The demise of the Papa John’s career of company founder John Schnatter began with an attack on the NFL and ended with an assault on the late Colonel Harland Sanders. The family of Colonel Sanders has responded.
He’s a weasel, Sanders’ grandson, Trigg Adams, said regarding Schnatter, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Because he’s prejudiced, he’s trying to say somebody else was, too. [Sanders] had absolutely no prejudice against anybody. . . . There was no racism in him. To him, all people were equally children of God.
Sander’s great-granddaughter, Cindy Wurster Sjorgen, admitted that the Colonel was known to throw around a few cuss words but never a racial slur. She added that [f]or Mr. Schnatter to use the Colonel as a scapegoat for his own horrible, disgusting mouth and racist beliefs is inexcusable.
So there’s a start for you, with one other note to get you ready: If last year was about the quarterbacks, this year will be about the guys hunting them. Wilkins and Bryant are joined on the Clemson front by Dexter Lawrence (a top-of-the-draft DT prospect) and Clelin Ferrell, and Houston’s Ed Oliver, Ohio State’s Nick Bosa, Michigan’s Rashan Gary and Mississippi State’s Jeffery Simmons will also likely be part of a defensive line crop that could populate half the top 10 picks.
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown will be on the cover of Madden 19.
Being on the cover isn’t quite what it used to be, because most people download the game directly to their consoles without ever buying the box that contains it. Still, Brown’s presence will surely dominate the start-up screen that will be seen by every Madden player, every time the game is loaded.
For Steelers fans who play Madden, that will be a nice break from the last two years, which features Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Madden 18 and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on Madden 17.
The game has been around for 30 years now, and for more than a decade it’s been the only console game licensed to use NFL logos, names, and likenesses. Although there was a stretch where the game maybe wasn’t improving the way that it would have improved if actual competition existed (like the 2K series), the last three editions have been great. Here’s hoping Madden 19 will be even greater.