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  • It's official: 2020 World Series was least-watched Fall Classic ever

    10/29/2020 3:41:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 28, 2020 | Jack Baer
    The Los Angeles Dodgers finally tasted victory in October on Tuesday, winning the 2020 World Series. The ratings of the contest itself weren’t nearly as victorious. Game 6 of this year’s World Series, a 3-1 Dodgers win to clinch the series, drew in 12.6 million viewers, according to the Associated Press. That made it the most-watched game of the series, but also cemented an ignominious record for the 2020 Fall Classic. The series ended up averaging 9.785 million viewers per game, shattering the record for lowest average viewership in a World Series, according to The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch. The previous...
  • It's official: 2020 World Series was least-watched Fall Classic ever

    10/29/2020 1:51:47 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Oct 28, 2020, 10:34 PM | Jack Baer
    The Los Angeles Dodgers finally tasted victory in October on Tuesday, winning the 2020 World Series. The ratings of the contest itself weren’t nearly as victorious. Game 6 of this year’s World Series, a 3-1 Dodgers win to clinch the series, drew in 12.6 million viewers, according to the Associated Press. That made it the most-watched game of the series, but also cemented an ignominious record for the 2020 Fall Classic. The series ended up averaging 9.785 million viewers per game, shattering the record for lowest average viewership in a World Series, according to The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch. The previous...
  • Black Athletes Normalizing Anarchy, Cam Newton Chose Wrong Position For Personality

    10/28/2020 8:44:32 PM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    Outkick ^ | October 28. 2020 | Jason Whitlock
    Jason Whitlock explores the erosion in morality of professional sports, and how modern athletes celebrate the anarchy overtaking our society.
  • Study: LeBron James Cited as Most Influential Celebrity in 2020 Election

    10/28/2020 4:11:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 28, 2020 | Chris Gardner
    A new survey conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies and MRC Data in partnership with DISQO measured the intersection of entertainment, influence and politics among 1,103 likely voters. The votes are in, and Tom Hanks, Dwayne Johnson, Oprah Winfrey and LeBron James have the most trusted opinions on political and social issues, according to a new survey of American voters. NBA star James was also cited for doing the most to raise awareness and motivation around voting in the general population and among Gen Z voters, and for having the most trusted opinions among Black voters. Conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies...
  • Video Shows NFL Star Lied About Trump Caravan Incident

    10/28/2020 12:22:31 PM PDT · by md1986 · 14 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 28, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    This past week DeAndre Hopkins got into a bit of a dust-up with supporters of President Donald Trump. While heading to his team’s showdown against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night, Hopkins came across a caravan of Trump fans. The fans in question later accused him of flipping them off and driving recklessly, while he denied the latter charge. On Wednesday, footage emerged seemingly contradicting Hopkins’ claim.
  • Wisconsin pauses football, cancels Nebraska game due to coronavirus spike

    10/28/2020 10:55:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 28, 2020 | Ryan Homler
    Just one week into the Big Ten college football season, the conference is now feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Wisconsin announced that it would be pausing all football-related activities for seven days due to an "elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the Badgers' program," the program said in a statement. Wisconsin's game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, October 31, will not be played.
  • NFL Live Thread: Week 8 (Boycott Party edition)

    10/28/2020 5:15:08 AM PDT · by Impy · 22 replies
    10-28-2020
    NFL LIVE THREAD WEEK 8 Here are all the games you shouldn't watch this week! Atlanta at Carolina New England at Buffalo Tennessee at Cincinnati Las Vegas at Cleveland Indianapolis at Detroit Minnesota at Green Bay New York Jets at Kansas City Los Angeles Rams at Miami Pittsburgh at Baltimore Los Angeles Chargers at Denver New Orleans at Chicago San Francisco at Seattle Dallas at Philadelphia Tampa Bay at New York Giants Week 8 Bye Teams: Arizona, Washington, Jacksonville, Houston I've still got nothing new on our FRiend Danny (Bender2) who's in rehab. Keep Prayin' for him!!!!
  • Dodgers Fans Take To Streets After World Series Win (Video)

    10/27/2020 10:00:33 PM PDT · by md1986 · 15 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 27, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    The Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Tuesday night. With the victory, LA secured its first title since 1988. Immediately after Game 6, Dodgers fans took to the streets of Los Angeles to celebrate the occasion. The scenes from the festivities were absolutely wild.
  • The Dodgers Win the World Series

    10/27/2020 8:42:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 98 replies
    Oct 2020 | Vanity
    More important is that Trump win. One week from now.
  • Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

    10/27/2020 11:44:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    AP ^ | October 27, 2020 | Pete Jacobelli
    Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is leaving the door open about his football future despite previously saying he planned on heading to the NFL following this his junior season. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 passer with the flowing hair, is considered the likely consensus No. 1 pick in next spring's NFL draft.
  • If Trump Wins, Athletes Might Just Stop Playing

    10/27/2020 11:41:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 174 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 27, 2020 | Will Leitch
    A few weeks ago, I was talking to a relatively high-level sports executive about the election, which is to say we were discussing something terrible Donald Trump had said or done. We agreed that Trump was likely to lose. “But he could always still win — even Nate Silver says that,” I remarked. The executive then said something that stunned me, though the more and more I think about it, the more sense it makes. “If Trump wins, or if he refuses to concede, I’m telling you right now: There won’t be any sports for a month,” he said. “Maybe...
  • NFL Star Explains Why He Flipped Off Trump Supporters

    10/27/2020 10:49:41 AM PDT · by md1986 · 51 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 27, 2020 | Charles Kruger
    DeAndre Hopkins made headlines this week when he flipped off a caravan of Trump supporters on his way to Sunday night’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. A few days later, Hopkins appeared on the All Things Covered podcast with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden and explained why he did what he did.
  • Chiefs Are 20.5-Point Betting Favorites Over Jets, One Of 10 Biggest NFL Spreads Since 1976

    10/27/2020 8:53:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 27, 2020 | Kurt Badenhausen
    The phrase “any given Sunday” was coined by Bert Bell, who served as NFL commissioner in the 1940s and 1950s, and immortalized in a 1999 Oliver Stone movie by the same name. It represents the idea that any pro football team could beat another team, even as a big underdog. But Sunday’s matchup between the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and 0-7 New York Jets puts the cliché to the test. The Jets opened Monday as 20.5-point underdogs, the tenth-biggest spread since at least 1976, according to sports betting outlet TheLines.com.
  • NBA Star Reacts To Jared Kushner’s Comments

    10/27/2020 7:20:03 AM PDT · by md1986 · 16 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 27, 2020 | Anthony Amador
    NBA stars have developed something of a contentious relationship with various members of the Trump Administration, including the President himself. That has manifested itself in numerous verbal shots being fired in both directions, from each party.
  • NFL Week 7 betting roundup: One bettor put 23 bets worth $2.56m on four games. How did it turn out?

    10/27/2020 6:53:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 26, 2020 | Sam Cooper
    One bettor at BetMGM had an extremely eventful Sunday. This particular bettor wagered a whopping $2.56 million (to win as much as $2.3 million) across 23 NFL bets on Sunday. And those bets were made on only four games — all of which were played at the same time. The bettor had seven bets on three games: Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Football Team, Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans. There were also two wagers on the Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans game.
  • World Rugby's transgender ban a 'dangerous precedent,' critics say

    10/27/2020 5:58:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2020 | Alex Berg
    Two years ago, Grace McKenzie thought team sports were no longer an option for her. As a transgender woman, McKenzie said she didn’t think she’d be allowed to play after transitioning and was “pretty sad” because she has been a lifelong athlete. McKenzie, 26, said she was surprised when a player invited her to a practice with the Golden Gate Women’s Rugby Club in San Francisco. She went and has “never looked back,” because “the entire team was extremely welcoming and inclusive.” Now her sport is has become less welcoming to elite players. On Oct. 9, World Rugby, the sport's...
  • Cyclotech brings a totally unique propulsion system to the eVTOL world [Aviation]

    10/26/2020 12:59:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | October 20, 2020 | By Loz Blain
    Cyclotech is planning an 80-kg electric demonstrator for test flights later this year using its unique "Cyclogyro" propulsion system Cyclotech ========================================================================== Austrian company Cyclotech is planning to begin flight-testing an 80-kg (176-lb) demonstrator of its unique electric VTOL airframe, which uses Voith-Schneider propellers instead of rotors for exceptional agility and control in the air. The prop design, which looks a bit like it belongs on the back of an 1850s paddle steamer, was patented nearly 100 years ago but hasn't made it into a production aircraft yet. Each prop is a spinning cylinder whose walls are formed by a number...
  • Game recap: Dallas Cowboys lose to Washington after QB Andy Dalton knocked out of game with concussion from illegal hit

    10/25/2020 2:47:11 PM PDT · by devane617 · 82 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/25/2020
    ...Dalton walked off the field late into the third quarter after taking a vicious hit from Washington linebacker Jon Bostic. He has a concussion and will be out for the rest of the game. The hit occurred on a third-down play with 6:32 left in the third quarter. Dalton scrambled up the middle on 3rd-and-10 and as he slid to the ground, Bostic lowered his helmet and hit Dalton’s helmet squarely. Dalton appeared to be knocked unconscious momentarily. Bostic was assessed with a personal foul and ejected from the game.
  • Tampa Bay Rays stun Los Angeles Dodgers in World Series Game 4 on dramatic finish at plate

    10/25/2020 1:48:49 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 43 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | 10/24/2020 | Jeff Passan
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Tampa Bay Rays won Saturday night's Game 4 on one of the wildest finishes in World Series history, capitalizing on a disastrous error by the Los Angeles Dodgers to secure an 8-7 come-from-behind victory and tie the series at 2-2. With two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning, Brett Phillips, a seldom-used outfielder, laced a single to center field off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, bringing in the tying run. That's when things got wild.
  • Ohio State Buckeyes coach Ryan Day apologizes for not taking knee late against Nebraska Cornhuskers

    10/25/2020 3:49:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 24, 2020 | Adam Rittenberg
    Ohio State coach Ryan Day apologized to Nebraska for the Buckeyes offense not taking a knee in the final seconds of Saturday's 52-17 win at Ohio Stadium. Leading 45-17 in the final minute, the Buckeyes reached the Nebraska 2-yard line. Rather than take a knee, freshman quarterback Jack Miller ran into the end zone.