NFL Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and current FOX NFL Sunday broadcaster Terry Bradshaw was honored at the Friars Club Roast at the Arizona Biltmore hotel Thursday. We were on the red carpet to find out whether Bradshaw’s friends and colleagues thought he was ready for the cheap shots and low blows.
Tickets for the event started at $500 and proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish Arizona, the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the Gift of Laughter Wounded Warrior Program. The Terry Bradshaw Friars Club Roast will air Friday at 6 p.m. Arizona time on ESPN2.
I’ll never understand why battered women stay with their abusers.
I’ve participated in the annual Walk to End Domestic Violence and worked locally with the Sojourner Center. I’ve spoken to countless women who have stayed with their husbands even though they were victims of abuse.
I have heard their explanations about being tied to their marriage for financial reasons, how they had children who needed a father or how they believed their husband when he promised he would never hit them again.
I’m shocked that Joan Rivers is dead.
Although I knew how dire the situation was, I was hoping she would pull through. Her death personally touches my heart because I can relate to what her daughter, Melissa, is going through.
Taking my mother off life support was the single hardest decision I’ve ever made in my life.
No matter how old you are, there’s something special about a mother’s unconditional love. To think that Joan was going in for a routine procedure that wound up taking her life is unimaginable. It’s certainly a reminder to never take one moment of your life for granted.
I often post mantras on my Facebook page.
One of my favorites is “Everything happens for a reason.” I try to remind myself of that when something negative and unexpected happens in life, even if I don’t understand why at the time, and there is a reason or purpose and in the end it will come to light.
That happened for James Costello. You may not recognize his name, but you’d probably recognize his face. Costello was supporting a friend who was running in the 2013 Boston Marathon. He was severely injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line.