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  • Oh, good: Caitlyn Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated

    05/05/2016 12:00:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilets of America welcome men's faces en masse. Because the sports fans of America - who each week watch their mailboxes for updates on the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR - know the one thing theyre missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude whos trying to look like a woman. Au naturel. Sports Illustrated started losing me more than 25 years ago when it decided in its self-importance that it needed to dive into environmental activism. It sealed the deal with this monstrosity, which was easily the worst piece of sports journalism in the history of...
  • Olympic bikes to be tested for motors

    05/04/2016 1:30:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    radionz.co.nz ^ | May 4, 2016 | radionz
    Bikes will be tested at the Olympics and Tour de France to try to find hidden motors and stop 'mechanical doping. Cycling's governing body, the UCI says up to 12,000 bikes will be tested this year using a new scanning system introduced in January.
  • The Real Bob Knight

    04/28/2016 9:10:24 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 30 replies
    The American Enterprise ^ | October 2002 | Michael Ledeen
    Though subjected to a Borking as harsh and unfair as that experienced by any political figure in America over the past decade, Knights long record of success and a lifetime of loyalty to his friends enabled him to relocate to Lubbock, Texas, where he now coaches the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. And, just as he had at IU, Knight took a wounded basketball program and revitalized it dramatically, producing a winning season with a team that had finished at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference the year before, while filling arenas all over the country and earning an...
  • UK Police Commanders staring down the barrel of 96 Manslaughter Charges

    04/27/2016 8:10:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/16 | David Jennings
    Hillsborough is not over! In the longest running inquest in British legal history and possibly the biggest policing cover up ever, a Coroners Jury found retired Police Superintendent David Duckenfield and other senior commanders responsible for the unlawful killing of 96 soccer fans. The unlawful killing finding was the key component of the 14 counts and now invites criminal manslaughter charges to be filed. That decision will be taken by Assistant Police Commissioner John Stoddart, appointed directly by Home Secretary Theresa May in 2012 to run Operation Resolve. It is the official investigation that would then refer evidence to the...
  • Snowboarder Estelle Balet killed in avalanche in Switzerland

    04/19/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Swiss police say snowboarder Estelle Balet has been killed in an avalanche. Police say the 21-year-old Swiss athlete was struck by the snow slide early Tuesday morning while filming above Orsieres, near Switzerlands southern border with France and Italy.
  • Wolfsburg have the whole of Germany behind them like never before

    04/12/2016 9:42:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12 April 2016 | Kit Holden
    Wolfsburg have never been this popular. Founded and funded by Volkswagen, this is a club at which the rest of Germany tends to turn up its nose. Not this week. This week, the Wolves of Lower Saxony are the toast of the Teutonic world. All the old prejudices have been put aside, as Wolfsburg stand 90 minutes away from completing the sensation of the season by knocking Real Madrid out of the Champions League. 'Everyone thought that the second leg in Madrid would just be a free holiday for us,' said Wolfsburg striker Andre Schurrle this week. 'But we shocked...
  • Atencin

    03/29/2016 1:29:40 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Mario Gomez
    Mario Gomez Cha Cha
  • Germany are preparing to make a statement of intent for Euro 2016

    03/24/2016 3:07:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 24 March 2016 | Oliver Todd
    Thomas Muller has vowed that Germany will give the world something to write home about when England visit Berlin.
  • My Life with the Rohrbaugh R9 Stealth

    03/24/2016 2:40:33 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 24, 2016 | Sturm Guilford
    I’m not going to use that tired chestnut, “What price safety?” The Rohrbaugh R9 is expensive; it’s also the smallest, most concealable autoloader, chambered in 9X19 para, available on the market today. It has all the features I wanted in a concealed carry pistol: hammer fired, double action only, European style heel mounted magazine catch, grip panels* and no safety. My first excursion to the range after it arrived was an absolute disaster – I had treated it as if it were a service weapon. It is not. It’s so small, tolerances are so tight and heat dissipation is so...
  • Meet Jessica

    03/23/2016 4:27:22 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 12 replies
    3/23/2016 | Mom from Georgia
    Dear NFL Meet Jessica Jessica is 15 yrs old and lives in GA. She has spent the last 2 yrs volunteering for the leadership team for Children's ministry at her church. She leaves the house every Sunday at 8:30 am and stays until well after 12:30. She is in her high school musical. She is involved in leadership training for the youth group at her church, and she also takes dance classes. She takes cosmetology at Hiram High School, and has even been to a competition representing her school. Jessica also has already been on a mission trip to El...
  • Texas A&M Beats Northern Iowa in Craziest March Madness Comeback Ever

    03/21/2016 1:28:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | March 21, 2016 | Josh Levin
    On Friday night, Northern Iowas Paul Jesperson made a shot that nobody ever makes to send his team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Two days after the Panthers sunk that miracle buzzer-beater from half-court, Northern Iowa got sunk by the greatest-slash-most-horrifying comeback in the history of March Madness and probably in the history of college basketball. The only consolation for the Panthers: The game was on truTV, so a total of eight people probably saw it happen. With 44.3 seconds to go in the second half, Northern Iowas Jeremy Morgan made two free throws to give the...
  • Bayern Munich apologise for Twitter graphic perceived as referencing Auschwitz

    03/16/2016 3:46:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16 March 2016 | Elliott Bretland
    Bayern Munich have apologised after a graphic the club posted on Twitter was interpreted by some as being a reference to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash against Juventus at the Allianz Arena, Bayern posted a photo featuring goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, a train track leading to their home ground and the words 'Qui e la fine', which translates into 'Here is the end'.
  • Scottish ski coach killed in Alps

    03/11/2016 10:44:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | bbc
    An "amazing" Scottish ski coach has died in an accident in the Alps. Aaron McLean, a co-founder of off-piste group British Freeride, is thought to have been instructing young skiers in the French mountain resort of Avoriaz when he died on Thursday afternoon. Mr McLean, 26, went to school in Edinburgh and learned to ski at Hillend. Snowsport Scotland said he was "a man of great enthusiasm and infectious energy".
  • Match Preview: WNT Faces Germany for 2016 SheBelieves Cup Title on Wednesday

    03/09/2016 4:16:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    ussoccer.com ^ | Mar 8, 2016 | ussoccer
    The U.S. Womens National Team will face Germany in the third and final match of the 2016 SheBelieves Cup, which will serve as a de facto championship game as both teams won their first two matches of the tournament. The USA needs to win to take the tournament title while Germany just needs a tie, as both teams are tied on points and goal difference, but Germany is ahead on the next tie-breaker, goals scored, having found the net three times over two games to the USAs two. Germanys Sara Dabritz is suspended for the match against the USA after...
  • Tennessees new official state rifle is so powerful it can destroy commercial aircraft

    02/28/2016 1:53:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Washington Post Wonkblog ^ | February 26, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is a powerful gun. Widely used in the military, its rounds can "penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars," according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence describes .50 caliber rifles like the Barrett as "among the most destructive weapons legally available to civilians in the United States." And as of Wednesday, the Barrett .50 caliber is now the official state rifle of Tennessee, joining an illustrious roster of other state symbols including the raccoon (state wild...
  • Born Without Legs, Teen Athlete Goes for Gold

    02/22/2016 3:47:55 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 22, 2016 | THOMAS L. MCDONALD
    Tulia Jimenez-Vergara was at an orphanage holding a baby found in the garbage when Miguel first ran into her. He was only two years old and full of joy and energy, shouting "Look at me!" as he dashed around the room with ease -- even though he had no legs.Tulia was a young unmarried grad student who had returned to Columbia to visit her dying father. An uncle asked her to help bring food to the sisters of Hogar Luz y Vida, a Catholic orphanage. Run by Sister Valeriana Garcia, they only take the most difficult-to-place children. Tulia wanted...
  • Abdul- Jabbar’s racism shows through with his attack on Dirk Nowitzki

    02/11/2016 8:49:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/11/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently we’re reminded of the jealousy and hatred some Black athletes feel toward White players who excel in a sport Blacks think they own. The stream of racist bile from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar directed toward the Dallas Mavericks’ future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is a handy example of this. When asked about Nowitzki’s shot, Jabbar launched into a stupid and unsupportable racist attack on Nowitzki’s accomplishments as an NBA player. “You asked about Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk Nowitzki’s shot is very hard to block, but I don’t think that he was able to have a dominant career because he couldn’t do...
  • The Denial About Super Bowl 50 Having a Gay Agenda is Laughable!

    02/09/2016 6:37:04 PM PST · by InHisService · 53 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 02-09-2016 | Mary Kirchhoff
    The Denial About Super Bowl 50 Having a Gay Agenda is Laughable! It all started with this simple statement. “How about this: God is Love. I believe we should have had a cross with the same words "Believe in Love" without the rainbow. Got a problem with that?” That’s what I wrote in response to an article written in the Huffington Post the day after the Super Bowl, entitled, “To Those Bothered By The 'Gay Agenda' At Super Bowl 50.” If you’re not in the know, a huge rainbow flag with the words, “Believe in Love” was prominently featured at...
  • Cheetos, ruffles, onion dip, cocktail franks: the must haves of Super Bow menu

    02/07/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 48 replies
    self | feb 7 2016 | beebuster2000
    whats your fave snacks? i go traditional, might throw in some guacamole and fritos as well
  • Why the strategy the Broncos used to clobber Tom Brady may be useless against Cam Newton

    02/06/2016 6:28:36 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    businessinsider ^ | February 04, 2016 | Scott Davis
    In the AFC Championship, the Denver Broncos defense clobbered Tom Brady, sacking him four times, hitting him 20 times, and forcing him into two interceptions.
  • How Trump Trusted The Laundry … And Got Moneyballed By Ted Cruz

    02/02/2016 11:08:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    ARC ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dan Rowinsky, editor-in-chief
    Sometimes you wear the shirt. And sometimes the shirt wears you. The shirt has been wearing Donald Trump for probably his entire life. Why? Because Trump seems to always bet on the laundry. Trump came in second in the Iowa caucuses. He underperformed his lead in the polls by something like six points. Ted Cruz overachieved by a couple points with the swing big enough to turn Trump into the runner up. How did this happen? Trump has been dominating the polls and the national conversation since the beginning of summer 2015. Basically, it goes something like this: Trump bet...
  • [Vanity] This Made Me Laugh

    01/31/2016 3:45:24 PM PST · by TBP · 42 replies
    paper | today | Saw it in the paper
    Apparently, the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA has a player named Cam Payne. In this political season, that made me laugh. What an appropriate name!
  • Movie to watch Monday while waiting for Iowa results

    01/31/2016 11:39:00 AM PST · by Fhios · 13 replies
    1/31/2016 | Total Vanity
    Rollerball (1975) IMDB Rollerball In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
  • Plenty of regrets for Patriots in their 'game of inches' loss

    01/25/2016 2:31:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 65 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Frank Schwab
    DENVER — Stephen Gostkowski kept pausing in the middle of his sentences, trying to hold it together and not cry at his locker. "I just feel terrible," said Gostkowski, the normally automatic New England Patriots kicker whose missed extra point ended up being a huge difference in the Patriots' 20-18 AFC championship game loss to the Denver Broncos. "These guys work a lot, all day, put their bodies and lives on the line and for us to come out here and lose by a point and me to miss that kick, it's a nightmare scenario." Tom Brady spoke in a...
  • We finally know what Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ means

    01/24/2016 12:06:29 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2016 | Mark W. Sanchez
    The biggest NFL mystery this side of Nebraska has been solved. Peyton Manning’s line-of-scrimmage hollerings are a thing of legend. They serve to instruct his offense while confusing the defense — and, consequently, the fans who can hear the screaming, can hear a particular city being shouted again and again: Omaha.
  • Patriots vs. Broncos

    01/24/2016 9:03:40 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 86 replies
    Vanity | 24 Jan, 2016 | Self
    Not too cold today. It is up to 35F here at 8500 ft elevation west of Denver. There may be some rain/snow toward the end of the game. I wonder if Patriots have been practicing at elevation to acclimate---probably. If the Broncos keep dropping the ball they don't have a chance. If they play well it could go either way. Got beer in the fridge.
  • Super Bowl XL star Antwaan Randle El says NFL could be dead 'in 20, 25 years'

    01/20/2016 3:08:52 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 19 January 2016 | Guardian sport
    Longtime NFL wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, whose trick-play touchdown pass famously helped the Pittsburgh Steelers to a victory in Super Bowl XL, said he regrets having ever played football. Randle El, 36, told the Pittburgh Post-Gazette in story published Tuesday that he struggles to walk down the stairs and has contended with memory loss since announcing his retirement in 2012. “If I could go back, I wouldn’t,” the former Indiana University quarterback said of the sport that brought him roughly $40m in career earnings. “I would play baseball. I got drafted by the Cubs in the 14th round, but...
  • YOU GOTTA BE [expletive\] KIDDIN' ME!

    01/16/2016 8:28:29 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 68 replies
  • Obama: ‘I Have Never Owned a Gun’

    01/08/2016 6:29:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2016 | 11:30 AM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    During a CNN television program broadcast last night from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., host Anderson Cooper asked President Barack Obama if he had ever owned a gun. "I have never owned a gun," Obama said--explaining that he grew up in Hawaii. ...
  • Precision Rifle Field-shooting Positions

    01/08/2016 7:39:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/8/2016 | Caylen Wojcik
    Expanding your Reach The ominous and almost haunting realization that it's the last day of the season hangs over your head as you make one last hike up to your glassing perch with hopes of catching a glimpse of the animals that have been so elusive in the preceding days. Hours pass, and in the fading light you glass across the sage into the glare of the sun. Catching some movement your eyes focus on an ear flick; low and behold it's a shooter buck. He's far, but your heart is soaring with the hopes of success as you range...
  • Who wins the AFC if not New England?

    01/04/2016 9:51:25 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 51 replies
    Jan 4, 2015 | self
    I'm not guaranteeing it won't be New England - but 4 losses in their last 6 games is not a fluke. Of the others: it's not clear that Denver has a QB who can do it (Manning is old and hurt, but Osweiler still got benched for him); Cincinatti looks good in many ways but has managed to lose in the wild card round after 10 or 11 regular season wins in each of the last three seasons; Pittsburgh is inconsistent, having lost to the lowly Ravens just two weeks ago; and Houston just barely scraped in by winning a...
  • Patriots continue to struggle with loss to Dolphins

    01/04/2016 6:44:01 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    nfl.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 | Gregg Rosenthal
    The Patriots (12-4) just had to beat the Dolphins (6-10) to clinch home-field advantage through the playoffs. They couldn't get it done. Here's what we learned from Miami's 20-10 win: 1. The Patriots' offense enters the playoffs a complete mess. We'll see if a bye week and getting a few healthy players back makes the difference. Tom Brady only threw five passes in the first half -- the lowest single-half total of his career... 3. New England's longest pass to a receiver or tight end was a 12-yard throw to Rob Gronkowski.
  • USA stuns Canada late in World Junior opener: 5 things to know

    12/28/2015 12:56:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    cbssports.com ^ | December 26, 2015 | Chris Peters
    The U.S. opened the 2016 World Junior Championship with a stunning 4-2 victory over Canada by riding a three-goal third period. The game wasn't always pretty, but the Americans picked it up late to pull away from their North American rivals. The game's first four goals were scored by first-round NHL draft picks, with Canada's Mathew Barzal, a New York Islanders prospect, opening things up with a second-period goal. That was followed by Team USA's and Ottawa Senators first-rounder Colin White tying things up on a great effort to get to the net. Zach Werenski (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Dylan...
  • Gun Control 2015: Will Cabela's Stop Carrying 8-Round Magazines?

    12/23/2015 6:35:28 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Ibtimes ^ | 12/22/2015 | Clark Mindock
    Gun Control 2015: Will Cabela's Stop Carrying 8-Round Magazines? Not Likely If Customers Have Their Say On Trinity Church Proposal By Clark Mindock @clarkmindock On 12/22/15 AT 3:03 PM Trinity Church in New York City is using its shareholder status to push major U.S. gun retailer Cabela's to stop carrying firearms with more than an eight round capacity, underscoring the efforts of gun control proponents who continue to look for ways to make the nation safer through stricter limits on weapons and gear. With second amendment politics effectively stopping federal gun control legislation in a calendar year replete with mass...
  • Charles Barkley takes on Donald Trump, 'loser' supporters

    12/12/2015 10:01:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 12, 2015 | Alex Butler
    NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- NBA on TNT has a crew of large former players with even bigger personalities. So it was no surprise Thursday, when Charles Barkley went off script to comment on presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters. "He started out by insulting Hispanics...now to lump all the Muslims together, that's even more insulting," Barkley said. "This is the United States of America, this is the greatest place in the world. Do we have issues? Of course we have issues. But to try to divide and conquer, which is what the Republicans always try to do,...
  • Chance Encounter at Sea Gives Fan Renewed Hope for Beleaguered Army Football

    12/11/2015 7:14:26 PM PST · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 11, 2015 | Susan Katz Keating
    As Army Football’s most disappointed fan, I vowed last year to ditch tomorrow’s annual faceoff against Navy – until a few months ago, when the squids had me sleep with the enemy and then shot me off an aircraft carrier. Let me explain. I don’t dislike football. But it doesn’t excite me the way, say, driving a tank or nearly crash landing into the Blackwater compound does (both of which I have done). I am obsessed, though, with the Army-Navy game. Maybe it’s because the teams embody sport in starkly military terms; or maybe it’s the cool uniforms. Who knows....
  • Obama: Muslim Americans Are Sporting Heroes – Are They?

    12/07/2015 10:40:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 7, 2015 | Raheem Kassam
    U.S. President Barack Obama tonight addressed lectured the American people about the San Bernardino attack, gun control, Islamic State (or rather 'ISIL' - still better than Daesh) and Muslim Americans. After talking about his plus ça change strategy to tackling the Islamic State, he began telling Americans what they "should not do". Because everyone loves that estranged father who comes back into your life just in time to tell you how to behave. Curiously, he used this part of his lecture to state: Muslim-Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co- workers, our sports heroes. And, yes, they are...
  • Win Money at Fantasy Sports, Go to Jail

    12/07/2015 6:00:24 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/5/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Thousands of Michigan residents who participate in online fantasy sports games could be breaking state laws against gambling, but the officials responsible for enforcing those laws are reluctant to clarify whether the practice is prohibited. The issue entered the news when New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked a court there to shut down the fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel in his state. Besides online fantasy sites, many Michigan residents compete in workplace fantasy leagues with friends where participants compete for money prizes. In Michigan, state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., D-Meridian Township, has introduced a bill to decriminalize fantasy...
  • Day after Muslim terrorist attacks in California, US Attorney General says jail Americans...

    12/04/2015 11:27:43 AM PST · by amorphous · 41 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 4 Dec 2015 | Andrew Bieszad
    Day after Muslim terrorist attacks in California, US Attorney General says jail Americans who don't stand with Islam Speaking barely a day after the horrific terrorist attack in California, Obama-appointed Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at the annual Muslim Advocates annual Dinner that critics of Islam "will be prosecuted" if speech about Islam "edges" towards violence: Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday warned that the Justice Department could take aggressive action against people whose anti-Muslim rhetoric "edges towards violence” and told the Muslim community that “we stand with you in this." Lynch made it clear that she shares those concerns,...
  • Thanksgiving Day: 10-0 Panthers Open As Underdogs Against 3-7 Cowboys

    11/23/2015 5:42:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    Blogging the Boys ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | One.Cool.Customer
    Here's what the oddsmakers at Boomaker.eu had to say about setting the spread for the Carolina at Dallas contest, which opened at Cowboys -1 with a total of 47:From a pure power ratings perspective, Carolina should be favored in this matchup. But given that it's the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day with Romo back on the field, we had to open the home squad as short chalk. The country will be watching and the Cowboys are still America's team. We'll see how the action develops for the game over the course of the week, but it's already clear that while the...
  • UFC Champion Ronda Rousey Backs Bernie Sanders for President

    11/11/2015 11:30:30 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Wash Free Beacon ^ | 11/11/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    ‘He doesn’t take any corporate money’ Hillary Clinton will lose out on the support of MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, who recently backed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination for president. Rousey, the undefeated champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, told Maxim in an interview that she’s backing Sanders over Clinton because he doesn’t take money from corporations. “I’m voting for Bernie Sanders because he doesn’t take any corporate money,” Rousey stated. “I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.” Rousey will refuse to support Clinton in the...
  • Why the last few days at Mizzou have college administrators everywhere scared

    11/10/2015 10:20:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 9, 2015 | Sam Mellinger
    * Football players boycotted, and essentially forced the tumbling of Mizzou’s power structure * All across the country, college administrators are taking notice and some are scared * The power dynamics in a billion dollar industry are changing COLUMBIA — The intention, presumably, was to show strength and solidarity. On the surface, Missouri's two most powerful athletics officials did that in a press conference here on Monday. Gary Pinkel, the football coach, talked of supporting his players. Mack Rhoades, the athletics director, talked of using an extraordinary last few days to improve life on campus. But underneath all of...
  • The House Still Stands: Hardy’s of Alnwick

    11/09/2015 8:55:37 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 11/9/15 | Al James
    The House Still Stands: Hardy’s of Alnwick Nov 9th, 2015 | Categories: Al James, England, Fishing | by Al James Hardy “The Perfect” It’s steelhead and salmon season out West from Northern California up to B.C. and Alaska. The trout gear has been stashed in the closet until next May and we’re breaking out the heavy duty rods and reels in search of finicky anadromous fish. While modern, freight train-stopping disc drags are popular, (Hatch, Nautilus, Tibor, Abel, Ross) many two-hand enthusiasts prefer to outfit their spey rods with a simple click and pawl Hardy reel. This mechanism doesn’t offer...
  • Anti-Redskins Tribal Leader Decries Redskins as Offensive, While Donning Blackface for Halloween

    11/05/2015 8:57:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2015 | 10:42 AM EST | Dylan Gwinn
    Filed under the heading of "You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up," I give you Terry Rambler, who is the Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona. Rambler was in DC recently to represent his tribe at Tribal Nations Conference. He is also a signatory to a pledge calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name, because racism. With me so far? Good. While in DC, Rambler decided to partake in Halloween festivities where he dressed up as Bob Marley. Okay, no worries. Perfectly acceptable Halloween costume. Except for a certain altering of the facial complexion that...
  • In Europe, Right Now — Here, In The US TOMORROW

    11/04/2015 7:00:34 PM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 11/4/15 | Karl Denninger
    Let me explain what you're not seeing reported about the European situation right here, right now. There are millions of immigrants coming into the EU. Germany alone has apparently taken in close to 800,000. The story being sold to the population is that these are just people from a war-ravaged part of the world seeking a better life. The first part may be true, the rest is bunk. There are, on some weekends, over ten thousand migrants coming over one border (Hungary) alone and virtually none have an interest in remaining there. They are all concentrating in the places where...
  • BOOM: Looks Like Ted Cruz has Even Infiltrated the World Series

    11/01/2015 8:59:53 AM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    Politistick ^ | November 1, 2015 | Jennifer Burke
    Texas Senator, constitutional conservative, and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz caught the attention of many Americans, pundits, and debaters with his powerful performance at the Wednesday night GOP presidential debate on CNBC. The moderators on CNBC did not conduct a debate, they were participating in a character assassination and shaming act. After he had finally had enough, Ted Cruz showed his incredible auditory memory skills in an epic and beautiful excoriation of not only the CNBC moderators, but of the Democrat Media Complex in general.That moment made Cruz the talk not only in media circles, but it was the...
  • Horsing Around at the Worlds Richest Race

    10/22/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 10/22/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Horsing Around at the Worlds Richest Race Oct 22nd, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, LIFE, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern The Prix De lArc de Triomphe, held every fall at the Longchamp course in Paris, is one of the worlds longest running and most prestigious horse races and is rivaled only by Royal Ascot in terms of glamour, though it doesnt get as much publicity. First run in 1920, it has long been known as the worlds richest race, and nowadays carries a purse of 5 million. Of course its Parisian setting means the event has always had...
  • 3800 Yard Long Range Shot

    10/16/2015 12:41:36 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/16/2015 | C Cocoles
    This video highlights Jim Spinella and the HCR team hitting a 36″ plate from an extreme distance of 3800 yards (2.16 miles). The shot was made with the Hill Country Rifle Extreme Long Range Carry Weight 375 CheyTac at the FTW Ranch in Texas. This rifle weighs 12.5 pounds without the scope. This shot is said to be a world record. Go here to view the video.
  • KC here we come

    10/12/2015 2:13:22 PM PDT · by zerosix · 33 replies
    Today | Self
    Kc Royals beat Astros 9 to 6 Just now!Kansas City here we come!
  • Fox Video Featuring Donald Trump Angers United States Soccer Fans

    10/09/2015 5:03:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | Richard Sandomir, sports and television columnist
    Fox Sports 1s marketing of Saturdays Mexico-United States Concacaf playoff game fired up American fans in an unintended way Friday with a promotional commercial using comments made by Donald J. Trump on the presidential campaign trail as a way to lead cheers for the United States national team.(VIDEO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The video was promoted as a response to an earlier TV Azteca ad that used Trumps words as a way to promote Mexico in the game. But Foxs choice of Trump to promote the United States team seemed, at best, questionable. He has built his campaign for president around anti-immigration positions, especially those...