Sunday February 25, 2018

Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Super Bowl blackout was worth $5 million

It was 26 scary seconds for football fans and NBC. After the Patriots kicked a second-quarter field goal, the network went to break, but instead of a commercial came nearly a half minute of darkness. NBC has yet to comment on the mishap. The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad is $5 million.  More…

NBC will broadcast any players kneeling before Super Bowl

NBC, broadcaster of this year’s Super Bowl, will show any players who kneel during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial inequality, the game’s executive producer said on Tuesday.  More…

Sammy Sosa almost unrecognizable after skin bleaching

Sammy Sosa’s post-career transformation took another bizarre turn when new photos emerged showing the slugger looking lighter skinned than ever before. Posing for a series of pictures in Paris, the 48-year-old is nearly unrecognizable when compared to his playing days with the Cubs when he had honey-brown skin.  More…

Beyonce presents Kaepernick the Kneeler with Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.” Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah. She said she was “proud and humbled” to present the award.  More…

Marshawn Lynch only stands for Mexican national anthem

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during most of U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before their game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch has not stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season. Five NFL players protested during the national anthems before early games.  More…

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail

President Trump blasted the father of one of the ?three ?UCLA ?basketball ?players released after being picked up on shoplifting charges in China ?and said he should have “left them in jail” after LaVar Ball suggested the president had little to do with helping ?his son? get out of the country.  More…

Ex-ESPN reporter blasts GQ over ‘joke’ Kaepernick award

On Monday, GQ magazine released its special issue naming former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.” “Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners… Win Citizen of the Year,” Britt McHenry wrote. “Serve in the US Military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick.”  More…

NFL announces ‘no change’ in national-anthem policy in face of Veterans Day boycotts

The NFL announced Saturday there has been “no change” in its national-anthem policy despite a Veterans Day campaign to boycott Sunday’s games over the take-a-knee protests. The NFL has seen its television viewership decline this season, with telecasts down 5 percent during the first half of the season compared with last season, according to Nielsen data obtained by the Sporting News.  More…

Papa John rips NFL for anthem protests response

Better ingredients, better pizza; more NFL anthem protests, less sales. That was the message Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter sent Wednesday. “The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said during a conference call, according to ESPN. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.”  More…

Colin Kaepernick Mocked By Univ. Of Nevada Reno Cop at Halloween Party

The Chief of the University of Nevada, Reno Police Dept. — where Colin Kaepernick went to school — is apologizing for an officer who mocked the QB at a Halloween party. The officer in hot water is Antonio Gutierrez — who wore a Kaepernick jersey with a "Will stand for food" sign … while sporting an afro wig and a fake nose in an effort to make fun of the QB.  More…

NFL owners have made millions off obscure tax break

The tax code has been very, very good to sports team owners. A little-known tweak to IRS rules in 2004 has allowed new owners to write off nearly all of the purchase price of their teams against profits over 15 years. The tax break has supercharged the increase in values of all professional sports teams, experts said.  More…

Freshman QB Is Dismissed From Team After Kneeling During Anthem

A football player at Division III Albright College in Reading, PA has been dismissed from the team after taking a knee during the National Anthem on Saturday. 19-year-old Gyree Durante, went down on one knee during the National Anthem.  More…

How the sneaker giants became the shame of college sports

The Nike sneaker ad claimed, “It’s Gotta be the Shoes.” It should have said, “It’s Gotta be the Money.”“There is a major arms race going on,” George Belch, a marketing professor at San Diego State, after Under Armour signed UCLA to a record 15-year, $280 million merchandise deal. But the players don’t share in the college and sneaker company profits.  More…

Derek Jeter: It’s OK if Marlins players want to take a knee

Derek Jeter wouldn’t say whether he would take a knee during the national anthem if he still were playing, but the Marlins’ new co-owner and future Hall of Famer wouldn’t have a problem if one of his players chose to protest social injustice and police brutality by doing so.  More…

Trump calls for tax law changes for NFL over protests

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for changes to U.S. tax law affecting the National Football League, fueling a feud with the league and its players over protests that he says disrespect the nation. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.  More…