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  • LaVar Ball Rips Vytautas Coach for Not Starting LaMelo and LiAngelo in Loss

    02/06/2018 5:31:29 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 43 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Rob Goldberg
    LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball didn't start for Vytautas in the team's 118-96 loss to Zalgiris on Sunday, and unsurprisingly, LaVar Ball wasn't happy about it. The players' father discussed his disappointment with head coach Virginijus Seskus, per Lithuanian journalist Donatas Urbonas: [see picture] The American duo combined for 44 points in the defeat to the defending league champions. LiAngelo led all scorers with 25 points, while LaMelo added 19 points and six assists. Unfortunately, the team continued to struggle, with its ninth straight loss dropping it to 4-18 on the season, worst in the league. While Vytautas was successful against...
  • Josh McDaniels suddenly changes mind on Colts job By Post Sports Desk

    02/06/2018 5:27:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 6, 2018
    SNIP The newly announced Colts head coach withdrew from the position hours later Tuesday, ESPN reported, choosing instead to remain with the Patriots as their offensive coordinator. McDaniels had been formally announced as the Colts’ coach Tuesday morning. The Colts not only confirmed McDaniels’ addition on social media, they announced an introductory press conference to be held at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday. SNIP Patriots owner Robert Kraft reportedly had a hand in convincing McDaniels to return, offering to increase McDaniels’ salary if he turned down the Colts, according to ESPN. SNIP
  • Loggers find perfectly preserved canine 20 years after it got stuck while 'chasing a racoon'

    02/06/2018 12:45:50 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Alistair Tancred
    This is the mummified dog who was found by loggers inside a tree trunk 20 years after he got stuck while chasing a 'raccoon' and starved to death in Georgia. The dog, known as Stuckie, was discovered in 1980 when loggers for the Kraft Corporation cut the oak into logs. They found the mummified hunting dog lodged in a hollow stretch near the top of the tree - and he is now the main attraction at Forest World, a tree museum in Waycross, Georgia. Stuckie's body was mummified instead of decomposing because the updraft of air in the hollow tree...
  • Deputies: Bunnell couple abandon son to watch Super Bowl at bar

    02/06/2018 11:44:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Matt Bruce
    Boy found wandering outside Bunnell sports barRobert and Kristal Valenti spent several hours inside a Bunnell sports bar Sunday night drinking and watching the Super Bowl while their 6-year-old son wandered around outside unattended and unsupervised, police reports state. Flagler County sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert, 42, and Kristal Valenti, 38, and charged both of them with child neglect. They remained jailed Monday afternoon on $2,500 bail apiece. According to a Sheriff’s Office report, some patrons at Beer House, 616 N. State Street, grew concerned for the couple’s elementary-aged boy when they noticed him running around near the front entrance outside...
  • Thank you to Freepers who boycotted the Super Bore/Bowl

    02/06/2018 11:36:48 AM PST · by beergarden · 374 replies
    You have placed your country above a stupid game. Isn't it great a number of Freepers here put their money where their mouths are and when they say they boycott the NFL..they actually do. Unlike some..well, never mind ;)
  • 2018 Winter Olympics Breaks Record, Stocks 110,000 Condoms For Athletes

    The astonishing number is reportedly 10,000 more than the number of condoms distributed to athletes during the previous Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. In fact, it breaks the record of the most number of condoms prepared for all participants in the history of Winter Olympics. According to the outlet, the amount will be allotted to 2,925 athletes representing 90 countries that will stay in the Olympic Village. That means each athlete gets approximately 37 condoms for the duration of the event, which will run from February 9 to February 25. To put it into perspective, that’s about 2.5 condoms...
  • Malcolm Butler was benched after 'breaking curfew to attend Rick Ross concert after [tr]

    02/06/2018 9:29:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman and Chris Spargo
    Bill Belichick reportedly made the decision to bench Malcolm Butler after the cornerback struggled in practice and committed a serious rules infraction while in Minneapolis. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Butler was already questionable after he struggled during practice all week. Not helping his lackluster performance on the field was the fact that Butler had twice been admitted to the hospital in the days before the team traveled to Minnesota with flu-like symptoms.
  • Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar receives another 40-125 years in prison for molesting...

    02/05/2018 10:46:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | ap
    FULL TITLE: Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar receives another 40-125 years in prison for molesting elite gymnasts The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women upended the gymnastics world was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. Larry Nassar listened to dozens of victims for two days last week and was almost attacked by a man whose three daughters said they were abused. He pleaded guilty to penetrating young athletes with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for...
  • Black Lives Matter: Philadelphia Super Bowl Riots Reaction ‘Glaring Example of White Privilege’

    02/05/2018 8:57:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | February 5, 2018 | Chantal da Silva
    In the aftermath of the chaos that erupted in Philadelphia as Eagles fans tore through the streets celebrating their Super Bowl victory, many could not help but notice the difference in how the public and officials reacted to riots by fans compared to those prompted by civil unrest.
  • Colts' Edwin Jackson killed by driver illegally in U.S.

    02/05/2018 8:27:05 AM PST · by navysealdad · 23 replies
    The suspected drunken driver accused of hitting and killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has been living in the country illegally, the Indiana State Police announced Monday
  • Tombstone’s biker women redefine motorcycle culture

    02/05/2018 6:49:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    TOMBSTONE — In the town too tough to die, being a biker is no longer a men’s club. In fact, the ladies of Tombstone’s American Legion Riders are breaking stereotypes about what it means to be a biker. On a windy Saturday afternoon, the legion riders at Post 24 file in for the group’s regular meeting on historic Allen Street in Tombstone. The sound of heavy boots thud down the halls of the biker bar to the back room where a sea of leather-clad bikers filled the seats along long white tables. Some members of the American Legion are what...
  • Philly Coach Doug Pederson Praises ‘Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ During Post-Game Celebration

    02/05/2018 6:48:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4, 2018 | Trent Baker
    The Philadelphia Eagles took down the reigning champs Sunday with a thrilling 41-33 victory over New England. Following the game, Eagles coach Doug Pederson proclaimed his faith and thanked Jesus Christ for the opportunity.
  • SNL celebrated the Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl matchup, circa 1775

    02/05/2018 4:21:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Week ^ | February 4, 2018 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl on Sunday night, beating the favored New England Patriots, and even though they played in Minneapolis, there was a distinctly Early Americana vibe with the two colonial-era powerhouses and their mascots — Patriots and Eagles — facing each other. Saturday Night Live ran with that on Saturday night, pitting the Patriots of New England (including Connecticut!) against the Philadelphia delegation (the "Iggles") at a Revolutionary War council in 1775 Philadelphia.
  • Sportsbooks get crushed on Super Bowl betting thanks to Eagles upset

    02/05/2018 3:38:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | February 4, 2018 | Larry Brown
    The outcome of the Super Bowl was a nightmare not just for the New England Patriots and their fans, but also for most sportsbooks. There was so much money bet on the Philadelphia Eagles either via the point spread or the moneyline that most books were hoping for a Patriots win. Of note, there were several huge seven-figure bets placed on the Eagles that gamblers were able to cash on. William Hill sportsbook took a lost of over $4.6 million on three massive bets on the Eagles alone. 54 percent of their bettors were on the Eagles side of the...
  • Trying to make Team USA look more like America

    02/05/2018 1:58:43 AM PST · by qaz123 · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4Feb18 | Rick Maese
    The U.S. Olympic Committee says it’s taking its most diverse team ever to a Winter Games, an impressive and deserved boast that requires a caveat of sorts. Yes, USOC officials are pleased the team includes more African Americans and Asian Americans — and even the first two openly gay men — than recent winter squads. But they also realize this year’s U.S. Olympic team, not unlike those of most other nations gathering in PyeongChang this week, is still overwhelmingly white.
  • So folks, what did you do instead of watch the Super Bowl?

    02/04/2018 8:16:37 PM PST · by House Atreides · 196 replies
    So what did you do? If you had a moment of weakness and watched the game, you can also confess here. My family? We ordered Out Back takeout and relaxed at home. Since we have never watched “Ash Versus Evil Dead” we started binge watching Season 1. It’s a hoot and the actor (Bruce Campbell) who plays the lead character bears an uncanny resemblance to Mitt Romney.
  • What Melania Wore To Watch The Super Bowl Will Show You Where Her Allegiance Truly Lies

    02/04/2018 7:20:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 49 replies ^ | 02/04/2018
    President Trump and the first lady celebrated the Super Bowl at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. To kick off the celebration, Trump and Melania watched the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band and cheerleaders perform patriotic songs in front of the club. Trump, who is a big fan of the New England Patriots, wore a black suit and red tie. Melania was not so subtle. The first lady made sure to show who she was rooting for by wearing Patriots colors. Melania was wearing the red, white and blue of the Patriots as she watched the performance.
  • Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson struck, killed by suspected drunk driver

    02/04/2018 3:45:51 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 26 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 02/04/2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two people killed by a suspected drunk driver on Interstate 70 early Sunday morning, police said. A state trooper discovered wreckage at the scene near Holt Road.
  • Super Bowl Fan Event In Minneapolis Replaces Security Firm

    02/04/2018 3:34:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/03/18 | Dom Calicchio
    The company providing security to Super Bowl Live, a nightly fan event in Minneapolis connected to Sunday’s NFL championship game, has been replaced because of insufficient background checks on its employees, according to a published report. EPG Security Group, based in Minneapolis, had been left shorthanded after several of its employees were “yanked away” by federal authorities, a Minneapolis police lieutenant told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. One security guard on duty at the event turned out to be a convicted felon, Lt. Bob Kroll told the newspaper, and then federal agents “did checks on other guys." The Super Bowl Host Committee...
  • Washington Redskins Art Monk's Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech (Inspiring)

    02/04/2018 3:29:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    Pro Football Hall of Fame ^ | 2008 | Arthur Monk
    Getting here did not come without controversy--But in all due respect, as great as this honor is, it's not what really defines who I am or the things that I've been able to accomplish in my life. I'll always be known as a Redskin... And even now as a Hall of Famer, the one thing I want to make very clear is that my identity and my security is found in the Lord. And what defines me and my validation comes in having accepted his son Jesus Christ as my personal savior. And what defines me is the word of...