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  • Troubled Labor Market

    02/01/2015 10:26:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/15 | Austin Hill
    Will America return to being that "shining city on the hill" where achievement is respected, both on and off the field? Winners, Losers, And Unequal Pay: Lessons From The Superbowl For A Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl Sunday is a day for fun, food and friends - and a good time to enjoy friendly rivalries as fellow Americans, rather than seeing one-another through “liberal” and “conservative” lenses. But as you enjoy the football game, consider the deeper meaning of it all – and how our economic fortunes could improve if we seriously changed our outlook. Consider these...
  • Super Bowl ad

    01/31/2015 7:36:22 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    NoMore Hollywood Hypocrisy
  • CA ASSEMBLYWOMAN INTRODUCES CHEERLEADER RIGHTS BILL

    01/31/2015 11:04:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A new bill introduced Thursday in the California Assembly would provide cheerleaders of professional sports franchises with employee benefits and a minimum wage guarantee. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced AB 202 on Thursday in “a move that will better protect cheer athletes in the state from workplace abuses and bring equity to the multi-billion dollar professional sports landscape.”
  • Deflated balls are a problem for both the NFL and the GOP

    01/31/2015 10:15:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/15 | Jeff Crouere
    GOP's dynamic duo of deflation: John Boehner and Mitch McConnell The sports media has been in a tizzy covering the scandal known as “deflate gate.” After it was discovered that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in their playoff game against the Colts were deflated, the media speculation has been intense about whether the Patriots altered the footballs to gain an advantage. It is amazing that with our immense problems, the media is fixated on such a trivial issue. Instead, a related topic is more important; why do Republican Party leaders suffer from deflated balls,...
  • Sports Science Seahawks CenturyLink (built to be loud)

    01/30/2015 9:38:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 1-2015
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  • If politics is any guide, the Seahawks should win the Super Bowl

    01/30/2015 10:01:37 AM PST · by Lexinom · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 January 2015 | Reid Wilson
    When the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, more than a hundred million Americans will tune in to root for one side or the other, or maybe just to watch the commercials. Prognosticators have any number of ways of handicapping the matchup: Maybe defense wins championships, maybe it’s all about the run game or special teams, or maybe one superstar can take over a game. But from a political perspective, history argues the Seahawks have the advantage. That’s because their fan base looks much more like the American electorate than the Patriots’ fan...
  • NFL: 'Added security' for SB footballs

    01/30/2015 7:39:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 65 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Kevin Seifert
    PHOENIX -- The 108 official Super Bowl XLIX footballs will receive additional security this weekend amid an ongoing NFL investigation into the inflation of game balls in the AFC Championship Game, vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said Thursday."There will be some added security just because of the environment we're in for this game," Blandino said during a football operations news conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. ESPN.com reported last week that, per longstanding NFL policy, an independent set of equipment managers and ball attendants will handle pregame preparation of game balls. This year, Chicago Bears equipment manager Tony Medlin...
  • Watch Obama Joke About ‘Deflategate’ Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl

    01/30/2015 3:18:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Time "News" magazine ^ | 1/30/15 | Helen Regan
    ....Obama weighed into the ‘deflategate’ controversy by cracking a few jokes ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Speaking at the annual House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday, Obama called on any supporters of the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks to keep it clean.....
  • Superbowl!!!!! Predictions!!!!!

    01/29/2015 12:06:32 PM PST · by djf · 72 replies
    OK!!! It's time to start an official (semi) Freerepublic superbowl prediction thread! My prediction... 27-17 Seattle!!
  • Days before Super Bowl, Arizona gets the measles

    01/29/2015 11:03:48 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Fred Imbert
    Health officials in Arizona, host state of Sunday's Super Bowl, have asked people who may have been exposed to measles to isolate themselves ... Seven cases have been confirmed and 1,000 people across three counties may have been exposed .. Two of the seven confirmed cases are in Maricopa County, which is hosting the NFL championship game, the county's health department confirmed Tuesday. Because the highly contagious virus can linger in the air for two hours, health officials have asked those who may have been exposed to avoid doctors' offices, emergency rooms or urgent-care centers
  • Deflate-gate triggers stat spat as analysts attempt to solve why Patriots don't fumble

    01/29/2015 11:01:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 01/28/2015 | By Eric Adelson
    Maybe the smoking gun isn’t in a bathroom at Gillette Stadium. Maybe it’s in the laptop of a civil engineer in Washington, D.C. One of the strangest twists in the already strange saga of deflate-gate is the sudden star turn of a man who runs a gambling website when he’s not doing his day job. Warren Sharp is a 36-year-old dad who loves numbers and algorithms, and decided to apply some statistics to the Patriots when he heard about the football deflation investigation. What he found sent ripples through the sports world and got a few other statisticians pretty upset....
  • NFL Tough Guys Need Dads, Too

    01/29/2015 2:25:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Larry Elder
    "What do you think you missed not having a dad around?" Marshawn Lynch, the grumpy, often-fined National Football League star for the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, was asked that question. Lynch, raised on the mean streets of Oakland, California, by a single mother, said: "Nothing. My mama played both parts." When asked, however, why he finds it difficult to "trust" people, Lynch tells a story about his father: "I think it started earlier, when Mom would (take me over to my dad's) house. And when I get there, my dad like, 'Oh, OK, I be right back,' and...
  • The DeflateGate Anthem: Soft Balls (AC/DC Parody)

    01/28/2015 5:00:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    The folks up at our sister station WBLM in Portland have created their own DeflateGate anthem. We wanted to share it with you and honor our New England Patriots.
  • Tom Brady Has A Cold

    01/28/2015 10:08:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CBS - Boston ^ | January 28, 2015 11:49 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — You may have noticed that Tom Brady didn’t look himself at Tuesday’s Media Day. No, it wasn’t his bed head. And it wasn’t from a lack of sleep thanks to an early morning fire alarm at the team’s hotel. As he prepares for the biggest game of the season, the Patriots quarterback is battling a cold. And if you thought he looked rough on Tuesday, he looked a bit worse on Wednesday as he addressed the media at the team hotel in Chandler, Arizona. “It’s been lingering,” Brady told reporters as he held court for nearly 45...
  • Teddy Bear the Porcupine Predicts Super Bowl XLIX Winner

    01/27/2015 4:23:45 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Can Teddy Bear the Porcupine accurately predict the winner of the Super Bowl for the FOURTH year in a row? Don't ever underestimate the power of po'pine prognostication! See who he picks to win Super Bowl XLIX (2015). Copyright 2015, Zooniversity LLC. Online sites are welcome to link to this address or embed with Google ads intact (no ad blocking). FILE COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHO
  • Deflategate fallout: NFL focusing on Patriots' locker-room attendant

    01/26/2015 1:18:34 PM PST · by mojito · 88 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jay Glazer
    Deflategate has taken another twist. FOX Sports has learned that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the scandal of improperly inflated footballs used in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis. The person of interest was already interviewed by the league. The NFL is trying to determine whether any wrongdoing by this individual occurred, sources tell FOX Sports. There is surveillance video showing the attendant taking the footballs from the official's locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field, sources tell FOX Sports.
  • Super Bowl's Arizona host may be on the hook for millions

    01/26/2015 5:47:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/24/15
    ....the mayor of Glendale, Arizona - home to Super Bowl XLIX - is questioning the money-making potential of this year's big game, CBS News' David Begnaud reports. "I think if you looked in the till at the end of the day, I think you'll have less money in it than came in," said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. Weiers suspects that when the sun sets on Super Bowl XLIX, the only real loser may be his city. "I'm sure that we're going to spend $3 million," Weiers said. "I would hope, in tax revenues, that we can actually account for well...
  • NFL bears plenty of blame for #DeflateGate

    01/26/2015 5:10:11 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 62 replies
    nbcsports.com ^ | 25 Jan 15 | Mike Florio
    But what has the NFL really found? As one league source has explained it to PFT, the football intercepted by Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was roughly two pounds under the 12.5 PSI minimum. The other 10 balls that reportedly were two pounds under may have been, as the source explained it, closer to one pound below 12.5 PSI.
  • Saturday Night Live spoofs Patriots DeflateGate scandal

    01/25/2015 6:55:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | NEWS STAFF
    Saturday Night Live got its hands on Bill Belichick’s and Tom Brady’s balls Saturday night, spoofing the prickly pair with a mock press conference that transitioned into a raucous scene from “A Few Good Men.”
  • 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists

    01/23/2015 6:17:19 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 27 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Full title: TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists The three major networks have, so far, devoted a staggering 67 minutes and 49 seconds to obsessing over every aspect of whether the New England Patriots cheated in their AFC championship win on Sunday. Yet, only ABC allowed a scant 34 seconds to the Obama administration's release of five terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay and back to areas connected with extremist violence. The contrast is 120-to-1. NBC was, by far, the most lopsided in terms of journalistic priorities. From Monday through early Thursday,...
  • BILL BELICHICK BRILLIANTLY SCHOOLS THE NFL, AND THE LEAGUE HAS NO ANSWER

    01/24/2015 4:00:59 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 138 replies
    weei.com ^ | 24 Jan 15 | Mike Petraglia
    In the year of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, they've somehow managed to trump serious cases of domestic abuse by blowing a silly, inane, moronic controversy over the inflation of game balls into a national story that gets more sublime and ridiculous by the day. The league didn't take their time and do due diligence on what really mattered in the Ray Rice case, and delivered a hasty judgment that Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted was ill-conceived. Now, they're taking their sweet time to decide who may have taken too much air out of the balls, a violation that...
  • NFL 2015 — A Bad Lip Reading of The NFL

    Another Bad Lip Reading For The Super Bowl
  • Inside Manziel's rocky rookie season

    01/24/2015 5:17:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon
    The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted to "wreck this league" in Cleveland. The words were actually more R-rated, but the implication was clear. Twitter erupted at the selection. A Cleveland radio host cheered and screamed openly on air. Manziel gave his "money" sign as he walked onstage to greet Roger Goodell. By season's end, cheering had turned...
  • Dumb Luck: The New England Patriots’ prevention of fumbles is nearly impossible.

    01/24/2015 1:08:10 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 116 replies
    slate.com ^ | Jan. 23 2015 | Warren Sharp
    ...One can clearly see the Patriots, visually, are off the chart. There is no other team even close to being near to their rate of 187 offensive plays per fumble lost. The league average is 105 plays per fumble lost. Most teams are within 21 plays of that number. I spoke with a data scientist whom I know from work on NFLproject.com and sent him the data. He said: Based on the assumption that fumbles per play follow a normal distribution, you’d expect to see, according to random fluctuation, the results that the Patriots have gotten over this period, once...
  • Indiana Congressman Creates Quiz Mocking "Deflategate" and White House

    01/23/2015 2:49:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Unless you've been living under several rocks, you've heard by now that the New England Patriots were investigated for under-inflating the footballs used during the first half of their 45-7 victory in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. The whole matter has come to be known as "Deflategate" or "Ballghazi," and has dominated the national news this past week.In response to all of this, Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), a Colts fan, published a "Who said it?" quiz on his official website comparing the rhetoric used in DeflateGate with the White House's official response to several scandals during the...
  • DeflateGate (cont'd)

    01/23/2015 8:16:00 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Friday, January 23, 2015 | cc
    Patriots defenders constantly make the point that deflated balls were not a big deal last Sunday, because the Pats won so convincingly over Indy. Maybe. But what about the Ravens game a week earlier? That one WAS close - 35-31. Does anyone really think the Pats weren't pulling their under-inflation tricks then, that it just started last week? Other teams raised the issue back in November, so it's reasonable to assume it's been going on since at least then.
  • Ex-players react: Brady‘s cluelessness ‘unbelievable’

    01/23/2015 12:52:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 233 replies
    nypost.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Howie Kussoy
    For more than a decade, Tom Brady has established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, one of the sport’s most popular and respected players. On Wednesday, Brady may have jeopardized his credibility for good. Like Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Brady denied having anything to do with footballs being deflated in the AFC Championship Game and denied knowing it had occurred until the next day, but to the quarterback’s former peers, the NFL’s golden boy lost some of the luster he had earned in his 15-year career. “I did not believe what Tom had to say,” former quarterback...
  • Bill Belichick says he has ‘no explanation’ for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 7:45:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 166 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2015 | By Matt Pepin
    Bill Belichick said he did not know how the Patriots’ footballs became underinflated in Sunday’s game. By Matt PepinGlobe Staff January 22, 2015 Coach Bill Belichick said he did not know of any issue with the Patriots’ game balls in Sunday’s AFC Championship, and did not learn the league was investigating his team until Monday morning. He also said he did not know how the Patriots’ footballs became underinflated during the game. “I have no explanation for what happened,” he said. It was Belichick’s first appearance since news emerged that 11 of 12 footballs the Patriots used against the Colts...
  • Ravens believe footballs may have been underinflated in game vs. Patriots

    01/21/2015 12:37:25 PM PST · by ez · 116 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | JANUARY 21, 2015 | Matt Pepin
    In the wake of the news that the Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship, several stories have emerged of other instances of footballs being modified or suspected of being altered during NFL games. According to CBS Sports, some members of the Baltimore Ravens believe kicking balls used in their playoff game against the Patriots in the divisional round may have been underinflated. No players or Ravens personnel are identified in the CBS report, which also says the NFL did not receive a complaint from the Ravens regarding the footballs in that game. ...
  • Patriots Commercial For Deflated Balls

    Now that the New England Patriots have officially been booked for using deflated balls, you can expect the jokes and criticism to continue rolling in at an even higher rate now. And jumping on board are the guys at Benstonium, who put together this clever New England Patriots Cialis Commercial Parody
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 Season Super Bowl XLIX [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 22]

    01/21/2015 5:18:09 PM PST · by Bender2 · 92 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Super Bowl SUN, FEB 1 New England at Seattle 6:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium
  • NFL: 11 Of 12 Patriots Footballs Used Sunday Were “Under-Inflated”

    01/21/2015 2:15:35 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 1-21-2015 | Grant
    Chris Mortensen reports, the NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources. The league says the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts. They say that 11 balls were under-inflated by two pounds each, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. “We are not commenting at this time,” Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, said to ESPN.
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the league’s initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots’ 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 280 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-21-15 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the league’s initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots’ 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • The NFL found 11 of the Patriots' 12 footballs were under-inflated by 2 pounds of air (PSI)

    01/21/2015 4:04:41 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 191 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | Jeff Howe
    The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.
  • Aaron Rodgers Likes Footballs Inflated "Over What They Allow."

    01/21/2015 3:04:56 AM PST · by maddog55 · 17 replies
    link ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 201 | Unknown
    <p>This is from the Patriots Packers game back in November.</p> <p>Listen as they explain how Aaron Rodgers once told them, "I like to push the limits to how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do and see if the officials take air out of it" because he thinks its easier for him to grip.</p>
  • Report: 11 of 12 New England footballs deflated

    01/20/2015 8:48:42 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 160 replies
    RTV6 ^ | , Jan 20, 2015 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    BOSTON - The NFL confirmed multiple footballs used in the AFC Championship were under-inflated, ESPN reported late Tuesday evening.Sports Center tweeted just after 11 p.m. that the New England Patriots let air out of 11 of 12 game balls on Sunday.
  • NFL Investigating Claims That Belichick Used Black Magic In Win Over Colts

    01/20/2015 8:27:21 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 35 replies
    rilenews.com ^ | 19 Jan 15 | Wi Ji Ho
    Fresh off of a win in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, a new allegation is being levied at Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots. The Indianapolis camp is claiming that Belichick used black magic to the defeat them 45-7 in the Sunday night massacre.
  • NFL BIG PLAY HIGHLIGHTS - Packers vs. Seahawks

    01/19/2015 7:25:21 PM PST · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    nfl ^ | 1-18-15
    NFL highlights of Seahawks/Packers NFC championship game.
  • Championship Sunday: Packers Blow It; Patriots Accused of Deflating Their Balls

    01/19/2015 11:49:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah, I'm so glad I'm not a fan of the Green Bay Packers. I'd be going crazy. I would literally be nuts if I were a fan. And it's not that I don't like the Packers. I like the Packers. You know, I'm a Steelers guy, but, man, if I were a Packers fan, jeez. So many things I'd be questioning. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Now, football games yesterday, Patriots accused of deflating their balls. Have you heard about this? New England Patriots are accused of deflating their balls during this game. During rain and wind it's apparently eager to grip...
  • Vince Wilfork helps driver trapped in roll over crash

    01/19/2015 11:13:46 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 14 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 19 Jan 15
    New England Patriots all-star defensive tackle Vince Wilfork scored extra points after the game with Indianapolis Sunday night. Massachusetts State Police said Wilfork helped them rescue a woman trapped in a car after it rolled over near Gillette Stadium.
  • Ickey Woods stunned by response to TV ad

    01/19/2015 10:20:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    abc30.com ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | By Dale Yurong
    The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. Ickey was very surprised by the popularity of his commercial. It has thrust him back into the national spotlight. 25 years have passed since Ickey has done the shuffle on the field for the Bengals. He still lives in the Cincinnati area. Woods said, "Now I'm...
  • NFL investigating if Patriots used deflated footballs in AFC Championship game

    01/19/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 221 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1-19-2015 | Fox News
    The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, following the AFC championship game, in which the Patriots demolished the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7. The charge was first made Sunday night, when an Indianapolis reporter that the NFL had seized at least one game ball from the AFC championship game to examine whether pigskins were intentionally deflated to make them easier to throw and catch. “The NFL is investigating the possibility,”...
  • Franco Harris' Immaculate Wedding Receptions [parody]

    01/19/2015 6:56:29 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    immaculate-receptions.com ^ | 1-15-15 | Franco Harris
    "He’ll happily walk you down the aisle, marry you, serve the wedding cake, catch the bouquet and more."
  • Obama Apologizes to the French for Choosing Football Over Anti-Terrorism March

    01/19/2015 5:12:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Dear French personnes, I’ve been deep in thought while drinking a Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino at Starbucks, and feel like I owe an apology to you people for ditching France last Sunday. I realize over 40 world leaders and as many as three million people walked in the France Unity March to show solidarity against the fatal terrorist attacks on the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. As you know, I’m the most powerful man in the world, and up until the country started to go downhill under my administration, the U.S....
  • Source tells Bob Kravitz that Patriots may have deflated footballs in DeflateGate scandal

    01/19/2015 4:15:01 AM PST · by Perdogg · 151 replies
    WTHR ^ | Updated: Jan 19, 2015 6:34 AM EST
    A source within the NFL tells wthr.com's Bob Kravitz that the league is investigating the possibility that the Patriots deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Colts Sunday night. The source told Kravitz that officials took a ball out of play at one point and weighed it. A deflated football could potentially be easier to throw and catch in poor weather conditions than a properly inflated ball.
  • Civil rights group closely allied with the NFL calls for the Redskins to change its name

    01/19/2015 4:16:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | John Woodrow Cox,Mark Maske
    After failing for months to persuade Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to meet with Native Americans opposed to the team’s name, a prominent civil rights organization that works closely with the National Football League is calling for the moniker to change.
  • Russell Wilson NFC Championship Game Interview Reflects Powerful Optimism of Faith [Video]

    01/18/2015 9:03:35 PM PST · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | January 18, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    In an emotion filled interview at the conclusion of Sunday's NFC Championship Game, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson perfectly reflected the powerful optimism that faith in God brings.  For a young man headed to his second Super Bowl and on top of the NFL in only his third season, he also displayed the refreshing humility of a true leader of men and follower of Christ. His humble optimism is a key component to a faith in God which is often derided or dismissed by the non-believer, and far too often forgotten or taken for granted by the believer. For Russell Wilson and entire Seattle Seahawks team, much...
  • (repost) .. PATRIOTS by 3 over THE SEAHAWKS

    01/18/2015 7:13:40 PM PST · by knarf · 59 replies
    self (and today's games) | January 18, 2015 | knarf
    Had to turn the last two minutes off of the Patriot / Colts game ...
  • Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

    01/18/2015 4:51:52 PM PST · by djf · 131 replies
    Never doubt the resilience of the Seattle Seahawks. Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period on the only possession. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England. How they got there was stunning.