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  • Ending North Korea trip, Dennis Rodman calls Kim an 'awesome guy'

    03/01/2013 10:28:57 AM PST · by Tyrannis · 24 replies
    Associated Press/ Fox News ^ | March 1, 2013 | N/A
    PYONGYANG, North Korea – Ending his unexpected round of basketball diplomacy in North Korea on Friday, ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman called leader Kim Jong Un an "awesome guy" and said his father and grandfather were "great leaders." Rodman, the highest-profile American to meet Kim since he inherited power from father Kim Jong Il in 2011, watched a basketball game with the authoritarian leader Thursday and later drank and dined on sushi with him. At Pyongyang's Sunan airport on his way to Beijing, Rodman said it was "amazing" that the North Koreans were "so honest." He added that Kim Jong Il...
  • Catholic Schools Appear To Be Taking Big East Name With Them

    03/01/2013 5:20:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | March 1, 2013 | Paul Doyle
    As the separation of the Big East Conference moved toward a conclusion, one question was hanging over the negotiations. Who owns the iconic name? Apparently, the answer is the seven departing Catholic schools. An report Thursday night said the seven schools will start their own league next season and will keep the Big East name. Big East commissioner Mike Aresco insisted as recently as last week that he hoped to retain the name, citing three decades and the name's attachment to the Bowl Championship Series level of football.
  • High school basketball player passes ball to mentally challenged player on other team (Video)

    02/27/2013 1:06:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    theCHIVE ^ | February 25, 2013 | Mac
    Full title: High school basketball player passes ball to mentally challenged player on the other team so he can score a basket (Video)
  • Rams Rookie Running Back Terrance Ganaway Spends Offseason Making Sandwiches at Texas Chain

    02/26/2013 6:41:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 | SEAN BRENNAN
    Ganaway, who was drafted by the Jets but was cut after rookie minicamp, jokingly tweeted that he was bored with his offseason and was looking for something to fill all those empty hours until Rams OTAs and training camp commence.You want fries with that? While most NFL players use the offseason for rest, relaxation and maybe some traveling, St. Louis Rams running back Terrance Ganaway has decided to spend his time away from the gridiron in a most unusual way — earning $7.50 an hour making sandwiches at Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches in Waco, Texas. Ganaway jokingly tweeted that he...
  • Florio: NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te’o Is Gay ( Buyer's remorse is Expensive)

    02/26/2013 8:21:53 AM PST · by STD · 39 replies
    CBS (a Cesspool Bioviation System) ^ | February 25, 2013 | Florio
    <p>After the fake girlfriend hoax exploded in January, Katie Couric asked Te’o if he was gay and the former Notre Dame linebacker nervously responded: ”No, far from it, far from it.”</p> <p>But according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, NFL teams are still wondering if Te’o is indeed gay and they want to know the answer.</p>
  • Photo of creature stirs controversy online

    02/25/2013 8:44:39 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 84 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 24, 2013
    NEWARK, N.J., - A photo of a creature caught in a New Jersey river has been stirring controversy on the entertainment website Reddit over whether or not it is Photoshopped. The picture was posted on Reddit about a week ago by a user called "jlitch" with the headline "Friend also caught this fishing in NJ," The (Newark, N.J.,) Star-Ledger reported Sunday. Since it has been posted, it has been viewed more than 1.2 million times and has received more than 2,000 comments, some of which questioned the authenticity of the photo. Jlitch posted additional photos three days that shows a...
  • Terminal NASCAR fan fulfills dream of going to the Daytona 500, then passes away in infield

    02/24/2013 11:44:09 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 02/23/13 | Jay Busbee
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Three days, maybe a week. Three weeks ago, that's how much time doctors gave Mitch Zannette to live. Three days, maybe a week. What can you do in that time? How do you say goodbye to everyone and everything you've ever known? How do you close off a lifetime? Three days, maybe a week. If you know what you want out of life, it's enough time to write your own last chapter. So last week, Mitch Zannette checked himself out of hospice and headed to Florida to see the Daytona 500. He made it to the...
  • Race Fans Injured as Car Slams Fence in NASCAR Nationwide Race at Daytona

    02/23/2013 2:35:16 PM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/13 | Geoffrey Miller
    Kyle Larson (32) is airborne after a multi-car crash at Daytona. (AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – A terrific NASCAR Nationwide Series race turned tragic in its last few hundred feet Saturday at Daytona International Speedway when a race car crashed violently into the catchfence and injured several fans.
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

    02/18/2013 8:25:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 18, 2013 | David Wharton
    Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.
  • Disc Golf Sunday Funday

    02/17/2013 2:44:53 PM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5,2013 | Melinda
    High above the the flood plains of the Missouri River, 28 men, women, and children gathered to participate in one of today's fastest growing sports. Disc Golf. The occasion was part of the LEGACY Tournament, put on by Patrick Smith, a local player and a heck of a great guy. These tournaments are scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart, and are held at various courses around our local area. Patrick is sponsoring these mini-tournaments in an effort to provide funds to the courses for improvements. The Course in this video doesn't yet have Flags on the Holes. If you aren't aware...
  • Danica Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole position

    02/17/2013 12:43:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 125 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/17/13
    Danica Patrick backed up her fast practice speeds during NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday, taking the pole position for the race. Patrick was the eighth to go out in the session — and knocked teammate and Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart out of the pole position. Patrick's qualifying lap of 196.434 mph eclipsed the 195.925 mph lap of Stewart.
  • Vanity! Any recommendations on electronic earmuffs?

    02/17/2013 11:13:41 AM PST · by Wingy · 28 replies
    Vanity | 2/17/2013 | Wingy
    For years I have used a plain Jane set of earmuffs when target shooting, but it's time to step up to the newfangled electronic type. 60 year old ears deserve some pampering. That said, I was hoping that you good folks had some advice, recommendations, or warnings. You guys are the best at this sort of thing.
  • The Iron Dog 2013!

    02/17/2013 8:29:37 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 85 replies
    Iron Dog 2013 Website ^ | February 17th, 2013 | Iron Dog 2013
    FReepers!The Iron Dog 2013 Race is on.The first Iron Dog event started in 1984, in Big Lake following the Northern Route of the Historic Iditarod Trail to Nome. The event began as the “Iron Dog Iditarod”, but the name was quickly changed the next year to the “Gold Rush Classic”, in 1990 the race was recognized as the “Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic” for a decade until Tesoro Corporation became a title sponsor, thus recognizing the event as the “Tesoro Iron Dog”. Today, we simply refer to the race and ourselves as The Iron Dog. The event is sponsored by...
  • From national championship to jail for 4 Alabama football players (only suspended from team)

    02/15/2013 10:26:50 AM PST · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    According to police, Pettway, Hayes and Williams punched and kicked a student shortly after midnight Monday until he was unconscious, CNN affiliate WVTM reported. The student's backpack with an Apple Macbook Pro was stolen, police said. About an hour later, Williams allegedly beat up another student until he, too, lost consciousness and took his wallet, WTVM said. Hayes and Pettway waited in a vehicle, police said. Later that morning, Williams and Calloway used the second victim's debit card to buy snacks from a vending machine, police said. The football program suspended all four players indefinitely.
  • Oscar Pistorius 'shoots' girlfriend: Reeva Steenkamp tweeted Valentine's Day

    02/14/2013 4:18:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Hours before the most romantic day of the year, Oscar Pistorius' model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp tweeted: "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay". Her excitement for the big day was palpable on her Twitter feed. Replying to one response she tweeted: "That sounds amazing! Wow that's what it's all about! It should be a day of love for everyone :) may it be blessed!"
  • Pete Rose erased from baseball cards - Has Topps gone too far?

    02/13/2013 6:42:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Baseball card collectors and fans of the game are left scratching their heads after Topps made the decision to scrub mentions of Pete Rose and his Major League Baseball records from their products. ...... Yet, when it comes to players chasing Rose' records, his name is omitted. For example, Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski's card mentions his standing in regard to the "all-time record of 4,256" hits, but no mention as to who holds that mysterious record.
  • Dodgers: Mike Piazza calls out Vin Scully in book

    02/13/2013 2:29:47 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies ^ | 2/13/13 | Bill Shaikin
    Piazza did himself no favors on that score in his new book, "Long Shot." In the book, he blames iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully for turning fans against him during the contract stalemate that preceded his trade to the Florida Marlins in 1998.
  • Barry Alvarez: Big Ten agrees no more FCS opponents

    02/13/2013 8:04:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Madison – Speaking on his monthly radio show Tuesday night, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez shared a nugget of information that should cheer football fans who long for better nonleague games. According to Alvarez, Big Ten officials recently agreed to stop scheduling nonconference games against FCS programs. “The nonconference schedule in our league is ridiculous,” Alvarez said on WIBA-AM. “It’s not very appealing… “So we’ve made an agreement that our future games will all be Division I schools. It will not be FCS schools.”
  • YouTube sensation Michelle Jenneke: track star to supermodel

    02/12/2013 10:27:25 PM PST · by iowamark · 42 replies ^ | 2/12/2013 | Caroline Urbielewicz
    Aussie track runner poses for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Australian track runner, Michelle Jenneke placed fifth at the 2012 Junior World's in Barcelona. Now she can add bikini model to her resume. Most models spend their entire career trying to nail this coveted position. Jenneke on the other hand was merely caught in a pre-game warm up dance that made her a sensation over night. She’s been mentioned on countless blogs and even on The Tonight Show. Her recent brush with international fame has made her one of few female athletes featured in the pages of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue....
  • Cops: Tide players KO'd, robbed man

    02/12/2013 5:39:17 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb. 12, 2013 | Chris Low
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A former five-star recruit for Alabama was arrested for the second time in two days and was among four freshmen, all suspended Tuesday, who face charges of second-degree robbery or credit-card fraud stemming from Monday arrests. Eddie Williams, who was also a safety in high school but did not play a down at his listed position as a receiver for Alabama in 2012, was first arrested Sunday on a charge of carrying a pistol without a license. The Associated Press, citing court documents, reported linebacker Tyler Hayes, 18, also confessed to robbing the student, who was punched...
  • Wrestling dropped from 2020 Games

    02/12/2013 11:10:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 12, 2013, 1:58 PM ET
    Tags: IOC, 2020 Olympics, Daniel Cormier LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon -- the event considered most at risk -- and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 "core sports." The IOC board acted after reviewing the 26 sports on the current Olympic program. Eliminating one sport allows the International Olympic Committee to add a new sport to the program later this year. Wrestling, which combines freestyle and...
  • Blizzard, Red Bull, Valentines Day Draws Thousands To Mount Snow

    02/10/2013 8:33:02 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 10, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Blizzard, Red Bull, Valentines Day Draws Thousands To Mount SnowBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York City --- February 10, 2013 …Mount Snow, in West Dover, Vermont will be attracting thousands of skiers in the coming days. After Blizzard Nemo blanketed the mountain with over a foot of fresh snow, all trails are expected to be open on a sunny Sunday. Ski towns in Vermont were hit with wind gusts of up to 45 mph on Saturday, which forced Mount Snow to close certain lifts until the winds died down. Mount Snow, for example, was only about half open, though...
  • Congressman describes Paterno report findings

    02/09/2013 6:52:41 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 45 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 2-8-13 | Peter Hall
    Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent said Penn State's culture is not to blame for Jerry Sandusky's decades of child sexual abuse, according to a review of the university's internal investigation by Joe Paterno's family. Dent, in a telephone interview Friday, said he had read summaries of the review commissioned by the late head football coach's family. The review is set to be published Sunday morning. "To blame the culture of Penn State for Sandusky's crimes is a horrible mistake," Dent said Friday, characterizing the findings of one of the experts commissioned by the Paterno family. "To blame the culture of...
  • Kate Upton gets SI Swimsuit Issue cover for second year in a row (US Rep Fred Upton's niece)

    02/09/2013 4:57:52 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Kate Upton's dominance of the pop culture landscape is showing no signs of slowing down, as it was revealed on Friday that the 20-year-old supermodel would be gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the second year in a row. SI writer Bryan Graham sent this tweet out on Friday afternoon, confirming the news, while also passing along a bit of Swimsuit Issue trivia:
  • Poll: Armstrong, Te’o, Culter among most-disliked American athletes

    02/08/2013 7:16:05 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Manti Te’o and Lance Armstrong both started the year with headlines they would just as soon like to forget. Now, they are part of a list just as humbling, as Forbes has published a list of the most disliked American athletes. ... Here’s the final tally: 1.Manti Te’o 15% Appeal 2.Lance Armstrong 15% Appeal 3.Tiger Woods 19% Appeal 4.Jay Cutler 21% Appeal 5.Metta World Peace 21% Appeal 6.Alex Rodriguez 22% Appeal 7.Michael Vick 23% Appeal 8.Kurt Busch 27% Appeal 9.Kobe Bryant 27% Appeal ... One of those names is former Denver Bronco Jay Cutler. The quarterback lost a lot of...
  • Help, what should I do with this rifle? (Vanity)

    02/08/2013 6:58:57 AM PST · by Hotmetal · 39 replies
    2/8/13 | Hotmetal
    I won this monster over the holidays, Vanguard 300 Weatherby Mag. I live in north MS and the largest thing we have to hunt is white tail deer. This is overkill. I don't know much about it but kinda like it for my small collection. I don't think I will ever get the chance to hunt with it. Would you suggest keep it, trade it or sell it?
  • Don’t miss the ‘Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?’

    02/07/2013 8:50:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Scout Email | BSA
    But with less than four weeks until the premiere of Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? on the National Geographic Channel, news about the series is coming faster than you can say “Be Prepared.” We already know the series debuts at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central) on Monday, March 4. Today’s scoop: A new website for the show,, just launched. The site channels excitement surrounding the show into a recruiting pitch for boys and girls who get inspired to sign up for Scouting. It encourages current Scouts to share their Scouting adventures on Instagram and Twitter. And it’s...
  • .308 Winchester

    02/07/2013 4:00:51 PM PST · by M.K. Borders · 92 replies
    vanity | 7 Febuary 2013 | M.K.Borders
    Considering an upgrade into. 308 Winchester for some long shooting. Mostly predator hunting but also some competition. Lots of folks pointing me to the Remington 700 but I'm not getting real excited about that particular gun. Don't like that particular nylon stock and the action seems loose. Leaning toward Savage but would like some opinions.
  • 10 Most Unpopular Athletes

    02/07/2013 11:20:30 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies
    Newser ^ | 02/06/2013 | By John Johnson,
    (Newser) – The new Nielsen/E-Poll survey of the most disliked athletes in America has the not-so-surprising name of Lance Armstrong at the top of the list, reports Forbes. More surprising is that Notre Dame star and soon-to-be-NFL'er Manti Te'o tied Armstrong with a measly 15% approval rating. Even if he was a hoax victim, Teo's fake girlfriend saga has taken a toll on his image. Worst three: After Armstrong and Te'o comes Tiger Woods, with a 19% appeal rating. It hasn't budged much since his scandal.Middle of pack: Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (21%), the Lakers' Metta World Peace (21%),...
  • Donald Driver retires in style from Green Bay Packers (Video at Link)

    02/06/2013 11:29:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies ^ | By Marc Sessler
    The productive career of Donald Driver officially came to a close Wednesday in front of those who adored the receiver most during his 14-season run with the Green Bay Packers. The Lambeau Field Atrium opened its doors to more than 1,000 fans for a morning-long celebration that saw the 38-year-old wideout officially announce his retirement from the NFL.
  • Prize Catch: Newly signed Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg...

    02/06/2013 11:05:00 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 4 replies ^ | 2-6-13 | Bob Flounders
    FORK UNION, Va. -- At a small table inside the Estes Athletic Center on the Fork Union Military campus, with teammates and family surrounding him, Christian Hackenberg signed the letter of intent that would bind his fate with the Penn State football program's for the next few years. He officially became a Nittany Lion at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday. And he told me he was anxious to talk with PSU head football coach Bill O'Brien and quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher Wednesday evening. Hackenberg, who spent three years at Fork Union Military Academy, was all smiles after he signed. He looked relieved....
  • International football games schedule for Feb. 6

    02/06/2013 8:20:17 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | 5 Feb 2013 | sportingalert
    The following are the list of international football games down on the schedule for a busy night on Wednesday. 11:20 – Japan vs. Latvia 12:30 – Myanmar vs. Philippines 15:00 – Azerbaijan vs. Liechtenstein 15:00 – Korea Republic vs. Croatia 16:00 – Moldova vs. Kazakhstan 17:00 – Hungary vs. Belarus 18:00 – Norway vs. Ukraine 18:00 – Slovenia vs. Bosnia Herzegovina 18:00 – Cyprus vs. Serbia 19:00 – Albania vs. Georgia 19:00 – Spain vs. Uruguay 19:00 – Israel vs. Finland 19:15 – Turkey vs. Czech Republic 19:30 – Malta vs. Northern Ireland 19:30 – FYR Macedonia vs. Denmark 20:00...
  • Joe Paterno's widow to appear on Katie Couric's talk show

    02/05/2013 6:24:16 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 126 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2-5-13 | Chuck Schilken
    Joe Paterno's widow is to give her first interview since the Jerry Sandusky scandal and her husband's subsequent death, appearing on Katie Couric's daytime talk show in an episode scheduled to air Monday. Sue Paterno, who was married to the legendary Penn State football coach for 50 years, is scheduled to talk with Couric in studio for the nationally syndicated show "Katie." The two have already gotten together at Paterno's home in State College, Pa. Joe Paterno was head coach of the Nittany Lions for almost as long as he was married, from 1966 into 2011. He led the team...
  • Next Year's Super Bowl May Have NO Halftime Show As New Jersey Will Be Too Cold

    02/05/2013 2:34:32 PM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies ^ | February 5,2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Beyonce wowed millions around the world with her spectacular Super Bowl performance on Sunday but there may be no halftime show next year - as New Jersey is too cold. The 2014 Super Bowl will be the first to be played outdoors in cold weather conditions and the centerpiece performance may be a casualty of freezing temperatures, it was revealed today.
  • Delaware, Cradle of Super Bowl Quarterbacks

    02/05/2013 1:30:39 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02/02/2013 | BENJAMIN HOFFMAN
    For all the Heisman Trophy winners and national championships that Ohio State, Texas and Southern California have combined to produce, those marquee football programs have never had one of their quarterbacks start a Super Bowl. The same is true for Oregon, Auburn and a host of other traditional powerhouses. ---SNIP--- Even outside of Super Bowl starts, Delaware, led for years by the Hall of Fame coach Tubby Raymond, has produced an almost staggering number of N.F.L. quarterbacks for a university that does not play in the Football Bowl Subdivision
  • Lindsey Vonn Airlifted to Hospital After Skiing Accident

    02/05/2013 11:43:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 2/5/13 | TMZ staff
    According to reports, the doctor who examined Vonn says he believes she suffered a tibial plateau fracture -- also known as a break in the shinbone.
  • Metta World Peace suspended one game for Pistons altercation

    02/05/2013 11:30:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2013 | Eric Pincus
    The NBA on Tuesday gave Lakers forward Metta World Peace a one-game suspension for an altercation with Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons.
  • Was Beyoncé's Racy Super Bowl Outfit Too Much? Parents' Backlash Over 'Trampy' Stage Costume

    02/04/2013 4:14:24 PM PST · by drewh · 75 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 16:53 EST, 4 February 2013
    Beyoncé's daring leather ensemble at the Super Bowl last night has sparked anger from some parents who believe it was too racy for prime time television. Several viewers took to Facebook and other social networking websites to suggest that the performer's costume, by fashion designer Rubin Singer, looked a little too 'S&M'. Beyoncé was 'over the top trampy,' according to one mother commenting on the Today show's Facebook page. 'I was embarrassed to watch it with my 9 year old son,' she wrote. Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham tweeted sarcastically: 'Very family-friendly dancing S&M by Beyonce. What every girl...
  • Super Bowl halftime show may be cancelled for 2014

    02/04/2013 10:34:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 127 replies
    No halftime show at Super Bowl 2014? That’s the word, according to planners who say the weather may prevent appearances at matchup XLVIII, set for New Jersey. “It’s because of the cold weather,” said one involved with next year’s Super Bowl planning, in a New York Post report. “It’s not only the acts and the singers, but also the crews that have to put the stage together. … You just can’t assemble the stage and break it down fast enough in the cold.”
  • Superbowl Blackout-it's the GOP's fault

    02/03/2013 6:37:40 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 54 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2/3/13 | Obed Norman
    Lights out during the Super Bowl. President Obama fought for 4 years to have the power grid updated. The GOP resisted him for 4 years. This is America on GOP obstruction. Having the power reliability of a banana republic. When will you wake up and realize the GOP should never be allowed anywhere near the levers of power? When the lights give out during your open-heart surgery? This is serious and yes, it is political as it is about responsible governance.
  • Super Bowl ads so far all duds (vanity)

    02/03/2013 4:07:06 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 57 replies
    nfl ads ^ | feburary 3, 2013 | vaniety
    You would think for the millions they spent on air time the advertisers would come up with good ads. All so far have been really lame in my opinion
  • Cheerleaders smackdown: Super Bowl edition — 49ers v. Ravens`

    02/03/2013 10:21:57 AM PST · by Jeff Winston · 21 replies
    seattlepi ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | seattlepi
    In case you haven’t seen enough Super Bowl coverage in anticipation of Sunday’s big game, we thought we’d take a look at one of the bigger spectacles of NFL football: the cheerleaders. While the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are battling on the gridiron, their cheerleaders will be facing off on the sidelines. Which team’s cheer squad is better looking? Take a look through the gallery above, then make your pick in the poll.
  • Astronauts Will Watch Super Bowl from Space

    02/03/2013 7:50:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | 02 February 2013 Time: 10:58 AM ET | Tariq Malik, Managing Editor
    NASA's Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston will beam the Super Bowl XLVII showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens live to the International Space Station so its astronaut crew can watch the big game along with every other football fan on Earth. The space station is currently home to two American astronauts (commander Kevin Ford and flight engineer Tom Marshburn), Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin, Oleg Novitskiy and Roman Romanenko. Together they make up the station's Expedition 34 team. [Astronaut's Amazing Photos of Earth from Space] Whether the space...
  • Column: Could football end up killing itself?

    02/02/2013 9:41:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2013 6:55 PM EST | Tim Dahlberg
    On Sunday perhaps the biggest audience ever to see a Super Bowl will gather in front of televisions for parties of their own. The game has become America’s unofficial national holiday, its tradition of chip eating, beer drinking and commercial watching as deeply ingrained in the country’s fabric as turkey and stuffing. We celebrate the game even as it takes a brutal toll on those who play it. Football is a hurt business, and the biggest cheers on Sunday will be for those who deliver the biggest hits. … It’s hard to comprehend, and it may be the ultimate paradox....
  • Chris Culliver to work with gay, lesbian youth (G-y Agenda in the NFL)

    02/02/2013 3:08:53 PM PST · by Houmatt · 63 replies ^ | 2-2-1013 | Chris Wesseling
    After stating earlier in the week that gay football players "gotta get up outta here," San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver released a statement Wednesday night insisting "those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart." While it's fair to wonder if the latter sentiment was prompted by Culliver's publicist, the second-year cornerback is at least taking a proactive approach to assisting the community he offended. Culliver will undergo sensitivity training and then work with "The Trevor Project" in the weeks after Super Bowl XLVII, reported the San Jose Mercury News, to learn more about suicide prevention among lesbian, gay,...
  • No. 3 Hawks start fast, beat top-ranked Penn State

    02/02/2013 7:40:03 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 27 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/2/13 | Troy Hyde
    On paper, the third-ranked Iowa wrestling team had every bit a chance to win Friday night’s dual with Penn State as the top-ranked Nittany Lions. Both teams had top-ranked wrestlers and both had matches they should have won. The Hawkeyes took care of the matches they were favored in and did a little more as Tony Ramos earned a big win by fall at 133 and sophomore Mike Evans won the only true swing match of the night during a 22-16 victory over Penn State in front of a loud and crazy sold-out crowd of 15,077 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The...
  • State representative finds football evidently signed by Nile Kinnick, 1939 Hawkeyes team

    02/02/2013 3:59:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Mike Wiser
    DES MOINES — His name graces the University of Iowa football stadium, was etched in the 1939 Heisman Trophy and was, apparently, scribbled on a football that, until this week, sat, forgotten, on a basement shelf in a West Des Moines home. Now, the football that includes Heisman winner Nile Kinnick’s name, along with the names of more than two dozen teammates and a record of the Hawkeyes’ 1939 football season sits in a bank lockbox while its owner figures out what to do next. How the ball got there is somewhat of a mystery, said Cindy Hahn, whose mother...
  • The adorable foal set to be the star of Sunday's game

    02/01/2013 5:45:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-1-13 | John Clarke
    Budweiser debuts new Super Bowl ad showing the life of iconic Clydesdale from just two weeks old ..This year's Budweiser Super Bowl ad isn't funny or sexy, but you just might shed a tear. For decades, Anheuser-Busch has used its famous Clydesdales in Super Bowl ads for Budweiser. Instead of a herd of majestic hoof-stomping steeds thundering across a valley floor, this year's 60-second ad centers on the bond an adorable Clydesdale foal shares with his trainer. The latest star is barely two weeks old. A foal born January 16 at Anheuser-Busch's Warm Springs Ranch near the mid-Missouri town of...
  • Let's Regulate Sports

    02/01/2013 1:30:37 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 6 replies
    Me | 1 Feb 2013 | Ben Mugged
    I understand the Government is concerned about injuries in professional football. They are considering regulation to make the contact sport less injurious. While they are at it they should make it illegal to actually strike someone while boxing. Tennis is also a dangerous sport because ankle injuries are prevalent. And ping pong! Carpal tunnel syndrome is the bane of ping pong players! Think of all the knee injuries in Basketball. The Government is so wonderful at regulation. Think of all the great things they have done for us using their constitutional power to regulate. I forget, someone remind me of...
  • Ski resort turns sewage into snow

    02/01/2013 1:00:36 PM PST · by illiac · 24 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 2/1/13 | Bruce Kennedy
    Unpredictable snowfall patterns and drought are prompting the multibillion-dollar industry to consider cost-effective alternatives. After a dismal start to the season for the second straight year, Colorado's ski resorts are finally getting the snow they depend on. Colorado Ski Country USA reported total skier visits at its 21 member resorts dropped 11.5% during the first period of the ski season, which ranges from opening day through New Year's Eve. The marketing research firm IBISWorld reports that while the economic recovery is expected to bring more people to the nation's slopes, climate change is straining operations at many resorts. When natural...