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  • Donald Trump will attend Army-Navy game in Baltimore

    12/06/2016 8:20:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 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 —  a 40% increase from a decade ago. They watched football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, NASCAR, rowing, rugby, soccer and volleyball — even Little 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.
  • Jeb’s 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 Bush’s 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 haven’t can look forward to...
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 169 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 won’t 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,” MLB’s 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 isn’t 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 would’ve 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 wouldn’t be blamed for mistaking it for the barren wasteland of the Mad Max movies rather than America’s 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 night’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers has scored MNF‘s 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 O’Neill asked the county’s 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 isn’t 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.
  • Golf's most beloved figure, Arnold Palmer, dies at 87

    09/25/2016 5:57:02 PM PDT · by Scott from the Left Coast · 53 replies
    Golfweek ^ | 9/25/2016 | Adam Schupak
    Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday, a source close to the family confirmed to Golfweek. He was 87. Reaction poured in from “Arnie’s Army” of admirers in the world of golf. “We loved him with a mythic American joy,” said Palmer biographer James Dodson. “He represented everything that is great about golf. The friendship, the fellowship, the laughter, the impossibility of golf, the sudden rapture moment that brings you back, a moment that you never forget, that’s Arnold Palmer in spades. He’s the...
  • Ratings Deflategate: Why the NFL is down this season

    09/25/2016 7:40:53 AM PDT · by Will88 · 71 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 23, 2016 | Frank Pallotta
    Through the first two weeks of the regular season, the league's premiere game, NBC's "Sunday Night Football," is down 12% in viewership compared to last year; ESPN's big game, "Monday Night Football," is also down 12%; and CBS' first "Thursday Night Football" game fell a whopping 26%, according to Nielsen data.
  • When security taught about surviving a police encounter, Jenkins knew things had changed

    09/24/2016 3:33:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/24/2016 | Les Bowen
    ---SNIP--- Eagles safety Jenkins, 28, plans to continue his protest Sunday when his team faces the visiting Steelers. Regardless of heated, visceral reaction from some fans, he said he feels the issue of racial inequality is too important for him to be silent.
  • MLB Player Gets Suspension For The Season After Criticizing Obama, Black Lives Matter

    09/24/2016 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 52 replies
    <p>Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger has been suspended for criticizing Black Lives Matter and President Obama.</p> <p>“BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!” the backup catcher tweeted out about the riots in Charlotte.</p>
  • LOOK: Kaepernick kneels at high school game while players protest on their backs

    09/24/2016 3:50:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 24, 2016 | Ryan Wilson
    Colin Kaepernick has yet to throw a regular-season pass, but the 49ers' backup quarterback's decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest social inequality has made an impact that extends well beyond a football game. As Kaepernick continues to protest, he has been joined by other NFL players, and athletes -- both professional and amateur -- in other sports. It has become a divisive topic nationally, especially in light of recent shootings of African-American men by police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina. On Friday night, Kaepernick was in Oakland at Castlemont High School, where he...
  • Bill Legalizes March Madness and Fantasy Sports Bets

    09/23/2016 7:23:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/20/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives has proposed legislation to make it legal to play online fantasy sports for money and bet on the March Madness basketball tournament, as long as the prize is less than $3,000. Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis, introduced House Bill 5849 on Sept. 8 to decriminalize these activities. Miller said people from all facets of life are involved in fantasy sports and filling out NCAA basketball tournament brackets. “Winning $100 for winning your league – that shouldn’t be a crime,” Miller said. Miller said he didn’t expect the bill would be acted on...
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame Looted during Charlotte Protests

    09/22/2016 6:09:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    racingnews.co ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    The NASCAR Hall of Fame has been looted overnight in Charlotte, NC. Windows shattered, signs hanging through glass on $195 million dollar museum. A state of emergency declared on the city, the home of NASCAR. no lie pic.twitter.com/GWeZqlDsPU — Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 22, 2016 Keith Lamont Scott, father of 7, was killed Tuesday, at the hands of police. Another black man killed by police had the Black Lives Matter community taking to the streets demanding justice or proof of justified action. Police claim Scott was reaching through the window of his vehicle for a gun. However, photos of the...
  • NCAA Wants Men in Women's Restrooms & Locker Rooms

    09/20/2016 7:27:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    afa.net ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Tim Wildmon
    This past week the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pulled all championship events out of North Carolina for the 2016-2017 season simply because that state passed a law, known as HB 2, which requires men and women to use the restroom or locker room corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate. In essence, the North Carolina legislature said men use the men's room and ladies use the ladies room. By doing this, North Carolina was simply protecting women and children from sexual predators and voyeurs. Along with punishing North Carolina, the NCAA is forcing all potential championship host sites...
  • Kaepernick says 'everybody's eyes' on Tulsa probe

    09/20/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa is "the perfect example" of what he's protesting when he refuses to stand for the national anthem at 49ers' games. Kaepernick said Tuesday that "everybody's eyes" will be on Tulsa as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher. He says criminal charges should be filed in the shooting death.
  • The Real Reason Behind Kaepernick Outrage

    09/10/2016 10:22:11 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 31 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 9/10/16 | Dolley
    Why are people so angry over an NFL player that refused to stand for the National Anthem?    Hundreds of thousands of words have been written on the subject and I won't rehash any of them, but I'd ask you to consider the reason people are outraged and why it matters. Sports fan is a shortened form of the original term, sports fanatic.  Fanatic is defined as a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal (great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective), especially for an extreme religious or political cause.  A religion can be defined as a...
  • NFL Team Led By 9/11 Truther Might Boycott National Anthem

    09/08/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 68 replies
    Seattle Seahawks players say the team might boycott the national anthem during an upcoming game with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 11 — the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
  • NFL MINIMUM SALARIES FOR 2015 [thru 2018] AND THE VETERAN CAP BENEFIT RULE

    09/08/2016 6:29:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Each year the NFL minimum salaries increase by $15,000, up to $435k for a rookie in 2015. A player’s minimum salary is determined by his years of experience (YOE), ranging from 0 to 10 or more. The chart below shows the minimum (P5) salaries a team can contract a player to based on Years of Experience (credited seasons).   Yrs. 2015 2016 2017 2018 0 $435,000 $450,000 $465,000 $480,000 1 $510,000 $525,000 $540,000 $555,000 2 $585,000 $600,000 $615,000 $630,000 3 $660,000 $675,000 $690,000 $705,000 4-6 $745,000 $760,000 $775,000 $790,000 7-9 $870,000 $885,000 $900,000 $915,000 10+ $970,000 $985,000 $1,000,000 $1,015,000  Veteran...
  • Soccer star kneels for anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick

    09/05/2016 4:24:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2016
    U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign’s game against the Chicago Red Stars “in a little nod” to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the anthem to protest racial injustice and minority oppression came to public notice when he remained seated on the...
  • NFL values money over fans: Charging season-ticket holders full price in preseason is an outrage

    09/03/2016 8:55:22 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09-02-2016 | RICK GOSSELIN
    <p>Yet the Washington Redskins didn’t travel their 22-player starting lineup for their preseason finale Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers threw only nine passes this preseason, and defending league rushing champion Adrian Peterson did not take a single hand-off.</p>
  • "Greater" The Brandon Burlsworth movie.

    08/27/2016 8:27:27 PM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 5 replies
    Campus Rush ^ | August 26 2016 | Andy Staples
    On Friday, an 11-year odyssey to bring Brandon Burlsworth's story to the big screen will reach its conclusion when Greater opens in 400 theaters in 20 states. "You will laugh and cry," said Chris Severio, the actor who plays Brandon. Judging by the trailer, you will indeed do both.
  • NFL’s Kaepernick says he’s standing up for the oppressed by sitting during anthem

    08/27/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | August 27, 2016 | Matt Barrows
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the national anthem Friday because he refused to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told the NFL Network’s Steve Wyche after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been outspoken on his Twitter and Instagram account about racial issues, including...
  • Olympic Champion Claressa Shields Saves Cousin’s Baby From Abortion: “I’ll Adopt Her”

    08/27/2016 8:27:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 8/24/16 | Katie Yoder
    Claressa Shields made history in Rio as the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back gold medals. But while the major media outlets praised her historic win, they forgot about her most important personal win. On Monday, the 21-year-old credited God for her success on Good Morning America after ABC anchor Amy Robach referenced her “difficult childhood.” How Shields’ past was difficult, Robach didn’t say. But it’s a story well worth telling. Shields grew up in Flint, Michigan with a father in jail and a mother with drug problems and male “acquaintances” who, Shields said, raped and sexually molested her. Her...
  • Why Do Women’s Sports Even Exist?

    08/18/2016 12:32:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 150 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 18, 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    My, my, there those feminists go, complaining again. This time the whining concerns supposedly “sexist” Olympics coverage. Their problem? Many journalists are, we’re told, using different language when talking about female athletes than when speaking of male ones. Oh, the humanity! There’s the guy who credited a female swimmer’s husband/coach for her success, the talk about a six-foot-three-inch South Korean woman volley ball player’s difficulty finding a boyfriend, and a reporter who called an equestrian rider “blondie.” Putting aside the female teacher who once called me blondie when I was 13, let’s have a reality check. Do you really think...
  • 5 Inspiring Stories from the Rio Olympics

    08/12/2016 6:18:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | John Hanlon
    There are very few events that bring our country and the world at large together the way that the Olympics do. The Rio Olympics are a perfect example. In only a few days, the international community has been inspired and enlightened by the examples of some of the worldÂ’s best athletes who show us greatness both in their respective sports and in their communities.With that in mind, here's a few of the most inspiring stories that have come out of the Olympics so far.The Refugee Team: For some athletes at the Olympics, fighting to participate in the Olympics might have...
  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Prays “The Hail Mary” Before Every Race

    08/08/2016 2:14:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 344 replies
    uCatholic ^ | August 8, 2016
    U.S. Olympian Katie Ledecky is the world record holder in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, and the American record holder in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-yard freestyles.In the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she will compete in the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle. She has won Gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics and again in the 2016 Rio Olympics.But before every race Ledecky, a faithful Catholic, offers a Hail Mary. “I do say a prayer – or two – before any race. The Hail Mary is a beautiful prayer and I find that it calms me.” she said.In an interview with...
  • Packers vs. Colts NFL Hall of Fame Game in Canton CANCELLED Due To Turf Concerns

    08/07/2016 4:09:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 113 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | 7 minutes ago
    CANTON, Ohio — FOX6 News has learned the Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts Pro Football Hall of Fame Game set for Sunday evening, August 7th has been cancelled due to turf concerns. Apparently there is an issue with the condition of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium after Saturday night’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren is there — and reported decision makers for the Packers and Colts were on the field, meeting about the field condition. David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame was speaking with team...
  • ESPN’s Kellerman thinks Snyder will change [Redskins] team name

    08/06/2016 5:35:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 56 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 4, 2016 5:56 pm | Noah Frank | @NoahFrankWTOP
    RICHMOND, Va. — ESPN’s show First Take, with co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, visited Redskins Training Camp in Richmond Thursday to film on site. Kellerman was asked by the media on hand about the team this year, the NFC East, and the often-discussed controversial nickname. Kellerman said that not only did he think the name should change, but that it would happen under the current regime. “Yes, it will change and Dan Snyder will change it,” Kellerman declared. “And I’m looking forward to that day, because I’m very disappointed in him right now.” Snyder has repeatedly said...
  • A request to the athletic department...[Old letter from 1983]

    08/04/2016 12:51:45 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 4, 2016 | ratadeacero
    A request to the athletic department by ratadeacero 5h "From a friend's FB wall. 'There was a time when athletics was put in the proper perspective at Baylor. See attached my late father's response to the athletic department's request for a "little help" back in the 80s. I found a draft of this letter when we were cleaning out his office and was able to confirm it was sent.' "
  • Report: Paralympic officials considering Russian ban

    07/27/2016 2:09:30 PM PDT · by rey · 6 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 22 July 2016
    Officials are considering banning the Russian national team from this summer’s Paralympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency has exposed evidence of a state-run doping scheme that has also put the country's status for the Olympics in jeopardy, according to the New York Times. At least 35 positive doping tests by Russian Paralympians had been covered up by the Russian sports ministry since 2011, according to the Times. An additional 19 doping samples from the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi were tampered with, much like the samples of other Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • Don King: 'All Lives Matter Is a Diversion'

    07/20/2016 2:46:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Boxing promoter Don King at the Republican National Convention, Photo Credit: Tyler O'Neil, PJ MediaIn an interview with PJ Media on the Republican National Convention floor on Tuesday, boxing promoter Don King shared his surprising views of the Black Lives Matter movement. He seemed to be all over the board, hitting on America's history of racism, his friendship with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and his full-throated support for Donald Trump.When it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement, King admitted that "the natural response would say All Lives Matter, but that's a diversion." He admitted that "my friend"...
  • Detroit Soccer Team Turns to Private Investment to Fund New Stadium

    07/19/2016 11:50:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/16/2016 | Anne Schieber
    When Detroit's semipro soccer team needed a bigger stadium to accommodate its growing fan base, it did something unusual. Instead of seeking tax breaks or subsidies to support its ambitions, it turned to private supporters, mostly fans. It did so with the help of the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption or MILE Act. Detroit City FC raised $741,250 from 527 investors to refurbish Hamtramck’s Keyworth Stadium. The team’s first game at its new home, on May 13, was a sellout with 7,410 tickets sold. That was more than double the 3,500 tickets it was limited to selling when the team played...
  • As Municipal Golf Courses Lose Money, Taxpayers Pick Up the Tab

    07/19/2016 8:47:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2016 | Josh Paladino
    In 2015, Lansing’s city government used $555,000 from its general fund to pay for its money-losing municipal golf course. That was not an unusual year; Groesbeck Golf Course has received money from the city’s general fund every year since at least 2005. In those 11 years, Lansing’s general fund has transferred $5.9 million to the golf course. These transfers compensate for the municipal course’s losses, which annually total of at least $400,000. Cities get into the golf business believing that they will make money. But a review of public courses in Michigan shows that, in practice, they are big losers...
  • Deficits Loom, But Community College Launches Athletics Program Anyway

    07/18/2016 5:37:56 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Having eliminated some teaching positions and still facing a projected budget deficit, a community college in Michigan's Upper Peninsula plans to launch an athletics program. The move is stirring criticism from faculty members who question the administration’s priorities. Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba will add men’s and women’s cross-country in the fall of 2017, and then men’s and women’s basketball in the winter. The college president said athletics will be added — on a shoestring basis — as a way to attract students and offset a declining enrollment. “We need to do something,” said Bay College President Laura...