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  • Irv Cross, NFL Veteran and CBS Legend, Dead at 81

    02/28/2021 10:37:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 28, 2021
    Irv Cross, a key member of The NFL Today and CBS Sports for more than two decades following a career as a player and coach, died Sunday near his home in Roseville, Minn. He was 81. Previously diagnosed with mild cognitive dementia, Cross told the Philadelphia Inquirer two years ago that he intended to donate his brain to Boston University researchers so they could study it for CTE, the brain disease that has plagued many former NFL players. It has been linked to concussions and repeated blows to the head. Cross played for Ara Parseghian at Northwestern from 1958-1960 then...
  • 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...
  • Video: Oklahoma Football Player Picked A Fight With A Smaller Man In A Pub Toilets Over The Weekend – Receive Instant Karma As The Man Was Trained MMA Fighter

    02/23/2021 7:58:04 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 60 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 02.23.2021 | Alex Hall
    <p>Oklahoma University wide receiver Spencer Jones was involved in an altercation in a bar bathroom in a video that surfaced on Feb. 19. The video shows Jones eating a few punches and getting choked in the video.</p><p>Of course, the camera never catches the beginning of an altercation, but it looks like a pretty run-of-the-mill bathroom bar confrontation. Jones tells one guy to “get the fuck out” of there, before Jones’ friend gives one of the guys a shove.</p>
  • NFL Seeking 100% Increase in TV Rights Payments, Disney Resists

    02/22/2021 12:00:03 AM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 21 2021 | DYLAN GWINN
    The National Football League did not have a very good year in terms of television ratings. Though, you wouldn’t know that based on what they’re asking their broadcast partners to pay. The NFL is asking their broadcast partners – NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN (Disney) – to pay double what they have been paying for the right to broadcast NFL games. However, Disney-owned ESPN is throwing sand in the NFL’s gears.
  • Pro Teams Profited Wrapping Themselves in Flag They Now Burn

    02/14/2021 9:37:17 AM PST · by The Houston Courant · 11 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | 2/11/2021 | M. Tremoglie
    Personally, I like the idea that a professional sports franchise owner, like Mark Cuban, will stop exploiting the Star Spangled Banner to sell his product. For decades, professional sports teams have used patriotism for profit. The owners and players wrapped themselves in the flag they now burn. Let us be honest, corporations - especially multinational corporations - do not do anything that does not benefit the corporation. This practice of playing the national anthem, parading the flag in front of the crowd, “honoring” our uniformed services personnel, flyovers - it was all done to evoke the emotions of the audience....
  • 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
  • Report: NFL Expected to Play Black National Anthem Before Season Opening Games

    07/03/2020 9:59:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 7/2/2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    The NFL reportedly plans to play a song titled, Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing, also known as the Black National Anthem, prior to every season opening game this year. The song, according to a source to ESPN, will be played prior to the Star-Spangled-Banner. According to ESPN: Early last month, commissioner Roger Goodell in a video admitted that the league had erred in how it handled peaceful NFL player protests of police brutality and systemic oppression. Goodell condemned racism and affirmed that Black lives matter, pledging his allegiance to the players in the battle for equal justice under the law....
  • Black National Anthem on NFL (7 min video you HAVE to see)

    07/09/2020 5:26:31 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | Jul 3, 2020 | Hodgetwins
    These guys are a riot. Trump should put them on his team. What a great, fun antidote to the stupidity that surrounds us!
  • Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu Deletes Tweet After Accusing Tom Brady Of Saying “Something I Won’t Repeat”

    02/09/2021 1:12:54 PM PST · by MJacks4 · 64 replies
    The Mix ^ | 2/9/2021 | James Conrad
    After Super Bowl 55, Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu took to Twitter to hurl some serious allegations against Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Mathieu has since deleted the tweet. Mathieu and Brady got into a heated exchange during the game. The safety was given a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, resulting in a 15-yard penalty. In the game, Mathieu and Brady butted heads several times. Brady even chased him down and got in his face at one point.
  • 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...
  • Marty Schottenheimer passes away…

    02/09/2021 8:10:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on February 9, 2021 9:41 am
    The Spun Former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer has passed away. Schottenheimer, who played linebacker for the Buffalo Bills before going into coaching, died on Monday at the age of 77. Schottenheimer passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He had been battling Alzheimer’s since 2014. ABC Cleveland Born in Canonsburg, Pa., in 1943, Schottenheimer lived and breathed football, playing linebacker through high school and into college, at the University of Pittsburgh. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts and in the seventh round of the AFL Draft by...
  • TV Ratings: Super Bowl Hits 14-Year Low

    02/09/2021 7:03:59 AM PST · by ZagFan · 102 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2-08-2021 | Rick Porter
    Super Bowl LV was, as the game always is, the most watched television broadcast of the year. Sunday's game, however, is the least watched NFL championship game since 2007. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs averaged 96.4 million viewers across all platforms, including CBS, ESPN Deportes and streaming on CBS Sports, NFL and Verizon digital and mobile properties. It's down about 5.5 percent from last year's all-in audience and the smallest total tune-in for a Super Bowl since 93.18 million people watched Super Bowl XLI in 2007.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No Super Bowl Ratings Coming Today; Silent Nielsen Has Unprecedented Delay On Big Game Results

    02/08/2021 5:12:31 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 160 replies
    Deadline ^ | 2/8/2021 | Dominic Patten
    There was a lot of history made at the Super Bowl last night for Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and halftime show headliner The Weeknd, but Nielsen today are making some history of their own. As America waits and waits on the viewership verdict, it appears at this late hour that there will be no ratings for the Big Game any time soon for the first time ever. Literally becoming the new definition of the phrase “You had one job,” the long-time data measurement company has nothing to report on the Buccaneers 31-9 win over former reigning NFL champs...
  • 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...
  • Why Super Bowl LV should be the Kansas City Chiefs' last with that name — and might well be

    02/08/2021 9:43:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 112 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | February 7, 2021 | By Simon Moya-Smith
    Racism is always ugly, but it's even uglier when it’s welcomed on a national stage. And, make no mistake, the Kansas City football team's name is racist. The Kansas City Chiefs — who are playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during Super Bowl LV on Sunday — are just delaying the inevitable. They will eventually drop their name. They will be forced to do away with the dehumanization and commodification of Native Americans that are their name and logo and beloved team traditions. It will happen. They’re just being stubborn right now and refusing to simply ride the massive wave of...
  • NFL Player Fined For Christian Headband Honored At Super Bowl, Gives Thanks To God

    02/08/2021 7:56:35 AM PST · by MJacks4 · 11 replies
    The Mix ^ | 2/8/2021 | Erin Perri
    Demario Davis of the New Orleans Saints was the recipient of the NFL’s Bart Starr Award at Saturday’s NFL Breakfast during Super Bowl weekend. This devout Christian who wants to be a “walking billboard for Christ” took the opportunity to share the Gospel when he accepted the award. This is a powerful award since it’s voted on by the players. It is given to someone who exhibits high character and service to their community.
  • Capitol riot police officers, Brian Sicknick's family guests at Super Bowl LV

    02/08/2021 6:32:52 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies
    Via MSN ^ | 02/07/2021 | Nick Boykin
    DC Police officers and the family of slain Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick are at Super Bowl LV as guests of the National Football League. ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news that has now been confirmed by DC Police in a picture the department sent to WUSA9 of three officers at the game. The three DC Police officers at the Super Bowl are Mike Fanone, Daniel Hodges and Lila Morris, according to Schefter's tweet. Sicknick was killed at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 after he was hit in the head with a fire hydrant during the attack. He had...
  • 2021 Super Bowl score: Tom Brady wins seventh ring as Buccaneers dominate Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes

    02/08/2021 12:42:39 AM PST · by thegagline · 84 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 02/07/2021 | Jared Dubin et al
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Super Bowl LV champions after completing a victory that exceeded expectations and made all kinds of history on Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. In dominating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9, the Bucs won its second Super Bowl and became the first team to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Quarterback Tom Brady secured his seventh Lombardi Trophy, two more than any player in NFL history and one more than any entire NFL franchise has achieved. Brady's performance at age 43 was nearly flawless, and the suffocating pressure of Todd...