Sports

By NB Staff | November 5, 2011 | 10:50 AM EDT

Some really spectacular football games today ending with tonight's LSU vs. Alabama. Let's chat!

More good stuff tomorrow, as well as anything else you wanted to discuss about the weekend's sporting events.

By Noel Sheppard | November 5, 2011 | 10:27 AM EDT

PBS's Mark Shields on Friday took some childish swipes at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

During an Inside Washington discussion about who might be next to challenge Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination, Shields said, "Don't count out the chubby fellow from Georgia, Newt, the rehabilitated Newt Gingrich, carrying along a bogus IQ and some other baggage" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By NB Staff | October 29, 2011 | 9:36 AM EDT

Wow! What a great World Series! Care to talk about it?

Tons of great football games today and tomorrow.

Any other sporting events you want to discuss?

By Noel Sheppard | October 27, 2011 | 8:36 AM EDT

While the Left and their media minions celebrate the growing Occupy protest movement, these same people have likely been reveling in the Major League Baseball playoffs.

What these hypocrites ignore is that those that make it into professional sports in our country are part of the one percenters now being reviled by the demonstrators and the so-called journalists cheering them on.

Consider the average salaries of the two teams currently competing in the World Series:

By NB Staff | October 22, 2011 | 9:55 AM EDT

Tons of great sports this weekend from college football, the World Series, pro football, hockey, etc.

Let's talk.

By NB Staff | October 9, 2011 | 12:20 PM EDT

Great day of college football yesterday. Will the NFL follow suit today?

Anything else you want to discuss sportswise?

By NB Staff | October 8, 2011 | 12:25 PM EDT

Big day in sports between college football, baseball playoffs, hockey and basketball seasons coming, etc.

Let's chat.

By Ken Shepherd | October 6, 2011 | 5:15 PM EDT

A bad joke about President Obama that involved Adolf Hitler is apparently unpardonable to ESPN, whereas a crass sexual reference about former Gov. Sarah Palin (R), well, that may actually be riotously funny to some at the network.

ESPN today announced that it will no longer use Hank Williams Junior's "Are You Ready for Some Football" to promote the network's "Monday Night Football" programming after Williams's comment on Monday's "Fox & Friends" comparing the famous Boehner/Obama golf outing to Adolf Hitler playing golf with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

By Noel Sheppard | August 24, 2011 | 1:50 PM EDT

Andrea Mitchell had a delicious Al Gore "Look for the Union Label" moment on Wednesday's "Morning Joe."

In a discussion about famed Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball coach Pat Summitt's Alzheimer's revelation, Mitchell told the panel, "Title IX, you know, was so important as I was growing up" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Catherine Maggio | July 18, 2011 | 10:11 AM EDT

Gay “rights” and same-sex marriage have been all over the news lately. Sick of the issue? Why not tune to ESPN for the baseball scores and an update on the football lockout? But there, instead of “Web Gems” is … gay marriage.

ESPN is supposed to be in the business of sports, but lately the network has allowed social advocacy to creep into its programming, and the Disney-owned sports network’s take turns out to be identical to the pro-gay mainstream media.

By Tim Graham | June 26, 2011 | 7:30 PM EDT

How far would a New York sportswriter get in his career if he mocked a black liberal football player for sounding like he was playing without a helmet (brain-damaged)? New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica certainly feels safe trashing former NFL wide receiver David Tyree for opposing gay marriage:

On the sports pages we get the ex-Giant, David Tyree, who once made the greatest catch in Super Bowl history pressing a ball against his helmet one night against the Patriots in Glendale, Ariz.  and now sounds as if he might have occasionally played without one. A helmet. And this isn't because Tyree says he would give up his Super Bowl win to prevent gay marriage from becoming the law in New York.

By Mark Finkelstein | June 19, 2011 | 5:55 PM EDT

As Noel Sheppard reported earlier, in the show-opening feature of its coverage of the final round of the US Open golf championship today, NBC--twice--edited out the words "under God" from its clip of school children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clearly many Americans were offended and let NBC know about it.  Because later in the broadcast, host Dan Hicks issued an apology on behalf of the network. But NBC simply compounded one omission with another.  The apology spoke of "a portion of the Pledge" being edited out--but never mentioned that the omitted words were "under God."

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