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  • Man, That's a Tough Question: Why Isn't This Football Coach Working on Sundays?

    09/26/2016 10:13:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    GetReligion ^ | September 24, 2016 | Terry Mattinglly
    College football Saturdays are back, so let's stop and ponder a journalism mystery linked to the new football coaching regime at the University of Virginia. The feature at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville is pretty direct, starting with the headline: "Part of the Bronco way is no work on Sunday." Bronco is not a reference to a mascot, in Wahoo land, but to the school's new head coach – Bronco Mendenhall. Things are not off to a good start there, so times are a bit tense. Here is the overture: The day after Virginia’s season-opening loss to Richmond, Ruffin McNeill,...
  • NFL General Managers Laughing at Chargers for Ruining Joey Bosa's Rookie Season

    08/26/2016 11:28:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 26, 2016 | Mike Freeman
    here is a resounding feeling across all of football that the rookie season of Joey Bosa isn't heading toward trouble. It isn't close to over. Actually, what three general managers said in interviews was that it is over. It's done. It's gone. The dumbass Chargers flushed it down the toilet. "If Joey Bosa ended his dispute tomorrow," said one NFC general manager, "he would barely get something from his rookie year. But it won't end tomorrow. It could be weeks. So effectively, the Chargers threw away the rookie year of their own high draft pick."
  • Prosecutors say NFL star Aaron Hernandez 'orchestrated execution,' concealed evidence

    06/27/2013 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | 06-27,2013 | By Elizabeth Chuck, Staff Writer, NBC News
    Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez drove his friend to a remote spot in an industrial park in the dead of night and — still fuming from a fight at a nightclub three nights earlier — "orchestrated his execution," prosecutors alleged in a Massachusetts court Wednesday. Hernandez pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and five firearms charges, including possessing a large-capacity firearm, more than a week after the body of Odin Lloyd, 27, was found near his Massachusetts home. A judge ordered him held without bail. Hernandez "drove the victim to the remote spot, and he then orchestrated...
  • Report: Smith Informed Kaepernick Will Start

    11/21/2012 11:05:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints over Alex Smith, according to a report. San Diego-based Sports Illustrated writer Jim Trotter tweeted Wednesday evening that Jim Harbaugh informed Smith of his decision and that it was not due to the former No. 1 overall pick's recent concussion. Just over an hour after Trotter's tweet, a producer with ESPN followed up with a tweet that complicates matters: Trotter Tweet: BREAKING: Jim Harbaugh has informed Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday, per source. Said decision not based on health. Seth Markman: Alex Smith just told @TDESPN...
  • Tim Tebow: Bestselling Religious Author of 2011 for "Through My Eyes" book

    12/28/2011 1:35:35 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 4 replies ^ | December 26, 2011 | CleanTVcom
    Well, the statistics are in and NFL football star Tim Tebow has yet one more sterling accomplishment--but this one is not about football. It's about his book, "Through My Eyes," about his Christian life story. With staggeringly high sales, Tim Tebow has become the #1 best-selling religious author in America for 2011. Tim explains how his dad told him early in life that becoming a star gives a person a platform for good or evil. He also taught Tim that success opens the door to all sorts of temptations. So Tim purposed in his heart to become a good role...
  • Mexico players sent home following prostitution scandal

    06/28/2011 10:56:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | Published: 28/06/11, 05:39PM | Staff
    Eight players from the Mexican national team have been sent home in disgrace after allegedly inviting prostitutes into the team's Copa America training camp. The eight - Jonathan dos Santos, Nestor Vidrio, Javier Cortes, David Cabrera, Nestor Claderon, Israel Jimenez, Jorge Hernandez and Marco Fabian - were dismissed on Tuesday, just hours before the team were due to fly to Argentina for the start of the Copa America from their training base in Ecuador. They were caught after some members of the squad reported that some personal items, including laptops, iPads, mobile phones and cash, had been stolen from their...
  • Are you ready for some football?

    01/07/2011 8:25:22 AM PST · by jpf · 15 replies
    My big mouth blog ^ | 01/07/11 | Flood
    Today on the blog, as promised, we're going to talk football. No issues of war and peace, no making cruel fun of a second rate American President, no water-boarding the Treasury Secretary today. Its Friday, its playoff time, and it's my blog so there's no one to stop me. This weekend is wildcard weekend, which traditionally means none of these teams are going to the Super Bowl. There have been exceptions, but sometimes exceptions only prove the rule . The Steelers, Patriots, Bears, and Falcons are watching the other 8 playoff teams beat the hell out of each other from...
  • Carolina Blues Redskins Players Insist Zorn Isn't the Problem

    10/12/2009 6:53:02 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 46 replies · 1,100+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/09 | Jason Reid
    "In the moments immediately after another unsettling defeat that prompted the Washington Redskins to question much about themselves, many team leaders were united on this: Changing the head coach alone will not solve their problems. To be sure, many things are going poorly for the Redskins, as evidenced by a 20-17 loss to the formerly winless Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium. Washington was undone, in large part, by a strange sequence of events on a punt in the fourth quarter that resulted in a turnover that Carolina quickly capitalized on to score the go-ahead touchdown....
  • Michael Vick accepts plea deal - CNBC breaking

    08/20/2007 11:23:34 AM PDT · by gondramB · 42 replies · 1,670+ views
    CNBC breaking news citing The Virginian Pilot
    No link

    02/08/2007 4:11:44 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 28 replies · 757+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 7, 2007 | Loren Kramer
    America's love affair with sports is undeniable. I, along with millions of others, watched every minute of the Super Bowl, and was deeply disappointed by the outcome. However, I wonder if it is morally wrong for the American public to be so wrapped up in the Bears and the Colts while so many of our young men and women are in harm's way in Iraq. Why not put the College Bowl games, the NFL playoffs, the NCAA basketball championship, professional basketball and baseball playoffs, etc., on hold until our troops are back home? In this manner, maybe we could all...
  • Army-Navy Game Tradition

    12/02/2004 5:38:35 AM PST · by rabidralph · 24 replies · 1,503+ views
    The Army-Navy game…the nation’s rivalry…the nation’s classic. This is the only college football game where tens of millions of Americans, at home and abroad, on the seas and under them, root for one team or the other on the first Saturday of every December. Yet, 99.9% of them are not alumni of either Annapolis or West Point. That is why the game has been the nation’s most enduring rivalry for nearly all of its 113 years and 103 games. For decades, it’s been the logical conclusion to each college football season, whether it was played on the Saturday following Thanksgiving...
  • Two Men Fatally Shot Before College Football Game in North Carolina

    09/05/2004 2:18:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 26 replies · 1,967+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 2004 | Michael Felberbaum
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Two young men - one a Marine Corps officer - were shot to death Saturday at a tailgate party before a college football game, and authorities were searching for two suspects. Witnesses said a fistfight preceded the shootings. One victim was dead at the scene; the other died at a hospital. Neither was a student at the university. The victims, identified as Kevin M. McCann, 23, of Chicago, and 2nd Lt. Brett Johnson Harman, 23, of Park Ridge, Ill., were tailgating before North Carolina State University's season-opening football game against Richmond. A witness, Brian Smith, 31,...
  • The Play of the Year (mentally retarded boy teaches us.)

    03/24/2003 11:30:48 AM PST · by Diddley · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Sports Illustrated | Issue: Nov 18, 2002 | Sports Illustrated writer
    Jake Porter is 17, but he can't read, can barely scrawl his first name and often mixes up the letters at that. So how come we're all learning something from him? In three years on the Northwest High football team, in McDermott, Ohio, Jake had never run with the ball. Or made a tackle. He'd barely ever stepped on the field. That's about right for a kid with chromosomal fragile X syndrome, a disorder that is a common cause of mental retardation. But every day after school Jake, who attends special-ed classes, races to Northwest team practices: football, basketball, track....