N.F.L. Player Draws Rebukes (and Trolling) for Graduation Speech

N.F.L. Player Faces Criticism (and Online Harassment) for Graduation Speech Harrison Butker, kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, made controversial conservative remarks during a commencement speech at Benedictine College, criticizing women’s careers and LGBTQ+ rights. This led to backlash online and disapproval from the NFL and rival team Los Angeles Chargers. Butker, a devout Catholic, … Read more

Athletes to orators: Best graduation speeches by sports figures

It’s graduation season: a time to celebrate the culmination of years of work and achievement, not only by the graduates but their parents, siblings and friends. Along with the cap, gown and diploma, part of graduation day is being honored by a special commencement speaker. These speakers range from presidents to actors to, you guessed … Read more