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1  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Evander Holyfield son scores 7 times and I'm not talking about Baby Mama's on: Today at 07:14:39 AM
I heard his Baby Mama's gave him the nick name "REAL DEAL" Holyfield...... nod lol tiptoe
2  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: HBCU Sports Introduces FCS/Division II Fan Poll on: Today at 07:11:11 AM
I submitted the FCS poll and now I can't see the options in the DII poll.  Does this not work with Chrome?

I think you have to complete both polls before submitting. It did the same thing to me and I am using the terrible terrible Internet Explorer....Better known as Mr. Freeze.
3  Discussion / Sports Forum / Evander Holyfield son scores 7 times and I'm not talking about Baby Mama's on: August 31, 2014, 08:15:08 PM
Woodward Academy star Elijah Holyfield, son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, scored seven touchdowns in the War Eagles’ 45-13 win over Decatur on Friday. Holyfield returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a score then added six touchdown runs. He finished with 147 yards rushing.

4  Discussion / Sports Forum / Michael Sam cut by Rams on: August 30, 2014, 03:05:41 PM
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources.

Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks.

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Michael Sam had a team-high six tackles in the Rams' final preseason game but didn't make the 53-man roster.

Westbrooks is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot.

Sam officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. From there, the other 31 teams will have 24 hours to put in a claim for Sam.

According to one league source, the Rams would like to bring Sam back to their 10-man practice squad.

The Rams spent a seventh-round draft pick, No. 249 overall, on Sam in May's draft. In arriving in St. Louis, Sam joined a team about two hours from the Missouri campus where he went to school, but also one loaded with defensive line talent. Sam put together a solid preseason performance, coming up with 11 tackles and three sacks. In Thursday night's preseason finale against Miami, Sam finished his preseason work with a team-high six tackles.

After the game, coach Jeff Fisher offered an endorsement of Sam's ability.

"I believe he can play in this league," Fisher said.

Teams can begin signing players waived in the final round of cuts after the waiver period ends Sunday.
5  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Woman Squeezes Ex-Boyfriend’s Testicle Out Of Scrotum on: August 29, 2014, 07:18:52 AM
I cringe when reading this.
6  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: UH OH, South Carolina! on: August 29, 2014, 07:14:20 AM
Two or three more games like that and they will be talking about Kenny Football for the Heisman.
7  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests on: August 28, 2014, 09:11:15 PM
(Reuters) - A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, says law enforcement met a broad public outcry over the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown with "militaristic displays of force and weaponry," (and) engaged U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."

The lawsuit seeks a total of $40 million on behalf of six plaintiffs, including a 17-year-old boy who was with his mother in a fast-food restaurant when they were arrested. Each of the plaintiffs was caught up in interactions with police over a period from Aug. 11 to 13, the suit allege.

Named as defendants are the city of Ferguson, St. Louis County, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Delmar, Ferguson police officer Justin Cosmo, and other unnamed police officers from Ferguson and St. Louis County.

Neither the city, county nor police departments had any immediate comment on the lawsuit.

The lawsuit followed nearly two weeks of racial strife in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where Brown's killing prompted protesters to take to the streets. Some stores were looted in nightly protests, and police responded with riot gear and moved in military equipment to try to quell the turmoil.

One of the plaintiffs alleges she and her son were in a McDonald's restaurant when several police officers with rifles ordered them out. According to the suit, an officer threw her to the ground and handcuffed her, with she and her son both arrested.

Another plaintiff alleges he was trying to visit his mother in Ferguson when several police officers in military uniforms in her neighborhood shot him with rubber bullets. When he fell over, he was beaten and sprayed with pepper spray, the lawsuit says.

Two other plaintiffs say they were peacefully protesting when officers in riot gear fired on them with tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades. A separate plaintiff says he was trying to record footage of the protests when police took his camera and arrested him.

"This is a blatant example of how police handle African-Americans ... how it can go terribly, terribly wrong. You have a right to peaceful assembly," said attorney Reginald Greene who brought the case.

Police have said police officer Darren Wilson shot Brown in an altercation on a residential street when the officer asked him to move out of the road. Some witnesses have reported that Brown was holding his hands up in surrender when he was shot multiple times, including twice in the head.

A St. Louis County grand jury has begun hearing evidence in the case. The U.S. Justice Department has opened its own investigation.

(Reporting by Carey Gillam; Editing by Peter Cooney
8  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: ALBANY STATE NOTEBOOK: Rams continue to work on fundamentals on: August 28, 2014, 01:17:16 PM
Even though it may seem like it's not good. If they do not know, they still have to be taught. Some NFL draftees do not make it because of fundamental failures. I don't know how other schools get their kids prepared but we need to find a way to get ours prepared. Especially if they are new comers trying to learn the process and the playbook. I figure offense should be better off because they know what they're going to run. All they have to do is get out there and try to execute. The defense has to adjust to whatever comes their way when it comes. Not knowing what play it will be. And, if the players are new... probably makes it more difficult. I do wonder why some schools seem to be more prepared than we are.
9  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Did Jesse Jackson deserve this treatment? on: August 28, 2014, 07:14:50 AM
The thing now is who is going to step up to the plate. Who is ready to take on all of the hog wash they will be receiving from all aspects of life. It's very easy to say you're not doing us any good. We need a new leader. These days people don't want to follow and they damn sure don't want to lead. Hell, if your population is over 71% black and you can't vote your own people into power that tells me a lot about you. Police dept is over 70% white in a 71% black town.
10  Discussion / Sports Forum / ALBANY STATE NOTEBOOK: Rams continue to work on fundamentals on: August 27, 2014, 06:39:59 PM
With opener still a week away, Albany State continues to work on little things

ALBANY — As the third week of practice concludes for the Albany State University football team, coach Mike White doesn’t think it’s time for his team to begin hitting someone else.

While the team is still riding its late-season momentum from last year, White doesn’t want his team to repeat how it started last year when the team opened the season 1-4 before rattling off five straight wins and the SIAC championship.

“We’re coming along,” White said. “We’ve still got a ways to go, but we’re slowly making progress.”

White has repeatedly said his goal is to make sure the younger players fit in with the returning players. The Rams open the 2014 season on Sept. 6 at national power Valdosta State.

“I just thought it took us too many games last year to come together as a group and find our weaknesses and strengths as a team,” White said. “It took us probably until midseason last year before we started playing better. I’m just hoping we can get it together before we face our first opponent.”

Before Albany State tackles Valdosta State next week, White and his coaching staff continue to work on fundamentals and developing players, one of the bigger reasons he’s not in a hurry for the games to start.

“We’re still trying to learn what we’re doing,” he said. “We’re still trying to make sure we are where we’re supposed to be in our coverages and our blocking assignments. Right now with so many new guys, we’re still in more of an alignment-assignment type of thing. We’re in more of a teaching mode right now.”

ATKINS READY TO GO: Senior wide receiver and former Mitchell County standout Jessie Atkins missed some earlier practices with nagging injuries. However, the 5-10, 180-pounder was back catching passes from quarterback Frank Rivers on Tuesday.

“Jessie, he’s had quite a few (injuries) over his career here,” White said. “But he is our top receiver and a very good leader. He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do here. He played hurt here a lot last year and really came through in a lot of the big games. I’m looking forward to him having a good year.”

Atkins was second in the SIAC in receiving last season with 47 catches for 646 yards and eight touchdowns.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: White said the Rams will practice each afternoon from 3-5 p.m. the rest of the week, then hold a pair of practices on Saturday. They will hold a walk-through Saturday morning with a regular practice in the afternoon.

The Rams will begin their “game-week” practices on Sunday.

PRESEASON POLLS: When the Rams meet Valdosta State in the opener next weekend at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta, it will mark the first time in recent memory that neither team will begin the season ranked.

Both teams received votes in the recently released American Football Coaches Association Division II poll – VSU received 59 votes, while Albany State garnered 32.

11  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Did Jesse Jackson deserve this treatment? on: August 25, 2014, 05:14:50 PM
I mean seriously, The dude in the video probably thinks his Mom is a sellout for giving him birth. He sounds like an Idiot to me. Anyone of us could have problems with him. Jessie Jackson is 72 years old. His Marching days for hours and hours are over.
12  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: This school sent 100% of its Students to college in 2013. on: August 25, 2014, 07:31:20 AM
I'm just thinking maybe this school has some good ideas that a lot of school could use.
13  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Navy discharges black sailor for refusing to cut her natural hair on: August 25, 2014, 07:28:03 AM
Link... http://www.wvec.com/news/Navy-Officials-decide-to-boot-HM2-for-her-locks-272279111.html
14  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Navy discharges black sailor for refusing to cut her natural hair on: August 24, 2014, 08:50:47 PM

Meghann Myers, The Military Times

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 22 at 7:57 AM


The Navy has decided to separate Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jessica Sims, a 12-year sailor, for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle, according to a Wednesday statement from the chief of naval personnel's office.


Navy officials have decided to separate a 12-year African-American sailor for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jessica Sims confirmed to Navy Times that she will be honorably discharged Friday, after refusing to trim her locks, which she had worn most of her time in the Navy. After a delay on her discharge, officials ruled that Sims’ locks were out of regs and that her bun was too bulky to be worn with a gas mask.

“For the past couple weeks, not knowing what the Navy was going to do, if they were going to move forward with the discharge or keep me in, had me in a little limbo,” Sims said in a phone interview Wednesday. “In the back of my head I knew that they weren’t going to change, so it was more of just waiting for the date.”

Chief of Naval Personnel spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Chris Servello said Sims will be discharged for disobeying a lawful order. Her chain of command at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, ordered her to get her hair within regs earlier this year, soon after she reported in April.

15  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Why is it the wrong person most always seem to be black? on: August 24, 2014, 03:40:52 PM
It's not her fault they got the wrong address.
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