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  • The Conversation: Kaepernick's stand still resonating

    02/27/2017 12:00:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies ^ | February 27,2017 | Jeffri Chadiha
    It's been roughly six months since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest went public, and things haven't been the same since. More NFL players decided to follow his lead in bringing attention to the issue of unarmed African-Americans dying at the hands of police. Athletes in other sports also joined in, while police officers, military veterans and ordinary citizens talked about the problem from their own perspectives. There was plenty of dialogue and debate, fury and frustration. But what became clear in all this is something even Kaepernick couldn't have known: The world of sports was the...
  • Former University of Florida football All-America (& Ravens safety) arrested on felony drug charges

    02/27/2017 11:33:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/26/2017 | David J. Neal
    Matt Elam, a Baltimore Ravens safety and former University of Florida All-America, got arrested in Miami-Dade on felony drug charges Saturday night. Elam, 25, was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center Sunday on possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana; possession of marijuana with intent to sell/distribute/manufacture; possession of a controlled substance; and reckless driving, according to Miami-Dade Corrections records. The first three charges are third degree felonies. Also arrested (snip) were Calvin Stewart, 28, for possession of a concealed weapon and resisting an officer without violence; Fritz Narcisse, 22, and Abdud Narcisse, 23, each on misdemeanor marijuana...
  • NBA joins NFL in warning Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'

    02/17/2017 6:04:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state. The NBA on Friday joined the NFL in suggesting that Texas will be overlooked for future big events if lawmakers pass a bill requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. NBA spokesman Mike Bass says an environment where people are treated "fairly and equally" weighs heavily when the league chooses host locations. Texas has three...
  • The State Of Texas Will Be Banning Transgender Bathrooms, The NFL Is Now Threatening Texas(tr)

    02/17/2017 1:44:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 71 replies ^ | 02/17/2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    The NFL Is Now Threatening Texas, But The Governor Of Texas Tells The NFL To Go Straight To Hell! A coalition of pastors known as the Texas Pastor Council that spearheaded the defeat of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, known also as the “Bathroom Bill,” is now taking aim at the National Football League after the organization threatened to make Texas pay if the state passes a proposed transgender bathroom law introduced last month. Senate Bill 6, one of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s legislative priorities, would require everyone to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based...
  • Breaking down the charges against Jets CB Darrelle Revis, plus a look at the next legal steps

    02/17/2017 3:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael McCann
    New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with felonies for his alleged role in an altercation that took place in Pittsburgh last Sunday. According to a statement released by the Pittsburgh Police Department (PPD), the incident began when an unnamed 22-year old man recognized Revis while walking at around 2:30 am. He then approached Revis, who hails from nearby Aliquippa, Pa., to see if it was really Revis. Revis confirmed his identity to the man.
  • Legal expert says O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this summer

    02/14/2017 12:43:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 14, 2017 | Jared Dubin
    Simpson has served eight years of a 33-year sentence O.J. Simpson has been incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada since 2008 after being sentenced to 33 years in prison, all stemming from an incident at a Las Vegas hotel room from which Simpson attempted to forcefully reclaim memorabilia. The former Bills star and Hall of Fame running back, now 70, was charged with and found guilty on 12 counts, including conspiracy, burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. This summer, he may get out early. According to analysis from Sports Illustrated legal analyst and University of New...
  • More Patriots players refusing to visit the White House; it could change a great tradition forever

    02/14/2017 12:28:18 PM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 12, 2017
    Six Patriots ... will not partake in the tradition. [Snip] In the past, most players avoided controversy by saying their decision was based on other factors, such as a scheduling conflict or family commitments. But with Trump in the White House, that tone seems to be changing. And now that the door to openly challenge the White House is open, more athletes could follow suit, just as some did when Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. If declined White House visits become more common, it would be a...
  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett pulls out of NFL players Israel trip

    02/12/2017 7:03:34 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 11, 2017 | STEPHEN COHEN
    Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett won't make a planned trip to Israel out of concerns the visit will be used for political purposes. Bennett, 31, was scheduled to go to to Israel along with several other NFL players later this month, but decided against it after an open letter to the players from The Nation on Thursday
  • Adelson spokesman on withdrawal from stadium project: Raiders were ‘picking his pocket’

    02/12/2017 3:39:09 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 16 replies ^ | 02/11/2017 | By RICHARD N. VELOTTA
    From the start, it seemed like a partnership destined to bring the National Football League to Las Vegas. The Oakland Raiders, one of the iconic franchises in professional sports. The family of casino executive Sheldon Adelson. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. Everyone involved with the plan described it as an alignment of the stars that seemed too good to be true.
  • NFL players pull out of Israel trip in nasty PR stunt @mosesbread72

    02/11/2017 12:47:05 PM PST · by scooby321 · 30 replies
    Pam Geller ^ | 2/11/2017 | Pam Geller
    First off, NFL player Michael Bennett uses a photo of Martin Luther King to smear Israel. Ironically King was a fierce Zionist and passionate supporter of Israel. So Bennett is not only a tool but a fool. Secondly, he stands with the enemies of Israel- the same ideology that holds his people as slaves, still, to this very day.
  • Titans Tackle Taylor Lewan Says NFL Should Let Players Fight Like They Allow In Hockey

    02/10/2017 2:45:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | NFLMemes
    One of the most pressing topics that the NFL league office will discuss this offseason is how to either increase, or at least stop the slide in ratings seen over the course of the 2016-2017 season. This may be a good start. Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan thinks the NFL should allow brief unmediated fighting similar to what the NHL allows.~SNIP~The only foreseeable issues would be punching a player with a helmet and facemark with your bare knuckles is not typically a good idea. Also, the NHL allows fighting generally until one player goes down to the ice,...
  • NFL more forceful on Texas 'bathroom bill' after Super Bowl

    02/10/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 10, 2017 | PAUL J. WEBER
    The NFL is expressing sharper warnings about a Texas ''bathroom bill'' targeting transgender persons than statements prior to the Super Bowl in Houston. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Friday raised the prospect of Texas losing out on future Super Bowls if there were laws ''discriminatory or inconsistent with our values.'' He said such measures ''would certainly be a factor'' taken into consideration. That's more forceful than an NFL statement earlier this month that more generally endorsed inclusiveness.
  • A Dark Side to Lady Gaga's Dazzle

    02/10/2017 7:51:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | February 10, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    Halftime at the Super Bowl, once merely a forgettable 30 minutes to get another beer or join the line at the restroom, is now more entertaining. It sometimes gets different reviews from different generations. But this year, everyone could find something to be dazzled by in Lady Gaga's terrific patriotic pop. She was a dazzling Peter Pan, a hip Mary Poppins, a sparkly SpongeBob SquarePants, floating through the air like the man on the flying trapeze, shimmering drones illuminating an American flag in the night sky behind her. It was testimony to high-tech triumphalism to match the magic on the...
  • Patriots Fan Nails Deflated Footballs To Pole Near Roger Goodell’s Maine Home

    02/09/2017 2:26:53 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 12 replies
    NESN ^ | 9 Feb 17 | Cameron McDonough
    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots didn’t give Roger Goodell the finger after the Pats’ miracle 34-28 Super Bowl LI win over the Atlanta Falcons, but one of their supporters gave the NFL commissioner a metaphorical one in Maine. The anticipation for the Goodell/Patriots meeting at the podium after all that happened with Deflategate was one of the big storylines heading into Sunday’s game, but there was only one vague mention of the saga from Pats owner Robert Kraft. But if the NFL commissioner wants to head to his vacation home in Scarborough, ME, now that the 2016 season...
  • Audi and Snoop Dogg During the Super Bowl

    02/09/2017 10:05:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 9, 2017 | Larry Elder
    The exciting recent Super Bowl meant that fans paid more attention to the game than to the commercials. But there were some doozies, including the 84 Lumber commercial that sympathetically depicted a Latina mother and her young daughter trying to cross the border and enter America, only to encounter a foreboding wall. Hint, hint: President Trump wants to build a wall on the southern border. But at least two other commercials stood out. An Audi commercial highlighted the alleged problem of women receiving unequal pay. A male voice says: "What do I tell my daughter? Do I tell her that...
  • First Openly Gay NFL Player Reflects on His Experience

    02/08/2017 7:26:04 PM PST · by IMTOFT · 63 replies
    lbany Former NFL player Michael Sam said he always felt like an outsider — the deaths of two older brothers, the bullying he endured by other family members and even his mother's religion, Jehovah's Witness, made him feel apart from his peers. But nothing made him feel more like an outsider than being gay in the NFL. "I had to prove myself, to show that I was one of the guys," said Sam, who spoke Tuesday night as part of Sexuality Month at the University at Albany. "I was cut from the Rams, even though I was in the top...
  • Super Bowl Continues Steady Decline Among Adults Under 50

    02/08/2017 7:05:36 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 43 replies ^ | By Paulsen on 02/07/2017
    The Super Bowl delivered its smallest audience among adults 18-49 in at least ten years. Super Bowl 51 between the Patriots and Falcons delivered a 37.1 rating and 47.6 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demographic, down 2% in ratings and a fraction of a percent in viewership from Broncos/Panthers last year (37.7, 47.9M) and down 5% and 4% respectively from Patriots/Seahawks in 2015 (39.1, 49.7M). It was the lowest rated Super Bowl in the demo since Steelers/Cardinals in 2009 (36.7) and the least-watched in at least a decade. Since hitting 52.5 million in 2011, Super Bowl viewership among adults...
  • Patriots defensive coordinator wore a Roger Goodell clown shirt

    02/07/2017 5:20:04 AM PST · by drpix · 19 replies ^ | 2/6/17 | Mark Sandritte
    It’s no secret many in the New England Patriots organization aren’t huge fans of Roger Goodell and how he handled the DeflateGate situation. You can certainly add Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to that list. That is Patricia in the blue shirt. A blue shirt that sure looks like it has an image of Goodell on it with white face paint and a big red clown nose.
  • Patriots could teach Trump valuable lessons

    02/06/2017 6:28:36 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/06/17 | Editorial
    Since President Trump has expressed his admiration for the New England Patriots, perhaps there is still hope for his flailing administration. The president has on many occasions cited his support from the Super Bowl winning Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft and its nonpareil coach Bill Belichick. He also frequently brings up his friendship with the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to a stunning comeback victory in Super Bowl 51 Sunday night over the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28.
  • Left Bashes Lady Gaga for Not Attacking Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show

    02/06/2017 12:58:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies ^ | 2/6/17 | Jerome Hudson
    After much anticipation and speculation, pop mega-star Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI halftime show performance was largely devoid of partisan politics — much to the chagrin of myriad liberal media and entertainment reporters. Journalists from some of the country’s biggest news outlets raked the “Bad Romance” singer over the coals for failing to bash President Donald Trump’s immigration and national security policies, specifically his controversial refugee moratorium. Below is a roundup of some of the most disappointed reactions from a liberal media upset that Lady Gaga delivered a non-political Super Bowl performance clearly intended to entertain all Americans. 1. Los...
  • NFL Super Bowl draws lower TV ratings than previous two games

    02/06/2017 8:27:41 AM PST · by Vision Thing · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/6/2017 | Tim Baysinger
    Fox Television's broadcast of Super Bowl LI on Sunday night drew a 48.8 overnight rating, according to Nielsen data released by the network, lower than the previous two Super Bowls. (Snip) Last year's Super Bowl drew a 49.0 overnight rating, while the Patriots' previous title game appearance in 2015 helped Comcast Corp's NBC television draw a 49.7 rating, the highest overnight rating on record.
  • Vanity - NFL Head,, Roger (Obama.Clinton) Goodell rejected by Americans by the thousands!!!

    02/06/2017 6:18:46 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 40 replies
    Short & sweet....did ya hear all them non-stop "boos" against "Roger (Obama, Clinton, Liberals, Democrats" Goodell"? Did hear the massive cheers for ex-POTUS, Bush & his wife Barbara? Did ya see & hear the massive cheers for the New England Patriots? Folks...that tells the entire story! Nothing more needs to be said!!! Go POTUS, Donald J. Trump....95% of Americans are with you, 100%!!!
  • Brady and the Patriot’s Win: Let The Memes Begin

    02/06/2017 5:40:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 75 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-6-2017 | MOTUS
     The Brady Bunch – Haters! Losers!The #NeverBrady cabal was supposed to ensure that the hated Patriots lost yesterday’s battle. Gaia was supposed to be appeased by Brady’s complete and utter defeat, and the earth would once again begin to heal itself.And it looked really good for Team #NeverBrady for awhile: after all, no team in Super Bowl history has ever come back after being down more than 10 points to win! Until they did. The Super Bowl has NEVER gone into overtime! Until it did. And nobody has EVER won 5 Super Bowl rings! Until somebody did: If I may...
  • Patriots complete biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, win fifth title

    02/05/2017 7:34:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    CNN ^ | February 5, 2017 | Jill Martin
    For the first time, a Super Bowl needed overtime, and for the fifth time, the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions. This time, it took the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to do it, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 at NRG Stadium in Houston in Super Bowl LI. Atlanta had a 28-3 lead midway through the third quarter. But a costly Atlanta fumble by quarterback Matt Ryan with 8:31 left in the fourth quarter helped set up the Patriots to come all the way back. It was the first time the Falcons had turned the ball over in...
  • Why are liberals online making the Patriots Super Bowl victory about race?

    02/05/2017 8:23:34 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 78 replies
    GuavaCheesePuff | February 5, 2017 | GuavaCheesePuff
    That's all I'm seeing online on social media. The liberals think that Tom Brady won because he's "white", etc, etc. What the hell is going on in this country?
  • President Trump's Superbowl Champions Tweet

    02/05/2017 8:05:52 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/4/17 | President Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump · 25m25 minutes ago What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!
  • Arthur Blank speaks out against Donald Trump at Super Bowl Opening Night [Falcons Owner]

    02/05/2017 8:05:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 1/31/17 | Harry Lyles Jr
    .....Falcons owner Arthur Blank expressed concern about Trump because on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump’s commemorating statement did not specifically mention the six million Jews who were killed during World War II. Blank himself is Jewish. “I’m troubled by anything directionally in our country that separates people,” Blank told Newsday. “America started without any of us, other than Native American Indians. This country was built on inclusion and diversity, on celebration of those differences, supporting those differences...
  • Win or lose, will Atlanta burn tonight?

    02/05/2017 8:16:09 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 79 replies
    02-05-2017 | Me
    I don't see this happening in Foxboro should the Pats win but I do see the potential in or lose. If I had a shoe store in downtown Atlanta, I'd already have a UHAUL backed in loading up all my inventory and moving it to a safe sight. Wait, what about flat screen TV stores? LOL
  • SN Exclusive: Fox to tape delay Super Bowl 51 pregame, halftime shows

    02/05/2017 10:06:41 AM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    MSN Sporting Newsd ^ | February 5, 2017
    Better safe than sorry — especially if you want to avoid another "Nipplegate." Fox Sports will employ a five-second tape delay during its pregame and halftime coverage of Super Bowl 51, spokesman Eddie Motl confirmed to Sporting News.
  • Giants Eli Manning, Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald named co-winners of the NFL Man of the Year

    02/05/2017 10:47:23 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2-5-2017
    Eli Manning has been a charity Super Mann for years, and now the NFL has officially recognized it. The Giants quarterback was named the co-winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award on Saturday night, sharing the award with Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals The two-time Super Bowl MVP is the first Giant to win the award, which was established in 1970 and renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back. It’s only the third time in the award’s 47-year history there have been co-recipients.
  • Houston Super Bowl‬/Trump Protestors Interviewed

    02/05/2017 10:26:05 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/5/17 | JR
    Supporters/ Protestors in Houston outside the NRG stadium with their signs/ shirts everywhere. Opinions abound. You can't go to a football game without seeing people upset about President Trump, don't you know. They even brought live snakes to this protest. You can't make this stuff up, folks.
  • NFL Stadium Sealed Off, Guarded. Fans w/o Legal Tickets Kept Out #NotMySuperBowl

    02/05/2017 11:01:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    2/5/17 | sff
    I cannot participate in watching the game today. I know the two teams have supporters and this is an American tradition of 50+ years...but I just heard from a friend that there is a very secure WALL around the playing field, and heavy security is there. Security is not allowing people who don't have a ticket to go inside! These people YEARN to watch the game... to spectate inside the walls... but the BIGOTS in the NFL are refusing. #NotMySuperBowl.
  • Super Bowl 51 game thread

    02/05/2017 9:38:51 AM PST · by mtrott · 984 replies
    Pick your winner, and then we can discuss as the game unfolds!
  • Rooting for Tom Brady used to be easy. Until Donald Trump came along.

    02/05/2017 9:08:06 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 3, 2017 | Luke O'Neil
    My father and I have a predictable routine when we speak on the phone, a not uncommon one around here in Massachusetts, it's safe to assume. After cataloging the well-being of various family members, the conversation inevitably turns to the latest on-the-field exploits of one Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. So talented. So handsome. My mother and I have a similar, albeit inverted routine of our own. There's one person we never talk about, if only to maintain a fragile semblance of civility: President Donald Trump. Brady can relate to that right now. If there's one thing that can reliably...
  • Former Cowboys WR Terrell Owens does not get Hall of Fame nod

    02/04/2017 5:00:55 PM PST · by OddLane · 40 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 4, 2017 | Sports Day
    On a night where many members of the Dallas Cowboys organization are sure to shine, a former member of the team was again denied his chance. Wide receiver Terrell Owens did not receive enough support to earn him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A candidate must receive 80 percent positive votes from the selectors on hand, which apparently Owens did not...
  • Ditka: If Player Takes a Knee During Anthem, 'He Doesn't Play For Me Ever Again'

    02/03/2017 9:11:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 3, 2017 | 12:49 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    Mike Ditka, the former coach of the Chicago Bears, two-time Super Bowl champion and two-time NFL Coach of the Year, said if one of his players took a knee during the National Anthem, they would never “play for me ever again.” He also said young players, such as San Franciso 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, need to show respect for the game that has given them so much and stop “acting like a bunch of fools out there.” […] “Well, here’s the thing. When we live in a society that pays attention to athletes, say, as greatly as they do to...
  • NFL player one of three men drugged, robbed by female Rolex thieves, deputies say

    02/03/2017 7:28:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 3, 2017 | By Christal Hayes
    An NFL player is one of three victims targeted by a pair of women who deputies say tricked men, then drugged and robbed them in the Orlando area. The string of incidents took place during Pro Bowl weekend. Authorities are looking for the two women, who were captured on surveillance footage. “We don’t know if they were acting together or separately, but they were targeting men who were wearing expensive watches and jewelry,” Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jane Watrel said. On Jan. 26, Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Quinton Spain and a few of his teammates went to Vyce Lounge...
  • 84 Lumber Suits Up for Super Bowl With Controversial Ad Buy

    02/03/2017 2:52:36 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 98 replies
    LBM Journal ^ | 2/3/17 | James Anderson
    Keep an eye on your TV just before halftime of Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Falcons and Patriots. That’s when 84 Lumber will air the following ad: This isn’t the original version of the ad. For that, you’ll have to see 84 Lumber’s website during halftime of the big game. When 84 Lumber and their agency partner, Brunner, submitted the ad to Fox for airing during the Super Bowl it was deemed too controversial. 84 Lumber’s president and owner Maggie Hardy Magerko talked to the New York Times about the situation. “I still can’t even understand why it was...
  • NFL Needs to Rename this game: SUPER CELEBS & ADS

    02/03/2017 3:49:00 PM PST · by Howie66 · 20 replies
    2-3-2017 | Self
    After this 2016 season which the NFL became even more about celebrity and overpaid players bound and determined to express their opinions about everything that has nothing at all to do with football or the human competition involved, I have decided to "take a knee", myself. Roger Goodell seems to be on a mission to turn the NFL to a sissified version of it's former self. Or, into the American version of soccer. Either way, the owners may be making a ton of money, the the heart and soul of the game is being trashed faster and more completely than...
  • NFL players' union expresses support for Muslim players in wake of Trump's travel ban

    02/03/2017 12:53:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/2/17 | Mark Maske
    The NFL Players Association expressed its support Thursday for Muslim players in the league amid the controversy generated by President Donald Trump's immigration order. NFLPA officials said the union reached out to the families of Muslim players in the NFL at the behest of Eric Winston, the veteran offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals who serves as the union's president. About 15 players and their families were contacted, a union official said.
  • NFL, Lady Gaga, promise to ruin the Super Bowl with a bunch of politics

    02/03/2017 9:53:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 71 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/17 | Robert Laurie
    Stanley Cup > Super Bowl I’m from Detroit. We’re saddled with the Lions. This means I’ve never faced a scenario where I actually care about the outcome of a Super Bowl. For me, the game is more about having friends over, opening a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle, and stirring up a massive pot of my award-winning* chili. We watch the game, the ads, and the usually-terrible halftime show without any real investment in the winners and losers. It’s an “entertainment thing” more than a “sports thing.”
  • Russell Wilson: Trump Might Not Last 4 Years: ‘Barack, Come Back!’

    02/02/2017 7:21:08 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 2/2/2017 | Jay Maxson
    Just so you know, I voted for Hillary (Clinton). But when you think about it’s only been two weeks right? Or even less (someone interrupts to say it’s been 10 days). We’ve got to attack this issue here. So basically, I think that when you think about all the negativity that’s happened within a 10-day period, however many days it’s been, it’s already too much. It’s already crazy. It’s already affecting people’s hearts and souls and lives in such a negative way, in my opinion. Coupling that insightful analysis with the political prognostication for which he is absolutely not known,...
  • Tom Brady doesn't owe you an explanation on Trump

    02/02/2017 7:30:12 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies ^ | 2/2/17 | James Antle III
    If you thought Super Bowl week would provide a much-needed respite from our polarized national political climate, think again. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have been getting the third degree on whether they support President Trump. Not only have the two leading NFL figures been peppered with questions about Trump at their media availabilities, but editorialists and opinion writers have been demanding to know: Are you now or have you ever been a passenger of the Trump train?
  • George H. W. Bush Will Perform the Coin Toss at the Super Bowl LI In Houston, Texas

    02/01/2017 2:25:07 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies ^ | | 3:26 pm, February 1st, 2017 | by Justin Baragona
    Days after leaving the hospital for treatment of pneumonia, it was announced that former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara will be at Super Bowl 51 this Sunday to perform the ceremonial coin toss. The game is taking place in the Bushes hometown of Houston and Mrs. Bush referenced the need for them both to be at the championship contest when both were laid up in the hospital. (Barbara Bush was treated for bronchitis while her husband was in intensive care for his illness.) The ex-POTUS and First Lady are both in their 90s and there was...
  • Budweiser’s 2017 Super Bowl Commercial Goes Full Social Justice Warrior

    02/01/2017 7:03:10 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/31/17 | Mark Dice
    Budweiser’s Super Bowl 2017 commercial is a pro-immigration propaganda piece, which will undoubtedly turn off half of their customers, who are already voicing their disapproval of the ad online. It's called "Born the Hard Way." Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.        
  • Goldman Sachs joins Adelson exiting Raiders to Vegas deal

    02/01/2017 6:58:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | February 1, 2017 | Staff
    Prominent investment bank Goldman Sachs followed casino magnate Sheldon Adelson in backing out of the deal to build a Las Vegas stadium to lure the NFL's Oakland Raiders. The setbacks, detailed by newspaper reports in California and Las Vegas, raise doubts if the NFL club will ever call the US gambling hotbed home despite filing a request to that end with NFL owners.
  • Russell Wilson: Donald Trump might not last four years in the White House

    01/31/2017 7:58:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 113 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 31, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    "...Just so you know, I voted for Hillary [Clinton]," Wilson said in the video. "But, when you think about it's only been, what, two weeks ... We've got to attack this issue here. Basically, I think that when you think about all the negativity that's happened within a 10-day period, or however many days it's been, it's already too much. It's already crazy, it's already affecting people's hearts and souls and lives in such a negative way, in my opinion. "Now you kind of recognize that people's feelings are getting hurt, people's lives getting changed, people are getting sent back...
  • Arthur Blank speaks out against Donald Trump at Super Bowl Opening Night

    01/31/2017 6:02:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 31, 2017 | Harry Lyles Jr.
    Super Bowl Opening Night took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Monday, and a topic of conversation surrounding the event was President Donald Trump. Falcons owner Arthur Blank expressed concern about Trump because on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump’s commemorating statement did not specifically mention the six million Jews who were killed during World War II. Blank himself is Jewish
  • Raiders lose major Las Vegas backer but still plan on relocating there from Oakland [Adelson]

    01/31/2017 3:19:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2017 | Des Bieler
    The Raiders’ plan to move into a brand-new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas took a major hit Monday when an investor expected to contribute about a third of that amount angrily backed out. Nevertheless, the team reiterated its intention to relocate to that city from Oakland when the facility is ready, possibly in two to three years.
  • Super Bowl LI Media Day 2017: Patriots' Tom Brady Tells His Dad To Shut Up!

    01/30/2017 5:41:31 PM PST · by drewh · 2 replies
    New ^ | on January 30, 2017 at 12:48 PM, updated January 30, 2017 at 1:23 PM | By Eliot Shorr-Parks | NJ Advance Media for
    Just six days before Super Bowl LI, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had one message to his dad, Tom Brady Sr., about lashing out at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. His message? Shut it! Which Rutgers alum is X-factor in Super Bowl LI? "I've banned my dad from talking," Brady said Monday on WEEI in Boston, "so he's no longer available to the media." Brady's comments come one day after his dad was critical of Goodell for his handling of Deflategate. "When it happens to your son, it's a whole different context," Brady Sr. said of Deflategate. "Or your daughter...