Star College Football RB Skipping Team’s Bowl Game

first_imgA generic view of a goal line marker.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Memphis Tigers learned earlier this week that Darrell Henderson will forego his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. Although the star tailback never indicated whether he’ll play in the team’s bowl game, head coach Mike Norvell provided a major update.In an effort to avoid any injury and prepare for the NFL Draft, Henderson will not suit up for Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl against Wake Forest.The Associated Press broke the news about him sitting out for the bowl game, which will now leave the Tigers without their best player on the roster.Memphis All-America RB Darrell Henderson won’t play in bowl game against Wake Forest. https://t.co/73HmilSBnZ pic.twitter.com/gaLyTsrXZj— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) December 15, 2018Henderson had an amazing season for the Tigers, finishing with 1,909 rushing yards and 25 total touchdowns.After posing back-to-back seasons with over 1,000 rushing yards, the All-American tailback should find himself as an early round selection in the upcoming draft.Without its best offensive weapon on the field for Memphis, expect Patrick Taylor Jr. and Tony Pollard to assume large roles in the backfield. This will also present an opportunity for Brady White to carry this offense against Wake Forest.Next up for Henderson should be the NFL Combine, which will take place toward the end of February.last_img read more

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Mobile phones ruining the theatre Blame the middle aged Sherlock star says

first_imgHugh Jackman: not a fan of phones ringing in the theatre “Because if they’re fans of Sherlock or something like James Bond, [people assume] they’re not possessed of the qualities necessary to spend hours in the theatre without Snapchatting. Publicity shots for Andrew Scott in Hamlet Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet at the Barbican in 2015 It is the absolute blight of the modern theatre: the flashing lights and relentless ringing of a mobile phone piercing the stalls.But critics should not be too hasty to blame the younger generation, one actor has warned, as he claims the culprits are in fact the middle-aged.Andrew Scott, star of BBC Sherlock and Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre, has said young fans are unfairly blamed for disrupting the theatre, being written off as “savages” without evidence. The following year, he threatened to leave the stage when phone ringing three times interrupted a performance of the History Boys on Broadway. It helps pivot debate towards mastery of phone, opposed to false lazy assumption of yoof vs “etiquette”. FOH & Actors witness daily reality. https://t.co/kX3a25bmt7— Cumberphone Campaign (@cumberphone) April 30, 2017 Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet at the Barbican in 2015 The Cumberphone Campaign, a social media movement named for Benedict Cumberbatch’s plea to theatregoers, said Scott’s comments were “spot on”, helping to “pivot debate towards mastery of phone, [as] opposed to false lazy assumption of yoof vs ‘etiquette’.”In 2015, Cumberbatch issued a personal plea at the Barbican stage door, insisting phone use was becoming “blindingly obvious”.“I can see cameras, I can see red lights in the auditorium,” he said.Last year, Richard Jordan, an award-winning theatre producer,  described  “possibly the worst West End audience I have ever encountered” after seeing Kit Harington from Game of Thrones in Doctor Faustus.  Hugh Jackman: not a fan of phones ringing in the theatre In fact, he argued, ringing mobile telephones invariable belong to their technophobic elders, who ignore them or struggle to switch them off as actors watch on helplessly from the stage.Scott is one of a cohort of television stars luring young fans into the theatre, with those who have admired his work as Moriarty in Sherlock stretching their cultural tastes to Shakespeare.His colleague Benedict Cumberbatch did similarly at the Barbican, while Kit Harington transferred some of the buzz from Game of Thrones to the West End last year. As a second phone went off, co-star Craig added: “Just get the phone.”In 2013, Diana Quick improvised a cutting retort during The American Plan at the St James Theatre in London, staying in character to tell a phone owner: “That’s an awful habit.” Kit Harington in Game of Throneslast_img read more

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