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  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 9]

    10/29/2014 6:32:02 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 16 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 9 Bye teams: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans Thursday, Oct. 30 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. New York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.. St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots, 4:25...
  • Vanished Broncos Fan Found Safe, Back With Family

    10/29/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 32 replies
    Yahoo/GMA ^ | 10/29 | MEGHAN KENEALLY, CLAYTON SANDELL and MICHAEL S. JAMES
    Paul Kitterman, the 53-year-old father who went missing during halftime at Thursday's Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game, has been found safe, police said. Denver police made the announcement on their Twitter account: "DPD confirming that Paul Kitterman has been located and is safe after going missing from the Bronco Game." Later they added: "Paul Kitterman was located in Pueblo, Colorado. Again, he is unharmed. All questions should be directed to the family."
  • In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins

    10/28/2014 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Ian Shapira
    ....Inside the Red Mesa High School locker room, Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold” blared on the stereo as players hurried to strap on their helmets and gather for a pregame prayer and pep talk..... ....Most of the people in Red Mesa not only reject claims that their team’s nickname is a slur, they have emerged as a potent symbol in the heated debate over the name of the more widely known Redskins — Washington’s NFL team. More than half the school’s 220 students eagerly accepted free tickets from the team for an Oct. 12 game near Phoenix, where they confronted Native American...
  • Charles Barkley: Unintelligent Blacks Brainwashed To Keep Successful Black Men Down

    10/25/2014 6:32:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/14 | Alex Griswold
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing unintelligent, brainwashed African-Americans of keeping successful ones down. While appearing on Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis, Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, black enough. Barkley went on a long monologue on the subject: Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, were never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because...
  • Peyton Manning Has Had It With Broncos Scoreboard Operator

    10/24/2014 2:30:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    cbs/ap ^ | October 24, 2014 9:21 AM
    Manning wasnt happy when the Broncos were trying to chew up the clock in the closing minutes and the Denver crowd was going crazy. That forced Manning to try to quiet down a stadium of 76,907 by himself, frantically waving his arms like a big bird, then shaking his head in disbelief. ... Im not sure what hes doing, hes playing music and showing players dancing and getting the crowd fired up when we have the ball, Manning said. I dont think we should be doing that. I dont think we should be showing their quarterback on the sideline. I...
  • Reports: Some teammates think QB Russell Wilson isn't black enough

    10/24/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT · by cport · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Earlier this week, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman wrote about the ongoing saga in Seattle in the wake of the Percy Harvin trade. Specifically, some Seahawks players think third-year quarterback Russell Wilson is too close to the front office, and doesn't always take blame for his mistakes. Then there's this: "There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed," Freeman wrote. "My feeling on this -- and it's backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players -- is that some of the black players think Wilson isn't black enough." We talked about Wilson's blackness on the Eye on...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 8]

    10/22/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 194 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons (London), 9:30 a.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders...
  • Cowboys Waive Michael Sam From Practice Squad

    10/21/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 104 replies
    IRVING, Texas The Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. Sam, the first openly-gay player in the NFL, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rams.
  • Ferguson Protesters and Football Fans Brawl in Street After St. Louis Rams Game

    10/21/2014 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/20/2014
    Ferguson protesters and football fans fought in the street after the St. Louis Rams game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The protesters were outside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis yelling and chanting about the killing of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer from Ferguson, Missouri, in August. As the protesters and football fans began arguing, the Post-Dispatch reported that a fan appeared to spit on one of the protesters and he was then struck on the head, which sparked a large fight. There...
  • Fans and protesters clash after Rams game

    10/19/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2014 | Samantha Liss
    Protesters fight to regain control of a flag that was taken by a fan (right) leaving the Edward Jones Dome after the St. Louis Rams game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014. Several fights erupted as fans and protesters mixed after the game. Two arrests were made.Rams fans and Ferguson protesters fought Sunday afternoon outside the Edward Jones Dome after the Rams secured a victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks. At around 3 p.m. a handful of fans argued with protesters, who were yelling and chanting, near the intersection of North Broadway and Cole streets. The yelling escalated, a fan appeared...
  • Not a Bad Guess to say Adrian Peterson is Finished

    10/19/2014 7:16:46 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 49 replies
    Sun Times ^ | October 18, 2014 | Rick Telander
    Almost forgotten in the uproar over the brutal ‘‘whuppin’ ’’ that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson laid on his 4-year-old son is just how great a runner Peterson was. I say ‘‘was’’ because it’s not certain Peterson, 29, will play in the NFL again. He is out indefinitely, with pay, as he awaits trial on charges of reckless or negligent injury toward his son. The trial tentatively is set for Dec. 1, too late for him to return and play this season. If he is found guilty, he could receive a prison sentence of two years and a $10,000 fine....
  • NFL, pink ribbons not enough to win over women (Feminazi Alert)

    10/17/2014 5:26:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 16, 2014 | Linda Rubin and Gayle Sulik
    Editor's note: Linda Rubin is is a professor and licensed psychologist in the counseling psychology doctoral program at Texas Woman's University. Her clinical, teaching, and research interests focus on psychological trauma, relational violence, and the psychology of women. Gayle Sulik is a medical sociologist, founder of the Breast Cancer Consortium and author of "Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health." Follow her on Twitter: @pinkribbonblues. (CNN) -- Of the two of us, Linda is the fan of professional football. And every football fan realizes football games are extremely violent. We are both also feminists. And every feminist...
  • Percy Harvin Traded To New York Jets For Conditional Draft Pick, Per Report

    10/17/2014 3:24:47 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    msn.com ^ | 17 October 2014 | Matt Verderame
    The New York Jets have acquired receiver/returner Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. Harvin has been injury prone throughout his career but has played in all five of Seattle's games this season.
  • New York Giants getting briefed on Ebola before trip to Dallas

    10/15/2014 1:58:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2014
    The Giants are heading to Dallas this weekend and have taken steps to ensure their traveling party is briefed on the deadly Ebola virus that has been contracted by two female health care workers in the Dallas hospital where one man, Thomas Eric Duncan, died from the virus on Oct. 8. The Giants face the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
  • Minneapolis Looks to Ban Redskins Name from City

    10/15/2014 10:59:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 15, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Opponents of the Washington Redskins name in Minneapolis are pulling out all the stops to bar the team from using its controversial name during its November game against the Minnesota Vikings. Now, a city attorney will explore whether the Mill City has the legal authority to ban the name entirely. The decision to look into taking legal action was part of two resolutions recently passed by the Minneapolis city council. The first resolution, which passed unanimously last week, officially condemned the racist, offensive name of the Washington, D.C. football franchise. One councilmember said the name is an affront to a...
  • Joseph Randle's father: 'My son is not a thief' [Cowboy's RB]

    10/15/2014 6:51:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.wfaa.com ^ | 4:43 p.m. CDT October 14, 2014 | Staff
    Police say Randle attempted to steal a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne, worth $84, and Polo underwear worth $39.40. FRISCO – The father of Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle says his son is innocent after being arrested for shoplifting at a Dillard's store in Frisco. "My son is not a thief, okay? He was just trying to get his baby out of there because she was clowning pretty bad. All he was going to do is take ‎the baby out and then he was going to come back and take care of his business," Mr. Randle said...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 7]

    10/15/2014 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 178 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 7 Bye teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 16 New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Arizona...
  • Frisco police: Cowboys Joseph Randle arrested Monday, charged with theft

    10/14/2014 9:34:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    crimeblog.dallasnews.com ^ | 9:27 am on October 14, 2014 | By Naheed Rajwani
    Frisco police say Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday evening for allegedly shoplifting at the Dillards at Stonebriar Mall. Police were called to the Dillards at 8:17 p.m. Monday, said Frisco police spokesman Chad LaPrelle. The stores loss prevention employees had detained Randle, who was later charged with theft, a Class B misdemeanor. Police said Randle attempted to steal a $39.50-pack of two black Polo underwear and a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne valued at $84. He was released from Frisco City Jail early Tuesday after posting a $350 bail, police said. Randle has a...
  • Philadelphia Eagles give teen battling cancer one-day contract

    10/11/2014 12:20:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 10/11/2014 | staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles, in conjunction with Ronald McDonald House, have made the day for Colin Delaney, a 15-year-old battling leukemia. The Eagles gave the former middle school fullback a one-day contract and invited him to sit on the bench for Sunday night's game with the division rival New York Giants. Delaney was given his contract by Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, who presented the teen with a No. 1 jersey with his name on it.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 6]

    10/08/2014 4:42:05 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 169 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 6 Bye teams: Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints Thursday, Oct. 9 Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. Dallas Cowboys...
  • Kansas City Chiefs Tamba Hali lends support as Ebola epidemic rages in West Africa

    10/07/2014 4:52:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    daily news ^ | 10-7-14 | n/a
    LENEXA, Kan. (AP) Tamba Hali fled Liberia when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. Now that the West African nation is at the center of a very different crisis an outbreak of Ebola the Chiefs linebacker is lending his support to a humanitarian relief effort. Hali joined officials from Heart to Heart International, based in suburban Kansas City, to announce Tuesday the construction of a clinic near the capital of Monrovia that will offer 70 beds for patients stricken by the virus. People are dying, Hali said, and theyre dying at a rapid...
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars Apologized For Their Mascots Towels Carry Ebola Sign

    10/07/2014 3:39:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | 10/6/14 | Brian Sharp
    The Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville was seen on the field Sunday carrying a sign that read Towels Carry Ebola in an apparent attempt to make fun of Steelers fans use of the Terrible Towel. On Monday, Jaguars team President Mark Lamping apologized for the incident....
  • Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being

    10/06/2014 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 6 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | October 6, 2014 | Mike Kaszuba, Rochelle Olson and Paul McEnroe
    Adrian Peterson was the face of the Vikings and marketing magic, his brushes with the law and personal life ignored until suddenly no one could look away.With a new season, a new coach and a $1 billion stadium on the way, the Minnesota Vikings turned to their undisputed star last summer to appear on the teams yearbook cover: Adrian Peterson, standing confidently in a dirty purple jersey. In an accompanying interview, Peterson said it was easy being the public face of the Vikings because I dont really get into a lot of trouble. Just a few weeks later, he...
  • Report: 1 or 2 NFL Teams Will Relocate To Los Angeles In 2015 or 16

    10/06/2014 10:37:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 5, 2014 8:22 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) LA football fans have been waiting nearly 20 years for a team to call their own. LA is the second largest TV market, host to plenty of baseball, basketball and hockey franchises, not to mention college teams. But the idea of a pro football team in this area has been nothing more than rumor for decades. According to a report, one or two NFL teams are on the way, fairly soon. As the 20th anniversary of the NFLs departure from Los Angeles, the NFL seems closer than ever to returning, said the report. Per a league source,...
  • Beat it! Beats by Dre banned from televised NFL interviews after agreement with Bose prevents

    10/06/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2014 | Charlene Adams
    It looks like Beats by Dre have been, well, beat. The days of NFL football players and coaches sporting the popular headphones during televised interviews are over for now. This is the result of an exclusive agreement between audio equipment company Bose and the NFL itself. Re/code reports that the agreement bans players and coaches from wearing any other headphones during televised interviews and during games.
  • Miami Dolphins Derrick Shelby arrested in Fort Lauderdale

    10/06/2014 4:42:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Sports Talk Florida ^ | Jennifer Benson
    Miami authorities arrested Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby Saturday morning after an altercation in a Fort Lauderdale nightclub. Shelbys face is bruised and bloody in a booking mugshot released of the NFL player. According to a Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman, Shelby was causing a disturbance at Off the Hookah, a nightclub located at 111 Southwest 2nd Avenue. The incident occurred around 2 A.M. on Oct. 4.
  • Losses Leave Patriots on the Defensive (Drudge: Bloody Sunday for Brady?)

    10/04/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/04/14 | Peter May
    With his team off to a slow start, a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback went on the radio and had a message for his listeners: R-E-L-A-X. Were going to be O.K. Oh, how Tom Brady wishes he could channel his inner Aaron Rodgers and tell a panicked Patriot nation that his team is going to be all right. Green Bay is 2-0 since Rodgers told Packers fans to chill out. Brady has issued no such call for calm.
  • Dallas Cowboys' CJ Spillman in sexual assault probe

    10/02/2014 5:23:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say. The 28-year-old, who plays for NFL side Dallas Cowboys, has not been arrested or charged. The attack allegedly took place at a Texas hotel in the early hours of 20 September, according to Grapevine police spokesman, Sgt Robert Eberling.
  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    10/01/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 77 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9/30/14 | SI Wire
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that the FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for using "Redskins" on air. The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., petitioned the FCC to revoke a Washington radio station's broadcast license due to its repeated use of the nickname. Wheeler said his organization will "be looking into that petition." "There are a lot of names...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 5]

    10/01/2014 6:34:33 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 113 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 5 Bye teams: Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders Thursday, Oct. 2 Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs....
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Penalizing NFL Player For Muslim Prayer "Propels Us To War"

    10/01/2014 4:55:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On Tuesday, Rosie O'Donnell, the obnoxious 9/11 truther who has made her share of racist comments, thinks that a 15-yard penalty against Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for a Muslim prayer in the end zone on Monday night is reflective of a systemic anti-Muslim bias that can propel the country to war.
  • Wait Till Obama Finds Out About What Happened in the Chiefs-Patriots Game

    09/30/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Did you see last night, folks? Did you happen to see it? I can't... When Obama finds out what happened last night, oh, man! And he may not. If he wasn't watching the game, he may not have known. If the intel services don't tell him what happened last night, he may never know, and that may end up being good. It could be bad out there, folks. It could really be bad. ... Did you see where the safety for the Kansas City Chiefs intercepted Tom Brady last night? A pick six. A gentleman by the...
  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 73 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying after touchdown

    09/30/2014 7:22:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 58 replies
    NBCSports ^ | 09/30/2014 | Josh Alper
    Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah followed in the footsteps of many other players on Monday night when he celebrated his interception return for a touchdown by going to his knees in prayer. Unlike those other players, Abdullah was penalized for going to the ground under the leagues rules for unsportsmanlike conduct. The only difference between Abdullah and the other players was that Abdullah is Muslim and his prayer therefore looked a bit different than what weve seen from others, although that didnt make it any odder since the NFL doesnt have rules governing which deity their players are permitted to offer...
  • Devon Still [NFL - Bengals] gives pre-cancer surgery pep talk to his 4 year old daughter Leah

    09/29/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-24-14 | Devon Still
    Leah has sort of captured the nation's heart. Here's hoping for the best. Good Man. Good Father. Bengals - Good Organization.
  • NFL to run anti-domestic violence PSAs during Sunday's Week 4 games

    09/28/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    The hope is that some good comes from the spate of domestic-violence issues that dominated headlines in September and made for the worst month in NFL history. Embattled commissioner Roger Goodell went missing for 10 days and when he finally emerged from hiding, a tepid press conference only exacerbated concerns that he was ill-equipped to lead the most powerful sports league in the country.
  • Chuck Todd is Officially Irrelevant

    09/27/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/14 | Alan Joel
    Eulogizes Eric Holder as "a non-political person" Whatever shred of actual relevancy Chuck Todd hoped to achieve as the new moderator of Meet the Press just collapsed yesterday during his MSNBC interview regarding the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. Chuck Todd eulogizes Eric Holder as a non-political person: He did a lot of the tough stuff that you would say, Hey, the attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff. But, whats interesting about him, he is a very non-political person. And I think people used to mistakenly...
  • Washington Post: NFL Should Hire Eric Holder to Rebuild Public Trust

    09/27/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Wow. The Washington Post either has a really weird sense of humor, or they are wildly disconnected from the political atmosphere in America. In an opinion piece (I know, it’s kinda hard to tell nowadays) writer Mark Maske speculated on a possible career option for Eric Holder, now that he has resigned from the position of Attorney General. According to Maske, Holder should lend his credibility and professionalism to the troubled NFL… And no, I don’t think this was satire. According to the WashPo:Here is one bit of unsolicited advice for the NFL: Hire Eric H. Holder Jr. and put him...
  • CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' in tonight's nationally televised NFL game in Washington

    09/25/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014
    NEW YORK CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying Redskins during Washingtons nationally televised game against the New York Giants. ... Simms broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, said then that its not my job to take a stance.
  • Denver Broncos fans rally against CBS analyst Phil Simms

    09/25/2014 2:21:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 15, 2014 | Heather Draper
    A petition started Monday on Change.org to ban CBS analyst Phil Simms from calling Denver Broncos games had gotten more than 19,600 signatures by early evening. Apparently many Broncos fans think Simms was biased .... However you feel about retired New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, the Broncos petition is getting a lot of signatures. The number of signers went up by nearly 1,000 signatures in the time it took me to write this.
  • ESPN's Bill Simmons suspended for Goodell rant; barred from Twitter

    09/25/2014 3:43:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | RYAN PARKER
    ESPN analyst Bill Simmons has been suspended for three weeks after he made profane comments about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a podcast. In addition, Simmons is not allowed to use Twitter while suspended, an ESPN spokesman confirmed to The Times. Shortly after the suspension was announced, #FreeSimmons began trending worldwide on Twitter. ESPN's Bill Simmons suspended after profane Roger Goodell rant L.A. Times staff writer Ryan Parker reports on ESPN analyst Bill Simmons' suspension from the sports network after comments he made about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. On The B.S. Report podcast hosted on ESPN.com, Simmons used the F...
  • Jameis Winston's NFL Draft Stock In Plummeting

    09/24/2014 2:41:59 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    BI ^ | 9-24-2014 | Tony Manfred
    Tony ManfredSeptember 24, 2014Anonymous NFL scouts ripped into Jameis Winston after he was suspended for the Clemson game for jumping on a table and reciting a profanity-laced meme. The Florida State quarterback, who has faced a slew of off-field controversies over the last 12 months, was considered the best player in the 2015 NFL Draft by ESPN and CBS as recently as August. Now NFL talent evaluators have their doubts. One scout told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that he was a "fraud." He's presumably referring to reports that Winston lied about his table-jumping incident in his original meeting...
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 4]

    09/24/2014 4:15:33 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 125 replies
    Week 4 Bye teams: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams Thursday, Sept. 25 New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders (London), 1 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia...
  • The Medias Domestic Violence Dirty Laundry

    09/23/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 12 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 9/23/14 | Bob Parks
    While the announcements of players receiving pay while investigations were ongoing pissed off the most holier-than-thou media types, I also believed that it was highly unlikely the sanctimonious punditry in the news business would be the ONLY employment base were domestic violence did not occur, and thanks to the Internet hamper, here are a few examples of the medias hypocritical dirty laundry.
  • The Political-Messaging Huckster Behind Roger Goodell's Awful Presser (Frank Luntz)

    09/23/2014 11:40:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Deadspin ^ | September 22, 2014 | Dave McKenna
    Roger Goodell was talking, but the words weren't his alone. "That speech was all Frank," says an associate of pollster Frank Luntz, lord of the dark arts of political messaging, who frequently works with Goodell and the NFL. "As soon as I heard Goodell's intro, I was laughing." The part that got him giggling was the line "We will get our house in order first." The NFL commissioner used that same phrase minutes later, in response to a question from a New York Post reporter about whether he would resign. "That's textbook stuff that Frank uses all the time," says...
  • All 32 NFL Franchises Statistically Ranked In Order Of All-Time Greatness

    09/22/2014 8:10:32 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 41 replies
    http://nflspinzone.com ^ | Daniel D. Zillmer
    Attention NFL purists, this piece is for you. The 2014 NFL season is right around the corner. That sentence alone is enough to get the blood pumping of the millions of Americans that live for the NFL the most popular sport in the country by a landslide. I share that enthusiasm, not only for the NFL, but for its history. And in this instance, for quantifying that history. I believe it to be a shame that MLB has preserved its history so well that its ancient heroes are fondly remembered and its legendary teams revered, while NFL history sits...
  • Never mind those thugs in the NFL cause its all Roger Goodells fault

    09/21/2014 10:10:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/21/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    How quickly the despicable media turned the theme of black male violence into an uncaring white guy scenario which blames the depravity of NFL thugs on Roger Goodell. Just consider the fact that Ray Rice punched his female partner so hard that her head was driven THREE FEET backward and into the wall of a casino elevator. Take a second look at this young lady being dragged out of the elevator, UNCONSCIOUS, while her feet are left across the track of doors that could quickly close. Janay Palmer Rice went back her abusive husband. But the violence of Black males,...
  • Well, Ray, Theres More to Sundays than Football

    05/25/2011 1:31:52 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-23-11 | Cultural Limits
    One Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens opened his mouth and put one big ole foot in it today when he said, Watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game. (Link to a story on the interview here) Uh, pardon me? I hate to be the one to break it to Mr. Lewis, but, see, Americans only get our game from, what, August to the first Sunday in February every year. Thats six months. What does he think were doing the other six months of the year? Here...
  • Ray Lewis Makes Controversial Comments About NFL Lockout

    05/24/2011 7:58:55 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 27 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) Controversial comments. Ravens star Ray Lewis issues a stern warning. He says if there is no football, crime will increase across the country. As Kai Jackson explains, not everyone agrees. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is known for speaking his mind and thats exactly what he did when ESPNs Sal Paolantonio asked Lewis about the NFL lockout. We really gotta remove pride, seriously. Theres no other reason the issues going on, he said. Perhaps his most controversial statement was about the possibility of no NFL season. Lewis painted a grim picture across America of people without jobs and...
  • Does he think before he speaks? ESPN lets Ray Lewis comment on Ray Rice

    09/21/2014 2:39:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Probably the last person in the world who needs to be giving commentary on covering up crimes is Ray Lewis. But thats exactly what he did this morning on ESPN.