oceans for all this time?This will be a story to watch.Update 6/07/16: Tim O’Hara at The Conversation reports that Dendrogramma is a siphonophore, a member of cnidarians that include jellyfish and corals. Genetic information from new samples has solved the puzzle. It is not an Ediacaran.We humans often feel small and insignificant in such a vast world and universe.  These stories remind us that size is not necessarily a barrier to having a great impact.  When the glory is given to the Lord, He can take any small instrument and accomplish much.  Go to the monarch butterfly, thou sluggard: consider her ways, and be wise.  Maybe the Lord would have you take a part in a stewardship campaign to save a true wonder of nature.last_img read more

Baguio to NLEX in three-team shakeup

first_imgKaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tilt UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The 36-year-old Baguio will rekindle his partnership with former teammates JR Quiñahan and Larry Fonacier in NLEX as Guiao slowly bolsters his roster with tested veterans.Baguio has been averaging 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBaracael, meanwhile, will bring his toughness to the Batang Pier after toiling the bench in NLEX.Ababou, on the other hand, hopes to reboot his career plagued with injuries as he joins an upstart Phoenix crew. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRebuilding NLEX from the ground up, coach Yeng Guiao has secured another familiar face as he reunites with 6-foot-2 guard Cyrus Baguio in a three-team trade set to be approved by the PBA Commissioner’s office  Tuesday afternoon.Sources close to the situation disclosed that the deal will send the former UST star to the Road Warriors, Mac Baracael to GlobalPort, and Dylan Ababou along with NLEX’s 2020 second round pick to Phoenix as the three teams swapped veteran swingmen.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez confident of keeping Woodman

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez confident of keeping Woodmanby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is confident of keeping Freddie Woodman.Benitez has insisted England U20 World Cup winning Woodman has a “great future” – despite the youngster being in limbo over a contract wrangle.Newcastle won’t release him on loan and lose control of the players development – but he needs more senior games to improve.The Blackburn clash will be his 38th senior appearance, third for Newcastle, after loan spells at Crawley, Kilmarnock and the Dons.Benitez says he has time to fulfil his potential. He said: “We talk about keepers and they have more time to develop.“In this case we have a very good young keeper. He is focused and he is training well. Any game will be an experience for him and I think he has a great future.” last_img read more

Roger Goodell Is Getting Blasted For His Comment On Laremy Tunsil

first_imgLaremy Tunsil and Goodell smile holding his draft jersey.Laremy Tunsil.Former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil’s draft experience was unraveling by the second Thursday night as both his Twitter and Instagram accounts were being hacked, sharing posts detrimental to his draft stock. No matter how you feel about the things posted to his social media accounts, one thing was clear: somebody was out to get him. But when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with ESPN’s Mike and Mike Friday morning to discuss, he seemed to think the chaos was just part of the draft experience, telling Greeny and Golic: “I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.”Roger Goodell to @MikeAndMike on Tunsil situation: “I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.” https://t.co/W1S1NwgfcU— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 29, 2016While it clearly wasn’t meant to be a malicious statement, it probably wasn’t the best way to describe it either, and he’s getting blasted for it on Twitter. Oh, @nflcommish. It’s a good thing the owners don’t pay you for your public-speaking skills. https://t.co/SM9RuwhMaC— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) April 29, 2016 I’m pretty sure Roger Goodell is universally hated— Joseph Kennedy (@bigjoebadger) April 29, 2016 How can people respect this rat @nflcommish https://t.co/tvlPtAh0EG— Mike Sheerin (@Mike_Sheerin) April 29, 2016 Wonder why players and fans don’t trust @nflcommish to be judge and arbiter of “integrity”…https://t.co/eBODeJJvO6— Nick Dorich (@NickyDPharmD) April 29, 2016 @nflcommish I felt bad that u were booed all day yesterday …until I heard ur comments on what makes this draft so exciting. Keep booing!— Jason Trawick (@jasontrawick) April 29, 2016 Does @nflcommish realize how stupid he sounds? Nice job throwing @KingTunsil78 under the bus! Only thing deflated in the @nfl is #Goodell— Russ Weakland (@MrSandwich96) April 29, 2016 Roger Goodell has less than zero class. https://t.co/8A3A5vj0hm— John Archibald (@ResSports) April 29, 2016 @nflcommish thinks it’s “entertainment” to see a kid slandered and lose millions of dollars. I scream conspiracy.— TheBron James (@Phaulkner) April 29, 2016 @rogergoodell thinks a kid getting railroaded is #exciting. Never got a thank you for gift he gave to the Starks for their #redwedding #nfl— Ron Cardashenstein (@RonCar69) April 29, 2016Tunsil was picked up by the Dolphins and will begin his NFL career as a first round pick, but he’ll never forget draft night – for all the wrong reasons.last_img read more