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  • Mississippi State, South Carolina play for the championship

    04/02/2017 7:16:59 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 9 replies
    The Daily Courier ^ | April 2, 2017 5:53 a.m. | Associated Press
    DALLAS (AP) — Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs didn’t get much time to celebrate what might be the greatest shocker in women’s basketball history. Not when there’s one more game to win, not when there’s a national championship on the line against SEC rival South Carolina.
  • National Championship, Alabama vs. Clemson Predictions, Picks, Spread, Line (Tonight 7:00 EST)

    01/09/2017 5:53:04 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 1-9-2017 | Tom Fornelli
    Their first College Football Playoff title game was a thriller, and odds are the rematch will be, too Tom FornelliJanuary 9, 2017 While it certainly isn't a rule, it's generally accepted that the sequel is never quite as good as the original. The logical explanation for this phenomenon is that a movie doesn't get a sequel unless the first installment was popular enough to warrant one, which means that the sequel has lofty expectations to live up to. As do Alabama and Clemson when they meet Monday night in Tampa for a national championship rematch. When these two teams met...
  • Swinney: Clemson Has 'More Juice' This Time Around VS 'Bama

    01/05/2017 3:00:50 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    College Football - AP ^ | 1-3-1017 | PETE IACOBELLI
    PETE IACOBELLIJanuary 3, 2017 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No long stretches of games. More depth on defense. All in all, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes he has a fresher, steadier group heading into this year's national championship game with No. 1 Alabama. Swinney said his Tigers were impacted in 2015 by 10 consecutive weeks of grueling football from late September until the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in early December. On top of that, Swinney's defense was chock full of front line stars, yet had little experienced depth behind them. That's not the case this time around, at least not...
  • People are still pummeling Ronda Rousey’s coach as she begins medical suspension

    01/04/2017 9:21:22 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 114 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/4/2017 | Marissa Payne
    Four days after Ronda Rousey’s highly anticipated comeback went exactly the way she had not planned, fight fans and insiders are still discussing what went wrong for the 29-year-old. How did the fighter, who had 411 days to shore up her striking skills, allow women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes to land 27 punches and beat her in a technical knockout 48 seconds into the fight?
  • Clemson Earns A Rematch Against Alabama For The NCAA Football National Championship

    01/01/2017 6:23:12 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-1-2017 | CBS News
    CBS News January 1, 2017 Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It’s Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 3 Tigers in a do-over of last season’s national championship game, a 45-40 thriller won by Alabama. If the Jan. 9 matchup in Tampa comes anywhere close to that classic in the desert, it will more than make up for two semifinal duds on Saturday. Alabama (14-0) wore down No. 4 Washington for a 24-7 victory in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson dominated No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, handing Urban...
  • Vanity: Hold that tiger! Hold that tiger! Hold that Tiger! Hold that tiger!

    12/31/2016 7:41:38 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 73 replies
    ESPN live | 12/31/2016 | Me
    Clemson wins! Hold that tiger!
  • Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title

    11/24/2016 8:32:37 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | 11-24-2016 | Jimmie Kaylor
    Jimmie Kaylor November 24, 2016Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win the 2016 College Football National Title After close to three months full of shocking upsets, legendary individual performances, and games we won’t forget, we finally reached the point in the 2016 college football season where we can accurately separate the national title contenders from the pretenders. Needless to say, quite a bit has changed since the first month of the season. Teams like Florida State, Houston, Stanford, and Louisville — all thought to be among the top national championship contenders in the country — have proven to be pretenders....
  • France Cancels Nice Cycling Championships Amidst Terror Fears

    08/06/2016 4:20:22 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 6, 2016 | Breitbart London
    NICE (FRANCE) (AFP) – The European road cycling championships, which were due to be held in Nice from September 14 to 18, have been cancelled for security reasons, the French city’s mayor confirmed on Friday. The announcement came just three weeks after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice which claimed 85 lives and injured more than 300. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian who drove a truck into revellers watching a fireworks display on the city’s Promenade des Anglais, was shot dead by police. “Given that it was an event that would have required a large police presence, and...
  • At I-75 and University Parkway, it's construction vs. the clock

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 12, 2015 | Emily Le Coz
    In a state where four out of five traffic improvement projects bust their original deadlines, Florida transportation officials expect to beat the odds with one of the largest jobs ever undertaken in the Sarasota-Manatee region. Construction of the state’s first diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and University Parkway, which began Aug. 3 and is set for two years, will end before the September 2017 World Rowing Championships draw tens of thousands of visitors to nearby Nathan Benderson Park, state officials promise. But the timeline leaves Prince Contracting, the Tampa-based company that won the $74.5 million contract, just one month...
  • Team Fighting Championship: yeah, it’s insane

    05/14/2015 11:00:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A new sport has arisen within the fighting universe in Poland: Team Fighting Championship (TFC). If you’ve ever imagined what a professional looking, all out fight between two rival gangs would look like in an arena, this is it. Two teams of five fighters are let loose in the ring, accompanied by five referees, where they punch, kick, and knee the living hell out of each other until just one team is left standing. The only major rules are that “forbid blows to the Adam’s apple, groin kicks, biting and spitting,” but there are no rules that prohibit the four...
  • Ohio State Is Closer To Catching Alabama For Most College Football Championships

    01/13/2015 3:03:14 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    BI ^ | 1-13-2015 | Cork Gaines
    Cork Gaines January 13, 2015Ohio State won its eighth national championship in division 1-A/Football Bowl Subdivision history with their win over Oregon in the inaugural college football playoff championship. That win moves Ohio State into a tie with Notre Dame for the most championships during the poll era (1936-present), the most commonly used cut-off for counting titles. Ohio State is also now just two behind Alabama.(snip)(snip)
  • Tong forging in the World Championship Blacksmiths's Competition. [video only]

    05/01/2014 5:03:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | 5-1-2014 | Chad Chance
    World Championship Blacksmiths' Competition Tong Making Class. The Competitors had 45 min. to make a pair of Hot Fitting tongs out of 3/4 round stock with the reins already ran out. Jul 11, 2011
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • Notre Dame Fans Continue To Trash Alabama With Offensive National Championship T-Shirts

    12/27/2012 12:31:16 PM PST · by blam · 192 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-27-2012 | Andrew Tredinnick
    Notre Dame Fans Continue To Trash Alabama With Offensive National Championship T-Shirts Andrew TredinnickDec. 27, 2012, 12:43 PM In the month leading up to Notre Dame's first trip to the national championship game in more than two decades, Irish faithful have created a series of T-shirts bashing their opponent, Alabama. Notre Dame is winning the trash-talking battle with the series of racy shirts, but the last thing Notre Dame needs is to provide a feisty Crimson Tide team and fan base with any source of motivation before the game. Maybe Alabama will take the shirts for their comedic value. Eleven...
  • Notre Dame (1) v USC Thread - 8pm EST ABC TV

    11/24/2012 3:11:57 PM PST · by Perdogg · 110 replies
    Notre Dame (1) v USC Thread - 8pm EST ABC TV. If Notre Dame wins they will play for the National Championship, as unfair as that might seem.
  • Arizona high school forfeits championship game rather than face girl opponent

    05/10/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 249 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-10-2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A state championship high school baseball game is over before tonight's first pitch, after one Arizona team forfeited rather than play an opponent with a girl in the lineup. Our Lady of Sorrows refused to play Mesa Preparatory Academy in Thursday’s scheduled Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship game, because that team has Paige Sultzbach at second base. The 15-year-old agreed to sit out a pair of regular season victories over Our Lady of Sorrows, which is run by the Society of St. Pius X, an traditionalist church that broke away from Roman Catholic Church over Vatican reforms in 1970....
  • Dallas Mavericks capture first championship in Game 6 win over Miami Heat (Nowitzki wins finals MVP)

    06/12/2011 8:29:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/12/2011 | Ira Winderman
    MIAMI— The end. Of the hype. And the hope. Of instant gratification. And of vindication. Year One of the Big Three ended with a thud Sunday night for the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. There will be no capping of last July's premature celebration over the free-agency signings of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Instead, there will be reflection on nights such as Sunday, when a 105-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 of the NBA Finals brought down the curtain on the 2010-11 season. And started a new waiting game, leaving plenty of questions in...
  • Man wins World Beard & Moustache Championship, shapes facial hair into moose, flag of Norway

    05/18/2011 5:13:59 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Lindsay Goldwert
    Meet the man with the world's most impressive beard. Elmar Weisser, a 47 year-old hairdresser, beat 160 hopefuls from 15 countries to take first prize in the World Beard and Moustache Championship, held this year in Trondheim, Norway. His facial creation included a moose and a Norwegian flag. Weisser was well-groomed for victory – he'd won the competition several times before, he told AFP. He won in 2005 in Berlin by shaping his beard into the landmark Brandenburg Gate. In 2007, he declared victory in won in England for his recreation of the Tower Bridge.
  • 2011 NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY LIVE THREAD

    01/23/2011 10:06:18 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 510 replies · 1+ views
    2011 NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY LIVE THREAD Sunday, January 23rd 3:00PM ET - FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME @ 6:30PM ET - CBS AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME @
  • NFL Championship Weekend

    01/21/2011 9:19:09 AM PST · by jpf · 45 replies
    My big mouth blog ^ | 01/21/11 | Flood
    As the Patriots would say, these are T-shirt and hat games this weekend. Too bad for the Patriots they will be home watching it with you and me thanks to the Jets. The NFL Championship games are Sunday, the two winners get a trip to the Super Bowl in Dallas while the losers get to send unused T-shirts and hats to Haiti. Sure most of them are size XXX, they'll shrink in the wash. See, everybody wins, sort of. We have the polls again in the sidebar, feel free to participate. Last week we were mostly right as a group,...