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Eric Hosmer buys $20,000 in drinks for fans at KC bar

The Kansas City Royals completed their sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday to win their first playoff series since 1985, and they celebrated by inviting fans to a bar in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. Eric Hosmer, who delivered a 2-run home run in Game 3 and is batting .500 with a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruit 'catfished' into thinking he committed to Florida

Twitter/Gaines After the Manti Te’o fiasco in January of 2013, the college football world is well-versed with the concept of “catfishing” and the harm it can cause. This past week, we saw another example involving an amateur athlete. Nash Central’s Houshun Gaines is a three-star defensive end prospect who committed to play for the Florida Gators in front of all of his family...
Via College Spun
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

How much have sports rights increased in 30 years?

The following mind-blowing tidbit comes to us courtesy Twitter friend @TMM75.  It’s a New York Times article that briefly details a deal between the NBA and Turner Sports regarding their television contract for the 1984-85 and 85-86 seasons.  30 years ago, the new NBA TV deal was a mere footnote.  Today it’s a major story across sports, television, and the business world....
Via Awful Announcing
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arian Foster: Thursday Night Football is annoying

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is never afraid to talk publicly about the issues of the day. And just a few days until his team takes on the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football, Foster openly questioned whether mid-week games make sense for the league and its players (via the Houston Chronicle).  Thursday night football is annoying for players. I don’t know...
Via Sportsnaut
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Harbaugh would 'love' to return to Raiders

There has been a lot of talk about Jim Harbaugh lately, and a lot of it is not that positive. According to Pro Football Talk, “One league source tells PFT that Harbaugh would “love” to return to the Raiders.” Harbaugh began his coaching career with the Oakland Raiders in 2002 as the quarterback coach. The Raiders fired their coach last week. Harbaugh has started the 49ers...
Via cover32 - 49ers
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Troubling details emerge about Peterson's private life, charity

The Minnesota Star-Tribune has brought to light some very disturbing details about the personal life of Adrian Peterson.  Often times we believe that athletes are the image that is portrayed in the media or by the teams they are making millions times.  But that is merely a facade and we rarely know what type of person that athlete is when the lights are off and the cameras are...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Jaguars mascot mocks Steelers fans with ebola sign

First Jackson de Ville is doing backflips. Now he’s scaring the crowds. We’re not too sure why he would have this sign but this definitely got some people worried.   Well then. [BSO] The post Jaguars Mascot Had A Sign That Read ‘Towels Carry Ebola’ (Photo) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Romo: Texans fans made today feel like an away game

The Dallas Cowboys may be selling out their home games, but it’s the wrong fans buying all the tickets. There were so many Texans fans at AT&T Stadium on Sunday that the Cowboys had to go to a silent snap count … during a home game! “We played on the road today in that football...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pats honor Devon Still's daughter with tribute video

FOXBORO, Mass. — On-field competition was placed on the back burner for a few moments Sunday night at Gillette Stadium. During the third quarter of their game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the New England Patriots showed a video on the stadium’s Jumbotron honoring Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still’s daughter, Leah, who was diagnosed with pediatric cancer in June. The...
Via NESN.com
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets bench Geno Smith, turn to Michael Vick

The New York Jets offense gained only 60 total yards in the first half against the San Diego Chargers. And after trailing 21-0 at the half, head coach Rex Ryan had seen enough. He benched Smith, and it was then that Michael Vick would take the reins under center for the first time since being signed to a one-year deal. It’s important to note that Smith’s options were quite limited...
Via The Sports Daily
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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