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Tell Me More About Earth Hour, Tom Brady

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“McCarren airport so packed with private jets of the rich and famous that officials had to close it to new flights,” the London Daily Mail reports after the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight yesterday. The article also has a photo captioned, “The star members of the New England Patriots — including quarterback Tom Brady — took a private […]

Report: Tim Tebow Signs with Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, April 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Tim Tebow will sign a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, per reports from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer and ESPN’s Adam Schefter,” the Dallas Morning News claims today: Tweeted Glazer: Eagles spent time w Tebows qb coach Tom House and are convinced he’s improved a lot. if he hasn’t no harm no foul as […]

When Truthers Collide!

Friday, February 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

NBC: “Some Seattle players believe decision to throw was made to get Russell Wilson Super Bowl MVP:” Former Seahawks receiver Ben Obomanu joined Brian Abker of Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle on Wednesday and said he’s heard from current players on the team that believe the decision to throw on second-and-goal at the 1-yard line […]

Fear and Loathing at the Nanny Bowl

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

And now, hands-down, the best graphic of the night. Way to go, @nationwide: RT @BigHeat34: #SB49 — Scott Sigler (@scottsigler) February 2, 2015   What were they thinking last night? After then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle invented the Super Bowl in the mid-1960s, the contours of the game slowly evolved over the years: the games […]

Ride the SJW Mobius Loop!

Saturday, December 27th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“ESPN Site Compares Michael Sam’s Gay Kiss to Iconic Victory Over Japan Photo,” Tim Graham writes at NewsBusters: Oprah Winfrey’s documentary on gay NFL tryout (and washout) Michael Sam airs on Saturday night. Secular leftist journalists and gay activists desperately wanted a happier story line than the one that unfolded. What was pitched a Major […]

Fourth Down, IRS Audit to Go

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Police: Man Arrested For Kicking Heinz Field Barriers, Trying To Bribe Officers,” CBS-Pittsburgh reports: While at the hospital, Sapp allegedly tried to bribe officers to let him go. According to the criminal complaint, Sapp stated, “Listen, I know how this works. How much money will it take to make this go away and to let me […]

Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Keep Successful Black Men Down

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, ‘black enough,’” during an interview with a Philadelphia-area sports radio show, Alex Griswold writes at the Daily Caller: Barkley said that young black men who do well in school are accused of […]

At the Intersection of #GamerGate and the Washington Redskins

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

In “The Media Bubble, Redskins Edition,” Sonny Bunch of the Washington Free Beacon squares the circle: And, as I’ve noted here, there is a growing annoyance with the entertainment press—sports, film, video game writers—for being not only out of step with their readership but also frequently ignoring their subjects altogether in favor of opining on topics that […]

‘Don’t Ever Appear on The Daily Show’

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Megan McCardle reminds her readers at Bloomberg View that Viacom’s faux news show loves itself plenty of dishonest ransom note editing and ambush interviews: In mid-September, some Washington Redskins fans agreed to go on “The Daily Show” to defend the team’s name. In the course of negotiating their appearance, the fans asked whether they would […]

Hate In An Elevator. Update: Ravens Terminate Ray Rice’s Contract

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Newly released video calls NFL action on Ray Rice into question … again; Update: NFL says they never saw it,” Ed Morrissey writes at Hot Air: Earlier this year, we took a look at the oddly mild two-game suspension given to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for domestic violence, while at the same time […]

Politicizing Professional Football

Friday, September 5th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Exit question — did the NFL shop around to find a home for Tim Tebow?”

The Huffington Post At Long Last Fulfills Its Mission Objective

Friday, September 5th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

It’s come to this: “Even Keith Olbermann is Blasting the HuffPo for Hiring the DUI-Killing, 9/11-Truth-Peddling Donte’ Stallworth as a, Get This, ‘National Security Fellow,” Ace of Spades writes. If you’ve missed the back story on this, here’s the Cliff’s Notes version: Earlier this week, the Huffington Post announced that they hired Donte Stallworth, (no […]

Redskins on the Brain

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

For the first 13 or 14 years I had Yahoo’s NFL wire feed on my homepage, during the offseason, its headlines were devoted to head coach changes, player trades, and the occasional report of an athlete whose name appeared in his local police blotter, usually as a result of his overly-rambunctious late night activities. Since […]

Feds Strip Redskins Trademark

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“I want you to imagine the federal government eliminating your private property rights due to the interpretation of political correctness by five people, or a very tiny minority of people,” Rush Limbaugh tells his listeners today: The tiny minority of people are ostensibly, they say, offended by something that you own.  Imagine an agency of […]

RIP Pittsburgh Steelers Legend Chuck Noll, 82

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Friday night at his home. He was 82,” AP reports: The Allegheny County Medical Examiner said Noll died of natural causes. Noll transformed the Steelers from a long-standing joke into one of the NFL’s pre-eminent powers, […]

Rooting for Laundry

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

In “The Sporting Lie,” Theodore Dalrymple runs roughshod over the modern sports addict in both Europe and America, and in many ways, I can’t say I blame him: Since then, my attitude has only hardened against sport, and now I feel a visceral dislike of it. Whether this signifies a change in me, or in sport, […]

There is No Hell, There is Only the 1970s

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Screwed, Blued and Tattooed Man Group

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the ‘Fake But Accurate’ Rock Group, as dubbed by John Hayward at the Conversation blog: Great, now the “fake but accurate” ethos has spread to rock bands.  They can’t even just admit to lip-syncing or instrument-syncing; they’ve got to hand us a bill of goods about how not playing […]

Bipolar Bowl

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

The weird halftime juxtaposition of classy looking pompadour-adorned Bruno Mars (who I had never seen before) and his backup band in their matching ’50s-era gold lamé jackets and black skinny ties, and the filthy, bare-chested tattooed AARP-age members of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, along with lead singer’s Anthony Kiedis’ obscene “stroke me”-style hand gestures […]

Is Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 Truther?

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

That’s the question that Oliver Darcy is asking at the Blaze: As the Super Bowl looms over New York City, an old accusation is once again looming over Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: It’s rumored he’s a 9/11 truther. In June, Deadspin ran an article — republishing it last week — detailing a meeting Carroll […]