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  • NFL Preseason Schedule - 2012 [Week 2 Picks]

    08/15/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 36 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8-15-12 | Bender2
    Week 2 THU, AUG 16 TIME (ET) TV RESOURCES LOCATION Cincinnati at Atlanta 8:00 PM FOX Tickets Georgia Dome Cleveland at Green Bay 8:00 PM Tickets Lambeau Field FRI, AUG 17 TIME (ET) TV RESOURCES LOCATION Tennessee at Tampa Bay 7:30 PM Tickets Raymond James Stadium Miami at Carolina 8:00 PM Tickets Bank of America Stadium Detroit at Baltimore 8:00 PM FOX Tickets M&T Bank Stadium Buffalo at Minnesota 8:00 PM Tickets Mall of America Field Jacksonville at New Orleans 8:00 PM Tickets Mercedes-Benz Superdome Oakland at Arizona 10:00 PM Tickets U of Phoenix Stadium SAT, AUG 18 TIME (ET)...
  • Miami Cuts Chad Johnson, Who Was Arrested For Domestic Battery [Medias loved him]

    08/13/2012 3:24:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Seattle Times | 8/12/11
    <p>As the Miami Dolphins took the field for practice Sunday, Chad Johnson was getting out of jail.</p>
  • Chad Johnson arrested after allegedly head-butting his wife

    08/11/2012 9:18:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2012 | Chuck Schilken
    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Saturday night after allegedly head-butting his wife in front of their house. Johnson was arrested after police arrived on the scene and found Evelyn Lozada with lacerations on her forehead. He told police the two of them had accidentally bumped heads. According to police, Lozada confronted her husband after finding a receipt for condoms, which started a "heated argument."
  • Shannon Eastin to Become First Female NFL Referee [+ NFL Picks]

    08/09/2012 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 32 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | Wed, Aug 8, 2012 6:43 AM EDT | Eliza Murphy
    Shannon Eastin to Become First Female NFL Referee By Eliza Murphy | ABC News Blogs – Wed, Aug 8, 2012 6:43 AM EDT Shannon Eastin is making history this week as the first woman to referee a National Football League game and she acknowledges that she is a bit of a pioneer. "I would say probably most of the way, to some degree, yes. Even in my previous experience in judo, I did a lot of things that were first there," Eastin said in a news conference Tuesday. Eastin, 42, will serve as the line judge in Thursday's pre-season game...
  • The End of Football Fast Approaches

    08/06/2012 7:49:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Well, what that led to was more and more concussions. Because guys are hitting each other with the crown of their helmet right there on the front of the lobe, sometimes in the head of another player. Or somebody gets kneed. His point is: You can't take this out of the game. You cannot stop people getting concussions in this game as the players are growing larger. He says, "In 1980, only three NFL players weighed 300 or more pounds." Last year, there were 352 players who weighed over 300, and three players who weighed over 350. And he says...
  • Welcome to Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em.

    08/06/2012 2:48:03 PM PDT · by STD · 11 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/06/12 | STD
    Welcome to Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em. Last season, I played along with a group of 25 other FReepers each week in a contest to see who could select the NFL's winners and losers. It was my first season of NFL Pick'em, but I won the league title, but lost in the final minutes to our eventual champion. If I can do this well, so can you. Stay Safe & Pray Folks, The Comish
  • NFL Gets Its 1st Female Referee At Chargers-Packers Preseason Game

    08/06/2012 2:44:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    AP) — ^ | August 6, 2012 11:26 AM
    Shannon Eastin will become the first female to officiate an NFL game when she works the Green Bay at San Diego preseason match Thursday night. The regular NFL officials have been locked out by the league. Eastin is a college referee who has worked in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (FCS division).
  • Ex-Viking Chris Doleman leads four linemen into Hall of Fame

    08/04/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    PIONEER PRESS ^ | 8-4-12 | joe kay
    CANTON, Ohio -- Chris Doleman knew how to get to the quarterback, no matter where he lined up or which team wanted him. The former Vikings defensive end turned his 150-sack career into a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was the third of six players inducted Saturday night, Aug. 4, joining Dermontti Dawson, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Willie Roaf and Jack Butler. Doleman was drafted as a linebacker by the Vikings, but soon was switched to end. He was fourth on the all-time sack list with 150-1/2 when he retired after a 15-year career with the...
  • Obama weighs in on Tebow, Penn State controversy

    08/04/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT · by GregNH · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/1/2012 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama said Thursday that the New York Jets quarterback situation would make him "pretty nervous" if he were a fan of the team. The Jets acquired Denver phenom Tim Tebow in the off-season, but are playing him as a backup to Mark Sanchez. "I've got to tell you, I don't like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of the season," Obama said on Columbus' 97.1 The Fan in a Thursday call-in appearance on The Common Man & The Torg's radio program. (Also on POLITICO: NY Jets brush off Obama critique) "If I was a Jets fan,...
  • Browns Bought by Republican Gasoline Magnate

    08/02/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 35 replies
    JHPolitics.com ^ | 8/2/2012 | Justin Higgins
    Now my favorite football team will be owned by the brother of a Republican Governor who also runs an incredibly successful business and donates to Republican candidates. Can it get any better? Pilot Flying J CEO James "Jimmy" Haslam is set to own the team, per ESPN: NFL ownership is expected to approve Haslam's purchase at its October meeting. Commissioner Roger Goodell could expedite the process by calling a special meeting, although that is considered unlikely. The NFL helped bring Haslam to Lerner so that a sale could be completed smoothly, efficiently and with a high probability of success. Haslam...
  • After Tues. Workout, McBriar Decides To Sign With Philadelphia

    07/25/2012 8:21:51 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 8 replies
    dallascowboys.com ^ | 7-25-12 | Nick Eatman
    After Tues. Workout, McBriar Decides To Sign With Philadelphia by Nick Eatman DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer The most successful punter in Cowboys history is taking his services to Philadelphia. Just one day after working out in Dallas, Mat McBriar decided to sign a one-year deal with the rival Eagles. It’s likely McBriar not only received more than the Cowboys were willing to offer, but he won’t have much competition for the job.
  • Mark Dayton: Minnesota Vikings' arrests linked to excess of 'idle time'

    07/18/2012 6:55:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | July 18, 2012 | Brian Murphy
    "Idle time is the devil's play," said Dayton, describing the NFL's six-month offseason. "It means that young males who are heavily armored and heavily psyched as necessary to carry out their job are probably more susceptible to being in bars at 2 o'clock (in the morning) and having problems. It doesn't excuse it. It just says this probably comes with it."
  • Former Oakland Raiders player Anthony Smith charged with 4 murders

    07/04/2012 11:29:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    City News Service ^ | July 4, 2012
    LANCASTER - Former Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith -- who was awaiting a retrial on a charge stemming from an October 2008 killing -- has been charged with three other murders in a case in which he could face the death penalty, according to a court document released Tuesday. | » POLICE NEWS
  • Ben Davidson, towering Raiders lineman, dies at 72

    07/04/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2012 | Tom FitzGerald
    Ben Davidson, a towering pass rusher who wore a handlebar mustache and terrorized Raiders opponents in the 1960s and early '70s, died Monday night of prostate cancer. He was 72.
  • Minnesota Vikings Punter stands up for marriage equality

    06/28/2012 7:06:38 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 13 replies
    NFL News ^ | June 28 2012 | Brian McIntyre
    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has never been afraid to speak his mind. . . Kluwe's preferred avenue for speaking against injustices has been on Twitter, where he'd post white board drawings and messages to get his point across. The 30-year-old punter now is taking a more direct approach, standing up for marriage equality in Minnesota, which has a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages on the ballot this November. "Someone (from Minnesotans for Equality) contacted me on Twitter and asked if I’d be interested," Kluwe recently told Outsports.com. "I said yes. I’ve always believed that people are inherently the...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • Business, civic leaders hope Vikings stadium will be boon to jobless

    06/18/2012 8:50:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2012
    The Minnesota Vikings' new $975 million stadium is expected to bring construction jobs to parts of Minneapolis hit hardest by poverty and unemployment. Elected officials, business owners and civic leaders who backed the stadium are hoping it will be a boon to the jobless, including the 22 percent of black workers who were counted as unemployed as recently as last year, Minnesota Public Radio reported Tuesday, June 12. That was nearly triple Minnesota's overall jobless rate.
  • AP Source: NFL has Saints bounty ledger

    06/01/2012 7:11:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Documents gathered in the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints include a ledger detailing payments for plays such as ''cart-offs'' and ''whacks,'' a person familiar with the probe said. The person confirmed the existence of the ledger to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because the NFL has not publicly discussed it. Yahoo first reported that the NFL has the ledger, which describes $1,000 payments for ''cart-offs,'' or hits which left opponents needing help to the sideline. It noted $400 payments for ''whacks,'' or hard hits, and $100 deductions for mental errors.
  • Some NFL dreams never die.

    05/31/2012 2:35:52 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | Rick Reilly
    It's not every day that the Washington Redskins call up a man convicted of rape and ask him if he'd agree to a one-day workout, but it happened Tuesday. Oh, and the Kansas City Chiefs called Tuesday, too. And the Miami Dolphins. And they were three days behind the Seattle Seahawks, who will work him out on June 7. Why are all these NFL teams eager to check out a convicted sex offender, a man who served five years in prison and wore a GPS ankle bracelet for another five? Because Brian Banks didn't do it. A judge in Long...
  • Dear Americans: Whatever You Do, Don’t Ban College Football

    05/26/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MIchael van der Galien
    Banning college football is un-American. Being European, I can’t help but wonder over recent debates in the United States about the NFL and college football. Increasingly more analysts believe that these sports should be banned, or at least ‘reformed’. The latter of course meaning that they’ll lose what makes them unique and appealing to sports fans everywhere. Now, make no mistake about it: I’m just as convinced as the average Joe that football is a very dangerous sport indeed. But why did this fact take analysts by surprise? I still remember the first time I watched the NFL: I was...
  • Why Soccer Is Better Than Football

    05/18/2012 2:47:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 142 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2012 | BRUCE ORWALL
    LONDON—Words can barely describe the jaw-dropping season finale staged by England's Premier League last weekend, but that didn't stop every pundit, Twitter wag and pub crawler in Britain from searching many beers into Sunday night for new ways to say "best season ever." The day started at 3 p.m. with seven of the league's 20 teams still playing for something important: not just the championship, but also to secure berths in a prestigious Europe-wide competition and the right to stay in the Premier League at all, under rules that annually demote the weakest teams. It wasn't settled until minutes before...
  • Is Tim Tebow already winning New York Jets' starting job?

    05/18/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NFL.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Jeff Darlington
    The playful jabs started from five, maybe six, lockers away. New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott began digging into quarterback Tim Tebow, pestering him in a style that sent a jolt of hilarity through those close enough to witness the exchange. The first round didn't last long -- still long enough for Scott to win with a Baby Jesus reference and a request for a baptism in the cold tub. But a few minutes later, as recounted by a present member of the New York media, Tebow walked past Scott, who was outstretched on the floor of the locker room...
  • Junior Seau's Restaurant Closes for Good

    05/16/2012 5:01:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 9 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 16, 2012 | KTLA news
    Two weeks after NFL linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide, the Mission Valley restaurant that bares his name closed, a trustee announced Wednesday. Bette Hoffman, who formerly was the director of the Junior Seau Foundation and former vice president of Seau’s of San Diego LLC, announced the closure of the popular sports bar. Without Seau’s charismatic leadership, it was felt that the future profitability of the restaurant could be in question,Hoffman released in a statement. All employees will be paid accordingly along with their accrued vacation commitments, she said.
  • USFL will restart next March; not as a competitor to NFL but as an ally

    05/15/2012 7:43:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | May 12, 2012 | Josh Katzowitz
    The first time the United States Football League was established in 1983, it gave a quick scare to the NFL. The USFL owners signed players like Reggie White, Steve Young, Jim Kelly and Herschel Walker, players the NFL actually wanted, by giving them big-time contracts.
  • Vikings get sweetheart stadium deal (Taxpayers get the shaft)

    05/14/2012 6:09:27 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12th 2012 | TIM DAHLBERG
    Whoa, that was a close one. Leave it to some penny pinching Minnesotans to make a couple of billionaires sweat it out. If Zygi and Mark Wilf had known it was going to be this hard to get a new stadium built in Minneapolis, they might have gone looking for some other taxpayer-funded trough to guzzle at. They're going to get their new stadium, though, and what a place it should be. A billion-dollar palace downtown, smack on the same spot the Vikings play today, and loaded with the kind of amenities that make owning an NFL team so much...
  • Vikings stadium: Senate passes bill financing new team home

    05/10/2012 12:31:09 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    Pioneer PRess ^ | 5-10-12 | Doug Belden
    The Minnesota Senate has approved a financing plan for a new Vikings stadium. By a 36-30 vote the afternoon of Thursday, May 10, senators passed the bill to fund a new $975 million stadium. The bill now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature. Dayton has been a ardent support of the bill. The Senate vote came hours after the Minnesota House gave its support to the plan. The deal is a compromise bill after a conference committee ironed out differences between earlier versions. A key change was requiring the team to pay an additional $50 million than first...
  • Vikings stadium: House passes bill; Senate remains last obstacle

    05/10/2012 5:28:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-10-12 | doug belden
    The Minnesota House passed the conference committee version of the Vikings stadium bill early Thursday, May 10, leaving Senate approval as the last obstacle before the bill would head to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk. The bill passed 71-60 after about two hours of debate on the floor. The conference committee bill raises the amount the team would pay by $50 million. The team's contribution is now $477 million, up from $427 million. That drops the state's contribution from $398 million to $348 million. Minneapolis' contribution remains unchanged at $150 million.
  • See, I Told You So: Football in Trouble

    05/07/2012 2:33:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    >BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 24. Snerdley, listen to this. This is ABC's This Week. It's the roundtable on Sunday. Jacob Tapper was sitting in for George Stephanopoulos, who's sitting in for -- or no. Stephanopoulos, I guess, is permanent now. And Jake Tapper says to George Will, "George, is football in trouble, or is this just the media making a muck?" WILL: It's in trouble for two reasons. First of all: The human body is not built for the violence that is inherent in football at the highest level. Second: People are gonna watch football differently...
  • Liberals Exploit Junior Seau Suicide to undermine America's Sport

    05/07/2012 2:12:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 15 replies
    These phony bastards do not care about the health or well being of football players. They care about total domination of American's. They care about crushing American traditions. They care about subjugation AND OF COURSE - They care about opening the door to lawsuits because they are the party of, for and by the trial lawyetr SCUM of the Earth... (video)
  • The bone-shattering truth: U.S. football is doomed

    05/05/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 152 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 04, 2012 | John Kass
    With the apparent suicide of NFL great Junior Seau, who played 20 years in the world's most violently glamorous sport, American football is dying. It's about time. The nationally televised gambling and meat-rendering factory cannot survive without new players. And the parents of future players are asking themselves this: Is football worth it for my child?
  • How many more deaths can NFL fans take?

    05/05/2012 6:20:18 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 2, 2012 | SAM MELLINGER
    A gray-haired woman in a green floral dress is screaming the worst moment of her life in front of the entire world. Luisa Seau stands in front of microphones, in front of cameras, on televisions across the country wailing the sometimes incoherent words of every mother’s worst nightmare. “I pray to God,” she screams, “please take me, take me and leave my son, but it’s too late. Too late.” You might’ve seen the heartbreaking video already. If you watched television at all Wednesday, or opened up a web browser, it was hard to miss and harder to stomach that Junior...
  • Why College Football Should Be Banned

    05/04/2012 4:02:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 82 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04 May 2012 | BUZZ BISSINGER
    In more than 20 years I've spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics. That's because college football has no academic purpose. Which is why it needs to be banned. A radical solution, yes. But necessary in today's times. Football only provides the thickest layer of distraction in an atmosphere in which colleges and universities these days are all about distraction, nursing an obsession with the social well-being of students as opposed to the obsession that they are there...
  • Sparano touts Tim Tebow's improvement as passer, could be effective in Wildcat

    05/04/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 4, 2012 | Josh Katzowitz
    While meeting with the media Thursday, new Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano naturally was asked about his new quarterback, Tim Tebow. Quite naturally, the idea coach Rex Ryan presented in March that Tebow could get into a game for 20 plays was broached by those reporters with Sparano. And very naturally, Sparano decided not to expand on Ryan's explanation. ........................................................ Sparano, who coached Tebow in the Senior Bowl, can see the improvement in his passing as well. “That has been eye-opening,” Sparano said. “I thought fundamentally Tim has gotten much better. You could see the amount of time he spent...
  • [MN] GOP leaders scrap roofless stadium plan, set end-of-session path

    05/04/2012 8:37:57 AM PDT · by topher · 31 replies
    Politics in Minnesota ^ | May 3, 2012 | by Briana Bierschbach
    An 11th-hour Republican Vikings stadium plan that would have paid for the state’s share with general obligation bonds was declared dead late Thursday morning, and in its wake House GOP leaders pledged to hold a long-awaited floor vote next Monday on the stadium bill authored by Rep. Morrie Lanning and Sen. Julie Rosen. House leaders said they also hope to vote on their 2012 bonding bill Monday. GOP leaders said that serious questions about using general obligation bonds to pay for the state’s portion of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings have forced them to drop the plan, which...
  • Another life cut short by an unforgiving game [Junior Seau]

    05/03/2012 4:17:30 AM PDT · by No One Special · 82 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ron Borges
    Professional football should come with a warning label. Like cigarettes, football can be hazardous to your health ... and all too frequently lately it can be fatal. If the sad truth of Junior Seau’s tragic death yesterday is that it came by his own hand, as Oceanside, Calif., police believe was the case, he is only the latest example of the ravages of a sport whose concussive demands seem to be regularly destroying its own. Only a week ago, Ray Easterling, a former defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons, took his life in similar fashion — with a handgun that...
  • NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home

    05/02/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2012 | Maggie Hendricks
    TMZ first reported that retired NFL star Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday morning, and that the police were investigating after his housekeeper found the NFL legend with a fatal shotgun wound to the chest. He was 43 years old. The report has been confirmed by the North County Times: Pro football great and Oceanside sports legend Junior Seau has apparently committed suicide, found by a housekeeper with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to multiple sources.Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood said he learned of the death from police Chief Frank McCoy.Police responded to Seau's home on The Strand on...
  • [NFL Linebacker]Junior Seau Dead Cops Suspect Suicide

    05/02/2012 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA ... and a law enforcement source at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself. Seau was 43-years-old ... and leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife. Cops are currently at Seau's home -- located in San Diego County -- and were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught.
  • Report: Junior Seau Found Dead In California Home

    05/02/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 5/2/12 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) — Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, Calif., on Wednesday, according to TMZ. TMZ reported that Seau shot himself. The report said that police and the coroner’s office were called to Seau’s home to investigate a possible shooting. The report says that police and the coroner’s office are investigating a scene inside Seau’s home, though the details are still unclear. Seau was in the news in 2010 for driving his car off a cliff after an alleged domestic dispute. Seau, 43, spent 20 seasons in the NFL, most recently playing for...
  • Highest-paying teams in the world

    05/01/2012 3:19:26 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    espn ^ | 5-1-12 | jeff gold
    SPANISH SOCCER GIANT FC Barcelona has had a disappointing season, failing to repeat as Champions League winner and facing an all but certain second-place finish in La Liga. But the team's underachieving results are not from a lack of spending. For the second straight year, Barcelona is paying its players the highest average salary in the world at $8.7 million. The findings were revealed in the second annual ESPN The Magazine/SportingIntelligence Global Salary Survey. Full results will be released in conjunction with The Magazine's Money Issue, on sale May 4. The poll encompassed 278 teams, 14 leagues, 10 countries, seven...
  • Tim Tebow booed at Yankee Stadium

    04/16/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT · by Kazan · 42 replies
    Zap 2 It ^ | April 16, 2012 | By Andrea Reiher
    NFL quarteback Tim Tebow and NBA star Dwyane Wade took in the Yankees-Angels game Sunday night (April 15). They were not there together, but were sitting near each other and did stand up at one point to say hello. But when Tebow's face was flashed on the jumbotron he was met with a loud chorus of boos, despite wearing a Yankees cap. D-Wade was booed briefly as well, but the boos turned to cheers when he put on his Yankees hat. ESPN reports that Nick Swisher, outfielder/first baseman for the Yankees, was asked about Tebow's reception from the fans after...
  • Report: Warren Sapp files for bankruptcy, has lost Super Bowl ring

    04/07/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT · by shortstop · 82 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/07/12 | Tampa Bay Times Staff
    Former Bucs defensive lineman Warren Sapp has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida on claims he has racked up millions in debt, TMZ.com reported Friday. One of the most surprising claims in Sapp's filing is that lost his 2002 Super Bowl ring from the championship with the Bucs and his 1991 national championship ring from the University of Miami, TMZ reported. The future Hall of Famer owes more than $6.7 million to various creditors, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support payments to at least four women, the celebrity news website reported. He owes $853,000 to the...
  • Memo warns teams on score leaks (NFL - Wonderlic scores)

    04/05/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 19 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/5/2012 | ESPN
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to all 32 teams threatening "significant discipline" to anyone caught leaking confidential information gathered on draft prospects to the public. The Associated Press obtained the memo, which was sent on Wednesday night after reports that LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne allegedly scored poorly on the Wonderlic test. The exam is used by NFL teams to try to gauge a prospect's intelligence, problem-solving ability and cognitive skills. Claiborne scored a 4 out of 50 on the test administered at the NFL scouting combine in February, sources confirmed to ESPN. = = = =...
  • Avezzano Passes

    04/05/2012 11:49:38 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 7 replies
    Dallas Cowboys ^ | April 5, 2012 | Staff
    Long-time former Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano has died at age 68, reportedly of a heart attack while in Italy.
  • Will Sports TV Strike Out Big Media?

    04/05/2012 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | April 5, 2012 | David Lieberman
    Bernstein Research analyst Craig Moffett says it’s possible in a provocative, and well timed, note this morning. The escalation in TV sports costs has “gone to unimagined proportions,” he says. If unchecked, he adds, it could ”blow the entire media model apart.” And the business does appear to be unchecked. The huge price increases from the $15.2B NFL deals that ESPN, Fox, CBS, and NBC cut last year kick in with the 2014 season. Meanwhile, NBCUniversal likely will want higher payments for its NBC Sports Network — formerly Versus before it was rebranded in January. News Corp is considering a...
  • Bengals cheerleader indicted on two sexual abuse charges

    03/30/2012 5:12:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 29, 2012 | Josh Katzowitz
    A Bengals cheerleader was indicted Thursday on two charges of sexual abuse after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a high school student at the school where she teaches.
  • Tebow in Babylon

    03/29/2012 4:12:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/27/12 | Ross Douthat
    The Prophet Jonah was sent to Nineveh. St. Paul was sent to Athens, Macedonia, Rome. And now Tim Tebow has been sent to New York City. There was a moment last week when it looked as if the trade shipping Tebow from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets might somehow fall through - that Tebow might end up a Jacksonville Jaguar instead, with a guaranteed starting job, a heavily evangelical fan base, and none of the insanity involved in eclipsing Jeremy Lin as the most famous Christian athlete in Babylon-upon-the-Hudson. O ye of little faith. Did you think...
  • Jets QB Drew Stanton wants out

    03/22/2012 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Black_Shark · 104 replies
    espn.com ^ | 3/22/2012 | Rich Cimini
    Tim Tebow's arrival in New York already has upset one New York Jets quarterback -- Drew Stanton. The veteran backup, who signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract last Friday to be the No. 2 quarterback, has asked to be traded or released, a league source confirmed to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter. The Jets are currently trying to trade Stanton, a source said. Stanton is said to be unhappy because he was promised the No. 2 job and turned down more lucrative opportunities with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs to play for the Jets. He received a $500,000...
  • Hey, Tebow, Focus On Football And Not New York Nightlife, Warns Donald Trump

    03/22/2012 10:32:16 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Tim Tebow may know his way around the gridiron, but navigating life in the Big Apple is another matter. No one knows the city better than Donald Trump, which is why he is offering his advice to make New York City’s new resident feel welcome. “I want to make sure he can focus on football,” says Trump. As the unofficial head of Tebow’s New York Welcome Committee, here are Trump’s top tips:
  • NFL hammers Saints for bounties

    03/21/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT · by BOBWADE · 16 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | March 21, 2012 | ESPN.com news services
    Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team's former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams. Payton is the first head coach suspended by the league for any reason, accused of trying to cover up a system of extra cash payouts that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday called "particularly unusual and egregious" and "totally unacceptable."
  • Tim Tebow trade encounters snag

    03/21/2012 4:18:15 PM PDT · by rsparks293 · 57 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 03/21/2012 | ESPN
    After word spread rapidly Wednesday that the New York Jets had acquired quarterback Tim Tebow from Denver for draft picks, the teams have encountered a hang-up in the language in Tebow's contract that could nullify the trade, a Broncos source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Tebow has about $5 million worth of recapture language in his contract, meaning the Jets would have to pay back some money to Denver, and the Jets might be unwilling to do that. The trade, then, is not finalized.