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  • Ugh! Colin Kaepernik of the 49ers yells out "Obama" at the line.

    12/20/2014 7:50:56 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 56 replies
    12-20-14
    I'm watching the 49er San Diego and the QB is doing the call at the line and much the way Peyton Manning yells out "OMAHA!", Karpernik calls out "OBAMA!" I had to run it back 3 or 4 times to make sure.
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • FCC says Redskins name not offensive

    12/19/2014 5:00:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition Thursday to deny renewal of WWXX-FM’s broadcast license because it’s the flagship radio station of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name has come under fire by some who see it as a derogatory term for Native Americans. The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content. …
  • Chicago Bears bench Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen

    12/18/2014 11:31:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 17, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    The Chicago Bears made a heck of a statement this offseason. They gave quarterback Jay Cutler a $126 million contract. The team was telling everyone that even though Cutler was a mediocre quarterback for eight years, the ninth would be different. He would be paid like he was on the same level as the game's best quarterbacks. And now, 14 games later, they’re benching Cutler for Jimmy Clausen.
  • Freudian slip? Jets owner accidentally favorited a tweet calling for GM to be fired

    12/17/2014 9:38:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 17, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Jets are in the midst of a pathetic season with a dismal 3-11 record and a sure-to-be last place finish in the AFC East, which has fans wondering if Jets owner Woody Johnson will make any big changes in the offseason. Well, look no further than Johnson’s Twitter feed for an answer:
  • Hands Up, Won't Shoot: Black Protest Isn't Black Progress

    12/17/2014 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Carl Jackson
    Blacks didn't begin rioting in America until white Communist taught them how. In fact, the Watts riots were the first urban race riots driven by blacks. Acting a fool has never affected change for the better. Eric Garner is dead, due in part, to excessive liberal regulations. Michael Brown is dead because he beat down a cop, attempted to take his gun and then charged the officer like he was trying out for the NFL. Berkeley students burdened and trained in the art of "white privilege" are incensed because their professors tell them they should be, and though Al Sharpton...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 16]

    12/16/2014 1:00:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 16 Thursday, Dec. 18 Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, TBD Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, TBD Sunday, Dec. 21 Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. St. Louis...
  • Andrew Luck: The NFL’s Most Perplexing Trash Talker

    12/16/2014 8:28:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kevin Clark
    Andrew Luck’s legend is growing. Sure, there’s buzz about how he has thrown for more yards in his first three seasons than anyone in NFL history. Or the fact he’s led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs in each of his NFL seasons, after clinching a spot this year with Sunday’s win. But among NFL players, the gossip around Luck concerns a peculiar brand of on-field chatter so confusing and brilliant that no one knows quite what to make of it. “In all the years I’ve played football I have never heard anything like it,” said Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan...
  • NFL admits Ed Hochuli erred on key penalty against 49ers

    12/15/2014 4:42:56 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 84 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Ben Rohrbach
    On a third-and-5 early in the fourth quarter, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson couldn't connect with rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson, but a roughing the passer penalty against 49ers linebacker Nick Moody bailed out Seattle. Instead of kicking a field goal to remain ahead by one score, the defending Super Bowl champions received a first down and scored a touchdown to go up 17-7 two plays later.
  • All NY Jets did with win over Titans was hurt slot in 2015 NFL draft

    12/15/2014 11:18:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 15, 2014 | Manish Mehta
    When the wackiness of the final play was over and one forward pass and three laterals had come up nine yards short for the Titans, two words likely crossed every smart Jets fan’s mind: It figures. Rex Ryan and his players rejoiced over this December win during this lost season, while the legions of team followers cursed a meaningless moment that almost certainly cost the Jets a chance at drafting a franchise quarterback in the coming months.
  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mike Fiammetta
    The head of the Cleveland Police Union is demanding an apology after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt before Sunday's game that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice - John Crawford." Rice, a 12-year-old boy, died last month after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who reportedly mistook his air gun for a real firearm. Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air rifle in a Wal-Mart.
  • NFL Tiebreaker chart (VANITY:VNFC and AFC playoffs)

    12/14/2014 7:06:44 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 31 replies
    9pm EST. TIEBREAKERS AFC WILDCARD MIAMI BUFF BALT PITT CLEVE HOUS KC SAN DIEGO MIAMI .... - MIA-3 BA-1, MIA-3 MIA-4 MIA-3 HOUS-3 KC-1 MIA-1, SD-4 BUFF MIA-3 .... - balt-L4 PITT-3 BUFF-1 HOUS-1,3 KC-1,3 SD-1,3 BALT BA-1, MIA-3 balt-L4 ...- PITT-3 CLE-2 HOUS-1,3 KC-3 SD-1,3 PITT MIA-4 PITT-3 PITT-3 ...- PITT-4 PITT-1, HOUS-3 KC-1,SOV pitt-L3, SD-4 CLEVE MIA-3 BUFF-1 CLE-2 PITT-4 ...- HOUS-1,3 KC-3 SD-3 HOUS HOUS-3 HOUS-1,3 HOUS-1,3 PITT-1, HOUS-3 HOUS-1,3 ....- HOUS-3 HOUS-3 KC KC-1 KC-1,3 KC-3 KC-1,SOV KC-3 HOUS-3 ....- 12/28 SAN DIEGO MIA-1, SD-4 SD-1,3 SD-1,3 pitt-L3, SD-4 SD-3 HOUS-3 12/28 ....- 1- ...HEAD-TO-HEAD 2-...
  • Ruling to throw out texts damages case against Aaron Hernandez

    12/14/2014 12:11:19 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 4 replies
    si.com/ ^ | 12/14/14 | BY MICHAEL MCCANN
    Ruling to throw out texts damages case against Aaron Hernandez In a surprising and significant decision, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled on Friday that text messages sent by Odin Lloyd prior to his murder will be inadmissible in the upcoming trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. Garsh’s ruling eliminates a critical piece of evidence against Hernandez and increases the stunning possibility of Hernandez being found not guilty. Jury selection in Hernandez’s trial is scheduled to begin on January 9, 2015.
  • No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after ....

    08/31/2014 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner AP
    FULL TITLE: No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after he's cut from the St. Louis Rams Michael Sam was not picked up by any other team Sunday after the NFL's first openly gay draft pick was cut by the St. Louis Rams. Sam's dreams of becoming the first gay NFL player have now been placed on hold. Sam is now free to sign with any NFL practice team. Scroll down for video
  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • Obama: Pro, college football a 'little bit of an old boys' network' (ESPN radio interview)

    12/12/2014 11:05:16 AM PST · by maggief · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 12, 2014 | CHRISTI PARSONS
    President Obama said Friday that professional and college football have been “a little bit of an old boys’ network” but that he thinks sports franchises are now establishing clear policies to address the off-the-field behavior of their athletes. “This is not unique to the NFL,” Obama said in an ESPN radio interview. “There have been some blind spots that are rooted not just in pro football but back into college football.... Certain behaviors have been tolerated.” (snip) Asked whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had “too many men” around him as he was handling the matter, Obama made an argument for...
  • Super Bowl documents suggest what NFL will seek from Legislature

    12/09/2014 12:28:18 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-9-14 | doug belden
    As they're sorting through requests for more funding from programs and agencies next legislative session, state lawmakers are likely to be asked to help out a huge New York City-based nonprofit: the National Football League. 2015 is the year when any additional tax exemptions for the league related to the 2018 Super Bowl would likely be passed, and stadium officials have confirmed they will be making requests. The question of what exactly Minnesota taxpayers would be giving the NFL as part of hosting the game has been in limbo since Minneapolis' bid was accepted by league owners in May. As...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 15]

    12/09/2014 11:22:16 AM PST · by Bender2 · 266 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 15 Thursday, Dec. 11 Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. New...
  • NFL players show support for 'I can't breathe' protests

    12/07/2014 6:46:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/7/14 | afp
    Washington (AFP) - Several NFL players showed their support Sunday for the "I can't breathe" protests sweeping the United States demanding justice for black men who have died at the hands of white policemen. On Saturday, Chicago Bulls NBA star Derrick Rose wore a T-shirt bearing the words, which have become the slogan of the demonstrations in major US cities because they were the last phrase uttered by a black father of six in New York when police placed him in a chokehold.
  • Jeff Fisher Taunts 'Skins With RG3 Trade Haul Before Game

    12/07/2014 4:39:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 12/7/14 | Samer Kalaf
    The Rams shut out the 'Skins 24-0 today, but St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher punked Washington before the game even started. Remember when Washington traded up in the 2012 draft to get Robert Griffin III? Oh, Fisher remembers.
  • Reggie Bush Wears Protest Shirt (I can't breathe)

    12/07/2014 1:01:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    espn ^ | 12-2014
    DETROIT -- Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died while being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested. Bush wore the shirt a day after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in pregame warm-ups prior to his team's game Saturday night...
  • Washington could stick with Robert Griffin III in 2015, fire Jay Gruden per report

    12/06/2014 6:46:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Washington head coach Jay Gruden could be "one and done" with the team if he insists on moving on from quarterback Robert Griffin III heading into the 2015 season, according to a report from Jason Reid of The Washington Post. Griffin was benched by Gruden in favor of Colt McCoy when it became clear that Griffin wasn't able to execute the kind of offensive gameplan that Gruden likes to run. Namely, Griffin struggles to make reads from the pocket, and Gruden's offense relies on a pocket passer.
  • Fran Tarkenton rips Robert Griffin III: 'He will never make it'

    12/05/2014 8:49:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 5, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    If Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton doesn't think much of your abilities as an NFL quarterback, he has no problem speaking his mind. A.J. McCarron knows all about this. As does Tim Tebow and, yep, Brett Favre. And so does Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan, especially after Tarkenton went negative after the Redskins lost their 2012 playoff game to the Seahawks. Now, during an interview with theMMQB.com's Jenny Vrentas, Tarkenton took another crack at Griffin, who's lost his starting Redskins job to Colt McCoy and who very well could be off the team before 2015. Tarketon says he...
  • Tony Romo has broken rib, too

    12/05/2014 9:15:49 AM PST · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    HICAGO -- Tony Romo has been dealing with the effects of back surgery this past offseason and two transverse process fractures, and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback let it slip Thursday night that he also has been playing through a broken rib for the better part of two months.
  • For Jay Gruden, the best place for Robert Griffin III is elsewhere

    12/04/2014 10:38:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jason Reid
    Jay Gruden wanted Robert Griffin III to succeed, but he felt he had no choice last week other than to bench the Washington Redskins’ once-apparent franchise savior despite the wide-ranging consequences. And while it’s unclear whether owner Dan Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen are in lockstep with their coach, it’s helpful to examine what convinced Gruden that the franchise must part ways with the 2012 offensive rookie of the year. By making the bold move, Gruden has set the tone about Griffin’s future as the offseason draws near, and the power of Gruden’s assessment will be crucial...
  • Black St. Louis police group supports Rams, rips other police group

    12/03/2014 6:59:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 3, 2014 | John Breech
    The Rams may not have the support of the St. Louis Police Officer's Association, but the team does have the support of at least one police group in St. Louis. The Ethical Society of Police -- which represents African American cops in St. Louis -- released a statement this week saying that it commends the Rams for the Ferguson gesture they did before the team's Week 13 game against the Raiders. Jared Cook, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens and Tavon Austin all did the "Hands-up-don't-shoot" pose as they entered the field before the Rams' 52-0 win over the Raiders.
  • Michael Sam: I'm Not in the NFL Because I'm Gay

    12/03/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | December 3, 2104 | Staff
    Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation ... or if it has to do with the level of talent he faced after college. "I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year ... so I don't think it had to do with talent."
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 14]

    12/03/2014 5:12:02 AM PST · by Bender2 · 167 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 4 Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Indianapolis Colts vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco...
  • Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett reposts awkward picture of 16-year-old Malia Obama

    12/02/2014 5:13:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/2/14 | Ashley Collman
    Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is out for the season with a knee injury, so perhaps it´s unsurprising that he´s spending a lot more of his time stirring up drama on Twitter. On Monday, the 33-year-old posted an unintentionally provocative picture of Malia Obama which he somehow eclipsed today by live-tweeting his experience serving jury duty. The picture of the 16-year-old first daughter has been making the rounds online, and is a screen grab of a televised event that focuses on her back side. An Instagram used with the username ´dreday_4´ reposted the image to his feed on Monday...
  • St. Louis County police, Rams spar over reported apology

    12/02/2014 7:41:52 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-02-2014 | Holly Yan, CNN
    Sorry seems to be the hardest word. The latest Ferguson confrontation isn't taking place on the streets of the beleaguered city, but between the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Rams football team -- over an apology, or lack thereof. The brouhaha started silently when five Rams players took to the field Sunday with their palms in the air -- showing the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture used by protesters decrying the police shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. ~snip~ St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar sent an e-mail to his staff saying the...
  • Rams players should not be disciplined

    I guess life would be less complicated if we just left sports to be about the games. I get it that a lot of people who watched Sunday’s NFL game between the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders were angered that Rams players Jared Cook, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens and Tavon Austin made a visual statement about a polarizing social issue. During the introduction of the St. Louis offense, the five players stopped near the tunnel and raised their arms in the universal sign of “I surrender.” It was a statement about the recent grand jury decision not...
  • NFL won’t discipline Rams players for Ferguson demonstration

    12/01/2014 9:42:33 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 65 replies
    NBCSports ^ | 12/01/2014 | Michael David Smith
    After five Rams players took the field in St. Louis with their hands raised in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association urged the NFL to discipline the players. The NFL will not be doing that. A league spokesman told USA Today that the players won’t be disciplined. “We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement.
  • Don Jones disciplined for tweets about Michael Sam [But anti-cop Rams get free pass]

    12/01/2014 9:42:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 5/11/14 | Manouk Akopyan
    ....Dolphins safety Don Jones took to Twitter with inappropriate comments after Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. As a result, Jones was fined an undisclosed amount and excused from all team activities, the team announced through a press release Sunday...
  • NFL execs: Redskins unlikely to get more than a 3rd-round pick for RG3

    12/01/2014 7:38:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 30, 2014 | James La Canfora
    Multiple sources within Washington's organization believe it is a forgone conclusion former starting quarterback Robert Griffin III will not back be back with the team in 2015, with the disconnect between him and the team's decision-makers growing so great, and the desire to retain him so scant, that an offseason divorce is inevitable. The division between Griffin and the team -- the weekly stories of his leadership and the endless gossip -- and his being benched for the final month of the season for the second straight year, by two different head coaches, have left the situation beyond repair, the...
  • 'Hands up' gesture by St. Louis Rams NFL players riles police group

    12/01/2014 6:56:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    Five St. Louis Rams football players came on to the field for the pre-game introductions with their hands raised in the familiar "hands up, don't shoot" pose of protestors demonstrating the decision of the Ferguson grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case. The political statement has been condemned by the St. Louis Polcie Officers Association, who expressed their displeasure with the Rams organization and demanded the players be sanctioned. The statement deserves to be published in its entirety: From KDSK: "Five members of the Rams entered the field today exhibiting the "hands-up-don't-shoot" pose that has been adopted by protestors...
  • St. Louis police group demands punishment for Rams players in Ferguson protest

    12/01/2014 6:23:50 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/14 | none
    "I just think there has to be a change," Davon Cook said after the Rams' 52-0 win. "There has to be a change that starts with the people that are most influential around the world. "No matter what happened on that day, no matter how the whole situation went down, there has to be a change."
  • Redskins to part with Griffin after season: Report

    11/30/2014 5:45:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not return to the team next season, according to CBS Sports. After losing his starting job to Colt McCoy, several in the organization believe that the team will part with Griffin after the season. There has reportedly been a growing rift between Griffin and the team that is beyond repair.
  • Rams show support for Ferguson with “hands up, don’t shoot” entrance

    11/30/2014 1:00:38 PM PST · by balch3 · 95 replies
    Fox2Now ^ | Nov 30, 2014 | KTVI
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Rams took the field at the Edward Jones Dome in a show of support for the Ferguson protesters. Rams players including Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and receivers Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt took to the field with their hands up. The “hands up, don’t shoot” sign has been a hallmark of protesters since the August 9th shooting. The St. Louis Rams are playing the Oakland Raiders. The hometown team is leading 44-0 in the 4th quarter. The gesture made another appearance after a touchdown in the first quarter.
  • Rams mimic Ferguson protesters with 'Hands up, don't shoot' gesture

    11/30/2014 11:56:37 AM PST · by Veggie Todd · 65 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 30, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    A few days after Saints tight end Benjamin Watson wrote a moving post about Ferguson and all that's happened there since the shooting death of Michael Brown, a few Rams players gave their own tribute Sunday.
  • NFL Player's Reflection On Ferguson Goes Viral

    11/29/2014 5:48:36 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 29, 2014 | You Tube
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson stirs the Facebook faithful with thoughtful and moving post on tumult surrounding the Michael Brown-Officer Darren Wilson case and Ferguson. #Ferguson Fox News: On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
  • Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Can Return to NFL

    11/28/2014 12:49:00 PM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension against the NFL and is eligible to return immediately, according to people familiar with the matter. Rice, who was indefinitely suspended in September after new evidence emerged in his domestic-violence case, can sign with a team immediately, though it isn’t clear if a team will do so with just a month left in the season. Rice was cut by the Ravens in September. The appeal was heard by Barbara Jones, a former U.S. District Court judge.
  • Fawning over Detroit [Vanity]

    11/27/2014 12:42:16 PM PST · by re_nortex · 43 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 · 17 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 · 179 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.