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  • Former RB DeAngelo Williams Dresses Down NFL Network Anchors

    12/17/2017 9:38:45 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 20 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 12/17/17 | Bob and Laura Parks
    Unfortunately in the media, having actual experience in the field you're reporting on is not a prerequisite. Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams clearly struck a nerve during a segment on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" where he questioned the knowledge of those making predictions of Sunday's marquee match-up between the New England Patriots at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Tour de France winner Chris Froome in doping shock

    12/13/2017 2:29:26 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | December 13, 2017 | NZ Herald
    "It is well known that I have asthma and I know exactly what the rules are. I use an inhaler to manage my symptoms [always within the permissible limits] and I know for sure that I will be tested every day I wear the race leader's jersey," Froome said in a statement. "My asthma got worse at the Vuelta so I followed the team doctor's advice to increase my salbutamol dosage. As always, I took the greatest care to ensure that I did not use more than the permissible dose. "I take my leadership position in my sport very seriously....
  • Kaepernick Awarded Ho Chi Minh Red Star [semi-satire]

    12/12/2017 9:43:56 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    This week Colon Kaepernick, the original “kneeling football player,” was honored with the annual Ho Chi Minh Red Star award for his efforts against capitalist oppression. The gem-encrusted jewel was presented by 1972 award recipient Jane Fonda at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. Fonda hailed “Kaepernick’s extraordinary courage in the face of the extreme dangers he endured while being forced to risk life and limb for the amusement of unjustly rich team owners and rabidly racist fans of the barbaric sport as a player and the enmity of those who disrespected his right to disrespect...
  • Boxer vs Wrestler

    12/06/2017 8:15:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Taking a break from gun stuff, lets talk about pugilist sports. Before UFC and MMA was conceived the debate of a boxer vs a wrestler have been talked about for a long time. Fight fans from boxing and wrestling have always talked about pitting their favorite athletes against the other. Even thugs out on the streets corner would talk about how a good old right cross would take out any wrestler. On the other side a powerful suplex would rock the boxers world. In the past there were promotions at the sports professional level to settle this debate, however, most...
  • Russia Should Stop Playing the Doping Scandal Victim

    12/05/2017 6:34:49 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Hajo Seppelt
    When ARD broadcast my investigation into Russian doping in 2014, I never expected the situation would become as dramatic as it has. In Russia, ARD and later independent investigators found a widespread and comprehensive doping cover-up scheme. Apart from my research into doping in East Germany 20 years ago, I’d never seen this level of conspiracy. Still, I never imagined that Russia would fall into a never-ending carousel of denials stretching for more than three years, or for it to launch such a counter-offensive on its state media. People like former speed skater and Duma deputy Svetlana Zhurova, former sports...
  • District Judge Blocks College Football Playoff Rankings [satire]

    12/03/2017 3:00:04 PM PST · by scottinoc · 29 replies
    Vanity | 12/3/2017 | Scott Johnson
    In a rare intervention by the federal courts into college athletics, Federal District Court Judge Butch Leftwich has order a temporary block of the College Football Playoff rankings as issued earlier today by the Committee, citing unfairness and political bias. In her ruling, Judge Leftwich stated "In this current political era, it is unconscionable and de facto unconstitutional to have a college football playoff committee choose 4 teams from deep red states. This court has determined that a more fair distribution would include for example, Syracuse or USC." The judge did not include Ohio State in her list, as a...
  • FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Draw – Your ultimate guide

    12/01/2017 3:43:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 73 replies ^ | 1 Dec, 2017 | RT
    The FIFA World Cup Final Draw is taking place on Friday at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow to decide the groups for the Russia 2018 tournament next year, which the country will host for the first time. The draw begins at 6pm local time (15:00 GMT), and is the final major event before the Russia 2018 World Cup, which will be held in 12 stadiums across 11 host cities from June 14 to July 15 next summer. It will decide which groups the 32 participants will be allocated, determining their opponents and in which cities their matches will be...
  • VANITY--My Observations From a Recent NFL Game

    11/30/2017 11:31:42 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 34 replies
    I purchased 4 tickets before all the hoopla started with the NFL. Two of the tickets were for son and daughter-in-law who are not involved too much in politics but like the Green Bay Packers. My husband decided not to go at the last minute due to the protesting and the fact that he had a lot of work to catch up on anyway. I tried to sell his ticket and it wouldn't sell at even 1/5 the price. The stadium was pretty full but I think that was due to people recognizing that tickets are now cheap. NONE of...
  • AP Claims Trump Supporters 'Confuse' LeVar and LaVar with No Examples

    11/25/2017 5:53:54 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/25/17 | Bob Parks
    If you do an online search with the headline, Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online, you'll see that many news outlets around the country republished the story because it originated from The Associated Press! However, if you read the entire "news" story, expecting to see examples of Trump supporters' online confusion between the two (the insinuation being Trump supporters are racists and see all blacks as looking alike), you would be disappointed because they didn't provide ONE.
  • NFL learns there's No Free Lunch

    11/24/2017 7:53:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    Don Surber Blogspot ^ | 24 Nov 2017 | Don Surber
    Let us cut to the chase: the NFL owns the players' protest because not only has the league failed to hold players accountable, its owners joined in the anti-American protest. Well, virtue signaling has a price. Americans are about to pull tax breaks that the league enjoys. I want to make clear exactly what this protest is about. Colin Kaepernick said: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part...
  • POLL: Do you watch NFL football?

    11/24/2017 8:10:36 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 76 replies
    POLL: Do you watch NFL football?YesNo
  • LaVar Ball wanted President Trump to fly son out of China on Air Force One

    11/21/2017 12:38:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    United Press International ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alex Butler
    Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Basketball dad LaVar Ball says he would've thanked President Donald Trump for getting his son out of China if he had used Air Force One. Ball was on CNN Monday night when he made the claim. After several back-and-forths, Ball refused to thank President Trump for his help in getting LiAngelo Ball and his UCLA Bruins basketball teammates out of China. Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store earlier this month in Hangzhou. They were later arrested and released on bail. Trump said he coordinated with...
  • LaVar Ball still refuses to thank Donald Trump, cracks jokes (Wanted them flown home on Air Force 1)

    11/20/2017 10:04:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 21, 2017 | Ari Gilberg
    Thanksgiving is around the corner, but LaVar Ball isn't exactly in the thankful spirit. The outspoken basketball dad sat down with Chris Cuomo on “CNN Tonight” Monday evening to discuss his son LiAngelo’s recent shoplifting arrest in China and LaVar’s insistence that he does not need to thank Donald Trump for his apparent help in freeing LiAngelo and the other two UCLA player’s arrested. “It just doesn't make any sense why you didn't thank him,” Cuomo said. “Did you thank the doctor for bringing you into this world?” Ball asked. Cumo chuckled, unable to respond. “Well you better go back...
  • Trump Must Feel Like No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

    11/20/2017 8:59:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | November 20, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    President Trump sat down in Asia with the president of China and devoted valuable time to springing from jail three UCLA basketball players who decided to try to steal stuff from a Louis Vuitton store in China. The players themselves thanked Trump, but one of their fathers, LaVar Ball, decided to use the moment to diss the man who kept his son out of Chinese prison, where one can only imagine the conditions. “Who?” Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump’s assistance. “Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” Trump, not suprisingly,...
  • Russian Official Calls for Doping Whistleblower to Be Shot ‘Like Stalin Would Have Done’

    11/20/2017 12:50:05 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Dan Gartland
    The honorary president of Russia’s Olympic Committee believes the man responsible for exposing the country’s state-sponsored doping program should be executed. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of Moscow’s anti-doping lab, exposed the scheme in 2016 after fleeing to the United States. “Rodchenkov should be shot for lying, like Stalin would have done,” Olympic official Leonid Tyagachev said on a Russian radio station, according to the Guardian. Tyagachev’s remark may sound like hyperbole but Russia has a long history of killing political opponents—two former doping officials died under mysterious circumstances last year—and Rodchenkov fled to the U.S. over fears for his...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • LaVar Ball Denies Trump Helped Free Son LiAngelo From China Shoplifting Charges

    11/19/2017 10:09:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Deadlne Hollywood ^ | November 18, 2017 | Bruce Haring
    LaVar Ball, patriarch of the famed basketball family, has denied that President Donald Trump helped his son, UCLA freshman basketballer LiAngelo Ball, get out of potential shoplifting charges in China. Speaking to ESPN, LaVar Ball said “everyone” wanted to make it seem like Trump helped the family, and noted that people try to “make a big deal out of nothing.” Ball’s basketball family has a reality show, Ball in the Family, that airs on Facebook, and his brash style is regularly parodied by Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live. The family includes Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball; UCLA...
  • Colin Kaepernick Needs the Truth

    11/19/2017 8:30:01 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 17 replies ^ | 11/19/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    On the same day that GQ—sometimes known as Genuflecting Quarterbacks—named Colin Kaepernick as its “Citizen of the Year,” several mainstream media outlets—including Christian websites—reported that some Christian players in the NFL who support Kaepernick’s protest of “systemic oppression and…police brutality toward black people” are frustrated at the criticism directed at Mr. Kaepernick. They are especially frustrated that the out-of-work quarterback isn’t getting more support from the Christian community within the NFL. ... What if, while standing among the crowds of urban youth—where he so often finds himself—instead of talking about the myth of “systemic oppression and police brutality,” Mr. Kaepernick...
  • 'Largest entertainment complex outside of Vegas' breaks ground on luxury hotel in Arlington

    11/18/2017 11:30:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Loyd Brumfield
    ARLINGTON — Mayor Jeff Williams called it the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas. Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be "the biggest destination outside of Orlando." They were talking about Arlington's entertainment district — an area just south of Interstate 30 buttressed by a major league baseball stadium, a young but already iconic NFL stadium, Six Flags over Texas and soon, the first luxury hotel of its type in the city. Williams, Tisch and others were on hand Wednesday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for Live! by Loews, a posh 14-story, 302-room hotel...
  • Pyeongchang chief says it would be honor to host Melania, Ivanka Trump at Olympics

    11/15/2017 10:52:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    USA Today | November 13, 2017 | Paul Myerberg
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