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  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 5]

    10/01/2014 6:34:33 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 5 Bye teams: Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders Thursday, Oct. 2 Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs....
  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 68 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Standing - Week 5

    09/30/2014 7:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | September 30, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: OU2: Auburn3: FSU4: 'Bama5: Oregon6: TAMU7: UCLA8: Ole Miss/p> 9: Baylor10: Notre Dame
  • Referees flag Chiefs safety Abdullah for celebration penalty after slide and prayer in endzone

    09/30/2014 5:33:48 AM PDT · by chajin · 37 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | September 30, 2014 | Tod Palmer
    Husain Abdullah is a devout Muslim. He’s also a safety for the Chiefs, and he made a promise to himself if he ever did find himself in the end zone. “If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Abdullah said. Early in the fourth quarter, Abdullah dropped deep in a zone coverage, read Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s eyes and broke hard, intercepting his pass...
  • Look Behind The Curtain: Marching Band Gives Oz Tribute

    09/29/2014 5:44:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    cns ^ | september 29, 2014
    Ohio State's marching band performs during the Sept. 27 Buckeyes game. Theme: The Wizard of Oz.
  • Devon Still [NFL - Bengals] gives pre-cancer surgery pep talk to his 4 year old daughter Leah

    09/29/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-24-14 | Devon Still
    Leah has sort of captured the nation's heart. Here's hoping for the best. Good Man. Good Father. Bengals - Good Organization.
  • The Fireable Offense of Brady Hoke

    09/29/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 28, 2014 | Drew Hallett
    Michigan should fire head coach Brady Hoke tomorrow. Entering the 2014 season, there were multiple columns written by members of the media and opinions voiced by fans that Hoke was on one of the hottest seats in America. After earning an 11-2 record and a Sugar Bowl victory in his debut season in 2011, Hoke's Wolverines had won only 15 games total in 2012 and 2013 and appeared to be regressing after dropping five of their final six contests last season. Their general conclusion was that Hoke would be relieved of his duties at the end of this season if...
  • Are you ready for some Football: ‘Southern Style?’

    09/26/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/14 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Let the Band Play Dixie! Hello America! Did you know that Roger Staubach—one of the greatest NFL Quarterbacks of all times—last played for Coach Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys in 1979? The Dukes of Hazzard premiered the same year on the CBS Television Network starring the Dodge Charger-01 the ‘General Lee’ that beautifully featured a Confederate battle flag on the roof and Dixie horn. The show was narrated by a legend of country music Waylon Jennings who sang the introduction song ‘Good Ole Boys’ which ended with a spectator car jump and a Rebel Ye’ll of a ‘Yee Hah’...
  • CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' in tonight's nationally televised NFL game in Washington

    09/25/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014
    NEW YORK — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. ... Simms’ broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, said then that it’s “not my job to take a stance.”
  • Denver Broncos fans rally against CBS analyst Phil Simms

    09/25/2014 2:21:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 15, 2014 | Heather Draper
    A petition started Monday on Change.org to ban CBS analyst Phil Simms from calling Denver Broncos games had gotten more than 19,600 signatures by early evening. Apparently many Broncos fans think Simms was biased .... However you feel about retired New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, the Broncos petition is getting a lot of signatures. The number of signers went up by nearly 1,000 signatures in the time it took me to write this.
  • Gang Warfare With Uniforms And Referees

    09/25/2014 9:16:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’ve never been one for spirit—team or school. I went to Wayne State University in Detroit, and I had to Google what the team nickname was. It used to be the “Tartars,” not just a sauce but an ancient tribe. But it apparently was changed in 1999 to “Warriors.” I was there from 1996 till 2000, but I had no idea what it was before and wasn’t aware that it changed. But to many their “team” is way of life, their love and loyalty, their “gang.” I just don’t get it. In high school, when I saw friends or coworkers...
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Ranking - Week 4

    09/25/2014 7:42:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | September 25, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: OU2: Auburn3: 'Bama4: FSU5: Oregon6: TAMU7: Ole Miss8: UCLA9: Notre Dame10: Baylor
  • Jameis Winston's NFL Draft Stock In Plummeting

    09/24/2014 2:41:59 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    BI ^ | 9-24-2014 | Tony Manfred
    Tony ManfredSeptember 24, 2014Anonymous NFL scouts ripped into Jameis Winston after he was suspended for the Clemson game for jumping on a table and reciting a profanity-laced meme. The Florida State quarterback, who has faced a slew of off-field controversies over the last 12 months, was considered the best player in the 2015 NFL Draft by ESPN and CBS as recently as August. Now NFL talent evaluators have their doubts. One scout told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that he was a "fraud." He's presumably referring to reports that Winston lied about his table-jumping incident in his original meeting...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 4]

    09/24/2014 4:15:33 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 125 replies
    Week 4 Bye teams: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams Thursday, Sept. 25 New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders (London), 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia...
  • Cancel the Unethical 'Daily Show'

    09/24/2014 2:14:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal legend of Jon Stewart began with his Oct. 15, 2004 appearance on CNN's "Crossfire," where he rhetorically sentenced the show to death. He proclaimed, "It's hurting America. Here is what I wanted to tell you guys: Stop. ... You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably." CNN announced it was canceling the show two months later, as network president Jon Klein told the New York Times "I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart's overall premise." As is so typical of liberals who preach one thing while doing its opposite (Leonardo DiCaprio, call your office), Comedy...
  • Texas high school running back delivers epic message of inspiration

    09/23/2014 3:59:02 PM PDT · by Raymann · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Miller | Joshua
    A Texas high school football player secured his place in the post-game interview hall of fame after delivering a motivational speech that would make even the crustiest coach's heart swell and eyes water. Apollos Hester and the East View Patriots defeated the Vandegrift Vipers 42-41 on Friday and the senior’s infectious personality quickly showed during an interview with TWC News Austin. “Yeah, they had us the first half, I'm not gonna lie, they had us,” a wonderfully animated Hester said, his voice rising. “We weren't defeated, but they had us. But it took guts, it took an attitude — that's...
  • Wallkill Might Mites run into banner [youth football youtube video]

    09/23/2014 12:29:40 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-22-14 | Wallkill Mighty Mites
    same link here
  • All 32 NFL Franchises Statistically Ranked In Order Of All-Time Greatness

    09/22/2014 8:10:32 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 41 replies
    http://nflspinzone.com ^ | Daniel D. Zillmer
    Attention NFL purists, this piece is for you. The 2014 NFL season is right around the corner. That sentence alone is enough to get the blood pumping of the millions of Americans that live for the NFL — the most popular sport in the country by a landslide. I share that enthusiasm, not only for the NFL, but for its history. And in this instance, for quantifying that history. I believe it to be a shame that MLB has preserved its history so well that its ancient heroes are fondly remembered and its legendary teams revered, while NFL history sits...
  • Sports Drive-Bys Question Roger Goodell Like a Republican President

    09/22/2014 12:20:28 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Just a couple things since you brought up football. A couple things about the NFL. You know, Goodell had his press conference on Friday, and do you know what we learned, by the way? We learned that the sports Drive-Bys know how to conduct a press conference. The news guys have forgotten how, since Obama became president. The sports guys know how to do it. The sports guys want Goodell's scalp. I'm telling you, it's amazing. I have been listening to some of these sports guys. I have been reading some of these sports Drive-Bys. Even some of the former...
  • Racism: From Ferguson To The NBA To You

    09/21/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 21, 2014 | Todd Essig
    Race has been in the news recently, as it should be more than it is. First the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri captured everyone’s attention, and is still making news. Then a starkly racist email sent by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson brought back the topic of race relations in the NBA where the owners are mostly white and the players black. And then this week psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt won a MacArthur “genius” award for her groundbreaking work on the powerful influence out-of-awareness racial attitudes have in the criminal justice system. Because her research can help us understand troubling news...
  • Ferguson Protestors Seeking Tickets to Get Into Sunday Rams Game (To disrupt the game)

    09/20/2014 8:16:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | September 19, 2014 | Kevin Killeen
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – KMOX News has learned Ferguson protestors are seeking St. Louis Rams tickets in the hopes of getting into the Edward Jones Dome and disrupting this Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. We first heard about the threat Tuesday at the St. Louis County Council meeting. “It’s not going to a fun day Sunday at your beautiful Rams game,” one protestor said. Speaking with KMOX hosts Debbie Monterrey and Michael Kelley on Thursday morning, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said he’s well aware of those threats and is working on plans to counteract them. “We are...
  • Florida State suspends QB Winston for full game (Gasp! The Whole Game!)

    09/20/2014 2:39:29 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox have announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday.
  • Report: US military examining relationship with NFL

    09/19/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 19, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The blowback against the NFL over the recent domestic violence incidents -- a pattern, if you will -- is growing and growing rather quickly. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on a new sponsorship problem and the White House issued a stern edict to the NFL Friday morning about getting "a handle on" the problem. Enter another branch of government: the military. According to CNN, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is asking his staff for "detailed information about the US military's relationships" with the NFL.
  • TMZ, Howard Stern Show star in Goodell press conference circus

    09/19/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 49 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | September 19, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT | Michael David Smith
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s press conference did not allay all the concerns that fans and the general public have about the league’s handling of domestic violence. But the press conference did feature some strange situations. For starters, a reporter from TMZ, which broke this whole issue open by publishing the now-infamous video of Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator, asked Goodell why the NFL couldn’t find that video. Goodell didn’t have much of an answer. This was their exchange: TMZ: “You suspended Ray Rice after our video. Why didn’t you have the curiosity to go to the casino...
  • NFL orders abuse awareness training

    09/19/2014 10:54:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jane McManus
    All NFL team personnel and staff will be required to undergo training on the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault starting within 30 days, according to a letter commissioner Roger Goodell sent to team owners. The development came as Goodell on Friday readied to make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. His news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET in New York, his first public appearance since attending a high school function in North Carolina on Sept. 10.
  • Goodell to make statement Friday; NFL to partner with abuse hotlines

    09/19/2014 10:28:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | September 19, 2014 | Staff
    oger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday. The NFL commissioner will address the league's personal conduct policy. The league has faced increasing criticism it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. .................................................... Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing the partnerships. The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
  • Making Sense

    09/19/2014 9:11:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Domestic violence just doesn't happen on elevators. And it's not just committed by former NFL running backs. But don't tell that to the people who've been calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to quit over his fumbling of the Ray Rice case. Based on what's been on TV all week, you'd think pro football and its nearly 3,000 well-paid athletes have the monopoly on domestic violence in America. The U.S. Justice Department disagrees. According to its web site, "Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic...
  • White House: NFL needs to "get a handle" on domestic violence

    09/19/2014 7:16:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2014 | Staff
    The White House Thursday sternly told the NFL that "it's important that the league get a handle" on players who commit child abuse and domestic violence and that the league must "have a zero tolerance" regarding those issues. A senior administration official told reporters during a briefing about a new White House public awareness campaign on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses that "the most recent revelations of abuse by the NFL players is really deeply troubling."
  • NFL to Tone Down the Pink, Play Up the Camo

    09/19/2014 7:06:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Uni Watch ^ | September 17, 2014 | Paul Lukas
    Yesterday afternoon I took part in a panel discussion as part of an NYU sports business class. One of the other panelists was the buyer for a well-known chain of sporting goods stores — let’s call him Mr. Buyer — and he had some very interesting things to say, chief among them the news that the NFL will be dialing back the throttle a bit this year on Pinktober. This has nothing to do with the recent domestic violence issues that have been in the news — Mr. Buyer said the league had already planned to soft-pedal the pink months...
  • The NFL Has a Lower Rate of Domestic Violence Than the General Population

    09/18/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    This year, three National Football League players -- Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, and Greg Hardy -- have either admitted to or been convicted of domestic violence. Their stories coalesced into a storm this past week with the release of a damning new video of Ray Rice punching his wife (then fiancée) and the indictment of Adrian Peterson, debatably the NFL's best running back, for child abuse. The media onslaught of updates, analysis, and opinion on what has been called the National Football League's "worst week ever" leaves a distinct impression: the NFL is a league stocked full of criminals. Evidence,...
  • Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife after she refused sex, police say (NFL)

    09/18/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 80 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Sept 18, 2014 | Unknown
    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.
  • Peyton Manning credits legal Colorado pot with booming Papa John's pizza business

    09/18/2014 5:08:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 18, 2014 | Jaime Uribarri
    Like thousands of his fellow Coloradans, Peyton Manning is buzzing off the state's legalization of marijuana. But it's a different kind of high for the Denver Broncos quarterback, who credits legal pot with booming sales at his Papa John's pizza franchises. Manning purchased 21 Papa John's locations statewide shortly before voters passed Colorado Amendment 64 in late 2012, and he's been raking in the money ever since.
  • Can Iowa Afford To Fire Kirk Ferentz? Absolutely.

    09/18/2014 4:30:21 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/16/2014 | Chris Smith
    It was not a pretty weekend for the Iowa Hawkeyes. After jumping out to a 14-3 halftime lead against cross-state rival Iowa State, the Hawkeyes fell apart, letting the Cyclones come back to score a 20-17 victory on a last-second field goal. It’s the third time in the last four years that Iowa has dropped the rivalry game to Iowa State. For many Iowa fans, the blame for the failure, and for most of Iowa’s struggles in recent seasons, rests on the shoulders of head coach Kirk Ferentz. Things haven’t always been this bad for Ferentz. Just four years after...
  • ASU reverses decision, players can display crosses

    09/18/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | September 18, 2014 | Fred Jackson
    The Christian legal group Liberty Institute says the university has reversed an earlier decision in which it ordered the school's football players not to display a memorial cross decal on the back of their helmets. The football players decided to include the crosses to honor Markel Owens, who was killed in a home invasion, and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who died in a car accident. Liberty Institute calls it a "great victory for the players."
  • On Domestic Violence, NFL Uses NOW's Playbook

    09/18/2014 6:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September18, 2014 | Larry Elder
    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down a mere a two-game suspension for domestic violence, he took his cue from some of the very same women's groups now calling for his head. Goodell first suspended Ray Rice, a star player, for two games four months after Rice's grand jury indictment for third-degree aggravated assault. A hotel video showing Rice dragging his then-fiancee's limp body out of an elevator "went viral." Rice reportedly admitted to Goodell that he punched her in the face, knocking her down. For this, Goodell suspended Rice just two games. The protests over the light punishment turned...
  • Greg Hardy (Carolina Panthers) placed on exempt list

    09/17/2014 1:45:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt list. Hardy, who has been convicted on two domestic violence charges, will not play or participate in team activities but will receive his full $13.1 million salary. The Panthers made the move Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the Minnesota Vikings made the same decision with embattled running back Adrian Peterson.
  • Nancy Pelosi Says NFL Player Under Investigation for Domestic Abuse Should Be Benched

    09/17/2014 11:06:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 17, 2014 | Billy House
    ouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says her hometown NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, should not allow defensive end Ray McDonald to play while he is being investigated over accusations that he hit his pregnant fiancee. But Pelosi stopped short of saying Congress at this point should itself look into the NFL's handling of this matter and other prominent recent cases of player-inflicted violence, given its role in the league's special antitrust exemptions.
  • Jameis Winston suspended for first half vs. Clemson for obscene phrase

    09/17/2014 9:45:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    AP ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Florida State announced on Wednesday that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the first half of this week's game against No. 22 Clemson due to lewd comments he made on Tuesday. The university released a statement from interim president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox that reads:
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 3]

    09/17/2014 4:10:02 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 205 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 3 Thursday, Sept. 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 San Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m....
  • Senator intends to end NFL's tax-exempt status due to Redskins name (Cantwell - WA - D)

    09/16/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    SI Wire ^ | September 16, 2014 | Staff
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) will introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the NFL's tax-exempt status, she announced at a press conference on Tuesday. Cantwell's motivation for introducing the legislation is the league's continued inaction against the Washington Redskins name. “The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century,” she said, according to The Washington Post. “It is about right and wrong.” The press conference was called by the Native American coalition Change the Mascot, which has sent a letter to 31 NFL owners urging them to take action that could lead to the Redskins name being changed.
  • Richard Blumenthal calls out NFL after Rice

    09/16/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday called on the National Football League to increase its domestic violence penalties following the release of a video allegedly showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife. His statement Monday afternoon came minutes after the Ravens announced that the team had terminated Rice’s contract and around the time that an NFL official announced the league had suspended the player indefinitely. “It shouldn’t take a video to do the right thing,” the Connecticut Democrat wrote on Twitter. “I commend @Ravens but urge @nflcommish to act on harsher penalties for domestic abuse.” Earlier on Monday,...
  • NFL hires new D.C.-based lobbyist (Biden stooge)

    09/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mike Florio
    At a time of unprecedented public scrutiny that will serve only to attract further interest of the folks who have a habit of looking for causes to support that will score points with the public, the NFL has hired a new lobbyist. The press release doesn’t describe former Deputy Assistant to the President and Counsel to the Vice President of the United States Cynthia Hogan as a lobbyist. But that’s what she’ll be. And lobbyists work their contacts aggressively within the political universe to advance the causes of their clients. (Officially, Hogan is the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Public...
  • Radisson drops Vikings, for now

    09/15/2014 7:31:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 15, 2014
    The first sponsor has backed away from its involvement with the NFL amid the chaos that has enveloped the league over the past week. On Monday night, hours after its logo appeared on the banner behind Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman as he explained the team's decision to play running back Adrian Peterson in the near future, hotel chain Radisson announced it was suspending its sponsorship with the team.
  • NFL hiring female advisers to shape domestic violence policies

    09/15/2014 4:51:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 15, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The NFL is hiring four women to serve as advisers in shaping the league's stance on domestic violence, according to a memo from commissioner Roger Goodell to the 32 NFL owners sent Monday. The full memo, via Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, can be read here. The gist of it is that the league attempting to change the outside perception of how it handles domestic violence and, hopefully, an earnest effort to change the actual process internally.
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Standing - Week 3

    09/15/2014 10:08:52 AM PDT · by C19fan
    Playoff Guru ^ | September 15, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: FSU2: Oregon3: OU4: Auburn5: 'Bama6: TAMU7: LSU8: Baylor9: Ole Miss10: Notre Dame
  • Goodell Has Got to Go

    09/14/2014 9:18:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The violent beating that was delivered by Ray Rice, a Baltimore Raven running back, against his girlfriend-turned-wife Janay, was the worst example of male behavior that our society has seen. Rice deserves to go to jail for the assault. This episode is a perfect example of corporate mismanagement by the leadership of the NFL. It is inexcusable. The Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, needs to resign. You all saw the video of Ray Rice dragging his then-girlfriend out of the elevator. You all figured out she did not just faint. So it did not take much to surmise what...
  • What I Learned on the CBS NFL Pregame Show

    09/12/2014 3:35:48 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 12, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Last night was incredible. I didn't know what time the pregame stuff started on CBS. The game started at 8:30, and I thought, "Well, okay, pregame stuff will start at eight o'clock." So at about a quarter 'til eight I turned on the tube to get ready for it and I found myself in the middle of the most incredible pregame show of a football game I've ever seen. Now, remember, yesterday was 9/11. Ray Rice and Roger Goodell in the media trumped 9/11. Ray Rice and Roger Goodell trumped football. I don't know about the rest of you...
  • Fracking dollars help save a sports icon in fracking-free New York (NFL's Buffalo Bills)

    09/12/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Barrel ^ | September 12, 2014 | John Kingston
    Another chapter in the never-ending love/hate relationship between New York and fracking. The former has banned the latter, as we’re sure you know. First, let’s go back to 2010. East Resources, which is a privately held independent oil and gas company operating in the Marcellus, among other areas, sells a vast amount of acreage in the Marcellus and other areas to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion. Then go back to earlier this year. Ralph Wilson, the only man who ever owned the Buffalo Bills, dies in March. So his heirs put the Bills–who haven’t made the NFL playoffs since...
  • College Playoff Hypothetical Standing - Week 2

    09/12/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | September 12, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Oregon2: FSU3: Auburn4: OU5: 'Bama6: UGA7: USC8: LSU9: TAMU10: Notre Dame
  • Football Team Forced to Remove Christian Crosses from Helmets

    09/12/2014 9:34:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Football players at Arkansas State University were ordered to either remove a Christian cross decal from their helmets or modify it into a mathematical sign after a Jonesboro attorney complained that the image violated the U.S. Constitution.</p> <p>The cross decal was meant to memorialize former player Markel Owens and former equipment manager Barry Weyer, said athletic director Terry Mohajir. Weyer was killed in a June car crash. Owens was gunned down in Tennessee in January.</p>