There’s a lot more to Michael Bennett than meets the eye. Yes, he’s a ferocious, 6-foot-4, 274-pound defensive end with a knack for sacking the quarterback and forcing fumbles, but he’s also a political activist, a big-picture thinker, and a pursuer of justice, among many other descriptors. Bennett is coming to New England from the Philadelphia Eagles, along with a 2020 seventh-round pick, in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick. The 33-year-old is widely considered one of the most unpredictable and charismatic players in the league, and he believes that “people need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Here’s what you need to know about the Patriots’ new defensive stopper. Yes, he’s related to Martellus Bennett. Those who follow the National Football League religiously are well aware of Michael Bennett’s family ties. For those who don’t follow it quite as closely – and for whom the last name rings a bell … [Read more...] about 6 things to know about new Patriots DE Michael Bennett
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Detroit Free Press staff Published 8:00 AM EST Jan 26, 2019 Happy birthday, Michigan! The Great Lakes State — or Mitten State, if you prefer — turns 182 today, joining the union on Jan. 26, 1837. To celebrate, here are some fun facts about the 26th state: 1) Many people know the state bird is the robin and the state flower is the apple blossom. But Michigan has a slew of other official symbols, including a state fish (brook trout), fossil (mastodon), reptile (painted turtle), stone (Petoskey stone) and wild flower (Dwarf Lake Iris). There's even a state soil, the Kalkaska soil series. 2) Michigan has its own version of the Pledge of Allegiance ... sort of. Lawmakers adopted a pledge to the state flag in 1972: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of Michigan, and to the state for which it stands, 2 beautiful peninsulas united by a bridge of steel, where equal opportunity and justice to all is our ideal.” 3) What's a … [Read more...] about Happy birthday, Michigan!
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm | UPDATED: January 1, 2019 at 6:01 am The 41st birthday of Donald Trump Jr. falls on New Year’s Eve, and the president’s oldest son is getting tributes from some of the famous women in his life. New girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle posted happy birthday wishes on social media, as did Trump Jr.’s younger sister Ivanka Trump. But Trump Jr. also is having a party thrown in his “honor” Monday night at the Hustler strip club in Las Vegas where his alleged ex-mistress Aubrey O’Day is performing. Page Six reported last week. Flynt even extended a tongue-in-cheek invitation to President Trump and his family, writing, “You and your family have done so much for this country that we at the Hustler Organization want to show our appreciation by throwing Donald Trump Jr. a birthday party he will never forget.” Flynt spokesman David Bryant told Page … [Read more...] about Both Kimberly Guilfoyle and Aubrey O’Day celebrate Donald Trump Jr.’s birthday
Ron Charles, The Washington Post Published 9:13 pm PST, Sunday, December 30, 2018 The Catcher in the Rye Little, Brown - handout The Catcher in the Rye Little, Brown - handout Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Catcher in the Rye Little, Brown - handout The Catcher in the Rye Little, Brown - handout Is 'Catcher in the Rye' still relevant on Salinger's 100th birthday? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger Little, Brown. 240 pp. $8.99 - - - Tuesday is J.D. Salinger's 100th birthday, but Holden Caulfield is still 17. The iconic teenager of "The Catcher in the Rye" is forever suspended in the amber of our youthful alienation. Although a few pious schools continue to ban Salinger's only published novel, for millions of adults, a faded copy of "The Catcher in the Rye" is a sweet teenage treasure, as transgressive as a trophy from band … [Read more...] about Is ‘Catcher in the Rye’ still relevant on Salinger’s 100th birthday?
ON THIS DAY 1951: The English Football Association recognised white as the official colour for footballs because of the increased use of floodlights at matches. 2003: Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand was banned for eight months and fined £50,000 for missing a drugs test. 2005: Formula One champion Fernando Alonso announced he would be joining McLaren in 2007. 2007: England rugby union head coach Brian Ashton was reappointed following an in-depth review into the state of the national team. He later lost the job in April 2008, with former captain Martin Johnson taking charge of the team. 2009: Mark Hughes was sacked as manager of Manchester City. He was replaced by Roberto Mancini. 2010: Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to reach 50 Test centuries, achieving the feat against South Africa at Centurion. 2010: Grand National winner Tony McCoy was voted the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. 2012: A new police investigation into the Hillsborough … [Read more...] about On this Day, December 19 2010: Grand National winner Tony McCoy was voted the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year