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  • Steelers boss sees Germany, Mexico games by 2020

    05/24/2015 2:13:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | AFP
    The National Football League will play regular-season games in Germany and Mexico within five years if Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II has his way. Rooney, among the owners on the NFL's International Committee, said in a posting on the team's website that he thinks the expansion of the league's global exposure will come by 2020.
  • Chargers, Raiders, Carson complete NFL stadium land deal

    05/19/2015 5:27:11 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 33 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/19/2015 | Scott Reid
    SAN FRANCISCO - The Chargers, Raiders and Carson city officials completed a land deal Tuesday morning that will enable a $1.65-billion stadium to be built next to the I-405 freeway that eliminates another hurdle for the NFL's return to the Los Angeles-Orange County market. The deed for 157 acres was transferred to the Carson Reclamation Joint Powers Authority Tuesday. Following a model used to develop and finance Levi's Stadium, the 49ers' new home in Santa Clara, the CRJPA will lease the land to a stadium authority, likely made up of Carson City Council members who in turn will rent the...
  • 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...
  • USWNT 5-1 Mexico: United States thrashes Mexico in World Cup send-off

    05/17/2015 11:05:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Kyle Lynch
    With the Women’s World Cup less than 20 days away, the United States women’s national team defeated Mexico 5-1 in the team’s penultimate send-off match. Their final match before the World Cup is on May 30th against Korea Republic at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. Kobe Bryant was in attendance at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles as the USWNT improved their stellar record against Mexico, bagging five goals in an absolute drubbing. The United States came out of the gates firing, and could have scored three or four goals early if not for the stellar play of Cecilia...
  • USA vs. Mexico Women's Soccer

    05/17/2015 12:37:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Christopher Simpson
    Old rivals Mexico and the USA are coming head-to-head once again as both teams prepare for the 2015 Women's World Cup. For the U.S., the friendly is the second in a three-game send-off series before they head off to Canada. Both teams have selected their 23 players for their World Cup rosters, but the game is another chance to impress and stake a claim for a place in their starting XIs. Here's all the information you need to catch the game and a look at what to expect in this exciting clash.
  • Polluted waters could force Rio de Janeiro to move 2016 Olympic races

    05/16/2015 11:47:31 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 27 replies
    washington post ^ | May 15 | By Dom Phillips
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The site chosen for the finals of next summer’s Olympic sailing races could not be more spectacular. Located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, at the foot of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain, in full view of the crowds on Flamengo Beach, it is one of the most scenic places on the planet. But there is one not-so-little problem. “It is dirty,’’ said Brazilian Olympic windsurfer Ricardo Winicki. “It is one of the dirtiest places. And one of the most beautiful.’’ So notoriously grimy are the waters that Brazilian authorities are fighting to defend their selection...
  • This NFL ‘investigation’ of Tom Brady looks more like a total hose job with every passing day

    05/15/2015 12:13:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 60 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Pre-ordained findings: Endeavor to get to the bottom of this, Brady will be totally vindicated. The same can't be said for Roger Goodell and Ted Wells, who appear to have been motivated here by anything, everything except the truth I know a lot of you are absolutely convinced that Tom Brady cheated his way to the Super Bowl by flagrantly directing the illegal deflation of footballs that were used in the AFC Championship Game against the Colts, and that the Patriots’ 45-7 win in that game was tainted by Brady’s better grip on the balls as a result of the...
  • Carbide Camps set to close (West Virginia)

    05/12/2015 11:36:18 AM PDT · by Morgana
    kv.neighbor.com ^ | Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | Clint Thomas, Metro Reporter
    The Union Carbide Hunting and Fishing Lodge campground on Blue Creek is facing extinction soon, after decades of being a choice, close-by, back-to-nature getaway location for generations of Union Carbide employees, their families and friends. Those who still maintain campsites on the Elk River-area property have been given notice to vacate the premises no later than mid-August. Jack Lesher of Clendenin is the treasurer for the Carbide Recreation Club, which has maintained the campground for approximately 25 years. He recounted the history of the facility and the recent notification of its impending closure. “Back when Union Carbide ran a chemical...
  • Super Bowl hangover!

    05/12/2015 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/12/15 | Ed Wood
    Just so you loyal readers might know, I do occasionally think about things other than politics. This time it is Tom Brady football, although I admit I would rather forget about the whole thing. You know the story. Tom Brady, #1 quarterback for the #1 New England Patriots, now accused of having let the pressure out of the footballs he used in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015, making them easier to throw and catch. . . especially in cold weather. Brady denies everything, as well she should. He could have won the game...
  • 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.
  • An English Teacher’s View of “Deflategate”

    05/10/2015 8:56:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Does Tom Brady have a target on his back because he’s a Republican? Here’s his agent’s analysis of the Wells Report. According to Don Yee, “…omission of key facts and lines of inquiry suggest the investigators reached conclusion first and determined so-called facts later.” You think? Consider this legal analysis the agent makes: the Wells investigators, who he says showed less than stellar knowledge of pro football, buried the report’s significant vulnerabilities in the FOOTNOTES…a key legal device. Additionally, Tom Brady’s full day of interview testimony by four League legal types “virtually was omitted.” But the most trenchant point of...
  • USWNT Prepares for Ireland Friendly

    05/10/2015 2:36:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    football.com ^ | May 09, 2015 | Colin Etnire
    Just four weeks out from the World Cup in June, the US Women's National Team trained in Avaya Stadium today to prepare for a friendly match tomorrow against the Republic of Ireland in San Jose. The game will be the first of three in the final send-off series before the team heads up to Canada for the main event. Head Coach Jill Ellis emphasized that the match wasn't simply about pleasing fans, or even about their opponent, saying "it’s not about concerning ourselves with what Ireland presents, it’s about what we need to fine-tune.” “We’ve worked a lot on set...
  • 3 Tips to Raising a Youth Athlete in Era of Entitlement

    05/08/2015 10:10:47 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 11 replies
    ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | May 8, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    About two years ago, Kristen Welch, a mommy blogger and author, wrote an article Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World. The post (linked here: http://wearethatfamily.com/2013/03/raising-grateful-kids-in-an-entitled-world/) was extremely well written and it received a lot of attention as it struck a chord with many readers. In today's ProScoutSports LLC blog (www.proscoutsports.com), we will explore some of the aspects in Kristen's article as they relate to youth sports. In a world that consistently tells our children that they are entitled to everything they want, exactly when they want it, how can we parents best propagate a spirit of selflessness and gratitude...
  • Who Killed the Tortoise?: The Lost Art of Patience

    05/06/2015 11:56:00 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 5 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | May 6, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    "I want it all and I want it now!" - Queen The Tortoise and the Hare. One of the most widely-known of Aesop's Fables, the timeless children's classic tells the story of an arrogant rabbit and a methodical turtle. After the supremely confident rabbit had talked more trash than Kevin Garnett, the tortoise challenged the hare to a race. As it began, the rabbit took a significant lead but decided to take a nap, only to be awakened by a cheering crowd as the tortoise crossed the finish line. After that crushing loss, the hare was always quick to remind...
  • "Coach, why is my child riding the bench?"

    05/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 25 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | May 4, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    "The greatest motivator in the world is your (fanny) on the bench." - Bob Knight While it may be hard for a parent to hear, maybe the coach doesn't like your son or daughter. Let me repeat: Maybe the coach doesn't like your son or daughter. What? Everyone likes MY daughter. Maybe, just maybe, the coach doesn't even like you. What? Everyone likes...ME! Yes, it's true. Coaches don't always have great fondness for all of their players, nor the parents of all their players.
  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    05/03/2015 6:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free on Sunday lunchtime local time were quickly vacated after it was announced Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision. Herminio Coloma, a spokesman for President Benigno Aquino III, said "the country still holds its head high in the admirable fight of our National Fist."(continued)
  • A Few Things You May Not Know About College Athletic Scholarships

    05/01/2015 11:16:49 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 13 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | May 1, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    One of the schools she heard back from, and the school that I felt she was most interested in all along, was Boston College. What she learned during her communication with the coach was shocking to her. Boston College does not offer any athletic scholarships to its swimmers. None. Zero. Is it any wonder that BC really can't compete against other top schools in the ACC in swimming?
  • "HELP! I Hate My Child's Coach" Part 2

    04/30/2015 10:47:07 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 7 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 30, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    We thought it would be clear to most readers that the script was a fictional account. Interestingly, the blog article garnered attention on several web sites and a number of readers on those sites mistakenly thought the article was a non-fiction article. While we're sure some of the scenarios presented in the article have been encountered by parents of youth athletes, we also found it telling about the current state of youth sports that so many people took the script seriously. Installment one ended with a quote from the player who just left practice in tears that read, "Dad, I...
  • 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.
  • Help! I hate my kid's coach

    04/28/2015 10:50:15 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 43 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 28, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    Most of us have had a coach we just couldn't stand. Just the sight of him or her made you bleed as your incisors did jumping jacks on your bottom lip as you endeavored, sometimes unsuccessfully, to keep your mouth shut.
  • Gay Panic: Jenner, Rubio, Cruz Shock Parochial Mainstream Media

    04/25/2015 10:00:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Nolte
    Our bubbled mainstream media got a serious crash-course in reality this week with the revelations that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio don’t hate gays, and that Bruce Jenner, who is in the process of transitioning into a woman, remains a Christian Republican. During a two-hour interview Friday night, Jenner said to a noticeably puzzled Diane Sawyer, “I’ve always been more on the conservative side.” Still in shock, Sawyer then asked if he’s a Republican. Jenner responded in the affirmative, ”Yeah. Is that a bad thing? I believe in the Constitution.” Jenner also said he was a Christian and not a...
  • Do you have to be crazy to be a youth sports parent?: A sitcom script

    04/24/2015 7:14:10 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 16 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 24, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    It happens every Monday morning in offices around the country. I'll call it the weekend recap (or the "Anything that you did I'm sure my kid did it better" debrief) and when a few youth sports dads get together the "I'll one-up-ya" can escalate faster than a Witch Creek Canyon wildfire. If you aren't familiar with one of these conversations, consider yourself blessed. But, if you haven't been so fortunate, I must take you to the dark side. It's a magical mystery tour like no other.
  • 5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from Being A Losing Coach

    04/21/2015 1:28:37 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 10 replies
    ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 21, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    Coaches can't worry about being liked, by players or their parents. If you are worried about being liked, coaching is probably not the best profession to pursue. Even worse, if you are making promises in the pursuit of being liked, it will come back to haunt you.
  • Britt McHenry: Let’s hear the rest of the story

    04/20/2015 9:27:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    There is plenty of blame to go around for both McHenry and Advanced Towing. People should not be demanding her firing unless and until the complete and unedited tape is released. As everyone knows by now, ESPN’s Britt McHenry gained a lot more fame than she ever had on the sidelines when she had a recent run-in with a woman clerk at a towing company. McHenry showed up to get her car that had been towed from the parking lot of a northern Virginia Chinese restaurant. She had left the vehicle in the parking lot all night. A security tape...
  • WATCH: ESPN’S BRITT MCHENRY BRUTAL TREATMENT OF A PARKING LOT ATTENDANT (VIDEO)

    04/16/2015 11:56:58 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 102 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | TRENT BAKER
    In a video of what appears to be ESPN reporter Britt McHenry berating a parking lot attendant has surfaced. McHenry is shown making fun of the woman’s features, and even asking her “Do you know who I am?” McHenry is visibly upset, although we are unable to see what may have pushed to her treating the attendant so poorly in the video that clearly had some portions edited out of it. McHenry can be heard saying, “I’m in the news sweetheart, I will f—ing sue this place.” “Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college...
  • Harry Reid on conservatives' mobster-beating theory: 'They don't like me as a person'

    04/15/2015 10:29:08 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 34 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | APRIL 15, 2015 | EDDIE SCARRY
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who recently announced plans to retire, rebutted conservative media speculation on Wednesday that his severe injuries are the result of a run-in with the mob. On CNBC's "Speakeasy," host John Harwood asked Reid about theories put forth by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart News that the injuries Reid sustained at the beginning of this year, including a blow to his right eye, are not, as he has said, the result of an accident involving elastic exercise equipment. "The last few days, a bunch of people are saying, Reid, he didn't have an exercise...
  • Woman loses home, other gifts to wife of ex-Clippers owner

    04/15/2015 10:26:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Jjuno News / The Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Melley
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team. Shelly Sterling's victory Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court will force V. Stiviano to surrender a $1.8 million duplex and return $800,000 lavished on her in cash handouts and several luxury cars, including a Ferrari, during a shadowy relationship....
  • 10 things you didn't know about the 21-year-old Masters champion [Golf Ping]

    04/14/2015 8:13:39 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 39 replies
    The U.K. Telegraph ^ | 3:50PM BST 13 Apr 2015 | By Telegraph Sport
    Spieth credits much of his success to his sister, Ellie, seven years his junior. She has a neurological disorder that puts her on the autism spectrum and she inspired her brother to set up the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, which raises money for young people with special needs, military families, and junior golf. "Being Ellie's brother humbles me every day of my life," he says.
  • Why Does Jim Harbaugh Hate Paddington Bear?

    04/09/2015 11:51:42 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 6 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 9, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    In its wisdom the University of Michigan decided it should still show a movie so it replaced "American Sniper" with Paddington. Yep, that Paddington. The one about a Bear...who talks...and wears a rubbery maize hat. One of the greatest schools in the world cancelled the showing of a movie that would spark discussion and debate in exchange for a movie about a talking caniform. If you asked someone to define higher ed in America today this was it.
  • After University Canceled ‘American Sniper’ Showing, Football Coach Harbaugh Made This Announcement

    04/09/2015 8:51:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Twitter Wednesday night that his team will hold a screening of “American Sniper” after the school pulled a showing when some students called it “anti-Muslim.” Shortly after coach Harbaugh’s tweet, the University of Michigan reversed course and said their decision to cancel the screening was wrong. See the rest of story here....
  • 5 Life Lessons I Learned from Bob Knight

    04/07/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 17 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 6, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    Coach Knight didn't hesitate to push young people, or anyone who worked with him to the very edge of their emotional and physical capacity. That was the only way that he thought he could get the very most out of our generally lazy human nature. We were always highly prepared because we didn't want to receive the wrath of Coach if we weren't, or even more so we didn't want to let him down.
  • Kentucky cannot overcome Obama curse!

    04/04/2015 8:23:25 PM PDT · by bray · 48 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/4/15 | bray
    With all of the top players in the country Kentucky could not overcome the Obama curse. He picked them to win and just like Bibi, Wisconsin was able to win in a huge upset. Maybe he will pick Hillary.
  • Happy Easter! Let’s Shoot Some Peeps!

    04/04/2015 8:51:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 04/04/2015 | Frank Camp
    Are you a Peeps-hater? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot the sweet marshmallowy candy with a .22 caliber rifle? Wonder no more! YouTuber, gun enthusiast, and Olympic short-list shooter Kirsten Joy Weiss posted a video on YouTube just in time for Easter, in which she shoots peeps at point blank range. Can you guess how many peeps it takes to stop a .22 caliber bullet? Don’t cheat. Hint: it’s more than one and less than a million. Happy Easter!
  • USA-New Zealand serves as final tryout before World Cup roster cut

    04/04/2015 1:35:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    foxsports.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Laura Vecsey
    With the famous statue of the Cardinals' great Baseball Hall of Fame hitter Stan Musial standing sentry in front of Busch Stadium, the U.S. women's national team is having a homecoming for more than just St. Louis natives Becky Sauerbrunn and Lori Chalupny. The entire team seems to be relishing the prospect of playing a friendly on U.S. soil for the first time this year after twin friendlies in France and England followed by the 4-game Algarve Cup victory last month in Portugal to make the U.S. 4-1-1 so far in 2015. As U.S. defender Kelley O'Hara said, "It was...
  • Cam Newton: In America . . . a Black man can never be “too” paranoid.

    04/03/2015 7:03:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Athlete Sports Network ^ | April 3, 2015 | Desi Cortez
    Call me cra-cra . . . but I’m beginning to wonder if NFL Quarterback Cam Newton isn’t being deceived, duped, double-crossed, alas hoodwinked by Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson . . . . Might it be sportsfans the NFL owner’s round-table of fatcat aristocrats has determined the league doesn’t’ want this Black Superman as one of the premier faces of their gazillion dollar operation? Perhaps Jerry’s being “compensated” for more-or-less “tying” Cam’s hands . . . by giving him no legitimate hands to catch his strong-armed projectiles. Cam’s surrounded and protected by mediocrity and I wonder if that’s not by...
  • INDIANAPOLIS COLTS' NEW RACIST UNIFORMS

    04/01/2015 3:53:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    COLTS.COM ^ | 01 APRIL 2015 | COLTS.COM
    Not an April Fool's Joke. This is the Colts' new all-white uniforms for 2015.
  • Indiana's RFRA and sports: Don't forget to include female LGBT athletes, too (Groan)

    04/01/2015 12:05:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Sporting News' You Can Play LGBT Blog ^ | March 31, 2015 | Anna Aagenes, You Can Play Contributor 
    The passage of SB 101 right before the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four weekend in Indianapolis has generated more discussion on the topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes than we have seen since Michael Sam came out right before entering the NFL draft. NCAA president Mark Emmert swiftly issued a statement expressing his concern “about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees,” and showed his interest in protecting those attending or competing in the Men's Final Four. This position from the NCAA marks a clear shift in how far we have come as a movement...
  • Nike president & CEO condemns Indiana’s new RFRA law

    03/31/2015 11:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WLFI-TV ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alexandra Kruczek
    As major corporations, business leaders and organizations continue to speak out against Indiana’s Religious Free Restoration Act, Nike President and CEO Mark Parker said this new law “is bad for business.” Parker released his statement to the Human Rights Campaign — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. He said Nike proudly stands for inclusion for all and he hopes Indiana will quickly resolve this issue. “We believe laws should treat people equally and prevent discrimination. Nike has led efforts alongside other businesses to defeat discriminatory laws in Oregon and opposes the new law in Indiana...
  • Photos: 2015 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    03/28/2015 8:48:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Houston Texans
    More than 1,000 women auditioned Saturday in hopes of becoming a Houston Texans Cheerleader. The tryouts were held at the Methodist Training Center at NRG Stadium. There was so much talent on the field, the judges had a tough job. Good luck to all the ladies.
  • Bob Costas: Did Founders Want Us Buying ‘Cop-Killer, Armor Piercing Bullets?’

    03/23/2015 9:37:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | March 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On the March 20 episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas laughed off criticism of his many pro-gun control comments and added to them by asking if people really believe the Founding Fathers wanted “private citizens… to purchase cop-killer, armor-piercing bullets” and an “AK-47″? Maher opened the door for Costas to do so by citing topics Costas has spoken on –“gay, guns, head injuries”– and suggesting Costas “has to” talk about these things because not other “sportscaster” or “broadcaster” is doing it. The focus then turned to Costas’ April 2014 suggestion that athletes can’t be trusted...
  • Local officials say NRA meeting puts city on new level for big events (Sarah Palin to speak)

    03/21/2015 2:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WSMV-TV ^ | March 20, 2015 | Forrest Sanders
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - It's just a few short weeks until an expected 70,000 visitors hit the streets of Nashville. Local officials say the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting is putting Nashville on a whole new level, and it could mean big things for future big events. "This one brings a lot of cachet on a national level," said Charles Starks, president and CEO of the Music City Center. "It puts our name out there and perhaps has groups think about Nashville that may not have thought about us in the past." The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation is calling...
  • What Do You Prep For?

    03/16/2015 4:27:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 3/14/15 | Karl Denninger
    One of the more-interesting discussions I've had over the years on a fairly consistent basis deals with the premise of prepping -- usually initiated by someone who's talking about a bug-out location, firearms, (freeze-dried or home-grown) food or (usually) all of the above. Let's dissect this a bit, because the word prepping or prepper describe a lot of different things -- and frankly, the more I hear about some of them the more I nod in approval at some, while smirking at others. I think it's time we have this discussion, particularly given the rather-precarious nature of our global economy...
  • Found at the Gun Show: Western Super X #7, Chilled 12 Guage

    03/16/2015 7:00:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This box of unfired Western Super X shotgun shells was found at the last gun show in Yuma.  A friend had it on his table, someone had bought it 50 years or more ago, set it aside, and never used it.  The box has some wear around the edges, but all the printing and color is clear.  The cartridges are just like new.  Just look at the roll crimp.  These cartridges were never loaded into a magazine. Number 7 shot is not common any more.  It is a useful size shot for everything from ducks to dove, but now...
  • (SHAMELESS VANITY) Game Summaries - State Tournament Edition

    03/12/2015 12:20:59 PM PDT · by JRios1968 · 14 replies
    Dear SHAW Red Team of 2014-2015: Instead of boring you and your friends and family with a summary of the games of this past weekend, this week I am looking forward to your date with history. I hope I speak on behalf of 15 families when I say, whatever happens this weekend, YOU ARE CHAMPIONS, and we are VERY PROUD of you and your accomplishments this season. Who could have known, back in early October of 2014 when this team was assembled, that you would be knocking on the door to greatness in March? I would like to say all...
  • US Women exact revenge on France, win Algarve Cup

    03/12/2015 1:56:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    nbcsports.com ^ | Mar 11, 2015 | Kyle Bonn
    Julie Johnston and Christen Press scored first-half goals, and the USWNT got revenge for their February loss by defeating France 2-0 in the final of the Algarve Cup. US Manager Jill Ellis had come under some fire this tournament for her erratic lineup selections and tactics that often didn’t suit the strengths of her selected players, but today things within the 4-4-2 seemed to click. The performance was wire-to-wire, and all parts of the formation contributed to the result. The first half was entertaining, but things seemed to slow in the second half as both teams felt the fatigue from...
  • Sighting my Shotgun in, What?

    03/08/2015 11:12:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/8/2015 | Larry Case
    As we are speeding into the month of March, many of us “shot-gunners” are thinking about (or should be) preparing for the spring turkey season. I want to caution you about merely grabbing the shotgun off the wall, and heading off to the woods. Success comes from having confidence in your weapon, and we achieve this by doing some shooting and knowing what the gun will do. First, remember that this turkey shooting deal, in the spring, has evolved into something more like rifle shooting than “shot-gunning.” Ideally we are aiming, not pointing the gun, at a small, stationary target...
  • Algarve Cup ready for kick-off

    03/02/2015 7:36:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    theportugalnews.com ^ | 02-26-2015 | theportugalnews
    The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women’s football. Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women’s football events and takes on added significance as the 2015 Women’s World Cup kicks off in just over three months’ time in Canada. Germany will be back in the Algarve to defend their title and will look to have the best possible preparation after hosting the World Cup in 2011 where they failed to finish in the final four. Winners in Germany, Japan, will be in the Algarve,...
  • Sneak peek at Lance Mackey documentary

    02/26/2015 6:34:12 PM PST · by skeptoid · 1 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | Suzanna Caldwell
    THE GREAT ALONE - official trailer Suzanna Caldwell February 25, 2015 Greg Kohs’ independently produced documentary follows four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey along the 2013 trail, where he went on to place 19th. It also traces back to his early life, with family interviews, including dad and 1978 Iditarod champion Dick Mackey, along with his hard-scrabble rise over the years to becoming a legendary dog musher.
  • Vanity: Prayers needed for my Dad having a "Whipple procedure" tomorrow AM

    02/25/2015 6:20:43 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    Web MD ^ | 25 FEB 15 | dcbryan1
    As you may already know, Dad has had alot of problems lately. He has early stage (T1) pancreatic Ductile adenocarcinoma (PDAC). He is having a Roux-en-y procedure tomorrow AM, followed by a "Whipple " procedure if the cancer doctors do not find any metastatic tissue. Any prayers for Jim Bryan (#4 all time Arkansas high school basketball scorer with 2,700+ points (before 3-points invented ) ) would be appreciated. Prayers also for St. Vincent's cancer surgeon team and Dr. Jones, too. Thanks!
  • Canadian coach John Herdman fine-tunes team with 100 days to Women’s World Cup

    02/25/2015 8:43:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    canada.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | The Canadian Press
    ...Veteran goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, who has more than 100 caps for her country, is looking to inspire a nation again in what will be her fifth World Cup. With 100 days left, she is buzzing. “For us it’s that excitement,” said the 34-year-old from Maple Ridge, B.C., who will likely join Stephanie Labbe in backing up Erin McLeod. “It’s coming, it’s closer. This is what we’ve been waiting for, this is what we’ve been dreaming about. “As a child you dream of playing in an Olympic Games or a World Cup. But you never really dream of it being in...