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  • Why did the jets want tim tebow in the first place

    04/30/2013 4:26:54 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 38 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 29, 2013 | Les Carpenter
    Off goes Tim Tebow, the player they pursued hard but never really wanted. They shamed him for their own lousy judgment, showing him on Monday just how disgusted they were. Perhaps they are right – Tim Tebow might not be an NFL player. At least not a quarterback. But they could have done a lot better than kick him in the face on a day when they should be wiping the mud from their own.
  • NHL 2013 PLAYOFFS - NHL Announces Stanley Cup Schedule

    04/29/2013 12:23:15 PM PDT · by airborne · 343 replies
    nhl WEB SITE ^ | 4/2913 | VARIOUS
    NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced the dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal round, which begins Tuesday, April 30th. Information on the U.S. broadcast networks for games later in the round will be released as it is determined.
  • English champions Man United look to U.S. market

    04/29/2013 10:32:06 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 27, 2013 | Keith Weir
    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United are expanding their marketing activities in the United States to cash in on interest generated by a new deal for NBC to screen English Premier League soccer, the U.S.-listed club's chief executive said on Tuesday. United, owned by the American Glazer family, have proved adept at selling sponsorship deals both globally and nationally to help fund a team that won a record 20th English league title on Monday night. The club is looking at adding a sales office on the east coast of the United States later this year to complement existing operations in London...
  • Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now

    04/29/2013 8:39:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 29, 2013 | Jason Collins
    I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay. I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I'm different." If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand.
  • NFL punter Chris favor of gay marriage says he now believes he may lose his job

    04/29/2013 7:58:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2013 | Staff
    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who has repeatedly spoken out in favor of same-sex marriage, says he now worries that his career with the team may be on the line. On Sunday, Kluwe said he is starting to sense that rumors surrounding whether or not he will be released from the team will soon become ‘distractions.’ ‘It’s a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests, that speaking out on human rights has a chance of getting you cut,’ Kluwe told NBC’s Pro Football Talk via text message.
  • Jets Waive Tim Tebow

    04/29/2013 6:25:00 AM PDT · by TSgt · 57 replies
    AP via WKRC ^ | 29 April 13 | AP via WKRC
    Tim Tebow has been waived by the Jets, the end of an unsuccessful one-season experiment in New York. Coach Rex Ryan said in a statement put out by the team in announcing the move Monday morning: "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped."
  • Jets Cut Tim Tebow

    04/29/2013 5:21:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 210 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/29/13
    The Tim Tebow era is over in New York. The Jets have released Tebow, the New York Post is reporting. Tebow was widely expected to be on the way out for months, and the only surprise is that the Jets waited until now to do it. The arrival of rookie quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft may have been what it took for the Jets to decide that there was simply no room for Tebow on the roster anymor
  • Ms Giliand’s Flying Circus: Trapeze Artist Performs Routine Dangling from Paraglider 600m in the Air

    04/28/2013 6:38:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Metro ^ | Sunday 28 Apr 2013
    Dangling below a paraglider, trapeze artist Roxane Giliand battles blustery winds to perform a vertigo-inducing circus routine 600m (2,000ft) in the air. Held on by one safety tie, she took to the skies without a helmet or safety net to complete her gravity-defying routine with pilot Gill Schneider on a 3.5m (12ft) rope. Nail-biting: Roxane Giliand dangles below Gill Schneider over the French Alps before their safe landing (Picture: Shams Productions/Caters) Despite the nail-biting danger, the duo insisted on performing the daredevil routine twice so that a film crew could capture the moment perfectly. Mr Schneider, 29, teamed up with...
  • Lakers Suffer Worst Loss In Playoff History With 120-89 Loss To Spurs

    04/27/2013 9:02:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    AP) — ^ | April 26, 2013 10:31 PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Duncan had 26 points and nine rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to the brink of first-round playoff elimination with a 120-89 victory in Game 3 on Friday night, the worst home playoff loss in franchise history. Tony Parker had 20 points and seven assists as the Spurs methodically seized control of the series by dominating their third straight meeting with the short-handed Lakers, who played without their top four guards due to injury. Dwight Howard had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Pau Gasol added his first career playoff...
  • 556x45 just dropped to 65 cents per round at Palmetto State Armory.

    04/26/2013 6:46:18 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 58 replies ^ | 4/26/2013 | frankenMonkey
    Just noticed on that some 556x45 55 grain FMJ has dropped to 65 cents per round. Link to report here.Link to ammo: here.
  • Adversity abounded for Michael Mauti in time at Penn State

    04/26/2013 11:47:58 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 4-26-13 | Ted Lewis
    MANDEVILLE — This is the weekend Michael Mauti has been looking forward to since he first put on a football uniform — maybe even before. And if it’s happening a year, maybe two, later than the former Penn State linebacker figured, well, life seldom goes as planned, especially considering the turmoil surrounding the Nittany Lions in the past two seasons. “You can’t always control what happens to you,” said Mauti, who’ll be watching this week’s NFL draft with his family in Mandeville — including his father, ex-Saints receiver Rich Mauti. “And it’s been a roller coaster for me. I’m hoping...
  • New Miami, Jacksonville, and Minnesota NFL uniforms

    04/26/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
  • Manti Te'o Falls Out Of The First Round Of The NFL Draft

    04/26/2013 4:22:57 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    TBI ^ | April 25,2013 | Tony Manfred
    Manti Te'o Falls Out Of The First Round Of The NFL Draft Tony ManfredApril 25, 2013, 11:55 PMIn a mild surprise, Manti Te'o wasn't picked in the first round of the NFL Draft. Most experts had him going between 20th and 32nd, with the Minnesota Vikings as the heavy favorite to pick him at in the mid-20s. But Minnesota passed on him with both of their first round picks. Then, to add insult to injury, they traded up for an THIRD first round pick and drafted wide receive Cordarrelle Patterson instead of Te'o. It's not like this is a catastrophic...
  • 2013 NFL Draft thread

    04/25/2013 12:56:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Round 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs 2 Jacksonville Jaguars 3 Oakland Raiders 4 Philadelphia Eagles 5 Detroit Lions 6 Cleveland Browns 7 Arizona Cardinals 8 Buffalo Bills 9 New York Jets 10 Tennessee Titans 11 San Diego Chargers 12 Miami Dolphins 13 New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) 14 Carolina Panthers 15 New Orleans Saints 16 St. Louis Rams 17 Pittsburgh Steelers 18 Dallas Cowboys 19 New York Giants 20 Chicago Bears 21 Cincinnati Bengals 22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) 23 Minnesota Vikings 24 Indianapolis Colts 25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks) 26 Green Bay Packers 27...
  • Mitrione calls Fox 'disgusting freak' (UFC)

    04/24/2013 5:46:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies ^ | 04/24/2013 | A.J. Perez
    Matt Mitrione was suspended indefinitely by the UFC on Monday, hours after the heavyweight fighter and former NFL defensive lineman called transgender MMA competitor Fallon Fox “a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak” in an interview. “The UFC was appalled by the transphobic comments made by heavyweight Matt Mitrione today in an interview on the 'MMA Hour,'” the UFC said in a statement Monday evening. “The organization finds Mr. Mitrione’s comments offensive and wholly unacceptable and — as a direct result of this significant breach of the UFC’s code of conduct — Mr. Mitrione’s UFC contract has been suspended and the...
  • MotoGP - Circuit of the Americas

    04/23/2013 5:30:17 PM PDT · by donaldo · 7 replies
    I attended my first MotoGP race over the weekend at The Circuit of the Americas in Austin. I've been following MotoGP for years and I've seen many races on the Speed Channel. Believe me, nothing can prepare you for this experience. Until you see and hear those motorcycles in person you haven't an inkling of the power and acceleration. It was a Repsol Honda day. The rookie Marc Marquez won, followed by fellow Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha). This was on my bucket list and I was tremendously impressed. The traffic was horrendous but I knew that going...
  • Top 10 Hottest Female Race Car Drivers

    04/23/2013 2:54:37 PM PDT · by randita · 63 replies
    Consumer Car Reviews ^ | 4/23/13 | Consumer Car Reviews
    You have to go to the website for the photos. I'm too lazy to post all that eye candy. While not purely on the subject of consumer cars, all of these wonderful ladies started their careers behind the wheel of one of the consumer cars you might be driving today. So here you go! The Top 10 Hottest Female Race Car Drivers (in no particular oder). Madalena Antas Age: 35 Portuguese bombshell Madelana Antas doesnÂ’t mind getting dusty in the desert while racing tricked-out pickups on the rally circuit. When she is not destroying sand dunes and jumping trucks at...
  • Luis Molina dies (Olympic and professional boxer)

    04/23/2013 11:57:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    Boxing News 24 ^ | April 22, 2013
    Bay Area boxer legend Luis Molina, who was San Jose native recently passed away.
  • Nike pulls blood-splattered shirts

    04/23/2013 3:39:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 4/23/2013
    Nike Inc. says it has pulled from the market T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre" in the aftermath of last week's bombing during the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left dozens injured. The athletic company, based in Portland, Ore., said Monday that it took immediate action last week to remove the products. The shirts were sold primarily at its factory store outlets. "We conducted this process as quickly as possible and are confident the product has been removed from distribution," Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.
  • Race Car Driver on Earth Day: Ride a Bike, Take Public Transportation

    04/22/2013 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2013 | Penny Starr
    Leilani Munter, a race car driver, environmental activist and self-described “eco-athlete” was featured on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day website in a video promoting bike riding, using public transportation and veganism. “I’m aware of the carbon footprint of my race car and my lifestyle,” Munter said in the video. “For every race I’m in, I adopt an acre of rainforest to offset my effect on the environment.” …