BuzzN onIt: singer songwriter Adia Victoria on twitter.....replying to a how southern are you tweet.
"ok so i have a funny story...
back in 2013 i was a server at union station.
we had finished breakfast and begin flipping the kitchen for lunch service...changing out biscuits in the bread service for sliced bread and such..
flipping the kitchen from breakfast to lunch also meant swapping out the sausage gravy for the soup du jour...
at one point during lunch i noticed a lot of people using the bread in the basket to sop up the last remnants of the soup du jour—some sort of loaded potato soup.
i mean they were WIPING THEIR BOWLS CLEAN, YALL.
turns out some simple ass server forgot to swap out the gravy for the soup at the start of the day and then fancy white folks was straight up being served whole ass gravy for soup.
to this day i maintain my innocence. "
BuzzN onIt: “If God wanted us to cover our nose and mouth with a mask, he would have made us that way.” Says a woman with glasses on, wearing clothes and caring an iphone.
BuzzN onIt: For sale. Serious inquiries only. $1,200 face value. I'll take $2,000 for both. Obo. Something came up and i can't make it.
These kids are too young for this.
blondephd: Shocking, Buzz!
Studies have found high rates of concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and a serious brain disorder called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former football players. CTE is a brain disorder that is caused by repeated head injuries. These brain changes progress and worsen over time, and may not be noticed for months, years, or decades after the last brain injury. Common symptoms include memory loss, impaired judgment, aggression, and depression. Some of former athletes with CTE have committed suicide or murder. CTE is most often found in athletes who have experienced repeated head injuries, such as former boxers, hockey players, and football players.
Researchers at Virginia Tech found that football risks start at an early age. Their study found that young children take high-force hits to the head. The researchers observed 9- to 12-year-old players and found that about 8% of head impacts were high-magnitude, defined as greater than 40 times the force of gravity. These impacts were more likely to occur in competitive games rather than during practices. Quarterbacks, running backs, and linebackers were all at greater risk. These findings confirm parents’ concerns about the risks of playing football at a young age.
Another study found that dangers are much greater when players start before the age of 12, because they are twice as likely to develop mood and behavior problems later in life.
For several years, researchers have been warning about the health risks of football, especially for children, and as a result participation in tackle football for 6-12 year olds has dropped by almost 20% since 2009. In response, USA Football introduced a new version of football called “rookie tackle,” which aims to decrease the physical toll on young children. Even with this safer version of the game, however, researchers and parents still don’t know if children are safe enough.
BuzzN onIt in reply to blondephd: one of my favorite former TN Titans has CTE problems now. He was a TE and part of the "Music City Miracle" play. We need better parents and adults teaching/coaching the kids.
BuzzN onIt: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/27/only-racist-ignorance-lets-rick-santorum-think-america-was-birthed-from-nothing
BuzzN onIt: If a 16 year old bystander didn't have a phone/camera and hadn't been brave enough to use it, this would have been the final word on George Floyd's death.
BuzzN onIt in reply to NNJGal01: I don't remember who it was but a reporter for one of the three networks or cnn or maybe the NYT or the WP posted it on twitter. I think Erin Burnett had it one night too.