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Sports Talk 2.0

This is a room to talk about all sports and any news, thoughts, opinions about anything that is going on. We can go from discussing the latest trade rumours to figuring out who will win the next World Series. Feel free to post up links in here and discuss away!
Anika
Park Tae-hwan tested positive for testosterone, faces hearing – The Korea Times - http://www.koreatimesus.com/park-ta...
Park Tae-hwan tested positive for testosterone, faces hearing – The Korea Times
"According to prosecutors, officials from the hospital have testified that they gave Park the injection to help boost his hormone level but that they weren’t aware that testosterone was a banned substance. On the other hand, Park’s camp has told the authorities that the swimmer repeatedly asked the hospital about the content of the injection and that he was assured that the shot would be clean. Prosecutors said Park underwent questioning last Sunday. Prosecutors said they may indict the doctor who administered the injection, surnamed Kim, on charges of professional negligence." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Mark H
Tedy Bruschi, Rosevelt Colvin, Former Patriots React To ‘DeflateGate’ - http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015...
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"In case you missed it, the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots used under-inflated footballs during their victory in the rainy AFC Championship Game on Sunday night. No, really. Under-inflated footballs. A real investigation. It’s happening. The same league that put in no effort to obtain video of a star player knocking out his wife inside of an elevator is expending time and energy to look into some potentially deflated footballs." - Mark H
"To some (mostly the conspiracy types, loons, Steelers fans, etc.), these accusations are just further confirmation that Bill Belichick and the Patriots are dirty, rotten cheaters who never follow the rules on their way to sustaining unparalleled success. To others (mostly those with brains, the ability for complex thought, etc.), the whole situation is pretty hilarious. I mean, really?... more... - Mark H
Article includes some quotes from former Pats and some quite amusing tweets from Matt Chatham in particular. - Mark H
Mark H
NFL Announces Divisional Round Games Will Appear Much Less Rigged - SportsPickle | SportsPickle - http://www.sportspickle.com/2015...
NFL Announces Divisional Round Games Will Appear Much Less Rigged - SportsPickle | SportsPickle
"NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that the league’s divisional round playoff games will not look nearly as pre-determined as last week’s wildcard round games did, most notably the Cowboys-Lions match-up." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Dean Blandino, the NFL’s director of officiating, said he has been working all week with the crews working this week’s games to make sure their game-changing calls are made “more in the flow of the game.” “I don’t want anyone just overturning calls with zero explanation this week,” said Blandino. “To the untrained eye, this weekend’s playoff games will appear to be above board. That is... more... - Mark H
"In unrelated news, the league also announced the songs that Katy Perry will sing during next month’s Patriots-Cowboys Super Bowl." - Mark H
Mark H
Playing football like a girl (via Eurosport's Facebook page)
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Sportswomanship. - Eivind
Thomas Page
statistics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... , Sabermetrics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
No-hitter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... The last no-hitter was thrown on June 08, 2012 and it was a collective no hitter using six pitchers by the Seattle Mariners against the L.A. Dodgers. It was the 10th combined no-hitter in MLB history - Thomas Page
Perfect game The feat has been achieved 23 times in the history of major league baseball—21 times since the modern era began in 1900, most recently by Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners on August 15, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... , List of Major League Baseball pitchers who have struck out... more... - Thomas Page
Eric Logan
LSU should be way ahead of Ole Miss. Lots of turnovers in the red zone.
Go Bayou Bengals. Finally no turner over in the red zone. 10 - 7 LSU 4th qtr. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Mark H
"All the NFL logos, if they were proper british gentlemen!" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Anika
Metta World Peace unveils teddy bear shoes - http://www.dramafever.com/news...
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"Last month, Metta World Peace announced that after signing with a Chinese basketball team, he would change his name to The Pandas Friend (with no apostrophe). The shoes will be available in November in black and white on Metta World Peace's website for $79.99. The site will also offer back and white panda T-shirts. The basketball player will be playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales, and he recently arrived in China to prepare for the upcoming season." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Eric Logan
A Twitter user promised free drinks for all if Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel and did 'money' sign. Sam responded. - - http://espn.go.com/sportsn...
A Twitter user promised free drinks for all if Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel and did 'money' sign. Sam responded. -
Before Saturday's St. Louis Rams-Cleveland Browns game, Twitter user @SquareKnight made the type of playful, hyperbolic statement that Twitter lives and breathes on: Rams vs Browns tonight. If Michael Sam sacks Johnny Football & gives the money sign, drinks are on me. For everyone in the world. Forever. — FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 23, 2014 - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
Mark H
Early days, but if we can just hold that position for the next 42 games...
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On a stroll back to the Premier League :) - Eivind from Android
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Mark H
In a stadium in Berlin fans are watching the Germany v Ghana game on their own couches. - https://twitter.com/World...
In a stadium in Berlin fans are watching the Germany v Ghana game on their own couches.
Mark H
You didn't win the game Iran but you won my heart*.
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(*) Recipients must be 18 or over. Prize may not be transferred. Monetary value of prize: 0.0000001p. - Mark H
Anika
In Landmark Decision, U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark For Redskins Football Team | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/default...
In Landmark Decision, U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark For Redskins Football Team | ThinkProgress
"The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus cannot be trademarked under federal law that prohibits the protection of offensive or disparaging language. The U.S. PTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued a ruling in the case, brought against the team by plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse, Wednesday morning. “We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the board wrote in its opinion." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Wow! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Anika
Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher reunite as Knicks hire Fisher as coach - Los Angeles Times - http://www.latimes.com/sports...
Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher reunite as Knicks hire Fisher as coach - Los Angeles Times
"Phil Jackson got his man. His second choice, anyway. A few weeks after Steve Kerr spurned New York by choosing Golden State, Jackson reached an agreement Monday with Derek Fisher to coach the Knicks, a Lakers reunion officially beginning with a Tuesday news conference 2,500 miles from Los Angeles." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Does he really take jump shots from that far to the side of his head? - Andrew C (✔)
Mark H
Ooh, lovely. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
It's like Val Doonican and Mike Ditka had a woolen baby - Pete
Eric Logan
In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One - NYTimes.com
Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too long to play, is too difficult to learn and has too many tiresome rules. Continue reading the main story Many of golf’s leaders are so convinced the sport is in danger of following the baby boomer generation into the grave that an internal rebellion has led to alternative forms of golf with new equipment, new rules and radical changes to courses. The goal is to alter the game’s reputation in order to recruit lapsed golfers and a younger demographic. - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
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#‎NFL‬ team that drafts Michael Sam will be iconoclasts—film says, he can really PLAY! You don't lead the SEC in sacks if you're soft! But the social baggage he'll bring into the locker is considerable—good luck!
The island of misfit toys up here in Seattle might be a good fit - Cult Hero from iPhone
@Bren: edit to your comment: "…the island of misfit toys [WHO CAN FLAT OUT PLAY] up here in Seattle…" - .LAG liked that
Well, that's part of why he would fit in :) - Cult Hero from iPhone
+1… and belated congratulations on the Super Bowl, about time the Pacific Northwest got a championship! - .LAG liked that
If he makes it that far, we'd welcome of good Von Miller replacement for the Broncos. - Eric - ill subliminal
…yup, @Eric… Broncos need to work on that defense, I think. But I could be wrong. I'm a NY Giants fan, so what do I know?—.LOLz! - .LAG liked that
Eric Logan
Errors in Inquiry on Rape Allegations Against FSU’s Jameis Winston - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/interac...
Errors in Inquiry on Rape Allegations Against FSU’s Jameis Winston - NYTimes.com
Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a popular Tallahassee bar called Potbelly’s. As she gave her account to the police, several bruises began to appear, indicating recent trauma. Tests would later find semen on her underwear. For nearly a year, the events of that evening remained a well-kept secret until the woman’s allegations burst into the open, roiling the university and threatening a prized asset: Jameis Winston, one of the marquee names of college football. Three weeks after Mr. Winston was publicly identified as the suspect, the storm had passed. The local prosecutor announced that he lacked the evidence to charge Mr. Winston with rape. The quarterback would go on to win the Heisman Trophy and lead Florida State to the national championship. - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
Florida State University Response To Today's NYT Story. http://fsunytimes.fsu.edu/ - Eric Logan
I truly don't understand why so many intelligent adults are fans and spectators of professional and collegiate sports. If the fact that most of the players are drug enhanced meatheads who don't belong on a college campus doesn't turn fans away, the obvious social agendas should be a turn-off. - Todd
Two quotes that stick out in this article: "“I learned quickly what football meant in the South,” said Mr. Ruiz, who grew up in New York State. “Clearly, it meant a lot. And with respect to this case I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”' and " It [Seminole Boosters] also paid roughly a quarter of the $602,000 salary of the university president, Eric Barron, who was recently named president of Penn State." - Todd
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Eric Logan
The federal government has opened an investigation of Florida State University's handling of the Jameis Winston case. - http://msn.foxsports.com/college...
The federal government has opened an investigation of Florida State University's handling of the Jameis Winston case.
The federal government has opened an investigation of Florida State University's handling of the sexual assault allegation against Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, FOX Sports has learned. And that investigation will also look back at all sexual assault cases involving Florida State students in the past three years. The question: Whether school administrators complied with their responsibilities under the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX. - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
CarlC
Mercer wins, dude does the NaeNae - SBNation.com - http://www.sbnation.com/lookit...
Mercer wins, dude does the NaeNae - SBNation.com
This is us right now. This is the whole Duke-hating world right now. Mercer's Kevin Canevari is all of us. - CarlC from Bookmarklet
It ain't hate. Just tired of the same-ole, same-ole. - CarlC
Eric Logan
We Only Need to Fill Out 425 Brackets Each to Win Buffett’s Billion. - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-o...
We Only Need to Fill Out 425 Brackets Each to Win Buffett’s Billion.
Warren Buffett’s Bracket Challenge* has put even more of a spotlight than usual on March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament. Buffett has offered a billion dollars to anyone who correctly predicts the outcome of all 63 games in the tournament. There are 2 possible outcomes of every game and therefore 263— 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, or about 9 quintillion—different brackets we could create, giving us a 1 in 9 quintillion chance of winning. Not so hot. - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
Eric Logan
FiveThirtyEight | FiveThirtyEight’s NCAA Tournament Predictions - http://fivethirtyeight.com/interac...
Anika
Falcons WR Roddy White wants to see how NFL punishes Jim Irsay - CBSSports.com - http://www.cbssports.com/nfl...
Falcons WR Roddy White wants to see how NFL punishes Jim Irsay - CBSSports.com
"Most of the conversation in the wake of Colts owner Jim Irsay's arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, along with four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, has been about a man struggling with drugs and how he "desperately needs help." But if this had been an NFL player instead of the man who pays them, the media and fan reaction would've been predictably different (see here, here, here and here, for examples)." - Anika from Bookmarklet
"And the double-standard was enough to make Falcons wide receiver Roddy White tweet about it. I want to see what the NFL does about this Jim Irsay situation if a player loses a game check no matter the amount he should lose a game day — Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 17, 2014 I'm guessing a million dollar fine will come which is nothing to a man that makes billions — Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) March 17, 2014" - Anika
Mark H
Anika
Lauryn Williams Becomes 5th Olympian Ever to Medal in Winter and Summer Games - The Root - http://www.theroot.com/article...
Lauryn Williams Becomes 5th Olympian Ever to Medal in Winter and Summer Games - The Root
"Track star Lauryn Williams is now the fifth Olympian ever to medal in both the Winter and Summer Games, Yahoo Sports reports. With bobsleigh partner Elana Meyers, Williams scooped up the silver in the two-woman bobsled event on Wednesday in Sochi, losing to the Canadian team by just 0.1 second, the news site notes. She won a gold just two years before in the 2012 London Games with the U.S. relay team. Meyers and Williams were originally expected to win but ultimately lost the gold because of a stellar final run by the Canadian team. Still, it was an impressive run for Williams, who has been participating in the sport for only about six months." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Lauryn Williams made an amazing feat. It's not lost on me that despite winning no medals in London or in Sochi, the media is *still* hyped up on Lolo Jones. - Anika
Eric Logan
Dallas sportscaster's shocking response to Michael Sam coming out as gay. - http://twentytwowords.com/dallas-...
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Really this means lot for Jamaica! Well done. - Akaash Prasad
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