What Had Happened Was: 9/26/16
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It was a somber weekend after learning of the tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez early Sunday. We will spend time today exploring what his life meant and who was most impacted by his loss. But in the interim — you know the deal.
There was football — lots of it — and you need to be caught up on anything you missed. Let’s get on with it.
Perfect form! pic.twitter.com/T7EYXIfbUY
— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 26, 2016
Allen Robinson. #HandsUpDontShoot pic.twitter.com/3NRA2dxNFC
— Aaron Dodson (@aardodson) September 25, 2016
Jarvis Landry touchdown celebration… pic.twitter.com/uP0gsTpjdr
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) September 25, 2016
Eagles have scored the most points in the NFL.
Eagles have allowed the fewest points in the NFL.
— Bryn Swartz (@eaglescentral) September 26, 2016
Cam Newton look like he got cast as a conductor in a Tyler Perry remake of The Polar Express pic.twitter.com/ifZJZZ1Opg
— 𝕂𝕠𝕗𝕚𝕖 (@KofieYeboah) September 25, 2016
Odell Beckham gave Josh Norman the bidness.https://t.co/Q6UYiBRyCv
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) September 25, 2016
Cheering on Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant, and the Cowboys against the Bears? 50 Cent is, too (in person) https://t.co/4wSGPOUUun pic.twitter.com/A3XMm2To74
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) September 26, 2016
The net like "You tried it" https://t.co/pXhbSa3IUt
— LizzLocker (@Lizzs_Lockeroom) September 25, 2016
Those nets are tricky.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 25, 2016
Cheers to a museum we can finally call our own.
A deserving hug between @repjohnlewis and @POTUS. It's been a long journey and we're all grateful to be here. #APeoplesJourney pic.twitter.com/X564UNlF2Z
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) September 24, 2016
Proud to help open @NMAAHC with so many heroes. African American history is a central part of our glorious American history.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) September 24, 2016
And that's just the truth. #NMAAHC #APeoplesJourney pic.twitter.com/ClYpB6sXTK
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 24, 2016
Joy! Celebrating our ancestors and our future and this present moment! #APeoplesJourney #NMAAHC #August28 pic.twitter.com/heAR2kqgZJ
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 24, 2016
.@POTUS gets emotional imagining taking grandkids to @NMAAHC: "Together we'll learn about ourselves, as Americans." https://t.co/zV1wA4KFfi
— ABC News (@ABC) September 24, 2016
The #Mariners have announced that catcher Steve Clevenger has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the season.
— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) September 23, 2016
$33,868: Money Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger will lose as a result of his tweeting. Team suspended him for rest of season without pay.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 23, 2016
Here's a sad truth about baseball: If teams released players who thought like Steve Clevenger, hundreds of players would be released today.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 23, 2016
Steve Clevenger's apology is an epic fail. My man essentially hit em with I can't be racist, I'm from Baltimore! https://t.co/lgamnDB7VK
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 23, 2016
Nice shirt, Cam:
Cam Newton's shirt he wore during pregame warmups today. pic.twitter.com/j2gajNOaAC
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 25, 2016
Curfew in Charlotte, North Carolina:
City of #Charlotte lifts curfew,
effective immediately … We'll have a story ASAP #KeithLamontScott #CharlotteProtest #JustinCarr pic.twitter.com/xaav38x23I
— Charlotte Observer (@theobserver) September 25, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
How one tiny Indiana town got to see its legacy preserved in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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A look at how the dope music on the new show Atlanta found itself there in the first place.
TOP THREE TWEETS
Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?
1. AND THE LIE IS … WHERE?
2. BACK AT IT AGAIN
— Toni Childs (@Bombshell_Nita) September 25, 2016
3. THIS HAS TO BE INTENTIONAL
Do not pass GO, Cam Newton. Do not collect $200. pic.twitter.com/n61l8P9cJT
— 𝑹𝒆𝒚-𝑹𝒆𝒚 (@TheNoLookPass) September 25, 2016
If you got a chance to watch Denzel Washington’s latest flick The Magnificent Seven over the weekend, be sure to read our sis Kelley L. Carter’s interview with director Antoine Fuqua:
What made you want to make this film — and a Western at that?
The story. I always loved the story, and I love the idea of self-sacrifice for others. But also, what really got me excited was when I got my casting. You know … Denzel and Byung-hun Lee, that got me even more excited about wanting to make the film because then it became something of my own, something different, you know. So that’s when I got really excited about it. And then, by that point, you know, putting the rest of the diverse cast together, I got more excited about it.
What did you say that made Denzel Washington say yes? I know you had to put in work.
I don’t think it was one thing. I just showed my passion for it, and I played some music for him at the table in this restaurant, and I was describing to him how I saw him dressed in black and all that. He started smiling, and I was like, ‘You love it, don’t ya?’ I had a vision … and as soon as we started talking about it, he signed on because of my passion for it.
Jose Fernandez once saved his own mother from drowning as he escaped to this country. This poor woman must be heartbroken & devastated
— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) September 25, 2016
Rest in power, brother pic.twitter.com/VW24AKV4Ij
— Ryan Cortes (@Ryan_Cortes) September 25, 2016
Marlins Manager Don Mattingly tearfully remembers the life and legacy of José Fernández. pic.twitter.com/BeuYgxHPHV
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 25, 2016
Jose Fernandez was everything right about baseball. pic.twitter.com/6H1paMiKbC
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) September 26, 2016