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#RizzNews: The “GQ” Citizen of the Year Is . . . Colin Kaepernick? The Average Person Will Go to More Than One Thanksgiving Dinner This Year


The “GQ” Citizen of the Year Is . . . Colin Kaepernick?


“GQ” revealed its annual ‘Men of the Year‘ winners yesterday . . . and for the ‘Citizen of the Year’ they definitely didn’t go with the SAFE CHOICE.



They chose COLIN KAEPERNICK, who’s probably THE MOST controversial person they could have chosen . . . if not second to PRESIDENT TRUMP.



Colin didn’t give an interview to “GQ”, but he did pose for photos, and he’s also featured on one of the covers.  The others went to Gal Gadot, ‘The Wonder Woman of the Year’ . . . Stephen Colbert, ‘The Bad Hombre of the Year’ . . . and Kevin Durant, ‘The Champion of the Year.’



(They didn’t name a ‘Sexual Harasser of the Year,’ but not for a lack of candidates.)



As for Colin, his supporters will appreciate that “GQ” is shining more light on his efforts to end police brutality and improve racial equality.  And the detractors will argue that “GQ” is using this as a shameless ploy to sell magazines.



Frankly, everyone on BOTH SIDES has probably already decided how they feel about this before they even read the article . . . but if you’re curious, here are a few ways the magazine defends their position.



They claim he’s up there with Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson as athletes who risked their careers to make a difference, and try to bring about change.



They believe there’s no question that he IS being “blackballed” by the NFL.  The article says, quote, “Approximately 90 men are currently employed as quarterbacks in the NFL, as either starters or reserves, and Colin Kaepernick is better . . . indisputably, undeniably, flat-out better . . . than at least 70 of them.”



And it also says, quote, “The irony now is that the NFL is trying to make him voiceless because he made himself a voice for the voiceless.”



Clearly, “GQ” is intentionally doing this as a way to continue the conversation . . . because even though they don’t have any quotes from Colin, they have comments from a lot of his supporters.



They also chose him over people who have done more tangible heroic things . . . either overseas or here at home.  And another athlete like J.J. Watt, who didn’t do anything to risk his career, but he did raise $37 million for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. 



(Here’s the link to the full article, and here are some reactions.)


The Average Person Will Go to More Than One Thanksgiving Dinner This Year


  Are you only going to one Thanksgiving dinner this year?  Apparently that makes YOU the weird one.



According to a new survey by Boston Market, Americans will go to an average of 1.7 Thanksgiving dinners or meals this year.  In other words, most people will go to more than one.



Here are a few more results from the survey . . .



1.  The average Thanksgiving dinner will have nine or 10 people.



2.  About a quarter of people will go to a “friendsgiving” dinner.



3.  5% will eat at a restaurant for at least one of their Thanksgiving dinners.



4.  And 30% are stressed about how complicated it is to juggle all of the different places they have to be on Thanksgiving. 



(PR Newswire)