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  • Olympics Trivia - Shortest Event (vanity)

    06/23/2016 7:52:13 PM PDT · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | 6/23/2016 | Self
    I was wondering what is the quickest Olympic event that from the start of the timing or judging to the finish that you can actually win a metal for. I was thinking long jump. You are judged from the time you hit the plank to hitting the sand. 0.2 seconds? Or maybe highjump, where you are judged only for the time you are over the bar. 0.1 seconds?
  • Watch hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans serenading a blonde French girl in Bordeaux

    06/19/2016 8:01:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | By Ekin Karasin For Mailonline
    This is the moment hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans gathered around a blonde French girl and serenaded her. A hilarious video showed the swaying crowds singing Cant Take My Eyes Off You and Hey Baby to the laughing young woman in Bordeaux. They appeared in high spirits despite losing three-nil to Belgium on Saturday - and one admirer even stole a kiss from the woman at the end.
  • How Gender Confusion will Raise the Bar for Title IX

    06/15/2016 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | June 15, 2016 | Lee Culpepper
    For high school girls across the country, the competition for college-athletic scholarships is on the verge of ascending to a whole new level. The 44th anniversary of Title IX is less than two weeks away, but recent events suggest that the face of female athletics is changing forever. A totally new caliber of athletic prowess is being invented for women’s sports, and ordinary women simply won’t have enough equality to compete. To the surprise of no mentally stable person ever, women like Bruce Jenner will prove virtually impossible to beat when it comes to antiquated women competing against them for...
  • Every Single NBA Team Now Has An LGBT Pride Shirt

    06/08/2016 12:31:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Huffington ^ | 6/8/16 | Thomas Lipe
    LGBT pride shirts are now available for all 30 NBA teams. The NBA has done something that the sports world has never seen before. In partnership with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the league has introduced a new line of apparel that features all 30 team logos in rainbow colors to celebrate the newly designated LGBT Pride Month in June. The shirts are being sold exclusively on Teespring, and all proceeds go to GLSEN. It is the first time a mens professional sports league has released official apparel in support of LGBT pride
  • Biological male awarded girls high school all-state track honors

    06/07/2016 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 5, 2016 | Staff
    Some female high school runners are questioning the fairness of the Alaska state track meet results after a biological male made it to the finals in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Haines High School senior Nattaphon Wangyot, an immigrant from Thailand, was born male but identifies as female. She was allowed to compete on girls teams because the Alaska School Activities Association allows individual districts to decide how to handle transgender athletes on teams. Haines policy states For the purposes of gender identification for interscholastic activities, the district will consider the gender identity based on the students consistent...
  • Will Further Perversions of Title IX Ruin Womens Athletics?

    06/04/2016 7:07:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 72 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 6/3/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Quick (no web searching!), who was the 2016 NCAA Division I women's basketball champion? (Don't tell me that your office didn't do a womens NCAA tournament bracket contest!) Okay, given that they've (UConn) won it four times in-a-row, that's too easy. Let's try again: Who was the last (2015) WNBA champion? (Hint: They've won it four of the last five seasons.) Don't feel bad, I didnt know either, and twice in their recent five-year championship run they defeated the team from my home state in the championship series. Even better: Can you name five WNBA teams? How about five WNBA...
  • Taxpayers Should Not Be on the Hook for Stadiums

    06/01/2016 8:55:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    Sports writer and commentator Bill Simmons is transitioning from ESPN to a new show on HBO. In his promotional, I Believe, the never-gun-shy Simmons lays out some of his positions. His last statement is the most notable: I believe billionaires should pay for their own [expletive] stadiums. Michigan has a bad track record in this area. State and local taxpayers have coughed up huge for stadiums for the Lions in Pontiac (and then back to Detroit), for the Tigers at Comerica, and most recently for the Red Wings new arena. (Well-deserved praise is due for Bill Davidson, who owned the...
  • Francesa Rips Sports Illustrated For Excessive Soccer Coverage (Illegals Love Soccer)

    05/26/2016 2:03:13 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-25-2016 | Mike Gantry
    Eleven pages! Youve got to be kidding me! No wonder they cant give the magazine away. Cant give it away. This is a magazine from my childhood. This is a magazine that I never, ever didnt as a kid read from cover to cover. Im sure to soccer fans this is an enormous event, which, God bless them, I have no issue with. But mainstream America doesnt even know if I go out and poll the newsroom right now, no ones ever heard of this event. My guys in here didnt even know what it is, nor did I.
  • NFL Hires Bill Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart [Another Reason To Not Watch]

    05/25/2016 6:38:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/19/16 | Daniel Halper
    The National Football League has hired a former White House press secretary in the Bill Clinton administration. Joe Lockhart was named today the league's new executive vice president of communications. NBC Sports calls the hire "insulation for commissioner Roger Goodell."
  • Marathon Runner Initially Treated for Flu and Ankle Injury, Leaves Hospital as Multiple Amputee

    05/25/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 24, 2016 | Bigad Shaban, Liza Meak and Felipe Escamilla
    Mario Guzman lived to race. For the last two decades Guzman ran in marathons, half marathons, and competed in multiple ironman triathlons. It was a passion. It wasnt a hobby, it was a passion, Guzman said. That all changed more than three years ago when Guzman went to the doctor after injuring his ankle during a run. We were very puzzled about his symptoms, said Ludmila Parada, Marios wife. My husband has a fever, he feels very ill and the foot that was completely unremarkable the day before was all swollen and red and he couldnt put weight on it....
  • SEC Conference Features Former Official Calling for Fraudsters to be Protected from Career Harm

    05/24/2016 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Naked Capitalism ^ | 23 May 2016 | Yves Smith
    The SEC showed its true colors yet again at a panel at Stanford Law School at the end of March, although not as dramatically as last year. In last springs SEC panel at Stanford, the then head of examinations, Andrew Bowden, made such fawning remarks about private equity, including repeatedly saying hed really like his son to work in the industry, that he resigned three weeks after we publicized the segment. Nevertheless, this conference was another demonstration of depth of regulatory capture at the agency. As before, the real action came in when the audience members asked questions. They were...
  • Russia 'sorry' and 'ashamed' over doping scandal: sports minister

    05/15/2016 12:38:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | May 15, 2016
    London (AFP) - Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko apologised on Sunday for the doping scandal that threatens the athletic superpower's participation in the Rio Olympics. Mutko, writing in The Sunday Times, admitted the Russian Athletics Federation and athletes had made "serious mistakes" breaking anti-doping rules. He said "they had rejected the principle of fair-play so fundamental to sport for immediate benefits. "Let us be clear. We are ashamed of them." Mutko's mea culpa comes just three days after he described as "absurd" allegations that Russian athletes were involved in systematic doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
  • Some Michigan Universities Spend Huge Money Subsidizing Sports

    05/10/2016 9:51:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/6/2016 | John Mozena
    Even though Michigan is the only state with two public universities in the top 10 of USA Todays rankings of subsidies to athletic programs, university leaders here are rejecting calls to review conference affiliations, eliminate expensive sports and pursue other options to reduce the high costs of college sports to students and taxpayers. Eastern Michigan University is at the center of the debate after data collected by USA Today was publicized in a segment on HBOs Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. EMU gives its athletics department the sixth-largest subsidy in the country at $27.3 million, while its general fund budget...
  • Seattle City Council kills sale of street for Sodo arena; Sonics fans despair

    05/03/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Geoff Baker
    The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 5-4 to reject giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Chris Hansen so he can build a half-billion-dollar arena in Sodo in hopes of reviving the Sonics.
  • Men Read Brutally Mean Tweets to Female Sportswriters in New PSA

    04/26/2016 2:29:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 26, 2016
    Two female sports journalists sat down to hear some shockingly mean tweets that were directed at them. The powerful PSA video, featuring sports journalists Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain, was produced by the website Just Not Sports, whose goal was to show that some social media messages are actually harassment.
  • Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

    04/21/2016 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty
    Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday nights playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.
  • Family Booted From Baseball Game for Breaking Unknown Rule

    04/14/2016 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    A Colorado man says he was kicked out of a baseball game after he tossed a home run ball back onto the field. Brandon Sanchez told KDVR that he, his wife and stepsons were enjoying the Colorado Rockies-San Francisco Giants game Tuesday night when the Giants hit a home run. The home run ball landed in Sanchez's hands. Although his stepsons were excited, Sanchez said he couldn't care less. I threw the ball back just because it was San Franciscos home run and I wanted the Story home run ball, he said, referring to Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story. Moments...
  • Joao Carvalho: MMA fighter dies from head injuries

    04/12/2016 12:45:14 PM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-11-16 | CNN
    (CNN)Fighter Joao Carvalho has died in hospital after suffering head injuries during a mixed martial arts (MMA) bout in Dublin, Ireland. The 28-year-old complained of feeling unwell after Saturday's fight against Irishman Charlie Ward was stopped by the referee in the third round. The Portuguese welterweight, who fought for Team Nobrega, was taken to hospital and had emergency brain surgery that night but died on Monday evening after 48 hours in intensive care.
  • March Madness Office Pools: Illegal, But Tolerated

    03/31/2016 7:07:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Before the NCAA mens basketball tournament is completed on April 4, an estimated $9.2 billion will be bet on the games, some of that arranged by the 70 million brackets filled out by fans. But many who joined an office pool just for fun may not be aware that they would be breaking the law if money were involved. Michigan forbids gambling for money, except in ways that are specifically permitted by the state. The Michigan attorney generals office didnt return an email seeking comment. But in the past, it has said going after low-level betting like fantasy sports was...
  • March Madness Betting Pools are Illegal

    03/29/2016 5:07:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/24/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The NCAA mens basketball tournament, March Madness, kicks off today. But if youre one of the millions that takes part in filling out your brackets and putting some money into a betting pool with your friends, youre breaking Michigan law. State law allows an exception for small bets during poker games, but almost everything else is against the law. The state department notes, Participating in betting pools based on sports, or anything else, is illegal. Michigan sponsors a state lottery (with the funds benefiting government), but individuals gambling on themselves is a no-no. So enjoy the tournament but bet...
  • Adam LaRoche to Quit After Feud With White Sox Over Son

    03/17/2016 5:30:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    AP/NY TIMES ^ | 3/16/16
    Told to reduce his sons time in the clubhouse, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche took a different path: He said he planned to retire and walk away from a $13 million salary. The president of the White Sox, Kenny Williams, confirmed Wednesday that he had twice asked LaRoche in the last week to dial it back with his 14-year-old son, Drake.
  • Baseball agent arrested on human trafficking charges

    02/19/2016 4:36:44 PM PST · by the_Watchman · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2016-02-19 | Miami (AFP)
    Miami (AFP) - Bart Hernandez, a Miami-based agent for several Major League Baseball players from Cuba, was arrested Friday after a federal grand jury indicted him on human trafficking charges. o o o Documents obtained by Major League Baseball's website say that Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin was among the players Hernandez conspired to smuggle out of Cuba, the Communist island nation working to try and normalize relations with their US political rivals.
  • Donald Trump played Varsity soccer in high school?

    02/17/2016 8:38:36 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 61 replies
    Foxsports ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | Thomas Hautmann
    Donald Trump is many things; billionaire businessman, global brand, reality TV star and lately, a polarizing U.S. presidential candidate. But before all that, did you know that the man with a networth in excess of $4.5 billion was also a high school jock back in the day?Oh yes. Turns out, "The Donald" was a three-sport athlete back at the New York Military Academy, playing baseball, football and --?? yup! --?? one season of varsity soccer.Apparently Trump was pretty good, too.In an interview with Business Insider a few months ago, Ted Levine, a former high school classmate, says Trump was so...
  • Near Death Experience

    Tree wells are very scary, never ski alone. If his father had not been there to pull him out of this tree well, the son most likely would have died.
  • Sports Stadium Deals Consistently Strike Out

    02/16/2016 8:55:19 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/12/2016 | Chris Douglas
    U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has proposed legislation that would force sports teams who relocate to a new city to pay back public subsidies received from their former state or town. This legislation is likely influenced by the St. Louis Rams’ recent decision to move to Los Angeles (Sen. McCaskill hails from Missouri). This is a solid idea, especially given what the economic research says about stadium subsidies and given the inability of cities to protect taxpayers from being left in the lurch on these stadium deals. The Rams were lured from Los Angeles to St. Louis in 1995 by a...
  • for those of you who have ever taught a dog to sit, or heel.

    02/07/2016 3:10:22 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-7-16 | unknown
    This is fantastic. Go to link to see video
  • Lady Gaga to sing at Super Bowl, Grammys [More NFL Shark Jumping]

    02/03/2016 3:54:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    Times Live ^ | 2/3/16
    ....The National Football League announced that Lady Gaga would sing The Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in San Francisco, where British rockers Coldplay will be the halftime entertainment...
  • Tim Wolfe, ousted Mizzou president blame Black Lives Matter, football team for resignation

    01/30/2016 10:33:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/16 | Kellan Howell
    Former University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, who resigned from his post amid protests over the school's handling of racial matters on campus, sent a confidential email to supporters last week complaining about the incident. In the email, which was leaked to local media, Mr. Wolfe compiled a list of people he believed made it impossible for him to keep his job at the university, including outgoing Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, ex-Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel and the players that joined a strike, and an unnamed "significant Ferguson protester," most likely a reference to Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson....
  • Brady and Patriots Come In Second

    01/24/2016 5:47:47 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 78 replies
    1-24-16 | RetiredTexasVet
    Just in .... in the NFL playoff match between Manning/Broncos and Brady/Patriots .... Brady and the Patriots came in a close second. Some will attribute the team's second place finish in the game to deflated balls which Brady will deny.
  • MLB Exploring Adding Designated Hitter to NL: Latest Details, Reaction

    01/21/2016 3:37:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 90 replies ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Alec Nathan
    Major League Baseball is exploring the possibility of making the designated hitter a staple of the National League as soon as 2017, according to Newsday's David Lennon.Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly said the idea is "gaining momentum," per Lennon. Although the potential change could ruffle the feathers of baseball purists, Lennon cited several reasons MLB is seeking to implement the DH in the NL:
  • ESPN Memo Tells Reporters to Lay Off the Politics

    01/21/2016 10:46:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/21/16 | Alex Griswold
    As the 2016 election looms, ESPN sent employees a memo telling them to avoid making any political or partisan comments. "At ESPN, our reputation and journalistic credibility are of paramount importance - and that extends to our coverage of the Presidential Election, candidates, issues and the intersection of sports and society," the memo reads, which was also posted to ESPN's website two weeks ago. "Our audiences should be confident that political pressures or personal interests do not influence our news decisions."
  • Mike Francesa says he’s leaving WFAN in two years

    01/20/2016 10:29:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    SI ^ | January 20, 2016 | Staff
    New York radio legend Mike Francesa will be leaving WFAN when his contract expires at the end of 2017, he told Fox Sports’ Katie Nolan on her podcast. “I’m not saying I’m leaving the business. I’m leaving Monday to Friday, five-and-a-half hours, FAN,” Francesa said. “I’m not saying I’m not gonna work again. I’m not saying I’m not gonna do anything again. What I’m saying is, that part of my life, at the end of ’17, that is ending.”
  • Can Massachusetts Kill DraftKings?

    01/13/2016 6:25:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 13, 2016 | Robert Silverman
    Representatives from DraftKings and the Fantasy Sports Trade Association attended a public hearing in Boston on Tuesday to debate proposed regulations aimed at ending “unfair and deceptive acts and practices that may arise in the gaming process.” While the daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have previously expressed a willingness to work with legislators and law enforcement officials to create industry-wide regulation, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's regulations might prove seriously damaging to their bottom line, especially if they end up being replicated in other states.
  • It's Official: The Rams Are Going to L.A.

    01/12/2016 11:24:05 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 85 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 01/12/2016 | Sarah Fenske
    It's over. The NFL owners voted tonight to allow Stan Kroenke to move the Rams to Los Angeles, ending the team‘s 21-year run in St. Louis. The owners also agreed to let the San Diego Chargers explore a move to the same facility, in suburban Inglewood, which is south of L.A. The Rams will be gone in time for next year's season.
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Most Epic Choke of All Time

    01/09/2016 9:13:20 PM PST · by mmichaels1970 · 210 replies
    Self | Self
    Bengals intercept a pass to seal the game. Promptly fumble it back to the Steelers. Then commit 30 yards of penalties in the final seconds to allow Pittsburgh the game-winning chip shot field goal.
  • Israelis Play American Football As Training For War

    01/05/2016 8:19:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    AJ+ ^ | December 18, 2015
    American football has become a fertile training ground for elite military combat units in Israel. Some 2,000 Israelis now play the game citing brotherhood, discipline and fitness as its main draw.
  • Michael Jordan remains top-ranked athlete in history by Harris Poll

    12/30/2015 11:23:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 31, 2015 | DARREN ROVELL
    Six years after it asked America who the best athletes of all-time were, the Harris Poll released its most recent results on Wednesday, and there's at least one constant: Michael Jordan. Jordan was once again on top of the survey, followed by Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali, who each moved up one spot from their 2009 rankings. Tiger Woods, who in 2009 held the No. 2 spot, fell to No. 8. Rounding out the top five were Serena Williams, who wasn't ranked six years ago, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who jumped from No. 8 to No. 5.
  • Her wounded yacht Comanche showed true warrior spirit to win the toughest S2H ... but ... 'racist'?

    12/30/2015 1:06:11 AM PST · by Oztrich Boy · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 December 2015 | Aneeta Bhole
    FulklTitle: Her wounded yacht Comanche showed true warrior spirit to win the toughest Sydney to Hobart in years... but were supporters of Kristy Hinze-Clarke 'racist' for celebrating her win wearing Indian headdress and shouting war cries? •Supporters of winning Sydney to Hobart yacht were slammed on Twitter •Team Comanche were also seen making 'offensive' war cries •Supporters gathered at Constitution Dock, Hobart, when the yacht sailed in •Model Kristy Hinze-Clark was the first female to win this race •Damage to the yacht's dagger board almost lost them the lead •But they triumphed in two days, nine hours and 58 minutes...
  • NBA referee Bill Kennedy comes out as gay

    12/14/2015 3:02:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies ^ | 12/14/15 | Yaron Weitzman
    Longtime NBA official Bill Kennedy revealed that he's gay in a statement to Yahoo! Sports. "I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man," Kennedy told Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.... ....."I wholeheartedly support Bill's decision to live his life proudly and openly," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement to Yahoo! Sports. "Throughout his 18-year career with the league, Bill has excelled as a referee because of his passion
  • Heisman Winner Derrick Henry: ‘Always Keep God First. Always Pray. Don’t be Afraid to Pray.’

    12/14/2015 8:24:46 AM PST · by xzins · 27 replies
    CNS ^ | December 13, 2015 | Staff
    In his speech accepting the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, Alabama running back Derrick Henry said that he gets on his knees every night and prays and advised kids to keep God first, always pray, and know that God will hear their cry. “I just want to talk to the kids that are looking and watching this TV today,” Henry said. “I just want to give you all advice. I am hoping I am someone you can idolize yourself behind and look up to because God is everything. Always keep God first. Always pray. Don’t be afraid to pray. He...
  • Zack Greinke signs six-year, $206.5-million deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

    Will the Dodgers miss the playoffs next year? The question gained a significant amount of gravity Friday, as the Dodgers received word that Zack Greinke wouldn't return next season. Greinke agreed to a six-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Greinke's departure figures to be a setback for the Dodgers, whose rotation now consists of Clayton Kershaw and a series of wild cards. Greinke finished second this year in voting for the Cy Young Award, close behind Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs.
  • Obama: Muslim Americans Are Sporting Heroes – Are They?

    12/07/2015 10:40:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 7, 2015 | Raheem Kassam
    U.S. President Barack Obama tonight addressed lectured the American people about the San Bernardino attack, gun control, Islamic State (or rather 'ISIL' - still better than Daesh) and Muslim Americans. After talking about his plus ça change strategy to tackling the Islamic State, he began telling Americans what they "should not do". Because everyone loves that estranged father who comes back into your life just in time to tell you how to behave. Curiously, he used this part of his lecture to state: Muslim-Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co- workers, our sports heroes. And, yes, they are...
  • The Sports Bubble Is About to Pop

    12/07/2015 5:59:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 6, 2015 | Dave Maney
    Your favorite sports team is massively overvalued right now. It’s not that you ought to be losing sleep over Jerry Jones’s or Mark Cuban’s finances—they were rich before and will be rich after. But the popping and cracking noises emanating from the key support beam in our Temple of Athletics—the TV sports business—foreshadow wild disruptions ahead for the world of sports. Like the barking dogs that sense an earth tremor before we do, ESPN’s annus horribilis is a harbinger of the Internet’s coming disintermediation of America’s half-trillion dollar sports industry. Just since mid-summer, the Disney-owned 800-pound linebacker of sports TV...
  • From Muhammad Ali to Shaquille O'Neal: A look back at America's greatest Muslim sporting heroes

    12/07/2015 5:29:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2015 | Evan Bleier
    While speaking to the nation during his Oval Office address Sunday night, President Barack Obama asked everyone to remember that 'Muslim Americans are our friends, neighbors and sports heroes'. Though the president failed to mention any specific athletes by name during his 13-minute address, President Obama's reference to Muslim-American sports heroes was a well-played remark. Americans must not take out their grievances with the fanatics on followers of Islam, he said. There have been a number of prominent athletes in some of America's most popular sports who were raised as Muslims or converted to Islam during the course of their...
  • NFL Week 13 Live Thread

    12/01/2015 4:24:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 78 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    WEEK 13 Dec. 3 Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions 8:25 Dec. 6 Houston Texans at Buffalo Bills 1 San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears 1 Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns 1 Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins 1 Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 1 Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints 1 New York Jets at New York Giants 1 Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams 1 Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans 1 Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders 4:05 Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers 4:05 Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots 4:25...
  • Disney is losing ESPN subscribers by the millions [Feel Good Story of the Day!]

    11/26/2015 8:14:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/26/15 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    .... Walt Disney Co. has revealed that it lost three million subscribers to its sports network ESPN within one year..... ....Based on that, the loss of 3 million subscribers in one year would be taking around $216 million away from Disney's coffers.....
  • Prof. Jeff Volek - 'Nutrition for Optimising Athletic Performance'

    11/23/2015 6:19:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 9, 2015 | Low Carb Down Under
    Professor Jeff Volek is a Professor at The Ohio State University, USA where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiological impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Dr Volek has published over 250 scientific manuscripts and is the co-author of 'The New Atkins for a New You', 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' and 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance'. Prof. Volek’s most significant line of work has been a series of studies performed over the last 15 years. These have been aimed at better understanding what constitutes a...
  • Peter Attia - An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health

    11/21/2015 6:43:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 10, 2013 | TheIHMC
    Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a "quantified self." In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from "fit but fat and metabolically deranged" to "fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in." In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic diet, and in the process share much of what he's learned implementing it in himself and hundreds of others over the past two years. Peter is the President and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), a California-based 501(c)(3). Peter is also a physician and...
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 1

    11/20/2015 6:44:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Part 1
  • North Dakota announces 'Fighting Hawks' as new school nickname (replacing the Fighting Sioux)

    11/18/2015 8:49:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 18, 2015 | Jerry Hinnen
    After three years of waiting, the University of North Dakota's sports programs have a nickname again. UND president Robert Kelley announced Wednesday that the former "Fighting Sioux" will now be known as the "Fighting Hawks," the nickname chosen by UND voters in an online voting runoff over runner-up "Roughriders." The "Fighting Sioux" moniker was controversially dropped at the NCAA's behest in 2012, sparking years of debate and discussion over what the university's athletics programs -- perhaps most notably, its powerhouse men's hockey program -- should be called instead.