What Had Happened Was: 9/19/16
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You know the deal by now, fam. What did you miss on a Monday this time of year? FOOTBALL. College, pros, blowouts, heartbreaks, laughs, grumbles, selfies and top hats? We even had an injury while celebrating on Sunday — a classic. We got it all for you. Here’s the best of what we witnessed this weekend:
Vernon Davis watching you get engaged like 😬👀 pic.twitter.com/7YYwahPU4Z
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) September 18, 2016
WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING
"No immediate recovery" (even though Texas recovered) gives Cal ball back, & they winhttps://t.co/6gddxuNJzM
— College Town™ (@CollegeT0wn) September 18, 2016
— Slate (@Slate) September 18, 2016
ICYMI: We have a candidate for the dumbest play in college football history pic.twitter.com/uQdKvbqvHx
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 17, 2016
— TariqTouré طارق تورى (@TariqToure) September 19, 2016
Lol @ Mack pic.twitter.com/g2rI0biU27
— Gray Brotherton (@GrayBrotherton) September 17, 2016
Lamar Jackson just said free lil Kodak!! Give this man the heisman pic.twitter.com/AAAZYizEeZ
— khalis (@khicks_6) September 17, 2016
48 plays not involving Stefon Diggs: 2.1 yards per play
9 plays involving Diggs: 20.2 yards per play
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) September 19, 2016
Think I just saw Diggs do a shoveling motion as a TD celebration. Cuz his name is Diggs I assume. That's so terrible that it's awesome.
— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) September 19, 2016
hold on his name is Diggs and his TD celebration is he digs a pretend grave plot for the cornerback who was covering him hahaha i am in love
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) September 19, 2016
That feeling when you open the new house with a W.
— NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2016
When the Uber arrives 5 seconds after you ordered ithttps://t.co/jZM9rE1JRn
— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) September 19, 2016
Congrats to WNBA superstar Tamika Catchings on playing her final regular-season game in her illustrious career.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 18, 2016
— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) September 18, 2016
WHEN YOU SWEEP THE YANKEES pic.twitter.com/eOW4xbiLT7
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) September 19, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
A modeling agency seeks to dispel the idea that Islam and modern fashion are incompatible.
A short film with Mahershala Ali and Laura Harrier takes shots at our social media obsession.
The stories and artifacts that brought the National Museum of African American History and Culture to life.
Director Alan Yang’s speech about Asian-Americans on Sunday at the Emmys was heartfelt and powerful.
An 8-year-old girl became the youngest female to skate the Vans Open Pro Series.
TOP THREE TWEETS
Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?
1. YOU UP?
2. LET’S KEEP IT STACK
Police picking and choosing who they want to protect is another reason to keep kneeling https://t.co/KsK5p0LXaP
— Herbo (@HerbMcDerb) September 18, 2016
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) September 18, 2016
Real life squad goals pic.twitter.com/s6XOOvWjIC
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) September 18, 2016
Our brother Mike Wise penned an urgent, important piece this weekend in light of Penn State honoring former coach Joe Paterno on Saturday. Wise reminds us that it’s not up to Penn State or its fans or to Paterno’s family when it comes to deciding when and how Paterno should be remembered — it’s up to a group of people far more important.
Four Octobers ago, I stood in a single-file line outside a small county courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. It was a crisp, sun-dappled fall day. I’ve never experienced such rage. We were waiting to get into the courtroom where Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State, would be sentenced to 30-60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys. The college president would resign. The athletic director would resign. And the head coach was fired in disgrace. They all knew….Sandusky used his Second Mile Charity for at-risk and underprivileged youth to groom his victims. He did not discriminate. Black, brown and white kids were molested, their economic status creating another layer of vulnerability. Many of these boys were orphaned. They didn’t merely come from broken families; they had no family. Second Mile and “Touchdown Jer”became their family. They say, “We are Penn State.” They call themselves a family …Well, I happen to know something about families like this.
A group of TCU students sat during the national anthem in solidarity with NFL player Colin Kaepernick pic.twitter.com/y0JXFEKe71
— TCU 360 (@tcu360) September 17, 2016