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Winners and losers from the sports world in August

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Winners and losers from the sports world in August

The month of August for sports fans is the one that is filled with angst and opportunity. Your favorite college football teams are gearing up with faint hopes of winning a national championship, making a bowl game or just defeating your rival. Your favorite NFL team is in training camp, trying hard to prepare for the upcoming season while not injuring half of the starting lineup...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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The most bizarre sports stories from August

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Vanderbilt Posts Regrettable “We Don’t Need Your Permission” Tweet

Today will likely not be a good day to be part of Vanderbilt football’s social media department. Thursday morning, the school posted what was supposed to be a pump-up graphic, which features the phrase “We Don’t Need Your Permission.” Of course, they’re referencing success on the football field. But considering the school has been involved in a high-profile rape case allegedly involving...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Basketball team DQ'd from tourney for having girl on squad

The Charlottesville (Va.) Cavaliers made it all the way to the finals of the National Travel Basketball Association’s annual tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., this weekend, but their run ended abruptly because one of their teammates apparently wasn’t playing by the rules. And it simply was because she was a girl. The Cavaliers were disqualified from the tournament when officials...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the sports cameos in Sharknado 3

Wednesday night, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No premiered on Syfy, prompting millions of cable viewers to search for which channel the network occupied on its cable provider. While ratings were down in the third installment of this disaster cheesefest (despite shark attacks being prominent in current events), your Twitter timeline was surely flooded with #Sharknado3 posts. That social...
Via Awful Announcing
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons lands HBO deal, weekly show to start in 2016

Bill Simmons has found his next stop: HBO. The Hollywood Reporter reported last month that Simmons was heading to HBO, and the two sides made it official Wednesday. The former ESPN personality will have his own show beginning in 2016, and also will do work on HBO’s digital platforms. That includes podcasts, which Simmons did regularly while at ESPN through Grantland. We have...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Caitlyn Jenner hashtag was blocked by Instagram over hateful comments

Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night, and she gave an inspirational speech about a lifelong struggle that most of us can’t relate to. Unfortunately, some people who can’t relate to things react negatively to them. While Jenner received plenty of praise on social media, there were also...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL, CFB Playoff most-watched sporting events of 2015 to-date

Stop if you heard this before. Football is popular in the United States. The ratings and viewership prove it. Sports Media Watch has compiled the Top 50 most-watched sporting events of 2015 thus far and football games have grabbed 13 out of top 15 spots. The top non-football event on the list is the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship between Duke and Wisconsin on CBS which is...
Via Awful Announcing
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann leaving ESPN at end of July

From his days with Dan Patrick on ESPN’s SportsCenter to his tenure as a left-wing talking head on the cable news station MSNBC, Keith Olbermann has always been a controversial figure around both the sports and political worlds. So it was a bit of a surprise when ESPN decided to bring Olbermann back when he opted to re-enter the world of sports journalism two years back. It...
Via Sportsnaut
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPYs golf classic moving from Trump course

Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump is losing supporters left and right (pun intended) after making controversial remarks claiming Mexico sends people over to the United States who have “lots of problems.” ESPN is the latest faction to separate itself from Trump. The “sports leader” made the decision to move their ESPY Celebrity Golf Tournament from...
Via Sportsnaut
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN denies censoring Keith Olbermann commentary

ESPN has issued a statement in response to a report saying they have censored Keith Olbermann’s commentary on his ESPN TV show “Olbermann.” In their response, ESPN PR says Olbermann has never been told any topic is off limits or that he has to dial down his commentary in order to be re-signed by the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Brown still stinks at sports in new 'Peanuts' trailer

Good grief, Charlie Brown. Everyone’s lovable loser is coming to the big screen this November, as “The Peanuts Movie” will offer a new take on the timeless comic strip. It’s no secret Charlie Brown wasn’t exactly the best athlete in the original comics. (We wouldn’t choose him for a game-winning field goal kick, especially if Lucy is the holder.) So will Charlie finally...
Via NESN.com
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Five athletes from the 'Jurassic Era' still making an impact

By Vincent Frank Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt has been all the buzz in recent days. The latest venture in the movie franchise premiered in theaters on Friday and from most accounts, it’s expected to be one of the the summer’s bigger blockbuster flicks. Who wouldn’t want to spend two hours watching dinosaurs rap apart human flesh on a grand scale? It sure the heck...
Via Sportsnaut
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Costas rips ESPN for giving Caitlyn Jenner courage award

Shortly after Bruce Jenner unveiled her new identity and introduced herself to the world as Caitlyn Jenner, ESPN announced that it would be presenting the Olympic gold medalist with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs in July. Bob Costas thinks that is a shame. During an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Cardale Jones throws first pitch before Indians game

Ohio State quarterback and Cleveland native Cardale Jones threw out the first pitch before last night’s Indians game. As you might expect, his offering was a bit different than the lollipop tosses that typically serve as first pitches.  After a big ovation from the Cleveland crowd, here’s what Cardale Jones delivered. pic.twitter.com/buOwouBoDq — Austin Ward (@AWardESPN...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: Bill Simmons to partner with Jon Stewart on new project

Former ESPN personality Bill Simmons is rumored to be partnering with Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, on a new project.
Via Gamedayr
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Eight moments that led to the Bill Simmons-ESPN divorce

It’s been seven days since John Skipper channeled his inner Donald Trump (or Vince McMahon as the case may be) and told the world that he no longer required the services of Bill Simmons.  While we still don’t know what the immediate future holds for the two sides as what remains of Simmons’ ESPN career hangs in limbo, we can look back at how we got to this point. The ESPN...
Via Awful Announcing
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

Mo'Ne Davis' forgiveness of a college baseball player for a tasteless tweet doesn't mean that a woman's worth should ever be compromised. Ever. The post Be Careful How Loudly You Cheer On Mo’ne Davis’ Olive Branch appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The 10 lamest team names in sports

The 10 strangest, lamest and least intimidating pro sports team names.
Via Athlon Sports
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The 6 Anti-Sportsmen of 2014

2014 was a banner year for the anti-sportsmen. Roger Goodell, Donald Sterling, Ray Rice, Luis Suarez and others displayed the opposite of sportsmanlike behavior The post TSFJ’s 6 Anti-Sportsmen Of 2014 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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