Tourism – Johnny Cash Style

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There are times when we like to act like tourists in our own town and go to places that locals tend to ignore. Sunday was one of those times. We had brunch in downtown Nashville and walked a few blocks to the Johnny Cash Museum.Johnny Cash

I never saw Johnny Cash perform, and that is one of my regrets. However, I had a brief encounter with him at a bookstore. Honestly, I thought that would have been mentioned somewhere in the museum, but, for some reason, they left that out.

The museum offered glimpses into many phases of his life. Throughout the tour, samples of his music play overhead. Also, there are listening stations that represent different musical times in his life. It is a great chance to hear how his music, message and voice changed through the decades.

When I picked up one set of headphones, the station played a…

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Police Say MMA Fighter Who Beat Porn Star Girlfriend Tried to Kill Himself

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A mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend attempted suicide this week in his Las Vegas jail cell, authorities said.

A jail official found Jonathan Koppenhaver, 32, unresponsive on the floor of his cell Tuesday with linen around his neck and a suicide note in the room, News 3 reports. Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine, is accused of beating Christy Mack in August. He was reportedly in talks for a potential plea deal.

Prior to the suicide attempt, Koppehaver defended himself in a series of tweets.

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Philadelphia radio personality Mike Missanelli gloats over Victor Cruz injury

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Mike Missanelli of 95.7 The Fanatic in Philly couldn’t contain his delight after watching Giants receiver Victor Cruz go down with a torn patellar tendon.

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Cruz could be seen crying as he was carted off the field but that human moment didn’t touch Missanelli who only cared about gloating over the physically injured and emotionally devastated Cruz.

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That’s about the level of compassion you would expect from a radio host on a station called 95.7 The Fanatic in Philadelphia.

Great job Mike Missanelli. You really are a credit to your profession and your city.

Update: Missanelli deleted the tweet (screencapped above) and tried claim he didn’t know Cruz was hurt.

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Fans flood London’s Regent Street for NFL festival

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Thousands of football fans thronged one of Europe’s largest shopping districts, which was closed off for the event. Instead of designer clothing worn out of high-end stores, a sea of NFL jerseys inundated the half-mile stretch of road. In fact, in just a short time, it was possible to see fans wearing gear from all 32 NFL teams.

Those fans entertained themselves by throwing, catching and kicking footballs at NFL Experience stations dotted along the street. Younger British children tried their hand at playing football for the first time, while Raiderette cheerleaders showing off their moves halted traffic entirely. The main draw for the fans was the NFL stage, which featured interviews with a handful of Hall of Famers, including Rod Woodson, Bob Griese and Fred Biletnikoff, some of the stars from both teams playing at Wembley and a surprise guest in the form of former Miami quarterback Dan…

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Jay Cutler steals some scenes in ‘A Football Life’

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Brandon Marshall angry about ESPN profile: “They lied to me”

brandon marshall nfl combine,  brandon marshall nfl top 100,  nfl games online, espn, nfl network, chicago bears football, jay cutler kristin cavallari wedding If Ray Rice is the public face of a domestic violence problem in the NFL, then Marshall could be the public face of how a man like Rice could make himself a better man — through hard work, counseling and time. Marshall may not like the way ESPN reported his story, but it was an important story, well told.If Ray Rice is the public face of a domestic violence problem in the NFL, then Marshall could be the public face of how a man like Rice could make himself a better man — through hard work, counseling and time. Marshall may not like the way ESPN reported his story, but it was an important story, well told.

Brandon Marshall’s backstory has become well known to NFL fans. Even legions of people who don’t care about football are now familiar with the…

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Suspended players could be back on the field sooner than expected

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According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the NFL has started to inform players who have satisfied the terms of their current suspensions under the league’s new proposed drug policy that they should be reinstated by Sunday, a sign that the new policy will surely be in place by then. This means that Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick and Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker, who were serving four-game suspensions for positive amphetamine tests, will have their suspensions cut in half.

In addition, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon, currently serving a season-long suspension for multiple violations of the league’s drug and alcohol policies, will have his suspension reduced to 10 games, and he’s already served two.

The primary point in the new drug policy is the addition of testing for Human Growth Hormone, which the NFLPA has been resisting since the current collective bargaining agreement was ratified in 2011. The…

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