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  • (Satire) Patriots to Wear Striped Jersey i n Superbowl

    01/21/2018 4:50:58 PM PST · by epluribus_2 · 36 replies
    Today | Epluribus_2
    (Satire) Patriots to Wear Striped Jersey i n Superbowl to honor the efforts of the Refs in the past several games.
  • Ref Congratulates Tom Brady for Conspiracy-Theory Gold

    01/21/2018 6:49:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 21, 2018 | Mark W. Sanchez
    SNIP After the Patriots’ come-from-behind, 24-20 triumph over the Jaguars in the AFC Championship on Sunday, an official walked over to the glove-less wonder and patted him on the back to get his attention. He then used the universal nice-job-man pat to the chest, congratulating the 40-year-old on clinching his eighth Super Bowl appearance. It was enough to gain notice of a few NFL players and enough to begin the complaints of every Patriots critic (meaning, every non-Patriots fan). After a game in which Jacksonville racked up 98 yards on six penalties to New England’s 10 yards on one, it...
  • Jaguars send message by taking a knee

    01/21/2018 3:17:40 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 82 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/24/2017 | EMILY ZANOTTI
    Demonstrations took a weird turn early Sunday, when the Jacksonville Jaguars playing an NFL "exchange" game in the U.K. took a knee in protest during the Star Spangled Banner. They then stood for God Save the Queen. Both teams owners tweeted support for protesting players, explaining that they were behind their athletes "100%."
  • White House: Military members able to watch NFL playoffs on Armed Forces Network during shutdown

    01/21/2018 8:22:46 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 21, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Sunday military service members overseas will be able to watch NFL playoff games after the American Forces Network resumed broadcasting, despite the government shutdown. "Update: @DeptofDefense has informed us that AFN has been restored in most places. Glad our brave men and women can watch the game today," Sanders tweeted.
  • Government shutdown: NFL playoffs won't be televised for military personnel overseas

    01/20/2018 8:58:02 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 90 replies
    CBS ^ | Jan 20, 2018 | John Breech
    It's not going to be easy for any military members overseas to watch the NFL playoffs on TV on Sunday. One alternative: watching the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Jaguars right here on Due to the government shutdown, the Pentagon has announced that the American Forces Network (AFN) won't be active until things are back up and running again in Washington DC. The AFN is the easiest way for soldiers to stay on top of American entertainment when they're deployed outside the country, but it's funded by the government, which is why it's down right now. AFN...
  • Belichick and Saban: The Stories Behind Football’s Most Powerful Friendship

    01/19/2018 10:09:57 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 1/18/18 | JENNY VRENTAS
    This is a must read for both college and pro football fans. The best NFL coach of this generation has been friends for more than 30 years with the best college football coach, a fact that is remarkable but not entirely surprising. This is the story of a friendship that has made a lasting impact on the sport. They agreed to meet in West Point, N.Y., at a little hotel with a name neither can remember. For two men with deep connections to Navy, the locale was a surprising choice. All the better. This was in the late 1980s,...
  • Concussion is a red herring' for CTE: Major study shows repeated hits (even mild ones) [tr]

    01/18/2018 10:12:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mia De Graff
    Concussions do not cause long-term neurological disease - it is repeated exposure to tackles, even mild ones, that wreck the brains of athletes such as football players and boxers, a major new study has found. The groundbreaking paper published today by the same Boston University team that diagnosed disgraced former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez with CTE last year is the first to show how sports tackles directly cause the devastating brain disease, which causes aggression, dementia and suicidal thoughts.
  • NFL's Divisional Round draws 23 million fewer viewers compared to last season [tr]

    01/18/2018 10:09:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Alex Raskin
    For all of the excitement the NFL generated with last weekend’s Divisional Round of the playoffs, the league still drew 23 million fewer viewers than it did a season ago. Even the Minnesota Vikings’ dramatic last-second victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday represented a major Nielsen ratings disappointment as 35.6 million viewers tuned into Fox compared to 48.5 million for last season’s Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys matchup in the same time slot. The equally exciting Jacksonville Jaguars upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers garnered only 31.4 million viewers compared to a Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs matchup during the same time...
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Conference Championships

    01/17/2018 6:44:13 AM PST · by Impy · 146 replies
    Bender's NFL Live Thread: Conference Championships Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 (All times Eastern) AFC: #3 Jacksonville at #1 New England 3:05 pm CBS, Gillette Stadium NFC: #2 Minnesota at #1 Philadelphia 6:40 pm FOX, Lincoln Financial Field
  • Bizarre Question About Colin Kaepernick Makes Nick Kyrgios End Interview

    01/16/2018 4:12:35 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1-16-2017 | Jay Busbee
    There’s no better place on Earth to talk about NFL players protesting during the national anthem than the Australian Open, apparently. Nick Kyrgios was holding what, by all accounts, was a pretty relaxed news conference following his straight-sets defeat of Rogerio Dutra Silva in the first round of the Australian Open. Then, a journalist ventured a peculiar question about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest systemic racial inequality, among other causes. The question to Kyrgios ran as follows: “You’re friends with the American football player Colin Kaepernick...
  • If you're still boycotting the NFL, it's time to come home

    01/16/2018 12:33:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 173 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2018 | Siraj Hashmi
    If you're still boycotting NFL games over player protests of the national anthem or the NFL owners' handling of Colin Kaepernick, it's time to put your feelings on ice for a few weeks.
  • Black Protest Has Lost Its Power

    01/16/2018 12:03:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2018 | Shelby Steele
    The NFL protests were not really about injustice. Instead such protests are usually genuflections to today’s victim-focused black identity. Protest is the action arm of this identity. It is not seeking a new and better world; it merely wants documentation that the old racist world still exists. It wants an excuse. For any formerly oppressed group, there will be an expectation that the past will somehow be an excuse for difficulties in the present. This is the expectation behind the NFL protests and the many protests of groups like Black Lives Matter. The near-hysteria around the deaths of Trayvon Martin,...
  • Why you probably won't be seeing any kneeling players prior to this year's Super Bowl

    01/16/2018 11:11:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    It looks as though NBC's plan to show NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem before the Super Bowl has been foiled.  You can blame random chance, player morale, or cosmic justice, but the defilement of our National Anthem before the biggest TV audience of the year is unlikely to happen.  Valerie Richardson reports in the Washington Times: It appears that NFL players are no longer taking a knee during the [N]ational [A]nthem [–] namely[,] because none of the teams with still[] active protesters has qualified for the postseason. By the end of the regular season, only five teams featured at least one player...
  • NFL Ratings Crash for the Divisional Playoff Round

    01/15/2018 5:54:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    According to SportsBusiness Daily, the ratings for all four games fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade.
  • Bad news continues for NFL, as Divisional Playoffs ratings fall

    01/15/2018 12:31:38 PM PST · by smartyaz · 87 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | 01/15/18 | Alex Putterman
    According to Sports Media Watch, all four games were down substantially in overnight ratings from the comparable window last January, and several of them hit their lowest mark in years. Saturday afternoon’s Falcons-Eagles game on NBC drew a 17.4 overnight rating, down 5 percent from last year and 12 percent from 2016. It was the lowest for the early Saturday time slot since 2009. The Patriots-Jaguars matchup Sunday night on CBS was the lowest-rated game of the weekend, with a 16.6 overnight. That was down 9 percent from last year and 18 percent from 2016 and was also the worst...
  • Trolls edit Marcus Williams’ Wikipedia page

    01/15/2018 11:57:12 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    247 Sports ^ | January 15, 2018 | James Parks
    Marcus Williams missed the important tackle in the New Orleans Saints’ season, allowing Stefon Diggs to score a miraculous touchdown and send the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game next week. After the game, the amateur editors at Wikipedia had their say. Pro Wrestling Walrus @RasslinWalrus Oh my god, the Wiki trolls already got poor Marcus Williams of the #Saints. 🤣🤣 8:16 PM - Jan 14, 2018 “Easiest tackle in football history?” We’ll leave that to your opinion, but Williams did have the chance to send the Saints to the next round of the playoffs. The Saints’ second-round draft...
  • Out-of-pocket gamblers' fury at victorious Vikings: Last-gasp heroes Minnesota take the knee [tr]

    01/15/2018 6:06:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    The Minnesota Vikings’ final act of sportsmanship in their shock victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday cost bettors a lot of money. The Vikings won the NFC Divisional Round game over the Saints on a last-second 61-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. When Diggs ran into the end zone, the clock read 0:00, meaning the game was over. But the rules of football stipulate that even if a team scores a touchdown with no time left on the clock, it still needs to kick an extra point. Diggs’ touchdown gave...
  • How Case Keenum Went from Unwanted Free Agent to Leader of the NFC Favorites

    01/14/2018 8:08:00 PM PST · by Bayou City · 24 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | JANUARY 11, 2018 | Dan Pompei
    Texas-El Paso, Missouri, Baylor and North Texas came calling, but once they took a look at him in person, all said, "No thanks." He received one scholarship offer, from Houston. There, in Kliff Kingsbury's spread offense, all he did was throw for more yards and touchdowns than any player in NCAA Division I history.The Texans cut him that fall and re-signed him to their practice squad, where he spent the whole 2012 season. It would be the first of three times he was cut. He also has been traded, for a seventh-round pick.
  • I haven't watched football all season.

    01/14/2018 5:33:54 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 65 replies
    self ^ | 1-14-2017 | grey_whiskers
    But I happened so see a trending #Twitter tag on the side while researching #qanon.
  • Vikings beat the Saints with the most spectacular comeback possible

    01/14/2018 5:32:21 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 131 replies
    SBNation ^ | January 14th 2018 | Jeanna Thomas
    This one was a tale of two halves, and there was plenty of drama with four lead changes in the final three minutes. The Vikings took a 7-0 lead on their first offensive possession and the defense kept Drew Brees off rhythm in the first half. After the first quarter, Brees was 1-of-6 passing for three yards and a pick.