I pointed out to them on Facebook that a star in the CFL is 150 lbs in Brandon Banks. Man, this writer seems to have a big hate-on for the CFL I’d say.
Huddle Up For Diversity
With the Canadian Football League busily promoting the goal of diversity, Father Raymond de Souza notes the distinct absence of height-challenged 140-pound players on the field.
This League, like this country, prides itself on its diverse makeup. We know that our strength comes from diversity - be that of heritage, orientation, religion, ability, thought, and so much more. This League has a longstanding tradition of welcoming players, people, from all types of backgrounds; from signing the first black quarterback to the first openly gay player, we consider diversity to be an integral part of who we are. This is why we're thrilled to celebrate our diverse country, players, and fans this season during Weeks 10 and 11 across the country.
Routine enough, as it goes. But why does “ability? appear in the list of “our strength comes from diversity?? Can it be honestly said that a professional sports league features diversity in ability? Is the league made stronger by including slower receivers as well as faster ones, smaller lineman as well as larger ones, weaker players as well as stronger ones?
In point of fact, the CFL favours a rather narrow spectrum of ability. It also tends to favour younger players (cheaper salaries) over older ones, and American players over Canadian ones. Hence the minimum quota system for the latter.
Info about Convivium from their website:
Convivium means living together. Founded in 2011, Convivium is an online space that brings together citizens of differing convictions and religious confessions to contend for the role of faith in our common life. Over the last five years Convivium has fostered rigorous conversation, shared profound stories of faith, and explored some of the most difficult questions of our time.
Convivium was born from a conviction that the religious sense is an inextricable part of being human, and therefore that ideals formed from faith traditions are integral to the interplay of ideas in the public square. Its mission has always been to foster faith in common life: the place of faith in the common life of Canadians, and the faith that there is a common life in Canada
A bit about Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Post:
I wonder what Father de Souza thinks about the NBA and their diversity and inclusionmessage. Not too many 140 pounders in the NBA there Father: