Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,958
Woo hoo!!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: football

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Undefeated high school football team forfeits wins - ineligible player in different jersey

    10/23/2019 2:03:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/19 | Ryan Gaydos
    A top Missouri high school football team forfeited all wins from an undefeated 2019 season and the program's head coach was fired as part of self-imposed sanctions after it was discovered the squad was using an ineligible player wearing a different jersey. **SNIP** Cardinal Ritter self-reported the use of an ineligible player to the state’s high school sports governing body Tuesday, according to the Post-Dispatch. The issue stems from the school using a player who was supposed to be suspended for the first game of the season but played anyway using a different name. Junior Bill Jackson, who was ejected...
  • Sam Darnold 'seeing ghosts' in scary showing on 'MNF'

    10/22/2019 8:56:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies ^ | October 22, 2019 | Jelani Scott
    If a soundbite winds up being the highlight of a quarterback's night, that clearly means he didn't have a good night. When a mic'd up Sam Darnold was caught saying, "I'm seeing ghosts," down 24-0 in the first half of Monday night's contest against the New England Patriots, it was evident that things were somehow going to get worse for the New York Jets and their star QB. And by the time the final whistle blew on the brutal 33-0 loss to the undefeated Patriots, those suspicions had been confirmed: Darnold went 11-of-32 for a career-low 86 yards, was sacked...
  • Report: Florida State considering firing Willie Taggart, pursuing Urban Meyer

    10/22/2019 4:35:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | October 21, 2019 | Grag Papke
    The Florida State Seminoles expect to be among college football’s elite, and the fact that they’re not may cost Willie Taggart his job. According to Zach Barnett of Football Scoop, Florida State has begun discussing Taggart’s future with donors. If the Seminoles limp to the finish line, it is believed that the school could move on from Taggart instead of giving him more opportunity to turn things around, despite the fact that he has a $17 million buyout. If Florida State were to part ways with Taggart, they would reportedly make Urban Meyer their top target. Meyer coached Florida and...
  • Sad fans are sad, Week 8 [CFB] : 100 yards to glory, or sadness [tr]

    10/21/2019 10:42:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Saturday Down South ^ | October 10, 2019 | Jim Tomlin
    Tennessee was so close to making Saturday’s rivalry game at Alabama interesting. Then Jarrett Guarantano fumbled, the Crimson Tide ran it back 100 yards to make it 35-13, and Vols fans were left with a sad feeling against the Crimson Tide for the 13th consecutive year:
  • College Football Schedule for Week 8: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/17/2019 8:53:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Stadium ^ | October 13, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 8 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • 10 takeaways: These two teams just forced their way into the playoff conversation [CFB Week 7]

    10/13/2019 5:06:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 13, 2019 | Pete Thamel
    Until Saturday, the list of legitimate national title contenders in college football fit in a neat box. There was Alabama, Georgia and LSU in the SEC. Clemson from the ACC, Ohio State from the Big Ten and Oklahoma from the Big 12 were mixed among them. Sure, there were arguments and outliers for other programs and leagues. But as the season passed its halfway point, there were really only compelling cases for six programs to be hoisting the crystal ball in mid-January. On Saturday, Georgia took a stunning exit that forced us to re-examine the legitimacy of the remaining dozen...
  • College Football Schedule for Week 7: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/10/2019 9:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Stadium ^ | October 6, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 7 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • Iran lifts 40-year ban on women entering football stadiums

    10/09/2019 3:28:39 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10-9-19
    Iranian women will be allowed to enter a football stadium this week for the first time in nearly 40 years after pressure from soccer’s governing body FIFA forced Iran to lift its male-only policy, according to FIFA and state-run media. FIFA ordered Iran to end its ban on letting women enter stadiums during an inspection visit last month. The organization said the ban breaches international soccer statutes prohibiting discrimination.
  • Lincoln Riley: Sooners won't do Horns Down vs. Texas

    10/09/2019 11:07:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 7, 2019 | Dave Wilson
    Lincoln Riley found a way to handle the Horns Down controversy that has lingered in the Big 12. Asked Monday how he'll address the issue with his team for Saturday's Red River Showdown between No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Riley simply said, "Our players won't do it."
  • Ellen to the Mob: You Bet I Watched a Football Game With George W. Bush, And I'm Not At All Sorry

    10/09/2019 8:53:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/09/2019 | Guy Benson
    It was an image that instantly went viral on Sunday: Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife were spotted at the Dallas Cowboys game against the Green Bay Packers, seated next to George W. and Laura Bush.  As is inevitable in our outrage-fueled cancel culture, some malcontents, mainly on the Left, were irate that a popular and mainstream figure like Ellen would allow herself to be seen having a nice time with a Republican.  For just a moment, Trump derangement was supplanted by its predecessor condition on Twitter, as encapsulated by this rant from a professional angry...
  • Nick Bosa trolls Baker Mayfield by mimicking Mayfield's famous Ohio State flag plant

    10/08/2019 6:27:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 7, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    No college football fan will forget Baker Mayfield leading Oklahoma to a win at Ohio State, then planting an OU flag on the Buckeyes’ field. Nick Bosa surely hasn’t forgotten. Bosa was a star at Ohio State. He was the second overall pick of the NFL draft this year by the San Francisco 49ers. And he was fantastic against the Browns and Mayfield on Monday night, when the Niners blew out the Browns, 31-3. Late in the second quarter, Bosa pressured Mayfield again, hit him and forced an incompletion. Bosa got up and did a celebration that Ohio State fans...
  • Penn State responds to letter criticizing football player's hair

    10/08/2019 3:53:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 7, 2019
    Penn State University is responding after an alleged letter from an alum criticizing the appearance of a football player went viral on social media. One of the player's teammates shared the letter on Twitter. The writer starts off by saying he and his wife are "older" graduates and follow all Penn State sports, and said "we miss the clean cut young men and women from those days." The writer goes on to criticize the player's hair, saying, "Don't you have parents or girlfriend who've told you those shoulder length dreadlocks look disgusting and are certainly not attractive." --snip-- Penn State...
  • Jay Gruden fired as Redskins coach after brutal start to his sixth season

    10/07/2019 6:38:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 7, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s patience ran out with Jay Gruden. Gruden got more time than any other coach under Snyder, but it didn’t pay off. Gruden was fired hours after losing to New England, in the middle of his sixth season after a terrible start to the year. Washington fell to 0-5 after a 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Washington had been outscored by 78 points in its first five games. Gruden was 35-49-1 as Washington’s coach. He’s the first head coach fired this season.
  • 10 takeaways: Florida may have won lottery by striking out on Chip Kelly, Scott Frost [CFB Week 6]

    10/06/2019 4:52:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 6, 2019 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a no-Alabama, no-Clemson weekend in college football that allowed some teams other than the winners of the last four national championships to shine. Pete Thamel has Michigan State-Ohio State covered, so I’ll deal with everything else. 1. Dan Mullen continues to be one of the best third-choice hires in recent history Florida wanted Chip Kelly. Then Florida wanted Scott Frost. It got neither, “settling” on the guy who had the best run in Mississippi State history. After beating previously undefeated Auburn 24-13 Saturday in The Swamp, Mr. Third Choice is now 6-0 this season and 16-3 since...
  • College Football Schedule for Week 6: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/02/2019 12:44:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Stadium ^ | September 29, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 6 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • Alabama (Crimson Tide Football) Jumps To No. 1 After Clemson Close Call

    09/30/2019 9:50:11 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9-30-2019
    Alabama is No. 1 in the Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing preseason No. 1 Clemson after the Tigers had a close call. Alabama received 29 of 61 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel as the Tigers' one-point victory at North Carolina gave the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank the first shake-up at the top this season. Clemson slipped to No. 2 and received 18 first-place votes. The last time a No. 1 team won but dropped was Ohio State on Nov. 7, 2015, after the Buckeyes beat Minnesota 28-14 at...
  • Rutgers fires Ash after 8 wins in 3-plus seasons

    09/30/2019 6:21:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 29, 2019 | Adam Rittenberg
    Rutgers has fired coach Chris Ash after the Scarlet Knights' 1-3 start, the school announced Sunday. "We appreciate Chris' dedicated efforts on behalf of our football program, our department and our university," athletic director Pat Hobbs said in a statement.
  • 10 takeaways: What's wrong with Clemson? [College Football Week 5]

    09/29/2019 4:20:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Septembet 29, 2019 | Pat Forde and Pete Thamel
    Clemson survived its annual clunker. But what’s wrong with that offense? The defending national champions had to stop a North Carolina two-point conversion with 1:17 left to beat the Tar Heels, 21-20, in Chapel Hill. Despite dominating the Atlantic Coast Conference for the past five years, the Tigers have thrown in at least one uninspired performance per season along the way to super-power status. Last year, Clemson had to rally from 10 points down in the fourth quarter at home to beat Syracuse. The year before, Clemson lost to the Orange in the Carrier Dome. And the year before that,...
  • Aberdeen (high school) forfeits football game for safety reasons

    09/27/2019 11:02:56 AM PDT · by llevrok · 101 replies
    KXRO News Radio ^ | 9/27/2019
    According to Head Coach Todd Bridge, “The administration, coaches and I believe playing Kelso would be detrimental to our team. Kelso isn’t just a good football squad, they’re a physical team and I promised our parents at the beginning of the season that my primary responsibilities is the safety and well being of their sons. Because we are in the foundational building stages here at Aberdeen football, playing Kelso tonight would damage our growth. Not only would we lose a handful of players prior to our league opener next week, I would lose the fragile trust of our parents.” Aberdeen...
  • NFL stars Avonte Maddox and Jamaal Williams suffer huge head hits in the same game [tr]

    09/27/2019 9:20:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2019 | Jack Elsom
    Last night's Eagles vs Packers clash was rocked by nasty helmet-on-helmet collisions which saw two NFL stars stretchered off the field. High-octane levels of contact dominated the match in Wisconsin from the opening when Green Bay star Jamaal Williams suffered a bruising late charge in the first quarter. Worried spectators clasped their hands over their mouths as the running back lay motionless on the grass while medics sprinted over. This was followed by an equally brutal collision in the fourth when Philadelphia cornerback Avonte Maddox was brought down after smacking heads with a teammate.