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  • Bill O'Reilly Asks Kentucky Wildcats’ Coach How He Controls Black Players (Video)

    04/16/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/15/2014 | By Michael Allen
    Fox News' host Bill O'Reilly has devoted many broadcasts of this TV show, "The O'Reilly Factor," to what he believes are problems in the black community. O'Reilly, who has blamed black crime on black, unwed mothers, interviewed Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari last night about controlling his black players, notes Salon.com (video below). According to New York Magazine, during the interview, O'Reilly asked Calipari, "I don't know if you listen to this rap stuff and the hip-hop stuff, but it has coarsened. Has that changed their attitude? How do you impose discipline on kids who are gonna do what...
  • Hank Aaron likens Republicans to KKK

    04/09/2014 5:20:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 103 replies
    worldnetdaily ^ | 4/9/2014 | unknown
    'Back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts'
  • Tiger Woods Has Back Surgery

    04/01/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 87 replies
    ESPNDOTCOM ^ | 1Apr 2014 | Bob Harig
    Tiger Woods will miss the Masters after undergoing back surgery earlier this week for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for several months, the world's No. 1 player said Tuesday on his website. It will be the first time in 20 years that Woods will not play in the event. The microdiscectomy was performed Monday by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich in Park City, Utah. The statement said Woods will begin "intensive rehabilitation and soft-tissue treatment" within a week, and the goal is for him to return to competition "sometime this summer."
  • College Athletes may Regret Unionization

    03/29/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2014 | By Michael Bargo Jr.
    Going forward, every NATO member state must step up and carry its share of the burden. — President Barack Obama, March 26, 2014 On Wednesday, addressing an assembly of young Europeans, President Obama issued a challenge. Faced with a resurgent Russia, he said, and in view of the shaky global economy, Europeans must spend more on defense. His sentiment is well founded. Let’s be clear: EU defense spending is woefully inadequate. Excluding Britain, France, Germany, and perhaps Italy, the EU states are fundamentally incapable of full-spectrum operations. And the military of America’s greatest ally, the British, is being forced...
  • 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies after being in coma

    03/26/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/26/2014
    Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.
  • Jim Kelly needs surgery for aggressive, spreading cancer

    03/25/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Michael David Smith
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is preparing for another surgery related to his oral cancer. ... On her personal website, Kelly’s wife wrote that “the cancer’s back, aggressive, and starting to spread.”
  • Arne Duncan: ‘Worth Considering’ Giving Athletes Free Grad School Education

    03/24/2014 7:12:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2014 - 11:44 AM | Melanie Hunter
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday said it was “worth considering” giving student athletes a free graduate school education in addition to the free ride they already get for undergrad. “Yeah, I think that’s really important. People talk about helping them graduate from college. Yes, they should do that, but M.B.A., you know Master’s, PhD, having some ability for the rest of your life to go back and get education. I think that’s something worth considering. Some folks are talking about the medical expenses long term. I think that’s a fair question on the table,” Duncan...
  • David Beckham's Goldenballs could have been fish food

    03/24/2014 3:14:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 24th March 2014 | Peter Dyke
    The former England ace was filming a jungle expedition for the BBC which will be aired before the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer. Becks, 38, will be seen camping out in the rainforest, fishing for food, cooking and also coming face to face with some of the native wildlife. But he was ordered not to go swimming. Along with piranhas, a nasty eel-like creature called a Candiru, nicknamed the “vampire fish”, lurks in the waters of the River Amazon. They are hard to spot as they are transparent and if they target a male swimmer, they can enter...
  • What White People Don’t See When They Watch Basketball

    03/20/2014 11:41:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/20 | Jonathan Chait
    A couple of years ago, the basketball team I root for, the University of Michigan, had a player named Zack Novak. Everybody loved his story. He was slow and pudgy coming out of high school, recruited by nobody, and offered a spot at Michigan. Turned out he could play, at least some. He was only six foot three, but he played power forward, compensating for his lack of size and skill with unrelenting effort. He graduated from the business school and became team captain. If you watch college sports, you know the kind of player I’m talking about. Right: a...
  • Cardinal Dolan says "Bravo!" (to Gay Football Player Michael Sam)

    03/09/2014 4:44:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 43 replies
    "Who am I to judge?" makes a triumphant entry in the American subset of the College of Cardinals, in an interview granted to the highest-rated political debate program on US television, to be broadcast tomorrow: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York praised University of Missouri football star Michael Sam for coming out as gay, saying he would not judge the athlete for his sexual orientation. "Good for him," Dolan said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. "I would have no sense of judgment on him," Dolan continued. "God bless ya. I don't think, look, the same...
  • Transgender male sues for $2.5 million and the right to compete against women at CrossFit Games

    03/08/2014 6:37:02 AM PST · by massmike · 61 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 03/08/2014 | BEN JOHNSON
    A transgender man is suing a strength competition for $2.5 million after CrossFit denied him the right to compete against women. Chloie Jonnson, who was born male, wants to test his brawn against female athletes in the CrossFit Games, a grueling series of contests designed to find the world's most fit competitors. When a female rival raised questions about Jonnson being considered a woman, CrossFit said he must compete as a man. Jonnson had a sex-change operation in 2006 and is legally recognized in the state of California as a woman. Incensed, he filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against the...
  • Former Oklahoma and Cowboys coach Barry Switzer: ‘I’d never recruit a white quarterback’

    03/02/2014 5:45:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 62 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | JOHN HEALY
    Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer has been a pretty harsh critic of Texas A&M quarterback and possible No. 1 draft pick Johnny Manziel. On Thursday, Switzer took that criticism to a new level. In an interview with WNSR Sports Radio in Nashville, Switzer was asked if he were an NFL coach, would he draft Manziel? Switzer begins by saying he “loves his ability, Johnny can play,” but out of nowhere Switzer brings race into the equation. "I've always said I'd never recruit a white quarterback,” Switzer said. “The only way I'd ever recruit a white quarterback to...
  • Charles Barkley: 'Thug,' 'Street Cred' New 'N-words'

    02/24/2014 12:34:28 PM PST · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    NBA Hall of Famer and TNT commentator Charles Barkley said on Friday that he believes "thug" and "street cred" are racial slurs that are equivalent to the "N-word."
  • Report: Jason Collins to sign with Nets, become NBA’s first openly gay athlete

    02/23/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 53 replies
    SI ^ | 2/23/14 | MATT DOLLINGER
    The Brooklyn Nets are expected to sign Jason Collins to a 10-day contract later today, according to a report from ESPN.com, which would make him the first openly gay athlete in NBA history. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports that Collins will meet with the Nets later today and is expected to be signed and dress for tonight’s game against the Lakers.
  • The NFL Might Ban the Use of the N-Word on the Field

    02/23/2014 11:39:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/23 | Delia Paunescu
    The NFL's competition committee is expected to enact a rule at their March owners meeting that would penalize players fifteen yards if they use the n-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the league, told ESPN that he thinks the automatic fifteen-yard penalty should apply to first-time offenders, while second infractions should be punished with ejection. "I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we're trying to do," Wooten said. "We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the...
  • Richie Incognito: White Scapegoat For NFL Culture of Bullying

    02/20/2014 10:34:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Richie Incognito, an NFL Miami Dolphin, is a clubhouse bully who was suspended for traumatizing teammate Jonathan Martin. A new NFL investigative report found that Richie, a white, soon-to-be free agent veteran, abused Martin, a black player then in his rookie season. The report accuses Incognito and two other players of using racially charged abusive language and engaging in abusive conduct directed toward the black rookie. Incognito, according the to investigation, was the ringleader. Richie Incognito, meet former Los Angeles City firefighter Tennie Pierce. Or more precisely, meet Pierce's firefighter "friends" -- who stand accused of bullying the black LAFD...
  • NFL to penalize use of racial slur

    02/22/2014 1:38:57 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    espn ^ | 2/22/14
    The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, anticipates that the NFL's competition committee will enact the rule at the owners' meeting next month. "We did talk about it, I'm sure that you saw near the end of the year that Fritz Pollard (Alliance) came out very strong with the message that the league needs to do something about the language on the field," said...
  • Tinder Hook-Ups Off the Hook Among Sochi Athletes

    02/13/2014 10:59:19 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Susan Donaldson James
    Olympic-gold snowboarder Jamie Anderson confesses she and the other female athletes are checking out “a lot of cuties” in Sochi with the dating app Tinder, according to US magazine. The 23-year-old from Lake Tahoe, Calif., said matchmaking has reached new levels in the Olympic Village. “Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level,” she told US. “It’s all athletes! In the mountain village it’s all athletes. It’s hilarious. There are some cuties on there.” But, she warns, the preoccupation with Tinder can be “way too distracting,” so she deleted her account. And it seems to have paid off. Anderson clinched...
  • Rodman drunk, vomited, defecated all over Koryo Hotel in NK

    02/10/2014 12:01:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | February 9, 2014 | Lee Kyung-min
    Dennis Rodman checking himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center upon returning from a trip to North Korea was the first news all over the U.S. media, but at that time, he confirmed only to the fact that he is an addict and has never recovered from the habit. But according to a report cited by Free North Korea Radio, he was practically forced out of the hermit kingdom for his full-blown drunk and disorderly behavior. “Rodman was drunk the whole week of his stay. And the night before he left for the U.S., he was drunk unconscious, and vomited everywhere...
  • Openly gay ski jumper: It's not worth protesting Russia's anti-gay law because 'no one cares'

    02/10/2014 11:06:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/10/2014
    An openly gay women's ski jumper says protests against Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" aimed at minors aren't worth it because "no one cares." Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria, who is a gold medal favorite in the women's normal hill, married partner Isabel Stolz last year. After training Sunday, she said, "I don't think it's a good idea to make protests here, no one cares ... I know Russia will go and make the right steps in the future and we should give them time."
  • Michael Sam, Missouri Star And NFL Prospect, Announces He’s Gay

    02/09/2014 5:53:01 PM PST · by massmike · 150 replies
    http://nesn.com/ ^ | 02/09/2014 | NESN Staff
    Michael Sam, the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year and Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman, told ESPN’s Outside the Lines and The New York Times on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is projected to be a mid-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft after leading the SEC with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss, but he’ll be happy playing for whatever team wants him.
  • Sochi 2014: 'Russian women are notoriously sexual. Stop judging us'

    02/08/2014 8:55:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 104 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Feb 2014 | Louisa Peacock
    No sooner did AdMe.ru publish racy pictures of Russia's female athletes competing at Sochi wearing next to nothing, did the shots go viral online. And then came the judgment. Column inches spoke of the 'demeaning' way Russia is marketing its female Olympians. Others said the photos were controversial, adding that it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'checking out the competition'. True, the photos are racy. True, these girls look like gorgeous pin-up models fit for a Pirelli calendar (well they are Olympic athletes; all those hours down the gym is bound to pay off). But what, really,...
  • Olympic athletes warned about wearing team gear

    01/24/2014 7:53:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    MyFoxNY.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | MyFoxNy
    By FOX NEWS - The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games' venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • 100 Greatest Sports Photos of all Time [slideshow warning]

    01/21/2014 3:49:45 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 64 replies
    This is old. I think I saw it last year, but still pretty cool. No way around the slideshow, so spare me. Some I don't agree with, and some are missing. But who am I?
  • To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug - Seahawks CB Richard Sherman explains interview

    01/20/2014 9:21:37 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 114 replies
    mmqbsi.com ^ | 1/20/14 | Richard Sherman
    ‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse …’ I show passion on the football field—but that’s only a small part of who I am. If you want to judge me, I can handle it. By Richard Sherman · More from Richard· 0 What a night, and what a finish. Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview ever!” Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive. My body ached. I was thrilled and proud and upset, all at once. Here’s what happened …
  • Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman goes off during post-game interview with Erin Andrews

    01/20/2014 8:35:26 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 134 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    During a post-game sideline interview with Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman went off on San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree while giving himself some high praise: Video at Link.
  • Manning or Brady?

    01/19/2014 11:42:55 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 112 replies
    January 19, 2014 | Self
    Game between Broncos and the mis-named Patriots, from leftist Boston, is about to start. Living in Colorado I will be rooting for Manning against reported liberal Brady. Just knowing that John F'n Kerry will be rooting for his "Patriots" makes me want the Broncos to win even more. Who are other FReeper football fans rooting for?
  • Obama: Danger of concussions in NFL ‘no longer a secret’

    01/19/2014 7:36:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    January 19, 2014, 10:10 am Obama: Danger of concussions in NFL ‘no longer a secret’ By Justin Sink President Obama said that he believed NFL players “know what they’re doing” and understood the impact that concussions could have on their long-term health in an interview with The New Yorker published on Sunday, adding that he would not let his son play pro football. “At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” Obama said. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I...
  • APNewsbreak: Rodman checks into rehab center

    01/18/2014 5:08:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 1-18-14 | DAN GELSTON
    Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there. Rodman recently returned to the United States from his latest trip to North Korea.
  • U.S. hockey goalie told to remove "We the People" from Olympic helmet

    01/17/2014 12:16:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    News 96.5 Orlando Via WPXI ^ | January 17, 2014 | Joe Kelley
    women's Olympic hockey team has been ordered to remove an image from the United States Constitution from her helmet. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) considers the image to be 'propoganda,' and forbids it. Goalie Jessie Vetter has been told to remove the image, particularly the line "We the People," her name and the Olympic rings. "No writings of any kind to promote the country is allowed," helmet designer Ron Slater tells InGoal magazine. "A sort of 'our country is better than your country' kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon. Her name had to come off because they see...
  • Alex Rodriguez suspended for 162 games

    01/11/2014 7:46:51 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 34 replies
    SI.com ^ | Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Jay Jaffe
    ... The ruling, issued by arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, is a reduction from the 211-game suspension Rodriguez was handed by MLB commissioner Bud Selig back in August, but it’s still the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history. For the 38-year-old Rodriguez, it means the loss of an entire season and $25 million in salary. The Yankees will gain $27.5 million worth of salary relief for luxury tax purposes, since the average annual value of his deal is what counts there. That will aid the team’s attempt to get below the $189 million threshold to reset their luxury tax rate, but it...
  • Mike Tyson: ‘Dennis Rodman Is Guilty Of Treason’

    01/12/2014 5:38:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | January 10, 2014
    Mike Tyson: ‘Dennis Rodman Is Guilty Of Treason’ January 10, 2014 3:09 PM PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It takes a lot to shock and outrage Mike Tyson. Sounds like a job for Dennis Rodman. As if Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea, for an exhibition game with several former NBA players, didn’t raise enough eyebrows, Rodman’s appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo raised just about all of them. Rodman’s interview turned into an outburst, as he seemed to defend policies of North Korea while yelling at Cuomo. The other players that were along for the ride with Rodman sat silently and...
  • Study: FBS leaders still white, male

    01/02/2014 4:29:41 PM PST · by re_nortex · 23 replies
    ESPN via AP ^ | January 2, 2014, 3:35 PM ET | Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A new study by the University of Central Florida's Diversity and Ethics in Sport released Thursday shows that the top leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools and conferences remain mostly white and male. [...] Study author Richard Lapchick called those numbers "unacceptable" and said part of the problem with getting more diversity throughout the system falls on the lack of penalties or sanctions for institutions that aren't more diverse.
  • Tony Romo Out For Rest Of Season

    12/23/2013 2:04:04 PM PST · by Third Person · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 23rd, 2013 | ESPN Staff
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season because of a back injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday. Tony Romo overcame a back injury Sunday to rally the Cowboys past the Redskins, but he will not be able to play the rest of the season, a source said. The Cowboys (8-7) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) on Sunday night, with the winner capturing the NFC East title. Kyle Orton likely will get the start at quarterback for Dallas. Orton has 69 career starts and is 35-34. He hasn't started since...
  • Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Puts Salary in Trust: A Smart Choice?

    12/03/2013 2:53:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/03/2013 | Susanna Kim
    A rookie NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers is being lauded for his financial prowess in putting his salary in a trust that he can't touch for three years, possibly avoiding the fate of a famous basketball player who donned the same jersey and now can't pay child support. Drafted 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, Michael Carter-Williams, 22, is guaranteed $4.5 million over his first two seasons, but some of his salary is being put into a trust he can't touch for three years, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. In the meantime, he is living off his endorsement deals...
  • The black quarterback's long road to glory

    11/18/2013 7:40:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    Newsday ^ | November 16, 2013 | KIMBERLEY A. MARTIN
    After all these years, Anthony Lynn still remembers. The words had been a slap in the face -- and the beginning of the end to his boyhood dream. Before he rushed for more than 1,900 yards and 17 touchdowns as a Celina, Texas, high school junior and won back-to-back Super Bowls as a running back with the Broncos in the 1997 and '98 seasons, Lynn played quarterback from the Pop Warner level all the way through middle school. But one demoralizing conversation with a former coach changed the course of his playing career. "I'll never forget a guy telling a...
  • Former Raiders tight end Todd Christensen dies at 57

    11/13/2013 6:05:48 PM PST · by Doogle · 34 replies
    Shutdown Corner ^ | Anwar S Richardson
    The NFL lost another great player too soon with the death of Todd Christensen on Wednesday. Christensen died during morning surgery at a hospital in Utah. He was 57 years old. According to The Salt Lake Tribune he had battled liver disease and other serious illnesses in recent years.The former tight end was a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion. He was also a television sports analyst. Christensen was a standout running back at BYU and a second-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 1978. He is best known for his time with the Oakland Raiders. Christensen...
  • Kentucky cross-country runner refuses to race after being assigned number 666

    11/06/2013 6:24:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 5, 2013
    A Kentucky high school student athlete declined to participate in her team’s cross-country race after she was assigned the number 666, saying it would have gone against her religious beliefs. Whitley County High School junior Codie Thacker and her coach tried to get her a different number, but race officials denied the request. Coach Gina Croley knew there might be a problem as soon as she saw the number Thacker had been given. "I saw it and I was like, 'whoa,'" she said. "I don't think she will wear that number." The number 666 is often associated with the biblical...
  • Hall of Fame center Walt Bellamy dies at 74

    11/02/2013 6:49:15 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 11/02/2013 | Associated Press
    Walt Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds in 14 seasons in the NBA, died Saturday. He was 74. The Atlanta Hawks confirmed the death, but didn't provide details. The Hawks said Bellamy attended the team's home opener Friday night. "Walt Bellamy was an enormously gifted Hall of Fame player who had a tremendous impact on our game," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement released by the league. "Off the court, he was an even more extraordinary person. Walt is going to be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing...
  • Jason Collins, Openly Gay and Still Unsigned, Waits and Wonders

    10/10/2013 7:04:28 PM PDT · by mykroar · 49 replies
    NY Times.com ^ | 10/10/2013 | HARVEY ARATON
    LOS ANGELES — Since making the announcement last spring that he is a gay professional basketball player, Jason Collins has been widely praised, received much support and made many new friends. But with training camp for a new season under way, he has been waiting for a call from an N.B.A. team. Any N.B.A. team. When Collins, 34, a 7-foot center, wrote his coming-out cover story for Sports Illustrated — “my declaration,” he said — he proudly spoke of having been called a pro’s pro for his team-first, lunch-pail style. Never a star, he has nonetheless had a career spanning...
  • Kids may be highly influenced by athletes’ endorsement of unhealthy foods

    10/07/2013 11:56:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 7, 2013, 12:24 PM | Michelle Castillo
    It’s hard to watch any sporting event without seeing a commercial featuring a star athlete such as Peyton Manning or LeBron James. Now, a study published on Oct. 7 in Pediatrics shows that a lot of the foods they are promoting are unhealthy, concerning pediatricians because adolescents are among their primary viewers. “Professional athletes wouldn’t endorse tobacco today because it would be a liability for them,” lead study author Marie Bragg, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Yale University, told the Globe and Mail. “We’re hoping one day that the same would be true for unhealthy foods.” …
  • Romo's Left Foot Kicked by Teammate

    10/06/2013 7:05:47 PM PDT · by Thom Pain · 125 replies
    self | 10/7/2013 | me
    I have seen/heard multiple sportscasters hammering Romo for trying to do too much; lack of judgement; recklessness...On the replay (from behind the pocket) Romo's left foot was clearly kicked by his lineman's right foot as he attempted the throw. Now, I am not a Cowboy fan, but he is being slammed mercilessly with no mention of what was clearly visible on replay. For goodness sakes, he threw for over 500 yds!
  • London 2012 Athletes ‘Had Really Bad Teeth’, New Study Finds

    09/29/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 29 Sep 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    Athletes may have some of the fittest bodies in the world but a new study has found they also have really bad teeth. Tests were carried out on 302 participants at the London 2012 Olympics and found athletes had poorer dental health than people in other occupations of the same age. Just over half of those examined had signs of cavities, three quarters were suffering from gum disease and 45 per cent showed evidence of tooth erosion. ‘Our data and other studies suggest that, for a similar age profile, the oral health of athletes is poor. It’s quite striking,’ said...
  • Ex-NFL star Brian Holloway may be sued by parents of teens who .....

    09/20/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 20, 2013
    If Brian Holloway thought the hundreds of teenagers who destroyed his home were ruthless, wait until their families are through with him. Several parents are reportedly considering lawsuits against the former NFL star after he posted their children's names on a website created in the wake of the Labor Day weekend house party. snip The website, www.helpmesave300.com, identifies over 100 of the estimated 300 house-crashers who trashed his upstate New York residence, and includes photos and tweets that documented the reckless destruction. But rather than apologize to Holloway for their children's behavior, some parents have contacted their lawyers to see...
  • Former champ Ken Norton dies

    09/18/2013 6:21:50 PM PDT · by babyfreep · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/18/2013 | AP
    LAS VEGAS -- Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility, his son said. He was 70. Ken Norton Jr., a coach with the Seattle Seahawks, confirmed the death to The Associated Press before handing the phone to his wife, too distraught to talk. Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes, a friend of the fighter said.
  • What if Jackie Robinson had been like Obama?

    09/16/2013 11:25:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Arthur Louis
    When Branch Rickey determined to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, he wisely recruited Jackie Robinson, a stellar athlete in multiple sports, who soon established himself as one of the greats of the game, black or white, and went on to easily earn a plaque in the Hall of Fame. He was an excellent hitter, an excellent fielder, an excellent base runner, and a man of high character. If there was anyone who had sincerely argued that blacks were not qualified to play in the Biggies, he demolished their arguments for good and all. Alas, Branch Rickey didn’t...
  • Tebow offered $1M by Russian team

    09/15/2013 7:26:32 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 | THE SPORTS XCHANGE
    A football team in Russia has offered Tim Tebow $1 million to play in two playoff games. “We have offered him $1 million for two games,” Moscow Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaltsman told Russia Beyond The Headlines. “I talked with him personally and he wanted to go.” Zaltsman wants Tebow to fly to Moscow for the Black Storm’s semifinal against the Moscow Patriots in the American Football Championship of Russia on Sept. 28 and also play in the final if they advance. Zaltsman said Tebow’s agents are urging the quarterback to not play. “They’re thinking of using him as a...
  • Cheerleading 'most dangerous sport for US women'

    09/15/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Cheerleading 'most dangerous sport for US women' Cheerleading causes two thirds of the very serious sports injuries suffered by girls in the United States and many concussions are not reported, according to a new study. By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 5:12PM BST 15 Sep 2013 Researchers found that the number of visits to casualty resulting from high school and college cheerleading injuries rose from 4,954 in 1980 to 26,786 in 2007. The sport accounted for around 66 per cent of "catastrophic" injuries – those resulting in permanent disability or medical conditions – to girls, research published in the Journal of...
  • Tim Tebow News: Quarterback Receives Million Dollar Offer from KISS LA

    09/10/2013 8:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/10/2013 | BRITTNEY R. VILLALVA
    Tim Tebow has had a rocky NFL career starting with a first round draft pick in 2010 and potentially ending with a dismissal from the New England Patriots about ten days ago. But not all hope is lost as Tebow has been offered a potential "million dollar" contract with Arena League franchise LA KISS. Operating out of Anaheim, California the LA KISS team, owned by the infamous KISS rockers, has extended an official offer to Tim Tebow. Known for his strong Christian beliefs and positive outlook, a partnership with the rowdy rockers may not seem like the most conventional choice,...
  • Brian Banks Fails to Make Falcons Roster (Spent 5 Years in Prison for False Rape)

    09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
    Banks still might have a future in Atlanta, media sources reportThe Atlanta Falcons have waived Brian Banks, a Los Angeles linebacker who was imprisoned for five years after being convicted of a rape that never happened. Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation. The conviction was overturned by a California court last year.