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Perhaps to overshadow this onslaught of bad news on the campaign trail, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) resorted to some colorful grassroots campaigning. As Senator Landrieu toured her old stomping grounds at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (class of ’77), she encountered a football tailgate in which young collegiates for the 58 year old senior Senator of Louisiana to partake in a keg stand as part of the Fighting Tiger’s home-stand against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Bobby Riggs was a pro tennis star who was at the of his game in the late 1930s and the 1940s. But Riggs is most remembered for his battle of the sexes. In 1973, the 55 year old Riggs came out of retirement to play a couple of matches against much younger female tennis stars.
Originally, Riggs wanted to play Billie Jean King but King initially refused.. But the so called Mothers Day Massacre of top female player Margaret Cox caused the 29 year old King to change her mind and agree to play Riggs. The Battle of the Sexes was played on September 20th, 1973 at the Houston Astrodome before a record setting crowd of 30,472 spectators and a television audience estimated at 90 million. King won the $100,000 winner take all prize on 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. This Battle of the Sexes elevated Women’s Tennis in America , fueled the politically correct womens’ liberation movement and highlighted the Title IX law.
Personally, this writer was chary about Scottish independence for sentimental, economic and geopolitical reasons. However, presuming that Scottish voters kept calm and voted no, it will be interesting to see how the Westminster Parliament implements “devolution max” in Scotland as well as how England asserts its interests in Parliament.
offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have
been more careful.” Surely, if a Republican or a Conservative would have uttered such an epithet, such a politico would not receive such a mild chiding and the news of the gaffe would lead the headlines in the Lamestream Media.
We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to
have the appropriate tone and coverage. A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are
being eliminated because of time or tone.
Instead, CBS Sports featured CBS Morning Show hostess Norah O’Donnell somber questions which centered on domestic violence to precede a professional football game.
One week later, when the Baltimore Ravens were not playing, CBS Sports signaled that it wanted to use the Rihanna material. The Hip Hop chanteuse saw BS and called out the network.
After Rihanna’s Twitter postings, it is highly unlikely that the videos will ever be used.