Redskins name is racist against Native Americans and a disgrace to NFL

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It’s 2013, and Washington’s NFL team still uses the racist Redskins name. Under pressure from members of Congress to get a new name that’s not racist against Native Americans, the Redskins have enlisted conservative political pollster Frank Luntz to spin the team’s name, and trotted out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who said the Redskins’ name is “a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.” Even if the Redskins had been founded by W.E.B. Du Bois, were coached by John Thompson and were owned and operated by Desmond Tutu, their name would still be racist. Webster’s dictionary compares “redskin” to “kike” and “darkie” in terms of offensiveness. But what’s worse, and what makes…

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona investigated for tax fraud

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona investigated for tax fraud

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and his father Jorge are being investigated by Spanish authorities for allegedly defrauding the state of more than 4m euros. Just a year ago Lionel Messi was the king of football. That was until Bayern Munich demolished Messi and Barcelona on the way to the Champions League title. The Argentinian superstar and his father, Jorge Horacio, are suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns for 2007-09, Spanish authorities said. Messi and his father face up to six years in prison and a fine of more than 40m euros if found guilty. Tax officials allege money from Messi’s image rights was hidden from Spanish authorities through a complex web of shell companies…

Kansas University squeezes @KUboobs to cease-and-desist

Kansas University squeezes @KUboobs to cease-and-desist

Kansas University is famous for it’s strong basketball team, but it’s quickly gaining infamy for an other “asset”; boobs! The University issued a cease-and-desist order for a twitter account under the handle @KUboobs for selling merchandise with the KU brand on it. The titillating Twitter account @KUboobs has been getting a lot of attention as of late. Especially after revealing that it received a cease-and-desist letter from the University of Kansas. @KUboobs isn’t just a social media spank bank for pervy KU fans, it also sells fashionable merchandise such as KU wristbands. Kansas University athletics director Jim Marchiony said that they just want them to stop selling KU swag, and the University is not trying…

Tim Tebow to New England Patriots – fail or leap of faith?

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Tim Tebow’s career in the NFL isn’t quite over yet, as Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots plan to sign him on Tuesday if he passes a physical.   The Patriots will sign Tebow because their offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel still believes he made the correct call when he drafted Tebow in the first round of the NFL draft in 2010, when he was the head coach for the Denver Broncos. It appears like Tebow could be Coach Belichick’s latest reclamation project. Some, like Randy Moss, work while others, like butt-slapping Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, fail. Belichick also seems to really like messing with NY Jets Coach Rex Ryan. Ryan and the Jets cut Tebow…

Bulls vs Heat: Bulls stun MVP Lebron James in Game 1

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The Chicago Bulls went in to Miami and stunned MVP Lebron James and his Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series, winning 93-86. The night started on a happy note for Miami fans as NBA Commissioner David Stern presented Lebron with his 2013 NBA MVP trophy before the game. The Bulls must not have been paying attention. With all-star Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich both out with injuries and Luol Deng sidelined because of an illness, Jimmy Butler and Nate Robinson both stepped in up big time in the first game against Miami. Robinson scored 27 points, and Butler chipped in 21 points and a career-high tying 14 rebounds. The Bulls were…

Tim Tebow 2013 NFL season ruined by New York Jets

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Tim Tebow will no longer be Tebowing with the New York Jets in 2013 as he was waived by the NFL football team on Monday. General manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan told Tebow at the Jets facility on Monday morning that they were pulling the plug. If Tebow is not picked up off waivers, the Jets will have to pay him $1.5 million, due to terms of their trade with the Denver Broncos last years. The Jets will be able to free up about $1 million in salary cap space by cutting Tebow. Tebow had a less than stellar 2012 season with the Jets. He only threw for 39 yards on six completed…

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez bites player

Luis Suarez bites player

Luis Suarez is involved in yet another controversy after the Liverpool striker bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez started the latest fiasco on Sunday when he bit Ivanovic during their Premier League match at Anfield. The incident happened about halfway through the second half, with Liverpool behind 2-1, when Suarez sank his teeth into Ivanovic’s upper arm after a penalty-area disagreement. Ivanovic complained to the referee Kevin Friend, but Friend took no action. Suarez made a public apology last night to Ivanovic. “I am deeply sorry for my inexcusable behaviour earlier today during our match against Chelsea,” Suarez said. The Uruguay forward’s future at Liverpool may be in doubt after this latest controversy. Liverpool striker…

Kobe Bryant injury 2013: Lakers star out for the season

Kobe Bryant injury 2013: Lakers star is out for the season

Kobe Bryant sustained a devastating injury during a game against the Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Lakers star ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon while driving to the basket with a little over three minutes left in the game. The Lakers may have ended up winning 118-116 over the Golden State Warriors, but Kobe paid a hefty price. According to Lakers trainer Gary Vitti, Kobe will be sidelined for six to nine months because of his torn Achilles tendon. Kobe’s ruptured tendon is just the latest in a string of injuries plaguing the Lakers this season. There is a little bit of silver lining to this whole debacle: Maybe his teammates will actually be able…