By Kevin Duffy | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 5:32 pm FOXBORO — Tom Brady’s statistics are in decline, but the extent of the quarterback’s regression has perhaps been exaggerated because of the passing stats around the rest of the league. Entering the regular-season finale, nine quarterbacks have posted passer ratings of 100 or better. That’s nearly double the number from last season. Twelve quarterbacks own ratings of at least 98. For context, Brady’s 97.4 passer rating in 2014 ranked fifth in the league. This season, that figure would put him 14th, sandwiched between Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger. At Friday’s press conference, Brady showed little interest in talking numbers. “I’m not really a big stat guy,” he said. “I’m into wins.” When completion percentage was brought up, Brady explained how the number could be … [Read more...] about Tom Brady wants to talk about wins, not stats
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Shades of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson said repeatedly Tuesday that he thinks Mayor Rahm Emanuel “should be locked up” for unspecified “white collar crimes.” Wilson revealed recently that he voted for Trump in the 2016 election, although he no longer is willing to talk about it. Yet he seemed to be borrowing a page from the Republican president’s campaign playbook with his over-the-top attacks on Emanuel’s character. ANALYSIS Wilson made the remarks in an interview from his 46th floor penthouse site overlooking Lake Michigan, so there were no crowds around to chant, “Lock him up, lock him up!” Still, that looks like where Wilson is headed. Wilson noted that Emanuel announced earlier this week that he was making $8.8 million in grants to various organizations and businesses in mostly South and West Side neighborhoods. Wilson argued that was a misuse of taxpayer dollars, which he lumped together with … [Read more...] about Willie Wilson won’t talk about Trump, even though he’s talking like him
POLITICS 08/11/2018 08:01 am ET Republican Mike Braun has picked an odd fight with incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly over outsourcing. By Arthur Delaney and Kevin Robillard Carrier Corporation had just announced it would close its Indianapolis factory and shift production to Mexico early in 2016 and Chuck Jones was getting ready to address dozens of doomed workers at the United Steelworkers Local 1999 union hall. Then Jones, the union president at the time, noticed a bit of a commotion: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) had entered the room. He hadn’t been expecting a senator to show up, especially since he thought Congress was in session back in Washington. “That showed me a lot,” Jones said. “He at least made an appearance to try to assure people he was going to do everything he could.” Donnelly did a lot to insert himself into the 2016 Carrier story, but President Donald Trump overshadowed him when he swooped in later that year with a deal … [Read more...] about Control Of The Senate Could Come Down To Which One Of These Guys Shipped More Jobs Overseas
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 08/02/2018 08:30 am ET Pamela BrunskillGuest Writer I was 15 when my father killed my stepmother and her lover in 1992. While I was walking with friends around school after a homecoming game, he walked in on the couple making love in his house in western New York, and he shot them. When my mom sat me down the next morning to tell me what she knew, waves of coldness washed over me, and I stifled the urge to throw up. Unable to process the magnitude of what he had done, it is only now that I can identify my revulsion, shock, sadness and confusion over his actions. The hope that additional information would make them understandable. Numbness because the situation was so awful. Shame that I was associated with it. Shame that compounded with each article published in The Buffalo News. Despite the shared last name, I hoped no one would connect me with the sensational story, and I guarded what Mom told me as best I could. Because I believed killing another … [Read more...] about My Dad Killed 2 People When I Was 15. Here’s Why I’m Finally Ready To Make Peace With Him.
Iranian-born Mina Dennert is leading a movement that challenges racial hatred in Sweden She woke up with her hair cut off and her body covered in Nazi symbols. She was 14 years old. In the white, rich and apparently peaceful area of Kullavik, south of Gothenburg, Sweden, Mina Dennert had become a girl who posed a threat to the white race. “Not being Swedish had never even occurred to me,” Dennert admitted, 26 years later, as she reflected on how you go about taking back control of your own life after such a devastating event. The social climate back then and its consequences, which resulted in the humiliation and rejection of that particular teenage girl in the suburb of Kullavik, meant that Dennert almost ceased to exist. Today, at least, there’s an answer. Dennert is the founder of #jagärhär, the Swedish movement known in the UK as #iamhere. The aim of the #jagärhär movement is for nobody to be exposed to hate speech or threats, … [Read more...] about Fighting hate with a message for the entire world