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  • Former Viking Fred Smoot: Urine big trouble now

    01/25/2013 8:55:56 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-25-13 | Kevin Cusick
    Former Viking Fred Smoot has come a long way since the 2005 Love Boat incident. Or maybe not. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Related Fred Smoot played only two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, but he'll never be forgotten thanks to his history-making role planning the team's 2005 sex cruise on Lake Minnetonka. The cornerback hasn't played in the NFL since 2009, but he's still making a splash. Smoot was arrested on drunken driving charges on Dec. 30 in Washington, D.C. That's bad. He then proceeded to wet his pants in the police station. That's worse. Police detected "a strong odor of...
  • Harbaugh parents brace for ‘thrill of victory’ and ‘agony of defeat’

    01/24/2013 12:52:13 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 4 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    When the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night in 2011 – and John Harbaugh beat younger brother, Jim, in the first-ever NFL matchup of coaching brothers – Jack Harbaugh peeked into the Ravens’ locker room after the game. Jack Harbaugh, John and Jim’s father, was impressed by how ecstatic everyone was. There was nothing but celebration and smiling faces. “I thought to myself, we really aren’t needed here,” Jack Harbaugh recalled, speaking to local and national media during a Jan. 24 conference call. He walked across the hallway at the Baltimore football stadium. The mood in...
  • Chicken wing shortage threatens Super Bowl Sunday

    01/24/2013 7:47:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    New York Post via Fox News ^ | January 24, 2013
    First it was bacon, now it's chicken wings. With less than two weeks to go before the big game, football fans may find it a bit harder to find their favorite Super Bowl snack. The National Chicken Council released a report that said the demand for wings this year is at “an all-time high” due to decreased wing production caused by the high cost of corn and feed prices. Wings are currently the highest priced portion of a chicken and cost $2.11 a pound in the Northeast, up 12 percent from last year.
  • Emmert's NCAA loses more credibility after Miami misstep

    01/23/2013 6:20:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    cnnsi ^ | 1-23-13 | Stewert Mandel
    During a teleconference on Wednesday to discuss an embarrassing breach of conduct in the NCAA enforcement department's investigation of Miami, a reporter prefaced his question to Mark Emmert with a courtesy: "Good afternoon, how are you?" "I've had better days," the NCAA president replied. For your sake, Mark, here's hoping you've had a better 26 months.
  • Lingerie Football League shedding lingerie, and not in the fun way

    01/23/2013 4:39:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    philly.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013, 2:26 PM
    the Lingerie Football League has announced plans to rename itself the “Legends Football League.” As part of the move, the LFL will be ditching the thing that made the league noteworthy in the first place: lingerie. Other changes include new team logos absent of "sexy female figures," redesigned shoulder pads to increase protection, and changing their slogan from "True Fantasy Football" to "Women of the Gridiron." The players will no longer wear modified bras, panties, and garters while playing tackle football on turf (ouch!), instead favoring more traditional performance wear which will “replace all lingerie aspects” of the league’s uniforms....
  • Crimson Trace Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/23/2013 1:16:21 PM PST · by Cacique500 · 25 replies
    For Immediate Release: Janurary 22, 2013 Crimson Trace Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show (Wilsonville, OR) - Crimson Trace Corporation, the industry leader in laser sighting systems for personal defense, announces their withdrawl from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show February 2nd- 10th in Harrisburg, PA. Despite five years of attendance to serve the over 200,000 consumers in the Harrisburg and surrounding areas for one of the largest outdoor shows in the country, Crimson Trace stands with their industry partners and the NRA, who have decided not to attend in reaction to the decision from Reed Exhibition on displaying...
  • Sportsmen's Show Sole Remaining Sponsors: Progressive & Comcast (Boycott Working!!!)

    01/22/2013 1:12:19 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    January 22, 2013 | ConservativeInPA
    It looks more and more like Flo from Progressive Insurance will be watching the Bloomberg Network on Comcast by herself at the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show. This comes after Reed Exhibitions, a UK based company, prohibited the display and sale of certain tactical weapons, high-cap magazines and would not allow vendors to display logos of some American manufacturers that vendors sell. A boycott of the show by conservative sportsmen and businesses throughout the country continues to gain momentum. The show originally had Cabelas, The Outdoors Channel as sponsors, now the sole remaining sponsors are Progressive Insurance and Comcast -...
  • [NFL] Hall of Fame finalists: Warren Sapp, Michael Strahan to Canton?

    01/22/2013 11:45:46 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    This just in: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and "the Evil Empire" didn't make it to the Super Bowl. OK, maybe you're up on the latest postseason news. But you might have missed the latest on the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where Brady will reside when it's all said and done. Ditto Belichick. Not all of the former players and contributors who were recently named to the Hall's list of finalists are that cut and dried. Take one of the headliners: Michael Strahan. Great player? No doubt. First-ballot Hall of Famer? We'll get to that.
  • Bob Backlund Named 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee (along with Mick Foley)

    01/22/2013 11:40:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | January 21, 2013 | Joseph Zucker
    Wrestling legend Bob Backlund has been named as the next entrant into the WWE Hall of Fame... He joins Mick Foley in the Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
  • Backwards Bowling Style

    01/21/2013 10:43:31 AM PST · by rocky50 · 3 replies
    This guy has almost a 200 point average bowling backwards.
  • Eastern Sportsmen's Show Boycott Steamrolling (Show Your Support Now)

    01/21/2013 9:21:05 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 26 replies
    http://www.easternsportshow.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | ConservativeInPA
    Reed Exhibitions, a UK based company, has prohibited the display and sale of tactical rifles, high-cap magazines and certain other accessories as well as the display of official logos and trademarks of some American gun related manufacturers at the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (aka Sportsmen's Show). The Sportsmen's Show is an annual event held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA the first week of February. The event sees in excess of 250,000 patrons and has been billed as the largest outdoors show in the world. But NOT this year.The show originally had four major sponsors; Cabela's,...
  • Harbaughs, not Mannings, will battle

    01/20/2013 6:39:41 PM PST · by re_nortex · 26 replies
    FoxSports ^ | Jan 16, 2013 11:52 AM ET | Pete Schrager
    ...But I’m still going with a Brother vs. Brother Super Bowl. Yes, I love the road teams on Sunday. Throw the point spreads, the recent history, and the home crowds away. In Harbaugh(s), I trust.
  • Michigan Fisherman Hooks 3-Pound, 15-Inch Long Goldfish (PHOTO)

    01/20/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, January 19 | Michael Walsh
    Michigan fisherman hooks 3-pound, 15-inch long goldfish Mike Martin caught the large goldfish while ice fishing at Lake St. Clair in Michigan. He says he plans to eventually mount the catch, which has become an international sensation. Mike Martin, 25, set out onto the icy surface of Lake St. Clair, a freshwater lake between Michigan and Ontario, on Jan. 11. The temperature was beginning to rise and there was a feeling in the air that it might be his last ice fishing opportunity for a while. He cut a circle in the ice and dropped his line into the familiar...
  • Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show Boycott - The List Grows (Vanity)

    01/20/2013 8:42:56 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 19 replies
    http://www.easternsportshow.com ^ | January 20, 2013 | ConservativeInPa
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (aka Sportsmen's Show) to be held in Harrisburg, PA beginning February 2, recently decided to prohibit vendors from displaying and selling tactical weapons and high-cap magazines.Since then, a growing list of vendors and thousands of sportsmen have decided to boycott the show (myself included).The show has four anchor vendors; Cabela's, Outdoor Channel, Progressive Insurance and Comcast. Cabela's decided yesterday to boycott the show. Since then a number of other vendors have decided to do the same. I really have to wonder if Progressive Insurance and Comcast, two very liberal companies, are the two companies...
  • NFL Championship Sunday thread - January 20th, 2013

    01/20/2013 7:46:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    at (+4, O/U 48.5), 300pm EST - Fox TV. Weather N/A Dome at (-7.5, O/U 51.5), 630pm EST - CBS TV. Weather cold, around 36°
  • USFA ZiP .22 Review

    01/20/2013 5:26:35 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 33 replies
    Petersen's Hunting ^ | January 11, 2013 | Mike Schoby
    I first saw the USFA ZiP .22 on USFA’s website and it immediately caught my attention. Why? Well, for starters it is unique—very unique. It captures the imagination, finding something truly new in firearms development is a bit of a rarity. John Browning and Paul Mauser can still say that most firearms are mere modifications of designs they pioneered 100 years ago. So on that merit alone, I wanted to check out this pistol. Secondly, being mainly polymer and uber-lightweight, this gun fills a niche for the survival crowd. It would fit easily in a backpack, truck or tackle box,...
  • Hitler Reacts to Manti Te'o Hoax

    01/18/2013 8:14:46 PM PST · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/2013 | aunoonan
    The fuehrer received some very troubling news about his favorite team, the Fighting Irish.
  • Exclusive: Woman tried new hoax in December call to Te'o

    01/18/2013 7:28:09 PM PST · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | January 18, 2013 | Ferd Lewis
    Manti Te'o has told family and friends that the woman who was the voice of his fictitious girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” called him in December and said she had to fake her own death months earlier to elude drug dealers, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned. The woman, who has yet to be identified, tried to re-engage a relationship with Te‘o months after she supposedly had died of leukemia in early September, the Notre Dame All-American linebacker has told the people close to him. The account was shared with the Star-Advertiser by a source close to the Te‘o family. According to the...
  • What Te'o, Armstrong, and Steubenville Say About the Media Coverage of Paterno/Penn State

    01/17/2013 1:52:06 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 26 replies
    The Framing of Joe Paterno ^ | 1-17-13 | John Ziegler
    I do know however that I am even more sure than ever that the media, as proven by Te’o, Armstrong, and Steubenville, is simply not to be trusted on any story where they become enamored with the narrative and is particularly vulnerable to being completely fooled on a "perfect storm" story like the Sandusky scandal. In other words, I was always confident that we were correct, but the events of the past couple of weeks have made me morally certain of it. Unlike with Sally Jenkins and Buzz Bissinger, that doesn’t happen unless I am right.
  • Mavericks Surf Contest Called for Sunday

    01/16/2013 7:10:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 | Lori Preuitt
    Surf's up as the Mavericks big wave surfing contest is called for this weekendThe Mavericks Invitational will be held Sunday, according to texts that have been received by contestants and other leaders of the surfing contest. Contest founder Jeff Clark confirmed the news just before 2 p.m. “The waves are going to be insane, the weather is going to be beautiful, and the level of surfing will break new ground,” Clark said. Mavericks will begin at 8 a.m. to coincide with a forecast of large west-northwest swell. The news means 24 of the world's best surfers will be making their...