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  • Donte Stallworth, former NFL wide receiver, working as a Huffington Post fellow

    12/22/2014 6:19:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kent Babb
    Donte Stallworth was on his morning commute last month, a five-block morning ritual in this attempt at a new life, when he walked past the White House’s north lawn. He smiled as he recalled an old memory. Back in his old life — way, way back — when he was a football player, he and his University of Tennessee teammates were national champions and guests at the White House. Stallworth, a talented freshman wide receiver, hadn’t played that 1998 season, sitting out as a redshirt, but he joined his team anyway as it presented President Bill Clinton and Vice President...
  • Open Thread: BYU-Memphis first-ever Miami Beach Bowl [Vanity]

    12/22/2014 12:46:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 22, 2014 | Colofornian
    Open bowl thread Late second quarter, refs wave off a BYU defensive pass interference after claim ball was tipped. (Instant replay -- no tip at line...only tip by BYU interception player...result? Free ref-provided td for BYU) Otherwise...hi-scoring first half. BYU...first 1 1/2 quarters...an unsportmanslike conduct penalty...an unnecessary roughness penalty...a facemask penalty...A real testimony, I would say. Commentators mentioned penalties been an issue for BYU during season.
  • Report: 49ers will fire coach Jim Harbaugh 24-48 hours after season

    12/22/2014 9:14:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    SI ^ | December 22, 2014 | Staff
    The San Francisco 49ers will reportedly fire head coach Jim Harbaugh "within two days" of the end of the team's season, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. Harbaugh has one year remaining on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed in 2011.
  • ESPN college Bowl Game monopoly (Vanity)

    12/21/2014 7:53:33 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 14 replies
    12/21/2014 | BwanaNdege
    There will be 39 college football bowl games played this season. Three of those, the Citrus, Sun and Las Vegas will be shown on ABC or CBS, i.e. "broadcast" TV. The remaining games will be carried ONLY by the various ESPN channels.
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • Penn State repeats as women's volleyball champ

    12/20/2014 8:18:56 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    tulsa world ^ | 12-20-14 | N/A
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win their second consecutive NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Micha Hancock had 36 assists and five digs for the Nittany Lions. The senior from nearby Edmond won in front of family and friends in her final college match. Her expert setting helped the Nittany Lions neutralize the nation’s No. 1 blocking team. Penn State (36-3) won its sixth title in eight years and No. 7 overall to break a tie with Stanford for the most titles. Jennifer Hamson...
  • Wes Welker Will Not Be Denied

    12/20/2014 1:15:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Kevin Van Valkenburg
    DENVER -- Wes Welker says he's going to be fine. Sometimes he forgets stuff -- Where did I put my keys? What's the name of that restaurant? -- but who doesn't? "My wife will be like 'How can you not remember that? Is it the concussions?'" he says. "I'm like 'No, babe, I just forgot!'" There are days when it's hard to convince his wife, Anna, that those little lapses aren't a harbinger of something more. Two months ago, they went out to dinner with another couple, and the friends asked Welker how old he was. "I'm 33," he said,...
  • Roger Goodell nixes L.A. team in 2015

    12/20/2014 1:14:09 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 20, 2014 | Adam Schefter
    As if there were any questions, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put an end to them this week when he told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.
  • Gordie Howe's condition improving following stem cell treatment

    12/20/2014 7:12:57 AM PST · by airborne · 29 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 19, 2014 | Adam Gretz
    After suffering a major stroke in late October, the health of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe seemed to be rapidly deteriorating. But lately there have been reports that his condition has been steadily improving to the point where he is now able to help with household chores, reports that were confirmed by his family on Friday. That is his when his family released a statement through the Red Wings organization thanking an experimental stem cell treatment for what they describe as a "miraculous" recovery. Here is the complete statement from the Howe family. "Following the press coverage of our...
  • History unravels to reveal David vs. Goliath match between BYU-Penn State [WVB Championship tonight]

    12/20/2014 6:20:23 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-19-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- From a historical viewpoint, it would be easy to describe Saturday night’s NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship final as a David versus Goliath scenario. Penn State won the 2013 NCAA title. With its victory against Stanford in Thursday’s semifinals, the Nittany Lions advanced to their 10th championship match in 34 NCAA Tournament appearances. Head coach Russ Rose is the Division I wins leader with 1,160. And add to the credentials that PSU won four consecutive NCAA crowns from 2007 to 2010. The other side of the net features a BYU squad that entered the postseason unseeded. The credentials...
  • The College Football Czar: 2014-15 Bowl Game Picks

    12/20/2014 3:12:09 AM PST · by Daniel Clark · 17 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | December 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: 2014-15 Bowl Game Picks Week fifteen in review: As critical as the College Football Czar is of the whole concept of the CFP Committee, he is pleased that it has succeeded in selecting the correct four teams, an obnoxious publicity campaign by #5 Baylor notwithstanding. Anybody who argues that any team other than Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State deserves a shot at the national title is merely agitating on behalf of playoff expansion for its own sake. Fourth-rated Ohio State certainly has its flaws, but the Buckeyes are one among the tiny minority of...
  • Patriots Players Discuss the Fearsome Power of Tom Brady's Head-Butts

    12/19/2014 9:57:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    B/R ^ | December 18, 2014 | Kyle Newport
    "You're just glad you have your helmet on." That's how New England Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell describes being part of quarterback Tom Brady's head-butt celebrations. There aren't many quarterbacks in the league who show as much emotion as Brady does, especially after a score, and the 37-year-old signal-caller tends to head-butt his teammates when he gets fired up. Well, turns out Brady's teammates are more fearful than excited when they see him running over to them to celebrate. A few Patriots players talked to The Wall Street Journal's Kevin Clark about what it feels like to be on the receiving...
  • Mr Tiger (Al Kaline) is 80 years old today.

    12/19/2014 7:52:36 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/19/2014 | none
    They just don't make them like this anymore.
  • DC bar plans 'wake' for Washington Redskins

    12/19/2014 7:44:03 AM PST · by central_va · 23 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | 12/18/14 | unknown
    <p>A lot of people will be watching the Redskins take on the Eagles this weekend.</p> <p>But one local sports bar plans on hosting a very unique event to try and soothe the pain from all the past Redskin losses.</p> <p>Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights says it plans on hosting a ‘Washington Wake’ this Saturday because of the team's terrible season.</p>
  • FCC says Redskins name not offensive

    12/19/2014 5:00:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition Thursday to deny renewal of WWXX-FM’s broadcast license because it’s the flagship radio station of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name has come under fire by some who see it as a derogatory term for Native Americans. The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content. …
  • Michael Vick: Playing for the Redskins would be a dream come true

    12/19/2014 3:41:28 AM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    How do you make a crazy quarterback situation in Washington even crazier? You add Michael Vick. The Jets quarterback, a Virginia native who's set to be a free agent at the end of this season, said this week that returning close to home to play for the Redskins would be a "dream come true." "I'm open to playing for anybody that wants to win," Vick told Newsday.com. "But obviously, going back home, I mean, that'll be a dream come true, but I would hate to get my hopes up for something that wouldn't happen. So I can't even think about...
  • Former boxer Ernie Terrell, who fought Muhammad Ali, dead at 75

    12/18/2014 2:01:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 17, 2014 | Maureen O'Donnell
    Former heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell of Chicago survived 15 punishing rounds in a ferocious 1967 fight with Muhammad Ali. An irate Ali wreaked havoc on Mr. Terrell, who had called him Cassius Clay instead of addressing him by his then-new Muslim name. Ali danced around Mr. Terrell and repeatedly jabbed him in the match, shouting, “What’s my name?!” ... Mr. Terrell, 75, who lived for decades near 111th and Halsted, died Tuesday at Little Company of Mary Hospital of complications of Alzheimer’s disease, his wife said. He was 75 ...
  • There’s Always A First Time: 5 New NFL Scores

    12/18/2014 12:58:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | December 17, 2014 11:07 PM
    For a league that has been around for nearly 100 years, the NFL can still sometimes surprise. For instance, when the Jets defeated the Titans on Sunday, it was the first time in league history that a game ended in a 16-11 score. It was the fifth time this season that a score was recorded for the first time. . If that sounds like a rare thing, well, it’s really not.
  • Huge bid for Jim Harbaugh should boost confidence at Michigan - even if it fails

    12/18/2014 11:40:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 17, 2014 | Eric Adelson
    Offering nearly $50 million for a football coach seems preposterous. The question Michigan must be asking, though, is this: "What's the cost of not making that kind of offer?" The reports Wednesday night that Jim Harbaugh's old school is dangling $48 million over six years for Captain Comeback to come back probably wasn't greeted with shock for Maize and Blue fans as much as relief. Harbaugh is the only hire that could immediately unify a fractious fan base and restore faith in a maligned athletic department. Yes, Harbaugh would be paid more than any other coach in college football, but...
  • Chicago Bears bench Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen

    12/18/2014 11:31:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 17, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    The Chicago Bears made a heck of a statement this offseason. They gave quarterback Jay Cutler a $126 million contract. The team was telling everyone that even though Cutler was a mediocre quarterback for eight years, the ninth would be different. He would be paid like he was on the same level as the game's best quarterbacks. And now, 14 games later, they’re benching Cutler for Jimmy Clausen.
  • Penn State vs. Stanford makes for a slugfest among powerhouse programs [ncaa WVB Final 4 tonight]

    12/18/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 12-17-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Take nothing away from Texas and BYU, ThursdayÂ’s first semifinal at the 2014 NCAA WomenÂ’s Volleyball Championships, but the feature presentation, the Hollywood extravaganza, the matchup everyone wants to see, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. Mention Penn State and Stanford in regards to volleyball and you get a history lesson in championships. The story will continue when the 33-1 Cardinal face the 34-3 Nittany Lions with a trip to the finals on the line. The Nittany Lions won the 2013 NCAA championship and four consecutive from 2007 to 2010. Head coach Russ Rose, in his...
  • Once again, Cuba, with its history of the sport, beckons to baseball

    12/18/2014 12:25:18 AM PST · by llevrok · 5 replies
    BND.COM ^ | 12/17/2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — At a dinner in one of Fidel Castro’s palaces in 1999, Castro and several of Major League Baseball’s senior executives discussed one of the few bonds between Cuba and the United States: baseball. The executives, including baseball’s commissioner, Bud Selig, were there for an exhibition game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuban national team, as part of an effort by President Bill Clinton to thaw relations. As the dinner stretched into the early hours of the morning, Castro regaled Selig with tales from the history of Cuban baseball and fantasized about what would happen if the United...
  • 3 reasons your football team should hire Wall Street CEO coach Joe Moglia

    12/17/2014 11:38:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 17, 2014 | Kevin Trahan
    t's not often that a power-conference school should hire a coach straight from FCS, but Coastal Carolina's Joe Moglia isn't most coaches. The former CEO of TD Ameritrade, Moglia stepped back into coaching in 2009 as a volunteer assistant at Nebraska. In 2011, he became the head coach of the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks, and in 2012, he got his first job as a college head coach at Coastal Carolina.
  • Shhhh. Secret Group of State Legislators Meets in Washington This Week to Plan Anti-gun

    12/17/2014 10:26:06 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 12/17/2014 | Larry Keane
    A handful of state legislators from across the country gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce the creation of “American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention” or ASLGVP. The new group, which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.
  • Freudian slip? Jets owner accidentally favorited a tweet calling for GM to be fired

    12/17/2014 9:38:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 17, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Jets are in the midst of a pathetic season with a dismal 3-11 record and a sure-to-be last place finish in the AFC East, which has fans wondering if Jets owner Woody Johnson will make any big changes in the offseason. Well, look no further than Johnson’s Twitter feed for an answer:
  • Jackie Robinson West Broke Residency Rules, Suburban League Claims (Little League WS)

    12/17/2014 7:50:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    DNA Info ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mark Konkol
    The Jackie Robinson West sluggers from Chicago’s struggling South Side became national celebrities this summer when they hit and pitched their way to the Little League World Series and took home the U.S title. But now the adults who put together the team — parents, coaches and league administrators — face allegations they violated Little League residency rules by stacking the lineup with All-Star ringers from the suburbs to create a “super team” that became champs.
  • Did Johnny Manziel Or Phantom Menace Have A More Disastrous Debut?

    12/16/2014 4:27:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    His debut, this past weekend, was just about as disastrous as it could have been. But was it a more disastrous debut than that of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace? Let’s go to the tape:
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 16]

    12/16/2014 1:00:27 PM PST · by Bender2 · 296 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Week 16 Thursday, Dec. 18 Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers, TBD Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, TBD Sunday, Dec. 21 Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. New York Giants vs. St. Louis...
  • Andrew Luck: The NFL’s Most Perplexing Trash Talker

    12/16/2014 8:28:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kevin Clark
    Andrew Luck’s legend is growing. Sure, there’s buzz about how he has thrown for more yards in his first three seasons than anyone in NFL history. Or the fact he’s led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs in each of his NFL seasons, after clinching a spot this year with Sunday’s win. But among NFL players, the gossip around Luck concerns a peculiar brand of on-field chatter so confusing and brilliant that no one knows quite what to make of it. “In all the years I’ve played football I have never heard anything like it,” said Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan...
  • NFL admits Ed Hochuli erred on key penalty against 49ers

    12/15/2014 4:42:56 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 84 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Ben Rohrbach
    On a third-and-5 early in the fourth quarter, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson couldn't connect with rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson, but a roughing the passer penalty against 49ers linebacker Nick Moody bailed out Seattle. Instead of kicking a field goal to remain ahead by one score, the defending Super Bowl champions received a first down and scored a touchdown to go up 17-7 two plays later.
  • All NY Jets did with win over Titans was hurt slot in 2015 NFL draft

    12/15/2014 11:18:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 15, 2014 | Manish Mehta
    When the wackiness of the final play was over and one forward pass and three laterals had come up nine yards short for the Titans, two words likely crossed every smart Jets fan’s mind: It figures. Rex Ryan and his players rejoiced over this December win during this lost season, while the legions of team followers cursed a meaningless moment that almost certainly cost the Jets a chance at drafting a franchise quarterback in the coming months.
  • Champions League Round of 16 Draw

    12/15/2014 9:26:52 AM PST · by dfwgator · 8 replies
    First leg dates: 17 February: PSG v Chelsea; Shakhtar v Bayern Munich 18 February: Schalke v Real Madrid; Basel v Porto 24 February: Man City v Barcelona; Juventus v Borussia Dortmund 25 February: Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid; Arsenal v Monaco Second leg dates: 10 March: Real Madrid v Schalke; Porto v Basel 11 March: Chelsea v PSG; Bayern Munich v Shakhtar 17 March: Atletico Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen; Monaco v Arsenal 18 March: Barcelona v Man City, Borussia Dortmund v Juventus
  • Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner.....

    12/15/2014 7:30:29 AM PST · by southern rock · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Kevin Manahan
    Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during Eagles' loss(full title)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Dallas Cowboys fan, sat with team owner Jerry Jones during the Dallas Cowboys' 38-27 victory over the Eagles on Sunday night — and the political lightning rod sparked a Twitter blaze.
  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mike Fiammetta
    The head of the Cleveland Police Union is demanding an apology after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt before Sunday's game that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice - John Crawford." Rice, a 12-year-old boy, died last month after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who reportedly mistook his air gun for a real firearm. Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air rifle in a Wal-Mart.
  • Johnny Manziel's Putrid 1st Start Has to Be Alarming for Browns

    12/14/2014 7:38:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    B/R ^ | Dec 14, 2014 | Mike Freeman
    Hold on…do you mean you can't succeed at the quarterback position in the NFL by just upchucking lobs into the middle of the field like you're at the county fair trying to throw rings around milk bottles? Are you telling me that what you could do at Texas A&M, you can't do in the pros? That everyone is faster than you? More athletic? You mean if you don't study hard all the time in a league with so many intelligent men who bust their ass in the classroom, you might fail?
  • NFL Tiebreaker chart (VANITY:VNFC and AFC playoffs)

    12/14/2014 7:06:44 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 35 replies
    9pm EST. TIEBREAKERS AFC WILDCARD MIAMI BUFF BALT PITT CLEVE HOUS KC SAN DIEGO MIAMI .... - MIA-3 BA-1, MIA-3 MIA-4 MIA-3 HOUS-3 KC-1 MIA-1, SD-4 BUFF MIA-3 .... - balt-L4 PITT-3 BUFF-1 HOUS-1,3 KC-1,3 SD-1,3 BALT BA-1, MIA-3 balt-L4 ...- PITT-3 CLE-2 HOUS-1,3 KC-3 SD-1,3 PITT MIA-4 PITT-3 PITT-3 ...- PITT-4 PITT-1, HOUS-3 KC-1,SOV pitt-L3, SD-4 CLEVE MIA-3 BUFF-1 CLE-2 PITT-4 ...- HOUS-1,3 KC-3 SD-3 HOUS HOUS-3 HOUS-1,3 HOUS-1,3 PITT-1, HOUS-3 HOUS-1,3 ....- HOUS-3 HOUS-3 KC KC-1 KC-1,3 KC-3 KC-1,SOV KC-3 HOUS-3 ....- 12/28 SAN DIEGO MIA-1, SD-4 SD-1,3 SD-1,3 pitt-L3, SD-4 SD-3 HOUS-3 12/28 ....- 1- ...HEAD-TO-HEAD 2-...
  • Howie Manziel -- Tebow without the religious overtones

    12/14/2014 10:59:27 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 102 replies
    OK, please take this in the humorous spirit that it was meant. But let's face it, "Johnny Football" should go back to leading the aerobics classes. And also, we must also face it that Tebow was just OK in a league that needs great out of the gate (watching Manziel EXACTLY reminds me of Tebow).
  • Auburn football freshman Jakell Mitchell shot and killed

    12/14/2014 6:30:26 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    OPELIKA, Alabama - An Auburn freshman football player was shot and killed at an off-campus apartment complex early Sunday morning, police said, according to local reports. Jakell Mitchell, 18, was a local high school standout who had been redshirted his freshman year, and coaches spoke highly of his prospects.
  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic - Live Event

    12/13/2014 5:01:45 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 49 replies
    UFC | 12/13/14 | UFC
    Main Card (FOX) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 1am UK Heavyweights (five rounds) Junior dos Santos (16-3) vs Stipe Miocic (12-1) Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos (22-7) vs Nate Diaz (17-9) Heavyweight Alistair Overeem (37-14, 1 NC) vs Stefan Struve (25-6) Heavyweight Matt Mitrione (8-3) vs Gabriel Gonzaga (16-8)
  • Army-Navy Game Thread 2014

    12/13/2014 11:30:06 AM PST · by twister881 · 108 replies
    12/13/2014 | self
    Army-Navy game 2014 discussion thread. All comers welcome!
  • Lawsuit: Women at MLB office faced discrimination

    12/11/2014 11:30:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2014
    NEW YORK — The highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters said in a lawsuit on Thursday she has faced discrimination there for two decades. Sylvia Lind’s lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified damages for what she describes as a failure by the league to consider, interview, appoint and promote qualified Hispanic women to managerial and executive positions. Lind, 48, says the league has created a hostile work environment for her because of her age.
  • Iowa's Scherff Wins 2014 Outland Trophy

    12/11/2014 6:01:24 PM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff accepted the 69th Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman during The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday night at the Disney Boardwalk. Scherff, a 6-5, 320-pound senior, became the fourth Hawkeye to win the Outland Trophy after Calvin Jones (1955), Alex Karras (1957) and Robert Gallery (2003). Only players from Nebraska (eight different ones, nine total) and Oklahoma (five) have won more Outland Trophies than Iowa, with Ohio State players also claiming four.Also in the audience at the Dance Hall were Auburn center Russ Dismukes and Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown, the...
  • NFL Sees a Drop in Concussions, But Problems Linger

    12/10/2014 8:32:01 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    Frontline ^ | December 5, 2014 | Robert Collins
    As the final month of the NFL’s regular season begins, the league’s response to concerns over a link between football and traumatic brain injury may finally be making a difference on the field, according to a FRONTLINE analysis of officially reported head injuries. Through the first 13 weeks of the season, a total of 96* concussions have been disclosed on team injury reports, down from 115 at the same point last season and 128 in 2012. At the current pace, teams are on track to report at least 122 concussions, a drop of nearly 20 percent from a year ago.
  • Bloomberg Poll Shows Half of Americans Don't Want Their Sons Playing Football

    12/10/2014 8:18:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies
    B/R ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | Mike Chiari
    Football may be king in terms of sporting popularity in the United States currently, but a recent poll suggests that participation could wane in the coming years. According to Annie Linskey of Bloomberg, 50 percent of the 1,001 American adults polled in a survey from Dec. 3-5 said they would not want their sons to play competitive football.
  • The perfect Jean Beliveau tribute montage (Video)

    12/10/2014 7:13:28 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12-10-14 | Greg Wyshynski
    There have been so many tributes to the great Jean Beliveau in the last week. So many of them have been moving, like the video and the salute to his family at Tuesday night's Montreal Canadiens home game. But leave it to hockey's master of the montage, Tim Thompson, to completely nail it. The voices, the images, the moments, the tones of Leonard Cohen turning into Mr. Beliveau's favorite opera ... it's amazing. (Thompson was, of course, the man behind all of those great Hockey Night In Canada montages.) Few hockey videos, if any, are scored to Pavarotti. Yet it's...
  • Army vs. Navy 2014: 5 things you might not know about the rivalry

    12/10/2014 5:26:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    al.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Creg Stephenson
    Army will be looking to snap a 12-game losing streak to Navy when the two service academies meet for the 115th time Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. CBS will broadcast the game at 2 p.m. Central, with live streaming available at CBSSports.com. The Black Knights are 4-7 this season, while the Midshipmen are 6-5. Here are five things you might not know about the Army-Navy rivalry:1. Few major-college rivalries are older Among rivalries between FBS schools, only three are older than Army vs. Navy, which was first played on Nov. 29, 1890. Only North Carolina-Wake Forest (Oct. 18,...
  • "It's like plunging your toilet with a Claymore"

    12/10/2014 5:09:39 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 34 replies
    Car and Driver magazine | January 2015 | John Phillips
    Awesome quote from John Phillips column in January 2015 Car and Driver.
  • Navy to Wear Custom 'Don't Tread on Me' Uniforms for Army-Navy Game

    12/10/2014 1:47:10 PM PST · by don-o · 54 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | December 9, 2014 | Dan Carson
    Under Armour is rolling out custom uniforms for the Navy Midshipmen in time for Saturday’s Army-Navy game, and, as you might expect, the gear is as American as Duke Nukem fist-fighting a crepe iron. Tagged with the words "Don't Tread On Me," the gear features red stripes over navy and white. Under Armour also made significant use of the First Navy Jack rattlesnake, which will be featured in a non-coiled, flying-out-of-the-fake-peanut-jar form. In short, these uniforms are quite to very fresh, depending on your taste for hammer-down patriotism.
  • NASCAR OFF SEASON WITHDRAWAL AND THERAPY THREAD

    12/10/2014 7:57:22 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 115 replies
    Local and Internet ^ | 12/10/2014 | Self
    USAF Thunderbirds to Perform Flyover for the Daytona 500: For the fifth straight year, the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will provide the flyover for the 57th annual DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener on Sunday, Feb. 22. The Thunderbirds, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will fly their signature "Delta" formation over the "World Center of Racing" during the finale of the national anthem for "The Great American Race." The Thunderbirds have visited Daytona International Speedway to perform the flyover for the DAYTONA 500 for the past five years. In addition, the Thunderbirds...