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  • Tom Brady Vs. Bill Belichick: Lessons For The U.S. Military?

    02/28/2021 7:26:51 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 8 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 2/28/2021 | James Holmes
    The Brady v. Belichick controversy, then, could besmirch the Patriots’ image as a winner along with Belichick’s reputation as a coaching whiz. In turn, the team’s ability to recruit elite players would suffer. And without elite players, it’s an open question whether even a virtuoso coach can execute his game plans. Perversely, then, the team could stagnate on the field if an abstract debate among sports fans and experts goes against Belichick. Bottom line, subjective impressions of power and weakness—whether fair and accurate or not—have direct implications for a competitor’s future success. Reputation is everything. This is true in the...
  • Shailene Woodley talks about engagement to Aaron Rodgers on Tonight Show

    02/27/2021 7:09:40 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 38 replies
    WSAW Television ^ | 02/23/2021 | Staff
    GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Actress Shailene Woodley opened up about her engagement to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during a virtual visit to the Tonight Show. “Yes, we are engaged. But for us it’s not new news, so it’s kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it. We’re like yeah, we’ve been engaged for awhile,” Woodley told Jimmy Fallon. “He’s, first of all, just a wonderful, incredible human being,” Woodley says. Woodley says she didn’t know much about football before she met the NFL MVP. She’s never been to a game. “I still have never...
  • Bill Clinton 'lost vital White House nuclear codes'

    11/04/2018 11:32:09 AM PST · by bitt · 94 replies ^ | 11/4/2018
    For several months during Bill Clinton's administration, a former top military officer says the White House lost the card with a set of numbers for opening the briefcase containing the codes for a nuclear attack. Gen Hugh Shelton, who was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, said in his new memoir, "Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior" that "the codes were actually missing for months. That's a big deal -- a gargantuan deal." A similar claim was made by Lt Col Robert Patterson, a former aide, in a book published seven years ago. He...
  • Bezos using tech empire to spearhead Redskins buyout — For once, I’m on Snyder’s side…

    02/23/2021 8:54:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | February 23, 2021 10:03 am | Country Money
    I’m a lifelong Redskins fan. So, when I say there is one man in the NFL who deserves to have his franchise ripped from his cold, dead hands it’s Dan Snyder — you can believe I’m being sincere. I’ve spent most of my years as a fan watching this smug asshole spend wildly while the Redskins always find ways to fall apart each season no matter who the coach is or who is on the roster. That leaves one person footing the bill – Snyder… But I’d gladly take another decade of losing if it meant the team wasn’t owned...
  • Girl, 5, Mowed Down by ‘Drunk’ Son of Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Wakes up From Coma After Two Weeks

    02/16/2021 1:08:09 PM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies ^ | 16 Feb 2021, 8:07Updated: 16 Feb 2021, 9:42 | Tariq Tahir - Jon Lockett
    Britt Reid is alleged to have caused the three-car pile-up and is being investigated by cops for possible driving under the influence after admitting to drinking prior to the smash. The 35-year-old linebackers coach for the NFL giants suffered minor injuries during the February 4 crash. Reid's pickup smashed into two stationary cars, injuring two children aged four and five, cops in Kansas say. The girl who was seriously injured, identified as Ariel, has now woken up from a coma, according to an update to a GoFundMe page posted by her aunt, Tiffany Verhulst. "Ariel is awake," said Verhulst. Reid...
  • Daughter of Lombardi Trophy maker wants Tom Brady to apologize for throwing it from yacht

    02/14/2021 6:38:05 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 104 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 13 2020 | Josephy Wilkinson
    The daughter of the silversmith who made the original Vince Lombardi Trophy is upset that Tom Brady threw this year’s version from a boat after winning his seventh Super Bowl.Grohs’ father, Greg Grohs, was the silversmith who originally created the trophy given annually to the Super Bowl champions.
  • Trump lawyer mistakes Georgia official as Ben Roethlisberger during impeachment

    02/13/2021 5:37:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 13, 2021
    WASHINGTON — The lead lawyer for former President Donald Trump’s defense during the impeachment trial mistakenly referred to the Georgia Secretary of State as Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. When referencing Trump’s phone call to Brad Raffensperger, former Montgomery County district attorney Bruce Castor instead said Roethlisberger’s name in front of the U.S. Senate Friday afternoon, according to our partners at
  • Britt Reid Is No Longer on the Chiefs’ Coaching Staff

    02/11/2021 1:25:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2021 | Ted Holmlund
    Britt Reid is no longer a member of the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff. The 35-year-old son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was placed on leave through the duration of his contract, which has since expired, meaning he is no longer an employee off the club, ESPN reported Wednesday. The Chiefs on Tuesday announced that Britt Reid was placed on administrative leave during an investigation into a traffic accident that left two young children injured, one critically.
  • Super Bowl Viewership Drops To Multi-Decade Low For NFL; Most Streamed Game Ever

    02/09/2021 8:59:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | February 9, 2021 5:43am | By Dominic Patten
    There was a lot of history at Super Bowl LV on Sunday. Unfortunately, not all of it looks good when it comes to how many people actually watched – and we’re not just talking about Nielsen’s unprecedented delay in getting the actual data out. In figures released Tuesday morning by CBS Sports, the big game had a total audience of 96.4 million viewers on CBS and a bundle of platforms and outlets, according to Nielsen. Confirming suspicions that many had even going into the matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, that is the least-watched Super...
  • Super Bowl ratings 2021: Numbers for Buccaneers-Chiefs plummet from last year

    02/09/2021 7:00:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 9, 2021 | By Justin Tasch
    The Super Bowl 2021 ratings are finally out — and they’re not great. CBS announced on Tuesday morning that 96.4 million viewers watched the game across all their platforms, “including the CBS Television Network, CBS Sports and NFL digital properties, Buccaneers and Chiefs mobile properties, Verizon Media mobile properties and ESPN Deportes television and digital properties.” While CBS didn’t announce the number off viewers who watched the game on CBS, Sports Business Journal reported the total number was 91.629 million. Concerns in the sports media industry grew when the ratings for the game were not released on Monday, which is...
  • Joe and Jill Biden get BOOED by Super Bowl fans during pre-game video message to honor the 463,000 killed by COVID

    02/08/2021 1:19:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2021 | Valerie Edwards
    Moments before Super Bowl LV kicked off Sunday night, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden made a pre-recorded appearance to honor the more than 463,000 people who have died from COVID-19 by asking for a moment of silence - instead they were booed by some of the crowd. 'Before kickoff we wanted to thank all the frontline healthcare heroes both at the game and watching across the country. You put yourself at risk to keep the rest of us safe. You and your families carried us through this year with courage, compassion and kindness. We couldn't have made...
  • Super Bowl fans thought virtual Vince Lombardi looked like Tupac hologram (Trans Race?)

    02/08/2021 4:57:01 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    KHOU ^ | 02/07/2021
    Vince Lombardi, the legendary Green Bay Packers coach for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named after, returned in virtual form to get players and fans excited before the kickoff of Super Bowl LV. A pre-produced video showed the "coach" walking through America's heartland giving a rousing pre-game speech. He wore his traditional hat, overcoat and glasses. As the video ended, the virtual, deep fake form of Lombardi appeared on a stage at the corner of the end zone at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, where the Chiefs and Buccaneers were getting ready to play. People on social media...
  • The Super Bowl Shouldn’t Have Looked That Normal

    02/08/2021 10:40:54 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Variety ^ | February 8, 2021 | Caroline Framke
    Almost a year after retreating inside from a deadly virus whose spread has only gotten monumentally worse since, I turned on the Super Bowl. It might be weird to see a sports event as typically hyperbolic as the Super Bowl brought down to a simmer Amid Pandemic, I thought, but at least I’d have some new shade of background noise on as I put together my 80th puzzle of quarantine. The reality of the event was almost stranger than the strangeness I’d expected. Instead of making obvious changes to reflect the fact that the entire country is in some version...
  • BLM activist Bree Newsome is tired of the Tom Brady GOAT talk when the NFL ‘denies Black athletes an opportunity to play QB to this day’

    02/08/2021 9:41:48 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 99 replies ^ | 02/08/21 | Michelle Malkin
    So apparently Tom Brady is a pretty good quarterback. Is he football’s GOAT? Well, that’s up for debate. Unless you’re someone like social justice activist and flagpole climber Bree Newsome. For Newsome, there can be no debate about Tom Brady’s merits as a quarterback. Because, you know, Tom Brady is just another white guy
  • Football fans blast historian's woke op-ed which claims Tampa Bay Buccaneers' name is problematic for 'romanticizing' cutthroat pirates

    02/08/2021 3:28:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2021 | Adam Schrader
    Football fans have blasted a historian's woke op-ed which claims that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' name is problematic for 'romanticizing' cutthroat pirates. Jamie L.H. Goodall, a staff historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, published her Washington Post op-ed on Friday ahead of Super Bowl LV, in which the Buccaneers faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs for the NFL championship. 'While this celebration of piracy seems like innocent fun and pride in a local culture, there is danger in romanticizing ruthless cutthroats who created a crisis in world trade when they captured and plundered thousands of ships...
  • 2021 Super Bowl Kicks Off With ‘Black National Anthem’

    02/07/2021 5:30:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 275 replies
    Populist Press ^ | 02/07/2021
    Super Bowl 55 kicked off Sunday with recording artist Alicia Keys singing the so-called black national anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” along with a poem. Hitmaker Alicia Keys was tasked with a virtual performance of the 121-year-old spiritual song that has come to be known alternately as the “black national anthem” after being introduced in 1899 for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The poem read in 1899 was set to music in 1900.
  • Tua Tagovailoa Launches Charity With Big Oak Ranch Donation (Roll Tide All American QB)

    02/07/2021 9:48:05 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies, sports ^ | 2-7-2021 | Mark Inabinett
    Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa announced the formation of the Tua Foundation on Thursday, and one of the first beneficiaries of the new charity was Alabama-based Big Oak Ranch. In announcing the launch of the Tua Foundation, Tagovailoa said its “primary focus will be on charitable endeavors in south Florida, Alabama and Hawaii.” Tagovailoa was an All-American quarterback for Alabama and is a native of Hawaii. The nonprofit organization’s first action featured donations of $16,667 apiece to the Police Athletic League of North Miami, Big Oak Ranch and the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, which is in Hawaii. Big Oak...
  • Former longtime NFL Coach Marty Schottenheimer Moved to Hospice Facility

    02/04/2021 4:27:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2021 | Ted Holmlund
    Marty Schottenheimer, a former long-time NFL head coach, was moved to a hospice facility near his home in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday because of complications from Alzheimers disease, his family said in a statement Wednesday given to ESPN. The 77-year-old Schottenheimer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014, is listed in stable condition, according to the website. “As a family we are surrounding him with love,” Schotteheimer’s wife, Pat, said in a statement, also speaking on behalf of the couple’s children, Kristin and Brian, “and are soaking up the prayers and support from all those he impacted through his incredible...
  • ‘White Privilege’: Tom Brady Has Gotten ‘Undeserved Pass’ For Supporting Trump, Columnist Says

    02/04/2021 10:41:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | • Feb 4, 2021 | By Joseph Curl
    "Celebrating what he's done while turning a blind eye to what he has not is a privilege Brady does not deserve." ============================================================ A USA Today sports columnist says NFL superstar quarterback Tom Brady eluded criticism over his support for former President Donald Trump because of “white privilege.” In a piece published Tuesday headlined, “Tom Brady has gotten an undeserved pass for his past support of Donald Trump,” Nancy Armour said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB shouldn’t get a pass just because he’s a star. And she blasted Brady for recently refusing to talk about politics, saying he was “happy to...
  • Ex-high school football coach still fighting five years after he was fired for praying on field

    02/01/2021 4:43:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 1, 2020 | Yael Halon
    Former Washington state high school football coach Joe Kennedy lost his job more than five years ago for silently praying on the field after each game, but his ongoing unemployment and an extended legal battle are not enough to deter the former Marine from his fight for faith. While coaching at Bremerton High School, Kennedy began kneeling alone in a silent, 15-second prayer at the 50-yard line at the conclusion of every game. He was suspended and later fired in 2015 for refusing to stop the public practice. Kennedy, a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who did a combat tour...