Jon Runyan is a former NFL offensive lineman and US congressman who earned an estimated $46 million throughout his playing career.
He’s also an Uber driver.
Or at least that’s the way it would appear if you believe reader Rob, who sent me this screenshot. This is the entirety of our exchange:
Subject: Jon runyan is an uber driver
no way that’s actually him?
said he does it when he’s bored
I would imagine he owns a car expensive enough to be an Uber Black, but uberX is where all the dough is.
Runyan, of course, is not the first Eagles Uber driver. Cornerback Randall Evans was also driving for the service.
Anyway, the next time you hail a ride, there’s a chance your driver might be Jon, the former All-Pro offensive lineman who once voted for a payroll tax cut.
Our Long Cox photo ops have given way to a Long Jenkins one, and that’s probably a good thing for all humanity.
“I just told Malcolm, ‘I’m here for you,’” Long said afterward. “I think it’s a good time for people that look like me to be here for people that are fighting for equality.”
“It’s been a hard week for everybody,” Long said. “I think it’s not just a hard week for someone being from Charlottesville. It’s a tough week for America. I’ve heard a lot of people say, ‘You need white athletes to get involved in the anthem protest.’ I’ve said before that I’ll never kneel for an anthem because the flag means something different to everybody in this country, but I support my peers.
“And if you don’t see why you need allies for people that are fighting for equality right now, I don’t think you’ll ever see it. My thing is Malcolm’s a leader and I’m here to show support as a white athlete.”
People will undoubtedly find something wrong with this, though I think the vast majority of instant reaction, with which I agree, is that putting your arm around a teammate making a respectful statement to show him that you got his back is just about the most leaderly thing one can do. Is Long a bit of an opportunist? Yeah, it seems like it. But that doesn’t change the fact that this was a solid gesture during a time when, quite frankly, the country needs a solid gesture.
Long is the first white guy to stand up for a black teammate in his National Anthem protest (or stance or whatever). I don’t think it deserves – or needs – any more analysis than that: a show of solidarity with a teammate. Well done.
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The Sixers Shore Tour has been beefed up to match the Process madness. I imagine the folks in Avalon and Stone Harbor, not used to having to share anything with anybody in the world, are upset that their basketball team will muddy its wheel wells by traveling through Ocean City and Wildwood before being cooler by a mile… but, such is life.
Me? ALL-IN on the Ocean City one on Tuesday. Find me, my wife and son and be wearing your Process shirt and I’ll… take a picture with you or something.
I wonder if the Sixers realize how packed these things are going to be this year. We’ll find out.
O. Em. Gee.
An anonymous tipster sent me these photos and I thought I had a real scoop on my hands until I realized that they’re publicly available on Reuben Frank’s Facebook page. No matter. I don’t know the context, nor am I sure I want to. Let’s just work with the data set that we’re given or can infer– Anthony Gargano and Reuben Frank raced each other at the Penn Relays sometime in the late 1980s, because apparently they’re around the same age (?), leading to this epic showdown between two heavyweights:
LOOK AT THE FORM! How many ACLs were torn in the making of this photo? Did Anthony’s back foot ever come unstuck from the ground? WHY ARE SOCKS? These are all questions I have.
I know everybody is in the #content game right now, so here’s a bit of gratis advice to CSN, the sort of thing I would usually charge for: Recreate this race now and live stream it. We need this. Just have the defibrillator and Primo’s ready to go. Maybe both.