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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 7-25-12 | Nick Eatman
    After Tues. Workout, McBriar Decides To Sign With Philadelphia by Nick Eatman 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 "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...