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    10/25/2016 5:29:31 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 26 replies ^ |
    NFL LIVE THREAD WEEK EIGHT Thursday, Oct. 27 8:25 p.m. ET Jaguars at Titans Sunday, Oct. 30 9:30 a.m. ET Redskins at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Colts 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET Seahawks at Saints 1 p.m. ET Lions at Texans 1 p.m. ET Jets at Browns 1 p.m. ET Packers at Falcons 1 p.m. ET Patriots at Bills 4:05 p.m. ET Chargers at Broncos 4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Panthers 8:30 p.m. ET Eagles at Cowboys Monday, Oct. 31 8:30 p.m. ET Vikings at Bears Bye week: Ravens, Rams, Dolphins, Giants, Steelers, 49ers
  • LOOK: Levi's Stadium is almost empty for Buccaneers-49ers game

    10/24/2016 1:12:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 23, 2016 | John Breech
    If no one goes to a 49ers game, does it actually happen? The answer to that question is yes, because the 49ers' 34-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday is definitely going to count in the standings, even though almost no one showed up for the game.
  • 49ers Named the Worst Pro Sports Franchise By ESPN

    10/24/2016 8:58:14 AM PDT · by OddLane · 33 replies
    Splice Today ^ | October 24, 2016 | Chris Beck
    Fans of American professional sports can easily reel off teams when asked to name the worst franchises in all of sports. Hockey’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the NFL’s New York Jets are two contenders, as are Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats and MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’d put the San Francisco 49ers on such a list, as they're one of the most storied franchises in NFL history, but ESPN just named them the worst franchise in all of sports. Number 122 out of 122. This is tough for us 49ers fans to swallow. We know...
  • Is there any hope for non-P5 college football teams?

    10/24/2016 8:22:27 AM PDT · by dangus · 36 replies
    10-24-16 | Vanity
    For discussion: Now that the Big 12 has decided to remain a misnomer, and rather spectacularly burned its bridges for the while, are teams like Memphis and Connecticut that are desperate to join a major conference doomed? If anything, the large number of applicants to the Big 12 shows that there are plenty of teams to form a new Power conference... but I assert they have to change their strategies. Assertion #1: If you're not in a "power" football conference, you're almost certain to lose money on football. There are exceptions (Notre Dame, Brigham Young), but few. There's not only...
  • Colin Kaepernick wears Black Panther Party t-shirt to post-game press conference

    10/24/2016 7:27:17 AM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 23, 2016 | David Fucillo
    Colin Kaepernick wrapped up his second start this season for the San Francisco 49ers, and decided to go with another statement t-shirt at his post-game press conference. Kaepernick sported a Black Panther Party t-shirt. I’ve got a screenshot of his press conference below, and you can view a slightly better shot from Cam Inman below that. Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest continues, with Eric Reid and Eli Harold regularly joining him on one knee. The discussion of it has quieted down to some extent, but he continues getting a chance to discuss social issues after games and during mid-week availability. There...
  • 10 Best Cars From Mercedes AMG’s Performance History

    10/23/2016 5:39:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    Cheatsheet ^ | 23 Oct, 2016 | James Derek Sapienza
    For nearly 25 years, AMG has been known as Mercedes’s performance division. But to think of it as just a small engineering department inside a massive corporation couldn’t be further from the truth. In its nearly 50-year history, it has built some of the most incredible performance cars to ever come out of Germany, and it’s been doing it long before it was under the wing of the mighty Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes’s performance prestige remained intact thanks to AMG’s fantastic reputation for quality and performance, and its Mercedes connection kept AMG at the forefront of the performance tuning community. The company...
  • Odd coincidence? Creator of Cubs 'curse' died on Oct. 22, Cubs win pennant Oct. 22

    10/23/2016 7:48:13 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have won the pennant for the first time since 1945, and now they'll endeavor to win the World Series for the first time since way, way back yonder in 1908. What's behind that? Cruel randomness, serialized misfortune, and occasional lousiness. Mythos, though, would have it that something darker has prevented the Cubs from reaching the pinnacle of the sport for lo these many years.
  • Michigan lined up in a 10-man centipede formation again

    10/23/2016 6:19:41 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | Rodger Sherman
    Jim Harbaugh is unique. And this formation Harbaugh had Michigan stand in is, well, unique. That right there is what we call the Wolverine Centipede. Michigan’s coaches don’t call it that -- they call it “trains” — but we’re not Michigan’s coaches.
  • Penn State topples No. 2 Ohio State 24-21

    10/23/2016 4:20:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    AP ^ | October 22, 2016 | Staff
    The white out in the stands became the white out on the field as Penn State fans mobbed their Nittany Lions. Well after the biggest victory of the post-Joe Paterno era was over, the cries of "We Are! Penn State!" echoed underneath 56-year-old Beaver Stadium and bounced off its big rusty metal beams.
  • Indians in 6 games! (Vanity

    10/22/2016 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 22 replies
    Because this is the year of the end of political correctness and any team named "Indians" is sure to win!!

    10/22/2016 8:14:20 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 101 replies
    Chicago Cubs won tonight played the Los Angeles Dodgers and won. On to the World Series!
  • Cubs vs Indians....

    10/22/2016 7:53:04 PM PDT · by fhayek · 27 replies
    The end times must be upon us....
  • Vanity, a couple of baseball questions.

    10/22/2016 5:42:49 PM PDT · by saminfl · 71 replies
    10l22/2016 | Self
    I haven't watched baseball since Curt Flood. I am watching tonight. I was a diehard Dodgers fan when they Drysdale and Koufax. Are they not using wood bats anymore ? The bats have strange color and make a different sound than what I used to hear. When did they start wearing their pants that droop over their shoes?
  • Around 15 people showed up to Curt Schilling’s Trump rally on Saturday

    10/22/2016 5:29:53 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 42 replies
    Former Red Sox pitcher and current political neophyte Curt Schilling held a Trump “rally” outside Boston’s city on Saturday, but uh, it wasn’t much of a rally. According to folks passing by, there were around 10 or 15 people in attendance to see the three-time World Series champ. He was pictured with a dejected gaze on his face.
  • Singer kneels to perform the National Anthem at Miami Heat basketball game in Black Lives [tr]

    10/22/2016 5:23:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    AP ^ | October 22, 2016 | Staff
    A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase 'Black Lives Matter'. The singer was identified by the Heat as Denasia Lawrence. It was unclear if she remained in the arena after the performance, and messages left for her were not immediately returned. Heat players and coaches stood side-by-side for the anthem, all with their arms linked as has been their custom during the preseason. 
  • SF Company Created a Bike Lock That Makes Thieves Vomit

    10/22/2016 12:06:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, October 21, 2016 | Amy Graff
    Bike thieves be wary. A pair of San Francisco entrepreneurs are developing a way to stop you—and you'll probably think it really stinks. Daniel Idzkowski and Yves Perrenoud created a steel U-lock called the SkunkLock that emits a noxious, vomit-inducing odor into the face of the person attempting to cut it. The acids in the pressurized formula are food-grade, sharing the same properties as those found in fowl-smelling Swedish fermented herring. Inhalation won't cause permanent harm but it does lead 99 percent of people to throw up uncontrollably. As your angle grinder just starts to break through the lock's steel,...
  • Seahawks' Richard Sherman Melts Down After Blown Coverage

    10/21/2016 11:20:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, October 16, 2016 | ADAM LEWIS
    Richard Sherman wasn't willing to offer much detail into what sent him into a mid-game tirade Sunday against the Falcons. Want specifics about why he slammed his helmet into the turf? Wondering why he yelled at defensive coordinator Kris Richard and the rest of the Legion of Boom? Chalk it up to a miscommunication. The 36-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Julio Jones on Atlanta's first drive of the the third quarter left Sherman irate. It was no doubt a blown coverage, one that helped Atlanta reel off 21 consecutive points in the Seahawks' 26-24 win. But a few...

    10/21/2016 3:06:26 PM PDT · by Chode · 29 replies
    10/21/2016 | Chode
    Circuit of The Americas First Grand Prix 2012 Number of Laps 56 Circuit Length 5.513KM Race Distance 308.405KM Lap Record 1:39.347 by Sebastian Vettel (2012)
  • Dodge Challenges for muscle car supremacy

    10/21/2016 7:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 10/20/2016 | Jim Bray
    Dodge’s Challenger Scat Pack Shaker (and no, the scat pack doesn’t mean it leaves stuff behind it on the road) is not only a great muscle car experience, it’s also an interesting lesson in semantics. That’s because it teaches us that the word "standard transmission" no longer applies to a stick shift, at least in this instance. Nope, in this case, the 485 "horsepowerhouse" comes "standard" with an automatic transmission, whereas the great Tremec six speed stick manual transmission is a thousand dollar option. And a good option, too - better than a lot of the nannies for which you...
  • Fans watching fewer NFL games cite protests as primary reason

    10/20/2016 3:32:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 19, 2016 | Jay Busbee
    Ratings in the NFL, while still stronger than any other challenger on the television landscape, continue to decline, and a new survey by Yahoo Sports and YouGov discerns several reasons why. In a survey of 1,136 Americans who identified themselves as NFL fans, 29 percent said they are watching fewer NFL games. (Interestingly, 27 percent said they were watching more, though that does not necessarily correlate only a 2 percent net loss.) The fans claiming they watch less of the NFL cited the following reasons: • Protests by Colin Kaepernick and others • Lack of opportunity to watch the NFL...
  • Cleveland Indians advance to World Series! (Vanity)

    10/19/2016 3:47:51 PM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 94 replies
    Me | 10/19/2016 | Me
    Indians defeat the Blue Jays 3-0 to take ALCS four games to one.
  • The Smallest Pistol Seecamp 32 ACP (Video only)

    10/19/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 10-18-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Seecamp 32 ACP Pistol is the Smallest current production semi-auto handgun being made. They are known for their quality and reliability. This is a perfect choice for deep cover conceal-ability or as a back up. Another installment in the Mouse Gun Series.
  • Report: Jets to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick, name Geno Smith starter

    10/19/2016 9:22:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 19, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    Well, it appears the New York Jets are planning to make a quarterback change after all. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, head coach Todd Bowles will name Geno Smith the starting quarterback this week against the Baltimore Ravens. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who butted heads over his contract with the team all summer before signing on the eve of training camp, has been benched for ineffectiveness.
  • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he is done with his 'undependable' Microsoft [tr]

    10/19/2016 6:13:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2016 | Ariel Zilber
    Technophobic mad genius football coach Bill Belichick has waved the white flag when it comes to his battle with Microsoft Surface. The New England Patriots head man told reporters on Tuesday that he will no longer use the tablet for analyzing in-game plays. 'As you probably noticed, I'm done with the tablets,' Belichick told reporters during a conference call, according to ESPN. 'I've given [the Suface] as much time as I can give them. They're just too undependable for me. I'm going to stick with pictures as several of our other coaches do as well, because there just isn't enough...

    10/18/2016 10:39:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies ^ | October 18, 2016 | IAAT Staff
    The Beaumont Bulls, a peewee football team of 11 year olds has been kicked out of their league for the rest of the season. With very little explanation, and despite previous support, the Beaumont Bulls students, staff, and parents were told by the e-board not to take a knee in their following game on Sept. 17. The team defied the request and did it anyway. Again, they won their game. The News reports that the boys were scheduled to have a bye the following week. During that time, the board decided to suspend Coach Rah-Rah Barber for the remainder of...
  • Judge Sends Stern Message After College Football Player Misses Community Service

    10/18/2016 9:37:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Football is not an excuse to skip court-ordered community service. That was the stern message from a Palo Alto judge to Keenan Smith, who plays football for the College of San Mateo. Smith, who is on probation for battery, appeared in court Tuesday after being a no-show for a community service work day due to a football game. Smith, 20, served about a month in jail for throwing his girlfriend to the ground in a parking lot in Sunnyvale last year and beating a bystander unconscious when they stepped in to help. In Tuesday's probation hearing, Smith was kicked out...
  • NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' has lowest ratings since 2011

    10/18/2016 3:40:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2016 4:29 PM EDT | David Bauder
    NBC’s flagship Sunday Night Football game had its smallest audience in five years this week, evidence of the NFL’s new deflation issue. The game between Indianapolis and Houston reached 13.6 million viewers, removing the weekly broadcast from its usual spot at or very close to the top of the Nielsen company ratings. CBS’ Thursday night game scored slightly higher. …

    10/18/2016 1:44:58 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 85 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Thread Week 7 Thursday, Oct. 20 8:25 p.m. ET Bears at Packers Sunday, Oct. 23 1 p.m. ET Saints at Chiefs 1 p.m. ET Colts at Titans 1 p.m. ET Vikings at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Browns at Bengals 1 p.m. ET Redskins at Lions 1 p.m. ET Raiders at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Bills at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET Ravens at Jets 4:05 p.m. ET Buccaneers at 49ers 4:05 p.m. ET Chargers at Falcons 4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Steelers 8:30 p.m. ET Seahawks at Cardinals Monday, Oct. 24 8:30 p.m. ET Texans at Broncos Bye week:...
  • The day a college football player stood alone to honor America

    10/17/2016 4:53:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    (Courtesy of Jeff Hill) Connor Brewer is fiercely loyal to his college football team. But he is also fiercely loyal to the United States of America. So when the Millikin University football team decided to protest the national anthem by remaining inside the locker room – instead of on the sidelines - Connor was faced with a decision. Would he join his teammates in their university-approved safe space or would he stand on the sidelines and honor America? Connor chose to stand – alone. One of my readers sent me a photograph of what transpired on Oct. 15th at...
  • Big 12 decides not to expand conference

    10/17/2016 1:54:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2016 | Pete Thamel
    The Big 12 university presidents concluded on Monday that they will not be adding any new members, ending a three-month expansion exploration with a decision that the league is better off with its current 10 members for now. The Big 12 presidents met in Dallas for a working dinner Sunday night and for a six-hour meeting on Monday. Their conclusion was not a surprise. Sports Illustrated indicated on Friday that the league would focus on getting more money from its television partners instead of adding schools and agitating the TV partners. The Big 12 will not definitively shut the door...
  • ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To 5-Year Low In OT Game

    10/17/2016 10:28:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 18, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Maybe it was the Los Angeles Dodgers-Chicago Cubs Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, or The Walking Dead retrospective special ahead of next week’s Season 7 debut. Or maybe it was just NFL exhaustion after the Dallas Cowboys crushed the Green Bay Packers 30-16 earlier in the day, or maybe blame The Simpsons’ annual ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ episode. Whatever it was, Sunday Night Football and NBC had a real problem last night, and it wasn’t Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
  • Parachutist Falls 1,200 Feet from Plane in Florida: Sheriff

    10/16/2016 10:18:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/16
    Authorities in central Florida say a man with a group of people on a plane doing military-style parachuting has died after his reserve chute accidentally opened as he knelt near the cargo door, pulling him out. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the man was pronounced dead by paramedics after falling 1,200 feet to the ground Friday.acebook
  • Former Jets DE Dennis Byrd killed in Oklahoma highway crash

    10/16/2016 9:25:55 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 1 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Rich Cimini
    Dennis Byrd, a former New York Jets defensive end whose career was cut short in 1992 because of a broken neck, was killed in a head-on vehicle collision Saturday near his home in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed to ESPN. Byrd, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries.
  • Japanese Surfers Risk Their Lives to Surf Near the Fukushima Nuclear Zone

    10/14/2016 10:33:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NEXTSHARK ^ | October 13, 2016
    Japanese surfers are fearlessly catching waves at the radioactive beach near the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Despite warnings of radioactivity in the area, surfers still visit Tairatoyoma beach, once a popular surf spot. While documenting decontamination efforts in the abandoned towns, photographer Eric Lafforgue, sighted the surfers in the water. “Very few people have returned to this area and I could not have imagined finding them here. According to them, this place is one of the best in Japan to surf as the waves are big and very good to surf.” Towns and houses within the red exclusion...
  • Stars honor 5 Dallas cops killed this summer with decals on their helmets, pre-game tribute

    10/14/2016 5:31:07 PM PDT · by airborne · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Associated Press
    The Stars honored five officers slain in downtown Dallas this summer, wearing decals of their badges on their helmets during a season-opening 4-2 win. Family members of two of the slain officers, Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer Brent Thompson, participated in the pregame ceremonial puck drop. The captains for both teams, Jamie Benn of the Stars and Ryan Getzlaf of the visiting Anaheim Ducks, joined them at center ice. When introduced, the families got a long and loud ovation in the arena only a few blocks from where the five officers were killed...
  • Update: Jim’s Fearless 2016 MLB Playoff Predictions (67% so far)

    10/14/2016 5:22:39 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 46 replies
    ALCS (TBS): Cleveland over Toronto NLCS (Fox/FS1): Cubbies over Dodgers World Series (Fox): Cubbies over Cleveland
  • MLB: The 5 Greatest Shortstops to Ever Play the Game

    10/14/2016 4:13:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 93 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | October 14, 2016 | Michael Laurila
    While he’s no longer rocking pinstripes on a regular basis, it’s hard to think about the New York Yankees and not turn your attention to the great Derek Jeter. Even after his retirement from Major League Baseball in 2014, the captain of all captains continues to remain a permanent fixture in the city with which he spent his entire career. And really, that shouldn’t be a surprise. That’s usually what happens when you’re an all-time great shortstop. Throughout his incredible career, Jeter showed himself to be one of the greatest shortstops to ever step on a diamond. While there have...
  • Dodgers beat Nationals to reach NLCS after pulling out all the stops

    10/14/2016 10:08:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 14, 2016 | Bill Plunkett
    It will be a team of destiny facing a team of density, the Dodgers having packed their roster so thickly with heroes that a closer was hiding in their starting rotation. The Dodgers used every bit of that and more Thursday night – a closer pitching in the seventh inning, tag-team starting pitchers, backup catchers pinch-running and pinch-hitting – and finally turned to Clayton Kershaw to close it out after Manager Dave Roberts said he would “absolutely not” do that, not even for one batter. They somehow managed to both come-from-behind and hold on for their dear lives, beating the...
  • Colin Kaepernick responds to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s criticism of anthem protests

    10/13/2016 1:41:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2016 | Des Bieler
    Colin Kaepernick has not been shy about calling out major public figures. He recently described Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as “proven liars.” But when presented Wednesday with some unexpected criticism from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 49ers quarterback actually took the relative high road while saying her comments were “disappointing.”
  • Opinion: Raiders stadium debacle is a Vegas casino heist

    10/13/2016 10:28:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies ^ | Oct 13, 2016 10:27 a.m. ET | Jason Notte Columnist
    Las Vegas’ legislature is about to hand $750 million in tax dollars to a casino operator and, potentially, an NFL franchise owner ****************************************************************
  • The likely leading causes of the NFL’s significant TV ratings decline

    10/13/2016 7:44:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2016 | Mark Maske
    The financial cornerstone of the NFL as it has grown into the nation’s most prosperous and popular sports league has been its network television deals. Pro football has been TV ratings gold, and the league’s handsome reward for that has been contracts with the networks now collectively worth an estimated $7 billion annually. So when ratings for NFL games slip, even while remaining at comparatively lofty levels, it is noteworthy. Such is the case this season, with the sport’s overall TV ratings down about 11 percent from last season.
  • Protests, politics ruining NFL; now we have Super Bowl of Suck

    10/13/2016 7:40:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Sporting News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Pat Img
    The 49ers have a new starting quarterback. His name is Colin Kaepernick. He starts for a team that has lost four straight games after a Week 1 win over the NFL Rams of Los Angeles. His head coach is Chip Kelly, who is his first season in charge of the team that plays near the city by the Bay. The timing for Kaepernick to start is fitting, really. In Week 6, Time magazine's QB and his team face the Bills.
  • The moment Tom Brady abruptly ends press conference after being asked about his friend Donald Trump

    10/12/2016 2:40:46 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies ^ | 10/12/16 | Ashley Collman
    'Tom, you have kids of your own - how would you respond if your kids heard Donald Trump's version of locker room talk?' one reporter asked. Brady responded by smiling and saying 'Thank you guys, have a good day' before promptly walking off the stage.
  • Tim Tebow Saves Fan From Seizure After Laying His Hands On Him And Praying

    10/12/2016 6:18:57 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/2016 | David Hookstead
    New York Mets prospect and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly saved a fan’s life from a seizure Tuesday. The unnamed fan had a seizure while the Heisman winner was signing autographs, but the seizure stopped after Tebow placed his hands on the fan and prayed, according to ABC15 reporter Kari Van Horn. Tebow is currently playing in the Mets minor league system, but clearly he has time to save some lives. This isn’t the first time the University of Florida phenom has used prayers to save a life. He previously prayed for an ill man on a plane and...
  • Singer Takes Knee During National Anthem At Sacramento Kings Game

    10/11/2016 10:43:35 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | October 11, 2016 | Macy Jenkins
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The day after the first Kings’ preseason game, the buzz is all about what happened before the first play. Singer Leah Tysse took the microphone to sing the national anthem, then she took a knee – and took the audience by surprise. --SNIP-- Bay Area Singer Leah Tysse took the opportunity to make a statement of her own on Tuesday night by kneeling on the court while singing the national anthem. She explained her decision on Facebook: “Taking a knee felt like the most patriotic thing I could do. I cannot idly stand by as black people...
  • NFL Ratings Tanking in Wake of Leftist Moral Exhibitionism

    10/11/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Ratings for the National Football League are off substantially this season , and of course nobody at the league has the slightest idea why. It can't be due to the ungrateful arrogance of has-been 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, or the increasing politicization of the sport by lefty sportwriters (and they're all lefties) and ESPN. No, it must be something else: The NFL has a ratings problem. The causes are many, and the leading cause is certainly up for debate. But that isn’t stopping the NFL from denying that the problem has some controversial undercurrents – or that the problem exists...
  • Vegas Stadium Deal for Raiders Passes First Hurdle

    10/11/2016 7:18:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    A bill to raise hotel taxes to fund an NFL stadium for the Oakland Raiders and a convention center expansion has crossed its first hurdle in the Nevada Legislature. The Nevada Senate voted 16-5 on Tuesday to approve the measure. Democratic opponents have said they oppose putting public funds to a project backed by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, while Republican opponents oppose raising taxes.
  • Justin Verlander Apologizes for ‘All Lives Matter’ Tweet after Social Media Backlash

    10/11/2016 4:21:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2016
    Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander backed off using an “All Lives Matter” hashtag after a backlash on social media. On Sunday, while viewing the Toronto Blue Jays’ complete their sweep of the Texas Rangers in the American League Divisional Series, Verlander grew impressed with TBS broadcasters singing word for word the Canadian national anthem. Immediately Verlander reflected on “Black Lives Matter” sympathizer Colin Kaepernick and his legion of followers who don’t even stand for America’s national anthem, let alone sing the words.
  • Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth won’t say ‘Indians’ in ALCS [PC ALERT]

    10/11/2016 4:04:40 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 52 replies
    680 News ^ | Oct.11, 2016 | Canadian Press
    Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth won’t be using the word “Indians” when he calls the American League Championship Series between Toronto and Cleveland, and he says he hasn’t uttered the team nickname on the air for nearly 25 years. Howarth told The Fan 590 on Tuesday that he stopped using team names like Indians and Braves and terms such as tomahawk chop and powwow on the mound after receiving a letter from an aboriginal fan after Toronto defeated Atlanta in the 1992 World Series. He called it “one of the best fan letters I’ve ever received.” “He said ‘Jerry, I...
  • German YouTuber's Slingshot Fires Bowling Ball More Than 300 Feet

    10/11/2016 2:17:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A German slingshot enthusiast took his hobby to the next level with a giant wooden slingshot capable of flinging a bowling ball more than 300 feet. Joerg Sprave, star of The Slingshot Channel on YouTube, posted a video showing off the capabilities of his giant wooden slingshot using a bowling ball as a projectile. The homemade weapon launched the ball a distance of more than 328 feet. Sprave said he believes the slingshot could be adjusted to reach more than 430 feet.