Friday, August 28, 2015

Illinois Fires Head Football Coach




A week before the start of the college football season, Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas announced the firing of head football coach Tim Beckman, after a clearly long investigation...Thomas saying, "The preliminary information external reviewers shared with me does not reflect our values or our commitment to the welfare of our student-athletes, and I've chosen to act accordingly. During the review, we have asked people not to rush to judgment, but I now have enough information to make this decision in assessing the status and direction of the football program."

Beckman has been under investigation since allegations came out about him pressuring offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic to play while injured, and that he misled Cvijanovic about the severity of his injuries...

The investigation not only showed Beckman had influenced medical decisions , but also threatened to withdraw scholarships from players during their senior year, after they had finished the football season...

Thomas added, "Both of those findings are unsettling violations of University policy and practice and do not reflect the culture that we wish to create in athletic programs for our young people. I expect my coaches to protect players and foster their success on and off the field."

After finding out Beckman had been fired, Simon Cvijanovic told the Associated Press, "All I can say right now is I think it's a step in the right direction. It seems like there's more than just Beckman that needs to be held accountable."

Former Illinois defensive tackle, and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Akeem Spence said via Twitter,  "Illinois just got better !!!#illini"

Offensive Coordinator Bill Cubit will be the interim head coach for this season...

Beckman will not be getting the $3.1 million left on his contract, nor will he be getting $743,000 if he were to be bought out...In 3 season at Illinois he had a 12-25 record and 1 bowl appearance...

Based on what seems to be happening at Illinois...And the fact that Beckman is a loser, with a losing team, I'm totally in agreement with giving this TOOL his walking papers...But considering Cvijanovic came forward with his claims in May, I would have thought a place of higher-learning would have setup a timetable for their investigation, with a deadline...Because firing your head football coach a week before their sorry asses get rolled by little Kent State makes you look like there is still a shit-load of dysfunction going on there!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Patrick Kane Won't be Charged with Rape




I have been tracking the Patrick Kane Rape allegations for some TIME, and  I even went as far as to say, he was SET UP...I felt even more confident in that when the guy who was his driver on the night in question, a police officer, came out and said much of what the accuser said was bullshit...

Now, from information coming out from The Buffalo News, the Hamburg Police Department, and the Erie County District Attorney's Office, Kane won't be charged with Rape or Sexual Assault..."at this time"...The reason?  A lack of evidence...

Remember, in this country, the law says Innocent until proven Guilty...

It was reported yesterday that Kane had met with investigators...And later it came out from WGRZ, that no settlement agreements have been discussed...I'm glad to see that...I hate when people claim to be innocent while they pay accusers off...

A source via Sports Mockery that has been spot-on throughout this whole thing with details about the accuser, gave this bit of information...


"Kane will be cleared because of lack of evidence indicating a rape occurred. The alleged victim has been informed and is hysterical crying.

Investigators called the alleged victims lawyers last night , said not enough evidence to charge Kane “at this time” they will continue to investigate to see if any other leads or witnesses come forward."

Someone within the Buffalo Police Department also said,

"I was told that court security personnel and officers who are not currently on vacation were told they should remain the the area and available. Presumably for an upcoming press conference, however that could take a while."


Kane's lawyer, Paul Cambria has not commented...But they could be because he will prefer to do some grandstanding at a press conference, as those lawyers love to do...

Now, are all those people that automatically assumed Kane was guilty, and trashed him going to come out with apologies...Post articles with huge letters that say, 'We're Sorry We Called Patrick Kane a Rapist'....I fucking doubt it!



Monday, August 24, 2015

A Quick Monday Moaning




I bypassed the normal Monday Moaning in honor of my Traditional Beverly Potts post...But I came across a video that had to be shared...

Warren Sapp and Cris Carter speaking with last year's NFL rookies...A thing that is done every year, to help rookies look out for pitfalls, and how to adjust to NFL life, and blah, blah, blah...

Well now we know what is really being said there...






Cris Carter just told all those guys, go ahead and be an asshole...Be a criminal...Do whatever you want...Just have a friend on your payroll who is totally willing to go to jail for your ass, and the money you give him...

Unfucking believable....No wonder the number of crimes committed by NFL players are through the roof...They're being told it's okay, by a fucking Hall of Famer, who sits on the ESPN set each week, preaching the word of Jesus, and riding his high horse around town about how evil the Patriots are because they an under-inflated football...

Typical ESPN...Typical NFL....Typical Carter...

It was former 49er Chris Borland who brought this to light in and interview for stupid ESPN the magazine...Borland felt like he wanted to walk out while hearing this bullshit coming from Carter.

ESPN said in a statement, "We completely disagree with Cris's remarks and we have made that extremely clear to him. Those views were entirely his own and do not reflect our company's point of view in any way."


They're so tough aren't they?


Carter of course didn't stand by what he said, and took to Twitter to apologize.

Seeing that video has made me realize how wrong I was. I was brought there to educate young people and instead I gave them very...bad advice. Every person should take responsibility for his own actions. I’m sorry and I truly regret what I said that day.”


He knew why the fuck he was there...The only education he was there to give was to 'stay out of the police report...Don't get caught...Have a fucking fall guy to cover for you when you break the law, as you surely will, because you're in the NFL and that's what we do here!'


It's this bullshit why I can't support the NFL...Goodell is on a crusade for the proper inflation of footballs, while there have been 95 domestic violence charges against players in his league over the last 15 years...There are countless drug charges...Countless DUI's...Countless assaults, some murders and child endangerment...Then their are the brain injuries, which are leading to a growing number of suicides....

Don't send a couple star former players to tell these kids to stay away from problem friends, and leaches...Don't tell them how to handle their money wisely...Don't tell them to avoid bad situations...Juts tell them don't get caught.

Fuck Goodell!

Fuck the NFL!

Fuck Sapp! (i've had a couple Twitter wars with him)

Fuck Carter! Fake piece of shit! If there is a God, that Cris Carter is always preaching about....Please Lord, strike that mother fucker down with a bolt of lightning!


Where is Beverly Potts


(This is the Only blog post, that I go into the archives to repost...And until we know what happened Beverly Potts, I will continue to do so...August 24th 2015 marks the 64th anniversary of Beverly's disappearance...Amazingly, authorities may have some new CLUES...)



Friday August 24th 1951, 10 year old Beverly Potts vanished from her Cleveland neighborhood...Never to be seen again...The case is still open...And even though it has nothing to do with me...It haunts me...

She had disappeared after attending a showagon at Halloran Park....The showagon was a group of singers dancers, and other performers, that went from park to park near the end of Summer...Halloran Park was at the corner of Beverly's street, Linnet and 117th...

Beverly had gone there with her best friend and next door neighbor, Patsy Swing...Beverly was told she stay for the whole show...Patsy had to be home by dark...When it got close to 9:00 PM...Patsy left...She tried to get Beverly to come with her...But Beverly wanted to stay...And did...

Once it was 10:00 PM, Beverly's parents, and older sister became worried...Her father and sister went to the park to look for her...They came back with no signs of Beverly...They checked again...Her mother called the police...Later, after the police hadn't shown up...Her sister called the police again...It was now after midnight...The search was on...Her father Robert searched the neighborhood...Neighbors began to realize something was wrong...And started searching also...

By all accounts, Beverly was extremely shy...Especially around boys, and men...Even men she knew...So the thought that she would have left willingly with some one was highly doubted...Yet no one at the park had noticed any type of struggle, or anything alarming...It's estimated that there was 1500 people there...

Then Saturday morning came...No sign of Beverly...The neighborhood was in shock...The Cleveland police was working non-stop, lead by Chief of Detectives, James E. McArthur...Every lead...I stress every, was checked out...Hot lines were setup...All three Cleveland papers were covering the story, non-stop...

One of the scariest things to me, is the number of stories that came out...A woman down the block from the Potts house hearing a girl scream "I want to go home!" as a car sped by...A man seeing a young girl in a car with an older man...And then seeing that car in a field a short time later, about a mile or so away...The man beating the girl...A cab driver picking up a suspicious looking man and a young girl on 117th, and taking them to the bus station...These are just a few...You can't be sure what is true, and what isn't...But if any of them are true, why the hell didn't some one do something, or speak up sooner...

There was also many reports of people seeing a particular type of car...With a creepy looking person...Some accounts saying two people...Trolling around the park during the Showagon...

It's all so sketchy...Especially 60 years later...Yet...Even today...If a tip comes in...It's checked out...It's still an open case...Nothing has ever been found...

"The earth might as well have opened up and swallowed the child. She has vanished into nothing." -Ben R. Tidyman in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 9-4-'51

The Potts family was investigated...Neighbors interviewed...Classmates interviewed...Every know sex offender questioned...I was surprised to read how well the police kept tabs on sex offenders back then...Over the years, there have been many promising tips, that have just never panned out..

In 2001 letters were received at the Cleveland Plain Dealer...A dying man confessing to the disappearance, molestation, and murder of Beverly...On the 50th anniversary of the disappearance, he was going to turn himself in at Halloran Park...Then he sent another letter, just weeks before...Saying he has become to sick, and was being put into a nursing home...The Police checked everything and anything they could...The man was never found....Beverly has never been found...No trace of her has ever been found...

It's been said, that after Beverly's disappearance, Her mother Elizabeth, "seemed to be crying softly virtually all the time." I can only imagine. Elizabeth Potts died 5 years later, in 1956...

I said at the beginning that this story haunts me...I'm not sure why...I do know that it bothers me even more, now that I have kids of my own...My father grew up at Halloran Park...It was just steps from his childhood home...He knew of Beverly Potts...He's a few years older then her...She was friends with my aunt...

I had spent plenty of time at Halloran Park when I was kid...We'd walk up there when we were visiting my grandfather...I didn't find out about the Beverly Potts story until I was in high school...Although I didn't think much of it...But I always felt uneasy at the park after that...I took my wife there once...It was our first date that didn't start in a bar after work...We went ice skating there...But I still felt strange...I drive past Halloran everyday...And I think about what may have happened to that little girl...

I always think about how much better things were in our society, when i was kid...I knew there were kid touchers, and evil people...I was prepared for it...But it didn't seem to be too bad...Then I would think about when my parents were growing up, and how much better a time it was in the world...There couldn't be this much bad sh!t...Then I learned about Beverly Potts...And her story leads you to so many more horrible stories that happened back then...Clearly, this world has always been f**ked up....

I guess all we can do is prepare our children for the bad as best we can...While not forgetting to show them the good...

Many times you hear questions like, 'If you could ask God one question...What would it be?' Or some silly sh!t like that...I'd ask, WHERE'S BEVERLY POTTS?

Not that it would do any good for her family...They're all gone...Maybe it's just my Catholic upbringing that just wants that poor child's soul to finally rest peacefully.





For more on Beverly Potts case...There is a great book called "The Twilight Of Innocence" by James Jessen Badal.
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Beverly's page at The Charley Project... http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/potts_beverly.html
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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children... http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US

Friday, August 21, 2015

The NCAA is at it Again



Three years ago the NCAA forced the University of North Dakota to drop their Fighting Sioux nickname and logo...And while the University is trying to figure out what change the nickname and logo to, Alumni, students and fans, have yet to fully embrace the passing of their history...

So the cunts at the NCAA have piped up again, with a threat to North Dakota athletics...the NCAA has told the school that if a competing team were to file a complaint about fans continuing the use of ‘Fighting Sioux’ or ‘Sioux’ in chants, like in the anthem ending, “and the home of the Sioux!,"  the NCAA could sanction the athletic teams.

“Schools can be held accountable for their fans’ actions/behavior at school events,” said Gail Dent, the NCAA’s associate director of public and media relations...


University of North Dakota spokesman, Peter Johnson knows it will be hard for fans to except and embrace a new nickname/logo...Johnson made it clear that the school does not want to tell fans what they can and can't say and wear, as many fans still wear the classic Sioux logo...

“The president has said pretty consistently that people can certainly wear what they want to wear and say what they want to say within the bounds of, well, the kinds of things you can say.”


It was bad enough when the NCAA forced UND to drop their name...And that logo...One of the best in all of sports...And North Dakota was forced to be without nickname for 3 years...Somehow it was figured this would give the fan-base a cooling off period...Yeah, right...When was the last time you saw some one cool off and be okay after you fucked them in the ass, when they didn't want your money-grubbing-politically-correct-bullshit cock in their ass!?!


The NCAA picks and chooses who they screw over...No problem with criminals at Florida State and their Seminoles mascot/logo/nickname...UND had backing of multiple Sioux tribes, yet the nickname/log was deemed "hostile and abusive."  by the NCAA...The logo which was designed by Bennett Brien, a local artist and UND graduate of Ojibwa ethnicity....


The NCAA also picks and chooses what to take stands on...Student athletes who literally can't fucking read, at North Carolina are getting passing grades so they can play Football and Basketball...Student athletes can't except a free lunch from a coach, even if they can't afford to eat...But the NCAA is worried about nicknames...

This is the idiot shit they do...Just like politicians...'Look at this shiny thing over here, ignore the real issuses.'

They make a stink about something dumb, all in an attempt to distract us from the fact that they are a multi-billion dollar corporation making all that money on the backs of their unpaid employees! 

 The NCAA is said to be a non-profit organization that regulates college athletics...It was created to help, and protect the student athlete after major injuries and deaths had been occurring on the football field during the early 20th century, which was leading Universities to kill off their programs... 

I truly love college sports...But it gets a harder and harder each year to support this mess...the governing body is only worried about padding their bank accounts...The Universities have the same mindset...Is it any wonder you here so many college athletes saying, "I gotta get mine!"


As for UND...The school has been going through the process of adopting a new nickname...The list is now down to five....Fighting Hawks, North Stars, Nodaks, Roughriders and Sundogs. UND president Robert Kelley has also suggested the no nickname option after a large backlash of fans, students and alumni felt that was the best way to go...Either Fighting Sioux or no Fighting Sioux is their feeling...





Thursday, August 20, 2015

NHL Makes Deal with Adidas




News broke a couple days ago that Adidas has won a long-term contract to make uniforms for all 30 NHL teams, starting the 2017-2018 season...Adidas will be taking over for Reebok, a brand owned by Adidas...

The current deal with Reebok annually brings in the NHL $35 million...The new rights deal with Adidas will bring in double that...Adidas beat out Under Armour and Bauer Hockey for the deal...

This deal has many Hockey traditionalists worried about what type of changes Adidas will make to NHL jerseys...Myself, I would hate to see them fuck up the traditional look that so many of the teams have...Many fear that Adidas will add their signature three stripe style to the jerseys...I hope they will respect tradiotn, like they did with Notre Dame...Adidas was with Notre Dame Athletics for many years, and stuck with the traditional look...They added the signature three-stripe to practice jerseys, but game day gear was basically left alone...

Adidas sales dropped 7% last year, and they are looking to make a big turnaround...Future star Connor McDavid has already done a commercial promoting the brand...And talks have begun with Sidney Crosby, who's endorsement deal with Reebok will expire at the end of this month...

But there is another fear about Adidas and the NHL getting into bed together...Will this move bring what many have feared for years, but have seen coming...Advertising on the jerseys...We have seen it in junior hockey...We have seen it in European hockey leagues...The AHL...And many NHL teams have had an advertiser on their practice jerseys...But game jerseys...It just doesn't seem right...

Listen it seems natural in auto racing...As far back as I remember, and before me, ads were on race cars...But not on Hockey Jerseys...I'm sure Holy Hell would be raised if MLB tried it...

But the NHL wants to grow...And they want to line their pockets more...NHL officials project that ads on jerseys could bring in $4 million per team each year...

What's the saying?  Money talks and Tradition walks...Something like that!

Hey, I like India Reynolds in Adidas...



I'm not sure if I'll like hockey in it...


Then again, We like India Reynolds in or out of Adidas!




Monday, August 17, 2015

Freedom of Speech...Not So Much



After finishing this week's MONDAY MOANING, I did as I always do, went to link it on my Facebook page...It is also setup to auto feed into our YouGabSports Facebook Page...But it didn't feed in...And when I tried to link it on my "wall" this is what I got...


It didn't happen with other things I linked...Just Monday Moaning...Now when I link on Facebook, what I post can only be seen by my "Friends"...I have my shit setup pretty secure...The only other place I link is a "private group" of former Sporting News bloggers...So the post is not out there for getting into everyone in the world's feed...So it bothers me that person/persons considered a "friend" would report my posts as "Abusive"...If you don't like it, don't read it...Even better, if it bothers you, you can block it...Unfriend me, and even block me...I've blocked tons of fuckers!  It's just like TV or radio...You don't like what's on, turn it off!

But we live in this oversensitive, cry if I don't like something, because it's not politically correct, pussified fucking world...And all companies do what the crybabies wish...Even if it is only 1-2 people out of my whole list of "Friends"...

As expected I have had no help from Facebook support, because as we all know, support from any company these days sucks balls!


Since I started blogging 8 years ago, I have always found myself under attack, because I don't always take the popular view...And I definitely don't take the PC view...And honestly, I never minded taking on those fights...It gave me more material to rant with...But I'm sick of this shit...Last I checked, Facebook was an American company...America which offers us all the FREEDOM OF SPEECH...And last I checked, the Internet was suppose to be this glorious place filled with free speech and free thought...But it's all being overrun with crybabies...

I tried to link a blog from MY website, onto MY Facebook page, and I was blocked...Seriously...WHAT THE FUCK!?!  Some one explain how this type of retardation goes on!

I've heard all the criticism before...I've been told I objectify women by using the pictures I do at the beginning of each Monday Moaning...But that folks, is just plain ole, BULLSHIT...The pictures I use are of Models, Actresses, and other women who freely post these pictures of themselves for all to see...I am celebrating these women...Celebrating their beauty, sex appeal, strength, boldness, and maybe adding to viewers Spank Bank...I am not objectifying these women or any women...You are...Because you are insecure in yourself, your beliefs, your looks, your character, your strength...

Just because your beliefs/opinions and my beliefs/opinions are different, does not mean you are wrong...Or that I am wrong...It doesn't mean either one of us has a higher moral ground...We just see things differently...What happened to discussion? What happened to debate? Instead, this fucking world has bypassed the good that can come out of that, and now goes straight to "REPORT ABUSE."


I don't force my views on anyone...You have the option to click the link or not...You have the option to out click if you don't like it...You have the option to read on, and challenge my views in the comment thread...But instead, you choose to force your views on me anonymously with your asshole, crybaby, tactics...

I use to love the power and reach of the Internet and all the technology so easily at our fingertips...I'm not sure I have that same love...Is it wrong to wish for the 1950's and 60's era...Yeah, there were problems then too...This country was racist as fuck...But honestly, it still is...

But people didn't cry every time they didn't like something, or their views/beliefs were challenged...They debated...They discussed...They stood up for what the felt and believed, marched, protested, burned their draft cards, burned their bras, they were engaged...Today they just anonymously click "REPORT ABUSE" and move on to the next thing they don't like.