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  • Man Accused of Trying to Carjack Three New Mexico Football Players

    08/19/2017 11:17:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 18, 2017
    Police arrested a suspected carjacker who apparently made a poor choice of potential victims. Albuquerque officers booked 20-year-old Angelo Martinez after the attempted robbery last week, according to KRQE. The players said they saw Martinez hanging around the Loma Linda Community Center football field, but had no idea who he was, according to KOAT. When they walked to their car, one of the players told KOAT Martinez was “acting sketchy as if he was trying to get in.” Several members of the team finally agreed to give him a ride, but said he kept changing his mind about his destination....
  • Fans to join Seahawks DE Michael Bennett in sitting during national anthem

    08/18/2017 6:04:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 64 replies
    MSN ^ | August 18, 2017 | Lindsey Wisniewski
    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett won't be the only one to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem this season. Bennett, who sat alone in protest of racial and social injustices during the team's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, received many comments on Twitter that fans will be joining him in his protest this season.
  • ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction

    08/17/2017 5:21:00 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | 08/15/2017 | Ray Sanchez, CNN
    ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction
  • The NFL doesn't have the guts to bench unpatriotic players

    08/14/2017 6:54:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14 ,2017 | Todd Starnes
    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told that Lynch's disrespectful behavior is not an issue for the football team. “He said, ‘This is something I have done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being myself,’” Del Rio said. “I told him I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem. But I respect him as a man and he can do his thing." Well, that doesn't speak very well of Coach Del Rio's character either. The coach respects a man who disrespects the country? I suspect this will not be the last episode...
  • LIVE THREAD - NFL 2017 Preseason Schedule -Week One

    08/10/2017 10:31:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 16 replies ^ | ESPN
    NFL Preseason Schedule - 2017
  • Skip Bayless: If black NFL players sat out week one to protest Colin Kaepernick’s [tr]

    08/10/2017 4:11:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 146 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 9, 2017 | Allahpundit
    I mean, he’s not wrong. It definitely would have an impact on the fan base. The NFL as we know it is going away sooner or later. Why not have it go sooner, in a burst of social-justice glory? Via the IJR:

    08/09/2017 7:51:20 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 103 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9 Aug, 2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Last year, playing for a bad San Francisco 49ers team, Colin Kaepernick had a quarterback rating of 90.7, completed 59.2 percent of his passes, and threw for 16 touchdown with only four interceptions. These numbers, other than the touchdown passes to interceptions ratio, aren’t outstanding. However, they suggest that Kaepernick is one of the 32 best quarterbacks in football and certainly one of the best 64. Yet, as of today, none of the NFL’s 32 teams has a spot for Kaepernick, either as a starter or a backup. This almost certainly is due to the fact that he expressed anti-police...
  • Concussion’ doctor says high school football is child abuse

    08/09/2017 7:02:22 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2017 | Laura Kelly
    The physician credited with discovering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players said that anyone who lets children play football could be held accountable for abuse. “Someday there will be a district attorney who will prosecute for child abuse [on the football field], and it will succeed,” said Dr. Bennet Omalu at a New York Press Club talk, Sports Illustrated reported. His remarks come shortly after a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 110 out of 111 National Football League players had evidence of CTE when their brains were examined postmortem.
  • NFL Source: Kaepernick Turned Down At Least 1 Contract To Play Up The Race Card

    08/08/2017 3:07:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 7, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent, and an NFL inside source told The Daily Caller Monday that the former 49ers quarterback has no one but himself to blame. Despite the ongoing narrative that Kaepernick’s very public political views are preventing any NFL teams from offering him a roster spot, TheDC’s source claims Kaep himself has turned down at least one contract in the hopes of stirring up a media frenzy that eventually leads to a more lucrative deal for the 27 year old vet.
  • Peyton's Super Bowl party gone bad

    08/07/2017 6:56:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Sports Recap ^ | July 13 2017 | Sports Recap
    Relive the famous comeback in Super Bowl LI through the eyes of Peyton Manning.
  • Ara Parseghian, Hall of Fame coach at Notre Dame and Northwestern, dies at 94

    08/02/2017 6:58:32 AM PDT · by Borges · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/2/2017 | Paul Skrbina and Teddy Greenstein
    Ara Parseghian, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who coached Notre Dame and Northwestern, has died. He was 94. Parseghian, who was born May 21, 1923, in Akron, Ohio, recently spent time in a nursing care facility because of a hip infection. He returned to his Indiana home last week to receive 24-hour care. Parseghian led the Irish to two national championships (1966, 1973) in 11 seasons in South Bend, Ind. Both of those teams were unbeaten. He had a 95-17-4 record at Notre Dame, where he also coached in what some called the "Game of the...
  • Anthem protests led poll of reasons viewers tuned out [NFL] [ed]

    07/28/2017 6:50:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 27, 2017 | Darren Rovell
    National anthem protests were the top reason that NFL fans watched fewer games last season, according to a new survey released by J.D. Power. The pollster said it asked more than 9,200 people who attended either one football, basketball or hockey game whether they tuned into fewer games and why. Twenty-six percent of those who watched fewer games last season said that national anthem protests, some of which were led by Colin Kaepernick, were the reason. After that, 24 percent of those surveyed who said they watched fewer games said they did so either because of the league's off-the-field image...
  • Ole Miss v. Mississippi State trumps the Iron Bowl rivalry in clean, old-fashioned hate

    07/27/2017 6:30:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kevin Scarbinsky
    OK, Mississippi. We give. You win. It's not often we in Alabama defer to anyone on anything when it comes to college football, but we have to hand it to you. At the moment and subject to change, you now own the best rivalry in the SEC. And by best, we mean the dirtiest, nastiest, most intense blood feud in the dirtiest, nastiest, bloodiest, most intense conference in all the world.
  • Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss after 'misdial' call to escort service on school-issued phone

    07/21/2017 3:20:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2017 | Pat Forde
    In a stunning turn of events, Hugh Freeze has resigned from Ole Miss. The move comes after the school found at least one call from the coach to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone. Athletic director Ross Bjork said the initial phone call originally was “attributed to a misdial.” But further vetting of Freeze’s phone records disclosed a “pattern of conduct” that led the school administration to confront Freeze this week. Bjork said he and school administrators spoke to Freeze Wednesday night.
  • College Football 2017: Preseason Ranking Predictions For Alabama, USC, Ohio State, Texas And Others

    07/16/2017 10:04:11 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    IBT ^ | 7-16-2017 | Bobby Ilich
    The 2017 College Football Season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 26, with six games. But the season may not truly feel like it's underway until the following week when the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida State Seminoles meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic. While the Associated Press preseason rankings have yet to be released, there is a strong possibility that Alabama and Florida State will both be ranked somewhere within the top three. Most experts have listed the Crimson Tide as the top team in the nation, but the Seminoles could be as high...
  • 13 NFL players called members of Congress in effort to advance Sen. Cory Booker's PRIDE Act

    07/08/2017 7:40:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 7, 2017 | Evan Grossman
    Activist NFL players continue to seek social change far from the football field. On Thursday, 13 players working toward criminal justice reform hit the phones to call members of Congress in an effort to advance Sen. Cory Booker's (D, N.J.) Police Reporting Information Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act. Booker re-introduced the measure in May, which would make grants available to states that both make use-of-force law enforcement policies publicly available, and also report specific information about any incident involving the shooting of a civilian by a law enforcement officer. The grants would then be used to establish reporting systems to...
  • Colin Kaepernick discusses “independence” while in Ghana

    07/05/2017 5:31:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 5, 2017 | Darin Gantt
    Colin Kaepernick spent his Independence Day in a place where many people lost theirs. The former 49ers quarterback posted on social media yesterday about his trip to Ghana, where he visited former slave trading sites as well as touring local villages and a hospital. He posted a short video of the trip, along with the Frederick Douglass quote: “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?”

    06/30/2017 11:32:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jason Reid
    While Colin Kaepernick awaits an offer that’s unlikely to come to rejoin the NFL, could he take his fight from the court of public opinion to a court of law? The NFL is under no legal requirement to employ Kaepernick. No judge could compel a team to sign him. But the quarterback, who has been passed over repeatedly for jobs this offseason — jobs that have gone to far less accomplished passers — could potentially sue the league.
  • Justice Department gives up Washington Redskins name fight

    06/30/2017 6:59:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 06-30-2017 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins. In a letter to a federal appeals court, the department said last week's Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam in favor of an Asian-American band calling itself the Slants means the NFL team will prevail in a legal battle to cancel the team's trademarks because the name is disparaging to Native Americans.
  • The Franchise QBs: Final all-time rankings for all 32 teams

    06/28/2017 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 50 replies
    Perhaps no athlete in sports is subject to more scrutiny than an NFL quarterback. The fortunes of a franchise either rise or fall based largely on who is receiving the snaps from center. We identified the top all-time quarterbacks for every NFL team and asked our NFL Nation beat reporters -- and you, the fans -- to help us determine each signal-caller's place in franchise history. Follow the links below for the final results for every team and each reporter's personal ranking: