Funny, Good Idea, Politics, Sports
‘Trump 2020’ Banner Unfurled at Yankee Stadiumby Shifra on July 31, 2018
Wow, those “Russians” are so sneaky, smuggling in a Trump banner into Yankee Stadium 🙂 Via Fox News. A huge “Trump 2020” banner was unfurled at the New York Yankees game on Sunday by fans of the president’s early campaign push. Displayed from a balcony at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the sign urged voters to “Re-Elect Donald J. Trump.” It also flaunted the words “Keep America Great,” which President Trump has said would be his re-election campaign slogan…. Scene at Yankee Stadium during yesterday’s contest against the Kanas City Royals. pic.twitter.com/veJEVgkVIE — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 30, 2018
IOC: U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Violated Rules With Patriotic Designby Shifra on February 13, 2018
The IOC might ask the women to change their masks to something “more neutral” than an image of a bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty. My suggestion: Maybe a pic of Otto Warmbier dragged off in chains by N. Korean guards. Via Washington Times. Team USA women’s hockey goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby are playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics wearing goaltender masks with a patriotic design. It includes an American-themed shield, a bald eagle and an image of the Statue of Liberty. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that runs afoul of their rules. Hensley and Rigsbymay be told to change their masks to something more neutral, according to reports. The IOC has guidelines for what athletes...
Super Bowl Ratings Slip To 8-Year Lowby Tammy on February 5, 2018
Not surprised. The NFL and the players have taken the audience (and much else) for granted. We must always remember the power of our choices, which signal what we’re willing to put up with. Via Deadline Hollywood. As emotional as NBC’s This Is Us was last night, it couldn’t lay a historical glove on the relentless drama of Super Bowl LII as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the skeptics and the New England Patriots to win their first Vince Lombardi Trophy. Scoring a 41-33 victory over odds on favorite Tom Brady and crew, the City of Brotherly Love’s NFL franchise’s win on Sunday also halted the 2017 champion Patriots from claiming a sixth Super Bowl to match the Pittsburgh Steelers for...
World Series Game Plays ‘God Bless America’ During 7th Inning Stretchby Shifra on October 25, 2017
Love this! And, added bonus: Libs freaked out on Twitter 🙂 Via BizPac Review. God Bless America! Thank you God and America! Look NFL no whinny NFL babies #GoStros @nflcommish #BoycottNFLSponsors @MLB pic.twitter.com/mGSPF8kMtY — IBC Medias (@ByChauvin) October 25, 2017 The song choice, God Bless America, immediately led to a backlash from the Perpetually Outraged…. @FOXSportsPR why do you guys air God Bless America when it only sings to Christians and divides? But won’t broadcast anthem protests?? — Travis Sherman (@pennywisechao) October 25, 2017 The paranoia is so great in this new era of McCarthyism, the players are standing with their hands over their hearts for God Bless America. #WorldSeries2017 — Elisabeth (@EquaLiza333) October 25, 2017 Ew, they replaced 7th...
Pence Walks Out Of Football Game After Players Kneelby Tammy on October 8, 2017
Good for him. Several San Francisco 49ers players reportedly knelt during the anthem. All Colts stood for the anthem. Via USA Today. Vice President Mike Pence said he left Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game after several players from the San Francisco 49ers chose to kneel during the national anthem. “I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence wrote in a tweet. At least 15 players from the 49ers were seen kneeling during the anthem. Colts players stood arm-in-arm. Pence has followed President Trump’s lead by criticizing players who do not stand for the anthem. Last week approximately 30 players from the 49ers kneeled in...
Update: ESPN Explains Pulling ‘Robert Lee’ Off Upcoming College Football Broadcastby Vintageport on August 23, 2017
**Bumped Up From TAM Wire. Posted by Vintageport** Yes…ESPN has lost tens of thousands of viewers and subscribers over the past 5 years due to their liberal shenanigans. But this one takes the cake. They have dropped an announcer from the upcoming Virginia-William and Mary football game because his name may offend some snowflake viewers. His name is Robert Lee. Never mind that, unlike his namesake of Civil War prominence, the modern day person is of Asian descent. You cannot make this stuff up. Via NewsBusters. ESPN has drop-kicked one of its college football broadcasters from the Virginia vs. William & Mary game, on Sept. 2, for no reason other than his name is “Robert Lee.” This is no joke....
ESPN Anchor Admits Network Failing Because Of Politicsby Tammy on April 28, 2017
And she’s right. This is a follow-up to this story: ESPN is laying off 100 employees, including some of its biggest names Via Daily Wire. If those who feel that the reason ESPN is sliding off the cliff is their insistence for waxing political while ignoring sports needed ammunition, they’ve got it now: a famed ESPN host who has served the network for 25 years agrees with them. On Thursday, SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn admitted that the huge staff reductions announced this week are a result of the network’s penchant for broadcasting politics instead of sports. Appearing on 77 WABC’s Bernie and Sid Show, Cohn said one reason for the cutbacks was the political nature of the network’s programming. She...
Moonbat New England Patriots Fans Now Rooting for The Falcons…Because Trumpby Shifra on February 5, 2017
Can’t Libs just calm down for a few hours and enjoy the game? Via WSJ. ….You’d think this was shaping up to be an incredible year for Patriots fans. But there is a problem. It comes down, like so much of this nation’s discontent, to politics. The problem is Donald Trump…. In 2015 reporters spotted a “Make America Great Again” hat in Mr. Brady’s locker. He later acknowledged, “We’ve played golf together many, many times and I’ve always had a good time with him. He’s been a friend of mine.” As for Mr. Belichick, he was photographed with Mr. Trump at Mar-a-Lago not long after winning the Massachusetts primary. And they were smiling! Mr. Kraft has described Mr. Trump as...
Video: Hillary Happy Chicago Cubs Are in ‘Super Bowl’by Shifra on October 27, 2016
This is almost as ridiculous as Hillary announcing, as she ran for the Senate from NY State, that she was a life-long Yankees Fan. Hillary’s mix-up starts at the 18:45 mark. If you do watch the entire video, you will want those eighteen minutes back…trust me. You’re welcome. Via American Mirror. ….After one of the hosts showed her his t-shirt featuring a photo of Clinton in a Yankees hat, he said, “I heard you were a Cubs fan,” about halfway through the interview. “I am,” she responded, “that’s my National League team.” “Y’all in the Super Bowl, I mean the World Series,” he said. “Yeah, we’re in the Super Bowl,” Clinton said, before the other hosts jumped in to correct...
Two US Olympic Swimmers Removed from Flight at Rio Airportby Tammy on August 17, 2016
Uh oh. It still looks like Lochte got out of the country, Feigen is still stuck there and now two other swimmers who were with Lochte the night of the alleged robbery have been stopped from leaving the country. This story gets stranger and stranger. I don’t trust the government of Brazil. Maybe they think Obama will pay a ransom for them. All I know is we better get our Olympians out of there asap. Via USA Today. Two U.S. swimmers who were with Ryan Lochte the night of an alleged robbery were removed from a flight at a Rio airport on Wednesday night as they tried to leave the country. Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off their...
Rio: Fans Pressure Egyptian Not To ‘Shame Islam’ By Contending Against Israeli. UPDATE: Loses Match to Israeliby Shifra on August 12, 2016
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby The “spirit of the Olympics,” not exactly alive and well…. Via Algemeiner. An Egyptian judoka is being pressured on social media not to show up for his scheduled Friday-afternoon fight against an Israeli contender at the Olympics in Rio, the Hebrew news site nrg reportedon Thursday. According to the report, in spite of repeated assertions from the chairman of the Egyptian Olympic Committee that Islam El Shehaby will appear on the mat for his slated match against Israeli judoka Or Sasson – going as far as to warn the athlete that, if he fails to do so, his Egyptian citizenship will be revoked – calls from fans on Facebook and Twitter for him to shun...
Lebanese Refuse to Share Bus With Israeli Athletes at Rio Olympicsby Shifra on August 7, 2016
The mission of Olympic Spirit is “to build a peaceful and better world in the Olympic Spirit which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” Hmm… Via Times of Israel. Members of the Lebanese delegation to the 2016 Olympic Games refused to travel on the same bus as their Israeli counterparts to the opening ceremony in Rio on Friday, with some attempting to block athletes from entering the vehicle, according to a report by an Israeli trainer who claimed to have witnessed the scene…. “The bus driver opened the door, but this time the head of the Lebanese delegation blocked the aisle and entrance. The organizers wanted to avoid an international and physical incident and...
Does the Olympic Team USA Blazer Resemble the Russian Flag?by Shifra on August 2, 2016
Lots of Tweeps seem to think so. Via Daily Mail. Russian athletes may be lacking at the Rio Olympics – but it appears the country’s flag will be on the chest of every athlete in Team USA at the Opening Ceremony. On Friday, designer Ralph Lauren and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) unveiled the parade uniform American athletes will wear as they enter the Maracanã Stadium on August 5. The Polo Ralph Lauren outfit consists of a navy blue blazer, with a striped T-shirt and white jeans – and is based on an ‘all-American palette of red, white and blue.’ The company released a promotional image of Team USA’s Ryan Lochte, Jordan Burroughs, Melissa Stockwell, Conor Fields, April Ross...
ESPN Gives Humanitarian Award To Mizzou Football Team For BLM Strikeby Shifra on June 22, 2016
Humanitarian award for a strike leading to massive campus protests which resulted in a 25% enrollment drop and a budget loss of $32M. Nice going, ESPN. Via Daily Caller. ESPN announced it will give the University of Missouri (MU) football team a special humanitarian award in July for the team’s strike, which led to the the school’s president being fired and a massive drop in enrollment. Last fall, MU was hit by a wave of protests led by Concerned Student 1950, which claimed the school was a hotbed of racial animosity in need of drastic change, starting with the removal of college president Tim Wolfe. The protest received limited, mostly local attention, until early November, when an absolute bomb dropped....
Maria Sharapova Explains Drug Test Fail; Nike, Porsche, Tag Heuer Suspend Tiesby Tammy on March 8, 2016
Sigh. Via Sydney Morning Herald. Three of the world’s premier brands – Nike, Porsche and TAG Heuer – have suspended ties with Maria Sharapova after she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. One of the best female tennis players of her generation, Sharapova said at a news conference on Monday that she had been taking meldonium for health reasons for a decade and had not noticed when it was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency as of January 1. Failing the test could cost the tennis player a spot at the Rio 2016 Olympics and the $298,000 she won in January at the Australian Open. “We are saddened and surprised by the news about Maria Sharapova,” said Kejuan...