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  • Woman who accused QB Jameis Winston of 2012 rape files civil lawsuit

    04/16/2015 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 16, 2015 | Mark Schlabach
    The woman who accused former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her in December 2012 filed a civil lawsuit against him Thursday in a Florida state court in Orlando.
  • 16% of retired NFL players go bankrupt, a report says

    04/16/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/15/2015 | Daniel Roberts
    The stat comes from a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. It may be hard to believe that professional athletes, who earn so much money at such a young age, could possibly end up bankrupt. But nearly 16% of those in the National Football League do—just not right away. According to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 15.7% of NFL players have filed for bankruptcy 12 years after they retired. The paper, entitled “Bankruptcy Rates Among NFL Players with Short-Lived Income Spikes,” examines the traditional model of consumption smoothing (save money...
  • Former Rams RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate

    04/14/2015 9:35:57 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 17 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 13, 2015 7:41 pm ET | Ryan Wilson
    Lawrence Phillips, the sixth-overall pick in the 1996 draft who has been behind bars since 2008, is suspected of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison, according to a prison news release (via the Bakersfield Californian). Early Saturday morning, Damion Soward, 37, was found unresponsive in the cell he shared with Phillips. He died Sunday at a local hospital. ... A star at the University of Nebraska, Phillips' off-field troubles plagued him throughout NFL career and beyond. He played in just 25 NFL games with three different teams. In 1996, the Rams thought so much of his potential, that...
  • Polamalu retires from football (Pittsburgh Steelers)

    04/10/2015 12:43:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 44 replies
    Uniontown Herald-Standard ^ | 4-10-2015 | Jim Wexall
    April 10, 2015 Polamalu retires from football Jim Wexall Troy Polamalu called Dan Rooney last night to inform him he was retiring from football. The Steelers had asked Polamalu to retire in February, but he resisted until the realization came upon him in church this week, the Holy Week of the Greek Orthodox Church. “It’s all about family,” said Polamalu in a phone interview. “I live here in Pittsburgh now, and since the end of the season I’ve had a chance to enjoy my family on a level I never had before. It was awesome.” Polamalu retires after 12 seasons,...
  • NFL makes Sarah Thomas first full-time female official

    04/08/2015 4:39:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Thomas comes backed with a strong resume, having been the first female official to work a major collegiate bowl game. She joins eight other referees granted first-time employment for league games. "Our incoming officials have all demonstrated that they are among the best in college football," NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said in a statement. "We are excited about having them join us." Thomas had been doing some sideline work for Browns, Saints and Colts minicamp practices in the past, but she truly made her name through a strong resume at the NCAA level.
  • NFL hires Sarah Thomas, 1st female official

    04/08/2015 4:43:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP-Sports ^ | April 8, 2015 | RACHEL COHEN
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she'd been hired as a full-time game official.Not because that would make her the first woman to hold the job. Her hopes were those of any longtime official on the cusp of working at the sport's pinnacle.
  • Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91

    04/05/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2015 | Daniel Brown
    Lon Simmons, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose baritone voice and dry wit captured some of the most thrilling moments Bay Area sports history, has died. He was 91. The Giants sent a press release Sunday afternoon that said, "The Giants family and Bay Area sports community lost a true gentleman (Sunday) morning when Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons peacefully passed away."
  • Deion Sanders reminds Deion Sanders Jr. that he's rich as hell and should stop complaining

    04/04/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Hugin · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/3/15 | Rodger Sherman
    So when Deion Jr. tweeted this: Gotta get the hood doughnuts almost every morning. If my doughnuts don't come in a plain white box, I don't want them! — Deion Sanders Jr (@DeionSandersJr) April 2, 2015 Deion clapped back: @DeionSandersJr you're a Huxtable with a million $ trust fund stop the hood stuff! Lololol. Son. #Truth — Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) April 2, 2015
  • Eddie LeBaron, 85, starred at UOP and in NFL

    04/02/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | April 2, 2015 | Andy Furillo
    Eddie LeBaron, the College Football Hall of Fame quarterback at the University of the Pacific who went on to a lengthy pro career, died Wednesday in Stockton, the university announced. He was 85. University officials said Mr. LeBaron, who also worked as a lawyer in Sacramento for nine years before retiring in 1997, died of natural causes ... Drafted by the Washington Redskins, Mr. LeBaron played seven years in the nation’s capital and four with the Dallas Cowboys. He also played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League ...
  • INDIANAPOLIS COLTS' NEW RACIST UNIFORMS

    04/01/2015 3:53:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    COLTS.COM ^ | 01 APRIL 2015 | COLTS.COM
    Not an April Fool's Joke. This is the Colts' new all-white uniforms for 2015.
  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • NFL's secret Super Bowl demands revealed

    04/01/2015 5:50:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-1-15 | Joe Soucheray
    It was noted last week that the National Football League desires an additional $2.8 million in beneficial tax reductions or payments -- beneficial to them -- in addition to the perhaps as much as $30 million in enticements to bring the Super Bowl here in 2018. Mind you, any additional benefits are to be piled on top of the free hotel rooms, the paid-for police escorts, the cases of water and pounds of ice and the scented candles in each suite. I have had delivered to me, anonymously, exactly 153 pages of demands that the NFL has placed in the...
  • No one wants Wes Welker, the anti-Chris Borland

    03/30/2015 6:46:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Brian Lewis
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland walked away from the NFL at the age of 24 for fear of head injuries, despite not having a diagnosed concussion for a decade. And then there’s Wes Welker, the anti-Borland, a wideout with a disturbing array of concussions who isn’t ready to quit. “As long as I’ve recovered the right way and everything like that, I’m ready to go,” Welker told ESPN in December. “I really don’t see any problem with it.’’ But apparently the rest of the NFL sees what Welker doesn’t. Pro Football Talk reported the receiver has “generated no buzz”...
  • Time for San Francisco to lose the Super Bowl

    03/29/2015 11:47:09 AM PDT · by fayco9 · 11 replies
    Vanity
    As I continue to read on twitter that former dude from MSNBC that couldn't beat O'Reilly at 8, some NBA star I never heard of and that CBS anaylist that I used to like until yesterday talk about how the NFL and NCAA should move from Indianapolis, I realize maybe it is time to move the Super Bowl out of San Francisco and the whole California state. There is no reason why millions of freedom loving Christians, conservatives, republicans or libertarians should have to watch this horrible city host one of the biggest events of the year. The city that...
  • Photos: 2015 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    03/28/2015 8:48:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Houston Texans
    More than 1,000 women auditioned Saturday in hopes of becoming a Houston Texans Cheerleader. The tryouts were held at the Methodist Training Center at NRG Stadium. There was so much talent on the field, the judges had a tough job. Good luck to all the ladies.
  • Michael Sam: ‘I Am Not The Only Gay Person In The NFL’

    03/27/2015 6:46:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies
    Michael Sam reveals that he is not the only gay player in the NFL. Speaking at the 2015 Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker series, the first openly gay player drafted into the league that other gay NFL players have reached out to him. “I am not the only gay person in the NFL,” Sam told the audience, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the...
  • Michael Sam says gay NFL players 'do not have the same courage' to come out

    03/27/2015 8:10:44 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 44 replies
    SB nation via Yahooooooooooo ^ | 3/27 | Matt Verderame
    "I am not the only gay person in the NFL," Sam said Thursday. "I'm just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL. "The players who have reached out to me and told me about their sexual orientation, it just means a lot. But I will never say anything about who they are, what teams they...
  • 49ers Waive OL Jonathan Martin After 1 Season With Team

    03/27/2015 12:32:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 26 March 2015
    The Niners acquired Martin last March in a deal with Miami. Martin had left the Dolphins in October 2013 after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying...Martin started seven games at right tackle last season in place of injured Anthony Davis. He struggled in that role and allowed 7 1/2 sacks
  • Adrian Peterson arrives at his Arabic-themed 30th birthday party riding a camel

    03/24/2015 12:25:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/15 | David Mccormack
    It's hump day for shamed NFL star Adrian Peterson as he arrives at his Arabic-themed 30th birthday party riding a camel After an NFL season to forget, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson celebrated his 30th birthday in style on Saturday with an extravagant Arabic-themed party in his home state of Texas. Peterson is currently at the center of much speculation about who he’ll be playing for next season, but he put all that behind him at the weekend and took his own life into his hands as he entered his birthday bash on the back of camel. The...
  • ATF Director Steps Down Following Days of Rumors

    03/20/2015 11:06:48 AM PDT · by jonatron · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 20, 2015 | staff
    UPDATED: B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, confirmed this morning that he is leaving that post, nine days after a leading national gun rights organization called on him to step down or be fired primarily because of the controversy over the agency’s recent proposal to ban a popular type of ammunition for modern sport-utility rifles. Jones, who is departing March 31, was appointed director of the scandal-plagued agency in 2013. Last week, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called for his resignation or dismissal in the wake of...
  • ‘Serial rapist’ Darren Sharper headed to prison after striking plea deals

    03/21/2015 1:20:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2015
    LOS ANGELES — Just five years from reaching the NFL pinnacle as an All-Pro and Super Bowl champion, Darren Sharper is now likely headed for a lengthy prison sentence after reaching plea agreements in charges involving the drugging and sexual assault of at least nine women in four states, his lawyer said Friday. The alleged sexual assaults happened after Sharper’s 2011 retirement and followed a similar pattern. In all of the cases, Sharper is accused of slipping drugs to women and sexually assaulting them when they were unconscious or otherwise unable to resist or consent.
  • Chuck Bednarik, Hall-of-Fame Linebacker, Dies at 89

    03/21/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, has died. He was 89. A star linebacker and center, Bednarik helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bay’s Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory. The top overall pick in the 1949 draft out of Penn, he spent 14 seasons as one of the toughest and most feared players in the game.
  • John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

    03/20/2015 11:27:44 PM PDT · by gasport · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/21/15 | Krishnadev Calamur
    John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. ... We should note, this isn't Urschel's first published math paper. He's also an avid chess player and hopes to be titled.
  • Browns now positioned to possibly make move for Marcus Mariota

    03/20/2015 11:32:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Pat McManamon
    The signing of Dwayne Bowe may mean nothing in terms of the Cleveland Browns’ long, lost quarterback position. It may well be that the Browns intend to go into the 2015 season with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel -- scary as that sounds. Then again, maybe the Browns are laying low for a major move -- a trade up to acquire Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. With Bowe on the roster, the trade makes more sense than it did without him. Without Bowe, the Browns were in dire need of a receiver. With him (and with Brian Hartline), they can get by...
  • NFL player's ex accused of cutting him, attacking new girlfriend with bat

    03/20/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | March 19, 2015
    BRASELTON, Ga. — An NFL player's ex-girlfriend is behind bars accused of attacking him and breaking his new girlfriend's arm with a bat. Police say the football pro's girlfriend tried to hide out at a Gwinnett County hotel after breaking into his house not once, but three times.
  • Tim Tebow still training for NFL rebirth despite long odds

    03/18/2015 8:23:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NFL.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Albert Beer
    Let's get this out of the way first: If Tim Tebow's workout-gone-viral had been a revelation to the Eagles on Monday, he'd likely now be arranging logistics to spend the spring in Philadelphia. Tebow remains, more than anything else, a curiosity in NFL circles. According to one team official in Philly, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner did "fine." Sometimes, these tire-kickings are favors to players, to get them back on the radar. And this one, at the very least, did that for Tebow. So ... what next?
  • Devon Still's Daughter Gets Encouraging News

    03/18/2015 4:03:14 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    espn ^ | 3-18-15 | Coley Harvey
    Leah Still received some encouraging news in her battle with a rare pediatric cancer Tuesday. Cincinnati Bengals unrestricted free agent Devon Still, 4-year-old Leah's father, posted on Instagram on Tuesday night that doctors informed his family that they didn't "see any active disease in her body," meaning the little girl's bout with pediatric cancer could soon be coming to the positive resolution so many have been hoping for. "We still have to wait for her MRI and bone biopsy results later this week," Still also wrote in the caption of a picture showing him and Leah flexing their muscles. Leah...
  • A Cascadic...Algorithm...Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians (Urschel NFL Ravens)

    03/17/2015 6:47:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    arXiv ^ | 3-17-15 | John Urschel
    In this paper, we develop a cascadic multigrid algorithm for fast computation of the Fiedler vector of a graph Laplacian, namely, the eigenvector corresponding to the second smallest eigenvalue. This vector has been found to have applications in fields such as graph partitioning and graph drawing. The algorithm is a purely algebraic approach based on a heavy edge coarsening scheme and pointwise smoothing for refinement. To gain theoretical insight, we also consider the related cascadic multigrid method in the geometric setting for elliptic eigenvalue problems and show its uniform convergence under certain assumptions. Numerical tests are presented for computing the...
  • San Francisco 49ers Chris Borland Says He’s Retiring Over Head Trauma Concerns (Only 1 year)

    03/17/2015 6:14:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    AP ^ | March 16, 2015 | Staff
    Another star member of San Francisco’s vaunted defense is calling it a career. The 49ers announced late Monday that linebacker Chris Borland is retiring after one season, without offering specifics. Borland told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” earlier Monday that he is retiring following his standout rookie season because of concerns about head trauma.
  • He is risen: Eagles bring Tim Tebow in for a workout

    03/16/2015 2:34:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 104 replies
    According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Eagles coach Chip Kelly has just turned his own personal don’t-give-a-damn meter to 11, bringing quarterback Tim Tebow in for a workout. He’s just messing with us at this point. The idea of Tebow and Mark Sanchez together again is almost too perfect to put into words. Kelly carries himself with a smartest-guy-in-the-room vibe anyway, but bringing in a guy the rest of the NFL had given up on speaks to a bit of hubris. Could Tebow run the Eagles’ system, considering his roots running a spread offense at Florida? Sure. Maybe. Who knows?
  • Michael Sam in, Tim Tebow, Vince Young out at 1st-ever veteran combine

    03/15/2015 4:43:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 12, 2015 | John Breech
    Tim Tebow finally knows how to throw spiral, but he won't get to show off his new skill at the NFL's first-ever veteran combine on March 22 -- because he wasn't invited. The NFL released a list of players who have been invited to the combine on Wednesday and Tebow's name was nowhere to be found ... Although Tebow won't be in attendance at the combine, Michael Sam will be there ...
  • Why the Raiders must spend but can't get anybody to take their money

    03/12/2015 11:29:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jason La Canfora
    A year ago the Oakland Raiders were willing to assume all of Darrelle Revis' existing contract with Tampa, and trade for him before he hit the open market, paying him $16M a season happily and not having to come up with a huge upfront payment or signing bonus or anything like that. It was exactly the kind of scenario the team -- far below the NFL's projected spending threshold from 2013-2016 required under this collective bargaining agreement -- needed, a veteran player who would never come to the perpetually rebuilding franchise in the first place, available via trade at a...
  • DeMarco Murray to meet with Eagles

    03/12/2015 10:17:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 12, 2015 | Staff
    Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia to meet with Eagles officials, with the expectation that he will join the team, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday. In the ensuing hours Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys began calling around looking for other running backs, expecting that they will lose Murray, Schefter's sources said.
  • The Redskins and Marcus Mariota: Realistic, or gamesmanship?

    03/12/2015 7:44:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mike Jones
    The scenario has been floated before, but when someone like ESPN’s John Clayton predicts that the Washington Redskins will select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the fifth overall pick of next month’s NFL draft, ears perk up. And so, that’s what happened late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, after Clayton said just that during a radio interview on the first day of the league year, when the league was whipped into a frenzy by trades and big-money free agent signings.
  • Foles era over, Bradford coming, but is Chip done dealing? (big trade day in the NFL)

    03/10/2015 3:09:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 03.10.15
    The Eagles settled the long-running debate over whether Nick Foles is their quarterback of the future, as they neared completion Tuesday on a trade that will send him to St. Louis for QB Sam Bradford and what would seem to be a swap of second-round draft picks, a league source said, confirming a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bradford, 27, the 2010 No. 1 overall pick, has missed the past two seasons with ACL tears and would seem just as poor a fit as Foles for the read-option part of Chip Kelly's offense.
  • Tim Tebow 'throwing very accurate,' could try out at NFL veteran combine

    03/09/2015 6:58:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    CBS ^ | 3-9-15 | Will Brinson
    The first NFL veteran combine came and went with no Tim Tebow. But the left-handed college football analyst could show up at the next one after extensive training with Tom Brady's quarterback coach. Per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Tebow's been working with Tom House in Los Angeles for the past two years. House told Volin Tebow's improved greatly. "He went from being a little inaccurate and didn't throw a whole lot of spirals, to throwing very accurate and real good at spinning the ball," House said.
  • ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith suggests racism in Chip Kelly’s roster moves

    03/09/2015 12:33:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | March 9, 2015 | Michael David Smith
    Stephen A. Smith is too smart to come right out and call Chip Kelly a racist. Smith knows that an accusation like that would require evidence, and Smith has none. So what Smith did on ESPN First Take today is he merely implied that Kelly is a racist, going over a selection of Kelly’s recent roster moves and then hinting that Kelly might not want black players in his locker room.
  • Ndamukong Suh to Sign with Dolphins: Twitter Reacts to Reported Contract

    03/08/2015 1:14:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    NFL ^ | 03.08.15
    The Miami Dolphins have reportedly agreed to a massive contract that will land them the most prized free agent of the NFL offseason: former Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh.
  • 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen': former NFL running back (subject: Sam's kiss)

    05/12/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 11, 2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A now-retired Super Bowl-winning NFL running back went on a Twitter tirade on Saturday after openly gay 2014 draft pick Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on television. Derrick Ward, 33, who was a member of the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII-winning team, didn't hide his disdain for ESPN's decision to air Sam's smooch with boyfriend Vito Cammisano after learning he would become a St. Louis Ram. 'Man U got little kids lookin at the draft,' Ward complained. 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen.'
  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. “Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • The Redskins Have An Incredible New Ally In The Fight Over Their Trademark (ACLU)

    03/07/2015 4:10:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/07/2015 | Blake Neff
    The Washington Redskins’ have gained a new ally in their fight to defend their trademark against offended liberal activists: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).Last year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) ruled that the Redskins name is disparaging towards Native Americans, and as a result weakened the team’s trademark protections that allow it to keep individuals from selling unlicensed team gear. The Redskins have appealed the ruling, and in January also filed a new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of such bans on disparaging trademarks. (RELATED: 12 Trademarks Less Offensive Than Redskins According To The PTO) The ACLU filed a...
  • Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

    03/06/2015 11:04:29 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 03/06/2015 | Mark Sherman
    The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. The Patriots play in Massachusetts, the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, and the Giants represent a city that is notable for its gay and lesbian community. Rays president Brian Auld said it was important that his team stand up, as well. "We're a small...
  • Ed Modzelewski, fullback on Cleveland Browns 1955 championship team, dies at 86

    03/03/2015 5:07:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | March 2, 2015 | Branson Wright
    Ed Modzelewski was on the verge of retirement from the NFL to become a college assistant coach. But the persuasive Paul Brown convinced Modzelewski to remain with the Cleveland Browns ... Modzelewski, a fullback with the Browns, died last Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Sedona, Ariz. He was 86 ... He retired following the 1959 season. Modzelewski went into the restaurant business with his brother Dick ... Dick played two seasons with the Browns (1964-66) ...
  • INGLEWOOD (CA) APPROVES PLANS FOR RAMS STADIUM (NFL)

    02/25/2015 12:59:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2015 | William Bigelow
    The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s prospective stadium at Hollywood Park on Tuesday. The $1.86 billion, 80,000-seat, closed-roof structure, to be opened in 2018, would become the world’s most expensive stadium. Chris Meany, vice president of the Hollywood Park Land Company (HPLC), partners with the Kroenke Group, commented, “It’s just the next step, but it’s a very important step.”
  • Redskins: Law leading to copyright cancellation is unconstitutional

    02/24/2015 10:49:12 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 32 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | February 24, 2015 | Associate DePressed
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.
  • Michael Sam gets invite to 'Dancing'

    02/24/2015 3:42:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    KCCI.com ^ | 02/24/2015
    First openly gay player in NFL still hopes to find team (did he ever actually make the team?) Sam will be joining the cast of "Dancing With The Stars" next season.The St. Louis Rams selected the 25-year-old Sam in the seventh-round of the NFL Draft last season. He was released before the start of the season and signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad in September before being waived in midseason.Sam says he still wants to play in the NFL. But filming for the program begins in March, which could cause a conflict for Sam. The inaugural veteran combine, which...
  • Former NFL football player Michael Sam 'to join Dancing With The Stars season 20'

    02/24/2015 3:56:17 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 67 replies
    Dail Mail via Drudge ^ | 2/24/15 | Jennifer Pearson
    Michael Sam gained overnight fame by becoming the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL. Now the 25-year-old Texan will show off his soft shoe by joining the celebrity contenders on season 20 of Dancing With The Stars, according to TMZ.
  • Charismatic Jameis Winston Erasing Doubts in NFL Combine Interviews

    02/22/2015 5:49:32 AM PST · by Stevenc131 · 24 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 2/21/2015 | Mike Freeman
    Before the 40s and the jumping and the throwing, Jameis Winston went through interviews with a number of teams. The results were, well, allow me to let one team's personnel man who was in the room with Winston explain. "I think he's probably the smartest player I've ever interviewed," he told me. Ever? "Ever," he responded. "Football IQ as good as I've ever seen." One scout described how Winston was so impressive with his knowledge of X's and O's that "there was a moment where we kind of looked at each other and said, 'Oh, okay, wow.'" The comparison I...
  • Is New York Times Smearing Jameis Winston?

    02/21/2015 8:16:22 AM PST · by mikeus_maximus · 20 replies
    Real Clear Sports ^ | February 17, 2015 | Stuart Taylor, Jr.
    The New York Times has devoted enormous resources to covering this controversy - more than 40 articles, including a 5,200-word piece by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Bogdanich -- probing the legal processes that have cleared Winston. But the newspaper’s coverage has been characterized by the same selective and agenda-driven presentation of the facts it faults Florida authorities for exhibiting. The accuser, anonymous until last month, has now publicly identified herself and told her story in “The Hunting Ground.” Her name is Erica Kinsman. In her version of events, she was not only raped by Winston but also mistreated by...
  • Apple fires anti-gay lobbyist

    02/20/2015 5:32:30 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    cultofmac.com ^ | 02/20/2015 | John Brownlee
    Under openly gay CEO Tim Cook, Apple has done a lot to forward gay rights. A year ago, the company stood up against homophobic legislation going through Arizona and organized a company-wide march in San Francisco’s annual gay pride parade. All in all, Apple’s one of the most gay-friendly companies you can work for. So here’s a shocker for you: When Apple figured out it had accidentally hired someone with a history of anti-gay activities, it quickly severed contact. The hire in question was Jay Love, a former politician Apple hired to lobby on its behalf to the Alabama state...