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  • Superman Patrick Kane, Corey Perry’s mini-stick made NHL trick-shot competition awesome (Video)

    01/29/2012 5:45:37 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 28 Jan 2012 | Greg Wyshynski | Puck Daddy
    OTTAWA — Prop comedy. Such a simple concept, so rarely incorporated in the NHL's Breakaway Challenge Skills Competition. Alex Ovechkin won the 2009 event in Montreal by donning sunglasses and a goofy hat. In 2012, two NHL superstars finally gave props to the skills competition again. [...] (vids at link)
  • 7-year-old 49ers fan commiserates with receiver

    01/28/2012 9:06:25 AM PST · by thecodont · 3 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, January 28, 2012 | Eric Branch, Chronicle Staff Writer
    On Sunday night, as some 49ers fans fired off death threats to Kyle Williams on Twitter, 7-year-old Owen Shure of Los Angeles began his own correspondence to San Francisco's wide receiver. Instead of anger, though, Owen's words were filled with empathy. "Dear Mr. Williams," the first-grader began writing through tear-filled eyes to the goat of the NFC Championship Game, "We just watched the Playoff game. I feel really bad for you but I wanted to tell you that you had a great season. you sould be very proud, so I wanted to say thank you." Those words were in stark...
  • NC State’s Scott Wood explains how losing to your rival feels (Good reply to stupid questions)

    01/27/2012 5:28:07 PM PST · by paudio · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/12 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Not long after North Carolina State lost to rival North Carolina for the 11th straight time on Thursday night, reporters asked junior forward Scott Wood how frustrating it was to have never beaten the Tar Heels. Wood's response was brilliant in its simplicity. "Has your wife ever cheated on you?" Wood deadpanned in response. Then after a few seconds of the most awkward silence imaginable, he responded, "that's probably how frustrating it is."
  • Aspiring Umpires' Paths Start at Florida Schools

    01/27/2012 11:50:20 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 11 replies ^ | January 27th 2012 | Doug Miller
    VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Dutch Rennert lives just a few miles from Vero Beach Sports Village, but he doesn't always stop in to watch the action. It's January, which means it's time for umpire school in these parts. And Rennert, who worked the bases and home plates of the National League from 1973-92, knows well that this is where it all begins. About 250 students have been donning chest protectors and masks to go with their dark shirts and gray pants on the fields of three umpire schools in Florida. At The Umpire School in Vero Beach, the Wendelstedt Umpire...
  • UGA Football Recruit denied because he's undocumented and illegal immigrants

    01/25/2012 12:19:56 PM PST · by NoDRodee · 20 replies
    Atlanta Journal and Contitution ^ | 1/25/2012 | Chip Towers
    relatively new Georgia Board of Regents policy regulating the admission of undocumented students and illegal immigrants has prevented a football recruit from gaining admission to the University of Georgia. Chester Brown, a 6-foot-5, 340-pound offensive lineman from Hinesville, committed to the Bulldogs in July, but he confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and several other media outlets late Monday night that he was withdrawing his UGA commitment “for personal reasons,” declining to elaborate However, a variety of people with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to the AJC on Tuesday that Brown’s change of heart was because his admissions application to...
  • Florida law would turn its publicly funded ballparks and stadiums into homeless shelters

    01/25/2012 12:10:14 PM PST · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    Could the new Marlins ballpark or the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field serve as a homeless shelter for the 270 or so nights a year that they're not used for baseball? If two Florida lawmakers have their way, they might. As reported by the Miami Herald, state legislators have unearthed an obscure law that has not been enforced since it was adopted in 1988. It states that any ballpark or stadium that receives taxpayer money shall serve as a homeless shelter on the dates that it is not in use.
  • Florida Panthers May Owe $30.8M If Team Hasn't Sheltered Homeless Since '96 (Dolphins/Marlins too)

    01/24/2012 1:13:12 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 17 replies ^ | 1/24/12 | M Hendley
    Here's an audit Florida's professional sports franchises may not have expected -- records of housing the homeless at their facilities over the years... and if the Florida Panthers haven't been housing the homeless, the team's on the hook for more than $30.8 million in tax breaks it's gotten since 1996. A recently released legislative analysis of State Sen. Mike Bennett's Senate Bill 816 notes that a law from the '80s requires sports franchises in Florida to house the homeless in its facility on off-nights, and in exchange, the teams get $166,667 from the state every month.
  • Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg gets 1st career major penalty, ejected for boarding Nikita Nikitin

    01/22/2012 10:26:46 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    Yahoo via Puckdaddy ^ | 21 Jan 2012 | Greg Wyshynski
    In the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg put a glove on the back of defenseman Nikita Nikitin as they raced for the puck. That was enough to knock Nikitin off-balance, as he crashed awkwardly into the end boards and writhed in pain on the ice. As a result, Zetterberg was given a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct. According to's stats history, it's the first major and ejection for Zetterberg in his 634 career games: [...] (Video and comments at link.)

    01/22/2012 10:41:56 AM PST · by doug from upland · 114 replies | 1-22-12 | dfu
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  • League defends decision not to review Evans non-catch (Ravens Robbed)

    Posted by Mike Florio on January 22, 2012, 7:47 PM EST Reuters Shortly before Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff did his best Gary Anderson impersonation (to the chagrin of Matt Birk), Ravens receiver Lee Evans had the ball in his hands, in the end zone. But Patriots defensive back Sterling Moore knocked the ball out of Evans’ hands, and the ruling on the field was that the would-be touchdown pass was incomplete. Though it wasn’t a scoring play, fewer than two minutes remained in the game. Thus, the decision (or not) to review the play was to be initiated by the...
  • W(i)lfare for Billionaires

    01/17/2012 8:35:47 AM PST · by 92nina · 9 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-01-17 | Rudy Takala
    “State [of Minnesota] not rushing to act on Vikings stadium,” fretted the January 13 headline of a column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. New Jersey billionaire Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings, is seeking about $700 million in taxpayers’ money to build his team a new stadium in the state. The $700 million would be roughly split between state and local taxpayers. Members of one proposed site for the stadium have been especially disgruntled by Wilf’s request to take their money for his business. A group in Ramsey County, which includes the state capital of St. Paul, has collected...
  • 'Spank her a**' coaching tactics spark outrage

    01/13/2012 5:21:49 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 25 replies ^ | 01/13/2012 | The Local/rm
    An athletic club in southern Sweden has come under fire for a coach's use of sexually suggestive materials known as "Hot babes of the defence" to aid the training of a team of 14-year-old boys. The controversial materials employ defence strategies referred to as ”Petra”, ”Jennifer” and ”Sofia”, and were devised by the coach to show the players on a boy's floorball team within the Engelholms FBC athletic club how to play in various circumstances. The strategies go under the name ”Hot babes on defence” (Snygga brudar i försvaret), according to reporters at the publication Feministiskt Perspektiv (FP), who have...
  • FCC might end sports blackout rule (they want public comment first)

    01/13/2012 4:53:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/12 | Brendan Sasso
    FCC might end sports blackout ruleBy Brendan Sasso - 01/13/12 03:19 PM ET The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday issued a formal request for public comment on a proposal to end its sports blackout rule. The rule, first adopted in 1975, prohibits cable and satellite providers from carrying a sports event if the game is blacked out on local broadcast television stations. Dropping the rule would have the most effect on the National Football League, which requires broadcasters to black out games if the local team does not sell out the stadium. The rule is meant to encourage fans...
  • NFL limits Broncos to a 10 man lineup.

    01/13/2012 4:40:35 PM PST · by A'elian' nation · 28 replies
    Breaking News - Roger Goodell has just announced that the Denver Broncos will only have ten men in the lineup in tomorrow’s playoff game with the New England Patriots. Goodell says that 43% of the public believes that God is helping Tebow. That being the case, Goodell has declared God as Denver’s eleventh player on the field. Not only is this shattering news just breaking, but NFL headquarters has released a transcript of the top level meeting between Goodell, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots, and John Elway of the Denver Broncos. Transcript follows: Kraft: Look Roger, there is...
  • Bill pending in CA would require schools to let boys play on girls’ teams, share ‘facilities’

    01/12/2012 1:46:51 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | January 12, 2012
    News from the Pacific Justice Institute Less than a week after California’s gay history mandate went into effect, a new pro-LGBT bill introduced last week promises to stir even more controversy. AB 266, sponsored by Assemblyman and comedian Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), would require schools to allow students to participate on sports teams according to their “gender identity,” not their biological sex. This is no joke. That means that a boy who claims that he identifies as female would have the right to try out for the girls’ basketball team, potentially taking away an opportunity from a girl who might...
  • ESPN's BCS Alabama-LSU final rating [barely] avoids all-time low (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/10/2012 1:34:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    USA Today | January 10, 2012 | Michael Hiestand
    Link only as per posting guidelines: USA Today Gist of article: Ratings for title game down 8 percent from last year; barely (by 0.3 percent) above all time low; all BCS games down 12 percent from last year
  • Tebow Time! Steelers-Broncos Gives CBS Highest-Rated Wild Card Game in 24 Years (peaked rate 31.6!)

    01/09/2012 1:16:03 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 58 replies
    By The Numbers ^ | Monday January 9, 2012
    THE NFL ON CBS” COVERAGE OF DENVER’S DRAMATIC OVERTIME WIN OVER PITTSBURGH IN AFC WILD CARD GAME SCORES HIGHEST RATING IN 24 YEARS. Game Rates 25.9/43 in Metered Markets. THE NFL ON CBS’s broadcast of the AFC Wild Card game featuring the Tim Tebow-led Denver Broncos’ 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Jan. 8 was the highest-rated Wild Card game in 24 years earning an average overnight household rating/share of 25.9/43, up 38% from last year’s 18.8/37 for Baltimore at Kansas City.
  • Holy Gridiron!… Tebow Throws for 316 Yards, Averages 31.6 Yds. Per Pass, OT 31.6 Television Rating

    01/09/2012 5:31:24 PM PST · by opentalk · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 9, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    <p>“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”</p> <p>Tim Tebow started sporting John 3:16 way back during his college career.</p> <p>Yesterday Tim Tebow Tebow passed for 316 yards against the Steelers, completing 10 of 21 pass attempts —meaning he passed for 31.6 yards per completion.</p>
  • Source: Tim Tebow earns $250K bonus (+video)

    01/09/2012 9:53:24 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1-9-12 | Adam Schefter
    *snip* Tebow has an escalator of $250,000 in his contract for each playoff victory assuming he participated in at least 70 percent of Denver's plays during the requisite season, according to an NFL source. Being that he played 73 percent of Denver's plays this season, Tebow cashed in on a quarter-million salary escalator after his latest shocker -- an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime Sunday to beat Pittsburgh 29-23 in the wild-card playoffs. The play, according to Twitter, spawned a record 9,420 tweets per second. Tebow could earn another $250,000 with another victory Saturday night at...
  • Tim Tebow: Bestselling Religious Author of 2011 for "Through My Eyes" book

    12/28/2011 1:35:35 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 4 replies ^ | December 26, 2011 | CleanTVcom
    Well, the statistics are in and NFL football star Tim Tebow has yet one more sterling accomplishment--but this one is not about football. It's about his book, "Through My Eyes," about his Christian life story. With staggeringly high sales, Tim Tebow has become the #1 best-selling religious author in America for 2011. Tim explains how his dad told him early in life that becoming a star gives a person a platform for good or evil. He also taught Tim that success opens the door to all sorts of temptations. So Tim purposed in his heart to become a good role...
  • Tebowing Inspires People Around the World to Kneel Before God

    12/20/2011 2:37:15 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 19, 2011 | Ben JOHNSON
    DENVER, COLORADO, December 19, 2011 ( - It looks like a cross between a genuflection and Rodin’s “The Thinker.” The characteristic kneel Tim Tebow makes to thank God after a big play has become a worldwide phenomenon, creating a new craze and stirring controversy over the role of religion in public life. The Global Language Monitor reports that the term “Tebowing” has become an officially recognized English word. “The rapid rise of the word has seldom been equaled,” it adds.  A website,, quickly collected photos of people striking the reverent pose all over the world, from Stonehenge to...
  • ESPN football analyst Craig James runs for Senate (TX)

    12/19/2011 11:07:55 AM PST · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    Hughes Net ^ | December 19, 2011 | JIM VERTUNO AP
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — ESPN college football analyst Craig James, who starred as a tailback at Southern Methodist University and with the New England Patriots in the 1980s, announced Monday he was running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican from Texas, a GOP fundraiser said. Republican fundraiser and close friend Roy Bailey told The Associated Press on Monday that James informed him he was running for the 2012 Senate seat and was in the process of dropping off his official candidate papers in Austin.
  • Runaway cart hits Dekaney coach, reporters after game

    12/18/2011 6:35:55 AM PST · by neal1960 · 6 replies ^ | 12/18/2011 | Jenny Dial and Jerome Solomon
    ARLINGTON — A runaway electric cart raced unmanned from an end zone to midfield at Cowboys Stadium and plowed into several people after a high school championship game Saturday night, bowling over the winning head coach and several others.
  • NFL owners approve sale of Jaguars to Shahid Khan

    12/14/2011 10:19:49 PM PST · by re_nortex · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Florida Times-Union ^ | December 14, 2011 - 11:43pm | Tania Ganguli
    The National Football League’s owners voted unanimously to approve the transfer of ownership of the Jaguars from Wayne Weaver to Khan. It was the first item on their agenda Wednesday, and they clapped for him as he re-entered the room, finally part of their exclusive club.
  • [VANITY] Tim Tebow vs. Tony Romo

    12/11/2011 9:06:51 PM PST · by re_nortex · 86 replies · 1+ views
    12-11-2011 | My miserable self
    Compare and contrast the performance of Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos with that of Tony Romo of the Denver Broncos.
  • Tim Tebow: God's Quarterback (must read -- even for non sports fans)

    12/10/2011 3:34:19 PM PST · by garjog · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10-11, 2011 | By PATTON DODD
    Last week, after the Broncos' victory against Minnesota, Mr. Tebow was asked by a reporter to name something memorable that had been said to him in the wake of the extraordinary win. "I'll tell you one thing that happened during the week that I remember," he said. Mr. Tebow proceeded to talk about spending time with a young leukemia patient from Florida who had just been transferred to hospice care and about how delighted Mr. Tebow was to say the kid's name on television and to let him know that someone cared. Mr. Tebow may or may not enjoy long-term...
  • Angels Land Pujols with 10-Year, $250M Pact ( Angels have a new TV Contract...will cover the cost)

    12/08/2011 10:28:32 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 1+ views
    NBC ^ | Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 | Updated 9:36 AM PST | By Greg Wilson and Olsen Ebright
    Baseball's best player is getting paid like it. The Los Angeles Angels swooped in to win the Albert Pujols sweepstakes with a quarter-billion dollar offer the superstar slugger just could not refuse. With his old team the St. Louis Cardinals and the Florida Marlins engaged in a bidding war for the first baseman's services, the Angels appear to have blown everyone out of the water with a 10-year offer that may be as much as $260 million. Pujols led his team to a World Series title this past season, but his longtime manager, Tony LaRussa, announced his retirement and...
  • ‘It Is Inappropriate’: Anger After UConn Includes Pledge of Allegiance Before Sports Games

    12/07/2011 9:42:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/7/11 | Billy Hallowell
    Atheists and radical church-state separatists have taken particular offense to the continued uttering of the Pledge of Allegiance. To these individuals, the words “under God” have no place in the public square, even when utterances are voluntary in nature. Now, there’s a new epicenter in the debate over the Pledge. Following the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the University of Connecticut’s interim athletic director, Paul Pendergast, decided to add the recitation as a viable way for individuals to remember both the nation and U.S. troops. Following his decision, the Pledge was first uttered after a home football game...
  • No. 2 EMCC to take on No. 1 Arizona Western Saturday for NJCAA Football Championship

    12/02/2011 9:47:26 AM PST · by NerdDad · 15 replies
    EMCC Athletics ^ | 01 December 2011 | Staff
    SCOOBA – With the national championship of junior college football at stake, the second-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College travel to Yuma, Ariz., to meet the home-standing and top-ranked Matadors of Arizona Western College Saturday afternoon in the El Toro Bowl – presented by Time Warner Cable. Kickoff for the 2011 NJCAA Football Championship at AWC’s Veterans Memorial Stadium is slated for 2:30 p.m. MT (3:30 p.m. CT). With video and audio production services provided by Meridian-based Prep Sports Network Now (, in conjunction with the NJCAA and Arizona Western College, Saturday’s national championship contest is scheduled to be...
  • Study: Atheist Children Are Better at Sports Than Any Other ‘Religious’ Group

    12/02/2011 4:30:57 AM PST · by equaviator · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 1, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Sports fans who have a religious bent won’t be too happy with a new study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EHT). According to the university, which is located in Zurich, Switzerland, atheist children are better at sports (i.e. more athletic) than kids who embrace a religion. To complete the study, 600 first-grade school children in Winterthur, Switzerland were examined. Over a four-year period, researchers looked at their coordination, strength and agility — all measurements that would help to determine their athleticism. In the end, the researchers at ETH’s Institute for Movement Sciences and Sport took the data they...
  • (Mike) Leach to coach at Washington State

    11/30/2011 2:21:10 PM PST · by illiac · 16 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 11/20/11 | FOX Sports
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Mike Leach has reached an agreement to be the new football coach at Washington State. Cougars at a glance Looking for the latest news on the Cougars? Get the inside slant, stats, scores, schedules and more scoops right here An official within the athletic department told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Leach has reached a verbal agreement to replace Paul Wulff, but has not signed a contract.
  • China builds its African empire while the 'anti-colonialist' Left looks the other way

    11/30/2011 10:45:48 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 25th, 2011 | Damian Thompson
    Imagine what would happen if America barged its way into a developing country, buttered up its homicidal dictator and agreed a back-of-the-envelope deal in which he signed over his nation’s mineral wealth in return for roads, railways and sports stadiums. Everyone would benefit, no? No. The problem is that the infrastructure turns out to be worth a hell of a lot less than the minerals. Fortunately, Washington has had the foresight to top up the dictator’s Swiss bank account. Problem solved! As for the mining operation, the Americans really don’t want to be bothered by minimum wages or trade unions....
  • Tebow's success due to production and protection, not magic

    11/30/2011 5:55:36 AM PST · by techno · 19 replies
    sports illustrated ^ | November 30, 2011 | techno
    The Cold Hard Football Facts are not just drinking the Tim Tebow Kool-Aid. We're mixing up big batches, grabbing innocent football fans off the street and pumping tubes of it down their throats--much like French farmers force-feed geese to fatten the bird's liver and make tasty foie gras. OK, that's overstating the case a bit. Foie gras is not so tasty. But the Cold, Hard Football Fact of the matter is that there is a fundamentally solid statistical foundation beneath the success of the Denver Broncos with Tebow at quarterback. Put most simply, Tebow consistently outplays the other team's quarterback,...
  • ESPN reporter explains why Fine tape wasn’t released in 2002 (9 YEARS of media coverup?)

    11/27/2011 10:37:54 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 20 replies
    WSYR-TV ^ | 11/27/11
    Syracuse (CNN/WSYR-TV) - Bobby Davis, an alleged molestation victim of Bernie Fine, recorded a phone call with the coach's wife in 2002, according to ESPN. (Full story) The tape, aired by the network on Sunday, indicates Laurie Fine may have been aware of her husband's alleged inappropriate actions. ESPN's Mark Schwarz explained in an interview on CNN why the tapes were not made public back then. “We did not go to authorities with the tape. The authorities did speak to Bobby Davis before the tape was made in 2002. He spoke to a Syracuse Police detective, who he says spent...
  • Former heavyweight boxing contender Ron Lyle, dies in Denver.

    11/26/2011 1:16:43 PM PST · by PallMal · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 26, 2011 | Associated Press
    DENVER — Heavyweight contender Ron Lyle, who fought Muhammad Ali for the title in 1975 and later battled George Foreman, has died in Denver at age 70.
  • Vasily Alexeev 1941 - 2011

    11/26/2011 1:14:27 PM PST · by kickonly88 · 3 replies
    Ironmind ^ | Nov. 26 2011 | Randall Strossen
  • MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement to add ‘sexual orientation’ to discrimination clause

    11/26/2011 10:27:33 AM PST · by Salman · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Updated: Wednesday, November 23 2011 | Andy Martino
    ... The new CBA, released Tuesday, added the words “sexual orientation” to its section on discrimination. This development was first reported by the Daily News, and later confirmed by a news release, issued jointly by MLB and the Players’ Association, that read, “Non-discrimination based on sexual orientation were added to Article XV.” Article XV, Section A of MLB’s expiring Basic Agreement, in effect from 2006-2011, states: “The provisions of this Agreement shall be applied to all Players covered by this Agreement without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.” In the new agreement, the words “sexual orientation” were added...
  • NBA, Players Reach Tentative Deal (The 1% Are Going To Get Richer!)

    11/26/2011 5:20:34 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 36 replies
    See B.S. News ^ | 11.26.11
    "We want to play basketball," Commissioner David Stern said. Come Christmas Day, they should be. The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.
  • PUT IN THEIR PLACE! ATM humiliates TU at their last game!

    11/24/2011 10:56:50 AM PST · by 2harddrive · 24 replies
    Vanity - From the Department of pre-Headlines
    PUT IN THEIR PLACE! Texas Aggies humiliate Texas University at their last game, winning 31-6! Today Texas A&M controlled both the air and the ground games as their blitzkrieg offense cut short the University of Texas Longhorns this evening at Kyle Field in College Station. ATM went out on top in the series, winning most of the gams played in the last 25 years.
  • Tebow to critics: I won’t back off talking about Christ

    11/23/2011 2:43:45 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | November 23, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Tebow has used his fame to the benefit of the unborn, most notably in a Superbowl ad by Focus on the Family last year. November 23, 2011 ( - Even as Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow continues to stump critics with his miraculous game-saving abilities, the NFL’s rising star has again proved that he’s not about to let fame get in the way of his relationship with God. In a radio interview on Monday discussing Tebow, former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer had complained that the overtly Christian football sensation should tone it down. Plummer told radio’s XTRA Sports 910 in...
  • Seattle Mariners' Greg Halman murdered in the Netherlands

    11/21/2011 7:27:45 AM PST · by Keltik · 12 replies ^ | 11-21-11
    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect, according to Dutch police. Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound. The officers attempted unsuccessfully to resuscitate the 24-year-old major league baseball player. Wessels says the officers arrested Halman's 22-year-old brother. She declined to give his name, in line with Dutch privacy rules. Fox News reports that the brother's name is Jason. Wessels said the brother was...
  • Deep roots can’t keep Border War from being ripped up

    11/20/2011 5:15:25 PM PST · by SoJoCo · 10 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 11/20/2011 | J. Brady McCullough
    Rivalries do end, and rarely are the reasons satisfactory to fans. Sometimes it’s because of a change in conference. Other times one school will feel disrespected by the other. With the Border War — the second-most-played series nationally at 119 games — it is a combination. MU left the conference, and KU, hurt that its longtime partner chose to depart, reacted with a “good riddance.” In other words: The hate that kept this rivalry going through two World Wars and plenty of bad football is the very thing that will likely put an end to this unmatched period of border...
  • Gay Athletic Group’s First Amendment Right to Limit the Number of Straight Players on a Team

    11/20/2011 12:22:45 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 18, 2011 | Eugene Volokh
    As I noted in June, a district court held that, under Boy Scouts v. Dale, a gay athletic group had a First Amendment right to limit the number of straight players on a team, since that was necessary for it to convey its expressive message. The court has now issued a new opinion (Apilado v. North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (W.D. Wash. Nov. 10, 2011)) reasserting its conclusion, but developing the analysis further:
  • Iowa State just tied Oklahoma State with 5:38 to go in 4th quarter

    11/18/2011 8:36:04 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 68 replies
    ESPN3 ^ | 11-18-2011 | Staff
    Game is still tied with 4:03 to play and OK State puntin on 4th & 6. Iowa state has ball on 35.
  • Baseball's Double Switch

    11/17/2011 4:42:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 97 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2011 | Daniel BarBarisi
    MILWAUKEE—Major League Baseball plans to revamp its divisions and playoff format with a series of moves that will have significant ramifications for at least two of its media partners and millions of fans. MLB hopes to begin some of the changes next season, with an additional wild-card team making the playoffs in each league as part of an effort to generate more television revenue for baseball and give fans of midtier teams a reason to continue buying tickets and following games through the entire season. The four wild-card teams will play a one-game or best-of-three playoff to determine who moves...
  • Sarah Palin chats about Jerry Sandusky.

    11/16/2011 7:40:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | November 16, 2011
    GOP lady Sarah Palin is stepping into the debate concerning allegations that former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showered with young boys, sexually assaulting a number of them. Speaking on Fox News, the Alaska Republican Sarah Palin took a swipe at the former Penn State coach. “Hang him from the highest tree. I’ll bring the rope,” Ms. Sarah Palin said, responding to a question on the topic. Asked if Sarah Palin supported prosecuting the Penn State coach,Palin repeated what she said and added Sandusky should be “punished to the fullest extent of the law if he is...
  • Rift Over Tim Tebow Custom "Jesus" Jerseys

    11/15/2011 6:26:54 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 89 replies ^ | 11.15.11
    He's the model citizen, the guy you want your daughter to date, yet Tim Tebow can't help being the most polarizing figure in all of professional sports. And during the upcoming holiday shopping season, Tebow is going to get even more controversial -- once again without any action on his part. A handful of Denver fans have decided a customized Tim Tebow jersey would make for the perfect Christmas gift. What could possibly be troubling about that? A whole lot, depending on who you ask. Rather than have the last name "Tebow" on the back of the Broncos jersey, these...
  • Faulkner outlasts Union (Ky.) 95-89 in 3OT in record-setting NAIA football game

    11/13/2011 2:15:03 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2011 | Staff
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Faulkner defeated Union (Ky.) 95-89 in triple overtime in one of the highest scoring games played Saturday — and it was football, not basketball. The 184 combined points set an NAIA record, smashing the previous mark of 141 set in 1994 when Southwestern (Kan.) defeated Sterling (Kan.) 79-62. It was the second-highest-scoring football game all-time behind Georgia Tech’s 222-0 dismantling of Cumberland in 1916, and much more exciting. Faulkner (3-7) also set an NAIA record with 14 touchdowns.
  • Manny Pacquiao Squeaks out a Victory over Juan Manuel Marquez

    11/12/2011 9:57:41 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 14 replies
    November 13 2011 | vanity
    Scorecards 114-114 115-113 116 -112 Most in attendance viewed it as a Marquez easy win
  • One man's Penn State protest

    11/12/2011 1:21:06 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 12, 2011 | Wayne Drehs
    With a thick piece of black duct tape covering the Penn State logo on his baseball cap and a pair of signs criticizing the university, Jon Matko knew he wasn’t going to make many friends at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. But he didn’t care. The 2000 Penn State graduate and father of a 4-year-old boy said he felt he had to do something to remind Nittany Lions fans about the victims in the school’s sexual abuse scandal. So while kids posed for pictures next to the Joe Paterno statue and others chanted, “We Are” before Saturday’s game, Matko stood on...