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  • This NFL Team Will Have The FIRST LGBT PRIDE Event This Season!! Is it YOUR TEAM?!?

    07/01/2015 6:54:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies ^ | 07/01/2015 | Dylan
    It’s really weird to see one of the more masculine and patriarchal professional sports keep making politically correct steps to convince America that it isn’t masculine and patriarchal. I guess this year they’re gonna ramp it up with the first ever LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) celebration! And of course it had to be the Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions are set to host what is believed to be the NFL’s first LGBT night, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce says it will hold a pride event during the Lions’...
  • Golf bodies jointly tell Trump he's not 'right' on immigration comments

    07/01/2015 2:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Sports' Devil Ball Golf Blog ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    Univision. NBCUniversal. Macy's. They've all severed ties with 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump over remarks he made about immigration and Mexicans. The two broadcast powers have refused to air the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump partially owns, on July 12, and Mexican officials affiliated with the outdated pageant have said they won't send a representative to the event. Trump has responded in-kind with harsh remarks, particularly through Twitter, setting ablaze any potential future relationship with these companies. However, while Trump has been battling on multiple fronts, he believed he has the backing of the golf world. “I’ve had tremendous support...
  • OMG! The US Women's soccer team, lacks diversity (bunch of white chicks in shorts kicking a ball)

    07/01/2015 11:40:49 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 50 replies
    one man's opinion...
    The US Women's National Soccer team played a superb, thrilling game against powerhouse Germany yesterday, coming away with a 2-0 win, and a spot in the finals this weekend. And coming on the 4th of July weekend, it couldn't be a better all around-feel-good story. The huge crowd sported every form of red, white, and blue attire imaginable, and displayed their colors proudly at every opportunity. Cheers of "USA!, USA" filled the stadium. But if you take a closer look, beyond the excitement of the game, you'll notice that something's very wrong, and very lacking, at USA soccer.
  • Disney Apparently Ordered Award for Jenner

    06/23/2015 1:46:51 PM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 23rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    In my previous post I discussed the possibility of bribery being involved in the selection of the so called courage award for the actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner. I had planned to ask in this post if Disney might have ordered ESPN to give the award to Jenner because it was thinking about a movie deal with him to take advantage of his previous association with the popular Kardashians. Then I discovered that Disney had premiered its own reality show about a man becoming a woman called “Becoming Us” at the same time as the Vanity Fair article and...
  • Why You Need an Adjustable Gas Block for your AR

    06/23/2015 10:05:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/23/2015 | Brian Hormberg
    Did you know that replacing the factory gas block on your AR-15 with an adjustable gas block can improve your rifle’s performance? Let's backup, What is a Gas Block?The typical factory gas block is pinned onto the barrel in front of the polymer handguard as part of the front sight assembly. If your rifle features a free-float aluminum handguard, then the gas block is typically a low-profile type that fits under that handguard. The job of the gas block is to take some of the hot gas from behind the bullet that comes through a gas port in the barrel,...
  • Did Jenner, or E! Network, Pay for Arthur Ashe Award?

    06/21/2015 9:06:33 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 21st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    I’m not accusing anyone of bribing ESPN or its employees at this point. I’m just looking for a logical explanation for giving the wealthy actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner an award for courage for a decision that required no special courage because the decision is going to make him even richer. I also want an explanation for why ESPN which is owned by ABC is going out of its way to promote a program on the E! Network which is owned by NBC. A bribe is a logical possibility considering Jenner’s purported wealth and the tendency of many rich...
  • ESPN and Capital One Are Dishonoring Real Heroes

    06/20/2015 12:52:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 20th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The decision by ESPN and Capital One to allow the actor previously known as Bruce Jenner to desecrate the Arthur Ashe courage award dishonors real heroes. Jenner has done nothing to deserve the Arthur Ashe award........ If Jenner accepts the award he will mark himself as a coward rather than a hero.
  • Tears of a Coach

    06/18/2015 7:08:57 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 7 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | June 17, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    Corso, Wyche, Mallory, Cameron, DiNardo, Hoeppner, Lynch, Wilson. The names roll off the tongue like sludge through a straw. Every single one a former Indiana University head football coach. Every single one a man who lost far more games than he won. Sam Wyche, who guided the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl, spent one season coaching at IU. He was 3-8. In 1984 he was replaced by Bill Mallory, who became the gold standard for modern-day IU football coaches. His first season he went 0-11. He eventually guided (edit: cross out guided and replace it with willed) the Hoosiers...

    06/15/2015 6:36:06 PM PDT · by Notforprophet · 60 replies
    Yours Truly ^ | 06/15/2015 | Notforprophet
    Ahem. Let's GO BLACKHAWKS. Finish this thing! That's all. NFP
  • What is Ballistic Radio?

    06/15/2015 1:23:18 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/15/2015 | D Breteau
    When I first heard about something called Ballistic Radio, which doesn’t sound like two words that go together, I did what anyone would do: I Googled it! One of the first websites I landed on was for the Ballistic Radio Youtube Channel. The description? “A channel that is dedicated to making the Internet cry by destroying popular gun and shooting myths.” I immediately needed to know more. “I don’t want there to be any stupid gun owners.”John M. Johnston is the owner and host of Ballistic Radio. Johnston may not be what you would think when you visualize a guy...
  • Just don’t call me Bruce!

    06/15/2015 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/15/15 | Ed Wood
    It was a perfect diversion during this, another pre-election campaign season. While ISIS continues to dominate the Middle East, Christians continue to be beheaded, Iran develops its nuclear bomb and secret trade Javelin 1976agreements are being pushed through Congress, all media attention is directed elsewhere. At the 1976 Summer Olympics, Bruce Jenner won a gold medal and broke an Olympic world record, scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon. He was more famous than Mohammed Ali! A good looking guy, he did it all! Twice married, once with the mother of the famous Kardashian sisters although they were sired prior to...
  • Surprise: transgender “woman” beats tar out of a woman opponent in the ring

    06/11/2015 2:35:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Here’s a real surprise…A man… bit cut up… beat the stuffing out of a woman.From Libertarian Republic (the video is brutal): Transgender MMA [c’mon… MALE] Fighter Destroys Female OpponentCritics are scrutinizing mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Fallon Fox, after the transgender fighter gave her opponent a concussion and broke her eye socket.Fox defeated her opponent, Tamikka Brents, by TKO at 2:17 of the first round of their match. Brent’s eye injury resulted in a damaged orbital bone that required seven staples.In a post-fight interview this week, Brents told Whoa TV, “I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life.”  [That’s...
  • Germany vs. USA Preview: Jogi vs Jurgen Round III

    06/10/2015 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Roberto Rojas
    Following their dramatic victory for the first time against the Dutch, the United States will look to do the same against the current world champions. Match is scheduled to kickoff at 2:45 P.M (FOX Sports 1, UniMás, UDN)
  • Salmon Fishing Low Tech Forecasting

    06/09/2015 1:49:39 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Northwest Sportsman Mag ^ | 6/9/2015 | Andy Schneider
    “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.” This rhyming lore has been around for at least a couple millennia, serving seafarers in port and on the open ocean when they needed something that passed for a forecast. And while we may discount it in today’s modern world – what with all of our high-tech satellite imagery, anchored weather buoys, Doppler radar and suites of computer forecasting ensembles – there still is some truth to the saying. I’m no meteorologist, but the nut is that it has to do with areas of high pressure being...
  • President Gives TSA “Vote of Confidence” [semi-satire]

    06/09/2015 10:21:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Recent field tests indicating that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to detect smuggled weapons 96% of the time did not deter President Obama from expressing his “continued confidence in the job they are doing protecting our aviation network.” Press Secretary Josh Earnest contrasted the dismal test results with “the absence of any recent real world attacks,” saying that “I’d put more weight on what hasn’t happened than on what might’ve happened. Some are saying that we’ve just been lucky that no terrorists have tried to hijack an airline. But as baseball great Dizzy Dean once said ‘maybe it’s better...
  • Women’s World Cup: U.S. defeats Australia, 3-1

    06/09/2015 2:21:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies ^ | JUNE 8, 2015 | Des Bieler
    The U.S. dodged its first bullet in the World Cup’s “Group of Death” Monday, pulling away from Australia, 3-1. The Matildas gave the team all it could handle for the first hour of the game, but a goal by Christen Press in the 61st minute signaled a shift toward U.S. dominance. Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo were the standout performers for the U.S., the former with two goals, and the latter with several huge saves, especially early in the game, when her team was largely outplayed. Another highlight for the U.S. fans who made up the vast majority of the...
  • IOC responds to petition seeking to revoke Caitlyn (then Bruce) Jenner's Olympic gold medal

    06/08/2015 11:14:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! Sport UK & Ireland ^ | June 5, 2015 | Staff
    The International Olympic Committee has made its first statement about Caitlyn Jenner's transition to a woman, responding to an online petition requesting that the organization, which runs the Olympic Games, revoke the gold medal Caitlyn (then Bruce) won during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. In its response to the petition, IOC Communications Director Mark Adams tells Yahoo, "Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC." The IOC has had difficulty in the past defining the difference between men and women as it pertains to athletic competition. While it's rare, several...
  • USMNT's Jurgen Klinsmann wishes USWNT good luck, urges support

    06/08/2015 3:04:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 1 replies ^ | Jun 8, 2015 | Graham Watson
    U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann took a few minutes between celebrating the men’s unexpected win against the Netherlands and preparation for Wednesday’s game against Germany to wish the U.S. women’s team good luck on its upcoming World Cup run.
  • 2015 Women’s World Cup: Game, TV schedule as USWNT chase glory in Canada

    06/06/2015 3:25:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 477 replies ^ | Jun 5, 2015 | Joe Prince-Wright
    The 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada is the biggest tournament ever for women’s soccer. Expanded to 24 teams for the first time in history, the action begins on Saturday, June 6 and the final is on July 5. It promises to be a spectacular month of soccer north of the border. ... Below is a look at the day-by-day schedule for each group game, including where you can watch the games in the U.S. on TV, followed by the schedule for the knockout stages. All times listed are Eastern Time.
  • Is Caitlyn Jenner the Beginning of the End for Women's Sports?

    06/05/2015 1:13:31 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 39 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | June 5, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    In 2011, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) produced a handbook titled, "NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes." ( Seemingly ahead of the curve on what has become a hot-button issue, the NCAA's Office of Inclusion (yes, there is such an office at the NCAA) states that the governing body "seeks to establish and maintain an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds." In 2012, 6-foot-8, 220-pound Gabrielle Ludgwig, who was then 50-years-old, became what was reportedly "the first transsexual athlete to play college sports as both genders" as a...
  • Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce Can Be Erased from Olympic H.O.F. ... If She Wants

    06/05/2015 12:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | June 5, 2015 | Staff
    Caitlyn Jenner can make Olympic history again -- the doors to the Hall of Fame are swinging wide open for her to enter ... all she has to do is ask. Caitlyn was inducted into the H.O.F. back in 1986 thanks to her legendary gold medal in the 1976 Olympic decathlon. But, of course ... Bruce is the name attached to that honor. At least for now. Patrick Sandusky, spokesperson for the US Olympic Committee, tells TMZ they would gladly update the name to Caitlyn. He says if she files a formal request, the Committee would review it, and presto...
  • MS: Alleged Kidnappers of Handgun Competitor: 1 Dead, 1 Corrections Officer (picture)

    06/04/2015 4:49:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of weeks ago, two armed criminals kidnapped a doctor at gun point.  They did not realize that their intended prey was also a combat handgun competitor who was loading guns and ammunition into his vehicle.  They forced him to take his vehicle to an ATM, where they extracted money.  Then they made a critical mistake.  They threatened his wife.  Accessing a handgun in the door of his vehicle, he shot and killed one of the suspects, Edwin Robinson.   Robinson is the larger man in the picture above.  The other suspect has been captured. He turned out...
  • Man found guilty of driving zamboni drunk during hockey game

    06/02/2015 4:29:45 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 51 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | June 2, 2015 | Forum News Service
    FARGO – A former Zamboni driver for the Fargo Park District has been sentenced to serve 9 days in jail by a municipal court judge for driving a Zamboni while drunk during a high school hockey game on January 30th. Steven James Anderson's attorney argued at trial his client wasn't guilty of the Class B misdemeanor driving under the influence charge he faced after witnesses reported Anderson was driving the Zamboni erratically during a Fargo Davies girls hockey game against Williston at South Sports Arena. Prosecutors said Anderson had a 0.314 percent blood-alcohol content that night. Defense attorney Lindsey Haugen...
  • Is the United States good enough to win the Women's World Cup?

    06/02/2015 12:47:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies ^ | June 2, 2015 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    When it kicks off its 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada on Monday, the United States women's national team will, as ever, be the favorite. In more ways than one.
  • USWNT Looks For Perfect Send Off To World Cup

    05/30/2015 12:11:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | May 30, 2015 | Emily Helle USWNT Specialist
    The United States Women’s National Team looks to wrap up their Send-Off series with a perfect record as they take the field at 4:30p.m ET on May 30th against Korea Republic. ... Next the United States will travel to Winnipeg, Canada to prepare for FIFA Women’s World Cup group play. The USWNT opens the tournament in Group D, titled the Group of Death, on June 8th against Australia followed by Sweden on June 12th and Nigeria in Vancouver on June 16th.
  • Steelers boss sees Germany, Mexico games by 2020

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

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

    05/19/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The announcement that the New England Patriots and Quarterback Tom Brady would be penalized for cheating drove Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) into a frenzy. “I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name,” Reid raved. “No one need have known about the under-inflated balls. Covertly tipping the scales is simply business-as-usual. By going public with this scandal the NFL has ‘shot itself in the foot,’ and to what end?” “The much more serious offense is the refusal of the Washington team to...
  • USWNT 5-1 Mexico: United States thrashes Mexico in World Cup send-off

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

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

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

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

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

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

    05/12/2015 8:49:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12,2015 | Jordan Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is slamming the NFL’s priorities as out of whack because of the league's decision to suspend New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady but live with the Washington Redskins “racist” franchise name.
  • An English Teacher’s View of “Deflategate”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    04/29/2015 2:25:57 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 25 replies
    The ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | April 29, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    The Buccaneers front office can spin it in whatever manner it wishes but on Draft Eve the brain trust has to be less comfortable than grandpa at a One Direction concert. While you won't hear anything close to a "maybe" in his public presentation, Lovie Smith's tummy has to be flipping faster than a chef grilling fillets at Bern's.
  • Help! I hate my kid's coach

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

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

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

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

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

    04/16/2015 11:56:58 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 102 replies ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | TRENT BAKER
    In a video of what appears to be ESPN reporter Britt McHenry berating a parking lot attendant has surfaced. McHenry is shown making fun of the woman’s features, and even asking her “Do you know who I am?” McHenry is visibly upset, although we are unable to see what may have pushed to her treating the attendant so poorly in the video that clearly had some portions edited out of it. McHenry can be heard saying, “I’m in the news sweetheart, I will f—ing sue this place.” “Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college...