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  • Sad fans are sad, Week 8 [CFB] : 100 yards to glory, or sadness [tr]

    10/21/2019 10:42:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Saturday Down South ^ | October 10, 2019 | Jim Tomlin
    Tennessee was so close to making Saturday’s rivalry game at Alabama interesting. Then Jarrett Guarantano fumbled, the Crimson Tide ran it back 100 yards to make it 35-13, and Vols fans were left with a sad feeling against the Crimson Tide for the 13th consecutive year:
  • Eagles’ dysfunction is out in the open — and messier than suspected

    10/21/2019 10:32:32 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 21, 2019 | Mollie Walker
    It’s become apparent that the chemistry in the Eagles locker room is off. Following an ugly 37-10 loss to the Cowboys Sunday, Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson spilled on what was going on behind the scenes of the team’s recent struggles. In a postgame interview with NBC Sports, Johnson explained that some of his teammates have been shirking their responsibility.
  • THIS MONTH IN BASEBALL HISTORY: THE 1969 WORLD SERIES, PART FOUR

    10/21/2019 6:18:49 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | 21 Oct 2019 | Paul Mirengof
    The Baltimore Orioles were down three games to one to the New York Mets entering Game Five of the 1969 World Series. The Orioles thus needed to win three straight games. The previous year, the Detroit Tigers had overcome a three games to one deficit against the St. Louis Cardinals. However, that was only the third time in the history of the World Series this had been accomplished. The Orioles could take heart from the fact that during the regular season they had won three straight games or more 17 times. Indeed, in the ALCS they had taken three straight...
  • Hal Steinbrenner says family has no intention of selling Yankees

    10/20/2019 2:00:53 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 2016 | Wallace Matthews
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The New York Yankees are not for sale. Not now and, if the Steinbrenner family has its way, perhaps not ever. Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees' managing general partner, says that despite a recent Forbes Magazine story valuing his team at $3.2 billion -- the second-most-valuable franchise in professional sports, worth nearly 400 times what Hal's father, George Steinbrenner, paid for it in 1973 -- the family has no intention of selling the ballclub, and in fact intends to see it under Steinbrenner family ownership for generations to come.
  • Yankees Spent $2 Billion and Have No World Titles in 2010s To Show For It

    10/20/2019 1:45:28 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2019 | Brian Costa and Jared Diamond
    In many respects, the New York Yankees just completed an extraordinary decade. Over the past 10 regular seasons, they won 921 games, more than any other team in baseball. They made the playoffs seven times—no other team played into October more often. The 2010s were a success by every measure—that is, except for the only one their fans actually care about: winning the World Series. New York’s season-ending defeat to the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series on Saturday means that for the first time since the 1910s, they have gone a full calendar decade without so much...
  • Aaron Judge’s blunt take on Yankees’ season: ‘It’s a failure’

    10/20/2019 1:31:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 20, 2019 | Ted Homlund
    Long-time captain Derek Jeter always said it was World Series or bust for the New York Yankees, and Aaron Judge is following in his footsteps. “It’s a failure,’’ Judge told The Post after the Yankees’ season-ending 6-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night in Houston. “We talked about winning the division and winning the World Series. “No matter how many games we won during the regular season it is a failure.’’
  • How The NFL Referee Got Together To Ruin The Lions Vs Packers Game & Whats Next!

    10/15/2019 2:37:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | October 15, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    How The NFL Referee Got Together To Ruin The Lions Vs Packers Game & Whats Next!
  • Charles Barkley Weighs In On NBA and China

    10/15/2019 9:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/15/2019 | BY PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Charles Barkley claims that those who criticize the NBA for not taking a stance on China are hypocrites (and worse). He says people ripped Colin Kaepernick for taking a stance on race relations and the police in America, yet want the NBA and its players to take positions about what happens in a foreign country. Barkley is wide of the mark. First, Kaepernick was ripped not for taking a position on race and the police, but rather for refusing to respect our National Anthem. I haven’t heard anyone say that NBA officials or players should kneel when the Chinese anthem...
  • NBA Distances Itself from Hong Kong Protesters [semi-satire]

    10/12/2019 10:04:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    This week, the National Basketball Association (NBA) took steps to try to distance itself from a tweet by the Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey. In his tweet, Morey urged “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver publicly apologized for the “insensitive remarks made by Mr. Morey. We understand that members of our organization are entitled to their political opinions. We have stood behind teams’ refusals to visit the White House while Trump is president. We sympathize with players who are insulted by the racism of the National Anthem. However, the financial consequences of disrespecting the...
  • THIS MONTH IN BASEBALL HISTORY: THE 1969 WORLD SERIES, PART ONE

    10/11/2019 6:09:36 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11 Oct 2019 | Paul Mirengof
    When the New York Mets finished off the Atlanta Braves to win the National League pennant in 1969, utility player Rod Gaspar declared that the Mets would win the World Series in four straight. Shortly thereafter, when the Baltimore Orioles finished off the Minnesota Twins to advance to the World Series, Frank Robinson declared, “bring on Ron [sic] Gaspar.” Robinson’s confidence seemed justified. The Orioles had won 109 regular season games; the Mets 100. The O’s had outscored their opponents by 262 runs; the Mets by 91. Baltimore was the overwhelming favorite to beat the Mets, and rightly so. I...
  • Real American Heroes: "Harvard Eddie" Grant and the fallen baseball players of World War I

    10/06/2019 3:34:46 PM PDT · by fugazi · 1 replies
    Unto the Breach | 6 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    101 years ago this week, U.S. Army Capt. Eddie Grant was killed in action on the Western Front. "Harvard Eddie" was a fascinating character: soldier, scholar, lawyer, and third baseman -- playing ten seasons in the Major Leagues before becoming one of the first baseball veterans to volunteer for military service. He was one of eight big league baseball players to die during the war. Here are their stories: On April 21,1914 New York Yankees skipper Frank Chance called on a 20-year-old rookie named Tom Burr to take over at center field in a close game against the Washington Senators....
  • Study: Transgender Athletes Have Advantages in Women’s Sports Despite Hormone Therapy

    09/28/2019 7:35:00 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 54 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | 9/28/19 | Dylan Gwinn
    [WHOA! WHO KNEW??? WHOEVER COODA TOLE???] - A recent study has shown that biological males identifying as transgender women, still retained considerable advantages over biological females in strength and muscle mass, even after a full year of hormone therapy. The study, conducted by the the Karolinska Institute — a medical university in Sweden — and Linkoping University, a university in Sweden, showed that the biological males (transgender women) who took a full year of hormone therapy, still had muscle mass and strength advantages.
  • BREAKING: Antonio Brown says he's DONE playing for the NFL

    09/22/2019 10:52:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/22/19 | MARLENE LENTHANG
    in a series of angry tweets as he fumes at Robert Kraft and owners 'canceling deals' after he was axed from Patriots amid sexual assault allegations Disgraced Antonio Brown announced he's done playing for the NFL on Sunday In a tweeting spree he called out NFL owners and asked them to pay up He slammed Patriots owner Robert Kraft for keeping his job despite being hit with soliciting prostitution charges in February Brown was fired from the Patriots on Friday after one woman accused him of rape and another of sending threatening texts, but he maintains his innocence On...
  • Wolverines Getting Mauled By Badgers: Wisc 28 Michigan @ Half

    09/21/2019 10:41:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Google ^ | September 21, 2019 | Me
    Everything that could wrong for Michigan has gotten wrong including a turnover inside the Badger 5 yard line. Jonathan Taylor has been out for awhile but he still has 143 yards rushing. He took advantage of Michigan not setting the edge for a 70+ yard TD run. What an embarrassment for Michigan. It seems inconceivable Harbaugh could be on the hot seat but. .
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/20/2019 Newsdump Friday

    09/20/2019 10:25:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "This can't wait until I finish high school" That's what one protest sign said today as students in the United States and around the world skipped classes to protest about climate change.... Britain's Prince Andrew called an "abuser" and a "participant" by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre... The Battle of Brexit. The Conservative Party closing ranks against Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to cut a deal with the European Union that is seen as a "fake Brexit"...... Meanwhile in Brussels Friday Boris Johnson's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay meeting with European Union Chief Negotiator...
  • Iran Banned from International Judo for Boycotting Israel

    09/20/2019 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    United With Israel ^ | 9/188/19 | Aryeh Savir
    The IJF said that the Iran Judo Federation was suspended from “all competitions, administrative and social activities organized or authorized” by the IJF. The International Judo Federation (IJF) on Wednesday announced it had officially suspended Iran over its directive to its Judoka Saeid Mollaei to withdraw from a recent competition to avoid a contest against Israel’s Sagi Muki. The IJF said that the Iran Judo Federation was suspended from “all competitions, administrative and social activities organized or authorized” by the IJF. During the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo in August, Mollaei lost to Belgian judoka Matthias Casse on purpose to...
  • Martin Luther King III Wants Fans to Boycott the NFL Until Colin Kaepernick Is Signed by a Team

    Martin Luther King III believes that Colin Kaepernick could easily return to football — but thinks it will require some help from NFL fans. The human rights activist and oldest living child of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., recently told TMZ Sports that Kaepernick could get back into the league “overnight” with the public’s help. The NFL star, 31, has been out of work for over 900 days, according to USA Today, since he left the 49ers in March 2017. He sparked controversy after starting the #TakeAKnee movement during an August 2016 preseason game, when he chose to...
  • Twitter reacts to Cam Newton's latest bizarre outfit choice for Thursday Night Football

    09/13/2019 8:37:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 13, 2019 | CBS
    Anyone who knows Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton knows he loves to experiment with fashion, and his Thursday Night Football attire was one of his boldest looks yet. Newton struggled on primetime, losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home as the Panthers fell to 0-2. Some said his outfit came up short as well. Here was his TNF look:
  • Fishing Boat Startup Plans Mississippi Factory

    09/13/2019 3:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Thomas Net ^ | August 27, 2019 | Andy Szal
    A startup manufacturer of fishing boats on Tuesday announced plans to establish a factory operation in northeastern Mississippi. Avid Boats expects to create 75 jobs at a facility in Amory, Mississippi — about two hours southeast of Memphis — formerly occupied by a packaging company. Avid plans to invest $1.6 million in the project, Mississippi economic development officials said in a statement. “Although we are a startup, our team brings 100-plus years of combined marine industry experience to the table,” said Avid Boats President Phillip Faulkner. “We look forward to being a vital contributor to the continued growth of this...
  • WWE Hiring New Writers, Manger of Community Relations And More

    09/13/2019 12:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    411 Mania ^ | September. 13. 2019 | Joseph Lee
    WWE is hiring for several new positions including junior and senior level writers, which you can see details for in the listings below. – Writer **THE WWE CREATIVE TEAM IS CURRENTLY STAFFING JUNIOR TO SENIOR LEVEL WRITING POSITIONS** WWE develops and produces the longest running weekly episodic television show in history. With 52 weeks of original programming combining action, adventure, comedy, horror, drama and reality, the creative team’s goal is to provide compelling stories portrayed by the world’s most charismatic, diverse, larger-than-life characters on or off television. Develop clearly defined yet emotionally complex characters for a diverse group of WWE...