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  • Carter Weighing 2020 Presidential Run [semi-satire]

    09/17/2018 2:00:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Distressed by what he called the “human rights disaster perpetrated by President Trump,” former President Jimmy Carter said “I may have to come out of retirement to save the nation from his reelection.” “My main grievance is the blatant inequality Trump is willing to foist on this country,” Carter complained. “When I was president the entire country suffered through a malaise, but we did it together as one united people. The prosperity Trump is forcing on the country has shattered this unity and encouraged individuals to compete to get ahead. I don’t believe this is what Americans truly want. Otherwise...
  • NFL Hell Continues As Ratings Crater For Dallas Cowboys

    09/15/2018 9:27:01 AM PDT · by PFW · 52 replies
    The NFL – suffering from dismal ratings for last week’s opening game and Sunday Night Football, may be in for a serious decline in viewers this season if Dallas local TV ratings are any indicator – after the Cowboys registered their lowest local ratings since 2009. "The Dallas market is an important market for one of the most watched teams in the country. There is a reason the Cowboys are valued at over $4 billion dollars. They absolutely own Dallas Fort-Worth. Nothing else really matters. … The NFL does not want to see one of it’s most important market losing...
  • Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

    09/14/2018 12:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2018 | Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press Sports Writer
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a tweet that referenced President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists." She also targeted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after he stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team. Her suspension came after she tweeted that fans who disagree with Jones should target...
  • Was Serena Williams Wrong In Her Outburst Or Was The Umpire Racist & Sexist ?

    09/13/2018 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    TNN News Raw2 ^ | September 12, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Was Serena Williams Wrong In Her Outburst Or Was The Umpire Racist & Sexist ?
  • I know most people aren't going to care but the Boston Red Sox won their 100th game tonight

    09/12/2018 7:02:18 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 93 replies
    I actually don't care so much myself as I can't remember the last time I actually watched a ballgame. I've been to a few ballgames over the past few years as my company has luxury boxes at multiple stadiums in which we entertain important clients. But all we do at those games is drink heavily, eat lots of food and talk to each other without paying all that much attention to the game on the field. I used to be a fan. Back in the 1970s, as a boy, I used to go to Fenway Park all the time. I...
  • We Put a Hand Over Our Heart, Nike Puts Thumb in Our Eye

    09/12/2018 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/18 | Michael Shannon
    It’s time to demonstrate that putting a thumb in the eye of middle America is not a cost–free exercise. If for no other reason than we’re running out of eyes Failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to stay culturally relevant by depending on the kindness of strangers. If it weren’t for white folks, beginning with his foster parents, Kaepernick might just be another player who peaked early and disappeared. The first white person who bailed him out was — of all people! — President Donald Trump. Colin began his ‘take a knee, look at me’ protest with an example of...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Monday 9/10/2018

    09/10/2018 4:46:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning, we will have details on what appears to be a deteriorating situation in Syria later. But first we go to Sweden where the anti-European Union, anti-mass immigration Sweden Democrats made gains in yesterday's election, holding the balance of power between the "Left" and "Right" coalitions in Swedish politics. Sweden Democrats picked up 17.6 percent of the vote, up from 12.9 percent in 2014..... Last night in Paris seven people were injured in a knife attack, four seriously..... In Germany, protests on the streets again after a German is dead following a fight with foreign born nationals. Two Afghans...
  • That Flagpole in Golf - Blocking those hole-in-ones

    09/09/2018 3:18:47 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 50 replies
    I don't watch a lot of golf but when I do, I see that flagpole sitting in the hole that the golfers are attempting to shoot into. Every now and then, somebody comes close to a hole in one but that flagpole kicks it back out. The ball hits the flagpole and bounces away from the hole. Why do they do plant that flagpole in the hole like that? Don't they know that those flagpoles are taking away hole in ones? Then you evidently get a penalty for hitting the flag pole!
  • Michael Bennett sits near end of national anthem

    09/06/2018 7:31:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | September 6, 2018 | Charean Williams
    The only protest during the national anthem Thursday night was half a protest. Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett, who stayed in the locker room for the anthem during the preseason, walked in front of the bench during most of Boyz II Men’s rendition. Bennett then took a seat near the end of the song, according to Judy Battista of NFL Media. All the Eagles were on the field, even safety Malcolm Jenkins.
  • Asian Games: South Korea may seek change in controversial military exemption for athletes

    09/03/2018 11:42:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | September 3, 2018 | Reuters
    South Korea may seek to revise its military exemption programme for athletes amid calls for stricter rules after the country’s soccer and baseball teams earned the reward with gold medals at the Asian Games over the weekend. Military service is a highly contentious issue in South Korea, where all able-bodied men must complete about 21 months of service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North. Exemptions are offered to athletes who win titles at the Asian Games or medals of any colour at the Olympics, however, and Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min along with his teammates...
  • Tagovailoa Shines, No. 1 Alabama Ruts Louisville 51-14

    09/02/2018 8:13:21 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9-2-2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Alabama doesn't rebuild. The Crimson Tide simply reload. College Football Playoff hero Tua Tagovailoa threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in his first college start, helping top-ranked and defending national champions open the season with a 51-14 rout of Louisville on Saturday night. Essentially ending the debate - at least for now - about whether he or Jalen Hurts should be the Crimson Tide's No. 1 quarterback, Tagovailoa scored on a 9-yard run while also completing 12 of 16 passes for 227 yards without an interception. ''I thought there were a lot of things...
  • South Korea celebrate wildly as entire squad avoids national service after claiming Asian Games gold

    09/01/2018 11:44:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Buzz Sport ^ | September 1, 2018 | Ruairi Scott Byrne
    Tottenham fans are celebrating after their star forward Son Heung-min secured an exemption from military service by winning gold at the Asian Games - but we doubt their celebrations matched the joyous scenes among the South Korea players and staff. South Korea beat Japan 2-1 in an extra time thriller this Saturday meaning the entire team will not need to spend nearly two years in the military. After a goalless 90 minutes, three goals were scored in extra time. South Korea opened the scoring, before netting another goal. But Japan closed the gap with one of their own. South Korea...
  • Jim Brown to blacks: Take 'responsibility,' don't blame Trump

    08/30/2018 11:23:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 29, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    National Football League legend Jim Brown proclaimed on Tuesday that the black community must take ownership of its problems and struggles – rather than blame President Donald Trump. These comments come a week after the NFL great criticized professional football players who disrespect the flag and their country by not standing for the National Anthem – when he insisted that he would never kneel while the national tribute before games was being played. Now, Brown wants the blacks to show more accountability for the decisions they make and the predicaments they are in so that they will have less hardships...
  • Just a picture of Richard Nixon bowling

    08/30/2018 8:13:08 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 70 replies
  • NFL player plans to show Beto O’Rourke’s defense of kneeling to team owners

    08/30/2018 8:43:43 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2018 | Justin Wise
    Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung said that he plans to show a video of Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) defending NFL players' on-field protests during a meeting with league executives and owners on Monday. "At today's meeting between @NFLPA reps & @NFL execs/owners, I plan to share this viral video of @RepBetoORourke being asked if NFL players kneeling is disrespectful," Okung, vice president of the NFL Players Association, tweeted.
  • Nick Young arrested after incident with police

    08/25/2018 3:39:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | August 25, 2018 | Henry Bushnell
    Nick Young was arrested on Friday night after an incident with police during a traffic stop in Los Angeles, according to a report from TMZ. Young, who remains a free agent after winning his first NBA title with the Golden State Warriors in June, was reportedly pulled over for an ordinary traffic violation in Hollywood. Then, according to TMZ:
  • How Does a University Advance an ‘Athlete-friendly’ Curriculum?

    08/24/2018 7:48:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 24, 2018 | George Leef
    ... Competing in the storied Southeastern Conference, Auburn University (located in Auburn, Alabama) has many great wins to its credit on the gridiron and, to a lesser extent, the basketball court. The rivalry with the University of Alabama is as intense as any in college sports. Winning is an obsession and a Chronicle of Higher Education article from February by Jack Stripling shows how it dominates the administration. (The article appears in the February 23 edition and is subscribers-only content, so I will quote from it at length.) Here’s how the story unfolded. In 2013, the university’s student data showed...
  • A tale of two pitches

    08/20/2018 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/20/2018 | beckwith
    OK, which pitcher throw "like a girl?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJQmbpofFPE
  • Seoul wants U.S., China to formally declare an end to the Korean War

    08/18/2018 1:36:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 18, 2018 | Leslie Eastman
    Two Koreas seem to be ignoring international political squabbling and continuing with a “psychological” reunification. I have been watching events on the Korean Peninsula since the conclusion of the Singapore Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, trying to determine what the eventual outcome of that meeting would be. I have come to the conclusion that the two Koreas are like the children in a messy divorce, and are tired of being pawns in a larger political drama between the two “parents”. In part, that assessment comes from statements from South Korean officials that they want...
  • VANITY--Watching LEGACY NFL/Monday Night Football

    08/18/2018 1:34:54 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 31 replies
    Streaming legacy football from the early 70s on YouTube. Howard Cosell is announcing.