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  • Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

    09/25/2016 2:53:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | 9:29a | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>Neither booze nor drugs played a role in the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitching great Jose Fernandez, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old star hurler and two male buddies died when their 30-foot boat crashed off Miami Beach around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Florida official said.</p>
  • Jose Fernandez, pitcher, Miami Marlins, killed in boating accident per ESPN

    09/25/2016 6:18:21 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 116 replies
    ESPN | 9/25/2016 | Me
    Linda Cohen ESPN just announced on TV. Other reports on SB Nation. Terrible news- terrific young pitcher.
  • Wild finish vs. Auburn dooms LSU, pushes Les Miles one step closer to firing

    09/25/2016 4:44:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 24, 2016 | Chris Johnson
    It took one game in the 2016 season for the feel-good period following Les Miles’s survival of an attempted coup to end. It took four games for the LSU head coach’s approval rating to dip so low that speculation about Miles’s future will loom over the rest of the Tigers’ games.
  • Jim Harbaugh claims ‘support’ for Michigan players who raised fists during anthem

    09/25/2016 4:40:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | Des Bieler
    Jim Harbaugh, who coached Colin Kaepernick with the 49ers, has offered mixed opinions on the quarterback’s protests of racial injustice during renditions of the national anthem. On Saturday, the Michigan head coach expressed “support” for players of his who raised their fists during the anthem before a game against Penn State.
  • UFC Fight Night 95 Cyborg vs. Lansberg: Live Thread

    09/24/2016 4:52:29 PM PDT · by Impy · 26 replies
    9-24-16
    Premlins (top of the hour) and Main Card (10 eastern) on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports Go. Cris Cyborg vs. Chick that's gonna get KOed by Cris Cyborg in a 140 lbs catchweight fight Former Bantanweight Champ Renan Barao looks for his first Featherweight win against Phillipe Norver. Big Country vs. Bigfoot Silva
  • World Funniest Muay Thai Kick Boxing Match Ever

    09/24/2016 8:49:06 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    Ozzy Man video. Even if you don't appreciate his style, the video is funny as hell. Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.
  • State Sen. Napoleon Harris Fights Off Muggers, Helps Catch Murder Suspects (Ill.)

    09/23/2016 7:00:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 22, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his “overwhelmed” delivery crew a break late one night earlier this month, according to his spokesman Sean Howard. Harris was trying to make a delivery at a house on 158th and Paulina in Harvey, but Howard said the whole order had been a ruse, and that four men...
  • Vin Scully Appreciation

    09/23/2016 6:28:28 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 44 replies
    KTLA 5 | 9/23/16 | Self
    Today the Dodgers are celebrating Vin Scully before the game in this final weekend of home games he will call. It is on broadcast TV KTLA channel 5
  • Marshall Digs Pit In End Zone In Hopes Of Containing Lamar Jackson

    09/23/2016 12:44:40 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    The Kicker ^ | 09/18/2016 | Jerimiah Budinn
    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson demolished Florida State yesterday, rushing for four touchdowns and throwing for one more in a dominant 63-20 win. Next up is a road game against Marshall University, but Marshall is already preparing for to stop Jackson, by digging a huge pit in the end zone. “Here’s the plan,” said Marshall head coach Doc Holliday. “We dig a big old pit in the end zone. We cover it with sticks and leaves and stuff. Within the first three or four seconds of the game, Lamar probably runs it in for a touchdown. Boom, he falls in the...
  • MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’S RATINGS HAVE BEEN BAD, AND THEY’RE ABOUT TO GET WORSE

    09/23/2016 6:48:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | September 21, 2016 | Sean Keely
    Primetime ratings for the opening weekend of the 2016 NFL season were not kind. Not only were they down across almost the entire board, Monday Night Football‘s numbers showed signs that last season’s slide might be continuing. MNF averaged an 8.1 rating for the 2015 season while garnering an average viewership of 12.9 million, down two percent and three percent, respectively. In Week 1 of the 2016 season, the early game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins was the least watched MNF game since 2012 (7.7 rating, 13.0 million viewers), while the San Francisco 49ers – Los Angeles Rams...
  • Charlotte violence sparks self defense gun buying spree

    09/22/2016 3:21:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/22/16 11:56 AM | Paul Bedard
    The explosion of racial violence in Charlotte, N.C. has led to a gun buying spree by locals worried about their safety. At Hyatt Guns, one of the nation's largest, staff arrived Thursday morning after the second night of riots and encountered a line of buyers. ... "Sales last night were brisk. Most of the purchases were self defense shotguns and 12 gauge buckshot," he said. "We had people waiting at the door this morning who are looking at similar guns. People that were on the fence about buying a gun prior to last night are now making that purchase," added...
  • Who Wants to Host an Olympic Games? Anyone?

    09/22/2016 11:47:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2016 | Matthew Futterman
    The bidding process for the Olympics is following an eerily familiar pattern that should make the folks at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland choke on their afternoon chocolates. It goes something like this: • World capital city floats idea of an Olympic bid. • IOC welcomes interest.
  • SANTA ROSA MILE! Santa Rosa Air Show Any Freepers going?

    09/22/2016 9:54:35 AM PDT · by rey · 9 replies
    Is anyone going to the Santa Rosa Mile Sunday in Santa Rosa, CA? I thought perhaps we can set a time and location at the track to meet. I will also be at the Santa Rosa, Wings over the Wine Country event Saturday. I will be there all three days of racing; Friday evening short track, Saturday evening short track, and Sunday mile. It would be great to meet fellow fans and put a face to some of the Freeper names. It is a sort of public venue, so we can always run away from each other if it is...
  • A WNBA Team's Protest Against Police Violence

    09/22/2016 6:31:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 21, 2016 | Matt Vasilogambros
    An entire WNBA team knelt and locked arms during the national anthem Wednesday night, protesting recent police shootings. Every player on the Indiana Fever and two players from the Phoenix Mercury decided to take a knee before their playoff game to protest police violence and racial inequality. A protest that began with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has spread across the sporting world.
  • Poll: Niners QB Colin Kaepernick most disliked player in league

    09/22/2016 3:25:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 21, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Colin Kaepernick is now the most disliked player in the NFL. That's at least according to a recent poll of Americans by E-Poll Marketing Research, which asked 1,100 people whose demographics were representative of the general population. The poll, taken last week, revealed that Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of those polled, more than any of the more than 350 players asked about in the survey. Kaepernick finished ahead, in the dislike category, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13...
  • Poll: Niners QB Colin Kaepernick most disliked player in league

    09/21/2016 6:16:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 21, 2016 | DARREN ROVELL
    Colin Kaepernick is now the most disliked player in the NFL. That's at least according to a recent poll of Americans by E-Poll Marketing Research, which asked 1,100 people whose demographics were representative of the general population. The poll, taken last week, revealed that Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of those polled, more than any of the more than 350 players asked about in the survey. Kaepernick finished ahead, in the dislike category, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13...
  • Toddler Cancer Survivor Lives Out Soccer Dream

    A South Florida aspiring soccer player scoring a huge GOAL at only three years old. Little Makinley Edwards beat liver cancer and now she's getting some love from her role models, the Miami FC players. The soccer club opened its doors to Makinley Tuesday for some coaching and fun on the field with players. "The fight in her and what she's gone through to put a smile on her face, it's just as rewarding for us as it is for her," said Miami FC Defender Gabriel Farfan. At only a few months old, Makinley had to undergo a liver transplant....
  • Kaepernick says 'everybody's eyes' on Tulsa probe

    09/20/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa is "the perfect example" of what he's protesting when he refuses to stand for the national anthem at 49ers' games. Kaepernick said Tuesday that "everybody's eyes" will be on Tulsa as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher. He says criminal charges should be filed in the shooting death.
  • The 75-Year-Old Arm Wrestler

    09/20/2016 6:56:47 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    New york times ^ | 19 Sept 2016 | ADAM GLANZMAN
    A first-time visitor might write off Norm Devio, 75. At his age, the 5-foot-7, 155-pound Devio, of Hopkinton, Mass., does not look like the godfather of arm-wrestling. But he has dominated the sport for much of the past 40 years... “Norman would walk into a tournament, and it was awe-inspiring to watch,” Shalhoub said. “Everyone knew he would win in the left, right and over all. At that point, all the guys knew they were only shooting for second place, at best.”
  • NFL Live Thread Week Three

    09/20/2016 5:26:28 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 168 replies
    NFL Live Thread Week 3 Thursday, Sept. 22 8:25 p.m. ET Texans at Patriots Sunday, Sept. 25 1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Bills 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Titans 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Giants 1 p.m. ET Browns at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Lions at Packers 1 p.m. ET Broncos at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Panthers 4:05 p.m. ET Rams at Buccaneers 4:05 p.m. ET 49ers at Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Jets at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. ET Chargers at Colts 4:25 p.m. ET Steelers at Eagles 8:30 p.m. ET Bears at...
  • Arabian Catapult (ISIS new secret weapon!)

    09/20/2016 1:15:24 AM PDT · by shibumi · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 19, 2016 | JOHNNYOZONETAPIA
    Exclusive video of ISIS testing a new terror weapon. The Arabian Catapult!
  • Fraternity Gets Slammed For Hanging Colin Kaepernick Sign Outside House

    A Louisiana State University fraternity is under fire after displaying a dubbed inappropriate Colin Kaepernick sign outside their frat house. LSU’s Delta Kappa Epsilon, or DKE for short made the sign in light of the protests brought about by the 49ers QB to which he’s been sitting for the National Anthem. Apparently, The Coalition of LSU Student Organizations Committed to Community has written a letter to LSU’s Dean of Students, calling for DKE to be punished for creating and hanging the sign.
  • Who Controls Game Airing Content?

    09/19/2016 5:39:13 PM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Someone raised an interesting point a few days ago. During the regular season, the anthem is not shown and now it is. Who controls what is seen from a game and what is not? My friend says the network because it is their system which is airing it and is ultimately responsible for what is aired. I thought all the content was the property of the NFL and couldn't be used, aired, transmitted, or retransmitted without their permission? Who is responsible? It is sort of like when the Klan marches; if no one shows for the parade, what's the point?...
  • Report: Lady Gaga to Headline 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show

    09/19/2016 7:33:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 19, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Pop superstar Lady Gaga is set to headline the 2017 NFL Super Bowl halftime show, according to a report. Us Weekly reports that the 30-year-old “Fame Monster” will perform February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • VANITY #BOYCOTTNFL

    09/19/2016 5:45:10 AM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 37 replies
    Self ^ | 091916 | Self
    Having served my country for 10 years, TO ME it is an abomination that the over-paid NFL players sit (or otherwise disrespect)our flag and our national anthem. They have the right to do that, I have the right to #BoycottNFL I may be the only one but I will not pay for the "stage" for these losers to stand on.
  • The Lyon College Scots get their first win since 1951

    09/17/2016 7:30:56 PM PDT · by fella · 13 replies
    The Lyon College Scots get their first win since 1951 as they defeat Morthland College tonight by a final of 63-26!
  • UFC Fight Night 94 Poirier vs. Johnson: Live Thread

    09/17/2016 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Impy · 31 replies
    9-17-16
    Premlims and Main Card on Fox Sports 1 (if Tigers/Indians game ends) and Fox Sports GO, starts at 8 eastern. Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson Uriah Hall vs. Derek Brunson
  • From "Million Dollar Man" to preacher man (former professional wrestler Ted DiBiase)

    09/17/2016 11:38:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ben Houser
    MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. -- It is nearly 11 p.m. on a late-August evening, and we're up in the sanctuary at Victory Christian Church. The congregation that once filled the church is gone, and just four of us remain: a publicist, the pastor, myself, and the subject of the interview. I prop my camera up with a few books and DVDs that went unsold. We do a check for audio levels, and then it happens. The quiet, humble man I had met only hours earlier unleashed it. He belted out that loud, diabolical laugh that only one man could deliver. It was...
  • Rice University marching band mocks Baylor over sexual assault scandal

    09/17/2016 10:22:55 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/16
    Rice didn't beat Baylor on the football field when the two Texas schools met Friday night. But that didn't stop the school's marching band from having a little fun at their rival's expense during halftime. The Marching Owl Band mocked Baylor for the multiple sexual assault allegations that rocked the program earlier this year. The furor led to the firing of head coach Art Briles, as well as the demotion, and the eventual resignation, of university president Ken Starr.
  • Baylor - Rice (vanity)

    09/16/2016 7:36:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 4 replies
    "Please refrain from shooting lasers onto the field"
  • At 7-foot-1 and 400 pounds, high school football player Brave Williams is larger than life

    09/16/2016 5:56:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    MAX PREPS ^ | 16 SEPTEMBER 2016 | LYNDEN OSTRANDER
    When John Williams found out his wife Angela was pregnant with a boy, he dreamed that the child would one day grow to be 7-feet tall. But he had no idea the boy would become the largest high school football prospect in the country – taller and heavier than any player currently on a NFL roster. Enter Brave Williams, a real life giant. The 7-foot-1, 400-pound senior football and basketball player from Lake Shore (Angola, N.Y.) wears a size 21 shoe and has always stood out ... literally.
  • Liberals Challenge Texas Tech’s ‘Guns Up’ Slogan

    09/16/2016 10:24:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2016 | Bob Price
    Liberal anti-gun activists took their rants to the conservative bastion of Lubbock, Texas, to challenge the “Guns Up” slogan of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders. While not taking a stand on the attempted political-correctness takeover of the University’s slogan, school officials released records showing an ongoing effort by academics and other anti-gun advocates to stop the use of the slogan and the “offensive” thumb and forefinger gesture that is used by Red Raider supporters as a symbol of school pride.
  • Rapinoe kneels for anthem again ahead of U.S. national team game

    09/16/2016 5:21:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2016 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    Would she or wouldn’t she? Up until the United States women’s national team walked out for kickoff against Thailand in its first post-Olympic friendly in Columbus, Ohio, it was unclear if Megan Rapinoe would continue her Colin Kaepernick-inspired protest against the “oppression” of minorities by kneeling for the national anthem. She did.
  • 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    09/15/2016 4:12:21 PM PDT · by Chode · 23 replies
    9/15/2016 | Chode
    Marina Bay Street Circuit First Grand Prix 2008 Number of Laps 61 Circuit Length 5.065KM Race Distance 308.828KM Lap Record 1:50.041 by Daniel Ricciardo (2015)
  • HuffPost Deleted That Shameful “Ladies Of The SEC” Piece, But We Saved It So You Can Read It

    09/15/2016 1:27:58 AM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies
    Rise News ^ | 9/13/2016
    The internet was aflame last night with many people upset over a piece in the Huffington Post from contributor Rebecca Walden. Walden penned a piece titled, “Young ladies of the SEC, cover it up!” and boy was it just awful. Now, it turns out that the Huffington Post wants this all to go away and so they deleted it. Not a good look HuffPost and not very journalistically sound either. But have no fear, below you can read the piece as it look on the HuffPost website before it was deleted: Dear young ladies of the SEC, can you do...
  • Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Sprint Car

    09/14/2016 5:53:37 PM PDT · by Pollard · 4 replies
    The Donald Trump sprint car will be driven by Roger Crockett at Knoxville Raceway tonight. The event is the famed 55th annual Knoxville Nationals which is presented by Casey General Stores. The driver from Medford, OR will start 23rd in the E Main. Click here to view the full starting lineup for tonight’s Knoxville Nationals event. The team suffered a blown motor in preliminary action but they will start the show tonight. The dirt sprint car is owned by Bruce Williams. Donald Trump is making appearances in Iowa today. Right now the Republican Presidential Candidate is making a speech at...
  • ACC moving championships out of NC due to bathroom bill

    09/14/2016 4:36:16 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 33 replies
    7News WSPA ^ | September 14, 2016 | WSPA Staff
    SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The Atlantic Coast Conderence (ACC) has announced they will be moving championship games out of North Carolina, because of House Bill 2. All 15 university will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites. Clemson University President James Clements says, “The decision to move the neutral site championships out of North Carolina while HB 2 remains the law was not an easy one but it is consistent with the shared values of inclusion and non-discrimination at all of our institutions.” They say the locations will be announced in the future. The NCAA said on Monday that...
  • Herky the Hawk’s grimace too ‘aggressive’ for fragile students, Iowa professor says

    09/14/2016 2:11:00 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/26/16 | Jessica Chasmar
    A University of Iowa professor is asking the athletics department to make the university’s mascot, Herky the Hawk, display friendlier facial expressions, arguing that his angry grimace is traumatizing students.
  • ACC moves its championships out of North Carolina in response to HB2

    09/14/2016 10:39:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 14, 2016 | Graham Watson
    The ACC has decided to move all of its neutral site championships from the state of North Carolina, the conference announced in a statement Wednesday. “The ACC Council of Presidents made it clear that the core values of this league are of the utmost importance, and the opposition to any form of discrimination is paramount,” commissioner John Swofford said. “Today’s decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected. Hopefully, there...
  • South Park Teases New Season With Trailer Trashing Colin Kaepernick Supporters

    09/14/2016 3:48:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/13/16 | Charlie Hoffmann
    The South Park characters were shown singing these lyrics: Colin Kaepernick is great. / Cops are pigs, cops are pigs. / Wait, someone just took my stuff I need to call the cops. / Oh, no, I just said cops are pigs. / Who’s gonna help me get my stuff? Why did I listen to Colin Kaepernick, / He’s not even any good. / Oh, I just got all my stuff back Cops are pigs again, cops are pigs. / Colin Kaepernick’s a good backup … The tweet includes a not so subtle jab at Kaepernick by asking viewers to...
  • Orioles CF Adam Jones: No Protests in MLB Because ‘Baseball Is a White Man’s Sport’

    09/13/2016 1:42:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    Breitbart - Sports ^ | 9-12-2016 | Robert J. Marlow
    Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones claims that you don’t see MLB players protesting the national anthem because “baseball is a white man’s sport.’’ In an interview with USA Today the 31-year-old veteran seems to suggest that unlike the NFL, the MLB doesn’t need black players. He contends that if you choose to make a political stand protesting “The Star Spangled Banner,” the league will kick you out. “In football, you can’t kick them out. You need those players. In baseball, they don’t need us,” Jones argues. USA Today reports African Americans comprise 68% of the players in the...
  • NFL Live Thread Week Two

    09/13/2016 12:20:22 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 128 replies
    NFL Live Thread Week Two Thursday, Sept. 15 8:25 p.m. ET Jets at Bills Sunday, Sept. 18 1 p.m. ET 49ers at Panthers 1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Redskins 1 p.m. ET Bengals at Steelers 1 p.m. ET Saints at Giants 1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Patriots 1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Texans 1 p.m. ET Titans at Lions 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Browns 4:05 p.m. ET Seahawks at Rams 4:05 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Jaguars at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Raiders 4:25 p.m. ET Colts at Broncos 8:30 p.m. ET Packers at...
  • NFL RUNNING BACKS HAVE NEVER BEEN LESS VALUABLE

    09/13/2016 11:35:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Vice Sports ^ | September 12, 2016 | Ty Schalter
    The Houston Texans' Lamar Miller is one of the last of a dying breed: the workhorse running back. Miller's 106-yard Texans debut made him the only NFL tailback to crack the century mark this week, pending Monday Night Football's results. If that holds, it'll be the first time that's happened since at least the 1970 AFL/NFL merger. Moreover, he did it in a distinctly old-school way: with a heavy diet of 28 carries, and no run longer than 12 yards. Miller kept the offense on schedule; the Texans were able to convert 60 percent of their third-down opportunities.
  • CenturyLink is terminating agreement with Brandon Marshall

    09/13/2016 9:43:33 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 27 replies
    CenturyLink.com ^ | 9/12/16 | Century Link
    “We completely respect Brandon Marshall's personal decision and right to take an action to support something in which he strongly believes. America is anchored in the right of individuals to express their beliefs. While we acknowledge Brandon's right, we also believe that whatever issues we face, we also occasionally must stand together to show our allegiance to our common bond as a nation. In our view, the national anthem is one of those moments. For this reason, while we wish Brandon the best this season, we are politely terminating our agreement with him.”
  • 49ers fans trying to dump tickets to Rams game at a fraction of face value

    09/12/2016 7:51:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/12/16 | Bill Disbrow
    The 49er Faithful are already being tested. With a shortage of talent and a brutal schedule on tap, the 2016 team is projected to be the worst in a long, long time. It seems some fans are already jumping ship. As of Monday morning, tickets to the opening night game against the Los Angeles Rams were offered for under $50 on the ticket resale site StubHub, $40 (plus fees) on the team's official resale partner, TicketMaster. Compare that to the cheapest individual seat for season ticket holders, $85, and you have a massive discount for the first game of the...
  • Robert Griffin III put on injured reserve with shoulder injury

    09/12/2016 7:25:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | Pat McManamonESPN Staff Writer
    Robert Griffin III has a fractured bone in his left shoulder and will miss at least the next eight games for the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Monday. Griffin was placed on injured reserve; if he is designated as the team's player to return, he could return to practice in six weeks, but he must miss a minimum of eight games. Browns coach Hue Jackson was asked if Griffin is done for the season. "No, I think he'll be designated for IR," Jackson said. "We'll get an opportunity to see where he is four weeks from now and go from...
  • Time for a Big East out West? (Basketball discussion)

    09/12/2016 4:08:39 PM PDT · by dangus
    Vanity
    Presuming BYU does NOT go to the Big 12, I also foresee: Connecticut re-joins the Big East, giving the American Athletic Conference an ultimatum they won't refuse. But after allowing Connecticut and Navy to play only football in the American, Temple follows suit and re-joins the Atlantic 10. Thus, the deluge? The best outcome I can foresee is that the American raids CUSA and puts back together the "old CUSA," minus, of course the basketball-only schools in the Big East (Marquette, DePaul) and Louisville. So UAB, Southern Mississippi and Charlotte come back. Maybe Marshall instead of one of the old...
  • [Vanity] Photo of a thoroughbred horse at Belmont Park in New York

    09/11/2016 7:30:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    https://twitter.com/TheNYRA ^ | September 11, 2016
  • Are you really ready to stand your ground?

    09/11/2016 7:05:35 PM PDT · by propdog57 · 48 replies
    If you think about, there are not many who can give up football because of the recent protest. America has few real patriots anymore. Yes I am talking to you. To take a stand about anything that happens in this crazy backwards world is only for the few and faithful. The rest of you are just all talk. and that is how we got here today.....
  • WATCH: JUCO football player arrested for punching out ref (CA)

    09/11/2016 12:26:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | September 11, 2016 | Kevin McGuire
    Video at link. Yesterday we saw USC left tackle Chuma Edoga get himself ejected from a game against Utah State after getting a little bit too physical with a ref during the heat of the moment, but this video from the junior college ranks is even worse. Mt. San Antonio offensive lineman Bernard Schirmer took unsportsmanlike conduct to the next level when he allegedly punched a ref while being restrained, knocking the ref to the ground and later being taken away in handcuffs by local authorities. He was charged with suspicion of battery.