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  • Your Watch Grid guide to college football’s best (and worst) Week 8 games

    10/18/2018 7:14:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    I don’t want to alarm you, but college football’s regular season is more than halfway over. You better watch all of it you can. See? Now the Week 8 schedule doesn’t look so bad, does it?
  • City of Pullman declares emergency ahead of 'College GameDay' visit to Washington State

    10/18/2018 6:46:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    The City of Pullman is going all out to ensure that the first “College GameDay” visit to Washington State is a success. According to Pullman Radio, the city has declared an emergency in order to prepare for the influx of fans into town ahead of Saturday’s sold out game between the 25th-ranked Cougars and No. 12 Oregon. The decision, approved by the city council Tuesday night, “allows Pullman Transit buses to help move fans around campus on Saturday.”
  • Knicks put on a show and open season with Hawks destruction

    10/17/2018 7:19:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2018 | 10:01pm | Marc Berman
    Don’t get used to it, but David Fizdale’s youthful Knicks created fireworks and history on opening night. Scoring a franchise-record 49 points in the second quarter and with Tim Hardaway Jr. adjusting superbly to his No. 1 option role, the Knicks captured their season opener with a 126-107 pounding of the even-younger Hawks. The Garden fell a few hundred fans short of a sellout against a Hawks team expected to compete for the NBA’s worst record. “I don’t want to put a cap on it,’’ Fizdale said before tipoff. “This team could catch fire and figure something out or this...
  • Would you let your son/grandson play football?

    10/17/2018 5:18:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 17, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    The ongoing debate in America is about how "violent" football is, and how it is causing paralyzation, depression, suicide, etc. Would you allow your son/grandson to play football?
  • It's time to end women's sports

    10/16/2018 9:01:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 16, 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    It's time to end women's sports – especially since they're not just "women's" sports anymore. A case in point is "Rachel" McKinnon, Ph.D., a man masquerading as a woman (MMW), or a "transgender," as the enlighteners say, who just won a women's masters cycling event. As The Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft (almost) put it, he "whooped them little girls." McKinnon isn't alone, as many MMW have won women's sporting events during the last decade. To name just a few, a 55-year-old MMW won a women's long-drive competition (golf) in 2008. Last year, a 39-year-old MMW won a women's weightlifting event....
  • 30 Years Ago

    10/15/2018 8:10:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 15, 1988 | Vin Scully
    Vin Scully calls the Gibson homer.
  • Protestor Holds “Vote Republican, Stop Abortion” Sign During NFL Football Game

    10/15/2018 3:29:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A pro-life advocate drew a lot of eyes to his protest Sunday during a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. Journalists covering the game captured photos and videos of the man as he shouted “Vote Republican” and “Stop abortion” from the platform at the base of the stadium stands, just before the game. The man is not named in reports. The man also held a sign, which read: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. – God,” “Stop abortion” and “Vote Republican.” A Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist said the man began his protest right...
  • Biological male wins female world cycling championship

    10/15/2018 7:59:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2018 | Rick Moran
    Yesterday, a biological male who identifies as a female won a women's world championship cycling event. Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. It's becoming more common for biological males who identify as female to win women's sporting events.  Daily Caller: McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.” Allowing biological males who identify as transgender women to compete in women’s athletic events has been a controversial subject, as critics have argued that it puts the female competitors at...
  • Skydiver Dies After Parachute Fails to Open During Her Jump in Lodi

    10/14/2018 9:33:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    ktla ^ | October 14, 2018
    caused the skydiver’s death, according to the agency. The FAA said she was using her own equipment. Usually, FAA probes into such situations are limited to if the chute was packed properly and by the appropriate person. Fellow skydivers said she was experienced in the extreme sport. Meanwhile, the skydiving center itself has a decades-long history of deaths and was investigated by federal agents earlier this year, according to KTXL. Nineteen people have died there since the facility opened in the early 1980s, with six of them between 2016 and 2018. After trouble in 2016, 20 center instructors were suspended...
  • Alabama Store Boycotts Anthem Protesters by Refusing to Sell NFL Logo Pepsi Products

    10/14/2018 4:48:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Oct, 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    S&Z Grocery Store in Athens, Alabama, announced Wednesday that it would be boycotting Pepsi products until they remove the logo:.... The store’s owner, Phillip Stewart, told WAFF he personally removed the bottles from the shelf because he felt it was wrong to sell the products bearing a logo for a league he does not support. “I don’t want to support them in any way, because I feel like it’s just wrong. I can’t in good conscious sell the product because it does have the logo on it,” Stewart said. “I pulled them myself, the customers didn’t know I was doing...
  • Which NFL Teams have Kneelers and how are they doing?

    10/14/2018 2:23:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 41 replies
    NLZ ^ | 10-14-18 | NoLibZone
    Which NFL Teams have Kneelers and how are they doing? Thank you.
  • Don Leo Jonathan dead at 87 (all-time great professional wrestler)

    10/14/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 14, 2018 | Greg Oliver
    Don Leo Delaun Heaton, better known to the pro wrestling world as "The Mormon Giant" Don Leo Jonathan, has died. He was 87 years old. At the end of August, Heaton was admitted to a hospital in British Columbia, and never left. Throughout his lengthy career, Don Leo Jonathan was one of the top wrestlers in the world, period. At 6-foot-6, at usually 280-320 pounds, he was both hulking, but also fast and agile, able to do a nip-up. Contrasting his size was his voice, which was squeaky and high-pitched, yet measured and thoughtful, menacing when it needed to be,...
  • 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...
  • Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen, Live thread

    10/13/2018 5:44:07 PM PDT · by Impy · 20 replies
    10-13-2018
    9 eastern on the Paramount Network. Heavyweight Grand Prix semi-final. Winner faces other finalist Ryan Bader for the title early next year. Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main
  • High Intensity Interval Training may reverse aging

    10/13/2018 4:00:03 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    It’s long been known that physical activity can reduce inflammation in your body and improve heart health. This study recently published in cell.com shows that High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is more effective than weight training or cardio for improving metabolic health, is superior for fighting age related decline, and may yield anti-aging benefits down to the cellular level. HIIT was found to be even more effective at improving mitochondria biogenesis in older individuals. “HIIT reversed many age-related differ- ences in the proteome, particularly of mitochondrial proteins in concert with increased mitochondrial pro- tein synthesis.” “HIIT increased maximal absolute mitochondrial respiration...
  • Jim Taylor dies; was first of Vince Lombardi-era Packers inducted into Hall of Fame

    10/13/2018 11:36:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 13, 2018
    Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards over five straight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, died Saturday morning at the age of 83, the team announced. Taylor rushed for 8,207 yards and scored 91 touchdowns in his nine seasons with the Packers from 1958-66, and he was the first of the Vince Lombardi-era players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 1976.
  • 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.”
  • NFL Live Thread: Week 6

    10/11/2018 4:47:12 PM PDT · by Impy · 45 replies
    10-11-2018
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 6 THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants 8:20 pm NFLN/FOX MetLife Stadium SUNDAY, OCT 14, 2018 Arizona at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX U.S. Bank Stadium Carolina at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field Chicago at Miami 1:00 pm FOX Hard Rock Stadium Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium Seattle "at" Oakland 1:00 pm FOX Wembley Stadium (London, UK) Buffalo at Houston 1:00 pm CBS NRG Stadium L.A. Chargers at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Tampa Bay at Atlanta...
  • 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.