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  • 100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

    01/31/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    The Big Picture, at Ritholtz.com website ^ | January 31, 2013 | Washington's Blog
    Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows right before the shore, shooting the sea up to the sky at the last minute.
  • Legendary quarterback Dan Marino 'fathered love child with CBS employee in 2005 - and paid her

    01/31/2013 5:41:58 AM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Legendary quarterback Dan Marino fathered a secret lovechild with a junior network employee and paid her millions of dollars to keep it quiet, it emerged today. The former Miami Dolphins star cheated on Claire, his wife of 28 years, with Donna Savattere, a production assistant at CBS Sports.
  • Kwame Harris: Chris Culliver Is Spreading Hate

    01/30/2013 7:09:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 | Updated 5:28 PM PST | Raj Mathai
    Kwame Harris has responded to Chris Culliver’s comments on gays in the NFL. The former 49er and openly gay football player is responding to Culliver’s suggestion that gay players would not be welcome in the team's locker room. “It’s surprising that in 2013 Chris Culliver would use his 15 minutes to spread vitriol and hate. I recognize that these are comments that he may come to regret and that he may come to see that gay people are not so different than straight people,” Harris told NBC Bay Area exclusively. Harris was outed as a gay man just this week....
  • 16 Mascots Who Really Don't Give A $#!%

    01/29/2013 7:21:34 PM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/29/2013 | Matt Kiebus
    What happens when the guy in the costume stops being cute and starts getting real.
  • A coach's commitment, a player's promise (heartwarming story)

    01/29/2013 4:03:44 PM PST · by llevrok · 3 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/29/2013 | Jayson Jenks
    Derek Brown quietly walked into Auburn Riverside's gym last summer preceded by a swirl of hype. Friends and basketball players who knew Derek had slipped first-year Riverside coach Jason Brown reports on the high school team's new transfer. He attacks the basket like a madman. He can shoot. He's going to take somebody's spot. "Of course," Jason says now, "you always have to take that with a grain of salt." Jason had yet to see the mysterious transfer who spent much of the previous year on Beamer's bench. All he knew was hearsay: Derek could play and his mom died...
  • Report: Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance To Recover From Torn Triceps

    01/29/2013 12:58:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Ray Lewis’ final season and Baltimore’s run through the AFC to the Super Bowl has been described as destiny or a fateful miracle, but it appears as though Lewis’ recovery from a torn triceps was aided by the use of a banned substance. Sports Illustrated reported that among Lewis’ many treatments for his torn triceps, suffered Oct. 14, was a deer-antler spray, which is banned by the NFL. Philly.com published quotes from the SI article from phone conversations between Lewis and Mitch Ross, the owner of “Sports with Alternatives to Steroids” (S.W.A.T.S.).
  • Report: Ray Lewis Used Banned Substance From Deer-Antler Extract

    01/29/2013 10:33:49 AM PST · by mmichaels1970 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/29/2013 | Tony Lee
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may have used a banned substance to recover from his torn triceps in order to come back and play this season. According to a report in Sports Illustrated, Lewis contacted a company to obtain a "a deer-antler velvet extract after tearing his triceps in October."
  • Boxer Florentino Fernandez dies at 76

    01/28/2013 9:59:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 28, 2013 | Santos A. Perez
    Florentino Fernandez, whose entertaining brawling style helped him become one of the top middleweight contenders and popular local fighters of the 1960s, died of a heart attack Monday morning in Miami, his son, Florentino Jr., said. Fernandez was 76.
  • Bikram – is it too hot to handle?

    01/28/2013 7:54:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Just when you thought yoga couldn’t get any hotter – because it seems everyone is doing it – here comes a New York insider’s guide to the practice that is causing devotees to think again. In his investigation into Bikram, the most fashionable and extreme form of yoga, that is conducted in rooms of scorching heat, writer Benjamin Lorr warns that potential followers must go into it with eyes open: this is a fitness regime that should come with a health warning.
  • VIDEO: Kenneth Faried expresses support of gay civil unions

    01/27/2013 6:39:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 27, 2013
    Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has breached protocol for most professional athletes, taking a stand on an issue still controversial throughout the United States. Appearing in a video posted Friday, Faried introduced the world to his two moms, his birth mother and her partner, and proceeded to make the case for same-sex civil unions. One excerpt: I support civil union because it gives…gays and lesbians the right to make decision on their own if they want to get married and let them choose who they want to be with. Even straight people have drama and stuff, but i really don’t...
  • Negative narrative about Penn State starting to change, Franco Harris says

    01/26/2013 9:52:14 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 61 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 1-26-13 | Mark Wogenrich
    Franco Harris doesn't believe the NCAA sanctions against Penn State will stand, nor is he convinced that the trials of former Penn State officials will occur. Further, the former Penn State running back said, he sees opinions shifting about his alma mater's role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. "The narrative is starting to change," Harris said Friday. "The [grand jury] presentment and the Freeh Report are falling apart. The NCAA [sanctions], that will fall apart. There will be no trials for [Tim] Curley and [Gary] Schultz. There's no case. We're starting to find the truth." More than 200 turned...
  • San Francisco Officials Prepare For Super Bowl, Hope To Avoid Violence

    01/25/2013 5:17:18 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 9 replies
    CBS Bay Area news ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | CBS News
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco city officials preparing for the 49ers’ Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Ravens are hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence and vandalism that marred World Series celebrations last year. A total of 36 people were arrested during post-game celebrations in October after the San Francisco Giants’ World Series victory against the Detroit Tigers, 23 of them for felonies. Celebrants lit a number of bonfires in the middle of Mission Street, broke windows and, in one notorious incident, set a Muni 8X-Bayshore Express bus on fire at Market and Kearny streets.
  • 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.