February 09, 2018

RebelBuzz: Athletes politicize Olympics, Super Bowl win, PLUS: Eastwood's new movie

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor


Thursday night marked the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang — and of course, it couldn't go off without some controversy:

U.S. flag-bearer Erin Hamlin was chosen (via a coin-flip) to be the nation's flag-bearer. Seems fair enough, right?

But Hamlin's proud moment was soured when teammate Shani Davis insinuated that he should have been tapped to carry the flag instead. Why? #BlackHistoryMonth.


More political grandstanding by professional athletes… it’s deja vu all over again! Four Philadelphia Eagles players declared they won’t be accepting President Trump’s invitation to the White House, a traditional honour for Super Bowl winners.

They could have taken the opportunity to open up a dialogue with the leader of the free world, but that would require thoughtful action. And who needs that when you can just virtue signal?


Clint Eastwood’s new movie The 15:17 to Paris opened in theatres on Thursday, and it might be the one time I’ll advocate paying full price for a movie ticket.

The film tells the true story of the three American heroes who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris train in 2015. But there's one twist:

Eastwood didn't cast actors. Instead, the movie features the real life heroes portraying themselves.

It’s not life imitating art, it's art imitating real life!

 

 

 

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commented 2018-02-11 15:32:55 -0500
Olympics?

I can honestly say that pretty much anyone I work with is not at all interested in even watching.
commented 2018-02-10 03:18:24 -0500
I won’t be catching the train to Paris. I can’t stand Eastwood Movies, he still owes me 22 dollars I spent on that POS Bomb “Million Dollar Baby.” As far as the Train to Paris movie, I’m going to give it a different name, I’ll call it, “I Already Know What Happens.” I don’t go to these ridiculous movies made of actual recent events, they are just vehicles used to make money while the memory of them is still fresh in the public’s mind. I don’t know how many movies were made surrounding the events of 9/11 but I find them all somewhat offensive when people have died. Mark Wahlberg has made at least two movies in the last couple of years about true events that involved the death of real people. I just find such movies Predatory.
Don’t have any sports teams go to the White House. If somebody wasn’t paying these Felons a lot of money to play whatever they are playing, most would either be in prison, homeless, drug addicts, gang bangers or dead by now. They take drugs, beat their wives and girlfriends, they are NOT role models. They play a game for a living and get to go to the White House with all kinds of fan worship. Yet people who get an education or hard training and save lives every day, don’t get recognized or get to visit the White House. Nobody else see anything wrong with this? No one will be cheering these guys on a few years from now and they will all most likely be suing their employer for brain damage, they were brain damaged when they started playing the game. Don’t have any respect for these traitorous Bozo’s.
commented 2018-02-09 22:56:51 -0500
- SJWs have to politicize everything because they have nothing else. Their lives are empty & miserable.

- No NFL players should be allowed to ever go to the white house, ever. They are anti-American or enablers.

- Clint Eastwood is one of the few conservatives in Hollywood & he has been around long enough to have f-you money & influence. Sounds like a great movie.
commented 2018-02-09 19:56:11 -0500
Shani Davis didn’t like the outcome of a coin toss, then played the race card…how predictable! Big baby!

I’m looking forward to 3:17 to Paris, this is one Hollywood movie I will see.
commented 2018-02-09 19:33:40 -0500
Where are the primates to comment how Clint isn’t being inclusive enough.?
commented 2018-02-09 19:19:13 -0500
Super good one AMANDA , news and sports and entertainment.
Definitely going to catch the train to Paris