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  • Lady Gaga Asked Not to Talk About Politics, Donald Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show [tr]

    01/18/2017 6:10:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sophie Schillaci
    When Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl stage, at least one subject will be off limits: Politics. A source close to the halftime show tells ET, "Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump." A rep for the NFL calls this "nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none."
  • Chargers admit mistake, drop new LA logo after criticism

    01/17/2017 8:00:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 15, 2017 | Staff
    The San Diego Chargers' old lightning bolt logo remained essentially unchanged for more than 40 years. The Los Angeles Chargers' first logo lasted about 48 hours. On Saturday, team officials said they had scrapped their first logo, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the Los Angeles Dodgers' timeless blue-and-white 'LA' crest.
  • NFL LIVE THREAD CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

    01/16/2017 7:26:19 AM PST · by Bender2 · 69 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | ESPN.com
    NFL Live Conference Championship Weekend Sunday, January 22 3:05 ET Packers at Falcons 6:40 ET Steelers at Patriots
  • Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game

    01/14/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    NFL ^ | January 14, 2017 | Chris Wesseling
    Leading MVP candidate Matt Ryan riddled Seattle's secondary for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here's what we learned in Saturday's game: After both teams traded clinical opening-drive touchdowns that spilled over to the second quarter, a holding penalty on special teamer Kevin Pierre-Louis swung the game in Atlanta's favor. Devin Hester's 80-yard punt return would have set the Seahawks up at the seven-yard line with a chance to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Instead, Seattle lost 84 yards of field position,...
  • Oakland Raiders to file relocation papers, will move to Las Vegas

    01/14/2017 7:20:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Raiders Wire ^ | January 14, 2017 | Will Reeve
    The Oakland Raiders have had one foot out of the door of Oakland for years. But Saturday morning the team confirmed it will file relocation papers to move the franchise to Las Vegas. The news is expected to be officially unveiled by Raiders soon and was first reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport Saturday morning at 3 a.m. PT.
  • Big loss: Packers rule WR Jordy Nelson out vs. Cowboys

    01/13/2017 8:27:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 13, 2017 | Shalise Manza Young
    It seemed like a bit of a longshot all week that Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson would be able to play in Sunday’s NFC Divisional round game against the Dallas Cowboys; going back to Monday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy would say only that Nelson “had a chance” to be on the field. But on Friday, McCarthy told media that there is essentially no chance: Nelson, who suffered at least two fractured ribs in Green Bay’s wild-card win over the New York Giants last week, will not play. New York safety Leon Hall drilled Nelson in the side with his...
  • Patriots have a Trump problem

    01/13/2017 4:43:35 AM PST · by Third Person · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 12th, 2017 | Charlotte Wilder
    The Clinton-Kaine signs were still up on the afternoon of Dec. 24, sagging in the snow like tombstones of hope. They flashed by the windows as I drove through my hometown of Lincoln, Mass., where 77.7 percent of residents voted for Hillary Clinton. Hanging off porches behind some of the Clinton signs were New England Patriots flags. For over a decade now, people outside of New England have reviled the Patriots for turning winning into a science and, many believe, cheating to do so. Pats fans doubled-down in response, and a fierce loyalty took root in Massachusetts that, through the...
  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    01/12/2017 12:17:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Eery relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You. The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is moving the team to Los Angeles, which is pretty much dreadful news for Los Angeles.
  • Twitter immediately ripped the new Los Angeles Chargers logo to shreds

    01/12/2017 9:39:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 12, 2017 | Pete Blackburn
    The Chargers made their relocation to Los Angeles official on Thursday morning, and the team immediately unveiled a new logo as a result. The club's official Twitter account was first to post the new artwork, which looks somewhat like a modernized ripoff of the Dodgers 'LA' logo. Not surprisingly, it didn't take long for the internet to rip it to shreds. Here are some of the best jabs at the unspectacular new emblem.
  • AS Clemson Celebrates, Vegas Favors Bama As Next Year’s Winner

    01/10/2017 8:57:12 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-10-2017
    Breitbart SportsJanuary 10, 2017 The Clemson Tigers roared back from multiple deficits to roll back the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 last night. As Clemson celebrates avenging its loss from last year’s title game, Vegas anticipates another victory from Alabama in next year’s national championship. Well, the bookies actually favor the field over the Tide but the odds, in which bettors more than triple their money on an Alabama title, show that they prefer the pride of Tuscaloosa over any other team. Oddsmakers installed the Crimson Tide as the favorite to win the BCS National Championship next season. The bookies don’t...
  • Clemson’s final ‘pick play’ was perfect, legal, and should remain so

    01/10/2017 8:18:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nate Scott
    Clemson beat Alabama in the national championship game on Monday night, 35-31, a thrilling end to a very good college football season. The Tigers won the game with a play run with just a few seconds remaining, when quarterback Deshaun Watson rolled to his right and found 5-foot-10 receiver Hunter Renfrow wide open in the corner of the end zone. He looked almost a little too wide open. And thus began the scrutiny.
  • Watson, Clemson Stun Alabama To Win College Football Title On Last-Second Pass

    01/10/2017 6:08:36 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-10-2017
    January 10, 2017 FoxNews.com Jan. 10, 2017: Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) to win the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better. And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow for a two-yard touchdown pass with one second to play as the Tigers edged the Crimson Tide, 35-31, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Monday night. The win gave Clemson its second national...
  • The Latest: Clemson wins national championship, 35-31

    01/09/2017 9:37:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 96 replies
    AP ^ | January 9, 2017-
    ___ 12:25 a.m. Deshaun Watson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining gave Clemson a wild 35-31 win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three scores in his last college game, as the Tigers (14-1) got their first national title since 1981.
  • NFL Wild Card weekend was bad, but Roger Goodell wants to make it worse

    01/09/2017 8:06:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 8, 2017 | Dieter Kurtenbach
    Remember when the NFL playoffs were fun? Can you recall the time before backup quarterbacks (and highly paid quarterbacks that play like backups) and atrocious, record-setting (and not in a good way) defenses took the field on Wild Card weekend?
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Play Off Weekend

    01/09/2017 6:15:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 241 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | ESPN.com staff
    NFL Live Thread Divisional Play Off Weekend Saturday, January 14 3:35 PM Seahawks at Falcons 7:15 PM Texans at Patriots Sunday, January 15 12:05 PM Steelers at Chiefs 3:40 PM Packers at Cowboys
  • National Championship, Alabama vs. Clemson Predictions, Picks, Spread, Line (Tonight 7:00 EST)

    01/09/2017 5:53:04 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 1-9-2017 | Tom Fornelli
    Their first College Football Playoff title game was a thriller, and odds are the rematch will be, too Tom FornelliJanuary 9, 2017 While it certainly isn't a rule, it's generally accepted that the sequel is never quite as good as the original. The logical explanation for this phenomenon is that a movie doesn't get a sequel unless the first installment was popular enough to warrant one, which means that the sequel has lofty expectations to live up to. As do Alabama and Clemson when they meet Monday night in Tampa for a national championship rematch. When these two teams met...
  • Swinney: Clemson Has 'More Juice' This Time Around VS 'Bama

    01/05/2017 3:00:50 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    College Football - AP ^ | 1-3-1017 | PETE IACOBELLI
    PETE IACOBELLIJanuary 3, 2017 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No long stretches of games. More depth on defense. All in all, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes he has a fresher, steadier group heading into this year's national championship game with No. 1 Alabama. Swinney said his Tigers were impacted in 2015 by 10 consecutive weeks of grueling football from late September until the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in early December. On top of that, Swinney's defense was chock full of front line stars, yet had little experienced depth behind them. That's not the case this time around, at least not...
  • Alabama Coach Nick Saban Says New OC Steve Sarkisian 'Knows The System Inside And Out'

    01/04/2017 8:21:14 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1-4-2017 | Alex Scarborough
    Alex Scarborough January 4, 2017 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's transition at offensive coordinator from Lane Kiffin to Steve Sarkisian is going smoothly as the team prepares to face Clemson in the College Football National Championship on Monday, coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday. Sarkisian has led two practices since assuming coordinator duties after Saban and Kiffin "mutually agreed" to part ways following the Crimson Tide's 24-7 win against Washington in the CFP semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl last Saturday. "It's been excellent," Saban said of the players' response to Sarkisian, who has been part of the staff as an...
  • Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

    01/04/2017 12:43:29 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 61 replies
    Kaepernick received the Len Eshmont Award last week for beibg the most 'inspirational and courageous' player. The prize is the team's most prestigious honor; its recipient is voted on by players.
  • Gophers fire head coach Tracy Claeys in wake of scandal and near-bowl boycott

    01/04/2017 6:42:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 3, 2016 | Zack Pierce
    racy Claeys is out as the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, just one week after the team’s unlikely bowl win over Washington State that came in the wake of an ongoing sexual assault scandal and player boycott of the university’s response to it. Claeys’ job security became the subject of intense speculation as the team descended into turmoil following the school’s announcement just two weeks before the Holiday Bowl that 10 players would be suspended for the game, some of whom were involved in an early-season sexual assault investigation. Gophers players held a press conference the next day...
  • Clemson DT Christian Wilkins gropes Ohio State RB Curtis Samuel in strange spot

    01/03/2017 5:07:27 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 49 replies
    Land of 10 ^ | Jan. 1, 2017 | Steven Petrella
    Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel got groped (we’ll call it that) by Clemson DT Christian Wilkins after going down in the second quarter of the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night. Seriously. See for yourself:
  • NFL Live Thread Wild Card Weekend

    01/02/2017 8:08:08 AM PST · by Bender2 · 141 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | ESPN.com
    NFL Live Thread Wild Card Weekend Saturday, Jan 7 4:35 PM ET Raiders at Texans 8:15 PM ET Lions at Seahawks Sunday, Jan 8 1:05 PM ET Dolphins at Steelers 4:40 PM ET Giants at Packers
  • Clemson Earns A Rematch Against Alabama For The NCAA Football National Championship

    01/01/2017 6:23:12 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-1-2017 | CBS News
    CBS News January 1, 2017 Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It’s Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 3 Tigers in a do-over of last season’s national championship game, a 45-40 thriller won by Alabama. If the Jan. 9 matchup in Tampa comes anywhere close to that classic in the desert, it will more than make up for two semifinal duds on Saturday. Alabama (14-0) wore down No. 4 Washington for a 24-7 victory in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson dominated No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, handing Urban...
  • Michigan TE Jake Butt tore his ACL during Friday night’s Orange Bowl loss [tr]

    01/01/2017 6:20:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 31, 2016 | Adam Schefter
    Michigan TE Jake Butt tore his ACL during Friday night’s Orange Bowl loss and will need to undergo surgery, per source close to school.
  • Forever Dominant: Reloaded D-line leads way in Clemson's blowout of Ohio State

    01/01/2017 5:40:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    SI ^ | January 1, 2017 | Brian Hamilton
    A little more than 11 months ago, Clelin Ferrell occupied a spot on the same University of Phoenix Stadium turf in the same No. 99 jersey and stood ready to contribute at defensive end for Clemson in the national championship game. That this most certainly would not happen was beside the point. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament as a high school senior and spent his first college season regaining strength and timing, concentrating on reconstruction rather than production. Also, he simply wasn’t needed; if the program was flush anywhere, it was along a feral defensive line anchored by two...
  • Alabama Beats Washington 24-7 In 2016 Peach Bowl & Advance To Championship

    12/31/2016 3:52:49 PM PST · by blam · 109 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Mike Cherico
    Mike Cherico December 31,2016 Roll Tide! Alabama crushed the Washington Huskies, 24-7, in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, college football playoff game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec. 31st. Keep reading for all the details on this epic matchup! What an amazing game! Alabama, the reigning National and SEC champions, defeated a strong Washington Huskies team 24-7 in the Peach Bowl. Washington jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter but then the Crimson Tide, led by young quarterback Jalen Hurts, 18, came roaring back and controlled the rest of the game. Alabama will now...
  • How A (1926) Win Over Washington Gave Rise To Alabama And Football In The South

    12/30/2016 6:12:20 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12-23-2016 | Ted Miller
    Dec 23, 2016Ted Miller Washington and Alabama first played in the 1926 Rose Bowl. AP Photo The rise of Southeastern football in general and Alabama football specifically and all the endless gloating that goes along with it? It's Washington's fault. That isn't just jealous prattle from fans of Oregon or Washington State, likely the two fan bases most annoyed by the Huskies' sudden rise to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl opposite the vaunted Crimson Tide. No, it's a perfectly reasonable extrapolation from the words of multiple historians and sportswriters. On the surface, No. 4 Washington...
  • Marv Levy, age 91, says he’d coach the Bills if asked

    12/30/2016 7:26:28 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | December 30, 2016 | Michael David Smith
    Marv Levy is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his work as head coach of the Bills from 1986 to 1997. And if given the opportunity, he’d be up for trying to get them back to the Super Bowl. Levy told 104.5 The Team in Albany that he thinks he’d be up to the task, even though he’s now 91 years old. “I might do it,” Levy said. “It was one of those things where after forty seven years of coaching I really needed to get that deep breath to step aside but after a couple of years...
  • ESPN posts second-worst 'Monday Night Football' season

    12/29/2016 9:56:53 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2016 | Tim Baysinger
    If not for this past Monday night's highly watched NFL game, The Walt Disney Co's ESPN network would have had its smallest audience for "Monday Night Football" in 2016 since the 2006 season. [Snip] This year marks the third consecutive year that ESPN's "Monday Night Football" audience has declined, and the fifth decline in the past six years. The NFL ratings downturn was most notable in primetime. ESPN was among the hardest hit, with viewership falling nearly 12 percent from last season, according to the Nielsen data.
  • Eagles QB Carson Wentz buys shotguns for entire offensive line

    12/29/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-29-2016 | Fox News
    Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz bought each of his offensive linemen a personalized Beretta shotgun for Christmas, a twist on the time-honored tradition of a quarterback rewarding the men who keep him upright each week, ESPN reported. “This is an awesome gun. I’m excited about it,” said Allen Barbre, who, like Wentz, is an avid Hunter. “I don’t know if I’ll shoot it, though. It’s pretty nice.” The shotguns are being engraved with each player’s number on the butt of the weapon, which is believed to be a Beretta Silver Pigeon – a $2,000 model. “I like to go clay shooting...
  • Jim Harbaugh shuts down reporter’s repeated bikini questions at Orange Bowl presser

    12/29/2016 9:09:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | December 29, 2016 | Nick Schwartz
    Jim Harbaugh met with the media in Miami Thursday, one day before his Wolverines face the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl, and his press conference ended on a bizarre note when a reporter earnestly asked him if he planned to take his players to the beach so they could “see some bikinis.”
  • In Alabama And Washington's Peach Bowl matchup, It's All About The QBs

    12/28/2016 4:18:11 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Andy Stables
    •If Washington can get pressure on Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, the Crimson Tide could be vulnerable. But the Huskies need QB Jake Browning to have time to take advantage. Andy Staples Wednesday December 28th, 2016 Who wants Bama? Washington does. Huskies coach Chris Petersen did excellent work as an underdog at Boise State, and now his team will get the ultimate underdog experience against the undefeated defending national champ in the Peach Bowl. Alabama coach Nick Saban has told anyone who would listen since the playoff field was announced that Washington will be the best team the Crimson Tide have...
  • NFL Live Thread Week 17

    12/28/2016 8:57:27 AM PST · by Bender2 · 86 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | ESPN.com
    NFL Live Thread Final Regular Season Week 17 Sunday, Jan. 1 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Texans at Titans 1 p.m. ET Panthers at Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Colts 1 p.m. ET Patriots at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Bears at Vikings 1 p.m. ET Bills at Jets 1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Browns at Steelers 4:25 p.m. EF Saints at Falcons 4:25 p.m. ET Giants at Redskins 4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Rams 4:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET Chiefs at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET Seahawks at...
  • Emotional video shows Cam Newton surprising terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dying wish [tr]

    12/28/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 28, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Cam Newton made the Christmas wish of a terminally-ill boy come true on Tuesday. Taylor Austin Deckard, 10, suffers from advanced pulmonary hypertension, and the Auburn Tigers fan was forced to spend his holiday at Atlanta’s Egleston Hospital awaiting surgery. But the young boy got a big surprise on Tuesday when Heisman Trophy winner and reigning NFL MVP Newton stopped by to say hello.
  • Woody Hayes's last stand: Ohio State, Clemson and the punch that ruined Hayes

    12/28/2016 6:31:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    SI ^ | December 23, 2016 | Michael Rosenberg
    Before Woody Hayes threw the punch that would end his career, Keith Jackson handed him a pair of boxing gloves. This seemed funny at the time. Jackson, the ABC announcer, did it at a luncheon the day before the Gator Bowl between Hayes’s Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson. Hayes had a well-earned reputation for losing his temper. There was the time he shoved a cameraman at the Rose Bowl, and the time he destroyed the sideline markers near the end of a loss to Michigan … well, there were a lot of times. His players at Ohio State had seen...
  • Bills fire coach Rex Ryan

    12/27/2016 8:53:01 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 95 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 27 Dec 2016 | Jay Skurski
    The Buffalo Bills have fired coach Rex Ryan and his twin brother, Rob, the team announced late Tuesday morning. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will serve as the team's interim coach for Sunday's season finale against the New York Jets.
  • Kansas City Chiefs' 346lb defensive lineman becomes the heaviest player to ever throw a [tr]

    12/26/2016 5:52:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    The Kansas City Chiefs have given a gift to all football fans - minus those in Denver - by having defensive lineman Dontari Poe throw a touchdown pass. Poe, who is listed at 346 pounds, lined up in the backfield and received a handoff in the games final moments as the Chiefs were just two yards from the Broncos end zone at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. But rather than powering the ball up the middle in an attempt to drive his way in for the score, Poe gracefully leaped off his feet and floated the ball over the top...
  • Vikings players defied head coach's gameplan and got burned

    12/25/2016 6:53:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | December 24, 2016 | Larry Brown
    The Minnesota Vikings’ defensive backs defied head coach Mike Zimmer on Saturday, and their decision backfired. Zimmer, a defensive-oriented coach, wanted cornerback Xavier Rhodes to shadow Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson for the whole game. Instead, the Vikings’ defensive backs got together and decided that they could handle Nelson without making a special plan for Rhodes.
  • Time to celebrate in Cleveland as Browns get first win

    12/24/2016 2:16:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | Decemeber 24, 2016 | Pat McManamom
    The long national joke has ended. The Cleveland Browns finally have a win. It took 15 games in 2016 and a team-record 17 losses in a row going back to 2015, but they finally won a game.
  • NFL Live Thread Week 16

    12/20/2016 8:15:29 AM PST · by Bender2 · 97 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | ESPN.com
    NFL Live Thread Week 16 Thursday, Dec. 22 8:25 p.m. ET Giants at Eagles Saturday, Dec. 24 1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Bills 1 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Saints 1 p.m. ET Jets at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Titans at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Packers 1 p.m. ET Chargers at Browns 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Bears 1 p.m. ET Falcons at Panthers 4:05 p.m. ET Colts at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET 49ers at Rams 8:25 p.m. ET Bengals at Texans Sunday, Dec. 25 4:30 p.m. ET Ravens at Steelers 8:30 p.m....
  • The Texans wasted $37 million on Brock Osweiler, and now they’re stuck with him

    12/19/2016 8:02:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | December 18, 2016 | Cameron DaSilva
    The Houston Texans remained squarely in the hunt in the AFC South with a much-needed win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. They kept pace with the Tennessee Titans, who eked out a win over the Kansas City Chiefs on a game-winning field goal as time expired. Both teams are now 8-6 with the Indianapolis Colts one game back, setting up for a potential winner-take-all meeting between the Texans and Titans in Week 17. Their win over the Jaguars was great, but they have serious issues to deal with – namely at the quarterback position where Brock Osweiler was benched...
  • Minnesota players end boycott, resume practice for Holiday Bowl

    12/17/2016 3:56:45 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 46 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | December 17, 2016 | Graham Watson Dr. Saturday
    Minnesota players have ended their boycott of the Holiday Bowl. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Minnesota football players ended their boycott Saturday morning and will begin preparation for the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. The Gophers had been protesting the suspension of 10 players linked to a sexual assault allegation. The team was demanding the suspended players be reinstated immediately. [Forde-Yard Dash: Every bowl game, parsed and personified and predicted] Senior wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky read a team statement Saturday morning: “As a team, we understand that what has occurred these past few days, and playing football for the University...
  • Joe Mixon Video Finally Release

    12/16/2016 3:20:08 PM PST · by OSTATE · 105 replies
    WOW - Don't know who was right and wrong but one helluva sucker punch
  • More Evidence That Colin Kaepernick’s Anti-American Protest Hurting The NFL

    12/15/2016 10:31:06 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    Breitbart - AP ^ | 12-15-2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    Warner Todd HustonDecember 15, 2016 An article at SportingNews.com warns the National Football League not to ignore the growing number of NFL fans who have checked out over the constant anti-American protests indulged by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players. In his December 13th piece, Sporting News writer Michael McCarthy highlights fans who have grown sick and tired of the anti-Americanism infesting their national pastime. “This has left such a bad taste in my mouth,” one 46-year-old elementary school teacher and now former football fan told McCarthy. “I don’t know if I can ever forgive them...
  • Jim Brown Falls in Love with Trump

    12/14/2016 5:17:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jim Brown, noted NFL great, I told you yesterday he was at Trump Tower with Ray Lewis. Jim Brown came down the elevator after speaking with Trump and just gobsmacked the assembled media. He said, "I love Donald Trump." After meeting with Donald Trump, Jim Brown said, "I love this guy." Jim Brown said, "The three most important men in my life were white." People who gave him his first opportunity, his mentor, and his coach. So he doesn't look at this as a racial thing. What he heard Trump say about wanting to revitalize African-American neighborhoods...
  • 10 U Of M Football Players Suspended Indefinitely

    12/14/2016 7:01:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    CBS MINNESOTA ^ | 12/14/16
    Ten University of Minnesota Gopher football players were suspended indefinitely Tuesday night. It is unclear if this suspension is related to an earlier allegation of sexual assault....
  • Jim Brown, Ray Lewis Talk of 'Fantastic' Meeting With PEOTUS Trump (reducing gang violence)

    12/13/2016 5:14:46 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 12/13/16 02:23 PM EST | BY BEN KAMISAR
    Brown and Lewis praised the president-elect after the meeting at Trump Tower. They said they primarily spoke to Trump about Brown's Amer-I-Can philanthropy, which aims to keep kids away from gang violence. "We couldn't have had a better meeting," Brown said. "The graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic." Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault and Cleveland Pastor Darrell Scott, two of Trump's most prominent black supporters, sat in on the meeting. Scott told reporters that the president-elect gave a "verbal commitment" to merge Brown's program with the Trump administration. Throughout the campaign's closing stretch, Trump make direct appeals...
  • NFL Live Thread Week 15

    12/13/2016 5:16:40 AM PST · by Bender2 · 68 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | ESPN.com
    NFL Live Thread Week 15 Thursday, Dec. 15 8:25 p.m. ET Rams at Seahawks Saturday, Dec. 17 8:25 p.m. ET Dolphins at Jets Sunday, Dec. 18 1 p.m. ET Packers at Bears 1 p.m. ET Steelers at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Texans 1 p.m. ET Browns at Bills 1 p.m. ET Eagles at Ravens 1 p.m. ET Titans at Chiefs 1 p.m. ET Lions at Giants 1 p.m. ET Colts at Vikings 4:05 p.m. ET Saints at Cardinals 4:05 p.m. ET 49ers at Falcons 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Chargers 8:30 p.m....
  • Cardell Hayes found guilty of manslaughter in Will Smith shooting

    12/12/2016 5:43:00 AM PST · by WayneS · 5 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 12/12/16 | Arthur Weinstein
    The man who shot and killed former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith after an April 9 traffic accident has been found guilty of manslaughter. NOLA.com reports that a New Orleans jury reached the verdict Sunday night against Cardell Hayes. The 29-year-old tow truck driver faces 20-40 years in prison on the charge. He was also found guilty of attempted manslaughter, in the shooting of Smith's wife, Racquel, who survived.
  • Exclusive — President-Elect Highlights Sacrifice of America’s Armed Forces at Army-Navy Game

    12/11/2016 4:55:21 PM PST · by usafa92 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    President-elect of the United States of America Donald J. Trump emerged on Saturday as a Commander-in-Chief-in-waiting at the annual Army-Navy football game, unifying the country—and her armed forces—behind his incoming administration. “Yesterday was the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency. It was Reagan-esque in that it grasped the importance of symbolism,” David Urban, a West Point graduate and senior adviser to the president-elect’s campaign whose box Trump sat in for the first half, told Breitbart News. “Donald Trump not only understood the significance of the Army-Navy game and all it stands for in America, but he understands those visual images...