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  • Witten blasts 'left-wing' roughing the passer approach as Bucs, Steelers tie record penalty tally

    09/25/2018 9:32:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports (a left-wing sports site) ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Jason Owens
    " has been the theme throughout much of the first three weeks of the NFL season, roughing the passer penalties were a significant storyline from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bucs, Steelers set new mark for roughing penalties Officials called four roughing penalties during Pittsburgh’s 30-27 win on Monday, which is tied for most in the league in one game since 2001, according to ESPN. While a couple of them were fairly clear violations of contact with the quarterback’s head, others appeared to fall into the vague new definition of the foul that penalizes defenders...
  • Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer Will Become First Female Duo to Call NFL Games

    09/25/2018 9:30:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    SI ^ | September 25, 2018 | Alaa Abdeldaiem
    For the first time in history, a female duo will be calling a NFL game. Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will become the first female broadcasting team to provide commentary and analysis during an NFL game when they call this week's Thursday Night Football matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams on Amazon Prime Video. The live streaming service made the announcement on Tuesday.
  • 10 takeaways from an upset-heavy day of college football craziness

    09/23/2018 4:58:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 22, 2018 | Pat Forde and Pete Thamel
    One season after The Year of The Quarterback in college football, the 2018 season began with a muddled quarterback class. There were solid players like Missouri’s Drew Lock, West Virginia’s Will Grier, North Carolina State’s Ryan Finley, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Oregon’s Justin Herbert. But no superstars that threatened a class that saw five first-round picks in the 2018 NFL draft. One-third of the way through this college football season, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the country’s best two quarterbacks may be two first-year starters. Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins have beelined to the top of the...
  • Browns' Hue Jackson Has to 'Watch the Tape' Before Deciding Week 4 Starting Quarterback

    09/21/2018 6:31:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    SI ^ | September 21, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    After Thursday's 21–17 win over the Jets, Browns head coach Hue Jackson said he has to wait to "watch the tape" before deciding between Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield on who will be the Week 4 starting quarterback. Rookie quarterback and No. 1 pick Mayfield came in before the first half ended when quarterback Taylor went out with a concussion. He led the Browns back from a 14–0 defecit for the victory.
  • NFL: CLE Browns Win 1st Game Since 2016 Season (Free Beer Ping)

    09/20/2018 10:26:17 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 19 replies ^ | September 20, 2018 | Pat McManamon
    Rookie Baker Mayfield entered for his NFL regular-season debut late in the second quarter and brought the Browns back from a 14-0 deficit to prevail 21-17, snapping a 19-game winless streak dating back to Dec. 24, 2016 -- a span of 635 days...
  • Your Watch Grid guide to college football’s best Week 4 games

    09/20/2018 8:31:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Every weekend of college football is a good weekend. We say that all the time. And Week 4 could really put that to the test! There’s only one game between ranked teams who have actual chances of beating each other, we’re not exactly overflowing with rivalry, and But! Tune in. I count five pretty significant games, a decent number, and conference games are well underway, meaning all surprises matter doubly. And whatever, we don’t watch this sport to see important things take place. We watch to see hilarious punt returns.
  • Le’Veon Bell parties in Miami as Steelers collapse

    09/19/2018 6:31:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2018 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Le’Veon Bell is making the most of his extended summer vacation. As the Steelers sit tied with the Browns in the basement of the AFC North at 0-1-1 and drama escalates around Antonio Brown, the star running back has retreated to Miami, where he was seen relaxing on a yacht and jet-skiing.
  • NFL’s Nightmare Becomes Reality As ‘Monday Night Football’ Posts Worst Week 2 Ratings EVER Recorded

    09/19/2018 6:00:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 105 replies
    Young Conservatives News and Opinion ^ | September 18th, 2018 | Andrew Mark Miller
    FULL TITLE: NFL’s Nightmare Becomes Reality As ‘Monday Night Football’ Posts Worst Week 2 Ratings EVER Recorded The NFL is not going to fold. They are way too big to be derailed by a controversy like this but there’s no doubt they have lost fans which means they have lost money that they didn’t need to lose. From Breitbart: The ratings for Week Two’s Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks, crashed to the lowest numbers ever recorded for a Week Two Monday night game. That’s bad no matter how you slice it.
  • NFL Week 2: Thursday Night Football Opens With Decline (All five primetime games declined)

    09/17/2018 9:34:36 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Sports Media Watch ^ | Sept 14, 2018 | by Paulsen
    The NFL season has gotten off to a rough start in primetime, with Thursday Night Football ratings the latest to drop. The Week 2 Ravens-Bengals Thursday Night Football game had a 4.2 rating and 7.02 million viewers on NFL Network, down 14% in ratings and 13% in viewership from last year (Texans-Bengals: 4.9, 8.08M). Compared to NFL Network’s first exclusive game in 2016, Dolphins-Bengals in Week 4, ratings fell 13% (from 4.8) and viewership 11% (from 7.90M). Not including over-the-air simulcasts, the Bengals’ win was NFL Network’s least-watched season opener since 2014 — when the network did not make its...
  • 10 takeaways from a college football Saturday that went terribly wrong for the Big Ten

    09/16/2018 4:25:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Septembet 16, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    In an 11-season stretch between national championships in 2002 and 2014, many of the Big Ten’s marquee programs found themselves wading through varying messes. Michigan couldn’t find the right coach after Lloyd Carr retired, Penn State’s program dealt with the Jerry Sandusky scandal and Ohio State navigated the ugly end of the Jim Tressel era. Everything changed for the Big Ten’s national perception in 2014. Ohio State stunned Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in the semifinals in the first season of the College Football Playoff. Urban Meyer led the Buckeyes to that first CFP title, and Ohio State reset the...
  • UNT pulls off epic trick fake play

    09/15/2018 4:30:50 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 22 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 9/15/2018 | Chris thompson
    Only the referees and Brewer aware that he hadn’t signaled for a fair catch
  • NFL Owner Blasts President Trump On His National Anthem Stance

    09/14/2018 7:21:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 13, 2018 | Bruce Haring
    Carolina Panthers owner and hedge fund mogul David Tepper has slammed President Trump regarding his national anthem protests stance. Speaking to CNBC, Tepper – who bought the Panthers for $2.2 billion in May – said the attacks on players who protest during the national anthem is “the biggest pile of bull-dinky ever.” Although Tepper didn’t specifically name President Trump, it was clear whom he was talking about, referring to “Howdy-Doody” and “the red-headed guy in DC” during the interview.
  • More than 65K sign petition urging LSU to stop using live Tiger mascot

    09/14/2018 7:10:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jason Owens
    On Thursday, LSU marked the second birthday of its Tiger mascot named Mike VII. On the same day, a petition urging the school to end its practice of holding a live tiger captive for entertainment approached its goal of 70,000 online signatures.
  • Your Week 3 college football schedule Watch Grid

    09/13/2018 7:42:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Week 3’s gonna be a strange one in college football. America’s only truly national regular season has no way of avoiding disastrous weather — we simply have teams everywhere. For the third September in a row, the schedule is altered because of weather. College football games are the least of our worries, but seeing as this is a weekly college football schedule post, it’s a thing to make note of. If you’re anywhere near the storm’s potential path (I kind of am myself), please be safe.
  • What boycott? Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign

    09/11/2018 3:59:14 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 112 replies
    CNBC News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Martha C. White
    President Donald Trump has made his name from sales of everything from suits to steak, but this is his first time selling sneakers — even though that probably wasn’t his intention. Nike sales jumped by 31 percent after debuting quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick as a new company spokesman — and market observers say the president’s public displays of anger may have backfired by drawing more attention to Nike. “Controversial endorsements tend to generate a lot of hype,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for retail at The NPD Group, a market research firm. “These kinds of statements and brand partnerships make...
  • Too much nonsense, from Serena to Colin

    09/10/2018 8:42:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    A couple of years ago, QB Colin Kaepernick got benched because he couldn't play anymore. As I recall, he was regularly passing the ball to the other team in what we call "interceptions." Colin got benched and turned into a political philosopher. He could have worked on his deteriorating skills and tried to get his old job back. Not Colin. He found his "inner Che," and we know the rest of the story. The NFL is now all about Colin, and the fans are not tuning in. Now Nike is referring to his act as some kind of "sacrifice." Sorry,...
  • Grant a Wish Touchdown Denied by Trump (ROFL!!)

    09/10/2018 6:14:03 AM PDT · by grayboots · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/5/2018 | Mad Liberals
    In honor of the start of the NFL season.
  • Empty Seats Plague NFL Stadiums in Week One of Season

    09/09/2018 11:22:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 9, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Week one of the regular NFL season kicked off this weekend with a wimper - the ratings were at a 10-year low. ... Americans are fed up with athletes kneeling during the National Anthem and it showed - plenty of empty seats plagued stadiums on Sunday. [Snip] On Sunday, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kicked off their first game one of the NFL season by taking a knee during the National Anthem and Colin Kaepernick celebrated. The constant protests on the field are destroying the NFL. The President slammed the NFL on Sunday for their abysmal...
  • Nike online sales surge 31 percent days after Colin Kaepernick ad released

    09/09/2018 4:18:20 PM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 108 replies ^ | 9/08/2018 | Scott Gleeson
    Nike's decision to put Colin Kaepernick at the center of its latest "Just Do It" ad campaign did not come without scrutiny, drawing criticism from President Donald Trump and prompting fans to burn their merchandise in protest. But from a sales perspective, the company came out of the week a winner, according to one study. Research conducted by Edison Trends revealed that Nike's online sales surged 31% from Sunday through Tuesday. Nike ran its first ad featuring Kaepernick on Monday.
  • 10 takeaways from a stunning weekend of college football

    09/09/2018 5:06:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 9, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a substantive and occasionally stunning weekend in college football: 1) Here lies the remains of Power Five football in the state of Florida. Time of expiration: 10:09 p.m. EDT. That’s when Florida completed its dismal home loss to perennial foil Kentucky — yes, Kentucky, which hadn’t beaten the Gators since 1986. The Wildcats outplayed Florida in The Swamp all night, and for once didn’t self-destruct with a chance to beat the Gators in hand.