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  • Gay torment made NFL star Ryan O'Callaghan plan suicide

    06/21/2017 2:54:24 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21th June 2017 | BBC News
    Former NFL player Ryan O'Callaghan has come out as gay, revealing that his anguish over his sexuality drove him to write a suicide note. The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs lineman told Outsports that fear of rejection spurred him to hide his homosexuality. He even built a cabin near his Kansas City home and bought guns, planning to take his secret to the grave. It is still exceedingly rare for top-flight male US athletes to come out. The 33-year-old told Outsports, a website focused on LGBT issues in sport, that he realised he was gay while at high...
  • Ex-Jets LB David Harris reaches 2-year deal with Patriots (Pats Going For Broke)

    06/21/2017 8:40:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | 06/21/2017 | ESPN News Services
    Linebacker David Harris has agreed to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday. The New York Jets released Harris on June 6 after being unable to agree on a pay cut with the linebacker, who played 10 seasons for the team.
  • 2017 NFL Preview: The tanking Jets are even worse than the Browns

    06/21/2017 7:20:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 20, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    At least the New York Jets have a plan. It’s “The Sham for Sam,” or whatever clever nickname you have for tanking to draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold next April. When a team bottoms out, it usually doesn’t happen this fast. There are signs of erosion, a slow decline to the bottom, then a tough decision to rebuild. Not for the Jets. The fall was steep and sudden. The Jets spent big in 2015, with $168 million going to five free agents. They finished 10-6 in coach Todd Bowles’ first season. One year ago, they were considered playoff contenders.
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech

    06/19/2017 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, the Supreme Court has handed down a decision that’s gonna have some ramifications. They have ruled for, in favor of an Asian-American rock band that calls themselves The Slants. Snerdley, you’re a big music guy. Have you ever heard of The Slants, Asian-American rock band called The Slants? I never have. You have heard of them? You like their music? Ohhh, but you’ve not heard their music, you never heard of ’em ’til the story hit? All right. Well, get this. In a win for Asian-American rock band The Slants — and this has got possible ramifications, good...
  • Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Refers To Law Enforcement as 'The Fugitive Slave Patrol'

    06/19/2017 11:50:26 AM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/19/2017 | Rick Moran
    Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand during the playing of the National Anthem, has raised the level of his stupidity and ignorance to new heights by likening the police to "the fugitive slave patrol." Kaepernick made his comments following the not guilty verdict in the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with murdering a black motorist during a traffic stop. The quarterback, who, unsurprisingly is having trouble finding a job, tweeted a picture of a police badge and a badge worn by agents for Southern state governments charged with hunting down fugitive slaves. A system that...
  • Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

    06/19/2017 8:02:07 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 130 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | June 19, 2017 10:35 am | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. The ruling is a victory for the Asian-American rock band called the Slants, but the case was closely watched for the impact it would have on the separate dispute involving the Washington football team. Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but the...
  • NFL's Kaepernick Compares Cops to Fugitive Slave Patrols

    06/19/2017 6:59:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | 06-18-2017 | Staff
    NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black motorist. Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading "You can't ignore your history - always remember who they are." Between the lines, a police badge is shown side-by-side with a "fugitive slave patrol" badge.
  • Colin Kaepernick Compares Modern Day Police To Slave Catchers

    06/18/2017 4:29:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | June 17, 2017 | Clay Travis
    I’m no expert on political stances that unemployed NFL quarterbacks should embrace on Twitter to ensure that they have a chance to play in the league again, but comparing modern day police officers to slave catchers probably isn’t helpful. Yet that’s exactly what Colin Kaepernick did yesterday in the wake of a jury verdict he disagreed with. Yesterday an Hispanic police officer who shot Philandro Castile in Minnesota last summer was found not guilty of all charges by a jury. Then Kaepernick Tweeted this:
  • Martin Luther King III visits Dolphins minicamp for voting initiative

    06/16/2017 3:11:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    CBS 12 ^ | 6/15/17
    .....Last year, four Dolphins protested police violence against African-Americans, by kneeling during the national anthem. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood up for his players, saying they had the right to do it. ....Martin Luther King III was at Dolphins minicamp Thursday as part of Ross's RISE Initiative. King was helping the players register....
  • ESPN’s Kellerman: NFL Is ‘Injecting Politics’ by Playing the National Anthem at Games

    06/15/2017 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 15,2017 | by Trent Baker
    The ESPN personality then argued that Kaepernick did not inject politics into the NFL, but rather the NFL injects politics by playing the national anthem and “putting pressure” on people to stand. Partial transcript as follows: They both were asked to do things that went against their conscience. In this country, in the United States of America, you don’t have to do that. We are free to make our own choices. And if our conscience is bothering us, we can follow that. In Muhammad Ali’s case, he was asked to take a step forward and become a part of the...
  • Trump should return the Washington Redskins’ trademark protection that Obama took away

    06/14/2017 5:17:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 14, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Trump should return the Washington Redskins’ trademark protection that Obama took away In June 2014, the Obama administration revoked trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people thought it was offensive. This set a horrible precedent. Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be revoked because someone finds it offensive, then I can’t even begin to...
  • Christian Hackenberg's accuracy issues a running joke at Jets camp

    06/14/2017 7:16:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 13, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    Being on the sideline of an NFL practice carries certain risks. Keep your head on a swivel. However, you don’t expect to get pelted with errant passes from professional quarterbacks. That danger seems to be exclusive to New York Jets camp when Christian Hackenberg is taking reps.
  • Is This the NFL's First Female Player?

    06/13/2017 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 71 replies ^ | 6/13/2017 | Lars Anderson
    They cruise down the dusty, open road, the teacher and the pupil, the making of history only months away. What a pair they are as they roll through the 115-degree heat outside Phoenix on Highway 202, the intense desert sunlight bouncing off the black Mercedes sedan. Together they gaze into the barren landscape dotted with saguaro cacti and mesquite trees, and both see the same vision: a future in which a woman playing Division II football on scholarship is no longer a mirage. "You are like my second father, and you're a huge reason I'm doing this," says Becca Longo,...
  • TANKS FOR NOTHING: Here's the week-to-week roadmap of the Jets' 0-16 season

    06/09/2017 11:43:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 8, 2017 | Gary Myers
    Welcome to Tank Town, USA and the Sweet Sixteen. Jets Nation, this is going to be ugly. The 2017 Jets have a realistic chance of being worse than the 1-15 Rich Kotite atrocity of 1996, a team that actually had a lot of talent, unfortunately none of it in the head coach’s office.
  • How the NBA’s embrace of social media might help it someday surpass the NFL

    06/09/2017 11:40:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2017 | Adam Kilgore
    At the outset of the NBA Finals, Commissioner Adam Silver conducted an arithmetic exercise. He added the number of people projected to engage in some fashion with the Golden State Warriors–Cleveland Cavaliers showdown, whether it meant viewing on a television screen, reading a player’s tweet or streaming a highlight over Facebook. The number he arrived at was 1 billion. “So, roughly one out of seven people on this planet will have a direct connection to these Finals,” Silver said. “Which is pretty spectacular.”
  • The 15 Backup Quarterbacks Better Than Colin Kaepernick

    06/07/2017 1:40:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    SI ^ | June 7, 2017 | Andy Benoit
    First off, what you’re about to read has zero to do with Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem. For proof, here’s an article that I wrote in March 2016, before the protest, saying that Kaepernick would be out of the NFL before he won another 10 games as a starter. That forecast appears to be coming true, because Kaepernick can’t even find work as a backup. And it’s mostly due to the same reason he couldn’t find work as a starter: teams don’t think he’s good enough. Twitter went up in arms earlier today when I tweeted this:
  • Jets look to be a in a full-season tank

    06/07/2017 7:03:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | June 7, 2017 | Mike Florio
    So what are the New York Jets thinking? Many think they’re thinking about positioning themselves to “earn” the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by tanking for the full season. As noted by Charean Williams on Tuesday, G.M. Mike Maccagnan denies that. But what else is he going to say?
  • KING: I'm boycotting the NFL because of its blatant bigotry and anti-blackness

    06/06/2017 12:34:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 104 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 6, 2017 | Shaun King
    I love sports. Since I was a young boy, they've been one of the greatest passions of my life. For many years, my dream was to be a general manager of a professional sports team. I still think about it actually and sometimes allow my mind to drift to what my life would look like if I still went that route. The stance I am taking today did not come easily. It's heartbreaking, actually. I'm an NFL fan. I watch the draft. I pay extra for the season pass on television so I can watch every single game. I follow...
  • Colin Kaepernick deserves NFL roster spot and Roger Goodell needs to make it happen

    06/06/2017 11:39:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 98 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 6, 2017 | Gary Myers
    It’s time for Roger Goodell to call in a favor to one of his billionaire owner buddies or GM or coaching friends and get Colin Kaepernick signed. As Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the draft, was falling right off the board into free agent-ville in 2014, there were rumors that Goodell called his good friend Jeff Fisher, the Rams coach, and asked him to use one of his three seventh-round picks on Sam and save the NFL the embarrassment of having to explain how the SEC co-defensive player on the year didn’t get picked.
  • Everybody gets to be an NFL quarterback, except Colin Kaepernick [Libtard whinefest]

    06/05/2017 7:08:42 PM PDT · by Enchante · 85 replies
    Sporting News ^ | June 5, 2017 | David Steele
    Now that an NFL team has righted a terrible wrong and gotten Austin Davis back into the league, it seems like a good time for some clarity about the quarterback (Colin Kaepernick) the team (Seahawks) passed over in favor of Davis. For one thing, it’s clear that neither the NFL nor its teams are all that interested in being honest about why they don’t want to sign Kaepernick this offseason. There have been pockets of honesty here and there on Kaepernick-related topics, from 49ers general manager John Lynch, Giants owner John Mara and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll himself. But the...