COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — The NFL canceled its Hall of Fame game between St. Louis and Chicago on Thursday despite owners voting in favor of a tentative deal to end the lockout, pending player approval.
The Rams and Bears originally were scheduled to open their training camps this weekend and play in the game to open the preseason schedule on Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the game had to be dropped because the Rams and Bears wouldn’t have ample time to prepare.
“The time is just too short,” he said. “Unfortunately, we will not be there to play the game there this year.”
Goodell added that the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will go on as planned on Aug. 6. This year’s class of inductees includes Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Shannon Sharpe and Richard Dent.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame said in a statement Thursday night that it was “disappointed” by the decision, which will have “a significant adverse economic impact” on both the hall and city of Canton. T
Previously: It was cold. Somewhat Limited and The Moustaches got a little buddy-buddy. The Valley Girls were stranded at a challenge, but rescued by New York’s Worst Calendar Ever. Team Gay Angst hit rock bottom with infighting. The Moustaches won the stage yet again. Rednecks beat We Get It – You’re Not In Kansas Anymore, eliminating them and allowing them to return to their precious state. Nine teams remain.
Teams have assembled. Stage five will be another two-day stage. We’re needlessly reminded The Moustaches have won every stage so far. The first checkpoint for stage five will be at an artist’s tent where they’ll find instructions for the location of the overnight camp. In a bit of a supposed twist, the first team to the overnight camp this time will be given the reward of being able to contact their loved ones. Seems a three minute head-start just isn’t cutting it as incentive anymore.
The 13-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver has been hospitalized after being seriously injured in a California boogie-boarding accident.
People.com Friday cited a source close to Shriver as saying Christopher suffered a collapsed lung, broken bones and broken ribs during the mishap last weekend.
“Christopher has been in ICU since Sunday,” an insider told People.com. “Maria has not left his side and is sleeping at hospital.”
Schwarzenegger has also visited the boy, the celebrity news Web site said.
Schwarzenegger, a film star, and Shriver, a broadcast journalist, are in the process of divorcing.
Most of Archies friends in Riverdale have gotten their own books. Soon youll be able to add Kevin Keller to that list. Kevin made Archie comic book history by being the first openly gay member of the teen franchise.
[New York Times]
5:53PM BST 20 Jul 2011
Imagine… Harry Nilsson: the Missing Beatle (BBC One) was a sad story. Not only because of the singer’s alcoholism and early death, but because it seems to have been decided that the sole way to make viewers interested in his life was to tie it awkwardly to The Beatles. Contributors kept referring to Nilsson, who died aged 52 in 1994, as “a sort of Beatle”, or “the fifth Beatle”; “I felt Harry could be my Beatles.”
One even called him “the closest thing to an American version of The Beatles”. Certainly Nilsson was admired by The Beatles, and sometimes he got drunk with John Lennon, and maybe at a push you could say his singing voice sounded like a blend of Lennon’s and McCartney’s (though stronger and more stirring than either). But today most people p