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  • Canadian Football League Week 2 Picks & Live Thread

    06/19/2018 2:33:41 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 20 replies
    cfl.ca ^ | Bender2
    Canadian Football League Week 2 Picks & Live Thread
  • Whitlock Calls NFL Union Head 'Foolish Looter Burning Down His Own Neighborhood'

    06/17/2018 8:45:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 17, 2018 10:00 AM EDT | Jay Maxson
    On Friday's Speak for Yourself TV sports talk program on Fox Sports 1, co-host Jason Whitlock (see photo) characterized NFL Players' Association executive director DeMaurice Smith as a "foolish looter burning down his own neighborhood" and demanded his firing. The NFLPA has reportedly hired several lawyers to fight the league's new policy requiring players to respect the national anthem or remain in the clubhouse. Whitlock said, "The NFL Players' Association should fire its executive director, DeMaurice Smith. According to the site Pro Football 'Woke' (officially known as Pro Football Talk), and its editor Mike Florio, Smith and the NFLPA have...
  • 'We're so far away': The Cowboys are in a fight against time, mediocrity

    06/15/2018 7:10:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 14, 2018 | Charles Robinson
    FRISCO, Texas – At one point this week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sat back at his locker and pulled a large box to his lap, flipping the top open and pulling out a crisp Stetson cowboy hat. Without removing the plastic wrapping, he pulled the brim down over his forehead and smiled. A perfect fit. One of the few for the Cowboys in this week’s minicamp, which may have been summed up most accurately by head coach Jason Garrett when he said the team (and the offense in particular) is nowhere near a finished product. “We’re so far away,”...
  • NFL Owners Don’t Fear Trump, They Fear Their Own Players

    06/15/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 60 replies
    The Nation ^ | 6/13/18 | Dave Zirin
    In 1969, NFL linebacker Dave Meggyesy walked away from the NFL in disgust over the way he believed football was acting as a reactionary social force in society, an impediment against meaningful social change. In his book Out of Their League, he wrote, “Politics and pro football are the most grotesque extremes of a dying empire.” In 1975, sportswriter Robert Lipsyte had a similar analysis of not just football but sports as a whole. He wrote in his classic book SportsWorld: An American DreamLand: "A great deal of the angry energy generated in America through the coming apart of the...
  • Reports: Former NFL TE Kellen Winslow Jr. facing rape, kidnapping charges involving [tr]

    06/15/2018 6:19:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jason Owens
    Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested in San Diego County on rape charges, according to multiple reports. NBC 7 in San Diego reports that Sheriff’s deputies arrested Winslow at his Vista, California home on Thursday. He stands charged with two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of residential burglary and one count of indecent exposure, the district attorney’s office told NBC 7.
  • Canadian Football League Week 1 Picks & Live Thread

    06/13/2018 3:11:27 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 33 replies
    cfl.ca ^ | 6-13-2018 | Bender2
    CANADAIN FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 1 and JOHNNY FOOTBALL IS BACK!!!
  • Ex-Cowboys Cheerleader Sues Team; Claims Mascot Earned More Money

    06/13/2018 7:01:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    SI ^ | June 13, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    A former cheerleader for Dallas Cowboys sued the team this week, saying that the team mascot made more than she did. Erica Wilkins filed a suit in U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas on Tuesday, and alleges that the Cowboys failed to pay her minimum wage and overtime and that she made a quarter of what the mascot made. Wilkins says the team violated The Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act and seeks "other available damages."
  • P. Diddy Abandons ‘Dream’ to Own NFL Team: ‘Don’t Want to Be Associated with Oppressing Black Men’

    06/10/2018 8:27:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    In an interview with BigBoy TV, rap, fashion, and vodka mogul P. Diddy blasted the NFL, referring to it as a league which “oppresses black men.” The wide-ranging interview sees Diddy divulge his abortive efforts to purchase the Carolina Panthers to the wave of anthem protests that have swept across the league. The hip-hop star made it clear that he no longer sees the NFL as something he wants to be a part of. “I don’t want to be associated with oppressing black men,” Diddy said. “I don’t want to be associated with telling grown ass men what they can...
  • The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football....

    06/09/2018 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 8 June 2018 | Ace of Spades
    The Press Is Determined to Claim Trump Is "Polticizing" Football. Have They Not Noticed Their Leftist Allies Politicizing Football, and Everything Else, For a Decade? Half of the country is broken and in the middle of a nervous breakdown, and they can't understand why the rest of us are sick of hearing their endless conniptions. The press says Mr. Trump is pushing the battle of the national anthem because it plays to his base. I suppose it does. But here's what galls even non-Trumpia>ns about this kneeling kerfuffle: We live in a world soaking in partisan politics. Then one day...
  • Poll: NFL Hits Record Unfavorable Numbers with Registered Voters

    06/08/2018 2:19:32 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    What do Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Obamacare, and President Trump all have in common? All of those people, and institution, have higher favorability numbers than the NFL. According to a Fox News poll released on Thursday, the NFL’s net favorability rating comes in at 42%. Only former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Roseanne Barr, have lower favorability numbers. The NFL’s lack of popularity stands out even more, when looking back at where the league was only five years ago. In October of 2013, the league had a 64% favorability rating. By October of 2017,...
  • Trump offers olive branch to NFL players with input on pardons

    06/08/2018 6:35:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 8, 2018 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump held out an olive branch in his feud with National Football League players on Friday, asking them for recommendations as he considers pardoning several thousand people who may have been unfairly treated by the criminal justice system. But civil rights activists were skeptical of Trump’s gesture, given his repeated use of a controversy around the national anthem at NFL games to stoke the country’s culture wars, and his fraught relationship with the African-American community. Trump has been highly critical of NFL players who have protested the fatal police shootings of unarmed black men...
  • Why Malcolm Jenkins, other Philadelphia Eagles demonstrate -- but don't kneel (Flashback)

    06/07/2018 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 09/24/2017 | Aaron Kasinitz
    --SNIP-- Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said he has no problem with that form of protest. But Jenkins has instead raised his right fist while standing during pregame anthems for the past 22 Eagles preseason and regular-season games, and he has an explanation for that. "The reason I don't kneel is not because I think it's disrespectful. It's because I think it's misunderstood," Jenkins said. "I want my demonstration to be effective and received. I think whatever that is is going to be to the individual, but everybody's saying the same thing: We need change. We want to be that vehicle...
  • Report: Kaepernick wants to subpoena President Trump

    06/07/2018 1:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    News 12 The Bronx ^ | June 7, 2018
    NEW YORK - After the president uninvited the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is trying to force President Donald Trump to talk — with a subpoena. Kaepernick is accusing the president and Vice President Mike Pence of colluding with the league to keep him from getting a job, according to Yahoo Sports. The 30-year-old last suited up in the NFL in 2016. At the beginning of that season, he kicked off the on-field protests against systemic racism that involve players kneeling during the national anthem before games. Before the next season, he...
  • Reports: 2 Eagles planned to attend White House visit;

    06/07/2018 11:30:46 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 40 replies
    Philly ^ | 6/7/2018 | Philly
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to players and a person familiar with the arrangements. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of the sensitivity of the issues. All-Pro center Jason Kelce said players filled out forms anonymously indicating whether they wanted to go to the White House, not make the trip or go to Washington and...
  • The Philadelphia Eagles are America's football team now. And Trump's feud with them proves it.

    06/07/2018 11:48:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 6, 2018 | Maggie Serota
    Since the late 1970s, the Dallas Cowboys have been known as “America’s Team.” In light of recent Trump White House statements, however, Dallas might want to consider handing that title over to the Philadelphia Eagles. "The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” the White House said in an eleventh-hour statement issued on Monday after learning that only two or three players, owner Jeff Lurie, and mascot Swoop were able (or willing) to meet President Donald Trump, as has become customary for championship teams in the U.S. “They disagree...
  • Sources: Colin Kaepernick's legal team expected to subpoena President Trump in case against NFL

    06/07/2018 7:27:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 7, 2018 | Charles Robinson
    After months of circling President Donald Trump during NFL depositions and discovery, Colin Kaepernick’s lawyers are expected to force Trump directly into the ongoing legal battle between the quarterback and league. Kaepernick’s legal team is expected to seek federal subpoenas in the coming weeks to compel testimony from Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other officials familiar with the president’s agenda on protesting NFL players, sources with knowledge of the quarterback’s collusion case against the NFL told Yahoo Sports.
  • Report: Foles was only confirmed Eagles player set to visit White House

    06/06/2018 6:59:50 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 51 replies
    msn.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mike Alessandrini
    The Philadelphia Eagles' White House contingent would apparently have been a small one, as quarterback Nick Foles and potentially one other player were planning to attend the ceremony, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
  • New XFL commissioner says league will require its players to stand for national anthem

    06/05/2018 4:36:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2018 | By Ryan Gaydos | Fox News
    Top NCAA executive Oliver Luck is leaving his post to become the commissioner of a reboot of the XFL, professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon announced Tuesday. Luck, who is a former NFL quarterback and father of Indianapolis Colts star Andrew Luck, will start his new gig July 1 with the league set to launch in 2020. He said that the XFL will allow him to reimagine how football is played on the field and delivered to fans. “Opportunities like this come along very infrequently,” Luck told the Associated Press. “You've got Vince, who is a visionary. A well-capitalized effort. A...
  • Philadelphia mayor calls Trump a "tyrant" after White House snubs Eagles

    06/05/2018 2:51:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 5, 2018 | By ALEX SUNDBY
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called President Trump a "tyrant" who "is trying to turn this country into a dictatorship." The mayor made the comments on CBSN on Tuesday morning after the White House disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from a celebration for the team's Super Bowl victory. "Cities need to stand up in this country, and many mayors have stood up in this country against this tyrant," Kenney said. "He is trying to turn this country into a dictatorship by ignoring the courts and by saying and doing what he wants, by ignoring the Department of Justice ... and in the...
  • Fox News facing backlash after showing Eagles players kneeling in prayer

    06/05/2018 2:38:23 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/5/18 | Matthew Paras
    Fox News is under fire Tuesday after the network aired images of the Philadelphia Eagles kneeling in prayer while an anchor discussed President Trump canceling the team’s invitation to the White House. Critics say the package makes it appear as if the Eagles are protesting during the national anthem — with Eagles tight end Zach Ertz calling the piece “propaganda.”