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Racism has once again become a topic of discussion at Fenway Park.




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Racism has once again become a topic of discussion at Fenway Park.

Fans at Wednesday’s Red Sox-Athletics game in Boston decided to unfurl a controversial banner that read “Racism is as American as baseball,” prompting the umpires to ask security to remove the fans and their banner, according to multiple reports.

It wasn’t clear exactly what message the fans were attempting to share at first, but one of them clarified later to the Boston Globe that it was anti-racism.

“The banner came in response to the racist comments at the beginning of the season at Fenway,” one of the banner holders, who remains unnamed, said, citing the story Orioles star Adam Jones shared in May about getting peanuts thrown at him and being called the N-word on multiple occasions. “Overall, we saw, we see Boston continually priding itself as a kind of liberal, not racist city, and are reminded also constantly that it’s actually an extremely segregated city.

Red Sox apologize to Orioles, Adam Jones after racial incident

A banner was unfurled by fans at Fenway Park on Wednesday.

“It has been for a long time, and that no white people can avoid the history of racism, essentially. So we did this banner as a gesture towards that, to have a conversation about that.”

It’s still unclear as to how they managed to get that monstrosity to the Green Monster. Seriously, that thing is massive.

The banner is just the latest racial incident to go down at Fenway Park this year.

Fans display a sign that reads “Racism is as American as Baseball” over the Green Monster during the fourth inning.


In May, Jones called his treatment from fans at Fenway Park “unfortunate.”

Orioles’ Adam Jones says Red Sox fans called him N-word

“Very unfortunate. I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right,” Jones said at the time. “I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.”

Other major leaguers, including CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson and Matt Kemp, all echoed that they’ve endured similar experiences, especially in Boston.

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Listen Guys…10 Signs You’re Trying Too Hard to Be Stylish



Hey guys there is help available… Check this out!


Clothing should enhance your confidence, not make you even more insecure. –Complex

Casual bowties. Highwater pants. Camo down to your boxers’ codpiece. For every trend and style, there are at least 100 ways to go overboard. Judging from the current state of menswear, plenty of people do. While men’s style grows out of this awkward phase between high-end tailored gear and streed-cred worthy clothing, it’s not hard to strike a balance between the two without looking like you don’t know what’s up.


Before you leave the house, check the mirror, and before you check the mirror, check out these 10 Signs You’re Trying Too Hard to Be Stylish.

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Holiday Hustle: Ways To Make Extra Cash



It is the Holiday Season, why not treat yourself by earning extra money for gifts,travel, debt elimination. Lots of hidden gems out there you can take advantage of to jump start your 2018!

Making extra money is something we all can afford to do. Sure, it requires more of our time, but paying for life these days is just downright expensive. That goes double for the holiday season.

Whether it’s giving gifts to our loved ones, hosting or attending parties or preparing meals for your holiday feast, every year it just seems to cost us more and more. That can take a toll on your family financially and emotionally. Chances are you will likely be paying off this year’s holiday season by the time next year’s holiday season rolls around. Who has the time – or money – for that financial stress?

If you’re like me, you’d rather put in the work now and set yourself up for a better new year. So, let’s discuss how you can do that and earn a little extra money in the process. I will warn you: this will require work from you. Be prepared.


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Urlacher’s Hall of Fame Candidacy High Point of Bears’ Rebuilding Season



Coming off of their most recent home loss to the San Francisco 49ers, tallying only three wins this season, the Chicago Bears are in the midst of a definite rebuild. Despite the question marks and disappointments ranging from the offense, to coaching, to management, the most telling sign of the Bears’ lack of relevancy to this point is how a player who is no longer in the game is somewhat a beacon of hope for fans, at least until the draft comes around.

Calling it a career in 2012, former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has become one of the talking points for the Windy City for being selected as a semi-finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Posting 1353 tackles, 22 interceptions, 41.5 sacks to go along with his eight pro bowl appearances, four all pro selections and a Defensive Player of the Year award in 2005, the question isn’t if, but when Urlacher will be inducted.

“My body of work is out there and I feel it’s as good as anybody’s, honestly, if you look at my numbers compared to defensive players in the Hall,’’ Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune recently. “But that’s not why I played the game, to get to the Hall of Fame. I never dreamed that when I started playing, I’d have a chance to be in that conversation. So just to be considered is a big deal.’’


Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher tackling Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers 

The billed criteria for the hall of fame is on the field accomplishments. However it has been shown on a variety of occasions that numbers alone have not been deemed worthy of the ultimate honor in sports, which is why I can acknowledge that while still presiding on the south side of 30 years old and missing out on the Bear’s lone super bowl victory, Urlacher instilled a culture in Chicago that gave the feeling that our second victory was on the way.

Just falling short of winning Super Bowl XLI, Urlacher maintained that season’s intensity for 13 seasons. Winning Defensive Rookie of the Year to begin his career, maintaining his production for multiple coaches over the years, and even battling injuries in his final years to remain at worst formidable at his position. Revered in the locker room as a true leader and in the community as as genuine as they come, few boxes if any should go unchecked on Urlacher’s ballot.

Being recently selected to the College Football Hall of Fame along with other names such as Peyton Manning, Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson, one could only hope that this would be the warm up to his victory lap with the Pro Football Hall of Fame as his starting point. With the final announcement to be made just before this year’s Super Bowl, when the Bears’ season presumably will have been over for quite some time, Chicago will be looking for the grandest thank you to be expressed to one of its’ ultimate winners, patiently waiting for its’ next one.


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