September 5, 2013 |
You can add another name to the ever-growing list of those annoyed by Johnny Manziel: former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. Switzer took issue Wednesday with Manziel's antics during Saturday's game against Rice. During the game, Manziel would often rub his thumb and forefingers together, a gesture that usually means "money. " After a short run, Manziel mimed signing an autograph while shaking his head. “I'm certainly disappointed in his actions. For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his facemask.
June 8, 2013 |
On dance stages, the vision for ancient myths has been owned for decades by the ferocious Martha Graham. Her vocabulary of gut-sucking contractions and knotted spirals, along with her stark design tableaux, have defined that specific genre of epic grief and hard learnings. Yet Friday night, Amy “Catfox” Campion, an established hip-hop artist with solid choreography, music mixing and filmmaking skills, seized a piece of that sacred territory with the debut of “Illuminated Manuscript,” presented by her 12-member company Antics at the befitting, ziggurat-style Ford Amphitheatre.
November 12, 2006
'If you talk to [referees], they'll talk. They don't want you to showboat them up. All the cussing and antics that we're used to ... that's all they're cutting out.'
December 20, 2003
Does the NFL really want to stop the disgusting demonstrations that are so distracting to the games, as well as to civilized sensibilities? Despite their lip service and piddly fines, I don't think they do. Still, if I'm wrong, there is an easy way to end this boorish behavior. Negate the plays. Act like a jerk after a touchdown, as Joe Horn did, it's a five-yard penalty from the original line of scrimmage. Dance over a sacked quarterback like someone who's never had a sack before and it doesn't count.
December 14, 1992
Dear critics, My little Tommy was so upset when he came home from school today that I just had to write in his defense ("Roseanne Blasts Critics Over 'Jackie,' " Dec. 7). After all, the child is a genius and not a fighter (something your kind can't appreciate, obviously). Somebody has to protect him from the big, bad, mean old world out there. My little Tommy is very funny. I laugh at his antics all the time, and I just know he's going to be voted class clown when he graduates.
August 12, 1990
Someone should tell cousin Molly that she is creating a monster. And were she the only one who would have to deal with him over the years, he would remain her monster. Unfortunately, these spoiled, indulged children grow up. Then society is forced to deal with an adult who was never taught to consider the rights of others, cannot discern the difference between playground antics and polite social intercourse and is unable to distinguish liberty from license. ELLEN CLARK Pasadena