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  • Net Loss: Brooklyn Nets Fires Coach Avery Johnson

    12/27/2012 7:05:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/27/2012 | BRIAN MAHONEY
    Coach of the month in November, out of a job by New Year's. The Brooklyn Nets have elevated expectations this season, and a .500 record wasn't good enough. Coach Avery Johnson was fired Thursday, his team having lost 10 of 13 games after a strong start to its first season in Brooklyn. "We don't have the same fire now than we did when we were 11-4," general manager Billy King said at a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. "I tried to talk to Avery about it and we just can't figure it out. The same pattern kept on happening."...
  • French football Fan Fined for Bin Laden Jersey

    12/26/2012 11:46:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Dec 2012
    SNIP Police who arrested the 21-year-old said he told them he was honouring the memory of Osama bin Laden, but he denied that in court. SNIP He said he had seen far worse jerseys, such as one bearing the name Adolf Hitler
  • Week 17: NFL Game Picks

    12/26/2012 5:51:17 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 24, 2012
    Five NFC teams are fighting for two postseason spots, and the race for first-round byes in the AFC remains convoluted. The Cowboys lost, but the Giants' loss later sets up a winner-take-all Cowboys-Redskins game on Sunday night for the NFC East title. The Vikings remained in the No. 6 slot in the NFC but also were big winners, as the Giants and Cowboys' losses mean Minnesota doesn't require help to make the postseason.
  • More fans duped in 'oversold' Cowboys ticket scheme

    12/26/2012 4:20:45 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    WFAA ^ | December 26, 2012 | BYRON HARRIS
    The list of angry fans who were stood up by a sports promoter at the Cowboys-Steelers game two weeks ago is growing. It stretches literally around the world and into the hundreds... All say they are victims of the Maximum Sports Connection and Ronni Sokol. Just before kickoff, they say she told them the game had been "oversold." "I don't expect to get any money back, because with her track record, it doesn't look good," said Kerry Vincent of the Mechanicsburg Police Department in Pennsylvania.
  • Anonymous hacked Big Red football site again!

    12/26/2012 8:46:22 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 5 replies
    I will provide a link in the comments section to a nice NY Times article that is quite long but really covers what is happening well. I don't think Anonymous is doing this just because of the rape; I believe iris because of the lawsuit against the bogger. I will provide a link for her as sell. I'm pretty sure she make money from her blog so don't click if you have issues with that.
  • 'Surfing Santa' Not in Immigration Trouble This Year

    12/24/2012 4:40:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WDAM ^ | Dec 24, 2012
    The Canadian man known as "Surfing Santa" is back again with his holiday tradition. Every year, John Fulton puts on Santa's red suit and windsurfs along the Niagara River between Ontario and New York. Although Surfing Santa has a history of getting in trouble for surfing too close to Buffalo, the U.S. Border Patrol officially sanctioned his trip for this year. Agents also had a boat in the water just in case Fulton had trouble in the water.
  • What Happened to the (NY) Giants?

    12/24/2012 3:25:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 24, 2012 | David Roth
    Giants quarterback Eli Manning has had plenty of reasons to perfect his pout in the last few weeks. It’s not exactly a rivalry, the thing that exists between the New York Jets and New York Giants. Neither team plays in New York, nor against each other all that often. The fan bases don’t overlap, but don’t exactly clash, either. So all year, Giants fans have been able to stand alongside other neutral NFL observers marveling at the buff, surly telenovela that is the Jets. The Jets, for their part, were at it again on Sunday, with third-stringer-turned-starter Greg McElroy...
  • Rip Hawk dead at 82 (professional wrestler)

    12/24/2012 11:31:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | December 22, 2012 | Steven Johnson
    During his thirty years as a pro wrestler, Rip Hawk piled up enough championship belts, main event appearances, and road stories to last a lifetime... Hawk, who died December 22 at 82, after a series of heart-related ailments in recent years, was best known as the tag team partner of Swede Hanson in Jim Crockett Sr.'s Charlotte, N.C.-based promotion in the 1960s and 1970s...
  • Fennelly: Bucs need to show signs season wasn't a waste

    12/24/2012 7:20:51 AM PST · by 4Runner · 2 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | December 24, 2012 | Martin Fennelly
    Despite nearing the end of his fourth season, quarterback Josh Freeman is dissolving before our very eyes. He had an incredibly deceiving 372 yards passing yards on Sunday. He also threw four more interceptions, for eight in two weeks, or as many as he had in his first 13 games this season. His head is full of mush. Maybe the Bucs should lock him up with a contract while the price is right. How does five years, $100,000 a year sound? Suddenly, No. 5 is a project again, the priority worry. I'm sure they're hidden somewhere, but there just aren't...
  • Anonymous just hacked my school's football page

    12/23/2012 8:27:50 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 15 replies
    I can't believe this! Here is a long article, yet it provides all the pertinent info! http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/sports/high-school-football-rape-case-unfolds-online-and-divides-steubenville-ohio.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  • NFL Tiebreaker Status (update for week 17, Vanity)

    12/23/2012 5:43:55 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 17 replies
    Dec 23, 2012 | campaignPete R-CT
    AFC for a bye: Hous has head-to-head over DEN, giving them Current hold on #1 seed and bye NE PATS have head-to-head OVER HOUS and DEN and BALT HAS head-to-head victory over PATS in fight for #3 seed. BALT has clinched tiebreaker over CINN (div record) TIEBREAKERS FOR INDY VS CINCY AT 10-6: CONFERENCE WILL BE 7-5 IND VS. CIN, COMMON GAMES, INDY IS 4-1, CINCY IS 3-2 therefore, INDY HAS CLINCHED THE #5 SEED. NFC Giants: WASH AND DAL have tiebreaker over NYG (DIV REC), NYG CAN only be wildcard. NYG have tiebreakers vs MN and CHI and SEA...
  • Mystery of dogs leaping from 'suicide' bridge

    12/23/2012 11:46:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 85 replies
    unexplained-mysteries.com ^ | Saturday, 22 December, 2012 | "Seeder"
    Over the last 50 years dozens of pet dogs have leapt from the 50ft bridge for no apparent reason, usually on clear sunny days. Each of the dogs jumped from the same spot between two parapets on the right-hand side. In 2005 the problem was so bad that 5 dogs jumped to their deaths off the bridge within the space of 6 months. The SSPCA ( Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ) considers the matter a 'heartbreaking mystery'. Many theories have been proposed to explain these peculiar circumstances. Some people believe that the dogs have jumped...
  • Rape Case Unfolds on Web and Splits City

    12/23/2012 11:24:29 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12-16-2012 | Juliet Macur and Nate Schweber
    HOURS AFTER SUNSET, the cars pulled up, one after another, bringing dozens of teenagers from several nearby high schools to an end-of-summer party in August in a neighborhood here just off the main drag.
  • Anti 'gun confiscation' laws.

    12/22/2012 7:47:13 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 44 replies
    12/22/12 | grumpygresh
    Statements by Obama and NY governor Cuomo and others have made gun owners very worried. If we get an assault weapons ban via congressional action or presidential order, who will stop the momentum from turning to outright confiscation especially in Leftist jurisdictions. I don't know if any states currently have state laws that address this specific issue, but we need to make sure that our gun and property rights are secure from the gun grabbers at all levels.
  • Robert Griffin III: If He’s a “Cornball”, Give Us More

    12/21/2012 7:08:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/2012 | Alfonzo Porter
    If Robert Griffin III is a “cornball”, then clearly cornball is compatible with aptitude, proficiency, talent and intelligence. Frankly, I’d like every young black man in America to be defined that way. While the recent commentary by ESPN reporter, Rob Parker regarding the young Washington Redskins phenomenon may have caught others off guard--I could see it coming from ten miles away. As an educator, I have had the privilege to work with African Washington Redskins player Robert Griffin III. (Evan Vucci - AP) American male students in a number of capacities: as a teacher, principal, counselor, coach, and mentor. The...
  • NHL cancels all games through Jan. 14

    12/21/2012 12:16:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 5:06 PM EST | Ira Podell
    The NHL could be one step away from canceling another hockey season because of a labor fight with the players. In the latest round of cancellations, the NHL on Thursday wiped out all games through Jan. 14. More than 50 percent of the schedule has been lost, and the rest is now in great danger, too. “I don’t want to characterize what today’s cancellations mean or don't mean,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press in an email. “I will stand on the announcement that was made.” So far, 625 regular-season games have been called off, including nearly...
  • Tim Tebow breakup: All alone again after split with Camilla Belle

    12/20/2012 6:54:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 113 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012
    This has not been the best week for New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. First, on Wednesday, Jets Coach Rex Ryan says Greg McElroy will replace Mark Sanchez as the Jets' starter, leaving Tebow on the bench. Then, on Thursday, US Weekly reports that Tebow has broken up with actress Camilla Belle after two months of dating. Belle is famous for starring in "From Prada to Nada" and "Dirty Dancing 3." And when I say famous, I mean "been in movies no one has ever heard of or watched." US Weekly says the breakup came because "the relationship just didn't...
  • Bulls' Joakim Noah holsters his finger guns after Newtown shootings

    12/19/2012 12:48:47 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies
    Kansas City ^ | 12/19/2012 | Lisa Gutierrez
    In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has retired his trademark six-shooter celebration. Every time he makes a big play he pretends to fire off two guns with his fingers. But, as media outlets noted on Tuesday, he didn't do it once during his triple-double performance in the Bulls' 100-89 victory over Boston. After the game he told reporters that "you can’t joke around with things like that. Too many people are dying because of guns. We have a problem here with guns. So just trying to be a little bit compassionate about what’s...
  • Week 16: NFL Game Picks

    12/18/2012 8:27:17 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 18, 2012
    In the NFC, five 8-6 teams appear to be competing for two available spots, though the 9-5 Seahawks haven't secured their postseason berth yet. And while the Steelers, Cowboys and Giants wouldn't make the playoffs if the season ended today, all would get in by winning their remaining two games. The Vikings, who would make it right now, do not control their own fate.
  • Major League Dreidel Players Put Competitive Spin on Classic Hanukkah Game

    12/18/2012 5:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | December 14, 2012
    This isn't your bubbe's game of dreidel. More than 30 competitors spun for glory Thursday night as part of a Major League Dreidel contest at Full Circle Bar on Grand Street. With team names ranging from "Hanukkah Hustlers" and "Latkatonic" to "Gimel Da Loot," the particpants played a modified game of the holiday classic, in which spinners tried to land their dreidels on a Hebrew letter or in hole at the end of the table for maximum points. MLD founder and referee Eric Pavoney, aka the "Knishiner," called the contest a "cross between shuffleboard and cornhole." "Dreidel is not just...
  • Jets start Greg McElroy, bench Mark Sanchez

    12/18/2012 4:10:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2012 | Cindy Boren
    New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan wasn’t saying who his starting quarterback would be after Mark Sanchez’s ineffectiveness Monday night, but by Tuesday afternoon he was ready for a for a change. Greg McElroy, the second-year QB out of Alabama, will start Sunday against the San Diego Chargers rather than his other option, Tim Tebow, the guy the Jets traded for in March. The news was first reported by Rich Cimini of ESPN New York and Brian Costello of the New York Post. Tebow played six snaps in the loss that crushed the Jets’ playoff hopes Monday night. McElroy has...
  • Kobe's ego is Lakers' big problem

    12/18/2012 12:01:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec 18, 2012 2:17 PM ET | Jason Whitlock
    The root cause of the Lakers’ dysfunction has been consistent for 15 years. It is Kobe Bryant’s ego, his desperate pursuit of Michael Jordan’s legacy. L.A.’s Dwight Howard experiment is going to explode and implode in spectacular fashion unless someone in the Lakers organization is bold enough to kill Kobe’s Michael Jordan avatar so that Howard’s Bill Russell avatar can emerge and lead the Lakers. You follow? The wrong player is driving the Lakers. Dwight Howard is the second-most talented player in the league. He’s the single-most gifted defensive player the NBA has seen since Bill Russell. On a properly...
  • Jim Thorpe Remembered for Generous Heart

    12/17/2012 7:09:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | Joseph Cress
    When “Radio” Gardner was 15 years old, he snatched a football from the end zone and ran out of the municipal stadium in Portsmouth, Ohio. Who could blame him? It was not the typical pigskin, but one that had just been kicked over the goalpost by a sports legend. That same fall, Mary Johnson welcomed a familiar visitor to her family cabin outside nearby Minford, Ohio. The man once known as the “greatest athlete in the world” was there to say goodbye and offer her a football helmet as a parting gift. “Jim Thorpe was one to give things away,”...
  • ODU's Heinicke wins Payton, FCS' Heisman Trophy

    12/17/2012 6:46:52 PM PST · by wolfman23601
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 12/17/2012 | Harry Minium
    Old Dominion’s Taylor Heinicke capped a record-breaking season in which he became the most prolific passer in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision by winning the Walter Payton Award on Monday night. Surrounded by family and friends from his hometown of Atlanta, and an entourage of ODU officials, Heinicke accepted the award as he was accorded a standing ovation by several hundred spectators at The Sports Network FCS banquet at the Sheraton Society Hill. “Other than the national championship, there’s not a better award you could win,” Heinicke said. “It’s a huge honor and I’m very humbled. “I’m speechless....
  • NFL Tiebreaker Status (update after week 15, vanity)

    12/16/2012 8:21:13 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 47 replies
    December 16, 2012
    AFC for a bye: Hous has head-to-head over DEN, giving them stronghold on #1 seed and bye NE has head-to-head OVER HOUS and DEN MI has tiebreaker over CIN/PT, still kickin' with an 8-8 finish. Their 6-6 conf record will give them tiebreaker. NYJ has tiebreaker over CIN, IND, but not PT. They have a shot at 9-7, but eliminated at 8-8. cin/pt uncommon games is 1=1, so common games will be tied. Winner of head-to-head in week 16 clinches tiebreaker. BALT-CINN-PITT all went 1-1 in uncommon, so common amoungst the 3 is clinched to be a tie and therefore...
  • NBC Cuts Away from Sunday Night Football for Obama "speech"

    12/16/2012 5:51:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 165 replies
    NBC | 12/16/12 | SFF
    Just cut away from 49ers vs. Patriots...
  • Gun Talk 12/16/12

    12/16/2012 5:23:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 56 replies
    Gun Talk ^ | 12-16-12 | Tom Gresham
    gun talk radio ^ ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~   Gun Talk Radio   12/16/12~~07:00 CST
  • Gun Talk Radio 12/16/12

    12/16/2012 5:17:26 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 13 replies
    Podcast http://guntalk.libsyn.com/webpage/category/podcasts KIDO 580 Stream http://www.kidoam.com/pages/listenliveplayer580am
  • Redskins Move Into First Place In The NFC East

    12/16/2012 5:03:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Three teams in the NFC East Now 8-6.
  • How the Chargers can make the playoffs (really)

    12/16/2012 10:47:48 AM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    utsandiego ^ | 12-2012
    It is nearly official now. On Thursday night, the Bengals halfway-hammered the final nail in the Chargers' playoff coffin with a win over the Eagles. It made San Diego's chances to reach the postseason even murkier with the necessary road becoming crystal clear. This is a seven-game parlay. If one result does not happen, a Chargers playoff berth is busted. • Sunday - Chargers win (vs. Panthers); Steelers lose (at Cowboys). • Week 16 - Chargers win (at Jets); Bengals lose (at Steelers). • Week 17 - Chargers win (vs. Raiders); Steelers lose (vs. Browns); Bengals lose (vs. Ravens). This...
  • LA Hunter Enjoys S. Utah Game

    12/14/2012 11:00:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Gannett site The Spectrum link only no text
    LA Hunter Enjoys S. Utah Game
  • Vanity: Battle of the babes!!! Scotland vs Russia (2012 European Curling Championships)

    12/13/2012 5:30:21 PM PST · by Kolath · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/13/2012 | Kolath
    Last draw of the round robin at the 2012 European Curling Championships. Some of the hottest curling (and curlers) you'll ever see. ....oh yeah, great curling too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r7i-lIBpfM
  • RJ's NFL Picks: Week Fifteen

    12/13/2012 4:02:03 PM PST · by FL2012 · 4 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | December 11, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    *Thursday, December 13* Cincinnati (7-6) at Philadelphia (4-9) - 8:20 p.m. (Line: Cincinnati by 3.5) Bengals WR A.J. Green is on pace for 97 receptions this season. The Eagles got their first victory since September last week. ---RJ's Pick: Cincinnati by 8 *Sunday, December 16* New York Giants (8-5) at Atlanta (11-2) - 1:00 p.m. (Line: ATLANTA BY 2) A matchup of division-leading teams. The Giants are just a game ahead of both Washington and Dallas in the NFC East. The Falcons have already wrapped up the NFC South, with a five-game lead over second place Tampa Bay. The Giants...
  • Week 15 NFL Capsules

    12/13/2012 3:08:20 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 13, 2012 | AP
    GREEN BAY (9-4) At CHICAGO (8-5) Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX OPENING LINE -- Packers by 3
  • New York Village looks to Contraceptive to Control Deer Population

    12/13/2012 9:44:43 AM PST · by woodbutcher1963 · 46 replies
    Associated Press via Fox News ^ | 12/13/2012 | Associated Press
    <p>HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – A suburban New York City village is considering controlling the rising deer population by darting them with a contraceptive.</p> <p>Hastings-on-Hudson officials say that volunteers will begin gathering preliminary research for the birth control project early next year.</p>
  • Dick Butkus: If NFL Bans Kickoffs ‘You’re Taking Away One of the Most Exciting Parts of Game’

    12/12/2012 6:00:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2012 | Matt Cover
    NFL legend Dick Butkus on Wednesday did not express enthusiasm for the idea of banning kickoffs from professional football, but he did not totally reject the proposal either. CNSNews.com asked him what he thought of it. “Well, it’s just the sign of the times,” said Butkus. “I guess the game is really changing. If they have statistics, which they claim they do, that a lot of concussions happen on the kickoff—I mean, you’re taking away one of the most exciting parts of the game,” Butkus told CNSNews.com in an interview Wednesday. … “They claim that, what, 30 percent of the...
  • Famed Quick-Draw Gunsmith Munden Dies

    12/12/2012 3:46:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Print Email 3 hours ago • Montana Standard(0) Comments Quick-draw gunsmith Bob Munden of Butte is seen in 1977. Munden died Monday of heart failure. Enlarge Photo BUTTE — Bob Munden, known as a fierce fast draw competitor who was recognized by Guinness Book of World Records as “The Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived,’’ died Monday in a Butte hospital. Munden, 70, a longtime Butte resident, entertainer and master gunsmith who developed groundbreaking methods of customizing to perfection the beloved .45 caliber single-action revolver and other guns, died Monday of heart failure. Munden’s wife and performance partner,...
  • 'I Once Fought Gay Boxer' - Monmouth MP, David Davies Denies He Is Homophobic

    12/11/2012 9:15:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    South Wales Argus ^ | Monday 10th December 2012
    THE row over Monmouth MP David Davies' comments on gay marriage took an unexpected turn this afternoon when he responded to claims he was homophopic by saying he 'once fought a gay boxer'. The Gwent MP said on his Twitter account:"Once fought gay boxer. Respect & like.trained with after bout so not bigoted. actvists calm down - listen to other views." He included a link to video of the fight: on YouTube: Mr Davies had earlier attacked UK Government plans to allow same sex marriages in church, calling them politically "barking mad." The politician hit out at the plan to...
  • AP source: Youkilis, Yankees reach 1-year deal

    12/11/2012 4:43:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | BEN WALKER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis and the Yankees reached a deal Tuesday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, returning the hard-nosed All-Star to the AL East and filling New York's immediate need for a third baseman. The one-year contract for $12 million is pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki accused of 'racist' impersonation of Serena Williams

    12/11/2012 8:23:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2012
    Caroline Wozniacki has been accused of doing a 'racist' impersonation of fellow tennis player Serena Williams after stuffing her bra and shorts. At a recent exhibition against Maria Sharapova in Brazil, the former world No. 1 stuffed courtside towels down her kit to replicate the body of the curvaceous Grand Slam champion. But now the 22-year-old Dane, whose boyfriend golfer Rory McIlroy was in the crowd, has now been accused of racism by some observers.
  • Now We Know How NBA Basketball Superstar Allen Iverson Managed To Go Broke

    12/10/2012 11:33:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/10/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    It's been less than a year since we learned former NBA star Allen Iverson was broke, despite a $150 million career. Now we know why. TMZ has obtained court documents from Iverson's ongoing divorce proceedings that clearly show a man drowning in debt. Though he still earns $750,000 per year, Iverson is bleeding an estimated $360,000 each month. About a third of his debt is owed to creditors –– his bank account was seized last year when he couldn't come up with $860,000 he owed to a jeweler –– and another chunk goes to his mortgages. But there are a...
  • Messi breaks 40-year record with 86th goal of 2012

    12/10/2012 12:36:09 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/09/2012 | JOSEPH WILSON
    BARCELONA, Spain—Lionel Messi broke German great Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012 on Sunday. The Argentina forward scored twice to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 win at Real Betis in the Spanish league match. His first was an individual effort in the 16th minute to tie Mueller's mark, and he eclipsed the 1972 milestone with a familiar left-footed finish nine minutes later. "As I have said many times, the record is nice but the important thing is the victory that keeps us on the patch we want to...
  • Climbing without a rope: Alex Honnold (Video: Not for the squeamish of heights)

    12/10/2012 12:11:00 AM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    Video: Climbing without a rope: Alex Honnold
  • Marquez knocks out Pacquiao in 6th round

    12/08/2012 10:43:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 9, 2012 | TIM DAHLBERG
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round Saturday night, putting a ferocious end to the fourth fight between the two boxers. Pacquiao had been down in the third round but knocked Marquez down in the fifth and the two were exchanging heavy blows in the sixth round before Marquez threw a right hand that flattened Pacquiao face down on the canvas at 2:59 of the sixth round.
  • 2012 Heisman Trophy Presentation (vanity)

    12/08/2012 5:33:30 PM PST · by TXBlair · 74 replies
    TXBlair | December 8, 2012 | TXBlair
    I searched and didn't find a thread already underway, so...the Heisman will be presented within the hour. FReepers' thoughts/reactions?
  • Go Navy! Beat Army.

    12/08/2012 12:00:56 PM PST · by Drango · 41 replies
    Go Navy! Beat Army.
  • Army Navy Gameday Thread

    12/08/2012 10:35:55 AM PST · by chargers fan · 22 replies
    8 December 2011 | Self
    Game day has come. A place for Old Grads and fans to talk trash and keep up with the game.
  • Boxing Promoter Says There's One Reason Why Floyd Mayweather Refuses To Fight Manny Pacquiao

    12/07/2012 8:29:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/07/2012 | Tony Manfred
    Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum claims that Floyd Mayweather Jr. once turned down a $100-million offer to fight Pacquiao. Speaking with ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas, Arum said there was a proposal on the table for a $180 million purse — 55% ($100 million) would have gone to Mayweather, and 45% ($80 million) would have gone to Pacquiao. Why'd he allegedly turn a hundred million dollars down? Arum claims that Mayweather hates fighting left-handed, unorthodox fighters. His closest fights have been against guys like this, and Arum says Mayweather becomes "completely vulnerable" against them. Mayweather is undefeated, and the chance...
  • O Henry Fun Gun - A Sweet Lever Action 22

    12/07/2012 3:04:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    "Ahh, Christmas, that magical time of the year. Nothing beats the joy and pride a parent feels when they pick out that perfect gift and see their offspring open it up on Christmas morning. Their first bicycle, a well-oiled baseball mitt, a … Who the hell am I kidding? The latest edition of “Call of Duty” plus a live internet link for the X-box. Done. However, there’s one old-fashioned present that still rocks – their first rifle! A finely crafted, bolt-action single shot .22 rimfire will be a prized possession for years to come, or until they’re old enough to...
  • (NFL) Ending kick-offs discussed

    12/06/2012 3:51:42 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 51 replies
    espn ^ | 12 6 12
    Commissioner Roger Goodell recently discussed a proposal to eliminate kickoffs with Rich McKay, the head of the league's competition committee, Time magazine reported. More telling than the NFL's PR hocus-pocus of health and safety ads are the numbers on weight, the injuries and the PED suspensions, writes Howard Bryant. Goodell and McKay discussed an idea brought up by Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano in which a team, instead of kicking off, would get the ball at its own 30-yard line in a fourth-and-15 situation. The team then would punt the ball away or, to replace an onside kick, could...