Zeke Elliott Suspension, Aaron Hernandez’s Brain and Stupid Thursday Night Uniforms!

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Zeke Elliott Suspension, Aaron Hernandez's Brain and Stupid Thursday Night Uniforms!EL BARRIO, EL FALLS  – So it is 10:30pm and I get a call from a partiall-drunk Short Matt. He needed a Friday pinch hit and apparently he was running out of suckers, so he called me. We had a chat about life in Western New York, and then he made the ask. I said, “Sure why not?”  So here we are again with my tried-and-true formula of a Song of the Week, followed by Sports Stuff. The latter will be all about the NFL. I want to avoid this band of thugs and criminals but they are just churning out the headlines. With that, today’s Stuff will be about: The Zeke Elliott Suspension, Aaron Hernandez’s Brain & Those Stupid Thursday Night Uniforms!

Song of the Week:  I was looking for a song again. I then overheard my wife watching a video on Facebook and I heard this hip-hop classic. It was tough to resist, and yes it includes the N-word but so what it? It’s still a fun track. Take a listen to… Same on a Ni**a by Wu-Tang Clan. Take a listen and enjoy the track.

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The Zeke Elliott Suspension: The Suspension that has been planned for weeks is finally happening. Despite the Dallas Cowboys best attempts, along with the NFL Players Association, Ol’ Mr. Feed Me is gonna be on the sidelines for the next six weeks. The Cowboys did this to themselves because they could have taken the 6-week loss to start the season and still have ten games to play for make the playoffs. Now they are 5-3, at the halfway point in the season with 8 games to go, and they won’t have Zeke for 6 of those games. In their want to fight it, they have put themselves in a much more precarious position. I don’t feel badly for them or Zeke, considering the charges. Again, this is a result of kicking the can down a road that has now hit an abrupt stop. They will have to deal with not making the playoffs this season and I really hope they don’t, because their tears (along with Grinding Ax’s and Cheesy Bruin’s) will taste just delightful.

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Ann McKee, MD, of BU CTE Center & VA Boston H.S., discusses Aaron Hernandez. (Matt West photo)

Aaron Hernandez’s Brain: Apparently Aaron Hernandez had the brain of someone at least 46 when he hung himself. Now, he was a scumbag and killed a man and likely other bad things. I am not here to defend that piece of garbage. However, if we throw the baby out but keep the bathwater, this is disturbing. To me it shows one of the critical problems with football players coming up though youth ranks up to the pro level. There is no neutral ref or authority to protect these players from themselves. This means that “head knock” or not, people are trying to get these kids out on the field and play. I am not sure his family should be suing the NFL but I do agree the NCAA and whomever ran his high school league should come under fire. The doctors said this is the worst case ever and he finished in Stage 3 out of  4 for CTE. This kind of negligence is going to eventually hurt signing up by future generations… you would hope. Time will tell what people will do for those NFL millions, however.

Thursday Night Football: I watched last week because I am a J-E-T-S fan, but these game suck. Has there been a good game at all this season?! Plus, what is up with those uniforms?! That meant-to-blind lime green  by the Seahawks last night was a joke. Further, why is a team that wears white all the time in all black?! These ugly money grabs from Nike are doing more to ruin the experience of watching the game than the guilt of supporting such a morally bankrupt league! And that says a lot!

That is it for now, leave your thoughts below, and come back tomorrow for another gem of a column by Hugh Dumhee. You can also find us on Twitter – @JunoirBlaber, @MeetTheMatts & @Matt_McCarthy00, Instagram – @MeetTheMatts – and Facebook Meet The Matts.

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Junoir Blaber is from Ghana but was transplanted to the Bronx as a young lion chaser. Blaber is the Rain Man of Meet The Matts and is a featured contributor on MTM global partner, Rugby Wrap Up. The name “Junoir” is not a cool African name. Instead, Blaber mis-typed “Junoir” on his Facebook page. But proving that two wrongs indeed do make a right, he embraced his new persona – [June-noire]… Manute Bol is his uncle and his teams are the Mets, Jets, Knicks & NY Rangers… And Manchester United. He knows soccer. [Vomit]. P.s… He has webbed toes and came be followed on Twitter here: @JunoirBlaber

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