Are the Philadelphia Eagles one of the NFL teams trying to find out if Manti Te’o is gay? Suspicions that Te’o is hiding something about his sexuality persist, even after he told Katie Couric that he is not gay. And Mike Florio, a well-connected reporter for Pro Football Talk and NFL Sports, says that several teams are trying to get the answer to that question before the NFL draft. If the report is correct, any team actively investigating the sexuality of a potential employee would be violating federal law.
I have been Catholic all my life. I went to Saint Philomena and then Monsignor Bonner High School, for a total of eight years of lessons in Catholicism. In all that time, no one, not a single nun or priest ever mentioned to me that a pope can quit.
The most important neighborhood newspapers you're probably not reading are the Germantown Chronicle and the Northwest Independent. One spot in Philadelphia where these papers have become a must-read is City Hall. That’s because no other newspapers in the city, not the Inquirer or Daily News, are working more diligently to uncover the waste, corruption and incompetence of the political machine that runs this city. And it’s really starting to tick off some powerful people.
Sarah Palin’s rock-star status is fading fast. Rewind one year ago and cable news networks were carrying her speeches live and in their entirety; her book tour was attracting record crowds; her “One Nation” bus tour featured embedded network correspondents.
It was a memorable moment at the inauguration when a familiar face said from the stage, “I am proud to be the President of the United States”—memorable because the man who said it was not the President of the United States. Worse, it was Joe Biden.
Caroline Pla from Bucks County is the catalyst for what is quickly becoming a national cause celebre, and she's handling the spotlight impressively. Poised and eloquent, the 11-year-old Pla seems well aware of the stage and her role. The TV anchors and newspaper headlines claimed she was banned from playing football because she is a girl. Let me make an important clarification: Pla was banned from playing football because she is a girl and she is good.
It was the Friday before Christmas. Leigh Jacobs, the program director at IQ 106.9 and a good man whom I consider a friend, called me into his office and said, “We are going to let you go.” Until that moment, Leigh had been nothing but complimentary of my radio show and thrilled with its success. I felt bad for him that he was given this awful task and I could see in his eyes that this was harder on him than it was on me. It stands as amazing that in my 35 years in broadcasting I have not had such a face-to-face “Don’t let the door hit you” meeting until that moment. And with that, my fledgling career in talk radio hit an abrupt pause button. At least I hope it just a pause button.