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  • The Porsche 919 Evo Just Obliterated the Nurburgring Record With a 5:19.55 Lap Time

    08/14/2018 6:41:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Road and Track ^ | 29 Jun, 2018 | Chris Perkins
    Last year, I wrote a story about Stefan Bellof's 6:11.13 Nürburgring lap time set back in 1983 in a Porsche 956. I said it was a record that would remain unchallenged unless Porsche took its 919 LMP1 car to the 'Ring. That's exactly what it's done. Running a 5:19.55 around the famous Nordschleife, the Porsche 919 Evo driven by Timo Bernhard just obliterated the all-time record. That's 51.58 seconds faster than Bellof's time, which is almost hard to believe. Onboard footage from Bernhard's lap, which you can see below, doesn't even look like real-life, but it is. Unlike Bellof's 1983...
  • Fans to get free beer with Browns' first victory

    08/14/2018 11:51:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 14, 2018 | Darren Rovell
    There will be a celebration on tap when the Cleveland Browns win their first regular-season game: Fans will get free beer. Anheuser-Busch, whose Bud Light brand is the official beer of the NFL and 28 of its 32 teams, including the Browns, on Tuesday will begin placing eight-foot "Victory" fridges filled with Bud Light bottles into 10 Cleveland-area bars that purchased them.
  • Jermaine Greshams Random Acts of Kindness

    08/13/2018 12:01:07 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 22 2018 | Josh Weinfuss
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Delilah Cassidy's tweet thread was building to a climactic ending. At 1:37 p.m. on May 30, Cassidy, a law student at Arizona State University, began tweeting about her experience at an airport gate en route to Phoenix from a European trip. By now, the story is internet lore. But that afternoon, she was unveiling it to the digital world tweet by tweet. She was about to board an American Airlines flight when the gate agent told her she needed to pay $50 to bring her carry-on with her. If she didn't want to pay, the agent said,...
  • Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies (professional wrestler)

    08/13/2018 9:56:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | August 13, 2018 | Greg Oliver
    Monday morning, news broke that former WWF tag team champion Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has died. He was 63 years old. WWE.com confirmed the news. "It is with a sad heart, that I share with you the passing of a long time friend and colleague, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. Your thoughts and prayers for the family are appreciated!" posted Cauliflower Alley Club president Brian Blair -- who often competed in the Killer Bees tag team against Neidhart and Bret "Hitman" Hart as the Hart Foundation.
  • And the cash goes back into my pocket!

    08/13/2018 8:15:53 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 29 replies
    (Vanity) | 13 August 2018 | areukiddingme1
    Dear NFL, I have been a lifelong fan since the age of 10 – That’s more than 50 years…. I have followed many players, and only two teams in my life. The players I have followed have always been the “stand up for the flag” kind of players, I mean it just figures because I was drawn to serve my country – Not because I had to, or because it was my only option. I chose to serve out of nothing more than the pure love of my country. After serving onboard ships for nine years and three years with...
  • Olympian Reunited With Lost Ring in Huntington Beach, Meets Treasure Hunter Who Found It

    08/12/2018 9:41:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    KTLA ^ | August 12, 2018, by | Chip Yost
    John Landsteiner, who competed with the U.S. Curling team in early 2018, got his ring back in Huntington Beach after flying in from Duluth, Minnesota. He also got the chance to meet the man who located the ring. Leon Jones of Buena Park made the discovery during one of his usual outings with his metal detector and then contacted the Olympian via FaceTime. Landsteiner said he came to California for the ESPY Awards and lost the Olympic ring when he visited Huntington Beach.
  • 'A little too late': Parents of Florida tourist, 35, who died after being punched in the face in...

    08/11/2018 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 112 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 11, 2018 | Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: 'A little too late': Parents of Florida tourist, 35, who died after being punched in the face in New York, reject 'condolences' from the Wake Forest basketball coach charged in the assault The parents of a Florida tourist who died after being punched in the face have rejected condolences from Jamill Jones, the Wake Forest assistant basketball coach charged over the fatal assault. Bob and Donna Kent appeared on the Today show Friday and said that Jones should have tried to save their son Sandor Szabo's life after punching him early Sunday. 'If you're this good father, son,...
  • Marshawn Lynch sits for national anthem in Raiders' preseason game vs. Lions

    08/11/2018 5:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 11, 2018 | Jason Owens
    he NFL’s ongoing national anthem controversy has made its way into a third season with the story taking center stage during this week’s preseason openers. While a handful of players conducted social justice protests during the anthem on Thursday’s loaded slate of games, Marshawn Lynch, one of the NFL’s most outspoken players, took a seat on the bench prior to the anthem ahead of Friday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions.
  • Trump: NFL players are taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem.

    08/10/2018 8:21:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 10, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love...... .....Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!
  • Back to protesting! Players from five teams including the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:18:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 10, 2018 | Chris Pleasance and Rory Tingle
    NFL players resumed protesting during the national anthem on Thursday night as the majority of teams played their first preseason games. In total 15 players from five teams including the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens chose to make a statement during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. Two players knelt, three raised their fists, eight either walked from the field or stayed in the locker room, one placed his arm on a protesting teammate's shoulder and another stood with his back to the field as a statement against inequality.
  • Del Mar: Not fake news - All About Trump wins 6th

    08/09/2018 7:15:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Daily Racing Form ^ | August 9, 2018 | Steve Anderson
    All About Trump, a first-time starter taried by Mike Machowsky, won Thursday's sixth race - a $32,000 claimer for maidens at 5 1-2 furlongs. Ridden by Tiago Pereira, All About Trump ($9.40) closed from off the pace to take the lead in the final sixteenth, prevailing by 2 1-2 lengths over 21-1 Poppy's C Note. All About Trump was timed in 1:07.52. The colt ran for owners and breeders Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, and was claimed in a three-way shake by trainer Tim McCanna.
  • Thousands petition for LeBron James as U.S. Secretary of Education

    08/09/2018 3:18:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug 8, 2018, 1:46 PM | Alec Lewis
    In light of LeBron James and Akron Public Schools’ creating the I Promise School for 240 third- and fourth-graders, thousands of folks have been inspired. They’ve been inspired to the point at which they have put a petition together calling for current U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be fired. Indeed, they want James to be hired. […] As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, 4,240 people had signed the petition. …
  • College Football Approaches - Jokes Thread

    08/09/2018 4:20:52 AM PDT · by IamConservative · 28 replies
    N/A ^ | 8/9/2018 | Hoosier4Liberty
    As college football approaches, rivalries renew, summer fades and fall arrives. It would be hard to grow up in American and not be touched by some of the rivalries, traditions and humor that goes with the arrival of fall. So, I thought a thread celebrating some of the humor might help usher in the season and give us all a needed break from politics. Please post your college football rivalry or state rivalry jokes below!
  • Good Redskins tickets available. So who’s interested?

    08/08/2018 9:47:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2018 | Barry Svrluga
    he email blares the advertisement in the old language of the franchise: “We Hail the Home Opener,” it says above logos of the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts, pushing tickets to the Sept. 16 game at FedEx Field. Tickets are available to that one, and the next week against Green Bay, and in October against Carolina and Dallas and — my goodness — to every single Washington home football game this year. Three players are used to make the pitch, with their pictures to the left of those words: Derrius Guice, Alex Smith and Daron Payne. Total snaps played...
  • Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang while banking on car's draw

    08/08/2018 9:12:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    www.france24.com ^ | 08 August 2018 | Staff
    <p>The Ford Mustang -- an iconic American brand and a symbol of cool -- will reach a major milestone Wednesday as the 10 millionth vehicle rolls off an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant.</p> <p>The car celebrated in American song and film, and recognized the world over as an iconic American cultural export, will get a big party at Ford's Michigan headquarters.</p>
  • Hall of Famer Jim Brown says he'd never kneel during anthem

    08/07/2018 8:46:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    AP ^ | By TOM WITHERS
    CLEVELAND — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in retirement, said Tuesday night that he respects players' rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during the "Star Spangled Banner." "I'll never kneel and I will always respect the flag," said Brown, who spoke before an HBO premiere of "Hard Knocks," which is chronicling the Cleveland Browns...
  • Blackhawks great Stan Mikita dies at 78:

    08/07/2018 3:19:13 PM PDT · by airborne · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/7/2018 | Neil Milbert
    Stan Mikita, arguably the greatest player in Blackhawks history, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 78. “There are no words to describe our sadness over Stan’s passing,” the team said in a statement. “He meant so much to the Chicago Blackhawks, to the game of hockey, and to all of Chicago.”
  • How the Pink Tax Affects Female Runners

    08/07/2018 8:19:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kiera Carter
    You know how good a cool shower feels when you come home from a long, sweaty run? Well that shampoo and body wash you love so much could be costing you more if you’re using products marketed towards women—a price discrimination commonly referred to as the “pink tax.” Research confirms this is a real thing. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) compared the cost of various products sold throughout New York City and found a stark difference between the cost of products marketed to men and those marketed to women. And a 2010 Consumer Reports study found...
  • Michelle Wolf on Ultrarunning: “It Does Make You Feel Like a Badass”

    08/07/2018 6:16:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Runner's World ^ | Augusst 6, 2018 | Brian Dalek
    Comedian Michelle Wolf has had quite the year. Her HBO special, Nice Lady, proved she’s one of today's best standups. Then, whether you loved it or hated it, she made her mark as the featured guest at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. On top of that, Wolf, 33, just wrapped up the first 10 episodes of her new Netflix show The Break, which is a half hour of sketches, late-night show desk segments, and her cutting standup on news and politics. But when she needs her own break from writing a weekly comedy show or preparing for a set on...
  • TMZ: NASCAR CEO Brian France Arrested for DUI, Name-Dropped Donald Trump

    08/06/2018 9:57:30 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 57 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | 08/06/2018 | TYLER CONWAY
    NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested Sunday evening on charges of driving under the influence. TMZ reported France's blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit at the time of the arrest. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that France attempted to use his relationship with President Donald Trump during the stop. France endorsed Trump during his presidential candidacy in 2016. A statement released by the Sag Harbor Village (N.Y.) Police Department said France was also in possession of oxycodone. "Mr. France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a...