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1  Discussion / Sports Forum / Minnesota governor calls for Adrian Peterson's immediate suspension on: September 16, 2014, 03:53:22 PM
Minnesota governor had harsh words for Adrian Peterson and the Vikings. Dayton called on the organization to suspend the running back immediately, "until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved in the criminal justice system."

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton released a statement Tuesday condemning Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings in the wake of accusations of child abuse against the running back. Dayton called on the organization to suspend Peterson until the case "has been resolved in the criminal justice system."

Peterson was immediately deactivated for Week 2 after news broke Friday evening that he had been indicted for abusing his four-year-old son with a switch in Houston, and that a warrant was out for his arrest. The Vikings have already declared Peterson active for their Week 3 bout against the New Orleans Saints, however.

2  Discussion / Sports Forum / Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge on: September 15, 2014, 07:38:28 PM
Photo/Tom Gannam, File FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he… 

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

The Vikings brought Peterson back to the team anyway even as the public furor over the NFL's approach to addressing domestic abuse reached a fever pitch.

The Vikings reinstated Peterson on Monday, one day after he sat out a 30-7 home loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his son. Peterson, who said he was using a form of discipline his father used on him as a boy, is expected to play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
3  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Charles Barkley on Adrian Peterson: 'Every black parent in the South' whips thei on: September 15, 2014, 07:07:52 AM
Funny how they're getting more and more blacks to comment on black situations.
4  Discussion / Sports Forum / Watch Cris Carter take an emotional stand against child abuse on ESPN on: September 14, 2014, 06:51:27 PM
Is he right or should he STFU?

ESPN's Cris Carter might not be the easiest guy to agree with on some issues. But he nailed his assessment of domestic abuse as it pertains to racial, cultural and religious stereotypes and traditions, and how the NFL has to get it right on the issue that has gripped the league and the country this week.

5  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Valdosta 22 Winston Salem 17-FINAL on: September 14, 2014, 02:55:52 PM
Was it a close game because of the two touchdowns VSU left on the field?
6  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: My Georgia Bulldogs WILL NEVER win a national Championship on: September 14, 2014, 02:35:56 PM
I thought they were relying too much on Gurley the first half,especially the first quarter. Trying to make a Heisman out of him. They should have mixed it up a lot with those other backs. SC knew he was going to get the ball. Not enough passing game. Defensive secondary sucks! Mason sucks!
7  Discussion / Sports Forum / Albany State falls short against Tuskegee on: September 14, 2014, 06:28:37 AM
PHENIX CITY, Ala. — The offense trotted off the field, hardly saying a word to each other.

On the other side, they watched Tuskegee players hand out high-fives and congratulatory hand shakes. For Albany State University, this one stung.

And they have another week to think about it as they are open next week.

Tuskegee overcame a second-quarter touchdown deficit, grabbed the lead and held off Albany State in the final minutes to take a 20-12 victory Saturday in the inaugural White Water Classic at Garrett-Harrison Stadium between the two SIAC heavyweights.

The Rams are 0-2 and certainly not in the position they hoped they’d be in after they were picked to repeat as the conference’s East Division champions. The Golden Tigers (1-1), however, were the preseason favorite to win the West Division and the overall conference title.

But Albany State players are reminded that the season is just two weeks old and there’s still eight games left in the season.

“There’s a whole lot of football left,” quarterback Frank Rivers said. “We can’t go into the tank. We have to step up right here, the whole team. We don’t need to hang our heads.”

After Tuskegee had built a 20-7 advantage on a 41-yard field goal from kicker Trevor Wylie with 3:06 left in the third quarter, Albany State got a safety, then Rivers helped get the Rams to the Tuskegee 4-yard line before the drive stalled and the Rams settled for a Zachary Grayden 21-yard field goal. That made it 20-12.

But after Albany State held Tuskegee on the Tigers’ ensuing possession and forced a punt, Rivers helped march the Rams to the Tuskegee 9 before four straight incomplete passes cost the team any chance of a comeback.

“To be 0-2 is disappointing,” ASU head coach Mike White said. “We didn’t play well last week, but we played better this week. But again, we’re coming up short.”

After Tuskegee missed a pair of field goals in the first half, the Rams took the lead when Rivers hit Yancy Burns on an impressive 37-yard touchdown pass to make it 7-0 with 5:56 left in the second quarter.

But moments later, lightning at the 5:24 mark delayed the game for 30 minutes. When the two teams re-took the field, Tuskegee wasn’t the same team.

The Tigers drove the field and used a 22-yard field goal to trim the deficit to 7-3 at halftime.

After halftime, the Golden Tigers scored on their first three opening possession, using two touchdowns and a field goal to take a commanding 20-7 advantage.

But despite Tuskegee’s near perfect execution on offense to open the second half, the Rams were never out of the game until the final 1:02.

“The game was very similar to last year,” White said of Tuskegee’s 19-13 victory in 2013. “They had really good execution in the second quarter, and the lack of execution in the second half for us really was the difference in the game. I thought we played hard, we just didn’t finish it.”

White was asked after the game if he thought Tuskegee quarterback Kevin Lacey’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Larry Cobb, which gave the Tigers a 17-7 advantage with 6:05 left in the third, hit the ground before officials ruled it as a completed pass.

“”When the ref calls it, you have to go with it,” White said. “I thought the ball hit the ground, but he (the official) made the call … he was right there.”

The Rams are open next Saturday before playing host to Miles College in their home opener on Sept. 27.

Junior linebacker Tavarius Washington said the team has a lot of work to do.

“It’s a tough pill to swallow but practice is the key,” Washington said. “We just have to go in next week and practice hard.”
8  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: I thought Mr. Playoff said he believes in the two QB system. on: September 13, 2014, 06:04:01 PM
Dammit! I Knew we were going to lose when M Ford started to cheer for us  nono2
9  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: FVSU at SSU on: September 13, 2014, 05:44:34 PM
Let's GO Wildcats!!!.... clap
10  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Albany ST vs Tuskegee on: September 13, 2014, 02:37:12 PM
Might be a lightning delay. The GA/SC game has a lightning delay.
11  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Denzel Washington wants to be the next James Bond on: September 12, 2014, 07:00:50 PM
Are audiences ready for a black James Bond? Denzel Washington seemed to think so — or hope so — on Friday.

The actor enthusiastically volunteered for the high profile gig — currently occupied by Daniel Craig — during a Reddit AMA when a fan asked if he would be interested in the role.

"The next James Bond? They better hurry up! Yes I would! Who's doing James Bond now ... Daniel Craig! Did they shoot another one? Everybody should tweet Denzel is James Bond! Send it to the studio!" Washington wrote. "We start the Denzel is Bond campaign today! James Washington. Denzel Bond!"

Also on TheWrap: Pierce Brosnan Gets 'Horrible Feeling' Watching Himself as James Bond

Here are five more things we learned about the Academy Award-winning "Equalizer" star  from his Q&A with fans:

Washington wants to host "Saturday Night Live" before it's too late:

"That's a good question! I need to do that! It's not too late! They're still on right? They've been on like 30 years, right? Call NBC and tell them Denzel needs to host!"

Washington wants to do more comedy, and wants Will Smith to stop dragging his feet on the "Uptown Saturday Night" remake they've been discussing:

"That's something I'm always on the lookout for. Yes, absolutely want to do more. I actually have a script for a remake of UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT that Will Smith wants to put together, that's been written and that we're talking about. You can hit Will up and ask him what he's waiting for."

Washington was "embarrassed" to be named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1996:

"Embarrassing. I mean, come on -- alive? Embarrassing. I was like, come on now. And then when they pick the next person, are you like, second now? Is it just one year, and then you're what ... it's like a used car, used Sexiest Man Alive dealership? The Almost Sexiest Man alive dealership? Who's the sexiest man now, Adam Levine? He sits next to me at the Laker games. He's on the Voice? Who's this year's? It's November when they announce it. ... Can't you be the sexiest man for 2 years running? ALIVE -- that's a mouthful -- sexiest man alive. I didn't give the title to Clooney, they take it from you! I'm NEVER going to relinquish the title. I'm STILL the Sexiest Man Alive."

Washington loves dogs and hates cats:

"Cats, man, they're too independent. They piss me off. they play when they want, and then they turn their back on you. Dogs, you throw the ball, and they bring it back, tongue hanging out, tail wagging. Cats are like 'Not right now, too busy.' Definitely a dog man. Except when it comes to cleaning up after them! Cats win that!"

Washington doesn't know if entertainers have higher divorce statistics than any other profession, but the secret to the success of his own marriage is "commitment":

"Well, you know, I don't know if it's show business that has a monopoly on divorce, it's just that you hear about it. I don't know what statistics are, or I don't know if people in show business have a higher rate of divorce, but I just think that you have to work at it. Not give up on each other. It's a commitment. It's not all the honeymoon, it doesn't last forever, so you work at it. And hopefully you're good friends first, that might help! Sometimes people get married for the right reasons. But I don't know that it's any higher in Hollywood -- not necessarily. It's talked about, it's news, and "celebrities" make the news, so you hear about it more. I wonder if they ever did a comparison by profession, you know, bankers, accountants, actors, doctors, I wonder where show business would land, I don't think it would be at the top& marriage counselors! haha! They probably know better, right?"
12  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: WSSU ready for rematch with Valdosta State.... on: September 12, 2014, 03:00:11 AM
Blazers expect physicality from WSSU

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The last time Valdosta State met Winston-Salem State on a football field, the Blazers didn't let it become much of a game.

VSU crushed the Rams, 35-7, to claim the 2012 Division II national championship.

Head coach David Dean says when the two teams meet again Saturday in the Cobb County Clash, he doesn't expect WSSU to have forgotten.

That's why he says his Blazers will be ready.

"We see how good they are. We know that they're going to have that revenge factor, and we know it's going to be a great atmosphere up there," Dean says. "They're going to be juiced, and hopefully, we're going to be juiced. The whole thing is it comes down to technique, making sure you do your technique and do the fundamental things that helped us win that Albany State football game."
Dean says he hopes the Blazers will be as physical Saturday as they were in the season-opening win.

He says that physical play was a pleasant surprise.

"We knew that we had the opportunity to make a lot of hits, but what we did in our two scrimmages was kind of tackle out of control. We were a little more in control Saturday," he says. "We were laying some wood  on some of those Albany runners and receivers. That was exciting to see."The Blazers and Rams meet at Cantrell Stadium in Powder Springs, GA Saturday at 4:00.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.


NOTE: I'm telling you WSSU this is what their coach thinks. If you don't go in and play SMASHMOUTH football with them your results will be the same as ours(Albany) were. They think they are supposed to beat you and beat you badly. If Valdosta took over our entire team and exchange players with us they would probably still beat us.

I expect you all to win. Valdosta is a well coached team. But you all have the Atheletes and Coach to win. ......GO RAMS!!!
13  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Latest US News & World Report Rankings of HBCU Colleges/Universities on: September 11, 2014, 07:18:28 AM
OH Wow! Look at the Acceptance rate at some of these schools.
14  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: ALBANY STATE NOTEBOOK: Rams not complaining, anxious to meet Tuskegee in Phenix on: September 11, 2014, 03:49:27 AM

Rams determined to not play catch up again

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State knows all too well what it's like playing catch-up after a disappointing start.

The Rams had to put together a miraculous late season run to claim the SIAC title after starting conference play 0-3 in 2013.

This season, Mike White and his team want to jump ahead of the pack. They can do that Saturday with a win over Tuskegee in the White Water Classic.

"I expect them to come out hitting hard. They don't like us, and it's pretty much like a little rivalry," says senior LB Larry Whitfield. "I expect them to come out fighting, the same tradition against tradition. It's just basically football."
The Rams must get past their season-opening loss to Valdosta State as well. It was a performance White called "disappointing," and he felt his team came out flat.

That's something ASU simply can't have Saturday against the Golden Tigers.

"We just have to try to get right as a team and build together," says Whitfield. We can use the energy coming off of losing to have the effort to fight back and win."

"We faced a good team last week. We'll face another this week. We'll face one after that the week after," White says. "So it's important for us to get better right now or we'll be in a deep hole."

The Rams and Tigers will kick off at 3:00 ET Saturday in Phenix City, AL.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.
15  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: ALBANY STATE NOTEBOOK: Rams not complaining, anxious to meet Tuskegee in Phenix on: September 11, 2014, 03:46:49 AM
Golden Rams look forward, not back

It’s back to the drawing board for Albany State football.

 Saturday’s 38-10 loss to Valdosta State was disappointing for a number of reasons. The Golden Rams fell behind early and were out-rushed by 149 yards. Worst of all, they turned the ball over five times, with four fumbles. This week’s practices have been designed to eliminating those mistakes and playing to ASU’s strengths.

“The staff will get it right and we’ll be a better football team this week,” head coach Mike White said.

 This weekend’s game is another big one. Albany State will travel to Phenix City to play in the first ever Whitewater Classic at 3 o’clock. Their opponent, Tuskegee, was also a preseason favorite to play in the SIAC title game. Both teams are 0-1.
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