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  • Johnny Manziel Demoted to Third String After Partying Video Surfaces

    11/25/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/24/15 | r wilde
    Johnny Manziel lost his starting spot after cameras caught the quarterback partying during his bye week. Browns coach Mike Pettine called the behavior, which comes after an offseason trip to rehab, “disappointing” and “frustrating.” Manziel’s bye-week carousing spoils his national coming-out party previously scheduled for Monday night’s game against the banged-up Baltimore Ravens. Pettine announced on Tuesday Josh McCown will start the game at quarterback. TMZ spotted Manziel on Thursday at the RIO Rooftop & Restaurant nightclub in Austin, where he partied the evening away with friends. The Summit Rooftop Lounge, where he spent the evening boozing on champagne, served...
  • Will Smith: ‘Everybody Is Prejudiced,’ But ‘Racism Is Actually Rare’

    11/24/2015 6:44:30 AM PST · by Bratch · 72 replies
    Will Smith says that prejudice could not have affected his massively successful acting career because, at the end of the day, “everybody is prejudiced” – but “racism is actually rare,” the star notes, and “America is the only place on Earth” that allows “people that look like” him the opportunity to be a star. The actor was interviewed with five other A-listers for The Hollywood Reporter‘s Actor Roundtable conversation when he was asked whether prejudice had affected his decades-long acting career. “My wife and I were just having this conversation, and we were going to the dictionary for ‘prejudice’ versus ‘racism,'” Smith replied, adding: Everybody...
  • NFL Week 12 Live Thread

    11/24/2015 5:35:19 AM PST · by Bender2 · 51 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL WEEK 12 Nov. 26 Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions 12:30 Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys 4:30 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers 8:30 Nov. 29 Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons 1 St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals 1 New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts 1 San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs 1 Miami Dolphins at New York Jets 1 Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans 1 New York Giants at Washington Redskins 1 Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers 4:05 Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks 4:25...
  • Thanksgiving Day: 10-0 Panthers Open As Underdogs Against 3-7 Cowboys

    11/23/2015 5:42:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    Blogging the Boys ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | One.Cool.Customer
    Here's what the oddsmakers at had to say about setting the spread for the Carolina at Dallas contest, which opened at Cowboys -1 with a total of 47:From a pure power ratings perspective, Carolina should be favored in this matchup. But given that it's the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day with Romo back on the field, we had to open the home squad as short chalk. The country will be watching and the Cowboys are still America's team. We'll see how the action develops for the game over the course of the week, but it's already clear that while the...
  • Bucs QB Jameis Winston threatens to sue CNN over documentary

    11/22/2015 3:09:31 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jameis Winston + 2
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has notified CNN that he is prepared to sue if the cable network airs a documentary about college campus rape on Sunday as scheduled, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. "The Hunting Ground" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The documentary, in part, highlights the rape investigation against Winston while he was at Florida State and features the first public interview from Winston's accuser, Erica Kinsman.
  • NFL Week 11 Live Thread

    11/17/2015 1:02:46 AM PST · by Bender2 · 86 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 11 Nov. 19 Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars 8:25 Nov. 22 Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons 1 St. Louis Rams at Baltimore Ravens 1 Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers 1 Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears 1 Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions 1 New York Jets at Houston Texans 1 Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins 1 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles 1 Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers* 8:30 Nov. 23 Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots 8:30...
  • Jinx? Packers 0-3 since Mike Ditka wore Green Bay sweater in commercial

    11/16/2015 6:59:55 PM PST · by Bender2 · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Staff Writer
    Jinx? Packers 0-3 since Mike Ditka wore Green Bay sweater in commercial Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Staff Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- At first, Chicago Bears fans were wondering why Mike Ditka would wear a Green Bay Packers sweater in a McDonald's commercial, but now Packers fans must be wondering if there's a jinx associated with the advertisement, as Green Bay is 0-3 since the spot first ran.
  • Report: Peyton Manning has torn plantar fascia

    11/16/2015 8:03:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 16, 2015 | Michael David Smith
    The nightmare season for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is getting worse. Manning has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Schefter, Manning had already been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, but the condition has now worsened.
  • NFL Week 10 Live Thread

    11/11/2015 3:52:01 AM PST · by Bender2 · 136 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 10 Nov. 12 Buffalo Bills at New York Jets 8:25 Nov. 15 Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens 1 Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers 1 Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles 1 Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams 1 Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans 1 New Orleans Saints at Washington Redskins 1 Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders 4:05 Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos 4:25 New England Patriots at New York Giants 4:25 Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks* 8:30 Nov. 16 Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals 8:30...
  • Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

    11/10/2015 1:08:12 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    The Indianapolis Colts, already reeling with injury and performing below expectations, received even more terrible injury news on Tuesday: quarterback Andrew Luck suffered abdominal injury in the team's victory over Denver. Luck is expected to miss two to six weeks. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced the injury on Tuesday afternoon, saying Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle on a fourth-quarter scramble. This is in addition to the report from earlier this season that Luck had been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The Colts are in a bye week this week, then face the Falcons,...
  • Police considering charges against Oakland Raiders player accused of taunting K-9 officer

    11/10/2015 12:12:07 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 10, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Police are considering charges against an Oakland Raiders football player for taunting a K-9 officer. The incident occurred after the Steelers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to officials.
  • Cowboys owner backs Hardy after photos of his alleged victim surface

    11/07/2015 9:46:14 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 7, 2015 | staff
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones backed defensive lineman Greg Hardy on Friday after photos of Hardy’s bruised ex-girlfriend from a domestic violence incident surfaced on the sports-oriented website Deadspin. *snip* "We do not condone domestic violence," Jones said. "We entered into the agreement with Greg fully understanding that there would be scrutiny and criticism."
  • Anti-Redskins Tribal Leader Decries Redskins as Offensive, While Donning Blackface for Halloween

    11/05/2015 8:57:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2015 | 10:42 AM EST | Dylan Gwinn
    Filed under the heading of "You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up," I give you Terry Rambler, who is the Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona. Rambler was in DC recently to represent his tribe at Tribal Nations Conference. He is also a signatory to a pledge calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name, because racism. With me so far? Good. While in DC, Rambler decided to partake in Halloween festivities where he dressed up as Bob Marley. Okay, no worries. Perfectly acceptable Halloween costume. Except for a certain altering of the facial complexion that...
  • Obama Pushes Adidas To Work Wtih Redskins On Changing Team Name

    11/05/2015 3:58:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday at the 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Barack Obama praised Adidas for working with schools to remove Native American mascots and urged them to do the same for the Redskins.
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • 'Rumblings' of Super Bowl Boycott After Houston Equal Rights Measure Rejected

    11/04/2015 4:55:26 PM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 04, 2015 | AVIANNE TAN
    Houston, we have a problem. That's the message supporters of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) are sending after voters rejected the measure Tuesday by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent. The controversial measure would have established nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in the city, among other groups.
  • Standoff with gunman stops arriving flights (SAN DIEGO)

    11/04/2015 12:40:01 PM PST · by onyx · 27 replies
    SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE ^ | November 4, 2015 (updated 11:48 PDT) | Several
    Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration said planes are not being allowed to land at Lindbergh Field because arriving planes would have to fly over the shooter’s apartment to land. Rebecca Bloomfield with the San Diego Airport Authority said that departures were not affected because they takeoff in a different direction She said anyone with a flight, or plans to pick up friends or family should call their particular airline.SWAT officers flooded the area, shutting down streets and trying to isolate the gunman. Residents were told to shelter in place.At one point the gunman was shooting east out...
  • Protesters hijack Monday Night Football: Two men abseil from the stands and dangle unhindered

    11/03/2015 2:18:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Protesters hijack Monday Night Football: Two men abseil from the stands and dangle unhindered for TWO QUARTERS as Colts play Panthers - but how did they get rappelling gear past security? Two protesters rappelled down from the upper balcony to unfurl a banner protesting against Bank of America during Monday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Carolina Panthers. The protesters dangled over fans in the lower bowl and in front of press-box windows in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, late in the third quarter, then displayed a banner telling the Charlotte-based financial institution to 'dump...
  • Cowboys release Joseph Randle (bout bloody time)

    11/03/2015 11:00:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 32 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Scott Davis
    According to several reports, including ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys have released 23-year-old running back Joseph Randle. This is a fairly shocking development after Randle was demoted from starting running back last week, left the team's facilities unannounced, and was dealing with "personal matters." This also comes after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he was concerned about Randle's mental well-being. Randle was expected to take over as the Cowboys starting running back this season in the wake of DeMarco Murray. Through five games, the results were unimpressive, and following a strained oblique and breakout performance from Darren McFadden, the Cowboys demoted...
  • TN Titans fire head coach Ken Whisenhunt

    11/03/2015 9:28:58 AM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/3/2015 | Paul Kuharsky
    The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt less than two years into his tenure as the team's coach. The Titans announced the decision Tuesday, promoting Mike Mularkey to interim coach. Titans interim CEO Steve Underwood and Mularkey will address the firing at a news conference Tuesday afternoon at 12:20 p.m. ET. "After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would...
  • Report: Nobody in the NFL wants to trade for Robert Griffin III

    11/03/2015 7:54:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 3, 2015 | Scott Davis
    With the NFL's trade deadline approaching at 4 p.m., it appears Robert Griffin III will remain on the Washington Redskins for the remainder of the season. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Redskins haven't received any trade offers from other teams for the 2012 No. 2 draft pick. As Anderson notes, the big hold-up is Griffin's contract, which has the potential to become a nightmare. This past offseason, when Washington was still pushing for Griffin to be their starting quarterback, they picked up Griffin's fifth-year option, worth $16.2 million and guaranteed for injury. This means if another team were to...
  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 47 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • NFL Week 9 Live Thread

    11/03/2015 2:33:42 AM PST · by Bender2 · 118 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 9 Nov. 5 Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals 8:25 Nov. 8 Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills 1 Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers 1 St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings 1 Washington Redskins at New England Patriots 1 Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets 1 Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers 4:05 New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:05 Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts 4:25 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys* 8:30 Nov. 9 Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers 8:30 Byes: Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston,...
  • Ex-Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett eligible for $1.47 million in termination pay

    10/28/2015 8:35:26 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10-28-2015 | Aaron Wilson
    Although the Texans terminated former backup quarterback Ryan Malletts two-year, $7.005 million contract Tuesday, hes eligible for $1.47 million in termination pay for the remainder of his Paragraph 5 base salary under the NFL collective bargaining agreement. That still counts against the Texans salary cap. Its a one-time mechanism where Mallett can file for the remaining 10 $147,058 game checks, which includes being paid for the Texans bye week. Mallett was already paid $1.029 million for the first seven weeks of the season in game checks, in addition to $437,500 for seven per-game active roster bonuses. Mallett forfeits the remaining...
  • Texans release quarterback Ryan Mallett after missed flight

    10/27/2015 10:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    SI ^ | October 27, 2015 | Staff
    The Texans have released quarterback Ryan Mallett after he missed the team’s flight to Miami last weekend, the team announced Tuesday. Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle​ reported Monday that head coach Bill O’Brien wanted to release Mallett before Sunday’s game against the Dolphins but was overruled by general manager Rick Smith. Releasing Mallett before the game would have left starter Brian Hoyer as Houston’s only quarterback.
  • NFL files appeal brief, says Brady participated in a scheme to deflate game balls

    10/27/2015 6:39:35 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 10/26/2015 | Mike Florio
    If the #DeflateGate controversy has placed a chip on the shoulder of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the chip has just gotten a lot bigger. On the first page of the first written brief submitted by the NFL to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the NFL states that Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Brady for four games after finding that Brady had participated in a scheme to deflate game balls to be used in a conference championship game. The scheme was aimed at gaining an unfair competitive advantage on the field, the NFL contends, and it was devised...
  • NFL Week 8 Live Thread

    10/27/2015 5:19:16 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 88 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 8 PICKS SO FAR Oct. 29 Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots 8:25 Nov. 1 Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs (London) 9:30 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1 San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens 1 Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears 1 Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns 1 Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans 1 New York Giants at New Orleans Saints 1 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams 1 New York Jets at Oakland Raiders 4:05 Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys 4:25 Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos* 8:30 Nov....
  • Cowboys' Jerry Jones turns blind eye to Greg Hardy's troublesome behavior

    10/26/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 26, 2015 | Charles Robinson
    The Dallas Cowboys' desperation has become Greg Hardy's greatest advocate. His enabler, really. You can see this unfolding with owner Jerry Jones feeling his Super Bowl season slipping away a prime opportunity falling to 2-4 and fading fast. Then he looks away, but only in one direction: to stare at the locker room door, waiting for quarterback Tony Romo to swoop in with a cape on. Meanwhile, on the other end of the room, Greg Hardy is doing whatever he wants. Frankly, he's making Jones look bad, and I'm not sure the Cowboys' owner even cares anymore.
  • San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles in January

    10/24/2015 8:02:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    SI ^ | Sat Oct. 24, 2015
    The San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles when the NFL opens the application window in January, Mark Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file, said Fabiani, who serves as the Chargers special counsel. Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.
  • NFL Week 7 Live Thread

    10/20/2015 8:53:07 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 103 replies
    WEEK 7 Oct. 22 Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers 8:25 Oct. 25 Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars (London) 9:30 AM Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions 1 New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs 1 Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins 1 New York Jets at New England Patriots 1 Cleveland Browns at St. Louis Rams 1 Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins 1 Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers 4:05 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants 4:25 Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers 8:30 Oct. 26 Baltimore Ravens at...
  • Texans owner McNair donates $10K to anti-LGBT rights group

    10/17/2015 7:21:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | October 16, 2015
    In what undoubtedly will be seen as a controversial move, Texans owner Bob McNair donated $10,000 this week to a group advocating against LGBTQ rights. The donation comes at a time when the NFL has been publicly promoting acceptance of gay players and Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player, was drafted last year.
  • Joe Montana on Deflategate: If You Ain't Cheating, You Ain't Trying

    10/16/2015 12:55:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | October 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Joe Montana, the former quarterback, San Francisco 49ers, has weighed in on the Tom Brady Deflategate situation. You know, Tom Brady grew up analyzing Joe Montana. Joe Montana's one word, by the way. In sports, it JoeMontana. He's unique. He's the greatest ever, JoeMontana. Always say it as one word. And JoeMontana the other day said he does think that Tom Brady is a cheater, and he thinks that's great. Joe Montana thinks it's great. Joe Montana was on an interview with Andrew Siciliano with the NFL Network. By the way, do you all know who Andrew Siciliano is?...
  • Tom Brady won't bite on Colts talk

    10/15/2015 10:01:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 10/15/2015 | Adam Kurkjian
    FOXBORO — It’s Colts week. Finally. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets his chance to exact revenge on the organization that sparked the controversy that nearly resulted in his four-game suspension for the Deflategate scandal arising out of last January’s AFC title game. Although Brady’s NFL-imposed suspension was overturned in federal court by Judge Richard Berman on Sept. 3, before he had to sit out a single game, it’s fair to conclude that Brady would have a little extra motivation Sunday night in Indianapolis. If so, Brady wasn’t revealing it during his weekly press conference yesterday at Gillette Stadium. Prodded one reporter:...
  • NFL Week 6 Live Thread

    10/14/2015 3:35:47 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 153 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 6 Oct. 15 Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints 8:25 Oct. 18 Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills 1 Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns 1 Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions 1 Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings 1 Washington Redskins at New York Jets 1 Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans 1 Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks 4:05 San Diego Chargers at Green Bay Packers 4:25 Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts* 8:30 Oct. 19 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles 8:30...
  • NFL Acknowledges Game Clock Error in Steelers-Chargers Game

    10/13/2015 10:56:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/13 | HOWARD FENDRICH
    The NFL acknowledges that one of the game officials should have noticed that 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 24-20 victory at San Diego. League spokesman Michael Signora says in a statement emailed Monday that "an error by the clock operator" after a touchback allowed extra time to run off, and "it is the responsibility of the side judge to supervise the timing of the game." The statement adds: "Had the side judge or any of the other six on-field officials noticed the timing error, they could have corrected it." The...
  • Congress Should Hold Hearings on Fantasy Football

    10/13/2015 11:37:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies ^ | October 13, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A new form of gambling has suddenly appeared in America, and the outfits raking in the money claim that what they're doing is perfectly legal. In the last four years, two recently formed companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, have collected billions from the mostly young men who place bets on their smart phones on what's called fantasy football. Many people first heard about this when a DraftKings employee won $350,000 for coming in second place in a FanDuel contest that cost $25 to enter and featured $5 million in cash winnings, including $1 million to the winner. The New York Attorney...
  • eli Manning is Wearing No Pink (Sunday Night Football Vanity)

    10/11/2015 6:59:24 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 66 replies
    Sunday Night Football | 10/11/2015 | Me
    I've become so used to seeing NFL teams looking like they vomited Pepto Bismol all over the field that I was somewhat surprised to see so little Breast Cancer pinkness on Sunday Night Football. Then I realized that, aside from the stickers on helmet and badges on his jersey, NY Giants QB is wearing NO additional pink merchandise. I thought the players were required to wear something (in previous years it was ONE item minimum) and this year it seems like the requirement has been three or more items. Can someone explain how Manning gets away without wearing pink wristbands,...
  • NFL Week 5 Live Thread

    10/06/2015 3:47:43 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 175 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 5 Oct. 8 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 8:25 Oct. 11 Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons 1 Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens 1 Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals 1 St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers 1 Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs 1 New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans 1 Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions 4:05 New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys 4:25 Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 4:25 San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants* 8:30 Oct. 12 Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers...
  • NFL Goes A Month Without A Player Arrest For First Time Since 2009

    10/02/2015 6:50:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ross Kelly
    Some headlines need a little more explaining than whats given. The above headline doesnt fall into that category. Mike Rosenberg of the Reuters tweeted out Thursday a momentous occasion: September was the first calendar month since 2009 that no active NFL player was arrested:
  • NFL Networks Albert Breer says Americans have blown their right to own guns

    10/01/2015 10:40:30 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 78 replies
    Pro Football Page ^ | 10.1.2015 | Jason LaCanschizzle
    A propagandist will be a propagandist. I guess. Taking a break from being a shill for the NFL and Roger Goodell, the NFL Network's Albert Breer decided to become a propagandist for gun grabbing liberals and the Obama administration. Mentioning a Peter King anti gun rant (hey it's what leftist sports journalists do), Breer tweeted: I'd say 141 school shootings is evidence that the American public has blown its right to bear arms.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 2, 2015 There's an old saying: Know your audience. And let's just say that the mostly male NFL fan base is not...
  • NFL Week 4 Live Thread

    09/30/2015 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 107 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 4 Oct. 1 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:25 Oct. 4 New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (London) 9:30 AM Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons 1 New York Giants at Buffalo Bills 1 Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears 1 Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts 1 Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins 1 Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers 4:05 St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos 4:25 Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints...
  • The NFL Wants Players To Help Pay For New Los Angeles Stadium

    09/26/2015 12:57:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    DeadSpin ^ | 09/26/2015 | Patrick Redford
    --SNIP-- Potential stadiums in Carson and Inglewood have both been approved by their respective local governments, and now comes the hard part; getting them paid for. The Carson stadium, which will most likely hold the Raiders and the Chargers, will cost $1.65 billion. This would put it up with MetLife Stadium and the Tokyo National Olympic Stadium as one of the most expensive stadia in the world. The NFL has a typically nefarious plan to do help get the cash together, which involves asking the NFLPA to help out.
  • NFL Week 3 Live Thread

    09/22/2015 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 168 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 3 Sept. 24 Washington Redskins at New York Giants 8:25 Sept. 27 Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens 1 New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1 Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns 1 Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 1 San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 1 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams 1 Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans 1 San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 4:25 Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 Denver Broncos...
  • NFL owners sack taxpayers, line own pockets

    09/22/2015 12:37:10 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 22 replies
    The Wahington Times ^ | 21 September 2015 | Drew Johnson
    The winners are the NFLs 32 team owners, who managed to scam taxpayers out of $7 billion over the last 20 years to subsidize stadium construction and renovation schemes, according to a new report by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. That leaves taxpayers as the losers, forced to fork over their hard-earned money in a perverse corporate welfare scheme that amounts to welfare for billionaires.
  • Vikings drop mascot Ragnar after he reportedly asks for $20,000 a game

    09/22/2015 11:02:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 22, 2015 | Chuck Schilken
    For more than two decades, Ragnar the Viking got Minnesota football stirred into a frenzy with his motorcycle-riding, endzone-dancing antics. According to his website, he was the only NFL mascot who appeared as an actual human. It turns out maybe Ragnar is a little too human.
  • Report: Ndamukong Suh ignored coachs play calls in loss to Jaguars

    09/21/2015 8:47:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SI ^ | September 21, 2015 | Staff
    Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh disregarded play calls from defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle in the teams loss to the Jaguars on Sunday, reports the Miami Herald. By freelancing at times, Suh created confusion on the Dolphins defensive line, the Herald reports.
  • Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers appears to take a jab at Seahawk Russell Wilson (Mocks God)

    09/21/2015 7:10:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 62 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/21/2015 | Bob Condotta
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted throughout the week that he wouldnt be thinking about anything that had happened in past games with the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepared for a rematch. But after the Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay Sunday night, Rodgers made a comment that appeared to show some of the history with the Seahawks was on his mind. Specifically, comments Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made after the NFC Championship game crediting the Seahawks comeback to God. Asked after the game a question about the Packers have been able to create and deal...
  • JJ Watt says he desperately wants a wife and children but struggles to trust women [tr]

    09/18/2015 12:44:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | James Dunn
    You would think that NFL stars would find it easy to get girlfriends, but Houston Texans player JJ Watt has said it's not that simple. The defensive player admits he finds it difficult to know if women like him for the person he is or his status and the wages that come with being the number one defensive player in the league. Watts also said that an intensive training schedule and traveling around the country for games makes it difficult to maintain a relationship.
  • Study: 87 of 91 deceased NFL players tested positive for CTE

    09/18/2015 10:13:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SI ^ | September 18, 2015 | Staff
    New figures show that 87 of 91 deceased former NFL players have tested positive for CTE. Figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University have identified the degenerative brain disease in 96% of NFL players and 79% of all football players they have examined. The brain bank is the nation's largest focused on the study of head injury and trauma, and shared its numbers with PBS's Frontline.
  • NFL to Giants: Refs Blew End of Cowboys Game, Too

    09/17/2015 11:27:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1 | Paul Schwartz
    SNIP That was basically the attitude of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after the Giants cornerback learned the NFL had admitted it erred on two key calls in the season-opening 27-26 loss to the Cowboys blown calls that certainly could have changed the outcome of the game. Thats just one you have to live with, Rodgers-Cromartie said. That was a tough one. A third-quarter pass-interference call on Rodgers-Cromartie, who was shadowing receiver Terrence Williams on a third-and-4 play, handed the Cowboys 16 gift yards and a first down. That directly led to a Dallas touchdown. It should not have been a penalty,...