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  • Mourning the Passing of OJ Simpson [semi-satire]

    04/13/2024 2:57:53 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 April 2024 | John Semmens
    This week, former football star, accused murderer, and convicted armed robber OJ Simpson died of cancer. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed condolences saying "our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. In many ways, he led a tragic life. On the one hand, there were the glories of his achievements on the football field and in the movies he starred in. On the other, there was the tragic murder of his wife Nicole. He was left as a single father of his two young children after a jury found him not guilty of murdering their mother."...
  • ‘Shut The (bleep) up!’ Megyn Kelly Trashes ‘National Disgrace’ Sports Columnist (language warning)

    04/11/2024 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 4/9/23 | John Dougherty
    Megyn Kelly went after a sports columnist whom she referred to as a “national disgrace” during her SiriusXM show on Monday over the writer’s support for a women’s college basketball coach who came out in support of biological men playing in the league. Kelly singled out Nancy Armour after the columnist called South Carolina Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley a “goddamn national treasure” for supporting transgender basketball players. “If you consider yourself a woman and you want to play sports or vice versa, you should be able to play,” Staley said in a pause-filled response to a question about whether she...
  • South Carolina 87, Iowa 75 (Vanity)

    04/07/2024 6:24:48 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    South Carolina wins title and goes to a 38-0 record. Iowa ends with 34-5 record with Caitlin Clark having the NCAA record for scoring.
  • Make Every Day Opening Day

    03/28/2024 2:26:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Metaphysics Today (Medium) ^ | Apr 26, 2023 | Tim Phares
    Spring is a wonderful time of year. Despite T.S. Eliot’s line that “April is the cruelest month,” spring is a time of renewal, a good time to remind ourselves to open up to new facets of life. One of the best things about spring, to me, is the opening of the baseball season. I am a fervent baseball fan. To me, there is a good deal of metaphysics in baseball. You start out at a place called home, then you go on a little journey like the Prodigal Son, the aim being to return home. The ones who go home...
  • WNBA Hates Breakout Player Because She’s Straight And White

    03/25/2024 2:26:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 91 replies
    Battle Swarm Blog ^ | 25 Mar 2024 | Lawrence Person
    Remember the WNBA? The women’s basketball league the NBA started to draw more women into watching basketball? In it’s inaugural season, the WNBA finals drew 2.85 million viewers, when the Houston Comets won the first of their four championships. It’s never reached those heights again, and the Comets folded in 2008. There was a mild uptick to 728,000 viewers last year. So you’d think the league would welcome an exciting, highly skilled new breakout player. You’d be wrong. - “For almost three decades the WNBA has been a laughing stock and disgrace of a professional sports league that only survives...
  • More taxpayer money benefits pro sports owners amid ‘stadium construction wave’

    03/24/2024 8:55:56 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Maryland Matters ^ | February 25, 2024 | Kevin Hardy
    As sports stadiums built in the 1990s show their age, many professional sports teams are looking for new facilities — and public money to pay for them. “We are just in the heating up phase of the next stadium construction wave,” said J.C. Bradbury, a Kennesaw State University economics professor who has researched the issue. “That’s part of the reason why you’re seeing a lot more stadiums happen.” It isn’t just the Washington Commanders, who are obligated to play at FedEx Field in Landover until 2027 but are looking for a new home somewhere in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C....
  • Something Serious Has Occurred in UK

    03/17/2024 5:59:34 PM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 225 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 3rd 2024 | Self
    Flags at half staff... major announcement imminent... any guesses on what's going on? I believe the King may have passed.
  • Long Beach State claims NCAA Tournament berth with head coach who was fired 5 days prior

    03/17/2024 9:45:41 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2024 | Scott Thompson
    Long Beach State’s journey to an NCAA Tournament bid truly puts the madness in March. The 49ers won the Big West Conference championship game over UC Davis on Saturday, 74-70, to go dancing this March. However, it was an odd tournament berth considering head coach Dan Monson was fired just five days prior. Long Beach State made the decision to move on from Monson, but opted for him to remain in place until the end of the season. The 49ers, at 18-14, went into the Big West Conference Tournament with a five-game losing streak, so the thought was they wouldn’t...
  • Some fans at frigid Chiefs playoff game underwent amputations, hospital confirms

    03/08/2024 7:42:02 PM PST · by Enterprise · 64 replies ^ | March 8th 2024 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and ARNIE STAPLETON
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some of the people who attended the near-record cold Kansas City Chiefs playoff game in January had to undergo amputations after suffering frostbite, a Missouri hospital said Friday.Research Medical Center didn't provide exact numbers but said in a statement that it treated dozens of people who had experienced frostbite during an 11-day cold snap in January. Twelve of those people — including some who were at the Jan. 13 game — had to undergo amputations involving mostly fingers and toes. And the hospital said more surgeries are expected over the next two to four weeks...
  • Pat McAfee Reveals How Biden SOTU Gaffe Shook the Sports World: ‘Lincoln Riley’s Dead?’

    03/08/2024 2:09:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Mar 8th, 2024 | Ahmad Austin Jr.
    A minor gaffe by President Joe Biden during Thursday’s State of the Union address had Pat McAfee thinking one of college football’s top coaches suddenly died. While Biden gave his address, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) yelled at Biden to say the name of Laken Riley, the 22-year-old woman who was killed on the University of Georgia’s campus in February. Jose Antonio Ibarra, a Venezuelan immigrant who entered the country illegally in 2022, was arrested and charged with the killing. Greene, along with other members of the Republican Party, blame her death on Biden’s U.S. border policies. In response, Biden...
  • Catlin Clark

    03/03/2024 11:14:10 AM PST · by jimjohn · 54 replies
    Self | jimjohn
    History was made. Enough said.
  • California Softball Team Gets Brutal Reception When It Kneels for National Anthem During Game in the South

    02/26/2024 4:29:09 PM PST · by Enterprise · 24 replies ^ | February 26, 2024 | Johnathan Jones
    During a Feb. 9 home game, every member of the Ragin’ Cajuns softball team stood to honor their country as the national anthem was played. Most of Cal’s players also stood to honor their country, but six of them took a knee. The action didn’t go over so well in the South. (Snip) Eventually, the shouting became so widespread that most of the verbal grief the Cal ladies were receiving was could not be made out.But the booing was heard loud and clear. It appeared as if all or most of those in attendance eventually realized what was happening and...
  • NASCAR teams tell AP they've hired top antitrust lawyer on eve of Daytona 500

    02/19/2024 7:31:21 AM PST · by srmanuel · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 02/18/24 | JENNA FRYER
    As if NASCAR didn't already have major issues, this article comes out that NASCAR and the France Family are at an impasse with the Owners and Drivers of the Sport to the point the owners have hired a top Anti-Trust Lawyer to advise them. Since Dale Earnhardt Sr. died, my interest in NASCAR has steadily faded, however, I will be watching later today as the weather has cleared and the race should start on time. You had to think sooner or later that the iron fist rule of the France Family over NASCAR would be challenged, and it appears that...
  • VIDEO: FAFO: Truckers About to Unleash Boycott HELL Upon New York City

    02/18/2024 9:08:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 94 replies
    Rumble ^ | February 18, 2024 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOThe liberals smugly thought they had it all figured out. Get a deranged judge and a TDS prosecutor who campaigned primarily on Trump hate in New York to find Donald Trump guilty on an absurd charge that no one else in history had been charged with and for which there were NO victims. Of course, this totally bogus case was sure to be tossed on appeal but the whole point was that during the appeals process that could last for many months or over a year, Trump would have to come up with the over $350 million penalty and prohibited...
  • Iowa's Caitlin Clark breaks NCAA women's hoops scoring record

    02/16/2024 7:31:08 AM PST · by Enterprise · 54 replies ^ | Feb 15, 2024 | Michael Voepel
    Caitlin Clark had no specific plan for how she hoped to break the NCAA women's basketball scoring record Thursday. But after doing so while also setting the Iowa Hawkeyes' single-game scoring record, Clark had to grin. "You all knew I was going to shoot a logo 3 for the record," said Clark, who now has 3,569 career points, 49 of them coming Thursday. And indeed, every aspect of the night seemed storybook perfect for the senior star. (Snip) She was far from done, though. Clark went 8-of-10 from the field -- 5-of-7 from 3-point range -- in the first quarter,...
  • Accused Murderer OJ Simpson Diagnosed with Cancer

    02/09/2024 4:29:29 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 9, 2024 | Cristina Laila
    Accused double murderer OJ Simpson was diagnosed with prostate cancer. “According to sources, Simpson, 76, who previously lived in South Florida, was diagnosed with prostate cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy in Las Vegas.” Local 10 News reported. “Simpson has been reportedly telling his friends and family that he’s been hearing rumors that he’s in hospice care, but announced on X Friday that that is not the case.” the outlet said. OJ Simpson denied he was receiving hospice care in a video posted to X. "Hospice? Hospice? Hahaha!” OJ said in the video. “I’m not in any hospice but I...
  • More fun with ChatGPT (NFL edition)

    02/06/2024 3:13:23 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 15 replies
    ChatGPT 3.5 ^ | 02/06/2024 | Self/ChatGPT
    I have a casual interest in AI, but most of my tests, which are NOT designed to trip it up, end in failure. Right now, it is way too unreliable for too many things to be a very useful tool except maybe in computer programming and IT support. Here I ask ChatGPT 3.5 (NOT the newest version) a simple question about the NFL. Dr. Sivana: Could you describe the history of the field goal in the NFL? ChatGPT: Certainly! The field goal has been an integral part of American football since its inception, including in the NFL. Here's a brief...
  • SEC, Big Ten 'advisory group' stands as coded threat to NCAA: Figure it out, or we'll go off ourselves

    02/03/2024 11:45:17 PM PST · by Enterprise · 38 replies ^ | Feb 2, 2024 | Dennis Dodd
    The SEC and Big Ten delivered a coded, read-between-the-lines message to college athletics in a 259-word release on Friday: We got this. Essentially, the two most powerful conferences on the planet told everyone else to step aside. They're going to figure out the future of college athletics themselves. They're done waiting for Congressional intervention or NCAA action. The future of college athletics will be at least influenced -- but probably dictated -- by the SEC and Big Ten. They have most of the money, talent, recruiting, facilities and brands at their disposal. (Snip) In essence, the two leagues are aiming...
  • Michael Jordan’s championship sneakers sell for record $8 million at auction

    02/03/2024 10:19:07 AM PST · by deport · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 9:46 AM EST, Sat February 3, 2024 | Amarachi Orie, CNN
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan won six NBA championships during his prolific sporting career – and a set of the six sneakers he worewhen clinching those titles has sold for a record-breaking $8 million at auction. Friday’s winning bid for “The Dynasty Collection” reached $8,032,800, setting a new global auction record for game-worn sneakers, according to auction house Sotheby’s. The set consisted of Air Jordan VI (1991), Air Jordan VII (1992), Air Jordan VIII (1993), Air Jordan XI (1996), Air Jordan XII (1997), and Air Jordan XIV (1998).
  • Finally! Liz Cheney Weighs In on Taylor Swift/Travis Kelce 'Controversy'

    02/02/2024 4:53:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 2/1/23 | C Douglas Golden
    Amid all of the online squabbling over whether the relationship between singer Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is getting too much attention from the media and from NFL broadcasters, I held my tongue. Whenever I felt the need to speak up or to voice an opinion on the matter, I looked at the silicone wristband I wear to remind me of whose opinion really matters. No, my wristband doesn’t say WWJD, as it does for most Christians. I look to a higher power. WWLCD: What would Liz Cheney do? And finally, at long last, the...