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    12/11/2017 11:21:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Sporting News ^ | December 11, 2017 | Michael McCarthy
    The NFL's two-year TV downturn is taking a bite out of broadcast TV partners like Fox Sports that fork over billions for rights to live games. Fox Sports staffers in Los Angeles are bracing for a wave of possible budget cutbacks due to disappointing NFL advertising sales this season, sources tell Sporting News. Another important factor: With Team USA eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Fox can't count on soccer ad dollars next year to get well from an ad standpoint.
  • Seahawks' Quinton Jefferson tries to jump in stands and fight Jaguars fans

    12/10/2017 7:11:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 84 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 10, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    The Seahawks had several chances late in Sunday's game to beat the Jaguars in Jacksonville but their fate was sealed after Russell Wilson failed to convert on fourth down with just over two minutes to go. And that's when things got interesting. With Seattle out of timeouts and 54 seconds remaining, Jacksonville lined up in the victory formation to seal their 30-24 lead. On the play, defensive lineman Michael Bennett was rightly penalized for unnecessary roughness and teammate Sheldon Richardson was ejected for starting a brawl. Not to be outdone, a snap later, defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was ejected for...
  • Watch: The Incredible National Anthem at Yesterday's Snowy Army/Navy Football Game

    12/10/2017 4:19:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 10, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Tim flagged this in his Saturday post about the annual Army-Navy football game, but I thought it merited its own post, just for maximum exposure.  The game itself resulted in Army's second consecutive dramatic victory, after 14 straight years of Navy triumphs.  Regardless, the performance of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the game, featuring the glee club from each military branch, was really beautiful -- especially amid the lightly falling December snow.  A stirring, patriotic tribute. "Goosebumps" is right:2017 National Anthem at the Army-Navy Game (Video) And here's how the game ended, with apologies to the Midshipmen: NO GOOD....
  • Bills Colts Highlights in the Heavy Snow Today in Buffalo

    12/10/2017 3:03:49 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/10/17 | Alittle elbow grease
    This is one beautiful thing. Players seldom get hurt in this deep snow. The snow serves as a great cushion, and the players can't generally run fast enough to cause terrible collisions.It was a thing of beauty. I'm 70 years old and never saw a game played in that much snow. Beautiful.
  • 'Communism WON'T Win': Navy Roasts Army Over 'Commie Cadet' During Army/Navy Football Game

    12/09/2017 8:26:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 9, 2019 | Debra Heine
    Navy midshipmen stand behind "Not Communist" banner. Image via Twitter. The Army-Navy football game has historically been one of the best rivalries in all of sports with fans from both sides displaying creative and insulting signs. Saturday's game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was no different. On the Navy side, midshipmen held signs poking fun at their West Point counterparts for allowing admitted communist and Antifa supporter 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone to graduate. As PJ Media reported back in September, photos posted on social media by Rapone showed the then-cadet posing with a Che Guevara t-shirt under...
  • An 8-Team Playoff Would Solve Most Of College Football's Biggest Championship Problems

    12/09/2017 8:18:24 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-9-2017 | Cork Gaines
    The College Football Playoff field is set and there was one controversial decision the committee took Alabama over Ohio State. While our projection had Alabama in as the fourth team rather easily, many felt that Ohio State had he stronger resume based on bigger wins and the sometimes important conference championship. Playoff committee chairman Kirby Hocutt made it sound like the decision wasn't that hard, calling the Buckeyes' 31-point loss to unranked Iowa "damaging" and noting that the committee felt Alabama was "clearly the No. 4 team in the country.". The decision was also controversial because it means this...
  • Live Thread: 118th Army-Navy Football Game, Philadelphia, PA

    12/09/2017 11:08:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 107 replies
    Army Fan | Dec. 9, 2017 | Army Fan
    Let's get ready to RUMBLE!118th Army-Navy Football Game from Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA. CBS, 3:00EST/12:00PST
  • LOOK: You can get tickets to an NFL game this week for under five dollars

    12/07/2017 5:51:20 PM PST · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 7, 2017 | John Breech
    If you've ever wanted to go to an NFL game and you have five dollars in your pocket, then this is the perfect week to do it. As of Thursday afternoon, there are actual NFL tickets that are selling on the secondary market for under five dollars. Of course, like all good deals, these tickets do come with a catch: You need to live near Buffalo, have a high tolerance for cold weather and be willing to sit through three hours of a Colts-Bills game. A beer at the game would literally cost more than twice the price of your...
  • Browns fire Sashi Brown

    12/07/2017 7:52:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | December 7, 2017 | Michael David Smith
    The Sashi Brown era in Cleveland is over. Brown, who ran Clevelands personnel department the last two years, was fired this morning, according to ESPN.
  • Tennessee offers head-coaching job to Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt, sources say

    12/07/2017 5:23:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chris Low
    The University of Tennessee's circuitous head-coaching search, which has taken on just about every twist imaginable, is nearing an end, as the Volunteers are finalizing a deal with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, sources told ESPN. Tennessee expects to announce Pruitt as its football coach on Thursday, and a press conference to introduce him is planned for later in the day. Sources told ESPN that Pruitt plans to stay on as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff, while pulling double duty as the Vols' head coach and spearheading their recruiting efforts and putting together his staff at Tennessee.
  • New contract for Roger Goodell has been signed

    12/06/2017 12:47:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | December 6, 2017 | Mike Florio
    The Commissioner finally has a new contract. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFLs Compensation Committee has informed all owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed.
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 14

    12/05/2017 6:11:09 AM PST · by Impy · 66 replies
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 14 Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 (All times Eastern) New Orleans at Atlanta 8:25 pm NFLN (& NBC) Mercedes-Benz Stadium Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 Chicago at Cincinnati 1:00 pm FOX Paul Brown Stadium Detroit at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Raymond James Stadium Green Bay at Cleveland 1:00 pm FOX FirstEnergy Stadium Indianapolis at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS New Era Field Minnesota at Carolina 1:00 pm CBS Bank of America Stadium Oakland at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Arrowhead Stadium San Francisco at Houston 1:00 pm FOX NRG Stadium Dallas at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX...
  • Jane Fonda praises Colin Kaepernick at ACLU awards gala: 'Keep kneeling until you can stand'

    12/04/2017 10:11:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2017
    Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick made a rare public appearance on Sunday where he was honored by the ACLU of Southern California. The organization invited Kaepernick to its annual Bill of Rights awards gala where he and other stars such as Gina Rodriguez, Jane Fonda and Judd Apatow were honored for their work this year. The NFL star, who gained a lot of attention for his decision to kneel during the National Anthem at games, was awarded the Eason Monroe Courageous Courage Award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [Snip] Later in the evening, Fonda yielded some of her speech time...
  • Giants Fire Ben McAdoo, Who Never Had the Personality Needed To Be a Successful Head Coach

    12/04/2017 9:06:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Sports Ilustrated ^ | December 03, 2017 | Conor Orr
    When Ben McAdoo was a child, unable to make weight for his peewee football team in Homer City, Penn., it never made sense to foster his size and wait for high school. He wanted to play now, with his friends, so he taped a garbage bag over his body and ran around town trying to shed pounds.
  • Colin Kaepernick on Time's 'Person of the Year' Shortlist

    12/04/2017 6:09:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Sports Ilustrated ^ | December 4, 2017 | Scooby Axson
    Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was named one of the 10 people on Time Magazine's shortlist for their annual "Person of the Year" honors. The winner will be announced on Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET.
  • 2017 Bowl Games: Announcements... [All Four Playoff Teams from TRUMP States!]

    12/04/2017 5:33:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/3/17 | Chip Patterson, etc
    The wild and wacky process of college football bowl game selections went down Sunday as 78 of the 130 FBS teams filled slots in 39 postseason contests. (There are 81 bowl-eligible teams, meaning three were left out.) It all started with the announcement of....
  • NY Giants Player Who Continues To Protest Tells Upset Fans What He Thinks Of Them

    12/03/2017 5:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    American News Hub ^ | 12/03/17 | Nick Arama
    **SNIP** You hear coward and stand up and disgrace, Vernon told the New York Post. Its fine. As long as nobody comes on the field and touches me. You stay where you at, youre going to be all right. They have a right. Oh yeah, I hear it all the time. And then there was the advice: If they dont like it, dont come to the game. And the fact is the fans may be doing exactly that.
  • High School Cheerleaders Are Now Kneeling During The National Anthem

    12/03/2017 7:27:14 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-3-2017 | Gabrille Okum
    High school cheerleaders are also kneeling during the national anthem, according to a testimony from two high schoolers in Union City, Calif. Two high school students, Sasha Armbrester and Teana Boston, told NPRs Youth Radio Friday that they are protesting police brutality at football games.Armbrester, a cheerleader for James Logan High Schools football team, said that the two girls originally learned about race relations from taking the same ethnic studies class at school, which made them reconsider supporting the National Anthem. When Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee, a lot of people thought he was being unpatriotic. But for me...
  • Playoff Chair Says 'Alabama Was Clearly The No. 4 Team' And It Wasn't That Close (College football)

    12/03/2017 5:25:37 PM PST · by blam · 144 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-3-2017 | Cork Gaines
    The College Football Playoff committee has spoken and Alabama is in over Ohio State as the fourth team and will play Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal. Bama-vs.-Ohio State was debated heavily following the conference championship games on Saturday. Ohio State had a conference championship and more impressive wins. But they also had something Alabama did not have, a second loss, an ugly 33-point debacle against Iowa. The decision was also controversial because it means this year's playoff will have no teams from the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Instead, it will have two teams from the SEC, including one...
  • Football Thoughts

    12/03/2017 2:13:48 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 45 replies
    Me | 3 Dec 2017 | Me
    I remember when football was a mans game. I mean a game played by real men not community organizers and feminists. Men who carried monikers like the mafia. Men who played with broken bones and strained muscles and played for the love of the game and of the violence of the game and didnt really care if they got paid or not. Men like: Ed too tall Jones who once jumped up in the center of the uprights and blocked a field goal kick at the goal posts. Kenny the snake Stapler who had a great career as...