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  • Bill Fralic, Pitt All-American and Penn Hills football great, dies at 56

    12/14/2018 7:51:30 PM PST · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 12/14/2018 | Ray Fittipaldo
    When Bill Fralic was an eighth-grader in the Penn Hills school district, he worked at a local golf course over the summer. It was there that he first met Pitt coach Jackie Sherrill. “What college do you play for?” Sherrill asked the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Fralic. Fralic told him he was going into the ninth grade. Needless to say, Sherrill had his No. 1 recruiting target for the recruiting class of 1981, and he would not be disappointed as he followed Fralic throughout his storied scholastic career. Fralic, who went on to become an All-American lineman at Pitt and an All-Pro...
  • Super Bowl struggling to find acts to join Maroon 5 at halftime

    12/14/2018 4:08:22 PM PST · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | December 14, 2018 | Jem Aswad, Variety
    Who would have thought that the Super Bowl Halftime show, an American institution watched by more than 100 million people, would become the least wanted gig in music? But thanks to the ongoing controversy concerning the NFL’s stance on a player’s right to protest, brought to the forefront by football’s top conscientious objector Colin Kaepernick, Maroon 5 are learning the precarious stance that the performance represents. According to sources, the band has reached out to more than a half-dozen stars to appear as featured guests during the 13-minute slot midway through Super Bowl LIII, but so far, none have agreed...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 15

    12/13/2018 4:06:30 PM PST · by Impy · 61 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15 THURSDAY, DEC 13, 2018 (All Times Eastern) L.A. Chargers at Kansas City 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox/Amazon Prime Arrowhead Stadium SATURDAY, DEC 15, 2018 Houston at N.Y. Jets 4:30 pm NFLN MetLife Stadium Cleveland at Denver 8:20 pm NFLN Broncos Stadium at Mile High SUNDAY, DEC 16, 2018 Dallas at Indianapolis 1:00 pm FOX Lucas Oil Stadium Miami at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Oakland at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium Tennessee at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Washington at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS TIAA Bank Field Arizona at Atlanta 1:00...
  • It's up to Kirk Cousins to prove he's not an $84 million bust

    12/13/2018 8:42:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 12, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Last January, Case Keenum threw 20 incompletions, threw two picks, and threw away what felt like a Super Bowl in the cold of the NFC championship game in Philadelphia. The Minnesota Vikings saw their quarterback get outdueled by Eagles backup Nick Foles, dashing the dream of hosting the Super Bowl. Afterward, the franchise focused on a single thing – get a quarterback, just about any quarterback, at just about any price. All the other pieces were there, they believed. So they went out and got Kirk Cousins, for $84 million over three years, convincing him to come to Minnesota because...
  • Ravens Lamar Jackson Starting At QB, Joe Flacco ‘Disappointed’

    12/12/2018 1:37:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | December 12, 2018 | Mark Viviano
    Lamar Jackson will start as quarterback for the Ravens this Sunday when they face the Buccaneers, despite Joe Flacco being cleared to play. Coach John Harbaugh made the announcement Wednesday, saying Flacco will suit up Sunday, but that Jackson will start.
  • Source: #Vikings OC John DeFilippo has been fired.

    12/11/2018 9:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NFL Network ^ | December 112, 2018 | Ian Rappaport
    Source: #Vikings OC John DeFilippo has been fired.
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 14

    12/06/2018 3:57:21 PM PST · by Impy · 96 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 14 THURSDAY, DEC 6, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Jacksonville at Tennessee 8:20 pm NFLN/FOX/Amazon Prime Nissan Stadium SUNDAY, DEC 9, 2018 Atlanta at Green Bay 1:00 pm FOX Lambeau Field Baltimore at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Arrowhead Stadium Carolina at Cleveland 1:00 pm FOX FirstEnergy Stadium Indianapolis at Houston 1:00 pm CBS NRG Stadium New England at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Hard Rock Stadium New Orleans at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Raymond James Stadium N.Y. Giants at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS New Era Field Cincinnati...
  • Ezekiel Elliott scolds NFL over Salvation Army kettle penalty: 'I'll pay their little fine'

    12/05/2018 7:59:55 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 41 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Jason Owens
    On Thanksgiving, Ezekiel Elliott dropped $21 and Dak Prescott into a giant Salvation Army kettle during a win over the Washington Redskins. His donation ended up costing him more than $13,000. *snip* “I mean, I didn’t really expect a fine,” Elliott told reporters. “Really don’t care about the fine. It’s all for a good cause. We’re trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army." *snip* Elliott and Prescott both backed up their in-game stunts with $21,000 donations to the Salvation Army.
  • The Washington Redskins Sign A New Quarterback. Colin Kaepernick Fans Won’t Be Happy

    12/05/2018 1:00:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | 8:20 AM 12/05/2018 | David Hookstead
    The Washington Redskins signed Josh Johnson to fill their quarterback void late Tuesday. The Redskins’ quarterback problems have only continued to get worse after backup Colt McCoy got hurt Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles. That left Mark Sanchez as the guy to lead the way. Some speculated this was finally the opening Colin Kaepernick had been waiting for. The team even openly admitted they had taken a look at the former 49ers quarterback. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From NFL Week 13) Well, fans of the national anthem kneeling quarterback had their hopes dashed when Johnson, who was recently...
  • Ex-Patriot player Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

    12/05/2018 10:43:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | Posted 5:33 PM, December 4, 2018, | Staff
    POMONA, Calif. — Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Browner was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to attempted murder as part of a deal with prosecutors. The 34-year-old also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child. The judge ordered Browner to stay away from the victim and her two children for 10 years. Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England...
  • Colt McCoy played through a broken leg [Redskins' #2]

    12/04/2018 10:34:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | December 03, 2018 - 11:18 pm | Brian Tinsman
    Say what you will about Colt McCoy, but he knew exactly how fleeting his opportunity would be to start for the Washington Redskins. This is the second chance he had waited years to find. So, even after breaking his leg on a play in the first half vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, he stayed in the game. Even hobbled, he completed his next two passes for five and 10 yards, taking the Redskins into field goal range where Dustin Hopkins put D.C. on the board. From there, McCoy was finally coaxed out of the game and into the locker room, where...
  • Video: Steelers Fan Chokes Pregnant Chargers Fan During Game

    12/04/2018 10:05:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | December 4, 2018 | Lynne Hayes-Freeland
    New video shows another violent fight during the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night game against the Los Angeles Charges. This time it was a pregnant Chargers fan who was choked by a Steelers fan. The video shows a man in a Steelers jersey fighting with another man, when the woman gets in middle he grabs her by the throat before letting go. At one point the man is seen nearly pushing the Chargers fan over the railing.
  • Newly released video shows disgraced former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt being restrained [tr]

    12/04/2018 9:47:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2018 | Kayla Brantley
    Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been accused of being involved in a third attack at a nightclub earlier this year, and newly released video shows the 23-year-old being restrained immediately following the alleged incident. A police report names Hunt, along with former Chiefs running back George Atkinson and one other as the suspects who beat a 38-year-old man inside Mosaic nightclub, breaking his rib and nose on January 7. This comes one week after TMZ Sports released surveillance video from a Cleveland hotel showing the second-year running back attacking a 19-year-old woman in February 2018.
  • NFL: Packers fire head coach McCarthy after 13 seasons

    12/03/2018 11:46:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    OAN ^ | December 3, 2018 | (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Nick Mulvenney/Peter Rutherford)
    (Reuters) – The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, ending his 13-season tenure in charge of the storied National Football League (NFL) team. McCarthy guided the Packers to a fourth Super Bowl triumph in the 2010 season and the franchise won their division six times and made the playoffs nine times under his command. However, a 20-17 home loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals on Sunday proved to be the final straw in a disappointing season for the Packers, who look set to miss the playoffs. McCarthy’s axing also comes amid reports of tension between the...
  • Colin Kaepernick supporters plan to rock the #ProBowlVote

    12/03/2018 8:31:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | December 1, 2018 | Michael David Smith
    Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in an NFL game in two years. Could he make his return this season, in the Pro Bowl? That’s what some of his supporters plan to find out. This year the NFL is allowing fans to vote for Pro Bowlers on Twitter by using the hashtag #ProBowlVote and writing the name of the player they want to vote for. That means players don’t have to be on any official ballot to receive a Pro Bowl vote. They simply have to have their names tweeted. And Kaepernick has plenty of supporters on Twitter who have begun voting...
  • Packers have fired Mike McCarthy and named Joe Philbin interim HC.

    12/02/2018 4:13:56 PM PST · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 2, 2018 | Adam Schefter
    Packers have fired Mike McCarthy and named Joe Philbin interim HC.
  • NFL wide receiver to pay tribute to MSD victims, push for change

    11/30/2018 3:24:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/29/18
    An NFL player with ties to South Florida is planning to pay a touching tribute to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims... He’s now taking part in the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative to help bring awareness of making schools safer....
  • NFL's Kareem Hunt Brutalizes and Kicks Woman ... In Hotel Video [Kansas City Chief's RB]

    11/30/2018 2:04:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/30/2018 11:33 AM PST | Staff
    KC Chiefs Running Back Kareem Hunt Brutalizes and Kicks Woman in Hotel Video 1:33 PM PT -- Hunt has reportedly been sent home from the Chiefs' practice facility, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. He reports Hunt will likely be placed on the commissioner's exempt list -- which means he will probably not play this Sunday when the Chiefs take on the Raiders in Oakland. TMZ Sports has obtained video of Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt shoving, bull-rushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel back in February. Kareem has not missed a single game this season...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 13

    11/29/2018 2:09:02 PM PST · by Impy · 66 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 13 THURSDAY, NOV 29, 2018 (All Times Eastern) New Orleans at Dallas 8:20 pm NFLN/FOX/Amazon Prime AT&T Stadium SUNDAY, DEC 2, 2018 Denver at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium Chicago at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Carolina at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Raymond James Stadium Cleveland at Houston 1:00 pm CBS NRG Stadium L.A. Rams at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field Buffalo at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Hard Rock Stadium Indianapolis at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS EverBank Field Baltimore at Atlanta 1:00 pm CBS Mercedes-Benz Stadium Arizona at Green Bay...
  • Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be.

    11/29/2018 2:31:07 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 72 replies
    WaPo via ^ | 11/29/18 | Rebecca Nagle
    A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes. On the morning of June 22, 1839, the Cherokee leader John Ridge was pulled from his bed, dragged into his front yard and stabbed 84 times while his family watched. He was assassinated for signing the Cherokee Nation’s removal treaty, a document that — in exchange for the tribe’s homelands — promised uninterrupted sovereignty over a third of the land in present-day Oklahoma. That promise was not kept. Sixty-seven years later, federal agents questioned John’s grandson, William D. Polson. They needed to add him to...