Annie West for NBC Sports Peter King is on vacation until July 15, and he lined up some guest writers to fill his Monday spot on Football Morning in America. Today, it’s Hugh Royal of Richfield, Idaho, who was selected out of a few hundred readers who submitted essays on why they wanted to be an FMIA guest columnist. Previous guest columns: Fred Gaudelli (June 3) | Nick Hardwick (June 10)| Pro Football Focus (June 17) | Rich Eisen (June 24) By Hugh Royal RICHFIELD, Idaho — I learned early in my work career about NFL fan extremism. As a production manager at the Avonmore Whey Plant in Idaho, I traveled for the job and once visited Wisconsin. The first night, I stayed at a local hotel with a lounge. I stopped for a beer before dinner. The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings were playing on TV, and the Pack was losing, and I made what was probably a disparaging comment about Green Bay. Every head turned toward me and gave me a look like, … [Read more...] about FMIA Guest: The NFL in a Small Town
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Juan, a 28-year-old immigrant from Honduras, often wonders what would’ve happened if he had fled from the Border Patrol when they caught him crossing the border illegally with a group of families in March. Maybe his loved ones would still be with him.Lean and athletic, Juan saw only two Border Patrol agents at the scene dealing with dozens of immigrants. Thinking back to that day, he wonders if the agents would have stayed with the others and let him flee.“Maybe I should have run,” said Juan, who until Thursday was living in a Tijuana shelter while his asylum claim is processed.The Union-Tribune is withholding Juan’s full name because he has received death threats from MS-13 gang members after refusing to join the gang. He left Honduras in November but MS-13 followed him to Mexico. Lately, he has been receiving text messages from other gang members. The messages warn Juan that MS-13 knows where he is and they plan to come after him.“I’m scared … [Read more...] about How non-traditional families are separated at the border
Paxton Schulte: To be acknowledged by Belfast Giants fans and have people keen for their children to meet me, it is a great feeling' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Turning your back on any remaining hope of a career in the NHL and heading across the Atlantic to a small town in Berkshire may not be considered a great move, but anyone who knows Paxton Schulte also knows that he never does things in a conventional way. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/ice-hockey/paxton-schulte-to-be-acknowledged-by-belfast-giants-fans-and-have-people-keen-for-their-children-to-meet-me-it-is-a-great-feeling-37942829.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/ice-hockey/article37942825.ece/0b231/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-03-23_spo_48964596_I1.JPG Email Turning your back on any remaining hope of a career in the NHL and heading across the Atlantic to a small town in Berkshire may not be considered a great move, but anyone who knows Paxton Schulte also knows that he never does things in a conventional way. … [Read more...] about Paxton Schulte: To be acknowledged by Belfast Giants fans and have people keen for their children to meet me, it is a great feeling’
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Last February, while preparing for the biggest day of his life, Kyle Guy thought he had anticipated everything. He’d enlisted UVA athletics photographer Matt Riley to serve as documentarian, visiting the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville together a few days prior to scout the best angle for pictures. He’d chosen the location, a small footbridge adjacent to the Birdwood Golf Course clubhouse, before asking his Virginia basketball teammates to watch from behind the clubhouse’s tinted windows. And he’d arranged a decoy: his head coach, Tony Bennett, who, along with his wife, Laurel, had requested a supposed brunch double-date. With all the details in place, Guy, now a 21-year-old junior guard for the Cavaliers, felt confident that his marriage proposal to long-time girlfriend Alexa Jenkins would go according to plan. And aside from his own jitters and verbal miscues, the morning unfolded as he’d hoped. Jenkins said yes, the newly engaged couple … [Read more...] about How Virginia’s Kyle Guy weathered heartbreak and learned to live with anxiety