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  • BREAKING NEWS: The Oakland Raiders have officially filed paperwork for a relocation to Las Vegas.

    01/19/2017 10:25:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 19, 2017 | Staff
    BREAKING NEWS: The Oakland Raiders have officially filed paperwork for a relocation to Las Vegas.
  • NFL in action: How President Obama inspired a new wave of athlete activism [Hurl]

    01/19/2017 8:05:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jacob Feldman
    Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is hardly a fan of President Obama’s politics. A pro-life advocate, Watson voiced support for Ben Carson early in the 2016 campaign. Still, he describes Jan. 20, 2009, as “an amazing time.” “I remember watching the inauguration with my wife,” he says. "I remember sitting there seeing this family that looked like how me and my wife and our family now look in the White House. Even to this day, it’s still this unbelievable thing.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gaga Asked Not to Talk About Politics, Donald Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show

    01/18/2017 9:20:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    ET ^ | January 18,2017 | Sophie Schillaci
    When Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl stage, at least one subject will be off limits: Politics. A source close to the halftime show tells ET, "Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump." A rep for the NFL calls this "nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none." "The Super Bowl is a time when people really come together," the NFL's statement continues. "Lady Gaga is focused on putting together an amazing show for fans and we love working with...
  • Rev. Herb Lusk, an ex-Eagle, says conservative blacks are being intimidated by liberal ones

    01/18/2017 6:46:48 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jenice Armstrong
    African Americans are quick to snatch somebody's black card.For the uninitiated, taking someone's black card is tantamount to kicking an offending party out of the proverbial club. It's a way of saying, "You're no longer one of us," as in, "Stacey Dash be gone." --SNIP-- "Conservative blacks are being intimidated by liberal blacks," he tweeted. "Why take my black card because I don't think like you? Why?" I called Lusk, a former Eagles running back, Tuesday to see if he cared to elaborate and I got an earful.
  • Lady Gaga Asked Not to Talk About Politics, Donald Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show [tr]

    01/18/2017 6:10:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sophie Schillaci
    When Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl stage, at least one subject will be off limits: Politics. A source close to the halftime show tells ET, "Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump." A rep for the NFL calls this "nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none."
  • Chargers admit mistake, drop new LA logo after criticism

    01/17/2017 8:00:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 15, 2017 | Staff
    The San Diego Chargers' old lightning bolt logo remained essentially unchanged for more than 40 years. The Los Angeles Chargers' first logo lasted about 48 hours. On Saturday, team officials said they had scrapped their first logo, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the Los Angeles Dodgers' timeless blue-and-white 'LA' crest.
  • NFL Support of Colin Kaepernick Tanked 2016 TV Ratings

    01/16/2017 6:50:02 PM PST · by Rockitz · 96 replies ^ | 16 Jan 2017 | Robert J. Marlow
    A large share of fans responded to the NFL’s tacit endorsement of Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American message by refusing to tune-in to games, prompting a huge decline in TV ratings. Aside from his disrespect for the national anthem, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback also sparked outrage by donning socks embroidered with pigs wearing police uniforms. Early in the season, ESPN and network broadcasts never missed an opportunity to spotlight Kaepernick and his followers taking a knee during the pre-game ritual. Fans, though, saw Kaepernick’s protest as thumbing his nose at America. As a result, regular season ratings for 2016 dropped 8%...
  • Dean Spanos On His 'Difficult' Decision to Move Chargers Back To LA

    01/16/2017 10:44:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies ^ | 1/16/17 | Marc Inocencio
    The Rams returned to L.A. last year, and the Chargers CEO Dean Spanos confirmed last Thursday that his team is also moving back. Spanos' decision comes after years of haggling with the city of San Diego to secure tax money to build a new stadium, but the request did not receive public support. In November, voters went to the poll and rejected the measure asking for $1.15 billion in taxpayer funding for a new stadium and convention center annex in San Diego, 57 percent to 43 percent.

    01/16/2017 7:26:19 AM PST · by Bender2 · 78 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Conference Championship Weekend Sunday, January 22 3:05 ET Packers at Falcons 6:40 ET Steelers at Patriots
  • Packers hold off Cowboys' comeback, reach title game (34-31)

    01/15/2017 5:27:46 PM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    NFL Sports ^ | January 15, 2017 | NFL Staff
    The Green Bay Packers are back in the NFC title game. Mason Crosby's 56- and 51-yard field goals late in the fourth quarter sent Green Bay past the Dallas Cowboys, 34-31, in Saturday's Divisional Round matchup. Dak Prescott led a 15-point Cowboys comeback, culminating in a 52-yard Dan Bailey field goal with 44 seconds left. But Aaron Rodgers saved his best for last, capping off a 43-yard, 32-second drive with an impossible 36-yard sideline bullet to Jared Cook. The play set up Crosby's winning kick with three seconds left.
  • Chargers Fans Offered Ways to Cover up Bolts Tattoos

    01/14/2017 4:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur, Artie Ojeda and Monica Garske
    Some Chargers fans were so dedicated to the team that along with wearing Bolts gear, they also sport tattoos inspired by the NFL team. But with the team deciding to move from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, many San Diego residents are now calling themselves "former" fans. When the team announced its big move Thursday, some angry fans threw away their jerseys in a growing pile outside of Chargers Park Thursday. One person was even arrested for setting their jersey on fire. Other former fans are now taking their Chargers' gear to the Sports Arena to...
  • Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game

    01/14/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    NFL ^ | January 14, 2017 | Chris Wesseling
    Leading MVP candidate Matt Ryan riddled Seattle's secondary for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here's what we learned in Saturday's game: After both teams traded clinical opening-drive touchdowns that spilled over to the second quarter, a holding penalty on special teamer Kevin Pierre-Louis swung the game in Atlanta's favor. Devin Hester's 80-yard punt return would have set the Seahawks up at the seven-yard line with a chance to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Instead, Seattle lost 84 yards of field position,...
  • Oakland Raiders to file relocation papers, will move to Las Vegas

    01/14/2017 7:20:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Raiders Wire ^ | January 14, 2017 | Will Reeve
    The Oakland Raiders have had one foot out of the door of Oakland for years. But Saturday morning the team confirmed it will file relocation papers to move the franchise to Las Vegas. The news is expected to be officially unveiled by Raiders soon and was first reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport Saturday morning at 3 a.m. PT.
  • Big loss: Packers rule WR Jordy Nelson out vs. Cowboys

    01/13/2017 8:27:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 13, 2017 | Shalise Manza Young
    It seemed like a bit of a longshot all week that Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson would be able to play in Sunday’s NFC Divisional round game against the Dallas Cowboys; going back to Monday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy would say only that Nelson “had a chance” to be on the field. But on Friday, McCarthy told media that there is essentially no chance: Nelson, who suffered at least two fractured ribs in Green Bay’s wild-card win over the New York Giants last week, will not play. New York safety Leon Hall drilled Nelson in the side with his...
  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    01/12/2017 12:17:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Eery relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You. The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is moving the team to Los Angeles, which is pretty much dreadful news for Los Angeles.
  • Twitter immediately ripped the new Los Angeles Chargers logo to shreds

    01/12/2017 9:39:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 12, 2017 | Pete Blackburn
    The Chargers made their relocation to Los Angeles official on Thursday morning, and the team immediately unveiled a new logo as a result. The club's official Twitter account was first to post the new artwork, which looks somewhat like a modernized ripoff of the Dodgers 'LA' logo. Not surprisingly, it didn't take long for the internet to rip it to shreds. Here are some of the best jabs at the unspectacular new emblem.
  • Broncos Officially Name Vance Joseph New Head Coach

    01/11/2017 5:26:22 PM PST · by zeestephen · 13 replies ^ | 11 January 2017 | Jon Heath
    The Denver Broncos have named Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph their new head coach, executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway announced on Wednesday.
  • NFL Wild Card weekend was bad, but Roger Goodell wants to make it worse

    01/09/2017 8:06:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 8, 2017 | Dieter Kurtenbach
    Remember when the NFL playoffs were fun? Can you recall the time before backup quarterbacks (and highly paid quarterbacks that play like backups) and atrocious, record-setting (and not in a good way) defenses took the field on Wild Card weekend?
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Play Off Weekend

    01/09/2017 6:15:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 241 replies ^ | staff
    NFL Live Thread Divisional Play Off Weekend Saturday, January 14 3:35 PM Seahawks at Falcons 7:15 PM Texans at Patriots Sunday, January 15 12:05 PM Steelers at Chiefs 3:40 PM Packers at Cowboys
  • ABC Enrages NFL Viewers With Anti-Trump ‘Black-ish’ Promo

    01/08/2017 3:22:32 PM PST · by blam · 87 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 1-8-2017 | Heat Street Staff
    The liberal ABC-Disney Television Network generated outrage during its televised coverage of the Houston Texans’ victory over the Oakland Raiders Saturday night in the Wild Card round of the AFC Playoffs, but it had nothing to do with the football. Instead many viewers were annoyed at a promo for next Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s sitcom Black-ish, which features a predominantly African-American cast being decidedly anti-Trump in tone and nature. In the promo, which bills the episode as the “election through the eyes of Black-ish”, Lucy (a white character played by Christine Reitman) tells her predominantly African-American co-workers: “I voted for...
  • Joe Theismann rips 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick an award,

    01/04/2017 2:50:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1/4/17 | Frank Schwab
    ..says all players should stand for anthem Joe Theismann isn’t quite sure why the San Francisco 49ers gave quarterback Colin Kaepernick their most prestigious award, one that rewards “inspirational and courageous play.” The former Washington Redskins quarterback was on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” and said Kaepernick didn’t deserve the award. Kaepernick was given the Len Eshmont Award, voted on by his teammates, last week. “You’re a 2-14 football team; he’s won one football game. What has he inspired?” Theismann said. Of course this random criticism all comes back to Kaepernick’s national-anthem protest, which many people including Theismann didn’t agree with. “I...
  • Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

    01/04/2017 12:43:29 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 61 replies
    Kaepernick received the Len Eshmont Award last week for beibg the most 'inspirational and courageous' player. The prize is the team's most prestigious honor; its recipient is voted on by players.
  • NFL Live Thread Wild Card Weekend

    01/02/2017 8:08:08 AM PST · by Bender2 · 141 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Wild Card Weekend Saturday, Jan 7 4:35 PM ET Raiders at Texans 8:15 PM ET Lions at Seahawks Sunday, Jan 8 1:05 PM ET Dolphins at Steelers 4:40 PM ET Giants at Packers
  • Harry Edwards Q&A: Kaepernick belongs in Smithsonian

    01/01/2017 5:20:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Mecury News ^ | December 31, 2016 | Elliott Almond
    This news organization spent an hour talking to Edwards, 74, about what Kaepernick has done and where the movement needs to go. Here is an edited version of the conversation with the UC Berkeley professor emeritus who lives in Fremont: . . . "When I contacted the Smithsonian (new National Museum of African American History and Culture), I told them they shouldn’t wait another five or six years to get Kap’s shoes, jersey and photo of the Time magazine cover and a photo of him kneeling. They need to do that now. They absolutely agreed."
  • The Big Bang Theory’ Threatens to Dethrone Sunday Night Football as TV’s Most Watched Show

    12/31/2016 3:15:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 31, 2016
    In every office, every corporate executive suite, and every law firm across this great land, the men who had got pantsed and received numerous swirlies at the hands of jocks in high school finally have their chance at redemption against their brawny tormentors. According to a press release from CBS, “The Big Bang Theory,” the brainy sitcom which references pyramids and autotrophs in its theme song, beat out NBC’s Sunday Night Football as the top-rated, live, primetime same day show. For the past five years Sunday Night Football had owned that coveted, top spot.
  • Marv Levy, age 91, says he’d coach the Bills if asked

    12/30/2016 7:26:28 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | December 30, 2016 | Michael David Smith
    Marv Levy is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his work as head coach of the Bills from 1986 to 1997. And if given the opportunity, he’d be up for trying to get them back to the Super Bowl. Levy told 104.5 The Team in Albany that he thinks he’d be up to the task, even though he’s now 91 years old. “I might do it,” Levy said. “It was one of those things where after forty seven years of coaching I really needed to get that deep breath to step aside but after a couple of years...
  • Colin Kaepernick wins 49ers' award for 'inspirational, courageous play'

    12/30/2016 5:11:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 30, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    When the 49ers announced their team awards Friday afternoon, Kaepernick was the recipient of the Len Eshmont Award, given to the 49er who "best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team." The award, which was established after Eshmont died in 1957, is considered the most prestigious honor the players vote on.
  • Report: Cowboys plan to play Tony Romo on Sunday

    12/30/2016 2:47:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | December 30, 2016, 8:00 AM EST | by Michael David Smith
    Tony Romo will make his 2016 debut on the first day of 2017. Romo, who has missed the entire season after suffering a back injury in the preseason and then being demoted in favor of Dak Prescott, is expected to play on Sunday, January 1, against the Eagles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That appears to be a change in plans for the Cowboys, who had previously indicated that they wouldn’t risk an injury to Romo in a meaningless game and would turn to Mark Sanchez if they decided to give Prescott some rest in the regular season finale. The...
  • Rookie NFL quarterback gifts shotguns to offensive linemen, gun control group sends gun locks

    12/30/2016 7:40:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies ^ | December 29, 2016 | Brian Seay
    Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz bought personalized shotguns for his offensive line this Christmas, and now a gun control group says they'll be sending the players gun locks. The 23-year-old rookie quarterback is a North Dakota native and a hunter. He bought the Beretta long guns for his teammates with their numbers engraved on the butt of the guns, according to ESPN. Offensive guard Allen Barbre, a fellow hunter, says the guns are the Beretta model known as the Silver Pigeon, which retails for about $2,000. "This is an awesome gun. I'm excited about it," said Barbre. "I don't...
  • ESPN posts second-worst 'Monday Night Football' season

    12/29/2016 9:56:53 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2016 | Tim Baysinger
    If not for this past Monday night's highly watched NFL game, The Walt Disney Co's ESPN network would have had its smallest audience for "Monday Night Football" in 2016 since the 2006 season. [Snip] This year marks the third consecutive year that ESPN's "Monday Night Football" audience has declined, and the fifth decline in the past six years. The NFL ratings downturn was most notable in primetime. ESPN was among the hardest hit, with viewership falling nearly 12 percent from last season, according to the Nielsen data.
  • NFL Live Thread Week 17

    12/28/2016 8:57:27 AM PST · by Bender2 · 86 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Final Regular Season Week 17 Sunday, Jan. 1 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Texans at Titans 1 p.m. ET Panthers at Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Colts 1 p.m. ET Patriots at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Bears at Vikings 1 p.m. ET Bills at Jets 1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Browns at Steelers 4:25 p.m. EF Saints at Falcons 4:25 p.m. ET Giants at Redskins 4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Rams 4:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET Chiefs at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET Seahawks at...
  • Bills fire coach Rex Ryan

    12/27/2016 8:53:01 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 95 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 27 Dec 2016 | Jay Skurski
    The Buffalo Bills have fired coach Rex Ryan and his twin brother, Rob, the team announced late Tuesday morning. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will serve as the team's interim coach for Sunday's season finale against the New York Jets.
  • Kansas City Chiefs' 346lb defensive lineman becomes the heaviest player to ever throw a [tr]

    12/26/2016 5:52:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    The Kansas City Chiefs have given a gift to all football fans - minus those in Denver - by having defensive lineman Dontari Poe throw a touchdown pass. Poe, who is listed at 346 pounds, lined up in the backfield and received a handoff in the games final moments as the Chiefs were just two yards from the Broncos end zone at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. But rather than powering the ball up the middle in an attempt to drive his way in for the score, Poe gracefully leaped off his feet and floated the ball over the top...
  • Vikings players defied head coach's gameplan and got burned

    12/25/2016 6:53:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | December 24, 2016 | Larry Brown
    The Minnesota Vikings’ defensive backs defied head coach Mike Zimmer on Saturday, and their decision backfired. Zimmer, a defensive-oriented coach, wanted cornerback Xavier Rhodes to shadow Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson for the whole game. Instead, the Vikings’ defensive backs got together and decided that they could handle Nelson without making a special plan for Rhodes.
  • Time to celebrate in Cleveland as Browns get first win

    12/24/2016 2:16:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | Decemeber 24, 2016 | Pat McManamom
    The long national joke has ended. The Cleveland Browns finally have a win. It took 15 games in 2016 and a team-record 17 losses in a row going back to 2015, but they finally won a game.
  • Kaepernick: Buffalo was worst city to me

    12/21/2016 7:33:22 AM PST · by PGR88 · 47 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | December 21, 2016 | Nick Veronica
    49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was asked Tuesday if he felt his reception varied by the city he was playing in. That was "very evident," Kaepernick responded. Atlanta was the warmest to him. Buffalo was the worst. "I think that’s something, to me, that was very evident depending on where we were playing," Kaepernick said. "Atlanta was somewhere where I had a lot of support, a lot of people saying they agree with what I’m doing, support it and are happy that I did it. And to keep going, stay strong. "And there’s other places where the fans don’t agree as...

    12/21/2016 6:07:39 AM PST · by RummyChick · 37 replies
    tmz ^ | 12/21 | tmz
    TMZ Sports has obtained arrest video showing NFL wide receiver Michael Floyd PASSED OUT behind the wheel of his SUV while in traffic ... and it's disturbing. The footage was shot around 2:48 AM on Monday morning when cops noticed Floyd's Cadillac Escalade was stopped at a green traffic light ... and didn't move for two cycles. When cops approached the car, you can see Floyd completely zonked out in the front seat with his mouth open. Officers banged on the window to wake him up and he was completely discombobulated. Floyd had no idea where he was at or...
  • NFL Live Thread Week 16

    12/20/2016 8:15:29 AM PST · by Bender2 · 97 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 16 Thursday, Dec. 22 8:25 p.m. ET Giants at Eagles Saturday, Dec. 24 1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Bills 1 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Saints 1 p.m. ET Jets at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Titans at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Packers 1 p.m. ET Chargers at Browns 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Bears 1 p.m. ET Falcons at Panthers 4:05 p.m. ET Colts at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET 49ers at Rams 8:25 p.m. ET Bengals at Texans Sunday, Dec. 25 4:30 p.m. ET Ravens at Steelers 8:30 p.m....
  • The Texans wasted $37 million on Brock Osweiler, and now they’re stuck with him

    12/19/2016 8:02:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | December 18, 2016 | Cameron DaSilva
    The Houston Texans remained squarely in the hunt in the AFC South with a much-needed win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. They kept pace with the Tennessee Titans, who eked out a win over the Kansas City Chiefs on a game-winning field goal as time expired. Both teams are now 8-6 with the Indianapolis Colts one game back, setting up for a potential winner-take-all meeting between the Texans and Titans in Week 17. Their win over the Jaguars was great, but they have serious issues to deal with – namely at the quarterback position where Brock Osweiler was benched...
  • Army veteran Vincent Viola, billionaire owner of the Florida Panthers, named Trump’s Army secretary

    12/19/2016 7:42:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/16 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his Army secretary Vincent Viola, an Army veteran who became a billionaire after founding an electronic trading firm and went on to buy the Florida Panthers hockey team. Viola is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and funded the creation of its highly regarded Combating Terrorism Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A former infantry officer and Ranger School graduate, he has pressed for innovation in cyber warfare, saying at a conference five years ago that the Army of the future will be built on a “gestalt...
  • More Evidence That Colin Kaepernick’s Anti-American Protest Hurting The NFL

    12/15/2016 10:31:06 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    Breitbart - AP ^ | 12-15-2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    Warner Todd HustonDecember 15, 2016 An article at warns the National Football League not to ignore the growing number of NFL fans who have checked out over the constant anti-American protests indulged by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players. In his December 13th piece, Sporting News writer Michael McCarthy highlights fans who have grown sick and tired of the anti-Americanism infesting their national pastime. “This has left such a bad taste in my mouth,” one 46-year-old elementary school teacher and now former football fan told McCarthy. “I don’t know if I can ever forgive them...
  • Jim Brown Falls in Love with Trump

    12/14/2016 5:17:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | December 14, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jim Brown, noted NFL great, I told you yesterday he was at Trump Tower with Ray Lewis. Jim Brown came down the elevator after speaking with Trump and just gobsmacked the assembled media. He said, "I love Donald Trump." After meeting with Donald Trump, Jim Brown said, "I love this guy." Jim Brown said, "The three most important men in my life were white." People who gave him his first opportunity, his mentor, and his coach. So he doesn't look at this as a racial thing. What he heard Trump say about wanting to revitalize African-American neighborhoods...
  • Jim Brown, Ray Lewis Talk of 'Fantastic' Meeting With PEOTUS Trump (reducing gang violence)

    12/13/2016 5:14:46 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 12/13/16 02:23 PM EST | BY BEN KAMISAR
    Brown and Lewis praised the president-elect after the meeting at Trump Tower. They said they primarily spoke to Trump about Brown's Amer-I-Can philanthropy, which aims to keep kids away from gang violence. "We couldn't have had a better meeting," Brown said. "The graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic." Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault and Cleveland Pastor Darrell Scott, two of Trump's most prominent black supporters, sat in on the meeting. Scott told reporters that the president-elect gave a "verbal commitment" to merge Brown's program with the Trump administration. Throughout the campaign's closing stretch, Trump make direct appeals...
  • Roger Goodell owes Tom Brady an apology

    12/13/2016 4:12:49 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 64 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 13 Dec 16 | Dan Wetzel
    On Dec. 4, the New York Giants got ahold of a couple of Pittsburgh Steeler footballs and decided to see if they were below the NFL pregame inflation minimum of 12.5 pounds per square inch. “The PSIs were a little low,” Giants coach Ben McAdoo said. According to the ProFootballTalk, the balls came in at 11.8 and 11.4 psi. The Giants told the league, although not via a “formal complaint,” whatever that is. The NFL isn’t saying much, but it apparently checked to see if the referees had maintained control of the balls and dismissed the situation quickly. Why? Because...
  • NFL to end 'Pink October,' teams can choose own charities in 2017

    12/13/2016 10:15:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    Score Media Ventures ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 | theScore
    The NFL informed teams last week in a league-wide conference call that "Pink October" - a three-week window in October in which the league dressed up its fields, sidelines, and players in pink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer - will not continue in 2017. Instead, teams will be able to choose their own cancer cause to support next season, reports Jenny Vrentas of the "It's a balancing act," says Anna Isaacson, the NFL's VP of social responsibility, when asked if this is the start of a trend "We have seen a lot of success in...
  • NFL Live Thread Week 15

    12/13/2016 5:16:40 AM PST · by Bender2 · 68 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 15 Thursday, Dec. 15 8:25 p.m. ET Rams at Seahawks Saturday, Dec. 17 8:25 p.m. ET Dolphins at Jets Sunday, Dec. 18 1 p.m. ET Packers at Bears 1 p.m. ET Steelers at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Texans 1 p.m. ET Browns at Bills 1 p.m. ET Eagles at Ravens 1 p.m. ET Titans at Chiefs 1 p.m. ET Lions at Giants 1 p.m. ET Colts at Vikings 4:05 p.m. ET Saints at Cardinals 4:05 p.m. ET 49ers at Falcons 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Chargers 8:30 p.m....

    12/12/2016 5:58:02 PM PST · by knarf · 38 replies
    SELF ^ | DECEMBER 12. 2016 | KNARF
    Is there a live stream I don't have to sign up for and/or pay ?All I want is tonight's game
  • 'Fire Baalke!': Airplane Banner Condemns 49ers Organization Yet Again

    12/12/2016 3:54:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Dec 11, 2016 | Brendan Weber
    No San Francisco 49ers fan needs to be reminded about the team's dismal 1-10 record, but some are making sure to remind owner Jed York that general manager Trent Baalke needs to be canned. An airplane circling Levi's Stadium Sunday morning depicted a banner reading: "Jed, You Reap What You Sow - Fire Baalke!" That message of criticism pokes directly at York's choice to stick with Baalke, a leader who has been heavily criticized for allowing a once-upon-a-time smash-mouth force crumble into a heap of unproven talent that has given fans little to cheer for. Ever since parting ways with...
  • Giants defense terrorizes Cowboys as Beckham steals mammoth win

    12/12/2016 8:42:24 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 December 2016 | Paul Schwartz
    A little crazy is an appropriate description of what went down in a truly strange and ultimately rewarding showing for the Giants. They could do almost nothing with the ball but thwarted the Cowboys’ precision attack so relentlessly and completely it was enough to overcome the failings of Manning and Co. When the harassing of Dak Prescott was complete and his final pass was ruled incomplete to struggling Dez Bryant — who in his nightmares will see Janoris Jenkins — the Giants had a stunning 10-7 victory to show for themselves.
  • Colin Kaepernick continues to be winless in 2016. 49ers blow game against mediocre Jets in OT

    12/11/2016 4:39:46 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 58 replies
    OK, it's just sports. But it's nice to see that pompous jerk Colin Kaepernick get yet another kick in the stomach. His "hating on America" act is distracting to his team and it diminishes the NFL brand in general. I have still not seen an NFL game yet this season, despite being a big-time Patriots fan. I followed the score on this particular game online in the hopes that Kaepernick would lose again. And he didn't disappoint.