Johnny Manziel doesn’t play in season-opening loss

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel made his CFL debut on Saturday night. But he didn’t make his debut, because he didn’t play.
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Manziel remained on the bench throughout a 28-14 loss by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Calgary Stampeders. Tiger-Cats starter Jeremiah Masoli (pictured) completed 25 of 36 passes for 344 yards and one interception. Masoli also had a rushing touchdown, with two yards on 12 carries.

Simien talked about meeting Waithe in a television writer’s group and his decade-plus long struggle to get Dear White People made.

Black film at the time was Tyler Perry, Simien said. I’m looking at this rumination on the black experience. Nobody was checking for that.

Simien was so committed to his vision for comedy drawn from the contemporary black experience that he took his $2,000 tax refund, stealthily filming on the UCLA campus, to produce a concept trailer for an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. He raised $25,000 from the appeal, landed a CNN interview and quit his PR job to pursue his dream. A year and a half after stepping out on faith, Code Red backed the project — in part, because Simien had amassed a sizable social media following around his original vision.

I was a little shocked, just because we had been working together very heavily during the draft and he was as feisty as can be, Mara said. He is such an upbeat guy. He has been downplaying everything. I think he has a great frame of mind to go and beat it. He is a very energetic guy, a very Authentic Florida Panthers Jersey tough guy. … If anybody can beat it, it’s going to be him.

Pat Shurmur is changing things up in his first training camp and preseason as the Giants’ head coach. Shurmur has decided to up the ante on competition this summer, having his team practice with the Lions for three days in advance of the Aug. 17 preseason game at Ford Field in Detroit.

The Giants and Lions will Milan Lucic Womens Jersey have joint practices Aug. 14-16 at the Lions’ training headquarters in Allen Park, Mich.