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  • The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure For Dog Lovers is Looking For Volunteers

    02/18/2019 7:13:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thrillist.com ^ | Feb. 15, 2019 | Kastalia Medrano
    It’s hard to imagine how one would go about watching the Iditarod in person. The iconic route stretches more than 1,100 miles from Anchorage to Nome, and the race can last for weeks. The record for fastest winning time, set in 2017, stands at 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds; the slowest winning time, in 1974, was nearly 21 days. Logistically, it isn’t a spectator sport. But for those of you yearning for that sweet, sweet Venn diagram of outdoors, winter, ice and snow, and sled dogs, the Iditarod offers something infinitely more exciting and more hands-on...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/8/2019

    02/08/2019 5:14:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/8/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Amazon magnate, the world's richest man and owner of "The Washington Post", Jeff Bezos, says he's being blackmailed by the "National Enquirer", a media outlet friendly to President Trump...... The Justice Department filing its opening brief in the appeal of last year's dismissal of charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another key defendant in the Bunkerville Standoff case...... France has pulled its ambassador out of Italy for consultations two days after the leader of one of Italy's governing parties met Yellow Vests protesters in Paris.... After all the conflict or at least it appeared to...
  • Trump Curse? LA Rams Say They Might Skip White House Visit If They Win

    02/04/2019 9:44:53 AM PST · by budj · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 1, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters he would not commit to a White House visit if his team wins the Super Bowl.
  • Patriots and Rams Deliver a Super Bowl Deserving of its Halftime Show

    02/04/2019 4:47:48 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 96 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Can somebody tell me why I still watch these things? – The NFL almost pulled off what I had always assumed was the utterly impossible last night, staging a Super Bowl game that was very nearly as boring and tedious as a damn soccer match. Yes, yes, yes, I know – it was a “great defensive battle,” right? Spare me, please. It was a game in which LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff played worse than any Super Bowl QB since at least Billy Kilmer and really since Joe Kapp in Super Bowl...
  • What's In YOUR Beer? Or, The Dangers of Dumbassery (from 2013)

    02/04/2019 2:32:32 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    MAUREEN OGLE ^ | August 18, 2013
    A few weeks back, an entrepreneur (in this case a modern-day version of a snake oil salesperson) who calls herself the Food Babe used her website to malign the brewing industry. She accused brewers of employing a host of "shocking" ingredients: GMOs! Beaver anal glands! Corn syrup! GMO corn syrup! Carcinogenic caramel coloring! Etc. She claimed to have conducted a substantive "investigation" into beer ingredients and when breweries declined to confirm/deny, concluded that beermakers had something to hide. Worse --- as it if could be worse --- many in the craft brewing community spread her tale via Twitter and Facebook....
  • Trump: ‘I would have a hard time’ letting Barron play football

    02/03/2019 7:42:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 3, 2019 | David Beavers
    President Donald Trump, in an interview aired on Super Bowl Sunday, said he “would have a hard time” letting his youngest son Barron play football, but would ultimately let him decide. Responding to host Margaret Brennan on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Trump said of 12-year-old Barron playing football: “If he wanted to? Yes. Would I steer him that way? No, I wouldn't.” “I just don't like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football,” Trump said. “I mean, it's a dangerous sport, and I think it's really tough.” The National Football League has come under some...
  • How I Intend To Spend Super Bowl III (Hint: I’ll Be In Janice’s Corner)

    02/03/2019 7:32:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 36 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-3-19 | MOTUS
    Well, here it is, Super Bowl Sunday. I know a lot of you don’t care. Even so, you might care about CNN’s ace reporter on all forms of racial/gendered bias (Don the Lemon) grilling of Gladys Knight on why she is being a disloyal black b***h by singing the National Anthem at the start of the game. Um, because she’s a singer and that’s what she does? Little Don came to within a hair’s breadth of coming right out and accusing her of being whatever the proper gender-neutral term for “house slave” is. As always, Ms. Knight was classier by half:...
  • New Gun Family

    02/02/2019 1:45:47 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 2/2/19 | Coldone
    New gun. Taurus 357/38 8 shot! Nice fired it yesterday. What say you? Thank you in advance. Oh got to fire my new 38 Taurus yesterday as well. Was going to buy a Rueger , Redhawk 454 but after shooting the 2 I have plus the other ones at home I am fine /w/o the 454.
  • Winning

    01/30/2019 7:57:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-29-19 | MOTUS
    Look, the Super Bowl is on Sunday, and I know some of you are sitting it out and that’s fine. But this appeal is directed towards those of you who are going to watch the game anyway and root against the Patriots. First of all, how can you root against a team called the Patriots? ABT- anyone but Tom? Really? That’s nearly as bad as Trump Derangement Syndrome.Secondly, don’t people like underdogs anymore? Oh sure, I know, the Patriots aren’t your classic underdog team with all of their Super Bowl trips/wins, and Tom is certainly not considered an underdog in...
  • NFL Commissioner Suggests Superbowl Compromise [semi-satire]

    01/29/2019 9:38:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    Following last week’s egregious non-call of obvious pass interference by a Los Angeles Rams player against a New Orleans Saints receiver, attorney Frank D’Amico, Jr. filed a lawsuit calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to use his powers under Rule 17 to reverse the outcome of the game that the Rams eventually won in overtime or schedule a replay of the last two minutes after a pass interference penalty is imposed on the Rams. Goodell is reported to be disinclined to take the action demanded in the suit because “bad officiating has been part of football since the sport was...
  • 76 Party Dips To Make This Super Bowl The Most Delish Ever

    01/28/2019 8:03:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Delish ^ | January 25, 2019 | Sienna Fantozzi and Madison Flager
    Make room for the life of the party: snacks. These dips run the gamut from savory to sweet and everything in between. Beer cheese dip? Yes please. And more even more game day ideas, check out our mason jar recipes and healthy dip recipes. Best-Ever Guacamole It's not a proper game day without chips and guac. Get the recipe from Delish. Bacon Spinach Dip There's spinach so it's basically a salad. Get the recipe from Delish.
  • Can the Oklahoma City Thunder truly challenge for a championship?

    01/28/2019 11:20:31 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    Basketball Society ^ | January 14, 2019 | Ryan Calpin
    The Thunder currently sit at 26-16 and third in the Western Conference playoff picture. Some people are saying Paul George is having an MVP caliber season and is a legit candidate to win the award. But can we consider the Thunder to be a legitimate threat to win the NBA championship? Let’s take a closer look. Only eight of the 26 wins are against teams over the .500 mark. They are 8-7 against current playoff teams.
  • Daniel Radcliffe calls out NFL legend Tom Brady for supporting Donald Trump

    01/27/2019 7:32:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Mirror ^ | January 27, 2019
    Tom Brady will be going for a sixth Super Bowl victory when his New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. But the legendary quarterback will have at least one famous face cheering against him - Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. In an interview with Variety, Daniel called out Brady for his support of American president Donald Trump. In 2015, a Make America Great Again hat was spotted in Brady's locker, prompting the quarterback to declare that it "would be great" if Trump became president...
  • Popovich Puts Trump On Blast, Calls Government Shutdown 'Childish'

    01/22/2019 12:11:31 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    SA Current ^ | January 22, 2019 | Sarah Martinez
    Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has never been one to hold back on his criticism of President Donald Trump, and that's no exception during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. While the Spurs volunteered Monday at the Champions Against Hunger dinner, a fundraiser for the San Antonio Food Bank, Popovich spoke his mind on the government shutdown, now in its fourth week. "It's just a shame that so many people are affected by what President Trump and our politicians have done. We all know it's really for no good reason," Popovich told reporters. "It's a prop. It's childish. Petty....
  • Slow runners deserve some damn respect

    01/22/2019 6:10:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Cat Storey ^ | January 14, 2019 | Cat Storey
    I‘ve always been a slow runner, you’ve probably heard me say that before. I’ve been slow at my skinniest, I’ve been slow at my fittest. In fact I don’t think I’ll ever get to a sub 10 minute mile unless I quit my job, divorce my husband and never see my friends again. I’d have to put in some serious woman power and fortunately I have a life to live and other goals I want to achieve. But do you know what, that’s ok. It’s ok to not hit a sub 10 minute mile and still call yourself a runner....
  • Reggie Bush says Clemson’s fast food spread from Trump was ‘disrespectful on so many levels’

    01/15/2019 6:33:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Former NFL player Reggie Bush said Monday he thought President Trump’s “American fast food” spread in celebration of the Clemson Tigers was a disservice to what the team had accomplished. Earlier this month, the college football team scored their second national championship in three seasons, defeating the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide with a final score of 44-16. In a visit to the White House following their victory, Trump told reporters Monday that he foot the bill for a feast that included “lots of hamburgers” and “lots of pizza.” "We have some very large people that like eating, so I think...
  • The Evers Principle [Wisconsin Politics and Football]

    01/09/2019 2:35:45 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | January 9, 2019 | Dan O'Donnell
    Wisconsin got a bold new leader on Monday; a young, dynamic, charismatic figure who is as innovative as he is likeable and who promises fundamental change through sheer force of will. Wisconsin’s new governor was also sworn in. To say that the Packers hiring Matt LaFleur to be their new head coach overshadowed Tony Evers’ inauguration would be the understatement of the new year. After news broke late Monday afternoon that the former Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator would be Green Bay’s coach, Evers’ inauguration became an afterthought. That’s not a dig at a state or a media far too obsessed...
  • 4-star DB commits to Oklahoma, does 'Horns down' on live TV

    12/19/2018 9:44:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 19, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    It did not take long for Jeremiah Criddell to get involved in the Oklahoma-Texas rivalry. Right after Criddell, a four-star defensive back from California, announced his commitment to Oklahoma live on ESPN2, he flashed the “horns down” right to the camera.
  • How Nike Transformed the University of Oregon

    12/19/2018 5:25:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 19, 2018 | George Leef
    hile money is not the root of all evil, it is undeniably responsible for the transformation of the University of Oregon (UO). It changed from a typical state flagship where athletics were a nice diversion for some students and alums into a sports powerhouse where the quest for glory in football and basketball dominates the school. The person directly responsible for that is Phil Knight, the founder of the athletic shoe and apparel giant Nike. At a time when the university’s president was desperately looking for outside funding for the school, Knight, an Oregon alum and huge athletics booster, was...
  • Joan Steinbrenner, wife of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, dies at 83

    12/15/2018 5:05:08 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 14, 2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, died Friday. She was 83. The Yankees said she died while surrounded by family at her home in Tampa, Florida. Joan Steinbrenner held the title of Yankees vice chair.