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May 27, 2016, 10:05 AM
 
Game 7 last night reminded me of the Game 7 against detroit that ended up 2-1 and a Cup victory for the Pens.

The year before, Sid followed popular superstition and didn't touch the Prince of Wales trophy. Pens lost. The next year he hoisted it and Pens beat the Red Wings. Last night he was hoisting it with a big smile. This is gonna be good
     
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May 27, 2016, 11:00 AM
 
Mario skated it around one of the years he won.

Anyway, I have the Sharks as a heavy favorite in this series.

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May 29, 2016, 04:20 PM
 
New poll finds that 9 in 10 Native Americans not offended by 'Redskins' name - CBSSports.com

In fact, there are far more NAs who are proud of the team name, than there are offended by it. Isn't it time we stop trying to speak for minority groups and telling them how they should feel? Apparently this white guy disagrees and apparently thinks they're immoral savages who don't know what's best for themselves.
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May 29, 2016, 08:26 PM
 
Typical liberal and do-gooder bullshit.

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May 30, 2016, 02:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Mario skated it around one of the years he won.

Anyway, I have the Sharks as a heavy favorite in this series.
He hoisted it in both '91 and '92. That 2008 was the only time a Penguin didn't hoist it.
     
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Jun 3, 2016, 11:35 AM
 
FIFA hq got raided again yesterday
     
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Jun 4, 2016, 12:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
FIFA hq got raided again yesterday
Fifa: Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke & Markus Kattner 'awarded themselves £55m' - BBC Sport

Former high-ranking Fifa officials Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner awarded themselves pay rises and bonuses worth $80m (£55m) over five years, say Fifa lawyers.

Football's governing body revealed the contracts of ex-president Blatter, fired ex-secretary general Valcke and sacked former finance director Kattner one day after a Swiss police raid.

Fifa's lawyers said there was evidence that the trio made "a coordinated effort" to "enrich themselves" between 2011 and 2015.
Honestly, all due respect to Goodell, but has there ever been a more corrupt, disgusting, evil leader in sports history?
     
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Jun 4, 2016, 04:11 PM
 
Well, Joao Havelange, Blatter's predecessor and the one that set up the corrupt machinery, was worse. Samaranch probably. Primo Nebiolo, former strongman in the IAAF, was pretty bad, although he admittedly did some good for the sport as well. This used to be common back in to Cold War era as any attempt to clean up the sport could be used by "the other side" claiming to be an attempt to corrupt the sport.
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Jun 5, 2016, 11:34 PM
 

Slick shoes?! Are you crazy?!
     
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Jun 20, 2016, 04:58 PM
 
Edit: Can't embed this gifv, but I found it hilarious.

http://i.imgur.com/y5bQ6EZ.gifv
     
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Jun 20, 2016, 05:34 PM
 
It only took me three tries to justify it: the Warriors jinx finally pulls through
     
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Jul 7, 2016, 02:28 PM
 
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos...No-2-Tom-Brady

Via Rich Eisen's Twitter:

"Tom Brady is the only player to rank inside the top 10 of every NFL Top 100 since the list began.

He's never been lower than 4th."

His rank was 2nd last year, behind the man-child who threw a temper tantrum and got owned by Denver. The same defense TB was an extra point away from taking into overtime in the AFCCG.

But yeah, let's suspend him for 4 games for something science and common sense says never happened.
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Jul 7, 2016, 04:56 PM
 
Reading sek and listening to Ben Affleck reminds me of just how angry NE fans remain.

Two things you don't mess with: Dunkin' Donuts and Tom Brady.
     
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Jul 7, 2016, 05:18 PM
 
It's more of an exasperated bewilderment.
     
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Jul 7, 2016, 05:51 PM
 
KD to GS and Wade to Chitown and we're talking about Brady?
     
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Jul 8, 2016, 07:37 AM
 
KD to golden state is nuts. Can't wait to see that.
     
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Jul 8, 2016, 01:18 PM
 
Ray Allen has supposedly reached out to the Warriors AND Cavs?

He's like Drake, except with a jump shot.
     
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Jul 8, 2016, 01:25 PM
 
The cavs wet courting him two seasons ago. I wonder why he's now interested?
     
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Jul 8, 2016, 02:17 PM
 
Aren't there only like, 3 teams that can realistically win the title next season now? I understand KD wants a ring, but the sports overall competitiveness seems to be at an all-time low.
     
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Jul 8, 2016, 02:50 PM
 
Nothing creates uncertainty like injuries
     
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Jul 8, 2016, 03:13 PM
 
Even with one of their stars got injured I feel like GS has sequestered an unusually high amount of talent.
     
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Jul 8, 2016, 04:16 PM
 
Half the entertainment is seeing talent mesh anyway. History is littered with the corpses of failed combinations of talent.
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 10:16 AM
 
Brady's appeal was denied. If he has the balls he can try the SCOTUS
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 10:47 AM
 
If he has the balls? This is Tom Brady we're talking about: ultra-competitive, won't take no for an answer, temper...

It seems to me that the higher this goes, the worse it goes for the NFL, even if the Supreme Court denies Brady.
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 11:52 AM
 
Nah, I think this makes Brady look sad. The legal situation seems clear cut. The SCOTUS doesn't give a shit if the NFL commish is a dictator with no interest in facts or science.
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 03:11 PM
 
The most Patriot thing that can come out of this is our backup (Jimmy G) wins 3 out of 4 and nets us a first round pick trade from another team, then promptly drops off a cliff.
     
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Jul 13, 2016, 04:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
The most Patriot thing that can come out of this is our backup (Jimmy G) wins 3 out of 4 and nets us a first round pick trade from another team, then promptly drops off a cliff.
I'm looking forward to the first regular season game, Brady or no Brady.
     
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Jul 14, 2016, 08:47 AM
 
Arizona is the one game I simply cannot see the Pats winning without Brady.
     
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Jul 15, 2016, 04:35 PM
 
Tom Brady Says He'll Stop Fighting And Take The NFL's Four-Game Suspension

Thus ends the litigation phase of Ballghazi.

AFC East is elated, except for Bills DT Marcell Dareus.

"If we win, all right, we win. But I don't feel like I really won until I beat the guy. I love playing against Brady. I get up for him. I play against him every year, and he knows I'm coming. So for him not to be up there tears me up a little bit. But the second time I see him, I'm going to be excited to play against him."
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 06:01 PM
 
Nice! Nationals Turn First 3-3-5 Triple Play in Major League History.
     
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Aug 1, 2016, 06:35 PM
 
That's awesome!
     
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Aug 2, 2016, 04:56 PM
 
Really? You think that's a bad thing? Skip and Stephen A are two of the worst things to happen to modern sports television - walking two-minute worst take sound bites.

Good riddance. Not that it will make ESPN any better, but good riddance.
     
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Aug 3, 2016, 09:44 AM
 
Stephen A and Bayless are shining examples of just how far ESPN has fallen. They offer only retarded "hot takes" and click bait bullshit. ESPN is TMZ without the self-awareness.
     
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Aug 3, 2016, 09:15 PM
 
Amen brother
     
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Aug 7, 2016, 07:27 PM
 
The Hall Of Fame has been canceled due to poor field conditions.
Hall of Fame game canceled due to poor field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium
     
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Aug 27, 2016, 05:27 PM
 
It's time for Romo to retire before hand up in a whelchair.
Tony Romo breaks bone in back, out until mid-season - NFL.com
     
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Aug 27, 2016, 07:27 PM
 
Colin Kaepernick = punk ass

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Aug 28, 2016, 01:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Colin Kaepernick = punk ass

Ouch.
     
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
It's time for Romo to retire before hand up in a whelchair.
Tony Romo breaks bone in back, out until mid-season - NFL.com
Good grief, poor Romo. From Jerry Jones rushing him back on the field to re-break his collarbone last year and now a broken back in a preseason game. He needs get out before he lives the rest of his life completely crippled.
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Colin Kaepernick = punk ass

Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem

Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

National Anthem History: Early draft of "The Star-Spangled Banner"

New biography of Francis Scott Key explores his mixed record regarding race - Baltimore Sun

The United States Needs A New National Anthem

Given the lyrics of the third verse of the "national anthem" any African-American is well within their rights to not stand for it. When you know the real history of things it sort of puts it in a different perspective. Or at least it should.

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Aug 29, 2016, 12:23 PM
 
Let's replace the Star Spangled Banner with America the Beautiful or My Country Tis of Thee.

Is there any truth to the story that Kaepernick has converted to Islam?
     
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Let's not have this go off the rails guys, if you want to talk about anthems and racial history of said anthems I hear there's a sub forum for that.

My opinion is as such: Kaepernick is an average QB at best. Great mobility, cannon of an arm but ultimately a gimmick that has no staying power in the NFL. I don't give a shit what his personal beliefs are, but if he doesn't feel like standing for the anthem I give less that a shit about that.
     
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Let's replace the Star Spangled Banner with America the Beautiful or My Country Tis of Thee.
Agreed.

OAW
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Let's not have this go off the rails guys, if you want to talk about anthems and racial history of said anthems I hear there's a sub forum for that.

My opinion is as such: Kaepernick is an average QB at best. Great mobility, cannon of an arm but ultimately a gimmick that has no staying power in the NFL. I don't give a shit what his personal beliefs are, but if he doesn't feel like standing for the anthem I give less that a shit about that.
Kaepernick bores the crap out of me, both on and off the field.

I don't care.

Abdul-Rauf did the same thing in the 90s. Kaepernick's story will be forgotten in much the same way.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Kaepernick bores the crap out of me, both on and off the field.

I don't care.

Abdul-Rauf did the same thing in the 90s. Kaepernick's story will be forgotten in much the same way.
I bet he pulled this because the 49s are going to cut their losses and release him.
     
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Originally Posted by OAW View Post
Given the lyrics of the third verse of the "national anthem" any African-American is well within their rights to not stand for it. When you know the real history of things it sort of puts it in a different perspective. Or at least it should.

OAW
Being mad at the police, or perceived racial injustices, has nothing to do with veterans (we stand to show our respect for their sacrifices), and that's what makes Kaepernick a dumbass wanker. Ironically, he was also disrespecting Black veterans and soldiers with his ignorant actions. In fact, I'll bet you didn't think of that either, did you?

Understanding why things are done in the first place, like why we stand for the raising of the Flag (it's about the Flag, not the anthem), is the most important perspective.

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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
My opinion is as such: Kaepernick is an average QB at best. Great mobility, cannon of an arm but ultimately a gimmick that has no staying power in the NFL.
$100M legs, $50M arm, 10 cent head.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Understanding why things are done in the first place ...
I'm not going to go round and round with you about this. Because at the end of the day you are going to just insist upon your uninformed opinion regardless. But suffice it to say that the lyrics to the "Star Spangled Banner" ... as written in the first place ... quite literally celebrated the fact that the ancestors of African-Americans who dared to flee slavery or fight for their freedom could never escape the terror of being hunted incessantly or murdered. That's reason enough for any African-American to refuse to stand for that song in and of itself. So you are right about one thing. It has nothing whatsoever to do with veterans. Now as I indicated earlier I personally think that "America The Beautiful" is a more appropriate song for our national anthem for this very reason. But in the meantime Kaepernick has every right to not stand for the national anthem. And other people have the right to be all up in their feelings because he took a stand very similar to those taken by Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Jackie Robinson and others. Same sh*t ... different day.

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