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  • Those Who Oppose Homosexuality Should be 'Ruthlessly' Stamped Out

    07/25/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | July 25, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    It’s shocking how 1.6 percent of the population – I’m speaking of LGBTers – are controlling our culture. Years ago they told is over and over again that a person’s choice in sex partners shouldn’t matter. Now it seems that’s all that matters. Michael Sam feels compelled to tell the world that he has sex with other men, and he and his fellow-LGBTers demand that we accept his choice in sex partners or else. While Sam said that “everyone is entitled to their own opinions,” that’s not the way it’s working out. It’s gotten so bad that a person can’t...
  • College Football on Strike

    07/24/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    The efforts of Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize could have profound implications for the future of college education. northwestern university football According to the Associated Press, Northwestern University just filed a 60-page brief with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. This comes after a regional director of the NLRB ruled this past spring that “football players who receive full scholarships to the Big Ten school qualify as employees under federal law and therefore can unionize.” If the decision of the regional director is upheld, the framework between the players and the university would be redefined...
  • (POLL) Did You Think Tony Dungy’s Comments on Michael Sam Were Out of Line???

    07/23/2014 3:37:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 21, 2014
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy told the Tampa Tribune that he would NOT have drafted Michael Sam if he were still coaching. “I wouldn’t have taken him,’’ said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’ What are your thoughts on Coach Dungy’s statements???
  • Florida State, Alabama betting favorites to win national title

    07/23/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    Alabama and defending champion Florida State are co-favorites to win the 2014 national championship, according to odds released by Bovada. The Crimson Tide and Seminoles are both listed at 11/2 odds to win the title in the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. Oregon comes next at 7/1, followed by Oklahoma at 9/1 and Auburn at 10/1.
  • Giants blasted for David Tyree hire

    07/22/2014 8:10:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | MIke Mazzeo
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Human Rights Campaign blasted the New York Giants' hiring of David Tyree on Tuesday for his past comments in which he expressed anti-gay views. Tyree, who was hired as the team's director of player development, said in 2011 that he would trade in his famous Super Bowl helmet catch if it would stop homosexuals from being married.
  • New California law limits schools' full-contact football practice

    07/21/2014 4:58:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Jones
    Sacramento -- Schools in California that have football programs will be forced to limit the number of days and hours young athletes can practice tackling and other full-contact collisions as a way to prevent head injuries, according to a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, restricts full-contact practices to two 90-minute sessions per week during the regular and pre- season, and prohibits tackling during the off-season. "Football is a great sport, but parents want to know if their kids are going to be safe," said Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova),...
  • Kluwe, lawyer say lawsuit will be filed as soon as Monday after Vikings decline settlement terms

    07/18/2014 4:19:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | July 18, 2014 | Chris Tomasson
    Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who has claimed he was released in May 2013 due to his outspoken views on same-sex marriage, said Friday he will file a lawsuit against the Vikings as soon as Monday. His lawyer said the suit will ask for damages in excess of $10 million.
  • Alabama and USC to meet in 2016 Cowboys Classic

    07/17/2014 7:50:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2014 | Sam Cooper
    This will be fun. It was announced Wednesday that Alabama and Southern California will square off to kick off the 2016 season with a neutral site game. The game will be played as a part of the eighth annual Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 3.
  • Federal Judge Forbids Use of ‘Redskins’ in Court Documents

    07/15/2014 4:57:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14 | Theresa Vargas
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isn’t the only federal authority that has taken a stance against the name of the Washington Redskins. A federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling last week that purposely did not contain the team’s name, which has been described as an offensive slur against Native Americans. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte, who is presiding over a lawsuit that former New York Giants linebacker Barrett Green brought against the Redskins, issued a 21-page ruling with this footnote on the first page: “Pro Football’s team is popularly known as the Washington ‘Redskins,’ but the Court...
  • Feminists Rage Over ‘Football 101 for Women’ Clinic At University Of Colorado

    07/15/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/14/2014 | Eric Owens
    The University of Colorado Boulder has offered a clinic called “Football 101 for Women” since sometime when Bill Clinton was president. Some feminist alumni recently found out about it. Now, they are mad. The angry alumni say the clinic condescendingly promotes the stereotype that women don’t understand sports, or don’t care about them, reports the Daily Camera, Boulder’s main newspaper. Clinic attendees — all female — will learn about football from Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre and other members of the coaching staff. There will be an “interactive clinic” consisting of meetings, film study and skill stations, according to...
  • Erin Andrews replaces Pam Oliver on Fox's No. 1 NFL team

    07/14/2014 9:46:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    SI ^ | July 14, 2014 | Richard Deitsch
    Pam Oliver is no longer Fox's top NFL sideline reporter. And after this coming football season, she will no longer be a sideline reporter at all. Oliver confirmed the news to Sports Illustrated on Sunday night that she will move to the network’s No. 2 team for her 20th NFL broadcasting season. Erin Andrews has been elevated to the No. 1 sideline spot, joining the team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Oliver’s last season working as a reporter on the NFL will be spent with the No. 2 Fox team of Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch.
  • 2014 World Cup Runner Up Game - Brazil Vs Netherlands (LIVE THREAD)

    07/12/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Runner Up Game at 4:00 PM on ESPN. Brazil vs Netherlands. Brazil needs to redeem itself from humiliation at the hands of Germany in Tuesday's semi-final.
  • World Cup 2014: Germans certain their team will beat Argentina

    07/11/2014 9:16:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/11/2014 | Patrick Strasser
    Life is a challenge these days in Germany if you are not a football fan. You simply cannot avoid it. The media is awash with interest in Sunday's World Cup final, with the 'Nationalelf' (national 11) involved against old rivals Argentina. The stunning 7-1 semi-final win over hosts Brazil resulted in football euphoria only seen before in the country when West Germany won previous World Cup tournaments in 1954, 1974 and 1990. "Three days to go", "two days to go", "one day to go" - these have been the headlines from Germany's biggest selling tabloid Bild. It's the countdown to...
  • Shutdown Countdown: How bad might it get for the Dallas Cowboys?

    07/11/2014 9:10:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 10, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    If you're upset with the Cowboys' placement at No. 24, just know that placing them even lower was considered. Ultimately, it's tough to rank a team coming off an 8-8 season lower than this, but there are a lot of warning signs that this is going to be a very ugly year in Dallas. The defense was bad last season, and arguably the three best players are gone. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware was cut. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher signed with Washington. Linebacker Sean Lee is already out for the year with a torn ACL suffered in an offseason practice. You...
  • Top 10 (CFB) coaching hot seats in 2014

    07/10/2014 7:23:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    National Football Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dave Miller
    As we get ever so closer to the start of preseason camps and officially kick off the 2014 college football season, it's time to take a look at the head coaches whose jobs could be in jeopardy as they enter potentially make-or-break campaigns. If this fall doesn't provide a sense of hope for their athletic directors and fan bases, these program-builders could be in trouble. Here are the ten coaches who remain securely in a pressure-cooker entering the fall.
  • Belgian World Cup fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands modelling contract with L’oreal

    07/09/2014 9:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | John DeMarzo
    Axelle Despiegelaere was just a face in the crowd, watching her Belgium football team prepare to take on Russia in a Group H World Cup game two weeks ago in Brazil. Then the 17-year-old had her photograph taken. The photo went viral, making the rounds on Twitter and ending up in newspapers all over the world.
  • Homeless Man Threatens to Kill Michael Strahan, Attempts to Stab Security Guard: Sources

    07/03/2014 9:48:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Strahan - who won Super Bowl with Big Blue and now works on GMA part-time while co-hosting “Live! with Kelly and Michael” - never saw the man and was not hurt, officials said.This nut wanted to sack New York Giants great Michael Strahan — for good. An unhinged homeless man armed with a knife demanded to be let into ABC’s “Good Morning America” in Times Square Tuesday morning and said later he wanted to kill the Hall of Famer-turned-TV darling, sources told the Daily News. Security men told Andre Johnson, 25, to take a hike when he first demanded to...
  • Why the Left's Preoccupation with the Redskins?

    07/02/2014 8:38:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/2/14 | Dennis Prager
    Given how much evil there is in the world; given how many signs of moral, intellectual and economic decline there are here in America; and given the increasing irrelevance of America to world events, it is fair to ask why the American Left is preoccupied with the name Washington "Redskins." The Washington Redskins have been in existence for 82 years. For about 80 of those years, virtually no one, including the vast majority of American Indians, was troubled by the name. Yet, it is now of such importance to the American left that the majority leader of the United States...
  • Luis Suarez Apologises for Biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup

    06/30/2014 8:41:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Jul 2014 | Chris Bascombe
    Uruguay forward Luis Suarez admits deep regret for the incident that led him to being sent home from Brazil, but no reference to Liverpool increases chance of Barcelona moveThe Uruguayan and Liverpool striker has appealed a four-month ban from football following the incident in his country’s final group game and this is the first show of contrition for his behaviour. In a statement released via his Twitter page, Suárez said: “After several days being home with my family. I have had the opportunity to regain my calm and reflect on the reality of what occurred on during the Italy-Uruguay match....
  • A Day in the Life of a Hamster Athlete

    06/23/2014 11:21:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Straits Times ^ | JUN 23, 2014 | Fabian Koh
    Spain and their tiki taka might be out of the World Cup, but The Straits Times' Tiki and Taka are still going strong in the Straits Times Hamster Cup. The two hamsters have so far gone head-to-head to predict two fixtures, and even more incredibly, got both results right. They first played out a Uruguayan victory over England, and then a draw for the fixture between Portugal and USA. Sure, they might not have got the scores spot on, but cut them some slack. They are hamsters after all. They are supposed to just eat their seeds and nuts, go...
  • Darnell Dockett deletes tweet about divorce, not blaming O.J. Simpson

    06/23/2014 5:13:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies ^ | June 22, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett isn't afraid to speak his mind, and it usually takes place on Twitter. Often, it's funny, other times it's just weird (and ultimately not true). But on Saturday, Dockett probably would've been better off saying nothing at all.
  • Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl ring revealed

    06/21/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 20, 2014 | Ryan Van Bibber
    t's not like a player would ever forget winning the Super Bowl, but it's nice to have a giant diamond ring there to remind you. Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen revealed his team's ring. Unlike a lot of Super Bowl rings, it's kind of cool, or at least not overdone and as tacky as some of them are.
  • Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name

    06/18/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 69 replies
    Washington Examinerr ^ | 6-18-2014 | Sean Higgins
    In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans. The professional football team added that in the meantime, the ruling would have "no effect at all" on its trademark rights while the case is on appeal. The press release even put that in boldface and underlined it. "We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s divided ruling will be overturned...
  • Irish publican bans cheering against England

    06/20/2014 12:54:20 PM PDT · by Michael Collins · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 20/6/2014 | BBC
    An Irish barman has slapped a ban on his fellow countrymen cheering against England in the World Cup in his London pub.
  • Poll: What Should the Redskins’ New Name Be?

    06/20/2014 6:22:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 138 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18, 2014 - 9:46 am | by Bryan Preston
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is not a particularly admirable man. He tends to treat the Redskins as if he’s playing fantasy football. They tend to lose more often than they win. He’s not exactly a fan favorite. But Snyder isn’t taking the U.S. Patent Office’s ruling against his team lying down. The team has released a statement saying the ruling “will have no effect at all on the team’s ownership of and right to use the Redskins’ name/logo”. They’re correct, but it does allow others to use the name as they wish…the just can’t trademark it either. Which, in...
  • Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You

    06/19/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Anyone deemed politically incorrect is now outside the protection of the law. Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling by the US Patent Office cancelling the team’s trademark. The...
  • Brett Favre tries a Hail Mary for Cochran (Endorsement)

    06/18/2014 9:29:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | June 18, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is hoping he can help Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) pull out an overtime win in his runoff battle with primary challenger Chris McDaniel. The championship quarterback offers his support to Cochran in a new ad out from the Chamber of Commerce in which he touts Cochran as Mississippi's "strong voice in Washington." "I’ve learned through football that strong leadership can mean the difference between winning and losing," he says in the ad. "Trust me, Mississippi can win," he goes on, with Cochran in office. The three-time MVP started his career as a quarterback...
  • U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging

    06/18/2014 7:56:02 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | Theresa Vargas
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.” The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed.
  • Chinese Man Dies From Sleep Deprivation After Staying Up Late to Watch the World Cup

    06/17/2014 5:52:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | June 16, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    The 25-year-old man was found dead with the TV on after the Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 on Friday.According to reports, a Chinese World Cup fan who stayed up late to watch the coverage of the event has died from sleep deprivation. The 25-year-old football fan was found slumped in front of his television at his home in Suzhou sometime after the Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 on Friday. Due to an 11-hour time difference, World Cup games from Brazil are broadcast in China in the middle of the night. The man was taken to People's Hospital of Xiangcheng and pronounced dead....
  • Piers Morgan wants Americans to call "soccer" "football"

    06/17/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 106 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/17/14 | Piers Morgan
    It's time America called football 'football' and not 'soccer'.
  • Report: HOF coach Chuck Noll, who won 4 Super Bowls, dies at 82

    06/13/2014 9:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 13, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Steelers to four Super Bowls in the 1970s, died Friday at the age of 82, according to numerous reports out of Pittsburgh. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Noll's wife, Marianne, found him unresponsive at 9:45 p.m. ET. She called 911, and paramedics pronounced him dead at 9:55 p.m. Noll had stayed out of the public eye in recent years with an illness that had been undisclosed.
  • Penn State sets up camp in SEC territory

    06/12/2014 9:54:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    news observer ^ | 611-14 | Chris Hays
    DELAND, Fla. — When Penn State coaches decide to act as guest instructors at Stetson's football camp in the heart of SEC territory, the two programs weren't looking to skirt any NCAA rules or stir up a controversy. But if there is controversy to be stirred, someone will be happy to grab a big spoon. "Well, yes, everybody has their own little deal and when it becomes an advantage for you, then they're not OK with it. Now if it's to their advantage, then everything becomes OK," said Stetson head coach Roger Hughes, who is entering his second season. "I...
  • Soccer Fan Drives from San Francisco to Brazil for 2014 World Cup

    06/11/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014
    It's a long way from San Francisco to Brazil. But a 1955 Chevrolet 235 pickup truck named "Nellie" got a Dutch soccer fan there in one piece. Ben Oude Kamphuis drove Nellie nearly 13,000 miles to watch his team play in the 2014 World Cup. "Four years ago when we, Holland, lost again in the final I was crying one more time -- that's three times that I cried in the final,” Oude Kamphuis said. “So I was telling my friends and family back in San Francisco, you know what, I'm driving old Nellie to Brazil." His journey began on...
  • Native Americans' Anti-Redskins Ad Airs During NBA Finals

    06/11/2014 6:47:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | June 10, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    Native Americans are sending a loud message to the Washington Redskins. A northern California tribe paid for a commercial to air in seven major U.S. cities during halftime of Tuesday's NBA Finals game, their latest plea for the NFL team to change its “racist” name and mascot.
  • U.S. Men’s National Team Coach: ‘We Cannot Win The World Cup’

    06/05/2014 10:44:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 5, 2014
    Klinsmann Offers Brutally Honest Assessment Before Team Even Arrives In BrazilThe United States men’s soccer team has its work cut out for it at the upcoming World Cup. The United States is in what has been dubbed this year’s “Group of Death,” containing Germany, Portugal and Ghana. It will be very difficult for the U.S. to get out of Group G, and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann isn’t expecting a miracle in Brazil. In fact, he’s being brutally honest and realistic about his club’s chances. “We cannot win the World Cup because we are not at that level yet,” Klinsmann said,...
  • Nick Saban's big deal given OK ($55.2 MM through 2022)

    06/04/2014 12:57:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 3, 2014 | Alex Scarborough
    Six months after Alabama agreed to a long-term deal to keep Nick Saban as head coach, details of his contact were voted and agreed upon by the school's compensation committee Tuesday. The four-time championship-winning coach will make an NCAA-best $6.5 million in base salary per year through Jan. 21, 2022. The new contract adds two years and roughly $1 million annually in salary from the previous raise he received in April 2013. Saban also will be awarded a $400,000 completion bonus per year, bringing the total contract to $55.2 million.
  • “If I only had a brain…”

    05/30/2014 5:20:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-30-2014 | MOTUS
    Today’s reflection: Big Guy form tackles youth concussions. His message for America: youth concussions can cause brain injuries and he’s pretty sure he had some when he was young. And that’s why, as reported in USA TODAY (that is vying with America’s Newspaper of Record for “typo of the week”) he wants Americans to stop “sucking it up:” “Moreover, adults need to discourage a ‘suck-it-up’ culture that encourages young athletes to pay through pain, Obama said.” Because we’re already pretty tough enough and don’t need to “pay” through any more pain. “Wear your helmet, take your government cheese and just shut-up.”h/t...
  • SEC's hilarious attempt to stop Franklin [ncaa Football]

    05/29/2014 2:33:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    espn ^ | 5-29-14 | Adam Rittenberg
    The SEC football coaches, proud purveyors of oversigning and other honorable recruiting practices, have banded together in the name of integrity. Take a bow, (good ol') boys. You deserve it. AP Photo/ Hermitt SEC coaches aren't thrilled with Penn State coach James Franklin's decision to have summer camps in their territory. Apparently the SEC coaches aren't too pleased with a plan hatched by one of their former colleagues, James Franklin. The new Penn State coach, formerly at Vanderbilt, and his assistants will guest coach next month at summer camps in the heart of SEC country, at Georgia State and Stetson....
  • Miami Police Concludes 'Suspicious Incident' Investigation (Kaepernick Cleared)

    05/28/2014 4:49:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    The Miami Police Department has concluded its investigation into the “suspicious incident” in which 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle receiver Ricardo Lockette were named in an incident report last month. “Our investigation has been presented to our (Miami-Dade) State Attorney’s Office and we await their decision whether to prosecute or not,” Miami Chief of Police Manuel Orosa told on Wednesday via email. Orosa declined to comment on any of the evidence in the case or the results of the toxicology tests. When asked if Kaepernick, Patton or Lockette have been interviewed, Orosa responded, “Their attorney...
  • Pakistan to Produce World Cup Soccer Balls

    05/23/2014 11:37:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 23, 2014
    When FIFA World Cup's Chinese supplier Adidas failed to keep up with the demand of soccer balls in Rio de Janeiro, a Sialkot ball manufacturing company in Pakistan then stepped in and got the contract. The 159th-ranked football nation and a country known as a cricketing nation - Pakistan will be exporting the soccer balls for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It was when he felt the roar of the crowd at the 2006 World Cup in Germany that Pakistani factory owner Khawaja Akhtar first dreamt up a goal of his own: to manufacture the ball for the...
  • Prized Free Agent With Broncos Now A Wanted Man

    05/23/2014 8:40:05 AM PDT · by windcliff · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-22-14 | unknown
    DENVER (CBS4)- A prized free agent pickup for the Denver Broncos is now a wanted man. Police are trying to convince TJ Ward to turn himself in after an altercation at a strip club. The warrant stems from a scuffle that allegedly happened at PT’s near Havana and Hampden where he is wanted for assault and disturbing the peace. “I haven’t played too many prime time games. I’m definitely excited to get on that prime time stage,” said Broncos Safety T.J. Ward when he was first introduced as a Denver Bronco.
  • Jameis Winston faces fresh stealing allegations over claims that he stole soda from Burger King

    05/23/2014 5:49:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2014 | David McCormack and Snejana Farberov
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been hit with fresh accusations of stealing. The current holder of the Heisman Trophy, Winston, 20, is rapidly earning a reputation for his off-the-field bad boy antics as well as his sporting prowess. Surveillance video footage emerged last week showing Winston shoplifting $30-worth of crab legs from a Tallahassee supermarket and now he has been accused of stealing soda.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers become FIFTH team to be sued by cheerleader..

    05/20/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Leon Watson
    Tampa Bay have become the fifth NFL team to get served with a lawsuit from its cheerleaders, it emerged today. Papers were filed against the Buccaneers by former cheerleader Manouchcar Pierre-Val accusing them of violating federal wage law. It follows similar actions against the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets filed by cheerleaders claiming they were underpaid.
  • Allen's (TX-HS) $60M stadium will be closed this fall

    05/20/2014 9:12:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    MaxPreps ^ | May 20, 2014 | Stephen Spiewak
    Eagle Stadium, the $60 Million facility that Allen (Texas) debuted in 2012, will close for the fall, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. The stadium, which made news earlier this spring when cracks were discovered in the cement of its concourse, was deemed unfit for public assembly. According to the report, which cited analysis done by the Allen school district, the stadium support structures are not sufficiently capable of supporting the weight of the concourse level.
  • Obama to hold summit on sports concussions

    05/18/2014 11:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will bring athletes, coaches, academics and parents to the White House later this month for a summit on youth sports safety and the dangers of concussions, an administration official said Thursday. "As both a parent and an avid sports fan, the president loves and appreciates the role that sports play in the lives of young people, and his administration is committed to helping ensure that children continue to be active and play sports safely," the official said in a statement. At the forum, the president will argue for a "team approach" to preventing and treating concussions, the White...
  • Gay Former NFL Player Wade Davis: Out Youth Taught Me to Be Fearless

    05/17/2014 9:14:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 17, 2014 | Jeff Truesdell
    Wade Davis kept his secret from teammates until nine years after his NFL playing days were over. "I never even thought about telling anyone I was gay," he says, speaking to PEOPLE as part of an exclusive portfolio of gay athletes in professional sports. "I never saw someone who was gay who looked like me, acted like me, who was accepted. It wasn't unimaginable that I wouldn't be accepted."
  • Michael Sam didn’t disclose doc plans, fearing it might hurt draft stock, per report

    05/16/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    SI ^ | May 15, 2014 | Bryan Rose
    The Oprah Winfrey Network is set to begin production on a documentary series surrounding Michael Sam, a plan that Sam and his representatives knew about before the draft. The problem? The latter group didn’t disclose that fact to the St. Louis Rams or other teams. Per ESPN’s Ed Werder, Sam and Co. didn’t disclose their OWN documentary plans to teams ahead of the draft out of fear that he “might not be picked.” St. Louis scooped up Sam at pick No. 249 overall.
  • Shut up and play? No, Michael Sam should do it the way Tim Tebow did

    05/14/2014 9:23:18 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 70 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/13/2014 | Dan Wetzel
    Jackie Robinson is the blueprint, or at least that's what so many seem to believe. It certainly wouldn't be a bad example for Michael Sam to follow. Robinson broke MLB's color barrier by putting his head down and competing. He won over critics by winning games for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Just shut up and play. Jackie Robinson is an undeniable American hero for what he did. How he accomplished it was his choice. For him and his day, it was perfect. That day, though, was 1947. The suggestion Michael Sam – as he reported for duty in St. Louis on...
  • Newt: Gays Need To Be More Tolerant

    05/13/2014 10:40:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 13,2014 | Larry O'Connor
    On CNN's Crossfire, co-host Newt Gingrich pushed back against recent recriminations against people speaking out against Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on ESPN after he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.
  • If Obama had a son, he’d be just like Mike Sam. But he wouldn’t play football.

    05/13/2014 6:45:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-13-2014 | MOTUS
    There were 256 players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. Michael Sam, the only openly gay among them, was selected by the Rams (no off-color jokes, please) on the 249th pick – that’s seventh from last in case you still haven’t mastered your Common Core number pairs. Yet he was the only newly drafted NFL player to be singled out by the President of the United States: “The President congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward today in our Nation’s journey. From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday...