continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Request for Information(RFI) Wednesday on the bureau’s external engagements. Specifically, the bureau is seeking comments and information from interested parties on ways to engage the public and receive feedback on the work of the agency“We appreciate that the CFPB is reviewing how it can improve using feedback it receives from credit unions and members, particularly we hope it provides more meaningful consideration to concerns raised by credit unions about how one-size fits all rules impact and less complex smaller financial institutions,” said Elizabeth Eurgubian, CUNA deputy chief advocacy officer. “As part of this, we also encourage the CFPB to continue convening and listening to input from the Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC).”Codifying the CUAC is one of CUNA’s advocacy goals for 2018. The council, which has several CUNA members on it, gives the credit union perspective to the CFPB.
Fresh from his Irish 1,000 Guineas win at the Curragh on Sunday Kildare trainer Adrian Keatley sends out Anonymous Lady in the Follow Tipperary on Facebook Handicap at 5.40.The Willie Mullins-trained Toast steps up in class following a successful debut in a Tramore bumper and will be aiming for more success in the Tipperary Mares Bumper at 8.55.The first at the Limerick Junction track is off at ten past five this evening.
The seemingly robotic nature of an athlete like Brady often takes the human element out of the public’s perception. The decisions he makes about his career are not met with the same standards as those made by your average Joe. The public is selfish, and it assumes Brady, as a football player, is not susceptible to career-altering moments in life.But Brady is a father of three, and he has never been shy about expressing how much his family means to him. News broke during the week leading up to Super Bowl 51 that Brady’s mother had been dealing with an illness, and she hadn’t been able to attend her son’s football games that season like she always had. Brady’s dad was able to attend just one.Brady admits his personal life affected him that year. His Deflategate battle against the NFL reportedly ended when it did only because Brady had a more important battle with which to concern himself back home.Brady was willing to give up that fight in the name of personal priorities. There’s no reason to believe they would not trump an unnecessarily long playing career, either. And we know very well how Gisele feels about the matter.MORE: Brady among Super Bowl MVP whiffsBrady is a 14-time Pro Bowler. He ranks third all time in passing touchdowns and fourth in passing yards. His 97.6 career passer rating is the fourth best in NFL history. He is a four-time Super Bowl MVP and two-time NFL MVP. Only once in 18 years have the Patriots not won the AFC East title with Brady as their starter for the entire season. Assuming he keeps up that diet after he retires, the Pro Football Hall of Fame might as will go ahead and get his measurements for a gold jacket right now.Brady in 2015, when he was 38, told reporters that he wanted to play “for a long time, maybe 10 more (years).” You do the math. No human should be able to play football at that age; not in this league.And Brady, an unapologetic competitor who has said he values mental experience in the NFL as it relates to his physical abilities, must be taken seriously when he says he wants to keep this going. He saw what a career of knowledge did for Peyton Manning as his old rival led the Broncos to a Super Bowl 50 victory; the same type of knowledge Brady used to pull off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history against the Falcons a year later.MORE: Best Super Bowl performances by QBsBut Brady also witnessed the physical deterioration Manning experienced through his last couple of seasons.”Football is such a physical sport, and every game could be your last game,” Brady told reporters before last year’s Super Bowl. “It’s the reality of the sport, so I’d love to plan for those things. I try to work hard at the things I need to for my body to feel good week after week and year after year.”I’ve got a good routine that has really worked for me, especially the last 10-12 years. As long as I feel like I’m willing to make the commitment to do those things then I feel like my body will allow me to do that.” If Tom Brady had it his way, he’d play football until dentures served as his mouthpiece. The term ageless fails to define the Patriots quarterback, who at age 41 and in his 19th year put together yet another 4,000-yard season.A sixth Super Bowl victory for an NFL QB has no bearing on Brady’s status as the best of all time. In the minds of the vast majority, that debate ended long ago. So when Brady says there is “zero” chance Super Bowl 53 against the Rams will be his last game, we believe him. The inevitability that he someday no longer will “feel good week after week, year after year” is not lost in Brady. The perceived robot eventually will reveal himself as a human vulnerable to an aging process. But why should Brady wait for that drift to mediocrity?Brady has a chance to retire not only as a champion, but as the undisputed best ever — still at the top of his game, with relatively remarkable health, with oodles of money, with a family life to which he can look forward.He can retire without anybody ever seeing a noticeable decline in his play. And without dentures. But what if he’s near-sighted? The Patriot Way, after all, does not permit a player to reveal anything of significance ahead of schedule.And a Brady retirement after Super Bowl 53 certainly would qualify as significant. It also would make perfect sense, and it would have all the makings of the most timely retirement in sports history.SUPER BOWL 53:Picks, predictions for Rams vs. PatriotsLet’s be clear: This Brady retirement speculation only applies if the Patriots beat the Rams on Sunday. The competitive fire that continues to fuel Brady in Year 19 likely would not allow him to quit on the heels of another title-game loss. Those two missed opportunities against the Giants, plus last year’s loss to the Eagles, still haunt Brady, one of those guys who remembers more about the devastating losses than the career-defining wins.Not that Brady cares, but because those accomplishments in the eyes of the majority do indeed already define his career, they’re the reason why his retirement would not be met with debate. Only admiration. Brady has nothing left to prove.Of all the notable NFL retirements after Super Bowl victories — John Elway, Jerome Bettis and Peyton Manning being the most recent examples — none featured the sport’s unquestioned all-time best at his position. The closest comparison is linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced his impending retirement weeks before his Ravens reached and won Super Bowl XLVII. And Lewis, because of an injury, started only six games during his final regular season in 2012. Brady started all 16 games in 2018 and led New England to a 10th consecutive AFC East title.Which raises the question: Why would Brady retire when he clearly still can perform at such a high level and shows few signs of regression?The answer: A man who’s abnormally healthy after having played 19 NFL seasons would be wise to maintain said abnormal health; health that, in a sport like football and in a league like the NFL, is as guaranteed as about half of the two-year contract Brady recently signed with the Patriots.MORE: 40 amazing Brady playoff factsBrady’s healthy eating habits are well-documented. His tactics for sustained athletic optimism are no secret. The only significant injury that has disrupted his career was the ACL tear that scratched his 2008 season. But torn ligaments and the occasional Oreo won’t affect Brady later in life like a knockout, helmet-to-helmet cheap shot could.The more science teaches us about traumatic brain injury, it seems, the less former football players can guarantee a fully-functional mind in their elder years. Simply put: The longer Brady plays, the more he risks his future well-being.And for Brady, that’s one hell of a well-being.He and wife Gisele Bündchen, who according to Forbes earned $30.5 million in 2016 through endorsement deals and her own line of lingerie and skincare products, among other mediums, have an embarrassment of wealth. They were one of just two couples on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world, along with Beyonce and Jay Z.And though Brady made “just” $8 million in endorsements that year, also according to Forbes, that well of wealth won’t dry up as long as people wear UGGs and eat Dunkin’ Donuts. All this to say Brady has nothing left to prove off the field, either.
The NRL’s coaching carousel has taken its next stop with Ivan Cleary released by the Tigers and Maguire confirmed as his successor for the next three seasons.Maguire will continue his role with the New Zealand national team, a role handed to him after he was sacked by Souths at the end of last year.The news broke after the Kiwis were beaten 18-16 by England in Hull this morning to go 1-0 down in the three-match series, and NZRL chief executive Greg Peters said they had no issue with Maguire combining dual roles.”We were aware when we appointed Michael that this was the likely outcome.”He made it clear to us from the outset that he wanted to coach in the NRL again as well as coach the Kiwis. He wants to develop a winning culture that takes us to the World Cup.”He knows we have confidence in him being able to continue his vital role with the Kiwis in the current series against England and in the years to come.”In rugby league’s worst kept secret, Cleary is now free to join son Nathan at Penrith on a five-year deal this week while Maguire returns to the NRL fold to continue the Tigers’ rebuild.A premiership-winner at South Sydney in 2014 and with a winning record of 61 per cent in both the NRL and English Super League, Maguire is viewed as credentialed enough to release Cleary from the final two years of his deal.”Ivan oversaw a period of significant change at Wests Tigers and his work will leave a positive impact on the club,” Tigers chair Marina Go said.”This was a situation not of our making but I’m proud of the professional manner that the club has conducted itself.”I believe we’re now in a very strong position to move forward over the coming years.”A noted hard task master, Maguire turned the Rabbiotohs from perennial battlers into a premiership-winning force in his six years at the club, taking them to the finals in his first four seasons.He will have a similar challenge ahead of him at the Tigers, who finished ninth last season amid Cleary’s rebuild but missed the finals for the seventh-straight year.”I plan on building on the strong foundation that has been put in place and work closely with the players’ leadership group to build a stronger organisation on and off the field,” Maguire said.”The biggest appeal in taking on this role is being able to work with the leadership that has been built on and off the field at Wests Tigers.”I want this club to be viewed as a long-term successful club that everyone wants to be a part of and this will involve staff, players, families, members and supporters.”Maguire is expected to return in time from the Kiwis’ tour of England for the Tigers’ first main day back at training on November 12.
Manchester United unveiled their new pink kit on Tuesday.The away jersey was inspired by The Football Pink newspaper, which was created by the Manchester Evening News and went out on Saturday afternoons until its closure in 2007. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Manchester United news England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED smart causal Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder possible standings gameday cracker silverware Introducing our 18/19 @adidasfootball away shirt. On sale 13.09.18 from adidas and club stores. pic.twitter.com/ZFJ03Eiuvp— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 28, 2018United launched the new pink kit the day after Jose Mourinho‘s men were left red-faced by a 3-0 home loss to Tottenham.The club teased the release of the strip on the cover of the matchday programme for the Spurs game, with the headline: ‘The Pink is back!’“Its legacy endures and this season The Pink rides again,” said the front page of United Review.“Not just in the hearts and minds of the fans, but on the backs of their heroes too.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won boost REVEALED The pink kit will go on general sale in the UK on September 13.It will be available to buy on their official club store as well as Adidas’ official site. RANKED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? deals