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  • Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson: 'My faith is everything' [ Christian ]

    01/31/2015 6:47:04 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 29 January 2015 | Lucinda Borkett-Jones
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said at the Super Bowl media day on Tuesday that though he loves playing football, his "faith is everything". Wilson, 26, said that while he wanted to be recognised as a successful football player – a "winner" – he also wanted to leave a legacy as a Christian man who serves others. "In terms of my legacy off the field, I want to be a Christian man that helps lead and helps change lives and helps serve other people. It's not about me, you know," Wilson said. "It's not about me and it's about just...
  • Junior Seau Among 5 Elected To NFL Hall of Fame

    01/31/2015 6:46:12 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff. Five nominees were eliminated in the final vote: Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner. Earlier Saturday, the selection committee reduced the list of 15 modern-day finalists by cutting Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, John Lynch and coaches Don Coryell and Jimmy Johnson.
  • UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Live Event

    01/31/2015 5:39:27 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 182 replies
    UFC PPV | 01/31/2015 | UFC
    UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz Date: January 31, 2015 Number of Bouts: 12 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Anderson Silva (186) vs. Nick Diaz (185) Kelvin Gastelum (*180) vs. Tyron Woodley (170.5) Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Al Iaquinta (156) Thales Leites (186) vs. Tim Boetsch (185.5) Thiago Alves (171) vs. Jordan Mein (169.5) Miesha Tate (135.5) vs. Sara McMann (135.5) Ed Herman (186) vs. Derek Brunson (186) Ian McCall (126) vs. John Lineker (*130) Rafael Natal (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (186) Diego Brandao (142) vs. Jim Hettes (146) Richardson Moreira (185.5) vs. Ildemar Alcantara...
  • Best Super Bowl Headline Ever, Drudge Wins!

    01/31/2015 12:47:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 42 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/31/2015 | Drudge
    Drudge wins the "Best Super Bowl Headline Ever" Contest
  • CA ASSEMBLYWOMAN INTRODUCES CHEERLEADER RIGHTS BILL

    01/31/2015 11:04:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A new bill introduced Thursday in the California Assembly would provide cheerleaders of professional sports franchises with employee benefits and a minimum wage guarantee. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced AB 202 on Thursday in “a move that will better protect cheer athletes in the state from workplace abuses and bring equity to the multi-billion dollar professional sports landscape.”
  • Pro/Con: Did NCAA restore Paterno’s good name?

    01/31/2015 8:46:53 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 70 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 1-30-14 | Christine Flowers
    Yes: Let’s hope the legendary coach hears the good news I hope there’s a wire service in the afterlife. I hope there’s some celestial Internet cafe where the departed (regardless of their ultimate destinations) can access news about those of us they’ve left behind. For instance, I’d love it if the monsters who murdered the journalists at Charlie Hebdo could take a moment from baking in eternal hellfire to see how their acts only strengthened our resolve to speak out against intolerance. Similarly, I hope Martin Luther King Jr. can recognize, from his lofty perch in heaven atop his beloved...
  • Officials say touchdown by Patriots T Nate Solder came on illegal play (NE v Indy)

    01/31/2015 7:56:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 156 replies
    sporting news ^ | 01.30.15
    Deflate-gate isn't even behind us and already the Patriots are under more scrutiny. The touchdown New England tackle Nate Solder scored in the AFC Championship game apparently came on an illegal play, according to a The Boston Globe.
  • If politics is any guide, the Seahawks should win the Super Bowl

    01/30/2015 10:01:37 AM PST · by Lexinom · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 January 2015 | Reid Wilson
    When the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, more than a hundred million Americans will tune in to root for one side or the other, or maybe just to watch the commercials. Prognosticators have any number of ways of handicapping the matchup: Maybe defense wins championships, maybe it’s all about the run game or special teams, or maybe one superstar can take over a game. But from a political perspective, history argues the Seahawks have the advantage. That’s because their fan base looks much more like the American electorate than the Patriots’ fan...
  • Tim Tebow Wins The Phoenix Golf Open Celebrity Par-3 Tourney (Video)

    01/29/2015 2:47:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Pro Sports ^ | 01/29/2015 | by: Penn Collin
    Active NFL players weren’t the only ones making headlines this week. Tim Tebow, existing on the seedy outskirts of the sport as a host for the SEC Network, wrestled himself an invite to a celebrity golf tournament in Phoenix in the days leading up to the Super Bowl.The good news: Tim Tebow won. The bad news: It was a golf tournament, not an NFL game. The worse news: It wasn’t even a real golf tournament. It was the Phoenix Open Celebrity par-3 tournament, which is sort of a step up from Putt-Putt. Sort of.He played the Phoenix Open Pro-Am with...
  • Puppy Bowl XI: Meet The Starting Line-Up Before Game Day

    01/29/2015 2:36:07 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies
    Today.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Mish Whalen
    While everyone is gearing up to see the New England Patriots face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, the real highlight of this Sunday will be watching puppies play in Puppy Bowl XI, airing Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet. For the first time in Puppy Bowl history, there will be two distinct teams. That is, instead of puppies simply running rampant, jumping and nipping at each other. Team Ruff and Team Fluff will go snout-to-snout to battle for the "Lumbarki" trophy, according to Animal Planet's website, while one or more dogs will be crowned...
  • Are Professional Sports Fixed?

    01/29/2015 1:51:29 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Would you leave a multi-billion dollar business up to chance? What if all of that time, emotion, and money has been wasted on a lie? What if the action on the field isn’t what it appears to be? What if you, and millions others like you, have been duped – outright lied to – by those franchises you hold so dear to your heart, all in the name of making an easy buck? Well, my friend, it has happened. And although your name might not be “Mark,” you have certainly become one to those running the carnival known as professional...
  • Flags are Seahawks' best friend [FlagGate entering Cheaters' Bowl]

    01/29/2015 12:13:14 PM PST · by Colofornian · 72 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | David Fleming
    Exploiting loopholes in the rulebook helped launch Seattle's budding dynasty There's a team in Super Bowl XLIX that, for years, has created a major competitive advantage by blatantly disregarding NFL rules. I'm talking about the Seattle Seahawks, of course. Focused on 24 PSIs of missing hot air and hype in New England, we've all missed an actual rules revolution going on in Seattle that, with one more win on Sunday in Arizona, could fundamentally change the NFL -- forever. Over the past three years the Seahawks have done something no one in the white-socks-and-black-shoes, stuck-in-the-1950s NFL ever dreamed possible, or...
  • Superbowl!!!!! Predictions!!!!!

    01/29/2015 12:06:32 PM PST · by djf · 72 replies
    OK!!! It's time to start an official (semi) Freerepublic superbowl prediction thread! My prediction... 27-17 Seattle!!
  • Deflate-gate triggers stat spat as analysts attempt to solve why Patriots don't fumble

    01/29/2015 11:01:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 01/28/2015 | By Eric Adelson
    Maybe the smoking gun isn’t in a bathroom at Gillette Stadium. Maybe it’s in the laptop of a civil engineer in Washington, D.C. One of the strangest twists in the already strange saga of deflate-gate is the sudden star turn of a man who runs a gambling website when he’s not doing his day job. Warren Sharp is a 36-year-old dad who loves numbers and algorithms, and decided to apply some statistics to the Patriots when he heard about the football deflation investigation. What he found sent ripples through the sports world and got a few other statisticians pretty upset....
  • Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo: We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction:

    01/28/2015 9:13:21 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 19 replies
    We would like to take this opportunity to separate fact from fiction: There was never a Muslim prayer – or a prayer of any specific religion at the Stock Show this year. Because the Stock Show is an annual community event that attracts many visitors from around the world, country and state each year, last spring, we established a faith-based committee consisting of a wide range of local clergy. We based our decision on and selected our participants from the Mayor’s Faith Cabinet Directory. We invited each participant to provide a one-minute prayer to include the safety of the contestants,...
  • As DeflateGate video leaks, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Seahawk's Richard Sherman feud

    01/28/2015 1:41:39 PM PST · by Colofornian · 81 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | Ralph Vacchiano
    PHOENIX — The New England Patriots owner and Seattle Seahawks cornerback were trading insults while the NFL was reportedly reviewing video of a Patriots employee going into the bathroom with a bag of footballs. Just when you thought Super Bowl Media Day couldn’t get any more bizarre... Thanks to DeflateGate, though, there seems to be no limit to this theater of the absurd, which took yet another twist as the Patriots and Seahawks met a mass of reporters at the U.S. Airways Center on Tuesday. The backdrop was a report that the NFL had video of a Patriots locker room...
  • The DeflateGate Anthem: Soft Balls (AC/DC Parody)

    01/28/2015 5:00:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    The folks up at our sister station WBLM in Portland have created their own DeflateGate anthem. We wanted to share it with you and honor our New England Patriots.
  • How to reduce the amount of air in a football without letting any air out

    01/28/2015 1:26:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 50 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | January 28, 2015 | By Alec Rawls
    Just fill the ball with warm humid indoor air, then when it temperature-equalizes with the 25°F cooler outdoor air on your AFC Championship playing field some of the water vapor in the ball will condense into water, leaving less air in the ball, solving the great mystery: how did the footballs used by the Championship winning New England Patriots show 12.5 psi of inflation pressure in the official pre-game check but only 10.5 psi when checked at halftime? There is also a decrease in pressure due to the cooling of the molecules that remain gaseous. Those air molecules are not...
  • Tom Brady Has A Cold

    01/28/2015 10:08:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CBS - Boston ^ | January 28, 2015 11:49 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — You may have noticed that Tom Brady didn’t look himself at Tuesday’s Media Day. No, it wasn’t his bed head. And it wasn’t from a lack of sleep thanks to an early morning fire alarm at the team’s hotel. As he prepares for the biggest game of the season, the Patriots quarterback is battling a cold. And if you thought he looked rough on Tuesday, he looked a bit worse on Wednesday as he addressed the media at the team hotel in Chandler, Arizona. “It’s been lingering,” Brady told reporters as he held court for nearly 45...
  • Teddy Bear the Porcupine Predicts Super Bowl XLIX Winner

    01/27/2015 4:23:45 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Can Teddy Bear the Porcupine accurately predict the winner of the Super Bowl for the FOURTH year in a row? Don't ever underestimate the power of po'pine prognostication! See who he picks to win Super Bowl XLIX (2015). Copyright 2015, Zooniversity LLC. Online sites are welcome to link to this address or embed with Google ads intact (no ad blocking). FILE COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHO
  • James Franklin scorns PSU player on Twitter for settling for a B on exam

    01/27/2015 3:55:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 1-26-15 | Kevin McGuire
    Some day college football players will learn not everything needs to be shared to the public. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones found that out, as you may have heard by now, but things turned out OK for him. Maybe Penn State sophomore safety Bryant Harper will learn a lesson after being publicly scorned by his head coach on Twitter. On Monday, Harper took to Twitter to boast about a B he received on a recent anatomy exam. "B on my first anatomy exam and I didn't study I'll take it" Penn State head coach James Franklin, known to be fluent...
  • What Race Officials Noticed in a Photographer’s Finish(truncated)

    01/27/2015 1:31:48 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On first glance you might miss it. But what race officials in Houston spotted in a photographer’s finish line-area picture of a horse race has led to the jockey facing felony charges.
  • Ernie Banks, RIP: Always a Beautiful Day

    01/27/2015 12:35:36 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 33 replies
    Sports Central ^ | 27 January 2014 | Yours Truly
    There is no joy in Wrigleyville. Mighty Ernie has checked out. At 83. Cub fans aren't the only ones in baseball's world who think that, for Ernie Banks, it's still too young to go. Winning with class is easy compared to losing with grace, good humor, and the inner peace of knowing you did the best you could with what you had. But then there was Banks. The prototype of the power-hitting shortstop whose knees turned him into a first baseman who could still hit but had to prove himself every spring, anyway, his sunny nature couldn't be killed by...
  • Warriors unis hail Chinese New Year

    01/26/2015 6:57:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | January 26, 2015, 9:09 PM ET | Darren Rovell |
    On the uniform's front, Warriors is spelled out in Mandarin with the sleeve featuring a goat, the animal the Chinese attribute to this upcoming year. The jersey also features red and yellow piping. Red is the color associated with good luck, while yellow is connected to wealth and happiness. "The meaning of a warrior certainly translates into the Chinese culture well as they are very familiar with what being a warrior means," said the team's president and chief operating officer Rick Welts. "I think they'd be hard pressed to make a similar connection to the Lakers." The team plans on...
  • Consumer Reports: Best TVs for the Super Bowl

    01/26/2015 6:31:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 1-26-15 | unattributed
    A sports bar is a great place to watch the big game. But if you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports has complete buying advice. Its testers say a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd. Testers in Consumer Reports’ labs size up hundreds of TVs every year. Also important is a set that delivers a wide viewing angle. When you’re watching a big game with a crowd of friends, not everyone is going to get that great seat front and center. One of the concerns...
  • Deflategate fallout: NFL focusing on Patriots' locker-room attendant

    01/26/2015 1:18:34 PM PST · by mojito · 88 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jay Glazer
    Deflategate has taken another twist. FOX Sports has learned that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the scandal of improperly inflated footballs used in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis. The person of interest was already interviewed by the league. The NFL is trying to determine whether any wrongdoing by this individual occurred, sources tell FOX Sports. There is surveillance video showing the attendant taking the footballs from the official's locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field, sources tell FOX Sports.
  • NFL bears plenty of blame for #DeflateGate

    01/26/2015 5:10:11 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 62 replies
    nbcsports.com ^ | 25 Jan 15 | Mike Florio
    But what has the NFL really found? As one league source has explained it to PFT, the football intercepted by Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was roughly two pounds under the 12.5 PSI minimum. The other 10 balls that reportedly were two pounds under may have been, as the source explained it, closer to one pound below 12.5 PSI.
  • Saturday Night Live spoofs Patriots DeflateGate scandal

    01/25/2015 6:55:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | NEWS STAFF
    Saturday Night Live got its hands on Bill Belichick’s and Tom Brady’s balls Saturday night, spoofing the prickly pair with a mock press conference that transitioned into a raucous scene from “A Few Good Men.”
  • UFC on Fox 14 Gustaffson vs. Johnson - Live Event

    01/24/2015 4:53:13 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 65 replies
    UFC | January 24, 2015 | UFC
    UFC on Fox 14 Gustaffson vs. Johnson
  • 31 Reasons to get off your high horse, NFL! (And Pats haters!)

    01/24/2015 4:29:09 PM PST · by mkleesma · 23 replies
    www.patskrieg.com ^ | 1/24/15 | patskrieg.com
    http://patskrieg.com/2015/01/23/31-reasons-to-get-off-your-high-horse-nfl/
  • Deflate-gate: Patriots Coach Says 'Climatic Conditions' May Have Under-Inflated Balls

    01/24/2015 4:07:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 140 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 24, 2015 | DEAN SCHABNER and AARON KATERSKY
    Deflate-gate: Patriots Coach Says 'Climatic Conditions' May Have Under-Inflated Balls Jan 24, 2015 By DEAN SCHABNER More From Dean » New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick today said "climatic conditions" may have been to blame for the footballs that were under-inflated Sunday for the AFC Championship game, and said the team had not tried to tamper with them. He said the team "followed the rules to the letter," denying any intentional wrongdoing by the Patriots. "At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage," Belichick said.
  • BILL BELICHICK BRILLIANTLY SCHOOLS THE NFL, AND THE LEAGUE HAS NO ANSWER

    01/24/2015 4:00:59 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 138 replies
    weei.com ^ | 24 Jan 15 | Mike Petraglia
    In the year of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, they've somehow managed to trump serious cases of domestic abuse by blowing a silly, inane, moronic controversy over the inflation of game balls into a national story that gets more sublime and ridiculous by the day. The league didn't take their time and do due diligence on what really mattered in the Ray Rice case, and delivered a hasty judgment that Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted was ill-conceived. Now, they're taking their sweet time to decide who may have taken too much air out of the balls, a violation that...
  • Lars Andersen: a new level of archery (YouTube video, 5:51)

    01/24/2015 1:05:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk&x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688
  • ESPN Radio Overhauls Weekend Lineup (All Female Show)

    01/24/2015 9:44:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    All Access Music Group ^ | January 23, 2015 | Staff
    ESPN AUDIO has revamped its weekend lineup. Among the changes are eight new shows, including the expansion of an existing podcast to a weekly radio show and the launch of a new show presented by the female-centric espnW website. The new shows include "espnW PRESENTS: SPAIN AND PRIM" (noon-2p (ET) SATURDAYS) with SARAH SPAIN and PRIM SIRIPAPA ..................................................... espnW Editor-in-Chief ALISON OVERHOLT said, “SPAIN AND PRIM is yet another extension of espnW’s increasingly successful cross-platform expansion, and one we began fostering with ESPN RADIO last year with our first show focused on domestic violence and the NFL’s reaction. SARAH and...
  • Seahawks lead league in PED suspensions under Pete Carroll

    01/24/2015 8:30:18 AM PST · by edzo4 · 60 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/24/14 | espn
    The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs since Pete Carroll became coach in 2010, research by ESPN Stats & Information shows.
  • Bidding war between networks, sports leagues will increase price of cable TV

    01/24/2015 6:36:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Cecilia Kang
    Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other sports networks to carry their channels. Beginning Feb. 5, DirecTV will raise fees by 5.7 percent. The rise in cable prices is likely to test the patience of customers, who may already be tempted to cut their cords in exchange for streaming options that...
  • Inside Manziel's rocky rookie season

    01/24/2015 5:17:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon
    The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted to "wreck this league" in Cleveland. The words were actually more R-rated, but the implication was clear. Twitter erupted at the selection. A Cleveland radio host cheered and screamed openly on air. Manziel gave his "money" sign as he walked onstage to greet Roger Goodell. By season's end, cheering had turned...
  • Dumb Luck: The New England Patriots’ prevention of fumbles is nearly impossible.

    01/24/2015 1:08:10 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 116 replies
    slate.com ^ | Jan. 23 2015 | Warren Sharp
    ...One can clearly see the Patriots, visually, are off the chart. There is no other team even close to being near to their rate of 187 offensive plays per fumble lost. The league average is 105 plays per fumble lost. Most teams are within 21 plays of that number. I spoke with a data scientist whom I know from work on NFLproject.com and sent him the data. He said: Based on the assumption that fumbles per play follow a normal distribution, you’d expect to see, according to random fluctuation, the results that the Patriots have gotten over this period, once...
  • Archery Quite Unlike Any Other (video)

    01/23/2015 7:04:55 PM PST · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 1-23-2015 | Yehuda Remer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk Danish archer Lars Andersen might be the most accomplished archer of our time. Not because of any awards or medals, but purely because of what he has accomplished by studying ancient texts and paintings. Andersen posted a video on Friday attempting to disprove the Hollywood myth of archery. Not only that, he explains how the art of archery is lost on today's archers because a majority of them stand still and aim at their target rather than be able to run, shoot, and hit their targets while also being able to shoot rapidly. Andersen says that the ultimate feat...
  • When will destroyed human lives get more news attention than deflated footballs?

    01/23/2015 7:39:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Christina Martin
    Yesterday, I visited my mom and we watched a popular talk show. In the middle of the show, a breaking news update flashed on the screen. Suddenly the show was interrupted. My mind began to race. Did something happen to our President? Was there another terrorist attack? Did a school shooting occur? Soon my fears were erased. Patriots QB Tom Brady was in a press conference, denying claims he knew about deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. This was the breaking news that interrupted a scheduled program. I’ll admit I’m not a football fan. I also barely watch TV....
  • Tom Brady's tale doesn't hold weight [Says sack Brady for Super Bowl if he cheated]

    01/23/2015 1:50:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 324 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 23, 2015 | Ian O'Connor
    Under his oversized ski cap, Tom Brady could not hide from the fact he was convicting himself in the court of public opinion. The quarterback of the New England Patriots admitted that footballs pumped up to 12.5 pounds per square inch are "a perfect fit for me," yet swore he did not notice a difference in the AFC Championship Game when most of the balls had significantly less pressure. Brady's story Thursday was harder to believe than the story of the 199th pick in the NFL draft becoming one of the greatest players of all time... "I would never do...
  • Bill would require doctor at NYC youth tackle football games

    01/23/2015 12:30:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 3:04 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    All youth football games would be required to have a doctor present to monitor possible concussions as part of legislation considered Friday by the New York City Council. The hearing focused on the safety of young players who are even more vulnerable to brain injuries than their counterparts in high school, college and professional leagues. “It’s too common that kids are taught that getting your bell rung is OK and you need to play through it,” said Councilman Corey Johnson, a Democrat from Manhattan. “Repeated concussions can cause lifelong health injuries especially when the brain does not have time to...
  • Ex-Players React: Brady's Cluelessness "Unbelievable"

    01/23/2015 9:57:18 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-22-15 | Howie Kussoy
    <p>“I did not believe what Tom had to say,” former quarterback and ESPN analyst Mark Brunell said. “Those balls were deflated. Someone had to do it and I don’t believe there’s an equipment manager in the NFL that would on his own initiative deflate a ball without the starting quarterback’s approval. I just didn’t believe what Tom Brady had to say.”</p>
  • DeflateGate (cont'd)

    01/23/2015 8:16:00 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Friday, January 23, 2015 | cc
    Patriots defenders constantly make the point that deflated balls were not a big deal last Sunday, because the Pats won so convincingly over Indy. Maybe. But what about the Ravens game a week earlier? That one WAS close - 35-31. Does anyone really think the Pats weren't pulling their under-inflation tricks then, that it just started last week? Other teams raised the issue back in November, so it's reasonable to assume it's been going on since at least then.
  • Most troubling news out of Tom Brady's deflate-gate comments: NFL hasn't talked to QB

    01/23/2015 6:27:05 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 232 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1/23 | Dan Wetzel
    Is Tom Brady telling the truth? Is he lying? Can both scenarios be possible? Is it remotely plausible that some unnamed, unknown, mystery equipment manager altered the footballs without Brady's knowledge and approval … or did 11 of the Patriots' footballs, but not one of the Colts, nor apparently 12 more backup footballs from the Patriots, lose pressure naturally?
  • Ex-players react: Brady‘s cluelessness ‘unbelievable’

    01/23/2015 12:52:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 233 replies
    nypost.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Howie Kussoy
    For more than a decade, Tom Brady has established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, one of the sport’s most popular and respected players. On Wednesday, Brady may have jeopardized his credibility for good. Like Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Brady denied having anything to do with footballs being deflated in the AFC Championship Game and denied knowing it had occurred until the next day, but to the quarterback’s former peers, the NFL’s golden boy lost some of the luster he had earned in his 15-year career. “I did not believe what Tom had to say,” former quarterback...
  • 'Deflady Brady' uses 30-yard deep pass to secure 2nd TD to bump Colt offense off-balance [Vanity]

    01/22/2015 9:42:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 113 replies
    Colofornian | Jan. 22, 2015 | Colofornian
    What is missing in the 'DeflateGate' NFL analysis? Simple. How the Colts, once succumbing to a 14-0 deficit, had to THEN shift from running the ball 40% of the time to running it only less than 17% the rest of the first half upon falling behind by those scores. It was, after all, "Deflady Brady's" deep pass down the left side of the field to S. Vereen (30 yards) to the Indy 17-yard line that set up the second Patriot score. One wonders what might have happened on that pass in the driving rain had the "underinflation" not been at...
  • Jeff Gordon last year to run full time 2015

    01/22/2015 6:13:36 PM PST · by rstrahan · 8 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | Zack Albert
    Jeff Gordon announced that 2015 will be the last year for him to run in NASCAR full time. He hasn't ruled out individual events after 2015 but has not announced any plans. He remains an equity owner in Hendricks Motorsports and will remain active in NASCAR as an equity owner and supporting his foundation. The fact that Chase Elliott is expected to move into the Hendricks Motorsports Cup stable in 2016 probably had a to do with the announcement.
  • D’Qwell Jackson: Patriots Were Using Colts Footballs At End Of First Half

    01/22/2015 5:51:09 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 31 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 22 Jan 15 | Doug Kyed
    Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who says he didn’t snitch on the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, told NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington that Brady was using a Colts football at the end of the first half Sunday night. Jackson spoke to an official, who said they couldn’t locate a usable football, during a TV timeout when the Patriots had the ball. Later in the first half, Jackson noticed that the Patriots were using Colts footballs.
  • Hope Solo reportedly let her husband drive a USWNT team car while drunk

    01/22/2015 4:05:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Hope Solo has been caught up in lots of legal issues recently, including being charged with domestic violence before her case was dropped. On Monday morning, she was in the car when her husband Jerramy Stevens was arrested for DUI. She wasn't suspended for either of these things, presumably because she wasn't convicted of a crime and didn't violate any specific team rules.