Michael Vick killed dogs; the Eagles welcomed him in. Riley Cooper publicly screamed the n-word; Eagles kept him. Ray Lewis was guilty of obstruction of justice in a murder case that you do not have to look far to realize he had more to do with; Ravens were so put off by this, they built their team around him as their face and leader of the franchise. Ben Roethlisberger was involved in a rape case that led to a civil suit which was “settled”; the Steelers, the NFL bastion of civility, kept him on after a 4-game suspension (even lowered by the NFL from 6). Leonard Little committed a DWI manslaughter and the Rams overlooked it – just as they did when he committed yet another DWI later in his career.
But Michael Sam, committing no crimes, but daring to be himself, an openly gay man, is a distraction. Continue reading
The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl 48 on a last-minute
interception tip by Richard Sherman that fell into the hands of fellow defender Malcolm Smith.
It was a heck of a play, but what happened next will probably be what everyone is talking about tomorrow. Continue reading
For those that were hoping for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, or Bon Jovi…or even Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, we have some bad news for you: it looks like the NFL has picked an act for Super Bowl XLVIII at New York/New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, and it is not any of the above.
It is Bruno Mars. Continue reading
America will never let go of their love of Dikembe Mutombo and his penchant for blocks and finger wagging.
As the latest proof of this, Geico has released a new commercial featuring the former Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets Center Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo and his trademark moves from his playing days as an 8-time NBA All-Star.
Check it out below: Continue reading
The biggest brother vs. brother match-up since Bret faced Owen comes up in one week when Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers take on John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens.
And if you thought seeing Ray Lewis on your TV screen 24 hours a day was the scariest thing you would see all week, get a load of the new Sports Illustrated cover for this week (and no, it’s not the above meme):
The San Francisco 49ers knocked off the Atlanta Falcons today in the NFC Championship, 28-24. The game came down to a thrilling finish, as Matt Ryan and Roddy White could not connect in the endzone on 4th down, giving the game to the Niners.
But in a game full of great plays and memorable moments, there was one so beautiful, it must live forever in GIF form: Continue reading
The Emotional Bowl:
The Colts come into this game riding the momentum of one of the greatest rookie QB seasons of all time, by Andrew Luck.
But their story all season has been about Chuckstrong; supporting their head coach Chuck Pagano, who had been fighting Cancer for most of the season.
Winston Churchill is perhaps the most popular leader in British history. He helped lead them to a victory in World War II. At home, he helped set up a government coalition to unite and move to achieve great mobilization during the war period. Churchill was a brilliant war strategist who knew not only how to motivate, but how to go about winning battles he was in, especially when he had the sudden backing and weapon of the United States following the Japanese Pearl Harbor attacks.
So why did this strong and popular leader suddenly lose an election in 1945, just months after one of the biggest victories in the history of mankind – the ending of the Second World War’s phase in Europe?
Jets fans and the media have come to a disagreement over the past few weeks. While most of the talk within Jets nation had been Sanchez, Tebow, McElroy, or Bust for most of the time, one thing that has brought together both sides is their dissatisfaction with the people who present Jets news to them.
The major cog in this development has been New York Daily News writer, Manish Mehta. His calling card over the past two seasons has been an anonymous source within the Jets organization that has leaked him major news of distrust and disorganization.