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  • Parent Sues Over Transgendered Wrestler Competing With Girls

    02/22/2017 4:22:33 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2017
    A parent of a wrestler in Texas filed a lawsuit against a transgender teen to prevent him from wrestling against girls in competitions.Attorney Jim Baudhuin, a parent of a wrestler on an opposing team, argued 17-year-old Mack Beggs should not be allowed to compete with girls, reports Fox 4 News.Beggs, a transgender student at Euless Trinity High School, is in the process of transitioning from female to male. Beggs takes testosterone as part of his transition.The lawsuit argues that Beggs’s presence brings “imminent threat of bodily harm” to the girls competing against him. The lawsuit also maintains that “somewhere in the process of reviewing...
  • Chicago Sports Anchor Calls Trump Cartoon Lunatic

    02/22/2017 11:36:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Ad Week/TV Spy ^ | 2/22/17 | Kevin Eck
    WLS sports anchor Mark Giangreco responded to a tweet about Donald Trump by saying America has been exposed as country full of simpletons and by also calling Trump a cartoon lunatic.
  • L.A. LAKERS Fire Mitch Kupchak, Remove Jim Buss MAGIC JOHNSON IN CHARGE

    02/21/2017 10:52:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/21/17 | tmz
    MASSIVE SHAKE-UP with the L.A. Lakers ... Jeanie Buss just FIRED General Manager Mitch Kupchak and booted her brother, Jim Buss, from his role as Exec. Vice President of Basketball Operations. Magic Johnson is the new President of Basketball Operations. YOU HEAR THAT? MAGIC JOHNSON IS CALLING THE SHOTS!!!! Jeanie -- the Governor of the Lakers -- explains, "Today I took a series of actions I believe will return the Lakers to the heights Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightly expect." "Effective immediately, Earvin Johnson will be in charge of all basketball operations and will report directly to...
  • Detroit Father Turns Boxing Interest Into Youth Enrichment Program

    02/20/2017 11:33:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/13/2017 | Anne Dykstra
    In making the case for limited government, free-market proponents often mention the concept of the civil society, an idea from ancient Greece that the ideal state is one in which people dedicate themselves to the common good. There are many examples of people coming together with no push or help from the government to address a public problem. Sometimes a solution just evolves, as it did for Khali Sweeney of Detroit when he started teaching his teenage son how to box. We didnt have any recreation centers in my immediate area. We didnt have places for kids to go. And...
  • MMA fighter learns the hard way that you should never dance in the middle of a fight

    02/19/2017 10:01:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 18, 2017 | Nick Pants
    Have you ever wondered what happens to a fighter when he spontaneously breaks out in dance in the middle of an MMA fight? In Saturdays British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts (BCMMA) 18 event, Joe Harding attempted to taunt Johan Segas in this manner, and it ended just as you would expect.
  • NBA joins NFL in warning Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'

    02/17/2017 6:04:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state. The NBA on Friday joined the NFL in suggesting that Texas will be overlooked for future big events if lawmakers pass a bill requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. NBA spokesman Mike Bass says an environment where people are treated "fairly and equally" weighs heavily when the league chooses host locations. Texas has three...
  • Detroits Soccer Stadium Should Stand on its Own

    02/15/2017 5:35:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/13/2017 | John Mozena
    Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has issued an ultimatum to the people who propose to build a professional soccer complex in exchange for the Fail Jail site in downtown Detroit. Evans said that the project must not cost taxpayers any more than simply finishing the jail as originally planned would. Thats simply not good enough. While Evans defense of his constituents interests is laudable, he and the Wayne County Commission should go further. They should prohibit any and all subsidies, incentives, tax breaks or other public funding for the proposed stadium project. Public subsidies of professional sports stadiums dont benefit...
  • Time to Cut Tradition of Sports Teams Visiting the White House

    02/14/2017 12:44:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | Robert J Marlow
    Considering the times in which we now live, maybe its not such a good idea for presidents to invite sports teams to the White House, suggests Mitch Albom.
  • "Mike Lupicas rambling, diva fits forced ESPN to cancel beloved show"

    02/14/2017 8:03:51 AM PST · by TakebackGOP · 26 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | February 14, 2017 | Richard Johnson
    "Mike Lupica is being blamed for the cancellation of The Sports Reporters after the shows run of nearly 30 years on ESPN. The Daily News columnist was a panelist for many years on the Sunday morning show, on which he and other print reporters such as the Boston Globes Bob Ryan and the Detroit Free Press Mitch Albom discussed the weeks hot-button issues in sports. When longtime host John Saunders unexpectedly died at 61 in August, Lupica jumped at the chance to replace him. He was a total diva, one insider said. He was abusive to people, and mean to...
  • Cricket: Angry Batsman Hurls Stump, Kills Bangladesh Teen

    02/05/2017 11:48:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Gulf News ^ | February 6, 2017
    <>4-year-old cricketer dies after he was hit by a stump thrown by an angry batsman during a friendly game A 14-year-old cricketer has died in Bangladesh after he was hit by a stump thrown by an angry batsman during a friendly game between neighbourhood teams, police said Monday. Faisal Hossain was fielding in the southeastern port city of Chittagong when the batsman was given out, assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam told AFP. "The batsman was furious when he saw that he was stumped or bowled out. He grabbed a stump and threw it in the air. The stump hit part...
  • NFL players' union expresses support for Muslim players in wake of Trump's travel ban

    02/03/2017 12:53:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/2/17 | Mark Maske
    The NFL Players Association expressed its support Thursday for Muslim players in the league amid the controversy generated by President Donald Trump's immigration order. NFLPA officials said the union reached out to the families of Muslim players in the NFL at the behest of Eric Winston, the veteran offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals who serves as the union's president. About 15 players and their families were contacted, a union official said.
  • Reasons to Boycott the Super Bowl

    02/02/2017 8:40:12 PM PST · by Wallace T. · 86 replies
    Reasons to boycott Super Bowl LI | 2/2/17 | Wallace T.
    Four reasons to boycott Super Bowl LI: * The cast of Hamilton (the Broadway play where one of the actors insulted then Vice President-elect Pence before a theater audience) will sing "America the Beautiful" in the pregame ceremonies. * "Lady" Gaga will perform the halftime show. A long time supporter of perverts, she appeared at a Hillary Clinton rally before the election. http://www.naturalnews.com/055936_Lady_Gaga_Nazi_uniform_Hillary_Clinton.html* Foreign owned Budweiser will run a commercial praising immigration to this country, specifically by the founder. Never mind he arrived legally, unlike many of today's immigrants. * Audi, another foreign owned corporation, will air a commercial plugging...
  • ESPN Tennis Analyst Sacked Over Bogus Charge of Racism

    02/02/2017 10:01:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Doug Adler does tennis commentary for ESPN. Strike that. Doug Adler used to do tennis commentary for ESPN. After several years working matches for the sports channel, the former tennis pro was advised that his services would no longer be necessary. Full disclosure. I've known Adler for 20 years. Before two back surgeries and a shoulder surgery put my tennis-playing days out to pasture, I hit balls with him at a neighborhood club. More precisely, he would hit the ball to me, and I would attempt to return it. At the club, Adler was well-liked. If there were a bad...
  • MLB World Series champ to protesters: Get a job

    01/30/2017 11:56:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/30/17 | Cody Derespina
    During his MLB career, slugger Aubrey Huff was employed by five teams so the man knows how to find a job. Huff just isnt so sure those protesting the Trump administration have the same skill. The two-time World Series champ took to Twitter on Sunday night to rail against the people clogging airports around the nation during the weekend in response to President Trumps executive order establishing certain travel restrictions. I mean, seriously, what the hell is going on? If you have time 2 march, protest and riot. Maybe its time for something called a job! Huff tweeted.
  • Great-Grandmother Rides $53 Winner At Tampa Bay Downs

    01/29/2017 5:25:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Paulick Report ^ | January 29, 2017
    A devout woman, she credits her personal relationship with Jesus Christ for enabling her to keep competing. The Lord keeps putting me together I've broken every bone in my body, I have a titanium leg and I have a plate and screws in my arm, she said. I just follow the lead of the Lord and try to be obedient. And, she added with a smile, I don't want to retire, and I think I have the mount back on Blue (Haze of Fire).
  • Fox Sports Reporter Viciously Attacks Trump's 10 Year-Old Son on Twitter

    01/25/2017 9:23:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 24, 2017 | Craig Bannister
    Apparently, sports media have joined the growing list of comedian entertainers attacking Pres. Trumps young son, Barron. A Fox Sports reporter viciously accused Pres. Trumps 10 year-old son of slaughtering 100 small animals. Not only did Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn), a sports writer, fail to provide any proof - he didnt even have enough respect for the presidents son to spell his name correctly, declaring: Baron (sic) Trump has killed no less than 100 small animals.
  • Carl Edwards not ruling out US Senate run in '18 [NASCAR driver, Missouri vs. Nasty McCaskill]

    01/25/2017 3:13:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Carl Edwards remains a hot topic in NASCAR, two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver. Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri next year. McCaskill, a Democrat, is in her second term. Edwards didn't exactly rule it out when reached by The Associated Press. He texted: "I believe firmly in the principles that the U.S. was founded upon. If I could help, I definitely would consider it."
  • Watching and Listening (Why we hate the networks)

    01/22/2017 1:53:27 PM PST · by budj · 13 replies
    homeboy | 1/22/17 | self
    Watching the Packer vs Falcons game on whatever network and listening to the WTMJ (Milwaukee) announcers.
  • In the Big Ten Conference of Migration Trends, Michigan Tops a Weak Division

    01/17/2017 6:15:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2017 | Tom Gantert
    There are two meaningful measures of success for a college football team: its win-loss record and its national ranking. In contrast, there are many ways to measure how well a teams home state is doing. Among the most intriguing is its migration trend. Specifically, is your teams state a place that attracts opportunity-seekers? Or is it one they flee? Every year the moving company United Van Lines publishes just such a win/loss record for states. Its records reveal how many people moved into a state versus how many moved away. A state which attracts many newcomers compared to people who...
  • NFL Support of Colin Kaepernick Tanked 2016 TV Ratings

    01/16/2017 6:50:02 PM PST · by Rockitz · 96 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Jan 2017 | Robert J. Marlow
    A large share of fans responded to the NFLs tacit endorsement of Colin Kaepernicks anti-American message by refusing to tune-in to games, prompting a huge decline in TV ratings. Aside from his disrespect for the national anthem, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback also sparked outrage by donning socks embroidered with pigs wearing police uniforms. Early in the season, ESPN and network broadcasts never missed an opportunity to spotlight Kaepernick and his followers taking a knee during the pre-game ritual. Fans, though, saw Kaepernicks protest as thumbing his nose at America. As a result, regular season ratings for 2016 dropped 8%...
  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    01/12/2017 12:17:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Eery relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Dont. Want. You. The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is moving the team to Los Angeles, which is pretty much dreadful news for Los Angeles.
  • FAKE NEWS: BuzzFeed and CNN fall for Trump P-ss Story That was 4Chan Prank

    01/11/2017 4:14:23 AM PST · by servo1969 · 155 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-10-2017 | Jim Hoft
    With just ten days to go before he is sworn in as America's forty-fifth president, the political establishment went nuclear on President-elect Donald Trump Tuesday with a double-barreled blast of leaked intelligence reports by CNN and BuzzFeed.The documents contain explosive, but unverified, opposition research that alleges intel ties between Russia and Trump and also claims Russia holds sexual blackmail material over Trump.One of the most outrageous unconfirmed allegations in the report claims the Russians recorded Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room previously occupied by President and Mrs. Barack Obama.Now this Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and...
  • Radio Show Host Calls For Immediate Arrest Of HomoClemson Player After Gay Championship......

    01/11/2017 5:02:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Published on Jan 10, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Full TITLE: Radio Show Host Calls For Immediate Arrest Of HomoClemson Player After Gay Championship Celebration! ***warning language***
  • Joe Theismann rips 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick an award,

    01/04/2017 2:50:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1/4/17 | Frank Schwab
    ..says all players should stand for anthem Joe Theismann isnt quite sure why the San Francisco 49ers gave quarterback Colin Kaepernick their most prestigious award, one that rewards inspirational and courageous play. The former Washington Redskins quarterback was on Fox News Outnumbered, and said Kaepernick didnt deserve the award. Kaepernick was given the Len Eshmont Award, voted on by his teammates, last week. Youre a 2-14 football team; hes won one football game. What has he inspired? Theismann said. Of course this random criticism all comes back to Kaepernicks national-anthem protest, which many people including Theismann didnt agree with. I...
  • Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

    01/04/2017 12:43:29 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 61 replies
    Kaepernick received the Len Eshmont Award last week for beibg the most 'inspirational and courageous' player. The prize is the team's most prestigious honor; its recipient is voted on by players.
  • People are still pummeling Ronda Rouseys coach as she begins medical suspension

    01/04/2017 9:21:22 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 114 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/4/2017 | Marissa Payne
    Four days after Ronda Rouseys highly anticipated comeback went exactly the way she had not planned, fight fans and insiders are still discussing what went wrong for the 29-year-old. How did the fighter, who had 411 days to shore up her striking skills, allow womens bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes to land 27 punches and beat her in a technical knockout 48 seconds into the fight?
  • Trump nominates Florida Panthers owner for Secretary of the Army

    12/19/2016 8:45:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Yahoo sports ^ | 12/19/16 | Greg Wyshynski
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has announced on Monday that he nominates Vincent Vinnie Viola, owner of the Florida Panthers, as Secretary of the Army. Viola is a former U.S. Army infantry officer and the founder and chairman of Virtu Financial. He still must be approved by the Senate. Viola is a West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran. He was trained as an Airborne Ranger infantry officer and served in the 101st Airborne
  • Report: Monster paying $20 million a year to sponsor Cup Series ( NASCAR )

    12/13/2016 5:05:28 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 5 replies
    Yahoo.com news ^ | December 12, 2016 | Nick Bromberg
    Monster Energy is reportedly getting the sponsorship rights to NASCARs No. 1 series at a per-year rate far less than what Sprint paid. According to a report from Sports Business Daily, Monsters agreement to sponsor NASCARs Cup Series is a two-year agreement with an option for two more years. The energy drink company is reportedly paying $20 million per season, though NASCAR CEO Brian France said the numbers reported werent accurate.
  • Colin Kaepernick continues to be winless in 2016. 49ers blow game against mediocre Jets in OT

    12/11/2016 4:39:46 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 58 replies
    OK, it's just sports. But it's nice to see that pompous jerk Colin Kaepernick get yet another kick in the stomach. His "hating on America" act is distracting to his team and it diminishes the NFL brand in general. I have still not seen an NFL game yet this season, despite being a big-time Patriots fan. I followed the score on this particular game online in the hopes that Kaepernick would lose again. And he didn't disappoint.
  • Donald Trump will attend Army-Navy game in Baltimore

    12/06/2016 8:20:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | John Fritze
    President-elect Donald Trump will attend the Army-Navy football in Baltimore on Saturday, marking the Republican's first visit to the city since September...
  • The rise of sports TV costs and why your cable bill keeps going up

    12/06/2016 6:51:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 82 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/5/15 | Meg James
    Last year, Americans collectively spent 31 billion hours watching sports on TV a40% increase from a decade ago. They watchedfootball, baseball, basketball,hockey, horse racing, NASCAR, rowing, rugby, soccer and volleyball evenLittle League championships and poker games. Live sports is the most valuable content on the planet, said Adam Ware, head of digital media at Tennis Channel, based in Santa Monica.
  • Jebs New Consulting Job Is With A Fantasy Sports Law Firm

    12/05/2016 10:45:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | Thomas Phippen
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a new consulting job less than a year after he ended his presidential campaign. Bush will act as a strategic consultant for the law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney and its clients. Clients include several large pharmaceutical companies, energy companies, sugar advocacy groups and fantasy sports giant DraftKings. The firm announced Bushs hire in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times. Those of us who have had the pleasure of working with the Governor in the past now have the opportunity to do so again, and those who havent can look forward to...
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 178 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four Sunday as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out No. 5 Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.
  • The 1925 Match That Ensured Pro Wrestling's Future Would Be Fixed

    12/02/2016 12:11:09 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 15 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | December 1, 2016 | Paul DeBenedetto
    It was 1925, and pro wrestling was big business. A throng of fans had packed themselves into a Kansas City convention hall, expecting to see champion Ed Strangler Lewis easily defeat Wayne Big Munn, a noted former NCAA football player. Munn was a newcomer to the wrestling world, and this was his first true test. Surely, fans thought, he would wipe the floor with the novice. What the fans got instead was an outcome so unthinkable it created a buzz that shot around the arena. The air was electric. After less than 40 minutes, Munn had defeated the great champion,...
  • Crimson Tide Finish Undefeated Regular Season With Another Dominant Win

    11/27/2016 7:36:58 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    ESPN News ^ | 11-26-2016 | Ivan Maisel
    Ivan MaiselNovember 26, 2016 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- On the same Saturday that Ohio State and Michigan played perhaps the most heart-stopping of their 113 games, No. 1 Alabama closed out the only undefeated regular season among the Power 5 conferences with all the drama we've come to expect from the Crimson Tide this season. That is to say, none. Alabama is powerful. Alabama is dominant. Alabama is much better than its archrival, a game but beat-up No. 13 Auburn, and the 30-12 final score failed to reflect the one-sided nature of the 81st Iron Bowl. Top-ranked Alabama completed its first...
  • Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title

    11/24/2016 8:32:37 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | 11-24-2016 | Jimmie Kaylor
    Jimmie Kaylor November 24, 2016Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title After close to three months full of shocking upsets, legendary individual performances, and games we wont forget, we finally reached the point in the 2016 college football season where we can accurately separate the national title contenders from the pretenders. Needless to say, quite a bit has changed since the first month of the season. Teams like Florida State, Houston, Stanford, and Louisville all thought to be among the top national championship contenders in the country have proven to be pretenders....
  • Take Back Our College Rankings! Sign our petition! (vanity-satire)

    11/14/2016 6:13:27 AM PST · by Drawsing · 16 replies
    Self | November 14, 2016 | Self
    I am literally shaking. I woke up this morning hoping it had been just a bad dream - a horrible nightmare. But my worst fears were confirmed. Auburn lost to Georgia yesterday. It was not supposed to happen. We were ranked number 8 and Georgia was not even in the top 25. My tears flow freely and I have nothing but fear and despair over our future. My teddy bear helps only a little. But there is a slight glimmer of hope. I have started a petition which now has over 40,000 signatures from Auburn fans and like-minded supporters from...
  • 2002 Angels defeat Giants 4 games to 3 [MLB should rescind '02/'03 World Series! Unfair!]

    11/13/2016 5:59:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    MLB.com ^ | 11/13/16 | sff
    ...The Giants scored 44 runs, third-most in Series history. And yet, it was the small-ball Anaheim Angels who won the all-California matchup in the franchise's first World Series since its founding in 1961. Not that the Angels couldn't flex their muscles, too. They had seven home runs, including three by Series MVP Troy Glaus.
  • Trump election angers, disappoints many in sports world

    11/10/2016 9:58:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    AP ^ | November 10, 2016 | Tim Reynolds
    "I can't say I've ever been ashamed of our country," Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "Until today." [LeBron] James openly backed Hillary Clinton for president, and it just so happened that he and the Cleveland Cavaliers were at the White House - part of the standard reward for winning a championship - on the same day Trump was. Obama met with Trump in the Oval Office to talk presidential transition as the Cavaliers were getting a tour, then Obama greeted the NBA champions on the South Lawn about two hours later. There was no mention of Trump during...
  • Indians' World Series Champions Gear Will Be Destroyed Not Donated [wonder why?]

    11/10/2016 4:28:47 AM PST · by foreverfree · 12 replies
    clevescene.com ^ | 11/7/2006 | Eric Sandy
    Typically, as you may be aware, all of the null-and-void merchandise that follows failed presidential campaigns and dashed Super Bowl hopes tends to be shipped en masse to the Third World, to developing countries in need of basic goods like clothing. ... Surely there are a few families in the world who could use a couple extra T-shirts, yeah?...In past years we have used World Vision, but we have moved our policy to destroying the merchandise, MLBs Matt Bourne told HuffPost. The reason is to protect the team from inaccurate merchandise being available or visible in the general marketplace. Protect...
  • ESPN Is Hemorrhaging Subscribers And Pretending It Doesn't Matter

    11/08/2016 1:57:54 PM PST · by captaincaveman · 27 replies
    Deadspin ^ | November 8, 2016 | Kevin Draper
    ESPN is doing a very bad job of pretending it isnt deathly afraid of rapidly declining subscriber numbers. At the end of October, Nielsen released its monthly television subscriber numbers report, and it showed a loss of 621,000 subscribers for ESPN and similar losses for ESPN2 and ESPNU. ......... In 2013, ESPN had over 99 million subscribers. Today, it has just under 89 million............ But this year they will miss out on somewhere around $800 million in revenue they wouldve otherwise earned if they still had 2013's subscriber numbers.
  • Sports results can affect election results (Good for Trump that Cleveland lost)

    11/02/2016 10:03:31 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 30 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | 7-6-10 | Ed Young
    Anyone currently following the World Cup, Wimbledon, or any of the many sporting events around the world will know the emotional highs and lows that they can produce. But these events wield even more power than we think. According to Andrew Healy from Loyola Marymount University, sports results can even swing the outcome of an election.
  • Back to the Future for Taxpayer Stadium Funding in Detroit

    10/25/2016 7:32:20 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/22/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    After a slowdown in the past few years, crony capitalism whereby politicians give special favors to politically connected businesses is on the move in Michigan. The state racked up nearly $10 billion in liabilities during the tenure of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, with the backing of Republican legislators. The state will be paying the cost of these favors for decades. It already consumes more than $1 billion of the current state budget. But Gov. Rick Snyder came into office and worked to wean the state off the practice of giving out tax credits (though not many other subsidies)....
  • Cleveland Indians advance to World Series! (Vanity)

    10/19/2016 3:47:51 PM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 94 replies
    Me | 10/19/2016 | Me
    Indians defeat the Blue Jays 3-0 to take ALCS four games to one.
  • Odell Beckham takes the plunge with kicking net

    10/17/2016 6:21:47 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | NY Post Sports Desk
    Odell Beckham Jr. [NY Giants] punctuated a magnificent game Sunday against the Ravens by taking one knee no, not during the national anthem and pantomiming a proposal to the kicking net, his old enemy.
  • NFL's 'Monday Night Football' Sets Record Low In Ratings For ESPN...

    10/12/2016 9:57:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 10/12/16 | Brandon Katz
    Surveying the ratings landscape for Monday Night Football and the NFL this season, you wouldnt be blamed for mistaking it for the barren wasteland of the Mad Max movies rather than Americas most popular sport. Back in early September, MNF posted its lowest numbers ever (8.3 rating) for a Week 2 game since ESPN acquired the rights in 2006. Then, going against the first presidential debate late last month, Monday Night Football set an all-time ratings low with barely 8 million total viewers. Now, last nights matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers has scored MNFs lowest...
  • School System Pays Thousands of Dollars in Tolls So Buses Can Use Intercounty Connector

    10/10/2016 10:42:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | November 23, 2015 | Andrew Metcalf
    Montgomery County Board of Education President Patricia ONeill asked the countys state legislators Wednesday if they could help eliminate tolls for county school buses that drive on the state-operated Intercounty Connector. A Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman said in an email Friday the school system spends nearly $18,000 per year on ICC tolls. Buses that typically use the ICC include those for cross-county special education routes and sports trips, according to spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala. It would help us a great deal to make a more efficient transportation system for the 100,000 students we transport every day if we could use...
  • NFL Straw Poll: 21 Of 21 White Players Plan To Vote For Trump

    10/05/2016 11:50:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Real GM ^ | October 5, 2016 | Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report
    The issue of Donald Trump's candidacy for the White House has been discussed in NFL locker rooms. Some players say there have been low-level confrontations while others say friendships have ended. Here is a straw poll of 43 NFL players on how they plan on voting in the election: 20 of 22 black NFL players plan to vote for Hillary Clinton. 2 of 22 black NFL players plan to vote for Donald J. Trump. 21 of 21 white NFL players plan to vote for Trump. A lot of black players believe saying the first black president isnt really American is...
  • LeBron James, Calling for Hope and Unity, Endorses Hillary Clinton

    10/03/2016 12:44:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/2/16 | Y Alcindor
    LeBron James, who last season led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first N.B.A. championship, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Sunday. Mr. James announced his decision in an op-ed article in Business Insider, saying that Mrs. Clinton understands the struggles of childhood poverty and as president would enact policies that would build on the legacy of President Obama. He also said he believed Mrs. Clinton would champion causes for children, provide more educational opportunities and address the violence, of every kind, the African-American community is experiencing.
  • Gotta See This Putt -- Making America Great Again

    09/29/2016 7:01:07 PM PDT · by BRL · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/29 | youtube
    Heckler gets putt on the spot. He turns embarrassment into awesome victory.