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Georgia Tech Coach Apologizes For Insensitive Tweet After Player’s Death

first_imgGeorgia Tech takes on UVA.ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Place kicker Wesley Wells #38 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets celebrates with teammates after kicking a field goal during the fourth quarter in their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)This past Sunday, Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams, just 21 years old, passed away unexpectedly. Adams reportedly collapsed at a house near campus and was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive.Unfortunately, what one Georgia Tech coach tweeted in the aftermath has gotten a lot of press. Brent Key, an assistant who recently came over to Georgia Tech after working at Alabama, tweeted something rather tone deaf.The same day that Adams passed away, Georgia Tech received a commitment from a four-star cornerback named Miles Brooks. Key tweeted about both bits of news at the same time.“GT has always, and will continue to attract GREAT MEN. Today we lost a GREAT MAN, and gained another GREAT MAN! Even in dark days the future is bright.”This is #not how you show respect a valued #teammember #teammate who passed away #dobetter #BrentKey #BrandonAdams #awkward #muppet pic.twitter.com/fguZnD9mwE— ohsixoneoh (@ohsixoneoh) March 27, 2019Obviously, he wasn’t trying to equate the death of a player with the commitment of another player. But many think the tweet comes off that way.Key, who got crushed after posting the tweet, eventually deleted it and posted somewhat of an apology. Here’s what he had to say:I’m devastated by the loss of a great man. I never meant to disrespect Brandon, his family, or the legacy he left. RIP Big B— Coach Brent Key (@CoachBrentKey) March 25, 2019Obviously, the Georgia Tech community is devastated after Adams’ death. This situation didn’t make it any better.It’s unlikely that Georgia Tech takes any action against Key here, since the post wasn’t meant to be offensive. But it’s a good lesson for other coaches to watch what they tweet in difficult times.last_img read more

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Tecovas Western Boots: Stylish, Handmade, and Affordable to Boot

first_imgThere comes a time in every man’s life when he asks himself, “Can I pull off cowboy boots?” Most red-white-and-blue-blooded American men have a soft spot for the badassery of Westerns, and many of us imagine ourselves gettin’ by in the violent and dusty Wild West. At the very least, we like to think we can rock a pair of leather western boots.If you’re curious about how well you fill a pair of cowboy boots, then allow us to recommend a classic western pair from Tecovas. Unlike many handmade luxury boots, which can run up to $700 or more, Tecovas boots will only set you back $235 or $225. Much of the savings comes from Tecovas’ direct-to-customer online sales model. In addition to saving you money, this model can help you avoid a duel with a snooty department store sales representative.Tecovas is offering two men’s boots and two women’s boots. You can choose from the taller, more traditional Cartwright, or the shorter, more versatile Earl. All boots are designed in Austin, TX and handmade in Leon, Mexico. The boot-making process involves more than 120 steps performed by skilled artisans in one of the oldest boot-making factories in the world.Related: The West’s Best Fall AdventuresIf you’re unsure of how you could possibly pull off cowboy boots, then allow us to help you out. Don’t overthink it — Lord knows the cowboys of the Wild West didn’t give a damn. And don’t worry: you don’t also need to invest in chaps and a ten-gallon hat; just because you have a pair of cowboy boots doesn’t mean you have to go full cowboy. Most of the time, your boots will be a perfectly natural part of your ensemble. When in doubt, go with a button-up shirt, casual jacket, and pair of jeans — just make sure you don’t tuck the legs into the boot shaft, lest you look like a total goofball.If you simply don’t see yourself in a pair of classic Western boots, then you might consider getting a pair for the lady in your life. The Jamie and The Penny are similar to their male counterparts, and make excellent holiday gifts. Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. Editors’ Recommendations Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 7 Couples Costumes That Don’t Sucklast_img read more

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