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  • Peyton Manning and a dark history his football dynasty family have tried to bury

    02/13/2016 11:46:15 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    Peyton Manning and his father smeared the star quarterback's college football trainer after he allegedly sexually assaulted her by rubbing his naked testicles and buttocks on her face. Nearly 20 years before his second Super Bowl win, he is claimed to have 'placed his naked butt and rectum' on the face of Dr Jamie Naughright while she was checking his foot for a stress fracture. Unearthed court documents reveal Manning had details of an earlier confrontation involving him and Dr Naughright that may have led to the 1996 alleged assault hushed up. A book co-written by Manning and his father,...
  • THE WOW FACTOR [Long Form Inside Story about Rams Relocation to LA]

    02/12/2016 8:58:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 11, 2016 | Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr.
    On West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, an overgrown tree obscures a whitewashed, two-story building sandwiched between a radio station and a studio lot. Inside, it's a time warp. The battered carpet is blue, and the rippled wallpaper is bubbling, peeling off. Behind glass is a showcase of dull trophies and yellowed photos from another era. Everything is labeled "Los Angeles Rams." That team, of course, left LA, its home for nearly half a century, for St. Louis after the 1994 season. But on most days since, this nondescript office has remained open, staffed by two people: John Shaw, the...
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • Jeb(!) Bush Rooted For The Broncos Because Peyton Manning ‘Wrote Me A Check’

    02/11/2016 1:29:27 AM PST · by drewh · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:03 PM 02/10/2016 | steve guest
    Jeb Bush admits that the reason he supported the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 was because Peyton Manning donated to his presidential campaign. Wednesday during a town hall event in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Bush claimed, “And Peyton Manning in the NFL I guess is adult in the room, right? So I kind of like that position these days, I never thought I would be the adult in the room.” “Now we just saw the Super Bowl, I know that you all probably, maybe had some leanings to Carolina,” Bush said. “I was for Denver...
  • The Denial About Super Bowl 50 Having a Gay Agenda is Laughable!

    02/09/2016 6:37:04 PM PST · by InHisService · 53 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 02-09-2016 | Mary Kirchhoff
    The Denial About Super Bowl 50 Having a Gay Agenda is Laughable! It all started with this simple statement. “How about this: God is Love. I believe we should have had a cross with the same words "Believe in Love" without the rainbow. Got a problem with that?” That’s what I wrote in response to an article written in the Huffington Post the day after the Super Bowl, entitled, “To Those Bothered By The 'Gay Agenda' At Super Bowl 50.” If you’re not in the know, a huge rainbow flag with the words, “Believe in Love” was prominently featured at...
  • Former Jets QB Greg McElroy Says Cam Newton Quit' On Panthers In Super Bowl 50

    02/09/2016 6:34:13 PM PST · by drewh · 97 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2/9/16 9:16 PM ET
    Former New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy, best remembered for his out-of-nowhere criticism of the team's "corrupt" locker room chemistry after the 2011 season, unloaded Tuesday on a different target -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. McElroy, speaking on SiriusXM Radio, said Newton "quit" on his team for refusing to jump on his own fumble in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. McElroy, retired from football, is an analyst for the SEC Network. "I have big issues with the way Cam handled himself not only on the field, but in...
  • Anger: Anti-Beyonce Rally Planned For Next Week At NFL Headquarters

    02/09/2016 5:50:54 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 36 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 9, 2016 7:25 PM | CBSNewYork
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Controversy continues to swirl around Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show performance. The pop superstar is being accused of using her performance to attack police officers. “I think it was outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her and protect us,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told CBS2’s Dick Brennan. Beyonce and her dancers were wearing leather and black berets, which was apparently a nod to the Black Panthers movement. One dance formation seemed to acknowledge Malcolm X, and other dancers had fists in...
  • Fundamentally Transforming the Super Bowl

    02/08/2016 5:47:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 71 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-8-2016 | MOTUS
    Yes, I watched the Super Bowl start to finish. I had no dog in the fight butt was rooting for the Broncos, against all odds, just because I’d like to see Peyton hang up his cleats before he breaks his neck again. So yay! I’m happy; apologies to all the Panther fans out there.A few random observations on the annual pre-Mardi Gras American Bacchanalia: I did not see one - not one - commercial worthy of mention. What has happened to America’s creative class? Are all the copywriters members of the disaffected Millennial generation? Most of the spots were supposed...
  • Cleveland Browns must keep their eyes on a quarterback in draft (Here we go again)

    02/09/2016 12:10:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Cleveland Plains Dealer ^ | February 8, 2016 | Terry Pluto
    Don't even think about it. My father would say that when I'd start to talk about something that ... well ... wasn't even worth thinking about. I nearly said that the other day when a fan told me, "The Browns don't need to take a quarterback at No. 2. The three top quarterbacks in the draft are supposed to be about the same, so why not take Ezekiel Elliott at No. 2? Then take whatever quarterback is left at No. 32." If you're the Browns, your biggest need is still a quarterback.
  • It’s Because He’s Black, Isn’t It?

    02/08/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by all the best · 111 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jim Goad
    Superstar NFL quarterback Cam Newton is black, and even though many people loudly insist that shouldn’t matter, it is precisely those people who are always making a preposterously huge deal of it. Chief among these offenders is Mr. Newton himself, who last Wednesday told reporters at a press conference that the reason he sometimes faces criticism is not because he’s a high-profile sports star and all of them sometimes face criticism—no, it is clearly his status as a Negroidal American that inspires the negative comments: I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen...
  • Bill Romanowski calls Panthers QB Cam Newton ‘boy’ on Twitter: Social Media Explodes

    02/08/2016 8:38:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/08/2016 | John Healy
    Former NFL player Bill Romanowski still hasn't learned to keep his mouth shut. After Panthers quarterback Cam Newton aburptly walked out on his postgame press conference, Romanowski tweeted: "You will never last in the NFL with that attitude. The world doesn't revolve around you, boy!" Romanowski's use of the word "boy" — a racially inflammatory term — was met with heavy criticism, including from some African-American athletes. Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson tweeted at Romanowksi, "Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill?" Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill? https://t.co/YV2wrjvZP5 -- Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 8, 2016 Former Bengals cornerback Rico...
  • VIDEO: Cam Newton Walks Off Postgame Interview Following Super Bowl 50 Loss

    02/08/2016 6:00:16 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 202 replies
    cbs ^ | 2/7/16
    Cam Newton’s dream season ended with a nightmare performance. Fresh off being named the league’s MVP, the Panthers fifth-year quarterback was stymied by an aggressive Denver Broncos defense in his first Super Bowl appearance on Sunday. It didn’t get any better off the field, as Newton also walked out during his postgame interview. “I don’t know what you want me to say, I’m sorry,” a very dejected Newton said, prior to walking off. CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome took a shot at Newton following his postgame press conference. “Cam’s presser was weak. If you’re going to celebrate when you win,...
  • Panthers' Cam Newton refuses to answer questions, storms out after Super Bowl loss to Broncos

    02/07/2016 8:48:25 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 349 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton just gave his critics all the ammunition they need. Already under fire for how he conducts himself on the field, Newton went silent after his team's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 50, sulking at the podium and essentially refusing to answer questions.
  • Denver Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

    02/07/2016 7:52:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Canyon News ^ | 02/07/2016
    It's the one time of year, where literally EVERYTHING stops: it's Super Bowl Sunday. And this isn't just any Super Bowl; it's the 50th anniversary which is the one time of year that EVERYONE, all ethnicities, all genders join in celebrating all things sports, food, commercials and TV. For this epic battle, the Denver Broncos courtesy of Peyton Manning did battle with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Before we talk about the big game, we first have to discuss what things led up the big game. The celebration kicked off with the NFL paying tribute to the past MVPs...
  • Manning just isn't the same

    02/07/2016 6:53:53 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    SUPER BOWL 50 | 07 FEBRUARY 2016 | EEE
    Denver should put the backup QB in. Manning clearly isn't as good as he used to be. His passes aren't sharp but Denver's defense is keeping him in the game. I want him to win but this is a team game.
  • Barack Obama Celebrates Super Bowl With Picture Of ... Barack Obama (Caption the Wee Wee)

    02/07/2016 6:49:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 7, 2016
    There's just a certain something about that Twit's Tweets!
  • Watch Lady Gaga Sing the National Anthem With Great Vocals, Only Moderate Gaga-tude

    02/07/2016 4:31:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 119 replies
    Slate ^ | 07 February 2016
    video/adio at link
  • Worst halftime act ever?

    02/07/2016 5:31:44 PM PST · by Third Person · 192 replies
    Super Bowl | 2.7.16 | Moi
    Lots of rainbows and stuff AWFUL
  • Lady Gaga to sing at Super Bowl, Grammys [More NFL Shark Jumping]

    02/03/2016 3:54:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    Times Live ^ | 2/3/16
    ....The National Football League announced that Lady Gaga would sing The Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in San Francisco, where British rockers Coldplay will be the halftime entertainment...
  • (Super Bowl Vanity) Turkish Airlines???

    02/07/2016 2:15:21 PM PST · by JennysCool · 41 replies
    2/7/16
    Sorry for the vanity, but finding it extremely weird that the Super Bowl pre-game on CBS is sponsored by not Budweiser, or Ford, or, heck, GoDaddy, but by Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines???
  • Lady Gaga Sings National Anthem (Vanity)

    02/07/2016 3:37:29 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 124 replies
    Yo-Yo
    In spite of fears to the contary. I thought Lady Gaga not only looked respecable, but she sang the National Anthem with respect.
  • Super Bowl

    02/07/2016 3:34:53 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 84 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | self
    The Star Spangled Banner version sung today was great. No stuff, no, "look at me" just pure awesome. Team wearing white will win. that is all
  • Sam Spence, longtime composer for NFL Films, has died

    02/07/2016 9:24:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 7, 2016 | David Barron
    Sam Spence, whose energetic, muscular musical compositions were an integral part of NFL Films' celebration of pro football, died Saturday morning at a nursing center in Lewisville... His son, Kim Spence, said the fact that Spence died on the eve of the 50th Super Bowl reflected his flair for the dramatic...
  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 1:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A Chicago television cameraman in San Francisco to cover Super Bowl 50 was robbed of his camera at gunpoint, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Marcus Richardson was taking scenic background pictures on Tuesday at Lombard and Hyde streets when he was robbed of his camera and a backpack around 9:15 p.m.
  • Super Bowl protests in S.F.: Tent city, Mario Woods march planned

    01/29/2016 4:12:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2016 | Kevin Fagan
    For anyone who’s furious over just about any social-justice issue, next week isn’t really Super Bowl week. It’s the Super Bowl of Protests week.
  • Cheetos, ruffles, onion dip, cocktail franks: the must haves of Super Bow menu

    02/07/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 48 replies
    self | feb 7 2016 | beebuster2000
    whats your fave snacks? i go traditional, might throw in some guacamole and fritos as well
  • Why the strategy the Broncos used to clobber Tom Brady may be useless against Cam Newton

    02/06/2016 6:28:36 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    businessinsider ^ | February 04, 2016 | Scott Davis
    In the AFC Championship, the Denver Broncos defense clobbered Tom Brady, sacking him four times, hitting him 20 times, and forcing him into two interceptions.
  • Blind Side Mom whose Story of Adoption inspired the Oscar-winning Film Praises her 'Amazing' ....

    02/05/2016 12:06:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 5, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    The mother whose story of adopting a homeless African American teen inspired the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side has spoken of her pride after her son reached his second Super Bowl. Leigh Anne Tuohy, a mother-of-three including Carolina Panther's offensive lineman Michael Oher, said it is 'amazing' that he is returning to football's top competition this Sunday. Speaking to Today, she said she is 'really excited' to be watching the game on the field, adding: 'I'm going to put my bling jersey on, and be the proudest, most obnoxious momma I can possibly be.'
  • Here's How F-15s Practice Intercepting Errant Civilian Planes for the Super Bowl

    02/03/2016 8:55:57 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | Feb. 1, 2016 | Chris Clarke
    A huge influx of general aviation air traffic is expected to hit the San Francisco Bay Area during the first week of February in anticipation Super Bowl 50. While you're watching football on Sunday, the Air Force will be watching the skies in case an errant pilot wanders into the protected airspace surrounding the big game. But it takes practice to intercept a slow moving Cessna with a big twin-engine supersonic fighter jet. The California Air National Guard and the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have been busy preparing should such an encounter be required. CAP's California Wing spent an...
  • Super Bowl security at record high, as Muslim terror looms

    02/01/2016 11:50:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2016, 7:51 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Security is at record levels for the upcoming Super Bowl in southern California this Sunday, and the San Jose Police Dept. will investigate up to 20 threats a day in the coming week. News reports and police announcements are replete with terms such as threats, SWAT team, bomb technicians, explosives – but the one term that is not being mentioned, yet looms darkly and constantly in the background, is: "Muslim terrorism." Safety measures for the 50th annual Super Bowl will include 90 canine teams of bomb-sniffing dogs that have also been taught the sounds and vibrations of three different military...
  • Super Bowl 50: Grounds crew paints Denver Broncos in both end zones

    02/01/2016 10:31:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 at 3:25 PM | By Alex Butler
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Denver may be closer to San Francisco than Charlotte, but there is no home field advantage in the Super Bowl. It's a good thing that the Levi's Stadium grounds crew has two weeks to prepare for the Feb. 7 contest, because it goofed on its end zone paint jobs over the weekend. Multiple reporters and media outlets snapped pictures of the snafu, which featured the Denver Broncos logo and team name painted in both end zones. One of those end zones belongs to the Carolina Panthers. Luckily, the grounds crew eventually caught the...
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Thank you for everything, America!

    02/07/2016 11:58:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2016 | Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    22 years ago I arrived in the US with nothing but dreams. Today, I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial. Thank you for everything, America! Thank YOU for being there with me. #SB50 #onlyinamerica On a more sad note, I reported on Twitter yesterday that former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away. Thank you for coming forward. Thank you for speaking. Enjoy the next level. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
  • Marshawn Lynch reportedly hasn't spent a penny of the $49.7 million in salary he has made in [tr]

    02/07/2016 12:08:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 7, 2016 | Cork Gaines
    Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch has made $49.7 million in nine NFL seasons — and has saved all of it. In a recent segment for "The Ian & Puck Show" on 950 AM KJR in Seattle, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was discussing recent rumblings that Lynch might retire and dropped an interesting tidbit about Lynch's thriftiness. "Marshawn Lynch has a lot of money," Rapoport said. "He hasn't spent a dime of his actual playing money ... ever."
  • How the Super Bowl Looks a Lot Like the Presidential Election

    02/07/2016 9:53:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    ivn.us ^ | 2-4-2016 | Jay Stooksberry
    Can the Super Bowl Predict the Presidential Race? The bond between the Super Bowl and the presidential election is considered to be more than metaphorical. Observers of both events have found a link between the conference of the winning Super Bowl team and the political party of the President-Elect. When an AFC team won, a Republican was elected eight months later. And the NFC offers the inverse for the Democrats. This spurious correlation has worked since 1980, except for once--the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. (Perhaps the correlation doesn't apply when hanging chads are involved.)...
  • Touchdown! Yes, Astronauts in Space Can Watch the Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 5:28:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    space.com ^ | 02/05/2016 | sarah lewin
    While NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra on the orbiting laboratory haven't announced their picks for the big game, they will be off duty and able to watch. (Kelly is a Houston Texans fan and watched football on Thanksgiving with former crewmember Kjell Lindgren.) "Crew will be able to watch in real time; it will be sent up as usual for live events from Mission Control Houston," NASA spokesman Dan Huot told Space.com in an email. "It's a nominal off-duty Sunday for the entire crew, so no additional tasks for them aside from exercise." After their day off, the...
  • Lyrics to Beyonces Super Bowl song (Warning Explicit and Stupid)

    02/07/2016 5:54:36 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 88 replies
    Justjared ^ | 2/7/2016 | Vanity
  • GOPe Debate vs the Greatest Superbowl commercials.

    02/06/2016 5:03:47 PM PST · by hadaclueonce · 4 replies
    me | me
    It is a tough choice, hot air of laughs.
  • SUPER BOWL 50 DISCUSSION THREAD

    02/07/2016 11:20:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 608 replies
    TWITTER ^ | 2-7-16
  • Could This Helmet Save Football From The Sport's Concussion Problem?

    02/06/2016 7:52:57 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 45 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.