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  • Tennessee Titans Player Says He’ll Quit The NFL If Forced To Stand For The Anthem

    10/12/2017 3:06:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 173 replies
    Smokeroom ^ | 10/12/17 | David Hookstead
    Tennessee Titans player Rishard Matthews tweeted Thursday that he’ll quit the NFL if the league implements a rule forcing players to stand during the anthem.“No I will be done playing football,” Matthews tweeted and ultimately deleted when asked if he would be willing to face punishment for not standing if a new rule is implemented.This is a very dumb tweet, for multiple reasons. Matthews is forcing himself into a corner. What will he do if a new rule is passed, and the Titans call his bluff? He’s going to be out of a job that pays millions simply because he...
  • Report: NFL Players now 'Scared' to take a knee,'People have to feed they family'

    10/09/2017 4:56:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 202 replies
    Independent Journel Review ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | Benny Johnson
    The aftermath of the NFL national anthem protest has not been good for the football league. Disgruntled fans, low ratings, and very public fights have lowered the public opinion of the NFL to record lows. Now the owners in the league are attempting to take control. Multiple reports from teams across the league indicate that team owners and management are cracking down on anthem protesters. The Miami Dolphins head coach has ordered his team to stand, according to IJR reporting ... (long story, worth the read)The report indicates that many players are “scared” to protest, especially if they are not...
  • Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle dies at 90

    10/09/2017 12:20:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 10/9/17 | Michael David Smith
    Yelberton Abraham Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback whose career spanned 17 professional season, has died at the age of 90. Tittle may be best remembered for the iconic photograph of him by Morris Berman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, showing him as he attempted recover from being beaten and bloodied by a brutal hit by John Baker of the Steelers in 1964, his final season. The 38-year-old Tittle suffered a concussion and broken sternum on the play, but played through his injuries and didn’t miss a game that season. An All-SEC quarterback at LSU and MVP of the 1947 Cotton...
  • Y.A. Tittle, Hall of Famer and Giants legend, dead at 90

    10/09/2017 12:00:04 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9 October 2017 | AP
    Known as “The Bald Eagle” as much for his sturdy leadership as his prematurely receding hairline, Tittle played 17 seasons of pro football. He began with the All-America Football Conference’s Baltimore Colts in 1948 and finished with the NFL’s New York Giants. He played 10 years in between with the San Francisco 49ers, but had his greatest success in New York, leading the Giants to three division titles in four years in a remarkable late-career surge.
  • Derrick Henry takes a swing at Tim Tebow's baseball career at 'Heisman House' (Nissan Commercial)

    10/06/2017 8:05:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    AI.com ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Mark Inabinett
    Tim Tebow thinks the guys are going to a Halloween party costumed as "Star Wars" characters. But his "Heisman House" buddies are all dressed as Tim Tebow - except Derrick Henry. He's going as a baseball player. Alabama's 2015 Heisman Trophy winner pokes fun at the baseball career of Florida's 2007 Heisman Trophy winner in the latest installment of Toyota's "Heisman House" commercials. (It's really Nissan) In the ad, Henry is dressed in a No. 15 baseball uniform with "Bugs" written on the front. Tebow spent the first half of the 2017 baseball season playing for the Columbia Fireflies of...
  • Rams' Ethan Westbrooks arrested on firearm charges

    09/27/2017 1:36:40 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Rams defensive end Ethan Westbrooks was arrested Friday night on suspicion of carrying a loaded stolen firearm, according to California Highway Patrol records obtained by NFL.com. Westbrooks was arrested on five felony charges of receiving stolen property, carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a stolen loaded firearm, grand theft of a firearm and possession of a high capacity magazine, according to police records. Westbrooks was arrested without incident following a traffic stop on Interstate 5 west of Bakersfield, California. According to the police report, the arresting officer stopped Westbrooks after he noticed him driving at a high rate of...
  • LeBron James On Why Ohio Voted For Trump: Lack Of Education

    09/26/2017 7:36:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2017 | AllahPundit
    To cleanse the palate, I think he means “education” in terms of civic education, i.e. familiarity with policy and the candidates’ backgrounds, not grade-level achieved. It’d be weird if he didn’t since James himself famously skipped college after being drafted number one out of high school. Still, how often do you get to watch a mega-star athlete call the voters of his home state ignorant? This’ll be an interesting test to see if there’s anything Ohio’s favorite son can say or do to piss off his fans. Besides committing to play for another team at the end of a...
  • Ex-Patriots star ‘ashamed’ of team after wave of anthem protests

    09/25/2017 10:43:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | 11:50am | Mark W. Sanchez
    Matt Light, who was on the Gillette Stadium field for countless victory formations, has never been so incensed to see a Patriot take a knee. The former longtime left tackle, the decade-long blind-side protector of Tom Brady, pushed back against New England joining the national anthem protest like the players were an incoming rusher. “If you think that it’s OK to take a knee during our national anthem and disrespect openly the national anthem, you are wrong,” Light told the Boston Herald in an impassioned interview. “I don’t care if you have a ‘but what about’ or a ‘it’s because...
  • Stephen Curry says he ‘wouldn’t’ visit White House, if invited

    09/25/2017 9:58:21 AM PDT · by Will88 · 40 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | June 14, 2017 | Anthony Slater
    OAKLAND — In exit interviews on Wednesday afternoon, available Warriors reiterated that the team hasn’t had an official discussion about whether or not they will go to the White House, if invited, as is custom for championship-winning sports teams. But perhaps the face of the franchise, Stephen Curry, made it pretty clear that he doesn’t have an interest in visiting Donald Trump. “Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago, a hypothetical, if a championship were to happen: ‘What would I do?'” Curry said. “I think I answered that I wouldn’t go. I still feel like that today.”
  • Brady on boos during anthem: I’ve got a lot of love for my teammates

    09/24/2017 5:42:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 102 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 24 September 2017 | Josh Alper
    Before Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led the Patriots to a comeback win over the Texans, he stood for the national anthem with one arm intertwined with wide receiver Phillip Dorsett and the other over his heart. Brady was asked about that after the game and said his message was “there’s just a great love for my teammates.” Brady was also asked about the boos heard at Gillette Stadium as a number of his teammates took a knee during the anthem. Brady didn’t say whether he agreed with President Donald Trump’s feeling that kneeling is unacceptable and reiterated his strong feelings...
  • Donald Trump's Allies Join His Crusade Against The NFL

    09/24/2017 3:08:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 229 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 24 September 2017 | Henry J. Gomez
    “Turn off the NFL,” reads a digital ad produced by the nonprofit America First Policies, which planned to begin spreading the message on social media Sunday afternoon. A political group with close ties to President Donald Trump is amplifying his attack on professional athletes who kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest. “Turn off the NFL,” reads a digital ad produced by the nonprofit America First Policies, which planned to begin spreading the message on social media Sunday afternoon. The ad includes a photo with Trump, hand over his heart, and a #TakeAStandNotAKnee hashtag. It follows Trump’s...
  • Athletes Protesting the Anthem are Hypocrites or Worse

    09/24/2017 1:33:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    All of these NFL players and now MLB players who are protesting the symbols and institutions of the United States are at best hypocrites and at worst liars. They have every right to protest any perceived insult or unfairness that they think exists, and I have the right to call the liars and hypocrites for it…It is after all my opinion…and it appears that opinion is all that counts nowadays. If you’re wondering why I use the specific term hypocrite or liar, let me explain. They say they are protesting because of injustice, institutionalized racism and inequality. But let’s look...
  • Son of Army Vet Born on Military Base Becomes First MLB Player to Take Knee During National Anthem

    On Saturday night, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem before his home game versus the Texas Rangers. Before the game, Maxwell had posted a photo on Instagram with the following caption:
  • Alejandro Villanueva was the lone Steelers player to come out during the national anthem

    09/24/2017 10:11:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:01 PM - 24 Sep 2017 | SB Nation
    Alejandro Villanueva was the lone Steelers player to come out during the national anthem
  • President Trump Revokes Golden State’s Stephen Curry’s Invitation to the White House

    09/23/2017 6:45:05 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 23, 2017 | Joe Hoft
    President Donald Trump tweeted this morning – "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!" The great basketball player Curry has expressed concerns about going to the White House since winning the NBA Championship.
  • Jake LaMotta dead: 'Raging Bull' boxing legend dies aged 95

    09/20/2017 7:48:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 31 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/20/2017 | Josh Robbins
    Jake LaMotta – the legendary boxer depicted by Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull – has died, aged 95. A Facebook account, belonging to his daughter Christi, posted a tribute to him yesterday evening (19 September). It read: "Jake LaMotta July 10, 1922 - September 19, 2017 – Rest in Peace Pop." Well-wishers have queued up to give their condolences to Christi and sing the praises of one of boxing's all-time greats. Patti Fazzino wrote: "Dear Christi, I am so sorry to lose your Dad. He is in my heart. Look at it like this, all the North Miami Beach Italian...
  • Colin Kaepernick, shunned by the NFL, named Week 1 MVP by the player's union

    09/17/2017 11:37:11 AM PDT · by bkopto · 152 replies
    Mashable ^ | 9/16/2017 | adam rosenberg
    Professional NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick can't find a team to call home in the National Football League, but that didn't stop the NFL Player's Association from celebrating his charity work this week. The official player's union of the NFL named Kap as the organization's Week 1 "Community MVP" on Friday. He received the honor "for his commitment to empowering underserved communities through donations and grassroots outreach," the NFLPA announcement notes.
  • NFL Ratings Down. LA Times Explains

    09/15/2017 11:05:27 AM PDT · by morphing libertarian · 79 replies
    There is an article in todays LA Times i'm not linking | self paraphrasing
    The LA Slimes cites the hurricane and the election for the lower ratings last week and last year. no mention of boycotts or fan displeasure at American values being shat upon
  • Brain-Damaged Boxer Will Receive $22 Million in Settlement With State of New York

    09/11/2017 2:21:47 PM PDT · by plain talk · 28 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Sept 11, 2017 | Dan Barry
    The State of New York has agreed to pay $22 million to a boxer who sustained severe brain damage during a heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden nearly four years ago, in a case that raised serious questions about the postfight care given to athletes who have just exchanged repeated blows to the head. The settlement, awarded to the former boxer Magomed Abdusalamov and his family, was approved Friday by Judge Jeanette Rodriguez-Morick in New York City Civil Court. It was first reported by ESPN. A separate lawsuit filed against the three ringside physicians is pending in state Supreme Court....
  • Aaron Rodgers defends Colin Kaepernick, says embattled QB ‘should be on a roster’

    09/08/2017 12:47:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2017
    Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers said former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “should be on a roster right now” but said he is not “because of his protests” during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner. Rodgers told ESPN he thinks Kaepernick should play in the NFL, but he believed the former quarterback’s national anthem protests were keeping him from a job. "I think he should be on a roster right now," Rodgers said. "I think because of his protests, he's not." Rodgers, 33, said he would not sit during the anthem, as some NFL players have...