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  • Footballer Dies After Unsuccessful Bakflip Goal Celebration (video)

    10/20/2014 1:44:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    Naij.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Clement Ejiofor
    An Indian footballer has died after a backflip goal celebration went tragically wrong during a match last week innorth eastern India. Peter Biaksangzuala attempted to perform the acrobatic celebration after scoring for Bethlehem Vengthlang FC against Chanmari West FC in the 62nd minute. Biaksangzuala fell on his head badly damaging his spinal cord. Team-mates immediately rushed to his aid and he was immediately rushedto local hospital. Unfortunately, after five days of intensive treatment,as doctors attempted to heal his injuries, the footballer passed away on Sunday morning after being put on a ventilator.
  • Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, but won't drop out of FSU

    10/20/2014 9:01:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jason La Canfora
    Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs, but several sources close to him said that is in no way a consideration. Winston intends to fight vigilantly to maintain his innocence in both instances, however, given the current state of his relationship with the upper reaches of FSU, it has become a certainty he will declare for the NFL Draft. Winston...
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Ranking - Week 8

    10/20/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Ole Miss2: Miss State3: Auburn4: 'Bama5: FSU6: Oregon7: UGA8: TCU9: Notre Dame10: Michigan State
  • Fans and protesters clash after Rams game

    10/19/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2014 | Samantha Liss
    Protesters fight to regain control of a flag that was taken by a fan (right) leaving the Edward Jones Dome after the St. Louis Rams game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014. Several fights erupted as fans and protesters mixed after the game. Two arrests were made.Rams fans and Ferguson protesters fought Sunday afternoon outside the Edward Jones Dome after the Rams secured a victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks. At around 3 p.m. a handful of fans argued with protesters, who were yelling and chanting, near the intersection of North Broadway and Cole streets. The yelling escalated, a fan appeared...
  • Not a Bad Guess to say Adrian Peterson is Finished

    10/19/2014 7:16:46 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 49 replies
    Sun Times ^ | October 18, 2014 | Rick Telander
    Almost forgotten in the uproar over the brutal ‘‘whuppin’ ’’ that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson laid on his 4-year-old son is just how great a runner Peterson was. I say ‘‘was’’ because it’s not certain Peterson, 29, will play in the NFL again. He is out indefinitely, with pay, as he awaits trial on charges of reckless or negligent injury toward his son. The trial tentatively is set for Dec. 1, too late for him to return and play this season. If he is found guilty, he could receive a prison sentence of two years and a $10,000 fine....
  • Low Tide: Has Alabama lost its air of invincibility in the SEC West?

    10/17/2014 11:31:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2014 | Zac Ellis
    Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt offered some foreshadowing before his then-No. 11 Rebels toppled No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 4. We understand that we haven't played a team that's going to be as good as Bama, Prewitt told FoxSports.com the week prior to the game. But we don't really think Bama is as good as they have been. And we're better than we have been. Prewitt might have been on to something with the Crimson Tide. Ole Miss beat Alabama 23-17, the Rebels' first win over the Tide in 10 tries. The next week Bama squeaked out a 14-13 win...
  • Joseph Randle's father: 'My son is not a thief' [Cowboy's RB]

    10/15/2014 6:51:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.wfaa.com ^ | 4:43 p.m. CDT October 14, 2014 | Staff
    Police say Randle attempted to steal a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne, worth $84, and Polo underwear worth $39.40. FRISCO – The father of Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle says his son is innocent after being arrested for shoplifting at a Dillard's store in Frisco. "My son is not a thief, okay? He was just trying to get his baby out of there because she was clowning pretty bad. All he was going to do is take ‎the baby out and then he was going to come back and take care of his business," Mr. Randle said...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 7]

    10/15/2014 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 177 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 7 Bye teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 16 New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona...
  • College Football Playoff Simulated Ranking - Week 7

    10/14/2014 7:39:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 14, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: Ole Miss3: Auburn4: FSU5: Baylor6: 'Bama7: Notre Dame8: OU9: UGA10: Oregon
  • At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

    10/10/2014 7:42:10 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-10-14 | Mike McIntire and Walt Bogdanichoct
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The 911 call could not have sounded more urgent: A man was beating a woman holding a baby outside their apartment as she tried to leave. You just need to get someone out here right away because it is really bad, the caller said, adding that the man was punching the mother and grabbing the little baby around the arm. By the time the police arrived shortly after 3 a.m. one day last January, the couple were back inside. The 19-year-old woman acknowledged that she and her boyfriend had argued, and that he had not wanted her...
  • When harmless fun crosses the line into hazing

    10/10/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 10, 2014 | Todd Harmonson
    ... The stomach-churning details emerging from the investigation into the football program at Sayreville War Memorial High in Parlin, N.J., nearly are matched by the nauseating reaction from parents appalled by the wise decision to cancel the school's football season... But while the Sayreville scandal is the one we're hearing about today, it sadly is only the latest in a seemingly ceaseless line of cases across the nation. "I believe hazing is getting worse and it is becoming more violent and more sexualized," said Susan Lipkins, a psychologist in New York and the author of "Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman players mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    10/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 101 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 8th, 2014 | Matthew Stanmyre
    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker-room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman players mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media on...
  • New Jersey school cancels football season (Sayreville)

    10/07/2014 9:04:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
    Officials at a central New Jersey high school that has won three sectional titles over the past four years canceled the football season amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players. [] The district already had canceled and forfeited a game that was scheduled last Thursday between Sayreville War Memorial and South Brunswick, and announced that the Middlesex County prosecutors office was investigating the allegations.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 6]

    10/08/2014 4:42:05 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 169 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 6 Bye teams: Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints Thursday, Oct. 9 Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. Dallas Cowboys...
  • Obama Booed During PSA at Michigan State Football Game

    10/07/2014 7:23:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/07/2014 | Paula Bolyard
    Obama came on the scoreboard and unanimous "boo" went through the stadium #spartyon— Jake Wasko (@jake_wasko) October 5, 2014   Most interesting MSU student section cheer today? booed loudly when Obama was shown on video board.— Kelly Weber (@StateLady) October 5, 2014  According to reports on Twitter and from several individuals who called into the Rush Limbaugh Show on Monday, President Obama was enthusiastically booed when he appeared in a public service announcement shown on the scoreboard video screen at Michigan State University during Saturday’s football game against Nebraska.The “It’s On Us” PSA, which features a parade of celebrities...
  • Florida QB Treon Harris under investigation for sexual battery

    10/06/2014 12:27:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | October 6, 2014 | Ben Estes
    Florida quarterback Treon Harris is being investigated by university police for sexual battery after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student in a residence hall early Sunday morning, the school announced Monday. Harris has been indefinitely suspended from all team activities. Gainesville police are assisting campus police department in its investigation.
  • 'Touching women' sparked arrest of Derrick Shelby, cops say; Dolphins suspend him

    10/06/2014 8:10:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2014 | Omar Kelly and Brett Clarkson
    Miami Dolphins' defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub after an incident that began with touching women without their permission, according to an incident report released on Monday. Also on Monday, the Dolphins suspended Shelby indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Ranking - Week 6

    10/06/2014 7:18:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 6, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Auburn2: Ole Miss3: FSU4: Miss State5: 'Bama6: Baylor7: OU8: Notre Dame9: TCU10: TAMU
  • Beat it! Beats by Dre banned from televised NFL interviews after agreement with Bose prevents

    10/06/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2014 | Charlene Adams
    It looks like Beats by Dre have been, well, beat. The days of NFL football players and coaches sporting the popular headphones during televised interviews are over for now. This is the result of an exclusive agreement between audio equipment company Bose and the NFL itself. Re/code reports that the agreement bans players and coaches from wearing any other headphones during televised interviews and during games.
  • As Big Ten Declines, Homegrown Talent Fades and Flees

    10/03/2014 12:10:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 3, 2014 | Marc Tracy
    Depending on whom you ask, Jerome Baker, a senior at Benedictine High School here, is either the highest- or the second-highest-rated football prospect in Ohio from the class of 2015. He is a four-star linebacker, appraised from 36th to 72nd nationally. Columbus is a little more than a two-hour drive from Bakers home, and his parents, Jerome Sr. and Theodora, are Ohio State fans. Baker received a recruitment flyer from the university that featured a picture of the basketball superstar LeBron James, a fellow northeast Ohioan, and a quotation: If I had one year of college, I would have ended...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 5]

    10/01/2014 6:34:33 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 113 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 5 Bye teams: Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders Thursday, Oct. 2 Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs....
  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 73 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Standing - Week 5

    09/30/2014 7:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | September 30, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: OU2: Auburn3: FSU4: 'Bama5: Oregon6: TAMU7: UCLA8: Ole Miss/p> 9: Baylor10: Notre Dame
  • Referees flag Chiefs safety Abdullah for celebration penalty after slide and prayer in endzone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    09/21/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 21, 2014 | Todd Essig
    Race has been in the news recently, as it should be more than it is. First the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri captured everyones 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 Sundays game against the Dallas Cowboys. We first heard about the threat Tuesday at the St. Louis County Council meeting. Its 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 hes well aware of those threats and is working on plans to counteract them. We are...
  • Florida State suspends QB Winston for full game (Gasp! The Whole Game!)

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

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

    09/19/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 49 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | September 19, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT | Michael David Smith
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodells press conference did not allay all the concerns that fans and the general public have about the leagues 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 couldnt find that video. Goodell didnt have much of an answer. This was their exchange: TMZ: You suspended Ray Rice after our video. Why didnt 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 lets 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...