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  • ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Gets Taste of Out of Context Liberal Wrath

    07/25/2014 5:52:50 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 5 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 25, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Along with being one of America's most honest and entertaining personalities in sports media, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is member of a distinguished club of individuals who are regularly vilified and edited so as to be taken out of context as a consequence of supporting policies which incur liberal wrath. The latest faux controversy over allegedly controversial statements he made with Skip Bayless on ESPN's First Take. During the discussion which focused on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games as a result of his domestic violence charges, generally thought to...
  • Those Who Oppose Homosexuality Should be 'Ruthlessly' Stamped Out

    07/25/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | July 25, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    It’s shocking how 1.6 percent of the population – I’m speaking of LGBTers – are controlling our culture. Years ago they told is over and over again that a person’s choice in sex partners shouldn’t matter. Now it seems that’s all that matters. Michael Sam feels compelled to tell the world that he has sex with other men, and he and his fellow-LGBTers demand that we accept his choice in sex partners or else. While Sam said that “everyone is entitled to their own opinions,” that’s not the way it’s working out. It’s gotten so bad that a person can’t...
  • An Interview with Kendall Jones

    07/23/2014 10:22:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    firstforhunters.wordpress.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Unknown
    If you’ve turned on the TV, radio, looked at a newspaper, or used the internet in these past few weeks, you have heard of Kendall Jones. Kendall Jones is a 19 year old cheerleader studying at Texas Tech who has stirred up some recent controversy. She is a seasoned hunter that has been lucky enough to travel to Africa to hunt the big five; work alongside organizations to provide meat to local communities and help treat wounded animals. Recently, she has been targeted on social media sites and attacked by news agencies for having pictures of her hunts published on...
  • Defending Coach Dungy Against The Armies of Intolerance

    07/23/2014 7:56:50 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 23 replies
    Self | 1/23/14 | Me
    This entire Tony Dungy episode is a microcosm of a new slippery slope emerging in America. For the record, I truly don’t care if someone is gay or if they support gay marriage. What does it matter in a nation predicated upon freedom? However, if someone utters even a hint of negativity that can somehow be construed as the most infinitesimal slight against homosexuality, they are immediately barraged with contempt and scorn. I’m sorry, my apologies, I thought this was America where people are allowed to have an opinion without be conditioned? Tolerance and freedom of speech are not mutually...
  • MLB to honour gay pioneer Glenn Burke at all-star game

    07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2014 | Amanda Holpuch in New York
    Burke, who came out to team-mates in the 1970s and to the public in 1982, died of AIDS in 1995 aged just 42.More than two decades after Glenn Burke abruptly retired from Major League Baseball, the former LA Dodgers outfielder will be honored at Tuesday night’s all-star game as one of the few professional athletes to have come out. Burke's four-and-a-half year career is remembered for his charismatic attitude and the pressures he faced as a gay athlete in the late 1970s. Burke, who played for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's, was the first professional ball player to come...
  • Brazil celebrates rival Argentina's World Cup defeat

    07/14/2014 6:34:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | July 13, 2014 | Chris Wright and Claire de Oliveira Neto
    Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil. In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to give the Germans a last-gasp victory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. At a bar near the stadium, Brazilians chanted "Cry! Cry! Argentina!" in a nod to the song "Don't cry for me Argentina."
  • Sarah Palin: New Reality Show Could Be Unconventional Entry To 2016 Presidential Race

    07/08/2014 2:34:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | July 7, 2014 | Nathan Francis
    Sarah Palin appears to have given up political aspirations for a career of television punditry, but a new reality show for the former Alaska governor could be an excuse to get back in time for the 2016 presidential race. Palin just inked a deal for the second season of her show, Amazing America with Sarah Palin, which airs on the Sportsman Channel. In the show, Palin introduces viewers to the great outdoors and some of the nation’s unsung heroes, but it also gives the former vice presidential candidate a chance to show off her values to potential voters. Executives at...
  • Rockies Pull Off AMAZING Double Play [VIDEO]

    07/05/2014 11:25:03 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/3/2014 | Seth Richardson
    The definition of “serendipity” is a fortunate happenstance, and that’s what the Rockies had Wednesday night as they made an awesome double play in the bottom of the first, during a 3-4 loss to the Washington Nationals Wednesday night.
  • The Obama "Spoons" Job Recovery: More Jobs Added, But at Lower Wages (More Part-time Jobs)

    07/05/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT · by MRourke85 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07052014 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I read conflicting analysis of whether the Obama jobs recovery is better than the George W. Bush jobs recovery. Daily Kos, for example, chastises the GW Bush recovery for having the slowest job recovery in 75 years. It is similar to the age old debate of whether Mickey Mantle was better than Willie Mays. At least Mantle and Mays played roughly at the same time (1950s and 1960s). Bush and Obama each inherited teetering economies and did not serve at the same time. Thus, it is more difficult to compare GWBush versus Obama than a simple Mantle/Mays comparison. Let’s begin...
  • Shhhh! Tim Howard’s a Christian

    07/02/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-2-14 | Katie Yoder
    The media are poring over each and every detail of the life of U.S. soccer team’s heroic goalkeeper. Here’s one they probably won’t mention: Tim Howard is a Christian. Beating the U.S. soccer team in a 2-1 game, Belgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup, on July 1. Despite that, the U.S. team still boasted a win: goalkeeper Tim Howard made 16 goal saves during the match, the most in World Cup history since 1966 (when record-keeping first began). ABC, CBS and NBC noted the champion’s popularity – but failed to mention his faith. During the morning segments after...
  • Why (As A Sports Fanatic) I Can't Get Interested in Soccer

    07/02/2014 9:55:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 116 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | July 2 2014 | Ben Hart
    I’m a sports fanatic. I love almost every sport. I’ve tried to get interested in soccer. I just can’t. Soccer is about as exciting as watching paint dry. There’s almost no scoring in soccer. Too many games end 0-0 and 1-0. Hours can go buy with barely a shot on goal – when no one even comes close to scoring. I think there’s too much scoring in NBA basketball. But I’d rather have too much scoring than no scoring. If this sport is ever to catch on in America, soccer needs to make adjustments to make the game more exciting...
  • The Politics of the World Cup and Soccer Enthusiasm

    07/01/2014 5:37:45 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 59 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 1, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    A poll conducted in the days leading up to the United States extra-time defeat against Belgium confirmed the suspicions of various conservative pundits that soccer is by and large a liberal past-time, but the poll also indicated that the sports growth may rest with southern members of the GOP. YouGov looked at the demographics of soccer enthusiasm in the United States, specifically at the breakdown of fans based on politics, region and race, prior to as well as in the midst of Americans quadrennial World Cup love affair. The study found that Democrats are more likely to follow soccer as...
  • The State Should Have No Say In Washington Redskins Name

    Two arrogant progressives at the US Patent Office have denied a trademark to the Washington Redskins. It appears these two people decided the name Redskins was racist or otherwise offensive. The team name has overwhelming support from the general public. After a solid year of endless attacks on the name at ESPN and other news outlets, the left has been unable to convince the public or the team that the name needs to be changed. In typical progressive fashion, they had the government do what the free market wouldn’t do. They denied the trademark clearly hoping this would force a...
  • Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You

    06/19/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Anyone deemed politically incorrect is now outside the protection of the law. Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling by the US Patent Office cancelling the team’s trademark. The...
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield now Available Without Thumb Safety

    06/19/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Smith-Wesson.com ^ | 6-19-2014 | Smith & Wesson
    Smith & Wesson Corp. is now offering versions of its popular M&P Shield™ pistol in both 9mm and .40 S&W without the single-sided thumb safety. Brought to market after numerous requests from private citizens, law enforcement professionals and firearm retailers, the new models retain original design features that have helped to solidify the M&P Shield’s reputation in the marketplace as a reliable, accurate self-defense firearm. Whether deployed as a backup sidearm for police personnel, a deep concealment pistol for plain-clothes officers or an every-day firearm for concealed carry permit holders, the M&P Shield has been met with wide approval. The...
  • I'm offended at the name given to the District of Columbia

    06/19/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 anno Domini | Robert Tracinski
    Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You Article Subtitle: Anyone deemed politically incorrect is now outside the protection of the law. Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling...
  • Clayton Kershaw Pitches No-Hitter

    06/18/2014 10:15:35 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 34 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Eric Stephen
    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw pitched the game of his life on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, pitching a no-hitter to beat the Rockies 8-0 at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw struck out a career-high 15 batters in the effort and walked none. The only batter to reach base all night was Corey Dickerson, who reached on a throwing error by Hanley Ramirez to open the seventh inning.
  • Sensitive MSNBC Host Warns Viewers About Someone Saying the 'Racial Slur' 'Redskins'

    06/18/2014 4:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 18, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC is the network where ex-host Martin Bashir suggested that someone defecate and urinate on Sarah Palin. Yet, the suddenly sensitive Joy Reid on Wednesday warned viewers that she was about to feature someone saying the word "Redskins," what she deemed to be a "racial slur." [See video below. MP3 audio here.'] Hours after the U.S. Patent and Trademark office had cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, Reid played a clip of Senator Harry Reid attacking the team. The host fretted, "And I just warn people, he does use the name of the team. So, I'm just going to warn...
  • Is the NBA Above the Law?

    06/11/2014 12:02:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 39 replies
    Laswrence journal world ^ | June 10, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    The NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy has a definite odor to it and it's not from sweaty socks. In April, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver decided that the NBA was above the law and thus didn't have to obey laws that interfered in the NBA's decisions. In its haste to get rid of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling the NBA violated a California law that prohibits use of statements made in secret private recordings as a basis of punishment for an individual. On April 25, TMZ released a secretly made illegal recordimng of an argument between Sterling and...
  • It's not just bad, it's ____ bad

    06/10/2014 7:33:28 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 37 replies
    original to FR | June 10, 2014 | Peter O'Donnell
    IT'S NOT JUST BAD ... (1) It's Hillary excuse bad. (2) It's golf channel music bad. (3) It's Vancouver driving bad. (4) It's Bob Bergdahl politics bad. (5) It's John Daly pants bad. (6) It's MSNBC bad. (7) It's 1989 global warming forecast bad. (8) It's Iran World Cup bad. (9) It's Obama excuse bad. (10) It's Chinese air quality bad.
  • Belmont claims 1 more Triple Crown pretender. Here are the 11 past winners, times and jockeys

    06/08/2014 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/8/14 | Doug Book
    From about 1885 until 1915, pacers and trotters were racing royalty in America, the popularity of these standardbred horses greater than that of any baseball star or other spectator sport. When the immortal pacer Dan Patch fell ill in 1904, news of his malady traveled across the nation as racing fans and the public at large anxiously sought out the slightest scrap of information about his condition. Of course, at a time when Ty Cobb, the country’s highest paid baseball player made $12,000 per year, Dan Patch was earning $1 million! And stories of Dan’s successes on the track were...
  • Mark Cuban: Prejudiced And Irresponsible

    06/04/2014 1:31:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Houston Forward Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Jeffrey L. Boney, associate editor
    We all know the story of what happened to Trayvon Martin, when neighborhood vigilante George Zimmerman racially profiled and murdered him. I can’t forget Saturday, July 13, 2013, because it was the day that Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder and Trayvon was found guilty of being a young, Black man in America. Trayvon was found guilty of mistaken identity while walking home wearing a hoodie, and being treated more like a criminal than a victim, while having nothing more than a can of iced tea and a pack of Skittles in his possession. The brutal shooting of Trayvon...
  • Sterling’s Gal Pal V Stiviano Brutally Beaten Up In NYC Lawyer Claims — Called The ‘N Word’

    06/02/2014 12:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Radar Online ^ | June 1, 2014 | Jen Heger, Assistant Managing Editor
    The woman at the center of the Donald Sterling racism scandal, the ex-Los Angeles Clippers owner’s gal pal V Stiviano, was badly beaten up by two white men in New York City on Sunday night, her lawyer has confirmed exclusively to RadarOnline. Around 7pm, as Stiviano was leaving the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, “two white men descended on her,” attorney Mac Nehorary said. “They were about 5’7 and they knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word. “Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away...
  • Inevitable: Complaints About How Sterling Is Being 'Rewarded' For Racism

    05/31/2014 7:55:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 31, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    I guess the PC sports press was hoping for a high-tech lyching of sorts, wherein Donald Sterling, the owner in limbo who is soon to be former owner of the National Basketall Association's Los Angeles Clippers, would be frog-marched out of his office and dumped onto Skid Row, never to be heard from again, for his undeniably racist remarks to his now ex-girlfriend about how he didn't want her bringing blacks to Clippers games while directing racial invective at other specific persons. It's not working out that way. In fact, quite the opposite. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly...
  • NBA Action More Racist than Sterling's Statements

    05/31/2014 1:12:55 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | May 28, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    The NBA has criticized L.A. Clipper owner Donald Sterling for his statements that many regard as racist. However, shortly after the recording of his conversation became public the NBA took an action that was a racist insult to the black players of the L.A. Clippers. The NBA offered to make a "grief counselor" available to the Clippers. Grief counselors are often provided to children to help them cope with the death of a classmate. The NBA commissioner's office essentially was indicating that it believed the Clippers were such immature children that a minor questionable statement was the emotional equivalent of...
  • Can I have some crowd-sourcing help here about gun-safety in the home?

    05/29/2014 6:23:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 5-29-2014 | Bookworm
    I’m in a very polite discussion with someone about gun safety. I’ve managed to use data to convince this person that America is not home to exceptional gun rampages, that they occur in other countries, and that those denied guns go on rampages with other things. I’ve also shown that gun control laws in England have seen increased violent crime in, while gun control laws in Australia did nothing to affect gun crime statistics, which were dropping anyway. The next line of discussion is whether guns in the home are so dangerous to family members that they have no merit...
  • Soldier adopts military dog who saved his life. (video)

    05/29/2014 4:04:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | 5-29-2014 | nationalgeographic.com
    While serving in Afghanistan, combat dog Layka was injured after running into a building ahead of her handler to clear it. Determined to reward Layka for her selfless act of bravery, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald adopts her after coming back home.
  • Why Croatian Soccer Fans Could Make Everyone Very Uncomfortable in Brazil

    05/28/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    SLATE ^ | May 26, 2014 | Harrison Stark
    With two weeks to go before the World Cup, it’s time to get acquainted with who’s going to Brazil. Slate’s team-by-team previews will run in reverse order of the countries’ predicted finish at the World Cup. Team No. 24: Croatia. There’s a famous Twilight Zone episode, “The Odyssey of Flight 33,” in which an airplane gets lost in the clouds. As the crew emerges from the fog, they find that they’re millions of years in the past. Looking out the airplane window at the dinosaurs below, the co-pilot, quaking with fear, addresses his passengers: “We’re in trouble.” Feeling trapped in...
  • Canik TP9: Making Glock Scared...for $319 [FULL REVIEW] (video only)

    05/27/2014 1:25:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Nutnfancy Project ^ | 5-27-2014 | nutnfancy
    This gun should scare Glock. For that matter Walther, Springfield, S&W, and all the rest too. In this original review you will see why. Produced with ISO 9000 quality standards, the Canik TP9 gets right just about everything I care about. Reviewed are its toughness, reliability, accuracy, ergos, weight, firepower, and more. What results is a GTW handgun for just $319. Testing proved it is on par with all HOF GTW options in TNP. It represents screaming value, almost unheard of these days. Get it now before the price goes up and it probably will from this video. Enjoy. -...
  • Barack Obama, the ESPN President

    05/27/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-14 | Vince
    I’m a big fan of Matt Damon movies. I’m not however a big fan of Matt Damon’s politics. But that’s OK with me. It’s a relationship that works well for both of us. He gets my money when I’m watching Bourne Identity or Ocean’s 11 and he uses that money and fame to find a bigger soapbox from which to spout comments that I usually ignore. In the same respect, if you’re a fan of sports there are probably a couple players in the NFL or the NBA who you enjoy watching and are glad they are on your team,...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Mark Cuban Proved ‘Hoodie’ Is Now the ‘H-Word’

    05/23/2014 5:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 23, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    On Friday, Rush Limbaugh opened his radio show by diving into recent comments Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made about how own struggles with “bigotry” and “prejudice.” Limbaugh did not seem to have any particular problems with what Cuban said, but was rather offended by his subsequent apology to Trayvon Martin’s family for using a “black kid in a hoodie” as one example of who he would avoid on a dark street. “I know I’m prejudiced and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” Cuban said at Nashville, Tennessee’s GrowCo Conference. “If I see a black kid...
  • Actor and former Redskins player Terry Crews: "The NFL is a cult"

    05/22/2014 8:00:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2014 | Cindy Boren
    Actor Terry Crews used a very loaded word to describe his former employer, the NFL. “There is this thing where the team kind of looks at [itself] as your father,” Crews said in an interview with Sports Illustated Now. “And it’s kind of weird, because it’s like ‘You’d do this for the team, right?’
  • Life lessons for Michael Sam: The youthful lover of the new gay icon has some colorful ties

    05/18/2014 11:44:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    English Manif ^ | 05/14/2014
    So if you haven't heard, this is interesting. It seems that Vito Cammisano, the youthful lover of Michael Sam, has some colorful ties. His father went to jail for running an underground gambling ring and his grandfather was a Kansas City mob boss. http://www.bet.com/news/celebrities/2014/05/14/michael-sam-s-boyfriend-has-mob-ties-porn-past.html?cid=socialMusicCeleb_20140514_23927304 But even more interesting is that Queerty claims Cammisano is the ex-lover of Austin Wilde, described on one pornography database as a 5'9" "muscular, shaved young stud" who has made 36 adult films, clocking a total of 56 scenes. Some of the films to his credit include the following, with summaries, follow. Don't click on...
  • Obama to hold summit on sports concussions

    05/18/2014 11:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will bring athletes, coaches, academics and parents to the White House later this month for a summit on youth sports safety and the dangers of concussions, an administration official said Thursday. "As both a parent and an avid sports fan, the president loves and appreciates the role that sports play in the lives of young people, and his administration is committed to helping ensure that children continue to be active and play sports safely," the official said in a statement. At the forum, the president will argue for a "team approach" to preventing and treating concussions, the White...
  • Michael Sam the Sham

    05/17/2014 5:21:43 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-17-2014 | Edmund Wright
    A funny thing happened on the way to Michael Sam just wanting to play football -- and on being judged by his performance on the field and not his sexual orientation. After all, we were told ad nauseam, by Sam and his promoters in the sports media, that this is what Sam is about. If you Google “Michael Sam just wants to play football,” some 67 million results pop up. He also flatly stated that he "wanted to stop talking about his sexual orientation" and "let (his) work on the field speak for itself” in a radio interview, among other...
  • Matt Walsh’s “homophobic rant against Michael Sam” is absolutely brilliant (VIDEO)

    05/15/2014 9:55:58 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 14 2014 | Joshua Riddle
    Matt Walsh weighed in on Michael Sam, and as usual, he is spot on. He starts off by noting that “if you do anything less than fall to your knees weeping tears of jubilation that a man who is sexually attracted to men was picked to play a game for a living — you’re a homophobe.” He’s absolutely right. He then outlined why he isn’t celebrating Michael Sam, and knows that the Left will immediately call him a homophobe and bigot, when of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth: I’m not celebrating Michael Sam, I don’t think anything...
  • Dissent No Longer Tolerated In Pro-Sodomite America

    We’ve reached the point where dissent is no longer welcome in America. It’s hardly surprising. After nearly six years of President Obama declaring debates over and issues decided, it’s hardly a surprise that the left has shifted that principle elsewhere. The first open sodomite in NFL history was drafted in the 7th round on Saturday. ESPN just happened to show the announcement from the draft podium, something they hadn’t done for other draftees since the 5th round and hadn’t done with regularity since the 2nd round. They just happened to know he would be drafted by the St. Louis Rams.
  • Michael Sam's boyfriend Vito..dad did time for sports betting..grandfather..mobster 'Willie the Rat'

    05/12/2014 12:19:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    Wiping away tears before sharing a passionate kiss for the cameras, new NFL pick Michael Sam and his boyfriend were the picture of joy on Saturday. As the photograph of their embrace quickly spread across the internet, Sam celebrated being the first openly-gay player drafted to the NFL - and viewers wondered about the identity of his man. He has now been named as Vito Cammisano, a 23-year-old fellow University of Missouri alum, who starred on the school's swim team - and who apparently comes from one of the state's most infamous mobster families. Online records indicate that he is...
  • Michael Sam: The NFL Goes All-Gay

    05/12/2014 8:59:46 AM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    WhiskeysPlace ^ | 5/11/2014 | Whiskey
    With the selection of Michael Sam as the 249th draft pick in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams, the NFL has gone All-Gay, all the time. A nicer thing couldn’t happen to a more deserving league. Sam’s canny move in coming out assured his selection. The NFL could not afford the negative publicity of NOT picking the only Openly Gay College Football Player eligible for the draft. A smart move by a guy with limited speed, strength, and size, likely to be completely ineffective against the NFL’s players. [....] Sam is a mediocre at best, NFL player. He...
  • NFL: I am taking a stand

    05/12/2014 6:22:28 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 68 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Dear NFL, This notice is to inform you on my cancellation of my subscriptions to NFL products and it's institution. This is not so much a boycott as it is a matter of principle. Allow me to explain.
  • Did The Desire To Protect Jews From Backlash Influence The Jewish NBA Commissioner?

    05/11/2014 5:22:08 PM PDT · by JihadiKiller · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post via PatDollard.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Jack Flash
    An opinion piece by Jewish Israeli/American Don Barnett in the Jerusalem Post raises some facts and issues which the American media hasn’t addressed, and raises the point at the end that the Jewish community and Israel have been protected by the NBA’s unusually harsh punishment of Sterling. Did the desire to achieve that goal influence the decision of commissioner Silver, a decision for the incredibly harsh punishment of a man for his thoughts alone (given that Sterling’s comments were not public, let alone official, and were entirely private)? Or was the punishment fair, and meted out without such a collateral...
  • 2014 NFL draft picks include Jadeveon Clowney, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Darqueze Dennard

    05/09/2014 10:10:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 9, 2014 | various
    This year's NFL draft picks include Jadeveon Clowney, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Darqueze Dennard. No, I'm not pulling your leg: Houston Texans select Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall Green Bay Packers select Ha Ha Clinton-Dix No. 21 overall in the 2014 NFL draft Cincinnati Bengals select Darqueze Dennard No. 24 overall in the 2014 NFL draft Those Key & Peele parodies aren't that much of an exaggeration: East/West College Bowl - Key & Peele East/West College Bowl 2 - Key & Peele I probably missed a few, since I don't follow the NFL.
  • When Black player scores game winner against their team, liberal Dems in Boston go wild with N word

    05/06/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When P.K. Subban, a Black man scored the winning goal in the second overtime period of Thursday night’s National Hockey League playoff game thereby beating Boston’s Bruins and giving the victory to the Montreal Canadians, twitter exploded. It was filled with res gestae spontaneous comments from New England liberals about what they actually feel about Black people. The free flow of the “N” word tells what the people who vote for a murderer and fake Indian truly think when they can speak “anonymously” and don’t have to fake their responses. Here is a sample of these disgusting comments. – That...
  • Thought Policing Comes to the Sports Leagues

    05/04/2014 9:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    As the Donald Sterling mess was going down earlier this week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made an interesting and prescient point. He said he’d rather that Sterling—who said that he didn’t want his mistress to bring black fellers to his basketball team’s games—was not a NBA owner but that he felt uncomfortable forcing a sale of the team for what amounted to the man’s thoughts. Here’s Cuban in the New York Daily News: “In this country, people are allowed to be morons,” Cuban said. “They’re allowed to be stupid. They’re allowed to think idiotic thoughts. … Within an organization...
  • America: Shut Yo' Mouth!

    05/02/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    I hadn’t intended on commenting on the Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers story in any meaningful way…until the NBA issued a life long ban on the tragically unenlightened Mr. Sterling, with the intent of forcing him to sell his franchise. This is extremely dangerous in an Orwellian sense. I’ll be brief. The NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated: “The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful. That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage.” What the adulterous Sterling said in confidence to his equally adulterous paramour is indeed offensive to me...
  • Forced Sale of the L.A. Clippers Could Cost Donald Sterling $100-$200 Million in Taxes

    05/01/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Tax Prof Blog ^ | 05/01/2014 | Paul Caron
    Could Sterling look to treating the sale as an involuntary conversion under Section 1033 of the tax code?  Basically the code section allows in cases where property is compulsorily or involuntarily converted  – the owner can have nonrecognition of gain if he/she purchases replacement property (assuming of equal value).  The owner has basically two years after the close of the tax year in which the gain was made to buy replacement property. Translation – Sterling could seek to claim that his property (ownership of the Clippers) was compulsorily or involuntarily converted (being forced to sell it by the NBA) under...
  • And Little Wool

    05/01/2014 7:23:07 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 4-30-14 | Douglas Wilson
    I really should say something about outrage-fest that has mostly concluded over in the NBA and its environs. Clippers owner Donald Sterling got himself banned from NBA games and practices for life, and was fined 2.5 million dollars, because he managed to insinuate himself onto some audio, the playing of which audio proved to the world that he was in fact a racist jerk, not to mention a bounder and cad. It is difficult to summon up any sympathy for that kind of guy, and so why bother? No sympathy at all, at least not from this quarter. The fact...
  • 3 Top Semi-Auto DA Pistols [video only]

    04/30/2014 5:14:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-30-2014 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: "3 Top Semi-Auto DA Pistols". Comparing the Sig P226, Sphinx SDP and the HK P30 pistols and thoughts about what places them at the top of the heap over lesser expensive handguns.
  • Black Supremacy Update: The Pick-And-Roll Pays A Lot Better Than Picking Cotton

    04/30/2014 11:21:22 AM PDT · by IChing · 14 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/30/14 | Donald Joy
    Within less than a week in this dystopian, race-obsessed version of America straight out of a George Orwell novel, an old-school Nevada cattle rancher, standing in defiance of federal overreach, momentarily went from hero to almost zero because of a frank, on-camera talk he gave about how the ancestors of today’s government-dependent blacks led much more productive lives when they knew how to work the land–only to be suddenly dropped from the 24/7 media frenzy, and replaced by another 24/7 media frenzy, around another, equally old-school, yet more controversial and inflammatory wrangler; a billionaire wrangler of more contemporary, top-dollar stock....
  • Could an NBA owner vote NO on expelling Sterling, and NOT be expelled himself for doing so?

    04/30/2014 10:58:34 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 32 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    Talk about your slippery slope...and so it begins. After NBA Commissioner Silver's presser yesterday, former Knicks coach and current broadcaster Jeff van Gundy wonder if the vote to expel Sterling would be made public?