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  • Competitive ice fishing catching on

    02/23/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-22-14 | Dave Orrick
    Competitive high school ice fishing. Who woulda thought? In Wisconsin, it's a growing sport, complete with rankings, trophies, a state tournament, cheers and, yep, team uniforms. Not officially sanctioned as a varsity sport, the activity is growing in popularity in western Wisconsin four years after starting up as a way for teams to square off against schools in eastern Wisconsin during the statewide championship planned for Saturday on Lake Winnebago. The championship will be the eighth and final event of the season for the state circuit, which remains loosely affiliated under the unofficial direction of activities directors and coaches, some...
  • The NFL Might Ban the Use of the N-Word on the Field

    02/23/2014 11:39:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/23 | Delia Paunescu
    The NFL's competition committee is expected to enact a rule at their March owners meeting that would penalize players fifteen yards if they use the n-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the league, told ESPN that he thinks the automatic fifteen-yard penalty should apply to first-time offenders, while second infractions should be punished with ejection. "I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we're trying to do," Wooten said. "We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the...
  • England, Germany get kind draw

    02/23/2014 5:30:22 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    foxsports ^ | Feb 23, 2014 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    ...The tournament has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for this edition, a political move by UEFA president Michel Platini that will arguably only dilute the quality and excitement. ...There was an awkward chuckle or two when Gibraltar and Armenia were drawn with the very teams they have refused to play against. Having broken away from Spain politically, it was pre-arranged that if drawn together, Gibraltar would be moved to another group. And as misfortune would have it, Gibraltar was indeed drawn into Spain’s Group C with Spain. So instead, it was dropped into Group D with Germany with...
  • .338 Lapua Magnum KABOOM

    02/22/2014 8:14:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 83 replies
    The Firearm Blog ^ | 2-19-14 | Steve Johnson
    You might well think that the catastrophic destruction of firearms caused by shooters leaving their cleaning rods inside their guns was a rare occurrence, but you would be wrong. It happens far to often. These photos show what happens when a cleaning rod is left in a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. A member of the SnipersHide forum reported that this KABOOM happened two benches down from him at the range. The shooter only sustained minor injuries. Two holes were punched in roof and pieces of the rifle were scattered around the range.
  • Federal duck stamp cost might increase

    02/22/2014 7:05:36 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    aberdeennews ^ | February 21, 2014
    Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska is the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 1865, which would raise the price of the federal duck stamp to $25. At its current price, the buying power of the federal duck stamp, which is required by the U.S. government to hunt migratory waterfowl, has never been lower over its 79-year history, according to a news release from Ducks Unlimited. Since the federal duck stamp’s enactment in 1934, the price has only been raised seven times. It has been 23 years since the last increase to bring the price of the stamp to $15, the single...
  • NFL to penalize use of racial slur

    02/22/2014 5:21:43 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 4 replies
    www.espn.com ^ | 2/22/14 | ESPN news services
    The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field. John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, anticipates that the NFL's competition committee will enact the rule at the owners' meeting next month. "We did talk about it, I'm sure that you saw near the end of the year that Fritz Pollard (Alliance) came out very strong with the message that the league needs to do something about the language on the field," said...
  • UFC 170 ROUSEY VS MCMANN LIVE THREAD

    02/22/2014 4:09:06 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 89 replies
    UFC | 02/22/2014 | UFC
    Main Card (Pay-Per-View) 7pm PT/ 10pm ET/ 3am UK Women's Bantamweight Championship Ronda Rousey (c) (8-0) vs. Sara McMann (7-0) Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (13-0) vs. Patrick Cummins (4-0) Welterweight Rory MacDonald (15-2) vs. Demian Maia (18-5) Welterweight Mike Pyle (25-9-1, -200) vs. TJ Waldburger (16-8) Welterweight Robert Whittaker (12-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (8-1) Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 1) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 1am UK Women's Bantamweight Alexis Davis (15-5) vs. Jessica Eye (11-1) Bantamweight Raphael Assuncao (20-4) vs. Pedro Munhoz (10-0) Bantamweight Cody Gibson (11-3) vs. Aljamain Sterling (8-0) Flyweight Zach Makovsky (16-4) vs. Josh Sampo (11-2) Preliminary Bouts...
  • Finland beats US hockey 5-0

    02/22/2014 2:34:45 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 10 replies
    espn.com ^ | 2/22/14 | unknown
    SOCHI, Russia -- Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory. If the Finnish Flash is retiring and hanging up his skates after the NHL season, he picked a pretty good way to go out on the world's stage. The final game at the Olympics turned out well for Finland's Teemu Selanne, who will go out on a high note, writes Pierre LeBrun. Story Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States...
  • Jonathan Quick rips Team USA's effort in loss to Finland

    02/22/2014 11:19:09 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 22, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Jonathan Quick will leave Sochi empty handed, but not quietly. Humiliated after a 5-0 loss to Finland in the Olympic bronze-medal hockey game Saturday, the U.S. goaltender harshly criticized his team’s effort a day after losing to Canada in the semifinals. “It shouldn’t be too hard,” he told NBC. “We do that all year long. We’re professionals. We play back-to-backs all year long. “There’s no reason we show up and not piss a drop.” Quick also took responsibility for his own play. “My job is to stop the puck, and I didn’t do that very well,” the Los Angeles Kings...
  • Olympic win over U.S. cements the fact Canada is a hockey factory

    02/21/2014 6:47:46 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    canada.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | Bruce Arthur
    Sometimes, we forget what Canada really is, when it comes to hockey. We worry, we agonize, we fret. We wonder if the Americans will catch us, if the Swedes or the Finns will topple us, what the Russians have left. And sometimes we lose. It happens. It’s hockey. But this country is a factory from coast to coast, an incubator and a gladiator academy, pumping out players who not only are big and fast and strong and skilled, so skilled, but actors who learn how to play the harder parts, too. We produce stars who can play like they have...
  • Harper trash talks Obama after Canada's Olympic hockey win

    02/21/2014 6:44:00 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | Jessica Hume
    OTTAWA - The U.S. president now owes Prime Minister Stephen Harper two cases of beer — Samuel Adams brand, specifically. The friendly bet was made earlier in the week in Mexico, where the two leaders met for the North American Leaders' Summit. After the Canadian women's Olympic hockey team came back to tie their Yankee rivals in the last minute of the game and win the gold in overtime, Harper announced via Twitter he was looking forward to his case of beer from Barack Obama. After the Canadian men's Olympic team defeated their American rivals Friday in a 1-0 shutout,...
  • Sandy Koufax Gets Nailed By An Ethier Foul Ball

    02/21/2014 5:35:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 21 FEBRUARY 2014 | CBS 2 LOS ANGELES
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (CBSLA.com/AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers great Sandy Koufax was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Andre Ethier during batting practice.Koufax was standing in the bullpen down the third base line when he was hit Friday. The 78-year-old was struck on the forehead, but told reporters as he walked off the field that he was fine.
  • Jimmie Johnson Causes Crash After Runnning Out Of Gas, Bowyer Lands 360 Flip

    02/21/2014 5:33:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 21 FEBRUARY 2014 | AP
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Parker Kligerman burst into the Daytona media room, arms outstretched and unleashed a “Woo hoo!” One day after flipping his car for the first time in his career, the 23-year-old Kligerman had reason to flip out — he was racing in the Daytona 500. Kligerman had to sweat out his spot Thursday night after failing to earn a berth on speed in the first qualifying race, and watched the second race in his motorhome. He compared the stress on Twitter to preparing for fatherhood, then said it was more like watching election results come in...
  • LeBron Breaks Nose Against Thunder

    02/21/2014 5:28:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    NEWS9.COM ^ | 21 FEBRUARY 2014 | NEWS9.COM
    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Miami Heat might have been victorious on Thursday night but it didn't leave Oklahoma City without a few bumps and bruises. The Heat announced on Friday afternoon that LeBron James suffered a broken nose in his fourth-quarter collision with Serge Ibaka in the Heat's 103-81 victory against the Thunder. When James was driving to the basket for what would result in a dunk, Ibaka hit him in the face while attempting to get into defensive position.
  • Fantasy Baseball Openings

    02/21/2014 4:59:27 PM PST · by newbie 10-21-00 · 9 replies
    2/21/14 | That annoying guy?
    Sorry for the vanity. I am the current commish of a Freep league that will be starting its 14th season. It's a 12 team roto scoring league (standard 5X5) that is short two teams. The first team available came in third place and the likely six keepers are Kershaw, Fielder, V Martinez, A Sanchez, C Lee and Werth. The other team came in 8th, has a boatload of closers and likely keepers Felix, Elsbury, Adam Eaton, Belt, Chapman and Hardy. The draft is Monday 3/17 at 6:30 pm PST with keepers locked down a few day before that. freepmail me...
  • Does NBC Show Medal Ceremonies?

    02/21/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 25 replies
    2/21/14 | Originalbuckeye
    I watched the young American win the Ladies Ski Halfpipe last night. I saw her celebrate with hugs from friends/competitors. I didn't see the Gold being awarded to her.
  • United States vs. Canada Noon ET (Semi final Live thread)

    02/21/2014 9:16:51 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 44 replies
    Hockey's Future ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | hfboards
    Rematch of the epic gold medal game from Vancouver. Winner will face Sweden in the gold medal game. Let's hope the USA can get its revenge.
  • Change.org Crashes After 1.5 Million People Sign Petition To Overturn Olympic Figure Skating Result

    02/21/2014 8:09:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/21/2014 | Tony Manfred
    Change.org, a website that hosts public petitions, crashed Friday morning after a flood of users signed a petition to investigate a controversial Olympic figure skating result. Russia's Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in an upset over South Korea's Yuna Kim. After the event, a Change.org petition called "Open Investigation into Judging Decisions of Women's Figure Skating and Demand Rejudgement at the Sochi Olympics" was started by a user named "Justice Seeker." It went viral in a way the website had never seen before. "The petition gained 700,000-plus signatures in just six hours and is sending traffic to our site...
  • Ashley Wagner slams Olympic figure skating judges, calls for change

    02/21/2014 7:05:10 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 78 replies
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news ^ | February 20, 2014 | Martin Rogers
    SOCHI, Russia — Ashley Wagner launched a withering attack on figure skating's hierarchy and the Winter Olympics judges on Thursday night after being pushed down to seventh in the ladies' individual competition. The 22-year-old American fought back tears as she revealed her frustration and anger with the judging at the Iceberg Skating Palace and suggested that the two Russian skaters, gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova and fifth-place finisher Julia Lipnitskaia, had been given unfairly inflated scores. "I feel gypped," said Wagner, who skated two programs without any falls and punched the air with delight at the end of her free skate.
  • Spoiler Alert: Olympics Ladies Figure Skating

    02/20/2014 11:36:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 20, 2014 | Betsy McKay and Pia Catton
    Results in comment section
  • Richard Cabela, Co-Founder Of Cabela's And Prominent NRA Supporter, Dies At 77

    02/20/2014 6:07:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Feb 18, 2014
    Wall Street 2/18/2014 Richard Cabela, Co-Founder Of Cabela's And Prominent NRA Supporter, Dies At 77 Richard Cabela, co-founder of the Cabela’s retail chain that caters to outdoor enthusiasts and a prominent supporter of the National Rifle Association, has died. He was 77. Cabela started the company in 1961 as a catalog business with his wife, Mary, at their kitchen table in Chappell, Nebr. His brother, James Cabela, soon joined the company and together they developed large stores in the U.S. and Canada featuring elaborate taxidermy displays of animals. Through its stores and eventually the Internet, Cabela’s became one of the...
  • American-born snowboarder Vic Wild wins gold for Russia, U.S. Snowboarding says it 'respects'...

    02/19/2014 10:46:56 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 47 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 17 hours ago | Kevin Kaduk
    What's that old saying? If you don't like the resources your nation is devoting to your snowboarding discipline, move to Russia? Yeah, well, that's exactly what Vic Wild of White Salmon, Wash., did back in 2011 after he figured that parallel slalom snowboarding wasn't a high priority for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. He obtained Russian citizenship upon marrying Russian girlfriend Alena Zavarzina in Siberia and then went to work representing a different kind of red, white and blue flag. While the U.S. focused on events like halfpipe and slopestyle, the Russians were much more serious about Alpine snowboard...
  • 'I want to start a FAMILY': Yankees legend Derek Jeter explains reason for his shock retirement

    02/19/2014 8:54:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 February 2014 | JAMES NYE and ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
    Derek Jeter announced today that he wants to walk away from 20 years at the top of major league baseball to start a family. The New York Yankees captain answered question for nearly half an hour on Wednesday, exactly one week after his shock announcement his is to retire at the end of the coming season. Looking optimistically forward to the future, the legend said that he is looking forward to beginning a family despite splitting recently from Victoria's Secret model Hannah Davis. Indeed, Jeter's history with women could cause many to raise an eyebrow at the notorious ladies man's...
  • Video surfaces of Ray Rice apparently dragging unconscious fiancee

    02/19/2014 2:11:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancee Janay Palmer attacked one another in an Atlantic City casino on Feb. 15, according to police. The two were arrested and charged with assault at the Revel Casino. Video footage obtained by TMZ shows Rice allegedly dragging what looks to be an unconscious Palmer out of an elevator in the casino before the arrest. Rice is approached by a man who appears to be security, who speaks into a microphone as the running back is trying to pick Palmer off the floor. The couple was arrested later on and police said they...
  • Spoiler Alert: Olympics Men's Hockey: USA vs. Czech

    02/19/2014 12:18:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | February 19, 2014 | Staff
    See result in comment section.
  • Despite rumors, safety Kerry Rhodes doesn't think he's blacklisted

    02/19/2014 10:39:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 19, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    There's been much discussion this month about presumed future NFL player Michael Sam and how an acknowledged gay player would fit into an NFL locker room. Most of the talk has been positive -- which, of course, is an encouraging sign for the league and for, well, humanity. But former Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes, ranked as one of the best safeties in the game in 2012 who couldn't find a job last season, says none of this applies to him. Though there have been rumors about his sexual orientation -- especially after a despicable website last year posted photos with...
  • Nelson Frazier Jr., Former WWE Star Big Daddy V, Passes Away at Age 43 (AKA Mabel, Viscera)

    02/19/2014 10:08:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Bleacher Report / Los Angeles Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Tyler Conway
    Nelson Frazier, a former WWE wrestler better known for his stage names Mabel, Viscera and Big Daddy V, passed away Tuesday at age 43 after suffering a massive heart attack. WWE.com's Staff confirmed Frazier's passing, stating: WWE is saddened by the news that Nelson Frazier Jr., aka Big Daddy V and Mabel, has passed away. A larger-than-life Superstar, Frazier was a former World Tag Team Champion, Hardcore Champion and the 1995 King of the Ring. As the dark, formidable Viscera, he was also a member of Undertaker's faction, The Ministry of Darkness. Frazier's colorful personality made him a memorable competitor...
  • Spoiler Alert: Olympics Men's Hockey Result: Russia vs. Finland

    02/19/2014 7:32:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Staff
    Result in Comment section
  • Nascar SCS Daytona 500 at Daytona Intl Speedway Sunday February 23 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    02/18/2014 8:06:31 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 568 replies
  • Did anybody else see the "Slow Cooker" Commercial during the Superbowl?

    02/18/2014 4:50:04 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 54 replies
    This has been bothering me since the Super Bowl. Maybe somebody can collaborate my story because nobody believes me. During the second quarter of that game (maybe it was the first quarter but definitely before the half), there was a commercial for the crockpot set to the music of The Beatles song "Day Tripper". Except the lyrics were changed around a bit with the chorus being "Slow Cooker" intead of Day Tripper. People think I'm nuts and say that The Beatles would never allow one of their songs to be used to sell crockpots. But I'm telling you, that exactly...
  • Why Sochi is Not Lake Placid

    02/18/2014 4:42:41 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | Februry 18, 2014 | Craig Shirley
    Try as they might, some commentators during the U.S.-Russian hockey game could not muster much credible moral argument for making a comparison between Sochi of 2014 and Lake Placid of 1980. Of course, we all wanted the US team to win this time, just like in 1980. But as part of a larger world morality play, it pales to near nothingness in comparison. President Obama immediately moved to seize a political advantage, sending out a tweet claiming to “never stop believing in miracles.” The president’s grasp of history is self-evidently weak and self-serving. Back then, the joy of the American...
  • Sochi Olympics: USA's Davis and White win ice dance gold

    02/17/2014 2:34:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/17/2014 | BY PRITHA SARKAR
    Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first Americans to win the Olympic ice dance title with a sultry, spellbinding performance to Scheherazade at the Sochi Games on Monday. In a showdown with rivals and Canadian training partners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the American pair proved to be a cut above the rest by winning with a record total of 195.52. Davis and White, who also became just the fourth non-Russian couple to scoop ice dance gold, set record scores in each segment of the competition - following up their 78.89 in the short with 116.63 in the long...
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics wipeouts: In pictures

    02/17/2014 11:39:29 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 14 replies
    The teelegraph ^ | FEb., 17, 2014 | The Telegraph
    They've spent four years training for the chance to win Winter Olympics gold, so spare a thought for these athletes who have come a cropper on the snow and ice in Sochi. Britain's Rowan Cheshire has posted a pictured of her injuries on Twitter after becoming the latest freestyle skier to be injured at the Sochi Olympics. Cheshire was knocked unconscious after falling heavily on her face during a training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. The 18 year-old, who is due to compete in the ski halfpipe, is understood to have remained unconscious for several minutes after crashing...
  • [SPOILER ALERT]-Results for Olympics Ice Dancing

    02/17/2014 10:28:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 11 replies
    2/17/14 | Hoagy62
    Did we do it?
  • Running Back Jennifer Welter Makes History By Playing In Pro Football Game

    02/17/2014 10:18:06 AM PST · by mountn man · 42 replies
    www.thepostgame.com ^ | Monday, February 17, 2014 | ThePostGame Staff
    Football history was made rather quietly over the weekend in Texas. During an Indoor Football League game between the Texas Revolution and the North Texas Crunch, 36-year-old Jennifer Welter got three carries, making her the first woman to play a non-kicking position in a pro football league. Welter, who has starred at linebacker for a decade for the Dallas Diamonds of the Women's Football Alliance, got her first carry midway through the third quarter. She took a handoff from two yards out of the end zone and scampered around the left tackle. But the 5-foot-2, 130 pound Welter was met...
  • WATCH: Sochi answers: Why do curlers scream?

    02/17/2014 9:55:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/17/14 | Danielle Paquette
    Is that a bar fight? A Nascar race? An unusually aggressive pep rally? No — It’s Olympic curling! And there is screaming. So much screaming. Why? Well, it’s simply how teammates communicate with each other as they guide the stones, sweep by sweep, to the bulls-eye. But, for some, that's not immediately apparent: How do people understand curling? Like actually... What is it? Why are they screaming? Are those swiffers? Aren't they cold in tshirts? — Jennie McGowan (@jenniemac44) February 16, 2014 To understand the method behind the mayhem, one must first know the rules of curling. For starters, players...
  • NBC Pushes Too Far in Bringing Bode Miller to Tears

    02/17/2014 5:59:01 AM PST · by tips up · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/17/14 | RICHARD SANDOMIR
    Bode Miller had just tied for a bronze medal in the men’s super-G at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday and it was time to be interviewed. NBC had already established Miller’s quest as an emotional story line, putting a microphone on his wife, Morgan, to hear her reactions to his races, and having the couple sit for an interview with Tom Brokaw. He was being humanized — as the changed man, the family man, the mature 36-year-old whose brother had died last year.
  • Masters landmark Ike's Tree suffers major damage, removed

    02/17/2014 5:45:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 2-16-2014 | John Boyette
    Golf’s most famous pine tree is no longer guarding the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. The Eisenhower Tree suffered major damage in an ice storm and was removed over the weekend, the club confirmed Sunday. Photos showed major limb damage, particularly on the left side and top of the tree. “The loss of the Eisen­hower Tree is difficult news to accept,” Augusta National and Masters Chairman Billy Payne said in a prepared statement. “We obtained opinions from the best arborists available and, unfortunately, were advised that no recovery was possible.” The Masters landmark, also known as Ike’s Tree,...
  • From lounging on the FL coast to running the Iditarod in 16d, 16h, 48 m: where'd I leave my boots?

    02/17/2014 5:10:51 AM PST · by ElenaM · 3 replies
    FB update ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Danny Seavey
    From lounging on the FL coast to running the Iditarod trail in 16 days, 16 hours, 48 minutes: where'd I leave my boots? Danny Seavey For those of you who don't know, I'm not racing dogs this winter. My wife, daughters, and I left Alaska last fall and have been touring the East Coast, starting in Maine and moving south as the weather gets colder. I woke up in Pensacola, Florida this morning, am currently wearing flip flops, have as much of a tan as I ever have and a pocket full of Allikz's seashells. I think I've adapted quite...
  • Obama applauds Missouri gay player for coming out

    02/16/2014 11:56:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2014 7:53 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama is praising University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft. […] First lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sent Sam messages of encouragement over Twitter last week after his announcement. A spokesman had said Obama shared their sentiments. …
  • Allegations of Fixing in Olympics Ice Dancing (Really???)

    02/16/2014 11:45:40 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 16 replies
    CBC.ca ^ | 2/16/14 | Malcolm Kelly
    Sometime after 9 p.m. local time on Monday night in the Sochi suburb of Adler, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will step on the ice for what will be their final Olympic skate of a memorable career. What the two spoke about the day before, after a near perfect rendering of their short program, will come back into play at this moment – their moment. “We sat in the kiss and cry and looked at each other and said, 'It doesn’t matter,' because that [short program skate] was the moment we wanted to have,” said Moir. It doesn’t matter. It...
  • NBC Reporter: EPIC CRUDE [Vanity]

    02/16/2014 8:30:26 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 23 replies
    2/16/14 | self
    Unbelievable !!! Female NBC Reporter interviewing Bode Miller after his Super G Bronze Medal asked a question concerning the passing of Bode's brother. That was a fair question to ask. Then, she asked a second question about his brother. Fair? Questionably ... But, like a pit bull attacking a ham bone - she couldn't let go. HAD to ask two more questions concerning the brother ... It left Bode in tears ... Way to go NBC - Proud of yourselves ???
  • Obama-Motors Pace Car Bursts Into Flames at Daytona (Video)

    02/16/2014 2:52:01 PM PST · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-16-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Chevy SS Pace Car Catches Fire in Daytona at Sprint Unlimited – 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup– Three cheers for Government Motors! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGD-jj6u8Uc
  • Pickles The Rescue Cat aka ‘Catasaurus Rex’ Finds A Home

    02/16/2014 2:25:42 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Pickles the cat was once abandoned and had a hard time finding a home because of his size until he met a couple who have a heart and home big enough to take him in. He was nicknamed Catasaurus Rex when he was put up for adoption. Weighing in 21 lbs for about 3 feet long, Pickles is larger than some dogs. Because of his enormous appetite, he was forced out of his home, looking for food scraps. But now Pickles has finally found a home and humans that love him to bits despite his size and the way he...
  • Missouri students block Westboro Baptist protest of Michael Sam

    02/16/2014 9:45:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    CBS sports ^ | Chip Patterson
    EyeOn College Basketball Missouri students block Westboro Baptist protest of Michael Sam By Chip Patterson | College Writer February 15, 2014 4:46 pm ET The Missouri community has shown overwhelming support for Michael Sam since the Tigers' football star announced that he was gay earlier this month. On Saturday a group of students united to drown out the protest efforts of the Westboro Baptist Church. The group was in town for the Tigers' home basketball game against Tennessee, protesting Missouri's support of Sam outside Mizzou Arena. Students blocked the Westboro Baptist protesters from view with a human wall, turned their...
  • Arkansas rewards Bill Clinton '42' jersey while honoring 1994 title team

    02/16/2014 4:43:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 15, 2014 | Matt Norlander
    Bill Clinton is no stranger to college basketball. Going back decades, the 42nd president of the United States has been a loyal Arkansas Razorbacks fan. He grew up in the state, and during his presidency in the 1990s became the first sitting American president to attend a Final Four. (And is still the only one to do so.) Arkansas held a day of appreciation, nostalgia and tribute on Saturday. The program celebrated its 20-year anniversary of winning the 1994 national title by bringing in a bunch of older, familiar faces back. Nolan Richardson, who coached the Hogs to that title,...
  • My New NFL Rules

    02/15/2014 5:53:18 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 39 replies
    February 15, 2014 | Doc Savage
    If I may, can I suggest a few NEW rules for the upcoming NFL season? I may? Why thank you! 1. All kick-offs following a touchdown as well as the kick-offs beginning the game and the second half will be kicked from the 25 yard line of the kicking team. 2. ALL pass interference calls will now be considered a personal foul. The penalty yardage will be marked off from the original line of scrimmage. There will be NO MORE 60 yard penalties for a pass that the receiver "might have caught." 3. All "head to head" defensive penalties will...
  • UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi Live Thread

    02/15/2014 4:14:53 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 74 replies
    UFC | 02/15/2014 | LIVE
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  • For American skaters, old suits don't help

    02/15/2014 2:13:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
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  • Freep a Poll! (Obama will reach across the aisle to make sure Olympic champions won't be taxed?)

    02/15/2014 1:25:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ^ | 2-14-14 | Greta Van Sustern
    Do you think President Obama will reach across the aisle to make sure our Olympic champions won't be taxed on the medals they win? Yes No