Univ. of Minn. wants Redskins to wear throwbacks for Vikes game

The University of Minnesota wants nothing to do with the Washington Redskins’ nickname. It already has been reported that the school, which is hosting the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium this season while the Vikings’ new home is under construction, is pushing to stop the word “Redskins” from being uttered or printed in any official capacity when Robert Griffin III...
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers GM Thompson: ‘Great to have Favre back’

The Green Bay Packers have been waiting for the right time to bring Brett Favre back as a part of the franchise, and that team has finally come. Favre and the Packers announced that he would come back to the team next year and have his jersey retired and be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame, which is a great piece of news for any Packer fan that watched Favre’s career in...
Via Sports-Glory
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Howard's mansion will have $80K in doorknobs

The doors for Ryan Howard's departure from Philadelphia had been opening and closing pretty quickly leading up the the trade deadline last week and most parties said the Phillies first baseman's price tag was just a little too expensive.And it apparently takes the same amount of extravagance to open the doors inside Howard's new Florida mansion as well.Details of the $5.8 million...
Via The Other Paper
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL owner want to help Raiders move to San Antonio

Former Minnesota Vikings owner Billy Joe “Red” McCombs opened eyes and dropped some jaws on Thursday when he told the San Antonio Express-News details of Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis’ meetings in San Antonio concerning a possible relocation. McCombs not only claimed that Davis wasn’t using San Antonio as a bargaining chip to get a new stadium, but that McCombs himself...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Head of Officiating seen on Cowboys party bus?

This could make for a nice little scandal to bide time between now and the start of the NFL regular season. It appears that the head of NFL officiating Dean Blandino went out for a night of partying with Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones and a few “lovely ladies.” If you don’t want to take our word for it, check out this photo.  Courtesy of TMZ That very well appears...
Via Sportsnaut
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Most miserable sports cities in the United States

Forbes just recently released its list of the 10-most miserable sports cities in the United States. And the findings were extremely interesting. In order for a city to be considered for this distinction, it has to have 75 accumulative years of professional sports teams in the four major sports (MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL).  Sadly, the city of Atlanta topped this list with Philadelphia...
Via Sportsnaut
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Store offering refunds for Andrew Wiggins Cavs jerseys

Last week, it became a harbinger of things to come when the NBA Store pulled Andrew Wiggins Cavaliers jerseys off their store and they were no longer available for sale. Thursday Wiggins Cavaliers jerseys became a collector’s item — like my Steve Francis Vancouver Grizzlies card — when the Cavaliers traded the top overall pick to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love. That deal will...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Rainey puts former Colts teammate on blast via Twitter

It seems someone is still bitter about getting cut by the Indianapolis Colts.While watching Indy's preseason game against the Jets on Thursday night, recently released running back Chris Rainey put former teammate Daniel "Boom" Herron on blast via Twitter, following Herron hauling in a touchdown pass in the second quarter.Rainey deleted the tweets shortly after he sent them. But...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson caddying for Paulina, golfing at Idaho resort?

Despite the up-and-down nature regarding the reporting on Dustin Johnson’s absence from the PGA Tour in the coming weeks and months, reports indicate that even if he isn’t seeking “professional help,” as his statement announcing his leave of absence suggested he intended to do, he is making sure that he is surrounding himself with loved […] The post Dustin Johnson reportedly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA grants autonomy to power conference to write own rules

Seismic changes could be on the horizon for college sports. The NCAA Board of Directors voted Thursday to grant the five power conferences the ability to write many of their own rules separate from those put in place by the NCAA. Under the new system, the so-called “Power Five” (the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, SEC and Pac-12) can vote to deviate from many of the NCAA’s long-standing...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant issues statement, withdraws from FIBA World Cup

News is breaking on Thursday that Oklahoma City Thunder forward and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has withdrawn from Team USA’s FIBA World Cup team. Apparently Durant contacted head coach Mike Krzyzewski Thursday afternoon and told him he was physically and mentally drained from the season and needed a break. The 25-year-old was one of the cornerstones of the team and will leave...
Via Rumors and Rants
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN suspends Dan Le Batard over LeBron billboards

I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, but guess it was. ESPN has removed Dan Le Batard from the air for 2 days;it is upset with his radio show taking out "You're Welcome LeBron"billboards inCleve. — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) August 7, 2014 … An ESPN statement says Le Batard's "recent stunt does not reflect ESPN's standards and brand. Additionally, we were not made...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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