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  • Michigan lined up in a 10-man centipede formation again

    10/23/2016 6:19:41 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | Rodger Sherman
    Jim Harbaugh is unique. And this formation Harbaugh had Michigan stand in is, well, unique. That right there is what we call the Wolverine Centipede. Michigan’s coaches don’t call it that -- they call it “trains” — but we’re not Michigan’s coaches.
  • Penn State topples No. 2 Ohio State 24-21

    10/23/2016 4:20:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    AP ^ | October 22, 2016 | Staff
    The white out in the stands became the white out on the field as Penn State fans mobbed their Nittany Lions. Well after the biggest victory of the post-Joe Paterno era was over, the cries of "We Are! Penn State!" echoed underneath 56-year-old Beaver Stadium and bounced off its big rusty metal beams.
  • Fans watching fewer NFL games cite protests as primary reason

    10/20/2016 3:32:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 19, 2016 | Jay Busbee
    Ratings in the NFL, while still stronger than any other challenger on the television landscape, continue to decline, and a new survey by Yahoo Sports and YouGov discerns several reasons why. In a survey of 1,136 Americans who identified themselves as NFL fans, 29 percent said they are watching fewer NFL games. (Interestingly, 27 percent said they were watching more, though that does not necessarily correlate only a 2 percent net loss.) The fans claiming they watch less of the NFL cited the following reasons: • Protests by Colin Kaepernick and others • Lack of opportunity to watch the NFL...
  • Report: Jets to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick, name Geno Smith starter

    10/19/2016 9:22:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 19, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    Well, it appears the New York Jets are planning to make a quarterback change after all. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, head coach Todd Bowles will name Geno Smith the starting quarterback this week against the Baltimore Ravens. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who butted heads over his contract with the team all summer before signing on the eve of training camp, has been benched for ineffectiveness.
  • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he is done with his 'undependable' Microsoft [tr]

    10/19/2016 6:13:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2016 | Ariel Zilber
    Technophobic mad genius football coach Bill Belichick has waved the white flag when it comes to his battle with Microsoft Surface. The New England Patriots head man told reporters on Tuesday that he will no longer use the tablet for analyzing in-game plays. 'As you probably noticed, I'm done with the tablets,' Belichick told reporters during a conference call, according to ESPN. 'I've given [the Suface] as much time as I can give them. They're just too undependable for me. I'm going to stick with pictures as several of our other coaches do as well, because there just isn't enough...

    10/18/2016 1:44:58 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 78 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 7 Thursday, Oct. 20 8:25 p.m. ET Bears at Packers Sunday, Oct. 23 1 p.m. ET Saints at Chiefs 1 p.m. ET Colts at Titans 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Browns at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Lions 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Bills at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Jets 4:05 p.m. ET Buccaneers at 49ers 4:05 p.m. ET Chargers at Falcons 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Steelers 8:30 p.m. ET Seahawks at Cardinals Monday, Oct. 24 8:30 p.m. ET Texans at Broncos Bye week:...
  • The day a college football player stood alone to honor America

    10/18/2016 10:35:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Connor Brewer is fiercely loyal to his college football team. But he is also fiercely loyal to the United States of America. So when the Millikin University football team decided to protest the national anthem by remaining inside the locker room – instead of on the sidelines - Connor was faced with a decision. Would he join his teammates in their university-approved safe space or would he stand on the sidelines and honor America? Connor chose to stand – alone.
  • Big 12 decides not to expand conference

    10/17/2016 1:54:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2016 | Pete Thamel
    The Big 12 university presidents concluded on Monday that they will not be adding any new members, ending a three-month expansion exploration with a decision that the league is better off with its current 10 members for now. The Big 12 presidents met in Dallas for a working dinner Sunday night and for a six-hour meeting on Monday. Their conclusion was not a surprise. Sports Illustrated indicated on Friday that the league would focus on getting more money from its television partners instead of adding schools and agitating the TV partners. The Big 12 will not definitively shut the door...
  • ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To 5-Year Low In OT Game

    10/17/2016 10:28:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 18, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Maybe it was the Los Angeles Dodgers-Chicago Cubs Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, or The Walking Dead retrospective special ahead of next week’s Season 7 debut. Or maybe it was just NFL exhaustion after the Dallas Cowboys crushed the Green Bay Packers 30-16 earlier in the day, or maybe blame The Simpsons’ annual ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ episode. Whatever it was, Sunday Night Football and NBC had a real problem last night, and it wasn’t Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
  • Former Jets DE Dennis Byrd killed in Oklahoma highway crash

    10/16/2016 9:25:55 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 1 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Rich Cimini
    Dennis Byrd, a former New York Jets defensive end whose career was cut short in 1992 because of a broken neck, was killed in a head-on vehicle collision Saturday near his home in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed to ESPN. Byrd, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries.
  • Florida youth football coach shot, killed in front of horrified team.

    10/15/2016 8:48:32 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Fox
    A beloved peewee football coach walking to his car after practice was gunned down execution-style in front of his horrified team, according to reports Friday. Dave Williams told a group of children to run when he saw men with guns walking towards him at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale Thursday night, WPLG-TV reported. Williams had just treated his team of 30 kids to cookies and Gatorade after the practice, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
  • Supreme Court Justice backtracks after ripping Kaepernick's protest

    10/14/2016 5:29:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 14, 2016 | John Breech
    Just days after ripping Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem, Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that really didn't have any idea what Kaepernick's protest was about when she answered a question about the 49ers quarterback during an interview this week. The Supreme Court Justice released a statement on Friday saying that her comments were "inappropriate," and that she was "barely aware" of the circumstances surrounding Kaepernick's protest.
  • Colin Kaepernick responds to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s criticism of anthem protests

    10/13/2016 1:41:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2016 | Des Bieler
    Colin Kaepernick has not been shy about calling out major public figures. He recently described Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as “proven liars.” But when presented Wednesday with some unexpected criticism from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 49ers quarterback actually took the relative high road while saying her comments were “disappointing.”
  • The likely leading causes of the NFL’s significant TV ratings decline

    10/13/2016 7:44:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2016 | Mark Maske
    The financial cornerstone of the NFL as it has grown into the nation’s most prosperous and popular sports league has been its network television deals. Pro football has been TV ratings gold, and the league’s handsome reward for that has been contracts with the networks now collectively worth an estimated $7 billion annually. So when ratings for NFL games slip, even while remaining at comparatively lofty levels, it is noteworthy. Such is the case this season, with the sport’s overall TV ratings down about 11 percent from last season.
  • Protests, politics ruining NFL; now we have Super Bowl of Suck

    10/13/2016 7:40:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Sporting News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Pat Img
    The 49ers have a new starting quarterback. His name is Colin Kaepernick. He starts for a team that has lost four straight games after a Week 1 win over the NFL Rams of Los Angeles. His head coach is Chip Kelly, who is his first season in charge of the team that plays near the city by the Bay. The timing for Kaepernick to start is fitting, really. In Week 6, Time magazine's QB and his team face the Bills.
  • The NFL has a serious ratings problem

    10/12/2016 5:53:33 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11 October 2016 | Claire Atkinson
    The NFL continues to get sacked. Monday Night Football’s Bucs-Panthers game saw ratings tumble 24 percent versus the same Week 5 game a year ago. Over the first five weeks, ratings are down more than 10 percent.
  • NFL Ratings Tanking in Wake of Leftist Moral Exhibitionism

    10/11/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Ratings for the National Football League are off substantially this season , and of course nobody at the league has the slightest idea why. It can't be due to the ungrateful arrogance of has-been 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, or the increasing politicization of the sport by lefty sportwriters (and they're all lefties) and ESPN. No, it must be something else: The NFL has a ratings problem. The causes are many, and the leading cause is certainly up for debate. But that isn’t stopping the NFL from denying that the problem has some controversial undercurrents – or that the problem exists...
  • Vegas Stadium Deal for Raiders Passes First Hurdle

    10/11/2016 7:18:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    A bill to raise hotel taxes to fund an NFL stadium for the Oakland Raiders and a convention center expansion has crossed its first hurdle in the Nevada Legislature. The Nevada Senate voted 16-5 on Tuesday to approve the measure. Democratic opponents have said they oppose putting public funds to a project backed by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, while Republican opponents oppose raising taxes.
  • Colin Kaepernick Gets Starting Nod at Quarterback for 49ers

    10/11/2016 12:48:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | October 11, 2016 | Brendan Weber
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly announced Tuesday that Colin Kaepernick has been handed the reins to take over as the team's starting quarterback. The decision comes amid the squad's four-game slump and less-than-stellar 1-4 start to the season.
  • LSU-Florida game in doubt after Tigers AD Joe Alleva refuses to surrender home game

    10/11/2016 7:13:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | October 10, 2016 | Andy Stapled
    LSU athletic director Joe Alleva drew a line in the sand Monday with regard to the LSU-Florida game that was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. The teams both play out-of-conference games on Nov. 19 and that date had been proposed for a possible makeup in Gainesville, but Alleva made clear on Monday that LSU intends to play in Tiger Stadium on that day. “We are going to have a home game on Nov. 19,” Alleva said.
  • NFL Live Thread Week Sic

    10/11/2016 5:30:52 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 111 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 6 Thursday, Oct. 13 8:25 p.m. ET Broncos at Chargers Sunday, Oct. 16 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Bills 1 p.m. ET Eagles at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Browns at Titans 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Giants 1 p.m. ET Panthers at Saints 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Bears 1 p.m. ET Rams at Lions 1 p.m. ET Steelers at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Patriots 4:05 p.m. ET Chiefs at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at Packers 8:30 p.m. ET Colts at Texans Monday, Oct. 17 8:30 p.m....
  • Peppers runs No. 4 Michigan past Rutgers in 78-0 rout

    10/09/2016 3:27:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    AP ^ | October 8, 2016 | Staff
    Jabrill Peppers might be more than Mr. Everything for Michigan. He could be Mr. Heisman, too. Peppers ran for a career-high two touchdowns and set up another score with a 63-yard scamper in his return to his native New Jersey and No. 4 Michigan routed Rutgers 78-0 on Saturday night in a game in which the Scarlet Knights were limited to 22 yards total yards and two first downs.
  • NFL Blames 'Confluence of Events' for Ratings Declines

    10/08/2016 5:23:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Dow Jones Business News ^ | October 7, 2016 | Staff
    The National Football League has sent a memo to team owners seeking to ease concerns about the ratings decline that has hit football this fall. Through the first four weeks of the season, NFL viewership has declined 11%, and among the crucial adults 18-49 demographic that advertisers covet, ratings are down 12%.
  • Fewer NFL Viewers Force TV Networks to Give Away Ads [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/06/2016 12:46:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Bloomberg [link only] ^ | October 6, 2016 | Gerry Smith and Lucas Shaw
  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    10/06/2016 8:31:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Ocotber 6, 2016 | Joe Flint
    The NFL has been sacked for a loss. Once considered immune to the audience erosion plaguing the television industry, ratings for the National Football League have tumbled through the first four weeks of the season. TV networks have bet heavily on sports in general, and the NFL in particular, because of the must-see value of their content. While more viewers are watching commercial-free streaming services like Netflix or recording shows on DVRs and skipping the ads, sports is still primarily watched live, making it valuable to advertisers.
  • Roger Goodell Feels a Great Disturbance in the Force, Er, Profits

    10/06/2016 7:16:27 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | October 6, 2016 | by JIM GERAGHTY
    Everyone associated with the National Football Leagues has to be worried about this. One of the current parlor games playing out in sports media executive suites is why the NFL’s television ratings have dramatically fallen through the first four weeks of the season.... it’s oversimplifying it to say Colin Kaepernick and kneeling NFL players are driving way football fans. But it’s a factor, and maybe the biggest factor. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nearly one-third (32%) of American adults say they are less likely to watch an NFL game because of the growing number...
  • Shock poll: A third of NFL TV viewers boycotting games because of Colin Kaepernick-led protests

    10/06/2016 6:16:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Sporting News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Michael McCarthy
    It's the Kaepernick Effect, stupid. The alarming fall in NFL TV ratings this season is partly because of fan anger over on-field protests by Colin Kaepernick and other players of the American flag/national anthem, according to pollster Rasmussen Reports.
  • NFL Straw Poll: 21 Of 21 White Players Plan To Vote For Trump

    10/05/2016 11:50:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Real GM ^ | October 5, 2016 | Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report
    The issue of Donald Trump's candidacy for the White House has been discussed in NFL locker rooms. Some players say there have been low-level confrontations while others say friendships have ended. Here is a straw poll of 43 NFL players on how they plan on voting in the election: •20 of 22 black NFL players plan to vote for Hillary Clinton. •2 of 22 black NFL players plan to vote for Donald J. Trump. •21 of 21 white NFL players plan to vote for Trump. “A lot of black players believe saying the first black president isn’t really American is...
  • Texas reportedly will fire Charlie Strong after the season

    10/04/2016 6:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2016 | Cindy Boren
    Texas isn’t firing Charlie Strong, but it certainly isn’t doing him any favors, according to a report that indicates he is “very close” to losing his job at the end of the season after consecutive losses to Cal and Oklahoma State. A high-ranking official described Strong’s status to SI’s Pete Thamel, adding that his job is safe until the end of the season. Strong is in his third season as coach of the 2-2 Longhorns, who wrap up their schedule Nov. 25.
  • NFL Live Thread Week Five

    10/04/2016 1:26:00 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 111 replies ^ | Bendy
    NFL Live Thread Week Five Thursday, Oct. 6 8:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at 49ers Sunday, Oct. 9 1 p.m. ET Patriots at Browns 1 p.m. ET Eagles at Lions 1 p.m. ET Bears at Colts 1 p.m. ET Titans at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Ravens 1 p.m. ET Texans at Vikings 1 p.m. ET Jets at Steelers 4:05 p.m. ET Falcons at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET Bengals at Cowboys 4:25 p.m. ET Bills at Rams 4:25 p.m. ET Chargers at Raiders 8:30 p.m. ET Giants at Packers Monday, Oct. 10 8:30 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Panthers Bye week:...
  • Sweden to ban masks but not burqas at football matches

    09/30/2016 9:45:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2016 12:23 GMT+02:00 | Lee Roden
    The Swedish government has proposed a ban on the wearing of masks by spectators at sporting events in an effort to stem fan violence, but exceptions will be made for religious garments like burqas. The proposal comes at a time where a number of high-profile violent incidents at Swedish football matches have made global headlines. In August, a match between Jönköpings Södra and Östersund was called off when a masked supporter ran onto the pitch and assaulted Östersund goalkeeper Aly Keita. […] A number of exceptions to the ban are mentioned in the proposal, including covering of the face due...
  • Richard Sherman: The NFL is a ‘bottom line business’ (Boo Freaking Hoo)

    09/30/2016 4:35:35 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 62 replies ^ | September 29, 2016 | Charlotte Wilder
    In a new segment for his weekly series with The Player's Tribune, Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman appears in a four-minute video on how the NFL treats its players. He says that the league sees them like race cars, doing just enough to keep them in good shape to perform, then dropping them once they're no longer on a roster.
  • NFL Live Thread Week Four

    09/27/2016 5:46:13 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 90 replies
    NFL Week Four Thursday, Sept. 29 8:25 p.m. ET Dolphins at Bengals Sunday, Oct. 2 9:30 a.m. ET Colts at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Titans at Texans 1 p.m. ET Browns at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Seahawks at Jets 1 p.m. ET Bills at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Panthers at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Ravens 1 p.m. ET Lions at Bears 4:05 p.m. ET Broncos at Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET Rams at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Saints at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at 49ers 8:30 p.m. ET Chiefs at Steelers Monday, Oct. 3 8:30 p.m. ET Giants...
  • Woman tries to football with face, but she's OK.

    09/26/2016 2:58:09 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 26 replies ^ | September 24, 2016 | Alex Kirshner
    A woman at the LSU-Auburn game on Saturday appeared to try to catch an Auburn kickoff beyond the end zone at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The ball hit her in the head, and the woman fell backward, seemingly in great pain. She appears, thankfully, to be doing just fine.
  • Bomb-making factory found in Brooklyn apartment of Columbia professor

    Police stumbled upon a bomb-making factory Sunday in the home of a Columbia professor who specializes in the spread of infectious disease - and are investigating whether he and his roommate have terror ties. Cops evacuated the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood around the Remsen St. home of Michael Clatts, a medical anthropologist, after finding seven pipe bombs fitted with fuses in his flat, police sources said. The frightening cache was discovered almost by accident - Ivaylo Ivanov, the man living with Clatts, accidentally shot off the tip of his left index finger and sought police help in the street about 1:15...
  • Wild finish vs. Auburn dooms LSU, pushes Les Miles one step closer to firing

    09/25/2016 4:44:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 24, 2016 | Chris Johnson
    It took one game in the 2016 season for the feel-good period following Les Miles’s survival of an attempted coup to end. It took four games for the LSU head coach’s approval rating to dip so low that speculation about Miles’s future will loom over the rest of the Tigers’ games.
  • Jim Harbaugh claims ‘support’ for Michigan players who raised fists during anthem

    09/25/2016 4:40:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Des Bieler
    Jim Harbaugh, who coached Colin Kaepernick with the 49ers, has offered mixed opinions on the quarterback’s protests of racial injustice during renditions of the national anthem. On Saturday, the Michigan head coach expressed “support” for players of his who raised their fists during the anthem before a game against Penn State.
  • State Sen. Napoleon Harris Fights Off Muggers, Helps Catch Murder Suspects (Ill.)

    09/23/2016 7:00:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 22, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his “overwhelmed” delivery crew a break late one night earlier this month, according to his spokesman Sean Howard. Harris was trying to make a delivery at a house on 158th and Paulina in Harvey, but Howard said the whole order had been a ruse, and that four men...
  • Marshall Digs Pit In End Zone In Hopes Of Containing Lamar Jackson

    09/23/2016 12:44:40 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    The Kicker ^ | 09/18/2016 | Jerimiah Budinn
    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson demolished Florida State yesterday, rushing for four touchdowns and throwing for one more in a dominant 63-20 win. Next up is a road game against Marshall University, but Marshall is already preparing for to stop Jackson, by digging a huge pit in the end zone. “Here’s the plan,” said Marshall head coach Doc Holliday. “We dig a big old pit in the end zone. We cover it with sticks and leaves and stuff. Within the first three or four seconds of the game, Lamar probably runs it in for a touchdown. Boom, he falls in the...

    09/23/2016 6:48:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | September 21, 2016 | Sean Keely
    Primetime ratings for the opening weekend of the 2016 NFL season were not kind. Not only were they down across almost the entire board, Monday Night Football‘s numbers showed signs that last season’s slide might be continuing. MNF averaged an 8.1 rating for the 2015 season while garnering an average viewership of 12.9 million, down two percent and three percent, respectively. In Week 1 of the 2016 season, the early game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins was the least watched MNF game since 2012 (7.7 rating, 13.0 million viewers), while the San Francisco 49ers – Los Angeles Rams...
  • Poll: Niners QB Colin Kaepernick most disliked player in league

    09/21/2016 6:16:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 21, 2016 | DARREN ROVELL
    Colin Kaepernick is now the most disliked player in the NFL. That's at least according to a recent poll of Americans by E-Poll Marketing Research, which asked 1,100 people whose demographics were representative of the general population. The poll, taken last week, revealed that Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of those polled, more than any of the more than 350 players asked about in the survey. Kaepernick finished ahead, in the dislike category, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13...
  • Kaepernick says 'everybody's eyes' on Tulsa probe

    09/20/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa is "the perfect example" of what he's protesting when he refuses to stand for the national anthem at 49ers' games. Kaepernick said Tuesday that "everybody's eyes" will be on Tulsa as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher. He says criminal charges should be filed in the shooting death.
  • NFL Live Thread Week Three

    09/20/2016 5:26:28 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 199 replies
    NFL Live Thread Week 3 Thursday, Sept. 22 8:25 p.m. ET Texans at Patriots Sunday, Sept. 25 1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Bills 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Titans 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Giants 1 p.m. ET Browns at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Lions at Packers 1 p.m. ET Broncos at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Panthers 4:05 p.m. ET Rams at Buccaneers 4:05 p.m. ET 49ers at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Jets at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. ET Chargers at Colts 4:25 p.m. ET Steelers at Eagles 8:30 p.m. ET Bears at...
  • Eagles Players Raise Black Power Fist During National Anthem

    09/20/2016 3:50:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies ^ | 9-20-2016 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world. Last week NFL players were sitting during the National Anthem. Now they’re raising the Black Power fist.On Monday four Eagles players raised the black power fist during the National Anthem. Malcolm Jenkins and few teammates with fists in air during National Anthem. #Eagles— John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) September 20, 2016 It’s time to boycott the NFL. We don’t have to support and pay for this crap. Four Eagles raise fist during national anthem sports
  • Report: Lady Gaga to Headline 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show

    09/19/2016 7:33:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 19, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Pop superstar Lady Gaga is set to headline the 2017 NFL Super Bowl halftime show, according to a report. Us Weekly reports that the 30-year-old “Fame Monster” will perform February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

    09/17/2016 12:30:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2016 | Mike Hiserman
    Penn State marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno’s first game as head football coach Saturday, introducing former players and displaying video tributes at the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple... The tribute ignited reaction from Paterno critics as well as supporters...
  • HuffPost Deleted That Shameful “Ladies Of The SEC” Piece, But We Saved It So You Can Read It

    09/15/2016 1:27:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies
    Rise News ^ | 9/13/2016
    The internet was aflame last night with many people upset over a piece in the Huffington Post from contributor Rebecca Walden. Walden penned a piece titled, “Young ladies of the SEC, cover it up!” and boy was it just awful. Now, it turns out that the Huffington Post wants this all to go away and so they deleted it. Not a good look HuffPost and not very journalistically sound either. But have no fear, below you can read the piece as it look on the HuffPost website before it was deleted: Dear young ladies of the SEC, can you do...
  • Clutching his tiny American flag, Redskins lineman becomes a U.S. citizen

    09/14/2016 9:43:18 AM PDT · by boycott · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-14-16 | Dan Steinberg
    The latest story about an NFL player and a flag began Tuesday morning just after 11, in the great hall of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins building. All 45 candidates for naturalization held miniature American flags as they sat in plastic chairs and listened to government officials deliver paeans to the power of immigration. Those included the first two candidates in the front row, perhaps the smallest and the biggest of the 45. There was tiny Dahlia Lyons, a native of the Philippines and the only military spouse in the ceremony. And next to her was the 6-foot-5...
  • NFL Live Thread Week Two

    09/13/2016 12:20:22 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 128 replies
    NFL Live Thread Week Two Thursday, Sept. 15 8:25 p.m. ET Jets at Bills Sunday, Sept. 18 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Panthers 1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Steelers 1 p.m. ET Saints at Giants 1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Texans 1 p.m. ET Titans at Lions 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Browns 4:05 p.m. ET Seahawks at Rams 4:05 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Jaguars at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Colts at Broncos 8:30 p.m. ET Packers at...

    09/13/2016 11:35:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Vice Sports ^ | September 12, 2016 | Ty Schalter
    The Houston Texans' Lamar Miller is one of the last of a dying breed: the workhorse running back. Miller's 106-yard Texans debut made him the only NFL tailback to crack the century mark this week, pending Monday Night Football's results. If that holds, it'll be the first time that's happened since at least the 1970 AFL/NFL merger. Moreover, he did it in a distinctly old-school way: with a heavy diet of 28 carries, and no run longer than 12 yards. Miller kept the offense on schedule; the Texans were able to convert 60 percent of their third-down opportunities.