A jaunt across the Atlantic Looks like this might be the only connection to the cast of the original Tomorrow People in the remake: Nicholas Young, the original John, but in another role entirely. But I doubt I’d tolerate any more episodes beyond the one I saw yesterday to get to the eighth.
TVGO: Do you remember how shooting the last Van Dyke episode felt?
Mary Tyler Moore: ”I can’t believe I’m going to have to say goodbye to these people. I can’t believe that they’re going to be working with other people. And that I won’t sit on that couch again. And that Dick’s arms won’t be around me.” It was so tough. Those emotions are still quite rawly present in me today.
The Dick Van Dyke Show Love these guys. Deacon was one of my favourites even if he often got ignored in documentaries and reunions.
Context Dale Hansen, Texas sport anchor, on Michael Sam. ‘Several NFL ofﬁcials are telling Sports Illustrated it will hurt him on draft day because a gay player wouldn’t be welcome in an NFL locker room. It would be uncomfortable, because that’s a man’s world.
‘You beat a woman and drag her down a ﬂight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You’re the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft.
‘You kill people while driving drunk? That guy’s welcome.
‘Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes? We know they’re welcome.
‘Players accused of rape and pay the woman to go away?
‘You lie to police trying to cover up a murder?
‘We’re comfortable with that.
‘You love another man? Well, now you’ve gone too far!
‘It wasn’t that long ago when we were being told that black players couldn’t play in “our” games because it would be “uncomfortable”. And even when they ﬁnally could, it took several more years before a black man played quarterback.
‘Because we weren’t “comfortable” with that, either.
‘So many of the same people who used to make that argument (and the many who still do) are the same people who say government should stay out of our lives.
‘But then want government in our bedrooms.
‘I’ve never understood how they feel “comfortable” laying claim to both sides of that argument.’
Personally, I’m surprised no other players have come out. And if these guys are good players, and are damned good on their football ﬁelds, then who the heck cares what they do in the bedroom? And can you really tell who’s gay and who’s not when they are dressed to the nines in their helmets and padding?
I doubt many of the players are going to think differently about a gay player in the midst of the match.
Good on Mr Hansen for telling it like it is.