Wide-ranging Menendez, Pascrell bill aims to protect school athletes

Roman Oben, Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation President Lisa Yue, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Sen. Bob Menendez and Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle listen to Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins during a press conference on the Safe Play Act, Sept. 8, 2014.

Roman Oben, Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation President Lisa Yue, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Sen. Bob Menendez and Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle listen to Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins during a press conference on the Safe Play Act, Sept. 8, 2014.

Covered a press conference on the SAFE PLAY act, which stands for a lot of words. It tackles concussions, cardiac arrest, heat-related illness and energy drinks. That’s a lot. There were some former NFL players there and current Eagles DB Malcolm Jenkins, whom I did not boo. Here’s the story: http://nj-ne.ws/BhcoY

A fan’s eye view: USA Basketball vs. Puerto Rico

Celebrities at the game ranked by crowd reaction, smallest to largest: Andy Murray, Carmelo Anthony, Rory McIlroy, J.R. Smith. Chris Smith is to the left. I like the Jets hat, but you still can't be on the Knicks.

Celebrities at the game ranked by crowd reaction, smallest to largest: Andy Murray, Carmelo Anthony, Rory McIlroy, J.R. Smith. Chris Smith is to the left. I like the Jets hat, but you still can’t be on the Knicks.

I went to Madison Square Garden (for the first time!) and saw USA Basketball crush Puerto Rico. I also took some pictures and wrote some words for Hardwood Paroxysm. The pictures are OK. The game was fun. Here’s more: http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2014/08/23/usa-vs-puerto-rico-fans-eye-view/