The New England Patriots quarterback is being accused of being a liar and a cheat without a shred of evidence that he broke any rule finds himself at the epicenter of a controversy as he prepares to make his sixth Super Bowl appearance. Photograph: Rogash Getty Images A liar and therefore a lying cheat. That, when all the bluster is stripped away, is the accusation that is being made quarters against New England Patriots quarterback. And there is something very unseemly about the rush to judgement. After a week of blanket reporting and opining on Reggie Ragland Authentic Womens Jersey Deflategate there is still not any evidence that proves broke any of the NFL’s rules regarding the condition of the football last ‘s AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. There are questions, there is plenty left unexplained and, of course, a suspicion surrounding the Patriots because they have a previous offense 2007’s Spygate scandal. But doubts and suspicions are a flimsy basis for charges that undermine a man’s character – calling someone a liar is fighting talk and it is far from clear, at this stage, that those making the charge have a case. A former Patriots quarterback Bledsoe put it: For guys to stand up and say that he cheated Richie Incognito Authentic Womens Jersey and that he’s lying about it without having all the facts hand, I think that’s pretty irresponsible. I really do. Three press conferences, a lengthy NFL statement and underway investigation haven’t yet produced anything close to proof of cheating and yet still, one of the most talented and successful quarterbacks to have graced the league, is being accused of dishonesty when he says did nothing to alter the balls once they had been selected. There is something unpleasant about the glee with which is being accused and the way insinuation is running free. The only obvious conclusion that can be reached about the affair, at least until we hear from the refs and the NFL about how they balls came to be deflated, is that the NFL needs to tighten up its rules on game balls. Perhaps the NFL should employ the same regulations applied by virtually every other team ball sport the world. other words, have league-sanctioned, league-provided balls, put play by the referees and no one. No room for adjustments, no to make the balls tacky or smooth, heavy or light. The ball is the ball with a standard pressure – get on and play with it. Of course that be too straightforward for a league that struggles to even produce a universally understood definition of something as intrinsic to the game as what a completed catch is. their obsession with evolving the game into one which is dominated by a highly protected quarterback, 2006 the league allowed, after lobbying from and Peyton Manning, teams to use their own balls. No one paid much attention to that at the time, there was little sign of concern over the potential for that change to be exploited nor has the been any noticeable interest from the media how balls were ‘broken ‘ since. Several reports have suggested that other teams routinely prepare the balls to suit their quarterback’s preferences. Ask any quarterback, and this is a non-issue, said four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Gannon. Everybody does something, to them. It’s like a pitcher, he wants the ball a certain way. And is anyone seriously suggesting that the pressure of the footballs, however they became deflated, really influenced the outcome of New England’s 45 crushing of the Colts? It is then hard to avoid the conclusion that the enthusiasm that Deflategate has generated is primarily about sticking it to and Belichick. always has gotten the benefit of the doubt, wrote Serby a New Post column, headlined ‘’t believe pretty boy : Someone is lying. He is the sport’s pretty boy, almost always classy and accommodating, with a better half to die for. The words seem less sinister coming from the mouth of. The focus on ‘s good looks and his model wife, recall the treatment of Beckham England after he was sent off the 1998 World Cup defeat to. Beckham, the handsome, rich footballer with the pop wife, was booed at stadiums across England having been lambasted the popular press and his wife came for her share of insults too. Most of those who engaged that hate campaign, which included effigy of Beckham swinging from a hangman’s noose, probably feel a little silly now. ‘s image was brought up just before the obsession with PSI levels took hold when Seattle Seahawks cornerback took the opportunity to remind the media that frequently engages trash talk. I think people somehow get a skewed view of that he is just a clean-cut does everything right and never says a bad word to anyone – and we know him to be otherwise, said, when asked to explain his yelling at after a game 201Perhaps that statement, unconnected as it was to Deflategate offers some insight to why the game have been quick to raise doubts over ‘s character. Handsome, smooth-talking and successful, ‘s other side is less visible – a fierce competitor who is not afraid to joust verbally with his opponents or engage some psychological warfare on the field, he seems not to have made friends with defeated opponents. No matter how you want to spin it, cheating is cheating, former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said on television this week. And for the Patriots, they got caught. Splashback they call it right? he said with a laugh. The loose talk no doubt continue throughout Super Bowl week and only a Patriots loss to the Seahawks is likely to dissipate it. A win and no doubt someone on talk radio be demanding asterisk next to the Patriots and ‘s record. Should the NFL find did deliberately break the rules his character rightly come into a question and a punishment would follow. But should nothing be proven, or should be cleared – if this whole case is left as nothing but a lot of hot air – it be interesting to if his accusers show any of the contrition they are currently demanding from the quarterback.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton couldn’t help himself.
Asked on Wednesday when he Cameron Heyward Authentic Womens Jersey gets starstruck as he prepared for Sunday’s game in star-studded Los Angeles, where he spent much of his offseason, the NFL MVP smiled and said, “Looking in a mirror.’’
“The referees are critical in this area because they communicate with our crews, they’re crew leaders, and so we’re looking at potentially a way to make some of our referees full-time or have more opportunities to work with them. So that’s something that we’ll continue to look at, and it will be on the agenda during the offseason.”
Blandino was responding to comments made to NBC Sports Radio on Carnell Lake Authentic Womens Jersey Tuesday by Saints coach Sean Payton, who said it is “madness” that the NFL doesn’t employ full-time officials.
Recent estimates put the number of referees with other jobs at more than 90 percent, and even the most well-known refs make their livings at other professions. Ed Hochuli is an attorney in Arizona. Walt Coleman operates a family dairy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Gene Steratore is also a college basketball referee, and he operates a supply company in Washington, Pennsylvania.
During that same time, other high-profile quarterbacks — New Orleans’ Drew Brees (10), Tom Brady (five), Aaron Rodgers (four) and Russell Wilson (three) — have drawn multiple roughing-the-passer penalties.
That was one of Newton’s points to Goodell. Said Newton on whether things will change: “We’ll wait to see Sunday and moving forward.”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who spoke to Goodell on Monday, echoed that only time will tell whether officials do more to protect his franchise quarterback.
“The nice part was the commissioner was a willing listener,” Rivera said. “It was great. The nice thing is we had an opportunity that needed to be said.
“At the end of the day, it’s not about special treatment. It’s about being treated the same.”
“There are of course good arguments about why such a merger is in fact in the interest of the consumer: pooled liquidity, higher prize pools, etcetera,” said Jeff Ifrah, a prominent gaming attorney and founding partner of Ifrah PLLC. “But that has not always been enough to shut down FTC scrutiny.”
Ifrah added that the companies likely Joffrey Lupul Womens Jersey will need to answer questions about whether consumers under the joined company would have to pay higher prices or would receive a lower-quality product.
Among the major merger details discussed this week, sources said: where the company headquarters will be located. DraftKings, above, is headquartered in Boston, while FanDuel has offices in New York and Scotland. Timothy Fadek for ESPN
In late August, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported on the daily fantasy industry’s struggles after DraftKings and FanDuel blanketed the airwaves a year ago with a $750 million advertising and marketing blitz. The ad buys seized the attention of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other federal and state authorities across the country.
“As we have stated previously, a potential Johnny Bower Womens Jersey combination would be interesting to consider,” a DraftKings spokesperson told ESPN. “However, as a matter of policy, we don’t comment on rumors or speculation, and there can be no assurances at this time that any discussion about a combination would result in an agreement or merger.”
Some say legalized U.S. sports betting is the wrong move. Experts point to potential increases in problem gamblers, harmful advertising and gambling scandals. But is it all doom and gloom?
FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles and DraftKings CEO Jason Robins have had a famously frosty relationship, which many observers have pointed to as a holdup to a merger. But Eccles told ESPN over the summer that his relationship with Robins had improved, as the companies worked together to fight challenges from regulators and lobby for legal clarity in states.
Each has publicly acknowledged merger discussions, which, according to sources, have been taking place since January.
Combined, the two firms cover 90 to 95 percent of the daily fantasy market. Legal experts have questioned whether a merger would be blocked by regulators such as the FTC because of the two companies’ dominant market share.
Seattle sat in an ideal position, near the back of the first round, pick No. 26. Any team that wanted a quarterback, along with the ever-valuable five-year contract given to first-rounders, would want to trade into the bottom of the first round. The Seahawks sat back and waited for offers. Two teams called: Dallas and Denver. Each wanted to move up. Each wanted Lynch, the strong-armed QB out of Memphis.
Remember when the Chicago Cubs had actual bear cubs at spring training earlier this year? That was a fun day, probably one of the best days in Cubs history. With NFL training camp underway this week, it seems like someone in Washington was inspired by the Cubs. Cornerback Bashaud Breeland brought four puppies to camp, who are miniature-sized Authentic Garry Gilliam Jersey compared to him, and have adorable butts wagging in the air.
— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) July 26, 2016
Boldin landed with the Arizona Cardinals as a second-round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft and ended up being named the 2003 Offensive Rookie of the Year. The three-time Pro Bowler spent the first seven years of his career in Arizona before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens prior to the 2010 season.
In three seasons with the Ravens, Boldin helped them to three consecutive postseason appearances. In 2012, Boldin had 145 receiving yards and a touchdown on five receptions against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round. His 104 receiving yards and one touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII helped the Ravens secure their 34-31 victory.
Boldin was traded to the 49ers Authentic George Fant Jersey prior to the 2013 season, and in his first regular season game with San Francisco, he had 208 receiving yards and a touchdown. Boldin finished the season with 1,179 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, and was named one of the team MVPs (along with NaVorro Bowman) for the 2013 season.
Boldin was productive again in 2014, finishing the season with 1,062 receiving yards and five touchdowns. In 2015, with instability at the quarterback position and missing two games due to injury, Boldin had just 789 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
Detroit hosted Boldin for a workout in June, but the team waited until now to sign him. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints also demonstrated interest in the 35-year-old receiver.
The Lions lost Calvin Johnson to retirement following the 2015 season, and though they did add Marvin Jones in free agency, they certainly have room for a veteran presence like Boldin to help fill the void left by Johnson. Boldin has an existing connection with Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, who was the offensive coordinator during Boldin’s stint with the Ravens.
Arizona Cardinals duo Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald enjoyed a resurgent season last year, but they missed out on their ultimate goal of a Super Bowl title. The Cardinals have ensured that Palmer and Fitzgerald will have a little more time together to achieve that goal after signing both to one-year contract extensions Friday.
The extensions will keep the 36-year-old Palmer John Greco Jersey in Arizona through the 2018 season, and will lock Fitzgerald, who turns 33 in late August, in through 2017.
Two Rams legends are being inducted this weekend, Orlando Pace and Kevin Greene. Kroenke couldn’t be bothered to attend the ceremonies, the only owner who was a no-show. He’s probably too busy rolling around in gold coins after moving his team to Los Angeles or maybe he just realized he can’t make a profit off the Hall of Fame so he’s not interested.
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Love & Football: The legacy of Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. is finally headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but his path to get there was anything but easy. We take a look at what Mr. D’s legacy meant to the San Francisco 49ers then and what it means to professional sports today.
Fitzpatrick told ESPN’s Suzy Kolber that the hair was a nice distraction during his difficult contract negotiations with the Jets, and that he wasn’t particularly worried about what anyone thought about his hair.
“I’m not really trying to impress anybody,” Fitzpatrick said. “I’ve already got my wife locked down, hopefully.”
It does sound like Fitzpatrick’s decision to move on from the wild hairstyle is paying off, at least initially.
It must have been the hair. One day after a “sluggish” practice, Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has looked very sharp, especially on deep throws.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 3, 2016
It remains to be seen whether the haircut will help the Harvard-educated quarterback duplicate last year’s success when the season rolls around. Fitzpatrick set career marks in 2015 in passing yards with 3,905 and touchdowns with 31.
DENVER — A fan fell from 30 to 50 feet while leaving Sports Authority Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos played on Monday night.
The fan was transported to a hospital and his or her condition was unknown, according to Denver Fire.
The Denver Post said Sam Martin Jersey the incident happened at about 9:44 p.m. local time and emergency personnel responded to a 911 call for help.
The incident occurred near the north end of the stadium following the Broncos’ 27-9 win over the Houston Texans.
The NFL instituted a rule in 2014 that penalized the use of abusive language, which includes racial slurs. It also includes a fine of more than $11,000.
Lee said he let his emotions get the Stefan Charles Jersey best of him and added that he didn’t harbor any ill will toward the players whom he said used the slur against him.
“Throughout the whole game we had a lot of players saying a lot of different things, but that’s just the midst of the game,” Lee said. “It’s kind of hard when you have refs out there trying to limit what people say when you’ve got grown men hitting each other. You’ve got a lot of things that’s going on that’s flaring as far as in your mind. These 42 [teammates] know as far as the things I said, it wasn’t intentional at all.
“I know he [the Raiders player he used the slur against] woke up the next day not worrying about it at all just like I woke up no worrying about it. I feel like you’re going to always have that issue because you’re going to always have situations where [emotions] flame up and both teams are going back and forth and things are going to get said regardless of if the ref likes it or not.”
“I’m a father, I’m a husband, and my stance on personal conduct stays the way it is. Stays consistent, and it stays strong,” Giants coach Ben McAdoo said in the wake of Brown’s suspension.
He added: “But I think it’s important for an organization and the locker room to take it on a case by case basis.”
So despite donations, a multitude of hirings and a yearlong campaign to convince the public that the league would not tolerate domestic violence from its employees, the NFL is right back to where it started before the Rice incident, like McAdoo said, handling it on a case-by-case basis instead of sticking with their rhetoric about not tolerating it.
THE CHARGERS ARE BEING STUPID: The Chargers want you to think they’re the good guys in the Joey Bosa standoff. Bosa and San Diego are no closer to an agreement, and Bosa’s side responded, blaming the team for straining the relationship. Then, Chargers president John Spanos called Bosa “absolutely asinine” as the team continued its PR war on Bosa in response to a statement from the Bosa camp.
The Chargers were petty and terrible even before they tried to stiff Bosa. This franchise has a history of disregarding its players and fans.
EAST LANSING — Michigan State football coach Dantonio is expected to return to his roots as a basketball coach and help coach next Friday’s alumni game at Jenison Field House, according to athletic director. Dantonio would serve as a co-coach with Jud Heathcote, and the two would square off against a Brian Urlacher Jersey team coached by Heathcote’s former, Magic, and Ganakas. My first year out of college I actually was English teacher high school and coached jayvee basketball and also coached the football team as well, Dantonio said October on his radio show. I bet you didn’t know I was a basketball coach, did you? Probably Izzo doesn’t know that either, I ‘t think. With Izzo, Heathcote and Ganakas the building, the Spartans’ three coaches since 1969 will gather together to welcome back their former players. The Michigan State alumni expected to play are Smith, Mateen Cleaves, Morris Peterson, Charlie, Hutson, David, Mat Ishbia,, Wolfe, Ron, Donnelly, Gerald Gilkie, Kevin, Peplowski, Anthony Pig, Matt Steigenga, Bograkos Sr. Bograkos Jr. Kelvin Torbert, Travis, Thornton, Antonio Smith Christian Jones Jersey and DuJuan Wiley. Tickets for the 7 p.m. game are $10.
Published May 06 For weeks, if not months, the Washington have brushed off their playoff history, saying this is a new year and a new team with none of the scars. Trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins 3 the second round of the Cup playoffs, they’re ready to remember at least as far back as last year when they blew that lead and lost to the New York Rangers. Ovechkin knows full well that a little play can turn a series. On the brink of elimination, the Presidents’ Trophy-winning are loose and confident going into Game 5 on Saturday. You can take a page out of what the Rangers did and stuck with what they were doing last year, goaltender Braden Holtby said. Just find that little extra push but stick with the same script that we’ve been doing. The results haven’t been kind to the a series with four one-goal. Being close and yet still far away from even forcing a Game 7 could be daunting, but coach Barry Trotz has his team focused on Game 5 back at home. We know where we’re at, we’re realists, but at the same time we know that we won a lot of this year and it didn’t happen by accident, Trotz said. Six times the regular Washington won three or more consecutive, though not under this kind of pressure. The Penguins haven’t lost three consecutive since Dec. 16, very early coach Sullivan’s tenure. The have a deep hole to dig out of to try to make the conference final for the first time the Ovechkin. Only Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom, bumped to the second line at practice, remain from the 2009 team that erased a 3 first-round deficit against the Rangers, but current players look to Washington’s first-round series against Philadelphia as another teaching point. You realize how hard it is to close people out, left wing Chimera said. were desperate, they were playing hard. Any time, you want to create some doubt another team’s mind, you want to come out hard and impose your on them. Right wing, demoted to the third line a lineup shuffle, knows all about creating doubt and coming back playoff series. was on the Los Kings when they erased a 3 deficit against the San Sharks on the way to their second Cup and the third of his career. You’ve got to err on the side of enthusiasm not apprehension, said. It’s win one game at a time three times.
But I think if you look at a lot of the last Cup champions, it’s not all roses. There seems to be no apprehension the NHL’s top team facing its toughest test yet. I ‘t think we’re panicking at all here, Holtby said. We’re just ready for this opportunity to show that we’re capable of anything. ___ Here’s a look at the other Saturday: ___ Blues at Stars, series tied 2, 1 p.m. EDT, NBC At the request of St. coach Ken Hitchcock, throw out his team’s 6 victory Game 3 and Blues vs. Stars is turning into a classic series. The top two teams the Western Conference finished the regular separated by two points and they have played three decided by a goal, including two overtime. Once Eakin tied the series with his overtime goal Game 4, it was clear this series is not for the easily fatigued. We’re always going game by game you’ve got to invest knowing it could go, said Blues defenseman Pietrangelo, who leads the playoffs with average ice time of 30. Obviously it would have been nice going there up 3 but we’re the situation that we’re and we’ll get ready for Saturday. St. could insert veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo into the lineup for rookie Edmundson, who had a costly giveaway that led to a goal Thursday. The Stars likely go back to Lehtonen goal. ___ Predators at Sharks, series tied 2, 10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN Nashville and San be back on the ice for Game 5 about 44 hours after their triple-overtime thriller ended just after 2 a.m. EDT Friday. The team that rests the best has the opportunity to take control of the series. You’ve got to take care of yourself physically, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne said. The next Game 5 is going to be a big one, for both teams it’s going to be a travel and then play again. By that time, you have to be recovered and ready to go. A disallowed goal from Sharks captain Joe Pavelski the first overtime the ire of coach DeBoer, who didn’t why video review confirmed incidental contact with Rinne. That rule has been clear as mud to every coach the league all year, why should it be different tonight? DeBoer said after the 111-minute, 12-second marathon. It’s 2 with two good teams going at it. We just have to show up and be ready to go for Game 5. ___ AP Sports Writers R.B. Fallstrom St. and M. Walker Nashville, Tennessee, contributed to this report.
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Menu NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Steve Sullivan scored the go-ahead goal at 6 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Blues 3 on Thursday night to move within a point of clinching a playoff berth. The Predators trailed 0 the second before breaking a home-scoring drought that had stretched over Jose Juan Barea Jersey eight periods. and scored the second period, and Patric Hornqvist had three assists to become the first of the Predators to 50 points this. Hornqvist got his third assist by flipping the puck down the ice, and Sullivan tracked it down. He wristed the puck between former teammate ‘s outstretched glove and the post to put Nashville ahead with his 16th goal this. The Blues came hoping to play their way into the postseason just as they did a year ago finishing. But Nashville is trying to clinch its fifth playoff berth six seasons and can do it if Calgary loses Friday at Karl-Anthony Towns Jersey Colorado or the Predators win Saturday Detroit. The Predators leads the series 4 after becoming the first team to win on home ice this and finding the net for the first time since the second period of a 4 overtime win over Phoenix on 25. That span had reached 191 minutes, 44 seconds – before tipped a shot from Franson with 11 gone the second to pull Nashville within 2. The goal was reviewed before being ruled good, a move that prompted boos from fans upset that the Blues’ first goal wasn’t reviewed despite Blues right wing Backes falling backward into goaltender Pekka Rinne. Still, the Blues appeared headed to the locker room for the second intermission with the lead. Then Nashville defenseman Hamhuis started the puck toward the neutral zone. Hornqvist fought with Blues defenseman Erik for control of the puck and had spun around near the crease looking for it when, trailing the play, picked it up and put a backhander past with 3 seconds left to tie it at 2. St. outshot Nashville 7 early and went up 1 on a goal that had Predators coach Trotz yelling at officials. Steen scored on a slap shot from the slot near the blue line, a goal that counted even though Rinne was being knocked down by Backes with 7 gone the first. Nashville finally got the man advantage and a nice to tie it up, but stopped J.P. Dumont’s shot from just front after Legwand passed out to him from behind 31 seconds into the power play. NOTES: After going one-goal games during, Nashville is 1 such games…. The Predators had country Wynonna singing with the band during the first intermission. She one of her hits, No One on Earth, and Freebird…. Hornqvist has 12 points his last 13 games for Nashville and now has a career-high 51 points this…. Sullivan’s goal was the 255th of his career…. The Predators improved to when the opponent scores first and when tied after two periods…. St. is when scoring first…. Nashville improved to against St. since the start of the 2005. These teams conclude the regular here on 10.
The Czech Republic goalkeeper, signed from the summer, pulled off two remarkable saves the first-half to keep lively Liverpool at bay. With Per Mertesacker ill and Laurent Koscielny absent with a back injury, Arsene Wenger’s makeshift defence of Calum Chambers and Gabriel struggled against the potent combination of the towering Benteke and pacy Philippe Coutinho. And the hosts were indebted to Cech, who gifted West Ham two goals on his bow, as he foiled the Reds spectacular fashion last night. You could why his old boss Mourinho was vehemently against letting him leave to a potential title rival. the 40th minute he made his first amazing save, defying Benteke from close-range after the striker was teed up by Coutinho, somehow managing to claw the ball round the post. Cech then possibly bettered that stop with a flying leap to tip a Coutinho drive onto the far post, after the winger bamboozled Bellerin, and not for the first time during the game. When Cech could not save Arsenal, the goal-frame did. the fourth minute James Milner set Benteke free and he pulled back for unmarked Coutinho to smash a shot against the bar. Ramsey had the ball the net the ninth minute, following a pinpoint pass from Santi Cazorla, but was wrongly adjudged to be offside by linesman Simon, as Martin Skrtel played him on. Chambers almost gifted Liverpool a goal passing straight to Coutinho, but Francis Coquelin rescued him with a tackle the box. Coquelin produced even better saving tackle to dispossess Benteke as he bore down on goal the 23rd minute and Cech had to deny Milner at the near post. With Chambers looking shaky all half and, to his right, Bellerin also having a real off-day, it was amazing the Gunners went at the break without a goal against them. They were not alone, though, with Arsenal far too often giving the ball away cheaply against a Liverpool side who looked far removed from the often-stagnant outfit we saw last. The north Londoners seemed marginally more composed after the break and Olivier Giroud volleyed wide the 58th minute. Three minute later Alexis Sanchez blasted a left-foot effort against the outside of a post after being teed up by Giroud. As the game wore on, Brendan Rodgers’ men seemed to sense their period of domination had come to end. Liverpool were on the backfoot and were lucky to escape the 65th minute when Giroud just could not stretch a leg far enough to poke a shot after Ramsey rolled a ball across the face of goal. Next Mignolet almost matched Cech, using his right hand to claw away from Giroud as Liverpool’s threat appeared to evaporate.
won the NFC championship for the Seattle Seahawks. Then the racist remarks started about his victory interview For four quarters, tuned as the Seattle Seahawks and the San 49ers obliterated each other on the gridiron. It was truly a sight to behold. A no holds bar brawl that resulted the Seahawks making their grand step towards Super Bowl XLVIII. the final moments of the game,, the Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback, secured the win for his team. He was clearly still the heat of excitement when he was interviewed by Alex English Jersey Fox’s Andrews. The result? The rant heard ’round the world. I’m the best corner the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me. When Andrews asked who was talking about him, he replied, Crabtree. Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’m ma shut it for you real quick. LOB !
People took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook instantaneously. They were fired up about his remarks. Deadpsin compiled a sampling of Allen Iverson Jersey the most heinous Twitter reactions, including those calling ape and using the n-word. There were things like this: is a straight thug, he made me scared and hes not even the same time zone And images that started circulating shortly thereafter such as this one, implying that ‘s behavior was somehow reflective of something sinister. Screengrab of a photo circulating on Twitter about ‘s post-NFC game interview. First and foremost, there wasn’t a curse word sight. The messaging was clear, succinct, and direct. Let’s talk about what the true issue is. and other NFL players are allowed to put their lives, bodies, and mental stability on the line every time they step on to the field. But the moment the helmet is removed, they are instantly supposed to be reminded of who they are, the skin they’re, and the people who are watching. Shame on him and other athletes for allowing their decorum to delay for a few moments as they are reveling a victory. Does authenticity not count for anything anymore? How we let race dictate our reactions to how people should behave? Why are we quick to offer concessions for some and shame others?
Why are we caught up the fact that as a competitor you should always assume you’re the best, but when athlete speaks with pride and ego, we are quick to call it a sense of entitlement? Humility doesn’t win games. Professional athletes leagues like the NFL are paid millions of dollars to show up, entertain us, and win. Rants are pretty standard. You have to be fired up. And the fact that is a University educated apparently still can’t trump his blackness. People were quick to assume he was just a black from the hood. here’s the real question: when is this post-racial going to show up? Because it seems that being aggressive, strong, self-sure, and athletic can only happen when it’s service of the bottom line, that bottom line being capitalism and comfort. If it makes you money, and makes you feel warm and fuzzy, then it is. The moment the narrative shifts, there is hell to pay. Race relations have been killing since its inception. We have traveled down a road far that I’m terribly afraid we’ve lost our way. We’ve allowed something as simple as skin pigmentation to create a caste system that is ever-looming reminder of our historical skeletons. And instead of acknowledging the bones our closet, we walk on them daily like eggshells. is simply excited and proud. As well he should be.
Peyton Manning’s future has been the subject of speculation. Photograph: Joe Mahoney AP The San 49ers have promoted their defensive line coach, Tomsula, to head coach. He replace Harbaugh who left the team earlier this month. Our organization is excited to have Tomsula leading this football team, said 49ers general manager Baalke. We have had the privilege of working alongside for the past eight seasons. He is a proven leader, teacher and mentor, and we look forward to seeing him apply his craft and vision to our team. Tomsula has helped make the 49ers defense one of the most dominant the league. He be aided 2015 by the return of the likes of NaVorro Bowman and Patrick. Tomsula is well-liked by the players, and the 49ers have chosen to go with someone with a softer approach after the notoriously abrasive Harbaugh. is a great teacher and a tremendous mentor who conducts himself with great class and integrity, said the 49ers CEO, Jed. The 49ers were also said to be interested the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator, Adam Gase.
That could be good news for Peyton Manning fans: the quarterback is close with Gase. If Gase stays at the 49ers then Manning could be persuaded to hold off retirement, a subject that has attracted speculation since the Broncos’ defeat to the Colts the playoffs last weekend.
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MOYES is line for a shock Mike Alstott Jersey return to Premier League management. The sacked Manchester United boss has been installed as the 2 favourite with to be named the next West Ham boss. Allardyce’s -term future at Upton Park is serious doubt. The Hammers board decided to keep with Allardyce at the end of last despite a barrage of criticism over his playing style. But now the club’s top brass and Allardyce are at odds with each other. The Hammers hierarchy have criticised Allardyce, dubbing the £15m signing of a ‘mistake’. They are also open disagreement over the future of Ravel Morrison. While Allardyce wants rid of him, co-owner Sullivan is keen for Morrison to stay. Sullivan said: has said Ravel is not part of his plans but we do – as a board – him as part of our plans. I think he said a press conference, if I read it correctly, he’s not part of his plans for this. I think he said that New Zealand but we don’t agree with that. We would like to sit down and give him a longer contract. We do like him. We do him as part of the -term future of the club but we have to agree it with the manager because there’s no point signing a player he’s not going to play. Chairman Gold added fuel to the speculation that Allardyce was on his way this morning. He favourited a tweet from one fan which said: Is today the day we get rid of BFS ?? @davidgold fingers crossed BFS is Mike Evans Jersey a commonly-used internet acronym for ‘Big Fat ‘ – a derogatory label used by some football fans. Allardyce is the odds-on favourite to become the next Premier League manager to leave his post.