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  • It's up to Kirk Cousins to prove he's not an $84 million bust

    12/13/2018 8:42:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 12, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Last January, Case Keenum threw 20 incompletions, threw two picks, and threw away what felt like a Super Bowl in the cold of the NFC championship game in Philadelphia. The Minnesota Vikings saw their quarterback get outdueled by Eagles backup Nick Foles, dashing the dream of hosting the Super Bowl. Afterward, the franchise focused on a single thing – get a quarterback, just about any quarterback, at just about any price. All the other pieces were there, they believed. So they went out and got Kirk Cousins, for $84 million over three years, convincing him to come to Minnesota because...
  • Stephen Curry is pretty sure the moon landing was faked, just in case you cared

    12/10/2018 6:35:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 218 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | December 10, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    I think what we’re learning here is that NBA players are huge fans of conspiracy theories. Nearly two years after Kyrie Irving said the Earth is flat on a podcast with then-Cleveland Cavaliers teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, fellow All-Star point guard Stephen Curry informed us that man never landed on the moon during an appearance with Golden State Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala on a new podcast featuring Atlanta Hawks players Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore. Curry even tipped his cap to Irving, suggesting, “They’re gonna come get us,” an ode to the social media firestorm that followed Irving’s...
  • Old homophobic tweets from Kyler Murray's Twitter account surface after he wins Heisman

    12/09/2018 3:50:23 AM PST · by grayboots · 76 replies
    USAToday twitter ^ | 12/9/2018 | Scott Gleeson
    As of early Sunday morning, four offensive tweets using an anti-gay slur remained active on the Heisman winner's account
  • Tua Tagovailoa Wins SEC Offensive Player Of The Year; UA With Eight Guys On All-SEC Team

    12/03/2018 12:15:35 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TD Alabama ^ | 12-3-2018 | Steven M. Smith
    He has played through pain, but no one can question the excitement and efficiency that Tua Tagovailoa provided Alabama’s offense this season as a first-year starting quarterback. The sophomore has mesmerized fans, compelled media pundits and commanded respect from his contemporaries in the Southeastern Conference. In terms of statistics, Tagovailoa has put together a record-setting year. He became the fourth signal-caller of the Nick Saban era to account for a 3,000-yard passing season; joining former Tide standouts AJ McCarron, Blake Sims and Jacob Coker. Tagovailoa’s output of 3,353 yards has him second all-time in school history for passing yards in...
  • The Rise Of Tua: From Practice Phenom To Heisman Hopeful

    11/28/2018 1:28:46 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-28-2018 | Alex Scarborough
    Even in high school, Tua Tagovailoa had a special quality that coaches such as Lane Kiffin were drawn to. Tom Hauck for Student Sports It feels like an eternity looking back on it now, having rewatched it on replay and in slow motion and from multiple camera angles, but the reality is it took almost no time at all for Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa to pick himself up off the turf during overtime of the national title game, gather his thoughts and orchestrate the play that has come to be known simply as "Second-and-26." That moment in January, which delivered Alabama...
  • Alex Smith suffers Joe Thiesmann-esque leg injury 33 years to the day of Lawrence Taylor's tackle

    11/18/2018 3:33:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Blake Shuster
    Washington quarterback Alex Smith suffered a season-ending leg injury against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith was dropping back to pass in the second half when he was taken down awkwardly by Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt. Under the weight of both defenders, Smith’s right leg crumbled, leaving him in a heap on the field.
  • Red Sox unsure on White House visit if invited by Trump

    11/02/2018 6:13:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 101 replies
    brietbart ^ | 11/01/2018 | AP
    1 Nov 20181,555 BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say they haven’t decided whether they will visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump. Manager Alex Cora said Thursday he wants to use the platform he has as a World Series champion in the right way. A native Puerto Rican, Cora has been outspoken about the need for help on the island since it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The traditional White House visit has become increasingly partisan, with some players declining to make the trip because of their political views.
  • Hall of Fame slugger McCovey dies at 80

    11/01/2018 7:38:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    MLB.COM ^ | 10/31/2018 | Anthony Castrovince
    Willie McCovey, one of the great left-handed power hitters of all time, a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 and a beloved member of the San Francisco Giants family, passed away peacefully Wednesday after a battle with health issues. He was 80 years old. Nicknamed "Stretch" for the long arms and legs attached to his 6-foot-4 frame, McCovey and fellow Hall of Famer and Alabama native Willie Mays comprised the core of San Francisco Giants teams that gave opposing pitchers The Willies. McCovey's pull power was so prodigious that the China Basin that sits beyond...
  • Transgender Woman Becomes First Ever World Champion in Women’s Cycling

    10/15/2018 5:29:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Rachel McKinnon became the first ever transgender world champion in a womens cycling event this weekend. She whooped them little girls. Rachel McKinnon is standing in the middle of the photo. The other thing that makes this incident particularly interesting is that McKinnon believes that men who identity as women should not be required to take testosterone suppressing hormones (let alone have gender reassignment surgery) in order to participate in women’s athletic competitions.

    10/14/2018 3:55:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:10 PM 10/14/2018 | Peter Hasson | Reporter
    A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday. Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. McKinnon, representing Canada, bested Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and American cyclist Jennifer Wagner to take home the gold. McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.”
  • Tiger Roars Again: Tearful Woods, 42, Wins His First Tournament For Five Years After Injuries...

    09/24/2018 7:12:20 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 47 replies
    MailOnline and Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2018 | Derek Lawrenson
    Tiger Woods has staged one of the greatest comebacks from injury and controversy in sport by winning his first PGA tournament in five years. The former World Number One roared to victory at the FedEx Tour Championships in Georgia on Sunday night in front of thousands of fans. A huge crowd ran up the fairway and swamped the 18th green in frantic scenes in a bid to watch Woods sink the last putt of his round, and end his title drought. Woods, who has battled back from a crippling back injury and dealt with the backlash from a DUI arrest,...
  • ‘Fighting Sexism’ Is A Preposterous Cover For Serena Williams’ Entitled Tantrum

    ---SNIP--- If Serena wants to turn a tennis match into WrestleMania, more power to her. The real issue came when Serena went to the podium after losing the match and proclaimed her Tasmanian devil meltdown was her “fighting for women’s rights.” She wasn’t fighting for anything except her right to be a jerk. Serena has a loving husband and newborn baby. Although she grew up in notoriously rough Compton, California, she rose to the highest levels of athletic achievement and is now worth $180 million. She is the wealthiest female athlete in the history of the world. Her face is...
  • Colin Kaepernick to be inducted into his high school's inaugural hall of fame class

    09/13/2018 6:38:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    YahooSports ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    When Turlock, California’s Pitman High School was coming up with a list for its inaugural athletic hall of fame class, it probably didn’t take long before they got to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Twelve years after he graduated from Pitman, five years after he led the San Francisco 49ers to within inches of a Super Bowl title and one year after GQ named him its Citizen of the Year for his highly publicized social activism, Kaepernick will headline his prep alma mater’s first hall of fame class. Kaepernick is expected to attend the ceremony along with eight other inductees...
  • Serena Williams unleashes furious rant at umpire as she loses US Open 2018 final to Naomi Osaka

    09/08/2018 3:07:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Telegraph ^ | September 8, 2018 | Charlie Eccleshare
    Serena Williams given warning for coaching, which she fiercely disputes A code violation then brings about a point penalty Williams unleashes a volley of abuse and is given a game penalty for verbal abuse Osaka holds her nerve to win 6-2, 6-4 for first major title
  • Former Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested, charged with rape

    09/07/2018 10:37:35 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 9-7-2018 | Marc Lancaster
    Joseph Randle was arrested early Friday morning in Wichita, Kansas, and charged with rape, the latest run-in with authorities for the former Cowboys running back. Online records show Randle, 26, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 3:43 a.m. and charged with rape and a probation violation. There was no bond listed for either charge. The Wichita Eagle noted Randle was sentenced to five years' probation in June after being found guilty of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, criminal threat and marijuana possession. That conviction stemmed from a 2016 incident in which Randle intentionally backed into three people with his...
  • Ex-NFL player and Trump Jr. hunting partner Jason Hairston found dead

    09/07/2018 8:55:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/18 | Aris Folley
    Former San Francisco 49er Jason Hairston was found dead in his California home this week. The former NFL linebacker, who joined Donald Trump Jr. on a hunting trips just weeks ago, was confirmed dead by his hunting gear company, KUIU, on Wednesday. “We are shocked and saddened to announce the tragic passing of KUIU founder Jason Hairston. His legacy lives on in KUIU’s spirit of relentless innovation,” the company said on Twitter. The company later revealed on its website that Hairston took his own life. “He is survived by his wife Kirstyn and 2 children,” KUIU wrote. “The family has...
  • JJ Watt raises record $41.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery effort

    08/27/2018 3:05:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The foundation of Houston Texans star JJ Watt on Monday said it has raised $41.6 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, making its crowd-sourced fundraiser the largest in history. Watt in a statement said the millions of dollars have been used to fix and rebuild more than 600 homes and 420 childhood centers in the Houston area. The funds have also been used to distribute more than 26,000 meals and provide health care to more than 6,500 people. It has been one year since the category 4 hurricane made landfall at Houston, inflicting $125 billion in damage. Watt said on...
  • Tiger Woods Defends President Trump, Won’t Talk About Race Relations

    08/26/2018 6:29:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 8/26/18 | Dylan Gwynn
    The sports media attempted to draw Tiger Woods into the ongoing feud between NFL and NBA players on Sunday, after Woods wrapped up his final round at the US PGA Northern Trust tournament, in New Jersey.However, the 14-time major winner declined to get involved. Woods was first asked about his personal relationship with President Trump, and whether he would describe it as “personal or professional.”“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years,” Woods replied. “We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.”Then, however, the reporter asked what he clearly wanted to...
  • A tale of two pitches

    08/20/2018 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/20/2018 | beckwith
    OK, which pitcher throw "like a girl?"
  • Serena Williams says Colin Kaepernick would win a Super Bowl ring if he ever got back in NFL

    08/16/2018 7:48:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 16, 2018 | Kevin Skiver
    Serena Williams is already among the best athletes of all time, so if she says she spots a winner, it's hard to ignore her. In an interview with Time magazine, Williams singled out former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as someone who could get a Super Bowl ring -- if he were given an opportunity. Kaepernick is in the midst of a collusion grievance against NFL owners, in which he says that there has been a concerted effort to keep him out of an NFL uniform due to his protest against racial equality by kneeling during the national anthem. The form...