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  • Well, Ray, There’s More to Sundays than Football

    05/25/2011 1:31:52 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-23-11 | Cultural Limits
    One Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens opened his mouth and put one big ‘ole foot in it today when he said, “Watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game.” (Link to a story on the interview here) Uh, pardon me? I hate to be the one to break it to Mr. Lewis, but, see, Americans only get “our game” from, what, August to the first Sunday in February every year. That’s six months. What does he think we’re doing the other six months of the year? Here...
  • Ray Lewis Makes Controversial Comments About NFL Lockout

    05/24/2011 7:58:55 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 27 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Controversial comments. Ravens star Ray Lewis issues a stern warning. He says if there is no football, crime will increase across the country. As Kai Jackson explains, not everyone agrees. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is known for speaking his mind and that’s exactly what he did when ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio asked Lewis about the NFL lockout. “We really gotta remove pride, seriously. There’s no other reason the issue’s going on,” he said. Perhaps his most controversial statement was about the possibility of no NFL season. Lewis painted a grim picture across America of people without jobs and...
  • ‘Does he think before he speaks?’ ESPN lets Ray Lewis comment on Ray Rice

    09/21/2014 2:39:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Probably the last person in the world who needs to be giving commentary on covering up crimes is Ray Lewis. But that’s exactly what he did this morning on ESPN.
  • Trayvon Martin's parents to join rally in Fla. [NFL players Ray Lewis and Santonio Holmes too]

    03/26/2012 9:51:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies · 38+ views
    kmph.com ^ | 3/26/2012
    The parents of an unarmed black teenager shot dead by a neighborhood watch captain in a gated community are leading a rally Monday in the city where he was killed to protest the lack of an arrest or prosecution. Professional football players Ray Lewis and Santonio Holmes are joining civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton at the rally in Sanford, near Orlando, that comes before a city commission meeting. It's the first time Sanford commissioners have met since the city's police chief stepped down in what he called a temporary move.
  • Ray Lewis says NFL lockout will mean a new crime wave

    05/23/2011 10:13:45 AM PDT · by Justaham · 47 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5-23-11 | Ed Morrissey
    “What we’re going through right now, we’re affecting way more than us,” he said. “Too many people live through us. People live through us. Walk in the streets the way I walk in the streets.” And according to Lewis, one of the major results of lockout would be an increase of evil, which he says will come in the form of more crime. “Do this research if we don’t have a season — watch how much evil, which we call crime — watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game.”
  • Domestic Violence Provocation ‘Explained Away’

    09/21/2014 10:50:55 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 9 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/21/14 | Bob Parks
    Like "climate change", whenever facts don't meet the liberal narrative, we're not allowed to discuss them. If we do, they're demeaned, ridiculed, shame is issued, and it's never allowed to be "explained away".
  • 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 Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. We first heard about the threat Tuesday at the St. Louis County Council meeting. “It’s 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 he’s well aware of those threats and is working on plans to counteract them. “We are...
  • Daily Show springs tense showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans (Liberal Sucker Punch !!)

    09/20/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2014 | Ian Shapira
    The four die-hard Redskins fans thought the opportunity was as golden as the vintage helmets of their favorite football team: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” wanted them to appear on the Comedy Central program to defend the team’s name, which has been under relentless attack. The Redskins Nation citizens eagerly signed up, most of them knowing that they might be mocked in their interview with correspondent Jason Jones. But several hours into the Sept. 13 taping of the yet-to-air episode, the fans, all from Virginia, said they were suddenly confronted by a larger group of Native American activists —...
  • Ravens tried to ‘cover up’ Ray Rice knockout video, report says

    09/20/2014 11:54:32 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    The Ravens and the NFL were reeling Friday night from an explosive report stating the team conducted a wide-ranging cover-up of Ray Rice's elevator assault almost immediately after it happened in February.
  • The Battle of Victims: Pumping-Up to WIN Because #It’sOnUs

    09/20/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-20-2014 | MOTUS
    In yet another case of cops acting stupidly, White House police arrested an unarmed man of color who was just out for an evening walk: “The location of the arrest — the White House — is not acceptable to the Secret Service and the response will be reviewed.” Ya think? Maybe this will make Big Guy reconsider the value of a really big fence and a secure border.In other racist news, the NFL dustup is shaping up to be a tough battle of all the usual victims: young black men vs. women and children.Here is the lineup of the alleged...
  • Why Are Liberals Only Targeting Black NFL 'Abusers'?

    09/20/2014 6:00:35 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 34 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/20/14 | Bob Parks
    Domestic abuse is an equal opportunity crime. Men, believe it or not, are not the only ones who abuse but if you’ve been paying attention over the last few weeks, one would get the impression that it’s a black problem.
  • Why the NFL is under assault - and why we must support the league

    09/19/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 82 replies
    EEE | 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 | EEE
    Many FReepers, unfortunately, are not grasping the underlying reasons why the NFL is suddenly in the news over recent incidents of domestic violence and subsequent calls for Goodell to resign. They are swallowing the leftist media narrative and seeing the issue through their microcosm rather than putting everything into context. I've been flamed on various NFL threads for merely pointing what Rush Limbaugh predicted several years ago, and I actually began to realize it when the demands for ex-players' compensation for concussions and other football-related injuries began to surface. This should have been obvious to even newbies here. Please note:...
  • Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

    09/19/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-19-14 | Conor Friedersdorf
    I'd urge everyone who believes in zero tolerance for NFL employees caught beating their wives or girlfriends to direct as much attention—or ideally, even more attention—at police officers who assault their partners. Several studies have found that the romantic partners of police officers suffer domestic abuse at rates significantly higher than the general population. And while all partner abuse is unacceptable, it is especially problematic when domestic abusers are literally the people that battered and abused women are supposed to call for help. If there's any job that domestic abuse should disqualify a person from holding, isn't it the one...
  • Report: US military examining relationship with NFL

    09/19/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 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.
  • 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.
  • 'Supernanny' Jo Frost -- I Can Help Adrian Peterson ... Contacts NFL Execs (w/video)

    09/19/2014 9:38:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 19, 2014 | TMZ Staff
    Can Supernanny save Adrian Peterson??? She thinks so ... and now TMZ Sports has learned Jo Frost has reached out the to NFL offering to help the embattled running back.
  • 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 — let’s 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...
  • The NFL Has a Lower Rate of Domestic Violence Than the General Population

    09/18/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    This year, three National Football League players -- Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, and Greg Hardy -- have either admitted to or been convicted of domestic violence. Their stories coalesced into a storm this past week with the release of a damning new video of Ray Rice punching his wife (then fiancée) and the indictment of Adrian Peterson, debatably the NFL's best running back, for child abuse. The media onslaught of updates, analysis, and opinion on what has been called the National Football League's "worst week ever" leaves a distinct impression: the NFL is a league stocked full of criminals. Evidence,...
  • Peyton Manning credits legal Colorado pot with booming Papa John's pizza business

    09/18/2014 5:08:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | September 18, 2014 | Jaime Uribarri
    Like thousands of his fellow Coloradans, Peyton Manning is buzzing off the state's legalization of marijuana. But it's a different kind of high for the Denver Broncos quarterback, who credits legal pot with booming sales at his Papa John's pizza franchises. Manning purchased 21 Papa John's locations statewide shortly before voters passed Colorado Amendment 64 in late 2012, and he's been raking in the money ever since.
  • CBS CEO Leslie Moonves: "Football Is Still the Best Thing on Television"

    09/18/2014 7:30:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 18, 2014 | Paul Bond
    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves on Wednesday alluded to problems with the NFL — presumably accusations of violence perpetrated by star players Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice — but said the network's ratings for Thursday Night Football were "above expectations."
  • KNOW WHAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LOOKS LIKE

    09/18/2014 7:18:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 17 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/18/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    I know what domestic violence looks like. Hell, I know what it tastes like. It’s the salty taste of blood after you get popped in the mouth. The odd aroma of iron as it dries on your lips. The swirling dizziness when you bounce off a wall or take a swat to the head. The breathless, convulsing, burning sting as you dance across the room or writhe on the floor while the belt lashes you. The belt or the Hot Wheels track or the wooden spoon. Or the switch or the leather strop. It is the thundering curses downstairs at...
  • The NFL and Adrian Peterson: Stop the Smug Media Sermons on Corporal Punishment

    09/18/2014 6:42:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Beguiled once again from her purpose — to apply to Tom Sawyer’s jam-stealing rump the well-deserved business end of her switch — Aunt Polly falls to ruminating: “Every time I let him off, my conscience does hurt me so, and every time I hit him my old heart most breaks.” Mark Twain is careful to end The Adventures of Tom Sawyer while Tom is still a boy — “the story could not go much further without becoming the history of a man,” he warns — but with Tom encouraging his pal Huck Finn to quit his ragamuffin ways and...
  • On Domestic Violence, NFL Uses NOW's Playbook

    09/18/2014 6:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September18, 2014 | Larry Elder
    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down a mere a two-game suspension for domestic violence, he took his cue from some of the very same women's groups now calling for his head. Goodell first suspended Ray Rice, a star player, for two games four months after Rice's grand jury indictment for third-degree aggravated assault. A hotel video showing Rice dragging his then-fiancee's limp body out of an elevator "went viral." Rice reportedly admitted to Goodell that he punched her in the face, knocking her down. For this, Goodell suspended Rice just two games. The protests over the light punishment turned...
  • Jameis Winston suspended for half vs. Clemson over obscenity incident

    09/18/2014 6:20:07 AM PDT · by safetysign · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 09/17/2014 | Jerry Hinnen
    Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus. Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language.
  • ESPN Used To Be A Sports Network

    09/18/2014 4:52:37 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 32 replies
    There was a time not too long ago where you could turn on ESPN or sports talk without being subjected to politics. Unfortunately sports programing has turned into an endless stream of political issues pushed almost exclusively by sports journalists. The NFL is their current target. Ray Rice beat up his then fiancee. Everyone has known that he punched her for over six months, the NFL responded with a 2 game suspension. Then a video of the attack came out. Suddenly the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely and ESPN has decided to have a “national conversation” about how we need to...
  • Greg Hardy (Carolina Panthers) placed on exempt list

    09/17/2014 1:45:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt list. Hardy, who has been convicted on two domestic violence charges, will not play or participate in team activities but will receive his full $13.1 million salary. The Panthers made the move Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the Minnesota Vikings made the same decision with embattled running back Adrian Peterson.
  • Nancy Pelosi Says NFL Player Under Investigation for Domestic Abuse Should Be Benched

    09/17/2014 11:06:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 17, 2014 | Billy House
    ouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says her hometown NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, should not allow defensive end Ray McDonald to play while he is being investigated over accusations that he hit his pregnant fiancee. But Pelosi stopped short of saying Congress at this point should itself look into the NFL's handling of this matter and other prominent recent cases of player-inflicted violence, given its role in the league's special antitrust exemptions.
  • Jameis Winston suspended for half vs. Clemson over obscenity incident

    09/17/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT · by safetysign
    CBS Sports ^ | 09/17/2014 | Jerry Hinnen
    Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus. Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language. (Both links use the phrase and other R-rated language.)
  • Senators take aim at NFL’s tax benefits

    09/17/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT · by illiac · 44 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 9/17/14 | MarketWatch
    The National Football League’s had a tough first three weeks of the season. The league made the news again Tuesday when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat, introduced legislation that would put an end to the league’s tax-exempt status. Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington, also reportedly plans to introduce legislation eliminating the league’s status. While Booker was pushed by the league’s handling of players involved with domestic violence, Cantwell is looking at the the NFL’s lack of force to get Washington to change its highly criticized name. Cantwell, also former chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee...
  • Mother of boy in Adrian Peterson case outraged over media's use of photos, law firm says

    09/17/2014 9:14:11 AM PDT · by gwjack · 25 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9/16/14 | Staff
    This statement was released Tuesday afternoon from the law firm of Melchert, Hubert, Sjodin, P.L.L.P., representing the mother of the boy who is the subject of the Adrian Peterson indictment:
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 3]

    09/17/2014 4:10:02 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 199 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 3 Thursday, Sept. 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 San Diego Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m....
  • Dallas Bar Bans NFL To Protest League’s Domestic Abuse Stance

    09/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    KTVT CBS 11 Dallas / Fort Worth ^ | September 16, 2014 | Austin York
    A Dallas bar owner is taking a stand against the NFL, pledging not to show any games this season in response to the league’s recent domestic abuse incidents. Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill in far north Dallas announced the decision on Facebook on Monday:
  • Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

    Sept 16 (Reuters) - Anheuser-Busch publicly chastised the National Football League on Tuesday for its handling of domestic violence cases, making the NFL's official beer sponsor the first major advertiser to put pressure on America's most popular sports league. In a brief but strongly worded statement, Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser and NFL official beer Bud Light, said it was "disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season. "We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code."
  • Anheuser-Busch ‘disappointed’ in NFL

    09/16/2014 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT
    Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors, says it isn’t happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. […] The league has come under fire for its handling of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s assault of his then-fiancée. The Minnesota Vikings have also been criticized for allowing Adrian Peterson to play while he faces a charge of abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. …
  • Senator intends to end NFL's tax-exempt status due to Redskins name (Cantwell - WA - D)

    09/16/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    SI Wire ^ | September 16, 2014 | Staff
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) will introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the NFL's tax-exempt status, she announced at a press conference on Tuesday. Cantwell's motivation for introducing the legislation is the league's continued inaction against the Washington Redskins name. “The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century,” she said, according to The Washington Post. “It is about right and wrong.” The press conference was called by the Native American coalition Change the Mascot, which has sent a letter to 31 NFL owners urging them to take action that could lead to the Redskins name being changed.
  • Richard Blumenthal calls out NFL after Rice

    09/16/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday called on the National Football League to increase its domestic violence penalties following the release of a video allegedly showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife. His statement Monday afternoon came minutes after the Ravens announced that the team had terminated Rice’s contract and around the time that an NFL official announced the league had suspended the player indefinitely. “It shouldn’t take a video to do the right thing,” the Connecticut Democrat wrote on Twitter. “I commend @Ravens but urge @nflcommish to act on harsher penalties for domestic abuse.” Earlier on Monday,...
  • NFL hires new D.C.-based lobbyist (Biden stooge)

    09/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mike Florio
    At a time of unprecedented public scrutiny that will serve only to attract further interest of the folks who have a habit of looking for causes to support that will score points with the public, the NFL has hired a new lobbyist. The press release doesn’t describe former Deputy Assistant to the President and Counsel to the Vice President of the United States Cynthia Hogan as a lobbyist. But that’s what she’ll be. And lobbyists work their contacts aggressively within the political universe to advance the causes of their clients. (Officially, Hogan is the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Public...
  • The Officials Blew it Monday Night in the Colts Game

    09/16/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.stampedeblue.com ^ | Sep 16 2014, 2:24a | By Josh Wilson
    The officials blew the game big time in the fourth quarter of the Colts versus Eagles game, most notably on a huge non-call of defensive holding. You never want to be those fans. You never want to be those fans that blame the officiating for the loss. Let's face it: every fanbase thinks that their team were the victims of some cheap calls that hurt them. Every fanbase is the same, and each week is no different. That's why I generally try to stay away from criticizing the officials too much. Tonight, however, is different. Tonight, whether you're a Colts...
  • NFL hiring female advisers to shape domestic violence policies

    09/15/2014 4:51:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 15, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The NFL is hiring four women to serve as advisers in shaping the league's stance on domestic violence, according to a memo from commissioner Roger Goodell to the 32 NFL owners sent Monday. The full memo, via Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, can be read here. The gist of it is that the league attempting to change the outside perception of how it handles domestic violence and, hopefully, an earnest effort to change the actual process internally.
  • What The View’s Rosie O’Donnell Just Said About the NFL...

    09/15/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    TPNN ^ | 9/14/14 | Matthew Burke
    ...Confirms She’s One of World’s Biggest Airheads Progressive Rosie O’Donnell, previously fired from The View, but now brought back in hopes of improving ratings from ABC’s all-female hosted talk show, debuted for the second time on Monday to bash the NFL, strongly inferring that football players, who play a physical game are not capable of separating the “violence” from their personal lives. Using the recent news of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson as a springboard to further the left’s war against football, O’Donnell, acting as an expert on how the “human brain works,” said: “They live in an arena of...
  • Backing for Condoleezza Rice to take over scandal hit NFL

    09/15/2014 10:15:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6:42AM BST 15 Sep 2014 | By David Millward, US Correspondent
    High powered backing for former Secretary of State to rescue America’s most popular sport Support is growing for a campaign to draft Condoleezza Rice as Commissioner for the troubled National Football League (NFL). American football, the country’s most popular sport and a bastion of macho male culture, has suffered one of the worst weeks in its history with three high-profile stars facing accusations of domestic violence. The crisis has led to calls for Ms Rice, a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, to step in replace the beleaguered Roger Goodell as Commissioner. As far back as 2002 Ms Rice described becoming NFL...
  • The Rate of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players

    09/15/2014 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    FivetThirtyEight ^ | Benjamin Morris
    Although there seems to be an endless stream of stories about NFL player arrests and misconduct, this is largely because there are a lot of NFL players (and they’re famous). At the league’s peak (during training camps), there are about 2,560 players attached to NFL teams (limit 80 each). As I’ll show, arrest rates among NFL players are quite low compared to national averages for men in their age range — but there are some types of crimes that trail the pack significantly.
  • Ray Rice, Ray Lewis and the absurdity of the NFL

    09/15/2014 6:25:09 AM PDT · by safetysign · 93 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/11/2014 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    “Shocking Video!!!” This week the news and sports media, on behalf of those who need help with two plus two, revealed there are two kinds of domestic violence: The not-too-bad, the kind described only in words and a cost-you-only-two-games video of a woman being dragged from an elevator, and … The shocking, throw-the-bum-out kind, as seen in this week’s inside-the-elevator, what-happened-in-Atlantic City-didn’t-quite-stay-there Ray Rice video. Some of us, however, know better than to be shocked by common sense. After all, how else did the soon-to-be Mrs. Rice, as seen months ago in the first surveillance video, become unconscious, left for...
  • Scarborough Gets Snippy With Reporter Calling Out NBC's NFL Hypocrisy

    09/15/2014 6:04:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ever since the Ray Rice elevator video went public, Morning Joe has been in a state of sustained moral outrage over the NFL's mishandling of the issue of domestic violence. All well and good. But things turned testy this morning when a New York Times reporter turned the tables on Joe and Mika. When Mika Brzezinski suggested that sponsors should boycott the NFL, Alan Schwarz asked if Joe and Mika should march into the office of the NBC Chairman and demand that the network stop supporting the NFL by broadcasting its Sunday night games. After first jokingly suggesting that the...
  • ESPN Commentator: We Need To Reprogram How We Raise Men (LESBIAN FASCIST ALERT!)

    09/15/2014 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 81 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On ESPN’s “SportsCenter” earlier this week, espnW columnist Kate Fagan argued that the big picture in the controversy surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence allegations. According Fagan, the problem needs to be tackled at the so-called grassroots level when men are in their formative years. “Well, I think right now we're talking so much about firing Goodell or punishments. You know, should it be a three game, a two game, a six game, a full year ban? But I think that's a little reactive and not proactive. Domestic violence is something that happens in anger, in...
  • Rice,Woods&Weiner Scandals.All Share Similar Reasons Why Wives Never Left Them.

    09/14/2014 4:08:48 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 35 replies
    Starting off with the Ray Rice elevator knock-out incident.After the abuse Janay went through,you would assume she would of filed for divorce.But obviously we all know why she wont leave him.Janay probably has no real skills/talent where she could just walk away and move on with her life.Just like with Elin Woods and Huma Weiner.Three completely different scenarios,but in the end they all stayed with their scandalous husbands.My Man Could Of Killed Me In The Elevator!,but that's OK,he has a lot of money,therefore he gets a pass,I forgive him.No Big Deal.And another perfect example of a high profile woman not...
  • From the Levant to Ferguson to Baltimore, The Most Violent Summer in Years

    09/14/2014 5:28:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 14, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson
    What is happening to us, and what can we do about it? Confronting violence starts with confronting our anxiety about it.I know, the world is a violent place. But doesn’t this summer, and the last few weeks, seem especially so? From the global scene to the most personal, we seem to have settled for violence as the “new normal” at every level. This week, we observed the 13th anniversary of 9/11. That terrible day affected all of us, each of us being able to describe where we were and what we felt as the Trade Center towers fell. Yet, 13...