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  • Anti-Christian Bigots Target Clemson Football Program

    Something called the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has sent a demand letter to Clemson University regarding its football program. It appears head coach Dabo Swinney has had the unmitigated audacity to hire a team chaplain and have Bible studies. Three privately funded buses took the team to a church. Even more outrageous, three players spoke of their faith in Jesus Christ at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast. The real horror is that their teammates heard about that faith in person. FFRF is a meddling group from Wisconsin intent on eliminating faith from the public square. Interestingly there isn’t...
  • Down and Out: Single fact explains why black Americans have a hard time climbing the economic ladder

    04/14/2014 9:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Slate ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    “We didn’t run from where we grew up. We aren’t afraid to be associated with the people who came up with us.” That’s Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks writing in defense of his friend, DeSean Jackson, who was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles amid reports of gang ties. Sherman isn’t trying to litigate the allegations or exonerate Jackson—he doesn’t know the details. But he doesn’t think it’s wrong for Jackson to associate with the men from his childhood. And why would it be? Yes, some of them have criminal records—and for some, that includes gang activity—but leaving home is...
  • Penn State's John Urschel Wins 84th AAU Sullivan Award

    04/12/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    gopsusports.com ^ | 4-13-14 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.), the Penn State All-American guard who claimed the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation (NFF) as college football's premier scholar-athlete, has been named the recipient of the 84th James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to America's top amateur athlete. Urschel was announced as the winner of the prestigious award Friday night during an awards ceremony at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. 
Urschel was selected from a pool of 19 semifinalists vying for the honor in 2014, and was joined by two...
  • Big Football Is Taking Over

    04/12/2014 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Rich Tucker
    In politics, the trend is toward smaller, more homogenous government. Czechoslovakia broke into two countries. So did Sudan. The Balkan peninsula is, well, Balkanizing. Scotland will vote later this year on whether to leave the United Kingdom. In fact, it’s rare to be both large and successful. The United States works because the Founders designed a Constitution that carefully divided national powers among three branches and that aimed to push as much power as possible down to the states. China and Russia seem to be succeeding, although their aggressive physical growth (give us Crimea and Ukraine, or Tibet and Hong...
  • What to make of Johnny Manziel's 32 score on the Wonderlic?

    04/11/2014 11:28:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jeff Reynolds
    Texas A&M redshirt sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, tops among the highest-ranked prospects at the position in the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Gator Bowl dropping "Gator" completely, moves to Jan 2nd

    04/03/2014 9:13:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.wokv.com ^ | Posted: 10:54 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Staff
    Jacksonville, FL — After 70 years the Gator Bowl - as we've known it - is no more. The new name of the game removes "gator" entirely, and it will no longer be played on New Years Day, two big changes that we learned Thursday morning from the President of Gator Bowl Sports. The game will now be known as the TaxSlayer Bowl and played on Jan. 2nd. Dropping "gator" from the name is part of a six-year agreement reached between TaxSlayer.com and the Gator Bowl. "TaxSlayer.com recognizes the history of the Bowl's rich 70 year tradition. It is a...
  • Zimmer sees flags around Manziel (Thank you, Jesus!)

    04/02/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 22 replies
    Zimmer sees flags around Manziel The spectacle surrounding Johnny Manziel's pro day last week and the celebrity status of the former Texas A&M quarterback seem to concern Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who said "flags" popped up when the team met with Manziel for a private workout.
  • NFL Teams To Allow Cheerleaders To Visit Fans In Their Seats During Games

    04/01/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | March 31, 2013 | Staff
    The National Football Leagues has partnered with an app developer that will allow fans to get an in-seat visit from cheerleaders. Sports Business Journal reports the NFL has teamed up with Experience in an effort to help improve the in-game experience for fans. On top of having cheerleaders visit fans in their seats, the app will allow fans the opportunity to upgrade their seats and also allowing them to be on the field before the game.
  • How did this 146-word essay on Rosa Parks get an A-? UNC football player's shocking term paper..

    03/28/2014 5:17:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2014 | James Nye
    An awful 146-word term paper littered with grammatical errors that is barely even readable has become a potent visual symbol of the University of North Carolina's fake classes scandal. The one-paragraph essay on civil rights icon Rosa Parks earned an A- and was exposed by former UNC professor Mary Willingham, who spent 10 years teaching UNC's athletes before she turned whistleblower on alleged classroom corruption. The shocking essay came to light during an ESPN documentary timed to coincide with the March Madness basketball competition. It contains allegations that UNC athletes in danger of failing were encouraged to sign up for...
  • Labor Board Gives Student Athletes the Right to Unionize

    03/27/2014 8:45:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has decided that college athletes – who are getting a subsidized education and a shot at a multi-million dollar career – have the right to unionize as employees. The Labor backed effort to unionize college students who play games as an “education”, according to the Chicago NLRB, now have a seat at the “bargaining table” in college athletics… Because, obviously, consumers of higher education (AKA: “students”) don’t currently have any seat at the “bargaining table”. The short story is that pockets of education consumers (which is the technical definition for individuals who voluntarily...
  • College Football and Capitalism

    03/27/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 86 replies
    College football players should not be paid. Plain and simple. But there is no reason why any player should not be given carte blanche to capitalize on his chosen sport. Capitalism 101 rides to the rescue once again. In addition to the free education players get, any player, on scholarship or not, should be allowed to sell and hawk his personal merchandise from t-shirt to jockstrap. He or she should be allowed to put his name and school name/logo on his jersey or helmet or whatever - just like the pros do. A player could sell and trade cards with...
  • 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies after being in coma

    03/26/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/26/2014
    Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.
  • Redskins owner makes name-change announcement

    03/26/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/25/2014 | Sarah Hofmann
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder released a statement late Monday night announcing that despite widespread calls for the team to change its name, the name and logo would remain the same. But in lieu of a name change, Snyder has created the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation,” with hopes to “provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for tribal communities.”
  • Quotes: Head Coach Bill O'Brien [Texans, NFL]

    03/25/2014 8:41:23 PM PDT · by FlJoePa
    Houston Texans ^ | 3-25-14 | n/a
    Very long interview with O'Brien that Texans fans will certainly want to read - especially w/ regard to the draft. Hard to read him, but I get the feeling that if they draft Johnny Football, it will be an upper management decision, not a Bill O'Brien decision. I obviously liked a few of his remarks about Penn State as well.
  • Snyder to create foundation to provide help for tribal communities

    03/25/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Just because the President has advised the Redskins to change their name and just because two members of Congress recently scolded the NFL for keeping the name, team owner Daniel Snyder has not been compelled to change it (he's been anything but, actually). But with his colleagues -- and his commissioner -- still seemingly on his side (for now, at least), Snyder has taken a step to ingratiate himself into the Native American community. In a letter released Monday, Snyder announced that he would create a Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation that, in Snyder's words, will "provide meaningful and measurable...
  • Brent Musburger to SEC Network, Will No Longer Call Sat. Night Football on ABC

    03/12/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2014
    On Wednesday, ESPN announced that Brent Musburger will leave his partnership with Kirk Herbstreit on ABC's Saturday Night Football broadcast to join Jesse Palmer to call games for ESPN's new SEC Network. It is believed that ESPN did not want to lose Chris Fowler's services in a contract year, and the GameDay host is the favorite to be in the booth with Herbstreit. There may be a bigger role for Rece Davis as well.
  • NFL draft: Teams are willing to wait longer to pick running backs

    03/06/2014 6:33:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | March 5, 2014 | Eric Edholm
    Trent Richardson has become the cautionary tale for NFL teams using first-round picks on running backs. The days of the first-round running back aren't dead, but 2014 could be the second straight year no backs are selected in Round 1 after at least one had been taken in the first round in the previous 50 years. It's not that the running game is dead in the NFL, as some would have you believe. The Seattle Seahawks' offense was fueled by the run, as was that of the San Francisco 49ers. Successful teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots,...
  • Agitate to collectivize the NFL!

    03/01/2014 8:12:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 2-27-14 | Kommissar Brainiac
    Now that the big game is over it is time to rethink professional football. Many young progs are running around claiming “team ownership”, touting that it is “their” team is the best. The ugly truth is that the teams are owned by some bourgeois one percenter and they owe you, the fans, nothing. They are exploiting you and getting rich as a result. Football is a business and you have been tricked into buying branded items to advertise for them with no compensation! Stop being exploited! The last big game also showed disparity in awarding points. Denver worked so hard...
  • Texas high school's $60 million stadium has 'extensive cracking'

    02/28/2014 8:57:00 PM PST · by Wolfie · 78 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Feb. 28, 2014
    Texas high school's $60 million stadium has 'extensive cracking' In the Dallas suburb of Allen, the local high school made national headlines in 2012 when it unveiled its $60 million football stadium. But less than two years later, there's a major problem. Allen Independent School District officials announced at a news conference on Thursday that the stadium has "extensive cracking" in the concourse and will close for repairs.
  • NFL Prospect Gives Up Chance of Millions to Join Navy SEALs

    02/28/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 2/28/2014 | Melanie Batley
    Boston College Eagles wide receiver Alex Amidon has decided to pass up a chance of a lucrative NFL career to focus on his dreams of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. His shock announcement was made during a school football recruitment dinner in Boston Wednesday night, according to BC Interruption, a sports blog. "Through making this decision, Amidon is truly showing that he is a man for others, and cares so deeply about this community and country," the blog said.
  • NFL playoff field could expand to 14 teams as early as 2015, per report

    02/27/2014 12:15:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Fenruary 27, 2014 | Mark Maske
    There is growing support within the league for expanding the NFL playoff field by two teams, likely beginning in the 2015 season, and the chances are increasing that the franchise owners will consider and potentially vote on such a proposal when they meet next month, according to several people familiar with the deliberations on the issue. “I think there’s a lot of momentum for it,” one of those people said. “I don’t know for sure if the votes are there yet [among the owners] or not. But there is momentum. A lot of people seem in favor of it.”
  • NFL could pull Super Bowl if Arizona religious rights bill passes

    02/25/2014 12:06:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Call it what you want -- anti-gay or religious rights -- but if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs a controversial bill, you might not be calling Arizona the home of the 2015 Super Bowl. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, S.B. 1062, is the current controversy du jour out of Arizona, and the National Football League is with the opposition. “Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today. “We are following the issue in Arizona and will continue to do...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Company to Sponsor College Football Bowl Game

    02/25/2014 5:54:54 AM PST · by knittnmom · 8 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | February 24, 2014 4:34 pm | Morgan Lee
    The Robertson family's sports interests will soon span from NASCAR to college football. Willie Robertson's Duck Commander company has signed a six-year deal, giving the duck call and hunting business the naming rights to the Independence Bowl. Duck Dynasty (Photo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKoOLJKbxCE) The game, which is played in Shreveport, La., the home state of the A&E reality television Robertson family, was previously sponsored by AdvoCare V100. According to ESPN, the Duck Commander Independence Bowl will feature SEC and ACC match-ups. If neither league offers a representative, teams representing the Conference USA and the American will also be considered. Duck Commander's current...
  • West Point's Fumble

    02/24/2014 6:48:41 PM PST · by chargers fan · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 24 February 2014 | Dwight S. Mears
    On Dec. 15, shortly after Army football’s 12th consecutive loss to the U.S. Naval Academy, the superintendent of West Point, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen , announced that he was considering institutional changes to build a winning program. “When America puts its sons and daughters in harm’s way, they do not expect us to just ‘do our best’ . . . but to win,” he wrote. “Nothing short of victory is acceptable. . . . Our core values are Duty, Honor, Country. Winning makes them real.”
  • The NFL Might Ban the Use of the N-Word on the Field

    02/23/2014 11:39:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/23 | Delia Paunescu
    The NFL's competition committee is expected to enact a rule at their March owners meeting that would penalize players fifteen yards if they use the n-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the league, told ESPN that he thinks the automatic fifteen-yard penalty should apply to first-time offenders, while second infractions should be punished with ejection. "I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we're trying to do," Wooten said. "We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the...
  • Joe Greene feted by Fritz Pollard Alliance

    02/22/2014 7:05:34 AM PST · by mac_truck · 10 replies
    Steelers Digest ^ | 2/22/2014 | Bob Labriola
    Joe Greene has received a lot of honors during his professional career, but being honored by the Fritz Pollard Alliance was special to him because of who Fritz Pollard was. Frederick Douglas “Fritz” Pollard was the first African-American to play in the Rose Bowl (1916) and the second to be named All-America in college football. In 1920, Pollard signed with the Akron Pros and led the team to the American Professional Football Association championship. In 1921, he was named Akron’s coach, and so when the APFA was re-named the National Football League in 1922, Pollard became the NFL’s first African-American...
  • Kain Colter compares NU football training to Navy SEALs

    02/20/2014 5:50:10 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 11 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 18 Feb 2014 | Seth Gruen
    Kain Colter compares NU football training to Navy SEALs The Northwestern football players hearing with the National Labor Relations Board in an attempt to unionize continued on Tuesday and former Kain Colter began his testimony. While Colter’s testimony initially appeared to bolster the argument of the players, a comparison made between the Northwestern football team and Navy SEALs readying for operations in Iraq will likely draw backlash. When asked by petitioning council about the preparation for a college football game, Colter likened it to military personnel preparing for operation in Iraq. Though he did go on to explain that Northwestern’s...
  • Despite rumors, safety Kerry Rhodes doesn't think he's blacklisted

    02/19/2014 10:39:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 19, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    There's been much discussion this month about presumed future NFL player Michael Sam and how an acknowledged gay player would fit into an NFL locker room. Most of the talk has been positive -- which, of course, is an encouraging sign for the league and for, well, humanity. But former Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes, ranked as one of the best safeties in the game in 2012 who couldn't find a job last season, says none of this applies to him. Though there have been rumors about his sexual orientation -- especially after a despicable website last year posted photos with...
  • Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper accused of sex assault: 7 women, 4 states

    02/14/2014 8:42:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 14, 2014 | Kate Mather and Richard Winton
    At least seven women in four different states have accused former NFL football player Darren Sharper of drugging and sexually assaulting them, according to court documents filed in Los Angeles on Friday. At least three other women and one man reported being drugged, according to records. Three of the alleged sexual assaults occurred on two consecutive nights in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Los Angeles County prosecutors charged Sharper on Friday with two counts of rape and five other drug charges in connection with two incidents in October and January. He has not been charged in cases in Las Vegas,...
  • Report on Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga: History of ‘persistent bullying, harassment..

    02/14/2014 10:57:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SI ^ | February 14, 2014 | Dour Farrar
    The report by independent investigator Ted Wells on the state of the Miami Dolphins organization was released on Friday morning after months of research, and the results are clear — offensive guard Richie Incognito did lead a systemic campaign of bullying and ridicule of not only offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, but also at least one of Incognito’s and Martin’s teammates, and at least one team employee. Wells, a partner in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, was hired by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in early November to exhaustively investigate the Dolphins franchise from top to...
  • Jonathan Vilma: NFL Players Will Have ‘Resistance’ to Michael Sam, Gay Players

    02/13/2014 10:00:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NESN ^ | Tue, Feb 11, 2014 Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/02/jonathan-vilma-nfl-players-will-have-resist | Luke Hughes
    Fancred Michael Sam’s decision to come out has drawn support and praise from fans, owners and players around the NFL. The way he’ll be treated once inside an NFL locker room, though, is a different story. New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma expressed some doubts about gay players in NFL locker rooms during an NFL Network interview earlier this month. “I think that he would not be accepted as much as we think he would be accepted,” Vilma said. “I don’t want people to just naturally assume, like, ‘Oh, we’re all homophobic.’ That’s really not the case. Imagine if he’s...
  • First 'out' NFL prospect Michael Sam captured on video dancing topless in Missouri gay bar..

    02/12/2014 6:37:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2014 | James Nye
    Footage of NFL hopeful Michael Sam dancing topless in a Missouri gay bar showing off his best moves has emerged in the week he dramatically came out to the nation ahead of the draft. Sam, 23, was videoed at the SoCo nightclub in Columbia in October - just a few months after he had told all his Mizzou team mates he was gay and received their overwhelming support. In the footage, Sam dances along to Michael Jackson's Rock With You alongside a group of excited looking women, who all seem to be enjoying themselves.
  • Missouri’s Michael Sam appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated

    02/11/2014 11:21:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    SI ^ | February 12, 2014 | Staff
    Defensive end Michael Sam wanted the NFL team that drafts him to have no doubts about his sexuality. Now he is poised to become the league’s first openly gay player. His Missouri teammates accept him. Will the pros? “Jason Collins is an activist; Wade Davis is an activist,” says the 24-year-old Sam. “I see myself as a football player.”
  • First lady: Gay football player is ‘inspiration’

    02/10/2014 9:13:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
  • (Yawn) Gay man could play pro football next year: Why make it a big deal?

    02/10/2014 8:54:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2014 | Rick Moran
    Michael Sam, a University of Missouri defensive tackle and SEC defensive Player of the Year, will enter the NFL draft in May as an openly gay man. ESPN: Sam stated publicly what his teammates and coaches at Mizzou have known since August: "I am an openly, proud gay man." Stop the presses! Mr. Sam is proud of something - his sexual preference - that everyone who isn't a gay activist takes for granted. What exactly is Mr. Sam "proud" of? Sam is eligible for the NFL draft in May. Assuming that he is drafted, Sam could become the first...
  • Alabama, LSU top Rivals' Top 25 team rankings

    02/06/2014 7:44:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | February 5, 2014 | Staff
    Alabama seems to finish atop Rivals.com's recruiting rankings every February, but this year's haul was especially impressive. Nick Saban and staff landed six five-star recruits, twice as many as any other program in the nation, and compiled one of the finest classes in school history. That crop includes defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, the No. 1 overall prospect in this year's cycle, and linebacker Rashaan Evans, who signed with the Crimson Tide over rival Auburn.
  • Man allegedly shot by Aaron Hernandez shot again

    02/03/2014 5:41:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    AP ^ | February 3, 2014
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who alleges he was shot in the face by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in Florida was shot again, this time outside a Connecticut nightclub, where he then opened fire, police said Monday. Alexander Bradley was part of a disturbance involving money Sunday that spilled outside of the Vevo Lounge Bar & Grill in Hartford's South Meadows neighborhood, police Lt. Brian Foley said.
  • NC High School Football Coach Ordered To Cease Baptisms, Leading Prayers

    02/03/2014 9:06:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | Benjamin Fearnow
    Mooresville, N.C. (CBS CHARLOTTE) – Head football coach of Mooresville High School, Hal Capps, has been ordered to stop baptizing players and leading them in prayer following criticism from a national organization promoting constitutional separation of church and state. The Wisconsin-based nonprofit Freedom from Religion Foundation wrote a request last fall that coach Capps cease leading prayers and joining baptisms for his players as a base rule of separating public school activities and religious ceremonies. School Superintendent Mark Edwards met with Capps, who said, “he understood” the violation and would no longer participate in such religious observances, the Charlotte Observer...
  • The Game That Wasn't

    02/03/2014 6:28:16 AM PST · by RetSignman · 79 replies
    Me | Feb. 3, 2014 | RetSignman
    Peyton went into that game with a wound, it wasn't a physical wound but one his own team mates delivered by making him look like a bully and insufferable task master. They claimed he would give them 'pop quizes' on what to look for in a game, they said they were afraid of him, they said they would try to avoid him and he would interject himself in every aspect of the game.
  • Andy Griffith - " What It Was , Was Football " ( vanity )

    02/02/2014 5:14:33 PM PST · by sushiman · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/2/14
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I42JIgfnMYE
  • Game day.

    02/02/2014 4:04:22 PM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Twitter.com/WhiteHouse ^ | 2-2-2014 | The White House
    Hey, did you see the photo put out by the White House today? Hint: The Super Bowl is today and this is the Obama administration we're talking about. You get three guesses what it shows and the first two don't count.
  • FSU 2013-14 the best college football team of all time?

    02/02/2014 2:11:20 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 48 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Is the FSU 2013-14 team the best college football team of all time? Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, and even the Florida Gaytors have all fielded excellent teams. But which is the BEST of all time? One person I know insists it is this year's FSU team. But, what say YOU?
  • Football Is Top Sport in U.S.: 1,088,158 High School Players

    02/02/2014 12:45:56 PM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    Cnsnews ^ | Feb. 2, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The nation’s attention will be riveted tonight on MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. where 92 professional football players--46 per team--will be suited up to play Super Bowl XLVIII. But for each of those 92 professional football players who have made it to the Super Bowl, there are approximately 11,828 students playing high school football in this country. In the 2012-2013 school year, 14,048 U.S. high schools fielded teams to play 11-man per side American tackle football. The 1,088,158 athletes who played on these teams in the 2012-2013 school year made football the No. 1 participation sport in...
  • Let’s Call a Penalty on the NFL’s Anti-Gun Bias

    02/02/2014 6:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    There are certain groups of people who support gun control for very logical reasons. Criminals are obviously big fans of gun control because they prefer unarmed victims. Dictators also are big supporters of gun control because they want unarmed subjects. Other segments of the population like gun control for inexplicable ideological reasons. International bureaucrats advocate for gun control because they apparently think government should be daddy and citizens should be children. Foreign politicians impose gun control because…well, I’m not sure why, but probably because they’re weenies. And some American politicians want gun control because it appears they viscerally oppose individual...
  • The TRUE Super Sunday!

    02/02/2014 5:36:53 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 2/2/2014
    This Super Sunday in America millions will be missing out on the TRUE Super Sunday that transcends time and ETERNITY! The original "Super Sunday", the day that the Savior of the world defeated Death and Hades (Sheol) and rose again from the grave ( Acts 2:22-36; 3:13-18; 4:10-12, 33; 5:29-32; 10:37-43; 13:27-37; 17:23, 30-32; 23:6; 24:14-16; 25:19; 26:68, 22-23, Rev. 1:18) is now the day of the week that His redeemed gather together to hear Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS Word. It is a day set apart by the Father for His saints to enter into His HOLY presence in a very...
  • 5 College Football Programs That Produce the Most Super Bowl Players

    02/01/2014 6:24:17 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 2-1-14 | Amy Daughters
    Did you know that the SEC has the most players in this season’s Super Bowl? Yes, college football’s most dominant conference has 31 players dotted among Seattle and Denver’s rosters. This gives it an eight-player advantage over the second-place finisher Pac-12, according to Jon Solomon of AL.com. It’s yet another notch in the SEC’s big, bad belt. Since the Super Bowl has been going on for almost 50 years—way longer than the SEC’s current reign—could it be that teams from other conferences are the real all-time leaders? To answer this, we scoured Pro-Football Reference’s Super Bowl rosters for all 48...
  • Deaf Seattle Seahawks Player Gives Super Bowl Tickets to Deaf Twins

    01/31/2014 3:17:31 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | January 31, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Earlier this month, Duracell produced a commercial featuring the deaf Seattle Seahawks player, Derrick Coleman. If you havenÂ’t seen it yet, itÂ’s a must watch. And if you have seen it, watch it again. We filled you in on ColemanÂ’s back-story when the Duracell ad was initially released:The 23-year-old California native defied the odds by pursuing sports despite coaches who couldnÂ’t communicate well with him, and people who picked on and didnÂ’t understand him. Coleman completed incredible football careers in both high school and college (UCLA), but his first try at the NFL after college didnÂ’t work out.But Derrick didnÂ’t...
  • The 3 Best Super Bowl Ads Ever

    01/31/2014 3:03:45 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1-28-2013 | William Wei
    The 3 Best Super Bowl Ads Ever William WeiJan. 28, 2013, 10:52 AM    As many people watch the Super Bowl for the commercials as they watch it for the game itself. Since the event has become prime time for commercials, advertisers go all out for the Super Bowl and it's become increasingly difficult to create an ad that stands out from the pack. These are the commercials that stood out above and beyond the competition throughout Super Bowl history.(snip)
  • Northwestern's Union Ploy: Could it End Womens' College Athletics

    01/30/2014 1:59:13 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-30-14 | C. Edmund Wright
    It's been almost comical to watch the liberal sports media's obvious arousal over what they deem the heroic effort by the Northwestern football team to unionize. I say almost comical because this effort is something that could change the face of college athletics forever, and not necessarily for the good either. It is also based on a fundamental flaw. And as is the case with liberals in general, the MSNBC wannabes at ESPN - and other outlets - have no situational awareness of the potential unintended consequences if this is successful. They are simply driven by the leftist reflexive hatred...
  • Eli and Giants created fake memorabilia: suit

    01/30/2014 4:19:54 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 30, 2014 | Kaja Whitehouse
    Quarterback Eli Manning and New York Giants brass created bogus “game-worn” football gear to pass off as the real deal — and one of the forgeries is sitting in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an explosive new lawsuit claims. A helmet on display in the hallowed Canton, Ohio, gridiron museum — supposedly worn by Manning in Big Blue’s 2008 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots — is just one of dozens of fake items the football superstar and his Giants cohorts have created to fool fans and make money from collectors over the years, the lawsuit alleges....