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Kate Hudson & Ryder: Football Fans


Actress Kate Hudson and son Ryder, 11, were all smiles on Super Bowl Sunday.

“Amazing game! #MalcolmButler #HistoricINT #BradyMakesItHappenAgain #SuperBowlXLIX,” the Good People actress, 35, Instagrammed the image with her elder son.

The Wish I Was Here star recently returned home to Los Angeles after attending Paris Fashion Week with her famous mother, actress Goldie Hawn.

The actress – who is also mom to 3-year-old son Bing with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy – recently shared a sweet #tbt shot with her brother and mother.

#regram @theoliverhudson #tbt #LoveMyFamily,” she captioned the fun photo.

Amazing game! #MalcolmButler #HistoricINT #BradyMakesItHappenAgain #SuperBowlXLIX

A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on Feb 1, 2015 at 7:23pm PST

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Bet You Didn’t Realize TV Legend Bob Newhart Is Officiating College Football Games Now


Bob Newhart stole the show during Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Well, at least a guy who looks EXACTLY LIKE HIM.

The lead referee of the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oregon Ducks game, Greg Burks, bears a striking resemblance to the veteran actor, whom Good Morning America recognized as Buddy the Elf’s adopted dad:

Here are more comparisons on Twitter:

Could it be Newhart’s long lost bro? Could it just be the actor not-so-secretly fulfilling a lifelong dream? Or could the TV star just be really, really bored and looking for something to do? Newhart himself seems to suggest so:

Oh, and in case you were curious, Ohio State took home the title, 42 – 20.

[Photo Credit: @cliffsaunders]

Source: Bet You Didn’t Realize TV Legend Bob Newhart Is Officiating College Football Games Now

Washington School Shooter Was a Popular Football Player

10/25/2014 AT 11:35 AM EDT

Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school’s homecoming court just one week ago.

He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: “It breaks me … It actually does … “

The popular Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman opened fire in the school’s cafeteria late Friday morning, a government official with direct knowledge of the shooting told the Associated Press.

One girl was killed and four other young people – including two of the gunman’s cousins – were badly wounded before Fryberg fatally shot himself, witnesses, police and relatives said.

His motives remained unclear. Some students described Fryberg as happy and social, even though he had recently fought with a boy over a girl.

Shaylee Bass, a 15-year-old sophomore, said he remained upset about that, but she was stunned by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Students said the gunman stared at his victims as he fired. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others huddled inside classrooms at the school 30 miles north of Seattle.

Marysville police declined to release the shooter’s identity, with Chief Rick Smith insisting he did not want to “dramatize someone who perpetuated a violent crime in a place where children should feel safe.”

But many students identified Fryberg as the gunman, and the identity was confirmed to AP by a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Students and parents said Fryberg was a member of a prominent family from the nearby Tulalip Indian tribes and was a freshman football player. A week ago, he stood on the high school track during the team’s homecoming game in a vest, tie and white sash as he was introduced as a prince, according to a video recorded by parent Jim McGauhey.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Victims Fight for Their Lives

Three of the victims had head wounds and were in critical condition. Two unidentified young women were at Providence Everett Medical Center, and 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg was at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, a hospital official said.

Another victim, 14-year-old Nate Hatch, was listed in serious condition at Harborview, the hospital said. Family members told KIRO-TV that Andrew Fryberg and Hatch are cousins of Jaylen Fryberg.

Scene of Terror

Witnesses described the shooter as methodical inside the cafeteria.

Isabella MacKeige, 18, was having lunch with a friend when the suddenly heard gunshots behind them.

“I heard six shots go off and I turned and saw people diving under the tables,” she told AP. “In my brain I thought ‘run!’ So I left my backpack, my phone and my purse and got out the door as fast as I could.”

Some students got hurt when they tripped and fell in the chaos, she said. They ran across an open field to the fence that circles the schoolyard and climbed over.

A crowd of parents later waited in a parking lot outside a nearby church where they were reunited with their children.

Fryberg’s Twitter feed suggested he was struggling with an unidentified problem.

On Wednesday, a posting read: “It won’t last … It’ll never last.” On Monday, another said: “I should have listened. … You were right … The whole time you were right.”

Native American Community Mourns

Marysville-Pilchuck High School has a number of students from the Tulalip Indian tribes.

Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Jaylen Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids.”

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the tribal community was devastated. “We’re all related in one shape or form,” he said. “We live and work and play together.”

Hundreds of people prayed and sang songs at a church vigil Friday night for victims and family members.

The Oak Harbor high school football team, which had been set to play Marysville Friday night, lined the front row of Grove Church in their purple jerseys. The game was canceled and Oak Harbor offered to give the win to Marysville.

Pastor Nik Baumgart told the overflow crowd there was no script for reacting to Friday’s events.

“One moment we’re thinking, ‘We can do this,’ ” Baumgart said. “Another moment, we’re thinking, ‘How can we do this?’ “

Source: Washington School Shooter Was a Popular Football Player

7 Students Charged in Wake of New Jersey High School Football Hazing Allegations

New Jersey High School Football Hazing Allegations: 7 Students Charged

Sayreville War Memorial High School

Mel Evans/AP

10/11/2014 AT 01:50 PM EDT

Seven students were charged with sex crimes in connection with a series of assaults amid an investigation into hazing by a high school football team, which already led to the cancellation of the rest of the season, authorities said.

Six of the seven students, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were arrested Friday night, and the seventh was being sought, police and prosecutors said.

The group attacked four students at Sayreville War Memorial High School, a regional football power, on four separate occasions between Sept. 19 and Sept. 29, authorities said. Their investigation found that the students held other teens against their will and improperly touched them in a sexual manner. One of the victims was kicked during an attack, authorities said.

Three of the students were charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal restraint, hazing and other crimes for an act of sexual penetration upon one of the children, Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said. The four other students were charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact and other crimes.

Those in custody were awaiting a Family Court decision on whether they would be held at a juvenile detention facility or be released to their families. Their names weren’t released because of their ages.

On Friday evening, at what would have been game time as the planned homecoming night neared, the lights at Sayreville War Memorial High football stadium stayed off and the field remained empty.

Four days earlier, Superintendent Richard Labbe announced he was canceling the rest of the season after the prosecutor’s office substantiated allegations of hazing involving members of the school’s football team.

Parents in the township have complained that the whole team is being punished. The team, the Bombers, has won three sectional titles over four years.

Labbe has stood by his decision and said the time has come for students and others to step forward when bullying occurs. He said Friday the district has launched a harassment, intimidation and bullying investigation of all its athletic teams.

“In the ensuing days, weeks and months,” he said in a statement, “we will come together as a school district and greater community to harness the strength required to support the young men who may have been victimized and then to begin the healing process for our beloved community.”

Sayreville, the hometown of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, who graduated from the high school, sits next to the Raritan River and just inland from the Raritan Bay, site of devastating flooding from Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Football was a constant through the storm’s aftermath, and news of the season’s cancellation hit students hard.

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The Sayreville Board of Education at a press conference Monday

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Gov. Chris Christie expressed outrage Thursday at the allegations and told reporters in Trenton that, as a father of four, he was especially appalled.

“The facts as reported currently are extraordinarily disturbing and, as the father of a number of teenage athletes, the idea that that kind of conduct could be permitted, if it’s true … in a high school athletics program, or anywhere else in our state for that matter, is absolutely unacceptable,” he said.

Residents describe the Sayreville borough as a hardworking, diverse place geared toward football. They say the Middlesex County borough of about 43,000 people is a great place to raise kids.

“Everything revolves around getting the kids ready to play Bomber football,” Cary Melendez, who has been living in Sayreville a few years, said outside her house.

At John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, across the street from the school, Matt Norcross said football is a large part of the town’s identity.

“It’s hard to get here on Friday nights” because the games generate so much traffic, the South Amboy man said as his 12-year-old stepson participated in football practice on a nearby field.

An anti-bullying rally has been scheduled for Sunday night in Kennedy Park. Holly Emory, whose son plays on the football team, said parents have asked those attending not to wear Bombers gear so they don’t “pour salt in the wound.”

Source: 7 Students Charged in Wake of New Jersey High School Football Hazing Allegations