A few days ago, Kevin Pillar, a center fielder for the Blue Jays, directed a homophobic slur towards pitcher Jason Motte. The next day, the Blue Jays organization suspended Pillar for two games—without pay. His pay, along with an undisclosed fine, was donated to an LGBTQ+ organization. Both Pillar and the Blue Jays released public apologies, and Pillar reached out to Motte personally to apologize. The MLB is also investigating the incident.
The other day, Getzlaf used a homophobic slur in a playoff game. He was fined $10k. The money will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. Getzlaf won’t address the fine and the incident until after Saturday’s game.
This is, frankly, a game he shouldn’t even be playing. What the Blue Jays and the MLB did with Pillar is the BARE MINIMUM for a sports league that truly hopes to become an inclusive league.
Ryan Getzlaf is the captain of the Ducks. He wore Pride Tape on his stick during Pride Night. He is also a nominee for the Messier Leadership Award. He needs to be made an example of.
If the NHL wants this stuff out of the league, they need to dish out REAL penalties. That means playoff suspensions.
Bob shut down b.echo, explained why o.ctavia’s anger at bellamy for “killing lincoln” was irrational and hypocritical, and basically confirmed that we’re getting canon bellarke all in one day. He literally saved us in one. day.
Bob Morley is literally a fucking icon in case yall forgot.
“It’s not just about the girls you’ve seen in the media. It’s about everyone,“ Duggan said. “I felt in my gut that I had to call everyone individually and directly.” They weren’t calls to drum up support. That, they already have. It was just an effort to stay united, to say thanks for the support. It’s support that has been unanimous among the best women hockey players in this country.“There’s been no resistance. Zero resistance,” Duggan said. “Everyone knows this is the right thing to do.”
USAH sent out a form-letter email asking for them to play. They even asked a few high school seniors (who are on the U18, or under 18 team, but still, ouch). Keep in mind there’s like 400 players in the lineup before these girls, so they were turned down by hundreds of people before it got to that point.
Now they’ve actually moved on to beer league players.
One of the worst things tho is we don’t know if they’ll have insurance. Hockey is a fast paced dangerous sport, and if they really are putting a team together that has high school kids and rec league players, they could get hurt really easily.
All in all, USA Hockey would rather risk teenagers and rec players getting injured and having no insurance instead of just paying their own national team what they need to play hockey. It’s just shameful, and really reveals what they think about their own women’s team.
If you want anymore info, I have a ‘uswnt boycott’ tag on my blog.
#when will the Original Iwatobi Relay Team come back from the war
I was feeling nostalgic earlier and i skimmed through the high speed manga and i remembered again how much i love my tiny rarepairs, like makorin who are adorable and smiling up there because they were friends and also had fondness for each other.
and also i saw this tiny panel
it’s smol and like… at the back of a Very Important Haruka panel but this made me smile so much because this was the scene before Nagisa went to say “I’m really nervous!” all smiley at Haruka??? this implies that he was more nervous and worried but rin talked to him so he’s kinda more smiley after?? that’s such a cute small detail!!! also rin and nagisa are so touchy, i appreciate my cuddle buddies being on #brand.
i made a post a few days ago mentioning that i’ve been re-reading some older, pre-kiss zimbits fics that explored different ways that jack and bitty could possibly get together in canon and a few people asked me to share some of my favorites, so here are handful. please feel free to reblog and add your own alternative getting together fics – i love them all!
Harry hums, staring at his hands in his lap, and Louis can still feel their smoothness, how solid they were in between his own. “Do you think it’s the same for us? Are we here only because of the likeliness of our jobs? Of our lives?” “We’re here because we have inventive managers,” Louis says, giving Harry’s leg a little nudge with his knee, but all that’s going around in his head is, I think I’d be in the same spot in every possible universe.
or, when actor Louis Tomlinson used to daydream about dating Harry Styles, this is not what he had in mind. (38k)
<b>pierre, to andrey:</b> dear andrey,<p/><b></b> dear old friend, how goes the war?do we march on the French splendidly? do our cannons crack and cry? do our bullets whistle and sing? does the air reek with smoke?i wish i were there, with death at my heels<p/><b></b> dolokhov is recovering, he will be all right, the good man. it should have been me, i am a most ridiculous man. and Natasha is in town, i hear she is more beautiful than ever. how I envy you and your happiness<p/><b></b> here at home I drink and read and drink and read and drink. and I fill my mind with rot, while my heart is empty. and I've been studying the cabal and I've calculated the number of the beast. it is napoleon! i will kill him one day, he is not a great man, none of us are great men. we are just caught in the wave of history. nothing matters, everything matters, it's all the same. if only I could not see it, this dreadful, terrible "it"<p/><b>andrey, to pierre:</b> dear pierre,<p/><b></b> chill<p/></p>