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  • Vindictive sportswriter pretty pleased with himself for (he thinks) ending career of backup catcher

    09/26/2016 8:31:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/16 | DAN Calabrese
    For writing a few conservative social media posts, Steve Clevenger became the target of obsessive stalker Bob Nightengale We told you Friday about the disgusting attack leveled against Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger by USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale. Because Clevenger had made a couple of posts on social media criticizing Black Lives Matter, President Obama and the Charlotte rioters, Nightengale went on the warpath, demanding that the Mariners release Clevenger. The posts were harshly worded, but they weren’t inaccurate and they certainly weren’t racist. Didn’t matter. Nightengale simply labeled them as such and that’s apparently all that needs to...
  • Boycott the NFL

    09/24/2016 10:02:57 PM PDT · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 24, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    I was a police officer for 36 years. Prior to being a police officer I served six years in the U.S. Air Force, four on active duty and two in the reserves. Before that, my fondest memories, while growing up, are of going to the VFW with my dad on Friday night for their fish fry or clam bake. When I was in high school I played on that VFW Post’s Drum & Bugle Corps. My Dad served in the Merchant Marine during WW II, and recounted having been torpedoed once while on a North Atlantic convoy. All of my...
  • Colin Kaepernick Caper: Throw Away Country

    09/24/2016 9:59:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 24, 2016 | Frosty Wooldridge
    The United States of America, your community, your state, our nation—faces becoming a “Throw Away Country.” While San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick created the latest sensation by dishonoring our flag, our military men and women who fought and died to make this a free country, and our national anthem—he represents a rip tide of angry, misguided and anti-American citizens or non-citizens growing in strength and numbers daily. If we celebrate another 10 million or 50 million Colin Kaepernicks, will we survive? In the past month, high school students disgraced our national anthem by kneeling in irreverence and protest against our...
  • NFL’s end run to the left doesn’t sit well with Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon

    09/22/2016 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    “Kilgannon Demands NFL Halt Anti-American Protests” Not everyone agrees with the radical swerve to the left exhibited by the National Football League during the past years. On September 6th, Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon addressed a direct though respectful letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, asking that he put an end to the Anti-American, National Anthem protests of San Francisco Forty Niners’ reserve Colin Kaepernick and other players. Speaking “…on behalf of those we represent at Freedom Alliance – military heroes and their families,” Kilgannon made certain to remind Commissioner Goodell that the NFL, its teams owners and players are...
  • Vanity: MNF Preview Show Broke the Camels Back - Tired of the PC

    09/19/2016 5:49:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Vanity | February 19, 2016 | Me
    I was watching the ESPN Monday Night Football preview show and there was the scroll on the left side of the screen of what was upcoming. On item had the Aguilas (Eagles) v. Osos (Bears). This is PC pandering for Hispanic Heritage Month starting this week. I know this because of course the Fortune 500 company I work for distributed an e-mail telling us cubicle serfs it was Hispanic Month and we should all appreciate it. When I saw that I turned off the tv and walked away. The NFL and their PC corporate partners have broken my back. This...
  • Ever wanted to try synchronized swimming? Here’s your chance.

    09/16/2016 1:06:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    fox21news.com ^ | September 15, 2016 | Lauren McDonald
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you like to dance and you like to swim, synchronized swimming is for you! The Colorado Novas are Colorado Springs’ home synchronized swim team, and they are currently holding tryouts.
  • South Park Mocks Colin Kaepernick In New Season 20 Promo

    09/13/2016 1:30:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Pop Culture Now ^ | 9/12/16 | Hunter Miller
    On Wednesday night, South Park will be returning for its 20th season. The season premiere will feature a song that makes fun of San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter supporters who have rallied behind him. The Comedy Central animated series is always quick to give its take on the highly-controversial topics of society. The 30-second promo for the upcoming season shows the citizens of South Park singing a humorously different version of the National Anthem. The new lyrics are... Colin Kaepernick is great Cops are pigs, cops are pigs Wait, someone just took my...
  • Colin Kaepernick, the National Anthem and what this is all leading to -VANITY

    09/09/2016 7:03:39 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 64 replies
    In my humble opinion, what this Colin Kaepernick shtick is leading to is the eventual outright ban of the national anthem at sporting events. That's where the left-wing ESPN and NFL are taking this. Too political, they'll say. One of the few places where people bond together patriotically outside of the military, and the left is going to try to kill it. They may be successful.
  • vanity. Just turned off the broncos/panthers game

    09/08/2016 5:43:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 110 replies
    FR ^ | 9-8-16 | me
    at least one POS kneeling on the broncos sideline when the Star Spangled Banner was sung
  • You’re OUT! School Bars Resident From Working as Baseball Ump

    09/08/2016 5:24:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/4/2016 | Derek Draplin
    An Allegan County resident says the local school district has blackballed him from umpiring its baseball teams’ home games because he was critical of the school board and administration. He also says the district won't hire him as a bus driver despite having openings for the position. Brian Polet said he criticized the Hamilton Community Schools’ board and administration in 2014 over its adoption of Common Core, the controversial curriculum then being implemented in public schools around the country. He later criticized the district for collecting data on students through a state testing regimen. Polet, an umpire registered with the...
  • Oh good: Kaepernick jersey is currently NFL's best seller

    09/07/2016 9:32:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Patriots! He’s the backup quarterback on a team that went 5-11 last season. His team wanted to trade him but no one really wanted to take him. Shocking that this guy’s jersey would be the top seller in the NFL? Not at all! Colin Kaepernick is the perfect poster boy for the self-absorbed American millennial who thinks his own good intentions and smug sanctimony should be all anyone expects. Results? Performance? Responsibility? A whit of discernible brain activity? You’ve oppressed our generation long enough! Congratulations, America. You put Obama on top twice, and now you’re outdoing yourselves:
  • Colin Kaepernick Is Stealing From His Boss

    09/05/2016 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | Don Bendell
    Remind players in no uncertain terms that our freedom to speak and demonstrate comes with responsibilities too Thank you Colin Kaepernick, we’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. I don’t know what your problem is, but I bet it’s very hard to pronounce. Like the few combat veterans, including my fellow Green Beret vet Nate Boyer, who stood by Colin at the pre-season game Thursday evening, I did indeed risk my life for people’s right to express their opinions freely and stand up for what they believe in. However, I respectfully disagree with each of them...
  • Colin Kaepernick vs. Vince Lombardi

    08/30/2016 9:18:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The season hasn’t even started yet and the NFL is already running a 40 yard dash into trouble. Colin Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, with electrified hair by Chia Pet and a body so tattooed that it resembles an East LA viaduct, sat through the National Anthem during last week’s exhibition game versus the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick’s reasons for disrespecting his nation and the veterans who gave their lives and limbs for his freedom was your typical idiotic leftist rant, with a touch of Black Panther thrown in for bad measure. “I am not going...
  • Don't judge Colin Kaepernick until you've walked a mile in his shoes

    08/30/2016 7:52:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8/30/16 | Steve Deace
    The scars of racism are lasting, and they are terrible. After all, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first arrived on the national scene when his white coach, Jim Harbaugh, stuck it to him by benching another white guy. Thus allowing Kaepernick to take over the most important position in all of sports, for a team that would end up playing in the Super Bowl. No wonder #BlackLivesMatter has become so important to him. His life didn’t matter to such an extent that he is now filthy rich to the tune of a $125 million contract. Have talent, get paid. That sucks,...
  • Retired Police Officer Writes Open Letter To Colin Kaepernick- Goes Viral

    08/30/2016 7:47:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 8/30/16 | Dylan
    An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick, Dear Colin guess you have been pretty busy these last few days. For the record I don’t think any more or less of you for not standing for the National Anthem. Honestly, I never thought that much about you, or any professional athlete for that matter, to begin with. I’ve read your statement a few times and want you to know I am one of the reasons you are protesting. You see I am a retired police officer that had the misfortune of having to shoot and kill a 19-year-old African American male. And...
  • Colin Kaepernick Just Went Beastmode On Hillary Clinton

    08/30/2016 5:54:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 30, 2016 | Bre Payton
    San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who recently refused to stand during the national anthem at a preseason game, just unloaded on Hillary Clinton. “We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate,” he said, referring to the 15,000 emails Clinton “wiped” from her private, unsecured server she used during her tenure as secretary of State. “That doesn’t make sense to me.” “If it was any other person, they’d be in prison,” he said.” So what is this country really standing for?” Attorney General Loretta Lynch has publicly stated that the...
  • Colin Kaepernick Takes the Easy Way Out… Victimhood

    08/29/2016 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-29-16 | Vince
    ] Colin Kaepernick is certainly an articulate young man. That was obvious from his interaction with the press in the locker room where he faced a phalanx of reporters asking him about his decision to sit through the national anthem to bring attention to the "oppression" of black men. Given that this is the first year he has sat through the national anthem he was asked how his position has evolved over the years. He answered: “It's something that I've seen, I've felt, wasn't quite sure how to deal with originally. And it is something that's evolved. It's something that...
  • 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick: I’m not standing for the anthem of a country that oppresses blacks

    08/29/2016 9:18:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dan Calabrese
    The nation's fiscal house is collapsing, but we're talking about this crap I don’t think he deserves the attention that a column about him brings, but Colin Kaepernick’s stunt this past weekend of refusing to stand for the national anthem in a preseason game did generate a couple of thoughts I wanted to share. One concerns the increasingly commonplace (and thus, increasingly meaningless) use of gestures like this by athletes to showboat about issues they really don’t understand. The other concerns the growing inclination of normal Americans to proceed into histrionics about people not standing, not saluting, not putting their...
  • Colin Kaepernick Not a Fan of the Flag by AlfonZo Rachel

    08/28/2016 11:12:10 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/28/16 | Alphonso Rachel
    Examining Colin Kaepernick's self righteous sit out during the national Anthem.
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/27/2016 9:11:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Uahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • Reports: 97.5 The Fanatic manager to meet with local Black Lives Matter organizer

    08/26/2016 7:29:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Vadala
    One 97.5 The Fanatic manager will meet with a prominent local Black Lives Matter activist this week over the “Dwayne From Swedesboro” scandal that has rocked the sports radio station. As Philly In Focus reports, Fanatic program director Matt Nahigian will meet with Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania organizer Asa Khalif on Friday at 10 a.m. The well-known activist most recently made headlines after placing a Ku Klux Klan hood on the statue of Frank Rizzo in Center City, and calling for it to be tossed into the Schuylkill River during a protest this month. PIF reporter and activist Christopher “Flood...
  • Wait . . . what? Today Show staff in meltdown because Al Roker said Ryan Lochte lied

    08/25/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Matthew Vadum
    The poor dears get very upset when someone eschews the BS and speaks plain truth. I’m not going to pretend I’ve been following the Ryan Lochte story. Nothing about the Olympics really interests me, including this. But it does interest me when people who merely tell the truth about things find themselves taking heat for doing so - and that is now happening to NBC’s Al Roker because he went so far as to express his indignation over Lochte’s false story of what happened to him in Brazil. According to a report out today, Today Show staffers are beside themselves,...
  • Piers Morgan criticises India’s Rio performance, gets trolled on Twitter

    08/24/2016 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | August 25, 2016 | Sarit Ray
    British journalist and television show host Piers Morgan criticised India’s performance at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday, provoking anger in Twitter users from India. Morgan took to Twitter to call India’s celebration of two Olympic medals exaggerated. He tweeted: “Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?”
  • Todd Marinovich, former USC and Raiders quarterback, arrested naked with marijuana, police say

    08/22/2016 2:10:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 54 replies
    OC Register ^ | 8/22/2016 | Joshua Sudock
    IRVINE – Former USC star and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after he was found naked with marijuana in someone else’s backyard, police said Monday. The 47-year-old was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, Irvine police Commander Mike Hallinan said Monday.
  • Gold Medal Olympian Speaks for Self Defense; Against Second Amendment Infringements

    08/21/2016 4:17:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from sgvtribune.com When Olympic athletes speak out in favor of "progressive" causes, they make front page news in the United States.  But when a multiple gold medal winner at multiple Olympics speaks in favor of the Second Amendment and self defense, it was the foreign press that covered the issue. Multiple gold medal winner Kim Rhodes spoke out on 5 August in Rio de Janeiro.  From the independent.co.uk: Ms Rhode said she was “becoming more vocal” about her opposition to what she sees as restrictive new gun control measures, including in the context of recent terror attacks. “When...
  • Germany narrowly defeat Sweden in Olympic Women's final

    08/19/2016 3:37:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    kickoff.com ^ | 20 August 2016 | Staff Reporter
    Germany were made to work for their gold medal as they recorded a narrow 2-1 win over Sweden in the Olympic Women's final. Dzsenifer Marozsan netted a beauty for the Germans just after the break and Linda Sembrant scored in the wrong net to double the opposition's lead before Stina Blackstenius pulled one back for Sweden. The Swedes had booked their place in the final with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Brazil in the semi-finals to come up against a German outfit that had cruised past Canada in their previous fixture. With 12 goals en route to the final...
  • NewsAlert:Canada loses to Germany in soccer semi

    08/16/2016 2:09:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    therecord.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | The Canadian Press
    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — There will be no shot at Olympic gold for Canada's women's soccer team. Second-ranked Germany defeated No. 10 Canada 2-0 in the semifinals today in Belo Horizonte. The loss ended Canada's four-game winning streak at the Olympic tournament. Melanie Behringer and Sara Daebritz scored for the Germans, who will play No. 6 Sweden for gold at the storied Maracana in Rio. The Swedes defeated No. 8 Brazil on penalties in the other semifinal. Germany has a chance at an Olymic soccer double with the men facing Nigeria in Wednesday's semifinal. Canada will face the Olympic hosts...
  • NBA Players Should Boycott Their All-Star Game

    08/15/2016 4:14:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 9 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If the malevolent hypocritical fools in charge of the NBA don’t reverse their decision to pull the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of the city of Charlotte, every NBA player with a shred of sense of what is good and right should refuse to play in the mid-season contest. As they rush to see who can grovel the most upon the blood- and semen-stained altar that houses the perverse priests and priestesses of the LGBT movement, many of the major U.S. professional sports organizations—but especially the NBA—are taking nearly every opportunity to undermine eternal truths on sex, sexuality, and the...
  • Germany bumps Canada 2-0 in women's beach volleyball quarter-finals

    08/14/2016 2:51:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | August 14, 2016 | The Canadian Press
    Canada's Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley were eliminated from the Rio Games on Sunday after dropping a 2-0 decision to Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst in women's beach volleyball. The Germans won the opener 21-14 and booked their semifinal ticket by taking the second set 21-14, closing out the match in 37 minutes.
  • PyeongChang 2018 issues a global invitation for Olympic volunteers (South Korea)

    08/13/2016 10:42:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PyeongChang Olympics ^ | July 1, 2016
    PyeongChang 2018 offered people around the world a chance to participate in the next Olympic Winter Games today with the launch of an online volunteer recruitment campaign. Using a new website for applications, the initiative seeks to recruit 22,400 volunteers to assist with a range of tasks in areas that include sport, medical services, media operations, technology and language services. Volunteers will undergo free training and will be offered uniforms, accommodation, meals, insurance and other benefits. Several Korean universities, volunteer organisations and other groups expressed their willingness to support the Games at a news conference a day before the website...
  • After U.S. Defeat, Goalie Hope Solo Calls The Swedes 'Cowards'

    08/13/2016 12:34:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies
    npr.org ^ | August 12, 2016 | Greg Myre
    U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo's social media commentary earned her the wrath of Brazilians before she arrived in Rio. She dug a much deeper hole for herself Friday by insulting the Swedish team that had just bounced the heavily favored Americans from the tournament in a penalty shootout. "I'm very proud of this team. But I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today. I think you saw American heart. You saw us give everything we had today," she told reporters. "Sweden dropped off. They didn't want to open play. They didn't want to...
  • Tim Tebow invites 30 teams to upcoming workout . . . 30 baseball teams, that is

    08/09/2016 3:00:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 78 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    God's man on the diamond? The sports fan in me says there’s no way. Tim Tebow hasn’t played baseball since high school, and that was 11 years ago. The guy is a very impressive physical/athletic specimen, but the skill and timing required to hit a ball coming at you at 97 miles per hour is not something you can just put aside for more than a decade and then pick up again because you’re big and strong. That’s what the sports fan in me says. I very much appreciate Tebow’s commitment to his faith and his willingness to speak of...
  • USA swimming sensation Lilly King calls out her drug cheat Russian rival

    08/08/2016 11:15:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9 August 2016 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. and Shekhar Bhatia
    Lilly King put her money where her mouth is on Monday night, romping to victory in the 100m breaststroke final after she called her closest Russian rival a drugs cheat - and took another shot at her minutes after securing gold. Yulia Efimova, who was caught in a doping scandal, was booed when her name was announced in the women's 100m breaststroke final. King started strongly and maintained the lead — with Efimova trailing right behind her. 'We can still compete clean and do well in the Olympic games — and that's how it should be,' said King after finishing...
  • WATCH: American Swimmer Calls Out Russian Competitor for Doping

    08/08/2016 7:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 8, 2016 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    American swimmer Lilly King had some choice words, as well as a finger wag, Sunday night for Russian counterpart Yulia Efimova, who was twice banned for doping but was surprisingly reinstated for the Rio Olympics Saturday. Efimova, the reigning world champion in the 100 meter breaststroke, has a long history with using substances to get a leg-up on her competition. She was suspended for 16 months in 2013 when anabolic substances were found in her system, and received a provisional ban (which was later lifted) earlier this year for using meldonium. in their rulings on Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal, The...
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/08/2016 12:44:59 PM PDT · by texas booster · 11 replies
    Yahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | 08/08/2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • United States vs. France 2016: Final score 1-0, USWNT grabs huge victory at Olympics

    08/07/2016 12:13:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | Aug 6, 2016 | Kevin McCauley
    The United States women's national team took a big step towards getting into the gold medal match at Rio 2016 on Saturday. Not only was their 1-0 win over France — the No. 3 team in the world — a big statement to the rest of the field's contenders, but it should get them a top seed for the knockout stage as well. In the first half, the Americans had trouble getting a hold of the game, with France looking like the more likely team to score. Hope Solo came up huge repeatedly, making three big saves. She tipped a...
  • ESPN’s Kellerman thinks Snyder will change [Redskins] team name

    08/06/2016 5:35:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 56 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 4, 2016 5:56 pm | Noah Frank | @NoahFrankWTOP
    RICHMOND, Va. — ESPN’s show First Take, with co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, visited Redskins Training Camp in Richmond Thursday to film on site. Kellerman was asked by the media on hand about the team this year, the NFC East, and the often-discussed controversial nickname. Kellerman said that not only did he think the name should change, but that it would happen under the current regime. “Yes, it will change and Dan Snyder will change it,” Kellerman declared. “And I’m looking forward to that day, because I’m very disappointed in him right now.” Snyder has repeatedly said...
  • Athlete with No Womb or Ovaries but Internal Testes Will Compete with Women in Rio

    08/06/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 55 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/16 | Selwyn Duke
    Liberalism gave us women's sports. Now liberalism is taking them away With reports of dead bodies and excrement floating in the water, the threat of Zika and the Russian doping scandal, the Rio Olympics appears the Frankenstein of athletic events. And now Rio seems dopey in another way: owing to political correctness, a runner with, reportedly, no womb or ovaries but internal testes will be allowed to compete with women. This person is South African middle-distance competitor Caster Semenya. I wrote of Semenya in 2009, back when Semenya (I’m not satisfied that Semenya is female, so henceforth I’ll refer to...
  • At Olympics, Trans Women Will Be Tested For Testosterone Levels, Trans Men Get A Pass

    08/05/2016 9:57:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 5, 2016 | 3:28 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The headlines about the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics shout out that for the first time a transgender woman will be featured in the event. But in an article posted on the Telesur website, the push for genderless games does not mean transgender men and transgender women will be treated equally. The last paragraph of the article reveals that male to female athletes will be tested, but female to male persons will not. …
  • Olympic organisers invoke MacGyver to describe spirit of opening ceremony

    08/04/2016 11:29:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | August 4, 2016 | theguardian
    Olympic organisers invoked the spirit of cult 1980s television show MacGyver to describe their attempts to make Rio’s bargain-bucket opening ceremony live up to the memory of its predecessors. “Athens was classic, Beijing was grandiose, London was smart - ours is going to be cool,” said Andrucha Waddington, the Brazilian film director who is part of the team behind Friday’s ceremony in Rio’s Maracana stadium. The ceremony is a joint creative effort, headed by Italian executive producer Marco Balich, a veteran of 17 such bookends of major sporting events, and creative director Fernando Meirelles, the Brazilian whose films include City...
  • Rio Olympics Women's Soccer and USWNT: Full TV schedule, group standings, results

    08/03/2016 7:38:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 52 replies
    cbssports.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Roger Gonzalez
    The summer of soccer isn't over yet. After the Copa America and Euro 2016 on the men's side, the Summer Olympics arrive with the men's and women's soccer tournament. Play begins on Aug. 3 for the women and ends with the gold medal game on Aug. 19. Here are the groups, schedule, TV listings and more for the women's tournament, which features the USWNT.
  • Nevada State Field Target Match

    08/01/2016 9:29:14 AM PDT · by Axenolith · 9 replies
    N.A.G. ^ | July 28 | AirSmithCA
    2016 Nevada State Airgun Field Target - Grand Prix Match Report
  • US sending record number of women to Rio Games

    07/31/2016 4:56:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | AP
    The United States is sending 292 women to the Summer Olympics— the most women who have ever competed at an Olympics for a single country.
  • Doublespeak: Columnist Claims Protecting the Second Amendment Diminishes the First

    07/30/2016 6:04:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In a column In the Tampa Bay Times, a writer makes the claim that a law to protect the Second Amendment diminishes the First Amendment.  It is a stretch.  The statute, passed by the Florida legislature in 2011, makes it illegal for local governments to pass regulations and ordinances dealing with guns, gun possession, anything to  do with guns. The law was passed because politicians in large urban centers persistently ignored the previous preemption law.  Local ordinances and regulations created a patchwork of firearms law to entrap any Floridians who exercised their Second Amendment rights. The columnist referred to...
  • Going for Gold: USWNT Olympic Preview

    07/29/2016 11:23:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    thesportsquotient.com ^ | 27 July 2016 | Kevin Luo
    Last summer, the whole nation cheered for the USWNT as they won the Women’s World Cup in Canada. This summer, the team looks to make history in Brazil by being the first women’s team to follow up a World Cup victory with an Olympic Gold Medal. The USWNT have brought home gold at the last three Olympics (2004, 2008, 2012) but they’re not a lock to repeat. Here’s what you can expect from the team in the upcoming weeks.
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    07/22/2016 4:38:04 PM PDT · by texas booster · 9 replies
    Yahoo@ fantasy football ^ | 07/22/2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. Ping me if you want to join.Our team number is 1447.
  • Detroit Soccer Team Turns to Private Investment to Fund New Stadium

    07/19/2016 11:50:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/16/2016 | Anne Schieber
    When Detroit's semipro soccer team needed a bigger stadium to accommodate its growing fan base, it did something unusual. Instead of seeking tax breaks or subsidies to support its ambitions, it turned to private supporters, mostly fans. It did so with the help of the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption or MILE Act. Detroit City FC raised $741,250 from 527 investors to refurbish Hamtramck’s Keyworth Stadium. The team’s first game at its new home, on May 13, was a sellout with 7,410 tickets sold. That was more than double the 3,500 tickets it was limited to selling when the team played...
  • MI: Second Amendment Night for Battle Creek Bombers Baseball

    07/14/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from fox17online.com On Friday evening, June 24th, the local ball club, the Battle Creek Bombers of Battle Creek, Michigan, hosted a Second Amendment Education night.  Because of the way Michigan laws have been crafted, open carry was required, if participants were going to carry at the event.  The event gathered enough publicity that the AP picked up the story, making it national. From the washingtonpost.com (AP): “2nd Amendment Education Night” was held Friday at C.O. Brown Stadium as the Battle Creek Bombers hosted the Rochester (Minnesota) Honkers.  Bombers general manager Tony Iovieno tells WOOD-TV there were no security problems...
  • The final countdown as hosts France prepare to meet Portugal in the Euro climax

    07/10/2016 2:21:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 90 replies
    euronews.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Cinzia Rizzi
    ...“So who better to give us their opinions on how the match will go on Sunday than the Portuguese and French journalists from the euronews sports team Olà Bruno, Bonjour Vincent: Bruno who is going to win in the Stade de France?”
  • Rio and the Joys of Multiculturalism and Identity Politics

    07/09/2016 12:35:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Who knows how liberals come up with wonderful ideas like Multiculturalism and Identity Politics I recently read about how early-arriving Olympic contestants in Brazil are complaining about the condition of the waters they train by and in—oil slicks, the odd body part, mosquitoes, “superbugs” and such—picky, picky, picky. It struck me how opposed to the spirit of multiculturalism such provincial and benighted attitudes are—how xenophobic, how paternalistic, how…white. Which led me to think about Kanye West’s recent request that Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other “white” publications stop commenting on black music. Right on Kanye!