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  • Fawning over Detroit [Vanity]

    11/27/2014 12:42:16 PM PST · by re_nortex · 34 replies
    11/27/14 | Self
    The early NFL Thanksgiving game (Lions and Bears) has turned into a liberal lovefest for Detroit's faux renaissance. Phil Simms and Jim Nantz are breathless with their admiration of the so-called "rebirth" of that DemonRAT city. Carefully-staged photos of downtown are then spoken in reverant terms by the announcers. I'm sure See-BS is forcing this narrative. Please Phil and Jim, just shut up about the failed city and focus on the game! Until and unless free-market Conservatism is allowed to flourish in Detroit, it remains a third world cesspool.
  • 20 years ago today: Plano East vs. John Tyler HS Football [video link]

    11/26/2014 10:01:32 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-26-14 | youtube
    Same link here
  • The end is near for RG III, Redskins

    11/26/2014 1:55:33 PM PST · by re_nortex · 68 replies
    ESPN ^ | NOV 26 2014 | John Keim
    The Redskins will say they're not giving up on Robert Griffin III, that he can be developed, that he can still become the quarterback they hoped he would be -- and expected him to be -- when they gave up four draft picks for him in 2012. It's hard to believe them. Everything else suggests this is the end for Griffin in Washington.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 13]

    11/26/2014 1:53:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 81 replies
    Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 27 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs....
  • Jay Gruden must convince Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen to move on from Robert Griffin III

    11/25/2014 6:01:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jason Reid
    After a long climb, Jay Gruden finally became a head coach. And now Gruden shouldn’t allow Robert Griffin III’s problems to derail his career, too. In his first season with the Washington Redskins, people within the organization say, Gruden has seen enough to determine that Griffin at best will be a long-term project as a pocket passer. If it were up to Gruden, the Redskins would spend this offseason finding a new starting quarterback. But owner Daniel Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen will make that call.
  • Mass found in chest of Eric Berry [KC Chiefs safety]

    11/24/2014 7:32:00 PM PST · by Gil4 · 20 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has what team officials believe is lymphoma -- a form of cancer -- and has been placed on the season-ending non-football illness list. Berry will undergo further testing at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to complete the diagnosis. "At this point in time, we don't have a definitive diagnosis," Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "But the leading consideration for what he has right now is lymphoma.
  • Michael Sam: I never wanted to come out the way I did

    11/24/2014 9:43:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post (through GQ Magazine) ^ | November 24, 2014 | Stephanie Smith
    Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, would have preferred not to come out the way he did before the NFL draft last year. “If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did,” says Sam, a former all-star at the University of Missouri, in GQ’s latest issue.
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever it’s called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesn’t play for the Saints or the Bengals. He’s a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (that’s right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • Odell Beckham, Jr. Makes Circus Catch Of The Year For A Touchdown

    11/23/2014 6:25:20 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 98 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 11/23/2014
    We've highlighted Giants receiver Odell Beckham's skills before, but this is unreal. Check out the athleticism he employs to snag this ball with one hand and still make it into the end zone. Even Al Michaels couldn't believe what he'd seen, and he's seen everything.
  • Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

    11/21/2014 6:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89. Paul died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 in Woodland Hills after an extended illness, his family announced. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Paul earned a UCLA football letter in each of four seasons — 1943, '44, '46 and '47 — with his Bruin career split by Navy service during World War II. He played center and linebacker, was chosen team captain three times and, according to UCLA, was the first freshman player to...
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/20/2014 7:04:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dan Wetzel
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm. No, he could change American governance.
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/19/2014 6:39:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11.19.2014
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm.
  • O.J. Simpson Did Not Get Away With Murder

    11/18/2014 9:17:21 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 85 replies
    On October 3, 1995, O.J. Simpson was found "not guilty" of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, even though any reasonable person knew that he was guilty. Basically this was a case of "jury nullification". Reaction to the verdict was divided among racial lines. However, it is important to point out that no cities were burned and no whites retaliated by taking TVs and designer clothing out of department stores. Basically they sucked it up and got on with their lives. However, O.J. Simpson did not get away with murder after all. From that point on, O.J. Simpson's life...
  • Diagnosing What Ails RG3 (Can't Run a NFL Offense)

    11/19/2014 8:40:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    SI ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andy Benoit
    Locker room leadership can be overrated. How a quarterback really loses his team is by leaving receivers open on the field. This is Robert Griffin’s biggest problem, and has been throughout his career. What’s most concerning is that he’s leaving receivers on the field out of a variety of formations and against a variety of coverages. The common thread is bad mechanics and a poor sense of timing. Here are some examples from when Griffin returned to action two weeks ago after suffering a dislocated ankle in early September. To a small degree, his struggles can be attributed to rust....
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 12]

    11/19/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by Bender2 · 148 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 12 Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Nov. 20 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins...
  • Drunk Jaguars CB arrested after trying to use gum as currency

    11/18/2014 5:47:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz’s first trip to Miami ended with a visit to jail. Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday by the Miami Beach Police Department following a disturbance and was cited for disorderly intoxication and trespassing. Police were called when a store employee balked at Gratz’s request to pay for his items with bubble gum instead of money.
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Thrash ‘Sunday Night Football’ For Third Week In A Row

    11/17/2014 12:32:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 17, 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Well, this is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition now isn’t it? For a third consecutive week and the fourth time this season, The Walking Dead has solidly beat Sunday Night Football among adults 18-49. In the sixth episode of its fifth season, the blockbuster AMC series drew a 7.3 rating among the key demo while the New England Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts got a 6.2. That’s a 15% spread.
  • DEA stages surprise NFL inspections

    11/16/2014 3:16:59 PM PST · by John W · 43 replies
    espn.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | John Barr
    WASHINGTON -- In an unprecedented step, agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration conducted surprise inspections Sunday, targeting the medical and training staffs of visiting NFL teams, in an effort to determine whether they violated federal drug laws governing the handling and distribution of prescription painkillers, "Outside the Lines" has learned. A federal law enforcement official, with knowledge of the investigation, told "Outside the Lines" the inspections were motivated by allegations raised in a May 2014 federal lawsuit, filed on behalf of several prominent NFL players, who allege team physicians and trainers routinely gave them painkillers in an illegal manner...
  • DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

    11/16/2014 6:57:59 PM PST · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 11/16 | LITKE
    Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.
  • Saints Fan Elbows Woman’s Face, Steals Souvenir Ball From Her [Video]

    11/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PST · by barmag25 · 58 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 11/16/14 | Inquisitr staff
    What can be said about a New Orleans Saints fan elbowing a young woman in the face, outmuscling her, and ripping a souvenir football from her?
  • Falcons hold off Panthers, move into first-place tie

    11/16/2014 2:04:55 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    NFL ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Hanzus
    The Atlanta Falcons aren't dead -- far from it. Mike Smith's team moved into a first-place tie in the lumpy NFC South with a 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. Give the Falcons credit: They could have folded after Cam Newton led the Panthers on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives, turning a 16-3 Atlanta lead into a 17-16 deficit. But Matt Ryan led the Falcons back down the field, got the go-ahead field goal from Matt Bryant, then held on defense with the help of Graham Gano, who missed a 46-yard kick, then had...
  • Bill introduced to strip tax exemption from Redskins

    11/13/2014 7:14:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/2014 | BY SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Washington D.C.’s non-voting Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a bill Wednesday that would strip tax-exempt status from professional sports teams that associate with the Redskins team name, which she said “has officially been found offensive." Norton’s bill is a companion measure to one offered by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa. Norton, a Democrat, cited a recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny the renewal of the Redskins name, which is currently under appeal by team owner Daniel Snyder. “Continued use of the current team name and mascot is not only inconsistent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 11]

    11/12/2014 5:59:59 AM PST · by Bender2 · 221 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 11 Bye teams: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 13 Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. San...
  • Will the Gaystapo Demand That Deion Sanders be Fired After His Comments About Michael Sam?

    11/09/2014 6:43:27 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11/9/14
    The radical homosexual free speech police will no doubt be livid when they watch or hear what NFL legend and NFL Network commentator Deion Sanders said about the much ballyhooed Michael Sam, considered the first openly homosexual player in the National Football League (until he was cut by two different teams). You know what, I reached out to Michael Sam because I have a cousin who’s gay. He’s been gay ever since we were kids. And, I’m not saying I condone it, but I don’t condemn it,” Sanders said when asked about Sam’s latest release, from the Dallas Cowboys’ practice...
  • Deion Sanders on Michael Sam: Gay ‘Could Be’ a Choice – ‘The God I Know Don’t Make Mistakes’

    11/08/2014 7:38:12 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/07/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    When questioned about openly homosexual football player Michael Sam, Pro Football Hall of Famer and CBS Sports analyst Deion Sanders said that gay “could be” a choice and added that, “The God I know don’t make mistakes.” In a Nov. 7 interview preview on ORA.tv, an online program, host Larry King asked Sanders what he thought about Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and later released, and then picked for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and not long thereafter also released. Sanders, who is also a commentator for the NFL Network, said, “You know what, I...
  • Devon Still [Bengals, NFL] Reunites With Daughter Leah Before NFL Game

    11/06/2014 2:29:05 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    business2community ^ | 11-6-14 | Jill Heagerty
    Devon Still reunited with his daughter Leah so she can watch his NFL game in person for the first time on Thursday. The Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle has been helping his daughter fight cancer since June. The four-year-old has had surgery and chemotherapy for stage 4 neuroblastoma. On Wednesday Leah felt well enough to leave the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and fly home so she could watch the Bengals play the Cleveland Browns. Still considers it the most special game he will ever play.
  • 'You should text my mom, she is obsessed with you': How former NFL cheerleader's son matched up

    11/06/2014 1:07:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2014 | David McCormack
    The inappropriate sexual relationship between Molly Shattuck, the 47-year-old former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, and a 15-year-old boy which has lead to the mother-of-three being charged with third-degree rape was instigated by her own son, police have revealed. According to Delaware State Police, it was one of Shattuck’s own children who urged the unnamed victim to text his mom because ‘she is obsessed with you’ after spotting photos of the teen on Instagram.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 10]

    11/04/2014 5:34:39 PM PST · by Bender2 · 205 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 10 Bye teams: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 6 Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 Dallas Cowboys vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. (London) Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:25...
  • Ex-NFL cheerleader, 47, and former wife of billionaire energy tycoon facing jail for sex assault

    11/05/2014 9:35:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2014 | David McCormack
    A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has been arrested and charged in connection with a sexual relationship involving a 15-year-old boy. Molly Shattuck, 47, was indicted on Monday on two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors, Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said. She was released on $84,000 bond after an arraignment on Wednesday in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown, Delaware.
  • Michael Sam's NFL snub already at historic level

    11/04/2014 3:52:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    SB Nation Outsports ^ | November 4, 2014 | Cyd Zeigler
    ... With every week that passes featuring mediocre players taking the field for NFL teams, and various clubs showing no ability to stop the pass, the reasoning for the NFL's collective snub of Sam becomes more and more clear: Michael Sam is not on an active roster today because he is openly gay...
  • The NFL's Return to Los Angeles Is a Terrible Idea

    10/30/2014 2:15:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Zócalo Public Square ^ | October 30, 2014 | Joe Mathews
    Mayor Eric Garcetti is wrong when he says Los Angeles shouldn't give taxpayer dollars to the National Football League. To the contrary, L.A. would be wise to pay the NFL to stay away from Southern California. Permanently. Unfortunately, 20 years after the Raiders and Rams left town, the very bad idea of luring the NFL back is gaining momentum. The city of Los Angeles just extended a downtown stadium deal agreement that was expiring. The NFL is surveying rich Angelenos to see if they'd buy season tickets. Garcetti himself says it's "highly likely" a team will relocate here in the...
  • 49ers great Gordy Soltau dies at age 89

    10/30/2014 11:10:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cam Inman
    Gordy Soltau, a 49ers scoring machine in the 1950s and one of the franchise's kindest ambassadors, passed away from natural causes Sunday night with his family by his side. He was 89. Inducted two years ago into the 49ers Hall of Fame, Soltau joined the team in 1950 upon its arrival in the NFL. The pass-catching end and kicker led the 49ers in scoring in eight of his nine years, topping the NFL in both 1952 and 1953.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 9]

    10/29/2014 6:32:02 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 117 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 9 Bye teams: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans Thursday, Oct. 30 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.. St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, 4:25...
  • Vanished Broncos Fan Found Safe, Back With Family

    10/29/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 32 replies
    Yahoo/GMA ^ | 10/29 | MEGHAN KENEALLY, CLAYTON SANDELL and MICHAEL S. JAMES
    Paul Kitterman, the 53-year-old father who went missing during halftime at Thursday's Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game, has been found safe, police said. Denver police made the announcement on their Twitter account: "DPD confirming that Paul Kitterman has been located and is safe after going missing from the Bronco Game." Later they added: "Paul Kitterman was located in Pueblo, Colorado. Again, he is unharmed. All questions should be directed to the family."
  • In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins

    10/28/2014 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Ian Shapira
    ....Inside the Red Mesa High School locker room, Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold” blared on the stereo as players hurried to strap on their helmets and gather for a pregame prayer and pep talk..... ....Most of the people in Red Mesa not only reject claims that their team’s nickname is a slur, they have emerged as a potent symbol in the heated debate over the name of the more widely known Redskins — Washington’s NFL team. More than half the school’s 220 students eagerly accepted free tickets from the team for an Oct. 12 game near Phoenix, where they confronted Native American...
  • Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Keep Successful Black Men Down

    10/25/2014 6:32:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/14 | Alex Griswold
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African-Americans of keeping successful ones down. While appearing on “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, “black enough.” Barkley went on a long monologue on the subject: ”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because...
  • Peyton Manning Has Had It With Broncos Scoreboard Operator

    10/24/2014 2:30:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    cbs/ap ^ | October 24, 2014 9:21 AM
    Manning wasn’t happy when the Broncos were trying to chew up the clock in the closing minutes and the Denver crowd was going crazy. That forced Manning to try to quiet down a stadium of 76,907 by himself, frantically waving his arms like a big bird, then shaking his head in disbelief. ... “I’m not sure what he’s doing, he’s playing music and showing players dancing and getting the crowd fired up when we have the ball,” Manning said. “I don’t think we should be doing that. I don’t think we should be showing their quarterback on the sideline. I...
  • Reports: Some teammates think QB Russell Wilson isn't black enough

    10/24/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT · by cport · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Earlier this week, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman wrote about the ongoing saga in Seattle in the wake of the Percy Harvin trade. Specifically, some Seahawks players think third-year quarterback Russell Wilson is too close to the front office, and doesn't always take blame for his mistakes. Then there's this: "There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed," Freeman wrote. "My feeling on this -- and it's backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players -- is that some of the black players think Wilson isn't black enough." We talked about Wilson's blackness on the Eye on...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 8]

    10/22/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 194 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons (London), 9:30 a.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders...
  • Cowboys Waive Michael Sam From Practice Squad

    10/21/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 104 replies
    IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. Sam, the first openly-gay player in the NFL, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rams.
  • Ferguson Protesters and Football Fans Brawl in Street After St. Louis Rams Game

    10/21/2014 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/20/2014
    Ferguson protesters and football fans fought in the street after the St. Louis Rams game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The protesters were outside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis yelling and chanting about the killing of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer from Ferguson, Missouri, in August. As the protesters and football fans began arguing, the Post-Dispatch reported that a fan appeared to spit on one of the protesters and he was then struck on the head, which sparked a large fight. There...
  • Fans and protesters clash after Rams game

    10/19/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2014 | Samantha Liss
    Protesters fight to regain control of a flag that was taken by a fan (right) leaving the Edward Jones Dome after the St. Louis Rams game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014. Several fights erupted as fans and protesters mixed after the game. Two arrests were made.Rams fans and Ferguson protesters fought Sunday afternoon outside the Edward Jones Dome after the Rams secured a victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks. At around 3 p.m. a handful of fans argued with protesters, who were yelling and chanting, near the intersection of North Broadway and Cole streets. The yelling escalated, a fan appeared...
  • Not a Bad Guess to say Adrian Peterson is Finished

    10/19/2014 7:16:46 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 49 replies
    Sun Times ^ | October 18, 2014 | Rick Telander
    Almost forgotten in the uproar over the brutal ‘‘whuppin’ ’’ that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson laid on his 4-year-old son is just how great a runner Peterson was. I say ‘‘was’’ because it’s not certain Peterson, 29, will play in the NFL again. He is out indefinitely, with pay, as he awaits trial on charges of reckless or negligent injury toward his son. The trial tentatively is set for Dec. 1, too late for him to return and play this season. If he is found guilty, he could receive a prison sentence of two years and a $10,000 fine....
  • NFL, pink ribbons not enough to win over women (Feminazi Alert)

    10/17/2014 5:26:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 16, 2014 | Linda Rubin and Gayle Sulik
    Editor's note: Linda Rubin is is a professor and licensed psychologist in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Texas Woman's University. Her clinical, teaching, and research interests focus on psychological trauma, relational violence, and the psychology of women. Gayle Sulik is a medical sociologist, founder of the Breast Cancer Consortium and author of "Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health." Follow her on Twitter: @pinkribbonblues. (CNN) -- Of the two of us, Linda is the fan of professional football. And every football fan realizes football games are extremely violent. We are both also feminists. And every feminist...
  • Percy Harvin Traded To New York Jets For Conditional Draft Pick, Per Report

    10/17/2014 3:24:47 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    msn.com ^ | 17 October 2014 | Matt Verderame
    The New York Jets have acquired receiver/returner Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. Harvin has been injury prone throughout his career but has played in all five of Seattle's games this season.
  • New York Giants getting briefed on Ebola before trip to Dallas

    10/15/2014 1:58:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2014
    The Giants are heading to Dallas this weekend and have taken steps to ensure their traveling party is briefed on the deadly Ebola virus that has been contracted by two female health care workers in the Dallas hospital where one man, Thomas Eric Duncan, died from the virus on Oct. 8. The Giants face the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
  • Minneapolis Looks to Ban ‘Redskins’ Name from City

    10/15/2014 10:59:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 15, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Opponents of the Washington Redskins’ name in Minneapolis are pulling out all the stops to bar the team from using its controversial name during its November game against the Minnesota Vikings. Now, a city attorney will explore whether the Mill City has the legal authority to ban the name entirely. The decision to look into taking legal action was part of two resolutions recently passed by the Minneapolis city council. The first resolution, which passed unanimously last week, officially condemned “the racist, offensive name of the Washington, D.C. football franchise.” One councilmember said the name is an affront to “a...
  • Joseph Randle's father: 'My son is not a thief' [Cowboy's RB]

    10/15/2014 6:51:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.wfaa.com ^ | 4:43 p.m. CDT October 14, 2014 | Staff
    Police say Randle attempted to steal a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne, worth $84, and Polo underwear worth $39.40. FRISCO – The father of Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle says his son is innocent after being arrested for shoplifting at a Dillard's store in Frisco. "My son is not a thief, okay? He was just trying to get his baby out of there because she was clowning pretty bad. All he was going to do is take ‎the baby out and then he was going to come back and take care of his business," Mr. Randle said...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 7]

    10/15/2014 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 178 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 7 Bye teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 16 New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona...
  • Frisco police: Cowboys’ Joseph Randle arrested Monday, charged with theft

    10/14/2014 9:34:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    crimeblog.dallasnews.com ^ | 9:27 am on October 14, 2014 | By Naheed Rajwani
    Frisco police say Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday evening for allegedly shoplifting at the Dillard’s at Stonebriar Mall. Police were called to the Dillard’s at 8:17 p.m. Monday, said Frisco police spokesman Chad LaPrelle. The store’s loss prevention employees had detained Randle, who was later charged with theft, a Class B misdemeanor. Police said Randle attempted to steal a $39.50-pack of two black Polo underwear and a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne valued at $84. He was released from Frisco City Jail early Tuesday after posting a $350 bail, police said. Randle has a...