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  • Roger Goodell shamefully silent about DeSean Jackson’s Hitler posts

    07/09/2020 6:39:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    You can come out, now, Roger! In his continuing role as the NFL’s Neville Chamberlain — the British prime minister who appeased Nazi Germany until it was too late to prevent World War II — Roger Goodell continues to pander to the bad acts at the risk of imperiling the good and welfare — and value — of the NFL. Goodell has proven he would rather offend the NFL’s most devoted, fair-minded fans than the league’s most offensive players.
  • Ivy League cancels ALL fall sports

    The Ivy League is cancelling its fall sports, including college football, becoming the first major sports league to suspend ...
  • Arrest made in murder of Toledo football player

    07/08/2020 2:15:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | July 8, 2020 | BRIAN BUCKEY AND ELLIE BUERK
    Toledo police on Wednesday arrested a man for the murder of University of Toledo junior football player Jahneil Douglas, who was shot and killed Tuesday night. Charged is Michael Mitchell, 24.
  • Patrick Mahomes has signed a 10-year deal, per report. It’s the richest in NFL history.

    07/06/2020 1:47:08 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 83 replies
    KC Star ^ | 7/7/20 | Herbie Teope
    The Chiefs have their guy for the long haul. Superstar quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has agreed to terms on a 10-year extension that will keep him in Kansas City through the 2031 season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday afternoon. Schefter later reported the deal is worth more than $400 million.
  • There's No Escaping the Mob This Time: Washington Redskins Name Change in the Works

    07/04/2020 7:33:55 AM PDT · by j.cam · 168 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-4-2020 | RICK MORAN
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced yesterday that his team is conducting a “thorough review” into the team’s nickname that formalizes the discussions the team has been having with the National Football League about a name change. Snyder has resisted changing the name of the team, outlasting protests, lawsuits, and demonstrations. But there’s no escaping the mob this time. They want another scalp to hang on their lodgepole and can smell victory in the wind...
  • Kaepernick isn’t the NFL’s biggest problem, CTE is (chronic brain injuries)

    07/03/2020 4:41:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    The Undefeated ^ | Aug 2017 | Andre Kimo
    As important as the issues surrounding the Kaepernick controversy are, the danger of growing up black and male isn’t the thing that makes me fear the most for my grandson’s life — chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, is what keeps me up at night. ...Darius has been playing football since he was 5. While it is true that there is no conclusive causal link between football and CTE, the evidence is very compelling and brings me as much if not more concern for...
  • Washington Redskins to 'conduct thorough review' of team name after major sponsor FedEx called for a change and Nike dropped their merchandise from its online stores

    07/03/2020 9:22:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2020 | Ales Raskin
    Amid growing pressure from Native American groups, sponsors, and even the city's mayor, the Washington Redskins have announced they will conduct a 'thorough review' of the team's name, which is considered by many to be offensive. 'In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name,' read the statement. 'This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.' Friday's statement came after the team received a formal name-change request from FedEx, which was...
  • NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

    07/02/2020 9:23:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 90 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 2, 2020 | ROB MAADDI
    Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.
  • Source: NFL plans to play Black national anthem before Week 1 games

    07/02/2020 1:33:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 192 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jason Reid
    "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing," commonly known as the Black national anthem, is expected to be performed live or played before every Week 1 NFL game, and the NFL is also considering a variety of other measures to recognize victims of police brutality during the upcoming season, a source familiar with the league's discussions told The Undefeated on Thursday.
  • Investors Reportedly Call on Corporations to Cut Ties With Washington Redskins

    07/02/2020 9:33:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2020 | Joshua Espinoza
    Three of the world's biggest corporations have been asked to terminate their partnerships with the Washington Redskins unless the team changes its controversial name. According to AdWeek, 87 investment firms and shareholders sent three separate letters to Nike, PepsiCo, and FedEx last week, pressuring each of the companies to cut ties with the NFL franchise. The investors—reportedly worth a collective $620 billion—argued that the Redskins name perpetuated racism against Native Americans and a partnership with the team conflicted with each companies' commitment to inclusion, diversity, and racial equality.
  • Report: NFL could ask fans to sign coronavirus waiver if they want to attend games

    07/02/2020 5:04:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2020 | Chris Cwik
    The NFL is trying to figure out ways to mitigate the risk of a lawsuit if fans are allowed back into stadiums. In order to do that, the league is considering asking fans to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver if they want to attend games, according to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic. That proposal is expected to be sent to teams in early July as the league considers its options for reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. The waiver could be done electronically, according to Kaplan’s report.
  • Patriots fined $1.1M, docked 2021 NFL Draft pick in latest cheating scandal

    06/29/2020 2:20:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/29/2020 | By Daniel Canova
    Members of the Patriots' TV team were seen recording from the Cincinnati Bengals' press box The NFL hit the New England Patriots with new penalties Sunday after members of their TV team were spotted recording from the Cincinnati Bengals’ press box during a game against the Cleveland Browns last season. The Patriots were fined $1.1 million and will forfeit their third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft as penalties. The league also barred the TV crew from shooting any games during the upcoming season.
  • Breaking: Cam Newton signs 1 year deal with... the NE Patriots

    06/28/2020 5:22:31 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 90 replies
    NFL ^ | 6/28/2020 | Self
    Nothing more than the announcement.
  • Under Armour tells UCLA it wants to end deal with school

    06/28/2020 3:31:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 27, 2020 | Ben Bolch
    Under Armour has informed UCLA that it wants to terminate the record-setting $280-million deal the apparel giant signed with the school in 2016, a potential financial blow that the Bruins intend to fight. The company said in a statement Saturday that it wanted to end the partnership because of UCLA’s inability to provide unspecified marketing benefits as required by the contract between the parties.
  • Tom Brady appears to snap back at critics over workouts amid Florida's coronavirus spike

    06/26/2020 10:02:50 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/20 | Ryan Gados
    Tom Brady appeared to have a message for those criticizing him for working out with his new Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates while coronavirus cases spike in Florida and the NFLPA cautioned players against workouts. Brady used a quote from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt to thumb his nose at the noise around his sessions. TOM BRADY WORKS OUT WITH BUCCANEERS TEAMMATES DESPITE NFLPA'S ADVISORY OVER CORONAVIRUS CASES “’Only thing we have to fear, is fear itself’ – FDR,” Brady wrote on an Instagram story.
  • Oregon, Oregon State dropping 'Civil War' name for rivalry games

    06/26/2020 1:15:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrea Adelson
    Oregon and Oregon State will no longer use the phrase "Civil War" to promote rivalry games between the schools. In a joint announcement Friday, the schools said they made the decision after conversations with university officials and current and former student-athletes at both schools.
  • Panthers coach Matt Rhule will consider kneeling alongside players: 'I'm supportive of the cause'

    06/26/2020 10:36:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 26, 2020 | Jason Owens
    Weeks after the the removal of Jerry Richardson’s statue, the Carolina Panthers have a head coach talking about kneeling alongside players. Matt Rhule told reporters on Thursday that he supports “the cause” and would consider taking a knee in protest of social injustice and police brutality during the national anthem. “I'm supportive of the cause,” Rhule told reporters in a Zoom call. “I'm supportive of the movement. I'm supportive of social justice. I think for every person, coach or player that will be a very personal decision. I think it has to be made at the right time and the...
  • Redskins plan to erase team's founding owner from franchise history and here's how they will do it

    06/24/2020 1:37:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 24, 2020 | ohn Breech
    The Washington Redskins have decided to remove all references of original owner George Preston Marshall, who founded the team in 1933 and owned it until his death in 1969. According to the Washington Post, the Redskins plan to erase Marshall's name from franchise history by removing his name from all official team material. This means Marshall will no longer be mentioned anywhere in their Ring of Fame, on their History Wall, or on the team's official website.
  • Losing Alabama's Football Season Could Mean Revenue Losses In The Billions, Mayor Says

    06/23/2020 12:15:27 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-23-2020 | Ryan Gados
    Football program generated $175.5 million in 2015-2016 fiscal year University of Alabama football means more to the city of Tuscaloosa than just bringing notoriety to the school and the state with a handful of national championships. The team also brings in significant cash flow and it could mean a major loss should the college football season get canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Walt Maddox told reporters on a video conference call that not having a season could result in about $2 billion in lost revenue. “It would be economically catastrophic for Tuscaloosa if there is no football season,”...
  • Florida State president issues statement on petition to rename Doak Campbell Stadium

    06/23/2020 5:31:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | June 22, 2020 | Jesse Reed
    A former Florida State football player, Kendrick Scott, started a petition for the school to rename Doak Campbell Stadium. Now the university’s president, John Thrasher, has responded to the petition with a statement. Dr. Kendrick Scott, who played for Florida State from 1991-94, penned a petition on Change.org. In it, he asked that Doak Campbell Stadium be renamed. Scott also suggested that Bobby Bowden be honored as the next coach the stadium is named after and suggested that Bobby Bowden Field be renamed Charlie Ward Field.