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  • Ticket Prices Collapse as NFL Shovels Money at Commissioner Roger Goodell

    12/12/2017 2:46:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Roger Goodell has been doing such a great job as NFL commissioner that the league extended his contract another 5 years. He could pull in $40 million per year. Meanwhile, this is what his refusal to demand that players refrain from theatrical displays of disrespect during the national anthem is doing to ticket sales: [T]ickets for Sunday’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts sold for as little as $2. (Yes, you read that right.) Even the stadium’s best seats — in the lower part of the stadium near the 50-yard-line — were selling for just $29. Tickets at...
  • DEADLY DIET Stunning bodybuilder, 25, dies after her body fails to break down strict diet ...

    12/12/2017 2:30:36 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Updated: 16th August 2017, 2:30 pm | By Andrea Downey, Digital Health Reporter
    Full Title: 25, dies after her body fails to break down strict diet of protein supplements and egg whites Meegan Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment in June and was rapidly losing brain function. A BODYBUILDER was killed by her strict diet of protein shakes and egg whites. Meegan Hefford, 25, was found unconscious in her apartment in June by a real estate agent conducting a property inspection. She was rushed to hospital, but died the following day. Meegan, from Mandurah in Western Australia, had a genetic disorder that stopped her body breaking down the protein she was eating....
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15

    12/12/2017 9:06:31 AM PST · by Impy · 22 replies
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15 Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 (All times Eastern) Denver at Indianapolis 8:25 pm NFLN (& NBC) Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 Chicago at Detroit 4:30 pm NFLN Ford Field L.A. Chargers at Kansas City 8:25 pm NFLN Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 Arizona at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field Baltimore at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Cincinnati at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Green Bay at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Bank of America Stadium Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 pm FOX EverBank Field Miami at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS...
  • LaVar Ball sends his sons to play in LITHUANIA after pulling them both out of school [tr]

    12/12/2017 6:41:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2017 | Staff
    The two youngest sons of LaVar Ball will play with a professional basketball team in Lithuania for one year. LiAngelo Ball, 19, and LaMelo Ball, 16, have signed a one-year contract with Prienai Vytautas in the Lithuanian Basketball League, The Vertical reports. The brothers will begin their international careers in January.

    12/11/2017 11:21:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | December 11, 2017 | Michael McCarthy
    The NFL's two-year TV downturn is taking a bite out of broadcast TV partners like Fox Sports that fork over billions for rights to live games. Fox Sports staffers in Los Angeles are bracing for a wave of possible budget cutbacks due to disappointing NFL advertising sales this season, sources tell Sporting News. Another important factor: With Team USA eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Fox can't count on soccer ad dollars next year to get well from an ad standpoint.
  • RIP: Bruce Brown, 1937-2017: Iconic California surf filmmaker passes away (The Endless Summer)

    12/11/2017 8:08:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Surfline ^ | December 11, 2017 | Drew Kampion
    Bruce Brown, longtime surf filmmaker and director of the seminal “Endless Summer” just passed at 80 years old. Drew Kampion wrote the following for our Surfing A-Z entry on Brown: Prior to 1964, the media saw surfers as rebellious thugs, and Hollywood made them out to be a bunch of idiots. Filmmaker Bruce Brown single-handedly changed that with The Endless Summer. It portrayed the wave as a kind of Holy Grail and surfers as knights on a quest. In one stroke, he replaced Hollywood's buffoonery with the popular mythology that endures today.
  • Josh McCown Deserved a Better Ending Than This

    12/10/2017 11:27:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 11, 2017 | Mark Cannizzaro
    Josh McCown knew right away. He knew he was done. Definitely for the rest of Sunday’s game. Likely for the rest of this season. And possibly for his career, which has spanned more than 15 years and eight different teams. That’s why, when McCown emerged from the trainer’s room in the bowels of Sports Authority Field at Mile High after breaking is left hand late in the third quarter of the Jets’ 23-0 loss to the Broncos, his eyes already were red from the burning of tears.
  • Video: Archer Snags Arrow Out of Mid Air

    12/10/2017 9:32:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    This bow and arrow trick shot will make your head spin, but watch carefully how he pulls it off. A lot of people online have already called this video fake, but they’ve failed to notice one important detail, and we can confidently say this is 100% real. Notice the guy is shooting an arrow with red fletchings, because in a second an arrow with blue fletchings is going to be fired at him, and he’s going to catch it. . . Oh, we forgot to mention he’s doing all of this with a blindfold covering his eyes too! Admittedly, watching...
  • Tom Elliott: Obese? You’re Probably Too Lazy to Exercise

    12/10/2017 8:49:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    HERE’S a big fat shocker: Almost two-thirds of Australians are overweight or obese. Being flabby is the health crisis of our age. It’s the new smoking. But what is the main cause of our expanding waistlines? Quite simply, we’re lazy. We prefer machines to do the physical work we once performed ourselves. Early this week at Southern Cross Station, I observed a phenomenon that illustrates our disdain for exertion. Dozens of commuters were queued before a crowded escalator leading from the first floor to the ground level. Next to it was a near-vacant staircase. Instead of waiting for the escalator,...
  • Jack Morris, Alan Trammell Voted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

    12/10/2017 8:29:02 PM PST · by TBP · 38 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | December 10, 2017 | By Mark Polishuk
    Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were both elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame today, as announced on the MLB Network. The two longtime Tigers greats were voted in via the HOF’s Modern Baseball Era Committee, who weighed the cases of Morris, Trammell and eight others who weren’t originally selected in the traditional writers’ vote. (’s Barry M. Bloom has the details on the Modern Era Committee’s composition and process.) Both Morris and Trammell went the full 15 years on the Baseball Writers’ Association Of America ballot without getting the necessary 75% of the vote necessary for election. Still, both...
  • Seahawks' Quinton Jefferson tries to jump in stands and fight Jaguars fans

    12/10/2017 7:11:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 90 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 10, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    The Seahawks had several chances late in Sunday's game to beat the Jaguars in Jacksonville but their fate was sealed after Russell Wilson failed to convert on fourth down with just over two minutes to go. And that's when things got interesting. With Seattle out of timeouts and 54 seconds remaining, Jacksonville lined up in the victory formation to seal their 30-24 lead. On the play, defensive lineman Michael Bennett was rightly penalized for unnecessary roughness and teammate Sheldon Richardson was ejected for starting a brawl. Not to be outdone, a snap later, defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was ejected for...
  • An 8-Team Playoff Would Solve Most Of College Football's Biggest Championship Problems

    12/09/2017 8:18:24 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-9-2017 | Cork Gaines
    The College Football Playoff field is set and there was one controversial decision — the committee took Alabama over Ohio State. While our projection had Alabama in as the fourth team rather easily, many felt that Ohio State had he stronger resume based on bigger wins and the sometimes important conference championship. Playoff committee chairman Kirby Hocutt made it sound like the decision wasn't that hard, calling the Buckeyes' 31-point loss to unranked Iowa "damaging" and noting that the committee felt Alabama was "clearly the No. 4 team in the country.". The decision was also controversial because it means this...
  • Golfer, 87, Defies Odds to Win Club's Competition Beating Younger Players Who 'Can't Keep Up W/ Him'

    12/09/2017 7:22:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 7 DEC 2017 | Robert Dalling
    Golfer, 87, defies odds to win club's competition beating younger players who 'can't keep up with him'Fellow club members say he's more like a two-year-old rather than 87!Age is just a number when it comes to playing golf, a Swansea pensioner has proved, after defying all odds to win a club competition. Eighty-seven-year-young Graham Davies was the most consistent scorer throughout the summer period between March and September, at Burry Port’s Ashburnham Golf Club’s Stags section, defeating much younger team mates to win the ‘Summer League Shield’, and will be recognised with a presentation on December 19. Mr Davies, of...
  • Mayfield Becomes Sooners' Sixth Heisman Winner

    12/09/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by OKSooner · 21 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa via Twitter ^ | 12-9-2017 | KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa
    NEW YORK - Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been named the winner of the 2017 Heisman Memorial Trophy. Mayfield is the sixth recipient of the Heisman Trophy in OU history and the first since Sam Bradford in 2008.
  • UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega, Live Thread

    12/09/2017 4:58:00 PM PST · by Impy · 27 replies
    Prelims and Mainm on Fox Sports One and Fox Sports Go at the top of the hour (8 eastern, main card begins at 10) Not a lot of big names on the card, Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega in the main event. Alexis Davis vs. Liz Carmouche in the featured prelim. Bellator 190 on Spike TV, tape delay from Italy
  • Fox Sports Tried to Cast Actors as L.A. Rams Fans for NFL Pre-Game Show

    12/09/2017 2:50:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 9, 2017 | Sean Burch
    Los Angeles gets an unwarranted rap as a bad sports town, and Fox Sports isn’t helping LA fans fight that label. Fox posted a listing on the casting site for “actors, models, and talent” to play Rams fans on its Sunday NFL pre-game show. With the Rams facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles in a match-up of two of the league’s best teams, you wouldn’t think it’d be necessary, but alas. “We’re looking for LA’s biggest NFL fans to be part of #NFLSunday’s Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pre Game Show!” said the ad. “Come out, bring your...
  • If You Love Deer, You’ve Got to Love Hunting

    12/09/2017 1:53:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Newsday ^ | December 9, 2017 | Noah Comet
    Many of my friends oppose hunting, and while I share some of their views — especially concerning mere trophy hunting, which I do oppose — I question the logic of their conclusions about deer. I have never shot an animal. I don’t own a firearm or archery equipment. I fish, and I’ve considered deer hunting, but I’ve never cleared the early hurdles: the expense of buying the gear and the time required to hone the necessary skills. It’s a daunting prospect for a beginner, especially one like me, who’s never had anyone to show him the ropes. Recently, a friend...
  • Tom Brady Apologizes to Josh McDaniels for Sideline Rant

    12/09/2017 1:43:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/9 | Mike Reiss
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady opened his Saturday news conference by apologizing for lashing out at offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on the sideline last Sunday, saying it had been bothering him all week. "I want to apologize to Josh for last week in Buffalo. I know our coaches work really hard, and they are responsible for putting us in a great position to succeed. I just want to get that off my chest," Brady said in opening remarks, before he answered any questions. When Brady was asked if those types of outbursts were part of the emotion of football,...
  • Yankees To Acquire Giancarlo Stanton

    12/09/2017 10:17:55 AM PST · by TBP · 45 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | December 9, 2017 at 11:42am CDT | Kyle Downing
    It would appear that the Giancarlo Stanton saga has come to a close. The Yankees are set to acquire the 2017 NL MVP from the Marlins in exchange for infielder Starlin Castro and two prospects in the lower levels of New York’s minor league system. The Marlins will also send the Yankees $30MM in cash if Stanton does not opt out of his contract after the 2020 season. The deal is still pending a physical. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was the first to report that a deal was in place, while Joel Sherman of the New York Post mentioned...
  • The God of the Snooker Table

    12/09/2017 7:30:32 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 08, 2017 | Joseph Bottum
    A beautiful simplicity seems to unfold when Ronnie O’Sullivan constructs a century break, potting 100 points’ worth of balls on a single visit to a snooker table. No one ever described snooker as an easy game, but when O’Sullivan begins to flow, he makes each moment look natural. Obvious, almost. Self-evident. To watch him line up a shot is often to think that you—or I, any of us—could pot that particular ball. And while we’re watching the struck ball settle in the pocket, the cue ball has magically drifted to a spot where the next shot possesses the same easy...