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  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 25

    11/26/2014 5:40:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    SI ^ | November 25, 2015 | Martin Rickman
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: FSU4: Miss State5: TCU6: THE Ohio State University7: Baylor8: UCLA9: UGA10: MSU
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 13]

    11/26/2014 1:53:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 19 replies
    Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 27 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs....
  • Jay Gruden must convince Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen to move on from Robert Griffin III

    11/25/2014 6:01:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jason Reid
    After a long climb, Jay Gruden finally became a head coach. And now Gruden shouldn’t allow Robert Griffin III’s problems to derail his career, too. In his first season with the Washington Redskins, people within the organization say, Gruden has seen enough to determine that Griffin at best will be a long-term project as a pocket passer. If it were up to Gruden, the Redskins would spend this offseason finding a new starting quarterback. But owner Daniel Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen will make that call.
  • Michael Sam: I never wanted to come out the way I did

    11/24/2014 9:43:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post (through GQ Magazine) ^ | November 24, 2014 | Stephanie Smith
    Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, would have preferred not to come out the way he did before the NFL draft last year. “If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did,” says Sam, a former all-star at the University of Missouri, in GQ’s latest issue.
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever it’s called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesn’t play for the Saints or the Bengals. He’s a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (that’s right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • How Players at MIT Engineered a Football Team

    11/22/2014 11:23:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-21-14 | Ben Cohen
    This Season, the Engineers Are Going to Playoffs, but They Once Competed in Hand-Me-Downs CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—In the 1970s, on this campus known for scientific innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students engineered a rather unlikely experiment: a football team. MIT had no intercollegiate football squad at the time. The student body in 1901 voted 119-117 to discontinue it. So one day in 1978, a group of MIT students huddled and created a team that would play its first game that fall. No one else at the school had any clue. There were times when fielding a football team at MIT seemed...
  • Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

    11/21/2014 6:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89. Paul died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 in Woodland Hills after an extended illness, his family announced. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Paul earned a UCLA football letter in each of four seasons — 1943, '44, '46 and '47 — with his Bruin career split by Navy service during World War II. He played center and linebacker, was chosen team captain three times and, according to UCLA, was the first freshman player to...
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/20/2014 7:04:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dan Wetzel
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm. No, he could change American governance.
  • Diagnosing What Ails RG3 (Can't Run a NFL Offense)

    11/19/2014 8:40:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    SI ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andy Benoit
    Locker room leadership can be overrated. How a quarterback really loses his team is by leaving receivers open on the field. This is Robert Griffin’s biggest problem, and has been throughout his career. What’s most concerning is that he’s leaving receivers on the field out of a variety of formations and against a variety of coverages. The common thread is bad mechanics and a poor sense of timing. Here are some examples from when Griffin returned to action two weeks ago after suffering a dislocated ankle in early September. To a small degree, his struggles can be attributed to rust....
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 19

    11/19/2014 6:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | November 19, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: FSU4: Miss State5: TCU6: THE Ohio State University7: Baylor8: Ole Miss9: UCLA10: UGA
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 12]

    11/19/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by Bender2 · 148 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 12 Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Nov. 20 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins...
  • Penn State vs. NCAA Could Alter the Course for NCAA Enforcement

    11/17/2014 3:31:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    College Football Roundtable ^ | 11-16-14 | Paul Kemp
    Alabama won convincingly. FSU came back again. TCU barely survived lowly Kansas. Everyone is immersed with the College Football Playoff and who will be in the top four come Tuesday. It is all so new and exciting. The Playoff and the decisions of the Committee have been dominating our news so much that it’s possible that some of you may have missed the larger story that is lurking down the hotlinks of ESPN, Foxsports, and SI. The story is large enough that it has the potential to change college football in a far greater way than the Playoff will. The...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Thrash ‘Sunday Night Football’ For Third Week In A Row

    11/17/2014 12:32:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 17, 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Well, this is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition now isn’t it? For a third consecutive week and the fourth time this season, The Walking Dead has solidly beat Sunday Night Football among adults 18-49. In the sixth episode of its fifth season, the blockbuster AMC series drew a 7.3 rating among the key demo while the New England Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts got a 6.2. That’s a 15% spread.
  • Linfield College football player Parker Moore: Despite suspect ID, killing remains a mystery

    11/17/2014 7:10:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 16, 2014 | Nick Budnick
    Nearly a day after a late-night convenience-store encounter in McMinnville led to the stabbing death of Linfield College football player Parker Moore, 20, police still don't know why it happened. "We don't have an idea of that at all," said Capt. Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. "We don't have anything to explain or connect the two. It wasn't a robbery gone wrong, it wasn't an altercation. ... Hopefully in the next couple of days we'll be able to piece it all together."
  • Falcons hold off Panthers, move into first-place tie

    11/16/2014 2:04:55 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    NFL ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Hanzus
    The Atlanta Falcons aren't dead -- far from it. Mike Smith's team moved into a first-place tie in the lumpy NFC South with a 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. Give the Falcons credit: They could have folded after Cam Newton led the Panthers on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives, turning a 16-3 Atlanta lead into a 17-16 deficit. But Matt Ryan led the Falcons back down the field, got the go-ahead field goal from Matt Bryant, then held on defense with the help of Graham Gano, who missed a 46-yard kick, then had...
  • Florida State's Jameis Winston hearing delayed two weeks

    11/13/2014 7:25:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | November 12, 2014 | Kevin Vaughan
    A hearing to determine whether Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston violated Florida State University rules the night he was accused of rape has been delayed two weeks, FOX Sports has learned. The hearing had originally been scheduled for next week, but an attorney advising Winston asked for a delay in the proceedings and it was granted by the retired Florida Supreme Court judge who was brought in to hear the case. Major Harding, the former judge, pushed it back to Dec. 1 after a conference call Wednesday afternoon with representatives of both Winston and the woman who alleged that he...
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 11

    11/12/2014 6:07:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | November 11, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: Oregon3: FSU4: TCU5: 'Bama6: ASU7: Baylor8: THE Ohio State University9: Auburn10: Ole Miss
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 11]

    11/12/2014 5:59:59 AM PST · by Bender2 · 221 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 11 Bye teams: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 13 Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. San...
  • LGBT, veterans open to bid on Super Bowl contracts

    11/11/2014 8:03:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    KGO ^ | November 10, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Super Bowl 50 is coming to Levi's Stadium in 2016. On Monday, the NFL and the Super Bowl Committee made a historic announcement about who will be eligible to bid on contracts. "I think it's about time. I'm so excited," said Audry deLucia, who with her wife Fran, owns Ellaprint, a company that offers a wide range of marketing and promotional materials. They're hoping to make history as part of Super Bowl 50. "It's something that's a no brainer for San Francisco and the entire Bay Area to include the LGBT when it comes to opportunities...
  • Friday Night Lights for Real ($58 MM HS Football Stadium)

    11/11/2014 8:01:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 10, 2014 | Adam Chandler
    The only thing bigger than high-school football in Texas is the caricature of high-school football in Texas that persists everywhere else. And so, as the dust settles from an election that featured ballot measures to bar Sharia law in Alabama and permit the use of sugary bait to hunt bears in Maine, it should come as little surprise that voters in the southeast corner of the Lone Star State decided to splurge on a $58 million high-school football stadium. Part of a massive $748 million bond, the new stadium in Katy, Texas, is actually a scaled-down version of a previous...
  • 'You should text my mom, she is obsessed with you': How former NFL cheerleader's son matched up

    11/06/2014 1:07:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2014 | David McCormack
    The inappropriate sexual relationship between Molly Shattuck, the 47-year-old former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, and a 15-year-old boy which has lead to the mother-of-three being charged with third-degree rape was instigated by her own son, police have revealed. According to Delaware State Police, it was one of Shattuck’s own children who urged the unnamed victim to text his mom because ‘she is obsessed with you’ after spotting photos of the teen on Instagram.
  • Ex-NFL cheerleader, 47, and former wife of billionaire energy tycoon facing jail for sex assault

    11/05/2014 9:35:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2014 | David McCormack
    A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual relationship involving a 15-year-old boy. Molly Shattuck, 47, was indicted on Monday on two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors, Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said. She was released on $84,000 bond after an arraignment on Wednesday in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown, Delaware.
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 4

    11/05/2014 5:58:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | November 4, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: FSU3: Auburn4: Oregon5: 'Bama6: TCU7: Kansas State8: MSU9: ASU10: Notre Dame
  • He Bent Down to Thank God for His First-Ever High School Touchdown — but It Cost His Team Dearly

    11/03/2014 2:39:46 PM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 3, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    When Fort Myers High school football player Sam Turner reached the end zone Friday night with the first touchdown of his high school career, he took a few seconds to bow down and thank the Lord, but that simple act ended up having a major consequence. Turner, 16, who briefly bent down on one knee, placed his finger in the air and prayed to the Lord, was dealt a 15-yard penalty, with an official dubbing the prayerful act unsportsmanlike conduct, according to the News-Press.
  • UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

    11/01/2014 5:37:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2014 | Sara Ganim and Devon M. Sayers
    For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday. "These counselors saw the paper classes and the artificially high grades they yielded as key to helping some student-athletes remain eligible," Kenneth Wainstein wrote in his report. Ex-UNC star: Fake classes helped me play UNC report: Thousands took fake classes In all, the report estimates, at least 3,100 students took the paper classes, but the figure "very likely falls far short of the true...
  • 4 Penn State players arrested in "egg throwing" incident

    11/01/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 55 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 10-31-14 | Sam Cooper
    Oh, those crazy college kids. Four Penn State players were arrested Thursday night – mischief night – for an “egg throwing situation,” according to Onward State. The four players, tight end Brent Wilkerson, safety Anthony Smith, center Wendy Laurent and defensive end Garrett Sickels, were all charged with criminal mischief for throwing eggs at Beaver Hall, an on-campus residence hall. Discipline from head coach James Franklin could be on the way. “We are aware of the egg throwing situation that occurred Thursday evening and will determine the appropriate measures for the four squad members involved,” Franklin said in statement. The...
  • AD Dave Brandon leaving Michigan

    10/31/2014 12:19:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 31, 2014 | Dan Murphy
    The Dave Brandon era in the Michigan athletic department officially ended Friday afternoon. The university's 11th athletic director handed in his resignation earlier this week amid a storm of controversy. A string of athletic department mishaps over the past several months dominated headlines around the Michigan campus and served as a regular distraction at sporting events. "Dave feels that it would be in the best interest of our student-athletes, the athletic department and the university community if he moved on to other challenges and allowed the important work of the department and the university to continue without daily distractions," said...
  • The NFL's Return to Los Angeles Is a Terrible Idea

    10/30/2014 2:15:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Zócalo Public Square ^ | October 30, 2014 | Joe Mathews
    Mayor Eric Garcetti is wrong when he says Los Angeles shouldn't give taxpayer dollars to the National Football League. To the contrary, L.A. would be wise to pay the NFL to stay away from Southern California. Permanently. Unfortunately, 20 years after the Raiders and Rams left town, the very bad idea of luring the NFL back is gaining momentum. The city of Los Angeles just extended a downtown stadium deal agreement that was expiring. The NFL is surveying rich Angelenos to see if they'd buy season tickets. Garcetti himself says it's "highly likely" a team will relocate here in the...
  • 49ers great Gordy Soltau dies at age 89

    10/30/2014 11:10:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cam Inman
    Gordy Soltau, a 49ers scoring machine in the 1950s and one of the franchise's kindest ambassadors, passed away from natural causes Sunday night with his family by his side. He was 89. Inducted two years ago into the 49ers Hall of Fame, Soltau joined the team in 1950 upon its arrival in the NFL. The pass-catching end and kicker led the 49ers in scoring in eight of his nine years, topping the NFL in both 1952 and 1953.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 9]

    10/29/2014 6:32:02 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 117 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 9 Bye teams: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans Thursday, Oct. 30 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.. St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, 4:25...
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - October 28

    10/29/2014 6:19:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 28, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: FSU3: Auburn4: Ole Miss5: Oregon6: 'Bama7: TCU8: MSU9: KSU10: Notre Dame
  • 2018 World Cup Emblem Reflects Russia’s Soul And Heart — FIFA chief

    10/28/2014 4:34:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 10/28/2014 | Itar Tass
    MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. Russia’s official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be unveiled late on Tuesday night in Moscow, reflects the soul and heart of Russia, Sepp Blatter, the president of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), said. The official emblem of the 2018 World Cup will be unveiled late on Tuesday night in the Russian capital during the Evening Urgant television talk show by FIFA President Blatter and Secretary General Jerome Valcke, jointly with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and Fabio Cannavaro, captain of...
  • Ryan Keiser [ncaa football] not critical but 'not great'

    10/28/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    espn ^ | 10-28-14 | Adam Rittenburg
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State safety Ryan Keiser remains hospitalized after having fractured a rib in practice last Thursday and undergoing operations for a related small bowel injury. According to a source, he is not in critical condition but is "also not great." A spokesman for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center declined to disclose his condition and referred questions to Nittany Lions coach James Franklin, who would only say Tuesday afternoon that the senior had no infection and was "improving." Keiser is out for the season. "Our trainers and doctors have been in constant contact and have been...
  • Ole Miss Girl Hates LSU (Viral Video)

    10/27/2014 7:14:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | October 26, 2014 | Clay Travis
    SEC football is the most entertaining sport in America because of videos like this. Ole Miss, masterfully snatching defeat from the jaws of victory thanks to the disastrous play of quarterback Bo Wallace, has just lost to LSU. The boyfriend/husband, an LSU fan, potentially soon to be broken up with, divorced or murdered in his sleep, exults in the sweet glow of victory. His girlfriend? Well, she hates LSU. With that prelude, enjoy.
  • Army Black Knights used alcohol, women to recruit football players

    10/26/2014 6:06:53 PM PDT · by chargers fan · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 26, 2015 | ESPN
    Army has disciplined 20 cadets for promoting underage drinking and has self-reported a football recruiting violation to the NCAA stemming from an incident that took place earlier this year, according to a report by The Gazette of Colorado Springs. According to documents obtained by The Gazette, Army treated recruits to a party, dinner with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP treatment on a party bus that included cheerleaders and a police escort in January.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 8]

    10/22/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 194 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons (London), 9:30 a.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders...
  • Footballer Dies After Unsuccessful Bakflip Goal Celebration (video)

    10/20/2014 1:44:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 42 replies
    Naij.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Clement Ejiofor
    An Indian footballer has died after a backflip goal celebration went tragically wrong during a match last week in north eastern India.  Peter Biaksangzuala attempted to perform the acrobatic celebration after scoring for Bethlehem Vengthlang FC against Chanmari West FC in the 62nd minute. Biaksangzuala fell on his head badly damaging his spinal cord. Team-mates immediately rushed to his aid and he was immediately rushed to local hospital. Unfortunately,  after five days of intensive treatment, as doctors attempted to heal his injuries, the footballer passed away on Sunday morning after being put on a ventilator.
  • Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, but won't drop out of FSU

    10/20/2014 9:01:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jason La Canfora
    Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs, but several sources close to him said that is in no way a consideration. Winston intends to fight vigilantly to maintain his innocence in both instances, however, given the current state of his relationship with the upper reaches of FSU, it has become a certainty he will declare for the NFL Draft. Winston...
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Ranking - Week 8

    10/20/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Ole Miss2: Miss State3: Auburn4: 'Bama5: FSU6: Oregon7: UGA8: TCU9: Notre Dame10: Michigan State
  • Fans and protesters clash after Rams game

    10/19/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2014 | Samantha Liss
    Protesters fight to regain control of a flag that was taken by a fan (right) leaving the Edward Jones Dome after the St. Louis Rams game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014. Several fights erupted as fans and protesters mixed after the game. Two arrests were made.Rams fans and Ferguson protesters fought Sunday afternoon outside the Edward Jones Dome after the Rams secured a victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks. At around 3 p.m. a handful of fans argued with protesters, who were yelling and chanting, near the intersection of North Broadway and Cole streets. The yelling escalated, a fan appeared...
  • Not a Bad Guess to say Adrian Peterson is Finished

    10/19/2014 7:16:46 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 49 replies
    Sun Times ^ | October 18, 2014 | Rick Telander
    Almost forgotten in the uproar over the brutal ‘‘whuppin’ ’’ that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson laid on his 4-year-old son is just how great a runner Peterson was. I say ‘‘was’’ because it’s not certain Peterson, 29, will play in the NFL again. He is out indefinitely, with pay, as he awaits trial on charges of reckless or negligent injury toward his son. The trial tentatively is set for Dec. 1, too late for him to return and play this season. If he is found guilty, he could receive a prison sentence of two years and a $10,000 fine....
  • Low Tide: Has Alabama lost its air of invincibility in the SEC West?

    10/17/2014 11:31:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2014 | Zac Ellis
    Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt offered some foreshadowing before his then-No. 11 Rebels toppled No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 4. “We understand that we haven't played a team that's going to be as good as Bama,” Prewitt told FoxSports.com the week prior to the game. “But we don't really think Bama is as good as they have been. And we're better than we have been.” Prewitt might have been on to something with the Crimson Tide. Ole Miss beat Alabama 23-17, the Rebels' first win over the Tide in 10 tries. The next week Bama squeaked out a 14-13 win...
  • Joseph Randle's father: 'My son is not a thief' [Cowboy's RB]

    10/15/2014 6:51:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.wfaa.com ^ | 4:43 p.m. CDT October 14, 2014 | Staff
    Police say Randle attempted to steal a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne, worth $84, and Polo underwear worth $39.40. FRISCO – The father of Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle says his son is innocent after being arrested for shoplifting at a Dillard's store in Frisco. "My son is not a thief, okay? He was just trying to get his baby out of there because she was clowning pretty bad. All he was going to do is take ‎the baby out and then he was going to come back and take care of his business," Mr. Randle said...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 7]

    10/15/2014 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 178 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 7 Bye teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 16 New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona...
  • College Football Playoff Simulated Ranking - Week 7

    10/14/2014 7:39:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 14, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: Ole Miss3: Auburn4: FSU5: Baylor6: 'Bama7: Notre Dame8: OU9: UGA10: Oregon
  • At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

    10/10/2014 7:42:10 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-10-14 | Mike McIntire and Walt Bogdanichoct
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 911 call could not have sounded more urgent: A man was beating a woman holding a baby outside their apartment as she tried to leave. “You just need to get someone out here right away because it is really bad,” the caller said, adding that the man was “punching” the mother and “grabbing the little baby around the arm.” By the time the police arrived shortly after 3 a.m. one day last January, the couple were back inside. The 19-year-old woman acknowledged that she and her boyfriend had argued, and that he had not wanted her...
  • When harmless fun crosses the line into hazing

    10/10/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 10, 2014 | Todd Harmonson
    ... The stomach-churning details emerging from the investigation into the football program at Sayreville War Memorial High in Parlin, N.J., nearly are matched by the nauseating reaction from parents appalled by the wise decision to cancel the school's football season... But while the Sayreville scandal is the one we're hearing about today, it sadly is only the latest in a seemingly ceaseless line of cases across the nation. "I believe hazing is getting worse and it is becoming more violent and more sexualized," said Susan Lipkins, a psychologist in New York and the author of "Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    10/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 101 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 8th, 2014 | Matthew Stanmyre
    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker-room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media on...
  • New Jersey school cancels football season (Sayreville)

    10/07/2014 9:04:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
    Officials at a central New Jersey high school that has won three sectional titles over the past four years canceled the football season amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players. […] … The district already had canceled and forfeited a game that was scheduled last Thursday between Sayreville War Memorial and South Brunswick, and announced that the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office was investigating the allegations. …