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  • NFL reduces overtime period from 15 minutes to 10, but why?

    05/23/2017 11:34:41 AM PDT · by Phlap · 133 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/23/2017 | Eric Edholm
    CHICAGO — Beware standings tiebreaker person … an 8-5-3 division champion could be coming to the NFL soon. The league reportedly has passed a rule at the owners meeting on Tuesday that will shorten the length of regular-season overtime games from 15 minutes to 10. There were two ties in the NFL last season, as many as there had been in the prior three seasons combined. But this feels like a solution looking for a problem to us. How is this going to help … with anything? The NFL is expected to officially announce the changes later on Tuesday.
  • Lane Kiffin Thinks Tua Tagovailoa Plays In 2017 For Alabama, Compares Him To Steve Young

    05/19/2017 6:55:10 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-16-2017
    Lane Kiffin thinks Tua Tagovailoa plays in 2017 for Alabama, compares him to Steve YoungLane Kiffin remains the gift that keeps on giving in terms of being a thorn in Nick Saban’s side. The Florida Atlantic head coach and former Alabama offensive coordinator gave an interview to Tide 102.9 FM ESPN in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday and it appears Kiffin did not hold back when asked if hotshot freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would see action in 2017 alongside presumed starter Jalen Hurts. “I would sure think so,” Kiffin said, according to SEC Country. “I mean you guys saw him at spring...
  • Adelphi University Lax Team Takes The Field With A Custom Trump Speech House Music Remix

    05/10/2017 1:49:16 PM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 3 replies
    Barstool Sports ^ | May 10, 2917 | Kmarco
    A lacrosse team uses excerpts from the President's speech in intro music.
  • Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in two-car crash

    05/10/2017 12:27:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2017 | by Christine Dempsey, Dave Altimari
    Katherine Ann Berman, wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, was killed in a two-car crash Tuesday in western Connecticut. The fatal crash happened about 2:15 p.m. on a state road in Woodbury, state police said. Edward Bertulis, 87, also died following in the collision, police said Wednesday morning. Troopers are investigating the possibility that Bertulis suffered a medical emergency right before Berman's car crashed into the back of his car a state police source told the Hartford Courant. In a statement about Katherine Berman’s death, the president of ESPN called the crash “a devastating tragedy” and said it was “difficult...
  • Casey Stengel

    05/09/2017 6:00:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    He was the most improbable and entertaining of sages, but Casey Stengel's life and the man's boundless love of it still holds up -- even in an era in which baseball, the thinking man's game, has been replaced by brutish football as the national pastime. For ours is an era that may drown us in soulless data while ignoring the zest, the beauty and sheer joy of life. First, just the facts, ma'am, as Sgt. Joe Friday used to say on a television series back in the long-ago: Yes, there was a time when Casey Stengel, the old professor, was...
  • Is a Man Competing on a Woman’s Team a Sex Offender?

    05/06/2017 8:38:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/17 | Michael Shannon
    This isn’t a fight for intolerance or exclusion. It’s a fight to return reality and mental health to mainstream America Conservatives were wrong when they said granting alternative lifestyle practitioners special rights would put the country on a slippery slope. It wasn’t a slope at all. America jumped off a cliff. Today sexual confusion isn’t concerned with whether a young adult should remain a virgin until marriage. It’s concerned with whether a young adult should remain a member of the sex into which they were born.
  • Capitals win Game 3 against Penguins in overtime

    05/02/2017 7:06:56 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 11 replies
    NHL.com ^ | May 1st, 2017 | Wes Crosby
    PITTSBURGH -- Kevin Shattenkirk knew he could improve and showed it Monday. Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal 3:13 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at PPG Paints Arena. After Trevor Daley was called for holding Marcus Johansson at 2:40 of overtime, Shattenkirk beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot from below the circles for his first goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins lead the best-of-7 series, 2-1. Game 4 is here on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Pittsburgh...
  • ESPN Publishes Poetry Tribute To Fugitive Cop Killer on FBI Most Wanted List

    04/27/2017 10:54:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Heat Street ^ | April 27, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The failing sports network ESPN, which is quickly losing its audience thanks to its overtly liberal pandering, has published a poetry tribute to a convicted cop killer who’s on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. Just a day before the network laid off 100 employees, including most of its on-air talent, it published five poems about feminism and political resistance on its website’s section aimed at women. This was first noticed by The Federalist.
  • ESPN will cut 100 on-air personalities today

    04/26/2017 8:20:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Apr 2017 | Daniel Roberts
    ESPN will cut more than 100 employees today, Yahoo Finance has learned. That number is much bigger than the 40-50 that was initially reported. ESPN aims to notify all of the people today, if it can do so. It has been widely reported for weeks that big cuts are coming to ESPN—so widely reported, and dissected, and gossiped about, in fact, that ESPN moved up its schedule and is notifying people earlier than it originally planned. The 100 people getting cut are all “on-air talent,” a label ESPN uses for TV personalities, radio hosts, and writers who regularly appear on...
  • ESPN to fire more than 100 on-air employees today

    04/26/2017 8:32:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | Robert Laurie
    The MSNBC of sports ESPN used to be the crown jewel in the Disney Corporation’s portfolio. It was thought to be the network cable subscribers couldn’t - and wouldn’t - live without, so it was a perennial cash-cow. Even if the movies, toys, and theme parks underperformed, ESPN could be counted on to generate mountains of Mouse-moolah. Maybe that’s why Keith Olbermann’s twice-former network thought infusing sports coverage with ever-increasing levels of left-wing political content was a good move. After all, if the ratings are bulletproof, why not let the biased, poorly-informed, political opinions fly?
  • Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex

    04/21/2017 9:56:59 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 45 replies
    Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex Special Offer for Philly.com Readers Philly.com logo News — Crime Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex Updated: APRIL 20, 2017 — 5:45 PM EDT 1060 REPRINTS Francisco-Prado-Contreras Camera icon PHILADELPHIA POLICE Francisco Prado-Contreras is facing charges that include statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of a minor and related offenses. by Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer @FarFarrAway | farrs@phillynews.com A South Philadelphia soccer coach paid money to have sex with a girl on his team when she was...
  • The Alt-Right’s Favorite Team Visits the White House

    04/20/2017 8:16:14 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/18
    Spencer's tweets became a troubling sideshow to the dramatic win. Appalled fans tweeted that he had sucked the joy from the Patriots’ victory. By the next morning, Boston Magazine, the New York Daily News, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and others ran items chronicling Spencer’s tweets. For Spencer, the rampant denunciations only added to his pleasure. “It was like the alt-right won the Super Bowl,” Spencer told me recently.
  • NBC Sports: U.S. Flag at Baseball Games Too Political

    04/16/2017 4:40:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 16, 2017 | Jay Maxson
    Everything is political to the overly sensitive mind of today’s leftist. When the Atlanta Braves unfurled a gigantic flag for the playing of the national anthem, it prompted an ultra sensitive member of the partisan media and his Twitter followers to express a whole host of ridiculous claims. In a Twitter post this weekend, NBC baseball writer Craig Calcaterra complained that the presentation of Old Glory evoked overly political tones. He and his like-minded comrades used the occasion to attack the flag, the military, President Trump, conservatives and the singing of God Bless America: Will you keep politics out of...
  • Liberal Sports Media Praise Colin Kaepernick's Brilliance and Thoughtfulness

    04/13/2017 4:08:42 PM PDT · by Reagan 2.0 · 26 replies
    Idiotic Insights ^ | 4/11/17 | Scott Martin
    This week we have another example of an article that wouldn't have been written without Sports Illustrated and its writer's desire to keep foisting Colin Kaepernick's offensive propaganda on a weary readership. Waaaay towards the end of the article the hacktivist reporter, one Michael Rosenberg, notes that there are many reasons Kaepernick has not been signed other than Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the Star Spangled Banner. I searched far and wide for the SI article on why Jay Cutler (a slightly better QB over the past three years than Kaepernick) has yet to be signed by anyone this offseason....
  • Title IX Administrators Think Obama’s Still President

    04/13/2017 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    At a time when even liberals think that federal Title IX rules have gone too far in sexual harassment cases, college administrators who help to enforce them remain oblivious to their excesses. The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) published their "Playbook," per a recent press release. ATIXA heralded their "Playbook" as a "120-page book developed by nationally-recognized experts and field-leading practitioners as a comprehensive guide to ensure that the resolution of sexual misconduct allegations on college campuses is done right." What is the subtitle? "Best Practices for the Post-Regulatory Era." ATIXA claimed that the subtitle was chosen "to highlight...
  • Girls’ Track Team Totally Fine With Huge Dude Joining Their Team

    04/07/2017 11:32:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 7, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Andraya Yearwood, a freshman boy who identifies as a girl, recently joined Cromwell High School’s female track team, reports the Hartford Courant. . . . Yearwood’s school district gave him permission to participate on the girls’ team. He is considering sexual reassignment surgery to transition to female and plans to take puberty and hormone blockers.
  • Stephen Piscotty had the worst trip around the bases ever

    04/05/2017 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | April 4, 2017 | Bill Baer
    On Tuesday night against the Cubs, Piscotty endured the worst trip around the base paths probably ever. It started with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Piscotty was hit on the right elbow by a Jake Arrieta pitch.
  • Sources: Tony Romo heading into broadcasting

    04/04/2017 5:16:08 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | 04/04/2017 | ESPN
    Sources have stated that the Dallas Cowboys will release Tony Romo today, who will pursue a broadcasting career. His health seems to be the factor making this decision. Good luck, Tony
  • This man lost a bet, so his friends duct-taped him to a yield sign

    03/31/2017 4:33:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    See BS ^ | 3/30/17 | Jennifer Earl
    If this yield sign didn’t already cause drivers to slow down, the man duct-taped to the sign certainly did. Confused Houston drivers did a double-take on Tuesday when they spotted someone dangling about a foot off the ground hugging a yield sign. So confused, in fact, they called the cops. But as officers from the Houston Police Department arrived at the scene, another man — with a knife in hand — was already on his way to help. “Drop the knife or I’ll Tase you,” one officer shouted, according to CBS affiliate KHOU. The man quickly dropped it, explaining to...
  • Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea

    03/29/2017 8:16:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    AP ^ | March 28, 2017 | Andrew DeMillo and Tafi Mukunyadzi
    An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the new state law last week allowing concealed handguns at colleges, government buildings, some bars and even the State Capitol.