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  • 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...
  • Geno Smith: I May Be With Kyrie Irving on 'This Whole Flat Earth vs. Globe Thing'

    02/26/2018 10:51:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Ryan Wilson
    The former Jets and Giants quarterback wants to know whether you think the Earth is roundA short time after Geno Smith retweeted this Saturday from televangelist Joel Osteen -- "Your time is too valuable, your destiny is too great, your assignment too important to get baited into battles that don't matter." -- the former Jets and Giants quarterback posed this question: Geno âś” @GenoSmith3 I been studying this whole flat earth vs globe thing... and I think I may be with Kyrie on this... b4 you judge do some HW but what do you guys think? 9:23 AM - Feb...
  • Golden goal lifts OAR to Olympic men's hockey title over Germany in classic

    02/25/2018 9:12:41 AM PST · by NorseViking · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb. 25, 2018 | Brian Armen Graham
    Russia did not in fact win their first gold medal in men’s hockey in 26 years with a heart-stopping 4-3 overtime win over Germany on Sunday afternoon. Instead a team competing neutrally as Olympic Athletes from Russia, the IOC’s inspired nomenclatural workaround to incorporate Russians at the Pyeongchang Games despite a wholesale doping ban, held off a stingy German team in the game of the tournament to capture Olympic men’s hockey gold, the first for a Russian-affiliated team since Albertville 1992. Kirill Kaprizov’s one-time winner from the right circle on a power play in overtime followed a white-knuckle finish to...
  • Race and Sports: It's Not 1947 Anymore. Let's Not Pretend That It Is

    02/22/2018 7:43:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Larry Elder
    ESPN recently re-aired a three-part documentary about the long rivalry between two storied NBA basketball teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics, and their two marquee players, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, respectively. After another devastating Laker loss, this time in the 1984 finals, Laker star Magic Johnson said he felt so disappointed, in part, because he let down blacks. So many black fans were pulling for him, including, he discovered, many black residents of Boston. As a Los Angeles native, I, too, wanted the Lakers to win. But how did the Lakers of the era become the...
  • British Horse Racing is ‘Too White’, Industry Told

    02/22/2018 6:32:05 AM PST · by goldendelicious · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-22-2018 | Virginia Hale
    Speaking at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards in London on Monday, British Horseracing Authority (BHA) chief Nick Rust said the sport needs to question whether it has a problem with “unconscious bias”. The betting industry bigwig slammed figures which showed that nine in 10 of the 265 nominations received for the awards, which mark the contributions of around 6,000 people who work in Britain’s horse racing and breeding industries, were from a white British or Irish background. “We need to look at what lies behind this and ensure far better representation across the various minority groups in future...
  • TEAM USA Women's Hockey Wins GOLD!

    02/21/2018 11:13:27 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 34 replies
    YAY! :) This was the only event I've watched in full so far at the Olympics and it was SOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT! Went to overtime and then they won in the shootout.