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  • The end is near for RG III, Redskins

    11/26/2014 1:55:33 PM PST · by re_nortex · 52 replies
    ESPN ^ | NOV 26 2014 | John Keim
    The Redskins will say they're not giving up on Robert Griffin III, that he can be developed, that he can still become the quarterback they hoped he would be -- and expected him to be -- when they gave up four draft picks for him in 2012. It's hard to believe them. Everything else suggests this is the end for Griffin in Washington.
  • Canucks pay tribute to Pat Quinn

    11/26/2014 12:33:52 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-25-14 | AP
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks honored late coach Pat Quinn in a pregame ceremony on Tuesday night. A moment of silence was held for Quinn before the Canucks hosted the New Jersey Devils. A video tribute was played while Mark Donnelly sang "Danny Boy." Canucks players wore "PQ" decals on their helmets that will remain for the rest of the season. Quinn, who died Sunday at 71 following a long illness, was a defenseman with the original Canucks team that entered the NHL in the 1970-71 season.
  • [vanity] Fantasy football: Tre Mason or Matt Forte in my TD-heavy league?

    11/26/2014 12:13:03 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 7 replies
    Nov 26, 2014 | self
    Only 1 point per 25 yards, 6 per TD. Yes, Forte is a stud - and the coaches have committed to getting the ball in his hands - but if he couldn't find the end zone against the Packers or Vikings how will he do it against the Lions? Mason has established himself as the #1 RB in St. Louis and faces the generally pathetic Faders.
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 25

    11/26/2014 5:40:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI ^ | November 25, 2015 | Martin Rickman
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: FSU4: Miss State5: TCU6: THE Ohio State University7: Baylor8: UCLA9: UGA10: MSU
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 13]

    11/26/2014 1:53:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 20 replies
    Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 27 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs....
  • The College Football Czar: Week 14

    11/25/2014 9:49:56 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 26, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 14 Week thirteen in review: The College Football Czar started the week with a pair of lopsided Friday night losses, and it didn’t get much better from there, as he went crashing to a season-low record of 7-10. And talk about asking for it – did he really pick Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan? Yeesh! For the year, the Czar’s record now stands at 164-98, for a .625 winning percentage, which, if it remained consistent through the end of the year, would be his lowest percentage since his first season of posting his picks...
  • Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel scuffle

    11/25/2014 6:55:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    ap ^ | November 24, 2014 8:00 PM | TOM WITHERS
    A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel ''a hug'' was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.
  • Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score ...: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’

    11/25/2014 11:02:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bernie Augustine
    Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score against Savannah State: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’ Louisville beat Savannah State by 61 points Monday night, 87-26. With five minutes to go in the first half, the No. 6 Cardinals led 29-0 ... “I tried everything. We played four white guys and an Egyptian ..." [coach Rick Pitino]
  • Stray dog starts new life in Sweden after incredible journey from Amazon rainforest

    11/25/2014 7:23:16 AM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2014
    A stray dog that followed an extreme adventure team on a gruelling trek through the Ecuadorian jungle has been introduced to his new family. Arthur formed an unbreakable bond with a group of Swedish athletes during the final stages of a 430-mile adventure race and has now been adopted by one of the team. The canine adventurer refused to leave their sides after one of the team threw him a meatball as they sat down for dinner.
  • Odds on U.S Republican Nominee -- for the punter's.

    11/25/2014 6:40:18 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 25 replies
    Easy Odds ^ | 2014 | Easy Odds
    Odds on U.S GOP 2016 nominee. Date: Uncertain Highlights ======= Jeb Bush 3-1 Rand Paul 5-1 Scott Walker 10-1 Ted Cruz 16-1 Mike Huckabee 28-1 Sarah Palin 33-1
  • Jay Gruden must convince Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen to move on from Robert Griffin III

    11/25/2014 6:01:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jason Reid
    After a long climb, Jay Gruden finally became a head coach. And now Gruden shouldn’t allow Robert Griffin III’s problems to derail his career, too. In his first season with the Washington Redskins, people within the organization say, Gruden has seen enough to determine that Griffin at best will be a long-term project as a pocket passer. If it were up to Gruden, the Redskins would spend this offseason finding a new starting quarterback. But owner Daniel Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen will make that call.
  • Mass found in chest of Eric Berry [KC Chiefs safety]

    11/24/2014 7:32:00 PM PST · by Gil4 · 20 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has what team officials believe is lymphoma -- a form of cancer -- and has been placed on the season-ending non-football illness list. Berry will undergo further testing at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to complete the diagnosis. "At this point in time, we don't have a definitive diagnosis," Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "But the leading consideration for what he has right now is lymphoma.
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever it’s called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesn’t play for the Saints or the Bengals. He’s a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (that’s right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • Planet Fitness breaks its own rule by asking a pro-life man to leave

    11/23/2014 6:50:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    live action ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Earlier this week, a Florida man reported that an employee at Planet Fitness gym asked him to leave the premises after a fellow gym-goer complained about the pro-life t-shirt he was wearing. Mike Amoroso’s shirt read, “Abortion Kills a Person,” and the employee told him that if he did not change into something else, Mike would have to leave the premises. He went home. But, undeterred, Mike returned the next day wearing a shirt that he thought would be more palatable than the first. It simply read, “Pray to End Abortion.” Watch 70-year-old Mike Amoroso’s story below: Ironically, Planet Fitness...
  • Odell Beckham, Jr. Makes Circus Catch Of The Year For A Touchdown

    11/23/2014 6:25:20 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 98 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 11/23/2014
    We've highlighted Giants receiver Odell Beckham's skills before, but this is unreal. Check out the athleticism he employs to snag this ball with one hand and still make it into the end zone. Even Al Michaels couldn't believe what he'd seen, and he's seen everything.
  • Gun Talk® Radio, Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

    11/23/2014 5:04:24 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    The Gun Talk® Network ^ | Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Funny penalties...greatest goalkeeper ever!

    11/23/2014 10:51:45 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 22, 2014 | Uploaded by My Best ViDeoS
    Funny penalties...greatest goalkeeper ever!
  • Canadian Football League Playoffs (Grey Cup Semis) - 11/23/14

    11/23/2014 6:22:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    GREY CUP PLAYOFFS FINALS Sun. Nov 23 1:00 pm Montreal Alouettes Hamilton Tiger-Cats ESPN Sun. Nov 23 4:30 pm Edmonton Eskimos Calgary Stampeders ESPN 3
  • Obama Golfs With Jeter In Vegas [Community Organizer Plays "At The Nicest Golf Resort In Las Vegas"]

    11/22/2014 5:43:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | November 22, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    Obama Golfs With Jeter In Vegas By Kevin Liptak, November 22, 2014 Las Vegas (CNN) -- President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas. Obama, the retired New York Yankees shortstop and two Las Vegas businessmen were playing golf at Shadow Creek, which describes itself as a "masterpiece" course "sculpted from the Nevada desert by renowned architect Tom Fazio." "Once the domain of only a privileged few, the natural splendor of this monument to the imagination and classic golf course design stands...
  • Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine breaks one-week-old NCAA record for one-game total (Adrian who?)

    11/22/2014 2:07:07 PM PST · by OKSooner · 19 replies
    none | 11-22-2014 | Vanity
    Today, playing at home against Kansas, OU TRUE FRESHMAN running back Samaje Perine broke the NCAA FBS series record, set just last week by Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon. Gordon's record, set last week against Nebraska, was 426 yards. Perine ran for 427 today, breaking not only the FBS single-game record, but passing the freshman season total for former Sooner player, including Joe Washington, Billy Sims, Marcus Dupree, Mike Gaddis and Spencer Tillman. Oh yeah some guy named Adrian... whatshisname...
  • Foxcatcher, 1 vanity opinion (may contain spoilers)

    11/22/2014 1:43:57 PM PST · by morphing libertarian · 27 replies
    Personal opinion | 11/22/2014 | Self
    Just got back from Foxcatcher and yes I'm a moviholic. Big build up for the three lead actors (Carrell, Tatum, and Ruffalo). If your comment is Who dat? You probably clicked onto the wrong thread. Save us all some time. Possible support nomination for Ruffalo and Tatum as the Schultz brothers, probably the two best known and influential collegiate and US Olympic wrestlers. Carrell plays John E. du Pont in a tour de force. Possiblly best actor nom. If you're used to the comic actor, the Office, 40 year old virgin etc., you may be very surprised at how well...
  • How Players at MIT Engineered a Football Team

    11/22/2014 11:23:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-21-14 | Ben Cohen
    This Season, the Engineers Are Going to Playoffs, but They Once Competed in Hand-Me-Downs CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—In the 1970s, on this campus known for scientific innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students engineered a rather unlikely experiment: a football team. MIT had no intercollegiate football squad at the time. The student body in 1901 voted 119-117 to discontinue it. So one day in 1978, a group of MIT students huddled and created a team that would play its first game that fall. No one else at the school had any clue. There were times when fielding a football team at MIT seemed...
  • No Gun Registration/No Universal “Background Checks”

    11/22/2014 8:18:53 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    weapon-blog.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Aaron Spuler
    For those of you in Oregon, this is of special importance for you. Anti-gun extremists brag about how many people are denied gun purchases under the current system but never talk about how many of those people are denied with no justification because of an inept bureaucracy. The State Police’s own figures show that almost all “denials” are unjustified. Forcing me to run a background check on a friend or loved one before I give them a firearm will do nothing to prevent felons from obtaining weapons. It is clear that the entire purpose of this kind of bill is...
  • Deer Hunting 2014: A Message from Governor Scott Walker

    11/22/2014 4:41:37 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | This Week | Wisconsin DNR
    A wonderful welcome to the 2014 Deer Hunting Season and information for newbie hunters from Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker and our DNR Secretary, Cathy Stepp. Video at link.
  • England women v Germany: Wembley game 'fantastic occasion'

    11/22/2014 1:43:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 22 November 2014 | Tony Leighton
    England's sell-out Wembley meeting with Germany on Sunday will show the "special" nature of the women's game in this country, says coach Mark Sampson. On what will be the women's team's first appearance at the new stadium, a record crowd of 55,000 will see them take on the European champions. The attendance will be the biggest in the history of the women's side. Sampson said: "It will be a fantastic occasion and we can show England is a special nation for women's football." The crowd, 15,000 more than the men's team's September friendly against Norway, would have been bigger if...
  • Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

    11/21/2014 6:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89. Paul died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 in Woodland Hills after an extended illness, his family announced. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Paul earned a UCLA football letter in each of four seasons — 1943, '44, '46 and '47 — with his Bruin career split by Navy service during World War II. He played center and linebacker, was chosen team captain three times and, according to UCLA, was the first freshman player to...
  • Now, No One Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics — Here's The Master Plan To Fix It

    11/21/2014 7:49:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tony Manfred
    There's a lot to like in the International Olympic Committee's "Olympic Agenda 2020" — IOC president Thomas Bach's 40-point reform plan designed to make the Olympics more desirable to potential host cities. The plan calls for the use of existing venues, rather than the construction of expensive stadiums that could become white elephants, as we saw with the 2004 Olympics in Athens. It calls for common-sense reforms like promoting gender equality and placing limits on the number of total events in the Olympics. It also calls for a bunch of cost-reduction measures, like letting international federations run events rather than...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/20/2014 8:03:11 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: With its 25-20 win over Mississippi State, Alabama has vaulted to #1 in the new CFP ratings, with Oregon holding at #2. Florida State, the only remaining undefeated major conference team, failed to climb a spot in spite of the fact that they continue to win, while playing like anything but a national contender. MSU has only slipped to fourth, but the Bulldogs will have a hard time staying in playoff position if they don’t earn a berth in the SEC championship. It has started. ACC Commissioner John “The Lardhead”...
  • *Vanity* Is Oakland really winning a game?

    11/20/2014 7:07:02 PM PST · by occamrzr06 · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11/20/2014 | me
    Is this true? This must be a sign. A sign of what, I'm not sure.
  • 2014 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    11/20/2014 5:57:52 PM PST · by Chode · 72 replies
    11/20/2014 | Chode
    Yas Marina Race Date: 23 Nov 2014 First Grand Prix: 2009 Number of Laps: 55 Circuit Length: 5.554 km Race Distance: 305.355 km Lap Record: 1:40.279 - S Vettel (2009) Friday Sunny 30C Saturday Sunny 30C Sunday Sunny 30C
  • Paterno estate gets green light to proceed with subpoenas of Penn State investigator Louis Freeh

    11/20/2014 5:24:26 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    pennlive ^ | 11-20-14 | Charles Thompson
    In what looks like another key turn in the battle for facts about the foundation of Penn State's Freeh Report, a Potter County judge has ordered former FBI Director Louis Freeh to start complying with former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's heirs' requests for its raw materials. The ruling by Judge John B. Leete comes in the Paterno estate's lawsuit against the NCAA and Penn State, which seeks to invalidate the sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Penn State's attorneys had objected to the subpoena of Freeh, arguing the work done by Freeh and...
  • Kings’ Voynov Charged With Felony Domestic Violence

    11/20/2014 2:21:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 20, 2014 1:51 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Suspended Los Angeles Kings player Slava Voynov was charged Thursday with felony domestic violence, authorities said. Voynov was charged with corporal injury to a spouse, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago. The charge includes an allegation of causing great bodily injury. The 24-year-old defenseman was arrested in October after Voynov took the victim – who was identified only as an adult female – to a local hospital in Redondo Beach, where an ER nurse noticed the nature of the injuries and notified police. Voynov later posted bond at $50,000, according to...
  • Really Tee'd Off: Police called to Exclusive $45k-a-year Boston Golf Club to Diffuse Heated Row ....

    11/20/2014 11:44:28 AM PST · by Cecily · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 20, 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    The website of the club, set in Boston’s affluent western suburbs, states that only neat white denim is allowed, and even then only women can wear it. It says that ‘all denim attire including blue jeans, designer jeans and denim jackets or dresses, regardless of color’ is prohibited. It adds that ‘women may wear neat, not torn, “white denim” or “5 pocket style slacks” in any color (other than blue denim)’. Mr Weeple, an executive at a Boston finance company, and his wife had arrived for an evening drink with a large group of members who were also accused of...
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/20/2014 7:04:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2014 | Dan Wetzel
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm. No, he could change American governance.
  • RG3's fall from grace as stunning as his meteoric rise to stardom

    11/19/2014 6:39:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11.19.2014
    Less than two years ago some believed Robert Griffin III could change the way the United States was governed. Not just change the football fortunes of the Washington Redskins, not just change the bottom line for Nike or Subway or anyone else who'd jumped in with a pleasant, charismatic and dynamic quarterback, not just change how his position is played, in his case with 4.3 speed and an accurate arm.
  • Carson Palmer's lasting connection (When he tore his ACL in Week 10, donor family grieved)

    11/19/2014 4:19:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 19, 2014 | David Fleming
    NEARLY EVERY MORNING for the past eight years, Dorothy Hyde has followed the same routine. Wake at 7. Put the coffee on. Grab the paper from in front of her home in suburban Houston. And then, while standing alone in the predawn stillness of her dark kitchen, turn the pages of the paper over, searching for a connection to her daughter Julie in, of all places, the sports section. It wasn't always this way. The 85-year-old widow -- a quintessential Texas grammy, demure, stylish, fiercely independent and not to be trifled with -- used to start with the obits to...
  • Jason Collins Announces Retirement From NBA

    11/19/2014 9:17:11 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Brooklyn Nets last season and was not on the roster this season. He announced his retirement in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated, saying it has “been 18 exhilarating months” since he came out as the first openly gay man in one of the four major North American professional leagues.
  • Diagnosing What Ails RG3 (Can't Run a NFL Offense)

    11/19/2014 8:40:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    SI ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andy Benoit
    Locker room leadership can be overrated. How a quarterback really loses his team is by leaving receivers open on the field. This is Robert Griffin’s biggest problem, and has been throughout his career. What’s most concerning is that he’s leaving receivers on the field out of a variety of formations and against a variety of coverages. The common thread is bad mechanics and a poor sense of timing. Here are some examples from when Griffin returned to action two weeks ago after suffering a dislocated ankle in early September. To a small degree, his struggles can be attributed to rust....
  • I want a pistol. (Vanity)

    11/19/2014 7:38:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 121 replies
    11/19/2014 | Gamecock
    Title pretty much sums it up. Interested in one I can secure in my glovebox, if I feel the need. and keep at home to "discourage" anyone who may want to do us harm. In the military I was used to a 9mm and back in the day a .45. Will look for a concealed carry weapon later. What does y'all suggest? Many thanks!
  • College Football Playoff Ranking - Nov 19

    11/19/2014 6:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | November 19, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: 'Bama2: Oregon3: FSU4: Miss State5: TCU6: THE Ohio State University7: Baylor8: Ole Miss9: UCLA10: UGA
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 12]

    11/19/2014 5:46:48 AM PST · by Bender2 · 148 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 12 Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Nov. 20 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins...
  • Drunk Jaguars CB arrested after trying to use gum as currency

    11/18/2014 5:47:21 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz’s first trip to Miami ended with a visit to jail. Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. Sunday by the Miami Beach Police Department following a disturbance and was cited for disorderly intoxication and trespassing. Police were called when a store employee balked at Gratz’s request to pay for his items with bubble gum instead of money.
  • 68 Year Old Man Kicked Out Of Planet Fitness For Wearing Pro-life T-shirt Despite.....

    11/18/2014 2:41:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    standtrue.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bryan Kemper
    FULL TITLE: 68 Year Old Man Kicked Out Of Planet Fitness For Wearing Pro-life T-shirt Despite Their Claim Of Being 100% Judgement Free UPDATE: Planet Fitness released this statement to me a few minutes ago – “At Planet Fitness, we are committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone. The majority of Planet Fitness clubs, including this location in Orange City, FL, are owned and operated by individual franchisees. The dress code policy is enforced at the discretion of club staff and the local franchisee.” McCall Gosselin, Director of Public Relations I just got off the phone with...
  • Dwight Howard -- Now Under Criminal Investigation for Child Abuse

    11/18/2014 8:41:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 18, 2014 | Staff
    Dwight Howard is under criminal investigation for child abuse ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. We've learned the Cobb County PD in Georgia now has an active criminal investigation into allegations he beat his 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt buckle. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Dept. of Children and Families in Florida (DCF) determined there wasn't enough evidence of child abuse to go forward, but it turns out the incident occurred in Georgia. Howard admits he hit his kid with a belt, but says he didn't know it was wrong because he was hit as a kid.
  • Penn State vs. NCAA Could Alter the Course for NCAA Enforcement

    11/17/2014 3:31:11 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    College Football Roundtable ^ | 11-16-14 | Paul Kemp
    Alabama won convincingly. FSU came back again. TCU barely survived lowly Kansas. Everyone is immersed with the College Football Playoff and who will be in the top four come Tuesday. It is all so new and exciting. The Playoff and the decisions of the Committee have been dominating our news so much that it’s possible that some of you may have missed the larger story that is lurking down the hotlinks of ESPN, Foxsports, and SI. The story is large enough that it has the potential to change college football in a far greater way than the Playoff will. The...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Thrash ‘Sunday Night Football’ For Third Week In A Row

    11/17/2014 12:32:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 17, 2014 | Dominic Patten
    Well, this is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition now isn’t it? For a third consecutive week and the fourth time this season, The Walking Dead has solidly beat Sunday Night Football among adults 18-49. In the sixth episode of its fifth season, the blockbuster AMC series drew a 7.3 rating among the key demo while the New England Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts got a 6.2. That’s a 15% spread.
  • Michael Sam lands GQ Men Of The Year cover

    11/17/2014 12:02:52 PM PST · by massmike · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/17/2014 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been named one of GQ's Men Of The Year as it emerges he could be recruited into the Arena Football League by Mötley Crüe front man Vince Neil. Sam, 24, made history this year when he was drafted into the NFL's St Louis Rams after publicly revealing he is gay. But he has yet to play a regular season game as he was dropped by the Rams in August, snapped up by the Dallas Cowboys days later, only to be dropped again in October, having never made it out of the...
  • Can You Stomach Bad Football?

    11/16/2014 8:10:39 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 16, 2014 | Jason Gay
    --SNIP-- The Buccaneers entered the game at 1-8. Dan Snyder’s Washington Sadness Machine was a miserable but better 3-6, a record which included a surprise win over the Dallas Cowboys. Still, who was kidding whom? The Sadness Machine was the Sadness Machine. They are no more likely to be playing in the Super Bowl than the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Klitschko Remains King of the Heavyweights

    11/16/2014 3:56:29 PM PST · by curth · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journals Daily Fix ^ | 3:43 pm ET Nov 16, 2014 | Gordon Marino
    On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Hamburg Germany, Wladimir Klitschko (63-3-0, 53 knockouts) pulverized Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs), knocking him out in the fifth round with a lethal left hook. Klitschko’s victory marked his 17th consecutive title defense. He is third in line behind Joe Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20). At 38, Klitschko seems unbeatable. Eight years into his reign, he has dominated his division more than any other active champion today. He holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, but remains one belt away from realizing his most immediate goal, unifying the heavyweight crown.
  • Falcons hold off Panthers, move into first-place tie

    11/16/2014 2:04:55 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    NFL ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Hanzus
    The Atlanta Falcons aren't dead -- far from it. Mike Smith's team moved into a first-place tie in the lumpy NFC South with a 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Our takeaways: 1. Give the Falcons credit: They could have folded after Cam Newton led the Panthers on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives, turning a 16-3 Atlanta lead into a 17-16 deficit. But Matt Ryan led the Falcons back down the field, got the go-ahead field goal from Matt Bryant, then held on defense with the help of Graham Gano, who missed a 46-yard kick, then had...