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  • O's WIN AL EAST! <Vanity>

    09/16/2014 7:58:46 PM PDT · by struggle · 26 replies
    Orioles ^ | 9/16/2014 | struggle
    Hey! To all you O's fans out there, congrats! Thank God I'm A Country Boy
  • Dallas Bar Bans NFL To Protest League’s Domestic Abuse Stance

    09/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    KTVT CBS 11 Dallas / Fort Worth ^ | September 16, 2014 | Austin York
    A Dallas bar owner is taking a stand against the NFL, pledging not to show any games this season in response to the league’s recent domestic abuse incidents. Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill in far north Dallas announced the decision on Facebook on Monday:
  • Anheuser-Busch ‘disappointed’ in NFL

    09/16/2014 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT
    Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors, says it isn’t happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. […] The league has come under fire for its handling of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s assault of his then-fiancée. The Minnesota Vikings have also been criticized for allowing Adrian Peterson to play while he faces a charge of abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. …
  • Giancarlo Stanton's face - from his instagram

    09/16/2014 1:00:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-16-14 | G. Stanton
    This is what it looks like after you get hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball: "The Aftermath...Making huge progress!! Want to thank everyone who has played a part in my recovery">
  • Senator intends to end NFL's tax-exempt status due to Redskins name (Cantwell - WA - D)

    09/16/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI Wire ^ | September 16, 2014 | Staff
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) will introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the NFL's tax-exempt status, she announced at a press conference on Tuesday. Cantwell's motivation for introducing the legislation is the league's continued inaction against the Washington Redskins name. “The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century,” she said, according to The Washington Post. “It is about right and wrong.” The press conference was called by the Native American coalition Change the Mascot, which has sent a letter to 31 NFL owners urging them to take action that could lead to the Redskins name being changed.
  • Tony Stewart case will be sent to grand jury to determine possible charges

    09/16/2014 12:52:46 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 115 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Cindy Boren
    A grand jury in Ontario County, N.Y., will decide whether Tony Stewart will face charges in connection with the Aug. 9 dirt-track accident in which the NASCAR driver struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. An investigation by the county sheriff concluded last week and the information gathered was turned over to the office of the district attorney. In announcing the end of the investigation, the sheriff’s department said the evidence included “a forensic video enhancement” or the incident at Canandaigua, N.Y., Motorsports Park.
  • NFL hires new D.C.-based lobbyist (Biden stooge)

    09/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mike Florio
    At a time of unprecedented public scrutiny that will serve only to attract further interest of the folks who have a habit of looking for causes to support that will score points with the public, the NFL has hired a new lobbyist. The press release doesn’t describe former Deputy Assistant to the President and Counsel to the Vice President of the United States Cynthia Hogan as a lobbyist. But that’s what she’ll be. And lobbyists work their contacts aggressively within the political universe to advance the causes of their clients. (Officially, Hogan is the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Public...
  • Report: RGIII Told By NFL Not To Wear ‘Know Jesus, Know Peace’ Shirt For His Press Conference

    09/16/2014 9:31:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 42 replies
    “RGIII was wearing a t-shirt that said ‘Know Jesus, Know Peace.’ NFL Uniform Inspector Tony McGee (former Skins DE) approached Griffin,” Phillips tweeted. “McGee told Griffin he couldn’t wear the shirt because it wasn’t a Nike product. Made him turn it inside out for the press conference.”
  • The Officials Blew it Monday Night in the Colts Game

    09/16/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.stampedeblue.com ^ | Sep 16 2014, 2:24a | By Josh Wilson
    The officials blew the game big time in the fourth quarter of the Colts versus Eagles game, most notably on a huge non-call of defensive holding. You never want to be those fans. You never want to be those fans that blame the officiating for the loss. Let's face it: every fanbase thinks that their team were the victims of some cheap calls that hurt them. Every fanbase is the same, and each week is no different. That's why I generally try to stay away from criticizing the officials too much. Tonight, however, is different. Tonight, whether you're a Colts...
  • Nascar SCS SYLVANIA 300 at NH Motor Speedway Sunday September 21 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/15/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 12 replies
  • Time Warner Cable to televise final six Dodgers games on local TV

    09/15/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2014 | Meg James
    Time Warner Cable has agreed to broadcast the final week of the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular season baseball on local broadcast station KDOC. The move -- in a show of goodwill to Los Angeles area baseball fans -- enables millions of viewers throughout the region to watch the final six games of the regular season. The Dodgers are locked in a tight race to clinch the National League West Division title.
  • Simulated College Football Playoff Standing - Week 3

    09/15/2014 10:08:52 AM PDT · by C19fan
    Playoff Guru ^ | September 15, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: FSU2: Oregon3: OU4: Auburn5: 'Bama6: TAMU7: LSU8: Baylor9: Ole Miss10: Notre Dame
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 14th, 2014.

    09/14/2014 5:03:07 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 91 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunay, September 14th, 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.
  • Texas captain goofs on coin toss, UCLA receives ball to start both halves(Coached by amateur)

    09/14/2014 4:55:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    yeahoo ^ | 9/13/14 | s cooper
    The coin toss for a college football game is a fairly simple thing. A captain from the visiting team calls heads or tails and ordinarily, if he wins the toss, he gets to choose whether his team will receive the kickoff to start the game or he can defer that choice to the second half. Apparently one of Texas’ team captains had trouble understanding this against UCLA on Saturday. The Bruins won the toss and elected to defer their choice to the second half. At that juncture, Texas was given the opportunity to choose whether to receive the opening kickoff...
  • A.J. Guyton to Bob Knight: Return to Indiana, help heal old wounds

    09/13/2014 11:34:18 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 15 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sept. 13 | Jeff Eisenberg
    In the 14 years since Indiana controversially fired Bob Knight, the iconic former Hoosiers coach has never returned to the school he led to five Final Fours and three national championships. One of Knight's most famous former players hopes he sets aside his grudge soon. Former Big Ten player of the year A.J. Guyton, one of five new members of Indiana's athletic hall of fame, wrote an open letter on his Facebook page appealing to Knight to come back to Bloomington for the Nov. 7 induction dinner
  • Frank Torre, older brother of ... Joe and former Milwaukee Braves first baseman, dead at 82

    09/13/2014 7:03:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 13, 2014 | Bill Madden
    Frank Torre, older brother of Yankees Hall of Fame skipper Joe and former Milwaukee Braves first baseman, dead at 82 Though he was nine years older, Frank Torre, who broke into the majors with the Milwaukee Braves in 1956, served as a mentor to his younger brother growing up on Avenue T in Brooklyn, and later as a father figure after their parents split up.
  • "Support the Player and Be Quiet": What It's Like to Be an NFL Wife

    09/13/2014 5:40:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 9-12-2014 | Tracy Treu, as told to Ian Gordon
    A former Oakland Raiders spouse on the Rice scandal and the league’s culture of secrecy. Tracy Treu worked at Mother Jones from 1998 to 2006 and is married to former Oakland Raiders center Adam Treu, who played 10 seasons in the NFL. I'm so fed up by people blaming Janay Rice. We're asking for incredible bravery, and we're giving little compassion to this woman. Because it's so easy to say: "Well, she's the fool who married him. Why doesn't she just leave?" There are just so many components to it that people aren't aware of. The NFL is a culture...
  • What the Numbers Show About N.F.L. Player Arrests

    09/13/2014 7:11:44 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/2014 | Neil Irwin
    Off-the-field violence by professional football players is coming under new focus this week after the release of a video involving the star Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, followed by a bungled response by the National Football League. But what do the numbers show about N.F.L. players’ tangles with the law more broadly? Are some teams’ players more likely to get into legal trouble? Are arrests rising or falling? What are the most common offenses? USA Today maintains a database of arrests, charges, and citations of N.F.L. players for anything more serious than a traffic citation. Maintained by Brent Schrotenboer,...
  • McIlroy’s tee shot lands in spectator’s pocket

    09/12/2014 5:23:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2014 | Doug Ferguson - AP
    ATLANTA — This is one shot even the great Rory McIlroy had no chance to hit. His golf ball landed in a spectator’s pocket. McIlroy’s tee shot on the 14th hole of the Tour Championship on Friday drifted to the right, clattered into a tree and dropped straight down. A dozen or so fans tried to figure out where it was before one man realized it was in the front right pocket of his shorts. The world’s No. 1 player was entitled to a free drop under Rule 19-1-a - “Ball in motion stopped or deflected by an outside agency”...
  • Horse racing’s biggest star, California Chrome, to race at Philly track

    09/12/2014 12:58:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Sam Wood
    Some are already calling it the biggest day in the history of Pennsylvania horse racing. California Chrome, who won this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, will run Sept. 20 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx in suburban Philadelphia. It’s the first time the Bensalem track has ever hosted a winner of the Kentucky Derby. And it’s the first race for the chiseled, chestnut-colored thoroughbred following his disappointing showing at Belmont Stakes, where he lost his bid to become the sport's 13th Triple Crown winner.
  • College Playoff Hypothetical Standing - Week 2

    09/12/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Playoff Guru ^ | September 12, 2014 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Oregon2: FSU3: Auburn4: OU5: 'Bama6: UGA7: USC8: LSU9: TAMU10: Notre Dame
  • California Chrome Joins Top 5 in Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

    09/12/2014 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Moving up from seventh last month to fourth in the list this month is the three year old CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) [124] who justified favoritism in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) in impressive style. Always prominent he sprinted away from the field from the top of the stretch and was winning so convincingly that his rider could start to celebrate well before the finish. California Chrome thus becomes the highest rated three year old in the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings although he may have that position challenged as some of the major European Group 1 races...
  • Vanity - How many games has Hope Solo been suspended from?

    09/12/2014 9:07:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    I think Ray Rice should be suspended, or change his name to Ray Lewis so John Feinstein can drool over him on his NFL HoF ballot. Has Hope Solo been suspended from the US women's soccer team or the professional league is in? Just wondering.
  • CBS Pulls Rihanna Song From NFL Pregame Show in Light of Ray Rice Scandal

    09/11/2014 5:18:23 PM PDT · by jaz.357 · 17 replies
    internet | 09 11 14
    CBS Pulls Rihanna Song From NFL Pregame Show in Light of Ray Rice Scandal.
  • Court: Paternos can challenge consent decree

    09/11/2014 4:30:58 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 24 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 9-11-14 | Lori Falce
    A Centre County Court of Common Pleas judgment was posted by the prothonotary’s office Thursday, giving the Paterno family and its co-filers the news they had been waiting for. “Plaintiffs have standing to challenge the consent decree,” the court documents said. Judge John Leete’s 39-page decision is based on arguments made earlier this year in the case brought by the Paternos, four members of the Penn State board of trustees, four members of the university faculty, and former football players and coaches against the NCAA and Penn State regarding the consent decree, the contract that led to the historic sanctions...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 3

    09/11/2014 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 11, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 3 Week two in review: The Delta House defense has won, as the NCAA has ended the Penn State bowl ban after two seasons. So it’s official, then. A four-year postseason ban is too severe a punishment for knowingly allowing a child-rapist to operate on campus for a decade after his acts are made known to campus police. A good argument can be made that because all parties involved in the scandal have departed, it makes no sense to continue to punish those who are there today. In hindsight, the program really should have been...
  • Tim Tebow Joins 'Good Morning America' as Contributor

    09/11/2014 3:55:34 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12:37 PM PDT 9/11/2014 | Philiana Ng
    Already ingrained in the Disney-ABC family as an ESPN analyst, Tebow officially makes his debut on the current No. 1 morning talk show as the newest contributor on Sept. 15. In his new role, Tebow is expected to appear in the GMA studio and in cities across the U.S. as he launches GMA's "Motivate Me Monday" series, which spotlights individuals and their stories of triumph.
  • NCAA Football Schedule week 3

    09/11/2014 3:34:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    8:00 PM Louisiana Tech at North Texas 9:00 PM Houston at No. 25 BYU Friday, September 12 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 7:00 PM Toledo at Cincinnati 8:00 PM No. 8 Baylor at Buffalo Saturday, September 13 TIME (ET) MATCHUP 12:00 PM East Carolina at No. 17 Virginia Tech 12:00 PM UCF at No. 20 Missouri 12:00 PM Kent State at No. 22 Ohio State 12:00 PM Indiana at Bowling Green 12:00 PM Ohio at Marshall 12:00 PM Boise State at Connecticut 12:00 PM Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech 12:00 PM Pittsburgh at Florida International 12:00 PM Syracuse at Central Michigan 12:00...
  • Goodell's path out of trouble

    09/11/2014 3:52:36 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 12 replies
    11 Sept, 2014 | NonValueAdded
    Here's the thing ... A video is leaked to the NFL office. A leaked voice mail confirms its arrival but that AP report also confirms the delivery was unofficial. Recipient says "it's bad." OK, so the video was seen. If we take all that at face value, that's what we know and the next is supposition. Recipient of video gets in touch with office counsel. "Hey, Mr. Lawyer, I just got this elevator video of Ray Rice. It's bad." "Really, where did it come from? Do we know it is real?" "Well, no, but he says he is a cop."...
  • 49ers suspend radio announcer Ted Robinson for Ray Rice comments

    09/10/2014 8:47:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 10, 2014 | John Breech
    The San Francisco 49ers have suspended team radio broadcaster Ted Robinson two games for remarks he made about Ray Rice and domestic violence this week. While talking about Rice during a segment on KNBR-AM on Monday, Robinson had this to say about Rice's wife Janay, "How does she marry him after that? How does she go in front of Goodell? That's pathetic to me," Robinson said.
  • Former Mets exec claims in suit she was fired for having baby out of wedlock

    09/10/2014 3:30:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Newsday ^ | September 10, 2014 | JOHN RILEY
    A former senior executive for the New York Mets charged that she was "humiliated" and eventually fired by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon for having a baby out of wedlock in a new lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday. Leigh Castergine, who earned a six-figure salary as head of Mets Ticket Sales and Service Operations from 2010 to 2014, said that in one executive meeting she attended Wilpon brought up her pregnancy in a discussion of e-cigarette ads.
  • Replace NFL's Roger Goodell with... Condi Rice.

    09/10/2014 3:27:35 PM PDT · by dmzTahoe · 52 replies
    09/10/14 | David Z
    In light of today's revelation that the NFL was sent the inside-elevator tape, there is no doubt that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will not survive. The NFL would be smart to appoint Condi Rice as the next Commissioner of the NFL. Besides being a brilliant individual... organized, effective, great negotiator... she is an African-American, and a female (and a huge football fan). Hiring her as commissioner would be a brilliant move to quell any "old boy, white man network" rage that will soon be heard. She would be at ease handling and negotiating with the owners, union and players. Make...
  • Why is everyone so mad at Ray Rice for punching his fiancee?

    09/10/2014 10:11:00 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    This week, the entire country erupted with outrage after watching the video of (former) Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious in a casino elevator. I won’t link to it here. I’m sure you’ve already seen it. If you’ve watched ESPN for any five minute span in the last 48 hours, you’ve likely been treated to the footage 17 times or so. As you’re probably aware, when the incident happened several months ago, the league, the Ravens, and the New Jersey criminal justice system initially determined that it was minor enough to warrant either a light punishment or...
  • Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Quits

    09/10/2014 7:54:23 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/10/2014 | Eric Sylvers And Joshua Robinson
    MILAN— Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is to quit as chairman of Ferrari after 23 years at the company and just days after his boss said the luxury car brand's Formula One race results over the past six years were unacceptable. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat F.MI +1.43% SpA, which owns 90% of Ferrari, will take over from Mr. Montezemolo, whose departure is effective Oct. 13. That is the same day Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a new company created out of a corporate reorganization, is slated to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Ferrari has long been Fiat's...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 2]

    09/10/2014 5:25:17 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 171 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 2 Thursday, Sept. 11 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. New York...
  • Nascar SCS MYAFIBSTORY.COM 400 at Chicagoland Spdwy Sunday September 14 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/09/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 78 replies
  • Bob Suter, member of 'Miracle on Ice' team, dies at 57

    09/09/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NHL.com ^ | September 9, 2014
    Bob Suter, a member of the 1980 U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team and father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, died Tuesday. He was 57. "We are very saddened by today's news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away," the Wild said in a statement. "The Wild organization sends its condolences to the entire Suter family during this difficult time. Not only was Bob a great hockey ambassador, he was a terrific person off the ice who will be greatly missed by all of us." The cause of death was not given.
  • LeSean McCoy called 'verbally abusive' by owner of restaurant where running back left 20-cent tip

    09/09/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 09, 2014 | By Eliot Shorr-Parks
    On Monday, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was accused by a local Philadelphia restaurant of leaving a 20-cent tip on a $60 bill. Although the running back has yet to comment on the incident, the owner kept pressing the issue on Tuesday. In a statement posted on the restaurant's Facebook page, PYT owner Tommy Up accused the running back of being "verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways" and making "derogatory statements" about women.
  • Another Debbie Wasserman Oops.Ray Rice Elevator Knockout Makes Scott Walker A Saint.

    09/09/2014 3:50:23 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 12 replies
    So according to Debbie Wasserman,Governor Scott Walker is an evil,woman hating tyrant who grabs ladies by the hair&drags them like they did in the caveman era.And here we are a few days later after her derogatory accusations of Walker,then we all saw what Ray Rice did to his wife.So will we hear any comments from Mrs. Wasserman in regards to Ray Rice violently abusing his future wife in an elevator with a blow that could of killed her?And what if Ray Rice was a White Conservative Football Player?
  • Man Indicted on Charges of Selling Prescription Pills to Derek Boogaard

    09/09/2014 1:02:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-9-14 | JOHN BRANCH and BENJAMIN WEISER
    Two weeks before he died of an overdose in 2011, the New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard was excused from his substance-abuse rehabilitation in California and returned to New York. He drove to Long Island, as he had done many times in the months before, and paid a man for illegally obtained prescription painkillers. This time, rather than cash, Boogaard paid with a personal check.
  • Sources: Agreement reached with Pegulas to buy Buffalo Bills

    09/09/2014 12:02:38 PM PDT · by fhayek · 16 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | 9/9/2014 | Tim Graham
    Terry and Kim Pegula have struck a tentative deal to purchase the Buffalo Bills, and an official announcement should be made today, The Buffalo News has learned. Two sources involved in the sales process informed The News the Pegulas have outdistanced every other suitor. “Done deal,” one source said this morning in a text to The News. The NFL’s owners must approve the sale, which is expected. Their next scheduled meeting is Oct. 7 and 8 in Manhattan. The purchase price is believed to be in the neighborhood of $1.1 billion.
  • UPDATE: Pilot Killed In Reno Air Races Crash Remembered As Founder Of Sport Class

    09/09/2014 10:25:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    KOVR CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | September 8, 2014 | Steve Large
    The Reno Fire Chief tells CBS13 the plane fell apart in the air, as it was flying low through an obstacle course during the qualifying stage of the Reno National Air Race Championships. The plane quickly hit the ground, killing Lee Behel, 64 of San Jose, a man well-known in the air racing community.
  • Did the NFL indefinitely suspend Ray Rice because they saw the video or because we saw it?

    09/09/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    9/9/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Did the NFL suspend Ray Rice indefinitely after he was given an initial 2 game suspension because A.) they saw the video inside the elevator, or B.) because we saw the inside-the-elevator video? If it is because of A, then why did they formulate a 6 game suspension to be followed by banning for a second offense and not apply the 6 game rule to Ray Rice? If this is because the inside-the-elevator video surfaced, then will the NFL have a system for those who are caught by video and those not caught by video? In the end, IMHO, Ray...
  • GM Danny Ferry's reference to Luol Deng's African heritage initiated Hawks investigation

    09/09/2014 7:22:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 09/08/2014 | By Adrian Wojnarowski
    The trigger of events that led to the toppling of Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson began with general manager Danny Ferry referring to free agent Luol Deng as having "some African in him" on an organizational conference call, league sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo Sports. "He's still a young guy overall," Ferry said, league sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo. “He's a good guy overall. But he's not perfect. He's got some African in him. And I don't say that in a bad way." Deng, considered one of the highest-character players in the...
  • NCAA restores Penn State football postseason, scholarships

    09/08/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    NCAA.com ^ | 9/8/2014
    Due to Penn State University’s significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee on Monday eliminated the school’s postseason ban, effective immediately, and will return the full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16. The committee’s action endorses recommendations released Monday by George Mitchell, the university’s athletics oversight monitor, in his latest report. In addition to the scholarship and postseason participation changes, Mitchell also recommended that if Penn State continues to make impressive progress at the conclusion of the 2015 report, Mitchell’s oversight may conclude substantially earlier than 2017, the date set forth in the...
  • Groom organises Manchester United wedding, bride is definitely not happy

    09/08/2014 12:43:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 4 Sep 2014
    Ever dreamed of having a wedding based around your favourite football team? No? Well this Manchester United fan did. And this week he made his dream come true. The supporter, based in Kenya, went to great lengths to organise a United themed wedding for him and his bride to enjoy, but on the basis of these photos, it didn’t go down well. In truly mad scenes, the groom wore a United shirt – complete with ‘Just Married’ on the back – while every detail was replicated, including a cake slapped with the same sponsors as the Red Devils. But while...
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies
    fansided.com ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via NCAA.org, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • FOX SPORTS 570am in Los Angeles -- Ravens release Ray Rice

    09/08/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 152 replies
    fox sports ^ | 9-8-14
    Breaking -- because of new footage inside the elevator, Ravens have released Ray Rice.
  • High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting ‘Too Much Like A White Person’

    09/08/2014 7:28:39 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2014 | Eric Owens
    A 16-year-old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving “too much like a white person.” Both the alleged attacker and the victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia, S.C. newspaper. In an interview with police, the victim claimed that there has been an ongoing feud between the two girls for over a year. The victim described herself as a “light-skinned black female,” according...
  • Underlooked Upset

    09/08/2014 5:49:39 AM PDT · by Positive · 11 replies
    SECNet | 9/8/2014 | Self
    I can't believe how little mention there has been about LSU's stunning upset of the Sam Houston State Bearcats. The tigers slipped by by 56 points. Let's hope that they haven't neglected to focus on the University of Louisiana at Monroe this Saturday.