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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:04 AM

Ex-Baylor football coach Art Briles and other former athletic officials tried to keep misconduct by football players hidden by creating a "see no-evil, report no-evil system," 

 

 a Baylor sexual assault survivor sued the school, alleging that 31 football players committed at least 52 acts of rape between 2011 and 2014, an estimate that far exceeded what regents told The Wall Street Journal in October. 

 

Regents said that 19 football players had been accused of sexual or physical assault, including four alleged gang rapes, since 2011. 

 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:11 AM

The Rottenness of the Olympics

 

The whole thing seems just joyless. An evil mix of external activity which looks colorful and fun- and a disturbing kind of inner emptiness. The human body deployed with great focus and efficiency, toward an empty end. A self-glorification that is at the same time very debasing to human nature.

 

Leni Riefenstahl set the style of all subsequent Olympics with her 1936 film, Olympia: The apotheosis of athleticism combined with neo-pagan spiritualized materialism. What recent events have added is a heavy emphasis on multi-culturalism and a creepy obsession with sex

 

It is an utter distortion of the traditional values of a country, rebranding it as a brave new world of multicultural diversity with any depth or true patriotic feeling completely expunged. 

 

Don't the Olympics now represent the excessive pursuit of physical as opposed to moral excellence and the deforming of nature by the absurd amount of training undertaken by the athletes in their lust for victory. The spirit of amateurism is well and truly dead. 

 

 

 

 

Rio 2016's decaying legacy as millions are spent to 'preserve' decrepit stadiums while hero athletes remain unpaid and the city itself is BANKRUPT
  • It's been a year since Rio stunned the world by holding a successful Olympic Games despite planning issues
  • But political scandals involving stolen public money have since plunged the country's economy into chaos
  • The city declared itself bankrupt after the Game and hospitals and schools have had to bear the brunt of cuts

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:58 AM

Colin Kaepernick 

 

2016

 

President Obama said Monday that Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is “exercising his constitutional right” by refusing to stand during the national anthem

 

 

NFL gleefully commits suicide 

 

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens are in England today for a game in London.  When the U.S. National Anthem was played both teams disrespected the USA and yet stood up for the U.K National Anthem ‘God Save The Queen’.   Think about that. 

 

The same people who said President Trump would never become president are now on TV saying Trump picked the wrong issue, the wrong fight. Watch what happens next. 

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 10:27 AM

 

Colin Kaepernick 

 

2016

 

President Obama said Monday that Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is “exercising his constitutional right” by refusing to stand during the national anthem

 

 

NFL gleefully commits suicide 

 

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens are in England today for a game in London.  When the U.S. National Anthem was played both teams disrespected the USA and yet stood up for the U.K National Anthem ‘God Save The Queen’.   Think about that. 

 

The same people who said President Trump would never become president are now on TV saying Trump picked the wrong issue, the wrong fight. Watch what happens next. 

 

 

https://theconservat...save-the-queen/

 

 

Of course, he's just being his usual racist self but other than that:

 

The NFL Owns A Day Of The Week

 

I'd like to see Colin Kaepernick urge a complete black-player boycott of the Alabama Crimson Tide.  Those players don't need to play for that team to get into the NFL. If he could pull that boycott off, we'd get to see if the plantation foreman who coaches that team for $11m a year could more than one game with only the white boys.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:44 AM

Tom Brady Throws The Long Ball Against Trump

 

 

Tom Brady joined dozens of other NFL players Monday by speaking out against President Donald Trump’s “divisive” criticism of players who choose to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and systemic racism.

 

The New England Patriots quarterback, who Trump has described as a “good friend,” said he “certainly” disagrees with the president’s recent comments, in which Trump called for NFL team owners to fire protesting players during a Friday rally in Alabama.

 

“I thought it was just divisive,” Brady said during an interview with Boston radio WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan” on Monday. “Like I said, I just want to support my teammates... I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust. Those are the values that my parents instilled in me and it’s how I try to live every day.”

 


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