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  • 3 Reasons Why The NFL Should Fear The XFL

    02/18/2018 2:31:15 AM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | February 15, 2018 | Brian F. Lockard
    If you havenÂ’t heard, Vince McMahon is resurrecting the XFL in 2020, and if I was Roger Goodell, I would be very, very afraid. McMahon is somebody who has been in and around sports and sports entertainment for a very long time. He took the reins of the WWE in 1982, and it is still a very strong brand with high viewership and decent ratings. The WWE has been thriving for decades now. Not as long as the NFL, butÂ… you see my point.Vince is a calculating businessman, and a highly successful one. The original XFL was a failure because...
  • Report: Baylor Redshirt Football Players Involved in Sexual Assault Investigation

    02/16/2018 6:55:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI ^ | February 15, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    Two Baylor redshirt football players, along with two other student suspects, are reportedly under investigation in connection with a sexual assault involving Baylor female athletes, per KWTX. The complainant and victim are reportedly members of the school's equestrian team.
  • College football heads in wrong direction with largest attendance drop in 34 years

    02/15/2018 10:40:52 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Feb. 13, 2018 | Dennis Dodd
    Major-college football experienced its largest per-game attendance drop in 34 years and second-largest ever, according to recently released NCAA figures. Attendance among the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in 2017 was down an average of 1,409 fans per game from 2016. That marked the largest drop since 1983 when average attendance declined 1,527 fans per game from 1982. The 2017 FBS average of 42,203 fans per game is the lowest since 1997. That average attendance drop marked the second-sharpest decline since the NCAA began keeping track of college football attendance in 1948. For the first time in history, average...
  • Notre Dame Forced to Vacate Wins From National Runner-Up Season

    02/14/2018 6:04:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    SI ^ | February 13, 2018 | Dan Grantland
    The NCAA has ordered Notre Dame to vacate its football wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons after denying the school’s appeal of sanctions tied to academic misconduct. The Irish won 12 games in 2012 before losing to Alabama in the BCS championship game and went 9–4 in 2013.
  • Eagles’ Chris Long: NFL Players Care More About Their ‘Social Conscience’ Than Ratings

    02/13/2018 6:00:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2018 | Trent Baker
    During Monday’s Fox Sports 1 broadcast of “The Herd,” Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long shrugged off the NFL’s ratings drop being attributed to players like teammate Malcolm Jenkins protesting the National Anthem. Long said that “a lot of people are having more fun watching football than ever” and players are putting their social consciences over the league’s success.
  • REPORT: Chiefs Star Kareem Hunt Accused of Shoving Woman in Cleveland

    02/13/2018 3:36:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    12UP ^ | February 12, 2018 | Mark Powell
    Kareem Hunt seemingly has a bright NFL future ahead of him, assuming he doesn't get in his own way. That's easier said than done, and while we currently don't know the specifics, Hunt has been accused of a violent act that could get him in some trouble with the commissioner's office.
  • 49ers LB Reuben Foster, who once took a knee to protest police brutality, arrested for domestic [tr]

    02/12/2018 4:41:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 11, 2018 | Greg P.
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested in Los Gato, CA today on suspected dometic violence and weapons charges:
  • Olympics viewership is down, even as NBC pays more for the rights to air it

    02/09/2018 12:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Vox Media ^ | Feb 9, 2018, | Rani Molla
    If recent trends continue, it’ll only get worse. ... NBC* paid $963 million for the rights to air the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a 24 percent jump over the $775 million it paid for the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ... Viewership declines aren’t really surprising, as similar trends have unfolded across the TV landscape and viewers opt for on-demand and online entertainment alternatives. Even football and the Super Bowl — considered the last holdouts where advertisers could guarantee huge live audiences would be watching — are not immune.
  • Ohio State AD Sounds Off On ‘Ridiculous’ Salaries Paid To Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher (NCAA Football)

    02/07/2018 10:55:47 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Yahoo/NBC News ^ | 2-7-2018 | John Taylor
    Suffice to say, Gene Smith is not a fan of the most recent spiraling upwards of coaching salaries in college football. In prying Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State, Texas A&M is signed their new head coach to a 10-year, $75 million contract. In 2017, Nick Saban was paid $11.2 million, $2 million of which was deferred compensation, on a contract that will pay the future Hall of Famer an average of just over $8.1 annually. Even for a man in charge of one of the most profitable athletic departments in the country, those numbers are unsettling. Or “ridiculous,” in...
  • Philadelphia Eagles Are Wildly More Successful Under Republican Presidents

    02/06/2018 3:50:50 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NTK ^ | 2/6/18
    Correlation is not causation, but superstitious Eagles fans may want to turn their state red every four years The Philadelphia Eagles are basking in the glory of their Super Bowl win this week, but many fans are surely wondering how they can continue their championship ways. But the Eagles have seen long stretches of success and droughts of failure in recent history. Over the past 30 years, the Eagles have appeared in two Super Bowls and six NFC Championships. In the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2017 seasons, the Eagles advanced to the conference championship, with the 2004 and...
  • Malcolm Butler was benched after 'breaking curfew to attend Rick Ross concert after [tr]

    02/06/2018 9:29:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman and Chris Spargo
    Bill Belichick reportedly made the decision to bench Malcolm Butler after the cornerback struggled in practice and committed a serious rules infraction while in Minneapolis. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Butler was already questionable after he struggled during practice all week. Not helping his lackluster performance on the field was the fact that Butler had twice been admitted to the hospital in the days before the team traveled to Minnesota with flu-like symptoms.
  • Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy

    02/06/2018 7:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/6/2018 | Jay Weaver
    Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy By Jay Weaver jweaver@miamiherald.com February 05, 2018 03:26 PM Updated 50 minutes ago Monty Grow, a former University of Florida and NFL player who made a small fortune selling pharmaceutical drugs, took the unusual step of testifying in his trial on charges of swindling millions from a federal program that provides medical insurance for the U.S. military. The 46-year-old Grow was hit again and again with questions by a federal prosecutor about receiving and paying kickbacks to score lucrative patient referrals for a major South Florida pharmacy. “You were...
  • Three Eagles Say They Won’t Visit White House if Invited

    02/05/2018 1:47:01 PM PST · by Cecily · 116 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 5, 2018 | JuliaKate Culpepper
    Less than 24 hours after hoisting the Lombardi Trophy into the air in Minneapolis, the total number of Philadelphia Eagles players who said they won’t visit the White House if the team is invited for the ceremonial championship visit rose to three. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins— a prominent voice the past two seasons in NFL player protests of police brutality and social injustice— told CNN Monday that he will not attend the White House if President Donald Trump was to extend the invitation.
  • Philly Coach Doug Pederson Praises ‘Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ During Post-Game Celebration

    02/05/2018 6:48:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4, 2018 | Trent Baker
    The Philadelphia Eagles took down the reigning champs Sunday with a thrilling 41-33 victory over New England. Following the game, Eagles coach Doug Pederson proclaimed his faith and thanked Jesus Christ for the opportunity.
  • Sportsbooks get crushed on Super Bowl betting thanks to Eagles upset

    02/05/2018 3:38:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | February 4, 2018 | Larry Brown
    The outcome of the Super Bowl was a nightmare not just for the New England Patriots and their fans, but also for most sportsbooks. There was so much money bet on the Philadelphia Eagles either via the point spread or the moneyline that most books were hoping for a Patriots win. Of note, there were several huge seven-figure bets placed on the Eagles that gamblers were able to cash on. William Hill sportsbook took a lost of over $4.6 million on three massive bets on the Eagles alone. 54 percent of their bettors were on the Eagles side of the...
  • No players kneel during national anthem at Super Bowl

    02/04/2018 6:50:26 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 02/04/18 | BRANDON CONRADIS
    No players knelt or sat during the national anthem as the Super Bowl kicked off in Minneapolis on Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Pop singer Pink performed a rendition of the song as players for the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles stood on the sidelines.
  • Washington Redskins Art Monk's Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech (Inspiring)

    02/04/2018 3:29:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    Pro Football Hall of Fame ^ | 2008 | Arthur Monk
    Getting here did not come without controversy--But in all due respect, as great as this honor is, it's not what really defines who I am or the things that I've been able to accomplish in my life. I'll always be known as a Redskin... And even now as a Hall of Famer, the one thing I want to make very clear is that my identity and my security is found in the Lord. And what defines me and my validation comes in having accepted his son Jesus Christ as my personal savior. And what defines me is the word of...
  • breaking=>black lives matter and antifa block trains to super bowl stadium (video)

    02/04/2018 1:34:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 4, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ANTIFA BLOCK TRAINS TO SUPER BOWL IN MINNEAPOLIS– The protesters are blocking the light rail to US Bank Stadium in Minnesota hours before the Super Bowl. The protesters chained themselves together to block the light rail to the stadium.
  • Boycotting the Super Bowl - Veterans, bars, even a bowling alley are saying 'no' to the big game

    02/04/2018 12:14:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/18 | Todd Starnes
    A growing number of Americans have decided they have better things to do with their time on Super Bowl Sunday than support a professional football league that doesn't have the decency to honor the national anthem.American Legion and VFW posts, restaurants and bars, and even a bowling alley have decided they will not broadcast the Super Bowl game in their establishments -- out of respect for veterans and law enforcement.A giant electronic sign outside the Oneota Veterans Club in New York reads, “In honor of our country, our flag, our veterans."The Knights of Columbus chapter in Longview, Texas decided to...
  • Belief in the underdog: Four million-dollar bets placed on Eagles in Super Bowl LII

    02/04/2018 5:58:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 3, 2018 | David Purdum
    With a day to go before kickoff, four reported million-dollar bets have already been placed on Super Bowl LII -- all on the underdog Philadelphia Eagles. A bettor on Friday at William Hill placed a $1 million money-line bet on the Eagles at +155 odds. If Philadelphia pulls the upset over the New England Patriots, the unnamed bettor would net a $1,550,000 profit.