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  • Could concussions actually kill football?

    02/15/2012 5:36:05 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 112 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 2-14-2012 | Doug Farrar
    If the sport of football ever dies, it will die from the outside in. -- Jonah Lehrer If an increasing number of economists and trend analysts are to be believed, we may one day look back at something like Colt McCoy's concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 as one of many galvanic events that blew football apart, and reduced the country's most popular sport to a marginal pastime. It's unlikely that such a colossal financial concern as football could be killed off entirely, but as Malcolm Gladwell first wrote in the New Yorker in 2009, it's not crazy to...
  • Hawaii: Living the dream surfing the Banzai Pipeline

    02/13/2012 8:45:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Feb 2012 | Alex Wade
    Alex Wade had always wanted to surf off Hawaii's north shore. But then he saw the size of the breaks at the Banzai Pipeline.Dave Rastovich, 33, is a professional surfer for the Billabong team. As happens every December, "Rasta" is at Billabong's house on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. He's there to bag some serious water time at the many breaks along what is known as "the seven-mile miracle", a series of world-class waves stretching from the hippie town of Haleiwa on the south-west of the north shore to Sunset Beach towards the north-eastern point. Rasta...
  • When Stadium Deals Fizzle, Taxpayers Always Lose

    02/13/2012 8:08:56 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Detroit Tigers were a few wins short of going to the World Series last year. Team ownership signed All Star first baseman Prince Fielder to a 9-year, $214 million deal in the hopes that he will help push the team over the top as well as continue strong attendance at Comerica Park. Since the club has all that extra revenue available and expect more from higher attendance, will they consider repaying Michigan taxpayers for the hundreds of millions of dollars that were used to subsidize the team's stadium? Comerica Park opened in 2000 after three years of construction and...
  • Giants' Super Bowl XLVI rally to be held Tuesday afternoon at MetLife Stadium

    02/06/2012 1:25:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | February 6, 2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    The Giants will celebrate their Super Bowl XLVI victory in New Jersey Tuesday. After a ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan beginning Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Giants will return to the Meadowlands' MetLife Stadium for a rally beginning at 3 p.m. Gov. Chris Christie announced the rally at MetLife Stadium in a tweet today, saying "All Giants fans in NJ should be there of [sic] you can." Details still have not emerged, however, as to whether those hoping to attend the rally will need to acquire tickets.
  • (Tom Brady's wife) Gisele Bundchen blasts Pats WRs

    02/06/2012 11:34:21 AM PST · by doug from upland · 123 replies
    espn ^ | 2-6-12
    New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker was so upset over dropping a crucial pass late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, he nearly started crying at the podium. Welker isn't going to get any pity from quarterback Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, though. After her prayers for a Patriots' championship went unanswered, Bunchen lashed out at the team's receiving corps for failing to haul in her husband's passes. While waiting for an elevator at Lucas Oil Stadium, Bundchen was being heckled by Giants fans when she spoke to people in...
  • Mrs. Brady rips Tom’s teammates for dropping passes (What number was she?)

    02/06/2012 10:03:58 AM PST · by tobyhill · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2/6/2012 | Mike Florio
    <p>After last night’s 21-17 loss in the Super Bowl, the wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was making her way to the team’s locker room. Along the way, Gisele Bundchen (I continue to refuse to call her a “supermodel” until she displays at least one super power) vented regarding the inability of some of Tom’s teammates to secure balls that hit them in the hands.</p>
  • Patriots Have Greatest Near-Miss Dynasty in NFL History: A Fan’s Analysis

    02/06/2012 7:12:54 AM PST · by Bill Buckner · 71 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6 Feb 2012 | By Robert Dougherty
    The 2012 Super Bowl ultimately went against the New England Patriots by 21-17, much like in 2008. Now that the New York Giants have beaten the Patriots in the final minutes for the second Super Bowl in a row, it has made everyone rethink the legacies of both teams. New England should have the greatest dynasty in NFL history and even in sports history by now. While Brady and Belichick still have their three titles, ... they should have six or even seven instead - and that has now started to overshadow the rings they do have. If New England...

    02/05/2012 8:15:19 AM PST · by doug from upland · 937 replies · 3+ views
    espn ^ | 2-5-12
    Okay, comments and predictions here.
  • Patriots release WR Underwood day before Super Bowl kickoff

    02/05/2012 12:46:20 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 24 replies ^ | Updated: Feb. 4, 2012 at 11:09 p.m. | Wire Reports
    So close to the Super Bowl, yet so far. Wide receiver Tiquan Underwood was released by the New England Patriots on Saturday night, less than 24 hours before Super Bowl XLVI -- bad news for him, of course, but a move that increases the likelihood Chad Ochocinco will be active against the New York Giants in Indianapolis. The Patriots signed defensive end Alex Silvestro from their practice squad to take Underwood's roster spot. "Silvestro is a defensive end/tackle. They'll utilize him especially on rushing downs in a four-man front over the guard," NFL Network's Michael Lombardi said Saturday on "NFL...
  • Here is a free link to watch the Super Bowl online (First Time)

    02/05/2012 3:21:34 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 85 replies · 1+ views
    NBC ^ | 2/5/2012
  • Super Bowl 2012 final: Giants 21, Patriots 17

    02/05/2012 7:22:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 02/05/2012
    INDIANAPOLIS -- On one last Hail Mary try, Tom Brady heaved it up for his two star tight ends in the end zone. Neither Rob Gronkowski or Aaron Hernandez, who both got a hand in the play, could come down with it. The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI, the second time the Giants beat the Patriots in the last four years in the NFL's title game. Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw scored the go-ahead touchdown with 0:57 left in the game.
  • Giants Victory Parade Tuesday!

    02/05/2012 7:37:16 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    MYFOXNY.COM - New York City will throw a parade Tuesday morning for the New York Giants to celebrate their Super Bowl title. The victory parade will travel through the financial district's Canyon of Heroes. Read more:
  • Feds seize $5 million in counterfeit NFL gear, Comstock Park man accused of online piracy

    02/02/2012 3:40:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | February 02, 2012 | John Agar
    GRAND RAPIDS – A Comstock Park man has been charged with criminal copyright infringement for allegedly streaming live sporting events and pay-per-view events on the Internet.
  • Top recruit Dorial Green-Beckham picks Missouri

    02/01/2012 12:48:47 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 02/02/2012
    (CBS/AP) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, one of the top prep recruits in the country, has signed a national letter of intent to play at Missouri. The Springfield (Hillcrest), Mo., player says he wanted to remain close to home and that the Tigers — who are entering the Southeastern Conference next season — are the perfect fit. Green-Beckham says he built a close relationship with the Missouri coaches during the recruiting process and that influenced his decision. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Green-Beckham says he slept on his decision Monday night after weekend visit to Columbia, Mo., and he still...
  • Sources fearful over Manning’s ability to return

    01/31/2012 12:52:59 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 31,2012 | Jason Cole
    The nerves in Manning’s arm are not healing as quickly as hoped and, worse, don’t appear to be progressing at enough of a rate to indicate that he will play again, according to two sources with knowledge of Manning’s rehabilitation from neck surgery. The vertebrae in his neck that were fused have healed as expected and Manning began throwing in December. But he hasn’t shown improvement in velocity on his passes, and the two sources fear he likely never will again. In addition, two league-affiliated doctors with experience in spinal fusion surgery said it could take up to a year...
  • Superman Patrick Kane, Corey Perry’s mini-stick made NHL trick-shot competition awesome (Video)

    01/29/2012 5:45:37 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 28 Jan 2012 | Greg Wyshynski | Puck Daddy
    OTTAWA — Prop comedy. Such a simple concept, so rarely incorporated in the NHL's Breakaway Challenge Skills Competition. Alex Ovechkin won the 2009 event in Montreal by donning sunglasses and a goofy hat. In 2012, two NHL superstars finally gave props to the skills competition again. [...] (vids at link)
  • 7-year-old 49ers fan commiserates with receiver

    01/28/2012 9:06:25 AM PST · by thecodont · 3 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, January 28, 2012 | Eric Branch, Chronicle Staff Writer
    On Sunday night, as some 49ers fans fired off death threats to Kyle Williams on Twitter, 7-year-old Owen Shure of Los Angeles began his own correspondence to San Francisco's wide receiver. Instead of anger, though, Owen's words were filled with empathy. "Dear Mr. Williams," the first-grader began writing through tear-filled eyes to the goat of the NFC Championship Game, "We just watched the Playoff game. I feel really bad for you but I wanted to tell you that you had a great season. you sould be very proud, so I wanted to say thank you." Those words were in stark...
  • NC State’s Scott Wood explains how losing to your rival feels (Good reply to stupid questions)

    01/27/2012 5:28:07 PM PST · by paudio · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/12 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Not long after North Carolina State lost to rival North Carolina for the 11th straight time on Thursday night, reporters asked junior forward Scott Wood how frustrating it was to have never beaten the Tar Heels. Wood's response was brilliant in its simplicity. "Has your wife ever cheated on you?" Wood deadpanned in response. Then after a few seconds of the most awkward silence imaginable, he responded, "that's probably how frustrating it is."
  • Aspiring Umpires' Paths Start at Florida Schools

    01/27/2012 11:50:20 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 11 replies ^ | January 27th 2012 | Doug Miller
    VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Dutch Rennert lives just a few miles from Vero Beach Sports Village, but he doesn't always stop in to watch the action. It's January, which means it's time for umpire school in these parts. And Rennert, who worked the bases and home plates of the National League from 1973-92, knows well that this is where it all begins. About 250 students have been donning chest protectors and masks to go with their dark shirts and gray pants on the fields of three umpire schools in Florida. At The Umpire School in Vero Beach, the Wendelstedt Umpire...
  • UGA Football Recruit denied because he's undocumented and illegal immigrants

    01/25/2012 12:19:56 PM PST · by NoDRodee · 20 replies
    Atlanta Journal and Contitution ^ | 1/25/2012 | Chip Towers
    relatively new Georgia Board of Regents policy regulating the admission of undocumented students and illegal immigrants has prevented a football recruit from gaining admission to the University of Georgia. Chester Brown, a 6-foot-5, 340-pound offensive lineman from Hinesville, committed to the Bulldogs in July, but he confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and several other media outlets late Monday night that he was withdrawing his UGA commitment “for personal reasons,” declining to elaborate However, a variety of people with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to the AJC on Tuesday that Brown’s change of heart was because his admissions application to...