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  • How a Former NFL Star with ALS Finds Small Victories Every Day

    05/25/2015 6:12:11 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5-20-15 | Savita Iyer
    <p>Every few days, Chie Smith, a former cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, chops, dices, and blends together a selection of fresh, raw vegetables, cooked wild salmon, and quinoa in her Richardson, Texas, home.</p> <p>The smooth puree that she portions out into equal servings are for her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, 50, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2002 and has been using a feeding tube since 2006.</p>
  • New Extra Point Rule Puts Philadelphia Eagles and Tim Tebow Ahead of the Curve

    05/22/2015 9:22:33 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 9 replies
    RantSports ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mike Gibson
    In less than two months, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly might have gone from dunce to genius for signing Tim Tebow. The quarterback nobody wanted the last two years could be the very specialist the Eagles need to beat the NFL’s new extra-point rule. For the grand Kelly scheme to work, though, Tebow would have to be activated on game day not as the third quarterback—who can only be used if one of the first two go down—but as a special teams performer. Given Tebow’s size and reputation as a football player over a quarterback, that seems reasonable enough....
  • I Apologize for Yesterday's 3rd Hour

    05/20/2015 3:35:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, before we get going here today, I really, really need to offer you a sincere apology for the last hour of the program yesterday. I mean, it was an absolute bomb, and it was because for the first time in I don't know how many years, I abandoned totally my professionalism, and I allowed myself to be totally distracted by a bunch of stuff that was happening that had nothing to do with the program, off the air stuff. I even alluded to it a couple of times during the program, but the bottom line is...
  • The NFL Votes To Move Extra Point Kicks To 15-Yard Line

    05/19/2015 7:26:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Claudai Koerner
    Team owners voted to move the snap point back on Tuesday in an effort to make the game more challenging. They also approved changes to rules for two-point conversions.NFL owners voted Tuesday to move back extra-point kicks from the 2-yard line to the 15, as well as to allow defensive players to score on turnovers during a two-point conversion attempt. The move aimed to make the game more challenging, the Associated Press reported. According to an NFL report, extra-point kickers were successful 99.6% of the time last season, missing just five attempts out of 1,267.Play will also now continue after...
  • Senator Says NFL Priorities “Screwed Up” [semi-satire]

    05/19/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The announcement that the New England Patriots and Quarterback Tom Brady would be penalized for cheating drove Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) into a frenzy. “I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name,” Reid raved. “No one need have known about the under-inflated balls. Covertly tipping the scales is simply business-as-usual. By going public with this scandal the NFL has ‘shot itself in the foot,’ and to what end?” “The much more serious offense is the refusal of the Washington team to...
  • Cypriot NFL kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70

    05/16/2015 4:16:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    yahoo ^ | 05.16.2015
    Cypriot native Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a Super Bowl blooper, died of cancer on Friday at the age of 70. Yepremian's wife, Maritza, said he died at a hospital in Media, Pennsylvania. His illness was diagnosed in May 2014, she said.
  • Former German NFL Player: ‘American Football Is Like a Nuclear Explosion’

    05/14/2015 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 11, 2015 – 05:18 PM | Maik Großekathöfer and Sara Peschke
    Patrick Venzke only recently turned 40, but even though his face looks youthful, his body is ravaged. He suffers terrible backaches, his left shoulder is wrecked and he also has knee trouble. “It’s the price I paid to pursue my dream,” he says as he drags himself up the steps of a café in Essen, Germany. Venzke became the first German national to make a National Football League roster when he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in April 2001—although he was never fielded in any of the team’s games. […] After a year in Jacksonville, Venzke moved to NFL Europe,...
  • Harry Reid: Why Care About Tom Brady’s Balls When Redskins Are Being Racist?

    05/14/2015 8:25:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/14/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) complained on the floor of the upper chamber today that America is more concerned with Tom Brady’s delfating balls than the Washington Redskins’ racist name. Brady received a four-game suspension as a result of “Deflategate” and the New England Patriots were fine d $1 million and stripped of two draft picks. “Yesterday the National Football League punished one of its most recognizable players for allegedly having tampered with game balls,” Reid said. “I find it stunning that the NFL is more concerned about how much air is in a ball than with a racist...
  • Pentagon Paid NFL $5.4 Million for Events Honoring Troops (NFL revenues near $10 billion)

    05/12/2015 6:47:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) is questioning why taxpayers had to subsidize NFL events honoring America’s troops. The Pentagon gave the NFL, which has revenues of nearly $10 billion, $5.4 million between 2011 and 2014 for pregame and halftime events that appeared to be put on by the football teams themselves. The Hill reports: “It is troubling to learn that taxpayer funds are being used to compensate these teams for honoring and recognizing U.S. military service members,” Flake said Monday to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank Grass.
  • Sen. Harry Reid: NFL worried about air in balls but not racist team name

    05/12/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ryan Wilson
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name. — Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) May 12, 2015 [Snip] Meanwhile, Reid has long been critical of Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his decision to keep the team's name. “Snyder has to realize, he is on the losing side of history,” Reid said in March 2014. “And the sooner he does it, the better off we are. The Wizards, you know, they were the Washington Bullets. With all the killing that...
  • 10 REASONS WHY AN APPEAL OVERTURNS TOM BRADY’S SUSPENSION

    05/12/2015 9:09:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5-12-2015 | DANIEL J. FLYNN
    Here are the top-ten reasons why an honest and impartial arbiter will toss the suspension: #10. Ted Wells Judges 100 Seconds Enough Time to Deflate Balls But 13 Minutes Not Long Enough for Refs to Test Balls? #9 Wells Report Labels Texts Undermining Case a ‘Joke,’ Texts Buttressing Case Dead Serious #8. Ted Wells Doesn’t Really Know the Pregame Pressure Levels #7 After Relying on Walt Anderson’s ‘Best Recollection,’ Wells Disregards It #6. The Refs and Their Gauges Fluctuated Greatly #5 The NFL Doesn’t Punish for Ball Tampering #4. Wells Report Misleadingly Says Pats Shielded Ball Handler from Follow-Up Interview...
  • Reid rips NFL for suspending Brady, ignoring "racist" Redskins name

    05/12/2015 8:49:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12,2015 | Jordan Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is slamming the NFL’s priorities as out of whack because of the league's decision to suspend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady but live with the Washington Redskins “racist” franchise name.
  • Redemption for 'Bountygate' wasn't happening with 'Deflategate' penalties

    05/12/2015 7:04:40 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 7 replies
    Times Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | 05/11/2015 | Larry Holder
    Nothing short of suspending Tom Brady and Bill Belichick for the 2015 NFL season would satisfy many New Orleans Saints fans for the New England Patriots' involvement in Deflategate. The NFL announced Monday a four-game suspension for Brady and several other sanctions for the Patriots for the intentional use of deflated footballs last season. Some penalties levied on the Patriots organization were harsher than what the Saints received in the bounty scandal.
  • Army hero slams ‘greed’ of New York Jets for being paid to salute troops at home games

    05/12/2015 5:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Eli Rosenberg, Seth Walder, Bill Hutchinson
    It all boils down to Gang Greed. That was how a hero soldier honored by the Jets reacted to news that the team and 13 other NFL franchises were paid by the National Guard and the Department of Defense to salute the troops at home games.
  • NFL Suspends Tom Brady, Punishes Patriots For "Deflategate" [Slap On The Wrist?]

    05/11/2015 5:55:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 96 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 11, 2015
    May 11, 2015 NFL Suspends Tom Brady, Punishes Patriots For "Deflategate" The NFL announced Monday that it was suspending New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in last season's AFC championship game, a controversy that came to be known as "Deflategate." In a statement released Monday afternoon, the league said the Super Bowl MVP "will be suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL." The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft...
  • Your Team Cheats* * The definitive guide to NFL cheating

    05/11/2015 3:04:40 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 71 replies
    So you think there's only one NFL team that cheats? You're wrong. All 32 NFL teams cheat. Yup, even your favorite team is a dirty cheater, but since they are not that good, nobody really cares.
  • Tom Brady suspended without pay for 4 games of regular season

    05/11/2015 2:48:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05.11.15
    The National Football League suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four regular season games without pay "for conduct detrimental to the integrity of the NFL," the league announced Monday afternoon. The league also announced that the team—which won the Super Bowl earlier this year—would be fined $1 million and forced to forfeit its first-round pick in the 2016 draft and its fourth-round selection in the 2017 draft.
  • Tom Brady Suspended 4 Games, Pats Lose 1st Round Pick In 2016 and 4th In 2017, Team Fined $1 million

    05/11/2015 2:35:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2 minutes ago | Adam Schefter
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter · 2m 2 minutes ago Filed to ESPN: Tom Brady suspended four games, Pats lose 1st round pick in 2016 and a 4th in 2017, and team fined $1 million, per source:
  • Chris Christie Spent $82,000 of State Money on Snacks at NFL Games

    05/11/2015 11:29:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jessica Roy
    According to New Jersey Watchdog, Christie reportedly spent over $82,000 of taxpayer money on concessions at MetLife Stadium. Christie paid for food and drinks at MetLife with a debit card 58 times over the 2010 and 2011 NFL seasons, accruing a bill of $82,594. That means he spent an average of nearly $1,500 on food and drinks every time he attended a football game.
  • Super Bowl XLIX Championship Ring has been leaked.

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
  • Tom Brady will be suspended by Goodell for role in DeflateGate, announcement next week

    05/08/2015 3:06:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 437 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 5-8-2015 | Gary Myers
    Tom Brady will be the highest profile player ever suspended in the 96-year history of the NFL. Roger Goodell's decision is expected to be announced next week and it is no longer a matter of if the NFL commissioner will suspend Brady, but for how long he will suspend him. In conversations I've had with several key sources who always have a good sense of what goes on at 345 Park Avenue, there is little doubt Goodell considers Brady's role in DeflateGate a serious violation. The NFL is convinced, according to sources, that connecting all the dots of the evidence...
  • Journalists Hold Tom Brady to Higher Standard Than Hillary Clinton

    05/08/2015 2:28:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | May 7, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The transparency standards for an NFL quarterback rising higher than for the Secretary of State surely speaks to the bread-and-circuses quality of 2015 America. We expect more from our gridiron heroes than from our nation’s leaders. Perhaps the tizzy over Tom serves as a tacit admission that we also expect more responsiveness to public opinion from 345 Park Ave. than from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. No law decrees that a quarterback must turn over his texts and emails to the NFL the way that the Federal Records Act demands that the Secretary of State turn over correspondence to the government. Yet...
  • Report: Tom Brady Could Be Suspended For Up To One Year (deflate-gate)

    05/08/2015 12:58:14 PM PDT · by drewh · 121 replies
    CBS ^ | May 7, 2015 2:40 pm ET | John Breech
    Tom Brady's offseason might extend until 2016 if the NFL decides to drop the hammer on the Patriots quarterback and at least one report is indicating that the league could slam the hammer down hard. According to the Miami Herald, Brady could be suspended for up to one year thanks to the part he played in Deflategate. "Everything is being studied. Everything is being considered," an NFL source told the Herald. Brady's punishment could end up being a shorter suspension, but the source told the Herald not to dismiss the possibility of a year-long suspension. The Patriots quarterback, along with...
  • LSU's Collins signs with Cowboys after draft hopes dashed

    05/08/2015 7:34:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | May 7, 2015 | Schuyler Dixon
    Former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins paused to keep control of his emotions at a news conference to announce his signing with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones had an even harder time holding back tears while sitting next to a projected first-round pick who didn't get selected because his name surfaced in the investigation of the shooting death of a pregnant woman he knew in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Tom Brady's agent issues response to Ted Wells Report

    05/07/2015 7:29:41 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 84 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 5/7/15 | Conor Orr
    Wednesday's release of the Ted Wells Report brought with it a conclusion that it was "more probable than not" that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities" regarding the deflation of Patriots game balls. Brady's agent, Don Yee, issued a response Thursday, obtained by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. "The Wells report, with all due respect, is a significant and terrible disappointment. It's omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached a conclusion first, and then determined so-called facts later. One item alone taints this entire report. What...
  • McCoy on (Philadelphia Eagles coach) Kelly: 'There's a reason he got rid of all the black players'

    05/06/2015 11:23:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jared Dubin
    In an interview with ESPN.com, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy answered a series of questions about his childhood growing up in Pennsylvania, his place in the league as a 26-year old running back, his new team, his new coach (Rex Ryan) and his former team and coach, the Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly. [Snip] There's a reason. ... It's hard to explain with him. But there's a reason he got rid of all the black players -- the good ones [Snip] McCoy is now the second former member of the Eagles to hint at possible racism on Kelly's part...
  • Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs on Purpose, Report Says

    05/06/2015 10:54:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-6-15 | Ken Belson
    An N.F.L. investigation has found that “it is more probable than not” that New England Patriots personnel intentionally deflated footballs to gain an advantage in the A.F.C. championship game last season, and that Tom Brady, the Super Bowl most valuable player, was probably aware of it. No penalties have been announced. The long-awaited report into so-called deflategate, released on Wednesday, concluded that it was probable that Patriots personnel were “involved in a deliberate effort to circumvent the rules.” The report said that Jim McNally, a locker room attendant, and John Jastremski, an equipment assistant, released air from the footballs. It...
  • NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

    05/06/2015 10:41:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | May 6, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.
  • Frank Olivo, 66, substitute Santa hit with snowballs at Eagles game dies.

    05/02/2015 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Coronal · 12 replies
    philly.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Martha Woodall
    Frank Olivo, the Santa Claus who got pelted with snowballs at the Eagles game that winter day in 1968, died Thursday, April 30, at Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown. Mr. Olivo, 66, of Glenolden, had battled heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments for 25 years, and had been seriously ill since mid-January.
  • Jameis Winston celebrates with crab legs after going No. 1

    05/01/2015 10:20:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    Jameis Winston celebrated in style on draft night -- and poked some fun at his past. Hours after being selected by the Buccaneers with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, Winston posted an Instagram photo of himself posing in front of a serving of crab legs.
  • Ray Lewis Skips ESPN Draft Coverage "To Help The City I Love"

    05/01/2015 3:48:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Jameis Winston wasn’t the only controversial football player to skip the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. Ray Lewis stayed home, too—in Baltimore.
  • Joe Namath Says He Wouldn't Play Football Again

    04/30/2015 7:04:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-30 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an interview with Tiffany Kenney of ABC's West Palm Beach, Florida, affiliate WPBF-TV whether would still play the game, given all he has learned about the effects of concussions. "No," he said. "I hate to say that because if I had a child who wanted to play I'd let them play...
  • The NFL Draft’s Quarterback Problem (Should NFL Offensive Schemes Change or QBs Change)

    04/30/2015 11:39:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 29, 2015 | Kevin Clark
    For months now, former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has been working on what many inside the sport say is a massive change to his game. After winning the Heisman Trophy while piloting Oregon’s famous no-huddle, quick-strike offense that left college defenses gasping for air, Mariota is learning to huddle. “That seems like a little detail but that is kind of a big thing,” Mariota said during the NFL draft process. He has been given a mock play-call sheet and is calling plays in training in an effort to placate NFL teams who want to see him operate a more traditional...
  • Open Thread: NFL Draft 2015

    04/30/2015 9:01:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Open Thread ^ | April 30, 2015 | Me
    The NFL Draft is tonight from Chicago. I will miss the J-E-T-S fans booing the draft pick. To get it started according Bucs drafting Jameis Winston at #1 is a done deal: http://floridastate.scout.com/story/1542262-bucs-players-told-it-s-winston-per-report?s=16
  • Is Jameis Winston the Safe Pick for the Bucs?

    04/29/2015 2:25:57 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 25 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 29, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    The Buccaneers front office can spin it in whatever manner it wishes but on Draft Eve the brain trust has to be less comfortable than grandpa at a One Direction concert. While you won't hear anything close to a "maybe" in his public presentation, Lovie Smith's tummy has to be flipping faster than a chef grilling fillets at Bern's.
  • Dolphins' Dion Jordan suspended for 2015 season (Draft Bust)

    04/29/2015 8:16:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AP ^ | April 28, 2015 | Tim Reynolds
    Dion Jordan's 2015 season is over before it started, and his tumultuous time with the Miami Dolphins may be finished as well. The Dolphins and the NFL announced Tuesday that Jordan has been suspended for the 2015 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
  • Mark Sanchez: Eagles said Tim Tebow was just a camp arm

    04/25/2015 9:11:02 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 45 replies
    CBS.Sports ^ | April25,2015 | Shawn Crest
    Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez said he wasn't concerned that the team signed Tim Tebow, because the Eagles told him Tebow was just there to throw in camp. "We needed another guy to throw while Sam's (Bradford) still recovering. So that's the reason (for the signing), at least as explained to me," Sanchez said, per CSN Philadelphia. The Eagles signed Tebow on Monday. He hasn't played in the NFL since getting cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp prior to the 2013 season. He spent last year as a television analyst for the SEC Network
  • Tom Brady Sits Out Team Visit to White House

    04/24/2015 6:23:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 4/24/15
    ....“I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town, I was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat,” Obama said, referring to the team’s Deflategate ball controversy. He then looked at head coach Bill Belichick, who smiled and gave Obama a thumbs-down signal. “That whole story got blown a little out of proportion,” Obama acknowledged. But jokes weren’t the only thing missing; also notably absent from the ceremony was quarterback Tom Brady. Team officials said Brady was unavailable because of a family commitment.
  • Tom Brady Snubs President Obama as Super Bowl-Winning Patriots Visit White House

    04/23/2015 2:20:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | : 15:33 EST, 23 April 2015 | By MICHAEL ZENNIE FOR DAILY MAIL ONLINE
    The New England Patriots are visiting the White House today to receive congratulations from the president for their Super Bowl XLIX championship. But the team's victory lap in the nation's capital will come without their biggest star. Quarterback Tom Brady is snubbing President Barack Obama and won't be there. A spokesman for the team cited 'prior family commitments' as the reason Brady, 37, can't go. The superstar athlete has been to the White House before. He does have three other Super Bowl rings, afterall. But all the prior championships were under the Bush Administration. February's win was the first for...
  • Report: Tom Brady Won’t Be Present For Patriots’ White House Trip

    04/23/2015 9:22:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | April 23, 2015 11:37 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots will be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday, but the MVP won’t be in attendance. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss and the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, Tom Brady will not be present at the White House due to a family obligation. Brady has attended three previous trips to the White House, in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The quarterback earned Super Bowl MVP honors for the third time in his career when he threw four touchdowns in a 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. There’s no reason to...
  • Jay Feely: Tim Tebow Is The ‘Worst Quarterback’ Ever, But Do The NFL Stats Agree?

    04/23/2015 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 229 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 04/23/2015
    According to Jay Feely, Tim Tebow is a great man and a great competitor, but Feely still believes Tebow is the “worst quarterback” ever. But do Tebow’s stats agree with that assessment? In a related report by the Inquisitr, in the past some have claimed that Tebow was “blackballed” from the NFL due to Christian beliefs, not NFL stats. At the same time, Joe Theismann insists Tim “can’t throw the football” and referee Jim Daopoulus once used Tebow as an example of the uncatchable rule. Rush Limbaugh might agree that more men like Tebow are needed in the NFL, but...
  • Asm. Lorena Gonzalez proposes labor protections for cheerleaders

    04/22/2015 6:52:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Hrabe
    Legislative committee hearings aren’t known for their heart-pounding excitement. But, you might hear a round of cheers to excite the crowds at this week’s Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media Committee. On Tuesday, the committee is scheduled to consider a proposal by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, that would provide greater labor protections for professional cheerleaders. Assembly Bill 202, which scored a 5-2 win in the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment earlier this month, would protect cheerleaders of professional sports teams from workplace abuses by classifying them as employees, not independent contractors.
  • NFL Schedule - 2015

    04/21/2015 5:07:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/21/15
    Everything @ the link.
  • Niners' Hall of Fame tackle Bob St. Clair dies at 84

    04/20/2015 6:51:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair died Monday night following a brief illness, the Pro Football Hall of Fame told NFL Media. He was 84 years old. A Bay Area legend, St. Clair teamed with fellow NFL Hall of Famers Ollie Matson and Gino Marchetti on Joe Kuharich's fabled University of San Francisco Dons squad that went undefeated in 1951. Drafted by his hometown 49ers in 1953, St. Clair emerged as one of the decade's top linemen, earning first- or second-team All-NFL honors nine times. He was also selected to five Pro Bowls and served...
  • Former Bear Doug Buffone found dead at home

    04/20/2015 12:52:14 PM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/20/2015 | Peter Nickeas
    Former Chicago Bear Doug Buffone, the all-time leader in games played for the organization, has died in his Chicago home at the age of 70, police said. Paramedics were called to his home in the 1200 block of West Lexington Street around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to police and fire officials. He was dead on the scene, they said.
  • 49ers' Alex Boone: Jim Harbaugh 'might be clinically insane'

    04/20/2015 12:41:08 PM PDT · by rey · 47 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 20 April 2015 | MATT WILHALME
    Jim Harbaugh ended the 49ers' eight-year playoff drought in his first season. In year two, San Francisco made its first Super Bowl appearance since 1994. Despite his success, any warm feelings between the head coach and his players went away quickly. "He does a great job of giving you that spark, that initial boom," 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone says on an upcoming episode of HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumble," according to ProFootballTalk. "But after a while, you just want to kick his.... He just keeps pushing you, and you're like, 'Dude, we got over the mountain. Stop. Let...
  • Tim Tebow joins Chip Kelly's quarterback crew

    04/20/2015 10:29:13 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 44 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 19, 2015 | Phil Sheridan
    [...] If Belichick, the best coach in the NFL over the past 15 years, doesn't see an NFL quarterback in Tebow, then that would seem to settle the issue. Except that Kelly, who worked Tebow out last month, sees the skills and the physical presence and he can't help himself. It's not just about ego. There's a challenge in finding ways to utilize a player's talents, and Kelly enjoys that challenge. [...] The point is, Bradford is the presumed starter with Sanchez as the very capable No. 2 quarterback. But if Tebow is able to click in Kelly's offense --...
  • Past time for NFL to consider 'bullpen drive-closers' as part of QB roles? [Tebow vanity]

    04/19/2015 8:40:28 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    Colofornian | April 19, 2015 | Colofornian
    Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed a 4th quarterback -- Tim Tebow -- and talk is being bandied about re: Tebow's potential "role player" status...perhaps a review is in order to ponder a potential paradigm shift that the NFL is perhaps beyond the need to acknowledge. And for that, we need a quick review of another professional sport: Major League Baseball...and specifically the history of pitching: 1901-1968: For the first 68 years of the 20th century, Major League Baseball didn't even track "saves" by relief pitchers. Yankees pitcher Waite Hoyt was retroactively credited with "eight" saves in 1928. But...
  • Can Tebow help Eagles? Probably not

    04/19/2015 7:19:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 2015-04-19 | bbrookover@phillynews.com
    The roster move the Eagles are expected to make Monday shot straight to the top of the publicity charts. A lot of people might have been Tebowing that it was not true, but it is. The Eagles are adding a Heisman Trophy winner to their crowded quarterback depth chart. Oregon's Marcus Mariota remains a long shot to be in Eagles green after the NFL draft. Tim Tebow, on the other hand, will be on the practice fields at the NovaCare Complex after he signs a one-year deal with the team Monday. He'll be one of five quarterbacks on the roster,...
  • Tim Tebow Signs with Eagles

    04/19/2015 4:40:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old quarterback joins three other signal callers, Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley, and Mark Sanchez, likely competing for three roster spots. The line behind center in Philadelphia may be long. But it’s not terribly accomplished, allowing Tebow a solid chance to make the team and, unlike his try in New England, to enjoy an opportunity on the field should injuries or ineptitude result from Bradford or Sanchez starting. Bradford, the top man on the depth chart, endured injuries and struggled to live up to his potential in St. Louis...