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  • Iron Dog 2017, Another One For The Books! Or… Maybe Not Yet.

    02/26/2017 8:32:46 AM PST · by bigbob · 3 replies ^ | 2-26-17 | Sarah Palin
    Congratulations to every racer, thank you to every volunteer, and biggest kudos to the wonderful towns and villages along the 2000-mile course that make the world’s longest and toughest snowmachine race happen! Extremely tough conditions causing mechanical hardships forced more teams out of the race than reached the checkered flag this year, so total admiration is due all finishers. Team #41 ran brilliantly and reached Fairbanks first, but the race may not be over. Not by a long shot. While a controversial ruling affecting the victory is challenged and officials sort it all out, I conclude with a more...
  • Anger as transgender wrestler who was born female breezes through tournament [tr]

    02/25/2017 5:16:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2017 | Isobel Frodsham
    A transgender wrestler who stormed through a competition has been told he shouldn't be allowed to wrestle women because it's 'cheating'. Several people complained that 17-year-old Mack Beggs, of Texas, USA, should not be allowed to wrestle women as his testosterone treatment, which he is taking as he undergoes his transition from female to male, has made him too strong to wrestle women fairly.
  • How pickled eggs and a trip to Sam's Club helped Dale Earnhardt Jr. return to racing

    02/24/2017 8:40:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 22 Feb, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wanted to smoke some brisket, like a lot of brisket, hopefully a nice 15-pound chunk of it. This was late last summer, the summer that was churning on without him. He wasn’t racing. He wasn’t traveling every week. He wasn’t in the constant state of movement that had defined his existence for 17 racing seasons, if not before – the 200-mile-per-hour life of a NASCAR megastar. He was sitting around a lot, sitting in his living room in Mooresville, N.C., recovering from a concussion suffered after hitting the wall in June at Michigan...
  • Orioles executive wouldn’t want to host a first pitch from President Trump — without an apology

    02/24/2017 5:45:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Dan Steinberg
    So when John Angelos, the Orioles executive vice president and chief operating officer, appeared on a local podcast this week, he was asked about the idea of inviting President Trump for a first pitch at Oriole Park. “Ultimately that decision is with the ownership group as to what major politicians and political figures and societal figures they want to invite,” Angelos said on the B-More Opinionated podcast. “I know that the administration has taken a lot of criticism for its controversial positions; I think more so perhaps for statements made both during the campaign and since the administration came in...
  • Abby Wambach Is Engaged to Christian Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton

    02/24/2017 8:08:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    E News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Corinne Heller
    he 36-year-old retired U.S. soccer star, who helped her team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the Christian mom blogger are engaged. They had gone public with their relationship late last year. Glennon, 40, announced their engagement Friday evening on Facebook.
  • Patriots Coach Named as Possible Witness at Hernandez Trial

    02/23/2017 12:58:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (BEHL'-ih-chik) has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez. Belichick's name appeared on a list of possible witnesses filed Tuesday by Hernandez's defense. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had previously been named as a possible witness.
  • Vanity

    02/23/2017 12:32:09 PM PST · by al baby · 14 replies
    Today | Self
    Ok if Trump builds the wall would Danica Patrick crash into it ?
  • Jameis Winston Addresses Comments Telling Young Girls to 'Be Silent' During School Visit

    02/23/2017 12:30:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent." While speaking to third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Winston intended to inspire the students with his three rules of life: God, school and the idea that "I can do anything I put my mind to." But when some of the male students appeared to be bored by the speech, Winston's attempt to energize them appeared to put down the females in the room, the Tampa...
  • Rio’s Olympic Park is already an $800 million ghost town

    02/23/2017 12:20:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Vice News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Clare Richardson
    The behemoth sports stadiums on the sprawling grounds of Rio’s Olympic Park were built to impress international visitors for the 2016 Summer Games. Today, they are eerily deserted. The space reopened as a public recreation area in January, but aside from the occasional security guard, there is hardly a human in sight at the 2.5 billion real ($800 million), 300-acre complex.
  • Iron Dog 2017 Thread

    02/22/2017 9:51:14 AM PST · by Qiviut · 43 replies
    Iron Dog Official Website ^ | Various | Various
    I have not seen an Iron Dog 2017 Thread so I am posting one with links to 'coverage' articles (will post in comments as I find them) which are really great for keeping up with what is going on. The articles have some very good photos and also video so be sure and check them out! If you are on Facebook, the articles are being posted on "Alaska Life" & the link is: Note: I follow Alaska Life all year, just because the photos of the Alaska scenery are so beautiful! The Iron Dog official website is: You...
  • Famous, But Not in the Hall

    02/22/2017 9:23:38 AM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    MMQB ^ | February 17, 2017 | Andy Benoit
    On a Friday night in New Orleans 20 years ago, Jerry Kramer sat in K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, the renowned Cajun restaurant of chef Paul Prudhomme, and celebrated his 61st birthday. Kramer was in town as a Senior Committee finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Family and friends had flown in from as far as Idaho, Kramer’s home state. He was expected to be voted into the Hall, ending 24 post-Packers years of waiting and wondering. Wondering why the NFL’s widely regarded best guard of the ’60s, an iconic member of Lombardi’s Packers, a five-time All-Pro and a five-time...
  • Former Liberty player Candice Wiggins says 98% of the WNBA is gay, claims she was [tr]

    02/21/2017 12:33:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Brett Bodner
    Candice Wiggins' WNBA dreams quickly turned into a nightmare. In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Wiggins said she was bullied for eight years in the WNBA for being straight. The former Liberty player described the culture of the league to be “very, very harmful.” “It wasn’t like my dreams came true in the WNBA. It was quite the opposite,” Wiggins said.
  • Transgender teenage boy wins girls wrestling championship despite parents' attempts to ban him from

    02/20/2017 12:18:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | 2/20/17 | Jennifer Smith
    Full title...........................Transgender teenage boy wins girls wrestling championship despite parents' attempts to ban him from competing ................................ Mack Beggs won the girls 110-pound championship in Euless, Texas, on Saturday The 17-year-old began taking steroids in 2015 to transition from female to male Parents in the district say it is unsafe for the other girls to compete against him Some have filed a lawsuit against the league for 'putting them at risk of harm' They claim Mack, who lives with his grandmother, has an unfair advantage He says all of the teenagers are happy competing and 'just want to wrestle'
  • Watch: MMA Fighter Showboats, Gets Immediately Knocked Out (Ha-Ha)

    02/20/2017 11:24:49 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-20-2017 | Trent Baker
    Over the weekend, MMA fighter Joe Harding learned a valuable lesson. While in a fight with Johan Segas, Harding got cocky and tried to show off his dance moves. Segas saw this as the perfect opportunity to kick the showboating Harding in the face. The kick to the face knocked him out immediately.
  • Sources: Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

    02/20/2017 5:05:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 19, 2017 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    After promising DeMarcus Cousins privately and publicly that he wouldn’t be moved prior to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the Sacramento Kings unloaded the three-time All-Star center to the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical. New Orleans will send guard Buddy Hield, 2017 first- and second-round picks, and guards Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway to Sacramento for Cousins and forward Omri Casspi, league sources told The Vertical.
  • High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

    02/19/2017 2:01:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match. Mack Beggs, a Euless Trinity High School junior who is undefeated this wrestling season, hugged losing opponent Madeline Rocha, from Coppell, on the victory stand Saturday after their match for the 110-pound Class 6A Region 2 championship never took place when Rocha declined to wrestle. Beggs and Rocha advance to the state championships next weekend. The top four finishers in the region qualified for the state tournament. Beggs did wrestle Kailyn Clay, of...
  • MMA fighter learns the hard way that you should never dance in the middle of a fight

    02/19/2017 10:01:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 18, 2017 | Nick Pants
    Have you ever wondered what happens to a fighter when he spontaneously breaks out in dance in the middle of an MMA fight? In Saturday’s British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts (BCMMA) 18 event, Joe Harding attempted to taunt Johan Segas in this manner, and it ended just as you would expect.
  • Legendary Wrestler Ivan ‘The Russian Bear’ Koloff has died at age 74.

    02/18/2017 10:50:52 AM PST · by PallMal · 13 replies ^ | Februaray 18, 2017 | Dave Quinn
    Ivan Koloff, knowing among wrestling fans as “The Russian Bear,” has died. He was 74.
  • Cavaliers Star Kyrie Irving Says Earth Is Flat and Everyone’s Lying

    02/17/2017 11:52:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 201 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ryan Lazo
    Maybe Kyrie Irving would have benefited from a few more years of that pricey Duke education. The Cavaliers point guard, who has established himself as one of the premier players in the NBA, caused a stir by saying he believes the earth is flat, not round, while participating on the podcast “Road Tripping with RJ and Channing.” “This is not even a conspiracy theory,” Kyrie said. “The earth is flat.”
  • Bellator: FEDOR V. Mitrione/UFC Fight Night 105, Live Thread

    02/17/2017 11:46:45 PM PST · by Impy · 57 replies
    Today, Saturday Feb. 18th at 9PM Eastern on Spike TV Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko makes his long awaited Bellator debut, taking on Matt "Meathead" Mitrione (R) Rest of the Bellator Card Josh Thomson vs. Patricky Freire Cheick "The Sandman"* Kongo vs. Oli Thompson *Cause he puts fans to sleep Chick Fight: Veta Arteaga vs. Brooke Mayo and former UFC Star Josh Kosheck (R), in his first fight in 2 years is looking for his first win in 5, in his Bellator debut againt journeyman Mauricio Alonso. Tons of prelim fights prior to the event on if you're...
  • George 'The Animal' Steele, WWE legend and Hall of Famer, Dies At Age 79

    02/17/2017 10:18:43 AM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 5 minutes ago | by Denny Burkholder
    <p>Hall of Fame wrestler George “The Animal” Steele has died, according WWE.</p> <p>Steele, real name Jim Myers, had been battling health problems for years, including kidney failure. He had been moved into hospice care shortly before his death.</p> <p>Portraying a green-tongued, bald-headed wildman, Steele was known for “eating” turnbuckles -- ripping them open with his teeth and throwing the shredded padding at opponents. He enjoyed his greatest fame near the end of his three-decade career as part of the 1980s WWE (then WWF) roster that included stars like Andre the Giant, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.</p>
  • 'Hunting Is Not About Killing for Me': Trophy Hunter Sees Shooting Big Game as Form of Conservation

    02/17/2017 9:17:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CBC ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | Lisa Mayor
    Controversial practice attracts widespread criticism but also limited support from some nature groupsA British Columbia woman well-known for her trophy hunts of lions, bears and giraffes says she sees the killing as an ethical form of wildlife conservation. Jacine Jadresko of Victoria has found herself a target of online hatred for her trophy hunting around the world. Watch the fifth estate on CBC-TV Friday at 9 p.m: The Hunter and The Hunted Jadresko, who appears in the fifth estate's "The Hunter and The Hunted," said that after being on a show like the fifth estate, "I'll get up to 200...
  • Breaking down the charges against Jets CB Darrelle Revis, plus a look at the next legal steps

    02/17/2017 3:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael McCann
    New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with felonies for his alleged role in an altercation that took place in Pittsburgh last Sunday. According to a statement released by the Pittsburgh Police Department (PPD), the incident began when an unnamed 22-year old man recognized Revis while walking at around 2:30 am. He then approached Revis, who hails from nearby Aliquippa, Pa., to see if it was really Revis. Revis confirmed his identity to the man.
  • Future of Titans of Mavericks Surf Contest Remains Uncertain as Founder, Organizers Clash

    02/16/2017 12:46:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The fate of the Titans of Mavericks surf contest hangs in the balance, and the fight over event ownership is still making big waves. The current owner of the five-year contest permit, Cartel Management of Los Angeles, is involved in a public battle over the contest's legal rights with its presumed partner Mavericks Invitational Inc. (MII). MII ran previous contests and its board is made up of event founder Jeff Clark, along with Cassandra Clark and Brian Overfelt.
  • College, riding club bring rodeo to Fort Huachuca

    02/16/2017 6:56:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    U.S. Army .mil Web ^ | Joan Vasey
    Fort Huachuca, Arizona--The Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation; the Sierra Vista Riding Club; and Cochise College will host the Cochise College Rodeo March 5 and 6 at Wren Arena. Gates open at noon and the rodeo will start at 1 p.m. both days. On March 6, Exceptional Rodeo will start at 10 a.m. at the arena, followed by Cowboy Church at noon. On both March 5 and 6, four-person teams from various units on Fort Huachuca will compete against one another to see which can be the first to put a big pair of underpants on a young...
  • Trump Declines ESPN Invite to fill Out NCAA Bracket on-Air

    02/15/2017 9:18:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, February 15th 2017
    President Donald Trump won't be filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN this March, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network expressed its "interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined."
  • Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Reach Agreement for Blockbuster Billion $ Las Vegas Mega Fight

    02/15/2017 7:56:14 PM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    UK Sun ^ | 15th February 2017, 10:40 | BY BARRY MORAN AND ADAM HIGGINS
    CONOR McGREGOR and Floyd Mayweather have finally reached a multi-million dollar deal to fight, The Sun has learned. After months of intense negotiations, representatives for The Notorious have thrashed out a money-spinning contract with ‘Money’ Mayweather’s camp in recent days. Conor McGregor INSTAGRAM @THENOTORIOUSMMA 7 Conor McGregor has flown to Las Vegas to finalise deal with Mayweather Although the bombshell agreement is yet to be formally signed because of a third party hold-up, it means the 28-year-old Crumlin brawler will go toe-to-toe with the undefeated 39-year-old boxing great. Keep up to date with ALL the latest MMA news, gossip and...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Kate Upton is our SI Swimsuit 2017 cover girl!

    02/15/2017 6:42:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    SI ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kelsey Hendrix
    Kate Upton is back where she belongs...on the cover of SI Swimsuit!
  • "Mike Lupica’s rambling, diva fits forced ESPN to cancel beloved show"

    02/14/2017 8:03:51 AM PST · by TakebackGOP · 26 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | February 14, 2017 | Richard Johnson
    "Mike Lupica is being blamed for the cancellation of “The Sports Reporters” after the show’s run of nearly 30 years on ESPN. The Daily News columnist was a panelist for many years on the Sunday morning show, on which he and other print reporters such as the Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan and the Detroit Free Press’ Mitch Albom discussed the week’s hot-button issues in sports. When longtime host John Saunders unexpectedly died at 61 in August, Lupica jumped at the chance to replace him. “He was a total diva,” one insider said. “He was abusive to people, and mean to...
  • First Commercially Available Flying Car Goes on Sale for $399,000 [Heater not included]

    02/14/2017 12:59:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 02-13-2017 | Kelly Pleskot
    The flying car is here. For $400,000, you can buy a very nice Rolls-Royce Dawn. Or you can purchase something slightly less sleek but more versatile: a flying car. Dutch company PAL-V is now taking orders for the world’s first commercial flying car, the Liberty. The company says that the Liberty models are fully compliant with safety regulations set by global governing bodies, and that deliveries will begin by the end of 2018. The first 90 copies are designated as Pioneer Editions, boasting special exterior and interior details. For the personalized touch and additional standard features such as power heating,...
  • UConn women's basketball picks up 100th consecutive victory

    02/14/2017 12:47:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | February 14, 2017 | Staff
    Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies' long list of milestones. Given the team's glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma's squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division I college basketball history. UConn beat its own record of 90 consecutive wins earlier this season with little fanfare.
  • Time to Cut Tradition of Sports Teams Visiting the White House

    02/14/2017 12:44:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | Robert J Marlow
    Considering the times in which we now live, maybe it’s not such a good idea for presidents to invite sports teams to the White House, suggests Mitch Albom.
  • Pedophile Jerry Sandusky's son, 41, is charged with sexual assault of a .......

    02/13/2017 1:17:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | Daily Mail Staff
    FULL TITLE: Pedophile Jerry Sandusky's son, 41, is charged with sexual assault of a child after 'asking his girlfriend's daughter for nude photographs' Jeffrey Sandusky, the 41-year-old son of Jerry Sandusky, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child. The younger Sandusky was arraigned on charges on Monday afternoon in Belleftone, Pennsylvania. Court records filed Monday claim the 41-year-old was charged with 14 counts, including criminal solicitation and corruption of minors. The online court docket said Jeffrey Sandusky was arraigned Monday and bail was set at $200,000. He's currently in the Center County Correctional Facility. The papers list...
  • Chavo Guerrero Sr. dies of liver cancer (great professional wrestler)

    02/11/2017 2:29:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | February 11, 2017 | Greg Oliver
    Chavo Guerrero Jr. announced today that his father, Chavo Guerrero Sr. -- or Chavo Classic as he was known as in WWE while accompanying his son to the ring -- died from liver cancer on February 11. He was 68. "As believer in Christ Jesus, he is now in Paradise. Today is a Sad day in the Guerrero Family," wrote Guerrero Jr. in an Instagram post. Guerrero Sr. had been diagnosed with liver cancer in early January.
  • REPORT: Aaron Hernandez Says He Too Will Skip Out On Patriots White House Visit (Satire)

    02/11/2017 12:06:12 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    Daily Snark ^ | 2/9/17
    SHIRLEY, MA – With Donald Trump along with his many heavily criticized views, policies and stigmas, many wondered if there would be any drama regarding the first professional sports team, the winner of the Super Bowl, that would visit him in office as part of tradition. That drama has come to fruition. Just four days after Super Bowl LI came to its conclussion, six Patriots players have already pulled out of the visit before even being invited. That number just moved to seven. Per Patriots reporter Mike Reiss, Aaron Hernandez has reportedly made the decision to skip out on the...
  • Midwest City Football Standout Keeping Promise To Late Dad

    02/11/2017 11:40:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 10, 2017 | NATE FEKEN
    "Y'all ready?” The hats were put in place, and the phones were out as Evan Fields shifted his focus and future to Arizona State. With around 40 schools fighting for Fields' fate it tested the teenager before growing into gratitude for him and his family. “It just came with a lot of attention on me, you know, I had to carry myself a little bit differently, but it’s a blessing,” Evan said. “I’m thankful to be in the position I am.” “A dream come true for Evan,” Evonnda Fields, Evan’s mother, said. “It’s something he has been wanting since he...
  • Olympic ghost town: Bills due, venues empty after Rio Games

    02/11/2017 7:12:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AP ^ | February 10, 2017 | Stephen Wade
    Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year's Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation, and cost overruns. Six months after South America's first games, the floodgates have burst.
  • UFC 208: Live Thread

    02/11/2017 2:13:17 AM PST · by Impy · 39 replies
    UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie Tonight, prelims start @ 8 eastern on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports Go (early prelims on UFC Fight Pass) Main Card on Pay-Per-View (and other means we won't discuss) at 10 Eastern Former Women's 135 LBS champ Holly Holm takes on Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural Women's Featherweight (145 LBS) Championship in the main event Rest of the Main Card Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson Ronaldo Souza vs. Tim Boetsch Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller
  • Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87...

    02/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87 after amassing a fortune worth $6BILLION Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement saying Ilitch died on Friday at a local hospital. They called him a visionary who set the tone for his company and his family. 'He made such a positive...
  • Titans Tackle Taylor Lewan Says NFL Should Let Players Fight Like They Allow In Hockey

    02/10/2017 2:45:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | NFLMemes
    One of the most pressing topics that the NFL league office will discuss this offseason is how to either increase, or at least stop the slide in ratings seen over the course of the 2016-2017 season. This may be a good start. Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan thinks the NFL should allow brief unmediated fighting similar to what the NHL allows.~SNIP~The only foreseeable issues would be punching a player with a helmet and facemark with your bare knuckles is not typically a good idea. Also, the NHL allows fighting generally until one player goes down to the ice,...
  • ESPN Profit Plummets As Network Turns Left

    02/10/2017 5:45:26 AM PST · by relictele · 36 replies
    Outkick The Coverage ^ | 08 Feb 2017 | Clay Travis
    Yesterday afternoon Disney announced its quarterly earnings and something I've been predicting for several years now was at the forefront of most of those stories -- ESPN's income declined 11% compared to last year. The drag on earnings and revenue from ESPN led to a quarterly miss of estimates for ESPN's parent company, Disney. Fortunately for Disney the company has made smart strategic moves in other arenas -- buying Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel among others -- that have helped to defray the coming collapse of ESPN. So while Disney may not suffer terrible consequences thanks to the success of...
  • Steve Sarkisian Explains Reason for Leaving Alabama, How Nick Saban Took News

    02/09/2017 3:16:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies ^ | 2/9
    Two days after taking a new job, former Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian gave some insight into how it went down and the decision he made. Now the offensive coordinator of the Super Bowl runner-up Atlanta Falcons, Sarkisian spoke via media teleconference Thursday afternoon. He said friend and former colleague Dan Quinn called him Monday, the day after the overtime loss to New England in the Super Bowl. The deal was completed the following day, leaving Nick Saban to find a new offensive leader for the second time in three months. "With the decision to leave, when you get this...
  • Patriots Fan Nails Deflated Footballs To Pole Near Roger Goodell’s Maine Home

    02/09/2017 2:26:53 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 12 replies
    NESN ^ | 9 Feb 17 | Cameron McDonough
    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots didn’t give Roger Goodell the finger after the Pats’ miracle 34-28 Super Bowl LI win over the Atlanta Falcons, but one of their supporters gave the NFL commissioner a metaphorical one in Maine. The anticipation for the Goodell/Patriots meeting at the podium after all that happened with Deflategate was one of the big storylines heading into Sunday’s game, but there was only one vague mention of the saga from Pats owner Robert Kraft. But if the NFL commissioner wants to head to his vacation home in Scarborough, ME, now that the 2016 season...
  • Security drags Charles Oakley out of Knicks game in unreal scene

    02/09/2017 7:05:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Fred Kerber
    The current Knicks should show such fight. Charles Oakley, the bruising forward who more than anyone displayed the grit and physical play of Pat Riley’s ’90s Knicks, was arrested and taken out of Madison Square Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers following an altercation with security guards. The incident occurred in the pricey seats after Oakley allegedly heckled team owner James Dolan, who was sitting nearby, said a source who witnessed the incident and asked not to be identified.
  • Pebble Beach Shootout Becomes an Indoor Putt-Out

    02/07/2017 11:36:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The weather already had an impact on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the tournament doesn't start until Thursday. Due to rainy conditions on the Central Coast, the ever-popular $100,000 Chevron Shootout was taken indoors and turned into a putting contest. Colin Resch has the full story in the above video.
  • 'My Heart Broke Into Pieces': What it's Like to Fall at the Olympics

    02/07/2017 3:21:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBC ^ | Feb 07, 2017 | Pj Kwong
    Browning, Duhamel open up about their low moments>The 2018 Olympic Games are only a year away — Feb. 9, 2018 to be exact. This is the time when the preparation starts to become real for athletes. But figure skating can be especially cruel because, no matter how hard you trained or how well you did at your last competition, one fall can derail your dreams. For the skater who suffers one, is a tumble at the Olympics as dramatic as it appears to those of us watching? I asked two high-profile Canadian skaters — one active, one retired — about...
  • Kate Upton Throws A 'Diva Fit' Over Sharing The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

    02/07/2017 2:16:23 PM PST · by drewh · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | feb 7 2017 gmt | By Mara Siegler
    Sports Illustrated is releasing its Swimsuit issue next Monday, and sources tell us that it’s likely they will have three covers starring tennis champ Serena Williams, 63-year-old model Christie Brinkley, and possibly Kate Upton. Last year, the magazine also used three covers, which featured extra curvy model Ashley Graham, Hailey Clauson and mixed martial arts champ Ronda Rousey in body paint. Sources tell us that an appearance by Upton — whose Rookie of the Year pictures in the mag in 2011 helped make her a star — is still up in the air because of her diva demands. “There was...
  • Patriots defensive coordinator wore a Roger Goodell clown shirt

    02/07/2017 5:20:04 AM PST · by drpix · 19 replies ^ | 2/6/17 | Mark Sandritte
    It’s no secret many in the New England Patriots organization aren’t huge fans of Roger Goodell and how he handled the DeflateGate situation. You can certainly add Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to that list. That is Patricia in the blue shirt. A blue shirt that sure looks like it has an image of Goodell on it with white face paint and a big red clown nose.
  • The Physics of Deflategate (Deflategate Was Always Fake News)

    02/06/2017 6:55:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies ^ | 11 May 2015 | Drew Fustin, PhD Physicist
    Fine. You win, NFL.After becoming an obsessive fan in 1993 when the Patriots drafted Drew Bledsoe, because we had the same name (which, to my 11 year old brain, made a ton of sense), I've followed your league closer than any reasonable person would. I've lived through the heartache of Bill Parcells leaving (and absconding to the Jets with Curtis Martin) to the pains experienced after Drew Bledsoe's tragic (and fateful) injury to living through Pete Carroll. I've experienced the highs of an inexplicable Super Bowl run in Brady's first year as a starter and a nearly perfect season, and...
  • Revealed: Lady Gaga Faked Super Bowl Stadium Roof Jump and Tricked Worldwide Television Audience

    02/06/2017 2:13:14 PM PST · by drewh · 98 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:50 EST, 6 February 2017 | By Lizzie Smith For
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