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  • Florida Highway Patrol officer caught on video racing against Lamborghini

    02/28/2018 7:47:54 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Gary Gastelu
    A Florida Highway Patrol officer is in hot water after video showing him apparently racing a Lamborghini Aventador with his police car hit Instagram this week. Shot from the inside of a second Aventador, it shows the Dodge Charger patrol car and the Italian supercar with New York tags cruising along next to each other before the drivers hit their accelerators and pull away. The Lamborghini predictably leaves the Dodge in the dust. The exact location of the race has not been revealed, but the FHP knows who the trooper is and is considering if disciplinary action is necessary.
  • Pizza Hut Replaces Papa John’s As the Official Pizza of the NFL

    02/28/2018 1:10:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Feb 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    One day after news emerged that Papa John’s was out as the official pizza of the NFL, word comes that Pizza Hut has officially become, the new pizza of the league.
  • Papa John’s, NFL end sponsorship deal

    02/27/2018 3:58:15 PM PST · by Pox · 22 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 02/27/2018 | Thomas Barrabi
    The NFL is back in the market for a new official pizza sponsor. Papa John’s on Tuesday said it has mutually agreed to end its official league sponsorship, months after company founder and former CEO John Schnatter publicly criticized the NFL’s handling of national anthem protests. Steve Ritchie, who replaced Schnatter as CEO in January, said on a fourth quarter earnings call that Papa John’s will shift its marketing dollars toward star players and its 22 partner teams within the NFL.
  • Ryan Seacrest’s E! Stylist Reveals Abuse and Harassment Allegations (EXCLUSIVE)

    02/27/2018 2:10:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Suzie Hardy was a single mother with a preschool-age daughter when she landed a job as Ryan Seacrest’s personal stylist for “E! News” in 2007. The position provided good pay and a schedule that would allow her to pick up her child from school most workdays. But according to a November letter from Hardy’s attorney addressed to cable channel E!, its corporate parent NBCUniveral, and Seacrest, the job became an ordeal as Seacrest subjected Hardy to years of unwanted sexual aggression — grinding his erect penis against her while clad only in his underwear, groping her vagina, and at one...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Bury Olympics Closing Ceremony In Key Demo, Again

    02/27/2018 1:59:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 27, 2018
    There were a number of goodbyes uttered on Sunday night as the XXIII Winter Games came to an end and so did the life of Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead. However, unlike the near lows of NBC’s Closing Ceremony out of PyeongChang, the AMC zombie apocalypse series based on Robert Kirkman’s comics has some celebrating to do. With a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49, the often-heartbreaking winter return episode of TWD’s eighth season topped the fireworks and K-Pop extravaganza of the Olympics ender by 20% in the key demo. That is a 20% victory overall against the 8 –...
  • Spanish Extreme Sportsman Becomes First to Ski Down Norway's Troll Wall

    02/27/2018 1:28:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 26 February 2018
    Kilian Jornet from Spain became the first person to ski down Norway's Troll Wall after completing the daredevil feat last week. The skier completed a descent down the Fiva route on the extreme peak in Romsdal, reports Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Several extreme skiers have considered the route in the past, but none have previously completed the feat, according to the report. "It was all very interesting because it is a very 'logical' and attractive line for skiing," Jornet told NRK via an SMS. The Spaniard has spent two years planning and assessing possible ways of skiing down the Fiva route,...
  • After 19 Days, N Korean Cheerleaders Return Home

    02/27/2018 1:08:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Asia One ^ | Feb 27, 2018
    A group of North Koreans, including 229 cheerleaders and 22 athletes, returned home Monday after participating in the PyeongChang Olympics. A total of 299 North Koreans crossed the inter-Korean border at 12:38 p.m. after going through the customs, immigration and quarantine office in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, on the southern side of the border. This year, Pyongyang dispatched nearly 500 athletes, musicians, cheerleaders and taekwondo demonstrators, to the Feb. 9-25 Winter Olympics in South Korea, following its leader Kim Jong-un's rare New Year's overture to Seoul. As of Monday afternoon, the only North Koreans left in the South are an eight-member...
  • Roger Goodell Expected to Demand Millions of Dollars From Jerry Jones

    02/27/2018 8:22:47 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/26/18 | Ken Belson
    With the support of many N.F.L. owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell is prepared to escalate his public feud with Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and long one of the most influential people in the league, by ordering him to pay millions of dollars for his efforts to derail negotiations to renew Goodell’s contract and for his outspoken defense of a star player who was suspended, according to five league officials with direct knowledge of the situation. The punishment will be issued in the coming weeks by Goodell, who will declare that Jones’s actions were detrimental to the league,...
  • The American Olympic Hero Rankings

    02/26/2018 11:14:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Ringer ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Rodger Sherman
    A look at the members of Team USA who generated the most hyperbolic buzz in Pyeongchang, and who could keep the spotlight moving forwardThe Winter Olympics are over. We’re finally done with the whirlwind of sports we typically don’t watch, athletes we’d never heard of, and NBC packages convincing us to care deeply about both. The United States underperformed in the overall medal count—Americans won just 23 medals, our fewest as a nation since 1998, when there were significantly fewer events. (Meanwhile Norway broke the record Team USA set in 2010 for most medals in a Winter Olympics, winning 39.)...
  • Waking Up With Ben Simmons in Australia ( The rise of the NBA Down Under)

    02/26/2018 10:58:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    The Ringer ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Bryan Curtis
    On February 5, Tim Watts, a member of the Australian Parliament, rose to address a matter of urgent national importance: why Aussie Ben Simmons had been snubbed from the NBA All-Star Game. “Frankly,” Watts told the chamber, “no one with two brain cells to rub together would want Goran Dragic on their team over Ben.” Noting that Joe Ingles was also left out of the 3-point contest, Watts wondered if there was an “anti-Australian conspiracy” afoot in the NBA. “If you thought that Australia was angry about The Simpsons vs. Australia TV episode, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, Yanks,” he...
  • NFL to seek millions from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as reimbursement for legal fees

    02/26/2018 5:12:22 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 26, 2018
    The NFL is demanding reimbursement in excess of $2 million from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for court costs related to star running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and Jones' threatened litigation over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract, sources tell ESPN's Dan Graziano. The owners are citing a rule that has been on the books for more than two decades, that says if an owner participates in bringing litigation against other owners, he must reimburse them for the legal fees. An earlier report by The New York Times characterized the reimbursement as a fine to be levied on Jones by Goodell. The...
  • Scott Westgarth: British Boxer Dies After Winning Fight in Doncaster

    02/26/2018 11:05:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/26
    British boxer Scott Westgarth has died in hospital after falling ill following a light-heavyweight fight in Doncaster on Saturday. The 31-year-old won the eliminator bout on points against Dec Spelman. He appeared to be in pain during post-fight interviews and was then taken to hospital after falling ill backstage. The rest of the show, headlined by Curtis Woodhouse who was due to fight in a Commonwealth light-welterweight title eliminator, was cancelled. Westgarth, who was the underdog going into Saturday's bout, was chasing an English title fight. His previous record was six wins, two losses and a draw.
  • Geno Smith: I May Be With Kyrie Irving on 'This Whole Flat Earth vs. Globe Thing'

    02/26/2018 10:51:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Ryan Wilson
    The former Jets and Giants quarterback wants to know whether you think the Earth is roundA short time after Geno Smith retweeted this Saturday from televangelist Joel Osteen -- "Your time is too valuable, your destiny is too great, your assignment too important to get baited into battles that don't matter." -- the former Jets and Giants quarterback posed this question: Geno âś” @GenoSmith3 I been studying this whole flat earth vs globe thing... and I think I may be with Kyrie on this... b4 you judge do some HW but what do you guys think? 9:23 AM - Feb...
  • Jets Linebacker Busted for DWI After Crashing Into Bus

    02/26/2018 10:18:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Tina Moore VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED February 26, 20 | Larry Celona and Tina Moore VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED February 26, 20
    A rookie Jets linebacker known as “Wild Man” was busted early Monday morning for a boozed-up, wrong-way crash with a jitney bus in the Lincoln Tunnel — and bragged about playing for the Gang Green during his arrest, authorities said. Dylan Donahue had a blood-alcohol level of .15 — nearly twice the legal limit — when he collided with the vehicle in the center, New Jersey-bound tube just before 2 a.m., sources said. A Port Authority cop witnessed Donahue, who was behind the wheel of a green Dodge Charger Hellcat, weave through traffic cones on the Jersey side and into...
  • Jesse Owens, a Film Hero once again

    02/25/2018 3:24:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 2016 | S. Tillet
    Commissioned by the Propaganda Ministry to film the 1936 Berlin games, Leni Riefenstahl was set to showcase the triumph of German athletes as proof of Aryan physical and intellectual superiority over the rest of the world. But Jesse Owens, who earned gold in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 4-by-100-meter relay, became the true star of Riefenstahl’s film. The close-up on Owens’s face, the white flare of the starting gun, Owens’s lurch, and then his upright run past his competitors in 10.3 seconds, and the ever-so-close tight shot of a perturbed Hitler. Owens had become...
  • urban wild boar hunt in Russia. full video

    One day a crazed pig decides to go on rampage in a small town. However, he forgot he was in Russia. The town folk are not scared and have a few of their own tricks up their sleeve. Intense confrontation ensues using an old sink and trying to run him over with a car.
  • Gus Kenworthy slams Ivanka Trump at closing ceremony

    02/25/2018 9:06:12 AM PST · by Kozy · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | 02/25/2018 | Rebecca Savransky
  • The horrifying life of sex slavery North Korean cheerleaders face

    02/25/2018 2:59:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 23, 2018 | Natalie O'Neill
    Members of the North Korean national cheerleading squad — who have been featured gleefully rooting at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics — are systematically forced to have sex with high-ranking members of Kim Jong Un’s twisted regime, according to a disturbing report. Behind the scenes, the troupe — dubbed the “Pleasure Squad” by insiders — are forced to perform sex acts on party leaders during their trip to the Olympics, a defector with knowledge of the sexual slavery told Bloomberg News.
  • (Vanity)After 22 years I have cancelled renewal of NFL Sunday Ticket!

    02/24/2018 8:49:32 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 56 replies
    JK | 2/24/18 | JK
    I have subscribed to NFL Sunday Ticket since 1995 and have cancelled my renewal for 2018. I haven't actually used it like I used to for the past few years. God put on my heart that football was an idol in my life. Being in Alaska the games come early and in the past I would skip morning services to watch games, and go to evening services only. I haven't done that for 5 years, I dvr the game(s) of interest and watch them at my leisure. Stopped watching all together mid-season of 2017 and just didn't miss it. It...
  • Pitt played one of the worst halves of basketball ever

    02/24/2018 5:34:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Fenruary 24, 2018 | Sam Cooper
    It’s been a rough year for the Pittsburgh basketball program. In its second year with Kevin Stallings as head coach, the Panthers have not won a single game in conference play and entered Saturday’s home game against No. 1 Virginia with an 8-21 (0-16 ACC) record. With its first half performance against the Cavaliers, Pitt may have finally hit rock bottom. The Panthers went into the half trailing 30-7. Yes, Pitt scored only seven points in 20 minutes of action.