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Mr. Scot

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Public Apologies

17 April 2015 - 01:27 PM

A while back, consultant Jonathan Gruber referenced "the stupidity of the American voter" while defending Obamacare in congressional hearings.  Gruber later apologized after the remarks generated backlash.

 

Shortly after the SAE scandal became national news, one of the fraternity members that had been caught on tape made a public apology while standing among black community leaders, in the process basically committing to 'spend the rest of his life' trying to make up for the error..

 

Kentucky basketball player Andrew Harrison apologized to Frank Kaminsky for the 'under his breath' comment he'd made that invoked a racial slur after a microphone caught it and it was discussed around the country.  Harrison called it 'a poor choice of words' and said he respects Kaminsky.

 

And now you have ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, caught on tape absolutely berating a female towing company employee on a video that's been seen and talked about all over.  Like others before her, McHenry has issued a very public apology and promised that isn't who she is and she'll never do it again.

 

These are four relatively recent examples of apologies from public figures.  There are loads more.

 

So generally speaking, how seriously do you take these types of apologies?

 

Obviously most will say they go on a case by case basis, but these are all public figures that none of us knows personally.  In such cases, do you most commonly find yourself thinking "damage control" and/or "never would have happened if they hadn't gotten caught" or do you accept these statements at face value?

 

Is it sincerity or self-interest?


Latest mock from Will Brinson (multiple trades)

17 April 2015 - 12:34 PM

Posits a scenario where the Eagles trade up twice to snag Mariota and the rest of the first goes a little trade happy.

 

Has the Panthers taking D J Humphries with Jaelen Strong still on the board (Ravens take him at 26).

 

Seems a tad farfetched to me but judge for yourselves (link)


Hey, video maker guys...

16 April 2015 - 10:19 AM

You may just wanna take a look at this...

Job Opening

Class :Full-time
Date : 4/15/2015
Company: Carolina Panthers
Title: Video Producer/Editor/Shooter


Would you trade Philip Rivers for Mariota?

14 April 2015 - 06:10 PM

Kevin Acee thinks the Chargers could.

 

Time to trade Rivers if Mariota is the man

 

For the unfamiliar, Kevin Acee is not some guy with a website.  He's been the Chargers beat writer for several years and he's one of the better writers out there.

 

If he takes this seriously, then it very well could have legs, and it would make the draft a whirlwind if it happened.


TCU's new uniforms are, well...

14 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

Ummmm...wow :blink:

 

TCU5.jpg

 

TCU2.jpg

 

To be clear, not camouflage...lizard scales.

 

Yes...Lizard scales.

 

More here: TCU debuts new lizard scale inspired uniforms