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  • NFL being removed from major cable company’s most popular package

    04/24/2018 2:03:58 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 85 replies
    Western Journal ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bryan Chai
    In the latest sign that the NFL’s stock isn’t what it used to be, the league’s flagship network is being removed from a major cable company’s most popular subscription tier. According to Awful Announcing, Comcast will be moving NFL Network from its most widely distributed cable package to a less viewed, more exclusive package. Comcast, the largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue, reached the decision to move NFL Network after Fox purchased the rights to “Thursday Night Football” for the upcoming season.
  • How Nick Saban Keeps Alabama Football Rolling

    04/24/2018 11:17:08 AM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-24-2018 | Brian O'keefe
    Nick Saban knows what he’s doing isn’t normal. The University of Alabama football coach is well aware that it’s anything but typical for one school to thoroughly dominate a major sport the way his Crimson Tide has ruled college football over the past decade. More to the point, he knows that it’s well outside the bounds of ordinary to expect 18- to 22-year-olds to win national championships—and then work even harder to get better. “To me it takes a completely different mindset to stay successful as opposed to what you have to do to build something to be successful,” says...
  • NFL Draft: Getting Stupid

    04/24/2018 11:44:33 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 30 replies
    Chewbagga and R2-D2 get to announce the 49ers pick. As Mike Maycock said "This is the biggest event in the players lives and you gotta do this?" He threatened to walk out. Why the NFL has to go there is beyond me. Milk everything they can for this event to the point of getting stupid.
  • Our PC Culture Just Got Even More Ridiculous

    04/24/2018 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Every now and then a news item pops up that is so ridiculous that you figure it's just got to be fake news, somebody's idea of a joke. You check the calendar to make sure it's not April Fools' Day. And when you realize it isn't, you come to understand that in our hypersensitive culture, a news story can be factual, accurate and preposterous all at the same time. Which brings us to the TV play-by-play man for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team in the National Basketball Association. The announcer, Brian Davis, was calling a game in which the...
  • 'The Nation' Angered that 'Racist' Trump to Pardon Late African-American Boxing Champ

    04/23/2018 8:09:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jay Maxon
    The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin is livid that the man who occupies the White House, courtesy of the slave-holders who devised the electoral college, is getting the credit for pardoning Jack Johnson. The African-American Johnson was an early 20th century boxing champion who also served prison time for a criminal charge. Johnson (shown in photograph) was the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion, from 1908-1915, the era of Jim Crow. He had dated and married white women, and in 1912, he was arrested for violating the Mann Act forbidding a person from transporting a woman across state lines for...
  • American Sports Needs More Fair-Weather Fans

    04/17/2018 5:14:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 17, 2018 | Derek Thompson
    When i was 10 years old, I was brainwashed. It was a perfectly legal maneuver. My uncle, who lived in New York City, observed that I liked to play baseball and took great care to impress upon me the superiority of the Yankees. This was the mid-1990s, an auspicious time to be hypnotized by pinstripes. Led by a telegenic talent who shared my first name, the team achieved dynastic dominance before the end of the decade. I grew up in McLean, Virginia, some 300 miles from the Bronx, but my parents stood by and allowed the indoctrination. My mom regarded...
  • Tim Tebow Gets An Offer To Play Pro Football Again

    04/15/2018 5:32:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/13/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    It looks like Tim Tebow may get to play pro football again after all.Not in the NFL, but in the new AAF that starts play next February.And not for just any coach, but for canny Steve Spurrier, another Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at the University of Florida where Tebow won the same trophy plus two NCAA national championships under Coach Urban Meyer.Spurrier is the newly-named head coach of the Orlando franchise of the Alliance of American Football that begins play on CBS next February the Sunday after the Super Bowl. It will play an eight-game season with a range...
  • Boston, other marathons say trans women can compete as women

    04/08/2018 3:56:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 104 replies
    AP ^ | April 8, 2018 | COLLIN BINKLEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    In 1967, a Boston Marathon official nearly dragged a woman off the course after she managed to enter the men's-only race. Five decades later, race officials aren't as concerned about gender boundaries: They're now publicly acknowledging that transgender runners can compete using the gender they identify with. "We take people at their word. We register people as they specify themselves to be," said Tom Grilk, chief of the Boston Athletic Association, the group behind the race. "Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we'd rather not add to that burden."
  • Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy Set for Masters Duel in Ryder Cup Rematch

    04/08/2018 3:56:19 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 33 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | 4/7/18 | Brian Costa
    The two will tee off in the final pairing on Sunday with Reed, a 27-year-old from Texas, ahead by three strokes...... AUGUSTA, Ga.—One of the most memorable duels in recent golf history is set for a rematch on Sunday. Only this time, instead of going head-to-head at the Ryder Cup, Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy will be in the final pairing on the final day of the Masters. Less than two years after beating his European rival in a thrilling singles match to lead the U.S. to victory at Hazeltine, Reed will attempt to hold off McIlroy and a handful...
  • Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan may be baseball’s most ‘woke’ couple

    04/07/2018 7:50:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2018 | Chelsea Janes
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan almost wore nearly identical shoes to a photo shoot last week. Most major league players don’t argue with their wife over who gets to wear Birkenstocks that day. Most major league players wouldn’t have their local paper requesting a photo shoot to accompany a story about their work with Syrian refugees or LGBT pride night or an op-ed they wrote about veterans’ issues. Doolittle and Dolan are not most major league couples. In a sport with a conservative culture defined by tradition and a near-dogmatic acceptance of the social status...
  • ESPN’s WokeCenter Collapsing Ratings Set Off Panic In Bristol

    04/06/2018 5:50:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | April 5, 2018 | Clay Travis
    On Monday ESPN debuted a new morning show, “Get Up,” or as we prefer to call it on Outkick, WokeCenter AM. The show’s ratings were, to be put it mildly, a complete and total disaster. Only 283,000 people tuned in to watch the show’s debut, much less than the average viewership last April of 327,000 for SportsCenter AM. On Tuesday ratings fell again, dropping to 243,000 viewers, and the overnight ratings for Wednesday suggest viewership will fall once more, to around 200,000 viewers. (Peppa Pig did over 750,000 viewers on Monday going head to head with WokeCenter AM. But, to...
  • Boomer Esiason fires back at ‘classless’ Mike & the Mad Dog

    04/02/2018 10:49:03 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 2, 2018 | Justin Terranova
    They weren’t laughing. Chris Russo and Mike Francesa took some shots Wednesday over WFAN’s struggling ratings in the months after Francesa’s departure, and morning show hosts Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti, as well as WFAN’s vice president of programming, Mark Chernoff, responded Monday morning. “Classless, it really was,” Esiason said in comments first noted by Newsday.
  • NCAA Final Four live now -- Loyola(Chicago)vs Michigan!

    03/31/2018 3:17:35 PM PDT · by mtrott · 68 replies
    3/31/2018 | Self--vanity
    Well, if #11 seeded Loyola somehow defeats the #3 seeded Michigan Wolverines, then I'm going to have agree with Sister Jean that God really is on their side!
  • Braves reporter Kelsey Wingert has broken eye socket after being hit by foul ball

    03/31/2018 1:43:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    msn.com ^ | 3/31/18 | M Lancaster
    Braves sideline reporter Kelsey Wingert suffered a fractured eye socket after being hit by a line drive during Friday night's game...
  • Don't Politicize Sports and Entertainment

    03/23/2018 7:18:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    One thing that defines liberals is their incessant desire to push political messages into every time and space. Their "compassion" and "inclusion" is perpetually shoved in our faces. That problem has metastasized under President Trump. The urgency of their "resistance" is knocking down all the barriers. Don't they know that most Americans don't want politics invading every sphere? Can't they see that audiences of sporting events and awards shows are suffering? They would plead that TV ratings for everything are down because fewer people are buying cable or satellite TV. But now we have evidence that this endless politicization is...
  • Kansas State Interrupts Kentucky’s Waltz Through the Bracket

    03/23/2018 5:37:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | By JOE DRAPE
    ATLANTA — The South Regional was supposed to be the Kentucky Invitational, a warm up tournament for the vaunted Wildcats before the team took its rightful place in the Final Four next week in San Antonio. The regional semifinals, after all, were lacking star power and quality. Loyola-Chicago and Nevada were mere upstarts. And Kansas State? It might be a pretty good football school, but it was widely considered the weakest team of the 16 remaining in the N.C.A.A. tournament — so said various pundits and analysts who re-ranked the tournament’s survivors. They brought to Thursday’s matchup a 24-11 record,...
  • Male-to-Female Transgenders in Women's Sports (The 2020 Games are slated to be the first Olympics)

    03/22/2018 8:08:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/22/2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    To get a feel for the level of craziness of today's world, take a look at sports – women's sports in particular. It is on the cusp of being turned upside-down because of the rise and societal acceptance of the phenomenon known as "transgenderism." "Transitioning from male to female" does not make a man into a woman. In spite of any cosmetic surgery, hormone treatments, affected mannerisms, and so on, the cellular DNA of the body does not change. A man is still a man. As this relates to women athletics, it doesn't take a detective of Nero Wolfe's caliber...
  • Chipper Jones denounces assault rifles, but supports corporal punishment

    03/17/2018 6:10:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 26, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    Chipper Jones will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in July, but he’s not keeping his public statements to just baseball. The former Atlanta Braves third baseman and avid hunter shared his thoughts on gun control with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday and it won’t surprise you to find out that he has some strong opinions — but not the one you might think.
  • Peyton Manning will say no to ESPN, Fox still possible

    03/09/2018 4:52:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/9/2018 | Andrew Marchand
    Peyton Manning may be ready for some football, but not on Monday Night. Manning has decided that if he becomes an NFL TV analyst, it will be on Fox’s new Thursday night package and not on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” sources told The Post. He is still undecided if he will work for Fox or not. Both ESPN and Fox have wanted Manning to try to replicate the sizzle CBS had with Tony Romo last fall. So what was a two-network pursuit for Manning is now down to one. Fox continues a concerted effort to turn “Thursday Night Football” into...
  • American bobsledder defends daughters' moment with Ivanka Trump at Olympics

    02/26/2018 8:17:51 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 26th 2018 | RYAN YOUNG
    Team USA bobsledder Nate Weber has been soaking in his last few days in PyeongChang, South Korea, with his family. Yet photos of Weber — an active-duty U.S. Army Green Beret — with his family spending time with Ivanka Trump has drawn some negative attention on social media, and Weber wasn’t having it. Trump, who is leading the U.S. delegation at the Closing Ceremony, and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders watched Weber compete in the men’s bobsled finals with his family. Sarah Sanders Green Beret @NateWeberActual holds up his two daughters after competing in Men’s bobsled finals. Thank you for...