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  • Racism: From Ferguson To The NBA To You

    09/21/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 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 · 37 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 · 45 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 · 20 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 · 196 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>
  • Owners prepared to oust Roger Goodell if investigation shows egregious misconduct

    09/12/2014 5:54:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2014 | Mark Maske
    Though NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to have the solid support of many of the league’s 32 owners, the group is prepared to act against Goodell, potentially considering his dismissal, if the investigation by former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III concludes that Goodell was guilty of willful and egregious misconduct in the handling of the Ray Rice case, several people familiar with owners’ views said Thursday. “He’s been a very good commissioner and he’s done great things for the league,” a high-ranking executive with one NFL team said. “The presumption is that he’s telling the truth and the investigation...
  • Tim Tebow Joins 'Good Morning America' as Contributor

    09/11/2014 3:55:34 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12:37 PM PDT 9/11/2014 | Philiana Ng
    Already ingrained in the Disney-ABC family as an ESPN analyst, Tebow officially makes his debut on the current No. 1 morning talk show as the newest contributor on Sept. 15. In his new role, Tebow is expected to appear in the GMA studio and in cities across the U.S. as he launches GMA's "Motivate Me Monday" series, which spotlights individuals and their stories of triumph.
  • Goodell's path out of trouble

    09/11/2014 3:52:36 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 12 replies
    11 Sept, 2014 | NonValueAdded
    Here's the thing ... A video is leaked to the NFL office. A leaked voice mail confirms its arrival but that AP report also confirms the delivery was unofficial. Recipient says "it's bad." OK, so the video was seen. If we take all that at face value, that's what we know and the next is supposition. Recipient of video gets in touch with office counsel. "Hey, Mr. Lawyer, I just got this elevator video of Ray Rice. It's bad." "Really, where did it come from? Do we know it is real?" "Well, no, but he says he is a cop."...
  • 49ers suspend radio announcer Ted Robinson for Ray Rice comments

    09/10/2014 8:47:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 10, 2014 | John Breech
    The San Francisco 49ers have suspended team radio broadcaster Ted Robinson two games for remarks he made about Ray Rice and domestic violence this week. While talking about Rice during a segment on KNBR-AM on Monday, Robinson had this to say about Rice's wife Janay, "How does she marry him after that? How does she go in front of Goodell? That's pathetic to me," Robinson said.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 2]

    09/10/2014 5:25:17 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 171 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 2 Thursday, Sept. 11 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. New York...
  • LeSean McCoy called 'verbally abusive' by owner of restaurant where running back left 20-cent tip

    09/09/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 09, 2014 | By Eliot Shorr-Parks
    On Monday, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was accused by a local Philadelphia restaurant of leaving a 20-cent tip on a $60 bill. Although the running back has yet to comment on the incident, the owner kept pressing the issue on Tuesday. In a statement posted on the restaurant's Facebook page, PYT owner Tommy Up accused the running back of being "verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways" and making "derogatory statements" about women.
  • Did the NFL indefinitely suspend Ray Rice because they saw the video or because we saw it?

    09/09/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    9/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Did the NFL suspend Ray Rice indefinitely after he was given an initial 2 game suspension because A.) they saw the video inside the elevator, or B.) because we saw the inside-the-elevator video? If it is because of A, then why did they formulate a 6 game suspension to be followed by banning for a second offense and not apply the 6 game rule to Ray Rice? If this is because the inside-the-elevator video surfaced, then will the NFL have a system for those who are caught by video and those not caught by video? In the end, IMHO, Ray...
  • Ray Rice's wife defends player, blasts media

    09/09/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 108 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/9/2014 | ap
    One day after Ray Rice was cut loose from the Baltimore Ravens following the release of a video showing him striking and knocking out his then-fiancee, his wife is defending her husband and blasting the media for the pain caused to her family. In an Instagram post apparently written by Janay Rice, she said she felt like she was "mourning the death of my closest friend." "I woke up this morning, feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend," Janay Rice wrote in the post. "But to have to accept the...
  • URGENT - Janay Rice Statement (actual headline)

    09/09/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 9, 2014
    (CNN) -- Janay Rice, wife of suspended NFL player Ray Rice who was released by the Baltimore Ravens, apparently posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram calling the situation a "nightmare." "To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific (sic)," she wrote. The actions against Ray Rice were taken Monday after a video surfaced showing him knocking her out with a punch in February. The Instagram post, reported by various media, appeared to be authentic.
  • Jerry Jones blind to enemy colors, why fans are turned off by Cowboys (No mention of Michael Sam?)

    09/08/2014 3:37:26 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 127 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7 Sept 2014 | By Dan Wetzel
    ARLINGTON, Texas – The swaths of red, San Francisco 49ers red, spread and leached through the stands at AT&T Stadium. It was all over the end zones. It dominated the third deck and standing room areas. It even scattered through the most expensive club seat sections. Red here. Red there. Red everywhere. It didn't just speak to the traveling might and national appeal of the Niners. It wasn't just about the power of a Super Bowl contender that would cruise to a 28-17 victory that was far more lopsided than the score suggests. It also said plenty about the willingness...
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies
    fansided.com ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via NCAA.org, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • Fox' Oliver Opens Up About Demotion, Believes Age Might Have Be [sic] A Factor

    09/07/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Sports Business Daily ^ | September 5, 2014
    Fox' Pam Oliver in the October issue of ESSENCE magazine writes a first-person account of being replaced as the net's top NFL sideline reporter by Erin Andrews and noted she "knew they hadn’t brought [Andrews] on just to be a benchwarmer" when the net hired her two years ago. Oliver: "Without official confirmation about a change in my position, I decided I was going to do my work like I always had. Still, I was humiliated."
  • Jameis Winston Case Said to Be Subject of Florida State Inquiry

    09/04/2014 8:00:48 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04 Sept 2014 | WALT BOGDANICH
    Nearly 21 months after a female student accused Jameis Winston, Florida State’s marquee quarterback, of sexually assaulting her in his apartment, the university has begun a disciplinary inquiry into the case, the woman’s lawyer said Thursday. Florida State officials interviewed the woman last month, spending a little more than an hour asking questions, said the lawyer, John Clune. “We thought it went very well,” he said. “The school seemed to take it very seriously.” Other people connected to the case were also interviewed, he added, but he declined to identify them. Clune’s client withdrew from Florida State late last year...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 1]

    09/02/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 264 replies
    ESNP ^ | ESPN
    Week 1 Thursday, Sept. 4 Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m. San...
  • WWE invites Michael Sam to appear on Sept. 8 'Monday Night Raw'

    09/02/2014 1:53:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 1, 2014 | John Breech
    If Michael Sam doesn't have a job by next Monday, he has at least one standing offer. WWE has invited Sam to appear on the Sept. 8 episode of Raw. WWE ✔ @WWE 2013 @SEC Defensive Player of Year & @NFL @STLouisRams draft pick @MichaelSamNFL invited to @WWE #RAW next week! 8:13 PM - 1 Sep 2014 625 Retweets 440 favorites During Monday's broadcast, the company said it would give Sam an 'open microphone' where he could tell his side of the story -- whatever that means. Call me crazy, but I don't think WWE is going to get the...
  • Libs go stupid as NFL’s Rams cut openly gay Michael Sam

    08/31/2014 9:47:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    It was inevitable. Rookie Michael Sam, heralded as the first openly gay player in the National Football League, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams, prompting the liberal blog Mother Jones to run what amounted to a photo of the player, along with a provocative, almost juvenile headline. The post, “Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams,” offered no perspective whatsoever. In fact, other than the headline, there were no words. When Sam was first drafted, it was clear that if he were to eventually be...
  • Jay Paterno Exposes False Perceptions About Dad, Penn State In Sandusky Case

    08/31/2014 4:26:16 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-31-14 | Jay Paterno
    In writing a biography about his father, Jay Paterno makes the point quickly that the book is not an attempt to canonize Joe Paterno: "I know all too well that he was human, an imperfect being." He also says that the book is for journalism students. "In a world where the pressure to be first often outweighs the responsibility to be right, I hope you always look in your heart and pursue the truth. It is the most solemn responsibility of freedom of the press. Realize your mistakes will have consequences for real people." Here is an excerpt of Paterno...
  • Need help to watch Clemson

    08/29/2014 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Former Fetus
    Last year someone in FR suggested that I could watch Clemson football on-line by going to Justin.tv. It was great, but this year I found out that Justin.tv does not exist any longer. I am too old to go to watch the game at a bar, and I'm not up to the heat and the crowds at Death Valley to watch the game in the giant screens. Does anybody in FR know of a reliable website where I can watch the game on-line at home? Thanks and go Tigers!
  • Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    08/28/2014 2:25:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 3:43 AM EDT | Kurt Voigt
    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven’t decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they’re not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions. In the poll, 44 percent of parents weren’t comfortable with their child playing football. The same percentage was uncomfortable with ice hockey, and 45 percent were uncomfortable with participation in wrestling. Only five percent, though, said they have discouraged their child from playing in the last...