Lamentation for sports in 2020: A year of living virally
File-This Jan. 28, 2020, file photo shows a remembrance board at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center in Los Angeles. LeBron, on court, gives heartfelt shout,A declaration: “Mamba out.”Sports still reeling by Super Bowl,Where Patrick Mahomes takes control. Defying odds, even reason,Baseball makes it through its season,Leaving summer and into fall --Bob Gibson ’s time, October ball. Through it all, a truth emerges:Games go on while COVID surgesAnd records fall, that much is clear --Consider Tara VanDerveer. But we’ll toast, of course, don’t think twice --Take a deep breath and roll the dice.
Reid tells AP he declined Washington's practice squad offer
Free agent safety Eric Reid told The Associated Press he declined an offer to join Washington's practice squad, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)Free agent safety Eric Reid told The Associated Press he declined an offer to join Washington's practice squad. “I just don’t think playing on the practice squad is reflective or indicative of my career,” Reid said in a phone interview on Tuesday. He said he was told Washington wants to give Curl a shot at starting. “I'm just not in a place to play on the practice squad right now,” Reid said, adding that he texted Rivera to let him know his decision.
Colin Kaepernick: Timeline of a gesture and its echoes
Sept. 1, 2016 Kaepernick kneels before a road game against the Chargers and says he will donate $1 million to organizations supporting his aims. Sept. 12, 2016: Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel before the 49ers home game against the Rams. Oct. 15, 2017 Kaepernick files a grievance against NFL team owners, citing collusion to keep him out of the league. Sept. 8, 2019: The third consecutive full opening day of an NFL season without Kaepernick. Feb. 13, 2020: Kaepernick announces he will write a memoir, though he still wants to play football.
Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Global opinion has shifted so much that more people are now vilifying those who attack Kaepernick or misrepresent his stance. I have had many people attempt to discourage our support of Colin, which is unthinkable to me. He is encouraged because more folks support Kaepernicks movement but realizes theres a long way to go.
Sloppy Winston dooms Bucs in 37-26 loss to Panthers
Peyton Barber of Tampa Bay Buccaneers is tackled by Luke Kuechly and Eric Reid of Carolina Panthers in London, England. LONDON - Jameis Winston started the day with an interception on Tampa Bay's first play from scrimmage. Winston committed six of Tampa Bay's seven turnovers on the day and the Buccaneers had another rough stay in London, losing 37-26 to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. "One play can't be the outcome of the whole game," Winston said. An interception in the third quarter set up another Panthers touchdown that made it 27-7 and the Bucs were unable to overcome that.