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  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • No one wants Wes Welker, the anti-Chris Borland

    03/30/2015 6:46:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Brian Lewis
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland walked away from the NFL at the age of 24 for fear of head injuries, despite not having a diagnosed concussion for a decade. And then there’s Wes Welker, the anti-Borland, a wideout with a disturbing array of concussions who isn’t ready to quit. “As long as I’ve recovered the right way and everything like that, I’m ready to go,” Welker told ESPN in December. “I really don’t see any problem with it.’’ But apparently the rest of the NFL sees what Welker doesn’t. Pro Football Talk reported the receiver has “generated no buzz”...
  • OK Soccer fans - The BYU comedy crew hits it out of the park!

    03/30/2015 8:03:09 AM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    Facebook ^ | Unk | BYU Studio C
    I'm not a soccer fan, but I am a big fan of humor and well done parody. If this doesn't make you laugh, nothing will! (I clicked excerpt to make the link easy)
  • Trolling for Dummies: A dummy's guide to trolling....

    03/30/2015 12:07:20 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    BD Outdoors ^ | August 30, 2012 | Erik Landesfeind
    Trolling for Dummies A dummy's guide to trolling — from picking lures to setting up your trolling spread. By Erik Landesfeind In last week's So Cal Scene, I touched upon the subject of trolling while discussing fishing kelp paddies. Apparently I should've spent a little more time on the subject as I've received several emails from readers with questions like, “What colors and brands of lures should I use?” “How exactly should I set up my trolling spread?” and “How do I go about trolling that spread?” My honest answer to most of them was, “I don't know, but I'm...
  • Cristie Kerr Rallies to End Victory Drought on LPGA Tour [Golf Ping]

    03/29/2015 7:22:56 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Staff
    Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years. Starting the final round three shots behind, Kerr was in a three-way tie for the lead at Aviara Golf Club when she pulled away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko. Her fourth straight birdie was on the 16th hole when she drove the green and two-putted from 20 feet.
  • Aaron Rodgers responds to criticism of his Wisconsin fandom

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been following closely as Wisconsin makes its run through the NCAA tournament. After the Badgers outlasted Arizona Saturday night to advance to the Final Four
  • Police Called, Mall Shut Down As 2,000 Teens Turn Out For Pro Skateboarders’ Appearance

    03/28/2015 8:26:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    A Downey mall was shut down Saturday as police attempted to calm a crowd of 2,000 teenagers arriving to see two professional skateboarders scheduled to appear at a local clothing store. Stonewood Center shopping mall, located in the 200 block of Stonewood Street, was swarmed with fans of professional skateboarders Steven Fernandez, 15, and Keelan Dadd, 27. Downey police say hundreds converged inside the shopping center while thousands formed a line outside its doors.
  • Kalashnikov Group Appeals Trademark Ruling Over AK-47

    03/28/2015 3:05:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Kalashnikov Group has filed an appeal against a court ruling that rejected its request to terminate the legal protection of the Kalashnikov logo, a 3D image of the famous gun with an AK-47 graphic element, which belongs to the gun designer and his daughter and grandson, the Intellectual Property Court said in a statement. The ruling in favor of the designer’s family was made on December 23, 2014. The Presidium of the Intellectual Property Court said that the trademark was used by the rights holder (defendant) and other individuals who produced and marketed the gun in Russia under the...
  • Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80 (Hot Rod Hundley)

    03/28/2015 8:40:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Rod Hundley, basketball’s irrepressible Hot Rod, who parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century, died on Friday at his home near Phoenix. He was 80. Hundley was an electrifying presence at West Virginia University, played for the Lakers and stamped his persona on broadcasting, mostly for the New Orleans Jazz. “Nobody did the things I did on the court and nobody has done them since,” Hundley said of his collegiate exploits in “Hot Rod Hundley: You Gotta Love It Baby!” (2012), written with Tom McEachin. “I’d...
  • Stolen $7,000 Smart Bike Rescues Itself

    03/27/2015 3:29:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Mar 27, 2015 | Leif Haven
    Can a smart bike rescue itself if there’s no one around to see the blinking LED that says it’s stolen? Tuesday morning, Bill Kiriakis drove in from the North Bay to The New Wheel to pick up his brand new $6,990 Stromer ST2. By noon it had been stolen. What could have turned into a real lousy Tuesday turned into an exciting tale of smart bike success. Kiriakis made the mistake of locking his super bling electric bike up to his rack and walking away. Dramatization of the bike theft. Dramatization of the bike theft. when he came back from...
  • Michael Sam: ‘I Am Not The Only Gay Person In The NFL’

    03/27/2015 6:46:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies
    Michael Sam reveals that he is not the only gay player in the NFL. Speaking at the 2015 Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker series, the first openly gay player drafted into the league that other gay NFL players have reached out to him. “I am not the only gay person in the NFL,” Sam told the audience, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the...
  • Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to Be Called to Testify Friday

    03/27/2015 6:32:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    APs ^ | March 26, 2015 | Michelle R Smith
    The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted immunity by the court in February, which means she can be compelled to testify or face time behind bars. There had been a question over whether prosecutors would call Jenkins, who has been in a relationship with Hernandez, 25, since high school and is the mother of his 2-year-old daughter.

    03/26/2015 4:18:19 PM PDT · by Chode · 12 replies
    3/26/2015 | Chode
    Sepang International Circuit First Grand Prix 1999 Number of Laps 56 Race sponsor Circuit Length 5.543KM Race Distance 310.408KM Lap Record 1:34.223 by Juan Pablo Montoya (2004)
  • Bro Rides Snowmobile Over Rapids And UP A FREAKING WATERFALL [VIDEO]

    03/26/2015 4:12:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Did you defy physics or create a new sport recently?No? Well, then this video is definitely the most jaw-dropping thing you’ll see today.Professional snowmobiler Kalle “KJ” Johansson decided to test the boundaries of both his sport and common sense by trying to ride his beast over some serious rapids. Not only did he manage to not kill himself, he captured some of the illest footage I’ve seen in quite some time.WATCH:
  • Nascar SCS STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway March Sun. 29 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    03/25/2015 8:35:16 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 51 replies
  • Golfing With Ida

    03/25/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 3-25-14 | Dustin Cohen This is the story of an amazing lady who lives life to the fullest at age 102.
  • Lenoir boy meets Tony Romo thanks to surprise from Charlotte charity

    03/24/2015 8:40:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    WBTV ^ | 3-23-15 | WBTV staff
    DALLAS, TX (WBTV) - Monday afternoon a seven-year-old miracle Lenoir boy had his dream come true. A local non-profit group helped him meet his hero, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Dream On 3, a group that grants sports-related wishes for sick children, worked to coordinate a surprise trip for Timothy Brookshire. Timothy has had complications since birth. He lives with a congenital heart defect, cleft lip and palate, a chromosomal disorder AND a rare form of cancer that involves his autoimmune system. He has had 58 surgeries. Hospice has been involved. Yet, Timothy is proving everyone wrong. WBTV was there...
  • Michael Sam 'flat out horrible' at NFL veteran's combine, could pursue CFL: Report

    03/24/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 24, 2015 | QMI AGENCY
    Michael Sam, the first openly-gay player drafted into the NFL, isn't getting positive reviews. The 25-year-old, who was taken in the seventh round last year by the St. Louis Rams, appeared at the NFL veteran’s combine earlier this week in a bid to impress a host of scouts. But according to one league agent, who spoke to TMZ Sports anonymously, Sam didn’t do much to improve his stock. "My real honest opinion is that he was flat out horrible,” the agent told TMZ. “He did not belong out there." It’s the kind of feedback Sam received from both the Rams...
  • SEE IT: Louisville cop helps struggling runner finish 10K race

    03/23/2015 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A Louisville runner who struggled to complete a 10K race crossed the finish line hand-in-hand with her “angel” — a cop who walked by her side for a mile. Asia Ford began having trouble breathing about five miles into Saturday’s Rodes City Run. Lt. Aubrey Gregory got out of his police cruiser to check on her.
  • Photos Go Viral After Kentucky Police Officer Helps Woman Finish 10K Race

    03/23/2015 12:21:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KTLA ^ | MARCH 22, 2015
    A series of photographs have gone viral after the inspiring end of a 10K race Saturday in Kentucky. The photos do not depict the winner of the event, or even a medal ceremony. They show Asia Ford, determined not to give up, crossing the finish line — hand-in-hand with the two people who inspired her to continue: her son and an officer from the Louisville Metro Police Department. “When you see the photo, just know that you’re worth it and you can do anything that you can do anything that you put your mind to,” said Ford, who is now...
  • Michael Sam down to last shot at NFL

    03/23/2015 10:41:42 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 29 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3/23 | Eric Adelson
    Michael Sam's window of time to make an NFL team is getting shorter, and perhaps his patience is, too. Sam was here at the Arizona Cardinals' training facility on Sunday for the first NFL veterans combine, one of 105 players invited for a tryout for scouts and team officials, including Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. Sam is the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, but auditions with the St. Louis Rams and Dallas Cowboys didn't vault him to an active game day roster.
  • Islamic Holdem'

    03/22/2015 8:27:21 PM PDT · by rey · 4 replies
  • NC State player after upsetting Villanova: 'The (Expletive) wrong with Barack Obama?'

    03/22/2015 8:06:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Mar 21, 2015 | Rodger Sherman
    The first thing to do after you win a huge NCAA tournament game is CURSE OUT THE PRESIDENT ON LIVE TV!
  • Ice Warriors: Wounded Warriors

    03/22/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies ^ | 11-10-14 | pbs
    Hear the veterans and active duty serviceman of the US Paralympic sled hockey team describe what it means to them to be part of Team USA. ICE WARRIORS premieres November 10 at 10/9C (check local listings).
  • College player dismissed from team following offensive Mo'ne Davis tweet

    03/22/2015 12:57:35 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 74 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3-22-15 | Mark Townsend
    A Bloomsburg (Pa.) University baseball player was dismissed from the team on Saturday after posting an offensive tweet about Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis. The tweet was authored by Joey Casselberry, a junior first baseman who was the team's second-leading hitter at the time of his dismissal. It was in reference to Disney Channel's recent announcement of a movie based on Mo'ne Davis' remarkable story. And it was unquestionably offensive, to the point where Bloomsburg's athletic department had no choice but to act as it did.
  • Mexican wrestling star dealt fatal blow in the ring in front of thousands of people...

    03/21/2015 10:48:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | Alexandra Klausner and Evan Bleier
    A Mexican wrestling star suffered a fatal blow in the ring on Friday night in front of the thousands of fans in attendance - and the fight continued for nearly two minutes as he lay motionless on the mat. Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo, went limp on the ropes after a flying kick from one of his opponents, Oscar Gutierrez, known as Rey Misterio, Jr., hit his neck. The team match continued for almost two minutes before the other participants and the referee realized Aguayo was seriously injured and tended to him, according to video shot...
  • Logan Stieber, Ohio State wrestling team win national championships [ncaa wrestling]

    03/22/2015 6:02:49 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    columbus dispatch ^ | 3-21-15 | Todd Jones
    ST. LOUIS — The greatest day in the history of Ohio State wrestling ended with the university’s most successful wrestler ever capping his glorious career in the grand fashion he long craved. Senior Logan Stieber etched his name into a permanent spot in his sport’s history by becoming only the fourth wrestler to win four individual NCAA championships. Stieber, top-seeded in the 141-pound division, earned his individual immortality on the same day that Ohio State won its first team national title in the 94-year history of the program. “It’s amazing to win my fourth title and a team title,” Stieber...
  • Fran Tarkenton: PEDs (Performance-Enhancing Drugs) May Have Helped Lead Player (Borland) to Quit

    03/21/2015 11:26:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies ^ | 03/20/2015 | Courtney Coren
    Former National Football League quarterback Fran Tarkenton says the prevalence of performance enhancing drugs likely played a role in the decision by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland to quit football after playing professionally for just one year. "What this guy's really saying at 24, retiring after one year . . . and walking away because if he knows if he's going to continue for another 10 years, he's got to shoot himself up with PEDs that's going to do all kinds of bad things to him," Tarkenton told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday.
  • UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare Live

    03/21/2015 5:34:52 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 67 replies
    UFC | 03/21/2015
    UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare Live Event! Main Card (Fox Sports 1) 7pm PT/ 10pm ET Welterweight (five rounds) Demian Maia (19-6) vs Ryan LaFlare (11-0) Welterweight Erick Silva (17-5, 1 NC) vs Josh Koscheck (17-9) Lightweight Leonardo Santos (13-4-1) vs Tony Martin (9-1) Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (9-4) vs Shayna Baszler (15-9) Lightweight Alex Oliveira (10-1-1, 1 NC) vs Gilbert Burns (9-0) Featherweight Godofredo Pepey (12-3) vs Andre Fili (14-2) Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 2) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET Lightweight Francisco Trinaldo (15-4) vs Akbarh Arreola (23-8-1) Featherweight Kevin Souza (15-3) vs Katsunori Kikuno (23-6-2) Lightweight Leonardo...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Gives Boost to Alabama Deer Hunting Bill

    03/21/2015 12:42:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies ^ | 3/18 | Mike Cason
    A bill to repeal the state law restricting the use of corn or other bait as an aid in deer hunting passed a Senate committee today with an endorsement from country music legend Hank Williams Jr. Williams, an avid hunter known for singing about the outdoors and rural life, said there are times when it's good to have the option to use bait, such as when a hunter takes along a child, a disabled person or an injured veteran and wants to make sure they have a chance to kill a deer. Williams said many other states have no restrictions...
  • Sea Lion Pup Climbs on Board, Rides With Surfer in Cardiff

    03/21/2015 12:28:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 3/21 | Laura McVicker
    Dan Murphy was surfing Cardiff By-the-Sea when a wiggly little creature jumped on his board and crawled up his back. At first, the Cardiff resident thought he was being attacked. But as he turned around, he saw a sea lion pup hugging him, as if the animal were scared. Murphy, a longtime surfer, was amazed. On that Sunday morning off the shore of San Elijo Campground, a friendship was formed, he said. “You see a lot of wildlife. You see those pups around this time of year,” he said. “I’ve never seen them interact with people like that.” Murphy said...
  • Philadelphia Eagles RUMORS: Kelly Adding Tim Tebow If Matt Barkley Can Be Dealt?

    03/21/2015 12:22:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies ^ | 03/21/2015 | Cal Setar
    Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has become known as a guy who does things his own way. That doesn't seem to be on the verge of changing any time soon. If Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has his way, Tim Tebow will become the newest member of the Philly quarterback room and former fourth-round pick Matt Barkley will find himself vying for a roster spot on a different NFL team come training camp. "Sources with the Eagles say they are trying to trade Matt Barkley. If he is traded, I'm told there's an "80% chance" they'll sign Tim Tebow,"...
  • Chuck Bednarik, Hall-of-Fame Linebacker, Dies at 89

    03/21/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, has died. He was 89. A star linebacker and center, Bednarik helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bay’s Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory. The top overall pick in the 1949 draft out of Penn, he spent 14 seasons as one of the toughest and most feared players in the game.
  • John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

    03/20/2015 11:27:44 PM PDT · by gasport · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/21/15 | Krishnadev Calamur
    John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. ... We should note, this isn't Urschel's first published math paper. He's also an avid chess player and hopes to be titled.
  • Floored: Georgia State Basketball Coach who Tore his Achilles Tendon Falls out of his Chair ....

    03/20/2015 2:25:57 PM PDT · by Cecily · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 19, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    A college basketball coach who injured himself celebrating his team's last victory was knocked out of his chair after seeing his son hit a game winning shot. Ron Hunter, the coach of Georgia State, toppled off of the stool where he had cheered on the Panthers after his son RJ sent the 14-seed past Baylor into the NCAA tournament's third round. Hunter's deep three-pointer put the Sun Belt conference champions up 57-56 with 2.7 seconds remaining, and his team held on for their first tournament win.
  • Browns now positioned to possibly make move for Marcus Mariota

    03/20/2015 11:32:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Pat McManamon
    The signing of Dwayne Bowe may mean nothing in terms of the Cleveland Browns’ long, lost quarterback position. It may well be that the Browns intend to go into the 2015 season with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel -- scary as that sounds. Then again, maybe the Browns are laying low for a major move -- a trade up to acquire Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. With Bowe on the roster, the trade makes more sense than it did without him. Without Bowe, the Browns were in dire need of a receiver. With him (and with Brian Hartline), they can get by...
  • Spring Has Sprung

    03/20/2015 9:53:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    We are Robyn and Michelle Lytle–a Chicago-based couple on a mission. Michelle came up with the idea for The TaTa Top in response to a story Robyn told her about an incident at a Chicago beach. Robyn had been hosting two Dutch women as a cultural exchange, and they were not familiar with the topless laws in the U.S. When they went to visit one of Chicago’s beaches, they didn’t think twice about running into the lake topless for a quick swim on a hot summer day. Chaos ensued, and a male lifeguard told them they had to leave unless...
  • NFL player's ex accused of cutting him, attacking new girlfriend with bat

    03/20/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | March 19, 2015
    BRASELTON, Ga. — An NFL player's ex-girlfriend is behind bars accused of attacking him and breaking his new girlfriend's arm with a bat. Police say the football pro's girlfriend tried to hide out at a Gwinnett County hotel after breaking into his house not once, but three times.
  • For All You Baseball Fans and Parents of Players

    03/19/2015 8:16:15 PM PDT · by pallis · 49 replies
    vanity | self
    My homeschooled 14 year old loves baseball, batting and pitching. After his last Jr league season, a coach asked us to let him play for the high school. He tried out for pitching today. His first pitch was 87 mph, and his third was 89. It was starting to rain, and they stopped clocking them. He threw some curves, sliders and splitters. Since his first game pitched in little league, he has had phenomenal control, and everything was right on the money today. I had to tell someone. Yeah, I'm bragging.
  • Georgia State Coach Calls Out Obama!

    03/19/2015 7:47:51 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 10 replies
    Vanity | 3/19/15 | LRoggy
    Georgia State Coach takes the President to task for picking against his team in the NCAA brackets
  • Michelle Obama’s Brother Left Oregon State’s NCAA Basketball Program in Shambles

    03/19/2015 5:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2015 | Brent Scher
    One team President Barack Obama didn’t have the opportunity to pick when he joined ESPN this week to fill out his NCAA March Madness bracket was Oregon State, which has yet to recover from a disastrous six years under the guidance of his brother-in-law, Craig Robinson. Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother, was fired by Oregon State after six straight disappointing seasons as head coach—the team went 39–69 in the Pac 12 and never made the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. Not only did Robinson fail to get results at Oregon State, he also left a mess for new coach Wayne Tinkle....
  • What WSJ’s Madness Machine Thinks of Obama’s NCAA Bracket Picks

    03/19/2015 5:11:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Taylor Umlauf
    SNIP When Obama announced his choices for the tournament, we used the Madness Machine and reverse-engineered his selections to discover what he thinks are the most important skills needed to win the tournament. He did play it pretty safe by selecting a lot of favorites, but even his choices among favorites showed some distinct trends. While we couldn’t match his bracket exactly (there are more than 150 billion combinations, according to some mathematicians, we found a configuration that placed 7 of his 8 teams in the Elite Eight and had Kentucky winning it all. Here are the results: Despite picking...

    03/19/2015 5:05:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 3/18 | Emily Zanotti
    Barack Obama has an unfortunate history of picking losers in the NCAA tournament. He hasn't picked the tournament winner correctly since selecting North Carolina 2009 (last year he picked Michigan State to meet Louisville in the final and neither made it past the Elite Eight), but regardless, literally every year ESPN devotes an entire segment, called "Barack-etology" to his picks. SNIP The ESPN segment finished with Barack Obama giving a host of suggestions to the NCAA on how it could improve college basketball. I highly doubt they'll take them.
  • 30 for 30 Shorts: The Billion Dollar Game [Princeton - Georgetown NCAA B'Ball 1989]

    03/19/2015 11:22:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Grantland ^ | March 18, 2015 | Staff
    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In 1989, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was at a crossroads. Schools from larger conferences like the SEC and Big East didn’t see the need to keep allowing the mid-major teams into the Big Dance. They always lost, so what was the point? When Alonzo Mourning’s no. 1 seed Georgetown Hoyas entered the tournament, they had their eyes set on the Final Four and a national title. Dealing with the likes of Ivy League champion and no. 16 seed Princeton was more of an afterthought. So when these two teams...
  • Tim Tebow still training for NFL rebirth despite long odds

    03/18/2015 8:23:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 | Albert Beer
    Let's get this out of the way first: If Tim Tebow's workout-gone-viral had been a revelation to the Eagles on Monday, he'd likely now be arranging logistics to spend the spring in Philadelphia. Tebow remains, more than anything else, a curiosity in NFL circles. According to one team official in Philly, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner did "fine." Sometimes, these tire-kickings are favors to players, to get them back on the radar. And this one, at the very least, did that for Tebow. So ... what next?
  • President Obama: Cats wear crown

    03/18/2015 6:59:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies news services ^ | March 18, 2015
    Like Las Vegas oddsmakers and nearly half the people making picks in ESPN's Tournament Challenge, President Barack Obama likes Kentucky to win the NCAA men's basketball championship. Obama, a die-hard basketball fan who has filled out a bracket for ESPN since he became president in 2009, picked Kentucky to beat Villanova in the title game. His complete bracket was revealed Wednesday morning.
  • Nascar SCS Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway March Sun. 22 on FOX at 3:30 PM ET

    03/18/2015 4:49:20 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 54 replies
  • Devon Still's Daughter Gets Encouraging News

    03/18/2015 4:03:14 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    espn ^ | 3-18-15 | Coley Harvey
    Leah Still received some encouraging news in her battle with a rare pediatric cancer Tuesday. Cincinnati Bengals unrestricted free agent Devon Still, 4-year-old Leah's father, posted on Instagram on Tuesday night that doctors informed his family that they didn't "see any active disease in her body," meaning the little girl's bout with pediatric cancer could soon be coming to the positive resolution so many have been hoping for. "We still have to wait for her MRI and bone biopsy results later this week," Still also wrote in the caption of a picture showing him and Leah flexing their muscles. Leah...
  • Ramen Yokocho Fest Is Here Again, This Time With a Ramen Championship

    03/17/2015 9:15:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/17 | AMY SCATTERGOOD
    Forget the possible heat and inevitable crowds, it's time for another edition of the Ramen Yokocho fest. The massive noodlepalooza is coming to Santa Anita Park on the weekend of March 28-29, and this time the Ramen Yokocho Assn. is not only bringing you 11 ramen-yas but, for the first time, they're holding a ramen championship. When you buy a ticket, you'll also be given a ballot so that you can vote for your favorite ramen. Only the U.S. ramen shops are eligible (the Japanese shops are considered guests), thus seven of the 11 shops are in the running to...
  • A Cascadic...Algorithm...Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians (Urschel NFL Ravens)

    03/17/2015 6:47:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    arXiv ^ | 3-17-15 | John Urschel
    In this paper, we develop a cascadic multigrid algorithm for fast computation of the Fiedler vector of a graph Laplacian, namely, the eigenvector corresponding to the second smallest eigenvalue. This vector has been found to have applications in fields such as graph partitioning and graph drawing. The algorithm is a purely algebraic approach based on a heavy edge coarsening scheme and pointwise smoothing for refinement. To gain theoretical insight, we also consider the related cascadic multigrid method in the geometric setting for elliptic eigenvalue problems and show its uniform convergence under certain assumptions. Numerical tests are presented for computing the...