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  • Colin Kaepernick: Kanye West urges NFL player to meet with Donald Trump

    10/14/2018 6:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American rapper Kanye West has urged NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to "tell your experience directly" to US President Donald Trump. In 2016, Kaepernick was criticised by Trump after he became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice. Last month, Trump said Nike had sent a "terrible message" when they named the 30-year-old as the face of the brand's new advertising campaign. West urged them to open a "dialogue". Writing on Twitter, he said: "Reaching out to Colin Kaepernick. "I would like you to speak with the president to tell him your experience directly. Let's...
  • Which NFL Teams have Kneelers and how are they doing?

    10/14/2018 2:23:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 39 replies
    NLZ ^ | 10-14-18 | NoLibZone
    Which NFL Teams have Kneelers and how are they doing? Thank you.
  • 10 takeaways from an upset-heavy day in college football that whittled down the playoff field

    10/14/2018 5:44:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 14, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a Shakeup Saturday in college football: 1) On a day of seismic upsets and stressful escapes in the Top 10, the only way to be safe was to have an open date (Clemson) or be Alabama. And even the untouchable Crimson Tide came away with a limping Heisman Trophy front-runner. It was dangerous out there for the big dogs. Second-ranked Georgia was blown out by 20 at LSU, beaten up and out-executed in Tiger Stadium — colleague Pete Thamel has the details of that game here. Sixth-ranked West Virginia was easily dispatched at Iowa State, losing by...
  • Lightning puts prep football schedule in a state of flux (Stops Torrey Pines Game Coached by Cousin)

    10/13/2018 5:50:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | October 12, 2018 | John Maffei
    Rain and lightning were the order of the evening across most of the county Friday. At Torrey Pines, it was Mother Nature that won the Avocado League game between No. 6-ranked San Marcos and No. 1 Torrey Pines. With lightning all around, the officials waited to halftime to delay the game. Fans were asked to move to the gym for safety. But a 30-minute delay turned into a postponement when bolts of lightning lit up the western horizon, getting uncomfortably close to the stadium as the thunder rang down. Torrey Pines officials were trying to determine if the game would...
  • Report: Principal Boots Student Wearing Trump Jersey at ‘America Night’ Football Game

    10/12/2018 9:17:16 AM PDT · by LoicW · 39 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 10/11/18 | JOE SAUNDERS
    At one North Carolina high school, “patriotic” apparently doesn’t mean the president. According to WTVD, ABC 11 in Durham, an 18-year-old student was ordered to change a jersey he wore with the name “Trump” and the number “45” for a football game Friday night, then marched off the premises by the school’s principal. And his father isn’t happy about it at all. “I think any mother or father would feel like I feel,” Mike Collins told the news station. “We don’t want any kids violated. We don’t want to see kids embarrassed over something like this,” Collins said. “He was...
  • Herschel Walker calls for CNN to fire Don Lemon over ‘racist’ Kanye West criticism

    10/11/2018 5:20:45 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Football legend-turned-activist Herschel Walker is calling for CNN to fire Don Lemon after the “CNN Tonight” host laughed when rapper Kanye West was referred to as “the token negro of the Trump administration" during a segment that aired Tuesday night. The segment -- which has been slammed as "racist" -- began with Lemon asking if President Donald Trump is simply “using Kanye as a prop to win over black voters before the midterms.”
  • Former Panthers Wide Receiver Rae Carruth Set for Prison Release After 18-Year Sentence

    10/11/2018 11:46:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | October 11, 2018 | Michael Shapiro
    Former Panthers receiver Rae Carruth will be released from prison on Oct. 22, less than 18 years after he was convicted for conspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. Carruth's ex-girlfriend Cherica Adams – who was seven months pregnant with Carruth's son – was shot while driving her BMW in Charlotte on Nov. 16, 1999. The shooter was hired by Carruth.
  • Your Week 7 college football Watch Grid is doing the very best it can

    10/11/2018 7:56:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 11, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    I type this four or five times each season: every college football weekend is a good college football weekend. A look at Week 7’s Saturday morning will test this. But things get better! And the weeknights could be OK! Below, the Watch Grid sorts your Saturday by watchability. As always, only one game may earn WATCH THIS status per time slot, and watchability is not based on how prestigious your university is or how much I respect your student-athletes, because I think your school is too good to be measured. First, the weeknights. All times p.m. ET.
  • Alabama's Offense The Story Of 2018 Season, And Now The Real Fun Begins

    10/08/2018 3:23:08 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 10-8-2018 | Bill Bender
    Tua Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide offense remain the dominant story of the first half of the 2018 college football season. That continued for No. 1 Alabama in a 65-31 victory at Arkansas on Saturday, which capped a 6-0 first half of the season for the defending national champions. Tagovailoa bolstered his Heisman Trophy campaign by finishing 10 of 13 passing for 334 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He didn't take a fourth-quarter snap for the sixth time this season.His first-half stats this season are amazing enough as it is. The best chapters are yet to come, too: Alabama...
  • Official: Mike Stoops fired as Oklahoma defensive coordinator

    10/08/2018 6:40:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2018 | Nick Bromberg
    Oklahoma has made a change at defensive coordinator following Saturday’s loss to Texas. After multiple reports surfaced late Sunday, OU head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed Monday morning that Mike Stoops has been fired from his role as the Sooners’ defensive coordinator after Oklahoma gave up 48 points in the three-point loss to Texas. It was the first loss of 2018 for the Sooners and the second time in less than a calendar year that the Sooners had been blitzed by quality opposition.
  • 10 takeaways: Is Big 12 locked out of College Football Playoff after Saturday?

    10/07/2018 5:11:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 7, 2018 | Pat Forde and Pete Thamel
    The Big 12 may not have a bigger stage the rest of the regular season than it did on Saturday afternoon. The Red River Showdown actually resembled a Shootout, the old name before it got changed in the name of political correctness. It was quintessential Big 12 – 93 points, 1,033 yards and a breathtaking ending when Texas won, 48-45, on a field goal with nine seconds left. Texas pulling the upset of the No. 7 Sooners, however entertaining, may have been the worst result for the long-term playoff viability of the Big 12. The Big 12 team best positioned...
  • Duquesne University football player dies after falling 16 floors from residence hall

    10/05/2018 7:44:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 5, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - A Duquesne University football player died after he fell from a 16th floor window of a residence hall on Duquesne University’s campus Thursday night, authorities said. Pittsburgh police were called about 10:30 p.m. to Brottier Hall, where campus police had responded for an altercation on the 16th floor. Duquesne University President Ken Gormley identified the man as Marquis Brown, a junior. He was from Washington, D.C. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.
  • Your Watch Grid guide to 2018’s deepest college football weekend yet

    10/04/2018 6:01:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 4, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    College football’s Week 6 Saturday is the best of the season so far. Not in terms of huge games, because Week 1’s sprawl probably won’t be topped for a while, but in terms of depth. In every window on Saturday, there are like a half dozen games that anybody could get into, topped by an obvious headliner. We’re fully into conference season, and there are potential New Year’s stakes all over. Below, the Watch Grid sorts your Saturday by watchability. As always, watchability does not equate to team quality. Your favorite team is almost too good to watch, I often...
  • VANITY: America's most underrated, and unknown, College fight song

    10/02/2018 6:45:50 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 12 replies
    The University of Oklahoma ^ | 10-2-2018 | Vanity
    Oklahoma's second, and virtually unknown fight song, normally played after extra points, at the same time the Sooner Schooner makes a lap on the field.
  • What is America's worst college football fight song?

    10/02/2018 6:28:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 1, 2018 | Pat Forde
    FIGHT SONG FOOLISHNESS Texas plays Oklahoma on Saturday, which means three things: Friday night in Dallas will be buck wild; Saturday at the Texas State Fair will be one of the best scenes in college football; and everyone will want to strangle the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band (31) by the end of the day. As the endless purveyors of “Boomer Sooner,” the band will drive everyone in the Cotton Bowl crazy. The tune itself isn’t too bad, just highly repetitive — and when you couple that repetition with the lyrics and the backstory, this is America’s worst fight song....
  • UMass Football Coach Mark Whipple Suspended For Saying Officials ‘Raped’ Team

    10/01/2018 6:28:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Sept. 30, 2018
    BOSTON (CBS) – The University of Massachusetts has suspended head football coach Mark Whipple for referencing rape in his postgame comments after his team’s latest loss. The Minutemen lost to Ohio on Saturday, 58-42, on the road. Whipple was critical of officials after the game in an interview on the UMass radio broadcast. When discussing what he believed to be a missed pass interference call, Whipple said the officials “raped us.”
  • High school football player dies from brain injury

    10/01/2018 12:23:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/01/2018 | Bradford Betz |
    A Georgia high school football player died Sunday evening after sustaining a severe brain injury from a game Friday night, Atlanta’s FOX 5 reported. Dylan Thomas, 16, was a linebacker for Pike County High School in Zebulon, which is about an hours’ drive south of Atlanta. On Friday, Pike County played against a varsity team from Peach County High School. Thomas collided with another player in the middle of the game, but returned to the field, his uncle told FOX 5. When Thomas was sitting on the sidelines, his arm and leg went numb and he collapsed, Thomas’ uncle said.
  • ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Hit Season Low As Baltimore Ravens Rip Steelers

    10/01/2018 11:28:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 1, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    The mantra for the current NFL champions in Philadelphia may be “fly Eagles, fly,” but last night on Sunday Night Football it was Super Bowl XLVII winners the Baltimore Ravens who hit high notes in tearing the Pittsburgh Steelers apart. In a 26-14 win on SNF, the Ravens are now 3-1 this season and the Keystone State team is near the bottom of the AFC North. The game in Pittsburgh on Sunday also saw another type of bottoming out in the ratings for the league and the NFL, as the primetime Week 4 matchup drew a 12.3/21 in metered-market results...
  • Safety Earl Thomas Flips Off Seahawks' Sideline While Being Carted Off in Fourth Quarter

    10/01/2018 7:42:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI ^ | September 30, 2018 | Khadrice Rollins
    Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Cardinals after getting injured on Arizona's game-tying score. Thomas had a cast on his left leg and was taken to locker room to get X-rays on it. After the game, coach Pete Carroll said Thomas had a lower leg fracture, but gave no update on his timetable for a return. Thomas held out this offseason in hopes of getting an extension on his contract. His is currently in the last year of a four-year deal and is set to become a free...
  • 10 takeaways from a day of college football clarity

    09/30/2018 4:23:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 30, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a clarifying day in college football: 1. Notre Dame’s path to the College Football Playoff is clear. And easy. With the Fighting Irish ripping Stanford 38-17 Saturday night, their remaining schedule is a veritable cakewalk to 12-0. Now, landmines have been known to pop up in the middle of cakewalks before, and there are questions about whether Notre Dame is really talented enough to go 12-0. But the opportunity is absolutely there.