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  • Yale QB's Rhodes bid was suspended (ESPN reports on prohibited NYT story)

    01/27/2012 4:25:48 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | ESPN.com
    A Yale football player who said he withdrew from consideration for a Rhodes scholarship in order to prepare for his team's rivalry game against Harvard had in fact been informed his candidacy had been suspended, The New York Times reported. The Rhodes Trust had suspended quarterback Patrick Witt's candidacy when it learned, outside of official channels, that a female student had accused Witt of sexual assault in September, the newspaper reported. Witt had previously announced he had withdrawn his application because his interview for the prestigious scholarship was on the same day as Yale's game against Harvard, its ancient archrival....
  • Tebow's most amazing trait? Humility

    01/09/2012 7:52:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Sports.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | Mark Kriegel
    Sportswriters and ballplayers have nothing in common so much as an urge to utter four favorite words: I told you so. It’s become the coin of the realm in this business. Nothing inspires such opportunistic passion as a chance to hate the doubters and doubt the haters. SNIP What happened Sunday night was more than an upset. It was more than a thrilling playoff win for the Broncos. It was an epic rebuke to Tebow’s legions of doubters. Call it Tebow 3:16... Tebow came out for the postgame presser in a knit cap and a vest, jeans and sneakers. He...
  • High schoolers banned for Tebowing

    12/15/2011 6:40:00 PM PST · by Minn · 129 replies
    No running in the halls -- and no Tebowing either. That's what one Long Island administration said Wednesday when it suspended a group of high school athletes for replicating Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's popular pose in the hallway at school. Jordan Fulcoly, Wayne Drexel and brothers Tyler and Connor Carroll of Riverhead High School were all handed a one-day suspension Wednesday, after three days of taking a knee with their foreheads resting on their fists, the same ...
  • Tim Tebow: All he Does is Win (Remix Video)

    12/12/2011 9:58:50 AM PST · by parksstp · 19 replies
    Youtube Video ^ | 12-12-2011 | DJ Porter
    ESPN First take remix by DJ Porter with Skip Bayless
  • Arab Athletes Furious After “Palestine” Truncated

    12/10/2011 4:55:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/11 | Elad Benari
    Some of the participants in the 2011 Pan Arab Games, taking place in Qatar, were upset this weekend after discovering that a map showing “Palestine” presented its boundaries as only included Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The map was presented, along with the maps of other participating countries, at the opening ceremony of the games in Doha. The representation of “Palestine” made some of the participants furious, as they claimed that the map only showed 22% of the area of “Palestine”. The participants said that presenting “Palestine” in this way constitutes recognition of Israel and an acceptance of what they termed...
  • What’s Wrong with Tim Tebow? (The problem, it seems, is that there isn’t enough wrong with him)

    12/06/2011 7:17:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2011 | Rich Lowry
    In Denver Broncos star quarterback Tim Tebow, the football gods have offered up a star that every father in America should be grateful for (provided they don’t root for a rival team in the AFC West). Tebow is respectful, wholesome, and a man of God. He has no obvious failings besides an inaccurate throwing arm. If Disney were to concoct the plot of a movie about an altogether admirable young man who joins the NFL and is scorned by all the experts for his unorthodox style, yet wins week after week, Tebow would play the lead. In fact, at this...
  • Wife of football coach charged in grade tampering

    11/22/2011 7:44:27 AM PST · by Krankor · 63 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/22/2011 | John Keilman
    Computer tracking leads to arrest of football coach's wife A sharp-eyed Antioch Community High School teacher who noticed that a student's grade had been inexplicably changed sparked an investigation that ended with a fellow educator being charged with tampering with computer records. Sara Glashagel, 27, a special education teacher who is the wife of Antioch's head football coach, allegedly got hold of an administrative password and inflated the grades for 64 students — 41 of them football players, authorities said.
  • Report: Mariners OF Greg Halman stabbed to death

    11/21/2011 3:37:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was killed in a stabbing in Rotterdam, a Dutch TV station reported Monday.
  • Arkansas football player found dead in room

    (CNN) -- University of Arkansas authorities say they see no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the death of a 19-year-old football player who was was found dead in his room Sunday. Garrett Uekman, a sophomore tight end for the Razorbacks, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his room about 11:15 a.m., the university said in a written statement Sunday afternoon. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital shortly after noon. A roommate last saw Uekman playing video games about an hour earlier, "and he appeared to be in good health," the university said. An...
  • Rift Over Tim Tebow Custom "Jesus" Jerseys

    11/15/2011 6:26:54 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 89 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11.15.11
    He's the model citizen, the guy you want your daughter to date, yet Tim Tebow can't help being the most polarizing figure in all of professional sports. And during the upcoming holiday shopping season, Tebow is going to get even more controversial -- once again without any action on his part. A handful of Denver fans have decided a customized Tim Tebow jersey would make for the perfect Christmas gift. What could possibly be troubling about that? A whole lot, depending on who you ask. Rather than have the last name "Tebow" on the back of the Broncos jersey, these...
  • Wyoming coach resigns after forcing offensive survey on players (Hurt Feelings Report Card)

    11/14/2011 11:28:37 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 89 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14NOV2011 | Cameron Smith
    A high school football coach in Wyoming has resigned after orchestrating what may be the single least appropriate motivational tactic in recent years, handing his players a "Hurt Feelings Report" in which students were asked to select from various offensive options to describe why they were upset. As first reported by the Buffalo Bulletin, Casper Star-Tribune and The Advocate before being circulated throughout the internet, Buffalo (Wyo.) High football coach Pat Lynch offered up a questionnaire to his players that offered the following possible reasons for their disappointment, as reported by The Advocate (beware in reading the following paragraph: Some...
  • Nationals Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

    11/09/2011 8:13:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    abc ^ | 11/9/2011 | JORGE RUEDA
    Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela. Ramos, 24, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state, Kathe Vilera, spokeswoman for the catcher's Venezuelan League team, said through her official Twitter account. "This is sad, worrisome and true that Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped," she said. Ramos was playing winter ball with the Aragua Tigers. She said the rising Major League Baseball star was kidnapped at 6:45 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) and that police have been notified. Santa Ines lies...
  • Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Joe Frazier Dies

    11/08/2011 8:11:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    (CNN) -- Joe Frazier, the hard-hitting boxing heavyweight who handed the legendary Muhammad Ali his first defeat, died Monday, shortly after being diagnosed with liver cancer, his family said in a statement. The former heavyweight champion, who was 67, became a legend in his own right and personified the gritty working-class style of his hard-knuckled hometown, Philadelphia -- a fitting setting for the "Rocky" film series, starring Sylvester Stallone as hardscrabble boxer Rocky Balboa. "You could hear him coming, snorting and grunting and puffing, like a steam engine climbing a steep grade," Bill Lyon wrote in a Philadelphia Inquirer column...
  • Who is Jerry Sandusky?

    11/06/2011 5:18:43 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/06/2011 | Bill Lyon
    So what manner of a man is this Jerry Sandusky? On Nov. 13, 1999, he received a standing ovation from a crowd of 96,480. It was the occasion of his official retirement as dean of Linebacker U's impenetrable defense. For a long, long time, he was thought to be the successor to Joe Paterno. When he finally decided to leave the fold, after 32 years of unswerving loyalty and uncommon patience, --snip-- It has been over 10 years since Sandusky left Penn State to devote all of his time to the Second Mile, a charitable organization he and his wife...
  • How Players Unions Are Killing Sports

    10/12/2011 4:42:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2011 | Ben Shapiro
    This year, we may not get to see Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers play. The people of Italy probably will. While the National Basketball Association lockout continues, Bryant is considering a deal worth $5 million for one year from the Virtus Bologna. He's not the only NBA player who might appear overseas. Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets signed a contract with the Turkish team Besiktas, worth $200,000 per month. Many more top players are jumping overseas during the work stoppage. By contrast, Bryant signed a contract on April 2, 2010, with the Lakers for $87 million,...
  • NBA Season Postponed (Millionaires losing income--shouldn't we all celebrate?)

    10/11/2011 5:26:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    RT.com ^ | 10/11/11
    NBA commissioner David Stern has cancelled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players failed to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout. The crisis began on July 1 when owners locked out the players after they failed to come to terms before the expiration of the old collective bargaining agreement.
  • Michael Vick leaves with neck injury

    09/18/2011 9:10:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 60 replies
    espn ^ | 9-18-11
    ATLANTA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has left the game against the Atlanta Falcons with a neck injury after being slammed into one of his own linemen late in the third quarter. After letting go of a pass Sunday night, Vick was spun around by an Atlanta defender and slammed into right tackle Todd Herremans. The quarterback got up slowly and wobbled to the sideline, where the trainers worked on his right shoulder and neck. He also appeared to spit out blood coming off the field. Mike Kafka took over for Vick and finished a touchdown drive that gave...
  • Brad McCrimmon Dies in Plane Crash [Ex-Boston Bruins player among 43 killed in Russia]

    09/07/2011 1:29:51 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 26 replies
    ESPNBoston.com ^ | September 7, 2011, 2:38 PM ET | ESPNBoston
    KHL Players Killed In Crash A plane carrying a KHL ice hockey team crashed in western Russia, killing at least 43 people
  • Homophobia is the sports world's new bigotry

    08/04/2011 10:24:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/19/2011 | Monte Poole
    When idiots of yore tossed slurs and epithets at sporting events, they had the sorry excuse of living in an America where segregation not only was common but also legislated. Impolite folks too ignorant to know better and too lazy to learn routinely wrapped themselves in bigotry, sparing no one, as was discovered by Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg and black pioneer Jackie Robinson. That was the 1930s and '40s and '50s, when many were denied civil rights and voting rights and the system was contaminated with the poisons of prejudice. What's the excuse now that we're supposed to be so...
  • Grieving New Mexico safety hauled off plane, booked for baggy pants

    06/17/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Conservative145 · 62 replies
    A college football player was pulled off a flight and arrested because he was wearing his pants too low. Deshon Marman, 20, a University of New Mexico player was boarding a flight back to college yesterday when he was stopped because his pants were ‘below his buttocks, but above the knees, and his boxer shorts were showing’. Police said the man who was flying back to Alberqurque from home in San Francisco, California, was told by a U.S. Airways employee to pull up his pants, but he refused. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2004270/Deshon-Marman-pulled-flight-arrested-wearing-baggy-pants.html#ixzz1PXq5KB9U