Tag Archive: Sports

NFL Claims Ignorance of Video. Also Gravity and Spacetime

Earlier this year, video emerged of Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiance — correction, the fiance he had beaten unconscious — out of an elevator. The NFL, in their wisdom, decided to suspend him for a whole … two games. The Ravens kept him on the team. After all, once you’d won two superbowls with a guy involved in a double murder, what’s a little wife-beating among friends?

Today, the other shoe … Read more

Half A Manziel

College football starts again this week. I’m looking forward to it, especially as Sal 11000 Beta has expressed an interest in watching it with me. So what better way to start the season than a great big “say what now?”:

Johnny Football will start the season on the bench, but he won’t be there for long.

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel of No. 7 Texas A&M has been suspended for the first half of

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Don’t you dare defy the plantation massas!

As a Redskins fan this season has been a great one for me. I was excited about the addition of RGIII because I knew he was a phenomenal athlete as well as an incredible human being. So I was surprised it took this long for the LSM to turn on him for not being a leftist twit as they expect all minorities to be:

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said in a recent interview that

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The Ref Mess

Non-political post this time.

If you haven’t seen it, go ahead and watch the end of last night’s NFL game. Youtube will probably take it down soon:

First, my thoughts as a Packers fan. When you give up eight sacks and score 12 points against the fricking Seahawks, you set yourself up for this kind of thing. Also, what the hell was M.D. Jennings thinking trying to intercept a Hail Mary. You’re supposed to … Read more

Sports Grab Bag

Lot’s of sports related stuff going on of late, anybody got an opinion, way in here.

The other day I was standing in the cafeteria line of the Yosemite lodge, the family had just hiked up to the top of Half Dome the day before (I would recommend to anyone on the planet, you gotta do that at least once in your lifetime) and I met a guy who lives just outside of London. I … Read more

Football Rules

Let’s ease into the week with this amusement from the WSJ. It’s 32 rules for family Thanksgiving touch football:

3. The game must be played before dinner. Nobody wants to play football after Thanksgiving. Nobody wants to wear pants after Thanksgiving.

11. Unless you live in California, Hawaii or Florida or some fancy place like that, the ground is probably going to be squishy with cold mud, and someone in your family is going

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Pay for Play

There’s been some online debate recently about whether college athletes should be paid by their schools; specifically whether star athletes should be paid. Well, paid more than a full ride scholarship, room and board, meals and personal tutoring.

There’s always something that has bothered me about the issue. Well, today, the Best Sportswriter on the Planet, Joe Posnanski, crystalized the debate for me:

Ask yourself this: Why do we care about college football? We know

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How’d He Do That?

Hand/eye coordination, yeah, it’s a rather big deal if you are an athlete, and if you actually get paid for manipulating a round ball, then you must really be good at it.

This video is making the rounds on the internet:

Nice catch , right? And talk about macho, no ,”Dang, that really hurt”, or even a wince. Wait, you mean that wasn’t real? a Gillette commercial? filthy capitalism. OK, there were some obvious  tells, … Read more

Anyone Want To Talk Hoops?

This may not go anywhere, me being a new writer here, but one of the goals I had in mind when I signed off on this was to write about stuff beyond the usual slog of politics, more social topics, human events, and naturally, sports. So here’s your chance sports fans. I can cover pretty much anything you guys are interested in involving a ball and a modicum of physical exertion, hoops, pigskin, Olympics, collegiate … Read more

The Cheerleader and the Rapist

This story makes me, as the Best Sports Writer on the Planet tweeted, all kinds of sad:

A teenage girl who was dropped from her high school’s cheerleading squad after refusing to chant the name of a basketball player who had sexually assaulted her must pay compensation of $45,000 (£27,300) after losing a legal challenge against the decision.

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a review of the case brought by

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