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  • 2017 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/19/2017 8:28:55 AM PDT · by texas booster · 14 replies
    Yahoo!!! Sports Pick'em ^ | Aug 19 2017 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2017 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER 2017 NO RHINOS Group 4185 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just pick the team each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. At the end of the year we all toast the winner, and send a donation to JimRob. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • Why Does the Little League World Series Discriminate?

    08/17/2017 4:24:47 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 36 replies ^ | 8/17/2017 | Trevor Thomas
    While all sound-minded Americans await the start of college football season and the NFL, to tide us over, we are soon to have the awesome American pleasure of the Little League World Series (LLWS) to enjoy. The U.S. regionals—which determine the eight American teams (in addition to the eight international teams) in the LLWS—are complete. Today, August 17, the tournament to determine the 71st LLWS champion begins. Noticeably absent again this year: girls. Someone should write a memo. In 1974—of course, thanks to a ruling from a female judge—the Little League Federal Charter was amended to allow girls to play...
  • Colin Kaepernick: Longtime Baltimore Ravens star Bart Scott says city 'right place' for QB

    08/12/2017 11:54:40 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 68 replies
    UPI ^ | 12 August 2017 | Alex Butler
    Colin Kaepernick and Nessa arrive on the red carpet at the TIME 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on April 26 in New York City. Aug. 12 (UPI) -- He played in the city for the better part of a decade and Bart Scott says Baltimore would also be the "right place" for Colin Kaepernick. "To a certain extent, with what is going on in Baltimore right now with the police officers, and the body camera scandal that is going on in Baltimore ... in light of what happened with Freddie Gray in...
  • MSNBC Criticizes Caitlyn Jenner For ‘Flaunting Her Residual White Male Privilege’

    08/10/2017 10:31:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | August 7, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    MSNBC Criticizes Caitlyn Jenner For ‘Flaunting Her Residual White Male Privilege’
  • Skip Bayless: If black NFL players sat out week one to protest Colin Kaepernick’s [tr]

    08/10/2017 4:11:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 146 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 9, 2017 | Allahpundit
    I mean, he’s not wrong. It definitely would have an impact on the fan base. The NFL as we know it is going away sooner or later. Why not have it go sooner, in a burst of social-justice glory? Via the IJR:
  • 2017 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/07/2017 10:24:28 PM PDT · by texas booster · 11 replies
    Yahoo!!! Sports ^ | 8/08/2017 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2017 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER 2017 NO RHINOS Group 4185 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.
  • World Championships 2017: Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in 100m final

    08/05/2017 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | August 5, 2017 | BBC
    Justin Gatlin won his second world 100m title 12 years after his first to ruin eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt's final individual race.
  • New Jerseyans go on the defensive after Boston Globe slams state (Because: Trump)

    08/05/2017 11:29:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | August 5, 2017 | Patricia Madej
    New England's got a bone to pick with New Jersey, apparently. Many are coming to the defense of the Garden State after two writers from The Boston Globe penned an article criticizing President Donald Trump for breaking the tradition of spending his presidential vacation at a New England destination. Trump kicked off his first summer getaway as president Friday at his golf club estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, whereas former President Barack Obama spent his days in Martha's Vineyard. Obama is heading back there for his first time post-presidency this weekend, too. The headline of the story published Friday reads,...
  • 2017 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/04/2017 12:05:44 AM PDT · by texas booster · 8 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Aug 4 2017 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2017 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER 2017 NO RHINOS Group 4185 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.
  • Scaramucci Proposed ‘National Online Lottery’ to Play a Round of Golf With Trump

    08/03/2017 2:14:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 2, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Well, it looks like recently fired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci had big plans before his tenure flamed out at 11 days. Plans that included giving the everyman a chance to play golf with the president. In a memo Scaramucci shared with CNN Wednesday night and was first published on Medium by right-wing provocateur Mike Cernovich, the former comms director told the White House press staff that they should take advantage of President Trump’s golfing habit as a way to show his fun side. -a group dedicated to serving as a PR department for POTUS and his family members....
  • Gun Glut: It's a buyer's market right now.

    08/01/2017 9:19:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    On this day last year, I was on my Facebook timeline touting a new de-contented Colt entry-level AR carbine with an MSRP in the low $700 range. Today, CDNN is selling brand new Colt LE6920's, pretty much the benchmark AR-pattern carbine, for $799.99 and throwing in a 30-round Pmag and some other stuff to sweeten the deal. Walther is offering hundred dollar rebates on the PPQ and HK is throwing in bundles of magazines with new pistol purchases, meaning that in real terms you're getting a Walther or Heckler & Koch for the price of a base model G-lock. Smith...
  • Confirmed: NFL Fans Tuned Out of Games Last Year Because Players Protested the National Anthem

    The NFL took a massive ratings dive last year after a number of players, led by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand for the National Anthem. At the time, NFL officials claimed they didn't exactly know why ratings were down and even used the 2016 presidential election as an excuse for why more people weren't watching. But according to a new survey from J.D. Power, NFL fans did in fact tune out in droves because of the disrespect and protest of the National Anthem before games. From ESPN: National anthem protests were the top reason that...

    07/28/2017 8:56:00 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 23 replies
    Radio signals can be up to 15 seconds behind the TV(pretty boy) broadcasts. The solution is for radio stations to DELAY their broadcasts to coincide with the snap of the ball. The social commentary we are FORCED to watch is pushing us away from live broadcasts-radio is the way if they'd give it to us.
  • USA 2-1 Jamaica: Morris scores dramatic late winner as USMNT wins Gold Cup

    07/27/2017 3:14:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 103 replies ^ | July 27, 2017 | Roger Gonzalez
    The U.S. men's national team entered Wednesday night's Gold Cup final undefeated under Bruce Arena. It's still undefeated, and now it's Gold Cup champion.
  • United States vs. Jamaica | 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final Preview

    07/26/2017 2:37:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | July 25, 2017 | Steve Brisendine
    This wasn't the final everyone expected. Maybe it should have been. The United States are no stranger to the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship game, having last won the biennial tournament in 2013. After a couple of early hiccups in the group stage, they're on a run of three straight clean sheets and waiting to see whether Clint Dempsey can turn Wednesday night's title match into his own historic moment and become the Yanks' leading career scorer outright. They'll have to get past a determined upstart to do it, though. But can you really call Jamaica a heavy underdog in this...
  • Clint Dempsey's record goal helps USA past Costa Rica into Gold Cup final

    07/22/2017 11:37:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies ^ | 23 July 2017 | Associated Press
    Clint Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal, then scored on a free kick to match Landon Donovan’s American record with his 57th international goal and lead the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 Saturday night and into the Concacaf Gold Cup championship game. Playing in his home state of Texas, the 34-year-old Dempsey entered in the 66th minute and made a perfectly timed through pass six minutes later that allowed Altidore to break in alone and beat Patrick Pemberton with a left-footed shot from 10 yards. Dempsey doubled the lead in the 82nd minute with a 27-yard shot...
  • New cricket league to build stadium, field team in Atlanta (17,000 jobs in 8 city league)

    07/17/2017 9:48:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WXIA-TV | July 17, 2017 | Michael King
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  • Reebok mocks Trump — then it backfires when comedian points out company’s sexist double standard

    07/16/2017 4:52:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 16, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    Athletic wear company Reebok used their Twitter account to scathingly mock President Donald Trump on Friday, taking a shot at the president for comments he made to France’s first lady on Friday. Trump made headlines Friday during his visit to Paris, France, on Bastille Day. Trump and first lady Melania Trump were meeting with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and French first lady Brigitte Macron. The duo toured museums and participated in Bastille Day celebrations together. After the Trumps and Macrons finished their visit of museums at Les Invalides, a Facebook video posted by the French government caught Trump...
  • UEFA Women's Euro 2017: Game times, full schedule, how to watch, results

    07/16/2017 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | July 15, 2017 | Jamie Goldberg
    The 2017 UEFA Women's Euro is set to kick off on Sunday, July 16 with a match between the Netherlands and Norway. The tournament, which takes place every four years, is the main competition between the national teams in the UEFA Confederation. This year's tournament is being hosted by the Netherlands and is set to run from July 16-August 6. Germany has won the last six iterations of the tournament. The UEFA Women's Euro will feature three of the top five teams in the world -- Germany (No. 2), France (No. 3) and England (No. 5) -- based on current...
  • Trump greeted warmly at US Women's Open

    07/15/2017 12:00:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Sport 24 ^ | July 15, 2017 | Agence France Presse
    <p>Bedminster - US President Donald Trump took in a little golf on Friday, receiving a warm welcome at the US Women's Open despite calls for the US Golf association to move the elite event from his Trump National Golf Club.</p>