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  • NFL Live Thread: Conference Championships (Boycott Party edition)

    01/22/2021 11:51:04 PM PST · by Impy · 46 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Conference ChampionshipsHere are all both of the games you shouldn't watch this week!#2 Buffalo Bills at #1 Kansas City Chiefs #5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at #1 Green Bay Packers In Memoriam Danny Lee (BENDER2)
  • Philip Rivers retiring from NFL after 17 seasons, including last one with Colts

    01/20/2021 6:27:38 AM PST · by jerod · 48 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | 2021-01-20 | Patrik Walke
    The future Hall of Fame? quarterback is calling it a careerWhile the world awaits what's expected to be a retirement decision from Drew Brees, another NFL legend has opted to make his decision quickly. Philip Rivers, 39, recently noted he'd consider retirement but was also open to returning to the Indianapolis Colts for a second year, if they'd have him. Just over one week after being eliminated from the playoffs at the hands of the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game, Rivers is instead going to hang up his cleats -- he told The San Diego Union-Tribune -- ending...
  • WATCH: NFL Players Accuse Americans of Viewing Black Athletes as Racial Stereotypes in MLK Day Video

    01/19/2021 12:49:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Januari 18 2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The Martin Luther King Day video message delivered on NFL Network began with a celebration of the passion and strength of black men. However, before it was over, it accused Americans of viewing black athletes through racist stereotypes. The video opens with several minutes of various NFL players saying that when they “look in the mirror” they see successful, strong, compassionate, and intelligent black men. But that is not all. They also see entertainers, athletes, lawyers, mayors, CEOs, and every manner of accomplished American. During the segment on occupations, the images of successful black CEOs, mayors, first responders and the...
  • Urban Meyer named new Jaguars head coach

    01/15/2021 10:21:35 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 10 replies
    WCTV ^ | 1/14/21 | Fletcher Keel
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially announced former Florida and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer as the franchises next head coach. Meyer comes to the Jaguars with no prior NFL coaching experience but has 17 years of college head coaching experience, going 187-32 over his career. Meyer’s stops at the college level include Bowling Green State University, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He’s won three national titles (2006, 2008, 2014) and never posted a losing record, winning at least 10 games in 12 years, including in each of his seven years at Ohio State. Meyer becomes...
  • NFL Live Thread: Divisional Playoffs (Boycott Party edition)

    01/14/2021 1:35:21 PM PST · by Impy · 63 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Divisional PlayoffsHere are all the games you shouldn't watch this week!Sat Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Baltimore at Buffalo Sun Cleveland at Kansas City Tampa Bay at New Orleans In Memoriam Danny Lee (BENDER2)
  • Simmons, Broncos teammates call on Polis to release medically-vulnerable inmates

    01/13/2021 4:16:58 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 16 replies ^ | Jan 12, 2021 | Ryan Osborne
    Simmons, Broncos teammates call on Polis to release medically-vulnerable inmates By: Ryan OsborneJan 12, 2021 DENVER — Broncos All-Pro safety Justin Simmons is calling on Gov. Jared Polis to release more medically-vulnerable inmates from Colorado prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson and cornerback De'Vante Bausby joined Simmons in an ad with the American Civil Liberties Union to push Polis "to intervene in order to save lives and undo decades of massive and ineffective carceral growth in our state," according to an ACLU Colorado news release. “Today a Black person has a one-in-three chance of ending up in...
  • Ratings for NFL Wild Card Weekend were down big

    01/12/2021 12:34:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    WEEI ^ | January 12, 2021 | Ryan Hannable
    With the addition of a playoff team in each conference and two more Wild Card games, the NFL called it "Super Wild Card Weekend," but when it came to television ratings it wasn't super at all. According to Sportico, ratings for the games were down 25% on Saturday compared to last year and 20% on Sunday. Ratings overall were down 7% in the regular season, so that is a big jump to upwards of 20 for the first weekend of the postseason. So, what are some possible reasons? It may have just been too much football. There were roughly 10...
  • Drew Brees reacts to Tom Brady tweet mocking their age

    01/12/2021 11:49:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | Jason Rowan, Sportress 3 hrs ago
    Tom Brady issued a hilarious tweet this week in which the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback mocked the advanced ages of both himself and New Orleans Saints signal-caller Drew Brees ahead of their NFC Divisional Round showdown this coming weekend. a group of people in uniform: The playoff showdown this weekend between Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is the oldest QB matchup ever.© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The playoff showdown this weekend between Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is the oldest QB matchup ever. Brees evidently caught wind of Brady’s chicanery...
  • Bill Belichick declines to accept Presidential Medal of Freedom

    01/11/2021 4:55:08 PM PST · by mplc51 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/11/2021 | Ray Gaydos
    Patriots’ HC Bill Belichick will not be traveling to Washington nor accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he announced today.
  • Trump to award Bill Belichick the Medal of Freedom amid House impeachment push

    01/10/2021 6:43:14 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/10/2021 | Meredith McGraw
    With just days to go in office and facing calls to resign, President Donald Trump is planning to spend the upcoming week taking a ceremonial victory lap and making last-minute use of his presidential powers. A trip to the border is in order, pardons appear to be in the works, and so, too, is an award ceremony for one of his favorite football coaches as well as a top political ally.
  • Houston Texans ignored search firm in hiring of GM Nick Caserio, sources say

    01/10/2021 10:52:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 10, 2021 | Adam Schefter
    Had the Houston Texans stayed the course and followed the recommendation of the search firm Korn Ferry, they likely would have hired Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan as their next general manager, league sources told ESPN. Khan and ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick, who are both minority candidates, were the two finalists before Texans owner Cal McNair changed his mind, ignored the recommendation of the search firm he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do weeks of work and hired former New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, sources...
  • After Colin Kaepernick praised deadly BLM riots, Twitter CEO gave him $3 million

    01/09/2021 1:09:10 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 9, 2021 | Daniel Payne
    We have the right to fight back!" football player tweeted amid destructive rioting. What a difference a year makes. Last year, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted praise for the ongoing violent riots that were gripping the country at the time. He stayed on Twitter and even got a $3 million donation from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. This week, President Trump was kicked off Twitter for good for allegedly inciting violence among his supporters before they stormed the U.S. Capitol. The contrast gained immediate attention, highlighted by the news site Not the Bee shortly after Trump was banned from Twitter...
  • NFL Live Thread: Wildcard Playoffs (Boycott Party edition)

    01/08/2021 2:04:08 AM PST · by Impy · 62 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Wildcard WeekendHere are all the games you shouldn't watch this week!Sat Indianapolis at Buffalo Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Tampa Bay at Washington Sun Baltimore at Tennessee Chicago at New Orleans Cleveland at Pittsburgh In Memoriam Danny Lee (BENDER2)
  • Lamar Jackson’s Desperate Plea To Donald Trump - Don't Zot Me, Bro

    01/05/2021 1:49:02 PM PST · by md1986 · 20 replies
    Game 7 ^ | January 5, 2021 | Jennifer Withers Hoey
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson made a desperate plea to President Donald Trump on Twitter this week.
  • NY Gov. Cuomo Says He’ll Attend Bills’ First Home Playoff Game In Decades To Help ‘Reopen’ Economy

    01/01/2021 6:50:24 AM PST · by matt04 · 49 replies
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to attend the first home playoff game by the Buffalo Bills in nearly a quarter of a century after banning in-person attendance all season. Cuomo announced the reopening of sports events for fans on Wednesday, saying that the Bills’ playoff game would serve as an initial test of reopening his state while vaccinations remain relatively low. The governor, who has orchestrated one of the strictest lockdowns in the U.S., also said he will be attending the game with the extremely limited audience. “It can’t be that we start 2021 with the expectation that...
  • NFL Live Thread: Week 17 (Boycott Party edition)

    12/31/2020 10:58:44 PM PST · by Impy · 96 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD WEEK 17Here are all the games you shouldn't watch this week!Miami at Buffalo Baltimore at Cincinnati Pittsburgh at Cleveland Minnesota at Detroit New York Jets at New England Dallas at New York Giants Atlanta at Tampa Bay Green Bay at Chicago Las Vegas at Denver Jacksonville at Indianapolis Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Arizona at Los Angeles Rams Seattle at San Francisco New Orleans at Carolina Tennessee at Houston Washington at Philadelphia In Memoriam Danny Lee (BENDER2)
  • Pro Sports Suffer Ratings Disasters, Lose Billions in Revenue in 2020

    12/31/2020 4:53:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-31-20 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The year of the coronavirus was a major disaster for professional sports as every league suffered ratings declines, and lost billions in revenue in 2020. TV viewership was not off by just a little, either. It was off an average of 50 percent over last year’s numbers. Even though many Americans were stuck at home as their jobs and cities shut down, TV viewership for sports still cratered. According to Front Office Sports, one of golf’s big games, the U.S. Open, lost 56 percent of its viewers over 2019. Basketball suffered greatly, as well. The NBA finals were down 49...
  • ESPN Firing Booger McFarland Over Racist ‘Black NFL Player’ Comments?

    12/29/2020 11:15:34 AM PST · by md1986 · 58 replies
    Game 7 ^ | December 29, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    ESPN NFL contributor Booger McFarland was accused of racism this past week after a comment he made about black football players. Specifically, McFarland suggested that some black players were more concerned with building a brand for themselves than actually working on being good at their craft.
  • Cuomo Should Take a Knee in Buffalo

    12/27/2020 8:37:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2020 | Dave Seminara
    The Buffalo Bills have won the AFC East division for the first time in 25 years and secured their first home playoff game in almost as long. Thousands of Bills fans waited hours in the cold to greet the team, which arrived at the Buffalo airport at 1:30 a.m. after beating the Denver Broncos on Dec. 19 to clinch the division title. The die-hards were restless after being barred from Bills games all season. Whether Bills Stadium will join the 13 others that allow in fans before the playoffs may now depend on the wisdom of Howard Zucker —the state...
  • The powerful way Aqib Talib is representing Black Americans in the Fox NFL broadcast booth

    12/24/2020 12:39:18 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 61 replies
    aol ^ | December 23, 2020 | SHALISE MANZA YOUNG
    For decades, we’ve been trained to believe that live sporting events must be broadcast a certain way. Namely, that they should be called and analyzed by an overwhelmingly white, almost exclusively male cadre of voices. They’re mostly measured, but they dutifully get excited at the “proper” moments. Into this fray has stepped someone who doesn’t look or sound like pretty much anyone else in sports broadcasting booths: Aqib Talib. Talib has been in the booth for two Fox games this season. I covered Talib while he was with the New England Patriots and he was unlike any player who passed...