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  • Looking At Top Ten Football Teams and Their Chances Against Alabama

    10/18/2018 8:01:32 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    TDA Alabama Magazine ^ | 10-18-2018 | Larry Burton
    Many are saying that this could be the best overall team that Nick Saban has ever assembled. That is not good news for opponents since Saban has assembled so many national championship teams. So looking at the current top ten, what are the chances they realistically have to pose a problem to the Tide? Let’s go in order of what this writer who has covered football for long thinks and we’ll start in order of the teams with the worst chance. Starting with number nine of the chart to topple the tide. 9. Michigan – Currently the number 6 team...
  • Rihanna, in support of Colin Kaepernick, declines Super Bowl performance: report

    10/18/2018 4:04:21 PM PDT · by ETL · 52 replies ^ | Oct 18, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    <p>Rihanna has declined to perform at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in support of Colin Kaepernick, according to a report out Thursday.</p> <p>The 30-year-old "Umbrella" singer disagrees with the NFL's stance on kneeling during the national anthem, according to Us Weekly, and has decided to skip a performance opportunity at the February 2019 game.</p>
  • Your Watch Grid guide to college football’s best (and worst) Week 8 games

    10/18/2018 7:14:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    I don’t want to alarm you, but college football’s regular season is more than halfway over. You better watch all of it you can. See? Now the Week 8 schedule doesn’t look so bad, does it?
  • City of Pullman declares emergency ahead of 'College GameDay' visit to Washington State

    10/18/2018 6:46:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    The City of Pullman is going all out to ensure that the first “College GameDay” visit to Washington State is a success. According to Pullman Radio, the city has declared an emergency in order to prepare for the influx of fans into town ahead of Saturday’s sold out game between the 25th-ranked Cougars and No. 12 Oregon. The decision, approved by the city council Tuesday night, “allows Pullman Transit buses to help move fans around campus on Saturday.”
  • Would you let your son/grandson play football?

    10/17/2018 5:18:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 90 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 17, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    The ongoing debate in America is about how "violent" football is, and how it is causing paralyzation, depression, suicide, etc. Would you allow your son/grandson to play football?
  • NFL: 'Lot of work to do' despite drop in preseason concussions

    10/17/2018 6:51:21 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | Dan Graziano
    NEW YORK -- The NFL is attacking the concussion issue on a team-by-team basis. At the owners meetings in New York on Tuesday, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, said the league identified seven teams in 2017 that had a higher incidence of preseason concussions than the others and "did a targeted intervention with those clubs." Sills said that process involved wide-ranging discussions with the football operations staffs of the teams that included the design of practice drills and which helmets players were wearing.
  • Colin Kaepernick: Kanye West urges NFL player to meet with Donald Trump

    10/14/2018 6:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American rapper Kanye West has urged NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to "tell your experience directly" to US President Donald Trump. In 2016, Kaepernick was criticised by Trump after he became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice. Last month, Trump said Nike had sent a "terrible message" when they named the 30-year-old as the face of the brand's new advertising campaign. West urged them to open a "dialogue". Writing on Twitter, he said: "Reaching out to Colin Kaepernick. "I would like you to speak with the president to tell him your experience directly. Let's...
  • Which NFL Teams have Kneelers and how are they doing?

    10/14/2018 2:23:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 41 replies
    NLZ ^ | 10-14-18 | NoLibZone
    Which NFL Teams have Kneelers and how are they doing? Thank you.
  • 10 takeaways from an upset-heavy day in college football that whittled down the playoff field

    10/14/2018 5:44:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 14, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a Shakeup Saturday in college football: 1) On a day of seismic upsets and stressful escapes in the Top 10, the only way to be safe was to have an open date (Clemson) or be Alabama. And even the untouchable Crimson Tide came away with a limping Heisman Trophy front-runner. It was dangerous out there for the big dogs. Second-ranked Georgia was blown out by 20 at LSU, beaten up and out-executed in Tiger Stadium — colleague Pete Thamel has the details of that game here. Sixth-ranked West Virginia was easily dispatched at Iowa State, losing by...
  • Lightning puts prep football schedule in a state of flux (Stops Torrey Pines Game Coached by Cousin)

    10/13/2018 5:50:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | October 12, 2018 | John Maffei
    Rain and lightning were the order of the evening across most of the county Friday. At Torrey Pines, it was Mother Nature that won the Avocado League game between No. 6-ranked San Marcos and No. 1 Torrey Pines. With lightning all around, the officials waited to halftime to delay the game. Fans were asked to move to the gym for safety. But a 30-minute delay turned into a postponement when bolts of lightning lit up the western horizon, getting uncomfortably close to the stadium as the thunder rang down. Torrey Pines officials were trying to determine if the game would...
  • Report: Principal Boots Student Wearing Trump Jersey at ‘America Night’ Football Game

    10/12/2018 9:17:16 AM PDT · by LoicW · 39 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 10/11/18 | JOE SAUNDERS
    At one North Carolina high school, “patriotic” apparently doesn’t mean the president. According to WTVD, ABC 11 in Durham, an 18-year-old student was ordered to change a jersey he wore with the name “Trump” and the number “45” for a football game Friday night, then marched off the premises by the school’s principal. And his father isn’t happy about it at all. “I think any mother or father would feel like I feel,” Mike Collins told the news station. “We don’t want any kids violated. We don’t want to see kids embarrassed over something like this,” Collins said. “He was...
  • Herschel Walker calls for CNN to fire Don Lemon over ‘racist’ Kanye West criticism

    10/11/2018 5:20:45 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Football legend-turned-activist Herschel Walker is calling for CNN to fire Don Lemon after the “CNN Tonight” host laughed when rapper Kanye West was referred to as “the token negro of the Trump administration" during a segment that aired Tuesday night. The segment -- which has been slammed as "racist" -- began with Lemon asking if President Donald Trump is simply “using Kanye as a prop to win over black voters before the midterms.”
  • Former Panthers Wide Receiver Rae Carruth Set for Prison Release After 18-Year Sentence

    10/11/2018 11:46:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Shapiro
    Former Panthers receiver Rae Carruth will be released from prison on Oct. 22, less than 18 years after he was convicted for conspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. Carruth's ex-girlfriend Cherica Adams – who was seven months pregnant with Carruth's son – was shot while driving her BMW in Charlotte on Nov. 16, 1999. The shooter was hired by Carruth.
  • Your Week 7 college football Watch Grid is doing the very best it can

    10/11/2018 7:56:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 11, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    I type this four or five times each season: every college football weekend is a good college football weekend. A look at Week 7’s Saturday morning will test this. But things get better! And the weeknights could be OK! Below, the Watch Grid sorts your Saturday by watchability. As always, only one game may earn WATCH THIS status per time slot, and watchability is not based on how prestigious your university is or how much I respect your student-athletes, because I think your school is too good to be measured. First, the weeknights. All times p.m. ET.
  • Alabama's Offense The Story Of 2018 Season, And Now The Real Fun Begins

    10/08/2018 3:23:08 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 10-8-2018 | Bill Bender
    Tua Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide offense remain the dominant story of the first half of the 2018 college football season. That continued for No. 1 Alabama in a 65-31 victory at Arkansas on Saturday, which capped a 6-0 first half of the season for the defending national champions. Tagovailoa bolstered his Heisman Trophy campaign by finishing 10 of 13 passing for 334 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He didn't take a fourth-quarter snap for the sixth time this season.His first-half stats this season are amazing enough as it is. The best chapters are yet to come, too: Alabama...
  • Official: Mike Stoops fired as Oklahoma defensive coordinator

    10/08/2018 6:40:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2018 | Nick Bromberg
    Oklahoma has made a change at defensive coordinator following Saturday’s loss to Texas. After multiple reports surfaced late Sunday, OU head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed Monday morning that Mike Stoops has been fired from his role as the Sooners’ defensive coordinator after Oklahoma gave up 48 points in the three-point loss to Texas. It was the first loss of 2018 for the Sooners and the second time in less than a calendar year that the Sooners had been blitzed by quality opposition.
  • 10 takeaways: Is Big 12 locked out of College Football Playoff after Saturday?

    10/07/2018 5:11:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 7, 2018 | Pat Forde and Pete Thamel
    The Big 12 may not have a bigger stage the rest of the regular season than it did on Saturday afternoon. The Red River Showdown actually resembled a Shootout, the old name before it got changed in the name of political correctness. It was quintessential Big 12 – 93 points, 1,033 yards and a breathtaking ending when Texas won, 48-45, on a field goal with nine seconds left. Texas pulling the upset of the No. 7 Sooners, however entertaining, may have been the worst result for the long-term playoff viability of the Big 12. The Big 12 team best positioned...
  • Duquesne University football player dies after falling 16 floors from residence hall

    10/05/2018 7:44:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 5, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - A Duquesne University football player died after he fell from a 16th floor window of a residence hall on Duquesne University’s campus Thursday night, authorities said. Pittsburgh police were called about 10:30 p.m. to Brottier Hall, where campus police had responded for an altercation on the 16th floor. Duquesne University President Ken Gormley identified the man as Marquis Brown, a junior. He was from Washington, D.C. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.
  • Your Watch Grid guide to 2018’s deepest college football weekend yet

    10/04/2018 6:01:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 4, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    College football’s Week 6 Saturday is the best of the season so far. Not in terms of huge games, because Week 1’s sprawl probably won’t be topped for a while, but in terms of depth. In every window on Saturday, there are like a half dozen games that anybody could get into, topped by an obvious headliner. We’re fully into conference season, and there are potential New Year’s stakes all over. Below, the Watch Grid sorts your Saturday by watchability. As always, watchability does not equate to team quality. Your favorite team is almost too good to watch, I often...
  • VANITY: America's most underrated, and unknown, College fight song

    10/02/2018 6:45:50 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 12 replies
    The University of Oklahoma ^ | 10-2-2018 | Vanity
    Oklahoma's second, and virtually unknown fight song, normally played after extra points, at the same time the Sooner Schooner makes a lap on the field.