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  • Who says I can't

    02/16/2019 8:22:31 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 02/16/19 | Wayne Drehs
    Who says I can't How could someone born without arms or legs, who's never held a football, teach high school players how to throw, tackle or block? Rob Mendez is doing it as head coach of a California JV team. by Wayne Drehs 02/16/19 IT'S THE BIGGEST weekend of the year in Gilroy, California, with more than 100,000 people visiting for the annual garlic festival. But on this late July night, 30-year-old high school football coach Rob Mendez has a taste for sushi. A young boy holds open the door as Mendez approaches his favorite spot. The coach nods and...
  • Post Title Game Worries Totally Unfounded At Alabama

    01/13/2019 9:54:25 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TDA Alabama Magazine ^ | 1-13-2019 | Larry Burton
    It’s funny how folks are worried about Dan Enos leaving Alabama, they’re still worried about Mike Locksley leaving even though that’s been known for a while. Now with Jalen Hurts looking at transferring, Josh Jacobs and Damien Harris leaving for the NFL on offense and a whole slew on defense moving on, fans are natually just a tad on the worried side. But if there’s anything that 11 years on the Tuscaloosa campus should have prepared you for is that all is well, the sky is not falling and Nick Saban has a plan in place, or perhaps has had...
  • Airlines say goodbye to the 747 amid a transformation in international travel

    12/30/2018 9:48:00 PM PST · by Simon Green · 51 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 12/29/18 | Robert Wall
    About a year ago, a Boeing 747 operated by Delta Air Lines DAL, took off from Atlanta for a three-hour flight to Pinal Airpark, a boneyard for unwanted aircraft in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. The once celebrated giant of the sky, which had transformed international travel with its size and range, had flown its last flight for a U.S. airline. Delta has replaced its fleet of jumbo jets with Airbus A350s, one of a new breed of smaller, ultraefficient long-range airliners. Nearly every other airline in the world is doing a version of the same thing, replacing huge jets with smaller...
  • Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as OSU wrestling coach

    07/03/2018 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 124 replies
    NBC ^ | Jul 3, 2018 | Corky Siemaszko
    Full Title: Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach Rep. Jim Jordan, the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio, is being accused by former wrestlers he coached more than two decades ago at Ohio State University of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students. The university announced in April that it was investigating accusations that Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, abused team members when he was the team doctor from the mid-1970s to late 1990s. Jordan, who was assistant wrestling coach at the...
  • Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, is found dead in her Park Avenue apartment of apparent suicide

    06/05/2018 9:38:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies ^ | 6-5-2018 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Kate Spade has been found dead inside her Manhattan apartment. The popular designer, who shot to fame with her line of eponymous purses, is believed to have committed suicide. Spade, 55, left a note before taking her own life by hanging and was discovered by her housekeeper. She is survived by her husband Andy, who is the brother of actor David Spade, and her 13-year-old daughter Frances. Kate was also the aunt of Rachel Brosnahan, the star of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
  • Mom suggests wrestling coach broke federal law by calling her daughter a girl

    03/09/2018 5:12:03 AM PST · by Petrosius · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    WILMINGTON, Ohio, March 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A transgender freshman on the wrestling team of Wilmington High School quit her team because the coach made her use the changing room that corresponds with her biological gender. Her mother is complaining that the coach revealing her daughter’s sex was disclosing “privileged medical information,” which is illegal. Aubry Pogue-Krabacher, who dresses and presents herself as the boy “Aidan,” wrestled as a girl (against boys) since sixth grade, and now wrestles as a “boy.” She says wrestling Head Coach Kelly Tolliver humiliated her in front of the wrestling team by “outing” her as...
  • Florida high school football coach who was seen shielding students from gunfire dies

    02/15/2018 7:32:24 AM PST · by 3161J410 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 15, 2018
    It is with Great sadness that our Football Family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis. He was our Assistant Football Coach and security guard. He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories
  • First ‘Paterno’ Teaser Trailer Finds Al Pacino Embodying the Late Penn State Coach

    01/20/2018 6:00:57 PM PST · by sam_whiskey · 14 replies
    Collider ^ | 1/20/18 | Chris Cabin
    The entire trailer is framed as a question of Paterno’s guilt, ending with his son asking “Did you know?” This puts it in a similar league as Levinson’s last film for HBO, The Wizard of Lies, about Bernie Madoff and the familial aftermath of him being charged and jailed for his crimes. In both cases, the focus remains on an older man who has become famous due to incalculable amounts of cover-ups and shady dealings having to face the truth of his actions when confronted by his own children.Its a worthy subject but also feels a bit stale, considering that...
  • Jerry Van Dyke, Luther the Football Assistant on 'Coach,' Dies at 86

    01/06/2018 12:43:49 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 6, 2018 | Mike Barnes and Duane Byrge
    The younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, the comic actor turned down 'Gilligan's Island' to star on the ill-fated 'My Mother the Car.' Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who earned four Emmy nominations for playing the befuddled defensive coordinator Luther Van Dam on the ABC comedy Coach, has died, a source close to his family confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 86. Van Dyke famously passed up the opportunity to star on Gilligan's Island in favor of toplining the short-lived My Mother the Car, considered one of the worst shows in TV history. Van...
  • Coach who forced cheerleaders into splits will not be charged with a crime

    10/15/2017 4:52:09 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | October15, 2017 | Jonathan Hunt
    A number of officials at East High School in Denver came under fire in August when a disturbing video circulated showing cheerleaders repeatedly being pushed into splits. An incoming high school freshman screamed in pain and asked the coach, Ozell Williams, to “please stop” in one video. Her morther said she suffered injuries to her leg from the forced exercise. The leaked video caused a public uproar. The school’s principal retired and the athletic director resigned after the video was leaked; Williams was fired. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg thanked the DA’s office for investigating the case, but...
  • Dolphins Coach Reportedly Featured In Cocaine Video

    10/09/2017 3:28:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    247 Sports ^ | 10/09/17 | Kevin Boilard
    A Miami Dolphins assistant coach appeared in a disturbing video on Sunday. Miami Dolphins offensive line coach coach Chris Foerster is reportedly the man in an online video who appears to snort multiple lines of cocaine before going to a meeting. Here is the video Network's Ian Rapoport identified the man in the video as Foerster and got a comment from the Dolphins. Foerster came to Miami as part of Adam Gase's staff last year. He has coached in the NFL since 1993, with stops in Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, Miami, Baltimore San Francisco and Washington.
  • Coach Teaches Players Why We Stand For The National Anthem

    10/03/2017 4:49:33 AM PDT · by gaggs · 5 replies
    Video: Coach Teaches His Athletes How Not To Disrespect The National Anthem Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams took his entire team on the court after practice and made them stand in front of Veterans. He TAUGHT them why we stand for the National Anthem.
  • NFL national anthem flap sees Steelers coach Mike Tomlin rap Alejandro Villanueva

    09/25/2017 7:34:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies ^ | 9/25/2017 | Greg Norman,
    For Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, being “respectful of our football team” trumped the right of Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to show respect for the national anthem. A former Army Ranger, Villanueva was the only Steeler to break from the team's orders and come out of the tunnel Sunday in Chicago to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner." Former senior adviser to John Kerry Mary Anne Marsh and former chief of staff to Paul Ryan David Hoppe debate controversy on 'America's Newsroom' Video Politics and sports collide as anthem protests sweep NFL Speaking after his team's 23-17 loss to...
  • Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss after 'misdial' call to escort service on school-issued phone

    07/21/2017 3:20:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2017 | Pat Forde
    In a stunning turn of events, Hugh Freeze has resigned from Ole Miss. The move comes after the school found at least one call from the coach to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone. Athletic director Ross Bjork said the initial phone call originally was “attributed to a misdial.” But further vetting of Freeze’s phone records disclosed a “pattern of conduct” that led the school administration to confront Freeze this week. Bjork said he and school administrators spoke to Freeze Wednesday night.
  • Hugh Freeze Resigns as Ole Miss Head Coach After Reported Call to Escort Service

    07/20/2017 7:23:14 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 66 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7-20-2017 | Scott Polacek
    The Ole Miss Rebels announced Thursday that head football coach Hugh Freeze "resigned effective immediately" before elaborating on the details in a press conference. Dan Wolken of USA Today reported Thursday Freeze made a one-minute call from a school-issued phone "to a number associated with a female escort service." The call came to light as part of a federal lawsuit former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed against the school alleging it violated his severance agreement. Athletics director Ross Bjork said during the presser, "We proactively looked into the rest of (Hugh Freeze's) phone records & found a concerning pattern,"...
  • Wounded warriors coach softball to children with similar challenges

    06/17/2017 2:41:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | June 17, 2017 2:23 pm | Kathy Stewart | @KStewartWTOP
    A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. WASHINGTON — It’s a kids’ softball camp where the coaches are wounded warriors and the children face similar challenges. But this camp is about so much more than just softball. This is the fifth year the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team has held a softball camp for children ages 8 to 12 who are amputees. This year, 20 kids from across the country attended the...
  • Report: Texas to fire Charlie Strong on Saturday morning

    11/26/2016 6:46:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI ^ | November 26, 2016 | Staff
    Texas will fire head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday morning, SI's Pete Thamel has confirmed. Chip Brown of first reported the news. Texas men's athletic director Mike Perrin issued a statement last Sunday, saying that the school will "evaluate the body of work after the regular season," after Thamel confirmed that the school had made the decision to fire Strong.
  • Florida youth football coach shot, killed in front of horrified team.

    10/15/2016 8:48:32 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Fox
    A beloved peewee football coach walking to his car after practice was gunned down execution-style in front of his horrified team, according to reports Friday. Dave Williams told a group of children to run when he saw men with guns walking towards him at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale Thursday night, WPLG-TV reported. Williams had just treated his team of 30 kids to cookies and Gatorade after the practice, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
  • John Tortorella reiterates that U.S. team must stand for anthem

    09/07/2016 3:19:27 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 18 replies ^ | September 7, 2016 | Scott Burnside
    COLUMBUS, OHIO -- John Tortorella, the coach of Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, isn't backing off on his comments that he'd bench any player who didn't stand for the U.S. national anthem. On Tuesday, Tortorella told ESPN: "If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game." The coach seemed taken aback Wednesday by the reaction to his comment, but he did not backtrack on his stance. "I'm not backing off," Tortorella said after the team's on-ice workout Wednesday.
  • Hold yourself accountable

    08/19/2016 12:17:51 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 5 replies ^ | March 27, 2016 | Josh Morrison
    For many, the warmer weather is a sign of the spring and summer seasons we have longed for throughout those cold, dreary winter days. In many cases, those signs point to the start of the spring sports season, birds chirping, sitting on the porch and enjoying a glass of lemonade or tea, planting flowers or just doing some much needed spring cleaning.[snip] Something I always try to do is reflect on various things, pray for guidance and look for opportunities to be a better husband, father, coach and Christian. That reflection was culminated in something I read this week. Of...