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  • Former Ohio State Football Coach Earle Bruce Dies at 87

    04/20/2018 9:47:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    AP ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff
    Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87. His four daughters released a statement Friday on the loss of ''a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a respected coach to many.'' Bruce followed Woody Hayes as coach and compiled an 81-26-1 record. His teams won or shared in four Big Ten titles in between 1979 and 1987. He also coached at Tampa, Colorado State, Iowa State and of Northern Iowa. His career record was 154-90-2. He earlier coached high school football in Ohio.
  • Breaking: Cowboys Expected to Release Dez Bryant

    04/13/2018 11:52:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 13, 2018 | Adam Schefter
    Cowboys expected to release WR Dev [sic] Bryant today, barring an unexpected last-minute change of heart, per @toddarcher and me. But the plan going into meeting that is now underway was to part ways with Bryant.
  • San Francisco 49er and Anthem Protester Reuben Foster, Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

    04/12/2018 12:09:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 12, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been formally charged with felony domestic violence, for an incident in February involving his girlfriend. The Santa Clara District Attorney’s office released a statement describing the incident. “Foster, 24, physically attacked the 28-year-old woman during a February argument at their Los Gatos home, leaving her bruised and with a ruptured ear drum,” the statement said.
  • New Jersey Bill Bans Tackle Football For Children Under Age Of 12

    04/11/2018 9:15:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    CBS 2 PHILLY ^ | 10 APRIL 2018 | CBS 2 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new bill in New Jersey would ban children under the age of 12 to play tackle football. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle introduced the bill last week. The bill prohibits children under the age of 12 from participating in organized tackle football programs. Woman Applies For Jail Job, Arrested Instead In Theft Case “Under the bill, children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to participate in tackle football offered by a youth sports team organization,” the bill reads, adding, “The bill also provides that a school district may not permit a student under the...
  • Alabama Football Team Prays For President Trump

    04/11/2018 4:22:52 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 4-11-2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Alabama Crimson Tide paid a visit to the White House the other day and it turned out to be one of those uniquely American moments. For the record – I happen to be a Tennessee Volunteer fan — but what the Crimson Tide did at the White House transcends football rivalries – even Southeastern Conference football rivalries. Coach Nick Saban gladly accepted President Trump’s invitation and said the entire national championship team would attend– regardless of political proclivities. “Coach Saban addressed it and just said, ‘Hey, we’re doing this regardless of your political thoughts,” offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher told...
  • Video below shows President Trump and Bama players praying after the Tide's WhiteHouse visit!

    04/10/2018 10:22:03 PM PDT · by boycott · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-10-18
    What a cool moment! Alabama football JK Scott asked POTUS if he could pray for him and his staff. Video below shows President Trump and Bama players praying after the Tide's WhiteHouse visit!
  • President Trump praises Alabama's 'win for the ages' during White House visit

    04/10/2018 8:04:36 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 10, 2018 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump hailed the University of Alabama football team's "win for the ages" in their latest championship season.</p> <p>Trump hosted Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and his players at the White House on Tuesday to honor their fifth national title in nine years.</p>
  • Pro Cheerleaders Say Groping and Sexual Harassment Are Part of the Job

    04/10/2018 4:13:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aprill 9, 2018 | Juliet Macur and John Branch
    Cheerleaders for professional sports teams are often dancers with backgrounds in ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop and tap. After beating out dozens of other dancers for the job, they have a chance to show off the athletic and dancing skills they have honed for years. But they quickly learn that performing during sporting events is only a small part of their job description. They are also required to fulfill what often becomes the unsavory side of the job: interacting with fans at games and other promotional events, where groping and sexual harassment are common.
  • Tim Tebow finally has an offer to return to football and it's from a familiar face

    04/10/2018 2:20:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 4/09/18 | John Breech
    If Tim Tebow wants to make a return to football, it looks like he's finally got an offer on the table. The former Florida Gators quarterback would even get to potentially play in the state of Florida. Tebow's football offer comes from Steve Spurrier, who was officially named as the coach of the Orlando franchise in the Alliance of American Football on Saturday. Spurrier doesn't have any players yet, but it sounds like he would be very interested in adding Tebow. "That would be wonderful," Spurrier said on the Open Mike radio show Monday, via the Orlando Sentinel. "I think...
  • Wonderlic test scores of 2018 NFL Draft QBs leaked

    03/29/2018 6:53:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Sporting News ^ | March 29, 2018 | Jordan Heck
    The Combine is a huge part of the NFL Draft process for prospects, and in addition to position drills and basic athletic testing, prospects are asked to take the Wonderlic test. The scores of these tests are supposed to remain private, but every year some of them get leaked. This year, most of the quarterback scores have been made public by former NFL scout John Middlekauff. He listed off the scores on a recent Fox Sports Radio podcast appearance on "The Herd With Colin Cowherd."
  • Eric Reid says he won’t protest during the national anthem if an NFL team signs him

    03/25/2018 7:35:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | Matt Bonesteel
    We’re well into the NFL’s free agency period and veteran safety Eric Reid still hasn’t signed with a team, even though he’s proven to be a reliable contributor over five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Last week, Reid said his current unemployment stems from the fact that he has continued to protest social issues during the playing of the national anthem, even with former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick out of the league in 2017. On Thursday, however, Reid announced that he won’t be taking a knee during the national anthem upon his return to the field, instead promising to...
  • Bidding for Panthers surpasses $2.5 billion

    03/22/2018 2:35:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | March 21, 2018 | Staff
    Whoever buys the Carolina Panthers is going to have to pony up. But we’re not just talking about something like $1.5 billion. No no, it’s far more than that. In fact, it’s already past $2.5 billion. Needless to say, this would set a record for the sale of a U.S. pro sports team. “The price of the Carolina Panthers has reached $2.5 billion, according to people familiar with bids for the NFL team, which would set a record for a U.S. professional sports franchise.”
  • Eight-Team XFL Competitor Plans to Launch in February 2019 (2nd New League, WILL stand for Anthem)

    03/20/2018 9:07:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 29 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 3/20/2018 | Dan Gartland
    The revived XFL won’t be the only alternative football league hoping to seize Americans’ attention. Charlie Ebersol, the son of longtime NBC Sports executive Dick Ebersol and director of the 30 for 30 documentary about the original XFL his father created with WWE’s Vince McMahon, announced Tuesday that he plans to launch a football league next February. (ESPN’s Darren Rovell has all the details.) The league is called the Alliance of American Football and will feature eight 50-man teams playing a 10-game schedule that begins on February 9, the Saturday after next year’s Super Bowl. Funding for the league comes...
  • Dolphins plan to move on from Ndamukong Suh, Lawrence Timmons

    03/12/2018 11:20:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 12, 2018 | Staff
    The Miami Dolphins are planning to release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington. The team also has released veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who signed with the team last offseason. While the Dolphins could make the move as early as Monday, it likely will happen Wednesday, sources said.
  • Report: Kirk Cousins to sign with the Vikings at $27-plus million annually

    03/11/2018 3:54:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | March 10, 2018 | Vincent Frank
    NFL free agency hasn't even started. Teams can’t negotiate with impending free agents until Monday. So how are we even hearing reports of players heading to specific teams? Well, the NFL has not done a tremendous job keeping teams in check in this regard. The plethora of reports linking Kirk Cousins to the Minnesota Vikings is the latest example of this. Now, according to SiriusXM Radio’s Adam Caplan (h/t Zig Fracassi of the same outlet), indications are that Cousins will sign a free agent deal with Minnesota once the market opens up on Wednesday. Said deal is expected to value...
  • Peyton Manning will say no to ESPN, Fox still possible

    03/09/2018 4:52:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/9/2018 | Andrew Marchand
    Peyton Manning may be ready for some football, but not on Monday Night. Manning has decided that if he becomes an NFL TV analyst, it will be on Fox’s new Thursday night package and not on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” sources told The Post. He is still undecided if he will work for Fox or not. Both ESPN and Fox have wanted Manning to try to replicate the sizzle CBS had with Tony Romo last fall. So what was a two-network pursuit for Manning is now down to one. Fox continues a concerted effort to turn “Thursday Night Football” into...
  • Richard Sherman released by Seattle Seahawks

    03/09/2018 10:57:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies ^ | March 9, 2018 | Marc Sessler
    ichard Sherman's marvelous and memorable run in Seattle is over. Sherman told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero he has been released by the Seahawks after seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. Sherman's departure opens up $11 million in salary-cap space for the roster-churning 'Hawks. During an interview with KIRO-FM's Gee Scott on Friday, Sherman said, "We've had conversations and they've told me that they're going to allow me to go into free agency."
  • A team asked Derrius Guice if he likes men [NFL Draft]

    03/08/2018 10:09:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | March 7, 2018 | Mike Florio
    The calendar says 2018. Some NFL locker rooms remain trapped in 1960. Running back Derrius Guice said in a Wednesday night appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio that a team asked him at the Scouting Combine if he likes men. (PFT separately has confirmed via a source with knowledge of the situation that the question was asked.)
  • Texans not interested in signing players who kneel: agents

    03/05/2018 7:36:53 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/5/2018 | Justin Terranova
    The Texans are becoming the face of the anti-kneeling portion of the NFL. The Houston Chronicle spoke to two agents who said the team would not consider signing players who were seen kneeling during the national anthem. The report states that it’s not a directive from within the organization, but there is an understanding of which players Houston should pursue in free agency. It’s not Texans owner Bob McNair’s first foray into this controversy. McNair, according to ESPN, said in a league meeting last season that the league was letting “inmates running the prison.” Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins skipped...
  • Hawaii Has Gone Alabama Crazy, And Everyone Is Tua's Cousin

    03/01/2018 1:48:07 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies Sports ^ | Joseph Goodman
    Aerial fireworks are illegal in Hawaii. It's a big deal on the island of Oahu, and the police there vigilantly enforce the law. Before New Year's Eve, for example, the Honolulu Police Department released a statement and phone number for tipsters to snitch on their neighbors. This all probably sounds ridiculous to folks in Alabama, considering our love of fireworks superstores, but in Hawaii, Roman candles, rockets, exploding mortars, fountains, tubes, novelties, spinners, heck, even sparklers, are illegal. The state can and will prosecute anyone caught "purchasing, possessing, storing, setting off, igniting or discharging aerial devices" with a felony that...