Wednesday December 19, 2018

Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Grocery store refuses to sell Pepsi until they remove NFL logo

Pepsi’s slogan may have once been “The Choice of a New Generation,” but one grocery store owner has chosen to no longer sell its products because they feature the NFL logo. Phillip Stewart, the owner of the store, said “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.”  More…

Skydiving coach loosened harness to commit suicide during tandem jump: cops

An experienced skydiver who fell to his death during a tandem jump in Maine intentionally loosened his harness in midair to commit suicide, state police said. Brett Bickford, 41, of Rochester, New Hampshire, died on Sept. 27 after detaching himself about a mile above the ground during a two-man jump at Skydive New England in Lebanon.  More…

Hang glider at 4,000 feet after pilot forgets to attach him

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match has customers livid after live stream goes out for free

he Match became a Twitter sensation, but probably not in the way anyone promoting the event was hoping. The much-hyped match play duel between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson was sold as a muliti-platform pay-per-view event. Sold for $19.95, many fans paid the price and tuned in, only to find out the event was streaming for free on the Bleacher Report website.  More…

San Francisco 49ers cheerleader takes a knee before game against Raiders

The national anthem protests took an unprecedented turn in Santa Clara on Thursday when a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers took a knee. This took place ahead of the team’s game against the Oakland Raiders at Levi’s Stadium. It’s believed she’s the first cheerleader to protest this way.  More…

Shaun White apologizes to Special Olympics for ‘insensitive’ Halloween costume

Gold medalist Shaun White issued an apology Monday to the Special Olympics community, after dressing up as special needs character “Simple Jack,” who was featured in 2008’s “Tropic Thunder.”  More…

Michael Strahan: NFL Players’ Protest Has Been “Hijacked” By Angry Fans

As a Good Morning America host and former NFL player, Michael Strahan sounded off on that peaceful protest on Ellen, and he explained why he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players taking a knee before games. Strahan told Ellen DeGeneres that he would have joined players in their protest, and he insisted that he would have stepped up as a leader to make sure that the players’ message wasn’t “hijacked” by angry fans.  ...

Colin Kaepernick Named Face of Nike’s 30th Anniversary of ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Nike selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of its "Just Do It" campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the choice of Kaepernick, who started the movement to kneel during the United States national anthem to protest racial injustice in August 2016.  More…

Jack Nicklaus praises Tiger Woods for Donald Trump comments

Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus commended Tiger Woods on Wednesday for his comments about having “respect” for President Trump. “I couldn’t have agreed with Tiger more,” said Nicklaus during an interview with the Golf Channel.  More…

‘So much blood’ after angry golfer’s club flies into crowd

After hitting an errant tee shot on the 15th hole Friday at a Web.com Tour event, Kevin Stadler slammed his 7-iron on the ground in anger. The club head hit his foot, broke and flew into the crowd, striking a spectator in the head.  More…

New Orleans Saint’s first male cheerleader dances on the field

The first male cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints made his debut out on the field for the team’s first preseason game. Jesse Hernandez, 25, stepped out as the first male Saintsation in the NFL team’s history Friday night. Sporting black skinny jeans, white jersey and sneakers, Jesse was in the center of the formation, lining up with the rest of his squad performing classic Rockette-style high kicks and spins.  More…

Papa John’s stock dips on report that founder John Schnatter used n-word

Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he said “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s” and never faced a backlash, according to Forbes, which first reported the incident.  More…

John Daly and USGA are going to war over a golf cart

John Daly announced Monday he is withdrawing from the US Senior Open — as a result of a deteriorating right knee and what he believes to be a bad ruling. The USGA denied the 52-year-old’s request for a golf cart during the tournament after he filed a request that said it was necessary due to difficulties with his knee.  More…

NASCAR disciplines dad for helping pull son out of burning car

If you find yourself with a chance to save a NASCAR driver from a burning car, please be advised that doing so is against the rules. After Dean Jones saved his son, Mike, a driver whose car caught fire at South Boston Speedway this past weekend, Dean was put on probation by the track — a slap on the wrist, meant to enforce NASCAR’s rule that onlookers cannot enter onto the track itself.  More…

Golf tournament ends when caddie allegedly punches rival

Marc Dull won the 37th Mid-Amateur Championship in Placida, Fla., after his opponent, Jeff Golden, withdrew from the event due to an “unfortunate injury,” according to the Florida State Golf Association. That “unfortunate injury” turned out to be an alleged assault at the hands of Dull’s caddie, Brandon Hibbs.  More…