Category Archives: Tony Gates Morning Show Blogs

Poll: Growing number of Americans support NFL protests

When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016, a poll showed that only 28 percent of U.S. residents found the form of protest “appropriate.” But times have changed. The results of a new Yahoo/YouGov poll released Thursday reveal 52 percent of Americans are now behind NFL players’ right to protest.…MORE

Drew Brees receives backlash over comments about kneeling during national anthem

LeBron James and Richard Sherman are among the pack of athletes who have called out Saints quarterback Drew Brees over his comments about players who take a knee during the national anthem. In an interview with Yahoo! Finance on Wednesday, Brees criticized players who stage pre-game protests, saying his grandfather fought to defend the U.S.…MORE

5-Year-Old steals parents’ car after mom refuses to buy him a Lamborghini

A 5-year-old Utah boy stole his parents’ car and left home to move to California — all because his mom refused to buy him a Lamborghini. The Utah Highway Patrol first learned of the incident Monday afternoon after a trooper spotted what he thought was an “impaired driver” on an Ogden highway, they say. After…MORE

REO Speedwagon appears on Netflix’s ‘Ozark’

If you’re using the quarantine to binge Season 3 of the Netflix show Ozark, you might have caught an appearance by classic rockers REO Speedwagon. The band makes an appearance in the episode “Kevin Cronin Was Here”, named for lead singer Kevin Cronin – apparently a big fan of the show who said “The family will be snuggling…MORE

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts perform “The Light Of Day” separately

A little social distancing isn’t going to keep Joan Jett & The Blackhearts from rocking out. The band tore through a performance of “The Light Of Day” on MSNBC’s Morning Joe – which each band member performing from their own home. It remains to be seen if the pandemic will affect Jett’s upcoming ‘Stadium Tour’ with Motley…MORE

The Stafford’s are picking up meal tabs for first responders and medical workers

Matthew and Kelly Stafford are picking up tabs to help feed first responders and medical workers around Michigan as they continue to fight COVID-19 on the front-lines. The news accompanied a Kelly Stafford IG post announcing that she and her Detroit Lions quarterback husband are paying for meals this week in Royal Oak, Michigan.  …MORE

Shoppers buying abnormal amounts penis-shaped pasta

You’d get over it, right? According to the Manchester Evening News, the coronavirus is having a severe effect on the pasta supply in the U.K. so consumers are improvising. Yes, they’re buying penis-shaped pasta. People have to eat. We’d certainly get over it if this was the only option. Would you buy a box?MORE

MLB delays Opening Day until ‘at least’ mid-May

Major League Baseball officials have decided to push back opening day until “at least” the middle of May. Making the announcement late Monday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the decision was reached during a conference call with officials from all 30 teams. The new timeline comes after league officials originally postponed the start of the…MORE