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

    01/22/2021 11:51:04 PM PST · by Impy · 23 replies
    1-23-2021
    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)
  • Zimbabwe Accuse Cameroon of Witchcraft After Dead Bat Found on the Pitch

    01/22/2021 2:46:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Goal ^ | Jan 16, 2021 | Ed Dove
    The Warriors have accused the hosts of turning to the dark arts to influence the outcome of the tournament openerZimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday, which the Indomitable Lions won 1-0. A photograph was shared with Goal ahead of the match which depicted the Croat coach displaying the carcass of a bat, accompanied by a sign which reads ‘witchcraft in Cameroon’ ahead of the two sides’ Chan bow. The fixture, taking place at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde, was played in front of a...
  • NBC Plans To Shutter NBC Sports Network By End Of Year

    01/22/2021 12:13:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Sports Business Daily ^ | Jan. 22, 2021 | By John Ourand
    NBC has told distributors and some sports leagues that it plans to shut down its NBCSN sports channel by the end of the year. NBC’s most recent affiliate deals with Charter and Dish Network do not include carriage for NBCSN beyond this year, sources said. Plus, sports leagues that have deals with NBC were being told of the changes this week.
  • MLB world mourns death of Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron

    01/22/2021 12:09:23 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 62 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | 1/22/2021 | Matt Johnson, Sportsnaut
    Still no stimulus check? Biden executive order aims to speed up payments for… Democrats may have regained the Senate, but McConnell is blocking… Sportsnaut logoMLB world mourns death of Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron Hank Aaron, the Hall of Famer slugger who starred with the Atlanta Braves, has passed away at the age of 86. Just days after the MLB world mourned the loss of pitching icon Don Sutton, the game’s one-time home run king died on Friday morning in Atlanta. The heartbreaking news, first reported by CBS 46, has since been confirmed by a close family member and a...
  • Alabama officially names Bill O'Brien offensive coordinator

    01/22/2021 2:52:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | January 21, 2020 | Vincent Frank
    Head football coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are coming off yet another national title. They have also done the near impossible and upgraded at offensive coordinator with Bill O’Brien. For the past couple of weeks, reports suggested that Alabama would hire the former Houston Texans head coach and general manager to replace Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator. That’s now come to fruition. Saban announced on Thursday, via the program’s official website:
  • WFT Ex QB Haskins Explains New Jersey No. 3 With Steelers

    01/21/2021 8:46:53 PM PST · by Enterprise · 5 replies
    https://www.si.com ^ | 1/21/21 | MIKE FISHER
    Washington released Haskins, the 2019 first-round pick out of Ohio State, on Dec. 28, less than 24 hours after he was a mess on the field (with three turnovers) in a loss to the Panthers and worse, was found in violation of pandemic protocols after being caught partying with several people without a mask.
  • Jonas Schwartz to sue SNY: They let me go after race dispute

    01/21/2021 12:55:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 2 | Andrew Marchand
    Recently let go, longtime SNY sportscaster Jonas Schwartz plans to file a multi-million dollar retaliation and race discrimination lawsuit against his former network in Southern District Federal Court next week, The Post has learned. Schwartz’s lawyer, Kristan Peters-Hamlin, already has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a copy of which The Post obtained. The EEOC file is a requirement before a suit. Peters-Hamlin confirmed to The Post the plans for the forthcoming Federal Court filing next week and the damages sought. SNIP In the next hour, Schwartz claims he was pulled by Marc Davis, SNY’s coordinating producer,...
  • King Toppled From Throne by Gender-Neutral Card Deck

    01/20/2021 5:16:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 19, 2021
    Within a few months, she had sent out around 1,500 packs, including to Belgium, Germany, France and the United States. Game shops have also shown interest, she said. Mellink has been testing the cards out on players, who said they had never been conscious of sexual inequality in decks before. Switching would take some getting used to. “It is good that we reflect on gender neutrality,” said Berit van Dobbenburgh, head of the Dutch Bridge Association, while playing with the new cards. It would be complicated to make a formal switch because that would require updating the rules, she said....
  • NBA to enforce rules forbidding hugs, handshakes with midcourt security

    01/20/2021 1:55:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 20, 2021 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    After witnessing some opposing players disregarding new league rules against unnecessary contact on game nights, the NBA is moving team security into the midcourt area to dissuade violations that include hugging and handshakes, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN on Wednesday. As coronavirus infections increased amid a darkening pandemic, the NBA recently tightened regulations on players and staffs, including several meant to lessen the possibility of on-court transmissions.
  • Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher for the Dodgers, dies at 75

    01/19/2021 4:38:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Jan. 19, 2021 | BILL MADDEN
    Don Sutton, the curly-haired, wise-cracking Hall of Fame right-hander whose remarkable durability enabled him to amass 324 wins, 3,574 strikeouts and 58 shutouts over 23 major league seasons without the benefit of a blazing fastball, died Monday night according to his son. He had been battling kidney cancer. He was 75. Sutton first contracted advanced kidney cancer in 2008 and had been a national spokesman for the Kidney Cancer Association and the Bayer and Onyx Companies , producers of the drug Nexavar which helped prolong his life for another 13 years.
  • Adam Silver says NBA is discussing COVID-19 vaccination of players as PSA

    01/19/2021 12:52:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 19, 2021 | Brian Windhorst
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday the league has discussed having players receive COVID-19 vaccines to educate and influence the public regarding their safety and effectiveness. "There have been discussions. It's something we're particularly focused on," Silver said at a virtual conference hosted by Sportico. "In the African American community, there's been enormously disparate impact from COVID ... but now, somewhat perversely, there's been enormous resistance [to vaccinations] in the African American community for understandable historical reasons. ... If that resistance continues, it would be very much a double whammy to the Black community, because the only way out of...
  • New York Mets GM Jared Porter acknowledges sending explicit images to female reporter when he worked for Chicago Cubs

    01/19/2021 11:22:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | Monday January 11, 2021 | Mina Kimes, Jeff Passan
    New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit, unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016, culminating with a picture of an erect, naked penis, according to a copy of the text history obtained by ESPN. The woman, a foreign correspondent who had moved to the United States to cover Major League Baseball, said at one point she ignored more than 60 messages from Porter before he sent the final lewd photo. The text relationship started casually before Porter, then the Chicago Cubs director of professional scouting, began complimenting her appearance, inviting her to meet him in...
  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies
    https://www.ericpetersautos.com ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • Australian Open now has 72 players quarantined after coronavirus exposure

    01/18/2021 10:05:30 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan. 17, 2021 | Cindy Boren
    The number of tennis players quarantined after their arrival in Australia on flights that had passengers who tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 72, angering players who are unable to train for the sport’s first major tournament of 2021. A positive case, which was not from a member of the athletes’ entourages, was reported late Sunday from a third flight that landed Saturday in Melbourne and carried 25 players and their entourages among 58 passengers from Doha, Qatar, the site of qualifying tournaments. Originally, 47 players were told to quarantine after four coronavirus cases were found on two...
  • Flyers star Jakub Voracek blasts ‘weasel’ reporter(Profanity Warning)

    01/18/2021 9:03:37 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/16/2021 | Mark Fischer
    Flyers star Jakub Voracek called a local reporter a “weasel” during a stunning tirade Friday night. The 31-year-old forward lashed out at Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski, who has been critical of Voracek in the past, following a 5-2 win over the rival Penguins. Appearing agitated as Sielski asked whether this season felt different
  • Vintage Aaron Rodgers: Man in old photo looks like Packers QB

    01/17/2021 9:57:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    A man featured in an old photo that recently sold on eBay looks like he could be Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ doppelganger, or even a long-lost ancestor. According to WBAY, the photo of the unidentified mustached man sold for $202.50. The seller, who is located in Iowa, listed the photo as “Antique Victorian Photograph Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Look alike with Wife.” The eBay description says the photo is from “late 1800′s early 1900′s.” The seller auctions off vintage items.
  • Reports: MLB to begin 2021 on time, allow limited number of fans

    01/17/2021 11:51:52 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | JAN 12, 2021 | MATT WEYRICH
    Major League Baseball reportedly informed teams Monday that they should expect to start spring training on time and prepare for a full 162-game campaign. The league also outlined guidelines for letting fans into games, not requiring vaccination checks or negative test results but enforcing social-distancing guidelines and other spread-prevention measures.M USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale reported Monday that the Major League Baseball Players Association “vigorously” fought against playing anything less than a full season. The two sides bickered back and forth for weeks last spring trying to negotiate the framework for the 2020 season in a spat that spilled into the...
  • Dr. Vladimir Zelenko of Hydroxychloroquine Fame In on GAB and has his own Website!

    01/16/2021 6:26:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    GAB.COM ^ | 01/16/2021
    Dr. Vladimir Zelenko just posted on GAB. His Gab Handle is @ZZ611 For those who want to follow him, you can find him here: https://gab.com/ZZ611 Here is his latest Gab (Not Tweet, it's called a Gab): __________________________________ Dr. Zelenko Dr. Zelenko @ZZ611 6d · Please check out and share my new website: http://Vladimirzelenkomd.com it has life saving information 29 likes 4 comments 16 reposts
  • Adrian Peterson Will Be Charged $2,200 a Day Until He Takes Care of His Latest Financial Fiasco [Detroit Lions running back]

    01/16/2021 8:17:49 AM PST · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Sportscasting ^ | 01/14/2021 | Stephen Sheehan
    Since 2007, Adrian Peterson has been paid handsomely to carry a football. However, despite earning millions of dollars during the course of his decorated NFL career, the 35-year-old barely has anything to show for it. In fact, the Detroit Lions running back may have hit rock bottom recently.(snip) Given the fact he’s collected NFL paychecks for 14 years, you’d expect Peterson to be in a terrific financial position. Yet, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Since entering the league more than a decade ago, Adrian Peterson has been well-compensated for his ability to run through, around, and over NFL...
  • 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...