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  • NFL Live Thread Week Four

    09/27/2016 5:46:13 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 20 replies
    NFL Week Four Thursday, Sept. 29 8:25 p.m. ET Dolphins at Bengals Sunday, Oct. 2 9:30 a.m. ET Colts at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Titans at Texans 1 p.m. ET Browns at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Seahawks at Jets 1 p.m. ET Bills at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Panthers at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Ravens 1 p.m. ET Lions at Bears 4:05 p.m. ET Broncos at Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET Rams at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Saints at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at 49ers 8:30 p.m. ET Chiefs at Steelers Monday, Oct. 3 8:30 p.m. ET Giants...
  • Woman tries to football with face, but she's OK.

    09/26/2016 2:58:09 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 26 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | September 24, 2016 | Alex Kirshner
    A woman at the LSU-Auburn game on Saturday appeared to try to catch an Auburn kickoff beyond the end zone at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The ball hit her in the head, and the woman fell backward, seemingly in great pain. She appears, thankfully, to be doing just fine.
  • Bomb-making factory found in Brooklyn apartment of Columbia professor

    Police stumbled upon a bomb-making factory Sunday in the home of a Columbia professor who specializes in the spread of infectious disease - and are investigating whether he and his roommate have terror ties. Cops evacuated the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood around the Remsen St. home of Michael Clatts, a medical anthropologist, after finding seven pipe bombs fitted with fuses in his flat, police sources said. The frightening cache was discovered almost by accident - Ivaylo Ivanov, the man living with Clatts, accidentally shot off the tip of his left index finger and sought police help in the street about 1:15...
  • Wild finish vs. Auburn dooms LSU, pushes Les Miles one step closer to firing

    09/25/2016 4:44:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 24, 2016 | Chris Johnson
    It took one game in the 2016 season for the feel-good period following Les Miles’s survival of an attempted coup to end. It took four games for the LSU head coach’s approval rating to dip so low that speculation about Miles’s future will loom over the rest of the Tigers’ games.
  • Jim Harbaugh claims ‘support’ for Michigan players who raised fists during anthem

    09/25/2016 4:40:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Des Bieler
    Jim Harbaugh, who coached Colin Kaepernick with the 49ers, has offered mixed opinions on the quarterback’s protests of racial injustice during renditions of the national anthem. On Saturday, the Michigan head coach expressed “support” for players of his who raised their fists during the anthem before a game against Penn State.
  • State Sen. Napoleon Harris Fights Off Muggers, Helps Catch Murder Suspects (Ill.)

    09/23/2016 7:00:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 22, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his “overwhelmed” delivery crew a break late one night earlier this month, according to his spokesman Sean Howard. Harris was trying to make a delivery at a house on 158th and Paulina in Harvey, but Howard said the whole order had been a ruse, and that four men...
  • Marshall Digs Pit In End Zone In Hopes Of Containing Lamar Jackson

    09/23/2016 12:44:40 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    The Kicker ^ | 09/18/2016 | Jerimiah Budinn
    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson demolished Florida State yesterday, rushing for four touchdowns and throwing for one more in a dominant 63-20 win. Next up is a road game against Marshall University, but Marshall is already preparing for to stop Jackson, by digging a huge pit in the end zone. “Here’s the plan,” said Marshall head coach Doc Holliday. “We dig a big old pit in the end zone. We cover it with sticks and leaves and stuff. Within the first three or four seconds of the game, Lamar probably runs it in for a touchdown. Boom, he falls in the...
  • MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’S RATINGS HAVE BEEN BAD, AND THEY’RE ABOUT TO GET WORSE

    09/23/2016 6:48:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | September 21, 2016 | Sean Keely
    Primetime ratings for the opening weekend of the 2016 NFL season were not kind. Not only were they down across almost the entire board, Monday Night Football‘s numbers showed signs that last season’s slide might be continuing. MNF averaged an 8.1 rating for the 2015 season while garnering an average viewership of 12.9 million, down two percent and three percent, respectively. In Week 1 of the 2016 season, the early game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins was the least watched MNF game since 2012 (7.7 rating, 13.0 million viewers), while the San Francisco 49ers – Los Angeles Rams...
  • Poll: Niners QB Colin Kaepernick most disliked player in league

    09/21/2016 6:16:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 21, 2016 | DARREN ROVELL
    Colin Kaepernick is now the most disliked player in the NFL. That's at least according to a recent poll of Americans by E-Poll Marketing Research, which asked 1,100 people whose demographics were representative of the general population. The poll, taken last week, revealed that Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of those polled, more than any of the more than 350 players asked about in the survey. Kaepernick finished ahead, in the dislike category, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13...
  • Kaepernick says 'everybody's eyes' on Tulsa probe

    09/20/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa is "the perfect example" of what he's protesting when he refuses to stand for the national anthem at 49ers' games. Kaepernick said Tuesday that "everybody's eyes" will be on Tulsa as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher. He says criminal charges should be filed in the shooting death.
  • NFL Live Thread Week Three

    09/20/2016 5:26:28 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 198 replies
    NFL Live Thread Week 3 Thursday, Sept. 22 8:25 p.m. ET Texans at Patriots Sunday, Sept. 25 1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Bills 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Titans 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Giants 1 p.m. ET Browns at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Lions at Packers 1 p.m. ET Broncos at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Panthers 4:05 p.m. ET Rams at Buccaneers 4:05 p.m. ET 49ers at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Jets at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. ET Chargers at Colts 4:25 p.m. ET Steelers at Eagles 8:30 p.m. ET Bears at...
  • Eagles Players Raise Black Power Fist During National Anthem

    09/20/2016 3:50:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9-20-2016 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world. Last week NFL players were sitting during the National Anthem. Now they’re raising the Black Power fist.On Monday four Eagles players raised the black power fist during the National Anthem. Malcolm Jenkins and few teammates with fists in air during National Anthem. #Eagles pic.twitter.com/lLW8ZoYUUn— John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) September 20, 2016 It’s time to boycott the NFL. We don’t have to support and pay for this crap. Four Eagles raise fist during national anthem https://t.co/b6trACydIO sports pic.twitter.com/4BVVwxQhkC
  • Report: Lady Gaga to Headline 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show

    09/19/2016 7:33:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 19, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Pop superstar Lady Gaga is set to headline the 2017 NFL Super Bowl halftime show, according to a report. Us Weekly reports that the 30-year-old “Fame Monster” will perform February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

    09/17/2016 12:30:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2016 | Mike Hiserman
    Penn State marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno’s first game as head football coach Saturday, introducing former players and displaying video tributes at the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple... The tribute ignited reaction from Paterno critics as well as supporters...
  • HuffPost Deleted That Shameful “Ladies Of The SEC” Piece, But We Saved It So You Can Read It

    09/15/2016 1:27:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies
    Rise News ^ | 9/13/2016
    The internet was aflame last night with many people upset over a piece in the Huffington Post from contributor Rebecca Walden. Walden penned a piece titled, “Young ladies of the SEC, cover it up!” and boy was it just awful. Now, it turns out that the Huffington Post wants this all to go away and so they deleted it. Not a good look HuffPost and not very journalistically sound either. But have no fear, below you can read the piece as it look on the HuffPost website before it was deleted: Dear young ladies of the SEC, can you do...
  • Clutching his tiny American flag, Redskins lineman becomes a U.S. citizen

    09/14/2016 9:43:18 AM PDT · by boycott · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-14-16 | Dan Steinberg
    The latest story about an NFL player and a flag began Tuesday morning just after 11, in the great hall of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins building. All 45 candidates for naturalization held miniature American flags as they sat in plastic chairs and listened to government officials deliver paeans to the power of immigration. Those included the first two candidates in the front row, perhaps the smallest and the biggest of the 45. There was tiny Dahlia Lyons, a native of the Philippines and the only military spouse in the ceremony. And next to her was the 6-foot-5...
  • NFL Live Thread Week Two

    09/13/2016 12:20:22 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 128 replies
    NFL Live Thread Week Two Thursday, Sept. 15 8:25 p.m. ET Jets at Bills Sunday, Sept. 18 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Panthers 1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Steelers 1 p.m. ET Saints at Giants 1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Texans 1 p.m. ET Titans at Lions 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Browns 4:05 p.m. ET Seahawks at Rams 4:05 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Jaguars at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Colts at Broncos 8:30 p.m. ET Packers at...
  • NFL RUNNING BACKS HAVE NEVER BEEN LESS VALUABLE

    09/13/2016 11:35:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Vice Sports ^ | September 12, 2016 | Ty Schalter
    The Houston Texans' Lamar Miller is one of the last of a dying breed: the workhorse running back. Miller's 106-yard Texans debut made him the only NFL tailback to crack the century mark this week, pending Monday Night Football's results. If that holds, it'll be the first time that's happened since at least the 1970 AFL/NFL merger. Moreover, he did it in a distinctly old-school way: with a heavy diet of 28 carries, and no run longer than 12 yards. Miller kept the offense on schedule; the Texans were able to convert 60 percent of their third-down opportunities.
  • Texas Youth Football Team Takes a Knee for National Anthem

    09/13/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Football players and coaches in a Texas youth league took a knee during the national anthem “to protest violence against black youth” on September 10. The local ABC affiliate in Beaumont, 12News reported that a photographer who has worked with the Beaumont Bulls for years, was asked to capture the moment.
  • 5 players join 49ers Kaepernick in Monday Night Football protest (Pics)

    09/13/2016 6:40:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 82 replies
    AZ Family.com ^ | 9/13/19
    RNN) – San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem on Monday night, and was joined by teammate Eric Reid. The game was the second contest of a Monday Night Football doubleheader. The 49ers are playing the Rams. Teammates Eli Harold and Antoine Bethea each raised a fist in the air.
  • Dumping Dolphins

    09/12/2016 11:41:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 12, 2016 | Michael P. Ramirez
    DUMPING DOLPHINS I have to say, after the pathetic display by the Miami Dolphins yesterday - and I'm not just talking about their usual pathetic play on the field, but rather, the silly seated protest during the national anthem - I am sad to say, the time may have come to finally hang up my fins. To be completely fair, I must confess, I actually stopped watching professional football almost two decades ago... Don't get me wrong, I am still a longtime Dolphin fan... It's just they haven't played professional football since 2002. I remember the golden days of the...
  • Seattle Seahawks Won’t Take A Knee Or Sit During National Anthem

    09/11/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    There were rumors that the Seattle Seahawks were going to protest the national anthem. Reports of a good portion, or even the whole team, were going to participate in this act on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks certainly raised some people’s blood pressures, ever since 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to remain seated during the national anthem.Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”The Seahawks protest though was met with a different reaction due to the day, their season-opener against...
  • Chiefs' Marcus Peters raises fist during national anthem

    09/11/2016 7:21:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 11, 2016 | Matt Young
    Kansas City Chiefs cornerback and Oakland native Marcus Peters stood for the national anthem, but held up his fist throughout the song before Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium, as the rest of his team interlocked their arms.
  • Four Miami Dolphins refuse to Stand for National Anthem

    09/11/2016 1:56:01 PM PDT · by dsm69 · 154 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/11/2016 | James Walker/Twitter
    #Dolphins players Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, Arian Foster and Jelani Jenkins took a knee during national anthem
  • WATCH: JUCO football player arrested for punching out ref (CA)

    09/11/2016 12:26:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | September 11, 2016 | Kevin McGuire
    Video at link. Yesterday we saw USC left tackle Chuma Edoga get himself ejected from a game against Utah State after getting a little bit too physical with a ref during the heat of the moment, but this video from the junior college ranks is even worse. Mt. San Antonio offensive lineman Bernard Schirmer took unsportsmanlike conduct to the next level when he allegedly punched a ref while being restrained, knocking the ref to the ground and later being taken away in handcuffs by local authorities. He was charged with suspicion of battery.
  • Chiefs' Marcus Peters raises fist during anthem; Arian Foster to raise fist as well

    09/11/2016 11:36:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 11, 2016 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters raised his fist through the national anthem before Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium, as the team interlocked their arms. The Chiefs won't be alone in their demonstration during the Star Spangled Banner on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks have said they also plan to stand and interlock arms. Their opponent in the game, the Miami Dolphins, plan to take another approach. Dolphins running back Arian Foster told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that he plans to take a knee and raise his fist during the national anthem. He...
  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • Boycott the NFL

    09/10/2016 7:26:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 231 replies
    Opinion | 10 Sep 176 | Xzins
    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Thousands died in the attack, and many thousands more died in wars that resulted from that attack. Solidarity with the dead drives patriotism in this regard. Our flag and our anthem are symbols of the unity that compels us to stand together in affirmation of those murdered lives and in determination to defend ourselves from those who would wantonly kill us. Football also unites us in a way. To be sure, the NFL is a pastime. That is, it is a diversion -- a game that people...
  • Fins Hold Players-Only Meeting To Discuss Possible National Anthem Demonstration In 9/11 Opener

    09/10/2016 7:03:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | September 9, 2016 | Mike Cugno
    The Miami Dolphins held a players-only meeting Friday to discuss a possible demonstration against racial inequality during the national anthem in their season opener. Sunday marks 15 years since the September 11th terror attacks. Families will mourn lost loved ones. Americans across the country will pause to reflect on one of the most horrific days in our history.
  • The NFL Didn't Follow Its Own Concussion Protocol For Cam Newton

    09/09/2016 6:51:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 9/9/2016 | Dom Cosentino
    So Cam Newton’s brain got pounded multiple times but he didn’t get checked for a concussion until after the game? Don’t worry, the NFL can explain everything (emphasis mine): “There was communication between medical personnel on the Carolina sideline, including the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant, and the two independent certified athletic trainer spotters in the booth. During stoppage in play while on-field officials were in the process of administrating [sic] penalties, the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant and team physician requested video from the spotters and reviewed the play. They concluded there were no indications of a concussion that would require further evaluation...
  • Broncos defeat Panthers 21-20.

    09/08/2016 9:30:40 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 34 replies
    9-8-16 | Enterprise
    Proving the old addage: Those who Cam - do. Those who Cam't - LOSE!
  • NFL MINIMUM SALARIES FOR 2015 [thru 2018] AND THE VETERAN CAP BENEFIT RULE

    09/08/2016 6:29:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Each year the NFL minimum salaries increase by $15,000, up to $435k for a rookie in 2015. A player’s minimum salary is determined by his years of experience (YOE), ranging from 0 to 10 or more. The chart below shows the minimum (P5) salaries a team can contract a player to based on Years of Experience (credited seasons).   Yrs. 2015 2016 2017 2018 0 $435,000 $450,000 $465,000 $480,000 1 $510,000 $525,000 $540,000 $555,000 2 $585,000 $600,000 $615,000 $630,000 3 $660,000 $675,000 $690,000 $705,000 4-6 $745,000 $760,000 $775,000 $790,000 7-9 $870,000 $885,000 $900,000 $915,000 10+ $970,000 $985,000 $1,000,000 $1,015,000  Veteran...
  • Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin, Bobby Wagner considering expanding national-anthem protest

    09/08/2016 11:09:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 7, 2016 | Bob Condotta
    Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who said he plans to continue to sit during the national anthem this season, may not be doing so by himself when the team opens the regular season Sunday against Miami. Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he is also considering sitting during the anthem before Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. kickoff at CenturyLink Field while linebacker Bobby Wagner said the team has been talking about a group action.
  • Baltimore Ravens Benjamin Watson Facebook post on National Anthem

    09/06/2016 6:48:36 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 21 replies
    Benjamin Watson Facebook ^ | September 5, 2016 | Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson 11 hrs · Facebook Mentions · I will not have the option to kneel this Sunday while the National Anthem is being played. A week ago, in what would prove to be my last pre-game opportunity of this 2016 season, I stood with my right hand over my heart as the anthem played. And if I am fortunate enough to ever be dressed for another game day I imagine I would be doing the same thing I did in my last. Standing. Not because America is ALL I desire it to be because most assuredly it is not....
  • Colin Kaepernick Not a Fan of the Flag

    09/05/2016 2:48:10 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 25 replies
    Zo Nation ^ | 9/5/16 | Alfonzo Rachael
    http://alfonzorachel.com/2719/colin-kaepernick-not-fan-flag-alfonzo-rachel You Tube Video
  • NFL "Live" Thread Week 1

    09/05/2016 9:13:04 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 220 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | ESPN.com staff
    NFL Schedule - 2016 WEEK ONE Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys Denver Broncos Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings New England Patriots New Orleans Saints New York Giants New York Jets Oakland Raiders Philadelphia Eagles Pittsburgh Steelers San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tennessee Titans Washington Redskins
  • Texas 50 Notre Dame 47 (Final - 2 OT)

    09/04/2016 8:39:57 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 91 replies
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    What a game! Looks like the Horns are back.
  • Seahawks’ Jeremy Lane sits during national anthem in Oakland

    09/01/2016 9:04:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 9/1/2016 | By Bob Condotta
    In the first Seahawks game since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem last Friday, one Seattle player followed suit Thursday — cornerback Jeremy Lane. Lane sat throughout the anthem before Seattle’s final preseason game Thursday at Oakland. It was not immediately clear if Lane was showing solidarity with Kaepernick or had other reasons. The team had no immediate comment. Teammates did not appear to react in any way to Lane, other than Richard Sherman, who sat next to Lane and chatted with him briefly after the anthem ended. Lane then got up and played at...
  • Kaine: You Have to Respect What Kaepernick's Doing According to His Conscience

    09/01/2016 4:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 1, 2016 | David Rutz
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) said Thursday that “you’ve got to respect” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem as a sign of protest of America’s treatment of minorities, adding he would do it differently if it were him. At Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, which will feature a Salute to the Military event, Kaepernick is expected to sit again during the national anthem. Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked Kaine about it during the latter’s run of media appearances Thursday morning. “You’re the father of...
  • Touching moment Florida State University football player eats lunch with an autistic sixth grader

    08/31/2016 4:05:09 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-32-16 | Towner
    For one day, a mother said she did not have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph. A sweet photo capturing Rudolph and autistic sixth-grader Bo Paske having lunch on Tuesday at Tallahassee's Montford Middle School has since circulated on social media. The 20-year-old was among five football players visiting the school to meet with students when he saw Bo by himself at a table in the lunch room, and asked if he could sit with him.
  • Chargers to Greet Colin Kaepernick with a ‘Salute to the Military’ on Thursday Night

    08/31/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31,2016 | by DANIEL J. FLYNN
    Colin Kaepernick’s first time on the field since sitting for the national anthem comes in the NFL’s #1 military town on a night dubbed a “Salute to the Military.” The optics promise a startling contrast if nothing else. As one African American in red, white, and gold sits during the song another, Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Powell, in dress whites sings it. A color guard representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines and 240 soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines holding a massive “super flag” on the field aid the visual aspect of the performance of “The Star Spangled...
  • BREAKING: Kaepernick’s Mom Speaks Out – What She Said Is RATTLING Cages

    08/30/2016 1:52:34 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 92 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 08-30-216
    Hey, Kaepernick. Maybe instead of being such a whiny priss, you could listen to some advice. Start by listening to your mom. Kaepernick’s birth mom, Heidi Russo isn’t having any of her son’s drama. After his slamming of America in the press over the weekend, Heidi had something to say.
  • KAEPERNICK IS THE FACE OF PROGRESSIVE AMERICA

    08/29/2016 10:08:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/30/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    All Colin Kaepernick did was connect the progressive dots. He got an A on the test. His conclusion -- that the United States is an evil nation built and maintained for the oppression of black people -- is exactly the point made repeatedly by President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic platform and any number of progressive candidates and activists. He did nothing that their words have not implicitly demanded time and time again. At the end of last week, in a meaningless preseason NFL game, meaningless back-up 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down through the national anthem as a sign...
  • NFL’s Kaepernick says he’s standing up for the oppressed by sitting during anthem

    08/27/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | August 27, 2016 | Matt Barrows
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the national anthem Friday because he refused to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told the NFL Network’s Steve Wyche after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been outspoken on his Twitter and Instagram account about racial issues, including...
  • Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem

    08/27/2016 9:53:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 50 replies
    NFL ^ | August 27, 2016 | Steve Wyche
    - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.[snip] "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in...
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/27/2016 9:11:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Uahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem; 49ers defend move

    08/27/2016 7:10:25 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 117 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 27 August 2016 | By Arthur Weinstein
    Colin Kaepernick, who has been mired in a quarterback controversy with Blaine Gabbert to see who will lead the 49ers this season, may have sparked a real controversy Friday night. Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem before the 49ers preseason game at Levi's Stadium, although the move went unnoticed by most at the time. ProFootballTalk.com reported the story more than an hour after the game, and no reporters asked Kaepernick about it following the 49ers 21-10 loss to the Packers.But Kaepernick's action prompted the 49ers to issue a statement acknowledging that he sat during the anthem, and defending...
  • Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students

    08/25/2016 6:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
  • Notre Dame Football Players Arrested On Gun, Marijuana, Battery Charges

    08/22/2016 11:12:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/21/2016 | Frank McGurty
    (Reuters) - Six University of Notre Dame football players were arrested in Indiana overnight, five on suspicion of marijuana possession and the sixth after an altercation at a local bar, officials and local media reported on Saturday.Devin Butler, identified as a cornerback on the nationally ranked team, was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of battery and resisting law enforcement, both felonies, after a fight at a bar in South Bend, the St. Joseph County Police Department said. An affidavit claimed that “a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar,” NBC Sports...
  • Texas High School Football Stadium Price Tag Balloons to $70 Million

    08/22/2016 9:08:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2016 | Merril Hope
    The price tag of one Texas school district’s high school football stadium and events center just ballooned to $70 million, making it, reportedly, the most expensive high school football complex in the United States.