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  • (Vin) Scully talks Dodgers, reflects on legendary career

    07/05/2013 8:23:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies ^ | July 5, 2013 | Barry M. Bloom
    The best part of this job is the people you meet and the relationships developed over the course of the years. To that end, it was an honor to sit down recently and talk with Vin Scully. It's mindboggling to realize that Scully has been broadcasting Dodgers games on radio-television in Brooklyn and Los Angeles since 1950, a year before I was born ... During the course of a 20-minute conversation, I asked him about his stellar career and the Dodgers of yesterday and today. You may be surprised at some of his answers ...
  • Black Powder vs Smokeless Powder (video only)

    07/05/2013 7:38:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 7-4-2013 | hickok45
    A basics video to show the difference between black powder and smokeless powder. Many who hear these terms are likely not clear as to what is meant or have some misconceptions.

    07/05/2013 1:45:26 PM PDT · by Chode · 29 replies
    Chode ^ | 7/5/2013 | Chode
    f1; formulaone; grandprix
  • Shooting at humblegunner (and Eaker & TheGirl)!

    07/05/2013 9:42:01 AM PDT · by TheMom · 145 replies
    TheMom's camera | July 5th, 2013 | TheMom
    On July 4th a new tradition was started - Roman Candle Dodge Ball, with a twist. The twist being try to dodge the Roman Candles while riding a four wheeler. In the middle of this game, humblegunner made a comment that he bet there are several people on FR that would like to do this to him without trying to miss. For their viewing pleasure . . . humblegunner humblegunner humblegunner For everyone else, here is Eaker & TheGirl . . .Eaker Eaker Eaker Eaker TheGirl TheGirl
  • My MLB All-Star teams (Voting ends tonight)

    07/04/2013 10:55:57 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 128 replies
    July 4, 2013 | Charles Henrickson
    Voting for All-Star starters ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). Here are my All-Star teams. 34 players on a team, at least 13 pitchers, every team must have a representative. NATIONAL C: MOLINA, Posey 1B: VOTTO, Goldschmidt, Craig 2B: CARPENTER, Scutaro, Phillips SS: SEGURA, Cabrera, Desmond 3B: WRIGHT, Alvarez OF: GONZALEZ, Brown, Harper OF: GOMEZ, McCutcheon OF: BELTRAN, Cuddyer, Bruce P (13; 9 S, 4 R): HARVEY, Kershaw, Wainwright, Zimmermann, Lee, Corbin, Locke, Wood, Fernandez; Melancon, Mujica, Kimbrel, Grilli DL: Tulowitzski Honorable mention: 1B Freeman, OF Puig AMERICAN C: MAUER, Santana 1B: DAVIS, Fielder 2B: CANO, Pedroia, Kipnis SS: PERALTA,...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, Jul 06 on TNT 7:30 PM ET

    07/03/2013 6:27:44 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 118 replies
    Heads up! Saturday night race on the holiday weekend. Remember to change out your drivers!
  • Tebow Plays Tight End for Pats !! footage

    07/03/2013 5:52:39 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 15 replies
    BReitbart ^ | july 3 2013 | zach kruse
    tebow as a patriot playing tight end, great footage !! happy fourth
  • UCLA's Michael Sondheimer Resigns After Alleged Online Sex Chats with Minors

    07/02/2013 9:33:04 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7-2-13 | Alex Kay
    UCLA associate athletic director Michael Sondheimer has resigned amidst allegations that he “engaged in inappropriate behavior with children on the Internet,” as per CBS2 Los Angeles’ investigative reporter David Goldstein. Goldstein states that a separate website, entitled “Operation Riptide”, revealed that Sondheimer was attempting to engage children in sexual chats and was caught in a sting where adults posed as minors. They also have a series of disturbing quotes from one of the alleged conversations, which are listed as followed: “13? Good”, “Love ghetto girls U are so real and so cool” and ‘Want to do anything to your hot...
  • Pitch counts? Not in Marichal-Spahn Era

    07/02/2013 5:56:41 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7-2-13 | Daniel Brown
    As the 50-year anniversary of his famous 16-inning duel against Warren Spahn approached, Giants Hall of Famer Juan Marichal was reluctant to directly criticize today's cautious approach to pitcher care. Marichal threw 227 pitches in beating the Braves 1-0 on July 2, 1963. Spahn threw 201, with Willie Mays blasting the last offering into the Candlestick Park seats. Such pitch counts are impossible to fathom today. In a story for, writer Rany Jazayerli noted that "there have been fewer 130-plus pitch outings over the past 12 years combined than there were every single season before the 1994-95 strike. This...
  • Church wants $24.5 million from Atlanta Falcons for new stadium site

    07/02/2013 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 62 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Jun 21 2013, 11:04a | Jason Kirk
    The biggest issue facing the Atlanta Falcons' eye-popping new football stadium: whether to build it just north of the current Georgia Dome, which would mean greater distance from hotels, the airport, transit, and the city's skyline, or just south, which would mean buying the land presently occupied by a pair of historic churches. The team prefers the south site. Those churches also prefer the south site. Friendship Baptist, established in 1866 and the wellspring for both Morehouse and Spelman colleges, has rejected the city's offer of $13.5 million for the property, asking for nearly double that. Mayor Kasim Reed told...
  • Tebow tried to keep Hernandez from bar fight

    07/02/2013 4:01:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 7-3-13 | "staff report"
    We got word yesterday that Tim Tebow had tried to encourage Aaron Hernandez to lead "a good life" while the two were teammates at the University of Florida, but we had no details as to how Tebow tried to keep Hernandez out of trouble. Well, until now. According to Gainesville, Fla. police records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Tebow tried to stop Hernandez from getting into a violent bar fight in 2007. Hernandez was a 17-year-old freshman tight end at the time when he punched a bouncer in the head and caused him a broken eardrum. When a police officer...
  • Tim Tebow tried to break up Aaron Hernandez violent bar fight in 2007

    07/02/2013 11:31:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12:40 pm, July 2, 2013 | By Iliana Limón Romero | Orlando Sentinel
    Tim Tebow tried to stop Aaron Hernandez from getting into a violent bar fight in 2007 while both were football players at the University of Florida, according to Gainesville police records.
  • The importance of eye protection

    07/01/2013 12:54:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Bang Switch ^ | 6-29-2013 | Sturmgewehre/MAC
    Images like those below are chilling to those of us in the shooting community, as they should be. Sometimes we forget just how dangerous our hobby can be and we become lax. When we become lax we accidentally double charge a round while reloading, or we hear a pop vs. a bang and fail to check the bore of our firearm before firing the next round. We sweep others with the muzzle. We put our finger on the trigger when we shouldn’t. And sometimes we forget to wear eye protection. The AR15 pictured here exploded unexpectedly on its owner this...
  • ‘Bare Knuckle Babe’ wrestles in a 72-pound catfish

    06/30/2013 10:07:34 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 20 replies
    Grind TV Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/25/2013 | Pete Thomas
    "Millsap is a calendar girl for the Bare Knuckle Babes (Miss May 2014), and on Saturday she served the Babes proudly by wrestling a 72-pound flathead catfish onto the banks of Oklahoma’s Lake Texoma."
  • Extremely rare color footage of the 1939 World Series - Yankees vs. Reds

    06/30/2013 2:36:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    Color footage of the '39 World Series
  • In Play with Jimmy Roberts: Lizette Salas

    06/29/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT · by staytrue
    The golf channel and NBC TV ^ | 6-29-2013 | Jimmy Roberts
    The following is a brief excerpt from an 80% heartwarming, 20% yuck, rags to riches story about Lizette Salas. The video was broadcast today on NBC before the US Womens Open Golf championship with rookie Lizette Salas in 7th. Host: "And you traded your services for lessons ?" Father of Lizette Salas: "We don't have too much money. You need that service so I can do it. And you can help Lizette." Jerry Herrera (Head PGA professional, Azuza Greens CC): "INSTEAD OF A PAYDAY, HE WANTED GOLF LESSONS FOR HIS DAUGHTER."
  • Matt 'Borne' Osbourne, the original Doink the Clown, passes away (pro wrestler)

    06/28/2013 3:43:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    PWInsider ^ | June 28, 2013 | Mike Johnson
    Matt Osbourne, better known as "Maniac" Matt Borne, Big Josh and the original Doink the Clown in the WWF, has passed away. Details on his passing are still developing. can confirm Osbourne was found this morning in Texas, where he had been staying of late, by his girlfriend. Osbourne would have turned 56 next month.
  • Blockbuster Brooklyn trade involving Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce spices up Knicks-Nets rivalry

    06/28/2013 6:30:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/28/2013 | STEVE SERBY
    Open up the Honey Nut cheerios boxes and sprinkle a trail from Flatbush Avenue to the corner of 34th and Seventh, because now we get to find out whether the town is big enough for Carmelo Anthony ... and Kevin Garnett. Here comes KG, The Big Ticket who makes the Brooklyn Nets a big ticket, and here comes Paul Pierce, The Truth, with him (along with Jason Terry), and here come the $100 Million Nets, coming to try to steal the town from Melo and the Knicks, coming for everyone. And here comes a City Game rivalry that will make...

    06/27/2013 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Chode · 25 replies
    Chode ^ | 6/27/2013 | Chode
    Silverstone Race Date: 30 Jun 2013 First Grand Prix: 1950 Number of Laps: 52 Circuit Length: 5.891 km Race Distance: 306.198 km Lap Record: 1:34.661 - K Raikkonen (2012) Cloudy 18C Partly Sunny 20C Partly Sunny 22C
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday, Jun 29 on TNT 7:30 PM ET

    06/26/2013 8:34:29 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 99 replies
    Heads up, Saturday night race! Camping World tomorrow night, Nationwide Friday night.