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Former NSA director explains to Jake Tapper: airstrikes like ‘casual sex’

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http://twitter.com/#!/jaketapper/status/510560788378292225 On CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” former NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden expanded on his comment to U.S. News and World Report that “The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification but with very little commitment.” Airstrikes lack commitment, Hayden explained, while America’s allies and […]

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37 Stunning Photos That First Appeared In Sports Illustrated

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Over the years, photographers for the magazine have captured the greatest moments in sports. 1. Sports Illustrated this week laid off its six remaining staff photographers, and said it will rely on freelancers. “There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated,” Sports Illustrated director of photography Brad […]

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Dennis Miller’s slam on NFL officiating gets thumbs-up from Hannity

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http://twitter.com/#!/DennisDMZ/status/425092008319778816 Dennis Miller isn’t happy with the officiating at the Seattle Seahawks game against the San Francisco 49ers, and Miller thinks the quality of the calls is worthy of a certain public official: http://twitter.com/#!/DennisDMZ/status/425092732336345088 Perfect! Miller’s slam got Sean Hannity’s seal of approval: http://twitter.com/#!/seanhannity/status/425092845960458240 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/19/now-thats-funny-dennis-millers-slam-on-nfl-officiating-gets-thumbs-up-from-sean-hannity/

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Michael Moore’s big idea for pro football: Lots of artificial snow

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http://twitter.com/#!/MMFlint/status/410166740380041216 Sure, games played in the snow are entertaining, but wouldn’t using artificial snow be cheating? Not to Michael Moore, who’s sold on the idea of a field of the white stuff for every game — for safety’s sake. http://twitter.com/#!/MMFlint/status/410167637046755328 Of course, changing football to snowball will require a few adjustments to the rules. http://twitter.com/#!/MMFlint/status/410168240258949120 […]

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck makes brutal Benghazi point; Libs spew foul misogyny

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http://twitter.com/#!/For_My_Sake_4/status/512081524292722688 Asking for what? This: Imagine if everyone that asked for transparency in the #nfl @nfl Demanded that same #transparency in our #government #Benghazi #IRS — elisabeth hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) September 16, 2014 Bam. We’ve made that point at Twitchy before as well. The media demands answers about a cover-up from the NFL, but Benghazi? Crickets. […]

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The 10 Biggest Moments In Sports This Year, In Retweets

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Here’s the BuzzFeed Sports ranking of some of the most retweeted moments in 2014 from athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and a few others, according to Twitter data. 10. Henrik Lundqvist takes the ice in his first-ever Stanley Cup Final, fulfilling a lifelong dream. It took me 9 years, finally made it..My first […]

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‘Sounds legit’: Faux John Madden reports on the Vikings’ new RB

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http://twitter.com/#!/FauxJohnMadden/status/512123136004075520 @FauxJohnMadden Well since AP is gone maybe they'll sign a free agent. Ray Rice maybe? @RayRice27 — Matt (@matthewlerseth) September 17, 2014 Oh, they’ve signed someone new according to Faux John Madden. BREAKING: Vikings announce signing of new running back, Jadrian Petersin pic.twitter.com/1zCNmROZCd — Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) September 17, 2014 sounds legit RT @FauxJohnMadden […]

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Ravens claim ESPN article full of ‘numerous errors, inaccuracies’

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http://twitter.com/#!/shalisemyoung/status/513132482095755264 The Baltimore Ravens organization says it will address next week a series of “numerous errors” in an ESPN.com article on the team’s handling of the Ray Rice situation. My latest for @ESPN (w/ @KVanValkenburg): The Ray Rice case: Purposeful misdirection by team, scant inquiry by NFL: http://t.co/WYUfWwmDki — Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) September […]

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‘Just a PR move’? Anheuser-Busch’s statement on NFL greeted by some skepticism

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http://twitter.com/#!/HermHenry/status/511961544096100352 Anheuser-Busch evidently isn’t too pleased with the NFL right now: NFL beer sponsor, Anheuser-Busch, issues strong statement pic.twitter.com/HybXHjymDr — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 16, 2014 So, what does this mean for the NFL? @Believeland_216 @darrenrovell Now Roger's seat just got a little bit hotter. — ClevelandSportsMemes (@BrownsMemes) September 16, 2014 As ESPN’s Darren Rovell points […]

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Giants receiver Odell Beckham’s shoes are definitely in the Christmas spirit [photos]

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not going to be outdone in the cleats with a festivespirit category. Check out what he wore for today’s game between his team and the Carolina Panthers. Beckham’s opponent in today’s game, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, made his own fashion statement with the shoes he wore […]

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NY Daily News decides to ‘sack’ the Redskins, unveils kinder, gentler logo

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http://twitter.com/#!/NYDailyNews/status/507263721887248384 The New York Daily News is putting its foot down … about the Washington Redskins: http://twitter.com/#!/GregJKrieg/status/507308275160076288 Going forward, the Daily News will refer to the Redskins as just “Washington.” Oh, and that mean, nasty logo is out, too: http://twitter.com/#!/dcsportsbog/status/507307600221057024 Allow them to explain: Why drop the term now? Why not yesterday or last year? The answer […]

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Watch a Navy SEAL and his war dog rappel into Cowboys stadium [video, pics]

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http://twitter.com/#!/southerngirl101/status/529006326211686400 As part of the pregame at today’s Arizona Cardinals–Dallas Cowboys game, a Navy SEAL and his war dog rappelled into the stadium from the scoreboard to help with the coin toss: A member of the U.S. Navy Seals descends from the scoreboard with his dog prior to #AZvsDAL. pic.twitter.com/C3sPZ7b5ZE — NFL (@nfl) November 2, […]

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Oversight Committee OKs NFL hearings; Senators ask for zero-tolerance policy

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http://twitter.com/#!/DavidZavac/status/510128748541538304 Not necessarily. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform agrees to hold hearing on NFL policies at request of Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.). — MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) September 11, 2014 Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) explains that Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chair Darrell Issa and ranking member Elijah Cummings have agreed to hold a hearing on […]

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Michael Sam, ‘inspiration to all of us,’ cut from Cowboys practice squad

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http://twitter.com/#!/JoshEberley/status/524645041587761152 As desperately as Democratic candidates are trying to avoid any association with President Obama this fall, maybe it’s time for athletes and others to consider doing the same. Michael Sam’s drafting by the St. Louis Rams in May earned him the congratulations of President Obama in an official White House statement and the accolade of […]

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Solving the NFL’s image problem with one player. . .Tebow!

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http://twitter.com/#!/DerwinLGray/status/513348682507620353 Yep: The same people who helped drive Tim Tebow out of the nation's spotlight for being too "God-y" and nice are upset the NFL's full of thugs. — Hugs n Kisses (@Coondawg68) September 20, 2014 Y'all remember when Tebow having John 3:16 on his eye paint was the biggest scandal in football? — Brandon […]

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Bengals re-sign DT to help pay for his daughter’s cancer treatment

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http://twitter.com/#!/psmith23/status/507582333524770816 Devon Still, a defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, had his life change forever when on June 2 his four-year-old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage-4 neuroblastoma cancer. As you can imagine, Still wasn’t able to devote 100% to football as he cared for his daughter and the Bengals were forced to cut him from […]

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‘Greatest ending ever’: Patriots make huge coin toss blunder; Steve Harvey comparisons ensue [video]

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After winning the coin toss in overtime, the New England Patriots accidentally elected to kickoff to the New York Jets, rather than receive the ball. This resulted in the Jets scoring the winning touchdown. It instantly became fodder for jokes and ridicule toward the Patriots. Some have compared it to Steve Harvey’s inadvertent announcement of […]

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‘Alarm clock font’: Nike and Tampa Bay Bucs ruin NFL football uniforms even more

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http://twitter.com/#!/fergoe/status/440500780173250560 Yeesh. Nike and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled out a redesign of their team uniforms today. Football fans would like them to roll the visual vomit straight back and into the trash can. http://twitter.com/#!/bdomenech/status/440495100037464064 “Futuristic?” LOL. The alarm clock font is circa 1971. http://twitter.com/#!/HockeyBrunch/status/440495996078784512 http://twitter.com/#!/Stefmara/status/440493687605587968 Alas, not a joke. http://twitter.com/#!/TBBuccaneers/status/440487716581421056 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/03/alarm-clock-font-nike-and-tampa-bay-bucs-ruin-nfl-football-uniforms-even-more/

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Salon writer to debate ‘NFL’s toxic lies’ with nonexistent Rep. Steven Smith

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http://twitter.com/#!/Salon/status/506814170944532481 Salon (the real one, not the parody) decided to troll America today with an article by Steve Almond entitled, “The NFL’s toxic lies: Here are the worst excuses fans use to justify watching football.” Almond, proprietor of againstfootball.org, proposed to examine why millions of fans choose to justify to themselves why they watch “a violent, […]

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FCC Will Not Fine Broadcasters For Saying “Redskins” On The Air

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The word does not fit the FCC definition of obscenity. 1. The FCC released a statement Thursday saying it has “dismissed” a petition to make saying Washington’s NFL team name on air a finable offense. View this image › Mark J. Rebilas/Usa Today Sports Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. In September, a petition was filed […]

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‘Complete garbage’: Peyton Manning strongly refutes HGH ‘report’ by Al Jazeera

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An “investigative report” releasedyesterday by Al Jazeera alleged thatDenver quarterbackPeyton Manning used a human growth hormone in 2011. Manning issued a strong statement repudiating the report: The Colts, for whom Manning played in 2011, also released a statement. Manning has also retained Ari Fleischer to deal with the public relationsaspects of this story. Of course, […]

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Video: NFL stars kicks his 2-yr-old out of the house (It’s adorable)

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@Hawk @ajgreen_18 @Mo_12_Sanu Greatest instagram video ever!!!! — Adam Wolf (@AdamWolf77) October 24, 2014 Meet Austin Hawkins, the two-year-old son of Andrew Hakwins, a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. Andrew, who last year played for the cross-state rival Cincinnati Bengals, asked young Austin, “Who’s your favorite player?” Austin, however, answered with “A.J.” That would be […]

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NFL Investigation Into Ray Rice Incident Finds Officials Did Not See Elevator Video Before Public

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s report was released on Thursday. 1. On Thursday, former FBI Director Robert Mueller released a report detailing his investigation into NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice scandal. View this image › Jason DeCrow / AP Photo Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell The investigation was largely to determine […]

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The NFL is cracking down on players who wear the wrong headphones

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http://twitter.com/#!/NQS88/status/521389506595799040 Yes, you read that correctly. The NFL is now fining players who wear the popular “Beats” headphones instead of those made by NFL sponsor, Bose. And players are incurring fines rather than switch: NFL fines be damned, players are still wearing Beats headphones: http://t.co/KwWlXaeAT9 — Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 12, 2014 NFL players are still […]

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