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  • Could This Helmet Save Football From The Sport's Concussion Problem?

    02/06/2016 7:52:57 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Abigail Tracy
    As a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Sam Browd brought a swift end to the early athletic careers of innumerable youths across a myriad of sports due to concussions. Browd’s experience prematurely “retiring” children from athletics—most notably football—and the countless emotional conversations with parents made him question what could be done to address head injuries suffered by children while playing sports. In 2013, Browd, an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, connected with Dave Marver and Per Reinhall—both of whom also had ties to the Seattle-based university and backgrounds in medical technology and mechanical...
  • Ken Stabler earns election to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 6:30:49 PM PST · by GAGOP · 28 replies
    AL.com ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Mark Inabinett
    Thirty-one years after his final football game and seven months after he lost his life to colon cancer, Ken Stabler is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Foley High School three-sport star and Alabama quarterback was among the players picked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Saturday for the Class of 2016.
  • Source: 49ers' DeBartolo Elected to Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 5:50:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/16 | Matt Maiocco
    Eddie DeBartolo’s journey from Youngstown, Ohio, to owner of the 49ers will reach its final destination just 60 miles from his hometown. DeBartolo was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in a vote of the 46-member board of selectors on the eve of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach reported Saturday. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. DeBartolo, 69, this year’s lone nominee as a “contributor” was selected for the Class of 2016. The latest group of Hall of Fame inductees, as selected during a...
  • Henry VIII’s erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers

    02/06/2016 1:17:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 71 replies
    Phys ^ | February 3, 2016 | Bill Hathaway
    Did Henry VIII suffer same brain injury as some NFL players? February 3, 2016 by Bill Hathaway Henry VIII may have suffered repeated traumatic brain injuries similar to those experienced by football players and others who receive repeated blows to the head, according to research by a Yale University expert in cognitive neurology. Traumatic brain injury explains the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches, insomnia—and maybe even impotence--that afflicted Henry during the decade before his death in 1547, according to a paper published online the week of Feb. 1."It is intriguing to think that modern European history...
  • Super Bowl City Closed After Reaching Maximum Capacity

    Friday night's program featured a fireworks show and a One Republic concert.San Francisco police turned away thousands of people from Super Bowl City late Friday when the event reached maximum capacity. The popular free event along the Embarcadero on Friday night drew a crush of visitors and NFL fans looking to soak up the excitement over Super Bowl weekend. The night was headlined by a fireworks show and a performance from One Republic. An officer patrolling Super Bowl City estimated at least 15,000 people inside the event late Friday. Many who planned to attend the event were disappointed when police...
  • “Blind Side” Mom of Michael Oher Praises Adopted Son on Making Second Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 9:34:43 PM PST · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Michael Oher is the offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers and formerly the Baltimore Ravens, who he helped to achieve victory in the 2013 Super Bowl. Oher’s life had a troubled beginning. When Oher was born, his mother was addicted to drugs and his father was in prison. He struggled in school, moved through homes in foster care and spent time homeless until he met Leigh Anne and her...
  • Brett Favre a shoo-in for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/05/2016 7:01:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WBAY.COM
    It's the definition of a "sure thing." The next class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced Saturday, and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is sure to be inducted. It's #4's first time on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot, but his stats and stature make him a shoo-in. "Nothing is ever a lock, but I am honored to be here," Favre told NFL Network. "I never dreamed of MVP, I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame, I dreamed of playing. And running out with my helmet off, like I did in the...
  • The NFL: America's favorite socialist regime

    02/05/2016 6:09:33 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/05/2016 | Tom Taft
    Although it will come as a surprise to many, the NFL is a socialist institution. As the country prepares to watch Super Bowl 50, are there any lessons to be learned from its success? --snip-- Despite the unusual recent success of the Democratic-socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the term socialism is so toxic in America that it may blind us to lessons to be learned from socialist organizations like the NFL -
  • Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls [NFL wussification march to the sea]

    02/05/2016 1:17:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 44 replies
    Goodell proposes ejection for two personal fouls By Marc Sessler Around the NFL Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Friday that he's prepared to crack down on egregious on-field penalties. --SNIP-- "I believe the league should pursue a policy where if there are two personal fouls in a game, there's an automatic ejection of a player," Goodell said. "I believe that that's consistent with what we believe are the safety issues, but I also believe it's consistent with what we believe are the standards of sportsmanship that we've emphasized."
  • Joe Montana at 59: 'I can't really run or do much'

    02/05/2016 12:50:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    USA Today | February 5, 2016 | Josh Peter
    Link only, per agreement with Gannett
  • Is future bleak for Super Bowl?

    02/04/2016 8:48:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | Amy Bass
    In a way, that sounds like a strange question, because football has never had a lack of fans. Last year's Super Bowl, for example, was a ratings bonanza for NBC, with some 114.5 million viewers -- climbing to 120.8 million during the final minutes -- making it the most viewed television program in U.S. history. Next year, network television looks set to grow the NFL juggernaut further, with NBC and CBS brokering a deal earlier this week rumored to be in the $450 million range to split the Thursday night prime-time games package. So the problem, right now at least,...
  • GOODELL TO REQUIRE TEAMS TO INTERVIEW WOMEN FOR EXEC JOBS

    02/04/2016 1:24:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | February 4, 2016 | Janie McCauley
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a "Rooney Rule" requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too. Goodell made the announcement Thursday in his opening remarks at the first NFL Women's Summit, part of Super Bowl 50.
  • Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    02/04/2016 11:33:51 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 3 , 2016 | Amanda Jackson
    The NFL announced Tuesday that Lady Gaga will be singing the national anthem during the pregame festivities. The "Poker Face" singer's performance will be broadcast live on CBS before the kickoff of the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
  • Roger Goodell: Women will interview for open executive jobs

    02/04/2016 10:41:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jane McManus
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney Rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to listen to a slate of speakers on issues affecting women in sports.
  • Ken Stabler, the standout Raiders quarterback who died in July, had severe C.T.E.

    02/03/2016 4:27:19 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2-3-16 | John Branch
    Shortly before he died last July, the former N.F.L. quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him. Stabler said that he loved her, too. "I turned my head to wipe the tears away," his partner, Kim Bush, said recently. "And when I looked back, he looked me dead in the eye and said, 'I'm tired.' " They were the last words anyone in Stabler’s family heard him speak. "I knew that was it,"...
  • Out of a Rare Super Bowl I Recording, a Clash With the N.F.L. Unspools

    02/02/2016 9:29:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Feb 2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Troy Haupt is a 47-year-old nurse anesthetist here in North Carolina's Outer Banks. He has a secret to reveal about Super Bowl I: He owns the only known recording of its broadcast. CBS and NBC, which televised the game, did not preserve any tapes. But the copy that Haupt owns -- of a broadcast that launched the Super Bowl as an enormous shared spectacle that attracts more than 100 million viewers -- might never be seen on any network. The N.F.L. does not want to buy the tapes and has warned Haupt not to sell them to outside parties or...
  • Denver Broncos’ Team Buses Collide In Hwy 101 Accident

    02/01/2016 4:43:02 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    CBS SAN FRANCISCO ^ | 01 FEBRUARY 2016 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) — Two Denver Broncos team buses were involved in an accident on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale Monday afternoon that sent a CHP officer to the hospital as a precaution, according to the California Highway Patrol. The California Highway Patrol Golden Gate division tweeted about an injury accident on southbound U.S. Highway 101 at the State Route 237 interchange shortly after 2 p.m.
  • Report: Calvin Johnson told his family, Lions he plans to retire

    02/01/2016 8:11:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 31, 2016 | Eric Edholm
    What is it about the Detroit Lions and generational players retiring in the middle of their prime? It appears that Calvin Johnson could join Barry Sanders as Lions greats who walked away from football in their very early 30s, according to this report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The report says that Johnson told his family and close friends that the 2015 season would be his final one in the NFL, reiterating the message to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell the day after the regular season was over.
  • UK: Muslims gang-raped teen girl in bathroom of hotel where they were celebrating Eid

    01/31/2016 7:03:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 75 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Pamela Geller
    This is the new Britain, the Britain that David Cameron and Theresa May have made, and all the others who internalized the idea that anyone who has any problem with this kind of behavior is a racist, islamophobic, anti-muslim bigot. Britain has banned me and other freedom fighters from the country while inviting in people like these men, who think non-Muslim girls are there to be used. There will be much, much more of this in Britain. "Three Somali men who gang-raped white 16-year-old girl in bathroom of hotel where they had stayed to celebrate Eid are jailed for 30...
  • American football is too dangerous, and it should be abolished

    01/31/2016 9:12:38 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 235 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 4 January 2016 | Dave Bry
    We just completed another regular season of NFL football. Now let’s see if we can make it the last such season ever played. In its current state, professional football is immoral and we as a society should end its existence. I imagine some fans of American football felt their hackles rise upon reading that. “Immoral” is a strong word, impossible to type from anywhere other than the saddle of a very tall horse, which isn’t the most comfortable seat for me. I ate foie gras with Christmas dinner last week and enjoyed it immensely. I know that its production involves...
  • Ranking All 49 Super Bowls

    01/30/2016 7:22:24 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/29/16 | John Clayton
    http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/14660038/ranking-all-49-super-bowls
  • The Los Angeles Chargers of Santa Ana? Sort of. Team acquires land for training, offices as first st

    01/29/2016 10:43:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 29, 2016 | Jonathan Lansner
    Full title: The Los Angeles Chargers of Santa Ana? Sort of. Team acquires land for training, offices as first step. Do the Chargers want to be pro football's Los Angeles Clippers or the sport's San Diego Padres? The National Football League franchise took another step closer to moving from San Diego to Los Angeles on Thursday by announcing it has acquired land and office space in Santa Ana. The idea is that the land could become home to the Chargers' team operations and training facility.
  • Doctor who discovered CTE in NFL players claims O.J. Simpson has it (Loose the Juice alert)

    01/29/2016 8:37:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 28, 2016 | John Breech
    The neuropathologist who first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in NFL players said he believes that O.J. Simpson is suffering from the degenerative brain disease. Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was portrayed by Will Smith in the movie Concussion, told People.com this week that he strongly suspects Simpson is suffering from CTE. "I would bet my medical license that he has CTE," Omalu said. "Given his profile, I think it's not an irresponsible conclusion to suspect he has CTE."
  • Cam Newton: 'I'm an African American QB that Scares People'

    01/27/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by Cecily · 107 replies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he's become a lightning rod for public criticism. "I'm an African-American quarterback that scares people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to," said the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton. The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Auburn, Newton has his share of detractors who either don't like how he plays, his celebrations or his abundance of self-confidence.
  • Jets to pay $324K to settle cheerleaders' wage lawsuit

    01/27/2016 1:18:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 27, 2016 | Staff
    The New York Jets have agreed to pay nearly $324,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by cheerleaders over wages. The suit was filed in Bergen County, New Jersey, where the NFL team plays. The 52 women said they were paid $150 per game and issued uniforms. But they said they were not paid for practices and other work and were forced to pay for their makeup, hair care and transportation.
  • Spreads Vary But Panthers Open as Favorites

    01/25/2016 8:48:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Carolina Panthers opened as a four-point favorite with most bookies for Super Bowl 50 on the strength of their 49-15 beatdown of the Arizona Cardinals and 15-1 regular-season record.
  • Super Bowl 50 Live Thread

    01/25/2016 5:29:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 207 replies
    Super Bowl 50 Live Thread Super Bowl 50 Sunday, February 7, 4:30 PM EST CBS Denver Broncos Vs Carolina Panthers
  • gIrl gets football at Charolette vs AZ. video

    01/24/2016 4:33:24 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    nfl ^ | January. 24,2016
    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights?icampaign=nflcom-sub_nav_bar-video-nflgamehighlights
  • Patriots vs. Broncos

    01/24/2016 9:03:40 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 86 replies
    Vanity | 24 Jan, 2016 | Self
    Not too cold today. It is up to 35F here at 8500 ft elevation west of Denver. There may be some rain/snow toward the end of the game. I wonder if Patriots have been practicing at elevation to acclimate---probably. If the Broncos keep dropping the ball they don't have a chance. If they play well it could go either way. Got beer in the fridge.
  • Former Raiders defensive end gets life in prison for murders

    01/23/2016 9:48:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2016
    Former Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for the 1999 torture killings of two brothers and the 2001 slaying of another man.
  • NFL star who refused to meet Obama over abortion gives powerful talk at March for Life

    01/22/2016 5:04:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – All the speakers at the 2016 March for Life play a pivotal role – but only one was regularly called an MVP. Matt Birk, the former center for the Minnesota Vikings and the Baltimore Ravens, proclaimed his support for women and unborn children this afternoon from the frosty dais of the March for Life. Birk explained the reasons his family attended the 43rd annual right-to-life event in a brief, straightforward, heartfelt speech. “I'm a football player,” he said. “I'll keep it simple.” “We march, because I've never heard a woman give birth to...
  • Report: Sam Bradford asked for $25M a year from Eagles in contract talks (C'Mon Man)

    01/21/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 20, 2016 | Will Brinson
    Quarterbacks have all the leverage in the NFL when it comes to contract negotiations. But Sam Bradford's reported demands from the Eagles were a bit out of whack with the current market. Appearing on NFL Insiders Wednesday, ESPN's Jim Trotter reported, via The Big Lead, that Bradford wanted a whopper from Philly in his most recent contract chatter, asking for $25 million a year when discussing a contract with Chip Kelly.
  • NFL 'on track' to deliver UK-based franchise within six years as sport's fan base grows

    01/20/2016 3:05:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 January 2016 | MATT MALTBY
    The NFL are 'on track' to deliver a permanent UK-based American football franchise within the next six years, spokesman Mark Waller has insisted. Since 2007, London's Wembley Stadium has been home to the National Football League's International Series by hosting regular-season matches. Jacksonville Jaguars ‒ who are owned by Shahid Khan, the Fulham owner ‒ have played a game a season there since 2013 and now a permanent move for an NFL team appears to be likely.
  • Tired of your terrible team? Switch sides with Bandwagon.net!

    01/20/2016 3:04:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 01/17/2016 | FoxSports
    Rob Riggle gets you on the right bandwagon in this week's edition of "Riggle's Picks."
  • Super Bowl XL star Antwaan Randle El says NFL could be dead 'in 20, 25 years'

    01/20/2016 3:08:52 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 19 January 2016 | Guardian sport
    Longtime NFL wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, whose trick-play touchdown pass famously helped the Pittsburgh Steelers to a victory in Super Bowl XL, said he regrets having ever played football. Randle El, 36, told the Pittburgh Post-Gazette in story published Tuesday that he struggles to walk down the stairs and has contended with memory loss since announcing his retirement in 2012. “If I could go back, I wouldn’t,” the former Indiana University quarterback said of the sport that brought him roughly $40m in career earnings. “I would play baseball. I got drafted by the Cubs in the 14th round, but...
  • As a doctor who treats concussions and a lifelong fan, I now believe pro football is unethical

    01/19/2016 8:45:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | Joseph A. Annibali
    Have you noticed just how violent professional football is? Does it strike you as odd that so many are excited about a game in which players are knocked senseless and many are maimed? The players strike each other with such force that the collision sounds can be heard high in the stands and on TV. The quarterback position is acknowledged as the most important, but rare is the quarterback who is able to play a whole season without significant injuries. More important than the broken clavicles, the shoulder dislocations, and even the gruesome orthopedic disasters like the career-ending injury of...
  • Cheatriot Deflatriots fumbling less since the inquisition?

    01/19/2016 6:57:47 PM PST · by tinyowl · 17 replies
    Team Rankings ^ | recently | Team Rankings
    Am I a bad researcher or are the Patriots fumbling less than last year? Question occurred to me on the way to work this morning. I am a Pats fan, was a long suffering fan before Brady came along, and though I'm not in love with Tommy, do not believe he was responsible for super evil bad awful wrong behavior that caused other NFL teams to suck when they played him. Do the patriot haters want to comment? NFL Fumbles per Game (By Year) Looks to ME like it's .8 per game this year, .9 prior (the year of the...
  • LEBRON JAMES CUTS BUSINESS TIES WITH JOHNNY MANZIEL

    01/18/2016 5:52:54 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 18 JANUARY 2016 | AP
    CLEVELAND, OH -- LeBron James has dropped Johnny Manziel as a business client. A spokesman for James said the NBA star and has ended his marketing agreement with Manziel, the embattled Browns quarterback whose behavior has him on very shaky ground with his team and Cleveland fans. James and his associates at LRMR - long-time friends Maverick Carter, Rich Paul and Randy Mims - will no longer be working with Manziel after mutually agreeing to end their partnership. LRMR has been handling endorsement deals for Manziel since he got drafted into the NFL. Cleveland.com first reported the end of James'...
  • NFL Live Thread Conference Championships

    01/18/2016 7:07:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 329 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL Live Thread 2016 Conference Championships Sunday, January 24 Patriots Vs Broncos 3:05 EST Cardinals Vs Panthers 6:40 PM EST
  • [Vanity]Playoff Oddity

    01/17/2016 8:17:16 PM PST · by TBP · 22 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Just a little oddity. Last week, the visiting teams won all four NFL playoff games; this week, the home teams won all four.
  • Chris Mortensen taking break to treat throat cancer

    01/17/2016 6:35:02 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/15/2016 | ESPN
    ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen will be off the air as he begins treatments for throat cancer. "More than a week ago, I was diagnosed with a Stage IV throat cancer," Mortensen said in a statement Friday. "My focus shifted significantly to gathering information about the specifics of this cancer. The initial diagnosis was confirmed Friday and there is another test remaining that will determine the best possible treatment plan that will commence in the very immediate future. "Consequently, with the support and encouragement from ESPN president John Skipper and many others at ESPN, I am temporarily stepping away...
  • Odds for teams winning Super Bowl 50...with 8 teams remaining

    01/16/2016 12:55:30 PM PST · by ETL · 47 replies
    Arizona Cardinals (4-1) Seattle Seahawks (4-1) New England Patriots (4-1) Carolina Panthers (5-1) Denver Broncos (6-1) Kansas City Chiefs (8-1) Pittsburgh Steelers (8-1) Green Bay Packers (18-1)
  • Will anyone watch the Democratic debate this weekend?

    01/16/2016 12:35:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/16/16 | James Pindell
    Sunday night's presidential debate should be the most closely watched meeting of the party's candidates this year. But once again, thanks to the Democratic National Committee"s schedule, debate viewership will not be even close to what it could have been. **SNIP** But not only will this debate air at 9 p.m. on Sunday, in the middle of a three day weekend, but it will also run during National Football League playoff games and - dare we say - a new episode of PBS's popular series, "Downton Abbey."
  • 49ers hire Chip Kelly as head coach

    01/14/2016 11:25:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Comcast Sportsnet ^ | January 13, 2016 | Dan Levy
    The 49ers on Thursday hired Chip Kelly to become the organization’s seventh head coach of the past 15 years. CEO Jed York made the announcement on Twitter: "After a thorough search, Trent & I are thrilled to announce Chip Kelly as the new #HeadCoach of the @49ers"
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Pastor Paul Blair

    01/14/2016 8:12:35 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Evangelical Influencer Supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Paul Blair, President of Reclaiming America for Christ and the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.Blair was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, and spent five years in the NFL. Since 2001, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Pastor Blair speaks around the United States on the topics of Christian apologetics, a biblical worldview, Islam, and the nation's Christian heritage. He is also a member of the Council for National Policy.Pastor Blair was named Oklahoma's Pastor of the...
  • NFL Network to re-air Super Bowl I between Packers and Chiefs

    01/13/2016 5:49:52 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 46 replies
    247 Sports ^ | 11 Jan 16 | Jeremy Warnemuende
    Super Bowl I between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 15, 1967 was the only Super Bowl ever to have been broadcast on two television networks. Friday, on the 49th anniversary of the Packers' 35-10 win over the Chiefs, it will be shown again for the first time since. The NFL Network announced that it will re-air Super Bowl I for the first time ever at 7 p.m. CST Friday. Originally aired by NBC and CBS -- the official broadcasters of the AFL and NFL, respectively -- the tapes of Super Bowl I were either lost...
  • Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

    01/13/2016 11:46:59 AM PST · by DFG · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/13/16 | Frank Schwab
    Lawrence Phillips' sad tale came to a tragic end on Wednesday. The troubled former NFL running back was found dead in prison, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Phillips was 40. The death is being investigated as a suspected suicide. According to the press release, Phillips was found unresponsive at 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday when the staff at Kern Valley State Prison was conducting security checks. He was transported to an outside hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:27 a.m.
  • BREAKING: NFL star Lawrence Phillips found dead in his prison cell of apparent suicide

    01/13/2016 11:26:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Former NFL star Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell. The 40-year-old, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft, was serving time at Kern Valley State Prison in California at the time of his death for two separate incidents - assaulting a girlfriend and hitting three teenagers with his car. It is believed his death was a suicide. Phillips was also facing additional charges at the time of his death after being accused of murdering his cellmate last year, Damion Soward.
  • It's Official: The Rams Are Going to L.A.

    01/12/2016 11:24:05 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 85 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 01/12/2016 | Sarah Fenske
    It's over. The NFL owners voted tonight to allow Stan Kroenke to move the Rams to Los Angeles, ending the team‘s 21-year run in St. Louis. The owners also agreed to let the San Diego Chargers explore a move to the same facility, in suburban Inglewood, which is south of L.A. The Rams will be gone in time for next year's season.
  • Chargers-Rams to Inglewood inches closer to reality

    01/12/2016 5:11:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | January 12, 2016 | Mike Florio
    The NFL’s owners are working hard to resolve the L.A. situation, by allowing both the Rams and Chargers to move there. Per multiple reports, it appears that Inglewood will prevail over Carson as the location of the new L.A.-area stadium. The Chargers want to play at a stadium to be built in Carson, but the Rams want to proceed in Inglewood. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times has reported that the Inglewood proposal regarding the Rams plus another team eventually got 20 of the 24 required votes to move; the Carson proposal managed far fewer. It was believed the...