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  • Pennsylvania sprint car racer Greg Hodnett killed in crash

    09/21/2018 3:26:37 PM PDT · by ropin71 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/18 | Gary Gastelu
    Veteran sprint car driver Greg Hodnett was killed in a racing accident at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Penn., on Thursday night. The 49-year-old Pennsylvanian reportedly lost control and rolled his car into the Turn One wall of the short dirt track, dying on impact.
  • Kavanaugh was asked about ‘formative’ high school years. Where was Feinstein? (Trunc)

    09/18/2018 6:42:20 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 25 replies ^ | September 18, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    "At the end of his time, Kennedy said he was considering asking Kavanaugh if he or his friends ever “snuck a couple of beers past Jesus” during high school, before saying he wasn’t going to go there."
  • NFL Week 2: Thursday Night Football Opens With Decline (All five primetime games declined)

    09/17/2018 9:34:36 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Sports Media Watch ^ | Sept 14, 2018 | by Paulsen
    The NFL season has gotten off to a rough start in primetime, with Thursday Night Football ratings the latest to drop. The Week 2 Ravens-Bengals Thursday Night Football game had a 4.2 rating and 7.02 million viewers on NFL Network, down 14% in ratings and 13% in viewership from last year (Texans-Bengals: 4.9, 8.08M). Compared to NFL Network’s first exclusive game in 2016, Dolphins-Bengals in Week 4, ratings fell 13% (from 4.8) and viewership 11% (from 7.90M). Not including over-the-air simulcasts, the Bengals’ win was NFL Network’s least-watched season opener since 2014 — when the network did not make its...
  • Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

    09/14/2018 12:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2018 | Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press Sports Writer
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a tweet that referenced President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists." She also targeted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team. Her suspension came after she tweeted that fans who disagree with Jones should target...
  • Southern California HS football game sparks race debate, fans asked to stop chanting 'USA! USA!

    09/12/2018 12:30:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    An Orange County high school principal claimed that his school’s football team faced racist posters and chants on Friday during a game that was supposed to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Jeff Bishop, the principal of Santa Ana High School, told The Los Angeles Times that his school’s players faced insensitive signs that included, “Build the wall.”
  • 'So... I'm gay': Tadd Fujikawa becomes the 'first pro golfer to come out...

    09/13/2018 1:29:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/13/18 | Alex Raskin
    Professional golfer Tadd Fujikawa has come out as gay, and may be the first men's pro to do so. 'So...I'm gay,' the 27-year-old announced on Instagram. 'Many of you may have already known that. I don't expect everyone to understand or accept me.
  • Too much nonsense, from Serena to Colin

    09/10/2018 8:42:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    A couple of years ago, QB Colin Kaepernick got benched because he couldn't play anymore. As I recall, he was regularly passing the ball to the other team in what we call "interceptions." Colin got benched and turned into a political philosopher. He could have worked on his deteriorating skills and tried to get his old job back. Not Colin. He found his "inner Che," and we know the rest of the story. The NFL is now all about Colin, and the fans are not tuning in. Now Nike is referring to his act as some kind of "sacrifice." Sorry,...
  • US Open 2018: Serena Williams' claims of sexism backed by WTA (Barf alert)

    09/10/2018 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th September 2018 | BBC News
    Serena Williams' claims of sexism in the US Open final have been backed by the governing body of women's tennis. WTA chief executive Steve Simon said the umpire showed Williams a different level of tolerance over Saturday's outbursts than if she had been a man. She got a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "thief" in the defeat by Naomi Osaka. The American said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game. "The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance...
  • Ben Ferguson Schools CNN on Why Many Offended by Kaepernick's Kneeling

    09/08/2018 6:04:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | September 8, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On CNN's New Day Saturday, right-leaning CNN contributor Ben Ferguson again demonstrated why he is one of the few bright spots on the otherwise liberal news network as he explained to apparently befuddled host Christi Paul why it is that many Americans are offended by the NFL kneeling campaign inspired by ex-player Colin Kaepernick. During the segment in which the CNN host accepted the liberal spin that kneeling during the National Anthem had a "very valid" aim of drawing attention to "systemic racism and police brutality," at one point she seemed confused about why people perceive the protests negatively as...
  • Nike, NFL, & Levis Strauss Political Business Strategy – Bigger Geopolitical and Trade Picture….

    09/05/2018 6:37:06 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 41 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/4/18 | sundance
    From a pure economic/financial perspective this Nike branding campaign doesn’t make sense…. unless, you realize a much bigger picture. A hidden bigger picture. On its face, it just seems absurd. Why would any major corporation intentionally stake out a branding position that is adverse to their financial interests? I’ve spoken to some very excellent business actuaries on this late today; and one specific conversation finally helped to make it all make sense. During that conversation a good ally shared: “a multinational corporation would never make a branding decision adverse to their financial interests. Unless there is a hidden risk unrelated...
  • Overnights Hit Ten-Year Low For NFL Kickoff ("down eight percent from last year")

    09/07/2018 12:49:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 94 replies ^ | Sept 7, 2018 | Paulsen
    A lengthy weather delay and a lackluster first half did not help matters as the NFL ratings slump continued — for at least one night — into 2018. The Falcons-Eagles NFL Kickoff Game earned a 13.4 overnight rating on NBC, down 8% from Chiefs-Patriots last year (14.6), down 19% from Panthers-Broncos in 2016 (16.5) and the lowest for the season opener in ten years. The 2008 Giants-Washington Kickoff Game, which moved up to 7 PM ET to accommodate the late John McCain‘s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, had a 10.1. Not counting the 2002 game on ESPN, overnights...
  • Another Browns Bump, But NFL Preseason viewership down nine percent

    09/02/2018 8:02:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies ^ | Aug 31, 2018 | Paulsen
    With Browns games a noted exception, NFL preseason ratings took a hit this year. NFL preseason games averaged 2.35 million viewers across NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and NFL Network, down 9% from last year (2.57M), but up 4% from 2016, when several games aired opposite the Summer Olympics (2.27M)... Outside of the Browns, preseason viewership largely declined. Of the 14 non-Browns games that can be compared to last year, only three* posted an increase in viewership. With Browns games excluded, preseason viewership fell 18 percent from last year (2.85M to 2.32M) — double the overall decline.
  • Jim Brown to blacks: Take 'responsibility,' don't blame Trump

    08/30/2018 11:23:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 29, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    National Football League legend Jim Brown proclaimed on Tuesday that the black community must take ownership of its problems and struggles – rather than blame President Donald Trump. These comments come a week after the NFL great criticized professional football players who disrespect the flag and their country by not standing for the National Anthem – when he insisted that he would never kneel while the national tribute before games was being played. Now, Brown wants the blacks to show more accountability for the decisions they make and the predicaments they are in so that they will have less hardships...
  • Kneeling? Raised Fists? In Locker Room? No News!!

    08/27/2018 11:32:18 AM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 22 replies
    self ^ | 8/27/18 | self
    Once again, the news -- national, local, TV, newspaper, radio -- is totally devoid of any mention of NFL protests during yesterday's games. As I pointed out last week, this is overt propaganda by omission. The drivebys understand painful reality. If they publicize such sorry behaviour, it undermines political correctness. And it means fewer votes for progressives. I defy any Freeper to come up with any story, pro or con, regarding player protests yesterday. Not there.
  • NBA's Ben McLemore Says Kneeling NFL Players Don't "Represent Our Nation"

    08/26/2018 7:18:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    HotNewHipHop ^ | Aug 26, 2018 | Devin Ch
    ...NBA players haven't been asked to justify their action/inaction on political issues, because unlike in other leagues, NBA players are allowed, if not encouraged to protest social inequalities, so long as it doesn't cause hindrance within the league. But Ben McLemore is not of the same opinion. His thoughts align more closely with those shared by NFL owners: "You should always represent our nation," Ben says. "That's how I feel. I think you always should."
  • Army soldier among 4 dead when skydiving plane crashes at Georgia airport

    08/26/2018 3:12:17 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    FOX via MSN ^ | 8/26/2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A U.S. Army soldier was among four people killed when a plane carrying a group of skydivers crashed at a Georgia airport on Saturday, officials said. The crash happened around 2 p.m. at the East Georgia Regional Airport in Swainsboro, located about 90 miles southeast of Macon, FOX54 reported.
  • Jemele Hill, ESPN parting ways: reports

    08/26/2018 5:27:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies ^ | 8/26/18 | Amy Lieu
    Jemele Hill, the ESPN commentator who has made controversial comments about President Trump, is leaving the sports network, according to reports. A buyout of her reported $2.5 million-per-year contract has been completed and her last day will be Friday, sources told the New York Post. The separation was due to Hill's desire to be involved in politics, while ESPN wants to be apolitical, the Post reported.
  • VANITY--Watching LEGACY NFL/Monday Night Football

    08/18/2018 1:34:54 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 31 replies
    Streaming legacy football from the early 70s on YouTube. Howard Cosell is announcing.
  • Ford celebrates its 10 MILLIONTH Mustang with a parade of the iconic sports cars

    08/11/2018 7:22:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/09/18 | Nic White
    Ford marked production of the 10 millionth Mustang with celebrations at its headquarters and at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the iconic sports car is made. A parade of Mustangs from 1964 to the present day rolled into the parking lot at the Dearborn headquarters before making the 30-minute drive - complete with police escort - to the Flat Rock complex. There the 62 cars were parked to spell out '10,000,000' with the commas represented by the first Mustang produced and the 10 millionth - a 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible.
  • Florida restaurant cancels NFL package over national anthem protests

    08/08/2018 8:03:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/18 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Florida restaurant decided to cancel its DirecTV NFL package over the controversy about players kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustices. Curtis West, who co-owns Beef O’Brady’s in Brooksville with his wife Janet, told FOX13 Tampa Bay on Monday there will be no NFL games shown because of the “disrespect” the players have shown. “Last year, with the kneeling and the disrespect to our veterans and our flag and our country, I was very upset,” West told the station. The restaurant will save more than $5,000 by canceling its package and instead will offer veterans 40 percent...