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  • The College Football Czar: Week 10

    10/30/2014 7:09:43 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 30, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 10 Week nine in review: The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its first rankings of the season, and its members seem to have been determined to avoid controversy, by (a) ranking the two remaining undefeated major-conference teams first and second, and (b) buying into the SEC hype by awarding that conference three of the top four spots. Mississippi State deservedly received this week’s #1 ranking, but nobody who has watched Florida State this season can possibly believe they’re the second-best team in the nation. Ranking the Seminoles second because of their 7-0 record was...
  • The NFL's Return to Los Angeles Is a Terrible Idea

    10/30/2014 2:15:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Zócalo Public Square ^ | October 30, 2014 | Joe Mathews
    Mayor Eric Garcetti is wrong when he says Los Angeles shouldn't give taxpayer dollars to the National Football League. To the contrary, L.A. would be wise to pay the NFL to stay away from Southern California. Permanently. Unfortunately, 20 years after the Raiders and Rams left town, the very bad idea of luring the NFL back is gaining momentum. The city of Los Angeles just extended a downtown stadium deal agreement that was expiring. The NFL is surveying rich Angelenos to see if they'd buy season tickets. Garcetti himself says it's "highly likely" a team will relocate here in the...
  • 49ers great Gordy Soltau dies at age 89

    10/30/2014 11:10:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cam Inman
    Gordy Soltau, a 49ers scoring machine in the 1950s and one of the franchise's kindest ambassadors, passed away from natural causes Sunday night with his family by his side. He was 89. Inducted two years ago into the 49ers Hall of Fame, Soltau joined the team in 1950 upon its arrival in the NFL. The pass-catching end and kicker led the 49ers in scoring in eight of his nine years, topping the NFL in both 1952 and 1953.
  • 9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now (save $26!)

    10/30/2014 5:56:59 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 9 replies
    BGR via Yahoo! News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Zach Epstein
    When it rains, it pours… and today it’s definitely pouring. After sharing eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps on Tuesday that were all available as free downloads for a limited time (some are still free!), we’re back on Wednesday with a fresh new batch of apps. Today’s list includes nine nifty apps that would regularly cost you a total of $26 to download, but for a limited time they’re all completely free.
  • San Francisco Giants Win 2014 World Series

    10/29/2014 8:20:25 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 173 replies
    Fox ^ | October 29, 2014
    Giants defeat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game Seven to win the World Series.
  • The San Francisco Giants win the World Series

    10/29/2014 8:20:25 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 2 replies
    Vanity | 10/29/2014 | Dr. Thorne
    The San Francisco Giants win the World Series over the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
  • German man creates an interesting new hobby called extreme wheelbarrowing.

    10/29/2014 6:22:15 PM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies ^ | Unknown | Alex Siegried
    Filmed by Goldenboy Films in Manitoba, Canada, German wheelbarrow rider Alex Siegfried performs some pretty impressive flips with his customized gold-plated wheelbarrow. Whether this is a hobby or possibly a new extreme sport, it's quite entertaining.

    10/29/2014 4:56:38 PM PDT · by Chode · 33 replies
    10/29/2014 | Chode
    Austin Race Date: 02 Nov 2014 Circuit Name: Circuit of The Americas First Grand Prix: 2012 Number of Laps: 56 Circuit Length: 5.513 km Race Distance: 308.405 km Lap Record: 1:39.347 - S Vettel (2012) Friday Sunny 75F Saturday Sunny 73F Sunday Partly Sunny 76F
  • Broncos fan who disappeared from stadium found safe

    10/29/2014 8:08:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    · ^ | October 29, 2014
    Denver police said late Tuesday that a man who disappeared from a Broncos game last week has been found safe and unharmed. The department posted on its Twitter page that 53-year-old Paul Kitterman, of Kremmling, Colo., had been located in Pueblo, Colo., approximately 110 miles south of Denver. No details were immediately released of how Kitterman was found or how he had managed to travel that distance over the previous five days. Denver Police Sgt. Steve Warneke told the Associated Press that no criminal charges are expected. "All we were trying to do was make sure he was unharmed, and...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 9]

    10/29/2014 6:32:02 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 19 replies
    Week 9 Bye teams: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans Thursday, Oct. 30 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.. St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, 4:25...
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - October 28

    10/29/2014 6:19:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 28, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Miss State2: FSU3: Auburn4: Ole Miss5: Oregon6: 'Bama7: TCU8: MSU9: KSU10: Notre Dame
  • World Series live thread, Game 6

    10/28/2014 5:07:49 PM PDT · by fhayek · 60 replies
    San Francisco up 3 games to 2, the Series moves back to Kansas City.
  • 2018 World Cup Emblem Reflects Russia’s Soul And Heart — FIFA chief

    10/28/2014 4:34:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 10/28/2014 | Itar Tass
    MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. Russia’s official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be unveiled late on Tuesday night in Moscow, reflects the soul and heart of Russia, Sepp Blatter, the president of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), said. The official emblem of the 2018 World Cup will be unveiled late on Tuesday night in the Russian capital during the Evening Urgant television talk show by FIFA President Blatter and Secretary General Jerome Valcke, jointly with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and Fabio Cannavaro, captain of...
  • Nascar SCS AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday November 2 on ESPN at 3:00 PM ET

    10/28/2014 3:52:04 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 38 replies
  • Ryan Keiser [ncaa football] not critical but 'not great'

    10/28/2014 11:19:48 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    espn ^ | 10-28-14 | Adam Rittenburg
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State safety Ryan Keiser remains hospitalized after having fractured a rib in practice last Thursday and undergoing operations for a related small bowel injury. According to a source, he is not in critical condition but is "also not great." A spokesman for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center declined to disclose his condition and referred questions to Nittany Lions coach James Franklin, who would only say Tuesday afternoon that the senior had no infection and was "improving." Keiser is out for the season. "Our trainers and doctors have been in constant contact and have been...
  • Keltec CMR30 Carbine Nears Public Release

    10/28/2014 6:46:18 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 48 replies ^ | October 20, 2014 | Oleg Volk
    While PMR30 rides in a Jim Ryan custom holster, CMR30 topped with a Lucid M7 red dot is in action. Between the pistol, the carbine, and one magazine pouch, the shooter has 90 rounds available. The long-awaited companion carbine to KeltecÂ’s 22WMR pistol is finally nearing public release. Sensitive to the charges of releasing only trivial numbers of new products, Keltec is preparing to ship several thousand CMR30s late this year. The carbine was originally introduced as RMR30, but the name was changed because of TrijiconÂ’s opposition (they manufacture a small red dot sight called RMR). CMR30 ships with a...
  • Relatives search for Colorado man who disappeared during Broncos game

    10/27/2014 11:15:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    · ^ | October 27, 2014
    Paul Kitterman, 53, of Kremmling, was last seen leaving his seat at halftime during Thursday night's Denver-San Diego game at Sports Authority Field. Kitterman, who does not have any known medical conditions, was at the game with his son, friend Tia Bakke and her boyfriend. "Paul and Jarod had never been to a game so we got some extra tickets," Tia Bakke told Bakke said Kitterman rode with them to the game and didn't have a cell phone or credit cards with him. Kitterman had tickets in the stadium's south bleachers section that were separated from Bakke and her...
  • College Football Playoff: What to expect from committee’s first rankings

    10/27/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Chuck Culpepper
    For the first time in the 145 years of college football, a 12-member playoff selection committee has set to convene. It will spend Monday and Tuesday in the arduous seven-stage process of tabulating its inaugural weekly top 25, and it will release that list on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. That will begin a much-anticipated process of seven weekly meetings in Grapevine, Texas, near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The meetings will run Monday-Tuesday into early December, then the final announcement of the playoff field will come on Sunday, Dec. 7. That announcement will name the four teams which will...
  • Steve Ballmer Paid $2 Billion For The Clippers, But He Might Get Half That Back In Tax Breaks

    10/27/2014 7:52:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/27/2014 | Myles Udland
    Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers. But a new report from the Financial Times said he might get about half of what he paid back in the form of tax benefits over the next 15 years.Ballmer's purchase was a record for NBA franchises, coming at nearly four times the next-highest amount ever paid for an NBA team.But the FT found that using a goodwill tax exemption allowed for sports teams, Ballmer could get back $1 billion in taxes.Here's how the FT lays it out:Under an exception in US law, buyers of sports franchises can use...
  • Ole Miss Girl Hates LSU (Viral Video)

    10/27/2014 7:14:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | October 26, 2014 | Clay Travis
    SEC football is the most entertaining sport in America because of videos like this. Ole Miss, masterfully snatching defeat from the jaws of victory thanks to the disastrous play of quarterback Bo Wallace, has just lost to LSU. The boyfriend/husband, an LSU fan, potentially soon to be broken up with, divorced or murdered in his sleep, exults in the sweet glow of victory. His girlfriend? Well, she hates LSU. With that prelude, enjoy.
  • Oklahoma St sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot

    10/26/2014 8:49:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 22, 2014
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Oklahoma State University is suing New Mexico State University over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is "confusingly similar" to the Cowboys' own Pistol Pete. Oklahoma State, which filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma, wants NMSU to stop using the mascot, sometimes referred to in Las Cruces as "Classic Aggie."
  • Cardinals slugger Oscar Taveras killed in auto crash in Dominican

    10/26/2014 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    The St. Louis Cardinals hoped slugger Oscar Taveras would become a star in Major League Baseball. Instead, at age 22, his light has gone out forever. Taveras died after a car wreck in his native Dominican Republic, a report confirmed Sunday night by Yahoo Sports' reporter Jeff Passan.
  • World Series live thread (game five)

    10/26/2014 5:00:54 PM PDT · by fhayek · 74 replies
    It is now a best of three. Play ball!
  • Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa football captain, shot dead on Sunday near Johannesburg

    10/26/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    SOUTH Africa captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead late Sunday near Johannesburg, a police spokesman told AFP. Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said Meyiwa was shot at a house in Vosloorus, a township about 20 kilometres south of the city, and declared dead on admission to hospital. Meyiwa played for the Orlando Pirates club Saturday and has been in outstanding form for the national team in 2015 Africa Cup qualifiers.
  • UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Live Thread <p>

    10/25/2014 7:00:09 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 27 replies
    UFC | 10/25/2014 | UFC
    Featherweight Championship Jose Aldo (c) (24-1) vs Chad Mendes (16-1) Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira (22-3) vs Phil Davis (12-2, 1 NC) Light Heavyweight Fabio Maldonado (21-7) vs Hans Stringer (22-5-3) Featherweight Darren Elkins (17-4) vs Lucas Martins (15-1) Lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira (11-0) vs Beneil Dariush (8-1)
  • World Series live thread, Game Four

    10/25/2014 4:58:50 PM PDT · by fhayek · 81 replies
    Holding a 2-1 Series edge, Kansas City starts Jason Vargas against the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4. Pull up a chair, grab a brew, and chat about the World Series, baseball, politics, the human condition - whatever.
  • Arkansas completes greatest fat-guy touchdown pass ever

    10/25/2014 4:08:01 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 13 replies
    Akansas O-lineman Sebastian Tretola threw a six-yard touchdown pass to long snapper Alan D’Appollonio. Mind you, Tretola is 6-5, 350 pounds, and he may have the best play you’ll see all day.
  • World Series Live Thread

    10/24/2014 6:59:19 PM PDT · by fhayek · 163 replies
    I know baseball doesn't occupy the same level of pre-eminence that it may have had fifty years ago, but it is the championship, and it still a great game. Royals up 3-0 in the sixth. Great defense all around.
  • Peyton Manning Has Had It With Broncos Scoreboard Operator

    10/24/2014 2:30:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    cbs/ap ^ | October 24, 2014 9:21 AM
    Manning wasn’t happy when the Broncos were trying to chew up the clock in the closing minutes and the Denver crowd was going crazy. That forced Manning to try to quiet down a stadium of 76,907 by himself, frantically waving his arms like a big bird, then shaking his head in disbelief. ... “I’m not sure what he’s doing, he’s playing music and showing players dancing and getting the crowd fired up when we have the ball,” Manning said. “I don’t think we should be doing that. I don’t think we should be showing their quarterback on the sideline. I...
  • Reports: Some teammates think QB Russell Wilson isn't black enough

    10/24/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT · by cport · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Earlier this week, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman wrote about the ongoing saga in Seattle in the wake of the Percy Harvin trade. Specifically, some Seahawks players think third-year quarterback Russell Wilson is too close to the front office, and doesn't always take blame for his mistakes. Then there's this: "There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed," Freeman wrote. "My feeling on this -- and it's backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players -- is that some of the black players think Wilson isn't black enough." We talked about Wilson's blackness on the Eye on...

    10/24/2014 10:09:50 AM PDT · by shortstop · 22 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 10/24/14 | Roger Mooney
    After nine seasons in Tampa Bay, Joe Maddon is moving on. He won’t manage the Rays in 2015. After nine seasons in Tampa Bay, Joe Maddon is moving on. He won’t manage the Rays in 2015. Joe Maddon will no longer be the Tampa Bay Rays’ manager. The team issued this statement from owner Stuart Sternberg this afternoon: “Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his current contract, a contract which was not scheduled to expire until after the 2015 season. We tried diligently and aggressively to sign Joe to a third contract extension prior to his decision. As of...
  • Trending: Meet the Notre Dame football player now ‘dating’ a porn star

    10/24/2014 9:50:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 24, 2014 | Staff
    So, here are a few photos that have everyone chattering. First the setup… Seated is 18-year-old Justin Brent, a freshman wide receiver at Notre Dame. And on his lap is Lisa Ann, a well know adult movie star. (Safe for work link to The two were spotted at New York City’s Madison Square Garden taking in a Knicks game:
  • SOCCER TIFOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD (Awesome ones commemorating Operation Market Garden)

    10/24/2014 9:03:57 AM PDT · by C19fan
    SI ^ | October 23, 2014 | Staff
    Here are some of the best fan banners and displays from around the world.
  • How Dock Ellis Dropped Acid and Threw a No-Hitter

    08/31/2014 10:06:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    SNIP Ellis rushed to San Diego for the game. He pitched wildly through all nine innings, walking eight and hitting a batter, but managed to pitch a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory. After the game, says Spinks, someone asked Ellis if he saw the game’s final play. He responded, “Did I see it? You should have seen it the way I saw it.” SNIP
  • The College Football Czar: Week 9

    10/23/2014 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 23, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 9 Week eight in review: For the third week in a row, those confounded games failed to adhere to the College Football Czar’s brilliant predictions. This time, he actually came in under .500, with a record of 9-10. For the season, his record stands at 101-66, for a .605 winning percentage. If that average held through the rest of the season, it would be the Czar’s worst since he began posting his picks online, and about 90 points lower than last season. At least he correctly picked the week’s biggest game, in which Florida State...
  • Kansas City lingerie shopowners in a twist after Homeland Security's panty raid

    10/23/2014 3:38:40 PM PDT · by dware · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.23.2014 |
    When two burly men walked into a Missouri women's underwear store Tuesday, the owners didn't think much of it -- until the pair flashed their Homeland Security badges and confiscated several dozen panties bearing the initials "KC" in honor of the Kansas City Royals.
  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    10/23/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Variety ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rick Kissell
    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports fans. Fox attracted a still-sizable audience to Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday — 12.2 million — but this left it tied with the 2012 Texas-San Francisco opener, which previously had been the smallest audience to kick things off. Last year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red...
  • Mysteries of the #MarlinsMan Revealed!

    10/22/2014 7:47:48 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    mlblog ^ | 9-22-14 | mlb
    Need to go to the link to see the pictures and comments. This is a small excerpt: 1 – He Pays it Forward – Laurence keeps a promise from his grandfather to always pay it forward, to give back to those around you. On top of the regular season tickets that Laurence has for himself and his guests, he has another set of incredible seats open for families coming to the game. Laurence will stand outside of Marlins Park before first pitch to pass out his tickets to give to families, as a way to give back to the Marlins...
  • Nascar SCS Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Sun Oct 26 on ESPN at 1:30 PM ET

    10/22/2014 3:58:05 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 125 replies
  • Ray Rice filing grievance against Ravens for dismissal, per report

    10/22/2014 12:14:06 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/22/14 | Jay Busbee
    In the wake of the outrage comes the lawyers. Pro Football Talk is reporting that former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has filed a grievance against the team for cutting him in September. First, a refresher: In February, Rice got into an altercation with his then-fiancee (now wife) in an Atlantic City elevator, striking her and knocking her unconscious. He was suspended for two games by the NFL in July; two months later, when tape of the actual striking surfaced, Rice was suspended indefinitely by the league and cut by the Ravens. Now, Rice is apparently protesting the Ravens'...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 8]

    10/22/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 194 replies
    Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons (London), 9:30 a.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders...
  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    10/22/2014 12:13:13 AM PDT · by Hugin · 11 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 10/21/2014 | RONALD BLUM
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried a shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, putting a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll by romping 7-1 in the Series opener Tuesday night.
  • Cowboys Waive Michael Sam From Practice Squad

    10/21/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 104 replies
    IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. Sam, the first openly-gay player in the NFL, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rams.
  • Overcoming odds, MMA fighter with Down syndrome preps for first fight

    10/20/2014 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexandria Hein
    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are known for their tough mentality and stop-at-nothing attitudes, so it’s no surprise that even though Garrett “G Money” Holeve has Down syndrome, he has muted his doubters and is fighting his way into the cage. On November 8, Holeve will enter the cage for his first sanctioned fight against David “Cerebral Assassin” Steffan. The fight between Holeve and Steffan, a former Special Olympian who was born with cerebral palsy, has been approved by Spire Sanctioning – an amateur MMA sanctioning body – and is being sponsored by Fighting for Autism.
  • Don't mess with Gramps! (This is HYSTERICAL)

    10/20/2014 6:08:03 PM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 30 replies ^ | 20 Oct 2014 | RIghtwardHo
    "Remember how your grandparents would always tell you life was more difficult for them? And how hard they had to work everyday? Turns out they weren't exaggerating in the slightest."
  • Wrestling legend Ox Baker passes away

    10/20/2014 10:01:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 20, 2014 | SLAM! Wrestling
    Wrestling legend Ox Baker has passed away due to complications stemming from a heart attack, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-5, 340-pounder was 80 years old... Aside from the wrestling, Baker is remembered in the mainstream for his significant role in the cult classic Escape from New York, directed by John Carpenter and [starring] Kurt Russell, and he's in the documentary I Like To Hurt People...
  • San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’ (over Giants v. Kansas City)

    10/20/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
    The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. KFOG and KOIT announced the bans last week as the Giants clinched the pennant and headed to the series. …
  • Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, but won't drop out of FSU

    10/20/2014 9:01:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jason La Canfora
    Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs, but several sources close to him said that is in no way a consideration. Winston intends to fight vigilantly to maintain his innocence in both instances, however, given the current state of his relationship with the upper reaches of FSU, it has become a certainty he will declare for the NFL Draft. Winston...
  • Russian tennis official suspended for calling Williams sisters “brothers”

    10/20/2014 7:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Shamil Tarpischev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, is in trouble this morning, having received a one year suspension and a $25K fine for comments he made earlier in the week. While appearing on a talk show, Tarpischev dropped in some ill timed one liners about the highly ranked Williams sisters, Serena and Venus. Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.Shamil Tarpischev was also fined...
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Ranking - Week 8

    10/20/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | October 20, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Ole Miss2: Miss State3: Auburn4: 'Bama5: FSU6: Oregon7: UGA8: TCU9: Notre Dame10: Michigan State