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  • 'Death by GPS' in desert

    02/11/2016 8:31:39 PM PST · by Utilizer · 80 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 30, 2011 12:00 AM | Tom Knudson
    Five harrowing days after becoming stuck on a remote backcountry road in Death Valley National Park in August 2009, Alicia Sanchez lay down next to her Jeep Cherokee and prepared to die. Then she heard a voice. "I called as I approached, asking if she was okay," wrote Ranger Amber Nattrass in a park report. "She was waving frantically and screaming, 'My baby is dead, my baby is dead.' " In the SUV, Nattrass found Sanchez's lifeless 6-year-old son Carlos on the front seat. "She told me they walked 10 miles but couldn't find any help (and) had run out...
  • Red Lobster Sees Sales Surge After Beyonce Song Mentions Taking Man To Seafood Chain After Sex

    02/11/2016 4:17:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 9
    Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce." The seafood chain says sales surged 33 percent Sunday, compared with last year's Super Bowl Sunday. The increase came after the release of "Formation," a song in which Beyonce says she took a man to Red Lobster after sex. The halftime show -- seen by an estimated 112 million people -- is drawing praise from her fans and consternation from critics.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé knew nothing about her Super Bowl performance being hijacked

    02/11/2016 10:22:42 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 11, 2016 | Shekhar Bhatia
    It was a grainy cellphone video and a picture that were seen by millions around the world. But the full story of how Beyoncé was unwittingly dragged into a political row after having her Super Bowl performance hijacked by her dancers and activists can be revealed. The star knew nothing about the decision by members of her dance troupe to join a protest by members of the Black Lives Matters organization on the pitch of the Levi's Stadium about the death of Mario Jones until the video went viral the next morning.
  • Thanks to science, you can soon wipe out your worst memories

    02/10/2016 10:38:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | 3:29am | By Reed Tucker
    Imagine being able to erase your most traumatic memories. For a soldier, that would mean no longer being haunted by images from the battlefield. For a movie critic, no longer recalling having seen “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.” It’s just one of the fascinating peeks into the mystery of the human mind chronicled on “Memory Hackers,” airing Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS’ “Nova.” “Memory is an inherently interesting thing,” the show’s writer, director and producer, Michael Bicks, tells The Post. “You think you know what it is, but when you think about it, you realize that you don’t.” Many...
  • Gregg Popovich’s Priceless Reaction to New Hampshire Primary Results

    02/10/2016 12:32:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2016 | Andrew Lynch
    SNIP On Tuesday night, with his Spurs facing the Miami Heat, Popovich once again delivered on his between-quarters interview with sideline reporter David Aldridge. He gave obvious reasons for the Spurs trailing after the first, then offered a terrific reaction to the news that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won their respective New Hampshire presidential primaries: SNIP
  • The racial double standard between Newton and Manning is on full display after Super Bowl 50

    02/09/2016 8:01:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, February 8, 2016 | SHAUN KING
    It's 2010. Peyton Manning is the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and it's Super Bowl XLIV against the New Orleans Saints. Peyton and the Colts lose the game 31-17. With time still remaining on the clock, Peyton did something that Cam Newton (or any black quarterback for that matter) would have been absolutely skewered for — he left the field. He didn't congratulate the opposing quarterback Drew Brees, as is customary. He didn't shake any hands. He didn't try to smile. He just bailed. Here's how Chris Chase, of Yahoo Sports recalled it in an article entitled, "Peyton Manning storms...
  • Former Jets QB Greg McElroy Says Cam Newton Quit' On Panthers In Super Bowl 50

    02/09/2016 6:34:13 PM PST · by drewh · 97 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2/9/16 9:16 PM ET
    Former New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy, best remembered for his out-of-nowhere criticism of the team's "corrupt" locker room chemistry after the 2011 season, unloaded Tuesday on a different target -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. McElroy, speaking on SiriusXM Radio, said Newton "quit" on his team for refusing to jump on his own fumble in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. McElroy, retired from football, is an analyst for the SEC Network. "I have big issues with the way Cam handled himself not only on the field, but in...
  • Yu277

    02/09/2016 4:53:20 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 2 replies
    Guess my favorite player? Waiting for him to return after Tommy John surgery last year 277 Strikeout Montage
  • Cleveland Browns must keep their eyes on a quarterback in draft (Here we go again)

    02/09/2016 12:10:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Cleveland Plains Dealer ^ | February 8, 2016 | Terry Pluto
    Don't even think about it. My father would say that when I'd start to talk about something that ... well ... wasn't even worth thinking about. I nearly said that the other day when a fan told me, "The Browns don't need to take a quarterback at No. 2. The three top quarterbacks in the draft are supposed to be about the same, so why not take Ezekiel Elliott at No. 2? Then take whatever quarterback is left at No. 32." If you're the Browns, your biggest need is still a quarterback.
  • Ranking the reasons for Denver's Super Bowl 50 upset

    02/09/2016 9:58:58 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 80 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2/9/2016 | Bill Barnwell
    5. The Broncos' run defense The Panthers carried the ball 16 times for 53 yards on first-and-10 on Sunday, producing a 3.3-yard rushing average which will hit the books as their fifth worst on first down all season. In their two previous playoff games, Carolina carried the ball 33 times for 175 yards on first-and-10, averaging 5.3 yards per attempt. As a result, the Panthers were almost never in third-and-short situations in which they would have held an enormous advantage over the Broncos. Their one attempt on third-and-3 or less was when Newton plunged forward for a first down on...
  • Players with domestic violence convictions barred from combine

    02/09/2016 9:39:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 02/09/2016 | chase goodbread
    Beginning this year, a prospect invited to the NFL Scouting Combine will not be allowed to participate if a background check shows misdemeanor or felony convictions involving violence or use of a weapon, domestic violence, sexual offense and/or sexual assault, according to a memo obtained by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. ... Under the new policy, Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who attended the 2014 combine, would have been barred...Mettenberger pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery in 2010 ... Last year, Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson's invitation to the 2015 combine was rescinded days before the event after he was indicted...
  • El Rushbo's Super Bowl Review

    02/08/2016 2:42:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: First the Super Bowl. It is stunning. Here you have Beyonce -- did you happen to catch Beyonce's contribution to the halftime show? I want to give Beyonce the benefit of the doubt. After all, she's a woman. And as such, she's probably not that big a sports fan. Probably doesn't follow the NFL that closely. And when she saw the two teams the involved, she naturally thought that one of them was the Black Panthers, particularly if she happens to read the Huffing and Puffington Post, which had a story over the weekend that we talked...
  • It’s Because He’s Black, Isn’t It?

    02/08/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by all the best · 111 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jim Goad
    Superstar NFL quarterback Cam Newton is black, and even though many people loudly insist that shouldn’t matter, it is precisely those people who are always making a preposterously huge deal of it. Chief among these offenders is Mr. Newton himself, who last Wednesday told reporters at a press conference that the reason he sometimes faces criticism is not because he’s a high-profile sports star and all of them sometimes face criticism—no, it is clearly his status as a Negroidal American that inspires the negative comments: I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen...
  • James 'Red' Moore, Negro League legend passes away at 99

    02/08/2016 12:41:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nick Diunte
    James "Red " Moore, a long-time first baseman in the Negro Leagues, passed away in Atlanta, Georgia on February 6, 2016. He was 99. Born November 18, 1916 in Atlanta, Moore developed his talents at Booker T. Washington High School. His exploits in the field and at the plate attracted the attention of the Chattanooga Choo Choos of the Negro Southern League in 1935. Word of his play at first base spread through the league and he was picked up by the famed Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in 1936. He joined an infield that earned the nickname...
  • Lakatriona Brunson Becomes 1st Female Football HC in Florida History

    02/08/2016 12:26:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Timothy Rapp
    Miami Jackson Senior High School hired Lakatriona Brunson to be its head coach Monday, making her the first female head coach in the history of Florida high school football, according to Peter Ariz of CanesInSight.com. Luther Campbell will take over as the team's assistant head coach. Brunson, also known as "Bernice," is most famous for appearing on the truTV reality program South Beach Tow, a show centered on Tremont Towing and its employees.
  • South Bay Businesses Disappointed with Super Bowl Profits

    02/08/2016 11:57:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 7, 2016
    When Santa Clara business owners heard the Super Bowl was headed to the Bay Area, they were understandably excited: With tens of thousands of people swarming Levi’s Stadium for the big game, surely big profits would follow, they assumed. As it turns out, however, sales in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl has been lackluster at some locations that were counting on a customer uptick. Nga Huynh, the owner of Butter and Zeus, says that the foot traffic has slowed at her location. 'Businesses is a little bit down because of all the road closures,' she said. 'We...
  • Bill Romanowski calls Panthers QB Cam Newton ‘boy’ on Twitter: Social Media Explodes

    02/08/2016 8:38:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/08/2016 | John Healy
    Former NFL player Bill Romanowski still hasn't learned to keep his mouth shut. After Panthers quarterback Cam Newton aburptly walked out on his postgame press conference, Romanowski tweeted: "You will never last in the NFL with that attitude. The world doesn't revolve around you, boy!" Romanowski's use of the word "boy" — a racially inflammatory term — was met with heavy criticism, including from some African-American athletes. Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson tweeted at Romanowksi, "Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill?" Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill? https://t.co/YV2wrjvZP5 -- Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 8, 2016 Former Bengals cornerback Rico...
  • Peyton Manning After Super Bowl 50: Was this the Sheriff’s last rodeo?

    02/08/2016 8:15:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Anyone looking for a storybook ending to one of the most celebrated active NFL careers in the league had to think it was coming. Peyton Manning, buoyed by a dominant defense, had finally returned to the winner’s platform in a Super Bowl at 39 years of age, the oldest starting quarterback in all 50 Super Bowls. All that would be necessary would be two simple words: “I’m retiring.”Sorry, storybook fans. Manning couldn’t quite say it — not even after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell all but announced it moments before Manning took the microphone on stage: It certainly sounds as...
  • My Super Bowl Party that ended up uniting the Conservatives/Republicans attending (vanity)

    02/08/2016 12:13:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 80 replies
    Me
    Each year for the past 20 we host a Super Bowl party and we invite the usual group of friends and family and allow our friends and family to bring others as long as they tell me in advance so I have enough food and drink available. This year we had an interesting mix. Before kickoff one guy said he wished they could find a way Obama could run again, and that Obama was one of the best Presidents we've ever had. My husband quickly stuffed a crab puff in my mouth, in an attempt to keep the peace. But...
  • Babe Ruthe; The ultimate highlights

    02/07/2016 11:02:01 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 17 replies
    Now that the NFL nonsense is finished it is time to get ready for Baseball
  • Manning just isn't the same

    02/07/2016 6:53:53 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    SUPER BOWL 50 | 07 FEBRUARY 2016 | EEE
    Denver should put the backup QB in. Manning clearly isn't as good as he used to be. His passes aren't sharp but Denver's defense is keeping him in the game. I want him to win but this is a team game.
  • Worst halftime act ever?

    02/07/2016 5:31:44 PM PST · by Third Person · 192 replies
    Super Bowl | 2.7.16 | Moi
    Lots of rainbows and stuff AWFUL
  • Super Bowl

    02/07/2016 3:34:53 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 84 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | self
    The Star Spangled Banner version sung today was great. No stuff, no, "look at me" just pure awesome. Team wearing white will win. that is all
  • Lady Gaga Sings National Anthem (Vanity)

    02/07/2016 3:37:29 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 124 replies
    Yo-Yo
    In spite of fears to the contary. I thought Lady Gaga not only looked respecable, but she sang the National Anthem with respect.
  • Marshawn Lynch reportedly hasn't spent a penny of the $49.7 million in salary he has made in [tr]

    02/07/2016 12:08:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 7, 2016 | Cork Gaines
    Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch has made $49.7 million in nine NFL seasons — and has saved all of it. In a recent segment for "The Ian & Puck Show" on 950 AM KJR in Seattle, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was discussing recent rumblings that Lynch might retire and dropped an interesting tidbit about Lynch's thriftiness. "Marshawn Lynch has a lot of money," Rapoport said. "He hasn't spent a dime of his actual playing money ... ever."
  • SUPER BOWL 50 DISCUSSION THREAD

    02/07/2016 11:20:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 608 replies
    TWITTER ^ | 2-7-16
  • Gayle King's interview with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. [CBS 2pm Pre-Game]

    02/07/2016 11:33:03 AM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CBS Sports | 02/07/16 | CBS
    Not broadcast yet - transcript? later?
  • Sam Spence, longtime composer for NFL Films, has died

    02/07/2016 9:24:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 7, 2016 | David Barron
    Sam Spence, whose energetic, muscular musical compositions were an integral part of NFL Films' celebration of pro football, died Saturday morning at a nursing center in Lewisville... His son, Kim Spence, said the fact that Spence died on the eve of the 50th Super Bowl reflected his flair for the dramatic...
  • In Defense of Football

    02/07/2016 8:45:16 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 6 February, 2016 | Davis French
    I grew up in the kind of neighborhood where I could walk with my football to the field near my house, kick the ball around a few times, and - within minutes - my friends would be pouring out of their homes ready to play for hours on end. Those were some of the greatest times of my life. On that field, a skinny, nerdy kid who was more comfortable with graph paper and 12- and 20-sided dice could learn how to take a hit and - just as important - how to deliver one. I gained confidence, I was...
  • Longest Home Runs in MLB History HD

    02/07/2016 4:04:06 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 32 replies
    Kind of a fun watch Pitchers and catchers report in 13 days
  • Could This Helmet Save Football From The Sport's Concussion Problem?

    02/06/2016 7:52:57 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Abigail Tracy
    As a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Sam Browd brought a swift end to the early athletic careers of innumerable youths across a myriad of sports due to concussions. Browd’s experience prematurely “retiring” children from athletics—most notably football—and the countless emotional conversations with parents made him question what could be done to address head injuries suffered by children while playing sports. In 2013, Browd, an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, connected with Dave Marver and Per Reinhall—both of whom also had ties to the Seattle-based university and backgrounds in medical technology and mechanical...
  • Ken Stabler earns election to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 6:30:49 PM PST · by GAGOP · 28 replies
    AL.com ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Mark Inabinett
    Thirty-one years after his final football game and seven months after he lost his life to colon cancer, Ken Stabler is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Foley High School three-sport star and Alabama quarterback was among the players picked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Saturday for the Class of 2016.
  • Source: 49ers' DeBartolo Elected to Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 5:50:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/16 | Matt Maiocco
    Eddie DeBartolo’s journey from Youngstown, Ohio, to owner of the 49ers will reach its final destination just 60 miles from his hometown. DeBartolo was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in a vote of the 46-member board of selectors on the eve of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach reported Saturday. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. DeBartolo, 69, this year’s lone nominee as a “contributor” was selected for the Class of 2016. The latest group of Hall of Fame inductees, as selected during a...
  • UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson Live Thread

    02/06/2016 5:11:40 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 45 replies
    UFC | 02/06/2016
    http://s28.postimg.org/3px3ihpz1/Johny_Hendricks_vs_Stephen_Thompson.jpg Main Card Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 9:00pm Central/ 10:00pm ET 170lbs- Johny Hendricks (17-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (11-1) 265lbs- Roy Nelson (20-12) vs. Jared Rosholt (14-2) 205lbs- Ovince Saint Preux (18-7) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (12-6) 125lbs- Joseph Benavidez (23-4) vs. Zach Makovsky (19-6) 205lbs- Misha Cirkunov (10-2) vs. Alex Nicholson (6-1) 170lbs- Mike Pyle (26-11-1) vs. Sean Spencer (12-4) Preliminary Bouts FOX Sports 1: (8pm ET/ 5pm PT/ 1am UK) 155lbs- Josh Burkman (27-12) vs. KJ Noons (13-8) 265lbs- Damian Grabowski (20-2) vs. Derrick Lewis (13-4) 125lbs- Ray Borg (9-1) vs. Justin Scoggins (10-2) 145lbs- Noad Lahat (9-1)...
  • Modern Baseball Traced to Ancient Greeks

    02/06/2016 3:03:42 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 25 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | May 5, 1926 | Edward Sibbett
    Baseball, as baseball, is not yet half a century old. The making of the first; ball is attributed to the Lydians, and it is true that ball-playing was a favorite way of recreation with the ancient Greeks. Although the greatest game of baseball probably had its origin long ago with the stages of its evolution being marked by "Club Ball," j "Rounders,"
  • Muslim Teen Wants to Be First Professional Hijabi Ballerina (Convert)

    02/06/2016 2:27:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Arab News ^ | Saturday 6 February 2016
    Meet young Australian Muslim teen Stephanie Kurlow who hopes to become first hijabi ballerina. Kurlow, 14, embraced Islam along with her siblings, Australian father and Russian-born mother in 2010 and had initially feared the religion might derail her dream of dancing. “I think that’s what may have stopped some other Muslims from following a career they want, but I know what I’m doing is right and I’m going to keep doing it,” she told the Sydney Morning herald when asked whether she thought Islam forbade dancing. Kurlow hopes to turn her dream into reality by raising $10,000 to train full-time...
  • Aiguille du Midi Wing Suit Fly Through (Absolutely INSANE!)

    02/06/2016 2:24:34 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 2/6/16 | Staff
    Flying through a narrow gap of granite cliffs at Aiguille du Midi in France. The depth goes down 200' into the Abyss. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1ca_1454781280
  • Massive Waves at Mavericks, But Titans Surf Contest on Hold Due to Super Bowl 50 Blackout

    02/06/2016 2:18:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/6 | Robert Handa
    Despite 20-foot waves with 40-foot faces, this weekend is being treated like a holiday, with blackout dates surrounding the big game in Santa Clara. The huge events surrounding the Super Bowl, as well as the resources needed to accommodate the big game, will leave the Titans of Mavericks Surf contest on the sidelines this week. The Pillar Point Harbor patrol continues to monitor the El Niño-powered waves pounding the Mavericks surf area in Half Moon Bay. Deputy Harbormaster Cary Smith says the 20-foot waves with 40-foot faces would be ideal for the contest. But Thursday is the first day of...
  • Africa ‘Unanimously’ Backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA Presidency

    02/06/2016 11:03:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 5 February 2016
    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA. 'The executive committee decided that CAF will give full support to Sheikh Salman with his candidacy for FIFA presidency,' CAF first vice president Suketu Patel told reporters following an executive committee meeting. CAF second vice president Almamy Kabele Camara said the decision to support the 50-year-old Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president had been reached “unanimously” at the meeting during the African Nations Championship tournament in Kigali.
  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    02/06/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    Live Science ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    The enormous arena was empty, save for the seesaws and the dozens of condemned criminals who sat naked upon them, hands tied behind their backs. Unfamiliar with the recently invented contraptions known as petaurua, the men tested the seesaws uneasily. One criminal would push off the ground and suddenly find himself 15 feet in the air while his partner on the other side of the seesaw descended swiftly to the ground. How strange. In the stands, tens of thousands of Roman citizens waited with half-bored curiosity to see what would happen next and whether it would be interesting enough to...
  • Nolan Ryan's 7 Hitter against Robin Ventura

    02/06/2016 3:39:20 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 29 replies
    What a great video Ryan vs Ventura
  • 2012 National Square Dance Competition

    02/05/2016 10:28:21 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 2, 2012 | Robert Ameeti
    Anywhere in the world, you can find a dance near you simply by entering your address at http://www.WheresTheDance.com It is amazing. Do try it. About this video: Each year, starting in 2009, at the National Square Dance Convention, a Mainstream competition takes place. In 2012, it was in Spokane WA. The team captured here won 1st place. It is all done in fun with the hopes of elation by all who participate. The tip is danced with a personal, 'How long can I last' thrill. Everyone who wants to give it a try is welcome.
  • Brett Favre a shoo-in for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/05/2016 7:01:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WBAY.COM
    It's the definition of a "sure thing." The next class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced Saturday, and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is sure to be inducted. It's #4's first time on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot, but his stats and stature make him a shoo-in. "Nothing is ever a lock, but I am honored to be here," Favre told NFL Network. "I never dreamed of MVP, I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame, I dreamed of playing. And running out with my helmet off, like I did in the...
  • Touchdown! Yes, Astronauts in Space Can Watch the Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 5:28:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    space.com ^ | 02/05/2016 | sarah lewin
    While NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra on the orbiting laboratory haven't announced their picks for the big game, they will be off duty and able to watch. (Kelly is a Houston Texans fan and watched football on Thanksgiving with former crewmember Kjell Lindgren.) "Crew will be able to watch in real time; it will be sent up as usual for live events from Mission Control Houston," NASA spokesman Dan Huot told Space.com in an email. "It's a nominal off-duty Sunday for the entire crew, so no additional tasks for them aside from exercise." After their day off, the...
  • Johnny Manziel's Father Says Son Refused Rehab Admittance After Domestic Dispute

    02/05/2016 1:56:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    B/R ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Tim Daniels
    Paul Manziel, the father of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, stated Friday he's concerned his 23-year-old son is heading for a bleak future if he doesn't receive help soon. Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News provided comments from the elder Manziel, who said his son refused admittance to rehabilitation facilities twice over the past week. He doesn't think that paints a promising picture moving forward. "I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday," Paul Manziel said. On Friday, Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, announced he was parting ways with the signal-caller,...
  • ESPN: AGENT DROPS TROUBLED FOOTBALL STAR JOHNNY MANZIEL

    02/05/2016 1:17:25 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC 13 HOUSTON
    In the latest development in the Johnny Manziel saga, his agent released a statement Friday saying he is cutting ties with the Cleveland Browns quarterback. "It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel," agent Erik Burkhardt said in a statement.
  • Joe Montana at 59: 'I can't really run or do much'

    02/05/2016 12:50:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    USA Today | February 5, 2016 | Josh Peter
    Link only, per agreement with Gannett
  • Blind Side Mom whose Story of Adoption inspired the Oscar-winning Film Praises her 'Amazing' ....

    02/05/2016 12:06:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 5, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    The mother whose story of adopting a homeless African American teen inspired the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side has spoken of her pride after her son reached his second Super Bowl. Leigh Anne Tuohy, a mother-of-three including Carolina Panther's offensive lineman Michael Oher, said it is 'amazing' that he is returning to football's top competition this Sunday. Speaking to Today, she said she is 'really excited' to be watching the game on the field, adding: 'I'm going to put my bling jersey on, and be the proudest, most obnoxious momma I can possibly be.'
  • Is future bleak for Super Bowl?

    02/04/2016 8:48:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | Amy Bass
    In a way, that sounds like a strange question, because football has never had a lack of fans. Last year's Super Bowl, for example, was a ratings bonanza for NBC, with some 114.5 million viewers -- climbing to 120.8 million during the final minutes -- making it the most viewed television program in U.S. history. Next year, network television looks set to grow the NFL juggernaut further, with NBC and CBS brokering a deal earlier this week rumored to be in the $450 million range to split the Thursday night prime-time games package. So the problem, right now at least,...
  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 1:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A Chicago television cameraman in San Francisco to cover Super Bowl 50 was robbed of his camera at gunpoint, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Marcus Richardson was taking scenic background pictures on Tuesday at Lombard and Hyde streets when he was robbed of his camera and a backpack around 9:15 p.m.