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  • 10 [College Football] takeaways: Clay Helton's seat is white-hot and he's out of answers [tr]

    11/18/2018 5:13:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    The clip flittered out on Twitter on Saturday evening, and perhaps best summed up the conundrum facing USC athletic director Lynn Swann the next few weeks. A group of UCLA fans, sounding drunk on a bit more than an upset victory, began a sing-song chant that will send chills through the spines of USC administrators: “Keep Clay Helton, clap clap, clap clap clap. Keep Clay Helton…” That’s the latest sign of how much things have gone off the rails for the Trojans, who managed to somehow thrust the Los Angeles recruiting momentum cross town to Chip Kelly and 3-8 UCLA....
  • NFL’s ‘Heidi” Game Remembered, Changed Pro Football TV Rules

    11/17/2018 6:10:12 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-17-2018
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that forever changed television coverage of the National Football League – it is the anniversary of the infamous “Heidi Game.” The contest pitted the New York Jets against the Oakland Raiders, two bitter rivals in the American Football League, the upstart league in the pre-NFL merger era. The Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, took a 32-29 lead in the hard-fought game with less than a minute to play. That’s when trouble ensued. NBC-TV, which was televising the game, had scheduled a presentation of Heidi, the tale of a young girl’s adventures...
  • TRAGIC: Frequent Finebaum caller and Auburn super fan Tammy Bullard killed in crash

    11/16/2018 5:03:52 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 8 replies
    WRBL.COM ^ | 11/16/2018 | Elizabeth White
    TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. - Law Enforcement sources tell News 3 that Tammy Renae Bullard, a long-time and frequent caller into the popular sports call-in program, "The Paul Finebaum Show," was killed in a vehicle crash Friday in Talladega County. The crash happened along Hwy. 280 between Merkel Mountain and Old Sylacauga Hwy. south of Childersburg. Bullard was a popular fixture on "The Paul Finebaum Show," from its origins in the 1990'a as a Birmingham-based statewide radio broadcast to its current run as part of ESPN's SEC TV Network.
  • Baseball Memorabilia Collectors Gather At Democrat Hqs

    11/16/2018 3:18:04 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 13 replies
    Numerous Secret Agents | 11/16/2018 | blueunicorn6
    Hundreds of baseball memorabilia collectors gathered today at Democrat Headquarters in an attempt to purchase some old artifacts. “We heard that the Democrats had a collection of old bats”, said collector Bill de Baseballio. “Some of them may have pine tar on them because they are kind of slippery, but they’ll clean right up if you take a belt sander to them.” One of the old bats sought after was a Hillary Hickory. It never came close to any balls, but was handy for destroying computer memories. Another old bat that many searched for was the Mad Maxine Waters. There...
  • Super Bowl 39 - This video was shot 13 + years ago.

    11/16/2018 10:02:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/6/2005 | espn
    http://wallythekat.tripod.com/A_Pages/AA-Videos-YOU-Tube/NFL.html
  • Plenty of people were ready to see Mike McCarthy fired after Packers' loss to Seahawks

    11/16/2018 6:39:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jack Baer
    By nearly all accounts, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had a brutal game on Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. Whether it was failing to mount a challenge against Tyler Lockett’s “catch,” giving budding star Aaron Jones only six touches in the second half, some adventurous timeout management or the decision to punt 4th and 2 on Green Bay’s final possession, McCarthy’s detractors had plenty to point to as the Packers lost 27-24 and fell to 4-5-1.
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Week 11

    11/15/2018 4:33:00 PM PST · by Impy · 41 replies
    11-15-2018
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 11 THURSDAY, NOV 15, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Green Bay at Seattle 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox CenturyLink Field SUNDAY, NOV 18, 2018 Houston at Washington 1:00 pm CBS FedEx Field Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS EverBank Field Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Dallas at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium Carolina at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field Denver at L.A. Chargers 4:05 pm CBS StubHub Center Oakland at Arizona 4:05 pm CBS...
  • College football’s Week 12 is fine! Let the Watch Grid show you

    11/15/2018 7:08:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    SB Nation ^ | November 15, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Week 11 was among the least exciting college football weekends in memory, but we anticipated that. Now some are worried we could have a repeat in Week 12, considering it’s SoCon Saturday in the SEC (and, quietly, cupcake week for the Power 5’s other top teams as well). There are some bad games. Alabama’s gonna destroy a lesser team this week, but so what? How is that different from every other week so far this year? Look beyond the filler content. True, there are also very few WATCH THIS games. The strength of Week 12 lies in the middle. Below,...
  • Here's one chaotic scenario that could lead to College Football Playoff expansion

    11/15/2018 6:51:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 14, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Paul Hoolahan announced his retirement as CEO of the Sugar Bowl earlier this month. He’d been on the job for 22 years. In a press release announcing it, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby called him “an integral part of the college football landscape.” ACC commissioner John Swofford hailed his “incredible standard of excellence.” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said “Hoolahan has served as a great steward of this revered bowl game.” Hoolahan is a nice person and a good businessman. Nothing against him here. And all of the above platitudes are accurate. He was all of those things. Yet his retirement...
  • Blake Snell, Jacob deGrom Named Cy Young Award Winners

    11/15/2018 6:41:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI ^ | November 14, 2018 | Alaa Abdeldaiem
    Mets righthander Jacob deGrom and Rays ace Blake Snell were named the NL and AL Cy Young Award winners, respectively, on Wednesday. DeGrom, 30, notched his first Cy Young Award despite recording just 10–9 as a starter. DeGrom received 29 first-place votes over the Nationals' Max Scherzer, who received one. John Maffei of the San Diego Union-Tribune was the only writer to place Scherzer ahead of deGrom on their ballot. Aaron Nola finished in third.
  • Pulisic Assumes Leadership Role on Long-Awaited Return to USMNT

    11/15/2018 12:02:43 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    si.com/soccer ^ | November 14, 2018 | Associated Press
    Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. ''I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a leader,'' the 20-year-old midfielder said ahead of Thursday's friendly against England. ''It's tough because I'm not a very vocal guy, not super outgoing. But I think the biggest thing I can do is lead by example. I want to show these guys how it's done on a professional level.'' Pulisic...
  • NFL moves Chiefs-Rams game from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions

    11/14/2018 1:59:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.cbssports.com ^ | 11/13/2018 | by Sean Wagner-McGough
    The Chiefs and Rams will no longer meet in Mexico City. Due to concerns over the field conditions in Mexico City, the NFL has moved Monday night's game -- arguably the best game of the season -- from Estadio Azteca in Mexico City to the Coliseum in Los Angeles. In a statement, the league announced that the decision was made "in consultation with the NFLPA" after an inspection found that the field "does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday." "We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca...
  • Calgary residents voted against a 2026 Olympics bid on Tuesday

    11/14/2018 8:05:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 14, 2018 | Ryan Young
    Calgary, Alberta, voters shot down a potential bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, likely putting to bed the city’s plan to host the upcoming games. 56 percent of voters chose “no” on Tuesday when asked whether they wanted to pursue an Olympic bid, according to the Associated Press. While the vote isn’t official, it will likely impact the city council — which has the final say. The vote is expected to be declared official on Friday. “The opportunity to welcome the world to Canada, where people can experience the uniting power of the Games and within our...
  • Hoverbikes are finally here, but don't expect to fly cheap

    11/14/2018 7:39:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2018 / 11:18 AM CST | By Tom Metcalfe
    California firm's long-anticipated flying motorcycle will set you back $150,000. This drone-like flying motorcycle can be yours for $150,000.Hoversurf Official via YouTube ______________________________________________________________ The era of the hoverbike is finally at hand, but you’ll have to be well-heeled to join in. A California company recently announced that it would begin deliveries of its long-anticipated flying motorcycle in the first half of 2019 for an estimated price of $150,000. The Hoversurf S3 looks a bit like what you’d get if you crossed a motorcycle with a quadcopter. It has a seat for one rider and four horizontally mounted electric propellers controlled...
  • Man arrested for DWI says 'I drank too much because the Jets suck!'

    11/14/2018 6:45:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 13, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    A man arrested for a drunk driving crash in New Jersey last weekend gave officers a bonkers excuse for his drunkenness and the accident that followed: the continuing suckage of the New York Jets. Christopher Greyshock, a 57-year-old man from West Milford, New Jersey, was arrested after rear-ending a car and injuring two people on Sunday, a short time after the Jets had been soundly thwacked by the Buffalo Bills 41-10. The North Jersey Record reported that police were called to the scene of an accident that had taken place at 5:15 p.m., and two people were being treated by...
  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Nov 13, Week 11

    11/14/2018 6:35:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    College Football Playoff ^ | November 13, 2018 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: Alabama 2: Clemson 3: Notre Dame 4: Michigan 5: UGa 6: Oklahoma 7: LSU 8: Wazzu 9: West Virginia 10: THE Ohio State University
  • The Search for the Truth About Trevon Grimes' Transfer From Ohio State to Florida - Stadium

    11/13/2018 1:03:58 PM PST · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Stadium College Football Insider ^ | November 13, 2018 | Brett McMurphy
    Thank you sir for your interest in my son’s story. … I’m sure Trevon will be honored to have you write a story on him. However, as his FATHER I can’t wait for that one reporter who cares about the TRUTH and where we came from!!” That was the first response I received after messaging LeBron Grimes, the father of former Ohio State receiver Trevon Grimes, on Facebook on Sept. 10. LeBron wanted someone to finally expose – as he put it – the TRUTH. It gnawed at him, but he desperately wanted others to know this twisted tale of...
  • Harlem Globetrotters Set 5 New Guinness World Records!

    11/13/2018 1:02:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Harlem Globetrotters ^ | November 8, 2018 | Harlem Globetrotters
    Harlem Globetrotters Set 5 New Guinness World Records! It's Guinness World Records Day 2018 and time to set some new records! Harlem Globetrotters stars set five new records, giving our team a total of 21 now. The records from Guinness World Records Day 2018 include: - Bull Bullard: Longest back somersault shot (58 ft, 1.25 in) - Torch George: Most basketball under-the-leg tumbles in one minute by a female (32) - Zeus McClurkin: Most blindfolded slam dunks in one minute (5) and most behind-the-back 3-pointers in one minute (3) - Flying Globies: Most under-the-leg slam dunks off a trampoline in...
  • Why Notre Dame students knelt during the national anthem

    11/13/2018 6:45:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 12, 2018 | Eric Adelson
    Durrell Jackson has been protesting racial inequality at Notre Dame football games for two years. The junior started right after Colin Kaepernick began his protest of police brutality in 2016. He remembers the reactions of other fans when he first sat during the national anthem. “I got this look from the people standing up next to me, like ‘What are you doing?!’ ” Jackson said by phone Monday. “I gave them a look, ‘Yeah, I’m doing it.’ ” This past Saturday, at the last Notre Dame home game of the season, Jackson had plenty of company.
  • Serena Williams named GQ Woman of the Year — but cover sparks controversy

    11/13/2018 6:20:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    CNN Wire ^ | November 13, 2018
    Tennis great Serena Williams has been named GQ’s Woman of the Year — but the magazine’s cover has caused a stir on social media with many questioning why “Woman” was in quotes.