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  • Eagles, Foles rally to stun Patriots in Super Bowl LII

    02/04/2018 7:55:16 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    This time, the New England Patriots were the victims of a Super Bowl comeback. MVP Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and caught another as the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn. Sunday night to win the franchise’s first NFL championship since 1960.
  • No. 1 Alabama Wins SEC With Win Over No. 15 Florida

    12/04/2016 6:03:15 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Newsday - AP ^ | 12-4-2016 | AP
    December 3, 2016 7:57 PM Associated Press ATLANTA — Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. The nation's No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return Saturday before wearing down No. 15 Florida in the second half with a dominant running game. The result was a 54-16 rout that positioned Alabama to go for its second straight national title and its fifth crown in the last nine years under coach Nick Saban. Next up: a...
  • Cool Stuff, You Gotta See This (Vanity)

    08/27/2016 9:52:27 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 2 replies
    Published on Nov 23, 2012 Song: Hard To Get Along (Instrumental Version) By Dhruva Aliman
  • The Royals got their World Series rings and, damn, they're fancy

    04/05/2016 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 5. 2016 | Mike Oz
    Every member of the Kansas City Royals is shining a little brighter now. Before Tuesday's game against the New York Mets, the Royals received their World Series reward — a ginormous ring that they excitedly showed off in front of the very team they beat last November.
  • For Pats fans on streets of Boston: 'Time to party'

    02/04/2015 7:33:56 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 11 replies ^ | 4 Feb 15 | Matt Stout, Jack Encarnacao, Jeff Howe and Owen Boss
    The thousands of revelers lining the parade route fought through the traffic and braved freezing conditions to cheer on the world champions, who defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in what many are calling the greatest Super Bowl of all time. "The team is amazing," said New Hampshire native Josh Bishop, 35, who boarded a train last night from Washington D.C., to stand along the route. "It's the culmination of a bunch of hard work, getting the job done. It's time to party."
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • President Obama To Honor 1972 Miami Dolphins At White House Next Week

    08/13/2013 1:31:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies
    Inagist/Buzzfeed ^ | 8/13/2013
    @stevebruskCNN : White House says Pres. Obama will honor the '72 Miami Dolphins on August 20th. Only undefeated team in NFL history never got an invitation. I guess there's nothing to do or going on...might as well do this.....sigh.
  • Alabama Wins National Championship (Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14)

    01/07/2013 9:21:36 PM PST · by blam · 129 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Cork Gaines
    Alabama Wins National Championship Cork GainesJanuary 7, 2013 In the end, it wasn't even close. Alabama blew out Notre Dame 42-14 and Nick Saban has now won three national titles in four years. Here are the final moments...(Click to the site to see the video)
  • High-octane Olive Branch, Petal offenses go toe-to-toe for 6A title (Mississippi HS Football)

    12/02/2011 9:19:24 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 4 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/2/2012 | Chris Van Tuyl
    Scott Samsel has taken in the Mississippi High School Activities Association state championship atmosphere at Jackson's Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium many times as a spectator. There were, of course, exceptions. In 1993, he brought his Independence squad to face Forest for the Class 3A title. Despite leading at halftime, the Wildcats lost by six points. "We just weren't a very good passing team, and I said when I left the stadium that day if I'm ever fortunate enough to get back, we're going to be able to throw the football," Samsel said. "I just didn't anticipate it taking 18 years."...
  • A Gigantic Organizational Problem

    10/02/2011 1:16:33 AM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 2 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 9/30/11 | Noman
    A Gigantic Organizational Problem Why do we care about professional baseball, or sports teams generally? Ask people in Boston or Atlanta, Tampa Bay or St. Louis. Noman thinks it's that rooting for a team is an initiation into a culture, a history, a tradition, a people. The club confers its identity on all who root for it, and all who play for it if the player let's it. We belong. And, that's important to people. The San Francisco Giants tenure as Major League Baseball's defending Champions ended in a whimper the other night with a 15-2 thumping at the bats...
  • Steelers teams of past, present linked by pedigree

    01/30/2011 6:03:27 AM PST · by Plumberman27 · 60 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1-30-2011 | Scott Brown
    Mahogany shelves are filled with neatly lined books. Pictures that cover an adjacent wall also tell the history of the Steelers. But what makes the second-floor room at Steelers headquarters one of the most unique libraries on the planet: Six Lombardi Trophies are displayed in a row, and they have the same effect as a six-car pile-up on the Parkway.
  • Giants win the Series! Giants win the Series!

    11/01/2010 8:00:31 PM PDT · by rivercat · 282 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/01/2010 | Chris Haft
    Go ahead, say it. It's no longer mere fantasy or sheer folly to do so. A rare mix of veteran rejects and budding stars completed an unlikely ascent to the Major League summit Monday night, allowing all to repeat a five-word phrase never before heard: World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Giants made franchise history with a 3-1 triumph over the Rangers in Game 5 of the World Series, ignoring their underdog status to capture the 106th Fall Classic, four games to one. An unlikely hero combined with a likely one to elevate San Francisco to new heights.

    11/23/2009 2:26:35 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 240+ views ^ | 11/23/2009 | Staff
    The contest will matchup No. 1 Fort Scott Community College (Kan.) against No. 2 Blinn College (Texas) on Dec. 6 at Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburgh, Kan.
  • Fandemonium ready to greet Steelers parade

    02/03/2009 9:08:05 AM PST · by Plumberman27 · 14 replies · 450+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday February 3, 2009 | Jessica LaDow, Jerome B. Sherman and Ed Blazina
    Gathering in true Steelers weather -- cold and occasional snow -- fans lined Downtown sidewalks 20 deep this morning for a parade of the Super Bowl champions.
  • Fresno State Defeats Georgia 6-1 to win CWS (2-1)

    06/25/2008 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies · 143+ views
    06.25.08 | Perdogg
    Fresno State Defeats Georgia 6-1 to win CWS (2-1). At least this year's Georgia choke will make people forget about UNC choking in 2006.
  • Rewarding Mediocrity

    02/06/2008 4:57:29 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 80+ views
    Forbes ^ | 01.29.08 | Tim Harford
    If you want to dismay an economist, just mention the phrase "national champion." The phrase won't call to mind great sporting heroes, but wheezing corporate behemoths protected from domestic competition, propped up with generous government subsidies and shielded behind trade barriers. Why would the government ever choose to provide such handouts? The justification is that a "national champion," strengthened with subsidies and protected from pesky irritations like local competitors and creditors, should be well equipped to beat rivals on the global stage. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. "No industrial policy has been more comprehensively discredited than the notion that...
  • Encouraging Prospects (BoSox farm system ranked #2 behind Tampa)

    01/16/2008 10:05:04 AM PST · by Lovebloggers · 59 replies · 216+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 16, 2007 | Nick Cafardo
    When you looked out at the football field in the indoor bubble at Boston College's Alumni Stadium yesterday, you saw the reason why many Red Sox fans don't want to make the Johan Santana trade. related content gallery Photos from Tuesday's workout Sox prospects learn to deal with trade rumors more stories like thisYou saw a confident, personable, Derek Lowe-like Justin Masterson and shortstop-of-the-future Jed Lowrie, both of whom have been mentioned in a possible trade for Santana. You saw a bulked-up, maturing Clay Buchholz, who may be the Red Sox' lone untouchable, though he may not even break camp...
  • World Series Live Thread: Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox

    10/23/2007 5:50:12 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 2,290 replies · 1,775+ views ^ | 10-23-07 | Yahoo! Sports
    vs. Game 1 at Boston (Wed., Oct. 24, 8:35 p.m.)Josh Beckett vs. Jeff Francis Game 2 at Boston (Thurs., Oct. 25, 8:29 p.m.)Curt Schilling vs. Ubaldo Jimenez Game 3 at Colorado (Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka vs. Josh Fogg Game 4 at Colorado (Sunday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.) Aaron Cook vs. Jon Lester Game 5* at Colorado (Monday, Oct. 29) Game 6* at Boston (Wednesday, Oct. 31) Game 7* at Boston (Thursday, Nov. 1) AccuScore has run more than 10,000 simulations for every World Series game for Yahoo! Sports, calculating how each team's performance changes in response...
  • Champions aging in agony

    07/29/2007 8:07:34 AM PDT · by wildbill · 15 replies · 1,083+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/29/2007 | Barry Horn
    For many Cowboys on 1977 team, gridiron glory yielded years of pain Almost 30 years after limping through Super Bowl XII – his final NFL game – Mel Renfro walks with an artificial left hip. His right knee needs to be replaced. Arthritis has settled in his shoulders and ankles. Damaged vertebrae have robbed his neck of movement. Sunlight often triggers headaches. He writes everything down to make sure he doesn't forget. On occasion, depression sets in, forcing him to retreat from the world. Like his physical ailments, the failing memory and periodic despondency are the result of a lifetime...
  • America Supports You: Musician Champions Recognition of Soldiers’ Sacrifice

    04/24/2007 5:01:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 145+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2007 – A Cleveland-based musician and songwriter is hoping one of his newest works will raise the country’s collective awareness of the sacrifices its servicemembers are making every day. “Our Sacrifice” offers musical support to servicemembers and their families, Mark Reis said. “After I wrote the song, I started looking at the lyrics and the meaning behind it. I knew that it was intended to support (servicemembers) and their families and what they’re going through.” “Our Sacrifice” was recorded in Nashville with Frank Camp and Nicole Cuglewski singing vocals. For a year, Reis said, he didn’t...