Jim Irsay is not your typical team owner, especially in the buttoned-up National Football League. Last month, Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, replaced his head coach with a former player whose only coaching experience was leading a high school team . A few weeks earlier, Irsay called for a scandal-plagued owner to be removed despite his own very public troubles. And he continues to use his Twitter account to mourn the loss of beloved rock stars and football players and post videos of himself singing classic Bob Dylan songs in his raspy smoker’s voice. Irsay’s hobby also speaks to his singularity. While other owners splurge on art work, beachfront property and European soccer teams, Irsay has spent $100 million building a collection of music, sports and other pop culture memorabilia. He paid $4.9 million for the guitar Kurt Cobain used in the music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” He acquired one of Ringo Starr’s vintage drum sets for more than $4 million. … [Read more...] about N.F.L. Owner by Day, Rock ’n’ Roller by Night
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 4 NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Half a century after U.S. astronauts brought it back from the moon’s surface, a minute piece of extraterrestrial rock has finally reached its intended destination, the east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. The 1.1 gram piece of moon rock was on display Thursday at an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the last of the U.S. manned lunar missions, and the Artemis spacecraft that’s now orbiting the moon. “We have the moon rock, which we feel is perfect timing because it’s 50 years after it was brought to Earth,” said George Danos, president of the Cyprus Space Exploration Organization which is hosting the exhibit. The lunar sample is encased in a plastic globe with an attached plaque underneath a small flag of Cyprus that reads: “This fragment is a portion of a rock from the Taurus Littrow valley of the Moon. It is given as a symbol of … [Read more...] about Rare Apollo mission moon rock back in Cyprus after 50 years
0 Arts & Entertainment Arena officials announced their opening month celebration plans and inaugural events set to begin next week. City News Service , News Partner Posted Reply THOUSAND PALMS, CA — With comedy superstars Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle co-headlining the first show at Acrisure Arena a week from Wednesday, arena officials announced their opening month celebration plans and inaugural events set to begin next week. At 4 p.m. Tuesday, a free tree-lighting ceremony will be held in the arena's plaza with a tour and cocktails event to follow. To celebrate the opening of the arena, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 14. Additionally, a Berger Foundation Iceplex Skating Exhibition will be held at 12:15 p.m. AcrisureArena.com . Arena officials said The Doobie Brothers will perform the first music concert in Acrisure Arena at 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Grupo Firme will perform their sold-out … [Read more...] about Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle Kicking Off First Acrisure Arena Show
A Yale Law School librarian compiled a list of the most notable quotes in 2022 from former President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden and comedian Chris Rock. The list, which is compiled annually by Fred Shapiro , an associate director at the Yale Law School library, is a supplement to The New Yale Book of Quotations. “The items on this list are not necessarily eloquent or admirable quotations, rather they have been picked because they are famous or important or particularly revealing of the spirit of our times,” Shapiro said, according to The Associated Press (AP). Trump made the list, which the AP published, several times, including with a recent Truth Social post. “Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump posted on Truth Social on Dec. 3. Trump’s September quote from a Fox News interview about declassifying documents also made the list. PALM … [Read more...] about Trump, Biden And Chris Rock: Read Some Of The Top Quotes From 2022, According To Ivy League’s Annual List
In July, Will Smith vowed that eventually, after more time and some space, we'd be able to trust him again. That what he did at the Oscars was not who he was. That he was committed to doing the work, walking the walk and so on. It all sounded like the kind of publicity spin movie stars are so used to spouting, but his latest project, the historical drama "Emancipation," is clearly an attempt to deliver on that promise. While by no means a perfect film, "Emancipation" - in which Smith plays the real-life heroic Peter, an enslaved man who escaped to freedom - is certainly the perfect follow-up role for Smith, who cast himself as a villain on the Academy Awards stage in March after slapping comedian Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. "I promise you: I am deeply devoted and committed to putting light and love and joy into the world. And if you hang on, I promise we'll be able to be friends again," Smith said in an apology video released four months … [Read more...] about ‘Emancipation’ is the only movie Will Smith could do next
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . Shortly after his conviction in 2011 on charges including conspiring to kill American citizens, the Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout relayed a defiant message through his lawyer as he faced the prospect of decades in prison. Mr. Bout, his lawyer said , “believes this is not the end.” More than a decade later, Mr. Bout, 55, has been freed , despite serving less than half of his 25-year prison sentence. He was exchanged on Thursday for the American basketball star Brittney Griner, who had been imprisoned in Russia for 10 months. Russian officials had pressed for Mr. Bout’s return since his conviction by a New York jury on four counts that included conspiring to kill American citizens. Prosecutors said he had agreed to sell antiaircraft weapons to drug enforcement informants who were posing as arms buyers for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The … [Read more...] about Who Is Viktor Bout, the Arms Dealer in the Swap for Brittney Griner?