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  • Patriots are the early betting favorites over Rams on Super Bowl LIII point spread

    01/21/2019 5:26:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 20, 2019 | Frank Schwab
    There’s already a lot of early faith in the New England Patriots winning another Super Bowl. Not long after the Patriots’ thrilling AFC championship game win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Los Angeles Rams opened as 1-point favorites for Super Bowl LIII at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, according to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times. That changed fast. Within minutes, the favorite had flipped and the betting line favored the Patriots by 1.5 or 2 points, depending on the Las Vegas sportsbook. The line kept moving in some spots, getting up to 2.5 points at a...
  • Twitter reacts to Patriots making another Super Bowl with mix of anger, resignation, respect

    01/21/2019 5:19:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 20, 2019 | Jason Owens
    The New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl. It’s a familiar story that most football fans outside the greater Boston area are weary of. When Tom Brady led an overtime touchdown drive to beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, New England punched its ninth Super Bowl ticket of the Brady/Bill Belichick era. Patriots incite anger The reactions on Twitter were swift and often harsh, with many we wouldn’t repost here due to some exceptionally angry language. Some chose to express their anger in less-profane ways.
  • Marshawn Lynch calls Trump a '[bleep],' blasts Oakland gentrification

    01/19/2019 5:45:26 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 66 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 19, 2019 | Eric Ting
    During an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch discussed President Trump, gentrification in Oakland, Colin Kaepernick and more.
  • All bets are off for shutdown's impact on Super Bowl

    01/17/2019 1:38:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Dareh Gregorian
    When it comes to Super Bowl LIII, air traffic controllers are flying blind. The government shutdown has already resulted in canceled planning meetings for the Feb. 3 game in Atlanta, and if the federal budget impasse continues, airport screeners and flight controllers at the busiest airport in the world will be working on game day for no pay. Dan McCabe, a National Air Traffic Controllers Association representative, told NBC News that his colleagues had been holding meetings over the past year to prepare for the surge in travelers to the area. But now the planning meetings, which included officials from...
  • Patrick Mahomes has thrown Chiefs into NFL spotlight, with only Patriots in way of a super finish

    01/16/2019 9:03:41 AM PST · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan 19, 2019 | Kevin Baxter
    On Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, a short walk across the parking lot from Kauffman Stadium, the younger Mahomes, who has had one of the greatest seasons by a quarterback in NFL history, will lead the Kansas City Chiefs against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.
  • NCAA Champion Hits Back at Media for Criticizing Trump's Big Mac Buffet

    01/16/2019 9:02:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    It wasn't the media's finest moment. On Tuesday, the press was up in arms over President Trump's decision to offer up a fast food smorgasbord for the NCAA champions the Clemson Tigers when the team visited the White House Monday night. Some angry reporters accused Trump of disrespecting both the athletes and the presidency with the choice in delicacy. Lord help us some reporters even fact checked the president over how many burgers he really served and how much it all cost. Trump previously tweeted that he paid for the burgers himself. So... how much did all that food actually cost?...
  • Tom Brady is an underdog for first time since 2014

    01/16/2019 6:37:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | January 15, 2019 | Michael David Smith
    The Patriots were favored in every game this season and postseason. They were favored in every game in 2017, regular season and postseason. They were favored in every game in 2016 except two games during Tom Brady‘s Deflategate suspension. And they were never an underdog in 2015. But they’re not favored now. New England is a 3-point underdog at Kansas City on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, and that makes this the first time since 2014 that Tom Brady has played a game in which he was the underdog
  • President Trump’s extravagant, $3,000, 300-sandwich celebration of Clemson University

    01/15/2019 4:11:30 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 127 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2019 | Philip Bump
    Trump says they bought "1,000 burgers" for Clemson. "It was piled up a mile high," he said. FACT CHECK: At two inches each, a thousand burgers would not reach one mile high.
  • Eagles' Michael Bennett confronts cameraman after loss

    01/15/2019 7:31:49 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett was caught confronting a cameraman as he was walking off the field at the end of the team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Video captured Bennett walking off the field and getting in the face of a CBS Philadelphia cameraman. It wasn’t immediately clear why Bennett was yelling at the cameraman.
  • Reggie Bush says Clemson’s fast food spread from Trump was ‘disrespectful on so many levels’

    01/15/2019 6:33:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Former NFL player Reggie Bush said Monday he thought President Trump’s “American fast food” spread in celebration of the Clemson Tigers was a disservice to what the team had accomplished. Earlier this month, the college football team scored their second national championship in three seasons, defeating the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide with a final score of 44-16. In a visit to the White House following their victory, Trump told reporters Monday that he foot the bill for a feast that included “lots of hamburgers” and “lots of pizza.” "We have some very large people that like eating, so I think...
  • Trump Served Fast Food at the White House and Some People Are Freaking Out About It

    01/15/2019 11:51:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 117 replies ^ | January 15, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Monday night the Clemson Football National Champions made a visit to the White House where President Trump hosted them for dinner in the State Dining Room. The President personally paid for a lavish spread of fast food from a variety of establishments. “The President wanted to host a fun event to celebrate the College Football National Champion Clemson Tigers. Because the Democrats refuse to negotiate on border security, much of the residence staff at the White House is furloughed – so the President is personally paying for the event to be catered with some of everyone’s favorite fast foods,” Press Secretary...
  • Trump orders McDonald's for football champions as shutdown cuts staff

    01/14/2019 7:15:17 PM PST · by blueplum · 115 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 14 Jan 2019 | Matthew Cantor
    Any champion football player disappointed with Monday’s dinner at the White House can blame Democrats, according to a presidential spokesman. Clemson University’s football team on Thursday joined Donald Trump for dinner to celebrate their win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship. However, the government shutdown has left much of the White House staff furloughed, forcing the president to set the menu, the spokesperson said. The event created a golden culinary opportunity for a president whose typical evenings reportedly often involve a cheeseburger in front of the TV. On Monday’s menu was “McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King’s with...
  • 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...
  • President Trump To Host National (College Football) Champion Clemson At The White House

    01/12/2019 11:09:44 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-12-2019 | Dylan Gwinn
    While most of President Trump’s Twitter followers have been scanning his timeline expecting to find the latest information regarding the government shutdown. On Friday afternoon, the more than 57 million people who follow the president got a far more light-hearted update. Fresh off their stunning victory over the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, President Trump announced that he will host the National Champion Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday. President Trump will honor the Tigers and pay tribute to their championship season. A season that was capped-off by a shocking 44-16 demolition of Alabama.(snip)
  • Making the case for Kyler: What should the Heisman-winning outfielder do next?

    01/11/2019 8:16:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2019 | Staff
    Oklahoma quarterback and Oakland A’s first-round draft pick Kyler Murray is days away from deciding the next step of his athletic career. The Heisman Trophy winner has until Sunday to declare for the 2019 NFL draft, which would put his baseball career on hold indefinitely in the hopes of beating the odds as an undersized quarterback. We asked Mike Oz, Frank Schwab and Sam Cooper to make the case as to why Kyler Murray should either stick with his original path of playing baseball, declaring for the NFL draft or return to the Sooners for his senior season.
  • NFL Announces ‘Inspire Change’ Initiative, Will Boost African-American History Education in Schools

    01/11/2019 7:53:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    SI ^ | January 11, 2019 | Jenny Veritas
    Growing up outside Atlanta, Stephen Weatherly says around 95% of his knowledge of African-American history was learned at home, from his mom and grandmother. One lesson about his own race’s history in America that still sticks with the Vikings defensive end came from watching Roots, the television miniseries based on the story of Kunta Kinte, a Gambian man who was sold to an American slave owner. Weatherly was in middle school when he watched with his mom; she was the one who explained to him the meaning behind the famous scene in which Kunta Kinte is tied up to a...
  • Report: Ohio State QB Tate Martell Enters NCAA Transfer Portal After Justin Fields Decision

    01/10/2019 12:43:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    SI ^ | January 10, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    Ohio State freshman quarterback Tate Martell is now in the NCAA transfer portal and will explore options outside of the Buckeyes, reports Letterman Row's Jeremy Birmingham. The decision comes after former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State last week. Fields enrolled in classes in Columbus, Ohio this week. Fields will reportedly ask the NCAA for immediate eligibility in hopes of playing for the team in 2019.
  • Tim Tebow Is Engaged to Former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

    01/10/2019 12:40:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    SI ^ | January 10, 2018 | Steve Helling
    Tim Tebow has asked girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to marry him — and she said yes! The former NFL quarterback proposed to Nel-Peters at sunset on Wednesday at his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville, Florida, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal. The couple strolled along the property, and stopped next to a small lake, where Tebow had installed an arbor and a specially made bench that was engraved with the date the couple first met.
  • Jets fans are ticked off about Adam Gase hire

    01/10/2019 1:52:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 9, 2018 | Ted Holmlund
    The Jets’ hiring of Adam Gase has been met with mostly pessimism and worse from a beaten-down fan base, but there were some fans who like the move. Here is a sampling of the reactions to the hire on Twitter: I feel like somebody should come out with cameras now… the @nyjets can’t be this stupid — @looseckannon120 #jets are the #Mets with football helmets — @TomMorache
  • Moving On: What Now For The Alabama Crimson Tide?

    01/09/2019 10:36:17 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    The Crimson Tide did not have the finish to the season that they had hoped. The truth is a nobody saw a 28-point loss coming. (Could have been higher) Even the pundits who picked the Tigers to win foresaw a Clemson rout. But the final whistle has blown and the ink is dry in the records books. ItÂ’s time to move on. Despite the loss, it was a very good season. SABAN POST-GAME COMMENTS NICK SABAN: Well, obviously weÂ’re all very, very disappointed, but IÂ’d like to say that IÂ’m very, very proud of what our team was able to...