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  • Dick Modzelewski, Key Lineman in a Vaunted Giants Defense, Dies at 87

    10/21/2018 9:26:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2018 | Richard Goldstein
    Dick Modzelewski, the Giants’ tackle who played on the line that transformed defensive players into glamorous pro football figures during the team’s glory years of the late 1950s and early ’60s, died on Friday at his home in Eastlake, Ohio. He was 87. His death was confirmed by his daughter Laurie Hardesty. Modzelewski, the winner of the 1952 Outland Trophy as college football’s best interior lineman, playing for the University of Maryland, was obtained by the Giants in a trade before the 1956 season. Soon, chants of “Dee-fense” rang out at Yankee Stadium as Modzelewski at left tackle, Jim Katcavage...
  • Amy Schumer challenges white NFL players to kneel for anthem: 'Otherwise how are you not complicit?'

    10/21/2018 5:56:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2018
    Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and “I Feel Pretty” actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?”
  • Riveron: NFL will again consider making hair pulls illegal

    10/19/2018 10:21:44 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 46 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 19 October 2018 | Mike Florio
    Last Sunday, Texans defender Jadeveon Clowney dragged Bills running back Chris Ivory to the ground with a hair pull. It’s a legal maneuver. Eventually, it may not be...The easiest solution to the situation could be to place limits on hair length. However, the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently states that players cannot be disciplined in any way based on hair length.

    10/18/2018 4:15:21 PM PDT · by Impy · 57 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 7 THURSDAY, OCT 18, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Denver at Arizona 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox State Farm Stadium SUNDAY, OCT 21, 2018 Tennessee "at" L.A. Chargers 9:30 am CBS Wembley Stadium (London, UK) Buffalo at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Carolina at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field Cleveland at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Raymond James Stadium Detroit at Miami 1:00 pm FOX Hard Rock Stadium Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS TIAA Bank Field Minnesota at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium New England at Chicago 1:00 pm CBS Soldier Field...
  • Rihanna, in support of Colin Kaepernick, declines Super Bowl performance: report

    10/18/2018 4:04:21 PM PDT · by ETL · 58 replies ^ | Oct 18, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    <p>Rihanna has declined to perform at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in support of Colin Kaepernick, according to a report out Thursday.</p> <p>The 30-year-old "Umbrella" singer disagrees with the NFL's stance on kneeling during the national anthem, according to Us Weekly, and has decided to skip a performance opportunity at the February 2019 game.</p>
  • Would you let your son/grandson play football?

    10/17/2018 5:18:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 91 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 17, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    The ongoing debate in America is about how "violent" football is, and how it is causing paralyzation, depression, suicide, etc. Would you allow your son/grandson to play football?
  • NFL: 'Lot of work to do' despite drop in preseason concussions

    10/17/2018 6:51:21 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | Dan Graziano
    NEW YORK -- The NFL is attacking the concussion issue on a team-by-team basis. At the owners meetings in New York on Tuesday, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, said the league identified seven teams in 2017 that had a higher incidence of preseason concussions than the others and "did a targeted intervention with those clubs." Sills said that process involved wide-ranging discussions with the football operations staffs of the teams that included the design of practice drills and which helmets players were wearing.
  • Protestor Holds “Vote Republican, Stop Abortion” Sign During NFL Football Game

    10/15/2018 3:29:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A pro-life advocate drew a lot of eyes to his protest Sunday during a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. Journalists covering the game captured photos and videos of the man as he shouted “Vote Republican” and “Stop abortion” from the platform at the base of the stadium stands, just before the game. The man is not named in reports. The man also held a sign, which read: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. – God,” “Stop abortion” and “Vote Republican.” A Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist said the man began his protest right...
  • SEE IT: Patriots fans flip off Tyreek Hill, throw beer on him after Chiefs WR scores touchdown

    10/15/2018 7:43:14 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 46 replies
    Daily News ^ | 10/14/2018 | Daily News Sports staff
    Boston sports fans keep it classy. After Tyreek Hill caught a pass from Patrick Mahomes and sprinted into the end zone Sunday night, his momentum took him to the edge of the seats at Gillette.
  • Kneeling NFL players earn $16M combined THIS season

    10/14/2018 3:45:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10-14-18 | Thomas Barrabi
    A trio of NFL players have knelt during the national anthem this season, resuming protests against social injustice that have vexed President Trump for the last two years and left Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials scrambling for a solution. Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson have knelt during the national anthem every game this season. Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick during the original kneeling protests in 2016, resumed kneeling before his season debut in Week 5 last Sunday. The three players are slated to earn a combined $16.5 million in 2018,...
  • Which NFL Teams have Kneelers and how are they doing?

    10/14/2018 2:23:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 41 replies
    NLZ ^ | 10-14-18 | NoLibZone
    Which NFL Teams have Kneelers and how are they doing? Thank you.
  • Authenticity now the attribute craved by national Democrats

    10/13/2018 11:46:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 12:30 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic. In an exchange that quickly went viral, the Democrat congressman and Senate hopeful was asked whether he found NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to be disrespectful. A passionate O’Rourke told the room of Texans, not necessarily a sympathetic crowd, that he could “think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights.” Clips of his answer were viewed millions of times...
  • Alabama grocery store refuses to sell Pepsi products with NFL logo

    10/13/2018 11:52:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Pepsi's slogan may have once been "The Choice of a New Generation," but one grocery store owner has chosen to no longer sell its products because they feature the NFL logo. A Facebook post from S&Z Grocery in Athens, Alabama, stated the store would not sell the products until the logo is removed. “This may cause me to lose some business, but here goes. S&Z supermarket currently will not be selling 20 ounce Pepsi or Diet Pepsi. These two items are currently produced with the NFL logo on them. I refuse to sell the product until the logo is removed....
  • Jim Taylor dies; was first of Vince Lombardi-era Packers inducted into Hall of Fame

    10/13/2018 11:36:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 13, 2018
    Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards over five straight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, died Saturday morning at the age of 83, the team announced. Taylor rushed for 8,207 yards and scored 91 touchdowns in his nine seasons with the Packers from 1958-66, and he was the first of the Vince Lombardi-era players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 1976.
  • 49ers Apologize for Leaving Photos of Kaepernick Out of Online Gallery Hyping Packers Game

    10/12/2018 5:53:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 12, 2018 | Craig Bannister
    The National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers have apologized and made amends after neglecting to include photos of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an online photo gallery promoting the team’s upcoming Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers. . . . The 49ers have launched an investigation into how the “glaring omission” occurred and have added photos of Kaepernick playing against the Packers,
  • NFL Live Thread: Week 6

    10/11/2018 4:47:12 PM PDT · by Impy · 45 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 6 THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants 8:20 pm NFLN/FOX MetLife Stadium SUNDAY, OCT 14, 2018 Arizona at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX U.S. Bank Stadium Carolina at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field Chicago at Miami 1:00 pm FOX Hard Rock Stadium Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium Seattle "at" Oakland 1:00 pm FOX Wembley Stadium (London, UK) Buffalo at Houston 1:00 pm CBS NRG Stadium L.A. Chargers at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Tampa Bay at Atlanta...
  • Trump site's 'Stand Up for America' jerseys see 'brisk' sales as latest attack on NFL kneelers

    10/07/2018 2:47:02 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    The product was introduced on Sept. 7, a day after the NFL’s season began and Kaepernick debuted as the face of a Nike ad campaign. Sales have been “brisk,” said a Trump campaign spokesman. “Our theme originated out of President Trump’s love for the American flag and his fervent belief that Americans should always stand for our National Anthem,” said Lara Trump, senior advisor for Donald J. Trump for President Inc.
  • Eric Reid takes a knee during national anthem in first game as Carolina Panthers player

    10/07/2018 1:53:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, North Carolina. Reid was the only player to kneel during the “Star Spangled Banner,” continuing the protest he began while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He was the first Panthers player ever to kneel during the national anthem. Sunday also marked Reid’s return to the NFL after signing with the Panthers on Sept. 27. He and Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league alleging teams colluded against signing him during free agency because of the kneeling controversy....
  • Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden

    10/04/2018 7:10:29 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 90 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 Oct 2018
    Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidöstern lake while at her family's holiday home in Jönköping County. The sword was initially reported to be 1,000 years old, but experts at the local museum now believe it may date to around 1,500 years ago.
  • NFL Live Thread: Week 5

    10/04/2018 3:53:43 PM PDT · by Impy · 93 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 5 THURSDAY, OCT 4, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Indianapolis at New England 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox Gillette Stadium SUNDAY, OCT 7, 2018 Miami at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium Atlanta at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm FOX Heinz Field Baltimore at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Denver at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Green Bay at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field Jacksonville at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Arrowhead Stadium N.Y. Giants at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Bank of America Stadium Tennessee at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS New Era Field Oakland at L.A....