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  • Thanksgiving Day: 10-0 Panthers Open As Underdogs Against 3-7 Cowboys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10/08/2015 3:56:13 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies
    Fox News Sports ^ | 10/8/2015
    The Dodgers announced Thursday that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will miss the 2015 postseason after undergoing a medical procedure. Scully, who turns 88 in November, has been the "Voice of the Dodgers" for 66 seasons, the longest of any current broadcaster with one team. The Dodgers announced the news in a series of tweets. Scully is a national treasure and regardless of team affiliation, everyone in the baseball community wishes him a speedy recovery.
  • Media portrayed Black, pro-Islamist, Oregon killer as White Supremacist

    10/07/2015 8:56:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/7/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Did the Obama administration refuse to accept intel from the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) that suggested Oregon shooter Chris Harper Mercer had Islamic terrorist connections? Coming to light is another alleged false-flag operation being floated to give President Obama one more opportunity to push through his legacy goal of controlling gun ownership/2nd Amendment rights in the United States. What may or may not be a continuation of the Sandy Hook conspiracy theories and the selective reporting surrounding what was originally deemed a work place violence incident at Fort Hood involves a news story reported by the EU TIMES, online...
  • LeBron James advocates for tougher gun laws after infant shot, killed (Theres no room for guns)

    10/05/2015 1:57:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Rapid News Network ^ | October 4, 2015 | Jake Carter
    LeBron James spoke out on gun control, one day after another infant killed in Cleveland and Oregon tragedy. “There’s no room for guns”, James said, urging greater gun control to make individuals think twice before resorting to deadly violence. James said he saw news of the child Wakefield’s shooting break across his phone while he was sitting at home with his three children and “it automatically just hit me”. “I feel like if we can do our part, through my foundation and what we do, then maybe it can possibly bring the number of percentages down from, I don’t know,...
  • Reno Air Races 2015 Recap Part 1

    10/02/2015 11:37:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | September 30, 2015 | Marilyn Dash
    What a great time! What a crowd! What amazing racing! This was the best year in a long time! The week started out with great weather but lots of smoke from the many fires in California. When the wind blew in, the smoke blew out but the winds brought a new set of issues. The wind was so bad on Sunday, several classes had to stand down from their allotted course time because the winds were above their limits as addressed in the Rules of Competition. But by Monday, everyone was back on the course and qualifying began...
  • Leather, Guns and Tweed: A New Era for Purdey at Audley House.

    09/28/2015 4:55:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 9/28/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Leather, Guns and Tweed: A ‘New’ Era for Purdey at Audley House. Sep 28th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports, Style | by Jared Paul Stern For over 200 years James Purdey & Sons of London has been crafting the world’s finest bespoke shotguns and rifles. The firm has enjoyed royal patronage since 1838, when Queen Victoria placed her first order, for a pair of pistols. King Edward VII granted the first official Royal Warrant to the founder’s son, James Purdey the Younger, in 1868, a practice continued by each successive English royal including Prince Charles and the present...

    09/28/2015 2:20:24 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 16 replies
    GunsAmerica ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 | S.H. BLANNELBERRY
    We love the Can Cannon! Heck, everyone loves the Can Cannon. Were on record as saying its the best fun-gun ever! So, we were incredibly perturbed to learn that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently issued a letter on the Can Cannon saying that when it is affixed to a rifle receiver it is considered a (SBR) or short barrel rifle and when place on a pistol it becomes an (AOW) Any Other Weapon. Now, by itself, the Can Cannon is not a firearm or a controlled item. But the minute it is put on a rifle...

    09/28/2015 2:13:23 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 9 replies
    GunsAmerica ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 | JON HODOWAY
    hes a Flamethrower! Some of you will get the reference. Some of you wont, and thats okay (the rest of us forgive you). Perhaps you should crank up the volume and watch the video at the bottom of this page to ensure that youre well rounded, culturally. Freon and BBs. Why isn't Umarex making one of these old classics? Freon and BBs. Why isnt Umarex making one of these old classics? When I started this review, I knew it would be fun. Ive had this feeling before. In the late 70s and early 80s there was a product advertised in...
  • What I did on my summer vacation (Travis McGee is back)

    09/26/2015 2:00:56 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 126 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 26, 2015 | Travis McGee
    Last June, while sailing from Florida to North Carolina, I was able to realize and 20+ year dream and go dive-planing with dolphins in the open Atlantic ocean.
  • Army Amputee Finds Inner Strength Through Exercise

    09/25/2015 8:31:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 9/25/2015 | Aaron Kidd
    Derek Weidas humorous, profanity-filled Internet videos on bodybuilding and weight loss have attracted millions of viewers. The amputee veteran has his own clothing line, and tens of thousands of people have reached out to him for diet and exercise advice. But Weida, 29, who credits fitness with helping him break out of severe depression after an insurgents bullet ended his Army career, said he would gladly give up his Web fame if he could return to active duty. Through motivational videos and a nonprofit that helps veterans cover fitness-related expenses, Weida has found a new way to serve by trying...
  • Pont Shaving in Columbus?

    09/19/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Your thoughts?
  • 'Black Lives Matter' plans to shut down light rail before Vikings' home opener

    09/17/2015 3:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KMSP-TV Fox 9 ^ | September 17, 2015 | Rachel Chazin
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The group "Black Lives Matter Saint Paul" announced their plans on Facebook Thursday to shut down the light rail before the Vikings' home opener this Sunday. Sunday September 20th is the Minnesota Vikings home opener, big money day, so what better day to shut the light rail down and disrupt business as usual, they said in a press release. Enough is enough of business as usual! We must bring an end to white supremacy and the status quo. Black Lives Matter Saint Paul refers to an incident on Aug. 31 when Marcus Abrams, 17, "was beaten into...
  • The Magnum Lite .22WMR

    09/14/2015 9:41:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 9/14/2015 | Oleg Volk
    The creation of an accurate .22 Magnum autoloader has long been plagued by cycling challenges caused by the cartridge shape and construction. The long, skinny case has a lot of surface area and resists extraction. Extracting it while the gas pressure is high runs the risk of blowing out the thin case head typical of rimfire ammunition. Balancing these conflicting requirements was a huge technical challenge to overcome until the Magnum Lite. Magnum Research calls the action gas-assisted blowback, but it is not. Gas assistance uses a muzzle booster to move the whole barrel (as on a Maxim machine...
  • Christians Not Wanted: NBC Censors Rain-Soaked Patriots Prayer after NFL Opener

    09/11/2015 6:01:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2015 | 1:51 AM EDT | Dylan Gwinn
    One of televisions most sacred and central responsibilities is making sure they only display images that are right and appropriate for the viewing public to consume. Yet, judging by NBCs decision to not show the post-game prayer gathering of players on the field after the Patriots 28-21 victory over the Steelers in the Thursday night Kickoff Special, NBC clearly believes public displays of the Christian faith are not suitable for all audiences. It isnt as if the prayer didnt happen. Despite the heavy downpour, members of the Patriots and some of their coaching staff knelt and bowed their heads. MRCTVs...
  • Have Spear will Travel

    09/09/2015 8:22:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/9/2015 | Chris Cocoles
    Shes so comfortable if not at home in the water now, its hard to believe Valentine Thomas once almost drowned in it. Of course, that was a half a lifetime ago, when this spearfishing maven from London via Canada was vacationing seaside with her family in the south of France. Just 14, Thomas got caught in an undertow not far from the shore, but far enough for a harrowing few seconds. I was caught by the underwater currents. The current had suddenly changed and I remember sticking my head up and there was nobody in the water,...
  • Toni Kroos tips Germany team-mate Mario Gotze to slaughter Scotland at Hampden

    09/06/2015 11:33:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | 6 September 2015 | Craig Swan
    TONI KROOS last night tipped pal Mario Gotze to slaughter Scotland.
  • Vin Scully Will Return For 67th Season As Dodgers Broadcaster

    08/28/2015 7:50:40 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | none
    LOS ANGELES ( Vin Scully is returning to the Dodger Stadium for yet another year. The legendary broadcaster announced during the 2nd inning of the Dodgers game against the Cubs on Friday that he will in fact return for another year. I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my familyand weve decided to do it again in 2016, Scully said. Theres no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.
  • ESPN benches Curt Schilling for saying radical Islamic terrorists are a problem

    08/26/2015 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Prompting media nonsense that he "compared Muslims to Nazis." Im glad I dont work for ESPN, because I dont know how anyone can understand the rules there. If youre an on-air personality there, are you allowed to use your personal social media accounts to express opinions about non-sports matters? Yes? No? Or, as appears to be the case, are you permitted to do so as long as someone doesnt arbitrarily decide after the fact that what you said was controversial and thus unacceptable? HTML5 video is not supported! That appears to be the trap Curt Schilling stuck his foot in...
  • Announcing the 2015-16 Yahoo! Football Pick'em Fantasy League

    08/26/2015 12:54:27 PM PDT · by texas booster · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Fantasy Sports ^ | Aug 26 2015 | Texas Booster
    For about the 12th year, one of Free Republic's members is pleased to create a Yahoo! Pick'em Fantasy Football league. The league rules are simple: ** Pick the winners of each game ** Assign a confidence value to each game ** Post messages to each other on the message board that include bad puns ** Donate generously to Free Republic at the end of the season in the name of the top point earner That's about it. No drafting, no cash outlay except to Free Republic, and LOTS of Monday morning quarterbacking. It is a wonderful time waster that really...
  • Is Rowing Only for the Rich? A Henley Winner Weighs In.

    08/14/2015 11:13:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 8/14/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Is Rowing Only for the Rich? A Henley Winner Weighs In. Aug 14th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern Our recent report on the Henley Royal Regatta sparked a serious debate about class and style. One commenters position that people should know their place in regards to attending and dressing for such high-end events struck a chord in particular. Which led us to wonder whether Henley and its ilk are really the bastions of unrepentant snobbery that some make them out to be. Many seem to be of the opinion that rowing is only...
  • VANITY: What's the atmosphere in downtown St. Louis?

    08/11/2015 8:00:16 AM PDT · by HeadOn · 25 replies
    Vanity | 8/11/15 | Head On
    I love the Cardinals. My problem is that our vacation is next week, August 17 through 21, and Ferguson has erupted again. We are ready to drop some serious coin on good baseball tickets and a nice downtown hotel, but I'm not sure I want to do that, considering what happened (again) this weekend. All you St. Louis FReepers - what's it like near the stadium lately?
  • Why Mark Cuban wasnt happy with Trump during debate; Mavs owner says Ted Cruz made his skin crawl

    08/06/2015 10:35:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Dallas Mavericks Blog ^ | August 6, 2015 | Joshua Friemel
    <p>While you might have been playing Guidelives ultimate drinking game during the GOP presidential debate, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was live Cyber Dusting the event.</p> <p>He touched on Donald Trump as well as some other candidates. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even talked about Trump today after practice in Oxnard, Calif.</p>
  • Has Lexus really done it? Looks like weve got a hoverboard, folks!

    08/06/2015 7:09:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/15 | Dan Calabrese
    You're going to insist it's fake, because that's what you do, but watch. Im guessing about half of you are firing up your keyboards and getting ready to type replies that consist solely of FAKE!!!!!! because thats the instinctive reaction whenever a video comes out purporting to show something like this. But remember: This isnt some fly-by-night outfit claiming to have done the impossible in its garage. This is Lexus, which already has a pretty nice reputation and doesnt need to beg for attention via fantastical claims it cant back up. And if youre going to claim a videos been...
  • Vin Baker blew $100 million, now working at Starbucks.

    08/01/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder, Your Black World Coalition
    If there is any story on this blog that youre going to grow tired of reading, its the one about the former NBA or NFL athlete who is now broke and living with his mama. These stories are everywhere, and it has people wondering if the Harvard-educate d financial managers being employed by professional sports leagues are actually helping these guys protect their wealth or if the players are being chewed up and spit out by people who could care less about them. But were all responsible for our outcomes, and when we read stories like this one, we have...
  • The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea.

    08/01/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 7/29/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea. Jul 29th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern With a course of nearly 3,000 miles from Newport, R.I., to Lizard Point on the southwestern corner of England, the Transatlantic Race is the worlds oldest trans-oceanic yacht race and one of the ultimate tests of a sailors skill. Nearly 50 boats running the gamut from 40-footers to superyachts, and modern racing machines to 100-year-old classics from all over the world competed in the 2015 edition which just wrapped up. Chicago-based Bryon Ehrharts Reichel/Pugh 63 Lucky was...
  • Boehner: Dang it, I cant play golf with Obama anymore because everybody gets bent out of shape

    07/30/2015 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    World's smallest violin You people are really something, you know that? You send a regular guy like John Boehner to Washington - a guy who cuts his own grass and irons his own shirts - and all he wants is to be able to play golf with the president in peace. And you # about it, to the point where hes had to come to the heartbreaking conclusion that hitting the links with Obama just isnt worth the trouble anymore: The President has suggested, Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again? he said...
  • Boehner unlikely to golf again with Obama

    07/29/2015 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is unlikely to hit the golf links any time soon with President Obama because people get bent out of shape." The President has suggested, Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again? he said in excerpts of an interview on the Golf Channel airing Monday. I have to look at him and say, Yes, because everybody gets bent out of shape worried about what we are up to, when all we are really going to do is just play golf. The avid golfer dished on his 2011...
  • Calls made for England to boycott 2018 World Cup as campaigners slam Russia's racism record

    07/26/2015 6:31:57 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    The Mail On Sunday ^ | 26 July 2015 | By Andrew Warshaw
    Leading anti-discrimination campaigners issued a stinging attack on Russias racism record on Saturday night and said England should boycott the 2018 World Cup if they qualify unless the situation improves. Brazilian striker Hulk, Russian footballs record signing, was pulled out of yesterdays draw ceremony for what organisers said were purely sporting reasons in order to play for Zenit St Petersburg. But just days earlier, Hulk said racism happens at almost every game in the Russian league and was a genuine threat to the World Cup. Meanwhile, Ghanaian officials condemned the vile racist abuse meted out to former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel...
  • Hulk Hogan fired by WWE as he admits to racist n-word tirade

    07/25/2015 8:37:45 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 35 replies
    Hogan was caught on tape ranting about sex life of daughter Brooke, 27 In 2007 tape he said: 'if she was going to f**k some n****r, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n****r worth a hundred million dollars' Just before tape surfaced publicly on Friday, WWE cut all ties with Hogan Wrestler apologized and admitted tape was 'offensive' and 'unacceptable' WWE has terminated its contract with Hulk Hogan after an audio tape emerged of him launching a racist tirade littered with the n-word complaining about his daughter's sex life. The 61-year-old pro wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea,...
  • Announcing the 2015-16 Yahoo! Football Pick'em Fantasy League

    07/23/2015 5:42:03 PM PDT · by texas booster · 3 replies
    Yahoo! Fantasy Sports ^ | 07/23/2015 | Texas Booster
    For about the 12th year, one of Free Republic's members is pleased to create a Yahoo! Pick'em Fantasy Football league. The league rules are simple: Pick the winners of each game Assign a confidence value to each game Post messages to each other on the message board that include bad puns Donate generously to Free Republic at the end of the season in the name of the top point earner That's about it. It is a wonderful time waster that really doesn't take much time. I tend to pick all the games in preseason for all 17 weeks, then look...
  • Clint Dempsey stars as USA hammer Cuba 6-0 to reach Gold Cup semis

    07/19/2015 9:50:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | 19 July 2015 | Les Carpenter
    One of the joys of watching US soccer as it rises in prominence is to see Clint Dempsey in his prime. There are days, like Saturday, when he seems to run effortlessly down the field, diving and sprawling and scoring from almost any angle. In a 6-0 Gold Cup quarter-final vanquishing of Cuba that could easily have been 10, Dempsey scored three goals in three completely different ways. It was his first hat-trick for USA, and he probably could have scored at least three more thats how dominant he was in victory that seemed far too easy for a...
  • Why did the top-rated HS quarterback abandon his teammates?

    07/15/2015 10:35:47 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 12 replies
    ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | July 15, 2015 | ProScoutSports LLC blog
    Oh where have you gone Bo Schembechler? "The team. The Team. The Team" seems so old school. ( Shea Patterson ( is one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country. Just this past week he was named MVP of Nike's "Elite 11" quarterback competition at The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon. In 2013, and yet again in 2014, the University of Mississippi recruit helped lead Louisiana prep power Calvary Baptist (Shreveport, La.) to back-to-back state championships. Patterson transferred to Calvary after playing at Hidalgo High School in Texas as a freshman. Just yesterday it was announced that Patterson will...
  • Fowler wins after thrilling finish [Golf Ping]

    07/12/2015 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 9 replies
    Scottish Open Website ^ | July 12, 2015 | Scottish Open writers
    Fowler wins after thrilling finish Americas Rickie Fowler birdied the last to snatch victory and deny compatriot Matt Kuchar in a thrilling finish to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.The World Number Nine produced his second brilliant finish of the season at Gullane, having fallen two shots off the lead when he bogeyed the 14th hole of the final round.Fowler responded with birdies at the 15th, 16th and 18th to finish 12 under par and snatch victory from Ryder Cup team-mate Kuchar.That brought back memories of the 26 year old's victory in the Players Championship at Sawgrass in May, when...
  • Womens Soccer Doesnt Deserve Equal Pay

    07/09/2015 11:30:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | July 9, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    Pay equality activists are at it again. This time theyre using the success of the U.S. womens soccer team in the World Cup final to push their agenda. According to Politico, what we really need to be talking about is the players paychecks. Pay for professional womens soccer players is at best paltry and at worst outright shameful compared to those of their male counterparts. (The U.S. mens team is currently ranked 27, compared with the world-champion women), Mary Pilon writes. Yet the total payout for the Womens World Cup this year will be $15 million, compared with the total...
  • We Need to Plan Boycott of ESPY Award Advertisers

    07/09/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 9th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    I dont know anything about how to go about getting people to participate in a boycott of advertisers. However, I think it would be a great idea to boycott ESPY advertisers considering the extreme disrespect Disney / ESPN has shown to real heroes by using the Arthur Ashe courage award for a publicity stunt.
  • 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
    Its really weird to see one of the more masculine and patriarchal professional sports keep making politically correct steps to convince America that it isnt masculine and patriarchal. I guess this year theyre 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 NFLs 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. Ive 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 rifles 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,...