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  • France: Night of Violence, Riots and Looting After World Cup Win

    07/16/2018 6:09:07 AM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    French celebrations over the national football team’s World Cup victory on Sunday quickly turned to violence, with street clashes, vandalism, attacks on police, and scenes of looting in cities across the country. As many as a million people had been enjoying the “good-natured atmosphere” at an event on the Champs-Élysées in Paris following France’s 4-2 win against Croatia, which ministers had hoped would bring a “great moment” of “national unity”. But by 11 pm the jubilant mood had turned to chaos, with what local media describes as “bands of thugs” launching projectiles including bottles at police, who responded by firing...
  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL's New National Anthem Policy

    07/10/2018 10:10:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies
    https://www.si.com/ ^ | CHRIS CHAVEZ July 10, 2018
    The NFL Players Association announced it has filed a grievance challenging the league's new national anthem policy. In May, NFL owners unanimously approved a new anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner. The new policy gives players the option to remain in the locker room, if they want. The NFL subjects the teams to a fine, if a player or a member of team personnel does not show respect for the anthem. Players have been kneeling, sitting and raising fists during the national anthem in an effort...
  • The story behind Ki Sung-Yueng's summer in the South Korean army

    06/30/2018 11:29:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2018 | Andrew Musgrove
    Newcastle United’s latest signing Ki Sung-yueng may be one of the better known faces in his native South Korea – but that doesn’t make him immune from completing his national service for his country. Back in the summer of 2016, the 29-year-old had to ditch his luxury items and complete his mandatory military service which every male between the ages of 18-30 must do - and usually for 18 months. This is due to the volatile relations between South Korea and North Korea - although in April 2018, both countries signed the Panmunjom Declaration with the hope of ending the...
  • UT/TT Poll: Football is popular in Texas. The NFL isn't.R

    06/27/2018 12:37:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | June 27, 2018 | Ross Ramsey
    Nearly half of the state’s registered voters have an unfavorable opinion of the National Football League, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. The recently mighty NFL faces both a political crisis over player protests and a public health crisis over the long-term effects of concussions in contact sports. Players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequity have attracted the wrath of President Donald Trump and his supporters. And increasing evidence that repeated concussions can cause long-term brain damage has eroded the sport’s reputation, particularly among kids, as a healthy activity.
  • Mike Riley to coach San Antonio franchise; Darryl Johnston to be GM

    06/22/2018 12:41:03 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 17 replies
    espn.com ^ | Bender2
    [Alliance of American Football] Mike Riley to coach San Antonio franchise; Darryl Johnston to be GM SAN ANTONIO -- The Alliance of American Football completed its awarding of franchises Thursday by placing a team in San Antonio. Former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley will be the head coach and former Dallas Cowboys fullback Darryl "Moose" Johnston is the general manager.
  • Cowboys great Daryl 'Moose' Johnston, Mike Riley to lead new SA football team

    06/22/2018 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.ksat.com ^ | Posted: 3:30 PM, June 21, 2018 Updated: 6:10 PM, June 21, 2018 | By RJ Marquez
    AN ANTONIO - Professional football is back in San Antonio and will be led by two familiar faces to fans in the Alamo City. The Alliance of American Football announced on Wednesday that San Antonio would be its eighth franchise for the inaugural season. The league held a press conference Thursday at City Hall with Mayor Ron Nirenberg to formally announce the new team. Former Dallas Cowboys great Daryl “Moose” Johnston was named general manager of the team, and Mike Riley, who coached the San Antonio Riders in the early '90s, was named head coach. “San Antonio has always been...
  • Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

    06/21/2018 9:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 18, 2018
    Toronto, Ohio, Jun 18, 2018 / 03:26 am (CNA).- Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual. Sr. Rita Clare, who this month will profess final vows with the Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, was a four-time national champion professional football player prior to entering the convent. Yes, that’s American football. (She was a fullback.) Nowadays, the only football Yoches is playing is the annual two-hand touch game she organizes with the 38 T.O.R. sisters she lives with in Toronto, Ohio. Although she was raised...
  • Canadian Football League Week 2 Picks & Live Thread

    06/19/2018 2:33:41 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 29 replies
    cfl.ca ^ | Bender2
    Canadian Football League Week 2 Picks & Live Thread
  • Whitlock Calls NFL Union Head 'Foolish Looter Burning Down His Own Neighborhood'

    06/17/2018 8:45:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 17, 2018 10:00 AM EDT | Jay Maxson
    On Friday's Speak for Yourself TV sports talk program on Fox Sports 1, co-host Jason Whitlock (see photo) characterized NFL Players' Association executive director DeMaurice Smith as a "foolish looter burning down his own neighborhood" and demanded his firing. The NFLPA has reportedly hired several lawyers to fight the league's new policy requiring players to respect the national anthem or remain in the clubhouse. Whitlock said, "The NFL Players' Association should fire its executive director, DeMaurice Smith. According to the site Pro Football 'Woke' (officially known as Pro Football Talk), and its editor Mike Florio, Smith and the NFLPA have...
  • 'We're so far away': The Cowboys are in a fight against time, mediocrity

    06/15/2018 7:10:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 14, 2018 | Charles Robinson
    FRISCO, Texas – At one point this week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sat back at his locker and pulled a large box to his lap, flipping the top open and pulling out a crisp Stetson cowboy hat. Without removing the plastic wrapping, he pulled the brim down over his forehead and smiled. A perfect fit. One of the few for the Cowboys in this week’s minicamp, which may have been summed up most accurately by head coach Jason Garrett when he said the team (and the offense in particular) is nowhere near a finished product. “We’re so far away,”...
  • NFL Owners Don’t Fear Trump, They Fear Their Own Players

    06/15/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 60 replies
    The Nation ^ | 6/13/18 | Dave Zirin
    In 1969, NFL linebacker Dave Meggyesy walked away from the NFL in disgust over the way he believed football was acting as a reactionary social force in society, an impediment against meaningful social change. In his book Out of Their League, he wrote, “Politics and pro football are the most grotesque extremes of a dying empire.” In 1975, sportswriter Robert Lipsyte had a similar analysis of not just football but sports as a whole. He wrote in his classic book SportsWorld: An American DreamLand: "A great deal of the angry energy generated in America through the coming apart of the...
  • Reports: Former NFL TE Kellen Winslow Jr. facing rape, kidnapping charges involving [tr]

    06/15/2018 6:19:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jason Owens
    Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested in San Diego County on rape charges, according to multiple reports. NBC 7 in San Diego reports that Sheriff’s deputies arrested Winslow at his Vista, California home on Thursday. He stands charged with two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of residential burglary and one count of indecent exposure, the district attorney’s office told NBC 7.
  • Canadian Football League Week 1 Picks & Live Thread

    06/13/2018 3:11:27 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 34 replies
    cfl.ca ^ | 6-13-2018 | Bender2
    CANADAIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 1 and JOHNNY FOOTBALL IS BACK!!!
  • Ex-Cowboys Cheerleader Sues Team; Claims Mascot Earned More Money

    06/13/2018 7:01:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    SI ^ | June 13, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    A former cheerleader for Dallas Cowboys sued the team this week, saying that the team mascot made more than she did. Erica Wilkins filed a suit in U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas on Tuesday, and alleges that the Cowboys failed to pay her minimum wage and overtime and that she made a quarter of what the mascot made. Wilkins says the team violated The Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act and seeks "other available damages."
  • P. Diddy Abandons ‘Dream’ to Own NFL Team: ‘Don’t Want to Be Associated with Oppressing Black Men’

    06/10/2018 8:27:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    In an interview with BigBoy TV, rap, fashion, and vodka mogul P. Diddy blasted the NFL, referring to it as a league which “oppresses black men.” The wide-ranging interview sees Diddy divulge his abortive efforts to purchase the Carolina Panthers to the wave of anthem protests that have swept across the league. The hip-hop star made it clear that he no longer sees the NFL as something he wants to be a part of. “I don’t want to be associated with oppressing black men,” Diddy said. “I don’t want to be associated with telling grown ass men what they can...
  • The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football....

    06/09/2018 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 8 June 2018 | Ace of Spades
    The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football. Have They Not Noticed Their Leftist Allies Politicizing Football, and Everything Else, For a Decade? Half of the country is broken and in the middle of a nervous breakdown, and they can't understand why the rest of us are sick of hearing their endless conniptions. The press says Mr. Trump is pushing the battle of the national anthem because it plays to his base. I suppose it does. But here's what galls even non-Trumpia>ns about this kneeling kerfuffle: We live in a world soaking in partisan politics. Then one day...
  • Poll: NFL Hits Record Unfavorable Numbers with Registered Voters

    06/08/2018 2:19:32 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    What do Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Obamacare, and President Trump all have in common? All of those people, and institution, have higher favorability numbers than the NFL. According to a Fox News poll released on Thursday, the NFL’s net favorability rating comes in at 42%. Only former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Roseanne Barr, have lower favorability numbers. The NFL’s lack of popularity stands out even more, when looking back at where the league was only five years ago. In October of 2013, the league had a 64% favorability rating. By October of 2017,...
  • Trump offers olive branch to NFL players with input on pardons

    06/08/2018 6:35:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 8, 2018 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump held out an olive branch in his feud with National Football League players on Friday, asking them for recommendations as he considers pardoning several thousand people who may have been unfairly treated by the criminal justice system. But civil rights activists were skeptical of Trump’s gesture, given his repeated use of a controversy around the national anthem at NFL games to stoke the country’s culture wars, and his fraught relationship with the African-American community. Trump has been highly critical of NFL players who have protested the fatal police shootings of unarmed black men...
  • Why Malcolm Jenkins, other Philadelphia Eagles demonstrate -- but don't kneel (Flashback)

    06/07/2018 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 09/24/2017 | Aaron Kasinitz
    --SNIP-- Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said he has no problem with that form of protest. But Jenkins has instead raised his right fist while standing during pregame anthems for the past 22 Eagles preseason and regular-season games, and he has an explanation for that. "The reason I don't kneel is not because I think it's disrespectful. It's because I think it's misunderstood," Jenkins said. "I want my demonstration to be effective and received. I think whatever that is is going to be to the individual, but everybody's saying the same thing: We need change. We want to be that vehicle...
  • Report: Kaepernick wants to subpoena President Trump

    06/07/2018 1:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    News 12 The Bronx ^ | June 7, 2018
    NEW YORK - After the president uninvited the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is trying to force President Donald Trump to talk — with a subpoena. Kaepernick is accusing the president and Vice President Mike Pence of colluding with the league to keep him from getting a job, according to Yahoo Sports. The 30-year-old last suited up in the NFL in 2016. At the beginning of that season, he kicked off the on-field protests against systemic racism that involve players kneeling during the national anthem before games. Before the next season, he...