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  • 'Largest entertainment complex outside of Vegas' breaks ground on luxury hotel in Arlington

    11/18/2017 11:30:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Loyd Brumfield
    ARLINGTON — Mayor Jeff Williams called it the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas. Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be "the biggest destination outside of Orlando." They were talking about Arlington's entertainment district — an area just south of Interstate 30 buttressed by a major league baseball stadium, a young but already iconic NFL stadium, Six Flags over Texas and soon, the first luxury hotel of its type in the city. Williams, Tisch and others were on hand Wednesday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for Live! by Loews, a posh 14-story, 302-room hotel...
  • Pyeongchang chief says it would be honor to host Melania, Ivanka Trump at Olympics

    11/15/2017 10:52:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    USA Today | November 13, 2017 | Paul Myerberg
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/11/13/pyeongchang-chief-wants-to-host-melania-ivanka-trump-olympics/860799001/
  • Trump reportedly intervenes in LiAngelo Ball, UCLA basketball players’ shoplifting case in China

    11/13/2017 11:30:21 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 28 replies
    OC Register ^ | 11/13/2017 | Thuc Nhi Nguyen
    The case of the three UCLA basketball players arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting has officially caught the eye of President Donald Trump, who personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case, according to the Washington Post. Trump was on a two-day state visit to Beijing, part of a five-nation tour of in Asia, three days after UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. ESPN reported last Friday that police have surveillance footage of the trio committing the crimes in three stores in...
  • NFL take-a-knee protests boil down to two liberal cities

    11/10/2017 2:35:34 PM PST · by Mafe · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    The NFL has taken a beating over players kneeling during the national anthem, but a closer examination shows that the protests are less a story of the league as a whole and more a tale of two liberal cities: San Francisco and Seattle. On any given Sunday, the vast majority of those refusing to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” play for the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, teams nestled in famously left-wing locales and led by owners who sought to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. That doesn’t include blips like Sept. 25, which saw nearly 200...
  • Northern Ireland vs. Switzerland live stream info, TV channel: How to watch World Cup qualifying

    11/09/2017 10:03:05 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 163 replies
    cbssports.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Roger Gonzalez
    Northern Ireland hasn't made the World Cup since 1986, but it hopes to be back next summer in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. To get there, the team must beat a talented Switzerland squad over two legs to quality. The first leg of the tie is set for Thursday in Northern Ireland.
  • SAINTS CRITICIZE NAVY VETERAN WHO SUPPORTS ANTHEM

    11/04/2017 11:09:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/17 | Jeff Crouere
    Retired U.S. Navy Commander John Wells The New Orleans Saints have a wonderful 50-year relationship with long suffering fans that have supported the team through mostly losing seasons. Unfortunately, the team is putting that relationship in jeopardy with their asinine position on the National Anthem controversy. For some unknown reason, the team’s management and coaching staff have decided to support the right of disgruntled players to protest alleged social injustice during the National Anthem. In week 3 of the season, ten players sat for the Star-Spangled Banner and since that time multiple players have been kneeling prior to the anthem...
  • Papa Johns CEO Says Kneeling NFL Players, Not His Horrible Pizza, Are Causing His Sales To Drop

    11/03/2017 2:07:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Ring Of Fire ^ | November 2, 2017 | Farron Cousins
    John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa Johns who appears in nearly all of his chain’s TV commercials, is blaming a massive drop in his company’s revenue on kneeling NFL players. Papa Johns is a big sponsor of the NFL, but it seems highly unlikely that a few men protesting police brutality could torpedo an entire pizza chain. Perhaps “Papa John” should look at his business practices before blaming others, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Transcription: You may not know the name John Schnatter, but you probably do know him as Papa John, the CEO of Papa John’s...
  • Facebook: Russians Successfully Triggered Liberals to #Resist Trump

    11/02/2017 7:14:43 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 1 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/2/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    All this time, the Democrats and their media pushed the narrative that Russia promoted Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election. But it turns out, by their own admission, Facebook ran ads that, if anything, triggered sore-loser liberals into disputing the legitimacy of the election of Donald J. Trump and we all know what's happened since.
  • 100 Days to the 2018 Winter Olympics

    10/31/2017 11:12:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    kgw.com ^ | October 31, 2017 | KGW
    In 100 days the 2018 Winter Olympics will start in South Korea kicking off more than two weeks of competition between around 90 countries.
  • ALL Stand for the National Anthem

    10/31/2017 12:19:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | October 31, 2017 | Reasonmclucus
    Should those of us who are watching sports events on television stand along with the people in the stadium and possibly join in the singing when someone performs our national anthem? How many of us make a quick trip to the kitchen when the tv sports event announcer asks everyone to stand for the national anthem? How many of us have come to think of the performing of the "Star Spangled Banner" as just a part of the show for us to watch, but not to participate in? I'm wondering if those of us who treat the playing of the...
  • Sweden: Muslim Arab rape at school sports day

    10/31/2017 2:34:25 AM PDT · by Brünnhilde · 25 replies
    A 16-year-old Arab Muslim boy was arrested on Friday in Malmo suspected of rape on a school colleague girl, who did not reach 15. The abuse took place during the school's sports day. Two weeks before, he was convicted of sexually abusing three other girls in the same school.
  • Peyton Manning Sexual Assault Deposition Video

    10/30/2017 1:42:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 10/30/17 | tmz
    For the first time, video of Peyton Manning's deposition -- in which he denies sexually assaulting a former University of Tennessee trainer -- has gone public. Peyton sat for the deposition back in 2003 ... after Dr. Jamie Naughright sued him for defamation over a chapter in his autobiography about the 1996 incident. Naughright had accused Manning of shoving his testicles and anus into her face while she was examining him on a training table at UT.
  • The Doctor Of Common Sense at Vietnam Memorial Wall: Real Hero’s Not Like NFL Protesters

    10/28/2017 11:33:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thetruthdamit (The doctor of Common Sense) ^ | October 28, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    The Doctor Of Common Sense at Vietnam Memorial Wall: Real Hero’s Not Like NFL Protesters
  • England’s diverse side ready to make statement in under-17 World Cup final

    10/28/2017 1:09:26 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 27, 2017 | Ed Aarons
    About 100 words into Lord Ouseley’s latest statement on behalf of Kick It Out on Thursday questioning the suitability of those in charge of the Football Association to continue in their posts after the Eni Aluko/Mark Sampson controversy, there were two sentences that stood out. “When you look at the recent success of England’s youth sides, particularly the achievements of the under‑17s men’s team, you will see a high level of diverse representation on the field,” he wrote. “That is the only area in which English football seems to treat black and minority ethnic people fairly.”
  • The Ratings For NFL “Thursday Night Football” Still Sucks: Keep Kneeling Idiots

    10/23/2017 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    thetruthdamit (The doctor of Common Sense) ^ | October 23 2017 | E.T. Williams
    The Ratings For NFL “Thursday Night Football” Still Sucks: Keep Kneeling Idiots
  • Where to find USA vs. England U17 World Cup quarterfinal on US TV and streaming

    10/21/2017 3:25:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 136 replies
    worldsoccertalk.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | Alex Muller
    If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. England in the U17 World Cup quarterfinal, you’ve come to the right place. The US men’s u17 team faces England in the World Cup on Saturday in a match that will be televised live across the United States. The U-17 MNT reached the Quarterfinal with a memorable 5-0 victory against Paraguay on Monday, Oct. 16 in New Delhi. Against England, the USA will look to advance to the U-17 World Cup Semifinals for the second time and first instance since 1999. The Three Lions advanced to the Quarterfinals...
  • An Open Letter to the NFL

    10/20/2017 5:17:49 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 7 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 10/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    An open letter to the NFL players, You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football. Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t...
  • Donald Trump's NFL attacks down to jealousy, says Jaguars owner Shad Khan

    10/19/2017 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10-19-2017 | Guardian Sport
    The Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Shad Khan, believes Donald Trump’s attacks on the NFL are motivated by jealousy. Trump has been vocal in his criticism of NFL players who have chosen to kneel during the national anthem as a way of highlighting racial injustice in the United States. In September, the president said: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’” (snip) But Khan suggested that rather than patriotism, Trump’s anger may stemp from his failure...
  • WAY too late? NFL commish Roger Goodell describes what he’d like league to ‘stay out of’

    10/18/2017 1:19:57 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-18-2017 | Doug P.
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a press conference today, and said the following: NBC News ✔@NBCNews NFL Commissioner Goodell: “What we’re trying to do is stay out of politics. We're not looking to get into politics" 2:20 PM - Oct 18, 2017 (snip) Katie Pavlich ✔@KatiePavlich Roger Goodell is a coward. Enforce the NFL anthem policy or not, sitting in the middle by saying people "should" stand is pathetic 2:23 PM - Oct 18, 2017 427 Replies 1,111 Retweets 3,429 likes It’s almost like Goodell’s playing politics by reacting that way!
  • Falling NFL ratings are directly impacting CBS, Fox earnings

    10/17/2017 8:04:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    CBS’ and Fox’s projected earnings will suffer a hit, according to two separate reports by Credit Suisse, and falling NFL ratings will continue to impact network earnings so long as they are on a downward trend. Why are earnings suffering? CBS’ crashing NFL ratings will directly impact company earnings, Omar Sheikh, Credit Suisse analyst, said. Special: 3 foods to avoid in 2017 “We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season,” Sheikh said, according to CNBC. “With only one of...